Let’s play: Chi non è Siciliano

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Let's play: Chi non è Siciliano

One final thought con­cern­ing the Bul­lyville post on Neil Rauhauser I wrote about earlier:

Stacy McCain noted some inter­est­ing and felo­nious threats directed at the author of the arti­cle:

That attracted two com­ments from some­one sign­ing them­selves as “Long John Sil­ver,” who had mur­der­ous things to say:

I am sim­ply amazed that this Bul­lyville guy, James McGib­ney, is still alive. If I was listed on his web­site I would put a bul­let in his head. It’s as sim­ple as that. His home address has been posted online. And he makes sched­uled pub­lic appearances.

After the first com­ment drew atten­tion, “Long John Sil­ver” added:

Did you know that over 40% of all mur­ders each year go unsolved in the U.S.? Since I use TOR and a ran­dom person’s open WiFi, I can’t be tracked you nitwit.

There is a big or arro­gance and stu­pid­ity in those com­ments . There is always a way to track some­one and if the task can be crowd­sourced rather than paid it becomes eas­ier. While police or the FYI (threat of mur­der over inter­state lines you know) have more resources there are cer­tain meth­ods of sim­ple deduc­tive rea­son­ing that can nar­row the field con­sid­er­ably with­out any help from the NSA.

Stacy of course has some thoughts:

There was much else and you can read the whole thing. Of course, Neal Rauhauser will deny being “Long John Sil­ver,” just as Neal always denies being any one of the numer­ous sock­pup­pet accounts (e.g., the “Gaped Cru­sader”) he has used to threaten, harass and smear var­i­ous peo­ple over the past three years.

While his spec­u­la­tion on who Long John Sil­ver is comes from expe­ri­ence and past his­tory let’s not for­get what the title of this post is. Given the evi­dence of those two com­ments we can clearly deduce this: Long John Sil­ver is NOT Sicilian:

The first clue is the ini­tial com­ment. While the con­tent of the mes­sage is con­sis­tent with a Sicil­ian style threat, the mak­ing of said threat in a pub­lic rather than a more pri­vate set­ting sug­gests oth­er­wise. A Sicil­ian makes such a threat to a pub­lic per­son in a pri­vate set­ting so the tar­get can acqui­esce to a demand with­out a pub­lic loss of face. Mak­ing that threat in pub­lic increases the pres­sure of the tar­get to resist.

That’s strong evi­dence against, how­ever it has been known for the odd Sicil­ian to be hot-​headed and speak impul­sively in pub­lic, there­fore the first com­ment doesn’t def­i­nitely dis­qual­ify Mr. Sil­ver as Sicilian.

The Sec­ond com­ment how­ever does, I bring in as my expert wit­ness, Pro­fes­sor Henry Hill late of New York City

Key tes­ti­mony:

When I heard all the noise I knew they were cops, only cops talk that way. If they had been wise guys, I wouldn’t have heard a thing, I’d be dead.

The sec­ond threat by its very exis­tence would nor­mally be enough to prove Chi non è Sicil­iano. The re-​issuance of a threat is con­sid­ered a sign of weak­ness a sig­nal that the per­son issu­ing it doesn’t want to act, but the clincher is the state­ment about track­ing. That per­son­ally iden­ti­fies Mr. Sil­ver with the threat as opposed to the first com­ment that could be said to be a gen­eral state­ment that could be por­trayed as such in a court of law.

There­fore while Stacy McCain may still be cor­rect that Mr. Sliver might be yet another Rauhauser sock-​puppet or one of his allies, we can say the fol­low­ing with certainty:

Long John Sil­ver non è Siciliano.

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Unfor­tu­nately in addi­tion to play­ing Chi non è Sicil­iano. I con­tinue to play Chi non ha uno stipen­dio pieno? (Who doesn’t have a full pay­check.) With just a few hours to go I remain $225 shy for this week pay­check. I have $1000+ in med­ical bills piled up from my busted thumb (just dis­cov­ered my insur­ance con­sid­ered my cast “surgery” and didn’t cover any of it so I’ll likely can­cel my remain­ing Dr. appoint­ments, break off the cast myself in a week or two and rehab the thumb on my own) But start­ing tomor­row I have seven more mag­nif­i­cent mouths to feed from this blog so to speak

It’s been a day full of bad news so your hit of DaTip­Jar is just the boost I could use

One final thought concerning  the Bullyville post on Neil Rauhauser I wrote about earlier:

Stacy McCain noted some interesting and felonious threats directed at the author of the article:

That attracted two comments from someone signing themselves as “Long John Silver,”  who had murderous things to say:

I am simply amazed that this Bullyville guy, James McGibney, is still alive. If I was listed on his website I would put a bullet in his head. It’s as simple as that. His home address has been posted online. And he makes scheduled public appearances.

After the first comment drew attention, “Long John Silver” added:

Did you know that over 40% of all murders each year go unsolved in the U.S.? Since I use TOR and a random person’s open WiFi, I can’t be tracked you nitwit.

There is a big or arrogance and stupidity in those comments .  There is always a way to track someone and if the task can be crowdsourced rather than paid it becomes easier.  While police or the FYI (threat of murder over interstate lines you know) have more resources there are certain methods of simple deductive reasoning that can narrow the field considerably without any help from the NSA.

Stacy of course has some thoughts:

  There was much else and you can read the whole thing. Of course, Neal Rauhauser will deny being “Long John Silver,” just as Neal always denies being any one of the numerous sockpuppet accounts (e.g., the “Gaped Crusader”) he has used to threaten, harass and smear various people over the past three years.

While his speculation on who Long John Silver is comes from experience and past history let’s not forget what the title of this post is.  Given the evidence of those two comments we can clearly deduce this: Long John Silver is NOT Sicilian:

The first clue is the initial comment. While the content of the message is consistent with a Sicilian style threat, the making of said threat in a public rather than a more private setting suggests otherwise. A Sicilian makes such a threat to a public person in a private setting so the target can acquiesce to a demand without a public loss of face. Making that threat in public increases the pressure of the target to resist.

That’s strong evidence against, however it has been known for the odd Sicilian to be hot-headed and speak impulsively in public, therefore the first comment doesn’t definitely disqualify Mr. Silver as Sicilian.

The Second comment however does, I bring in as my expert witness, Professor Henry Hill late of New York City

Key testimony:

When I heard all the noise I knew they were cops, only cops talk that way. If they had been wise guys, I wouldn’t have heard a thing, I’d be dead.

The second threat by its very existence would normally be enough to prove  Chi non è Siciliano.  The re-issuance of a threat is considered a sign of weakness a signal that the person issuing it doesn’t want to act, but the clincher is the statement about tracking.  That personally identifies Mr. Silver with the threat as opposed to the first comment that could be said to be a general statement that could be portrayed as such in a court of law.

Therefore while Stacy McCain may still be correct that Mr. Sliver might be yet another Rauhauser sock-puppet or one of his allies, we can say the following with certainty:

Long John Silver non è Siciliano.

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Unfortunately in addition to playing Chi non è Siciliano. I continue to play Chi non ha uno stipendio pieno? (Who doesn’t have a full paycheck.) With just a few hours to go I remain $225 shy for this week paycheck. I have $1000+ in medical bills piled up from my busted thumb (just discovered my insurance considered my cast “surgery” and didn’t cover any of it so I’ll likely cancel my remaining Dr. appointments, break off the cast myself in a week or two and rehab the thumb on my own) But starting tomorrow I have seven more magnificent mouths to feed from this blog so to speak

It’s been a day full of bad news so your hit of DaTipJar is just the boost I could use