There’s still nothing to report from Brett Kimberlin, Justice Through Music Project, or Protect Our Elections/EMPR about hacking or other software shenanigans related to this month’s elections.
Not all of Brett Kimberlin’s interactions with Ukraine have been successful. The TKPOTD for seven years ago dealt with one failure.
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It seems as if The Dread Pirate Kimberlin has a great deal of difficulty with the truth and that this is not a new problem. Beginning on page 360 of Citizen K, Mark Singer tells the story of a June, 1996, trip to Ukraine he took with Brett Kimberlin. The purpose of the trip was to develop business deals for Lada Express, a company that TDPK founded as he was being released on parole. The tale paints of a picture of Kimberlin cutting significant business deals.
Hindsight cuts through the smoke and mirrors. By November, 1997, Kimberlin’s parole was being revoked. There were two reasons given. First, he had failed to make any restitution payments to a victim of one of his bombings which was one of the terms of his release on parole. Second, he had committed fraud on a mortgage application.
He was bankrupt. If the hundreds of thousands of dollars of profits on those deals ever existed, they could not be accounted for, and his company Lada Express became defunct. In 1998, the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation revoked its corporate charter for failure to file paperwork due in early 1997.
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Failing failures gotta fail.
The TKPOTD from this date last year bears repeating.
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Say, has anyone else noticed that Brett Kimberlin has never said anything about protecting our elections from interference by Ukraine?
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Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin has said much about the problems with electronic voting machines this year either.
They’re back, mostly. The websites for Justice Through Music Project (jtmp dot org) and Protect Our Elections (protectourelections dot org) are somewhat live again. They are hosted now on the same offshore server as velevetrevolution dot us (now also live), itstime2020 dot org, greencasamaryland dot org, breitbartunmasked dot com, empr dot media, and kelsiekimberlin dot com.
I say that the JTMP and POE sites are somewhat live because they haven’t been fully restored. Everything that had been posted after February, 2018, is missing from the JTMP site, and everything posted after August, 2018, has disappeared from POE. It’s interesting what Kimberlin has decided to throw away and what he’s decided to keep.
Even with the presidential election teetering between the candidates, nothing has appeared at the itstime2020 dot org website since late September. Meanwhile, the empr dot media attempt to spin up interest in a Ukrainian not-for-profit’s threat to sue Rudy Giuliani for defamation is falling flat.Not a single like or comment.
Brett Kimberlin foolishly thought that he could file bogus LOLsuits that would silence truthful reporting about him and his past and present activities, but his attempt at brass knuckles reputation management were a disaster. And of course, the “reporting” by incompetent PR flacks he recruited only compounded his failure. The TKPOTD from five years ago today dealt with some of the problems with brietbartunmasked dot com.
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I’ve been going over the backups of post that
Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Boy Unread has memory-holed in preparation for … well, let’s leave it at I’ve been doing some research.
Here’s another post that has been flushed from the site:As the Gentle Reader can see from the date and byline, this was a rant by the Cabin Boy™ from when he was trying to overturn the first peace order issued against him. It’s a marvelous bit of vintage Acme legal “reasoning.” He deftly explains why the court should reverse itself, and he only has two minor problems with his story—the facts and the law. The Gentle Reader who has been following the Cabin Boy™ for the past couple of years may remember that Schmalfeldt’s motion to modify the peace order and his petition for a writ of certiorari for an appeal were both denied in October, 2013, and that my petition for an extension of the peace order was granted in December, 2013.
The Gentle Reader may also remember that 57F Osborne has repeatedly promised to follow stories only to drop covering them and memory-hole posts when Team Kimberlin loses at their lawfare. But that’s one of the reasons why this daily feature exists here at Hogewash!.
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The BU website hasn’t had any new material posted for almost two years.
Day by day, people sue or are sued, sometimes justly, sometimes not. In the case of each of the LOLsuit filed by Team Kimberlin, justice prevailed when the law was enforced and the their cases went down in flames. Seven years ago today, fairly early in the whole process, I tried to warn them that they were doomed, but they refused to pay attention to the Civics Lesson.
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We have three branches of government in the State of Maryland. The Legislative Branch makes the laws. The Executive Branch carries out the laws. The Judicial Branch decides cases and interprets the laws.
The Attorney General is part of the Executive Branch. He offers advice to the Legislature and to the various departments of the Executive Branch, and he represents the State before the Court of Special Appeal, the Court of Appeals, and the federal courts. He does not decide the meaning of laws.
The Judicial Branch does that.
So the Legislature may have an opinion about what they intended a law to do, and the Attorney General may offer his opinion as well, but the courts have the final say about the meaning of laws.
There is a pecking order among the courts. Here in Maryland, the District Courts are on the bottom rung. The next step up is the Circuit Courts. These are the courts that are the usual triers of fact. The Court of Special Appeals is the first level appellate court in the state. The Court of Appeals is the higher appellate court. It’s word is final on state law. The only court above it is the Supreme Court of the United States and only for federal issues.
So how do the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit fit in? They are in a parallel judicial system. Of course, their rulings are binding on any state court with respect to federal issues, but federal issues only. Thus, how the U. S. District Court ruled on a federal law might provide guidance to a state court on a related issue, but the ruling would not be binding per se with respect to a case relating only to state law.
So relying on a legislative memo or report or on an Attorney General’s opinion at odds with a Circuit Court’s ruling that the Court of Appeals has refused to review is, shall we say, risky. Relying on federal court decision which the Circuit Court has ruled inapplicable when the Court of Appeals has refused to review the Circuit Courts ruling is similarly unwise.
Here endeth the lesson.
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Every one of Brett Kimberlin’s brass knuckles reputation management LOLsuits failed. Every claim he made was either dismissed, thrown out at summary judgment, or a judge found against him at trial. He lost every appeal. He’s pro se legal machinations became the stuff of jokes. This is from six years ago yesterday at Instapundt—
The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt did no better.
I can understand why one might conclude that Brett Kimberlin didn’t pretend to offer rewards like this one for this year’s elections because he heard from people he’d worked with during previous election cycles that the fix was in.
Of course, that may or may not be true, but it’s a reasonable hypothesis.
Brett Kimberlin’s not-for-profits raised millions of dollars in support. One of the things that they have allegedly been working on is election integrity. One might think that the current vote counting brouhaha would be the sort of thing that would get some sort of reaction out of organizations committed to protecting our elections. However, the total election integrity related traffic from all the websites and Twitter accounts is …
The only actively updated Kimberlin-related Internet accounts appear the empr dot media “news” site and its related Twitter account. It’s still trying to peddle the idea of significant Russian interference in the election because the Russians are afraid of Joe Biden.
I must confess I hit the Like button for this tweet because I enjoyed the laughing at it.
Well, I think at least one reason has become obvious as to why Kimberlin avoided posting anything like this in 2020.
Of course, The
Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin hasn’t been the only member of Team Kimberlin to offer a bogus reward. This post, Reward Claimed!, is from five years ago today.
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I should get my share for verifying my address and phone number. They are are 20 Ridge Road, Westminster, Maryland 21157, and (410) 596-2854. Since I don’t have a SEEKRIT SITE, I cannot provide a non-existent password.
Failure to pay the reward forthwith will be considered proof by the Cabin Boy™ that The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is lying in his complaint.
UPDATE 2—The Cabin Boy™ has verified in a comment below that he won’t honor his reward offer. Furthermore, under the conditions outlined above, he appears to confirm that Brett Kimberlin lied in his RICO 2 complaint.
UPDATE 3—Perhaps the Gentle Reader is wondering why the Cabin Boy™ offered the reward. One might guess that he feels flush with insurance cash, but I don’t think that’s the reason. I think he’s taken a page out of the Team Kimberlin playbook of offering a reward with no intention of paying. I’ll bet he believes that the “reward” gives him a basis for saying that some anonymous person ratted out [insert harassment target’s name here] as Krendler and that it provides cover for his next faildox.
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Both Kimberlin and the Cabin Boy™ are deadbeats.
Brett Kimberlin’s shrinking web presence over the past few months reminded me of the TKPOTD from one year ago today.
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To borrow some words from a song from the ’60s,
There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
I was checking out the Justice Through Music Project website, and I noticed that the DONATE buttons were gone. That struck me as odd. I went over to the Protect Our Elections website, and it’s donate page was still up and functional. It also still had the claim that the donation was being made to a 501(c)(3) entity and was tax deductible. Protect Our Elections/EMPR has never been recognized as a 501(c)(3) charity by the IRS. Until recently, it was recognized as a 505(c)(4) not-for-profit, but its status was revoked for failure to file the required paperwork for over three years. In any case, (c)(4) organizations don’t pay taxes, but donations to them are not tax exempt, so they claim that donations to POE/EMPR are deductible is simply wrong.
It becoming apparent that Kimberlin isn’t paying the same attention to his not-for-profits as he used to. It’s almost as if something else is distracting him.
BTW, when The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin sued me and my codefendants in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et all. (I) RICO Madness LOLsuit, he accused us of operating a false 505(c)(3) as a scam.
Can you say “projection”?
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The only operating DONATE button left on any of the surviving Kimberlin-related websites is at itstime2020 dot org. Even given the site’s recent upward surge to a world site popular rating of 12,465,001, it’s probably safe to assume that the site’s legitimate donations have failed to cover the costs related to the site.
Well, it looks as if Brett Kimberlin really has abandoned his It’s Time 2020 operation. It’s election day, and the website hasn’t been updated since late September. The Twitter account hasn’t had an original tweet since the middle of September and hasn’t retweeted anything for over a month.
Indeed, the only Kimberlin-related web operation that is still trying to affect the election is EuroMaidan PR. The website and Twitter account have both tried to call attention to a Ukrainian not-for-profit (with apparent Soros connections) threatening to sue Rudy Giuliani for defamation. That’s generated no measurable increase in the <200 hits per day for the website and generated only 7 retweets and 7 likes for the original tweet. Almost half of those retweets and likes were from foreign accounts. The US retweeter with the most followers was the Republicans for Biden account.
Joe Biden may win today’s election. If he does, that may encourage Kimberlin to bring back some of his websites. OTOH, if Biden doesn’t win, ….
The TKPOTD for four years ago today was a post of testimony Brett Kimberlin gave under oath during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial in October, 2016.
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This was part of Aaron Walker’s cross examination of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial.
MR. WALKER: Now, remind me, if you will, what you do for your charities.
MR. KIMBERLIN: I run a non-profit Justice Through Music, and we work with, ah, famous bands and artist to get young people involved with civic participation. We, ah, we also work with, ah, dissidents around the workd to get them, um, their message out to the general public. We work with, um, a lot of voting registration groups. We, um, registered literally hundreds of thousands of young people to vote over the years. Um, we have been very much involved, um, with making sure that voting machines are, are not hackable and that their, um, they provide and accurate reading. We were very involved with making sure that, ah, Maryland, ah, got away from the electronic voting machines and changed over to the paper ballots, ah, that I believe they used this year for the first time in, um, Maryland. And, um, we have, ah, we have a lot of [unintelligible] campaigns. For example, we had a campaign called “Iran“, um, “Iran Now”, um, during the Green Revolutionin, in Iran. Ah, We’re doing a lot of, of, because my wife’s from Ukraine, we’re doing a lot of, ah, work with Ukraine. Right now, I’m working with, ah, Congressmembers, um, on legislation to protect the vote. I’m working with the Department of Justice right now to, ah, to protect, ah, this coming election. There’s a lot of information about hacking by Russian, and our team that works for me are, are specialists in hacking and, ah, electronic cyberhacking and things like that. So we are probably one of the foremost groups in, in the country on that.
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I believe that it is reasonably safe to assume that changes in the leadership at the Department of Justice have resulted in The
Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin, Protect Our Elections/EMPR, or any of their associates not being knowingly engaged by the DoJ in “protecting” this week’s election.
One of the things the Gentle Reader might want to consider in choosing which candidate to vote for is the likelihood of that candidate’s changing the DoJ back to an organization that would use Brett Kimberlin as part of an election “protection” scheme.
Early in The Saga of the
Dread Deadbeat Pirate/Pro Se/Protector/Performer/Perjurer/Etc. Kimberlin’s, one of his PR Flacks tried to “warn” those of us who were writing about him of the consequences of our truthful reporting.OTOH, if Kimberlin hadn’t engaged in lawfare as a failed attempt at brass knuckles reputation management, he would have remained sufficiently unimportant to avoid public notice.
During past election cycles, Brett Kimberlin has offered a reward for evidence of vote fraud. For example, this was posted during 2016 at protectourelection dot org—Of course the
Dread Deadbeat Protector Kimberlin never paid any rewards in the past, but he isn’t offering one this year. Given his associations with certain political operatives, it may be that he …
Oh, the Gentle Reader can form his opinion on the matter.
Yesterday, EuroMaidan PR was active again with a war report for 30 October posted on the empr dot media website and some tweets sent by @EuroMaidanPR. A couple of the tweets are war-related. Another is about the Kyiv Post‘s coverage of a Ukrainian’s not-for-profit’s lawyer sending a letter to Rudy Giuliani claiming that comment he has made about the not-for-profit are defamatory.
Brett Kimberlin has failed at almost everything he’s tried. He got caught smuggling drugs. He got busted as the Speedway Bomber. He’s failed as a pro se litigant.
The TKPOTD for six years ago today dealt with one of the instances of his failure as a musician.
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Gentle Reader, do you ever wonder what the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin does when he isn’t involved in vexatious lawsuit? He’s got himself a rock-and-roll band called Op-Critical. One of the sca … uh … promotions he’s attempted for the band was trying to get a performance by Op-Critical included in the soundtrack of the Twilight movie Eclipse.It shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with Op-Critical’s body of work to learn that Twilight Angel isn’t on the album. You can listen to The Dread Performer Kimberlin singing Twilight Angel on YouTube, but I don’t recommend doing so. Normally, folks with TDPK’s level of talent are advised not to give up their day jobs, but I’m not sure which causes more harm in Kimberlin’s case.
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Almost all of Kimberlin’s business entities show some sort of paperwork deficiency when you run checks on them. One exception is Actup Enterprises Inc. On 17 July, Kimberlin took the steps necessary to restore it to good standing status with the State of Maryland. Actup has variously referred to itself as an artist representative and as a record label.
The Actup Enterprises web domain is gone, but while it was active, it only listed one performer as an artist—Kelsie Kimberlin. BTW, her recent music videos appear to have ben produced in Ukraine.
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Gentle Reader, do you ever wonder what the Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin does when he isn’t involved in vexatious lawsuit? He’s the Director of a not-for-profit called Justice Through Music Project. One of the sca … uh … activities run by JTMP is a web site called Protect Our Elections dot org. The site claims to be a “national collaboration of grassroots organizations that have joined together to reclaim our democracy, providing oversight to rescue our elections from partisan politics and privatization.” It has a DONATE button that appears to go straight to JTMP’s authorize dot net account.
Now, that’s a chilling thought: Brett Kimberlin providing “oversight to rescue our elections.”
Here’s what the top of the site’s home page looked like around 8 pm yesterday evening.And here are a couple of front page links to featured stories.The stories relate to a nuisance suit that Protect Our Elections has filed against the Federal Elections Commission. Take a close look at what I’ve circled in red. Those are the comment counts on the stories. As of 8 pm yesterday, there had been absolutely none. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Bupkis.
That shows you the relative impact of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s Internet operation vis-à-vis those of us who he is suing because we write truthful things about him. Indeed, the most recent comment on the POE site was made at 8:59 pm on 11 August. By way of comparison, Monday noon’s Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? post generated six comments.
The Team Kimberlin theory of lawfare involves punishment of the victims by causing them to have to deal with the time and expense of a protracted legal ordeal run at relatively low cost to the pro se plaintiff. It’s backfired. TDPK is up against pro se defendants, one of whom is a lawyer, who are able to mount low-cost defenses; First Amendment activists with pro bono legal counsel; and media personalities and organizations whose best interests are served by fighting the suit.
The Streisand Effect will be cranked up to 11 until all TDPK’s vexatious lawsuits are completely dealt with. Brett Kimberlin won’t disappear from public scrutiny until he’s either given up or been beaten. Given his poor choices to date, I suspect we’ll have to whip him in court.
I thought the whole purpose of an election was partisan politics, as in, choosing between two or more candidates representing differing views. Whigs v. Tories. Democrats v. Republicans. That sort of thing.
Of course, JTMP’s politics are avowedly progressive. Perhaps the statement is simply an honest description of a desire for one-party rule.
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Through the years, Kimberlin has given up any pretense of non-partisanship, openly working with Democrat and Ukrainian interests since the 2016 election cycle. His attempt at affecting this year’s election seems to have fizzled. Both his It’s Time 2020 and EMPR websites have gone silent, and the Justice Through Music Project site isn’t accessible.
One by one, the Kimberlin-related Internet accounts have been going silent or dark. As of Tuesday evening, none of those sites hosted on U.S.-based servers were accessible.
There are six accessible domains hosted on an offshore server.
breitbartunmasked dot com hasn’t had a new post since December, 2018.
greencasamaryland dot org hasn’t had a new post since September, 2019.
kelsiekimberlin dot com doem’t appear to have had any new material posted since the end of August, 2020.
itstime2020 dot org hasn’t been updated since 27 September, and its companion Twitter account hasn’t retweeted anything since 2 October.
The velvetrevoution domain was recently moved to the offshore server, but the site is empty.
empr dot media had been frequently posting general news stories and posting war reports almost every day for years. On 23 October, it posted a story about a Ukrainian not-for-profit threatening to sue Rudy Giuliani for defamation, and the @EuroMaidanPR Twitter account posted a link to the story as part of pinned tweet. And then both the website and the Twitter account went quiet. Neither has put up anything new since the 23rd.
I find it … um … interesting that Brett Kimberlin would be reducing his exposure on the Internet in this way at this time. Or is it being reduce for him?
Brett Kimberlin’s attempt to use the legal system to shutdown truthful report on his past and present activities was doomed to failure because it was based on lies, and stupid lies at that. Lies that were easily disproved, as the TKPOTD from six years ago today demonstrated.
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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has never let facts get in the way of the allegations in his various vexatious lawsuits. This is from the second amended complaint for his Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness.TDPK wants the court to believe that on 25 May, 2012, that Glenn Beck published an article about Aaron Walker being SWATted.
Take a look at the date on the police report relating to the Walker SWATting. (You can view the entire report here.)The report is dated 25 June, 2012. That’s the day that the gag order portion of the peace order TDPK had won against Aaron Walker was ruled unconstitutional and set aside. (The peace order itself was thrown out a couple of weeks later.) 25 May was the date of the Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day blogburst. While many blogs, including Hogewash!, wrote about TDPK on that day, none of them wrote about a SWATting that wasn’t going to occur for another month.
One or two typos or minor errors might occur in an 82-page document. (That’s the length of TDPK second amended complaint. Court rules limit such filings to 50 pages.) However, given the pervasiveness of the falsehoods in all his court papers, the Gentle Reader should not be surprised to learn that it’s my opinion that those errors are not mistakes. I believe they are lies.
Meanwhile, the clock is ticking/tocking away, and pages are being turned on the calendar. Brett Kimberlin’s omnibus response to the (eleven, so far) motions to dismiss his vexatious RICO Madness is due on 8 December. Perhaps The Dread
Pro-Se Pirate Kimberlin should be careful when he hears that tick/tock sound.
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Of course, there is another possible reason why Kimberlin might tell such tales: He might so detached from Reality that he believes his own narratives.
One of the claims that Brett Kimberlin made against my codefendants and me in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit was that we had defamed him by calling him a pedophile. All of the defendants had expressed a belief that Kimberlin is a pedophile or stated that there was evidence for that to be a reasonable opinion. We based our opinions in part on a sworn criminal complaint filed by Kimberlin’s wife. During the Kimberlin v. Walker trial, Judge Johnson pointed out to Kimberlin that the witness he needed to show that our statements were false was his wife, but he didn’t bring her to court.
The TKPOTD from four years ago today explains why he kept her off the witness stand in 2014—something he wasn’t able to do in 2016.
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The following question was asked and answered during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial after an extended discussion at the bench. Judge Mason allowed it over Brett Kimberlin’s objection because it could show that Aaron Walker had a reasonable basis for writing what he had written.
MR. WALKER: The question was: You first had sex with your husband before you turned fifteen. Correct?
MRS. KIMBERLIN: Yes.
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When faced with the possibility of a perjury charge if she contradicted her previous sworn statement, Tetyana Kimberlin told the truth.
The TKPOTD for this date last year looked back at a post from 2012. The image shown below suggests that last year’s post was quite prescient.
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Seven years ago today, I ran this post about Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and Autocorrect.
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I abbreviate the name of TDPK’s 501(c)(4), Velvet Revolution US as VRUS. The autocorrect keeps trying to insert an i.
Maybe I should let it.
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Of course, there’s a significant difference between the VRUS website (which is still up wasting bandwidth) and a virus. Most viruses have better continuing support from their originator.
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Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
It’s really beginning to look as if Brett Kimberlin has hastily abandoned all of his websites still hosted in the United States. The velvetrevolution dot us domain was moved offshore to the same server hosting empr dot media around the middle September, but the site is empty. Access to the remaining onshore sites was disabled when the domain hosting their name servers were taken down. Given that it’s not that hard to move to a new name server, it looks as if Kimberlin is either distracted by something that is keeping him and his IT guy from maintaining the sites—or he’s tried to move everything back offshore, but that process has been disrupted.
The last day that I can verify that any of the onshore sites were working is 10 October, and a certain story broke in the NY Post on the 14th.
The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Ukraine.
The TKPOTD from five years ago today examined one of the claims Brett Kimberlin made in his second federal RICO LOLsuit against me.
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Here’s an interesting bit of information from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s opposition to the motions to dismiss his Kimberlin v. Team Themis, et al. RICO 2: Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.A loss in his earnings? Hmmmmm. That loss must have been relatively recent. The IRS Form 990s for Justice Through Music show him making $19,500 a year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. (2014’s form doesn’t appear to have been filed yet.) Of course, TDPK’s claim about lost earnings will be easily checked if the suit gets into discovery.
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Indeed, Kimberlin was lying. The Justice Through Music Project Form 990s through 2018 all show his compensation as $19,500 per year.
They also show an interesting trend in the not-for-profit’s income.
Of course, it could be purely coincidental that JTMP’s income spiked upward during election years. After all, as a 501(c)(3) entity, it isn’t supposed to engage in partisan political activity, and Kimberlin created the now defunct Velvet Revolution US as a 501(c)(4) which could engage in political advocacy.
Meanwhile, all to the Kimberlin-related websites, including jtmp dot org as of the time this post is being drafted, hosted in the U. S. have gone dark.
In the early morning hours yesterday, this tweet appeared on the @EuroMaidanPR account trying to undermine the credibility of the the Hunter Biden laptop story.
The tweet didn’t age well. Later in the day, it was reported that neither the DNI nor the FBI believes that the meals on the laptop are part of a “Russian disinformation op.”