Monthly Archives: September 2016

Solved Our Election Problems…Yer Welcome


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Interior Cabinet Secretary John Smith has said the government will sponsor a Bill to bar hate-mongers from running in elections.

Smith said the bill will empower the electoral commission to bar those found guilty of hate speech from seeking elective office.

 

“We plan to sponsor a bill that will ensure those who engage in hate speech are completely barred from running in the next general election,” he said.

 

He said it is unfortunate that leaders who make inflammatory statements are treated as heroes by the community.

As an experiment, I edited an article found here.  It’s from Kenya.

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Does it sound plausible?  Would that ever work here?  Because that is exactly the kind of thing a college student an one of our elite schools will suggest to her roommate sometime in the next three minutes.

“Because he’s such a hater, why don’t we pass a law that all haters can’t run for office.  Ohmygod!  I just said that!”  

 

Female Chess Players Will Need to Cover Up Next Year


 

Iran is not an appropriate place for an international competition of any kind.  Like apartheid South Africa, or North Carolina, it should be treated as a vast wasteland of bigotry. [Kidding about NC.]

I personally will be boycotting the beach volleyball tournament if that goes to Iran as well. 

The Telegraph:

The world’s top female chess players have reacted with horror after being told they must compete at next year’s world championship wearing a hijab.

Within hours of Iran being revealed as its host country, the prestigious event was plunged into crisis as it emerged players taking part face arrest if they don’t cover up.

In response, Grandmasters lined up to say they would boycott the 64-player knock-out and accused the game’s scandal-hit governing body Fide of failing to stand up for women’s rights.

Nazi Paikidze, the US women's champion

Nazi Paikidze, the US women’s champion CREDIT: ZUMA PRESS, INC. / ALAMY

 

Nobody Else Gives Him Anything but Horse Poop


Bill Schmalfeldt has filed an answer to John Hoge’s accusations in Hoge v. Kimberlin et al.  Unfortunately. Schmalfeldt’s response has to be compared to Hoge’s complaint in order to make sense.  There’s a page break in the original, but I moved his answers to #17 and #18 together:BILL answer.png

And here are the statements which line up with Bill’s denials:

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This is a story John Hoge has had to tell a few times by now.

So, Bill denies in #17 that the circumstances are bizarre, complex and require a bit of history. You ever try to explain this stuff to someone?  

This story totally takes a lot of explaining.

And that’s what John did with the next item.  Rightly, John Hoge starts in #18  with the bombings in Speedway, Indiana.

Schmalfeldt on the other hand denies enough knowledge or information to form a belief.

Is it possible that all this time, Bill Schmalfeldt has had  no idea who Brett Kimberlin really is?  I’m going to help.

Other than a tub of horse poop, hardly anybody gives Bill stuff, let alone crCitizen_K_dropshadow_withborder_418x600edit for being able to learn about his situation.  Bill, if you’re reading this, I’m sending you a valuable gift:

A used, second-hand copy of Brett Kimberlin’s AUTHORIZED biography Citizen K is on the way!

Mark Singer’s classic true crime story is significant in that it is the most complete documentation of the actual crimes, trials and odd escapades of Brett Coleman Kimberlin.

I suggest starting with chapter 11, which begins in the spring of 1978, an important year as it turns out.  An exciting tale about a theft of $152,000 weaves seamlessly into an odd story about a young girl.  Way too young.

The bombings, the murder.  The psychics, Carl DeLong’s suicide, the hypnosis, the plot to kill the prosecutor, and even the Impala.  It’s all there.  

Enjoy.

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By the way, I do not encourage anyone at all to ever send Bill Schmalfeldt anything. I’m ignoring my own advice to make a point.  But please leave Bill alone in real life.  

A few weeks ago, Bill wrote me an email asking me to confirm my home address. It was not all that hard to dig up Bill’s address, since he’s sued half the people who I know online.  In most situations relating to Team Kimberlin, I’d consider unwanted physical mail to be possible intimidation.  Bill knows I mean him no harm.  This mail won’t arrive ticking.

Write about him, joke about him, but please do not send horse poop or anything else.  Rather than mail anything directly, I’m having a bookseller deliver it.

I want to send this to Schmalfeldt for a reason.

Bill Schmalfeldt, and anyone who would associate with Kimberlin should be aware of his past.  Not just for their own personal safety, but so that when someone asks, they can’t say they “deny knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief.”  You can’t pretend you don’t know.

If Osborne or Ferguson need a copy, they can let me know.

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Day


About the riots in Charlotte, NC:

Give me a break. This is the de-evolution of man, something the godless should extol. No? Why not? Is this not the fruit of success when we say there are no moral absolutes? Why is beating a man or pillaging a store wrong? Who said so? Is this not consistent with the shaming of: love thy neighbor, honor thy father and mother, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal?

Or is it simply, we are witnessing the moral breakdown of society as it is cloaked in that overly abused word: justice. — Anonymous blogger at The Lion’s Den

 

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We’re Not Scaring Our Kids About Global Warming Enough


Says NPR.  A story Wednesday  morning featured a courageous teacher who decided to teach her students about the effects of Global Climate Change.  

But first, the bad news:

A study in the journal Science this spring found that half of U.S. science teachers spend less than two hours on climate change each year.

This of course means that about 50% of all science teachers in the U.S. spend more than 2 hours on climate change.  Two hours seems a lot.  Of course they tracked down a teacher spending a lot more time on it:

“You can’t depress the hell out of them … if you want them to start looking for solutions,” she says. “So I don’t really go there. Do I feel that way personally? Yes … but in class I put on my happy face.”

If she can explain this diagram and the seasons, I’d be surprised.

A pivotal moment in Vazquez’s class often comes when her students open an app called Eyes on the Rise, where they plug in their address and learn how far they live above sea level.

“One kid will say, ‘I’m 10 feet above sea level. I’m going to be OK,’ ” Vazquez explains. “I’ll say ‘Yeah, you’ll be on a little hill, but what about everybody else around you? We’re all in this boat together.’ “

Way to go, not depressing the hell out of them!  And, guess what?  You can’t hide the fact that you’re depressed about climate change!  The kids heard the story!

Please teach the kids science.  

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Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, PhD:

Is the Earth warming? Well, yes, there’s been slight warming in the past 300 years since the peak of the Little Ice Age. But guess what? There’s no scientific proof that this is caused by carbon dioxide.  And simply asserting a hypothesis does not prove it to be true.

But that doesn’t stop environmentalists, activists, and the most troubling – politicians – from calling carbon dioxide a toxic pollutant that will destroy life and bring civilization to its knees.

Additionally, there’s significant evidence for continuous global climate change forever. We had a few ice ages without the influence of mankind, and in between the ice ages, the globe warmed.  We don’t remember this because it was so long ago.

Moore is recording a video series on the whole subject:




 

“Matt, that was an appropriately brutal and true depiction of events…”


John Hoge was the subject of an article in Breitbart Unmasked in March 2015.  This particular article contains certain allegations.  Since they’re not true, I’ll go ahead and leave them off this article.

The response to the complaint is in this Hogewash! post.

John is suing the author of the article Matt Osborne, and Bill Schmalfeldt.  Bill commented on the article, and this snippet of Bill Schmalfeldt’s recent court filing quotes the comment:

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This sentence stands out: 

He indicates in his complaint that this single sentence endorses the entire article as truthful and is a restatement of the alleged defamatory remarks contained in the article.

Bill Schmalfeldt hopes by some miracle that a judge or jury will determine that by writing the phrase “Matt, that was an appropriately brutal and true depiction of events…” he was not endorsing the clearly false things in an article.  

Does he mean of the events within the specific courtroom, or the events leading up to the courtroom appearance?  

Of course “truth” is not a word which John Hoge uses to describe the article at hand.  bu

Osborne was wrong to report on an event he did not attend — unless he had a reliable witness.  Schmalfeldt was wrong to use the word truth to describe an article which contains inaccurate statements.

Any other interpretation falls into the area of Clintonian logic.  I guess it depends on what “…brutal and true depiction of events” means.  To me it means, “yes, that article was tough, but true.”

A court will decide who is right.