Cafepress is Shadowing Blocking Me

Cafepress will not publish anything that has been on the Internets, or copyrighted or images of celebrities.

A “pending” image is one they’ve blocked, pending you removal of the offending image.  Sure some are legit, but take a look at some of these:

The F-117, F-4 and F-16 are all my original artwork. Apparently, they don’t support people who are anti-white racists (the BBQ police).
The MQ-1’s are original artwork. Apparently, cafepress is anti-military. There are no copyrights on military patches. I checked.
Two ,more original paintings. Cafepress is anti-gun. You can’t even be a father if you’re holding a gun. Yeah, that’s original too.
More anti-military stuff and you can’t like Snookie either.

Now it gets good and shows why I think they are shadow banning me.  These are ones I actually sold.  But when I made too much money or attracted too much attention, they were banned. “The Seven Deadly Sins” was a special order for a ping pong team.  That order was cancelled, but this image became one of my best sellers.  Why was it banned? Who knows? You tell me.


This one is my favorite.  I  have  100’s of requests for this one.  In fact I’m looking for a company to make a real patch for something less than an arm and a leg.  As you can see, I’ve sold at least one.  Actually, about a dozen.  But then, cafepress suddenly bans it.



So I asked them what was being blocked and why.


Yeah, but why?
It’s an F-117 not a B-2. Nice try.

I’ve pointed out their copyright infringements.

Then there’s the “Marketplace”.. That’s where Cafepress sells your stuff and instead of getting four bucks a sale they pay you pennies.


Surprise, surprise!  I sell art on another site.  Along with selling quality art products, they also let you sell shirts and cups and stuff.  Much better quality and easier for me to get it to my customers.

Instead of this one…..

Try this one.


Click to buy.

When the first person buys the “Radio Baghdad” cup, it’s off to the races and I’ll shift over.  If you order from my cafepress site, leave what happened in the comments and I’ll put what you wanted on the Art site.


Any one who becomes my Patron for $20 or more per month, I will send you a free “Radio Baghdad” cup.

Work from Home

There a good jobs and there are Great Jobs. This is neither.
You may or may not know that my Better Half has been applying for every job imaginable. One job offer came through of all things Google Hangout.

It started like this:
I’m okay. I just woke up
Ok,I believe you’re here for the job briefing and interview ?
To acquaint with, I’m Mr. Oliver Reese. I appear to you as the Hiring Superior/Client Services of Virtu Financial Corporation. I began my career as HR with Siemens in 1988 and later joined Madison Tyler Holdings as a junior developer and has been promoted in the firm with roles including Head of Strategy Development, Partner and Managing Partner of the Austin office. Further, I played a key role in launching the European offices of the firm and continues to actively oversee software development and trading globally. I have experience crossing the full spectrum of the HR discipline including talent management. … Please introduce yourself, What are your Full name,Age, Sex and cell number ,where are you located ?

Welcome to Virtu Financial. LLC

Virtu Financial. LLC operates as an electronic commodity trading company in New York. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York, NY. We are currently hiring from home at the moment and also mainly to create employment opportunity for the less privilege, disables and also to decrease the rate of unemployment in the economy.
We have what it takes to be great. We’re brought together under one vision. We share common values that form the basis of a well-understood and effective culture. We enjoy a time-tested business model with proven strategies and goals. We benefit from an operating philosophy that provides sustainable, competitive advantages. We possess the know-how to execute well, and most of all, we have great people. OK ?
If you have a lot of time on your hands the whole transcript is here.
Then one day a check showed up in the mail.

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We called the Police immediately. They called the bank and confirmed it was fraudulent. It got tossed into an evidence bag and they left.