Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Although they’ve been rather quiet for the past few months, Team Kimberlin has a history of trying to spin up false narratives on the Internet. Their websites and social media accounts all seem to meet one of two ends. Either they are left abandoned after they fail to generate the intended buzz or they wind up deleted by their web hosts for one or more Terms of Service violation. This post from six years ago today, #BillSchmalfeldt: ToS Violator, chronicled the banning of one of their sites.

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Sore Loserman Bill Schmalfeldt zapped the electrodes on his moribund liberalgrouch dot com site over the past day or so. It’s back. We will see how long it lasts.

As part of the reboot, the Cabin Boy posted a couple of his signature tacky images with my face photoshopped into them. Normally, I wouldn’t care about these particular pictures because they aren’t pornographic and even show a modicum of creativity. As far as any copyright issue goes, the images are well within the limits of Fair Use, but this isn’t a copyright issue.

His site is hosted by Bluehost, and Bluehost’s Acceptable Use Policy says this:

Private Information and Images. Subscribers may not post or disclose any personal or private information about or images of children or any third party without the consent of said party (or a parent’s consent in the case of a minor).

[M]ay not post … images of … any third party without the consent of said party …

The Gentle Reader will probably not be surprised to learn that the images were posted without my consent, and, yes, I made Bluehost’s Legal Department aware of the situation. They, in turn, told the Cabin Boy to take down the offending images.

Schmalfeld has kicked into high gear of his Sore Loserman mode. He has refused to comply. Moreover, he insists that I should file a DMCA takedown notice—which is nonsense because 1.) this isn’t a copyright issue and 2.) I don’t own the copyright to either of the pictures he has used.

The Cabin Boy engaged in a ToS violation with his hosting provider, and he got caught. Schmalfeldt needs to learn that The Rules apply to him too. The real Rules, not the one’s he makes up as he goes along.

He says he’s willing to have Bluehost take his site down rather than comply. We’ll see.

sir robin shieldUPDATE—Huffing and puffing about non-germane non-facts, the Cabin Boy has tucked tail and run from Bluehost. He’s moved his illiberal grouchiness to … drum roll, please … WordPress.com. (No, I won’t link to it.)

In his rant on the way out the door from Bluehost, Schmalfeldt accused me of laughing at him over his DMCA debacles. Actually, I haven’t thought they were the least bit funny.

OTOH, this episode of his tripping over his own arrogance has made me smile.

UPDATE 2—Cabin Boy Bill has’t turned on his thumbs up/down buttons yet.

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I must admit that the Cabin Boy’s™ continued editorial screwups did become a marvelous target for pointage, laughery, and mockification.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Five years ago, The Saga of Team Kimberlin had taken a decisive turn away from The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s version of the narrative after his loss in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. trial. That was the first of many LOLsuit he would lose over the next couple of years. The TKPOTD from five years ago today dealt with TDPK’s futile attempt to get a preliminary injunction against several of my codefendants and me in the RICO Madness LOLsuit.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is so disturbed and so desperately injured by the terrible things that Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, Lynn Thomas, and I are publishing about him that he has gone on vacation to Hawaii when his motion for a preliminary injunction against us in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness is due to Judge Hazel on the 28th.

The judge has imposed some specific limits on what TDPK can file.

First, Plaintiff’s motion must be limited to the specific defendants identified in his request i.e., defendants Walker, Hoge, McCain, Thomas, and Akbar. …

 

Second, Plaintiff’s motion must be limited to specific conduct that has occurred since the filing of his SAC on June 24, 2014 and must describe with sufficient detail the exact harm caused by each specific defendant and the irreparable harm sought to be prevented by way of immediate injunctive relief.

 

Third, Plaintiff’s motion and accompanying memorandum may not exceed fifteen (15) pages, double spaced. See ECF No. 97 at 3. Plaintiff must file his motion by August 28, 2014. …

 

Fourth, Plaintiff’s motion must strictly comply with the requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 11, including the requirements for signatures and other identifying information contained in Rule 11(a), as well as the requirements of 11(b). Failure to comply with Rule 11(b) could result in sanctions issued by the Court sua sponte. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(c)(3).

Perhaps, TDPK has figured out that he can’t come up with anything that can be filed within those limitations. We’ll see. Meanwhile, Judge Hazel noted when TDPK asked for more time to file his motion that

[a] preliminary injunction is either needed or it is not. If a preliminary injunction is needed, as Plaintiff contends …, it ought to be pursued with the degree of diligence and urgency for which it was intended to serve i.e. the prevention of irreparable harm. Because Plaintiff’s proposed “wait-and-see” approach is antithetical to that purpose, the Court DENIES Plaintiff’s Request. Plaintiff must file his Motion for Preliminary Injunction no later than August 28, 2014 and in strict accordance with the requirements set forth in the Court’s July 28, 2014 Letter Order, or notify the Court that he is withdrawing his request for leave to file the motion.

Stay tuned.

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I suppose that Kimberlin would have found a way to file his motion for a preliminary injunction if he had wanted it badly enough. I didn’t think he would file, and everything proceeded as I had foreseen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin’s use lawfare to try to suppress the free speech rights of his critics was a vain attempt at brass knuckles reputation management on the Internet. As with almost everything he’s tried in his life, he failed when he tried to do more than he was capable of and when he tried to outsmart people who were experts in fields where he lacked talent and/or experience. The TKPOTD from a year ago today took note of The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin’s collapsing Internet presence.

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One of the ways that The Dread Deadbeat Protester Kimberlin has tried to raise money off the Internet was via a website called Pussy Riot Defense Fund. Reading the fine print on the website carefully told one that the donations raised wouldn’t go to the direct support of the Russian female rock band but would be used to help defray the cost of Justice Through Music Project’s publicizing the band’s legal hassles.

The Justice Through Music Project home page still has a link to the pussyriotdefensefund.org website. I’ve left the link live so that the Gentle Reader can click on it for himself to see that the site is gone. Indeed, the registration for the domain expired a year ago today.

It’s beginning to look as if The Dread Deadbeat Protestor Kimberlin has pretty much given up on maintaining an effective presence on the Internet. His websites are not being well maintained, and his web presence is shrinking.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.

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And things continue to proceed downhill at jtmp dot org. As the Gentle Reader can see in the screenshot on the left, there hasn’t been anything new posted at this website allegedly dedicated to music and politics for over six months. In fact, there’s been very little posted at the site for over two years.

However, the most striking change at the Justice Through Music Project website is that it now lacks any visible buttons, widgets, or links allowing one to make a donation. (I was able to use a URL from a backed up version of the site to find a donate button on a page that’s still on their server and tied to JTMP’s PayPal account, but there are no live links to that page.)

Follow the money? It would appear that the money isn’t streaming into Justice Through Music Project via online donations. If it ever did.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Some people are very bad liars who are easily caught. This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran four years ago today.

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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: Well, hello! What’s up?

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Nothing. Things are quiet.

JOHNNY: Only on the surface.

RULE 5 GIRL: (Telephone Filter) Oh?

JOHNNY: Have you ever heard the expression “the lull before the storm”?

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

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This TKPOTD was published five years ago today as part of the wrap-up coverage of the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. LOLsuit. It fairly well demonstrates that one the real purpose of that LOLsuit was a fishing expedition seeking information related to a principal source of The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s butthurt.

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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin kept whining that he had provided my codefendants and me with “thousands of paged of documents” and that we had given a copy of just one email during discovery in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit.

That’s true. He did get only one email, and I’m the one who gave it to him as part of my answer to Plaintiff’s Interrogatory 3.

What I gave him was an email that I had sent to Kimberlin Unmasked that wasn’t covered by codefendant privilege. It was an answer to a question about a recently passed Maryland gun law. TDPK got everything that he asked for that he was entitled to receive. He was very foolish in his choice of questions.

popcorn4bkHe was clearly focused on finding KU’s identity and showed no real interest in developing any sort of case against me. If Brett Kimberlin is lucky, Judge Hazel will throw out the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness on the motions to dismiss. Otherwise, he’ll be facing discovery conducted by each of the two dozen defendants.

#StupidIsAsStupidDoes

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Meanwhile, it’s been months since The Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin has posted anything new at Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread, but a certain cockroach still seems to be active on the web.

Failing failures gotta fail.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The idea for Blogsmoke came out of a lame attempt by Matt Osborne at Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread to make fun of me as someone who imagined himself as the sheriff of the Internet. And so, the Lickspittle Broadcasting System was born. As the Twitter Town Sheriff’s department expanded, Blogsmoke begat BlognetThis episode first ran five years ago today.

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BlognetTitleCardMUSIC: Theme. Intro and fade under.

NARRATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

MUSIC: Up, then under …

NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. A noted anti-First-Amendment activist has sued a group of bloggers trying to shut down their free speech and free press rights. Your job … get the facts.

MUSIC: Up then under …

ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual case. For the next few minutes, in cooperation with the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department, you will travel step by step on the side of the good guys through an actual case transcribed from official files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment, Blognet is the story of the good guys in action.

MUSIC: Up and out. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


While I’ve openly published a great deal of material related to Team Kimberlin’s online harassment of and lawfare against their perceived enemies, I’ve actually kept a lot of information under wraps in order to protect third parties or to avoid revealing legal strategies while case were in process. That’s basic operational security. Team Kimberlin has not always been good at OPSEC.

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OPSEC or Operational Security is the process of protecting little bits of data that could be grouped together to give the bigger picture. During my service in the Signal Corps, a significant portion of my work revolved around keeping information hidden from potential enemy access.

I especially remember one particular breach of OPSEC in Viet Nam. There was a major who thought that he was too important to have to bother with the rules. One day, he got in a hurry and decided that he didn’t have to get up and walk a couple of hundred feet to where an encrypted radio was installed. He used the radio in his jeep to send a very brief message that would have no tactical value after about a half-hour. The VC were listening, they figured out what was going on, and—15 minutes later—a landing zone took mortar fire just as a general’s helicopter was landing. There were no casualties, except for that major’s career.

Here’s another example of poor OPSEC. pbrstreetgang.org is one of the domains associated with others owned or controlled by Team Kimberlin. Bill Schmalfeldt published an email with this header just over a week ago. The version below has part of the Bcc line redacted. The original doesn’t. Can you bust someone back to a rank lower than Cabin Boy?BSmailheader

Incoming!

UPDATE—Several people have wondered how I received an email not addressed me. I didn’t. A .png image of the email was published on Twitter.confessiontweet

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I couldn’t make this stuff up on my own.