Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The TKPOTD for eight years ago today contained my thoughts as I prepared for the first day of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit.

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The Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial at 9:30 this morning in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. When you cut through all the bullshit in The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s complaint, what the suit boils down to is this—Brett Kimberlin haz sad because a bunch of mean bloggers said truthful things about him and wouldn’t shut up when he said so.

His suit is 100-%-pure, unadulterated anti-First-Amendment shutuppery. TDPK will get his day (or two) in court. He’ll have his chance to convince a judge and jury that it’s defamatory to write accurately about his past, to report truthfully about his present activities, or to express an opinion about him based on what was learned in that reporting. He will have to prove that what we wrote was false and that either we knew it was false or we wrote with a reckless disregard for the truth. He will have to present evidence to that effect, and he doesn’t have any—which is just the beginning of the problems TDPK faces.

I don’t expect the process to be pleasant, but I do expect that my codefendants and I will come out of it as the winners.

Pray for justice.

UPDATE—This seems to be all Team Kimberlin has left.TK201408110033Z

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You know, as much as I enjoy camping, I haven’t had many opportunities over the past eight years. I doubt I’ve spent a whole week sleeping under canvas or nylon during past eight years.

Proper Resource Allocation

I just had a conversation with a recent widow who has spent the past five months trying to get changes in her Social Security payments straightened out. She made the observation that everyone she’s talked to appeared to be overwhelmed by their workloads.

And in other news, the government now plans to hire 87,000 new IRS agents.

The Twenty-Four Hour Rule

I have found it is usually best to wait for a full day to pass before offering any non-obvious comments or attempted analysis about events such as the FBI raid on Mar-a-Largo. Indeed, it may be wise to keep my powder dry until reliable evidence is available, and that may take a while.

UPDATE—The search warrant authorizing the raid is sealed.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Two of the four of the LOLsuits Brett Kimberlin filed against me were federal RICO suits. I’ve generally referred to first suit as the RICO Madness LOLsuit and the second as RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit. However, they weren’t the first RICO suit Kimberlin ever filed. The TKPOTD for nine years ago today was about his first RICO case.

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DredPedoKmbrlnIn his biography of Brett Kimberlin, Mark Singer discusses the pornography business that Kimberlin ran while he was in prison selling porn to other inmates. On p. 203 of Citizen K, he describes how the business ended after he lost his original connection and tried a new source.

In January 1987, in a federal court in Madison, Wisconsin, Kimberlin sued Crest Paragon Productions, alleging false advertising, breach of contract, mail fraud, conspiracy, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). According to the complaint, instead of the thirty magazines and sixteen books Kimberlin expected when he responded to a back-of-the-book advertisement placed by Crest Paragon, he was sent “fifteen pamphlets and three paperback books of low quality.”

Though Kimberlin felt conflicted because “I could have made a fortune on that stuff inside prison if it wasn’t contraband,” mainly he felt compelled to sue. He asked for compensatory and punitive damages totaling $150,000.

The Gentle Reader will probably not be surprised to learn that the case was thrown out of court.

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That zeroth RICO case was no more successful than the three he filed in the 21st century. None of his RICO claims every survived a motion to dismiss, and none of his other claims survived summary judgment. In fact, the third case this century was dismissed by the judge on his own before any summons were issued to defendants.

The Little Gem Nebula

Little gemNGC 6818 is a planetary nebula also known as the Little Gem Nebula. It about 6,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius. The cloud is a bit more than half a light-year across, huge compared to its central star  but still a little gem as nebulas go.

When stars like the Sun are ready to “retire,” they shed their outer layers into space which creates glowing clouds of gas called a planetary nebulae. The ejection of mass is uneven, and planetary nebulae often have very complex shapes. NGC 6818 has a bright and enclosed central bubble surrounded by a larger, more diffuse cloud. It appears that the stellar wind from the central star propels the outflowing material, shaping NGC 6818. As the fast stellar wind smashes through the slower-moving cloud, it creates particularly bright blowouts in the bubble’s outer layers.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin has been seeking to have some of his Speedway Bombing convictions overturned. Both the U. S. District Court in Indianapolis and the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled against him, so he is appealing to the Supreme Court.

Neal Katyal is the lawyer representing Brett Kimberlin in that appeal. Katyal asked for and was given until 6 August to file a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court. Because the 6th was a Saturday, he actually has until today to file. It may take a few days for the Clerk to process all the paperwork and get the petition on the docket.

Stay tuned.

When a Comet Hit Jupiter

Shoemaker-LevyHubble witnessed the collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter in 1994. This is a composite photo assembled from separate images of Jupiter and the comet. The comet had broken up into at least 21 separate fragments. When fragment G struck Jupiter, the impact created a giant dark spot roughly the same diameter as the Earth and was estimated to have released an energy equivalent to 6,000,000 megatons of TNT (600X the Earth’s entire nuclear arsenal).

SMOD and then some.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin never seems to have figured out how to make a well-structured, convincing argument supported by evidence. One of the reasons he lost the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. LOLsuit was that he never succeeded in introducing any authenticated evidence that supported his claims.

OTOH, he made unforced errors in other cases that wound up authenticating the evidence against him. The TKPOTD for five years ago today was about one such admission.

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I’ve been reviewing the documents produced by the Kimberlins during discovery in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit. One of them is a copy of a post from Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread titled Lee Stranahan and Aaron Walker Smear A Teenager’s Family And Try To Snuff Out Her Career. The post was originally published on 29 August, 2013, just after The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin had filed his Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit and just after the Montgomery County State’s Attorney had dropped the first set of false criminal charges Kimberlin filed against Aaron and me. I was not surprised to find that the post is now missing from the Interwebz. I was surprised that TDPK would consider putting it into evidence.

You see, the post contains evidence that is part of the proof that the tweets TDPK attempted to use as evidence in his 2015 peace order petition are forgeries. By offering the post in discovery, he has authenticated it.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

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It is possible to be both evil and stupid.

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