Guardian Liberty Voice Important Info for Writers

March 26, 2015 at 11:57 pm (Rants) (, , )

Are you a new writer considering writing for Guardian Liberty Voice? If so, this article will be extremely useful to you. First, the most important thing you must do is to Google the phrase Guardian Liberty Voice. After doing so, you will run across a boatload of information including blogs, articles and even full length feature stories about how this company is a scam, and how its owner, DiMarkco Chandler, cheats and abuses writers. When reviewing this information, it is important to remember that where there is smoke, there is fire.

My personal story is that I joined the company in 2013. I realized early success with a few articles, and all seemed well. Chandler told me that the company was currently worth $27 million, and that I would receive equity ownership after six months of satisfactory work experience. I became an editor and started placing other writers underneath me as per his recruitment program which is similar to a multi-level marketing scheme. I did eventually sign a contract to receive 1% equity in the company, and I was promised that I would receive quarterly equity payments worth that amount.

I also signed a contract that stated I would provide about one article per business day. Soon, though, Chandler started putting a lot of pressure on me to work ever-increasing hours, and to work on weekends. He would call me in the middle of the night yelling about one thing or another, and was outright abusive on numerous occasions, name calling and demeaning me. One day, he called me and doubled the amount of articles he demanded I provide in order to keep my commission. He also had stated that I would begin making commission off the writers under me as soon as I recruited them. However, he also changed his mind on that, and decided that I would not start making any money off of them until approximately a month later, because he wanted to use that money to pay the trainers in “boot camp” (his training program for new writers) instead of me, the recruiter.

The real trouble began when I noticed that my writers were not getting paid. In fact, when I first joined the paper, there was no payroll system in place. This should have thrown up a red flag that Chandler had no intention of paying many of the people who were giving him content. As it turns out, I had to consistently fight to get my writers paid, and pay was always late. During this time, Chandler began piling more and more work on me and on everyone who worked there. He demanded we hold endless meetings with our teams each week, and that we attend multiple daily meetings. He would threaten to withdraw the “equity ownership” if we did not comply. He then insisted that the editors work a full eight hour shift once a week, that we take over writing all the contracts for the writers, and that we fill out reams and reams of paperwork for each writer. The meetings, forms and overall workload became impossible to handle. There were editors there working 22 hours per day, every day, all under the guise of getting this so-called “equity ownership.”

One of DiMarkco Chandler’s favorite things to do was to pit people against each other and then watch them fight. He achieved this by telling one person that they were in charge of everything, and then turning around and telling another person the same thing. This resulted in absolute chaos, and outright hatred, of the senior editors, for one another. There was a lot of yelling at meetings over who was the boss of what. In the meantime, our writing time was being stolen by the endless meetings and phone calls to resolve the issue of who had control of what department.

Part of his master manipulation tactics included traditional abuse techniques such as building a person up, then tearing them down with screaming and degradation. This happened over and over. He would tell someone they were “the most important person in the company,” and then do something such as remove their access to different sections of the site. Once, I went on vacation for three days, and when I returned, several of my articles had been removed from the site for bulls*** reasons, although I had been told I was the “most senior executive” right under him. Attempts to meet with him about the issue failed as he consistently made up excuse after excuse about why he could not show up on Skype at the appointed time. I see now that this was all part of his tactic to degrade and destroy the person in order to try to further control them as they sought to get back into his good graces.

As more and more people became disgusted with the treatment they received at the Guardian Liberty Voice, they began flocking online to tell their stories. This led to a lengthy expose written by blogger Carol Tice in which she interviewed ten previous writers, some of whom had not been paid. As the company’s online reputation continued to deteriorate, I was repeatedly called upon to defend it, to continue to produce more and more content and to do more and more work. Since my articles were actually doing well, it was difficult to see the total picture of what was happening.

One day, DiMarkco called me up and told me that he had changed his mind about paying out equity. This, by the way, was the equity that had caused everyone there to work for pennies. The promise of a big cash payout caused people to essentially work for free in hopes of one day seeing actual money. Most of the writers there never received a dime for the work they did, because he would make them wait 50 days to receive the first payout, and by that time, they had either been fired or left on their own. What he failed to tell us in the beginning was that he was using black hat SEO techniques to try to trick the Google search engines into indexing our articles in high positions. This would work some of the time, but not all of time, resulting in most people never seeing any success.

He calls his black hat SEO techniques “universal SEO theory.” However, anyone who knows anything about SEO knows that there is no such thing as “universal SEO theory” because Google is constantly changing its algorithms. Unfortunately, my own ignorance of how search engines work caused me to fall for his tricks. I actually thought that the way he instructed writers to write for SEO is what Google wanted. Now I know that it is actually what Google frowns upon and in fact penalizes.

Chandler’s black hat SEO techniques and overuse of ads on the site eventually caused Guardian Liberty Voice to lose about 90% of its traffic, which meant that all the writers stopped making money, period, including myself. Google caught on to his tactics and they penalized the site. The site went from having massive traffic to having barely anyone visit. This financially devastated me, and I ended up leaving the company a few months ago.

Now, my name is added to the list of people who have not been paid on articles they provided to the paper. In addition, the previous accountant also recently left, citing fraudulent business practices. As it turns out, she alleges that Chandler had been misappropriating funds and hiding taxable income. She also states that many writers have not been paid what they are owed.

I also recently found out that DiMarkco Chandler stands accused of renting out apartments in a building with which he was not affiliated, and that he was once allegedly found guilty of money laundering and fraud in federal court.

It seems Chandler’s newest scam is that he is now calling the boot camp training program “Liberty Voice University,” and he is running an essay contest in which he is charging people money to submit an essay. He will publish these essays and keep the ad revenue for himself while the contestants will most likely never see a dime, just like the hundreds of writers who are financially suffering due to his scam tactics.

I urge you to avoid becoming involved with the Guardian Liberty Voice at all costs. Do not become a victim of DiMarkco Chandler and his con game. There is enough information out there now to convince you of the true nature of this so-called “newspaper.” Save your time, your pride and your money and run in the other direction.

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Jon and Kate Plus Eight Are Disgusting Morons

May 12, 2009 at 1:48 am (Rants) (, , , , , )

Dear Jon and Kate,

I think it’s really a shame that instead of adopting a baby you decided to contribute to the overpopulation problem by having fertility treatments and 6 additional children besides the two you already had.

It’s people like you that do harm to our society by glorifying yourselves on television as if having eight children were a responsible choice.

I am getting really, really tired of being forced to see the gossip about your family every time I turn on the computer or the news. Even though I would never want to make a law regarding how many children someone could have, I wish that people would make an informed decision based on FACTS instead of an infantile belief in a personal God, and every time I see you online it reminds me how many irresponsible people are out there in the world.

Today YAHOO had this alleged “affair” as its top news story, so I decided to look up the reason why you have 8 children. That’s when I found out you turned down a baby to adopt but then had fertility treatments. Gross.

It would be behoove your family to drop out of the limelight and continue your ruination of the environment privately so I don’t have to be further subjected to this nonsense.

It always seems to be the Christians who have affairs, use drugs, cheat, lie, and steal. The hypocritical behavior of most Christians is sickening, really.

The fact that people like you can get married and have tons of children without regard for the ecosystem, while Gays are not able to marry, is the greatest travesty of justice I have ever seen.

Sorry but when you choose to live your life in the public eye and impose your beliefs on the world, this is the kind of criticism you should expect.

I long for the day when I turn on my computer and don’t have to see your ignorance displayed so clearly.

You are really the lowest common denominator of society. Every time I see your fat sweaty faces I wish it wasn’t illegal to smash them to bits.

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Sarah Palin is a Dumb Ignorant Trashy Bitch!!!

September 3, 2008 at 2:56 pm (Rants) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The following is intended as Political Satire.

Definition of satire: a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn.

Democrats! You need to get up off your asses and start pumping out some ads about Sarah Palin!!! First you can focus on the video where she talks about the war in Iraq being “God’s Will”, then, you can turn the spotlight onto her crazy-ass husband, who belongs to a group that supports Alaskan independence from the United States. Then, you can make an ad pointing out the EXTREME disgusting hypocrisy of the right wing lunatics who preach all about “family values” while they support their 17 year year old daughter being a GIANT WHORE and force her into horrible life of deferred dreams and missed opportunities! I FEEL SO SICK I COULD PUKE INTO SARAH PALIN’S MOUTH!!! She’d probably like it because she’s dirty like that. Come on, you all can tell just by looking at her! Right? You just know she loves to get her freak on! Why do you think her daughter couldn’t keep her legs shut? It’s all genetic ya know!

Anyhow, the Palin family are a bunch of trashy LOSERS who need to move down South or at least to West Virginia! Would they not feel more at home sitting on their porch, strummin’ on a washboard and shukin’ corn for moonshine?

Sarah Palin is so stupid that she yammers on and on about Jesus and God. We just can’t have someone who ACTUALLY believes in that crap! At least when Obama does it I know he doesn’t really mean it and is just doing it to pander to the morons in our country. Jesus is a pagan sun-God story, you crazy dumb dumbs!!! we can’t have a Vice President or President who seemingly truly believes in Jesus! Just look what happened the last eight years with Bush! Our society is in RUINS!!! No one can afford gas! We’re involved in a horrible war! The environment is falling apart! Ice shelves are floating off to sea! Snow caps are melting! WAKE UP YOU IDIOT NIMROD REPUBLICANS!!! JESUS DOESN’T EXIST!!! And if he did, I highly doubt he would lead us into the situation we’re in now! DUHHHHHHHHH!!!

Now, someone tell me, do these people (Republicans) honestly think that the United States is in a good situation right now? Really? Like do they really think that not being able to afford to drive to work is something that Jesus would want? Because George Bush is all up in Jesus’s ass, so wouldn’t it stand to reason that Jesus would be guiding the country and helping out? Well if this is what Jesus leads us into, I say FUCK YOU, JESUS!!!

Now let us move on to Sarah Palin’s lack of experience. How dare these fake-smiling Republican women play the “woman card” and tell anyone who criticizes Palin’s experience that they are being “demeaning to women”? What a JOKE!!! Cut me a break! She’s not a lightweight, she’s a featherweight! Mayor of a tiny Alaskan town and Governer for not even two years??? That is who will be President if John McCain succumbs to old age. Under two years experience is NOT ENOUGH qualify someone to be President or Vice President. And these are the same people who yammered on and on about Obama not having enough experience! HYPOCRITES ALL! What will Sarah Palin say when she sits down with world leaders? She’s in soooo far over her head it’s scary!

And she is also a BAD MOTHER. Yes, that’s right. But not for the reasons you’re thinking (neglecting and abondoning a special-needs child). She’s a bad mother because she KNEW her young daughter was pregnant and yet she did not care about the consequences her daughter would face in the press. She thrust her young girl into the vicious attacks of the media and bloggers like me without a care in the world. DISGUSTING.

So let’s review. Sarah Palin: BAD MOTHER, DUMB, NO EXPERIENCE, TRASHY, MEAN, CRAZY. Now is that who you want as VP of our country? 

Come on Democrats! Get with the program! You have so much fodder here! And to you, Barack Obama, stop being so damn good and upright, would ya? You need to start ripping this woman the new and improved giant asshole she wants and deserves!  

Join with me in destroying Sarah Palin’s name and reputation in a mean-spirited yet highly effective way by slamming her with negative ads and smear campaigns! YEAH! WOOOHOOOO Screw you Sarah Palin! you SUCK!!!!!!!!

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I’m Taking Back my American Idol Donation and so Should You!

April 11, 2008 at 5:13 pm (Rants)

Dear American Idol,

After viewing last night's show, I was deeply offended
by the song the Idols sang called "Shout To the Lord."

As an Atheist married to a Jewish person, I was
horrified and disgusted by the obvious pandering to
the Evangelical sector who were angry about the
removal of the word "Jesus" in the song on Wednesday
night.

I guess American Idol feels it must cater to a sub-set
of viewers while completely ignoring the fact that
"America" is a diverse religious nation composed of
many different religious groups. Since the show is
called "American Idol", it really should not alienate
half of the American population by singing a deeply
religious song such as "Shout to the Lord." At least
Wednesday night's version used the word "Shepard"
which was a more general term and could be applied to
other religions. Thursday night's version was deeply
offensive.

So, after careful and thoughtful consideration I am
withdrawing my donation. Please advise how I can go
about receiving my donation back.

I will re-donate my money directly to a non-partisan
charity whose work I can be assured is not driven by
the interests of evangelical Christians.

Sincerely,

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Celebrities are stupid; Reason #1007 why Gay marriage should be legal

February 19, 2008 at 6:00 pm (Rants)

Celebrities are sooooooo stupid. They all end up getting divorced, don’t they? Why do they get married in the first place then?

Why are celebrities allowed to get married and make a mockery out of marriage by getting divorced weeks later, and Gays who have been together 10, 20, 40 years are not allowed to get married? It’s disgusting.

I say we ban celebrity marriages, starting today. The ban shall last until Gays are allowed to marry. Celebrity marriages are a bad example for children,  and they go against family values.

A Gay couple who has been together for 30 years can’t get married, but disgusting vile filthy dirty hideous bad mother (hereafter referred to as DVFDHBM for short) Pam Anderson  can get married and divorced time after time as many times as she wants, and this last marriage to Dirtbag Scum of the Year Rick Solomon last like weeks, but that is acceptable in our culture? Why? What couple would you want raising your children? Peg and Deb, who have been together for 10 years, play softball on the weekends, raise orchids, are doctors, and volunteer in their spare time, or… DVFDHBM Pam Anderson and Rick Solomon? I mean, really, who would you rather??? Think about it.

And yet,  DVFDHBM Pam Anderson has children, and can run around and do whatever she wants, and get married to someone she has known for a few days, and whatever, and that’s all fine and legal. And she would be able to adopt children no problem, and her husband of the moment can be listed as the kids father, no problem, while Gays have to struggle to adopt children and if their partner has a baby, the other partner has to go through tons of legal expense and stress just to be named the second parent.  It’s total bullshit! It makes me sick.

I call for an immediate and enforced ban on celebrity marriages! Stop this bullcrap now!

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Letter to a Christian Nation

February 11, 2008 at 4:19 am (Rants)

Every person on the face of the earth needs to read “Letter to a Christian Nation” immediately. I wish I could post the entire book on this blog, because the author, Sam Harris, has perfectly articulated every thought and feeling I have had over the past few years, namely that organized religion poses the greatest single threat to our society today.  Among many of the excellent and brilliant points he makes in the book is the fact that Christians do not seem to have any interest in alleviating human suffering by doing things like, say, pushing for stem cell research or distributing condoms to AIDS-plagued societies, but rather they prolong human suffering by clinging to fantasies like souls living in a petri dish and God caring about who we sleep with. His book is so awesome I can’t possibly synopsize it here. Read his book and you will be a better person.

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Conservative radio show hosts are not the “base of the Republican party”

February 9, 2008 at 2:45 am (Rants)

Hey douchebags: just because four or five crackpot losers (and by crackpot losers I mean Anne Coulter, Rush Limbaugh etc.) hate John McCain, it does not mean that the “base” of the Republican party hates John McCain.

Who voted for John McCain? REPUBLICANS DID, THAT’S WHO! Obviously the “base” likes him because he is going to be Republican candidate.

Sometimes I feel like I’m educating kindergarten students here. This isn’t rocket science, folks. The majority of people voted for McCain, so therefore many Republican citizens in the US like him.  Five conservative talk show hosts can’t dictate for whom people vote nor do they represent the majority of the party.

Maybe Anne Coulter should spend less time getting her hate on for John McCain and more time worrying about her enormous adam’s apple.

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We Should Have Let the South Secede From the Union When We Had the Chance

February 7, 2008 at 8:27 pm (Rants)

The South is full of ignorant morons. I don’t want to live by their rules, nor should they have to live by mine. Why, exactly, do I have to be subjected to laws and rules that stem from the mind-blowingly dumb belief in the mythological character of Jesus? I honestly don’t understand.

If the South wants to be ignorant, uneducated, racist, homophobic, Jesus loving douchebags we should let them. Cut the South off from the rest of the United States and let everyone be happy. Seriously.

They should be their own country where they can wallow in their lust for slavery, the Bible, torture, and lynchings of Gays. Of course all of the people who currently live there who are not morons would have a grace period where they could come to the North and become automatic citizens for, say, two years. After that we should close the borders forever.

I can’t believe what a stellar opportunity the United States missed during the Civil War! What were we thinking? We had the chance then and we totally BLEW IT!

Now we have to suffer and DIE because of it. I say die because of all the ways that the majority of people from the South are murderers. They are murderers because of the people they actually murder because of being Gay or Black, but they are also murderers because Christianity has influenced our laws to block stem-cell research. Not to mention the suicide rate of Gays and transgendered people in the South.

The only good thing I can say about the South is that as ignorant as they are, even they know a Mormon can’t run the country, as evidenced by the fact that Mitt “Closet Case” Romney didn’t get any of the Fundamentalist Christian vote. Mormons are even lower and more vile than Fundamentalist Christians. While Fundamentalists believe in the mythology of the bible, what Mormons believe is so stupid that even Fundies know it’s stupid.  It’s like how in prisons, even murderers and rapists look down on child molesters.

I don’t want to suffer anymore. Will anyone join me on my quest to split the United States into two separate countries?

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To Lab Charter School, Orianna Street: Fuck off

February 1, 2008 at 9:02 pm (Rants) (, , , , )

February 1, 2008

Dear Sirs/Madams:

On many occasions I am severely delayed by your dismissal process. There is no reason why parents need to park directly in front of the school in the middle of the street in order to pick up their children. As far as I can tell from the vast amount of time I am sitting in my car behind these parents, most of them appear to be in good health, as do the children. Therefore I am unable to deduct why it is not possible for them to park one or two blocks away from the school and then walk to pick up their children. Perhaps if children in our country got a little more exercise of this nature, there would be less childhood obesity. In fact, some of the parents also look as if they could use a brisk walk as well.

I recently encountered a parent on 4th street while I was waiting the 20 minutes to make it to the stop sign at 4th and Brown, as he had parked there on 4th street and was loading his children into the car. I rolled my window down and had a nice chat with him (since I wasn’t going anywhere I had the time, you see.) I asked him “Sir, why don’t all the parents do what you do, instead of blocking up traffic on Orianna for a half hour?” He just shook his head and said “I know. It’s really rude how they do dismissal.”

Due to the above interaction I am fairly certain I’m not the only person who feels the way I do. Actually, judging from the cars honking behind and in front of me, I can say that definitively.

My question to you is how do I solve this problem? Clearly your school and the parents are in the wrong, as it is not legal to park in the middle of the street and block traffic. You do not have any permit to do so, and you are creating a huge hassle for hundreds of people every day. I am concerned though that because of today’s sense of entitlement, this letter will fall on deaf ears.

If you are not willing to solve this problem for me, please advise to whom else I can direct my concerns.

 

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Old woman in parking lot/Magnum Condoms

January 31, 2008 at 10:11 pm (Rants) (, , , )

It was wack. Me and my co-workers went to Reading Terminal today and we parked at the garage at 12th and Filbert. When we got done chowing down on Indian food, we were on the way to the car when we spotted a really old lady trapped (yes trapped) in a pathfinder. The alarm was going off. When she saw us she started pathetically knocking on the window and motioning us over. I just started laughing but Troy went over to try and help. She was like “I’m trapped and I can’t get out!” I felt really bad laughing, but it was like the Lifealert commercial. Anyway, Troy finally got the door open and I went over to talk to her. She was like 90 at least and looked to be foaming at the mouth. She was like “Do you know where my daughter is?” I was like “Noooooo, sorry.” I asked her if she needed any medical attention and she said no, then she said she thinks her daughter went to pay a bill “Because she was in jail.”

My question is, what kind of irresponsible asshole would leave their 90ish year old mom trapped in a Pathfinder in a parking garage??? The woman probably had Altzheimer’s. Man, that daughter is a bitch.

We drove down to the front office and I asked the attendant to send someone to check on the lady and he said he would. It was the best I could do under the circumstances.

Then Christi forced us to make an “emergency” stop at Rite Aid because she and Ryan have run out of Super Plus Ultra Gigantic Magnum condoms, even though we were already late for work. She made it a point to say that even the magnums are too small. Congratulations, Ryan!

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