In May of 2013 the editor and author of most of the blogs on this website (me Ryan Thompson), was in a horrible car accident that nearly claimed my life. It did claim the life of the drunk driver that hit me.
Shortly after that, I went from working 96 hours a week as a robotics engineer, to being in a wheel chair and not working for several years.
I recovered partially, and I decided after such a life changing moment, that every minute counts and I decided to not waste any more time.
So I retired essentially, while still supporting my wife in her businesses and we are now circumnavigating the globe in our 45 foot yawl (sailboat).
I recently noticed that a former colleague and a “radical” liberal radio talk show host was being condescending to Trump supporters, and he happened to step in a pile of shit with Roseanne Barr, telling her that she didn’t know as much as he did about cannabis law reform.
I jumped in and told Russ that all of his credentials don’t mean shit when in his show #675 he says something really dumb by claiming that Bernie Sanders was the first presidential candidate to support legalization of cannabis out of the Republican or Democrat party. He if anyone should know that Ron Paul a republican law maker, and a presidential candidate that had at least if not more support than Bernie Sanders did, had supported (along side NORML) legalizing all drugs including cannabis since the 1980s. Russ Belville’s predecessor Chris Goldstein had even interviewed Ron Paul before Russ took over the Norml Stash, and made it a 3 ring liberal circus side show (something he later got fired from NORML for).
Well then Russ tried to insult me saying that my ranking in Alexa was down to 18 million. Which anyone can see, that it has been dropping steadily since 2013, after I essentially stopped blogging while I recovered.
Just this last month Alexa shows a drop of 4 million in traffic ranking, which shows 30 days ago, I was much higher.
But this reminded me that I had captured Russ Belville’s ranking, and traffic in 2013, and his rank was way lower than mine. His social media interactions was so very bleak. But today he is the come back kid, and says “In just two months, my traffic rose to the top 100,000 on Alexa”. Which in reply to this, I told him that I had just reviewed his traffic, and it shows all of the tell-tale signs of rank manipulation.
Jumping from the low spot that he was in just a few short months ago, to being in the top 100,000 Alexa ranks, is an obvious sign of rank manipulation. Which anyone with $50 can do these days, just do a google search for “alexa rank boost”
So I gave Russ this challenge. I told him that I would register a new domain (I won’t say what it is for now), and I will do exactly what he has done to manipulate the traffic ranking, and then in two months I will reveal my stats, and it will match his metrics almost identically. Organic traffic looks much different than Russ Belville’s traffic does. My traffic from 2013 is clearly organic, and I can prove it (its easy to see actually in my video from 2013). However to demonstrate how easy it is to get higher ranks, I will do it, and by January I will prove it. I won’t do it on any domain with any meaning, just some random thing, to make my case even more obvious.
The point is, to show that these people trying to drive public opinion, lie, cheat and steal. It’s not about ethics, and the value of their content. To them, and people like Russ Belville, it is about their ego, and their influence.
When their traffic sucks, they pay to manipulate ranks, and then they brag about it like they are in a big dick contest. It’s just like polling during an election. Polling is meant as a manipulation tactic.
But for me, I blog from time to time, like I always have. I turned down Russ Belville’s invitation by email to join him on his 420Radio network (I can show you the email), and since then Russ has been butt hurt.
The things most important to me, is not influence, ranks, and political stature. My family is most important to me, which is why I have always blogged.
When my dad was dying of cancer, is when I started up xcannabis.com, to educate people about the value of cannabis as a cure for cancer.
When I started protesting about the cannabis laws in my home state of Utah, I got arrested for not getting a “protesting permit”, and I hired a lawyer and nullified that law. Which then inspired me to launch more websites about free speech (of which, those website are a lot more active than xCannabis is right now).
But unlike Russ Belville, I have nullified dumb laws, and I have made real changes in the world. Russ continues to sell out and promote lousy cannabis law reform in favor of creating monopolies, and as a reward he gets sponsored by lawyers who are trying to keep their jobs defending people in court from cannabis charges. In fact all of Russ Belville’s main sponsors have been lawyers who are desperate to maintain their jobs as cannabis lawyers, who need prohibition of some form to stay in business.
This to me in the video below is what I am focused on. Spending time with my family. Getting to know the world we live in and circumnavigating the globe in my ship, while teaching my kids about the world.
I may get back to maintaining a regular blog. But it won’t be any time soon. So I suppose Russ can at least gloat that as a legitimate accomplishment. Even though my blogs beat the pants off his for years. Now that I am taking a break, his is king of the social media world. SMH
— Clovis Star (@ClovisStarMedia) November 13, 2016
2013 progress report, where I captured Russ Belville sad ratings and rankings in search engines, social media, and traffic reports, and compared it to my own.
Russ Belville got fired for being a liberal shill
It is my opinion, that if progressives were not violent, crass, hateful, and dishonest, that this country would not have completely turned over this last election to conservatives.
The liberals lost all 3 branches of government this election. The executive office went to Donald Trump (but lets be honest, he is more of a democrat than most other republicans, and he use to be a Democrat and a good friend of Clinton), they lost both sides of Congress, and soon will have a conservative majority in the Supreme Court. These folks doing media, need to just be more honest, and less power hungry and manipulative so that we can regain some balance.
I mean for example, look at all of the deceptiveness in the DNC, where the DNC chair was caught manipulating the primary debates by handing the questions to Hillary before the debates. Also seeing all of the fake polling that the media was doing during the election, trying to show Hillary as the winner, to discourage conservative voters from turning out. When people like Russ Belville claim that “Bernie was the first ever political candidate to say he would legalize cannabis” and it is obviously false, he should be aware that people will call him on it and people will lose trust in his media and his “facts”. Hopefully encouraging him and others to change over to a more turthful platform.
It is so important and more important than ever to have trustworthy, brave, and effective media like Wikileaks, to combat the fake news like that of what Russ Belville and MSM sources give.
This country is so divided right now, and while I think there are times for peace, and there is a time for every season.
3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.