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Friday, January 12, 2024
Company Owned by Civil Beat Publisher Criminally Liable for Terror Campaign Against Media Critics
By News Release @ 4:34 AM :: 1680 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

“Today’s settlement holds e-Bay criminally and financially responsible for emotionally, psychologically, and physically terrorizing the publishers of an online newsletter...." 

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Thursday, November 23, 2023
Civil Beat Publisher Bankrolls Conservative Group Planning Next Trump Administration
By Selected News Articles @ 4:41 PM :: 2702 Views :: Republican Party, Pierre Omidyar

... Civil Beat Publisher Pierre Omidyar gives $500K to "a controversial right-wing think tank that has been building the policy and personnel firmament for a second Trump administration" ....

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Thursday, July 13, 2023
Hawaii Sues Pay Pal over Scams
By Court House News @ 3:46 PM :: 1371 Views :: Pierre Omidyar

... residents had their accounts locked without warning or were victimized by scams and couldn’t recover their money ....

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Friday, June 9, 2023
Civil Beat Publisher Bankrolled Social Media Censorship Effort
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 AM :: 3317 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

... Newly disclosed document confirms billionaire Pierre Omidyar financed the public-private partnership to censor election-related Twitter and Facebook posts ....

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Civil Beat Publisher Bankrolls Shadowy Anti-Musk Group
By Selected News Articles @ 1:39 AM :: 2720 Views :: Pierre Omidyar

... a "free-for-all of hate and harassment" ....

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Thursday, November 3, 2022
EBay Employees Get Prison for 'Aggressive Cyberstalking'
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 849 Views :: First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

... deliveries to the victims’ home, including a preserved fetal pig, a bloody pig Halloween mask, a funeral wreath, a book on surviving the loss of a spouse, and pornography addressed to the victims but delivered to their neighbor’s homes ....

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Saturday, January 30, 2021
Hawaii: Billionaire Claims $21.8B Spent on Cars for the Little People
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 3103 Views :: Pierre Omidyar

“… costs are only slated to increase ...."

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Monday, June 15, 2020
Feds: Civil Beat Publisher's Security Detail Sends Pig's Head to Media Critic
By News Release @ 5:58 PM :: 5342 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

...anonymous, threatening messages, disturbing deliveries – including a box of live cockroaches, a funeral wreath and a bloody pig mask – and conducting covert surveillance of the victims....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Hawaii Billionaire Organizes Anti-Trump Network
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 AM :: 3689 Views :: Pierre Omidyar

...without mentioning Omidyar, the New York Times reports ‘Protect Democracy’ is the nonprofit behind a recent letter signed by over 1,100 former US DoJ officials calling upon US Attorney General William Barr to resign....

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Wikileaks: Omidyar Website Gave up Leaker to NSA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 8024 Views :: Ethics, First Amendment, Military, Pierre Omidyar

Civil Beat June 5, 2016: "Not all anonymous sources are created equal. Some do benefit you, and those should be protected...."

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Omidyar Wins by Losing: Kauai Court Ruling Forces Farms to File EIS
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 11539 Views :: Kauai County, Environment, Agriculture, Tourism, Pierre Omidyar

By voluntarily filing an EIS for his dairy farm on Kauai, Omidyar has now brought about a court ruling for the first time ever mandating EIS for farmers statewide....

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Former Omidyar ‘Journalist’ Charged with Threats Against Jewish Centers
By Andrew Walden @ 11:34 PM :: 9578 Views :: First Amendment, Law Enforcement, Religion, Pierre Omidyar

Another black eye for Ebay and Paypal owner, Hawaii luxury resort developer, and Civil Beat publisher Pierre Omidyar....

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Omidyar's Pay Pal Refuses Service to Gun Stores
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:29 AM :: 5526 Views :: Second Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

Retailers in the gun industry say they’re being discriminated against....

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Sunday, November 9, 2014
“If you’re answering to Omidyar you’re really not independent.”
By Selected News Articles @ 6:02 PM :: 11785 Views :: National News, Ethics, First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

“But they all kissed the ring because they wanted his money.”

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Friday, October 31, 2014
NYT: Omidyar In Waaaay Over His Head in Journalism Endeavors
By Selected News Articles @ 8:48 PM :: 6624 Views :: First Amendment, Pierre Omidyar

Omidyar...seemed not to realize what he had gotten into....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
The Extraordinary Pierre Omidyar
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 12523 Views :: Pierre Omidyar

In other words: look out Government, you’re about to be pummeled by a crusading, righteous billionaire! And corporate America? Ah, don’t worry. Your dirty secrets—freshly transferred from the nasty non-profit hands of the Guardian to the aggressively for-profit hands of Pierre Omidyar—are safe with us....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Meet the Cult Leader: Hawaii Resort Developer Teams Up with Arianna Huffington
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 9801 Views :: Ethics, Development, Pierre Omidyar

In order to properly greet Huffington to the Isles, we present readers with some of the best material out there on this very strange bird....

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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Pierre Omidyar: The Secret Empire of a Resort Developer
By Andrew Walden @ 9:06 PM :: 38721 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Pierre Omidyar

“You may have noticed, I do like to fly under the radar.” -- Pierre Omidyar, 2009

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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Hanalei: Billionaire Pierre Omidyar Pushes for Resort Development
By Robert Thomas @ 11:57 PM :: 8073 Views :: Kauai County, Development, Land Use, Pierre Omidyar

The developer touts the proposed resort as "the most environmentally and culturally responsible visitor-oriented project ever to be proposed in the state."

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Monday, August 8, 2011
Human Trafficking: Did the US DoJ Purposefully lose the Aloun Farms Case?
By Andrew Walden @ 1:37 AM :: 19322 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Judiciary, Labor, Law Enforcement, Pierre Omidyar

How could federal prosecutors “accidentally” debase their entire prosecution of crimes alleged to have occurred in 2004 by telling a Federal Grand Jury that the defendants’ collection of “recruitment fees” was a violation of a law which did not take effect until 2008?

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Sunday, March 22, 2009
Ebay's Omidyar: Obama-backing Hamas-talking billionaire in Hawaii, expecting disaster
By Andrew Walden @ 9:59 AM :: 26305 Views :: Pierre Omidyar

Omidyar worries that a pandemic could cut Hawai'i's lifelines and leave it with an 11-day supply of food (or is that 12?).  To that end, he has made pivotal donations to local nonprofits dedicated to building sustainable local food supplies.  At the same time, he has stockpiled several months of food for his personal use at storage facilities on O'ahu....

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