Justice for Boko Haram


As I was scrolling through the past year’s blog posts at the Justice Through Music Project website, it struck me that there was no mention of the abduction of several hundred schoolgirls by the Boko Haram terrorists. Surely, justice requires that the kidnapped girls be released rather than sold into slavery.

OTOH, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is fond of accusing several his perceived enemies as being anti-Islamic. Perhaps he is unwilling to denounce Islamic terrorists. Or perhaps …

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


In his opposition to my motion to dismiss in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin wrote the following:ECF 29-16I suppose by “non-profit that works with famous bands and artists” TDPK means “Justice Through Music Project.” If he does, he is misleading the court.

I recently took a look at the Justice Through Music Project website (No, I won’t link to it.) and worked my way back through over a year’s worth of its blog posts. There were lots of stories about “famous bands and artists,” but there was nothing about any of them working with or having anything to do with JTMP.

Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Bupkis.

#Wannabe

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


According to paperwork filed with the IRS, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s not-for-profits spent $34,625 on legal expenses in 2012.

This is from page 10 of the Form 990 filed by Justice Through Music Project.2012JTMP990-p10This is from the Schedule O attached to the Form 990-EZ filed by Velvet Revolution US.VRUS2012SchedOThe only lawsuit involving those entities was Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. which was dismissed shortly after the not-for-profits were added as parties. Furthermore, they were represented in the matter by Jeffrey Cohen, the Executive Director of both organizations. Even if he billed for his services and all the expense was borne by JTMP, it would be unlikely that his fees would have justifiably amounted to over $11,000.

The only other “legal” activity during 2012 seems to be some frivolous bar complaints filed on behalf of VRUS by Kevin Zeese. Again, the apparent level of effort for that work does not go a long way in explaining over $23,000 in expense.

‘Tis a puzzlement.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


RICOMadnessHere’s an interesting bit from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s opposition to the motion to dismiss filed by Michelle Malkin and non-party Twitchy in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.ECF 67-2Let’s do a bit of fact checking.

” … served his sentence, was released from parole …” According the data obtained from the U. S. Parole Commission under a Freedom of Information Act request, Brett Kimberlin’s sentence expires in September, 2030. He was paroled a second time in 2001 and released from supervision in 2006.

“… for a job as director of a non-profit …” According to the publicly available records at the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation, Justice Through Music Project was incorporated on 21 February, 2003 by Jeffrey Cohen and Brett Kimberlin. Starting a business is a great way to get hired by it.

… dedicated to using music and artists to inspire young people to engage in civic participation.” That’s almost in line with the purpose stated in the JTMP corporate charter: “… to shed light on some of the injustices in the world with the power of music.”

Somehow, that all seems to be a bit less than forthright.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I wonder how The Dread Pirate Kimberlin views the new rules proposed by Treasury Department that would affect not-for-profits engaging in such political activities as voter registration drives?

From a recent IRS Form 990 filed by Justice Through Music Project, one of TDPK’s “charities”—JTMP990_2011_extract

The expression “hoist with his own petard” refers to the a military sapper being blown up by his own explosives. It some how seems fitting in this instance.

A Spelling Lesson


pussyriot_jtmpThe Russian feminist punk rock group spells their band’s name in Latin letters “Pussy Riot.” It’s occasionally transliterated into Cyrillic as “Пусси Райот.” The “spelling” shown above is from the Justice Through Music Project donation page exploiting the band’s legal troubles. One would think that The Dread Pirate Kimberlin, who is alleged to speak and read Russian, would know better.

Некультурный!

It’s Not Exactly Fraud …


… but it looks kinda shady. The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s “charity” Justice Through Music Project runs a website called pussyriotdefensefund dot org. Just looking at the name, it would not be unreasonable for someone to assume that the site was involved in raising funds to help with the legal defense for members of the Russian rock band that have been prosecuted.

Here’s the top of the site’s home page. (Click on the image to embiggen it.)pussyriotdefensefund_orgZooming in on the text show this:pussyriot_zoomSee, Gentle Reader, the site’s not really a fraud because it comes right out and tells you that the donations go to JTMP.

BTW, TDPK has filed a federal RICO accusing me of mail fraud and wire fraud because I asked you to donate to funds supporting other bloggers and because I am now one of the beneficiaries of a fund to defend against a frivolous and vexatious lawsuit from Kimberlin. If you believe that the BomberSuesBloggers fund is a scam, please don’t contribute. If you think that blogs such as Hogewash! should be able to publish about potential scams, even if they might be run by Brett Kimberlin, then please go over to the BomberSuesBloggers site and find out how you can help.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Here’s another reason why Team Kimberlin is panicking. (Click on the graph to embiggen it.)WebTrafficRankNot only is the tide turning against their lawfare in court, but they’re also losing the PR battle on the Internet. The graph shows Alexa’s world-wide rankings for six websites. The Other McCain is currently running around 67,000 world-wide. Hogewash! is just below 800,000. Breitbart Unmasked, Patriot-Ombudsman, and Velvet Revolution are in the 3,700,000 to 5,700,000 range. The traffic at Justice Through Music Project is now so low that Alexa no longer reports any data for it.

Fail.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Team Kimberlin has been able to cause a great deal of misery to those it has targeted for personal attack. That’s in stark contrast to it’s impact in the wider world. For example, it the various web analytical services can be trusted, it is likely that more people will read this post on the first day it is up than will visit the Justice Through Music Project website over the next two weeks.

jtmp_ustreamKimberlin’s real world impact is trivial even among the true believers in the causes he claims to espouse. Take fracking (hydraulic fracturing to free trapped natural gas), or, in JTMP’s case, anti-fracking. If you go to the JTMP website, you’ll find a link to a Ustream channel. Clicking on the link will take you to a poorly recorded, year-old session of a bunch of activists talking about the evils of fracking. There’s nothing else on the channel. No wonder the channel only has 3 followers.

Just like all those petitions that never achieve a critical mass of signers or proving election fraud based on tips that never come in or …

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It seems that a domain called pbrstreetgang dot org has been used by Team Kimberlin as a name server for some of their other sites and also as an email server for internal communications. Over the past couple of weeks, that domain suffered a severe security breach.

For the past few days, access to the Kimberlin-related websites has been flaky, especially the US-hosted sites. Access has been possible for brief periods using anonymized browsers. Each time the sites pop up, the source code for at least some of the pages has been modified. It looks as if their US-hosted sites have blocked the IP I use for most of my browsing. I have service via four different ISPs, and two provide a different IP each time I connect.

Several interesting incidents have occurred. In one case, connections to the globalpharma dot biz site hosted in Holland were being forwarded to the Breitbart Unmasked website. Also, the Breitbart Unmasked site goes up and down with tandem with jtmp dot org and velvetrevolution dot us. I wonder if Brett Kimberlin will still claim that he doesn’t know who runs the Breitbart Unmasked site?

It’s taken some time to construct those additional pylons, but the sites seem stable for now.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


It’s been a couple of days since normal access to the Kimberlin-related website hosted in the U. S. went down. It’s been possible to access the sites part of the time using anonymous browsers, but that has often been flaky.

I suppose that when the cleanup is complete, we will at least see the sites with Donation buttons reappear.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Between roughly 9:00 and 9:30 ET on Thursday evening, I watched as security settings were changed on the Kimberlin-related hosted on-shore. At first, the sites were dumping warning code at the top of pages as they loaded, and then all but one of the sites went dark.

Here’s the code that was displayed at the top of jtmp dot org for a while.


Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 157

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 158

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 159

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 160

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 161

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 162

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 163

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 164

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 165

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 166

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 167

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons
in /home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/sites/default/settings.php
on line 168

Warning: ini_set() has been disabled for security reasons in
/home/jtmp/public_html/jtmp/includes/bootstrap.inc
on line 471

Lines 157 through 168 of the site source code appear to provide links to the older version Justice Through Music Project web site and a U. S. Government site about voter registration.

Eventually, things settled down to responses like this.
jtmp_timeout

Since then, both the US- and Dutch-hosted sites have flickered on and off, sometimes accessible via a normal connection, sometimes requiring an anonymous connection. It looks as if someone is hacking about, trying to deal with inconvenient information.

Perhaps the effort is too late.

Tanj!


Larry Niven fans will recognize tanj! as an interjection used in his Known Space series. It’s an acronym of “There ain’t no justice!” And that’s been true in part on the Interwebs for the last day or so with respect to the Justice Through Music Project website and all the other on-shore Kimberlin-related sites such as Breitbart Unmasked.jtmp_oops

jtmp_org_connectionAs of 8:00 am ET this morning, the server for the sites was up, but it would not respond to any pings.

Hmmmmm.

No Justice, Know Peace?

UPDATE—Curiouser and curiouser. Some folks say they can connect to the Kimberlin sites. I can’t connect with a normal browser, and I’ve tried through both landline and wireless connections to test for IP blocking. For example, via AT&T wireless—jtmp_timeout

OTOH, using the same iPad and an anonymous connection, gave this—jtmp_connected

Using Tor for an anonymous landline connection, also connected to the site—jtmp_tor

Only anonymous connections? It’s an interesting set of coincidences that these weird things always seem to happen Kimberlin-related sites just after The Dread Pedo has another setback in court or some other legal issue arise.

Hmmmm.

Meanwhile, Back at Breitbart Unmasked


The server that hosts Breitbart Unmasked, Justice Through Music Project, Velvet Revolution US, pbrstreet dot org, and a bunch of other Kimberlin related websites is off the air again. Everything at IP 184.171.169.170 is down.

It could be a technical problem, but more than one source indicates that it may not be.

UPDATE—More than one domain can be located at the same physical IP address, but most IP addresses are principally associated with a particular domain, often the first one to use it. Whilst poking about on the Interwebs, I noticed this interesting factoid: The domain associated with 184.171.169.170 is jtmp.org. So on the Monday following the Hoge v. Kimberlin peace order hearing, breitbartumasked.com moved from a server in Holland to an on-shore server controlled by Justice Through Music Project, but Brett Kimberlin says he doesn’t know who runs the site.

Uh, huh.

Justice Through Music Project and Child Porn


Over at the Justice Through Music Project website (I read it so you don’t have to, and, no, I won’t link to it.) there’s a blog entry that dredges up a story from last year about Pete Townsend speaking out about his arrest for visiting an illegal porn site in 1999. Mr. Townsend received a “police caution” and spent five years on a sex offender registry.

Funny how JTMP would bring that up just now.

Brett Kimberlin, the “charity’s” Director, has been accused of having sex with an underage girl, and Craig Gillette, who has been associated with the organization apparently since Day One, has been been revealed as an ex-con who served time for possession of child pornography and as an unregistered sex offender. Sources indicate that Messrs. Kimberlin and Craig met in prison.

The blog post asks,

What does everyone think? Should people be able to move on with their lives?

Or do some actions need to have continuing consequences?

On Copyright Infringement


Some people seem to think that just because they can write a set of lyrics that fit the melody of an existing piece of music that that are entitled to use someone else’s tune. A parody of the original work might qualify under the Fair Use doctrine, but using the tune for the purpose of parodying something or someone else is a clear violation of the songwriter’s  copyright.

For example, Justice Through Music Project has posted a music video called Happy Springtime (Bush is Over). The music is clearly ripped off from John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Happy Xmas (War is Over). Now it may be that permission was obtained from Lenono Music and Ono Music, the copyright holders, to use the tune. OTOH, I doubt that those music publishers would have agreed to the copyright notice placed on the video:

Music by
John Lennon
Lyrics by
Brett C. Kimberlin
Copyright 2007
BrettSongs / Innocent Music

The plain reading of that notice is that BrettSongs / Innocent Music claims a copyright on John Lennon’s tune.

Another example, would be some of the songs that have recently appeared on RadioWMS. I doubt that The End Of Music, Mj Twelve Music, or Primary Wave Tunes, the copyright holders of Smells Like Teen Spirit granted permission for use of the tune by Bill Schmalfeldt in Smells Like Groundswell.

Neither of these examples is a parody of the original song involved. When that’s the case, permission is required from copyright holder in order to produce a derivative work. I can’t find the words “Used by permission” on anything associated with those two examples. If the copyright holders were to take notice and legal action, the results could be very, very expensive.

Justice Through Music Project, Soooper Promoters


Gentle Reader, I’ll bet you didn’t know how critical having their music on the Justice Through Music Project has been for so many recording artists. What follows is from a press release dated in 2006. The subject of Craig Gillette’s PR release was the work JTMP was doing to promote a Neal Young album. I really liked this bit:

Justice Through Music has been a pioneer for the past five years in using famous bands and artists to promote civil rights. More and more artists are coming to JTM to get out their political message, including recently, Pink, Eminem, the Dixie Chicks, and many others.

JTMP’s incorporation papers show a start up date in 2003 but I suppose that Brett Kimberlin could have be operating the organization as an unincorporated entity for a couple of years. He was released from prison in 2001.

<snark>And I’m gratified to know how JTMP was so helpful to struggling acts like Pink, Eminem, the Dixie Chicks. Who knows? Maybe one day Brett Kimberlin will put that same powerful soooper promotion behind his own musical career.</snark>

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin drives a gold Toyota Prius as a “company car.” A gold Prius with a his license plates was in the area of BlogBash while the event was in progress last March. And Breitbart Umasked posted the pictures below which were taken during the event from the inside of a Prius.

So was he using assets of his 501(c)(3) charity?

Hmmmmm.

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Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


IP address 184.171.169.170 hosts 32 domains.184_171_169_170

The Gentle Reader may draw his own conclusions as to what connections might exist between these domains and their various owners.

Oh, one more thing … the IP address 94.102.55.132 belongs to a server in The Netherlands that hosts a bunch of porn and other shady sites as well as these two domains:94_102_55_132

Hmmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin for awhile may remember that one his claims to fame, at least in the puff pieces he publishes, is that he gets lots and lots of signatures on petitions. One of his latest calls for the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. He says that he’s looking for 100,000 signatures.

I wrote about his progress on 26 May. Here’s how he was doing.JTMP_KeystoneXL_petition

Here’s how he was doing yesterday at 6:30 pm ET.jtmp_petition_2

That’s 15 signatures in 5 weeks. At that rate, he should have all his signatures around the middle of AD 2646.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


I don’t really have much use for Anonymous. However, we sometimes wind up on the same side. Take Neal Rauhauser, for example.

Your right to be stupid does not change the fact that you are in fact . . . stupid. More importantly your right to be stupid does not subvert the rights of others to speak publicly or privately –whether you agree with them or not. It’s about a little thing called Free Speech. Perhaps you have heard of it.

Oh, and speaking of 501(c)(3) charities, there seems to be some question on how Neal is getting funded since he is apparently unemployed. Perhaps that money is coming from Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)(3) charity “Justice Through Music” aka “Velvet Revolution”. Well Neal, you’ve now brought a spotlight to that organization. I’m sure the IRS and others will be most interested in the discrepancies we’ve already found and the implication that unlawful threats are potentially being funded through this organization.

popcorn4bkWho know? Maybe Anonymous will wind up publishing some of the stuff that the Vast Hogewash Research Organization has turned up before we’re ready to run it. On the one hand, it would be disappointing to be scooped. On the other, the goal is to bring Team Kimberlin to justice.

Stay tuned.