Saturday, August 10, 2013

KBOO Coup Revisited at WWeek Murmers, Traitors speak out!

Why won't they just shut the hell up?  Don't we have mugshots on either one of them?

Anyway, Traitors Kraus and Hadrian are whining in WW comments.  Again:

http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20989-murmurs_portland_gets_its_own_red_square.html

August 7th, 2013 WW Editorial Staff | Murmurs


A member of community radio station KBOO FM’s board of directors says he was kicked off the board July 15 after talking to the media about the station’s recent financial and union troubles (“KBOO Coup,” WW, July 10, 2013). KBOO board president S.W. Conser confirms the board removed Hadrian Micciche; the minutes say Micciche was removed because of a June 20 email he sent to several media outlets (including WW) accusing three board members of wrongdoing. Micciche says a copy of WW’s recent story, which quoted him, was open and on the table when he walked into the meeting. “They were saying I was disloyal to KBOO by blowing the whistle,” Micciche says. “I mentioned whistle-blowing and somebody said, ‘It’s not whistle-blowing unless somebody did something wrong.’” In another update, Conser says that KBOO executive director Lynn Fitch remains in her position. Fitch tells WW she is on leave after the death of her partner. 
Uh.  Awkward moment.   Guess we kinda looks like um dicks.  Hmmm.   (Don't make eye contact!)

UPDATEEVIL FITCH sets record straight in comments:
Lynn Fitch
Sorry, I declined to speak to Sara / WW for any type of follow-up to their prior story. I am on authorized medical leave from my position at KBOO for a month per my doctor's orders - not due to the death of a loved one.
Well, that's a relief. We can go back to being dicks to her face again.

Moving on to the treacherous comments by traitors:




Ed in Portland

I understand and appreciate WWeek's being cautious what it prints regarding the KBOO Coup. Although minutes of the board meetings on July 15 and July 29 have not been approved and released, audio tapes are widely distributed by now on various KBOO related blogs. During these meetings Lynn Fitch was told to spend none of her time doing any management at all, essentially keeping her title and salary but stripping her of any authority to manage the station. She was even told to leave the July 29th meeting and not participate at all. It will be interesting to see how much of the truth filters it's way into the official minutes when they finally are approved and released.  I've publicly objected to recent developments at the KBOO website www.kboo.fm/content/thesadstat... .
Yeah, yeah.  Moving on, Hadrian has his say:






Hadrian Micciche
Re: The KBOO Coup and my removal from the Board.

The KBOO Board had been notified in advance of this meeting that I planned to resign from the Board when and if they acted to:

1. Set aside the Board policies then supposedly in place.
2. Remove the Executive Director from her role as such, in any fashion.

These two items were on the agenda for that meeting and the Board did indeed do these things. That would have triggered my resignation, had the Board not needlessly removed me as their first order of business.

The Board insisted on engaging in a farcical 90 minute effort, trying to discredit this critic by cynically invoking policies the Board themselves did not support. At a previous Board meeting, and again at the meeting where I was removed, the KBOO Board took a formal vote in which they refused to affirm the Board policies they then cited to remove me. After my removal, the Board then put these policies into abeyance. In other words, the Board declared that they would not be guided by these Board policies, but never-the-less acted to use them to silence a critic. Ironically, my removal from the Board resulted in more unwanted press.

Did KBOO Board member Lisa Loving request help to hack a web site critical of the KBOO coup? The evidence of that is still up on her Facebook page.

Did KBOO Board President S.W. Conser needlessly obtain confidential personnel records from KBOO's law firm without prior authorization, in violation of client-attorney privilege? Indeed he did.

And they say my alerting the press about these matters is not whistle-blowing. It's not whistle-blowing, I was told, unless someone did something wrong...

Well of course the Inner Party didn't do anything wrong!   Because anything the Inner Party does for the GLORIOUS PEOPLE'S RADIO WORKER'S PARADISE is perfectly acceptable.  Hacking blogs with EVIL LIES and mismanaging funds are just the usual  cracked eggs  for mixing a revolutionary omelet.

Geez, comrade.  GET A CLUE.  This is why we voted you off the sinking, lava overrun island!    You were always whining about something!  Like how our huts should be as far from the volcano as possible.  The People will build their huts where ever they like, thank you!

Next up on KBOO Survivor:  Who will get booted from the Island next?  Stay tuned!

-MT

38 comments:

  1. "The KBOO Board had been notified in advance of this meeting that I planned to resign from the Board when and if they acted to:
    1. Set aside the Board policies then supposedly in place.
    2. Remove the Executive Director from her role as such, in any fashion.
    These two items were on the agenda for that meeting and the Board did indeed do these things. That would have triggered my resignation, had the Board not needlessly removed me as their first order of business."

    That's too funny. They spent 90 minutes on something they didn't need to do? And made every "reason" they trumped up a matter of record while they did it? I'm too stunned to LOL just yet. Oh man. Epic lulz.

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    1. We don't allow traitors to resign until we have humiliated them first, Comrade!

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    2. The letter of resignation
      --------------------

      July 12, 2013

      KBOO Foundation Board of Directors:
      The next special meeting scheduled for July 15th will set the future direction
      of the KBOO Foundation. I fear it will not be a good one. I have spoken
      at length and in great detail about the severe and negative impact of adopting
      many of the measures on the agenda. I'll not repeat myself. I will also not be
      associated with the disaster you all will bring on KBOO by your misguided
      and reckless actions.
      1. This letter of resignation will be effective when and if the Board decides
      to reduce, redirect or otherwise limit the role of Lynn Fitch as Executive
      Director.
      2. This letter of resignation will be effective when and if the Board decides
      to put the Board Policy Manual in abeyance and/or reinstate the former
      mix of Board, staff and programming policies in whole or in part.
      3. This letter of resignation will be effective when and if the Board adopts
      new or former policies, or modifies current policies without the prior
      review of a qualified lawyer who specializes in non-profit law or
      employment law, whichever is applicable.

      I will inform the Board when and if I see any of these occur, and provide the
      Board with the effective date of my resignation.

      Hadrian Micciche
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      The Board did take those actions, which would have triggered my immediate resignation. The KBOO Board obviously thought it more important to devote 90 minutes to serving up their version of KBOO-Cardassian justice.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribunal_(Star_Trek:_Deep_Space_Nine)

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    3. We have nearly completed the purges, Comrades!

      Then, all we have to do is deal with the Traitor Yellow Blog, and everyone will be perfect!

      Say, what's that low rumbling in the distance?

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    4. "The KBOO Board obviously thought it more important to devote 90 minutes to serving up their version of KBOO-Cardassian justice."

      Vindictive incompetent assholes.

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  2. If you received an email from Tom Hood directing you to a Google Docs/Drive upload, its not a Board meeting audio. Its a phishing attempt to get your gmail log-in info.

    The phishing email received at around 9am. Tom's reply to my inquiry about it received at around 9pm. Tom says he was hacked and spent all day dealing with that - which did not include notifying any of us in that 12 hours or so that he had been hacked...

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    1. "If you received an email from Tom Hood directing you to a Google Docs/Drive upload, its not a Board meeting audio. Its a phishing attempt to get your gmail log-in info.

      The phishing email received at around 9am. Tom's reply to my inquiry about it received at around 9pm. Tom says he was hacked and spent all day dealing with that - which did not include notifying any of us in that 12 hours or so that he had been hacked..."

      LOL

      If he's using a web based email provider, they will KNOW if he's lying.

      In another lifetime, we'd ready the cannons and release our hungry zombies. But why go to all that effort when a simple T.O.U. complaint will do....

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    2. The phishing email received at around 9am. Tom's reply to my inquiry about it received at around 9pm.

      Not received by us.
      Forward, with copy/paste of email headers, and we might be able to confirm or refute his story.

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    3. "The phishing email received at around 9am. Tom's reply to my inquiry about it received at around 9pm. "

      Both times yesterday?

      "Not received by us. "

      They probably got the address wrong. Some poor chump in Nebraska is going to login and they'll be all "THE MEAN YELLOW BLOG IS IN NEBRASKA!!!!"

      They are morons.

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    4. "If you received an email from Tom Hood directing you to a Google Docs/Drive upload, its not a Board meeting audio. Its a phishing attempt to get your gmail log-in info. "

      If they put as much effort into managing the station as they are into "hacking" the mean yellow blog and/or fans of the yellow blog, KBOO might be financially stable by now.

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    5. Email received.
      Give us a few hours.

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    6. IMHO Hood's full of shit.

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    7. ""If you received an email from Tom Hood directing you to a Google Docs/Drive upload, its not a Board meeting audio. Its a phishing attempt to get your gmail log-in info. "

      With this crowd, I would always assume incompetence rather than malice, but I hope that it has occurred to them that whoever created that phishing file has committed a criminal act.

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    8. "With this crowd, I would always assume incompetence rather than malice, "

      There's ample evidence for both.

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  3. Adin Rogovin, facilitator of the July 15th Board meeting where Hadrian was removed from office, has now filled that vacant seat on the Board.

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  4. "Tom says he was hacked and spent all day dealing with that - which did not include notifying any of us in that 12 hours or so that he had been hacked..."

    Amazing - he distributed (inadvertently, one hopes), a phishing file, and didn't inform the people he sent it to for twelve hours? Did he inform anyone other than Hadrian that he had sent them a phishing file?

    Someone else in my organization once sent out a virus-infected attachment to an e-mail to one of our e-mail lists - a couple of recipients had their anti-virus software flag it, and e-mailed me. I sent a warning out to the list saying not to open the attachment within ten minutes of sending out the original e-mail.

    Maybe he just lit another stick of incense, and hoped that that would fix it.

    Out of curiosity, did Hood send this from a KBOO e-mail account?

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    1. My recall of a 9am email and a 9pm reply from Tom was inaccurate. Here's the timeline:
      The email from Tom Hood's account was sent to me on Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 9:52 AM. The subject: TRANSACTION CONFIRMATION.

      That's a typical subject line in an phishing email but typically used to get access to your pay pal account and such. However, the link in the email lead to a request for Google log-in information. It was sent from a Google email account and claimed linked to an upload into Google docs, which KBOO staff does use to share information and files.

      I did not check my email until later that day and sent a query to Tom about it at 1:01 PM. I got this reply at 7:31pm.

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      Hi Hadrian, Not Me! Delete!

      I was hacked around 9:50AM this morning. Been dealing with this all day. Nasty.

      I've reset my security settings and password.

      Take Care - (The Real Tom)
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      Here is an example of a Gmail Account Phishing Scam.
      http://www.hoax-slayer.com/gmail-phishing-scam.shtml

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    2. So that sounds inadvertent. I assume that there was no actual reference to the KBOO board audio in the e-mail (which would be quite a trick for someone in Bulgaria or wherever to reference).

      It's also quite likely that Tom didn't know that the phishing e-mail had been sent, or what accounts the e-mail was sent to (although if I got a message like Hadrian's, I'd assume that any gmail account in my contacts had been sent the phishing e-mail).

      I wonder if anyone in the Inner Party got it and clicked on the fake Google docs?

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    3. Yes, I'm not accusing Tom of doing anything dastardly. But I know some folks were hoping for him to upload a meeting audio and might think this was it. This is shared by way of a warning.

      That being said, I have to go with his saying that he was dealing with this all day, and that most folks know the way this scam works is social engineering folks from your email contacts. Even if you aren't sure who may have gotten the email, you warn everyone that they might, and ASAP.

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    4. "So that sounds inadvertent. I assume that there was no actual reference to the KBOO board audio in the e-mail (which would be quite a trick for someone in Bulgaria or wherever to reference).

      It's also quite likely that Tom didn't know that the phishing e-mail had been sent, or what accounts the e-mail was sent to (although if I got a message like Hadrian's, I'd assume that any gmail account in my contacts had been sent the phishing e-mail).

      I wonder if anyone in the Inner Party got it and clicked on the fake Google docs?"

      Funny you should ask. No, it's not hosted in a foreign country. This was deliberate. Clicking the link from a computer with a firewall of God himself:


      Warning: Unknown: failed to open stream: Permission denied in Unknown on line 0 Fatal error: Unknown: Failed opening required '/home/u122206935/public_html/docs/googledocss/index.html' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in Unknown on line 0


      The suspicion is the file has been deleted.

      More to come.

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    5. "The suspicion is the file has been deleted."

      If the file(s) been deleted that's as good as a confession. No random phisher would think they needed to delete anything. They'd abandon the file and set another one up for the next batch of marks.

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    6. "However, the link in the email lead to a request for Google log-in information. It was sent from a Google email account and claimed linked to an upload into Google docs, which KBOO staff does use to share information and files."

      "Warning: Unknown: failed to open stream: Permission denied in Unknown on line 0 Fatal error: Unknown: Failed opening required '/home/u122206935/public_html/docs/googledocss/index.html' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in Unknown on line 0"

      "The suspicion is the file has been deleted."

      Do you have a screen shot of the Google log-in request?


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    7. "I assume that there was no actual reference to the KBOO board audio in the e-mail."

      Not per se. But if you knew someone sent an email mentioning Hood and his audio, in context, Hood emailing someone who just happens to be at odds with the inner party, that just happens to be when his account was hacked, is suspicious:

      EXCERPTS:

      "Tom Hood had a better set up and didn't rely on battery power."

      "X XX XXXXXXXX XXX his recording to be posted to KBOO's fragile website soon. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX this will happen soon."


      Someone just fucked with the wrong people.

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    8. "The suspicion is the file has been deleted."

      Incorrect. Not a file, but phishing as described hosted where someone could observe traffic/login/etc.

      We know where the host is.

      If the link doesn't show a Google login anymore, it's been disabled and that means Hood and or a friend set this shit up. Only they could disable it on short notice.

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    9. *Only they could disable it on short notice.

      Correction: only they would be MOTIVATED to disable on short notice.

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    10. Good input. We're at this point: Tommy Hood needs to share correspondence reporting this hack/phishing to his web-based mail client dated when he claimed he was dealing with it. That's what normal people do.

      Also if his account was used and there's a bcc field, he can go to his sent folder and know who those people are. Copy/pasta to Hadrian or whomever.

      TICK TICK TOMMY. Time to put up.

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    11. I'm still thinking motive. Okay, it's the Google login to access Google docs. Guess they wanted to see all of the Google services and prove who's behind the Yellow Blog. Sounds like someone finally figured out a blogspot blog is part of Google services.

      Maybe they'll figure out how to tie their shoes soon.

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    12. ""X XX XXXXXXXX XXX his recording to be posted to KBOO's fragile website soon. "

      That happen yet?

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    13. "That happen yet?"

      Of course not. Ok, I say that slightly buzzed and without looking first. But it's how I would bet.

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    14. UAMRITE
      nada http://www.kboo.fm/board/meeting/audio

      who was saying hood might would upload his audio?

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  5. An example of the kind of phishing email I got:
    http://techhelplist.com/index.php/spam-list/126-important-message-sophisticated-phishing-email

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  6. Do we know of anyone other than Hadrian who got the phishing request?

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  7. There was a question of blogging. Anyone get an answer yet?

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    1. nothing so far. t's out. nothing in the box.

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  8. "Lisa Loving
    near Portland ·
    Does anybody know how to hack into a Blogspot blog to find out who is doing it? I have come across a particularly cruel blog that is trashing people at KBOO and I would like to know who's doing it. Lemme know, thank you."

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    1. Just hold your horses! We're about to publish...

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    2. Well yes, there is that...

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    3. Heh. As you will see, Comdrade Loving is featured. It was weird getting ninja'd before hitting "publish"! :)

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