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Resume Falsification of Radley Balko Exposed.
http://www.theagitator.com/2009/02/10/radley-balko-exposed/ ^ | 2.10.2009 | Puma

Posted on 02/10/2009 2:04:10 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous

Edited on 02/14/2009 1:50:13 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Resume Falsification of Radley Balko Exposed. Exaggerations A Common Tactic of the Left, Obama Acolytes.

Liberal (and ersatz libertarian) blogger and wanna-be pundit Radley Balko claims on his bio on his blog that he is a bi-weekly columnist for Forbes.com. But an investigation by the RLCIL demonstrates that Mr. Balko has taken extreme liberties — perhaps even license — with the term “bi-weekly.”

He makes his claim at, http://www.theagitator.com/about/, indicating, that, in addition to laboring over his poorly written blog, “I’m also a biweekly columnist with FoxNews.com.”

However, the claim is not bourne out by the evidence. We searched through the Forbes.com site, and could find only two URLs, from the summer of 2005, authored by Mr. Balko.

See,

http://search.forbes.com/search/find?MT=Radley+Balko&tab=searchtabgeneral

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You can check this out for yourself, dear reader. It is accurate as of 4:40 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009. We are sure he will remove the false claim momentarily.

Now, we wonder, can you take anything Radley Balko writes or says seriously, when he lies about his own resume? Wonder if his employers know about this?

Topics: Commentary, GOP

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Liar is a synonym for liberal.
1 posted on 02/10/2009 2:04:10 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous
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To: obamaisandrogynous
> Now, we wonder, can you take anything Radley Balko writes or says seriously, when he lies about his own resume? Wonder if his employers know about this?

In New Zealand, lying on you resume is an offense that can put you in gaol, as the hapless John Davy found out when he told amazing fibs on his resume so that he could run Maori Television.

Notably he claimed a degree from "Denver State University" which, of course, does not exist.

I'd be surprised if US Courts couldn't similarly gaol somebody for telling similar lies on their resumes. It is fraud, pure and simple.

2 posted on 02/10/2009 2:13:28 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
US courts don't do that. Worst penalty is you get fired.

May be some exceptions when it comes to classified jobs with the government, or misrepresenting yourself to get into a Military Service academy (I've heard of folks getting kicked out and finding themselves owing the US government some money).

However, after 56,009 posts on FreeRepublic, it seems to me most of these "columnists" in the hard-copy press are elementally inadequate.

3 posted on 02/10/2009 2:18:37 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Resume Falsification of Radley Balko Exposed. Exaggerations A Common Tactic of the Left, Obama Acolytes.

Radley Balko is a Libertarian with some liberal leanings, but is an excellent investigative reporter, who dots all his I's and T's.

I would definitely take his word over the Republican Liberty Caucus of Illinois any day of the week.
4 posted on 02/10/2009 2:30:52 PM PST by microgood
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To: obamaisandrogynous

The resume currently says he is a bi-weekly columnist for FoxNews.

I agree that the resume should be correct, or possibly updated, but isn’t the RLCI response a bit hysterical?


5 posted on 02/10/2009 2:44:28 PM PST by decimon
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To: obamaisandrogynous
From his website:

Yes, it was quite bold of me to claim a bi-weekly column for FoxNews.com when only two search results for my name turn up at Forbes.com. That’s some fine detective work, there, “Puma.”

6 posted on 02/10/2009 2:44:47 PM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

http://www.foxnews.com/column_archive/0,2976,32,00.html

Morons can’t even read their own source article.

They claim he works for forbes, the bio they quote says FoxNews. They search forbes to prove he is lying, except he doesn’t work there. Such a stellar little of blogdom.


7 posted on 02/10/2009 2:52:13 PM PST by drift99
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To: obamaisandrogynous; drift99

Yeah - that’s some real quality research they’re doing over there at RCLIJ looks like.

It was also real smart of them to hotlink back to his site. Looks like he left them a nice ‘present’. LOL.


8 posted on 02/10/2009 3:07:27 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: drift99

looks like you are the moron

http://www.rlcil.org/2009/02/10/resume-falsification-of-radley-balko-exposed/

Resume Falsification of Radley Balko Exposed. Exaggerations A Common Tactic of the Left, Obama Acolytes.
By Puma | February 10, 2009

Liberal (and ersatz libertarian) blogger and wanna-be pundit Radley Balko claims on his bio on his blog that he is a bi-weekly columnist for Forbes.com. But an investigation by the RLCIL demonstrates that Mr. Balko has taken extreme liberties — perhaps even license — with the term “bi-weekly.”

He makes his claim at, http://www.theagitator.com/about/, indicating, that, in addition to laboring over his poorly written blog, “I’m also a biweekly columnist with FoxNews.com.”

However, the claim is not bourne out by the evidence. We searched through the Fsite, and could find only three URLs, authored by Mr. Balko.

See,

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Straight Talk: Washington’s Wealth Boom, America’s wealthiest counties ring Washington, D.C., a city where the chief industry is government — and the entire region’s only getting richer.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479424,00.html - January 12, 2009 - Used by 379 visitors

Eroding the Exclusionary Rule

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,482904,00.html - January 26, 2009 - Used by 623 visitors

Unsolicited Advice for Obama

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453093,00.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453093,00.html - November 17, 2008 - Used by 230 visitors

You can check this out for yourself, dear reader. It is accurate as of 4:40 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009. We are sure he will remove the false claim momentarily.

Now, we wonder, can you take anything Radley Balko writes or says seriously, when he lies about his own resume? Wonder if his employers know about this?
And for all the trolls who are visiting — three times over a several month period is not a “bi-weekly columnist.”


9 posted on 02/10/2009 3:34:16 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous
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To: microgood

Liberal leanings make LIBERALS. That’s the point of the article.

Learn to read. May help you a bit in life.

http://www.rlcil.org/2009/02/10/resume-falsification-of-radley-balko-exposed/

Resume Falsification of Radley Balko Exposed. Exaggerations A Common Tactic of the Left, Obama Acolytes.
By Puma | February 10, 2009

Liberal (and ersatz libertarian) blogger and wanna-be pundit Radley Balko claims on his bio on his blog that he is a bi-weekly columnist for Forbes.com. But an investigation by the RLCIL demonstrates that Mr. Balko has taken extreme liberties — perhaps even license — with the term “bi-weekly.”

He makes his claim at, http://www.theagitator.com/about/, indicating, that, in addition to laboring over his poorly written blog, “I’m also a biweekly columnist with FoxNews.com.”

However, the claim is not bourne out by the evidence. We searched through the Fsite, and could find only three URLs, authored by Mr. Balko.

See,

Related Tags radley balko washington’s wealth boom, opinion, washington’s wealth boom, obama

Straight Talk: Washington’s Wealth Boom, America’s wealthiest counties ring Washington, D.C., a city where the chief industry is government — and the entire region’s only getting richer.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479424,00.html - January 12, 2009 - Used by 379 visitors

Eroding the Exclusionary Rule

Related Tags radley balko eroding the exclusionary rule, eroding the exclusionary rule

Straight Talk: Eroding the Exclusionary Rule, The exclusionary rule of the Fourth Amendment is an imperfect remedy to search and seizure violations, but it’s the only remedy we have.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,482904,00.html - January 26, 2009 - Used by 623 visitors

Unsolicited Advice for Obama

Related Tags radley balko unsolicited advice for obama, obama, unsolicited advice for obama, opinion, james pinkerton what kind of change is this?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453093,00.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453093,00.html - November 17, 2008 - Used by 230 visitors

You can check this out for yourself, dear reader. It is accurate as of 4:40 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009. We are sure he will remove the false claim momentarily.

Now, we wonder, can you take anything Radley Balko writes or says seriously, when he lies about his own resume? Wonder if his employers know about this?
And for all the trolls who are visiting — three times over a several month period is not a “bi-weekly columnist.”


10 posted on 02/10/2009 3:35:51 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous
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To: decimon

http://www.rlcil.org/2009/02/10/resume-falsification-of-radley-balko-exposed/

Resume Falsification of Radley Balko Exposed. Exaggerations A Common Tactic of the Left, Obama Acolytes.
By Puma | February 10, 2009

Liberal (and ersatz libertarian) blogger and wanna-be pundit Radley Balko claims on his bio on his blog that he is a bi-weekly columnist for Forbes.com. But an investigation by the RLCIL demonstrates that Mr. Balko has taken extreme liberties — perhaps even license — with the term “bi-weekly.”

He makes his claim at, http://www.theagitator.com/about/, indicating, that, in addition to laboring over his poorly written blog, “I’m also a biweekly columnist with FoxNews.com.”

However, the claim is not bourne out by the evidence. We searched through the Fsite, and could find only three URLs, authored by Mr. Balko.

See,

Related Tags radley balko washington’s wealth boom, opinion, washington’s wealth boom, obama

Straight Talk: Washington’s Wealth Boom, America’s wealthiest counties ring Washington, D.C., a city where the chief industry is government — and the entire region’s only getting richer.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479424,00.html - January 12, 2009 - Used by 379 visitors

Eroding the Exclusionary Rule

Related Tags radley balko eroding the exclusionary rule, eroding the exclusionary rule

Straight Talk: Eroding the Exclusionary Rule, The exclusionary rule of the Fourth Amendment is an imperfect remedy to search and seizure violations, but it’s the only remedy we have.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,482904,00.html - January 26, 2009 - Used by 623 visitors

Unsolicited Advice for Obama

Related Tags radley balko unsolicited advice for obama, obama, unsolicited advice for obama, opinion, james pinkerton what kind of change is this?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453093,00.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453093,00.html - November 17, 2008 - Used by 230 visitors

You can check this out for yourself, dear reader. It is accurate as of 4:40 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009. We are sure he will remove the false claim momentarily.

Now, we wonder, can you take anything Radley Balko writes or says seriously, when he lies about his own resume? Wonder if his employers know about this?
And for all the trolls who are visiting — three times over a several month period is not a “bi-weekly columnist.”


11 posted on 02/10/2009 3:36:31 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous
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To: rednesss

What a liar.

http://www.rlcil.org/2009/02/10/resume-falsification-of-radley-balko-exposed/

Resume Falsification of Radley Balko Exposed. Exaggerations A Common Tactic of the Left, Obama Acolytes.
By Puma | February 10, 2009

Liberal (and ersatz libertarian) blogger and wanna-be pundit Radley Balko claims on his bio on his blog that he is a bi-weekly columnist for Forbes.com. But an investigation by the RLCIL demonstrates that Mr. Balko has taken extreme liberties — perhaps even license — with the term “bi-weekly.”

He makes his claim at, http://www.theagitator.com/about/, indicating, that, in addition to laboring over his poorly written blog, “I’m also a biweekly columnist with FoxNews.com.”

However, the claim is not bourne out by the evidence. We searched through the Fsite, and could find only three URLs, authored by Mr. Balko.

See,

Related Tags radley balko washington’s wealth boom, opinion, washington’s wealth boom, obama

Straight Talk: Washington’s Wealth Boom, America’s wealthiest counties ring Washington, D.C., a city where the chief industry is government — and the entire region’s only getting richer.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479424,00.html - January 12, 2009 - Used by 379 visitors

Eroding the Exclusionary Rule

Related Tags radley balko eroding the exclusionary rule, eroding the exclusionary rule

Straight Talk: Eroding the Exclusionary Rule, The exclusionary rule of the Fourth Amendment is an imperfect remedy to search and seizure violations, but it’s the only remedy we have.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,482904,00.html - January 26, 2009 - Used by 623 visitors

Unsolicited Advice for Obama

Related Tags radley balko unsolicited advice for obama, obama, unsolicited advice for obama, opinion, james pinkerton what kind of change is this?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453093,00.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453093,00.html - November 17, 2008 - Used by 230 visitors

You can check this out for yourself, dear reader. It is accurate as of 4:40 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009. We are sure he will remove the false claim momentarily.

Now, we wonder, can you take anything Radley Balko writes or says seriously, when he lies about his own resume? Wonder if his employers know about this?
And for all the trolls who are visiting — three times over a several month period is not a “bi-weekly columnist.”


12 posted on 02/10/2009 3:37:07 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous
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To: rednesss

http://www.rlcil.org/2009/02/10/resume-falsification-of-radley-balko-exposed/

Resume Falsification of Radley Balko Exposed. Exaggerations A Common Tactic of the Left, Obama Acolytes.
By Puma | February 10, 2009

Liberal (and ersatz libertarian) blogger and wanna-be pundit Radley Balko claims on his bio on his blog that he is a bi-weekly columnist for Forbes.com. But an investigation by the RLCIL demonstrates that Mr. Balko has taken extreme liberties — perhaps even license — with the term “bi-weekly.”

He makes his claim at, http://www.theagitator.com/about/, indicating, that, in addition to laboring over his poorly written blog, “I’m also a biweekly columnist with FoxNews.com.”

However, the claim is not bourne out by the evidence. We searched through the Fsite, and could find only three URLs, authored by Mr. Balko.

See,

Related Tags radley balko washington’s wealth boom, opinion, washington’s wealth boom, obama

Straight Talk: Washington’s Wealth Boom, America’s wealthiest counties ring Washington, D.C., a city where the chief industry is government — and the entire region’s only getting richer.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479424,00.html - January 12, 2009 - Used by 379 visitors

Eroding the Exclusionary Rule

Related Tags radley balko eroding the exclusionary rule, eroding the exclusionary rule

Straight Talk: Eroding the Exclusionary Rule, The exclusionary rule of the Fourth Amendment is an imperfect remedy to search and seizure violations, but it’s the only remedy we have.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,482904,00.html - January 26, 2009 - Used by 623 visitors

Unsolicited Advice for Obama

Related Tags radley balko unsolicited advice for obama, obama, unsolicited advice for obama, opinion, james pinkerton what kind of change is this?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453093,00.html

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453093,00.html - November 17, 2008 - Used by 230 visitors

You can check this out for yourself, dear reader. It is accurate as of 4:40 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, 10 February, 2009. We are sure he will remove the false claim momentarily.

Now, we wonder, can you take anything Radley Balko writes or says seriously, when he lies about his own resume? Wonder if his employers know about this?
And for all the trolls who are visiting — three times over a several month period is not a “bi-weekly columnist.”


13 posted on 02/10/2009 3:40:46 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Radley Balko

More Here

14 posted on 02/10/2009 3:42:43 PM PST by kcvl
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To: obamaisandrogynous

February 10th, 2009 3:28 PM Eastern
Shockwaves Coming for Police and Prosecutors
By Radley Balko
Senior Editor, Reason Magazine

A forthcoming study from the National Academy of Sciences on the poor quality of forensic science in America’s courtrooms is expected to send shockwaves through the criminal justice system. According to The New York Times:

http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/02/10/balko_forensic_science/


15 posted on 02/10/2009 3:45:09 PM PST by kcvl
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To: bamahead

What “present” would that be? Computer hacking is a crime.

http://www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/CIP/hacklaw.htm


16 posted on 02/10/2009 4:00:47 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Boy, you and the Republican Liberty Caucus of Illinois (which I'm guessing you are involved with, since you seem to post so much stuff from that site) really stepped in this one, didn't you. I see that the RLCI has now done some airbrushing of history, since the page you linked to now says "Whoops! That Page Isn't Here".

It turns out that Radley Balko really is a biweekly columnist at Fox News. It's just that it's hard to discover that when you search the Forbes site instead of Fox News.

Pretty hilarious.

17 posted on 02/10/2009 4:06:01 PM PST by dpwiener
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To: dpwiener
"Boy, you and the Republican Liberty Caucus of Illinois (which I'm guessing you are involved with, since you seem to post so much stuff from that site) really stepped in this one, didn't you. I see that the RLCI has now done some airbrushing of history, since the page you linked to now says "Whoops! That Page Isn't Here"."

Exactly.

18 posted on 02/10/2009 4:09:29 PM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Gee, you sound like a broken record, broken record, broken record.... posting the same thing 4 or 5 times will not make it any truer. Run out of lithium today???


19 posted on 02/10/2009 4:11:06 PM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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Comment #20 Removed by Moderator

To: obamaisandrogynous

LOL - good luck with your ‘case’ against Mr. Balko :)


21 posted on 02/10/2009 4:42:35 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Liberal leanings make LIBERALS. That’s the point of the article.

Not necessarily. He, like me, is a strong supporter of the 2nd, 4th and 5th Amendments whereas most conservatives despise the 4th and 5th Amendments, so in that regard he is superior to conservatives.

He does have some liberal leanings, like bashing Bush and Cheney, but he also bashes Obama and many liberals as well.

But anyone trying to character assassinate his journalistic integrity will end up getting their heads handed to them, like these caucus morons soon will.
22 posted on 02/10/2009 4:55:30 PM PST by microgood
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To: bamahead
Radley Balko and numerous commenters are having a blast over at his blog (www.theagitator.com) as they heap additional ridicule on the Republican Liberty Caucus of Illinois.

As for the accusation that Balko is somehow guilty of the crime of "hacking", "obamaisandrogynous" must be incredibly ignorant about the Internet as well as the law. Apparently the RLCI had previously hot-linked to a picture on Balko's web site, so he simply changed that file name to a picture of an Obama dildo. Balko didn't do anything to the RLCI website, he did something to his own website, thereby educating them about the ramifications of hot-linking. Next time, if they don't want to look absurdly foolish, they'll host their own photos instead of siphoning bandwidth from somebody else (especially somebody they're attacking).

23 posted on 02/10/2009 6:00:46 PM PST by dpwiener
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To: obamaisandrogynous

You do understand that the photo was on Balko’s site. He owns the photo, the domain, and the domain name where the photo is hosted. He can change the name of any file on his server. You hotlinked to the photo. That’s not hacking. In fact, by hotlinking, you have stolen the bandwidth Balko paid for.

Instead of sending ridiculous C&D orders, you should cease and desist, because he actually has standing.

One more time, it was Balko’s photo. Balko’s domain. Balko’s servers. Where’s the hacking, Puma?


24 posted on 02/10/2009 6:56:42 PM PST by Rick Caldwell
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Ah, so.. who wins the title?

I did offer you the nice link to the list of 40+ columns, one every other week, on the fox news site.

One little click, couldn’t be bothered?

Internet self annihilation is fun to watch, not sure if I really want to take part very often.


25 posted on 02/10/2009 9:15:15 PM PST by drift99
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To: muawiyah

> US courts don’t do that. Worst penalty is you get fired.

That’s a real shame. You see, if someone lies on their resume (we call resumes “CVs”) and if you rely upon that false information and hire them as a result, they have committed Fraud: the principle in Law is that you may not have hired them except for their deceit. This fraud is of a criminal AND of a civil nature — potentially resulting in imprisonment for the fraudster and in the recovery of damages for you.

New Zealand legal precedent is well-respected worldwide, particularly in the UK and in the US. So there is probably no reason at all why this principle should not apply in the United States.


26 posted on 02/10/2009 9:18:12 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: microgood
Radley Balko is a Libertarian with some liberal leanings, but is an excellent investigative reporter, who dots all his I's and T's.

Which is strange, since "Radley Balko" contains no "I"s or "T"s.

If my name were "Radley Balko" the first thing I'd falsify on my resume would be "Radley Balko."

27 posted on 02/10/2009 9:29:15 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan
If my name were "Radley Balko" the first thing I'd falsify on my resume would be "Radley Balko."

So you are saying that if you had that name, you would choose a life of crime and deceit?
28 posted on 02/10/2009 10:35:23 PM PST by microgood
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To: microgood

Absolutely. Wouldn’t you?


29 posted on 02/11/2009 1:05:19 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: microgood

Come to think of it—the very fact that he DOES use the name “Radley Balko” proves that he’s an honest man!


30 posted on 02/11/2009 1:06:54 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: DieHard the Hunter

You can pursue a civil damages claim against someone. I suspect that’s all you’re talking about in NZ. The government doesn’t have a dog in the fight though.


31 posted on 02/11/2009 7:30:53 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: microgood; Arthur McGowan
Let's see now, Rodney Balko ~ where "ko" is the diminutive form in Romany, so this is "Little Bal", whatever "Bal" might mean.

Tony Rezko's name translates as "little vinyard". "Bilk" is the root word for "bilk" which means the same in Romany as it does in English. "Bilzo", my nickname for William Jefferson Blythe Clinton is in honor of his 5 times Great Grandfather, "Billy Blythe", aka "King of the Gypsies" ~ ergo "Bill + ko" = "Little Bill" or "Billy". Then there's Blogojevich, or "son of" (from jevich", and "Blog" a past participle of "Vlassi" or "Vlach" ~ which is Romanian for "Gypsy". So, "son of a Gypsy" ~ and still people find it hard to believe they've been fooled.

I am convinced there are also Jewish Gypsies ~ else where would Rahm Emanuel come from? Guy's running around with them ~ even has the "Tame Negro" in the ranks.

The "Tame Negro" was some former slave freed by the Gypsies. They'd travel around through the South in rural areas and "sell the slave" to unwary, uneducated farmers. They'd come back at night and free their companion to continue their travels.

Did Bill Clinton ever get asked what he thought of these Chicago Gypsies?

32 posted on 02/11/2009 7:39:05 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

> You can pursue a civil damages claim against someone. I suspect that’s all you’re talking about in NZ. The government doesn’t have a dog in the fight though.

No, in the case I’m referring to, the charge was criminal, and it was Fraud. John Davy was sentenced to gaol and then deported.

It caused a stir at the time, because few people realized that if you tell lies on your resume, that is fraud in the classic, criminal sense of the term.

When you think about the legal principles, it makes sense. A resume is a document, and a prospective employer has a right to rely on the information on that document as being factual. You “use” that document to obtain a benefit — in this case a high-paying job.

If everything is on the up-and-up, all is well. Nobody is harmed because the truth has been told.

However, if that document contains outright lies, then it is fraud: the employer would never have given the high-paying job except for having been deceived by the false resume.

That’s not a merely a civil tort: that is a criminal act. It is “usinc a document for pecuniary advantage.” By using a false resume you have “stolen” a high-paying job from others who have genuine qualifications. You have deceived your employer into believing you have qualifications and experience that you do not. Your employer is paying for something that he isn’t getting, through trickery and deception.

In John Davy’s case, he applied to be the CEO of Maori Television. It was a very hi-paying job by New Zealand standards, and it involved a fair bit of commercial risks. His employers were entitled to a CEO with significant experience and they were willing to pay good honest money for it. They did not deserve to be deceived by a two-bit flim-flam bunco artist from Canada with a degree from the “Denver State University” obtained, probably, from the Internet.

Weasels like John Davy need to go to gaol when they trick people like this.

I can see no reason at all why a similar principle could not apply in the United States.


33 posted on 02/11/2009 6:48:04 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

The government has actually charged folks with crimes when it involves a government job.


34 posted on 02/11/2009 6:58:31 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Very interesting analysis.


35 posted on 02/12/2009 2:48:44 AM PST by microgood
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To: obamaisandrogynous

The link must be broken. There’s no article there.


36 posted on 02/14/2009 1:18:26 PM PST by GrootheWanderer
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To: obamaisandrogynous
It appeares that the IL RLC has deleted all of your articles.
Whoops! That Page Isn't Here

http://www.theagitator.com/2009/02/10/radley-balko-exposed/

37 posted on 02/14/2009 2:00:57 PM PST by Jean S
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Adding this here in case you decide to remove it from your site.

Radley Balko Exposed! (UPDATE)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

(UPDATE : Looks like they gave up. They took down the “exposed” post and the image they hotlinked.)

(UPDATE 2: The stupid continues here.)

My new friends in the Illinois chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus have apparently caught me embellishing my resume.

Their post reads:

Liberal (and ersatz libertarian) blogger and wanna-be pundit Radley Balko claims on his bio on his blog that he is a bi-weekly columnist for Forbes.com. But an investigation by the RLCIL demonstrates that Mr. Balko has taken extreme liberties — perhaps even license — with the term “bi-weekly.”

He makes his claim at, http://www.theagitator.com/about/, indicating, that, in addition to laboring over his poorly written blog, “I’m also a biweekly columnist with FoxNews.com.”

However, the claim is not bourne out by the evidence. We searched through the Forbes.com site, and could find only two URLs, from the summer of 2005, authored by Mr. Balko.

See,

http://search.forbes.com/search/find?MT=Radley+Balko&tab=searchtabgeneral


38 posted on 02/14/2009 2:24:00 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Thanks.


39 posted on 02/14/2009 9:11:25 PM PST by GrootheWanderer
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To: Jean S

Looks like they did more than delete his posts.

Here’s the latest and probably last on the issue:

http://www.theagitator.com/2009/02/14/illinois-republican-liberty-caucus-coda


40 posted on 02/15/2009 10:00:50 AM PST by GrootheWanderer
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