The Lawn Guide blacked out on 6 April 2012 in protest against criminal elements operating within the Australian Turf Industry.
The following is the original notice of this blackout we provided to our readers.
The Australian Turf Industry currently has a small presence of criminality operating within the industry. A presence which can only be described as evil and emanating from only a single small source, but a source which is presently highly influential and highly funded.
I want to assure every reader that almost the entire Australian Turf Industry is highly respectable, operating their businesses with highly ethical, honest and sincere practices. And for the entire turf industry, they have our respect, always and without question. Overall, we can say the turf industry is decent and deserves the respect of Australian homeowners.
However, there now resides within this great industry, the presence of evil we mentioned earlier.
Now I am aware that the word "evil" is very strong, with very strong and very implicit meanings. but after what I have personally witnessed and been subjected to from these people. Evil is the only word which describes their behaviour, for I have never witnessed any person behave in the manner these men conduct their affairs and run their business.
The protest is against the manner in which this single business operates their affairs within the turf industry, and how it affects not only many innocent victims,,, i.e people who get in their way and tell the truth about their grass, but also affects all the Mums and Dads of Australia who are being fed incorrect information about grasses so as to convince them to buy this company's brand of grass. With many of these homeowners buying the WRONG grass for them based on this false information.
Which may leave these men even richer, but leaves so many Mums and Dads frustrated and dissatisfied when they discover they may have bought a lawn which is totally unsuitable for their needs... which is very wrong.
For the people who get in their way, and this includes me because I speak the truth about their brand of grass, these men will stop at nothing, no matter how hideous or evil to silence our voices.Here's a quick re-cap of what I've experienced from these men over the past year.
All these things… all this evil… this is how they run their business.
All this evil in an attempt to create fear and terror in my family.
All these despicable acts to silence the truth about their grass.
The Lawn Guide will NOT be silenced.
I will NOT be silenced.
I will NEVER lie to the Mums and Dads of Australia so these evil men can become richer.
They operate their business in a manner that no other business in Australia operates, with the only possible exception being the mafia.
So many evil acts to attempt to silence a single person who tells the truth about their grass, even repeatedly threatening the safety of a small child and my ex-wife.
But the saddest part of it all is this… I don't even say its a bad grass, I say its good, but I also reveal its weaknesses - based on extensive scientific research that they themselves co-sponsored. And that's something these men will do 'whatever it takes' to prevent Aussie Mums and Dads finding out about.
Yeah... this even goes into our wonderful insitution of TAFE.
These men also asked one of their former company colleagues and personal friend who is now a staff member at Challenger TAFE in Murdoch, Western Australia, to access and release my personal information from within the TAFE student database - which is a government database - which makes this a very serious crime. This TAFE staff member complied, stole the requested information and these men then used this stolen Government information to threaten, harass and abuse myself, and my family members.
We know this because the TAFE staff member was twice betrayed and revealed by the very men - his personal friends - of the criminal activity he had undertaken on their behalf. We know his name, we know who he is, we know who he has association with. (so much for honour amongst thieves...)
Therefore we must also strongly recommend that any person considering registration for turf related courses at this same institution to reconsider this decision and avoid any such courses on offer while this man is still in employment there. Because by doing so, the very safety of your family could be compromised and directly threatened.
As you can see, this evil we speak of here is MASSIVE.
It cannot be ignored, it must be brought to light.
And that's why we are blacking out this year and every following year, in PROTEST against this criminal presence, and this presence of evil within this otherwise great industry.
APRIL 6 IS THE DAY THESE MEN THREATENED MY FAMILY IN 2011
Threats designed only to gain a competitive advantage over their competition, by attempting to terrorise my family, including a 7 year old little boy, and my ex-wife at her home.
And each year on April 6, we will remember this horrendous act, and all the evil that followed and blackout The Lawn Guide, and our related sites, to bring to light what these men are, and what they do to innocent people in their never ending quest towards more and more cash.