Sunday, August 7, 2011

Obfuscation FTW

When caught publishing hate lists and persecution of people in the pagan community, what to do, what to do when you realize you've trashed your credibility and reputations and gone too far?

Blame the victims:



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It's a bit odd that these alts have begun accusing the Bunnies that pointed out their bad behavior ...of attempting to to drive up book sales - when this is Rochelle/Ravens entire raison d'etre. While there is a Bunny or two that's published, none of the discussions involving these issues have ever mentioned Bunnies or their books, nor has Chops ever promoted any Bunny publishing. Curious.

Chops
does recall, however, a random and slightly incoherent comment from a Black Raven Coven member a month or so ago, that out of the blue, suddenly began asking the Bunnies which of them were published authors, and demanding their 'author credentials.' It was pure Rochelle Moore style from 2010, angry and completely out of context. The discussion at the time was over Ravon Avalon's theft of copyrightd images, and claiming they were pictures of her taken by a friend - as covered in a previous post.

Chops, with a long *sigh*, gives you, Dear Reader, a recap and summary of this entire blog:

App. 2005-6: Siobhan Moore Whelan appears on the internet, writing Xtian and Wiccan & miscellaneous content for the free Associated Content and poetry sites online. She also uses the name Rochelle Moore and Rochelle Whelan Moore on MySpace, Gather, and several free writing and social networking sites. All the writings contain cut & pasted info from other online sites. Also writing as Free Whelan, she publishes a giddy retrospective of drugs, dealing with Dublin drug police, and concert-going in the 70's.

In the next couple of years, she self-publishes a couple of small books. Bad reviews on Amazon are removed by her, and she leaves herself glowing reviews with alts all over the internet. Sales are apparently poor, and most she does not pay to republish.

2008/2010: By 2008, she uses only the name Rochelle Moore and promotes herself as a published author and winner of international awards, with interviews all over the world. All false. Two internet 'interviews' by phone and chosen as a winner (allegedly, cannot be located) on a free poetry forum, Voices.net.

She discovers Facebook, abandons her MySpace page and makes numerous Facebook pages, groups and profiles. In March of 2009, she runs afoul of a UK group by stealing and posting a rather serious ritual from their copyrighted website. She attacks in return, but eventually removes the material.

In May, Facebook removes her (and the posts involved, on what is now the Black Raven Coven group page, formerly her Witches and Wiccans of Facebook - hosted by 'renouned' author Rochelle Moore) for running a poetry contest to generate money; ostensibly for an unnamed charity.

She later claims that she runs an animal sanctuary and solicits donations; however, calls to the sanctuary she mentions are met with denials of ever having heard of her. (Chops was told that she made a subsequent donation to the shelter when that info was made public, but cannot verify that claim.)

In between, she writes articles for Associated Content. The 'information' articles for Associated Content contain/ed some wrong -and sometimes dangerous information- particularly in matters of medicine or herbal use. All the writings contain much cut & pasted info from other online sites; sometimes hilariously disjointed or even double-pasted.

She has also changed her persona by this time period to be a non-Wiccan witch of ancient lineage, descended from the Druids and practicing thousands of years-old witchcraft, with a "renouned famous-all-over-Ireland Grandmother witch who handed down the family BOS from generations back. She is secretly the 'high witch of Ireland.' She refers often to her spells, etc, being thousands of years old.

At this time, her and her son are also running online 'tourist' trips in Dublin from Facebook Irish tourism pages/groups, asking for non-refundable deposits to their untraceable PayPal accounts, & giving false contact addresses and phone numbers. Following a particularly notable Midsummer scam fiasco and reports to the Irish Tourism Department, their 'company' and Paypal accounts vanish.

Later in 2010, Rochelle Moore's book, Beyond the Third Eye, is dropped from publication by the Yarborough family publishing company. A few members of the Fluffy Bunny group had brought the (2/3rds of the book) plagiarism to light. (It has since come to light that Rochelle deceived the publishing company at the time the book contract was signed, illegally using a false name and lying about the content being her original material.)

Rochelle goes on the attack for months , claiming persecution, witch hunting, publishes lists of people & groups she wants Reported and banned from Facebook. (Somehow overlooking that her book wouldn't have been dropped if more than half wasn't plagiarized material.) She uses her group members and many alts (Poppy Wild, Frederick Dealimao, Trevor Houdek, Elder Moon, Mark Harrington, Germaine Aston, Silvermist, Irish Pagans, etc) to try to generate false outrage, pretend to be lawyers and new publishers, threaten everyone; posts work and personal information about people on her hit list, and then suffers 'sudden illnesses' which generate group sympathy. Less than a month after the book was pulled from the market, her second -and last- internet radio interviewer discovered she had plagiarized a Pravda article of his, in her book, shortly after presenting her on his internet psychic show; mere weeks before the book was pulled. At first a staunch defender of her amidst the cries of plagiarism, he soon threatened a lawsuit after his discovery, and Rochelle suddenly moved to France and largely disappeared from Facebook.

Late 2010: Zara Alcott, a previous alt of Rochelles on Facebook, pays Lulu.com to self-republish the plagiarized book under a different name. The two books are identical. Lulu removes the book from their  online catalogue when they discover it is the plagiarized & repackaged Beyond The Third Eye.

Early 2011: (Isabelle) Raven Avalon, Bram Darkraven, Freya LaVey, Isis Waterwytch & Zoe Oakmoon all appear on the internet & Facebook simultaneously, promoting their small self-published 'Black Raven Coven' book everywhere; in all the exact same social networking sites that Rochelle did. They originally had links to Rochelle Moore's books when they first created their Twitter & Gather accounts - those have since been removed. Isobelle Raven Avalon claims to be a third-degree Gardnerian witch who has been teaching and running seminars for decades. (Just as with Rochelle, no one in the claimed Wiltshire area (or anywhere else) has ever heard of her, her coven or anyone -or anywhere- else they claim to be. She will not provide anything to back up her teaching 'credentials', and anyone who questions is attacked and banned. She refuses to respond to offers to meet publicly with well-known pagan area representatives to clear her suspicion of being Rochelle Moore.)

She creates several groups and pages on FB, changes her old Rochelle Moore group to the new Black Raven Coven group to sell her book, using Moore's 'When the Levee Breaks' book cover as the coven logo. The former publishers of Beyond The Third Eye also confirmed that Rochelle had originally submitted this art as the first proposed cover for Beyond The Third Eye. She also uses Rochelles  purple pentagram book cover and alters it to be a Black Rock Coven/Raven Avalon logo. The graphic artist is notified, contacts Raven Avalon, and is told "Rochelle let them use it." Rochelle did not own the rights to it, the artist did. "Raven" settles for paying a fee for the use of the art. (This occurred even before Raven Avalon and her coven were claiming not to know Rochelle Moore.) Recently, coven alt Silvermist, when this fact was brought up, stated that the credit card Raven paid for the artwork with was later "fraudulently used to start three internet businesses in Australia, where the artist is from." The implication teeters on actionable criminal slander. The artist resides in the UK.

The Coven was charging the Facebook group members via PayPal in their 'teaching coven' "if you hadn't bought their book" but wanted to participate in the secret group. They deny this, but the pages are still viewable, as is the post in their group Discussions. The main 'Coven' page is Rochelle Moore's former 'Witches and Wiccans of Facebook, hosted by renouned author Rochelle Moore page; she changed the name, but the url cannot be changed. If you continue to scroll far back through the coven pages, you will find all the old Rochelle convos with her alts, book spam and even the early plagiarism conflicts and the poetry money-raising scam.

People on Facebook (some of them Bunnies) catch on to all of the above, start talking about it, catch her out stealing copyrighted pictures and claiming they are of herself - and the same attack cycle begins. Rochelle/Raven Avalon and alts go on the attack, claiming persecution, witch hunting, publishes (as the Goblin Hunter) a hate list of people & groups she wants Reported and banned from Facebook. She uses her groups and many alts again to try to generate false outrage, pretend to be victims, and they create several anti-cyberbullying groups to try to gain supporters of some kind.

In a (forgive Chops, but it must be said) black-humor-what-an-idiot sort of way, the Goblin Hunter & Raven Avalon targets the people from 2010 that Rochelle had listed back then. Many of these people were no longer active and had never mentioned Raven or her 'coven' -in 2011. Oops. Many more of the 130+ pagans named on the list were blindly copied from friend lists and groups of people they disliked, which inadvertantly led to them targeting notables such as Sorita D'Estes, Raymond Buckland, Green Egg, etc.  The current public names running this iterations attack campaign are the Black Raven/Goblin Hunter crew; Joanne Nelson, Jacqueline Morrow Bowser, Freya LaVey, Emily Dicksen, and a few others.

Also noteworthy is that Freya Lavey and Bram Darkraven, admins of Black Raven Coven began posting screenshots from the old Rochelle Moore scandal of a year ago for the Goblin Hunter hate campaign.

More recently, Raven and Bram Darkraven have pressured their group members, implying that they are not "true pagans" if they do not agree with this campaign. A few members have questioned these tactics.

That's it in a nutshell, and in conclusion, this person, whomever she really is, is apparently a determined online scammer who seems set on profiting from the pagan community. Proof of all the above statements are contained in this blog; should anyone really want the entire sordid story, start at the New Here? link on the left upper menu on any page.

The pagan community will blow the whistle on scammers, and will continue to do so whenever possible. In the interim, Chops dearly hopes these people will take a long, very long vacation.
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As a final word, especially given the apparent 'plan' these folks have to try to turn the hate campaign back on the victims, Chops leaves you with the following image, and it should settle forever any potential doubts as to who was behind, and with, the Goblin Hunter and the pagan 'hit list' they put out to harrass many FB pagans.

Note: bolded names are intended to show the commonalities between Rochelle Moore's/her alts and all the other groups, as well as the commonalities between the Raven Avalon and Goblin hunter groups - and especially given the current denials amongst the key players. Actual screenshots are available of the collated information.

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EDIT Update 10 August 2011: 

Chops has received notice of this post on Facebook:

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While Chops doesn't truly see the need to respond to blatant revisionism, and especially long-distance and second-hand requests - for the sake of our Dear Readers we will engage in a moment of redundancy:

Mz. Bowser was in every single group with the Goblin Hunter, and usually an admin. Screenshots can be found in all previous Chops posts on this matter.

Bowser was also on all the Goblin Hunters personal friend lists, even after the Goblin Hunters profiles were removed by FaceBook for Hate Speech content, several times. Bowser was an admin in the very first Goblin Hunter page, on the very first day, which posted the pagan Hate List for the very first time and demanded that everyone on the list be Reported and banned from Facebook. Bowser approved of all this in her comments, contributed to every Goblin hate group, and when Facebook removed the Goblin Hunter & the previous iterations of the Cyberbully groups they kept creating, she converted her former Connecticut Bosses page to the current Cyberbully one.

Should anyone care to provide proof that Chops is in error, Chops will happily review any information provided here in our comments sections.

Edit Update:

Jacqueline Morrow Bowser has responded in the comments section.



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15 comments:

  1. as a member of the hate list and proud bunny i gotta say she is a peice of work :P

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  2. Well, the only good thing about this is that the person behind it is such an idiot that several facts have excaped her; PAP and FB pf C are open groups so anyone can see that they don't sell or promote any books; even their own. Plus her trail is long and documented so she can scream as much as she wants. The proof is there.

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  3. Pamela YarboroughAugust 8, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    As a member of the hate list and her former publisher, I'd like to say you "Hit the nail on the head" God job Bustin Chops!

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  4. od just like to say i am not a friend of this rochelle moore nor do i know of her.why is my name upon this list?

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  5. This is not a list. These are the admins and members common to Rochelle Moore/Isadore Raven Avalon/The Goblin Hunter & their cyberbully groups. It shows that they were indeed with the Goblin Hunter, who made the Hate List and demanded reporting, banning and persecution of all the people they put on their pagan hit list.

    If you are a member or admin of the groups above, it's up to you to find out why you are in them, we have no idea.

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  6. Hiya Chops; you may also want to know that there are quite of few of the admins from the Goblin gropup on that "cyber-bullying" page that are accusing you of creating a list and one rather threatening post from "Astarel Rose" about amassing an army of friends to track people through cyberspace and what have you; she must be a computer wizz to make such threats. Nice people, huh?

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  7. I am in cyberbullies and i think your list is crap and i know for a fact that jacgueline bowser is not part of this hate campaign nor i am i I am not even Pagan or care to be ... the group was started to prevent this kind of behavior online but i see you all are a bunch of hate mongers .. i have known jacqueline bowser for 25+ yrs and i know she is not involved in this hate campain nor am i but my name is on it also spelled wrong but it is there All we were trying to do was help people who are being bullied... believe what you want.. but i know i am speaking the truth i have nothing to hide

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  8. Game Girl:

    My advice is always to notify the proper authorities if threats are made.

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  9. To the anonymous AOL poster, 406:

    Mz. Bowser was in every single group with the Goblin Hunter, and usually an admin. Screenshots can be found in all previous Chops posts on this matter.

    Bowser was also on all the Goblin Hunters personal friend lists, even after the Goblin Hunters profiles were removed by FaceBook for Hate Speech content, several times. Bowser was an admin in the very first Goblin Hunter page, on the very first day, which posted the pagan Hate List for the very first time and demanded that everyone on the list be Reported and banned from Facebook. Bowser approved of all this in her comments, contributed to every Goblin hate group, Reported people on the list, and when Facebook removed the Goblin Hunter & the previous iterations of the Cyberbully groups they kept creating, she converted her former Connecticut Bosses page to the current Cyberbully one.

    Should anyone care to respond or provide proof that Chops is in error, Chops will happily review any information provided here in our comments sections.

    406, you provided an anonymous 'character reference', but did not address Bowsers documented activities with the Goblin Hunter.

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  10. Having been on the RM and Goblin hate lists for some time now I for one am TIRED of this group playing victim when the proof is there that they're bullies. Triangle much?
    Show some REAL proof that anyone other than yourselves created this mess. Oh wait, you can't.

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  11. she had a open group when she 1st started alot of people joined all at once presented thereselves as being something they not.. and then there friends added them and so on they all came to the group with this hate campain to talk a bunch of junk been trying for a week now to weed people out but most of admins will not agree to throw people out.. I myself could careless about all of this .. i just don't like to be slandered on a list which i have nothing to do with my name is jeanine jansen one of admins in cyberbully as for my email address I wlll not provide that .. as for jacqueline she is easyly conned and thought most were really her friend but they aren't and she thought they wanted to help people being bullied .. but as you can see most just want to be bullies themselves these people used and manipulated her to think they wanted the samething .. so she guilty of wanting help people .. they only proof i have is my word .. you have a bunch of screen shots that anyone could made up .. i have no reason to lie ..

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  12. Showing a groups admins is not slander; please see the very first post (upper left link on every page) on this blog for legal info/definitions.

    Chops does not see you appearing anywhere on this blog; please let us know what post you appear in.

    If Bowser now regrets her involvement with the Black Raven Coven principals, Goblin hunter and the Hate List, she may wish to consider how to deal with that appropriately and move on, rather than attempting to deny her previous two months active involvement to several hundred pagans on FB who witnessed it.

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  13. Ah, Chops; will it ever change? No, I don't think so either; the thread I told you about yesterday with the threats issued by "Astarel Rose" was removed when another group member voiced her concern over the nature of the blatant threat. That group is the most unbalanced excuse for a cyber-bullying group ever made, and Jacqueline and the rest of the Goblin admin want to help no one but themselves. The same, boring, whiny nonsense about Rochelle Moore and how the EVIDENCE that proves her plagiaristic authorship style is "accusation" and "opinion" is up there again today. The Bunnies are being targeted again and we're being told to move on over Moore's plagiarism? If only this group of idiots would move on themselves. It's a cyber-bullying group alright; The Anti-Les Jackson Group is what it should be called.

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  14. posted by AOL 406...
    "I am in cyberbullies"

    Thank you for admitting it. Now cut the crap. Grow up, remove that stupid scam of a group, apologize to all the people you have harmed and wrongly accused by posting that goblin list.

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  15. "406882d0-c471-11e0-a13f-000bcdcb5194" such a crock and totally NOT true..that BULLY group og yours was closed for awhile and the bunnies were invited in. They also had to be approved by the admins... So your story doesn't wash. Care to try a "new story" this time?

    Seems your all so good at story telling but you can't seem to keep your facts straight....Glad we have this blog to do that!

    Ya'll keep on spinning those tall tales...you do so entertain me.

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