Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Who IS Gary James?

If you've been member of a4cwsn for any length of time, you'll have seen and noticed that Mr James likes to share that he worked for the Rolling Stone.  After some googling, you guessed it, this fact about Mr James appears as well to have been a stretch of the truth.  I also recently did another blog post about some of the deception that has come to light regarding a4cwsn and Mr James (linky-do)

(Don't worry, I have tons of pretty pictures and linky-dos for you!)

So, Let me show you what has been discovered about this claim.

In this picture, he shares with #storyappchat that he was in Marketing for Rolling Stone AND Google 

In this screenshot, he says that he worked for Rolling Stone again, on Facebook

Next will be a bunch of screen shots from different articles related to a4cwsn and Gary James, I will include linky-dos after pictures.






So, we see all of these wonderful articles and how he time and time again mentions that he worked for Rolling Stone, correct?
Well, let me show what he actually did now.  Linky-do

For the non link clickers and just because I love me some pretty pictures. 


I underlined the keyword in that paragraph there.  Butler.  Yes, folks.  That's right. He was a Butler.  Also known as an Estate Manager.  

As we know, Mr James is also always mentioning his Olympic career.   
" Gary James wasn’t always a butler. A track-and field star in his native England, he loved nothing
more  than  running,  jumping  and  competing.
Back  then, his  life  wasn’t  about  serving;  it  was  about
striving, sweating and sprinting." - Direct quote from above posted Linky-do

He may have certainly worked for Wenner Media, managing that building, other quotes from him imply that he was working AT Rolling Stone Magazine.  His work for LA Reid/Roger Waters was as an estate manager/butler, still a really sweet gig in my opinion. No shame in that. However he has misrepresented himself as having worked in PR/Marketing for Rolling Stone Magazine. 

I also have this email.


  • The Gary James who submits interviews to (removed for privacy).com is NOT the same Gary James that appears in the video that you sent us a link to. Our Gary lives in Syracuse and is a retailer when he is not interviewing people.

    I will forward your e-mail on to our Gary and let him provide you with any further information that you may need.

    regards

    (Name removed for privacy)


    Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012

    To Whom it May Concern,

    Please read this, I would really appreciate it!

    I found your website while trying to get to the bottom of a controversy in the Special Needs Community.

    There is a gentleman fundraising in the SN community who's name is "Gary James" and claims to have worked for Rolling Stone Magazine. 


    I have posted a link to show you where he states that and a picture of the gentleman in question. All I need to prove that this gentleman is NOT the Gary James that worked for Rolling Stone is some sort of Photo to prove they are NOT the same person. Can you please help? Also, if this is NOT the same person, can you PLEASE give my contact info to the "real" Gary James?

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. I am only trying to get to the bottom of this and expose the truth so I can help clear up this situation. If you can shed any light on this, it would be very much appreciated.

    Link with info about the "Gary James" in question. You will see he clearly states he worked for Rolling Stone Magazine.


    http://autism-light.blogspot.com/2011/10/gary-james.html
  • autism-light.blogspot.com

It seems that he figured some people would google Gary James and Rolling Stone Magazine and come across this gentleman, linky-do - He did indeed write for Rolling Stone Magazine. 

If you simply google Gary James and Rolling Stone Magazine, you can clearly see how people would assume he worked for Rolling Stone Magazine.  Linky-do

We are given half truths and he doesn't bother to correct them. 

I do not doubt that he's rubbed elbows with some influential folks.  I do believe it's a stretch to say you worked for Rolling Stone Magazine as a butler though. 

It's kind of like saying you worked for Oprah, when in fact you only cleaned the Harpo Building. 

This man has obviously represented himself as someone who he aspires to be, someone he has never been.

264 comments:

  1. Is there any truth to anything that spews out of "Gary James" mouth? I've been only reading your blogs Tiffany, didn't know that these people even existed nor that they had a fb group. You're doing a great job, letting "good" people know what kind of "monsters" are out there. Keep up the good work!!!

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  2. Great detective work. Impressed by your thoroughness. Well written blog with all facts! Good job and hopefully many eyes were opened tonight.

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  3. Very well-written and researched post. It's about time the truth is shown and someone no longer passes himself off as something he's not.  Kudos to you for having the courage to share the truth!

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  4. This is what I have suspected for a very long time. I hope the real Gary James who writes for Rolling Stone sues his backside off. Not nice to lie about who you really are!!

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  5. WOW! It looks like Google holds ALL the clues to Gary James's past. I never thought to question his Rolling Stones job. Several people talked him being a writer for Rolling Stones and he never refuted the information. He watches all the posts and knows what is going on. I know that because he banned so many people for asking questions about money and iPads not being shipped, and they were BANNED from posting any more.

    I would encourage you to keep digging for information. It is out there. I love that you give links and screenshots. Nice job. 

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  6. This proves that he has been lying to us all from the BEGINNING!  Does he think just because we are raising a child with Special Needs that we are vulnerable, there for gullible?  

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  7. Are you the Joan who was attacked on his facebook page months ago?  If so, you are my hero!

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  8. But, she was obviously a genius as she figured it out before all of us.

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  9. Sad thing is there is 11,000 other parents wanting to believe.  He is a genius of manipulation.  Look at how he delivers a few iPads...didn't anyone question why he didn't just MAIL them?  Why the need to video tape the entire thing?  Because he needed some visual evidence of his "good deeds".  I believe he has done some good, but does doing a little good  negate a whole lotta bad?

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  10. pick me ! pick me! I asked why he didn't just ship them! Free shipping from the Apple store online too!

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  11. So why do you think he didn't just ship them to the families.  I mean, the gas alone (which he got donations from ) could have supported bought more iPads.  If he was really about getting iPads in the hands of those who needed it, why not SAVE the money and use that to get MORE iPads!!!!!!

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  12. My Question is why are more parents not asking these questions?  How did Gary James explain this?  It is like "Hey dumb SN parents, you are obviously so exhausted to double check my lies and so desperate to get help for your kids you will believe anything".  Look, I can even get you to read only parts of twitter posts.  I saw a thread on A4 where parents where angry when another parent made a comment about "Why was Gary James asking about her boys?  Did he like little boys?" it was a sarcastic DEFENSIVE remark in response to HIM posting on TWITTER "Are your boys ADOPTED?".  What?!?!?  Why would he ask that, he was trying to intimidate HER.  Yet, there was a bunch of parents from A4 that  just focused on the reactive comment and not the threatening comment before it by Gary James. 

    Come on people, hasn't ANYONE stopped to see the names of the MOMS that were kicked out of A4?  They were the ones that were there from the beginning.  There are a bunch of them ALL saying the same thing! What would they get from coming out with all of this?  A bunch of other SN parents abusing them online?  Who is gaining from all of this ?  Who is NOT!  

    For the record, I don't know these ladies on this blog personally.  I am just a A4 member that has sat back and watched the abuse.  Watched as parent after parent asked questions, then Gary would berate them, have other parents berate them, kick them out of A4 and erase their comments.  I am just SICK of people taking advantage of our kids and US because they count on us being so desperate we will do anything. 

    Well many of us have, we have just sat back and allowed this to continue because it didn't affect us personally or because we wanted an iPad for our child.  Well, if it affects one of us, it affects ALL of us.  

    STAND UP, READ the truth online for yourselves and don't allow people like this to tear apart our community.  Stop drinking the CHOCOLATE MILK people and make up your OWN minds!  READ, EDUCATE yourselves!  The truth is on the internet if you want to find it.  

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  13. UUUGGGGHHH - I can't even look at pictures of him - something about him has always freaked me out - his eyes  (ESPECIALLY when photographed with children) look creepy just  like many other men I have seen in the press that have been charged with pedophilia  :(

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    1. Lisa, I am extremely concerned that you may be insinuating Mr James is a pedophile. If you have any evidence of such a monstrosity then it would be beneficial to share this knowledge. However if this is just a personal opinion of a man who has contact with children then I would also caution you against making such statements.

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  14. I also wonder that. So much money wasted when more ipads could have been purchased (and we're not talking one or two ipads!!)

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  15. I also wonder - purely because he has stated prior that he has 'contacts' at Apple - whether he gets iPads donated/heavily discounted from Apple...  (it's not that hard to do - just a simple on-line request form) ???
    Back on topic,  the whole 50/50 iPad delivery tour seemed to have personal alterior motives 

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  16. Lisa, as much as you do not like this man, please do not stoop to their level and start with the name calling. It just sparks the fire that is so easily started with this man... and it does nothing for the cause being fought here. JMHO.

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  17. Well done Mama!! You should be proud!

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  18. I know you didn't technically call a name but it could be misconstrued. Just sayin...

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  19. Quite simply he thinks we are a stupid bunch of women who are so sleep deprived and stressed to notice the little or even the glaringly obvious inconsistencies!!

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  20. Things that make you go hmmm? Yes, another thing that does raise questions but fact it is not. Not a relevant fact regarding the financial practices of A4 or the legality of them. I have seen the post claiming Ct AG is investigating. Looking forward to any legal outcome. Just an observation but, making a statement regarding yours and others concerns about supporting A4 financially or otherwise while legal and eithical questions have been raised should be done so cautiously while an investigation is pending might be a better way to warn people. Conjecture and personal attacks make people less likely to listen to you. Yes, I know, regarding claims it is happening on both sides but it doesn't help the special needs community to be portrayed this way. Just on observation!

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  21. Wow!! Great detective work.

    Hasn't he claimed to be a psychologist and teacher as well?

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  22. anybody can go to any apple store and talk to the manager. Explain your child has autism etc. APPLE has a discount program already in place.  It's an Educational discount.  It's $100 off an ipad or laptop. I learned this just by picking up my phone and calling the store. I get this whole BE PISSED OFF at this guy for taking advantage of SN parents. The same comparison can be made to the Wakefield cult.  I know we're all tired, sleep deprived, stressed beyond our limits.  It comes down to TWO things.  1- sometimes you're just not going to get something for nothing. If your child really needs this, and you can't afford it, try getting a used one on craigslist.  try approaching your district to help defray the cost. Research on your LOCAL organizations on getting a grant through a REPUTABLE organization. 2- DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!!!!!!!!!!  Do you really think that this guy is the first one to throw a scam using Autism? I'm more than happy to RT all of the blogs and info.. for the OTHERS that aren't privy to this information yet.  I never heard of this guy until this big blowup happened. I know your proof is rock solid that this guy is a complete and utter FRAUD.  I really with more people would do this sort of research before you get so deeply involved with such a shady guy.   

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    1. The information regarding Apple stores offering educational discounts on iPads is incorrect. They do offer discounts on laptops but as of the present day there are no discounts on iPads or any other mobile device. Managers are unable to offer discounts for special needs children. I called several stores in different states to confirm this.

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  23. The Connecticut attorney general's office is investigating. I called to them to ask about it myself, because I did not believe it either.  They said the department of consumer affairs had the case. They also said that there is a lot of evidence and it will take some time. I did not think this blog was a personal attack, I thought it was very well thought out and just a display of the information in one place. I applaud the effort and lack of judgement presented.

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  24. Wow! So if every iPad he purchased was really $400 dollars and not $500, how would that skew the numbers in his favor?

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  25. He has claimed to have a master in psychology and to be an English Teacher. Later I believed he claimed he was an English Teacher in Budapest, Hungary as it would be almost impossible to research that little tale. 

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  26. I don't know if HE used this program.. I just called out of curiosity. Personally, we cant afford the ipad. Tommy has an iphone.  (he wants both, but he isn't GETTING both. When offered the choice, he chose the phone which we were able to get and have the payment broken into 4 payments through Verizon)  

    I'm NOT saying he used that program.  I am saying, it took me not even getting off of my couch, to find this out.  

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  27. That is so awesome to know! My husband and I started a charity to get ipads and have not talked to Apple yet. We are waiting for our 501c3 status -- have to make sure everything is legal so we don't get in trouble. :)

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  28. Very interesting research. I wonder how the other Gary James is reacting to this? I also don't understand why A4Gary is hiding that he was an estate manager. It sounds like an awesome job. My husband is a sommelier (wine expert) and I think it is the coolest job ever. I did live in England for 7 years, though, and can say that there is definitely a class system there and his fibbing about his real job may stem from that. I think the misrepresentation may point to some self-esteem issues. As for the English teacher thing -- getting an English teacher gig abroad is extremely easy if you are a native English speaker, so it could be true, but isn't the same thing anyone in a Commonwealth country or the US would think of when they think of English teacher. 

    This is getting weirder and weirder! Very thorough research. 

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  29. Here are four sites that offer help for iPads and apps for children with special needs, Three REAL one FAKE, GO

    Lilies iPad
    itaalk.ORG
    babies with iPads
    A4CW$N

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  30. A4CW$$$$$$$$N!! GOT IT! Thanks!! 

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  31. Ok, ok - that was pretty dang funny.  I admit it - I laughed.

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  32. I think you can't forget that A4 is not a charity or even a "business." According to Gary, A4 is a man and a Facebook page. (It also seems to be a website with app videos designed to churn up advertising dollars from app developers, but let's just go with the way GJ pitches it.)

    So: you have a man on a Facebook page who is asking you to give him money to benefit the needy--and who is *implicitly* asking you to trust him to use that money the way he promises he will. I don't know about you, but *I* sure want to know whether the people I give money to are trustworthy. And if they have a history of misrepresenting something as basic as who they are and what they've done, how can I possibly trust them to be truthful when they tell me how they're spending my money?

    So I would have to disagree with you and argue that what's been posted is *absolutely* relevant to the financial practices of A4. Using false credentials to encourage parents and app developers to advertise or make donations goes far beyond run-of-the-mill resume padding.

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  33. Here's the fascinating thing I found in my own searches: Gary only mentions the Rolling Stone/Google credentials when he's talking to app developers or doing interviews with Joe/Jane Blogger. When Gary does interviews with professional journalists (i.e., people who might actually go through the trouble to *check* the references) he never mentions either company. (Although I have to say, even in the interviews with professional journalists, his work history is *very* muddled, especially what happened to him after arriving in the U.S.)

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  34. You are absolutely correct, personal attacks are not helpful.  I don't think there was intent here by the blogger to perform a personal attack. But, I think the intent here was to show he has a history of being deceitful and misleading.   I think the conjecture here is that we don't let former bank robbers work at Financial Institutions, no matter how great a job they "may" be doing.  On the same note, do I want someone with an obvious tendency to deceive, handling money intended for special needs kids.  Ummmmmm NO.

    Now, if he had been honest from the beginning and said, " Hey I am a Dad, I was a butler, left the job to work from home to be near my kids". I would have said AWESOME, I would respect that.  But, he didn't.  He mislead us in an attempt to validate his position to be in charge of $ coming in.  That I can't get behind. After I saw these posts saying there is a legal investigation, it made me really step back and think, maybe there is more to this than "Angry women who wanted more iPads"--his allegation, I saw a response by him on one of the threads, then he ERASED it.  I called, the CT Attorney General and there is an investigation.  What I find most interesting is that Gary James at A4  is not even responding to these allegations. I would hope he would try and answer these allegations.  But, he deleted all posts on the page that refered to this.. But, GJ has DISAPPEARED!  Taking a "break" from Facebook and Twitter. Taking a break to work on Very Special People?  It is like trying an arsonist trying to rebuild the house he just burned down.  No thanks,  Looks to me like the actions of a guilty person.

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  35. I have had several British friends try to get US green cards with no luck. The 2 that did succeed are PhDs working on genome/bioresearch projects -- their qualifications count as a "special skill". Now, A4cw$nman+computer may have been the best butler ever, but that is not considered a "special skill" by the state department. So how did this man get his US green card? Is he an illegal alien, too? Of course, he could have an American parent or he could have married an American, too. Hmmmm. 

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  36. Because a 50-state tour is a spectacular act of showmanship. It attracts press coverage, which brings news stories featuring his mug smushed against that of a cute SN child, which attaches credibility to his cause, which attracts viewers and readers and other hopefuls to the FB page, which ultimately brings in more money for A4.

    As a side benefit, it whips the existing A4 population into a happy frenzy and gives them something to root for, strengthens their faith in Gary, and makes them more fervent followers who are even more willing to open their wallets for the cause.

    So whether the 50-state tour was a colossal waste of resources depends on who you think the beneficiary was supposed to be. If you're on the side of the kids who didn't get the $20,000 worth of iPads (what Gary said the 50-state tour cost him), then, yeah, they got screwed big time. But if you're talking about Gary? The tour was a huge success.

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  37. I would like to clarify. I was just saying yes it is more to think about.  My observation regarding conjecture and personal attacks was directed at those who have participated in or watched this situation unfold, not at this blog.  Sorry for the confusion.  To answer responses to my response…
     I did not call Ct AG to confirm investigation is underway.  Saw it posted on twitter saying that, so I, can’t state that it is a FACT.  I was not saying I don’t believe them,  just that I don’t know that first hand.  
     “So I would have to disagree with you and argue that what’s been posted is absolutely relevant to the financial practices of A4”     Yes, RELEVENT…. but a fact that will expose claims of financial improprieties NO.   As I said food for thought, but the tweet that sent me here, that had my name in it, telling me here is the PROOF was a bit misleading…
    Listen, I’m not drinking any Kool-Aid and I don’t think most others waiting to judge are either.   We get that there are inconsistency and concerns.  I just never invested that much FAITH OR TRUST, in a guy running a facebook page.  I liked what I saw on the page, learned a lot, won codes, made friends and only risked what I was willing to lose.  I had hope (and still do) for what the page could mean for SN community and ipads.  I still hope that it turns out that you are all wrong.  Not for him but for people who could benefit in the future.   I think a lot of people are reserving judgment until everything comes to light.  Sorry, just posted as to clarify this is not the kind of proof that will convict him just keep him at arm’s length.   BTW, I don’t work for, have close contact or hope to gain from A4 in anyway by waiting, (don’t need an ipad) just want clear legal facts before I walk away.  Have a nice day.  (and I do mean that J)

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  38. i have to ask, why would we say there is a case with the AG of CT if there wasn't?  Why would we go through this trouble to lie?
    Doesn't make much sense to me.  
    I'm not at liberty to share my emails because of privacy clause included in them. 

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  39. Well, I take it back: it looks as though the Mansfield News Journal mentions the Rolling Stone connection, although I'm guessing that, for the purposes of a human interest puff piece, they didn't bother fact-checking his background.

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  40. You know what the worst part about all of this is? In my opinion, of course.

    I REALLY want a goddamned iPad....

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  41. I dont think you are lying.  I just was clarifying it was something I read but did not know for sure.

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  42. Also, Gary posted someone came to his home and cleared him of any wrong doing and said sorry for the trouble.    I dont know that to be  true,  I havent check with the office he named.  Should I just believe him.  Just trying to clarify i wasn't accusing you of anything.

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  43. I have no idea what his immigration status is, and I'm definitely Not Going There.


    But still, even in these links that have been posted, there are so many inconsistencies. The Westport News article (and others) imply that he's been in the United States since the 1991 knee injury; the logolepsy.com story says that after his stint in Colorado, he returned to England to manage an estate before traveling again to the U.S.--at some point or another. (Bad journalist neglecting important details! Bad!) According to the logolepsy story, as late as winter 2008 (the date of publication) he was managing a NYC estate, but other stories seem to say that he became a stay-at-home dad after the birth of his son in 2007. When was the nanny business founded?

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  44. well, I'm sure people go to his house, but the Inland Revenue folks he mentioned don't actually exist.  At least not in the US.  Of course, you're welcome to believe what every you'd like.  

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  45. yet AGAIN, i said I just was clarifying I didn't check myself.  This is what I mean.  Why the tone?

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  46. I'm sorry if you're getting a tone. I sincerely am not meaning for it to come across that way. Just factual.  I'm sure you can appreciate that?

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  47. Thanks, :) yes I can.

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  48. These two comments are showing up on the blog for me, so I'm re posting them as I see them in the dashboard.  Sorry they aren't going into the treads they were responding too. 

    Lisa, I am extremely concerned that you may be insinuating Mr James is a pedophile. If you have any evidence of such a monstrosity then it would be beneficial to share this knowledge. However if this is just a personal opinion of a man who has contact with children then I would also caution you against making such statements.By Anonymous on Who IS Gary James? at 4:32 PM   Spam   |   Delete   |   Remove ContentThe information regarding Apple stores offering educational discounts on iPads is incorrect. They do offer discounts on laptops but as of the present day there are no discounts on iPads or any other mobile device. Managers are unable to offer discounts for special needs children. I called several stores in different states to confirm this.By Anonymous on Who IS Gary James? at 4:24 PM

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  49. Wowzers Mama. Remind me to never piss you off.

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  50. These Blogs Just keep getting better! I truly hope they reach enough people, quickly. There are almost 12000 people that are going to be let down in a big way

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  51. I am looking forward to your next Blog, to see what you dig up next!!!

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  52. no worries. there are tons and tons of hits on the blog posts.  Two posts are over 2000 and another two over 1000.  :)  Lots of people are reading. 

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  53. I keep looking forward to them too! Thank goodness she posts on FB as soon as there is a new blog post so we always know when there is a new one!

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  54. Evening, Gary here : ) using wife's login, how are we all tonight?

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  55. Aspergers are you really Gary? Or an impersonator

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  56. they're on twitter pretty quick too! :) 

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  57. Gary I am very concerned about you. Are you depressed?

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  58. You know I hear there are other places on the internet to actually get one...go figure cause I thought it started and stopped with Gary James but I was wrong. 

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  59. Nope, really me, Gary James from A4cwsn, this is my wires login, but this is me. how is everyone this evening? looks like we have had a fun filled day : ) no consequences, just fun filled.

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  60. For someone who is trying to avoid the "hatters" as you say, you sure do find your way to this blog a lot. I have a question you won't answer..... How does it feel to know your world is slowly crumbling around you?

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  61. I think we all need to recognize here that Gary is not well. I would urge you all to not push him over the edge. Whatever you think of him, his actions are not the actions of a straight-thinking person. Don't be the one to push him into the abyss of insanity.

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  62. I also found an article on scamwatch, but it might be about the other Gary James.

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  63. Well I can't answer that because it's not, it's getting better.

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  64. I am a little down, lots going on, but i'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks so much for your honest concern.

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  65. I think he has done that to himself. He has gone way to far into the deep end to get out.

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  66. Thank you Special Guest, you are such a caring and gracious person, so concerned for those you don't know, amazing : )

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  67. Are you here to answer questions, that people may have?

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  68. Yes, way to far, I shall never get out, you are amazing also, what would we do without people like you who were so observant? 

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  69. Well, I think you should either leave this blog and go do something positive for yourself, or stay and answer the questions that are coming up about transparency and other discrepencies and defend yourself. 

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  70. thank you Marianne for your input, great suggestion

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  71. ooops, Rhonda, nice try. That is a lie. If Apple has a discount for the iPad, post it

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  72. Thank you. Whatever anyone thinks of you, you have a wife and 6 children. I have dealt with manic depression before and lost someone. I, like everyone else on this page, would like answers, but I am also concerned about your mental well being, because, well, why would you engage a community where most think you have been unethical unless it was to clear your name, which you are not. I perhaps see a tone of sarcasm in your voice, but I do think it would be tragic for your children if you were not there for them. 

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  73. Probably scam more sn parents out of money or maybe make up another phony story about your past :) so happy to occupy your time with our knowledge and understanding.

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  74. Just here for one reason. By the way fake names don't work : ) at least not anymore

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  75. So two questions for all of you.

    #1 did I Gary James from A4 ever claim to be Gary James who wrote some articles for A4?
    #2 Did I ever work for Rolling Stone, US Weekly, Men's Journal, well actually they are not companies, so Wenner Media?

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  76. sorry for Rolling Stone to #1

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  77. I guess you haven't read the other blogs then? We don't actually have to say anything it happens all on its own.  Don't even have to tweet him on twitter for the acct to go live again and comments being made...then the acct is dead again. 


    I believe that sometimes crazy is all we have...you know true colors being shown and what not.

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  78. If so please post the articles I claimed I wrote

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  79. Are you saying I am stealing money?

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  80. Lisa, Yours and Roys true colors are very bright for sure, trouble is, you can't accuse people on the internet of anything you want unless you can back it up in a court of law with proof. So that should be fun right?

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  81. So are you saying the other Gary James writes for A4?

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  82. what would we do without people like you who were so observant?

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  83. i posted the mistake, A4 should have been Rolling Stone, did I ever say I was that Gary James?

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  84. Another problem facing users in cyber space today are postings by anonymous sources. Since many of these social media sites, forums, blogs and other networking platforms allow users to use fake screen names and anonymous e-mail addresses, it can be hard to pinpoint your attacker. In these types of cases, it is usually possible to have an ISP or Internet Service Provider to provide information regarding an individual posting under a fake screen name, although it may require a subpoena.

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  85. Case in point the Seedlings chat the other night, Michelle Gagne was very good, pretending to be the victim. That was a classic. But at the same time fantastic evidence of harassment and Libel.

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  86. Well I don't think my genuine concern for your mental state is anything to be ashamed of. I feel sad that you feel I am being disingenuous. I don't believe my concern is something that would land me in a lawsuit. 

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  87. So would anyone else like to accuse Gary James of hacking, theft or adultery or using Special Needs parents money for my own use? If so please post your proof. Or has this gone from an A4 thing to a personal matter? Tweets to developers, very damaging for us but more so for you in court when you have to prove your point.

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  88. Connecticut AG, wait, it was the AG in 50 States, so I should get a letter from every state if that's right, good job I collect Stamps.

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  89. Very confusing answer, sorry, so you accidentally posted Rolling Stone instead Of A4 on numerous occasions? by the way I dont care about Rolling Stone, I had other questions

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  90. Well then you have nothing to worry about do you, thanks for your concern.

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  91. It's been pretty fun so far.

    Um. For me, that is.

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  92. That's what I thought, so ask your question at the top of the posts

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  93. Hey wait. I just realized something.

    I don't think "linky-do" is a real word.

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  94. The great thing about the internet, is that breaking the law on a blog, tweet, Facebook page etc... no matter what country you live in, is still breaking the law. So for those in Australia, Canada, what can I say? You can attack me as much as you want but you can't prove anything. What I can do is talk to authorities in your province, state, town about someone who is breaking the law. You question why Twitter has been closed down, well there is a good reason for it that those who use twitter to Harass and defame A4 will find out about soon enough.

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  95. I thought SOPA shut Twitter down

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  96. So anyone have any proof to show that Gary James from A4 is scamming parents or stealing Money or Hacking or spending Special Needs Parents money on my own mortgage? We have plenty of proof of everything you have tweeted and posted, but where is your PROOF? Even RT ing a tweet associates you with this group of people, RT ing Blogs that are not true, not good. But the best part of being caught is having to make a public apology. So anyone have any proof?

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  97. Many of us can't wait for you to "take us to court" as there will finally be a platform where you will have no choice but to account for your lies and half-truths, manipulations and specific calculations, and most of us can't wait for a judge to dig a little deeper to force you to be accountable for ever little insinuation or promise you have ever failed to keep. Judges don't like squirmy little men who talk in circles. Pick anyone and take them to court. There will be a mile of witnesses for the defense proving their case for them. I'm eagerly looking forward to that day!

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  98. Here is one last thought for all of you, who cannot post any proof of anything.
    Defamatory statements and remarks can hurt an individual's reputation and even break up marriages. In the business world, malicious statements and false remarks or allegations can be the ruin of the business. Social media defamation has become a regular occurrence with the growth of sites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and even personal or company blogs. While much of this chatter is not meant to be harmful or taken seriously, people are often not cautious and there may come a time when a defamation lawsuit is necessary.

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  99. Hey did you know that if you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

    True story.

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  100. Edit, Copy...Edit, Paste. You know how you can tell? The punctuation is correct. So are all the capital letters. Lol.

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  101. I did not know that....do you have proof of this? I would hate to have to take you to court for lying. 

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  102. I saw somebody RT it on Twitter, so that's all the evidence I need

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  103. Be careful...apparently just being here makes you a bad person. See you in court! Maybe we can all share a cab or a lawyer

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  104. Hi Gary,  I just have a question.  Forget 2011.  How about you stop taking in money or other donations until everything is set up so that you can do this with transparency?  Start 2012 right.  Be transparent.  Is that possible?  I know there are a lot of people out there waiting for the group's help, but surely doing this in an acceptable manner is worth the wait of a few weeks?  It's been a while since I've read a4's page, so maybe this is being done. Please advise.  Thanks.

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  105. Well then I'm taking you BOTH to court!! I will not be lied to like this! Do you have a screen shot of the RT?!! 

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  106. Hopefully you didn't RT it before making sure it is true. Because if you are telling lies about US currency, that is a FEDERAL OFFENCE.

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  107. Fun fact: In most civil law jurisdictions, defamation is dealt with as a crime rather than a tort.

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  108. Hi, I guess I am one of the mobsters. I also have a special needs child and I have also given hundreds of dollars to A4cwsn. I have dedicated countless hours of promo motion of A4cwsn. I was shown proof of misuse of funds. I did not publicize the proof, I approached Gary James directly. The questions were not answered. We are not talking about hundreds of dollars, we are talking about thousands and thousands. When I heard that there was a complaint going to the attorney general of Connecticut, I contact them myself and handed over the evidence. I see this blog as a means of communicating to potential donors that this organization is being investigated for fraudulent activity. I see that a lack of proof could cause confusion, but the reason I have not posted the information directly is because I saw the activity as illegal, and as something that had to be reported to the proper authorities right away. If you are in disbelief, i would only encourage you to contact them yourself and stop any promotion of A4cwsn. When your friends and family find out that you are promoting a person who misappropriates money, it is pretty embarrassing, especially if you had knowledge that he was under investigation. 

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  109. #2 The anseo.net story linked to above directly quotes you saying that you worked 16-hour days for Rolling Stone. Are you saying you were mistaken? Were you also mistaken when you told the Mansfield Journal reporter the same thing?

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  110. It's actually on the list to be added to the dictionary in 2012. Along with "Skyping"

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  111. I've learned so much from this thread

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  112. Using special needs money for his own use? Yes, I have proof. I gave a copy a group of moms who used to lead A4 and then to the CT AG's office directly. You  can contact them directly for a copy. 

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  113. So nothing/ Please don't let me stop you from blogging or posting, after all it's the internet right, what could happen?? Goodnight

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  114. That's very encouraging, because I was actually worried that you might stop me from blogging or posting.

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  115. Hey, you know what's also a federal crime? Plagarism:

    http://www.ockclaw.com/social_media_defamation.php

    (I thought that last passage was a little too grammatically correct to be your own words, Gary.)

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  116. have you been in contact with me? directly? 

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  117. yes, I have. Check your email. December 19th. 

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  118. Oh, that's just silly. Most of us were probably bad people before we even got here.

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  119. Well my friends, friends, second cousins, uncles, brother, said that he seen it RT too so I did it as well

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  120. Does that mean im getting sued too?

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  121. Lol. You think the Attorney General sends letters? Honey, the show up up with either a warrant or even better....handcuffs. :) Its ok, though. Don't worry. I'm sure you'll eventually get the hang of the real world soon enough. Especially after its knocking on your own front door.

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  122. Fetch my coffee, James!!

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  123. WOW! Thank you! I did not realize that you contacted them directly! I put a copy of your info in with our complaint, but I did not include your name because I did not have your permission. The AG's office said for me to include ANY and ALL information that I had received about the case. I should have emailed you back and let you know, but I was busy with more of their requests. I really appreciate you coming forward. I know this is hard to deal with, given your situation. 

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  124. Loll. Well done. *applaud* and proof!

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  125. Buhahahaha very awkward. Lmbo

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  126. That term is so Fresh Prince of Belair.

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  127. When I talked to the AG's office myself, they told me that my statement was included in your complaint, but that my name was blacked out. I sent them over a copy with all the information showing. They also requested a notarized statement from me. I also sent that over. I am literally sick over the amount of damage that this man has done to a group of parents who thought they were doing the "right thing". I wish I would have just bought an iPad and never found this disgusting man. 

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  128. i have no clue who you are, but I'm so sorry :(  

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  129. I would love to know is A4 a charity or not?  It was my assumption it was.

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  130. yeah....me too. Hang in there. The law is very clear in this case and I am very thankful for that. I think you are very brave for stepping forward. 

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  131. it is not, however it has acted as if it were.  

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  132. So, Gary never wrote for Rolling Stone Magazine?  Why is it then quoted that way in SO many different sources online?  How did so many different sources misinterpret your words Gary?

    Is anyone else confused?

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  133. he never wrote for the Rolling Stone Magazine. No. 

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  134. We should start calling him Jeeves

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  135. Those are the lawyers he told us we would be meeting soon, right?

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  136. How do we file a complaint.  Gary won't answer my question about being a charity.  Is there a way to see where all the money went?   I feel really mislead.  I live in AZ, how do I get involved in the complaint?  Is there a minimum that I had to have donated?  

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  137. I personally CAN'T WAIT for future press stories. I'm dying to see what he will now say about his past work history! It makes me want to call the media and get them interested!

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  138. She is a woman who gave hear HEART to A44 and he pissed on it. I was so blown away by her story, I asked her to contact the AG's office directly. I was worried that she did not do it because of the FEAR he instilled in her if she came forward. He threatened her. VERY badly.  It is such a sad case of abuse of power. 

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  139. Joan, I too am in AZ and a victim.

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  140. I wonder if this is where the famous phrase "Home, James." comes from? He is famous!

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  141. He isn't a charity. He or his wife has admitted that in the comments section of another post on this blog.

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  142. Yes, he continues to state that he is a NON-PROFIT organization. His "new" organization is a Non-Stock organization. NOT a Non-Profit.  The continuation of  non-profit representation is only strengthening this case against him. 

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  143. I bet if you asked him, he'd say that! In his eyes, he's the source of all good things. We'll coffee is good, and I'm still waiting on mine! Quit slacking, James!

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  144. Well you are obviously Gary James, you posted the same quotes 2X.  Once as GJ and once as Mystery...  Thanks for trying to protect us, but you have to prove INTENT.  I am not intending to defame you (by all means you have worked very hard to establish your RSM persona,), I just want answers to questions.  

    Please answer us...where were our DONATIONS going?

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  145. Yes, that is what I was told. EXACTLY what I was told......

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  146. Rats, I just missed him.  Anyone keeping tracking of incoming donations so far for 2012?

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  147. I am sure it already has been done.  Think about all the journalists that interviewed him on his publicity tour....they must be feeling pretty dumb right now for not checking sources!  I am sure there are a few really embarrassed journalists right now that would like to get to the bottom of this.

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  148. So, why did he mention it.....

    That is a quesiton I want answered by GARY.  I mean I think I know, but I would like his explaination.

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  149. Is that a threat?

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  150. I am proud of you and your actions! I do not know who you are but I am proud of your decision to assist some amazing people trying to prevent SN families from being victims of illegal activities.

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  151. I have been Googling...

    He has quite an interesting job history.  Butler is pretty awesome, dog walker is pretty cool too.  

    Just wondering why he didn't mention those.  I mean I personally think those jobs are pretty cool.  In fact, I was a dog walker for awhile.  Is he ashamed of being a dog walker?  I am not, I don't feel the need to lie and say I worked sixteen hours a day and "Horse and Hound"!

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  152. Wow. I wonder if JHL knows he's using her initials to post falsely and lead people to think it might be her? Classy. You get the Classy Award for that move, James.

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  153. ""....so ask your questions at the top of the posts" LOL. It's incredibly humorous to see the vanity in a man who actually believes he has some sort of control in how people post on this blog. I believe he's seriously lost his marbles.

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  154. But his dog walking and boarding was for SN celebrity dogs. There's a pattern there.

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  155. OK I have done some research too. It seems that Gary James has been lying about everything in his past! He is actually... a rock star. Check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_James

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  156. LOL...he forgot to correct them because he is so busy!!! (haha)

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  157. The law is a funny thing.  You can KNOW you're right - the WORLD can know you're right - but that's not the same as having tangible proof.  You have to have physical proof of his bookkeeping, or somesuch to have it withstand court.  If you don't, things don't go well for you.  I see a lot of Gary asking you guys "Do you have PROOF?", and I think that might be what he's getting at.  Just cause something may be true, if you don't have hard copy proof, you're kinda spittin' into the wind.  I don't see how any atty involved might possibly think it's a good idea for you (who ever's involved) to keep having contact with him, and to be instigating said contact.  Just because the AG knows and is reviewing, doesn't yet mean they've decided to pick up the ball and run with it.  If they had, the first thing they'd say to you would be to put a lid on it and put it on TIGHT.  So - if they DO decide to go forth and prosecute, anything you guys are doing now, may prove detrimental down the road.  Just keep that in mind - cause all your time and effort may go out the window.

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  158. there is evidence.  No worries.  Also, MY name (as mentioned before) is not on the complaint.   What I say has no impact on anything. I'm just a mama, with a blog.  

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  159. you really are an idiot aren't you?  You're someones parent? scary! 

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  160. Gary James told me he was also employed as an English teacher in Budapest, I would LOVE to see him post his teaching credentials!

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  161. So, rather than accuse every commenter here of defamation--because the list of guilty parties is getting very long and unwieldy, and I want to spare you some legal fees--couldn't you just clear the air by stating the dates you worked for Rolling Stone/Wenner/whatever media conglomerate, along with a reference if you like, and let us confirm it? This is what any reporter or prospective employer would do. It's much more effective damage control that copying and pasting scary-sounding passages from copyrighted web sites.  

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  162. Another awesome blog post Tiffany! Love you and your bravery.Keep blogging my friend,people are definitely listening <3

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  163. I don't think anyone is questioning the intellectual capacity of anyone other then A4's leader. We are all SN parents and don't think any of us would condemn another. Believe me Mysteryjhl when I say we are on your side! 

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  164. Wow... is he related to Kim Jong Il? Because both openly advertised how they were the best at everything? Did he invent the internet like Al Gore too?? 

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  165. I'm not sure you actually NEED to be a teacher to teach English - as long as you can speak the language.  In my younger days being an "English Teacher" to the Japanese (without ever needing any qualifications) was just a "paid holiday" where you got yourself there, they gave you room & board, you taught a class for a few hours a day... but that was almost 20 years ago now.... (and in Australia).  I was never brave enough (or rich enough for the initial plane ticket).

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  166. Wow... that was very comprehensive and accurate!! There is misconception that there is just a small group of people who have questions and that is not true at all. It is just as was stated, there are many but they are fearful of the kind of treatment everyone is witnessing here. Also, many developers are very uneasy but also very fearful for their business.  Who in their right minds would SUPPORT a person who runs a group and prospers through FEAR and threats?!

    I think *that* has the most important factor in all this- it is not the  *loving* community that it showcases it's self to be. The reason you never see any questions or negative comments is that they are deleted from the site and the person who made them is then subject to all kinds of public defamation of their character.

    But now, there have been SO many people that have also been treated this way that they are starting to find each other and realizing that they were not imaging this and that they are far from alone.

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  167. I meant to ask if this was posted on the net somewhere we could refer to?

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  168. He told many on iTeach Special Education- iDevices in Special Education
    that he was a school psychologist, too.

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  169. Joan, Please contact me, CT AG office, or your own AG office. We are currently filing in the AG's office in every single  state. 

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  170. that was for aspergersmom78 btw.  

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  171. you really are an idiot aren't you?  You're someones parent? scary!

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  172. Yet again, nothing but talk, I am asking you to provide proof of anything illegal. I welcome all and any investigation into anything that I have done with A4. Yet most of you just continue to talk about my personal life, now you have run out of things to lie about with A4. Yes I worked for Rolling Stone, Wenner Media, did I write the articles you say I did, no. did I say I wrote them, no. Have I worked as an Estate Manager, Yes. Have I taken care of people's dogs at my home in CT, Yes. Have I worked as aTeacher, Yes. Am I a Psychologist, NO (and Carol Richards Ancel (doihavtasay) knows perfectly well that was done to piss Jeremy Brown off, who by the way was caught with Child Porn on his computer and was a teacher that quite a few on this blog supported) Have I stolen money from any Special Needs Parent, No. Have I given away every single $ donated to A4 in the past Year, Yes + $20,000 of my own money. Have I hacked anyone's computer, NO. 
    So the point here is you can continue to talk about my personal life, because you know absolutely nothing about it, except for what you want to speculate. You can continue to call me a  Hacker, Thief because you will be asked to prove it. You can continue to write stories and lies but the fact is that it's just HATE towards me as a person. You all seem to forget that I am a parent of 2 children with Special Needs, so your STORY of me attacking SN families just looks like the rest of your comments, mud slinging nonsense.
    If I am LYING, PROVE IT, because I intend to DISPROVE all of your false allegations and accusations in a court of Law. Why don't you do the same and take me to court and Prove I am Lying. here is my cell phone 203-305-3829, here is my email Gary@a4cwsn .com, here is my Address 1 Evergreen Lane, Oxford, CT 06478.

     f you need anything else to file your claim or press charges let me know and I will be more than happy to provide it for you.

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  173. I can't speak for MonkeyMum or anyone else but I'm happy to speak for myself. You keep asking for proof Gary which I find odd, to say the least. Proof of what? All anyone has ever wanted is for you to publicly provide an independently audited account regarding your revenue and expenditures in relation to A4cwsn. As you refuse to do that (which I freely admit, you are legally entitled to do) some people have requested that the authorities determine if there is any cause for concern in relation to your fundraising activities. As you have repeatedly stated, you've done nothing wrong - so then why do you have your knickers in such a twist about this?

    Let me spell it out for you: We don't know whether you are lying or not in relation to A4 because we don't have the data. We've asked for the data; you won't provide it. Ergo, the authorities have been contacted. It's quite simple really and there's nothing personal or hate-filled about it.

    What MonkeyMum and others are doing is presenting verifiable information about you to people so they can draw their own conclusions as to your character. Why? Because you are still soliciting money and it's impossible to know whether or not everything is above board (see outline above).

    Your response is to throw your weight around and attempt to intimidate people by threatening to sue them. I think that speaks for itself.

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  174. Okay, so at least you're confirming that you *did* work for Rolling Stone and/or Wenner Media. Since you weren't a writer, what did you do? And when did you work there? Just curious--I know the LinkedIn page says "estate manager," but people have estates, not magazines, so it sounds strange to me. Can we assume, since you didn't mention Google in your rebuttal, that you never actually worked for Google?

    Was also wondering which Connecticut law firm was representing you in your proposed legal action. I mean, it'll be public knowledge once you officially file your suit anyway, so no harm in sharing, right? Plus, the people you're threatening might think you're truly serious about legal action if you volunteered the name of the firm. 

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  175. So you just say whatever pops into your head to piss people off?? And you also intended to piss ME off as  well simply because I don't like video reviews. So now you admitting you lie to prove your point? And when you said that, NONE of us knew about JB's horrible little secret- INCLUDING YOU. So at the time you just simply didn't like him or his page. IOW you HATED him and it and sought to defame and destroy it for no other reason.

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  176. Don't get that stamp book purchased just yet - I'm pretty sure an office such as the AG would use a postage machine - so no stamps.  But I could be mistaken...

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  177. My best friend was an English teacher in a high school in Morocco for two years as part of the Peace Corps. There are lots of legit ways to be an English teacher abroad without actually being officially credentialed as a teacher.

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  178. Well Deanne, here is your problem, If you don't know if I am lying, then why SAY I am lying? Why not wait until I publish the facts on my time?
    Why accuse me of Hacking, Stealing etc... and why contact developers about me and other Non profits if all you are interested in is the facts. Seems to me you have already decided what the truth is. I believe you recommended iTaalk correct as a Non Profit? Do you remember your groups post to them asking them to side with you against A4? I have the post if you would like to drag them into it also?

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  179. Gary, are you once again public ally admitting you had access to a secret and private FB room? Hmm. What are you implying with that? Also, makes sure you read that secret rooms posts correctly as that is not the proper context of said conversation. Once again you are attempting to bully, harass and manipulate. Thanks again for helping to prove the points against you are very valid.

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  180. Where have I said you are lying, hacking, stealing? Please provide me with specifics. Why are you waiting to publish "the facts" and how long do you anticipate the wait will be?

    Please can you provide specifics regarding my contacting developers and other organizations? I did email the developers I had personally worked with to inform them I was standing down from A4cwsn Canada admin duties. Is that what you're referring to?

    Or perhaps you are just dabbling in the "mud-slinging nonsense" you accuse others of doing?

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  181. We ask for proof of where money went and you refuse. You ask for proof that is and will be given to the proper authorities and you continue to come here and DEMAND it - over and over and over. And that is OK?? Have you EVER heard of one side of a court case handing over all their evidence to the other? NO. That doesn't happen. So why keep demanding it?
    So you can keep quiet when it's convenient for you. But if someone else doesn't answer your constant demands, that's not allowed in your world, is it?

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  182. just seeing this post now.  wow.  

    You are more than welcome to contact me.  I'm sure you've seen my email Posted by Mr James several times, and in several places, but just in case, squirest@live.com

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