Every once in a while, I take a look at the Kimberlin-related websites. The Justice Through Music Project site (jtmp dot org) had been quietly rusting away for over a year, but it has had three posts this month. All of them involved ripping off material from other sites. However, that’s not the only addition I’ve detected.
I use the Brave browser as a security measure whenever I visit on of the Kimberlin sites. Yesterday, it gave me this new warning.Hmmmm.
Here are some interesting data points—
Brett Kimberlin changed the name of his 501(c)(4) not-for-profit from VelvetRevolution.US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.
There is a web domain called empr dot media that purports to be the “#1 independent citizen media about Ukraine.”
At the bottom of the empr dot media home page, there’s some greyed-out fine print which begins, ” This website developed and runs on donations received from JTMP (US), …”
Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit is called Justice Through Music Project and operates a website called jtmp dot org.
The empr dot media website is one of four domains hosted on the same server as breitbartunmasked dot com. The other two domains on that server are breitbitnews dot com (one of Bill Schmalfeldt’s abandoned sites) and xeonhosting dot net (the service provider).
The Gentle Reader may draw whatever conclusion he will from these facts.
One thing was better in 2018 than in the previous few years. The Justice Through Music Project website (jtmp dot org) was dormant most of the year. Indeed, the site only inflicted two new post on the Internet, one on New Year’s Day about unrest in Iran and the other on 26 February pushing gun control.
I guess The
Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin was too busy protecting our elections to fiddle with musical justice.
Essentially all of Team Kimberlin websites wind up being poorly keep up if not completely abandoned. The first site that I noticed going fallow was the Bloggers Offense Fund site that earned Brett Kimberlin his Dread Pirate nickname. I wrote about his lack of attention to that sire six years ago today in a post titled Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Paperwork Trail.
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Those Gentle Readers who have been following the Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin here at Hogewash! for the past three months will remember that he acquired the title after he created a pirate-themed website for the Bloggers Offense Team. (No, I won’t link to it.) One of the pages on that site is called DOCUMENTS which says that it “will highlight all the documents that The Bloggers Defense Team will not produce …”
Here is what that page looked like at 8:00 am ET on 2 December, almost three months after it was first posted:
It’s empty. Now, why is that? One explanation might be that Hogewash! has been quick to publish TDPK’s court filings and related documents as soon as possible after they become publicly available.
OTOH, it is interesting that TDPK seems to have passed sealed document on to First Mate Neal Rauhauser and Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt for publication rather than using the Bloggers Offense Team site.
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Meanwhile, it’s been over a month since the Protect Our Elections website was updated, and more than six months have passed without any new material at the Justice Through Music Project site.
Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin has never had effective control of the narratives he’s tried to spin. Perhaps he’s finally figuring that out.
Six years ago today, I published a post about the person who was listed as the Executive Director of the Kimberlin not-for-profits, Justice Through Music Project and Velvet Revolution US (now renamed Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.). The post was titled Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Boss’ Day Job.
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Court records show an email address for a Jeffrey R. Cohen who has the same street address as Justice Through Music Project. That email address is associated with the law firm of Millen, White, Zellano & Branigan. The firm’s web site gives this information about Mr. Cohen:
Our entertainment practice focuses on music, film and television. Because of our intellectual property expertise, we understand not only the finer points of contract terms but also the significance of the intellectual property issues at hand. Jeff Cohen heads this practice group. Jeff owns Sumerian Records and is a partner in an entertainment management company Outerloop Management.
Here are links about Sumerian Records and Outerloop Management.
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Shortly after that post went up, it received this comment.Here was my reply.
As Bill Schmalfeldt likes to point out, 29 October, 2012, was the day Hurricane Sandy came ashore. Over the next couple of days, I was working with our local ham radio club in support of the shelters that been opened because of the weather. While at one of the shelters I shared the story of this lame SWATting threat with several deputies who it turned out were scheduled to work the evening shift on Halloween. We agreed that I’d have Halloween goodies set aside for them to take home to their kids if they were called to my house.
Of course, the person making the threat chickened out. Cowardly cowards gotta cower.
This is the opening paragraph on the ABOUT page of the protectourelections dot org website.The claim in the last sentence does not appear to be true.
The IRS publishes a list of all registered 501(c)(3) organizations. Protect Our Elections is not on the current list (updated on 8 October, 2018) under its current name, its previous name (Velvet Revolution US), or its Employer Identification Number.
Further, it appears from the information posted on the IRS website that it is not possible for a 501(c)(3) organization to be simultaneously registered as any other type of Section 501 entity.
Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. does appear to be registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(4) organization. For now. Kimberlin’s other not-for-profit, Justice Through Music Project, is registered under 501(c)(3). However, they are two separate entities, and commingling their assets could … never mind … I’ll let him find out the hard way.