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Man defends children from predator: Facebook’s response is appalling

It’s an all to common trend that we see online. Child predators who utilize social media as a means of targeting children. What is equally disturbing is how the social media giant, Facebook (Meta,) responds to those who defend against these individuals. For one Facebook user, however, the situation went further than just the social media site. The predator showed up at his house, unexpectedly and uninvited. So how does Facebook relate to a predator showing up to a man’s home? Before we get into that, let’s first go into the events that unfolded prior to the man’s account being “restricted” by the platform.

“Something felt off to me…”

According to the family, the registered sex offender, Lonnie Green had befriended the youngest adult sister. Though there is not much information as to how they met, the family did implicate Facebook as the method. At this time, neither the sister nor family, were aware of the fact that the man had just been placed onto the sex registry just months before. Though he was actively around children, he at no point, disclosed this information. However, that did not prevent the family from eventually finding out.

“When I met him, I don’t know if it was my law enforcement training, but something felt very off with this man.” The primary source informed us. He goes on to tell us that initially he began watching Lonnie, whom he repeatedly caught staring at his young nieces. “It was pretty screwed up, I would watch him as he’s watching them, he would see me and immediately divert his eyes to the horses.” Upon doing the background check on him, it was discovered that Lonnie had omitted some information about himself. That information was the fact that just a few months prior, he had been placed onto the Oklahoma sex offender’s registry for sexual acts with a minor under the age of 12.

Needing to alert his family, who was still oblivious to this information, he made a post onto Facebook. However, months later, that post has now gotten his account restricted. Why? According to Facebook, speaking out against a convicted pedophile, who is actively placing himself around small children, is considered “hate speech.” Meanwhile, the predator is allowed to maintain an active account, in complete violation of Facebook’s own terms of service. Why is this? Good question let’s discuss that very subject.

Facebook: The double standards

This situation isn’t the first of its kind, when it comes to Facebook. In fact, it happens more than what people may be aware. According to Facebook’s own policy, which we’ve posted below, a person who is on the registry is not allowed to have an account, and yet we see that happen on a near daily basis. When these accounts are reported, it seems that Facebook has taken the stance of punishing the individuals who report these accounts. But it goes beyond that. They have also apparently taken the position of restricting accounts who try to alert others of a predator’s presence. Let’s ignore the fact that this man now has access to countless children. Afterall, Facebook does. We can even ignore the fact that this predator utilized Facebook to befriend a mother, gain access into her real life, giving himself access to her children, and then proceeded to gain access to other children within a family. Again, Facebook clearly is ignoring this fact also. But why?

It’s no secret that there are a few progressives who wish to make pedophilia a recognized sexual orientation. Given the extreme views that Facebook has already demonstrated, it’s not to farfetched to believe that just maybe, Facebook shares in this ideology. After all, they’re apparently classifying it as hate speech to speak out against these people. Meanwhile, Facebook’s very own policy clearly states:

Convicted sex offenders aren’t allowed to use Facebook. If you’ve seen an account that may belong to a convicted sex offender, please report it to us.Make sure you provide one of the following types of information with your report:

http://www.facebook.com/help/210081519032737/?helpref=uf_share

Regardless of this policy, Facebook continues to create a dangerous and hostile environment within its platform. While the site consistently violates its own policies, it’s not a problem that has gone unnoticed. In fact, because of Facebook’s lack of responsibility toward its users, independent social media sites are on the uprise.

What happened in this situation is appalling, at best. The fact that speaking out against a predator, who is actively trying to gain access to children, as hate speech simply cannot go unnoticed, nor should it be ignored. While the individual only got restricted for a day, that isn’t the point here. The message that Facebooks conveyed in this action, matter. Worst, it’s as we’ve already stated, this isn’t an isolated event. The bottom line is this: From outer appearance, it looks as if Facebook is willfully protecting child predators at the expense of your right to protect your family.

Windows 11: Why you should avoid it

If you’re operating a newer model computer, there is a possibility that you’ve gotten the “update to windows 11” notification. We got this update and against our better judgement, updated one of the War on Corruption computers to this new operating system. What transpired, as a result of this update, was completely unexpected. Being that our platform has always been about protecting and helping the general population, we’re going to give you a first-hand account as to why you should NOT get Windows 11. Let’s review.

Windows 11 issues

At first glance, the new operating system looks fantastic. It’s sleek, it’s fast, and it appears to be more stable than its predecessor. Of course, if all of this were true, we wouldn’t be steering you away from this new program. Microsoft released the new OS as a test, essentially. While releasing betas and various other test programs is common, one wouldn’t think that the consequence would cost them their entire computer. However, that’s exactly what is happening.

Various reports have been made in regard to Windows 11 crashing computers. regardless of these reports, Microsoft appears to have taken the “don’t care” route in dealing with this problem. In fact, those who call the company find that their customer service is lacking. So what exactly is this operating system doing to computers?

Initially, the effects aren’t immediately noticed. What you may begin to notice, however, is that the computer begins to operate more slowly. As time progresses, programs begin to freeze or simply crash. This is just the beginning of the damage that is being caused by windows 11. You’ll then begin finding that the entire computer freezes, forcing you to reboot it. It is, at this point, the real problem begins to show itself.

Upon rebooting, one of three things will happen: the computer will load to a black screen, the computer will be stuck on the splash screen, or the infamous blue screen of death. Each of these problems are your indicator that the computer has suffered damage, resulting from this new operating system. However, it doesn’t end there. Over time, you’ll find that you are rebooting it multiple times in hopes that it will actually load to the desktop. This hope is short-lived though.

If the compute is able to load to the desktop, you’ll immediately notice that programs have become unstable, they will crash, freeze, or the entire computer itself will begin to freeze. Moving forward, various drives on the computer will begin to malfunction. USB drives, in our experience, were the first to show this issue. If you have an external drive, the computer will fail to read that it’s connected. This is an indicator that serious damage has now been done to the computer.

While you attempt to do repairs, you will quickly discover that no repair you do will work. If anything, they only expedite the issues within the computer. At this point, you may consider calling Microsoft Technical Support. Don’t bother, you are wasting your breath.

Microsoft technical support

When calling a support number, you expect to have somebody who is trained within their respective field of work. With Microsoft, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Making various calls, in attempt to get assistance with our crashing computer, we found that their agents didn’t seem to have any idea of how to even begin helping. Instead, they directed us to jump through various loops, which had no merit into the actual problem.

Once they realize that they can’t do anything, they will have you revert the computer back to Windows 10. Don’t hold your breath, the damage has already been done. Upon reverting, you’ll have a breath of air believing the problem is fixed. It’s not. The instability will continue until the computer simply can’t take anymore and crashes. Meanwhile, the tech agents will simply brush you off. Don’t expect any further assistance from them. At this point, should you call again, they may schedule a call back. This is great, right? No. The fact is, they have no intention of actually calling you back. Meanwhile, you’re left with a paperweight that costs hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

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Microsoft’s lack of assistance, knowledge, and integrity with their own program is deplorable. Customers who rely on their operating system are not only left in the cold, but their own employees are simply unable to assist. It’s not that all of them don’t want to, they simply lack the knowledge and training. For this reason, computer owners find themselves completely alone, unless they’re able to shovel out hundreds of dollars to get the computer to a shop.

While Microsoft seems to be ignoring the problems that this new OS has created, those who have been victimized by this unstable, horrific excuse of a program, simply can’t ignore it. But for us, this war isn’t over. While we’ve taken to pushing this article out, we still plan to deal with Microsoft themself; we may add an addendum to this article with those results. However, our primary concern at this point, is encouraging our followers to avoid this software at all costs.

Former employees reach out: A review into Transco Lines, inc.

Since the time of our previous article, in which we exposed a trucking company, we had gotten several complaints about others. Being that we believe in your right to support your family without being abused or treated poorly, we are going to look at a complaint that immediately caught our attention. The complaint we received earlier today was against Arkansas based company Transco Lines, Incorporated (TLI.) Before we get into the actual complaint, we want to point out that we have received complaints about this company prior to the one we will primarily be discussing, thus we are going to include the previous complaints also.

Transco Lines INC., is a company based out of Russellville Arkansas. However, that isn’t the location to which this article is about. Instead, we are going to be discussing their Maintenance terminal, which is based out of North Little Rock. Transco Lines is the “sister” company of Riverside Transportation, a company based in Kansas City, Kansas. While they are separate entities, as we have been informed, they operate using the same systems, programs, and even share trailers.

Looking deeper into the company, one would believe it to be a rather decent place of employment. Of course, if that were the case, we wouldn’t had composed this article. Upon looking into the reviews, we found some common themes: Pay, hostile work environment, abandoning drivers who leave the company, and behaviors that demonstrate narcissistic tendencies. To one such comment, the company had made the following reply:

Good morning. Can you please provide us with your first and last name? Our team would like to gather your contact information from our system and then follow up with you on your experience.

What makes this reply something worth nothing? If you’ve looked at critical reviews, especially on Google, it’s not uncommon for companies to leave replies such as the one shown above. However, there is a consequence to providing this information. As we have already seen, especially within the commercial driving industry, replies such as these open doors for retaliation. In some cases, we have seen these companies attempt to “black-ball” the individual who left the review. Does this pertain to the company to which we are discussing? Let’s get into the complaints.

Hostile work environment

Among the emails we have gotten regarding TLI, the hostile work environment takes precedence. While the company claims to have a zero-tolerance policy, from the common theme that we’re seeing it appears this policy does not apply to the office staff. Among the various complaints we’ve seen/obtained, the office employees are known for creating a hostile work environment. This fact is especially true if a driver is terminated or resigns.

Multiple individuals have told us about an intimidation method that TLI utilizes when a driver is no longer employed with the company. According to these individuals, an employee of the office will silently follow the former employee around until they leave the premises. If the former employee says anything about it, the TLI “grunt” denies following them, although they continue to do so. The employee then begins to make derogatory statements towards the former employee. As if this wasn’t enough, the employee will only cease once the former employee has gotten into their vehicle.

While the company will maintain that this is not creating a hostile work environment, that would be far from the truth. In fact, they are utilizing a method commonly known as “intimidation with presence.” The basics to this is very simple: You intimidate the person into leaving by quietly following them, making the person uncomfortable. That method, within itself, is the creation of the hostile environment that the company claims to have zero tolerance for that other drivers in their terminals may be witness to. But the accusations don’t stop here.

Deceptive/Unethical business practices

Naturally, given what we’ve investigated thus far, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. The company has accusations going back years. Of course, from what we’ve covered in the past, it seems to be a rather common trend within this specifically industry. The accusations that fall into this category range from leaving drivers stranded, deceptive business practices, to providing misleading information. Though there are many other claims we could cover, these are the three we’ve decided to focus on.

The idea of being stranded far from home can be overwhelming at best. However, this is an all to common reality for those who keep America supplied. While many of us could lose our jobs, we can simply drive home. For these individuals, however, the reality of losing a job means being stuck in a city hundreds of miles away from their homes. This is because the companies refuse to help in getting them home. The worst part of this reality is in the fact that this practice is completely legal. TLI, from countless reviews and the emails we’ve received, is among the companies who allegedly utilize this practice.

When it comes to deceptive business practices and false information, one would think that a simple misrepresentation case would motivate against this practice. From what we’ve investigated, that does not appear to apply within this industry. According to one of the emails provided by a former employee, the company charges their drivers for their drug testing, physicals, etc. In the trucking industry, drug testing is a requirement for starting a new job. This is an aspect that neither the company, nor the driver, can control. So why is TLI charging their drivers for a test that is required? The simple answer to this: money for the company at the expense of what should be their most valued employees.

A company wanting to cut costs isn’t a new concept. When that company wants to forward their expenses to its employees, that’s where the problem begins. There was a time when companies could get away with this sort of behavior. There was also a time when companies could abuse their employees without consequence. However, those days have long since passed. With the modern world of technology, these employees now have a means of fighting back. A simple review can go a very long way into making or breaking a company’s reputation. Whistleblowers talking to independent media platforms can have the same effect.

While this is the second company we’ve decided to cover, primarily due to our existing knowledge of this industry, it isn’t the last. In our fight to help employees fight back against tyrannical companies, our war in this arena has just begun, and our war isn’t isolated to just this industry either.

Editorial Notation

This article does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the “War on Corruption” platform or its associates. The article was composed with the assistance of multiple sources, former employees, and online reviews. As per our policy, all contacts who have assisted with the creation of this article will remain anonymous. War on Corruption will not entertain questions that are intended to obtain such identities.

Company offers support to driver: This is what they did

When a company advertises itself as being one that supports its employees, one would like to think that they actually mean it. However, this is very rarely the case, as one individual recently learned. The trucking company, Freymiller Inc., is one that often advertises itself as being a company that is “built by drivers, for drivers.” However, this doesn’t appear to be factual. We have covered this toxic industry in the past. From horrific abuses to not paying drivers, we’ve seen it all. What we haven’t seen, however, is a company that offers an autistic employee a “safe place” only to further trigger, and then terminate, them. What exactly happened? Let’s talk about it.

War on Corruption obtained a variety of documents and recordings from the former employee. According to the documents, his wife had been transported to a local hospital, where doctors didn’t offer much hope in her survival. The reason for this transport: epilepsy-related seizures. Not knowing whether or not his wife would survive, the employee was placed on “emergency medical leave,” and this will become very important shortly. While trying to make medical decisions and visiting his wife who was suffering from a condition known as Postictal psychosis, he was actively working with the company to get a local job. At this point, the company had not made it known that they intended to terminate him.

It is important to mention that this employee is on the autism spectrum. The company operates a group, to which they said he would be allowed to post. However, upon doing so, they responded to their own initial suggestion by banning him. According to the former employee, he was already triggered and felt at this point he was being targeted by the company. He proceeded to reach out to the company’s official Facebook, making the suggestion of autism training. Again, they responded by banning him, furthering his already existing triggers, proving the company was, in fact, targeting him.

Upon release of his wife from the hospital, he proceeded to go back to the company in the attempt to discuss a local job. “What they told me was that there were no open positions,” a statement we confirmed via an audio recording he had sent to us. What we do know is that Freymiller lied. How do we know this? This is an image sent to us from their very site, taken moments before the writing of this article.

Now, you recall that we mentioned his emergency medical leave would be important, correct? This is where that is going to apply. Upon telling the former employee that there were no open positions, they then proceeded to terminate him, all of being secretly captured on an audio recorder. They attribute his termination to the very condition that ultimately sent his wife to the hospital. At this point, there is no indication that he was released from this medical leave, though he did express that he would be returning from it. Essentially, he was illegally terminated from his job.

The meeting was conducted with an HR representative and an Operations manager, though the former employee states that he was trying to speak to the owner but was effectively barred from doing so. The two representatives, through this termination, had accomplished two things: the first is getting our attention so that we may spread awareness about companies like this. The second, effectively putting themselves into a potential legal situation. Currently, we are unclear as to what the former employee plans to do, though he has expressed an interest in filing a case against the company. Should this occur, we will update this article.

Alaska airlines targets Trump supporter

Recently, we have seen some rather disturbing trends. Rather it be the vaccinated vs. the unvaccinated or the mask mandate feud, division is one thing that seems to be going strong. For an Alaska airlines passenger, she was not targeted for what she did, but for the style of mask she wore.

Recently, a young woman boarded an unknown Alaska airlines flight, wearing a ‘Trump’ themed mask. While everything began with no issue, it wouldn’t last. A flight attendant, who appeared to have a problem with the mask, requested that she change it. Though she did nothing wrong, the woman complied. However, the event didn’t end there. The flight attendant returned with another, requested the woman the passenger leave the plane. Why? “The crew were uncomfortable with her being onboard.”

Video uploaded to TikTok showing two attendants removing a woman who had initially boarded wearing a Trump mask.

The passenger, seen in the above video, had initially worn a Trump themed mask. Apparently, this was a problem for the flight attendants. From what we have gathered, she was asked to remove the mask, let’s keep in mind that she was not in violation of their mandate. Instead, she was specifically targeted on the grounds of political affiliation.

In a later video, she announced that she did make contact with Alaska Airlines. Their response was, due to lack of a better phrase, “kick rocks.” Our platform also called the airlines and was given a similar response. This form of behavior shouldn’t be tolerated. The airline has not only destroyed their trust and credibility, they also managed to make themselves look like ‘thugs’ in the process.

Company with notorious past targets employee

Considering everything that we have already heard about the trucking industry, it should come as no surprise that we are targeting a specific trucking company. Because the individual who contacted us is currently employed, we have taken precautions to keep their identity anonymous. With that out of the way, let’s dive in.

John Christner Trucking, LLC. is a company based out of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Although it is a fairly small company, they are no stranger to abusing their drivers, leaving them just enough money to buy food each week. Aside from extreme low pay the company provides, it has also seen its fair share of lawsuits. In the past three years alone, John Christner has seen nearly a dozen legal actions against it. Before we get into the most recent whistleblower, let’s review some of these lawsuits.

Feb 2020

In February of last year, JCT found itself in the middle of a “misclassification” lawsuit. This case stemmed from more than 3k California based drivers who made multiple accusations against the company. Among the accusations: Working 70-100 hours a week while making less than $500, drivers owing the company money, and violating multiple state and federal labor laws by classifying drivers as “independent contractors” rather than employees. This wasn’t the only lawsuit JCT was faced with.

Mousavi v. John Christner Trucking

In what has to be the most controversial case, among it’s countless others, is this one. On 04-19-2019,  Iranian American, Kazem Mousavi filed a discrimination suit against JCT. In the complaint, he alleged that the company had placed a “in-cab” camera system in his truck, without his consent. He noted that his vehicle was the only one to receive this system. While the company assured him that the camera would only be used in emergency situations, that apparently was not the case.

According to Mousavi, when arriving at the terminal, individuals working in the JCT office made comments regarding his conversations via the phone. In one instance, he was informed that they enjoyed hearing him speak Iranian. All of this, if accurate, would had been a violation of multiple privacy laws. In order to have these cameras inside a truck, the driver must sign a consent form to being recorded. If he had not signed any such form, JCT could had gotten more than a lawsuit. If you wish to read the case in its entirety, you may do so at this link.

The whistleblower that we have been talking to, has made multiple accusations against this company. According to him, they are using threat of income as a means of forcing him into a medical test, one that would violate his religious beliefs. Although he has made this very clear to the company on multiple occasions, they still bring it up. Utilizing his legal rights, he informs our platform that he went for a second opinion, which the company than proceeded to deny accepting the two year medical card. Their reason? They didn’t like the field of practice the doctor was trained in. As with so many other drivers, who have filed lawsuits against JCT, he stated that he drove 3k miles, only to receive a paycheck that wasn’t even $400. He than proceeded to show us his check stub, proving this claim.

We mentioned that he was being pressured into a medical test. Let’s dive a bit more into that. In the trucking industry, there are doctors who try to force drivers into a sleep study; this test is not a federally required test for drivers. Furthermore, it is a test that the driver has to pay out of pocket for. Due to religious beliefs, which prohibit our whistleblower from being connected to machines that may alter/change his life, he opted for a second opinion. During the entire process, he states the company did everything in its power to force the sleep study. When he got the second opinion, they simply refused to accept it, effectively shutting down his source of income until he complied.  So, what is religious discrimination?

The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  defines religious discrimination as:

Religious discrimination involves treating a person (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of his or her religious beliefs. The law protects not only people who belong to traditional, organized religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, but also others who have sincerely held religious, ethical or moral beliefs.

Under this act, they require companies to make reasonable accommodations to their employees, if their religious beliefs prohibit certain things. In this instance, in our opinion, JCT not only failed to do so, they took the extra initiative in preventing the employee from obtaining an income, resulting in his soon to be resignation.

Behavior like this, regardless of the industry or company, is absolutely atrocious. To treat any person in the manner to which this company’s history implicates is enough that they should had been investigated ages ago. However, like most companies within the trucking industry, there is simply no accountability. Thankfully, our platform has branched out into the business review world. With that, we will happily bring accountability when and where it is owed.

Hotel willfully endangers customer lives

When customers check into a hotel, they have the expectation that the rooms are going to be safe. For customers who dare to visit the ‘Executive Inn,’ located at 2323 Boren Blvd, Seminole, Ok, checking in is literally placing your life in immediate danger. The hotel, from our investigation, is infested with roaches. However, the roaches are the least of your concerns. Black Mold, which is known to be lethal, is rampant within the rooms. How can this situation become worst? The hotel knows about it but continues to check customers into these rooms.

One individual, who wishes to be identified as J.S., recently visited the state for a wedding. After spending many hours aboard a train, he was looking forward to having an actual bed. However, this simple desire ended with him being rushed to the local emergency room. We met up with J.S. as he was getting his belongings and leaving the hotel. When entering his room, we were appalled, and sickened, by the site. Black Mold had covered multiple areas of the room, more than an inch of water had seeped through the carpet and surrounding floor. The most shocking of all was the mushrooms growing near the bed, located to where it would be located out of the sight of most customers.

We had also made contact with a woman, identified as R.D. She had informed us that she too had become very sick after staying at this hotel. Like the room of J.S., her room was infested with roaches and black mold.  But it doesn’t end there. Google holds many reviews from customers warning of the conditions of this hotel. So, doing what we do best, being that we were on site, we went to the hotel staff to get answers.

The hotel staff not only made it obvious that they did not care, they went as far as to admit that they were fully aware of the black mold. They knew that these rooms were a death sentence waiting to happen and yet they did nothing to resolve the problem. Armed with photographs I did the only humane thing possible: I made a claim to the State health department (we will post updates to this article.)

Negligence of this kind is something I have never witnessed before. The fact that the hotel is not only fully aware of this problem, but choose to continue placing customers into a situation that may very well kill them, is absolutely inexcusable. Until the legal process is complete, hopefully with their closure, it is important that the word get out; people need to be aware of what danger they are in while staying at this location. We have included some of our photographs below.

 

Water rises from the floor, simply from stepping down.

 

Potential black mold, located in the restroom.

The stem of one of several mushrooms we located within the room.