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From: Brumar895/26/2012 12:54:36 PM
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All the President's Leaks

It is increasingly likely that President Obama is responsible for the most catastrophic leaks of national security secrets since Bill Clinton sold classified missile technologies to the Chinese in exchange for campaign cash. Please consider the following stories, all of which are from the last few months alone:

Obama leaked national security secrets to speed production of a movie about the Bin Laden hit

"These documents, which took nine months and a federal lawsuit to disgorge from the Obama administration, show that politically-connected film makers were giving extraordinary and secret access to bin Laden raid information, including the identity of a Seal Team Six leader ... It is both ironic and hypocritical that the Obama administration stonewalled [the] pursuit of the bin Laden death photos, citing national security concerns, yet seemed willing to share intimate details regarding the raid to help Hollywood filmmakers release a movie ‘perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost’ to the Obama campaign."

Obama officials disclosed identity of jailed Pakistani doctor who helped locate Bin Laden

"Dr. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden's presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief in a May 2011 raid... The operation outraged Pakistani officials, who portrayed it as an act of treachery by a supposed ally. [Rep. Peter] King, R-N.Y., said administration officials talked about the doctor and his DNA sampling... The doctor was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring against the state -- a verdict officials said is likely to further strain the country's relationship with Washington... The first reference to Dr. Afridi appears to be in a July 2011 story in the Guardian newspaper."

Former Marine Strike Planner Slams Obama's Azerbaijan Leak

"Four senior American diplomats -- most likely in the State Department -- as well as senior intelligence officers appear to have leaked a key military relationship between Azerbaijan and Israel... This leak destroyed any capability of a surprise attack by Israel using these bases. And it came from Obama administration officials...

You have to ask for the motivation behind the leak. I mean, if the Israelis can do this operation, it's to our benefit! From a diplomatic standpoint, if you wanted to tell the Iranians that the Israelis did this, it's without our permission. And then try to butter up the Iranians after the strike, so they don't close the Strait of Hormuz, that's one thing.

But giving away all of the secrets of an ally? When you're doing that, you have to ask whether we still have Israel as an ally. We are not acting like an ally. In fact, if you ask me, based on the amount of time I expect the Israelis put in this relationship with Azerbaijan, I would start viewing this administration as an existential threat to Israel.

Hillary Clinton brags about hacking Al Qaeda websites to counter propaganda

"In a rare public admission of the covert cyber war against extremists, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says cyber experts based at the State Department hacked Yemeni tribal websites, replacing Al Qaeda propaganda that bragged about killing Americans...

...Highlighting the government’s use of “smart power” to fight extremists, Clinton said that military and civilian specialists around the world are focused on pre-empting, discrediting, and outmaneuvering extremist propaganda. Calling them “a digital outreach team,” Clinton said the specialists are fluent in Urdu, Arabic, and Somali. The group is “already patrolling the web and using social media and other tools to expose al Qaeda’s contradictions and abuses, including its continuing brutal attacks on Muslim civilians."

Great work, Hill. Thanks for exposing all of the classified work.

And where is the cacophony of idiots at Vanity Fair and The New York Times-Democrat, which devoted hundreds upon hundreds of column-inches to Valerie Plame?

Oh, that's right. Old media is bleeding out as we speak.

Do Republicans still control the House of Representatives?

Where are the f***ing subpoenas? Lives hang in the balance! Our warriors and intelligence operators are at risk! A Pakistani doctor who helped track down Bin Laden will spend 33 years in prison -- if he survives at all! Top Secret information is being leaked to dimwits in Hollywood in order to speed production of a movie that will lionize Barack Obama... just before the election!

This Memorial Day I urge you to call Buck McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee at (202) 225-4151. Demand an explanation. Where are the freaking subpoenas for all of these leaks? These are high crimes. Treasonous crimes. And people need to go to prison.

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To: jlallen who wrote (86107)5/26/2012 12:56:38 PM
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Well, Hillary decided not to primary challenge Obama ... so she won't be running again till 2016, by which time people will have forgotten this.

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From: Brumar895/26/2012 1:03:46 PM
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Question: Will Obamacare cover surgical removal of genitals?

Moonbat Freakazoid Serves His Own Genitals to Dinner Guests

It’s official — politically militant sexual freakazoids have jumped the shark:

A Japanese artist cooked his own genitals and served them to five paying diners in Tokyo to cover the medical costs, in a bizarre act to raise awareness about sexual minorities.

Mao Sugiyama had his penis and testicles surgically removed in March and kept them frozen for two months before dishing them out — seasoned and braised — to customers at an event hall on May 13, according to postings on his Twitter account and local police.

Diners paid 20,000 yen ($250) for the plate with a portion of genitals. Pictures published on a website appeared to show the meal came complete with mushrooms and a parsley garnish.

What, no arugula? BHO would be disappointed.

Sugiyama, who considers himself “asexual”, that is without gender, initially thought about eating the genitals himself, but decided to solicit paying customers to help pay his hospital bills for the surgery.

In an email to AFP, he confirmed the event had taken place and said it was organised to raise awareness about “sexual minorities, x-gender, asexual people”.

According to police, no laws were broken because cannibalism is not illegal in Japan.

Two years ago, this site predicted,

After homosexuality has been thoroughly normalized, I’m guessing that cannibalism will join necrophilia and pedophilia as the new frontiers for “civil rights.” Don’t like it? Then prepare to be denounced by the media as a cannibophobe.

What progressives progress to after that, only the Devil could imagine.

On a tip from Mickey Shea.

Next Up: Cannibalism Posted by Dave Blount at August 27, 2010 8:09 AM

As liberals continue to attack taboos, glorify savages, and indulge their sickest whims in the name of "tolerance" and "diversity," it is only a matter of time until we degenerate into barbarism. If you doubt it, have a look at Europe, which our liberal ruling class so haughtily insists we emulate. In Berlin, a restaurant for cannibals has launched an online campaign asking for donors of body parts and trying to recruit an "open-minded surgeon" for a celebration of multiculturalism:

The restaurant claims to be inspired by the "compassionate cannibalism" of the Brazilian Waricaca tribe.
The website explains: "We see feasting as a spiritual act, in which the spirit and strength of the consumed creature is given to the guests."
If Muslim provocateurs building a mosque at Ground Zero can demand religious tolerance, why not these guys? Just so long as they're not Christians.

This isn't the first time cannibalism has made the news in Berlin. In 2006, Armin Meiwes got life in prison for eating Bernd Jurgen Brandes, who volunteered for the menu.

The cannibal chopped off Brandes' penis and ate it after cooking it in garlic, salt and pepper.
He continued to eat the corpse over the next few months. By the time he was arrested Meiwes had eaten around 44lb of flesh.
No wonder liberals so envy those sophisticated Europeans. They're always one step ahead.

After homosexuality has been thoroughly normalized, I'm guessing that cannibalism will join necrophilia and pedophilia as the new frontiers for "civil rights." Don't like it? Then prepare to be denounced by the media as a cannibophobe.

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From: Brumar895/26/2012 1:06:52 PM
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The "Black Bloc" and the SA

SA Sturmabteilung
The insignia of the SA
Separated at Birth?
The Sturmabteilung logo of nascent Nazis is easy to confuse with the logo of the Black Bloc, which is the most prominent element of the Democrat Party-endorsed Occupy Wall Street movement:

Their tactics are even more similar, as the OWS crowd documented for all to see in San Francisco recently. Given leftists’ tendency to project, their habit of calling their enemies fascists suggests that the “99%” are fascists. This conclusively confirms it:

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Damage came to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Rendered useless by the liberal authorities giving the orders, police did nothing other than take it on the chin, even as their vehicles and station were attacked by the mob of collectivist thugs.

The Sturmabteilung (SA) (German pronunciation: ['?t??m?ap?ta?l??] ( listen);Storm Detachment or Assault Division)) functioned as the original paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party. It played a key role in Adolf Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. Their main assignments were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies; the disruption of opposing political parties and the fight against their paramilitary units (esp. the Rotfrontkämpferbund); and the intimidation of Jewish citizens (eg. the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses).

The SA was the first Nazi paramilitary group to develop pseudo-military titles for bestowal upon its members. The SA ranks were adopted by several other Nazi Party groups, chief amongst them the SS, itself originally a branch of the SA. SA men were often called "brownshirts" for the colour of their uniforms (similar to Benito Mussolini's blackshirts). Brown-coloured shirts were chosen as the SA uniform because a large batch of them were cheaply available after World War I, having originally been ordered during the war for colonial troops posted to Germany's former African colonies. [1]

The SA became dis-empowered after Adolf Hitler ordered the " Blood purge" of 1934. This event became known as the Night of the Long Knives. The SA was effectively superseded by the SS, although it was not formally dissolved and banned until after the Third Reich's final capitulation to the Allied powers in 1945.

SA Sturmabteilung
The insignia of the SA

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From: Brumar895/26/2012 1:19:15 PM
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Houston mom punishes daughter with embarrassing photo on Instagram

A Houston mom has taught her preteen daughter an important lesson on the dangers of posting potentially embarrassing photos to the internet after a photo she posted of the child as punishment has gone viral.

ReShonda Tate Billingsley, an author of numerous books, looked through her 12-year-old daughter’s Instagram postings and found the girl had posted a photo of herself holding a bottle of her father’s alcohol with the caption: “Wish I could drink this Vodka.”

Billingsley responded by posting a photo of the girl holding a sign that said: “Since I want to post photos of me holding liquor, I am obviously not ready for social media and will be taking a hiatus until I learn what I should and should not post. Bye-Bye : (” Only the bottom portion of her face, which appears to be crying, can be seen. The photo was posted to the girl’s Instagram account and to her mother’s Facebook page. The photo went viral with over 10,000 shares in just a few hours. You can see it here.

In an entry on the parenting website, Billingsley explains she wanted her daughter’s punishment to come at the same place where the inappropriate behavior occurred: online.

“My daughter actually begged for a spanking instead, which she would’ve taken, gotten over in no time, and not realized the seriousness of her actions. Now, if and when she ever gets back on social media, she’ll think long and hard before posting anything crazy,” Billingsley wrote.

Billingsley is just one of many parents who have taken to the internet, or the streets, in order to publicly humiliate their children as punishment. One father, who was recently profiled on ABC’s 20/20 segment on “Extreme Punishment,” gained internet fame after he posted a video of himself shooting his daughter’s laptop with a hand gun in retaliation for a post she had made that badmouthed her family on Facebook.

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To: Brumar89 who wrote (86102)5/26/2012 3:02:38 PM
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Progressives Embrace Convicted Terrorist

Convicted Speedway bomber wasn't the only one, remember, Obama's pals Ayers and Dohrn.

Kimberlin was in prison and got the progressive's attention by claiming he sold weed to Dan Quayle. Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau pretended KImberlin was a political prisoner and the progressive love affair with Kimberlin began. Mark Singer of the New Yorker says he was conned by Kimberlin:
Singer published a sympathetic piece on Kimberlin in the New Yorker, going so far as to conclude that Kimberlin was a "political prisoner." Singer then signed a bigtime book contract for a work on Kimberlin, with the men to share in the royalties.
"Looking back," Singer writes now, "I think we both assumed that we had the same story in mind--an assumption that now strikes me as both conspiratorial and naive."

It's because the more Singer inspected Kimberlin's life, the more he felt Kimberlin had committed the crimes and misled him on various fronts. Kimberlin, he realizes, was a master of manipulation whose prime allegation, of dealing drugs to Quayle, forced the politician to face an "insurmountable burden," namely proving a negative, that the two's path had never crossed.


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This past July, in a formal request it filed with the prosecutors of Maryland state and the city of Baltimore, a left-leaning organization known as Velvet Revolution urged prosecutors to press criminal charges against James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles for what it says was a violation of Maryland's Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act. But the letter also went a step further, naming Andrew Breitbart as a conspirator in masterminding the whole operation. The accusation against Breitbart is of course patently false and baseless. No evidence exists to even suggest such an accusation, because it simply did not happen that way. Then again, this story's not about Andrew Breitbart. It's about Velvet Revolution, the source making the claim.

Progressives are also rallying behind Velvet Revolution for another of its most recent campaigns – AmericanCrossRoadsWatch, which, to the delight of familiar folks like Karoli at Crooks and Liars, has offered a $100,000 bounty "for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Karl Rove or any principal of American Crossroads for money laundering, election rigging, or felony campaign finance violations." It features a WANTED poster:

Interesting, that the words "felony" and "Wanted" would be used. Again, considering the source.

You see, while Velvet Revolution has inspired quite a flurry of excitement from its progressive partners these days, who seem to be frolicking in their apparent muckraking efforts, their glaring omission and utter hypocrisy is absolutely astonishing. With so much dirt digging going on, one would be very hard pressed to believe that none of Velvet Revolution's cheerleaders had any idea whatsoever that a convicted violent felon is one of its co-founders. In an environment today when the left has repeatedly falsely accused most opposition of being racist, hateful and violent, how convenient that progressives would fail to acknowledge the hypocrisy of their own implicit support of real violence and law-breaking.

The story behind Velvet Revolution begins with musician-activist turned immigrants' rights defender turned voting rights activist, Brett Kimberlin, who also runs the " Justice Through Music Project (JTMP)." According to journalist Brad Friedman of the Brad Blog, he and Kimberlin co-founded Velvet Revolution together, a detail Friedman has specifically noted in a number of posts such as this one from 5/31/2007.

Once dubbed " The Wizard of Odd" by Time Magazine, you may recognize the name Brett Kimberlin for much more than Justice Through Music or Velvet Revolution, especially if you're from Indiana. That's because in 1981, Kimberlin, then the owner of vegetarian restaurant Good Earth, was finally convicted of a week-long bombing spree in Indianapolis, IN in which eight separate bombs caused extensive property damage, destroyed a police cruiser, and severely maimed a man, which eventually led to the man's suicide. Kimberlin's story has so often been overlooked or understated by the national media, which unfortunately all but failed to follow up on what were later proven by the same journalist who first reported on his story to be mistruths. But locals to IN know exactly what happened and have never forgotten it since. It's time the public got the full story.

Brett Kimberlin, Speedway Bomber

Infamously known as " The Speedway Bomber," Brett Kimberlin exploded his eighth and final bomb on September 6, 1978, which nearly blew off the right leg of his victim, Carl DeLong, and seriously injured the man's left leg and right hand, causing his leg to be amputated. DeLong committed suicide two years later, unable to cope with the pain and devastation of his injuries. The victim's wife Sandra later won a civil judgment against Kimberlin for $1.6 million.

Police had immediately suspected Kimberlin in the bombing case. He'd been in trouble since high school, was a suspected drug trafficker and he was already the suspect in a murder that had occurred only months earlier. As the Indianapolis Star recounted recently:

On July 29, 1978, Speedway resident Julia Scyphers, 65, answered a knock at her door. A man she didn't know was standing on her stoop asking about items she'd recently tried to sell at a yard sale. She let him into the garage to look at the items and he shot her in the head.

Mrs. Scypher's husband, Fred, 68, heard the bang and came out in time to see a car pulling out of the driveway. He would later tell police he'd gotten a glimpse of the man who'd come to the door.

When police began looking for a motive in the Scyphers slaying, they found there'd been a recent family clash. Julia Scyphers' daughter, Sandra Barton, had become involved with a man who seemed to Mrs. Scyphers to be inordinately close to one of Barton's young daughters. Mrs. Scyphers told friends she was so concerned that she'd arranged for both of her granddaughters to come live with her. Whether or not Mrs. Scyphers' fears were correct (no charges were ever filed to that effect), this incident led investigators to start looking at Brett C. Kimberlin.
Investigators had learned that Sandra Barton's pre-teen daughter had accompanied Kimberlin, in his 20's, on several out of state trips. When the girl moved in with her grandmother as a protective measure on the family's part, Kimberlin threatened to commit suicide.

But police still needed to collect more evidence in both the bombing and murder cases. After he was identified by a store-owner who'd unwittingly sold him the timer for one of the bombs, Kimberlin was subsequently reported to the U.S. Army by a nearby print shop owner who had become suspicious when Kimberlin wanted to reproduce military driver's licenses. And when he returned to that print shop wearing a security guard uniform with an illegal Department of Defense insignia, an Army investigator was present to bust him for violating the law. Police used the opportunity to obtain a warrant to search Kimberlin's vehicle, where they found the same timers and explosive chemical used in the bombs. A search of his family's property also turned up a buried steel tank that contained 1,000 lbs of marijuana. Investigators later found that Kimberlin and some construction workers had purchased explosives in 1975 to blast away the area so they could bury the tank. Those explosives were the same as those used in the Speedway bombings.

While police continued to strengthen their case against him for the bombings, Kimberlin got arrested on drug charges in 1979 in Texas after a plane delivery of 10,000 pounds of Colombian marijuana went awry. He and several others had been building a makeshift landing strip in the middle of the desert and rented a small airplane to collect their cargo, which had been abandoned by its scheduled pilot due to bad weather. When caught during the drug arrest, police confiscated an arsenal of weapons that included a TASAR (brand new technology at that time), pistols with silencers, AR15 rifles, poison tipped bullets, and makeshift security guard uniforms.

The incident gave investigators additional time to piece together more evidence from the bombing case, as well as the details of the murder case in which Kimberlin was a suspect.

Eventually, in three separate trials, Kimberlin was convicted of the bombings and sentenced to a fifty-year term of imprisonment for manufacturing and possessing a destructive device, and malicious damage by explosives with personal injury. He received a concurrent twelve-year sentence for impersonating a federal officer, illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, and illegal use of the Presidential Seal, and a five-year term for receipt of explosives by a convicted felon. He was also given a four-year sentence by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas on an earlier, unrelated conviction for conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Kimberlin's sentences were aggregated by the Bureau of Prisons and treated by the Commission as a single aggregate sentence of 51 years, six months, and nineteen days.

The Scyphers murder case however has remained open. One suspect was identified and charged at the time, but the victim's husband, the only witness in the case, died of cancer two weeks later, leaving the authorities without a living witness

Despite the evidence authorities were gathering, Kimberlin never would be formally charged with the murder. Still, he did serve nearly 17 years in prison for both the bombings and the drug case. After the conviction, more details were revealed about the case that unraveled a complex and creepy series of additional crimes that Kimberlin planned against numerous targets, most notably the chief government prosecutor, Bernard (Buddy) Pylitt, who happened to have political ambitions for governor. Indianapolis Star reporter Joseph Gelarden thoroughly documented the entire plot based on information and documents that were provided by the investigators after Kimberlin's conviction. It reads like a fictional made for TV movie, complete with a hit list of "six to be killed, two or three to be roughed up and one or two to be robbed," according to the article.

During his time in prison, Kimberlin certainly made a name for himself in a variety of other ways. His claim to fame as "the guy who said he sold pot to Dan Quayle" eventually hoisted him into the fictional character of political prisoner and supposed "victim" of the Republican establishment, a character the left was all too eager to create just before the presidential election of the senior George H. W. Bush. And while the pot-smoking allegations were later dismissed by the public as fiction, Kimberlin continues to this day to recycle that myth to the left.

As the Indianapolis Star recounted on September 2, 2010:

Five years later, in 1988, Kimberlin vaulted himself into the national news when he claimed he’d once sold pot to Dan Quayle, then a U.S. Senator and candidate for vice president. Quayle vehemently denied the charge and Kimberlin produced no proof except his own word, which wasn’t worth much to those who knew this story. But most people outside of Indiana had never heard of Kimberlin and the national political press gave it some play for a while.

Kimberlin was paroled in 1994 after serving about 13 years of his 50-year sentence. But when he made no effort to pay the DeLong judgment his parole was revoked in 1997 and he went back to prison for about four more years, released again in 2001. Where is he now? Last we heard he was living in Bethesda, Maryland.
And living in Bethesda, Maryland he is. So what's Kimberlin doing today?

After Prison: Brett Kimberlin, Progressive Activist

Before being returned to prison in 1997 for violating his parole, Kimberlin had been lobbying Capitol Hill in 1994 on behalf of a fellow prisoner friend, David Sushansky, an illegal immigrant of the former Soviet Union, using his new-found fame to wrangle top legal support for Sushansky's "rights" as he waited in limbo in an INS detention camp. Sushansky's former country refused to take him back due to his heroin conviction.

Having been released from prison again in 2001, Kimberlin now runs the Justice Through Music Project (JTMP), which describes itself as "an organization that works with famous bands to inspire youth to participate in the political process by voting and supporting civil rights." IRS records identify JTMP as a community foundation "which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)," under the classification of "Voter Education and Registration." According to its most recent 990 Tax-Exempt Organization filing for 2008, on which Kimberlin is listed as a director, JTMP has received a total of over $1.3 million in public gifts and grants since 2005 for these efforts.

As we know, Kimberlin also co-founded Velvet Revolution with Brad Friedman of BradBlog. This organization is funded by, among others, the notable Tides Foundation. By 2007, Kimberlin had received notoriety as an "election and campaign reform activist," monitoring voting processes and raising electronic tabulation issues. He runs the very organization that today is demanding the prosecution of Andrew Breitbart, Karl Rove, and many others who happen to oppose progressive policy, while often basing accusations on little else than opinion.

Between the time he was released from prison and today, Kimberlin has been involved in a number of progressive causes through his organizations. Among these are election and campaign finance reform, electronic voting investigation, immigration rights, anti-war activism, and a variety of other civil rights causes.

Together with other progressives, Kimberlin's Velvet Revolution even championed the call to investigate the death of Michael Connell as a potential homicide. Connell, a former IT consultant for Karl Rove who'd also developed Internet strategies for the 2000 and 2004 Bush-Cheney campaigns, was killed in December 2008 when the plane he was piloting alone crashed on his way home to Ohio from Washington DC. Velvet Revolution and other progressive sites like BradBlog have insisted it was a deliberate act of sabotage to protect White House "secrets." Official NTSB reports eventually showed that there was no evidence of sabotage, and cited the pilot's spatial disorientation as the cause of the crash.

Some progressives maintain to this day that Kimberlin was persecuted by a Republican conspiracy hell-bent on silencing him from speaking to the press about his allegations that he sold Dan Quayle pot. It's conspiracy theory that has since been spun into urban legend. But court records from the US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit clearly spell out the truth.

As for Kimberlin's allegations about Vice President Quayle supposedly creating an appearance of political vindictiveness in the Commission's decisions, the district court correctly concluded that Kimberlin, not the Commission, created this appearance. He has neither proven nor alleged that the Commission's decisions were actually influenced in any way by his statements about the Vice President--indeed, Kimberlin's counsel did not mention Quayle during oral argument. In the absence of proof or an allegation of actual vindictiveness, no lawful basis exists to set aside the Commission's sentence. Alabama v. Smith, 490 U.S. 794, 799-800, 109 S.Ct. 2201, 2204-2205, 104 L.Ed.2d 865 (1989) (where Pearce presumption does not apply, burden remains upon defendant to prove actual vindictiveness). Were it otherwise, any prisoner could make public accusations prior to a Commission's decision, and then argue that the decision was tainted by an appearance of vindictiveness.
Supporters insist that Kimberlin was exonerated under a "special secret deal" of some sort with the Justice Department then his parole revoked as a conspiracy by Karl Rove and the first Bush administration to keep Kimberlin quiet. The truth of the matter is that Kimberlin's parole was revoked in 1997, as noted earlier, because he refused to make payments on the DeLong judgment in relation to the Speedway bombings. No such exoneration exists.

Much of this history and Kimberlin's creative imagination is captured in the book by Mark Singer, " Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin." Singer, who initially believed Kimberlin's story and reported on his claims to have sold marijuana to Dan Quayle while a student in law school, eventually realized he'd been conned and wrote a repentant book in response. Kimberlin also received a portion of the advance for the book. In a review for Salon, Charles Taylor summed up the book as follows:

The farce Mark Singer describes in Citizen K might be called a journalist's version of the Stockholm Syndrome, the psychological phenomenon where captive bonds with captor. The irony in this case is that Singer's "captor" was himself a prisoner, Brett Kimberlin, a suspected murderer and bomber and a convicted pot smuggler and dealer. In the weeks before George Bush's 1988 election, Kimberlin told the press that one of his early '70s customers was then-law-student "Danny" Quayle.

In 1992, Singer, a New Yorker staff reporter, wrote a 22,000-word article for the magazine detailing Kimberlin's claims that Bureau of Prisons officials had denied his constitutional rights by preventing him from making his claims about Quayle to the press. The article led to the deal for this book, a deal that gave Kimberlin a cut of the profits. But, as Singer investigated his subject's drug-running past - and transformation into a jailhouse lawyer with a prodigious taste for litigation as well as a would-be player on the national political scene - he felt a dawning certainty that he had been had.

Citizen K - the title refers both to Kimberlin's view of himself as Kafkaesque victim and to his talent for the noble posturing of Charles Foster Kane - is a very sly piece of work. It's not often that journalists, the most defensive of professionals, admit to being conned. Singer alerts us from the start that there's something off in Kimberlin's stories, but by allowing him the room to spin his tales, he lets us experience Kimberlin's seductive powers. Singer's public revelation that he was a willing sucker will almost surely prompt other journalists to claim that they would never have been fooled. But his demonstration of how easy it is to be taken in by a master prevaricator like Kimberlin should also make them uncomfortable. Here is a con man who can convert every evidence of his guilt into proof of his innocence, who can flatter the press and lawyers who take up his case that they are serving not only their profession but American justice…

Today, the impact of Kimberlin's influence can easily be seen online in progressive initiatives. He's often praised for his efforts to bring about peace in the world, his anti-war song/video " Happy Springtime: Bush is Over" frequently touted on progressive websites. Be sure to note the "BrettSongs/Innocent Music" credit at the end. (Does anyone else see the irony in this?)

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If you take a look at the AmericanCrossRoadsWatch website, an initiative of Kimberlin's and Brad Friedman's Velvet Revolution that intends to intimidate the right-leaning political advocacy organization American Crossroads, you'll see that its partners include notable groups like, an anti-Chamber of Commerce group initiated by Change to Win unions, and, among many others. The buzz of going after these Velvet Revolution targets has got everyone from Rachel Maddow to David Axelrod jumping on the bandwagon to try and expose what they perceive as the evil, scary "Shadow RNC."

So how is it that 18 years later, here we are again, the media, and now the blogosphere, are being fooled by the same character? While the left falsely accuses the Tea Party and similar groups of being racist and violent, here they have organizations founded by a convicted terrorist leading progressive campaigns that are smearing the right, once again.

Has anyone in the mainstream media or in the progressive blogosphere bothered to take notice that this infamous character who once fooled noted journalists into launching a false right-wing smear campaign is now at the center of a number of progressive campaigns to stifle the right?

Is anyone challenging the popular progressive bloggers from sites such as Crooks and Liars and BradBlog who have been riding the coattails of Kimberlin while at the same time hiding behind the anonymity of his organizations' names? While some have pushed stories that have been suspected to have been sourced by Kimberlin, the media turns a blind eye to this individual's long, criminal history of lying and spinning tall tales. Perhaps we should be revisiting some of those stories and their sources.

And how about the famous bands and musicians who team up with his organizations? Are they even aware of Kimberlin's history?

Why are notable left wing philanthropy organizations like The Tides Foundation (which also funds Media Matters) funding a group associated with a convicted domestic terrorist?

While the left-wing media spends countless hours of its production time trying to create the picture of impropriety around topics like American Crossroads and Andrew Breitbart, why not spend even just one hour researching the groups accusing such impropriety?

Will anyone come out and repudiate their association with a convicted terrorist? In the end, this isn't so much about Kimberlin, but about the hypocrisy of the left.

And of course, what must the citizens of Indianapolis think about Kimberlin's recent success, all of the money his organizations have been awarded by donors who seemingly embrace a convicted criminal who caused their community such devastation and heartache? What must DeLong's family think? In 2007, when Time Magazine featured Kimberlin in its "Wizard of Odd Story," noted Indianpolis Star reporter Joe Gelarden, who closely covered all of the Kimberlin cases in great detail at the time, had something to say about the public's embrace of Kimberlin:

Brett Kimberlin is a terrorist. While I firmly believe in the doctrine of redemption and conversion, I remember a few things about Brett that give me great pause.

First, he was convicted of perjury - in federal court - before he got out of high school. Think about that for a moment.

Second, he was not convicted of smoking a couple of joints when he was in high school. He was a major drug dealer who officials believe got into terrorism to throw officials off the trail of a murder.

Third, he planted a series of bombs in Speedway, Indiana that not only endangered a lot of lives, but, when a guy bent over to pick up a gym bag in a school parking lot - Carl DeLong just wanted to turn in the bag to the school because he thought it contained a pair of $50 sneakers - it exploded.

The blast shattered DeLong's body and that of his lovely wife Sandra.

These assertions are not just words on some blog, they are in the record of the state and federal courts…
I think that pretty much says it all, from a respectable Indianapolis journalist who lived through the story himself.

Follow the entire Kimberlin history as it happened at the Indianapolis Star:

" The Speedway Bomber Part 1" and " Part 2."

"Kimberlin Guilty; Could Get 230 Years" - The Star, 10/16/1981

"Kimberlin case a maze of murder, deceit" - The Star, 10/18/1981

"Kimberlin Gets 50 More Years" - The News, 12/30/1981

"Mystery Still Clouds Kimberlin Case" - The News, 12/31/1978

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To: Brumar89 who wrote (86114)5/26/2012 3:07:03 PM
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Barone: Life in a cocoon dulls political responses

by Michael Barone

postedMay 22, 2012 at7:42pm

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), speaks at her weekly news conference on Capitol hill, May 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. Examiner columnist Michael Barone contends that liberals such as the former Speaker of the House live in a political cocoon that allows them to avoid having to come into contact with conservative ideas such as those espoused by talk show host Rush Limbaugh or others, which leaves them unprepared to respond to questions about their ideas. (Getty Images)

It's comfortable living in a cocoon -- associating only with those who share your views, reading journalism and watching news that only reinforce them, avoiding those on the other side of the cultural divide.

Liberals have been doing this for a long time. In 1972 the movie critic Pauline Kael said it was odd that Richard Nixon was winning the election, because everyone she knew was for George McGovern.

Kael wasn't clueless about the rest of America. She was just observing that her own social circle was politically parochial.

The rest of us have increasingly sought out comfortable cocoons too. Journalist Bill Bishop, who lives in an Austin, Texas, neighborhood whose politics resemble Kael's, started looking at national data.

It inspired him to write his 2008 book, "The Big Sort," which describes how Americans since the 1970s have increasingly sorted themselves out, moving to places where almost everybody shares their cultural orientation and political preference -- and the others keep quiet about theirs.

Thus professionals with a choice of where to make their livings head for the San Francisco Bay Area if they're liberal and for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (they really do call it that) if they're conservative. Over the years, the Bay Area becomes more liberal and the Metroplex more conservative.

But cocooning has an asymmetrical effect on liberals and conservatives. Even in a cocoon, conservatives cannot avoid liberal mainstream media, liberal Hollywood entertainment and, these days, the liberal Obama administration.

They're made uncomfortably aware of the arguments of those on the other side. Which gives them an advantage in fashioning their own responses.

Liberals can protect themselves better against assaults from outside their cocoon. They can stay out of megachurches and make sure their remote controls never click on Fox News. They can stay off the AM radio dial so they will never hear Rush Limbaugh.

The problem is that this leaves them unprepared to make the best case for their side in public debate. They are too often not aware of holes in arguments that sound plausible when bandied between confreres entirely disposed to agree.

[ That's why they fare so poorly when trying to argue on forums like SI, where they're prone to scurry off to threads protected by a liberal moderator. ]

We have seen how this works on some issues this year.

Take the arguments developed by professor Randy Barnett of Georgetown Law that Obamacare's mandate to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. Some liberal scholars like Jack Balkin of Yale have addressed them with counterarguments of their own.

But liberal politicians and Eric Holder's Justice Department remained clueless about them. Then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asked whether Obamacare was unconstitutional, could only gasp, "Are you serious? Are you serious?"

In March, after the Supreme Court heard extended oral argument on the case, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin was clearly flabbergasted that a majority of justices seemed to take the case against Obamacare's constitutionality very seriously indeed.

Liberals better informed about the other side's case might have drafted the legislation in a way to avoid this controversy. But nothing they heard in their cocoon alerted them to the danger.

Another case in point is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's law restricting the bargaining powers of public employee unions. The unions and the crowds in Madison, which is both the state capital and a university town and which with surrounding Dane County voted 73 to 26 percent for Barack Obama, egged each other on with cries that this would destroy the working class. No one they knew found this implausible.

The unions had an economic motive to oppose the laws and seek to recall first Republican legislators and then Walker himself. The law ended the automatic checkoff of union dues, which operated as an involuntary transfer of money from taxpayers to union leaders.

But voters declined to recall enough Republicans to give Democrats a majority in the Senate, and Walker currently leads Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in polls on the June 5 recall election.

The Madison mob seemed unaware that there were attractive arguments on Walker's side.

Why should public employee union members pay less for health insurance and get fatter pensions than the taxpayers who pay their salaries? Why is it a bad thing for property taxes to be held down and for school districts to cut perks for union members enough to hire more teachers?

Beyond the Madison cocoon, in Wisconsin's other 71 counties, which voted 55 to 44 percent for Walker in 2010, such arguments are evidently proving persuasive. Maybe liberals should listen to Rush every so often.

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Meet Soros-Funded Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Whose ‘Job’ Is Terrorizing Bloggers Into Silence

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 1:34am by Tiffany Gabbay

    • Drug dealer, alleged child molester, and convicted perjurer, forger and Indiana Speedway Bomber (who is also believed to have played a role in the assassination of a grandmother), Brett Kimberlin, spent 17 years in prison before his ultimate re-absorption into American society
    • He started a non-profit dubbed “ Justice Through Music (JTM)” that has, since at least 2005, been funded by George Soros’ Tides Foundation and Barbara Streisand among other leftists
    • Along with his associate, Kimberlin also started an organization called “ Velvet Revolution” that supports the Occupy movement
    • JTM’s goal is to use music to foster “social justice” and fight Republican “voter fraud” (like the kind George Bush allegedly used to “steal” the Florida election)
    • Any blogger — conservative and liberal alike — who has written the truth about Kimberlin has come under vicious attack by either Kimberlin or his minions, suffering death threats (veiled and unveiled), multiple lawsuits, loss of jobs and worse
    • He has filed over 100 frivolous lawsuits against anything that isn’t nailed down and somehow is being allowed to continue unchecked
    • This story has never been reported on in the mainstream media

    Be prepared to enter an alternate universe, bizarre beyond any stretch of what you thought possible. And then keep reading, because this may be one of the most important exposés published on The Blaze to date. It will explain in frightening detail what it means to speak the truth at the expense of losing all you hold dear. And will reveal how easy it has been for one convicted domestic terrorist — backed by George Soros and Barbara Streisand alike — to use the U.S. legal system, as well as less desirable channels, to silence those who have dared tell the story of one Brett Kimberlin, a.k.a. the “Speedway Bomber.”

    How immutable are our First Amendment rights? Would they remain so even under the most dire conditions? There are about half a dozen bloggers who, at this very moment in time, are finding out just that, after having been subject to: death threats, blackmail, extortion, numerous frivolous lawsuits, cyber-attacks of email and social networking accounts and become the target of smear campaigns that have led to their firing until ultimately discovering that others who came before them, have turned up dead.

    (Related: Kimberlin Victims Aaron Walker and Patrick Frey Tell Beck About Harassment, ‘SWATting’)

    Move over Ayers, there’s a not-so-new domestic terrorist in town

    What follows is the unbelievable yet non-fictional tale of a left-wing ex-con with an extensive rap-sheet who, since his release from prison, has led the crusade against Republican “voter fraud” while simultaneously making it his life’s mission to threaten, brutalize, shakedown, sue, slander and generally terrorize any writer — conservative and liberal alike — who dares speak plainly about his checkered past. The post is lengthy, as there is much ground to cover where Kimberlin’s past is concerned, but the information is pertinent to understanding how and why he began brutalizing bloggers with whom he disagrees. Following this background, we will review the shocking accounts of two of his latest victims.

    For reasons unknown, the far-left seems to have a penchant for throwing their full-fledged support — emotional, political and financial — behind domestic terrorists (see: Bill Ayers) and their latest protege is no exception. Also known as the “Speedway Bomber,” Kimberlin set an Indiana town ablaze with a series of coordinated bombings in 1978, ultimately resulting in one man’s suicide (this was proven in a subsequent court case) after his limbs were irreparably damaged in the explosion.

    Kimberlin v. White, 7 F.3d 527 (6th Cir. 1993) relates what happened to the man during the six-day bombing spree:

    In the worst incident, Kimberlin placed one of his bombs in a gym bag, and left it in a parking lot outside Speedway High School. CarlDeLong was leaving the high school football game with his wife when he attempted to pick up the bag and it exploded. The blast tore off his lower right leg and two fingers, and embedded bomb fragments in his wife’s leg. He was hospitalized for six weeks, during which he was forced to undergo nine operations to complete the amputation of his leg, reattach two fingers, repair damage to his inner ear, and remove bomb fragments from his stomach, chest, and arm. In February 1983, he committed suicide.

    Kimberlin was convicted of thirty three felony counts including illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, and the Presidential Seal, both of which were used to procure the hard-to-come-by explosives used in the bombings.

    While he went on to serve seventeen years in prison, Kimberlin’s time behind bars only helped him hone his skills of “persuasion” by earning a law degree, which he appears to use often and indiscriminately. The suicide victim’s widow ultimately sued Kimberlin several years later, winning a civil judgement in which she was awarded $1.6 million. He absconded from the debt, however, landing him back in prison for a spell.

    But what was the motivation behind Kimberlin’s rampage? Was he railing against war, or the rich, or the evil Western empire? The answer is more twisted than one can even imagine — and oddly, isn’t political at all.

    Suspected motivation

    In what ultimately became the biography of a conman — “ Citizen K” — respected journalist and author Mark Singer shared the details of his bewildering journey with Kimberlin, who had actually signed on to the book thinking Singer would portray him in a favorable light. What the author discovered, however, was the twisted web of deceit in which Kimberlin dwelled. Ultimately, Singer was able to piece together much about the likely catalyst for Kimberlin’s bombing-spree. A description of the book provides background:

    This book relates a journalist’s worst nightmare: of getting deeply involved in a “big story” based on information from a single source who turns out to be a world-class liar. During the 1992 Presidential campaign Singer wrote a story for the New Yorker about the allegations by Brett Kimberlin, a former marijuana dealer then in prison for a series of bombings, that he had once sold marijuana to Vice President Dan Quayle. [...] After signing a book contract to expand the story, Singer invested more and more time, and became frustrated by holes, inconsistencies and dead ends in Kimberlin’s tale. Embroiled in a Kafkaesque mystery, Singer recounts his painstaking journalistic detective work, and his growing sense that this would be the story that got away.

    Based on this detective work — supported by historical record — Singer concluded that the Speedway bombings were not politically motivated at all, but were rather meant to serve as a distraction from yet another crime that had taken place shortly beforehand.

    The Indy Star reported that on July 29, 1978, Speedway resident Julia Scyphers, 65, answered a knock at her door only to find a strange man who claimed he was interested in purchasing items she had recently tried to sell at a yard sale. Scyphers let the man into her garage to show him the items and he “shot her in the head.” Her husband came out in time to see the perpetrator’s car and catch a glimpse of the man himself.

    When police began looking for a motive in the Scyphers slaying, they found there’d been a recent family clash. Julia Scyphers’ daughter, Sandra Barton, had become involved with a man who seemed to Mrs. Scyphers to be inordinately close to one of Barton’s young daughters. Mrs. Scyphers told friends she was so concerned that she’d arranged for both of her granddaughters to come live with her. Whether or not Mrs. Scyphers’ fears were correct (no charges were ever filed to that effect), this incident led investigators to start looking at Brett C. Kimberlin.

    Through pieces of information gathered from news reports, police records and descriptions from Singer’s book, it is suspected that Kimberlin had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with Sandra Barton’s daughter, Jessica, who was only 10-years-old when Kimberlin met her (he knew her for a number of years). Her grandmother, Julia Scyphers, had attempted to thwart the relationship in any way she could, even by allegedly sending a handyman to change the locks on her daughter’s front door. When Kimberlin discovered Scyphers’ interference, he complained to the building management that he was being “harassed” (a meme that would later become all-too familiar to Kimberlin). While evidence has ruled out that Kimberlin himself pulled the trigger, it is believed by some that an associate committed the murder at Kimberlin’s behest.

    As the heat against Kimberlin began to mount in the Scyphers slaying, he arranged a series of bombings that would take police attention away from the case at hand. Ironically, Singer’s book also describes how Kimberlin, after being apprehended for the Speedway bombings, plotted for another person to plant identical bombs around town in order to give the appearance that the suspect was still at large.

    With a rap-sheet that includes forgery, perjury, drug dealing, domestic terrorism and possible murder and child molestation, the future actions of the man many consider a “sociopath” and pathological liar become less-surprising.

    Justice Through Music and Velvet Revolution

    Ironically, the man whose credibility is in question now makes a “living” by calling into question, the credibility of others. Today, Kimberlin is the director and founder of “ Justice Through Music (JTM),” a non-profit organization that “uses famous musicians and bands to organize, educate and activate young people about the importance of civil rights, human rights and voting.” Since 2005, JTM collected $1.8 million in contributions from an illustrious list of donors including the George Soros-funded Tides Foundation, liberal songstress Barbara Streisand and Senator John Kerry’s wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry.

    JTM claims that it has registered countless people to vote using “cutting edge technology in order to effect change through the ballot box.”

    “We support the aspirations of youth worldwide to be free to express themselves, and we take a stand against oppressive regimes that suppress freedom and deprive citizens of basic human rights,” Kimberlin’s website continues.


    In an article detailing Kimberlin’s “thinly veiled” tax documents, Ed Barnes expained how the 58-year-old Bethesda, Md., resident is raising a steady stream of money from the left in return for promising to put conservative bloggers out of business.

    Kimberlin had, as of 2010, called for the arrest of Karl Rove, Andrew Breitbart, Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue, Massey Energy Chairman Don Blankenship and now, conservative bloggers Patrick Frey, Aaron Walker and others. Barnes asks if a review of tax filings for Kimberlin’s “Velvet Revolution” and “Justice Through Music” raises “troubling questions” about whether his ‘nonprofit’ operation is dedicated to public activism or is “just a new facade for a longtime con artist.”

    Though neither website publicly reveals Kimberlin’s role, tax and corporate documents show that he is one of four directors who incorporated the Velvet Revolution, and that he is the registered agent for the tax-exempt, non-stock company, which is registered at his mother’s house in Bethesda.

    Velvet Revolution is Kimberlin’s other enterprise dedicated to furthering a leftwing agenda. What is perhaps most galling, however, is the description on its website:

    Velvet Revolution is a term coined to describe the peaceful road to change in countries where governments ignored the inalienable rights of the people. A few inspiring Velvet Revolutions occurred in the former Soviet Union, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, South Africa, Ukraine, Egypt, Tunisia and other countries.

    It is interesting that Kimberlin mentions the Soviet Union. Is that because he is seeking to emulate its policies on free speech?

    Indeed, anyone who has dared to question why a reputed terrorist is given legitimacy, a steady stream of money, and a platform with which he can influence young, impressionable voters, is repaid in spades by Kimberlin and his minions.

    A recent picture of Kimberlin posted on the JTM website. Ironically, he is the one holding up the "peace" sign.

    The shakedown

    While the above information provides background, the heart of this story lies with those who have become the target of Kimberlin’s scorn — that is to say, any blogger who has mentioned truthful elements about the ex-con’s past.

    Los Angeles County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Frey who blogs under the moniker “ Patterico,” started writing about Kimberlin in October of 2010 after the late conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart noted the hypocrisy of Kimberlin’s business partner, Brad Friedman, in scorning the “tactics” of James O’Keefe when he went undercover to expose ACORN voter fraud. Shortly thereafter, Frey received an email from Kimberlin threatening to sue if he did not retract his story. Since the Speedway Bomber was unable to prove why any of Frey’s entries were untrue, he decided to escalate the situation to unthinkable heights.

    According to the account, Kimberlin proceeded to call Frey’s secretaries, telling them that the assistant district attorney was a “racist, a homophobe, and a stalker” and that he would be filing a restraining order against him. The convicted perjurer subsequently filed a complaint with state bar association as well, a move that was heavily publicized by Kimberlin-accomplice and Democratic consultant Neal Raushauser.

    To illustrate just how sue-happy Kimberlin is, he once sued a pornographer for selling him pornography that was not provocative enough. Yes, we forgot to mention that Kimberlin was in that business too.

    That is not where it ended for Frey, however, not by a long shot. Soon, his home address, along with Google earth and satellite images of it were published on Kimberlin’s other website Occupy for Accountability. As it turns out, a favorite tactic of the Speedway Bomber, according to those who have felt his wrath, is to stalk his “rivals,” particularly their wives, children and parents and post personal information about them, including their home address, online. He allegedly follows the move on occasion with blog posts detailing how he fears for their lives.

    While difficult to imagine, the situation gets worse.

    The SWAT Team at your door

    While the evidence is thus far only circumstantial, Frey believes that based on key elements and the Kimberlin disciples involved, it is more than likely that the Speedway Bomber was behind yet another unspeakable attack — this one far worse than those that preceded it.

    Essentially, a yet-to-be identified man (but one who sounds much like a Kimberlin associate, according to Frey) placed a call to law enforcement on the early morning hours of July 1, 2011, to announce that he had just shot his wife. The man then proceeded to give the operator Frey’s home address. Of course, the call was intended to make it look like Frey had just confessed to murdering his wife at his home. Just after midnight, a SWAT team descended on Frey’s doorstep, screaming at the top of their lungs for the attorney to place his hands behind his head. They arrested him and dragged him to the patrol car while simultaneously dragging his wife out of bed.

    “I could have been killed,” Frey told The Blaze in an interview as he recalled the disturbing story. He explained that he was only “99% in shock” because a similar incident had happened to someone else just one week prior, and likely for similar reasons.

    Three days later Frey told me that Raushauser penned a piece in the Daily Kos (from which he has since been ousted) detailing how he was engaged in a “cyber-stalking” campaign against Kimberlin.

    Ultimately, Frey admitted that he is disappointed with the way the investigation unfolded as it took nearly seven months for officials to obtain copies of the phone records that would determine who in fact had placed that fateful call. In the end the case was closed rather unceremoniously.

    Please listen below to the chilling audio of the call that sent a SWAT team to Frey’s door:

    It is important to note that this extreme form of harassment, dubbed “SWATting” can actually get people killed.

    Frey explains:

    SWATting is a particularly dangerous hoax in which a caller, generally a computer hacker, calls a police department to report a shooting at the home of his enemy. The caller will place this call to the police department’s business line, using Skype or a similar service, and hiding behind Internet proxies to make the call impossible to trace. Anxious police, believing they are responding to the home of an armed and dangerous man, show up at the front door pointing guns and screaming orders.

    So who perpetrated this heinous crime against Frey and his family? On his blog, the Assistant D.A. writes:

    But there is circumstantial evidence suggesting who may be responsible. I met personally with the nationwide experts on swatting in December 2011: the FBI office in Dallas, Texas. They told me that swatting is an extreme form of harassment — and that swatters typically combine swatting with other forms of harassment, including: complaining to the victim’s workplace, defaming the victim online, “Googlebombing” the victim, publishing the victim’s address online, filing phony reports of criminal activity by the victim, and so forth.

    He goes on to explain that all of the above forms of harassment have happened to him and other critics of Kimberlin since July 2011. “The harassment has been relentless and has occurred almost every day,” Frey writes.

    “It would literally take a book to catalogue it all. What you read in this post, incredibly, is only part of it.”

    Now meet Kimberlin sycophant Ron Brynaert, a self-described journalist who has taken to harrassing and threatening Frey and his wife in a rather explicit manner. Consider the following tweets from Brynaert:

    That looks like “journalistic intergrity” in action, doesn’t it?

    On his blog, Frey notes that Brynaert has been a guest blogger at The Brad Blog, run by Kimberlin’s business partner Brad Friedman and was for years the editor of a Raw Story, a publication that has teamed up with the Brad Blog to produce Friedman’s radio show. He also claims to be friends with Friedman.

    Since Frey has had conversations with Brynaert, he is familiar with the sound of his voice. While it has yet to be proven by voice recognition software (which law enforcement has thus far refused to perform) it became apparent to Frey after listening to the audio (featured above) of the erroneous murder confession, that it could very well have been Brynaert who placed the call to law enforcement.

    In terms of legal recourse, the assistant D.A. said that while he could sue for defamation, he observes the failures of law enforcement and believes that the justice system — civil or criminal — will not do anything about this unless he [Kimberlin] hurts or kills someone.”

    At the end of the day, what is most important to Frey is that Americans around the country discover what one terrorist is doing to silence free speech and to realize that this is not a “partisan issue.” While Kimberlin may use leftist politics to secure his cash-flow, Frey believes the bomber is apolitical, and is engaged in this behavior simply out of monetary greed and his own self-interest.

    “This is a story about how someone can use this brass-knuckles reputation management by going after anyone who criticizes him.” And that should be a concern for everyone, regardless of their political bent.

    For more details about Pat Frey and the unspeakable ordeal he has suffered, please visit Patterico here.

    Battling perpetual lawsuits

    Aaron Walker, who sometimes blogs as “Aaron Worthing,” is another attorney and also one of Kimberlin’s latest victims. After being tormented since last December Walker and his family only seek justice.

    After providing legal advice to Seth Allen, a staunch liberal who also drew Kimberlin’s ire after writing truthfully about him, Kimberlin wrote to Walker, requesting that he ask Allen to waive the attorney-client privilege between them. This would, in Kimberlin’s mind, allow Walker to testify against Allen. When Walker — who was blogging anonymously at the time — refused, that was when Kimberlin’s vendetta began.

    Inevitably, Kimberlin won a default judgement against Allen but that was not enough. “The next thing I know, he places a motion to reveal my identity,” Walker told The Blaze.

    “All he wanted was my identity,” he added. In the end, Kimberlin got it and made certain that Walker’s full name, address, high school, Yale attendance, name and address of employer as well as family information was in black and white for the world to see. Walker attempted to seal the record, but each time, Kimberlin would file a motion to unseal the record.

    When the two finally encountered one another after court, Kimberlin boasted that he had been successful in his goal of exposing the identity of Aaron Walker and then held up an iPad. Not knowing if it was another bomb, or intended to be used as a weapon, Walker took the iPad out of Kimberlin’s hand and kept it away until sheriff’s deputies arrived and rectified the matter.

    In his trademark fashion, the bomber then twisted the story, concocting a claim that Walker had savagely “decked” him and that the skirmish was so bad, it had to be broken up by bystanders. The incident did draw courthouse security.

    Kimberlin then filed second-degree assault charges against Walker that carry a sentence of up to ten years. Eventually video of the incident proved that the attorney never laid a finger on Kimberlin but it did not stop the Walkers from paying thousands of dollars in legal costs to prepare.

    Thus far, the State’s Attorney, while he was encouraged to do so, has not filed charges against Kimberlin for having lied under oath about the assault.

    All the while, Kimberlin has kept filing responses to unseal Walker‘s records and has even published identifying details about Walker’s home. Eerily, the Internet-terrorist has written to law enforcement about his “fear” that Walker or his neighbors might get killed.

    As a result, Walker and his wife both lost their jobs. While Walker’s former employer never divulged the real reason for the termination, he believes the move was made out of fear.

    “They are terrified of this guy,” Walker told me. So afraid in fact, that when his former employer thought Walker might come back to work to collect his belongings (even though he did not), they felt that major police presence was required. “They wouldn’t even let us back in to get my books.”

    He said that while he understands their fear, the company’s move to let him go and not stand by an innocent person who had been through such an ordeal “was disheartening.”

    Since then, Kimberlin has filed yet another harassment lawsuit, or series of suits against Walker, based on half-truths and distortions from comments taken out of context. Somehow, the court system is ”surprisingly [allowing Kimberlin] to get away with it.”

    Still, Walker vowed to push forward, and says he‘d even go to prison if he had to in his effort to stand his ground and not succumb to the slander and intimidation of someone who has made his life’s work an act, and art, of terror.

    “I will take it to the Supreme Court if I have to,” the attorney said firmly.

    Kimberlin, who Walker labels a clear sociopath, once threateningly warned the attorney: “I would suggest, Mr. Walker, that you just leave me alone.”

    To which Walker replied, “I’ll continue to tell the truth about you.”

    It is important to note that given the background and tactics involved, Frey, Walker, and other bloggers like Robert Stacy McCain are legitimately fearful for their safety and the safety of their family members. Thus far, Kimberlin has been allowed to terrorize members of the blogosphere as there has been little push-back from mainstream media or even free speech advocates. Perhaps with greater media exposure, this brazen assault on free speech will be arrested in its tracks. For more detailed accounts of Walker’s experience, please visit his blog here.

    Stay tuned

    Friday, May 25th, has officially been dubbed: “ blog about Brett Kimberlin day.” With this in mind we will continue coverage, as Walker and Frey are only two of the domestic terrorist’s victims, and there is more to Kimberlin’s outfits, associates, and benefactors than meets the eye.

    Editor’s note: This post has been updated for accuracy and with information about Ron Brynaert.

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    To: Brumar89 who wrote (86116)5/26/2012 3:28:50 PM
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    For Brett Kimberlin, It All Started With A Little Girl
      by Greg Allmain on May 25, 2012

      Vladimir Nabokov’s book “Lolita” is considered a masterpiece because of the Russian author’s ability to humanize and make readers empathize with his character Humbert Humbert, who falls in love with his 13-year-old stepdaughter in the story. Unfortunately for Brett Kimberlin, even the Russian master would have a hard time getting people to feel empathy for Kimberlin, who allegedly suffered from Humbert’s fate of loving “nymphets”.

      Because, you see, for Kimberlin, all the madness that happened in his life all started with his apparent infatuation for a little girl named Debbie Barton. The original article on Kimberlin and the Speedway Bombings explains:

      Investigators learned that her daughter, Sandra Barton, was a very close friend of Brett C. Kimberlin. The relationship between the pair was complicated by his strange affection for Mrs. Barton’s pre-teen daughter, Debbie.

      Investigators learned Debbie accompanied Kimberlin on several long, unsupervised trips, including holidays in Florida, Mexico and Hawaii.

      Mrs. Scyphers (Barton’s mother and Debbie’s grandmother) violently disapproved of Kimberlin’s questionable relationship with Debbie and her mother. The concerned grandmother arranged for Debbie and her sister, Shari, to leave their mother’s home and move in with her.

      Separated from Debbie, Kimberlin threatened suicide.

      It was after the girls moved in with their grandmother, that their grandmother ended up dead from a gunshot wound to the back of the head from an unknown suspect. The Indianapolis Star report describes what authorities believed happened:

      On Saturday, July 29, 1978, Julia Scyphers, a 65-year-old grandmother was in her living room chatting with her granddaughters at her small home at 1651 Cunningham Drive, Speedway.

      (At) about 3 p.m., a man knocked on her door asking about some items she had displayed at a garage sale.

      When Mrs. Scyphers went outside to the garage to show him the items, he slipped a .25 caliber pistol from his black briefcase and shot her once in the back of the head. She slumped to the floor beside the family car.

      In the end, authorities believed that Scyphers was killed because of her interference regarding her granddaughter and Kimberlin. Authorities believe Kimberlin set up the Speedway Bombings as an attempt to distract from the investigation of Scyphers’ murder. (Unfortunately, Kimberlin was never tried for this crime, because the only witness, Scyhpers’ husband, died shortly after her death.)

      As you may know, Kimberlin, for all intents and purposes, took the life of another man, Carl DeLong, with the Speedway Bombings. DeLong was severely injured in a blast from one of Kimberlin’s bombs, and it’s believed that he eventually committed suicide from the injuries he received that day.

      And as is being well documented elsewhere at sites like Patterico’s Pontifications and Aaron Walker’s “ Allergic to Bull” blog, Kimberlin engages in similar extreme tactics to this day, with anyone who dares to shine a light on his sordid and violent past.

      Just remember, though, that for Brett Kimberlin, it all started with his sick love for a pre-teen girl.

      Bellum letale.

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    To: Brumar89 who wrote (86117)5/26/2012 3:30:59 PM
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    Kimberlin Funders Stunned to Discover they Fund Kimberlin

    by Breitbart News 21 hours ago

    A Breitbart News investigation has revealed that many of the funders of the Justice Through Music Project (JTMP), a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization of which convicted “Speedway bomber” Brett Kimberlin is a director, do not know about his criminal past. Those foundations and funds listed as donors that responded to request for comment also indicated that they had not been contacted by media other than Breitbart News. A spokesperson for Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift, which is listed by JTMP over several years, explained to Breitbart News that the fund is donor-advised, meaning that it does not have discretion over donations made by individuals or organizations with accounts at the fund. Donors merely park their funds at Fidelity to receive an immediate charitable tax deduction, and direct those funds over time, as they wish, to any 501(c)3.

    Five percent of donations through Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift are anonymous, according to the fund’s spokesperson, who could not say whether donations received by JTMP were actually anonymous, or were simply reported as being from the fund rather than the donor in question. Some recipients, the spokesperson indicated, occasionally list Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift as the donor rather than the original source.

    Another source of donor funds to JTMP in 2009, the Schwab Charitable Fund, responded to Breitbart News by releasing the following statement:

    National donor advised funds like Schwab Charitable Fund are cause-neutral, and exist to facilitate the charitable giving of their clients. Grants do not in any way reflect the views or perspectives of Schwab, Schwab Charitable or the management of either organization.

    Grant recommendations are approved for any qualified 501c3 charity and our charter requires us to rely on the IRS judgment of tax exempt status. If and when an organization loses its 501c3 status, we immediately stop approving grants and inform any of our clients who are affected.

    Other past JTMP donors, such as the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Barbara Streisand Foundation, refused to comment. Unlike Fidelity and Schwab, both have discretion over where their funds are directed.

    Few of the funds and organizations responding to inquiries by Breitbart News seemed to have known about Kimberlin’s criminal past--though the spokesperson for Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift indicated that they had been aware of the online buzz this week, and a spokesperson at another fund was stunned to learn about Kimberlin’s past, when she asked about the purpose and context of Breitbart News’ inquiry about the gift.

    The Fairview Foundation, which is reported to have donated to JTMP in 2005 and 2006, could not confirm any requests about its gift, because the foundation has since changed its rules and reorganized its records. A spokesperson said that Fairview no longer gives to outside organizations, and raises funds exclusively for its own health care projects.

    Neither the Tides Foundation nor the Threshold Foundation returned Breitbart News’ requests for comment; other donor organizations either refused to comment or could not return comment in time for publication. There is no known precedent for disqualifying an individual from being director of a 501(c)3 on the bases of prior felony convictions. Breitbart News has determined that JTMP could likely continue to shield its donors through the use of donor-advised funds--much as Media Matters for America has done.

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