Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dread Pirate Kimberlin has a habit of offering big rewards (often $100,000) for things that don’t exist. Here’s his latest via Velvet Revolution US:

Initially, we are asking whistleblowers, insiders, and hackers to release information regarding NRA activities that demonstrate ethical breaches, corruption, or criminality.  If that information is provided to us, we will publicize it and provide it to the FBI.  If the information results in an arrest and conviction, we will pay up to $100,000 to the person who provides that information.

Has Justice Through Music Project or Velvet Revolution US ever paid out so much as one cent on one their rewards?

10 thoughts on “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


  1. Sounds like projection to me.

    Try this on for size:

    Initially, we are asking whistleblowers, insiders, and hackers to release information regarding Velvet Rebolution activities that demonstrate ethical breaches, corruption, or criminality. If that information is provided to us, we will publicize it and provide it to the FBI. If the information results in an arrest and conviction, we will pay up to $100,000 to the person who provides that information.

    Sounds like a cake walk to me!


    • If you’ve given VR(US)’s financials so much as a cursory glance, you know the money never existed. Which makes my eyebrows head for my hairline.


      • Offering rewards for which you have no ability to pay might not rise to the level of criminal activity, [especially since rewarding someone with $1 is “upto $100,000”] but, isn’t both JTMP and VR run by a lawyer who is held to a higher ethical standard by the bar?


  2. It’s an Alinsky-ite muck raking ploy, similar to lawfare or the increasingly meaningless charge of racism. Harass your opponents making them defend against frivolous attacks. They expend resources while you crowdsource the annoyance and risk nothing.

    Per BigSkyBob, I wonder if this constitutes mail fraud since VR certainly doesn’t have the resources. Alternatively it’d be tax fraud based on Mr. Hoge’s previous explorations of their filings.


  3. Do they have any idea what the NRA actually IS? It’s a civil-rights lobbying organization. In what course of activities could any of the above have occurred?


    • I’m sure they would try to spin [paid] parking tickets by an office worker as “part of pattern of criminal behavior.” They aren’t intellectually honest. That is the bottom line.


  4. Are you familiar with their lawsuit against zogby? Google brett kimberlin zogby.
    They llegedly had $120000 to spend on polling


  5. That “up to” kind of leaves their options open, as to what they might actually pay, in the vanishingly miniscule chance that there might be an “arrest and conviction.”

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