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Old 11th March 2020, 09:10 AM   #401
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Old 12th March 2020, 05:40 AM   #402
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Originally Posted by Sideroxylon View Post
Similar to the silver-based virus cure that Jim Bakker had shut down recently?

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/abcn...3fid=69472032Y


Yes. As of March 10, he was still pimping nano silver toothpaste as killing the coronavirus as claimed by the Pentagon allegedly. As if we can all use toothpaste to not get coronavirus. He’s going to get in trouble beyond all his other troubles
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Old 12th March 2020, 06:53 AM   #403
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Originally Posted by Brainster View Post
How do I end up defending Alex Jones? Posts like that.

I have no reason to like Alex. At one point he claimed (on air) that James B and I were working in the basement of the Pentagon, trying to undermine the 9-11 Truth Movement.

But I don't mind saying that he was fully within his rights to say that. Yes it is untrue, but not so obviously untrue that he could determine the truth.

BTW, I did experience some mild harassment on the phone (listed number back in the day).

Let me be clear here; I have no opposition to him getting sued in civil court for his many torts. I hope that the plaintiffs get all the money he has.

But nobody should serve time for being an idiot, not even Alex
When extreme idiocy causes serious harm, we call it negligence. Are you trying to say that all laws that address negligence should be struck down?
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Old 12th March 2020, 12:29 PM   #404
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
Yes. As of March 10, he was still pimping nano silver toothpaste as killing the coronavirus as claimed by the Pentagon allegedly. As if we can all use toothpaste to not get coronavirus. He’s going to get in trouble beyond all his other troubles
So Alex is ripping off Jude Law in "Contagion"?
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Old 12th March 2020, 04:50 PM   #405
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New York Attoney General tell Alex Jones to stop peddling his snake oil:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/12/ny-a...rus-cures.html


Karma is catching up with Jones..finally.
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Old 13th March 2020, 10:30 AM   #406
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
So Alex is ripping off Jude Law in "Contagion"?


I'd bet large amounts of money that Jude's character was based on Alex Jones. AJ has been peddling this **** for years.
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Old 13th March 2020, 03:49 PM   #407
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
New York Attoney General tell Alex Jones to stop peddling his snake oil:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/12/ny-a...rus-cures.html


Karma is catching up with Jones..finally.


And a little more karma...


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dai...-kids-DWI.html
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Old 14th March 2020, 07:16 PM   #408
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Originally Posted by carlitos View Post
I'm not surprised. He allegedly hadn't been drinking for a while and seemed to start up again recently, sometimes during the show. His non-CPAC event in DC featured him drunkenly running up on stage and grabbing the mike from other speakers. He ended up not giving his closing speech as the other speaker said that "Alex has gone to bed." He's not well.

Also - he shaved his head last week. I can only find a link from his odious website, so I'll put it in spoiler tags.

https://www.prisonplanet.com/video-alex-jones-shaves-head-says-hes-in-war-mode.html
This all pretty amusing. It makes me think that Alex has graduated from his usual mo of pretending to be crazy to actually being crazy.
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Old 26th March 2020, 03:08 PM   #409
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Alex Jones loses yet another preliminary appeal in Sandy Hook lawsuit, adds tens of thousands more in fees to his tab

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Jones’ most recent appeal to dismiss Heslin’s lawsuit was found to be “frivolous,” the court ruled Wednesday. Jones was ordered to pay $22,250 in attorney fees.

Jones was also ordered to pay approximately $25,000 in October after a court sanctioned him. And in December, he was ordered to pay $100,000 in legal fees after a Texas judge ruled his defense team “intentionally disregarded” an earlier order to produce witnesses.

Attorney Mark Bankston, who is representing Heslin and other families suing Jones, told HuffPost in a statement that the latest victory for his client spells the end for Jones.

“It is rare to see a legal defense so incompetent and disrespectful to the rule of law that it causes a defendant to rack up $150,000 in fines during preliminary motions before even reaching trial,” Bankston said. “These fines are only the beginning. A far greater reckoning awaits Mr. Jones.”
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Old 26th March 2020, 03:13 PM   #410
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
Alex Jones has mad e anew bunch of fans: a lot of lawyers.
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Old 26th March 2020, 03:22 PM   #411
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Has he actually paid anyone? I bet he hasn't.
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Old 26th March 2020, 05:08 PM   #412
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At some point, Jones has to realize his options are settling, or losing in court, right?

Come on AJ, just settle and be done with it. It will be far easier to spin a settlement than an outright loss.
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Old 26th March 2020, 05:24 PM   #413
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Originally Posted by Horatius View Post
At some point, Jones has to realize his options are settling, or losing in court, right?

Come on AJ, just settle and be done with it. It will be far easier to spin a settlement than an outright loss.
I'm not so sure. Jones is a villain for sure, but this lawsuit seems to be an edge case. The 1A umbrella is very broad for journalists, even extremely reckless ones like Jones. This is an uphill climb for our plaintiffs.

If he loses this case, it will be an interesting precedent for sure.
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Old 26th March 2020, 07:23 PM   #414
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He was on his way to the poorhouse until this pandemic spiked his dried food and colloidal silver sales. Now all of that money can go to pay legal fees.
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Old 26th March 2020, 09:24 PM   #415
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Originally Posted by Horatius View Post
At some point, Jones has to realize his options are settling, or losing in court, right?

Come on AJ, just settle and be done with it. It will be far easier to spin a settlement than an outright loss.
Whichever course of action brings Jones closest to drowning himself in his toilet is the one I advice.
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Old 30th March 2020, 01:32 PM   #416
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Infowars app turfed from Google store for bogus coronovirus claims:

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...avirus-claims/
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Whichever course of action brings Jones closest to drowning himself in his toilet is the one I advice.
Can I take a dump in it first?
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