Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

In yesterday’s TKPOTD I noted that Team Kimberlin’s schemes often blow up in their faces. Five years ago last week, Bill Schmalfeldt tried to stick his nose into Brett Kimberlin’s RICO Madness LOLsuit. He sent a letter to the presiding judge that became a part of the case record. Five years ago today, I took note of his filing, dismissing it as “so ludicrous and immaterial as to not be worth a reply.” However, the part circled in the Scribd post embedded below has been a continuing source of pointage, laughery, and mockification of his claims concerning his medical condition.

Hmmm. That kinda supports Ken White’s opinion that Schmalfeldt is a demented freak.

Just Passing By

Because the amount of energy necessary for an interplanetary flight is available from practical launch vehicles, spacecraft often use a planet’s gravity to provide some of the energy needed for final trajectories. Properly executed, one or more gravity assist flybys can be enough to change a spacecraft’s speed and direction so it can enter orbit around another world or fly off into the Kuiper Belt or even interstellar space.

This view of Earth was captured in 2007 on the second of three Earth flybys made by ESA’s comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft on its ten year journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Image Credit: ESA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the more ironic aspects of Team Kimberlin is they way their best laid plans often circle back and torpedo them. Consider the case for extortion put forward by Bill Schmalfeldt that was noted in this Prevarication Du Jour that ran five years ago today.

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The Cabin Boy™ tweeted this last night.ExtortionThreatSchmalfeldt does get one thing correct. Extortion is a felony.

One of the ways to commit extortion is to threaten to accuse someone of a crime in order to induce him to do or not do a certain thing. “If [name] doesn’t [do this], he will face charges …”

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I point. I laugh. I mock.

And I am not alone.