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In Re RICO Madness


As you can see from the letter that Paul Alan Levy has sent to Judge Hazel, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has made some sort of filing in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness, and he is asking that it be sealed. As Mr. Levy notes, TDPK has not served copies of his filing on any of the pro se defendants.

As I wrote earlier, this is a sign of abject stupidity.

The Gentle Reader may wish to consider stocking up on Jujubes and Raisinettes as well as popcorn.

UPDATE—Stacy McCain weighs in here.

UPDATE 2—rsm20140724

Copyright Trolling Meets RICO Madness


The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin seems to have his panties in a knot over being caught again trying to play green card games. He’s filed this in his Kimberlin v. Kimberlinunmasked copyright trolling case.

He has also filed this in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.

TDPK wants a hearing bearing on the truth or falsity of his green card forgeries?

Go ahead. Make my day.

Merope Nebula


Pleiades_Spitzer_MeropeThe Merope Nebula (aka NGC 1435) is a diffuse reflection nebula in the Pleiades star cluster, surrounding the 4th magnitude star Merope. It appears to be about the size of the full moon. It is illuminated entirely by the star Merope which is embedded in the nebula. The nebula appears blue in visible light photographs because of the fine carbon dust spread throughout the cloud. This false color view was put together using infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Sure enough, there’s dirty work afoot.

However, I can’t report on the details of the amazingly stupid stunt that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin pulled yesterday. First, I don’t have all the information necessary, and, second, the fact that I don’t relates to the abject stupidity of his action.

All I can say for now is that TDPK must have finally figured out how desperate his situation really is.

Investment Tip: Buy popcorn futures.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This paragraph is from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s complaint in the Kimberlin v. Kimberlinunmasked copyright trolling lawsuit.BK v KU ECF 1-7And therein lies a fatal problem for TDPK’s lawsuit. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a)(2) requires that someone filing a pleading with a court provide

a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief[.]

Because TDPK never identifies which videos are his and which are JTMP’s he doesn’t show that he is entitled to relief. For all the court knows, all of the allegedly infringed videos belong to JTMP, and TDPK cannot sue on the organization’s behalf. JTMP would have to sue in its own right, and it would have to be represented by a lawyer instead of TDPK.

popcorn4bkMore fundamentally, TDPK never identifies which videos the allegedly infringing images were taken from. In effect, he’s saying, “Your Honor, they stole my stuff, but I can’t bother to tell you what they stole.”

If you thought the opposition to the motion for default was brutal, just wait till you see what can be put in a motion to dismiss.

Stay tuned.

Punching Back Twice As Hard


Last week, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin filed a motion seeking default in the Kimberlin v. Kimberlinunmasked copyright trolling lawsuit against the two individuals he claims are Kimberlin Unmasked. They have filed their opposition to his motion.

UPDATE—I’m pleased to see that the evidence of the fraudulent green cards seems to be mostly derived from Hogewash! posts. This makes three cases where documentary evidence of forgery and/or perjury by TDPK have been placed in front of the court.

UPDATE 2—Aaron Walker comments here.

Another Brick in the Wall


Celina Durgan reports at NRO that the Secular Coalition of America is asking folks to knit bricks to show their outrage over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The knitwits at the SCA want to send hundreds yarn bricks to the Court to express concern for the “wall of separation” between church and state being breached.

Uh, huh.

If the knitwits had ever read Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists (the source of the phrase), they would know that he intended it to mean that the government should keep its nose out of the business of religion and not the other way around. I doubt that Jefferson would approve of a law or regulation that mandates that one must violate his conscience.

 

The Perseus Dark Matter Matter


Video Credit: NASA

Personal Note—I contributed to the design of the cryogenic temperature control system being used to cool the detector array in the Soft X-ray Spectrometer that will fly on Astro-H. The system is capable of holding the detector array at 0.05° above absolute zero with a stability better than ±0.000001°.

When an individual x-ray photon strikes one of the pixels in the SXS detector, the energy raises its temperature slightly which changes the resistance of the cell—the more energetic the photon, the greater the change. The low operating temperature and the tight regulation are necessary to make lower energy x-rays detectable and reduce system noise.

Stale Law


Acme Legal really should open a fresh box of law books. They seem to be specializing in stale law, especially in the use of citations to old court cases that have been overturned or that rely on a law or rule that has since been changed.

For example, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin kept relying on Conley v. Gibson, a 1957 case, in his oppositions to various motions to dismiss in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness. Every motion to dismiss has cited Ashcroft v. Iqbal, a 2009 case that effectively overturned Conley.

As I read through the various Acme advised filings from Team Kimberlin, I see a consistent pattern of citing cases that seem to support Acme’s legal theories without regard to whether the case has been superseded in some way.

#StupidOrLazyOrBoth

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s a news flash! The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has filed a couple of legitimate green cards with the Restricted Delivery boxes checked. They were filed with a motion in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit and are for some mail sent two days after he had to confess his previous shenanigans to Judge Ryon. But have no fear, Gentle Reader. TDPK managed to find another document to forge as one of the exhibits. He makes this allegation in his motion.BK v Aw 2013 AltSvc-6TDPK filed the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit on 30 August, 2013. With that in mind, consider his Exhibit E.BK v AW 2013 AltSvcKU Ex ESo TDPK informed Kimberlin Unmasked of a lawsuit filed on 30 August, 2013, on 22 February, 2013. Perhaps he’s traded his gold Prius for a blue Police Box.

#BowTiesAreCool

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign


Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Hi, Johnny!

JOHNNY: Hello!

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, have you checked PACER this evening?

JOHNNY: Not yet. What will I find?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) The Bomber has filed another pleading in his copyright lawsuit.

JOHNNY: I’m not surprised. He’s just about to run out of time to serve Bomber Unmasked or have the suit kicked out.

RULE 5 GIRL: He’s asking the judge to find Bomber Unmasked in default.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Another Rube Self-Indentifies


Thomas Frank writes at Salon, calling Barack Obama “an ineffective and gutless” president.

Perhaps there will be an architectural solution for this problem. For example, the Obama museum’s designers could make the exhibit on the movement into a kind of blind alley that physically reminds visitors of the basic doctrine of the Democratic Party’s leadership faction: that liberals have nowhere else to go.

Read the whole thing.

THEMIS Report


The Earth’s magnetic field which shields the planet from severe space weather often develops holes that allow the largest leaks of solar particles. This short animation shows what can happen based on findings from the Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) mission.

Video Credit: NASA