Truth Is The New Hate Speech; PayPal Cancels Atlas Shrugs (UPDATED: PayPal Caves)

Jun 12, 2010 by

I left a comment yesterday on Snark’s site about Paypal pissing off the wrong people at the right time. Considering the network of bloggers and the speed with which information is now passed, is not the Internet a wonderful thing for pointing out the hypocrisy we are subjected to every single day…and then doing something about it?

TODAY, PayPal has plead a misunderstanding in the case of canceling Atlas Shrugs accounts. Pam is sticking with GPal (GunPal) and the Monster is switching over too.

Read Pam’s story:

PAYPAL CALLED, PAYPAL CAVED

As many of you know, on Friday of last week, my paypal account was “restricted.” After a recent review of my account they said, “it has been determined” that I was “currently in violation of PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy. Under the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or receive payments for items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the financial exploitation of a crime.”

Huh?

I posted it over the weekend and received over a thousand letters of support, hundreds of ccs of paypal account cancellations…….. the people spoke. Love that.

And so today, about an hour ago, a very pleasant and rather deliberately clueless executive called me from paypal to say it was all a big misunderstanding and Atlas would be reinstated (and the subsequent restriction of SIOA and FDI removed also).

Not so fast, Leslie.

UPDATE: Oh, the irony. Atlas reader Jon pints out that the inciters to violence and Jewish genocide, Revolution Muslim, has a paypal button. Got that? – Pam Geller, Atlas Shrugs


I’m sure many of my regular readers already know about PayPal shutting down Atlas Shrugs account (and her associated accounts) for breach of their ‘acceptable use policy’, but the newbies may not know about the fantastic work that Pamela Geller and Atlas Shrugs does to further the education of sleepy Americans about the stealth jihad happening in our nation.  If any of my readers know of an acceptable payment service that doesn’t use coercion to nudge bloggers into their way of thinking, PLEASE let me know.

From Atlas Shrugs:

Paypal Cuts Off Atlas: Truth is the New Hate Speech

The little money that Atlas generates (I have no large donors) is about to be cut off. Apparently the jihad is hard at work trying to kill free speech (and the bus ads and the 9111 no mosque movement) from making its way to those in pursuit of truth. Paypal contributions helps  pays for bus ads, rallies, live coverage (everything) and I so much as said so when asked repeatedly by the press who paid for the bus ads. Readers do and did.

Paypal is calling Atlas a “hate” site and will close my account if I do not remove the paypal option from my website. Accurate reporting and news is hate.

Truth is the new hate speech:

Please email or call paypal and let them know Atlas Shrugs is a news site and political blog. I am not responsible for the bad news in the world. I just report.

Great, another lawsuit. Want to make a contribution to my fight?

Mail a check to Pamela Geller, PO Box 121, 1040 1st Avenue, NY NY 10022.  Until I beat those pathetic Paypal pussies. Unbelievable.

If you want to send an email directly to the Acceptable Use Policy Department, here is the email address: aupviolations@paypal.com. ((hat tip Daryl)

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Subject: Notification of Limited Account Access RXI072
Date: 6/12/2010 10:56:46 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
From: service@paypal.com
Reply To: aup@paypal.com
To: writeatlas@aol.com

Dear Pamela Geller,

We appreciate the fact that you chose PayPal to send and receive payments
for your transactions.

However, after a recent review of your account, it has been determined that
you are currently in violation of PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy. Under
the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or receive
payments for items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the
financial exploitation of a crime.

The complete Acceptable Use Policy can be found at the following URL:

https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/AcceptableUse_full&locale.x=en_US

To learn more about the Acceptable Use Policy, please refer to our Help
Center page here:

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?&cmd=_help

We are hereby notifying you that it has been determined that you are in
violation of PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy regarding payments received
from website: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/.

Please refer to transaction #:
62V159922K894400X

In order to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy and avoid the limitation
or closure of your account, you will need to:

1. Remove PayPal as a payment option, as well as all references to
PayPal, including the PayPal logo and/or shopping cart, from your
website(s), http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/.

2. Submit the online Acceptable Use Policy affidavit.

To appeal your limitation, login to your account and select the “Resolution
Center” link.  On the next page select the “Resolve” button(s) located in
the Steps to Provide More Information section and follow the applicable
instructions.

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive review or list of your Internet
sites in violation.  Furthermore, the violations of the Policy described
above are not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  It is the
responsibility of the user to ensure that all transactions comply with the
Acceptable Use Policy.

For more information about the status of your account, please log in to
your PayPal account.

We encourage you to login and return your account to good standing as soon
as possible.  Failure to respond by 6/17/2010 will result in the further
escalation of this issue.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please understand that this
is a security measure meant to help protect you and your account. We
apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please contact
the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy Department at aup@paypal.com.

Sincerely,
PayPal Acceptable Use Policy Department
PayPal, an eBay Company

UPDATE: SIOA and FDI just got notified as well. There are no accidents. I said repeatedly in news stories that the money for the bus ads came from my websites – that there were no large donors. So the global jihad, choking on petrol dollars, is trying to shut down my little spigot.

Dear Pamela Geller,

We appreciate the fact that you chose PayPal to send and receive payments
for your transactions.

However, after a recent review of your account, it has been determined that
you are currently in violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy. Under
the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or receive
payments for items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the
financial exploitation of a crime.

The complete Acceptable Use Policy can be found at the following URL:
https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/AcceptableUse_full&locale.x=en_US

To learn more about the Acceptable Use Policy, please refer to our Help
Center page here:
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?&cmd=_help

We are hereby notifying you that it has been determined that you are in
violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy regarding payments received
from websites: http://sioaonline.com/, http://freedomdefense.typepad.com/,
and http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/.

Please refer to transaction #:
4TB457320W669710M

In order to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy and avoid the limitation
or closure of your account, you will need to:

1. Remove PayPal as a payment option, as well as all references to
PayPal, including the PayPal logo and/or shopping cart, from your
website(s), http://sioaonline.com/, http://freedomdefense.typepad.com/,
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/.

2. Submit the online Acceptable Use Policy affidavit.

To appeal your limitation, login to your account and select the "Resolution
Center" link. On the next page select the "Resolve" button(s) located in
the Steps to Provide More Information section and follow the applicable
instructions.

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive review or list of your Internet
sites in violation. Furthermore, the violations of the Policy described
above are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. It is the
responsibility of the user to ensure that all transactions comply with the
Acceptable Use Policy.

For more information about the status of your account, please log in to
your PayPal account.

We encourage you to login and return your account to good standing as soon
as possible. Failure to respond by 6/17/2010 will result in the further
escalation of this issue.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please understand that this
is a security measure meant to help protect you and your account. We
apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact
the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy Department at aup@paypal.com.

Sincerely,
PayPal Acceptable Use Policy Department
PayPal, an eBay Company

UPDATE: Oh, the irony. Atlas reader Jon pints out that the inciters to violence and Jewish genocide, Revolution Muslim, has a paypal button. Got that?

http://www.revolutionmuslim.com/

Islam in Action has the videos of their calls to jihad slaughter. And this, too.  Nice work, paypal.

11 Comments

  1. We closed 3 accounts in the ADHD household tonight. We stand with Israel, and Pamela, and Diamond Tiger. Fook the dhimmi PayPal. We have plenty of alternatives for buying crap online.

  2. Kathy

    After you read this post please be inclined to help this site out. Little by little the internet is being regulated it may not be obvious but the signs are there.

    If you want the truth you have to support the sources you trust. I guess if you frequent this site it is because you trust her and know you may read things here that you will not anywhere else.

    If the internet is controlled by the Gov. who are you going to turn to for the truth?

  3. SFIndie

    Here’s a site that lists some alternatives to Paypal: http://freelanceswitch.com/general/linkswitch-paypal-alternatives-extra-goodies/

    Amazon also has “Amazon Checkout”: https://payments.amazon.com/sdui/sdui/index.htm

    I’ve got Paypal right now, but will look into using another service. If they think Atlas Shrugs is promoting hate, but Revolution Muslim is all about peace, then I no longer want to give them a percentage of my slice of the pie (small as that slice may be).

    • SF – I have signed up with Gpal, but am working on the anonymity issue with the buttons. I still don’t want my given name showing up. I don’t have Pam Geller’s level of notoriety to protect me from my neighbors.

  4. RedLemur

    HEY P.P.I think this is a better name for you pp
    discraceful!

  5. Kathy

    Good News for Atlas and all free speech lovers, PayPal Caves. Power to the people.

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/06/paypal-called-paypal-caved.html

  6. From Atlas Shrugs: @pamelageller "Paypal Cuts Off Atlas: Truth is the New Hate Speech"http://bit.ly/c3lDgO

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