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Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

Rather than waste my time responding to your fantasies, your abuse of science, and your insults, I am simply posted an article by Chris Halkides, which discusses Luminol and related matters. http://viewfromwil mington.blogspot.c om/2010/03/luminol -and-some-of-footp rint-evidence.html Chris Halkides, a renowned biochemist, has been in the forefront of the fight for justice for Amanda and Raffaele from the beginning. How many biochemists (or any kind of scientist) are on the side of the guilters? None, you say? Oh, that's right, guilters don't need science, they don't need evidence, they just know...  (Jun 7, 2014 | post #91)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

Mixed DNA does not imply blood. It only means that since they both lived there, each would leave DNA in the house. Those five spots-weren't they tested by Stefanoni with TMB? At the first trial she said nothing about the TMB which revealed no blood. I guess it just slipped her mind. Cleaning and staging...of course. And staging a break-in using the exact method of entry of Rudy Guede, without knowing what Guede's method of entry was! Very clever, that Amanda...  (Jun 2, 2014 | post #89)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

No, I do not exactly work for free. I work for the satisfaction of knowing I am fighting for justice! Conspiracy nut? No, I simply see reality clearly. There are dysfunctional elements in the court systems of Italy and the U.S. which must be corrected. At least here in America those who are fighting to expose the problems that lead to wrongful convictions are not sued by the prosecutor and threatened with prison if they speak out.  (Jun 2, 2014 | post #88)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

Professional human lie detector? Eyes for lies? Well, gee, combined with the statement analysis whizzes, the "psychologica l types" analysts, TV psychics, and of course, the infallible intuitions of Mignini and Giobbe, how could anyone have any doubt? Unfortunately, those of us who are restricted to plodding along with the slow and tedious methods of SCIENCE and LOGIC have to rely on something less glamorous than magic and "spiritual " authority. To each his own, I guess. Wonder what the Tarot cards have to say...  (May 28, 2014 | post #85)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

You are so completely convinced that AK is guilty, based on your skewed reading of the evidence, that you simply cannot accept the fact that many people have looked at the evidence and concluded that she is innocent. Thus, you see no problem with hurling vile insults at me, thinking that anyone who defends Amanda must have ulterior motives. Your claims about my motives are ridiculous and as unsupported by any evidence as the whole guilter case. I am not obsessed with Amanda, I am committed to fight against injustice of the kind that you and the TJMK ghouls are spreading. When it comes to obsession, the evidence, in fact, points in a very different direction. Since you have spent far more time posting your anti-Amanda rants than I have spent defending her, maybe it is you who are obsessed, as obsessed as all the TJMK/PMF fantasists who have spent so much time and effort constructing false narratives to feed their fantasies, based on frustration and delusions. Anyone who wants to know the TRUTH about the murder and the subsequent frame-up had better go to injusticeinperugia .com and treat the hate sites with the contempt they deserve.  (May 28, 2014 | post #84)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

Silly, silly, silly. No one in their right mind ever placed any faith in the ability of the ISC to render a judgment based on reason and justice! From the beginning, in Nov. 2007 the court has been following the dictates of the prosecutors as they relentlessly pursued their vendetta against a young woman who simply did not appeal to their conception of presenting "bella figura.". Do you think we are trying to convince the supine Italian court of anything??? Hell, no. Nencini's ravings are not "minor typos," they are the desperate gropings of a petty functionary charged with the impossible task of justifying the unjustifiable. But no matter. Guilters will always embrace the ravings of the Court as long as the Court supports their hate-filled desire for a witch-burning. Especialy if the "witch" is innocent. That is how it has always been with the mobs who attend executions and cry out for blood. Innocent victims seem to burn so much more brightly, don't they? I know that Slayer and her friends like to disguise their hatred in terms of appeals to authority, but the real motivation of the guilters is best seen when we look beyond those disguises. We don't have far to look. I like the way Slayer's pronouncements of finality and judgment segue seamlessly into the comments that follow, the comments of a certain bloodthirsty bigot, the one whom even Slayer called a "troll" not too long ago. I had considered asking Topix to remove those vile remarks, but then i though it more fruitful to leave them just as they are. They are a testimony to the depth of the guilter insanity, revealing all the pathological filth that they try to conceal with appeals to the authority of courts. It's really about pathology, see? The deranged mumblings of that obscene bigot reveal more about the true motivation of those who hate Amanda so much than all the clever constructions of TJMK and PMF and the other guilters. The liars Barbie Nadeau, Andrea Vogt, and the even more disgusting Chelsea Hoffman expose the real motives of the entire anti-Amanda movement in all its vile nakedness. That is why the final verdict will not be given by the kangaroo court supposedly deciding the case. The final verdict will be given by all those decent human beings who know that Amanda and Raffaele are innocent victims of a vile and disgusting vendetta conducted by people who have no interest in justice but only in satisfying their sick lusts. Guilters cannot hide forever from the truth, neither can the vile tabloid writers, neither can Mignini and his evil minions. Let the courts do their dirty work, the final verdict is not in their blood-stained filthy hands.  (May 23, 2014 | post #80)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

No, they were never found guilty based on evidence. They were declared quilty by a court that was more concerned with saving face than in truth and justice. And I am not lying. The liars are all on the side of the phony prosecution It is not over and it will not be over until the hateful persecution of the innocent is ended.  (May 17, 2014 | post #75)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

The appearance of balance on the fake Wiki is deceptive. The entire presentation is parasitic upon the IIP project. If TMB is mentioned, it is only because IIP constantly pointed out the fact that TMB tests revealed no blood, and to the fact that Stefanoni concealed that TMB tests had been done and proven negative for blood. Now, the pro-guilt side is not drawing attention to TMB for the purpose of objective examination of evidence, but only to pre-empt objective examination of the evidence. Before IIP made known the existence of the TMB tests, TJMK did not discuss this matter. Once the TMB tests and their negative results were publicized, TJMK began to print fanciful articles claiming that there were police "experts " who could detect the existence of blood based only on their ability to sense subtle changes in the coloration of the luminol, implying that no TMB tests were necessary. I see no justification for saying that IIP is propaganda as that word is used today. They take a clearly pro-innocence stance based on examination of evidence, and on logic. If they appear to be biased, it is because they ARE biased, in favor of truth, and because the defense of truth must be made in the teeth of furious anti-Knox attacks from many quarters. In the U.S. such attacks are still being made by news commentators such as Nancy Grace (who thinks everyone who is accused of anything must be guilty) and Ann Coulter (who thinks Amanda must be guilty because a certain liberal commentator, Tim Egan, thinks she is innocent). These anti-Knox commentators have a large audience and enjoy great influence. IIP must appear to be determined and uncompromising in the face of such determined and fierce attacks by people like Nancy Grace, who thrives on controversy and negativity.  (May 15, 2014 | post #73)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

In fact, injusticeinperugia .com is the only objective source of information. Every question is discussed there, including questions that no one else raises. There are even threads specifically devoted to following all the latest musings of TJMK and PMF. I find it amazing that Steve Moore is criticized for not mentioning Quintavalle. The fact is, Marco Quintavalle did not report his alleged sighting of Amanda at his store until a year after the murder. His story was never substantiated. No bleach receipts were ever found, and his own subordinate failed to support his claim of having seen Amanda on the morning of Nov. 2. The problem with Quintavalle's testimony, like the testimony of Curatolo and Capezzali, is that it only appeared after the story had become widely known. Only in the court dedicated to promulgating a myth would such shaky testimony be considered reliable. As for Moore's certainty concerning the innocence of Amanda, this certainty was only attained after prolonged investigation of the evidence. He did not begin with a conviction of innocence. Why would the certainty attained by an FBI agent, who has spent his life investigating crimes of this nature, be taken as inappropriate? Did he appear challenging, or defiant? Well, if he did, it must be kept in mind that at the time he first proclaimed Amanda's innocence, he was in conflict with the "official " version. Moore was met with widespread opposition, and that included the administrators of Pepperdine University, who fired him from his job in 2010. Since then, Moore's view has been supported by experts in many fields, including forensic science and molecular biology. But the battle for truth and justice goes on. Moore did not "slander " Mignini or his agents. Mignini has shown that he has a peculiar way of solving crimes as anyone who has read Monster of Perugia will know. He became convinced of Amanda's guilt by pure intuition before any evidence had been collected. He freely admitted this on the air, during his interview with CNN reporter Drew Griffin. The fact that I have never liked Drew Griffin because of his political views is immaterial. He did not trick Mignini or force him to make his admission. Nor did anyone force Edgardo Giobbe to admit publicly that he was able to determine guilt by purely psychological means without having to wait for evidence.  (May 15, 2014 | post #72)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

The constant repetition of TJMK talking points, as well as the re-posting of the "fake Wiki" might give the impression that there is a "mountain of evidence" supporting the prosecution claims. Stories about staged break-ins, framing an innocent man, etc. have become accepted as if they were indisputable truth. But they are not. The only source of reliable information about the case is injusticeinperugia .com, which provides reliable information and also refutes the many claims put forth by the prosecutors. Anyone who is confronted with the conflicting claims of TJMK and IIP for the first time might be confused by the wealth of claims and counterclaims. But it would be wise to examine both sides before judging that Knox and Sollecito are "guilty behind any reasonable doubt." Dr. Balding's claim that there is a substantial amount of Sollecito's DNA on the bra clasp is contradicted by the judgment of all those who had examined this piece of evidence previously. The amount of Sollecito's DNA had always been stated as merely a few picograms, a far from substantial amount. Now, it is interesting that the fake Wiki is constantly being presented here and elsewhere as if its contents were unquestionably true. But here is the IIP article which was specifically designed to combat the claims of the fake Wiki: http://murderofmer edithkercher.com/m eredith-kercher-br a-dna-contaminatio n/ It is also noteworthy that the IIP article, which contradicts almost all the claims of the fake Wiki, is quite inaccessible by Google search. That is because hackers have arranged for any enquiry about the IIP article to be diverted to the fake Wiki page. Who could be responsible for doing this? Who, indeed, but those whose purpose is to prevent the dissemination of any point of view except that promulgated by the prosecution and their supporters? The case has always been much more about behavior and allegations about "changing alibis" than about forensic evidence, which was, after all, not available at the time the case was declared closed by the police. True, Amanda's behavior was inappropriate, and that has been admitted by no less an authority than Raffaele himself. However, inappropriate behavior does not correlate to guilt of murder. Nor do the results of a police interrogation yield proof of wrongdoing. The police methods, in Italy as welll as everywhere else in the civilized world, use the Reid technique to conduct interrogations. This technique is known to yield false confessions with great frequency. The technique does NOT involve the use of physical force or threat of force. It is entirely psychological, yet it is immensely effective in producing confusing and doubt in the subject. All of Amanda's statements at the time of the interrogation, including here naming of Lumumba (whose name was introduced by the police, not by Amanda herself) are indicative of effects of the interrogation method derived from the Reid technique, which is still practiced today.  (May 13, 2014 | post #70)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

I am familiar with the BBC3 presentation. It is hardly an objective analysis. The active participation of the liar Andrea Vogt is sufficient to question the motives of BBC3. As for Balding's statements, they represent one view among many. BBC could have presented opposing views from many scientists with experience in DNA analysis (rather than statistics). One such expert is biochemist Chris Halkides. Here is his interview with Balding from 2013. The ensuing discussion, representing diverse opinions by experts, is informative. http://viewfromwil mington.blogspot.c om/2013/07/an-inte rview-with-david-b alding.html It is certain that had the views of Chris Halkides, or Greg Hampikian of the Idaho Innocence Project been represented in the BBC3 report, they would have opposed Balding's claim that "Raffaele's DNA is strong on the hook." Yet his opinion is accepted without question. Throughout the presentation, BBC3 chose to highlight the most biased, anti-Knox points of view. Though the program was supposed to examine the question of guilt or innocence of Knox, it focused quite a lot of attention on Guede, even allowing his lawyer to claim that "poor Rudy" was the victim of a frame-up. Yet the break-in perfectly fit Guede's MO of throwing rocks through second-floor windows. He had been caught doing it a few times before, sometimes carrying stolen equipment, though, remarkably, never charged with a crime. Claims about the alleged "staged break-in" were supported by the contention that the rock was too big to be thrown(at nine pounds, it is not too big). Funny that the short comments of Dershowitz are popping up all over the Internet, even on Amazon reviews. They are always accompanied with the observation that Dershowitz is a Harvard law professor, as if that conferred on his words the status of holy writ. Dershowitz, a lawyer who helped a brutal murderer to escape justice, has his own agenda. He claims there is enough evidence to convict Knox but offers no examples of this alleged evidence. He claims that Guede accused AK and RS of the murder without mentioning that Guede only made this claim after his own troubles with the justice system. Originally, in his Skype conversation from Germany, Guede denied that Amanda had anything to do with the murder. Independent experts are a dime a dozen. They can be purchased for all sorts of purposes, and they rarely agree with each other.  (May 10, 2014 | post #67)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

It is precisely this kind of nonsense from Nencini that demonstrates that he understands nothing about this case. So Nencini thinks that contamination would have had to be found elsewhere, not just on the clasp? Why does he think that? One wonders what sort of idiotic assumptions he is making about the nature of DNA contamination. Does he think it drops from the sky like rain, soaking everything in the vicinity? No matter, it does not pay to try to get into the silly little mind of this mere bureaucratic, whose only purpose was to act as a mouthpiece for the so-called "justice system" he serves, and follow the orders he received to pronounce another spurious "guilty" verdict." There is plenty of evidence in photos and online videos showing the carelessness of police in collecting the evidence, plenty of occasion for contamination, and that contamination could have occurred in many ways. The stipulation by the iSC that the defense must demonstrate precisely how and where contamination might have happened is just another example, and a prominent one, of their desperation in confirming their face-saving verdict. Any DNA expert will tell you that it is impossible to determine the exact place and manner of contamination. Besides, it is well known that there was DNA from several unidentified persons on that same bra clasp. Somehow neither the prosecution nor their guilter allies seem to think that is at all important. Who are these unidentified individuals? Who knows? Apparently the court does not care. Yet they never ask the logical question, whether these unidentified sources of DNA are from people who joined in the attack on Meredith, or if they are also from contamination. But then again, who needs logic or actual EVIDENCE if you have so much power that you can simply pronounce people "guilty" without any proof, as the courts and their guilter friends have done. As for the "much maligned" Patrizia Stefanoni, it is well known that she overrode the controls and produced spurious results, simply to please her boss, the prosecutor. Also she never turned over the EDP files to the defense, as required. C&V overlooked nothing that was relevant, only what was known to be false. Pronouncing the Hellman report "ANNULLED " does not make it invalid. Guilters are much too impressed with the superficial trappings of power to understand how irrelevant such proclamations are if the goal is the determination of TRUTH.  (May 9, 2014 | post #65)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: CCTV Casts Doubt Over Alibi

Slayer is a confirmed guilter, so she is usually wrong about almost everything. However, she is absolutely correct about the fact that the CCTV video does not show anything clearly enough for reliable identification. Even the vile liars, Andrea Vogt and Barbie Nadeau, did not leap at this "new" revelation, which, in fact, has been around for the past seven years without arousing any interest. Who is in that picture? Who knows? It could be anyone. So, the question is, why does it surface now, causing distraction? Slayer suggests that it might Raffaele's defense team. I believe it is more likely that it was released by the prosecution to distract people from the truly atrocious Nencini motivation report, which many guilters fear could be the basis for a successful appeal. Nencini, a loyal party functionary, was ordered to find AK and RS guilty, so he did. Yet he seems to be totally unfamiliar with the previous history of the case. It appears he did not even bother to read the Massei report which, awful though it was, at least got a few things right. Nencini's "theory" of the crime is as absurd as any of the previous theories, and is, characteristically , unsupported by any evidence. But who needs evidence? All you need is to do your duty and reaffirm the original verdict, as instructed by your superiors. Could it be that some in the prosecution camp are beginning to realize the total absurdity of their continued persecution of two clearly innocent people, and that they see the Nencini report as backfiring on them by providing grounds for a successful appeal? Now, I admit that Slayer's suggestion is interesting, in that it leads me to consider the possibility that someone other than the hapless prosecution team released the video. I doubt that Raffaele would release it, at least not for the reasons suggested. However, if the defense did air it, it would indeed be a clever ploy, and it might be an attempt to demonstrate exactly how irrational the anti-Knox people are. Those who claim they see Amanda in that hazy picture are probably the same people who swear that they see the face of Jesus Christ in a slice of pizza. Or who think Mickey Mouse is a real person; after all, Mickey moves, he walks, he talks, so he must be real, right? They are the same people who believe in the "buckets of blood" fantasy, and the "staged break-in" fantasy, and the "clean-up " fantasy...and on and on. No there were no buckets of blood in the bathroom when Amanda entered, just a few drops. No, she did not buy cleaning supplies early the next morning. And similarly for all the other guilter talking points that attempt to conceal the absolute lack of any DNA or any other kind of forensic evidence that could place AK or RS at the murder scene.  (May 8, 2014 | post #58)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: What if she's innocent?

Polygraph tests are not always accurate. In some EU countries, polygraph tests are not allowed. I am not sure about Italy. Besides, given the absolute inability of the guilters to ever admit that they might be wrong, does anyone really think that they would be influenced by the ability of Amanda to pass a lie detector test? If the test proved her innocence, they would claim that she beat the test. For what its worth, there are a few people who I would like to see take such a test. One is Judge Nencini. Is he for real, issuing a motivation report so weird and twisted that it even outdid Massei? How about administering tests to Barbie Nadeau and Andrea Vogt, two confirmed liars who have yet to be brought to justice. I would also like to add the saintly, long-suffering Kerchers to that list, because there is one question that they really ought to clear up. I would like to know why they are not more concerned that the murderer Guede is already out on work release and is due to be fully free to kill again long before the courts have finished with their persecution of Amanda and Raffaele.  (Apr 30, 2014 | post #3035)

Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox: What if she's innocent?

The hateful, evil court in Italy, aided and abetted by the equally hateful, evil guilters and proven liars like Andrea Vogt, has predictably doubled down on their witch hunt against the INNOCENT young American woman, Amanda Knox, and her INNOCENT friend, Raffaele Sollecito. It comes as no surprise that the persecutors, having lied from the beginning, would find no recourse except to continue their campaign of defamation. Though the guilters crow about the court verdict, there never was, and never will be, a shred of EVIDENCE against Amanda or Raffaele. We challenge anyone to produce a single shred of EVIDENCE that would support their outrageous claims against Amanda and Raffaele. There is no such evidence! However, there is plenty of verifiable evidence that the court and its paid propagandists LIED and CONTINUE TO LIE in their desperate effort to justify themselves. No doubt the persecutors, filled with hubris, will try for extradition next. I can hardly wait for these lying bags of filth to come here and try to justify themselves in a real court room, where their lies and hypocrisy will be exposed.  (Apr 29, 2014 | post #3033)

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