Beresheet Impact Site


The Israeli lunar lander Beresheet impacted at too high a velocity for a safe landing. The images for this before and after comparison of the landing site were taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The dates in the lower left indicate when the images were taken. It appears the spacecraft landed from the north on the rim of a small crater, leaving a dark smudge on Mare Serenitatis that’s elongated towards the south.

Image Credits: NASA / GSFC / Arizona State University

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


While I was reviewing posts on the Internet as part of research about [redacted], I was reminded of some comments posted to Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Unread by a sock puppet called “Texas Tim.” As the Gentle Reader will see from the evidence below, Brett Kimberlin was/is almost certainly Texas Tim.

Consider this excerpt from a long comment to the main BU post about BlogBash 2013.It contains a bunch of lies and one interesting tell. Let’s start with the tell, “… and my wife …” According to Tetyana Kimberlin, there were only five people involved in Kimberlin’s demonstration at BlogBash 2013. They were Craig Gillette (the photographer in the blue parka), Brett Kimberlin, Tetyana Kimberlin, and her two daughters. Brett Kimberlin was the only person there with his wife.

Now, to the lies. First, there is no record of any cooperation between the PG County Police and Brett Kimberlin, Justice Through Music Project, or VelvetRevolution.US (now Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.). However, there is evidence suggesting that threats made to the BlogBash venue by Brett Kimberlin and Neal Rauhauser did result in an increased police presence in the neighborhood during the event.

Second, the only “carding” that went on at BlogBash was to verify that people entering were on the guest list. It was a private, by-invitation-only event. As to whether anyone was carrying, …

Third, the only “imam” joining Kimberlin’s protest was Kimberlin himself with his head wrapped in a keffiyeh. Tetyana Kimberlin has said that she took these pictures of Brett Kimberlin using his phone. I downloaded them from the BU website.

So there’s reasonable evidence pointing to Brett Kimberlin as Texas Tim.

Texas Tim’s comments during early 2013 were often connected to Islam and to intelligence agencies. For example, note the hat in the picture above right. For a further example, here’s the first part of a long screed from a memory-holed post “Aaron Walker ‘Appears’ on Huff Post Live to Talk ‘Swatting'”.

BU went quiet for the months of May, June, and July in 2013. Texas Tim posted these comments to the last post in April.Dagestan is a republic in Russia on the western side of the Caspian Sea. During early 2013, it was still in the throws of trouble overflowing from the neighboring republic of Chechnya. Makhachkala is the site of the most prominent mosque in the region. Was Kimberlin in Dagestan, or are these comments just another bit of false narrative?

BTW, the Salon post linked to in the bottom comment deals with some of the organizations Kimberlin sued in the RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.

There are interesting data points here. These dots are connected, and determining if and how they might also connect to [redacted] will be enlightening.

Today’s Talking Point


The Alabama Legislature has passed a bill that would put significant restrictions on abortion if it becomes law. The bill contains, get ready for today’s talking point, “no exceptions for rape or incest.” That phrase appears in the headlines in stories about the bill from the Washington Post and CBS News; the lack of such exceptions figures in stories from the AP, Reuters, and other sources. The real problem that Progressives have with the bill is that it outlaws abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable. It seems that they’re trying to use the lack of exceptions for the rare instance of rape and incest as a way painting the bill’s supports as out-of-the-mainstream extremists. We’re also beginning to see stories about Rowe v. Wade being in danger of reversal by the Supreme Court.  I expect to hear the tip jars rattling at various presidential campaigns quite soon.

I’m not in favor of rape or incest but I believe it’s a good thing that we no longer treat rape as a capital crime and hang the perpetrators. I also believe that we shouldn’t kill either of the victims of a rape, so I’ve never understood why it makes sense to allow killing a child because he or she was conceived during a rape. I feel the same way about killing a child conceived incestuously.