I am bringing forth a series of email correspondence in order to show you people how those claiming to be a part of the movement truly hate From the Trenches because they do not control it. These are the same people whose stupid decisions have led us to our ruin.
I confronted one of these fellows last year and told him to come to the street in front of my house and I would whip his ass. He reported me to the Tennessee Fusion Center, which forwarded the complaint to the Oregon Fusion Center. I received an email saying that the complaint had been dismissed because it lacked validity and the investigator advised me against inviting people to my house to fight.
I despise these low life cowards pretending to be patriots every bit as much as I despise the soviet socialist invasion forces, as they are complicit through their arrogance in thinking a freedom movement cannot exist that they do not exercise control therein.
(This is a response on the comment section for this morning: To one of these so called patriots who, being the failures they are, actually have the unmitigated gall to judge us. This bitch can go back to her farm and bury her head in the horseshit. We do not need her. These are people who have sat on their asses and voted Democrat or Republican for the past 20 years while people like me were having their bones broken, their blood spilled, and their freedom taken away for defending our Bill of Rights when it wasn’t the most popular or safe thing to do. Sunshine patriots, well they can all go straight to hell and we here at From the Trenches will continue our struggle unabated. However, once the Republic is restored, we are going to hunt these worthless sons of bitches down and deport them so that their ignorance can never cause us harm again.)
Here is the exchange between myself and the all knowing webmaster, JM, who really should have built From the Trenches if he would have had the balls and the brains to do so.
I see you are having trouble with siteground. I put up a post about it pertaining to using hostgator, based in Houston, as a host, whose rates are no higher than siteground for a vps, + better uptime, + great USA support via phone. Moving a WP site like FTT to another server with the hostgator standard cpanel should be fairly easy. I hope you do backups every day, since sites like FTT/WRH/BIN/ATS etc are all targets of the regime.
Considering the rapidly increasing popularity of the genre of FTT, and the huge expansion of the audience, it seems like your ad rates are damn cheap. The average CPC for prepper/survival etc ranges from $1.25 – $3.00. Have you tracked the actual CTR from your site for each ad? Do you have a heat map for your site, which could be used to adjust rates?
Your ad page copy seem like you could rewrite it to be a bit more aggressive in the description of the site.
I think getting a sponsor brand in front of 370k uniques a month @ $150 each month – is very inexpensive. At 800K PV a month, $150 for a rotator is also too cheap. Your CPM is only around 18 cents. Why so cheap? I have seen tons of truth sites, and your WP layout, navigation etc is very easy to handle. I would start charging $250 + for a 160 px ad.
I would also maybe get your site quantified at www.quantcast.com by adding their tracking code. This helps sell ads.
Even though with panda, G is not ranking KW as highly, for strict SEO purposes, I would add a lot more KW than:
<meta name=”keywords” content=”Ron Paul, Republic, Constitution, Mainstream media propagandists, 99ers” />
None of these really describe the content of your site that well, or address the KW searches ppl would seek on G.
I don’t know the size of your email list, but email blasts do well.
Just my thoughts,
To which I replied:
From the Trenches is the first and only site my wife and I have even so much as participated in. I give Laura the credit for building the site and she has learned a lot along the way.
Yours will be the first email I will actually study. I thank you very much for your advise.
We just moved the site to BlueHost. Laura likes it because it is the one WordPress recommends and I like it because I can purchase more bandwidth as needed without moving the server.
I would be interested in your opinion of BlueHost.
Thank you for your time and interest,
To which JM replied on 4-28-13
Well you all did a hell of a good job for your 1st site.
Here are a few sites which have tons of tips from real web pros:
www.blackhatworld.com – lots of seo tips from pros.
www.warriorforum.com – killer marketing tips from lots of pros.
You guys need a favicon also. It stands for “favorites icon.” That is the little pic which shows on a tab on a browser. Go tohttp://whatreallyhappened.com/ and you can see the tiny WRH logo. HERE is a free favicon maker.
I went ahead and made a sample of a favicon themed for FTT. Using a parchment background and a colonial font, it says “FTT WR.” The colors on FTT are blue, white, red, reversed from red, white blue, as in an upside down flag, or indicative of a nation in distress.
Heatmaps for your site to study page activity.
WRH has a cafe press store for visitors to buy stuff and promote the brand. This may not be a bad idea for FTT for more revenues.
As far as KW [keywords] in your header – I would add:
alternative news (searched 60,000 x a month in USA)
and I will look at what KW alternative news site competitors who rank on page 1 of G [google] use and forward those to you. Do what they to get ranked. Your page rank of 4 is great BTW!
And then same day:
Basic SEO report on your site:
Says you have a favicon, but I don’t see one on tabs or in the code
To which I replied on 4-29-13
I do not know how to add a favicon.
And then I said:
Okay, I figured it out. That is a great flavicon, thanks!
It’s only $5,000 today with our “Favicon Mondays” sale! Just kidding. FREEEEE. Just reloaded FTT – wow – it does look good.
Looks good in FF/ IE + chrome
Later that day:
I see you added some keywords. I would add:
Although they are relevant to the overall content of FTT, the keywords below should reflect what people would look for, so when a G bot crawls your site, it knows “hey this site is one place I will show searchers looking for: “X”
I am not sure if people would necessarily look for:
You may want to delete these.
You can see trends in some of these search terms since 2004 – 20013 on google HERE . Google trends shows the level of interest based on 1-100 of a search term. I know google [+ youtube + facebook + wikipedia] is a cia front, and that they rig the results, but it is still a barometer of what people are looking for.
To which I replied:
Okay, done. Thanks for the tips.
To which he replied:
One more idea, a standard “blackhat” ploy used by competitors to hijack your traffic is to buy up all the other TLD [top level domain] extensions of your domain. You now own .com and that is it. Then they redirect the other domains that look like yours to THEIR url.
So let’s say I owned BIN or WHT and I want to steal some of your traffic – I go buy these:
These are all available. The 3 highlighted ones are a bundle for only $15 the 1st year. The other two are like $5 for the 2.
As you can see, it would be quite EZ for a blackhatter [someone who does not play by the “rules”] to steal and hijack your traffic by buying these.
Then I could set up a 1 page landing page that LOOKS like your index page for each domain, and redirect everyone from there to my site. I just do a little seo and optimize the pages and you will be losing traffic for sure, not to mention I could really mess up your rankings. Plus the government has been known to do this same trick too – sometimes they actually THINK!
So, I would positively go buy these now and protect your domain. This is standard practice for online reputation management and domain protection, BTW.
godaddy has a bundle like the attached .pdf, and you can search for “godaddy coupons”
After you get these, you just go into you godaddy domain control panel and redirect them to the main url and nameservers for:
To answer your ? about bluehost, it seems like they and even hostgator have complaints that are valid. If blue can scale you well on demand and it’s affordable, then maybe try them.
On 5-02-13 he said:
Hey Henry, here is a pic I modded that you can upload to your story: I attached it – It tells the real story of the Boston hoax cia cheerleading squad, with a dose of humor
Thx Dude! Love it!
you can do that to any pic and a lot more for free at:
On 5-04-13 he said:
Hi Henry, any reason why my last comment was subject to moderation? Are my comments subject to mods now? If so, why? Jim
To which I replied:
You had too many links. WordPress automatically puts a comment into moderation if there are too many links. I have put the comment through.
On the same day he said:
Just read the post on starbucks by #1. He contributes a lot to FTT, I see, and is struggling like most of us. So I had an idea that may allow for added $ support for editors of fTT.
Have you & Laura considered setting up a social network for FTT users? You could easily increase your ad revenues by running ads at it.
One site: www.12160.info seems to be doing rather well, with a PR of 4 and alexa of 74,000. They bought the url on 3/3/10 – pretty good stats for a 3 year old alternative site. With a banner about it on FTT, yours would grow much faster, along with the push from ppl waking up from the cia hoax-of-the-month.
They use the ning platform. I know ning backwards and forwards, as I had 3 ning sites with over 15,500 members a few years ago. It costs around $300 a year for a site with hosting, and is a full featured social network platform, with chat, groups, admin controls [for any admin you appoint] and full member screening as well as troll blocking. You can set the site to be open, like 12160.info or allow only main page views, or allow only logged in users access. [regardless ONLY reg, users can comment or send PM’s.] The ning CP has lots of settings/controls to customize the site. You can add any bg [background] and stretch it, v. ugly tiling – (I know the CSS snippet for this). Maybe an upside American Flag.
Having a social network tied into FTT will synergize well with the core mission of getting the truth out. You cannot add it to WP; it has to be separate. Ning uptime is around >99%. Plus I see no other truth sites with the full social capability that they offer visitors, so you would have an edge over the others.
You could feature content from FTT there on the index page, to generate even more traffic to FTT, which also ups your ad price [which you should raise 50% anyway]
FB lost at least 10,00,000 users in just the US last year – the FB party is over. Ppl want to communicate, and for lots of reasons, hate FB. So a social network set up by an established truth site would take off.
Your ideas? Jim
On 5-14-13 he wrote:
BTW WRH really is missing tons of page views [or extra $$$ in ad rates] b/c he loads too much content on his index page.
To which I replied:
We already posted that one.
He said back:
I see – This is why I don’t smoke an ounce of killer pot per day anymore. Quit 34 years ago, and I still have not recovered.
On 5-18-13 he wrote:
still being moderated. why?
And yesterday evening:
2nd time – WTF am I being moderated????
To which I replied:
You came on my site and told my right hand man JD he should start another site. I asked you in the comment what are you doing and who are you. You did not answer. Therefore you are in pending.
Then he said:
I told JD he was a good writer, just like Jolly Roger, and that JD should start a blog. By no means was I trying to do anything to take away your traiffic. That should be extremely obvious.
I am the guy who gave you [good] ideas to HELP FTT, not detract from it, with the idea of a FTT social network on ning. Never heard a word from you on that. I never saw your response re JD at FTT, or I would have emailed you without delay. I hit about 5-7 sites a day. FTT is the ONLY one who I offered to help wit a social network etc, b/c I think you are real, not some trashbag shill like a few other sites who I know ARE shills. [I also made sure a lot of people knew who the cia shills are.]
Frankly, when I posed suggestion to help FTT: 1. ning social site branded with FTT, 2. ad revenue suggestions, and you did not respond, that lowered my trust level somewhat.
I hope you understand.
I spent a couple of hours trying to help FTT, not to mention many hours of reading and also posting there. I do not typically post. Posting = more traffic. You are reading me very wrong, if you actually think I would do anything to detract from FTT. Everything I have done there is to further the movement.
At least now I know the reason for the moderation. I am disappointed.
To which I replied:
If you read the comments you saw my reference to “Needful Things”. I don’t know if you read the book but the main character also came forth offering needful things to different people all through a town. By the end of the book, everyone in town is trying to kill one another.
You say you follow the site, then you know JD not only writes for From the Trenches, but also co-hosts The Word From the Trenches. JD is my friend, therefore I had no fear of any consequence of your words. If you read all the comments you would see I’m not the only one who saw it as inappropriate and was wondering what your intent was.
From the Trenches is truly unique and is made so by those who write on it, both in the comments and the posts. Anyone who comes on the site to comment, I look at. No soviet socialists/communists or national socialist/neo-cons are welcome here. And absolutely no trolls. The people that are not in moderation are those I feel I can trust while I sleep.
To say suggesting that JD put up his own blog was not an attempt to alter the site defies logic. Had I not had prior contact with you I would have erased your comments and put you in spam.
Comments are hits, for sure, but I throw many away every day because From the Trenches is not going to be infiltrated. We are in essence a discussion group, a counsel of elders working as individuals and with one another to find the most intelligent means to educate our fellow nationals as fast and thoroughly as possible.
Like I said, those who are not in pending are those I trust to guard the site while I sleep
Maybe you could explain to me how having my co-host start an alternate site conforms with our goals here.
From the Trenches is not just here to make money. The fact is its ultimate goal is to end this shit and make it unnecessary. Like I said, I started this site from nothing and I am quite confident I will prosper once the Republic is restored. Until then, I continue to fight the best way I know how. I do not seek nor do I need anyone’s approval of my tactics as they have and continue to serve the purpose as intended.
I invite you to continue to comment as your input does tend to be relevant to the conversation, except when you suggested JD put up an alternate site.
You are not the first one to be put in moderation. Many of the regulars you see have at one time or another been in and out of pending, including JD. It is a slow process getting to know and trust someone, especially on the internet. That is just the way I am, and it does not have to be a slight to me. Many have been removed for attacking my friends who write here or seeking to cause riffs among us.
I hope you continue to comment and I do appreciate your suggestions for the site. I hope you can understand all of this and see that I truly have no malice toward you. I am a procedure kind of person and I vary only to the extent that allows me to remain unpredictable.
There are a lot of communists out there who would like to destroy From the Trenches. If they succeed, it will not be because of a lack of diligence in my trying to fend them off.
If you are one of us you will understand. If not, the procedures will eliminate you.
JM sent this before he read my reply:
I also sent you a detailed analysis of your domain a week ago, with some very good ideas to protect your url from hijacks from competition and govvie scum usurpers. You may not know it, but that intel and typing [with 2 fingers] took me about 1/2 hour. Never heard a peep for you on that.
How you can think I was ever acting to the detriment of FTT is beyond me.
Not once did I offer any other site the help I tried to offer, and in fact DID offer, you.
I have lots of tools/software to find ALL citations on any site, do a detailed [not the quickie I sent you already] seo report, increase rank etc. I was offering those to you, Laura and FTT gratis, as my small way of furthering the truth.
So I put up some flippant – [intended as merely] complimentary note to JD [who I know is your wingman, as his pic is right below yours on the top right I-frame/column] — saying “you should start a blog” — and I get screened? That was wrong Henry.
I did not say: “Hey JD email me at email@example.com and I’ll get you set up with a [drop and drag – easy as hell to create] WP blog with all the right free plugins/packs or other free platform + I’ll make you a favicon, + do an seo report + give you valuable tips on how to optimize the site + get $$ coming in from it,”
as I did with you and Laura.
To which he replied after I went to bed:
I really never did see the posts about my blog idea post. Lots of times I make my remark at FTT and move on. Others I will monitor by dragging the link into my tempo folder in FF. It is tedious to go back a few pages at a time [although a great idea for page views – as I told you in an email referring to Rivero’s site WRH – who loads too much content on one page and looses ad $$$] Also I honestly do not even remember what topic it was.
My comment was a flippant remark, meant as a compliment. That was it. Looking back I can see where it was misconstrued. I suggest telling those who misconstrued that comment, the host of stuff I DID for FTT, so they know the whole picture.
If I meant ANY Harm to FTT, I would have already bought all the ancillary URLS I warned to to buy, which is NOT a needful thing. Nope I never read that book. However what I know toooo me many hundreds of hourts to learn, and I was trying to HELP FTT by imparting USEFUL info to you all. Do the people who saw this blog comment know THAT about me? Shoot me the link and I’ll be happy to tell them how I have acted only as a friend to FTT. Maybe I could post the pages of helpful emails I have taken the time to write you, if you’re OK with that? That way no one will think I am some cia scumbag troll.
I go to FTT, BIN, WRH, Daily Sheeple, Veterans Today, nodisinfo, and few more when I make my daily rounds.
ONLY on FTT do I not use a proxy [unless I forget to turn it off], and ONLY on FTT do I post anything.
I had 2 ning sites with over 8,000 members. I still have a 3rd with around 5,000 members, none had anything to do with Patriotism. I have screened people before also. I had mods watching the sites also. It is unfortunate that my remark raised any eyebrows.
I hope you tell those who had concerns who I am; what I have done for FTT.
I have never listened to the FTT broadcast either.
I am getting ready to get out of ——– to a much safer area up against the Sierras [not on the commiefornia side], so I can fight when that day comes and protect my own. I am in a lock down zone as I call it: ——–. No bug out places nearby. EZ lockdown. I am rolling w/i 30 days out west again. I want my Woman and small family to never deal with the homicidal enemy government. I am lucky she is also wide awake.
This morning he sent this while I was reading his email from last night:
You did not get back to me – so – what is the link to that “blog” post so I can tell everyone at FTT what I have done, and spent HOURS trying to do to help the site for the site. Apparently you did not advise them of my efforts. I would have hoped you would have done that, given what I did do, and offered to do. It took me over 3 goddam HOURStrying to help your site dude for goddam FREE. There is a word for this; unappreciative- as-hell.
The fact that you ignored my offers to help, you and other contributors, as I did, while still asking for $$ at your site is extremely suspect.
Maybe you need to be checked out.
To which I replied:
You f#@king blew it. I did mention that I sleep. I woke up at 4:15 this morning, which was the first chance I had to see your email. By then, you had already come back to get in my face. I was reading the first email when the 2nd one came up. The 1st email would have sufficed to remove you from pending but the 2nd one shows you think you can somehow threaten me. Your emails will be published, all right, to show our people how you tried to push your way in. You are in no way a necessity here and I will not be harassed by anyone and no one make demands of me.
If you are a patriot I wish you well. You did offer suggestions for From the Trenches but somehow failed to realize what it takes to run the site. My wife and I work from the time our feet hit the floor until we go to bed. There is only the two of us. We do not have the time to even be writing this f#@king email. You are an obtuse, self centered and vain person. You do not know me and that is the point. You will not push me around in any way.
In short, go somewhere else. You have wasted enough of my time.
To which he replied:
No you f#@king blew it dude. Obviously, you are likely a cia shill, given that you ignored an offer to increase revenues + help the cause, as your other likely shills say how broke they are.
Yet you have the token cia “donate” button on your amazingly good site for a newbee.
I trust you as far as I can throw you.
I helped your site mother#@ker likely shill, and you call me: “selfish”. Go f#@k yourself asshole.
You are just another controlled op site.
go ahead asshole cia SCUM – publish ALL our emails.
btw make GODDAM sure you do not publish my email. punk.
As you can see, I had to publish these emails. As I mentioned before, these pathetic pukes will try to goad you into inviting them out, then they run to the fusion centers. They would never stand up in a man’s face. They are sleazy and prefer a knife in their enemies’ back via a third party so someone else’s fingerprints are on it.
Anyway, this is what I have to deal with, more and more every day, which has taxed my time to the point that I can no longer write articles like I used to. And remember, these bastards claim to be patriots.
God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.