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25 Rules of Disinformation
eman
kyupol
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/05/twenty-five-rules-of-disinformation.html

Preface: This handy set of rules covers most of the games which disinformation artists play on the Internet (and offline). When you know the tricks, you'll be able to spot the games. Even if you've read this list before, you might be surprised at how useful it is to brush up on these tricks.


1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Regardless of what you know, don't discuss it -- especially if you are a public figure, news anchor, etc. If it's not reported, it didn't happen, and you never have to deal with the issues.

2. Become incredulous and indignant. Avoid discussing key issues and instead focus on side issues which can be used show the topic as being critical of some otherwise sacrosanct group or theme. This is also known as the "How dare you!" gambit.

3. Create rumor mongers. Avoid discussing issues by describing all charges, regardless of venue or evidence, as mere rumors and wild accusations. Other derogatory terms mutually exclusive of truth may work as well. This method works especially well with a silent press, because the only way the public can learn of the facts are through such "arguable rumors". If you can associate the material with the Internet, use this fact to certify it a "wild rumor" which can have no basis in fact.

4. Use a straw man. Find or create a seeming element of your opponent's argument which you can easily knock down to make yourself look good and the opponent to look bad. Either make up an issue you may safely imply exists based on your interpretation of the opponent/opponent arguments/situation, or select the weakest aspect of the weakest charges. Amplify their significance and destroy them in a way which appears to debunk all the charges, real and fabricated alike, while actually avoiding discussion of the real issues.

5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. This is also known as the primary attack the messenger ploy, though other methods qualify as variants of that approach. Associate opponents with unpopular titles such as "kooks", "right-wing", "liberal", "left-wing", "terrorists", "conspiracy buffs", "radicals", "militia", "racists", "religious fanatics", "sexual deviates", and so forth. This makes others shrink from support out of fear of gaining the same label, and you avoid dealing with issues.

6. Hit and Run. In any public forum, make a brief attack of your opponent or the opponent position and then scamper off before an answer can be fielded, or simply ignore any answer. This works extremely well in Internet and letters-to-the-editor environments where a steady stream of new identities can be called upon without having to explain criticism reasoning -- simply make an accusation or other attack, never discussing issues, and never answering any subsequent response, for that would dignify the opponent's viewpoint.

7. Question motives. Twist or amplify any fact which could so taken to imply that the opponent operates out of a hidden personal agenda or other bias. This avoids discussing issues and forces the accuser on the defensive.

8. Invoke authority. Claim for yourself or associate yourself with authority and present your argument with enough "jargon" and "minutiae" to illustrate you are "one who knows", and simply say it isn't so without discussing issues or demonstrating concretely why or citing sources.

9. Play Dumb. No matter what evidence or logical argument is offered, avoid discussing issues with denial they have any credibility, make any sense, provide any proof, contain or make a point, have logic, or support a conclusion. Mix well for maximum effect.

10. Associate opponent charges with old news. A derivative of the straw man usually, in any large-scale matter of high visibility, someone will make charges early on which can be or were already easily dealt with. Where it can be foreseen, have your own side raise a straw man issue and have it dealt with early on as part of the initial contingency plans. Subsequent charges, regardless of validity or new ground uncovered, can usually them be associated with the original charge and dismissed as simply being a rehash without need to address current issues -- so much the better where the opponent is or was involved with the original source.

11. Establish and rely upon fall-back positions. Using a minor matter or element of the facts, take the "high road" and "confess" with candor that some innocent mistake, in hindsight, was made -- but that opponents have seized on the opportunity to blow it all out of proportion and imply greater criminalities which, "just isn't so." Others can reinforce this on your behalf, later. Done properly, this can garner sympathy and respect for "coming clean" and "owning up" to your mistakes without addressing more serious issues.

12. Enigmas have no solution. Drawing upon the overall umbrella of events surrounding the crime and the multitude of players and events, paint the entire affair as too complex to solve. This causes those otherwise following the matter to begin to loose interest more quickly without having to address the actual issues.

13. Alice in Wonderland Logic. Avoid discussion of the issues by reasoning backwards with an apparent deductive logic in a way that forbears any actual material fact.

14. Demand complete solutions. Avoid the issues by requiring opponents to solve the crime at hand completely, a ploy which works best for items qualifying for rule 10.

15. Fit the facts to alternate conclusions. This requires creative thinking unless the crime was planned with contingency conclusions in place.

16. Vanishing evidence and witnesses. If it does not exist, it is not fact, and you won't have to address the issue.

17. Change the subject. Usually in connection with one of the other ploys listed here, find a way to side-track the discussion with abrasive or controversial comments in hopes of turning attention to a new, more manageable topic. This works especially well with companions who can "argue" with you over the new topic and polarize the discussion arena in order to avoid discussing more key issues.

18. Emotionalize, Antagonize, and Goad Opponents. If you can't do anything else, chide and taunt your opponents and draw them into emotional responses which will tend to make them look foolish and overly motivated, and generally render their material somewhat less coherent. Not only will you avoid discussing the issues in the first instance, but even if their emotional response addresses the issue, you can further avoid the issues by then focusing on how "sensitive they are to criticism".

19. Ignore proof presented, demand impossible proofs. This is perhaps a variant of the "play dumb" rule. Regardless of what material may be presented by an opponent in public forums, claim the material irrelevant and demand proof that is impossible for the opponent to come by (it may exist, but not be at his disposal, or it may be something which is known to be safely destroyed or withheld, such as a murder weapon). In order to completely avoid discussing issues may require you to categorically deny and be critical of media or books as valid sources, deny that witnesses are acceptable, or even deny that statements made by government or other authorities have any meaning or relevance.

20. False evidence. Whenever possible, introduce new facts or clues designed and manufactured to conflict with opponent presentations as useful tools to neutralize sensitive issues or impede resolution. This works best when the crime was designed with contingencies for the purpose, and the facts cannot be easily separated from the fabrications.

21. Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor, or other empowered investigative body. Subvert the (process) to your benefit and effectively neutralize all sensitive issues without open discussion. Once convened, the evidence and testimony are required to be secret when properly handled. For instance, if you own the prosecuting attorney, it can insure a Grand Jury hears no useful evidence and that the evidence is sealed an unavailable to subsequent investigators. Once a favorable verdict (usually, this technique is applied to find the guilty innocent, but it can also be used to obtain charges when seeking to frame a victim) is achieved, the matter can be considered officially closed.

22. Manufacture a new truth. Create your own expert(s), group(s), author(s), leader(s) or influence existing ones willing to forge new ground via scientific, investigative, or social research or testimony which concludes favorably. In this way, if you must actually address issues, you can do so authoritatively.

23. Create bigger distractions. If the above does not seem to be working to distract from sensitive issues, or to prevent unwanted media coverage of unstoppable events such as trials, create bigger news stories (or treat them as such) to distract the multitudes.

24. Silence critics. If the above methods do not prevail, consider removing opponents from circulation by some definitive solution so that the need to address issues is removed entirely. This can be by their death, arrest and detention, blackmail or destruction of their character by release of blackmail information, or merely by proper intimidation with blackmail or other threats.
25. Vanish. If you are a key holder of secrets or otherwise overly illuminated and you think the heat is getting too hot, to avoid the issues, vacate the kitchen.

Postscript: I don't know who wrote these rules, so I don't know who to credit.

Defeating The Delphi Technique
eman
kyupol
The Delphi technique and Hegelian dialects are heavily exposed at www.freedom-force.org
This document will give some ugly but useful advice in how to defeat the Delphi Technique. If your not familiar with what it is - it is a manipulative method used by Governments, Organizations and Unions to cause a 'pre-selected outcome' at a meeting, event, or function. Its usage is also implemented in any on line instrument such as a chat room, forum or newsgroup that has 'Moderators.'

Here is how the Delphi Technique works (and boy its effective). It is based upon the Hegelian Dialectic of creating ones own opposition in order to manipulate that opposition to a unified consensus. One exposing document from the Education Reporter accurately describes it:
In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus on controversial topics. It requires well-trained professionals, known as "facilitators" or "change agents," who deliberately escalate tension among group members, pitting one faction against another to make a preordained viewpoint appear "sensible," while making opposing views appear ridiculous.

So there you have it, - a highly trained change agent or facilitator is brought in whenever a dispute arises where a predetermined outcome is desired. The facilitator will host a meeting (on line or otherwise) to gather input from members of the group.

The trick is anyone who disagrees with the pre-ordained plan is segregated, ridiculed and marginalized, while those supporting the ruling powers agenda are encouraged and praised for their 'activism'. The key is that it is important that the members of the meeting or group get involved, thus causing them to have the feeling of satisfaction that they have been involved in the change. The sad reality is that the entire thing was only a mass crowd manipulation to a pre-determined end.

Here is another example of what it is.
The facilitator begins by working the crowd to establish a good-guy-bad-guy scenario. Anyone disagreeing with the facilitator must be made to appear as the bad guy, with the facilitator appearing as the good guy. To accomplish this, the facilitator seeks out those who disagree and makes them look foolish, inept, or aggressive, which sends a clear message to the rest of the audience that, if they don't want the same treatment, they must keep quiet. When the opposition has been identified and alienated, the facilitator becomes the good guy - a friend - and the agenda and direction of the meeting are established without the audience ever realizing what has happened.

Trap-Dooring the Change Agent
The simplest and most effective method to defeat the Delphi Technique is for everyone in the meeting to know about it. I call it trap-dooring the change agent. Here is how you do it.
Prior to the meeting simply make many copies of what the Delphi Technique is (and how it’s used). That could be as simple as printing and making 500 copies of this document. If there is a 'facilitator' in the meeting, and you are reading this - try to see if you can see this tactic at work. Do you think this is an acceptable method of democracy where everyone’s rights are being equally respected??

I don't think so either. Why don't we start with a polite question for him like “Are you using Delphi?”

How to Diffuse the Delphi Technique

Three steps can diffuse the Delphi Technique as facilitators attempt to steer a meeting in a specific direction.

1. Always be charming, courteous, and pleasant. Smile. Moderate your voice so as not to come across as belligerent or aggressive.

2. Stay focused. If possible, jot down your thoughts or questions. When facilitators are asked questions they don't want to answer, they often digress from the issue that was raised and try instead to put the questioner on the defensive. Do not fall for this tactic.

Courteously bring the facilitator back to your original question. If he rephrases it so that it becomes an accusatory statement (a popular tactic), simply say, "That is not what I asked. What I asked was . . ." and repeat your question.

3. Be persistent. If putting you on the defensive doesn't work, facilitators often resort to long monologues that drag on for several minutes. During that time, the group usually forgets the question that was asked, which is the intent.

Let the facilitator finish. Then with polite persistence state: "But you didn't answer my question. My question was ….... ." and repeat your question.

Never become angry under any circumstances. Anger directed at the facilitator will immediately make the facilitator the victim. This defeats the purpose. The goal of facilitators is to make the majority of the group members like them, and to alienate anyone who might pose a threat to the realization of their agenda.

At a meeting, have two or three people who know the Delphi Technique dispersed through the crowd so that, when the facilitator digresses from a question, they can stand up and politely say: "But you didn't answer that lady or gentleman's question." Even if the facilitator suspects certain group members are working together, he will not want to alienate the crowd by making accusations. Occasionally, it takes only one incident of this type for the crowd to figure out what's going on.

Establish a plan of action before a meeting. Everyone on your team should know his part. Later, analyze what went right, what went wrong and why, and what needs to happen the next time. Never strategize during a meeting. A popular tactic of facilitators, if a session is meeting with resistance, is to call a recess.

During the recess, the facilitator and his spotters (people who observe the crowd during the course of a meeting) watch the crowd to see who congregates where, especially those who have offered resistance. If the resistors congregate in one place, a spotter will gravitate to that group and join in the conversation, reporting what was said to the facilitator. When the meeting resumes, the facilitator will steer clear of the resistors.

Do not congregate. Instead gravitate to where the facilitators or spotters are. Stay away from your team members.

Maybe the Diamond Tactic (communist tactic of crowd manipulation) will also interest you:
1. Plan ahead of time what action you want the group to take: nominate or oppose a candidate, support or oppose an issue, heckle a speaker, or whatever. Everyone on your team must know exactly what they are going to do, including contingency plans.

2. Team members should arrive at the meeting separately and never congregate together.

3. Team players should arrive early enough to take seats around the outside of the assembly area, roughly in the shape of a diamond. They must not sit together. The object of the tactic is place your people around the perimeter of the audience so that, when they begin to take action, those in the center will have to do a lot of head turning to see them – to the right, then the left, then the rear of the room, then the front, etc.

The more they turn their heads, the greater the illusion of being surrounded by people in agreement with each other, and the more they will be convinced that these people represent the majority opinion.

The only way to thwart the Diamond Tactic is to always be prepared to match it with your own team. Never take a meeting for granted, especially if something important is scheduled to transpire, such as nomination of officers.

Even a simple gathering to hear an important speaker can turn into a nightmare if opponents send in hecklers. So, always plan for the worst and be prepared to spring into action with comments from the floor such as: “I want to make it clear that these people do not speak for me. I am in total opposition to what they stand for.

In fact, I would like to ask them to identify themselves. Who are you? Why did you come to this meeting? What is your agenda?” If comments such as this are heard from three or four people around the outside of the room, the meeting will be very exciting, but the tactic will be defused.

Setting Up a Online Trap Door For a Change Agent in a Forum (eg - http://groups.yahoo.com)
An effective and blunt instrument to put a total kill on manipulations in a online forum is to simply post the Delphi Technique to several similar email lists. In the posting SHOW where you have attempted to post an educational expose showing how crowds are manipulated(both online and off). If a change agent is running a email group they are now in a juxtaposition.

If they attempt to censor the document, it will be quickly exposed in the other groups where the posting was allowed. If they DO post the document, their techniques may be quickly realized. Either way they are cornered, and they have to cede their operations or face exposure.

I am truly of the belief that everyone in North America should know the Delphi Technique and be taught to resist it.

Now that you know the average public meeting (or online forum) can be highly manipulated from both sides, did you ever stop to think that the Hegelian Dialectic is being used at a national level by our one-mind propaganda media? Start learning some alternative information so you can become a critical thinker again.

This document is public domain - please copy and share freely with all.
www.freedom-force.org www.prisonplanet.com www.infowars.com
www.conspiracycentral.net www.pilotsfor911truth.org www.tulsatruth.org
www.anomalicresearch.com www.nutrimedical.com www.intelwire.com

10 Examples That Should Convince Anyone That We No Longer Live In The Land Of The Free And The Home
eman
kyupol
My Comment: See how we're all trained to love our servitude? This is called the illusion of freedom.





http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/10-examples-to-show-anyone-that-still-believes-we-live-in-the-land-of-the-free-and-the-home-of-the-brave

Do you know people that still believe that America is a free country? Do you have friends or family that are proud to live in "the land of the free and the home of the brave"? If you do, just show them this article. The things that you are about to read are enough to make the blood of any red-blooded American boil. We don't live in a free country anymore. Instead, we live in a "Big Brother" police state control grid that is becoming more restrictive every single day. Most of our politicians seem to be control freaks that are obsessed with running every single little detail of our lives. These days there has to be a "rule" or a "regulation" for everything. The radical social engineers in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and communist China never even dared to try some of the things that are going on in America today. We are all being treated little better than cattle and we are all being taught that it is best to just sit in our homes and absorb all of the television "programming" that is being provided for us. Meanwhile, our public schools have become little more than prison grids. Our children are being taught to enjoy living as docile slaves in a world where imagination, liberty, freedom and adventure are all greatly discouraged.

Unfortunately, none of this is an exaggeration. Our politicians love to give speeches about "liberty" and "freedom", but they always seem to have excuses to justify the endless parade of liberty-killing laws that they are imposing on all the rest of us.

Almost all of the freedoms listed in the Bill of Rights have been severely eroded. In fact, a number of them are almost totally gone at this point.

The things that you are about to read should make you mad. In fact, if none of these things make you mad there is a problem. Sadly, millions of Americans have actually embraced tyranny, and if you are not outraged by any of the items listed below than you are likely one of them.

The following are 10 examples that show that we no longer live in the land of the free and the home of the brave....

#1 According to the ACLU, state police in Michigan are using "extraction devices" to download data from the cellphones of motorists that they pull over. This is taking place even if those pulled over are not accused of doing anything wrong.

The following is how an article on CNET News describes the capabilities of these "extraction devices"....

The devices, sold by a company called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones. The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with different models and can even bypass security passwords and access some information.

#2 In the state of New York, the Department of Health has designated wiffle ball, dodge ball, kick ball, freeze tag, red rover, frisbee tossing and tug of war as "risky recreational activities". Any organization or program that allows kids to enjoy these games during the summer will now be subject to strict government regulation according to the New York Daily News....

Under the new rules, any program that offers two or more organized recreational activities - with at least one of them on the risky list - is deemed a summer camp and subject to state regulation.

#3 At one public school in the Chicago area, children have been banned from bringing their lunches from home. Yes, you read that correctly. Students at that particular school are absolutely prohibited from bringing lunches from home. Instead, it is mandatory that they eat the food that the school cafeteria serves.

#4 Would you like to have your face scanned and your ID recorded every time you attend a public event? Don't laugh. The San Francisco Entertainment Commission is actually proposing a new rule which "would require all venues with an occupancy of over 100 people to record the faces of all patrons and employees and scan their ID’s for storage in a database which they must hand over to law enforcement on request."

#5 In Delaware, police and state government officials recently tore a basketball hoop right out of a family's front yard and carted it away because it was "too close" to the street. They even extracted the pole for the basketball hoop out of the ground and took that away too.

#6 In Missouri of all places, two young girls named Abigail and Caitlin Mills were recently taught a lesson on how to be good citizens in the emerging totalitarian control grid going up all over the United States. After a complaint from a neighbor, the city of Hazelwood cracked down on the two girls and told them that they must stop selling girl scout cookies in their own front yard.

#7 As I have written about previously, federal bureaucrats have outlawed the incandescent light bulbs that we all grew up with and will be forcing us to switch over to new CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) light bulbs that are more expensive and that are actually worse for the environment. One new study conducted by scientists in Germany has shown that the new CFL light bulbs that we are being forced to use contain poisonous carcinogens that are likely cause cancer. In fact, the German scientists say that these CFL bulbs should be "kept as far away as possible from the human environment".

#8 Many states are aggressively seizing "unclaimed" safe deposit boxes and are selling off the contents and using the money to pay state government bills. In the state of California, they are now going after safe deposit boxes if the owners have had "no contact" with the bank for just 3 years. Other states are being nearly as aggressive. If you have a safe deposit box that you have not opened in a while you need to go check on it right away.

#9 One Mississippi state judge recently issued an order for state officials to gather and deliver to him the names of every single child that is being homeschooled in the state. The frightening thing is that the judge did this all on his own. Nobody requested this information and there is no case pending for which this information would be required.

#10 The TSA had promised that they were going to stop groping little children at airports, but apparently that is not the case. For example, one 6 year old little girl made headlines recently when a TSA worker touched all of her private areas before allowing her to get on an airplane. Her parents were forced to stand aside and watch this outrage take place.

So what do all of you think about this list?

Does anyone out there still believe that we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Rant of the day (Apr 11, 2011) (On the subject of hypocricy)
eman
kyupol
I just had it with so-called "Christian" hypocrites. Its amazing how some of em go "God punished Japan cuz they don't accept Jesus as Lord and Savior... Japan needs to be taught a lesson for their arrogance that pretends to be honor and their decadence and atheism!!!" I ain't talking about uneducated Christians. I mean those who are so-called "informed".

Yes. Japan has been involved in criminality. And I'm not talking about WW2. I mean something more recent. I'd leave it at that. Though I don't think its "Japan" anymore as the world becomes more and more globalized under this Luciferian New World Order system.

I'm like... What happened to love thy neighbor? (Mt. 19:19) And even if you don't believe in God, a friggin nuke meltdown may spread to YOU as well. YOU will be affected. Even if you don't believe in God, do you think all those men, women, and children who are civilians and have no part in the criminality... deserve that?!?

Speaking of hypocrites, there's really something I wanna talk about but doing so would make me look like a hypocrite. Not in the eyes of man but in the eyes of the one who sees all... if ever. Even if you don't believe in God, its about coming clean and being honest with yourself.

There is this particular idea I have in mind. It goes way beyond concepts like the New World Order, Political Correctness, Satanic Chosen Ones, Liberty, and other things I've talked about in my blog or in the rants in this comic. Hints: 1) Without _______ , everything falls apart. 2) I have NEVER talked about this before.

I believe that before I even have the right to talk about this idea, there are things I should conquer first. And certain knowledge I would need to accumulate first. Before embarking on that journey.

You know, I've been blessed to run into this particular individual. I dont agree with everything he says. But I admit I'm not even half the man he is (maybe 1/4... lol). He can get out there. He carries out his tasks. He lives for his IDEAS. And most importantly, HE'S NOT AFRAID TO DIE. He can hold his head up high. With a smile on his face. As he walks through the valley of the shadow of death. He fears no evil.

I'd leave it at that.

The struggle ain't against flesh and blood, folks.

Rant of the Day (Apr 08, 2011) (Homeless People)
eman
kyupol
Is it just me or are there more and more homeless people out there? Because just on my way to work... as I got off the subway... in that 5 minute walk to my workplace... I ran across 2 homeless men. I gave one of em all my pocket change. And the other my lunch for the day.

And sometimes when I exit the highway, I see a homeless man or woman with a sign asking for help. I toss in a few dollars or pocket change here and there but one time I just felt so sorry for her that I just dumped all the bread I had in my car. 2 bags of em. I keep bread in my car because I get hungry during my travels and I don't have time to lineup at a restaurant and eat.

Another friend I know who works in construction and home renovations noticed the same thing. That there are MORE homeless in the city. He even showed me pictures he took of people sleeping in the sidewalk. Come on. Between me and him, his word has more credibility than my word because of his photographic evidence and because his job entails more travel.

My job entails some local travel as well but not as much as him. So he gets to see it with his eyes even more. The growing homeless problem.

Folks, I urge you all to do what you can to help the homeless. Reach out to them.

And no there's nothing "heroic" or "special" or "saintly" with what I'm doing. That's just being human. I ask you all to reach in to that humanity in you and reach out. The problem with modern society is we all just get crammed and stuck into our little worlds.

That's how we've been brainwashed by the globalists. They turned us into a sick, rotten, decadent, self-serving society. All their propaganda about how globalism is such a good thing and it helps bring people together is a LIE!!! JUST ASK THE LIBYANS, IRAQIS, AFGHANS, ETC.!!! How their countries are bombed into submission and how they are enslaved and their oil taken!!! If its about spreading liberty and helping people, do the math.

1 million dollars on a friggin cruise missile?!? How many houses can that build in a 3rd world country? How much food can that buy to feed the homeless? How many homeless shelters can be erected with that? How many people can be put to work locally through training programs? How many doctors, nurses, social workers, etc. can be hired with that? How many schools, community centres, etc. can that build or renovate?

IF ALL THAT BAILOUT AND WARMONGERING MONEY IS GIVEN TO EVERY PERSON ON THIS PLANET, GLOBAL POVERTY WOULD VERY EASILY BE ELIMINATED OR REDUCED TO LESS THAN 10%!!!

If you wanna stand up to the New World Order, it can be as simple as being human and rejecting all their ideology and brainwashing.

Get out. Reach out. However way you can.
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The Reality Detached American
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kyupol

What is the Meaning of Life?
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kyupol
Interesting video.


You're AWESOME Alex!!!
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kyupol

More Children's Aid criminality...
eman
kyupol
Note: BOLD emphasis mine.


http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/michele_mandel/2011/03/02/17472021.html

These monsters dare to raise their ugly voices and expect us to listen, to show them consideration, to show them fairness.

To release them from their prison cells.

Yet, Elva Bottineau and Norman Kidman refused to do the same for their very own grandson, the emaciated boy they held captive and slowly starved to death. And now this sadistic couple, serving a well-deserved life sentence, has the effrontery to waste court time and squander our tax dollars by asking the Ontario Court of Appeal to overturn their convictions for second-degree murder.

There are no bounds to their nerve.

After years locked in a house of horrors, left so desperately thirsty that he would lick water from the toilet bowl, Jeffrey Baldwin finally succumbed to chronic malnutrition on Nov. 30, 2002, just six weeks shy of his sixth birthday. By then he was a wasted shadow of the cheerful baby he had once been before he was “rescued” by his maternal grandparents in 1998.

His ribs protruding, his belly distended, his withered organs starved for nourishment, Jeffrey was just 21 pounds — less than he had weighed as a one-year-old when he and his three siblings were seized from their parents by the Catholic Children’s Aid Society and handed over to two convicted child abusers without so much as a cursory background check.

Five years later, that poor child’s dead body was caked with bacteria a millimetre thick, there was fecal bacteria in his lungs and he was too weak to battle the septic shock and pneumonia that finally killed him.

He was, the coroner said at the time, “like a 90-year-old person in a five-year-old body...It certainly would have been a terrible existence for this child for a considerable length of time.”

Now Bottineau, 59, is arguing before Ontario’s top court that she was too stupid to understand that withholding food from Jeffrey would ultimately kill him.

In 2005, Bottineau had an IQ of just 70 — with 98% of the population scoring higher — and was diagnosed as “probably” mentally retarded.

“She was a person of very, very low intelligence,” her lawyer, James Stribopoulos, argued in vain before the three appeal judges Wednesday.

But thank heavens Associate Chief Justice Dennis O’Connor wasn’t buying the “too stupid” argument. He pointed out that Bottineau was smart enough to properly feed and shelter the two other grandchildren in her care.

“She had the mental wherewithal to differentiate between the two groups of children,” noted O’Connor.

The boy’s eldest sister and youngest brother enjoyed a warm bedroom and regular meals while Jeffrey and another sister were kept captive in a barren, unheated dungeon of a bedroom, with a bare mattress covered in urine and feces and a dog bowl for the minimal food they were given — conditions so appalling, Justice David Watt noted in convicting the pair in 2006, the Toronto Humane Society “wouldn’t tolerate” them for a household pet.

Justice David Doherty had very little patience for her “too stupid” excuse as well.

“She functions on a day to day basis in a perfectly normal way,” he said. “She runs a household. She does all the things normal people do to get by in this world.”

And then he pointed out the glaringly obvious: Even a six-year-old child, he said, is bright enough to understand that if you don’t feed your pet, it dies.

As for Kidman, the 59-year-old tried to lay the blame squarely on his common law partner, saying she ruled their Woodfield Rd. home with an “iron fist” and was the only one responsible for the children.

Lawyer Richard Litkowski told the court Kidman was “tragically indifferent” and “did not intercede to prevent the ongoing mistreatment of Jeffrey Baldwin” but never intended for the child die and should only have been convicted of manslaughter.

“It’s tragic, it’s morally reprehensible,” his lawyer conceded. “It makes him an awful human being. But does that inaction make him a murderer?”

Indeed it does. And it only seems fitting that he and his despicable partner remain in the locked cages they so richly deserve.

Their appeal continues Thursday.

Read Mandel Wednesday through Saturday. michele.mandel@sunmedia.ca or 416-947-2231.
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Press For Truth Goes To Wisconsin
eman
kyupol
My Comment:
4 hours stopped at the border... wow. Isnt that obvious that USA is now a police state? But the good news is, everyone is rising up to take their freedom back.

Its happening all over the world. People are FED UP with out of control government.




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