How Madin Deceives Google There is an alarming body of evidence which separates Kent Madin from authentic journalists who abide by the rules set forth by the Society of Journalists. One of these distinctions is that Madin uses an aggressive spam technique known as cloaking in order to illegally manipulate the rating of his defamatory cyber attack websites. Such unethical behavior has not gone undetected. Complaints to Lumen Lumen is the independent research project that collects and analyzes requests to remove defamatory information and copyright violations from the web. This data enables the public to study the prevalence of legal threats and let internet users see the source of content removals. https://lumendatabase.org Between 2013 and 2021, at least twenty-three complaints have been filed with Lumen, naming Kent Madin as the perpetrator of defamation and copyright violation. https://www.lumendatabase.org/notices/search?sort_by=&term -require- all=true&term=%22Kent+Madin%22 (Evidence 1) A History of Cyber Assault In 2011 Facebook Dublin closed down a defamatory page used by Madin due to a breach of their terms and conditions. In September 2012 Madin’s ripleydavenport.net page was disabled by the hosting company, pair Networks, due to “defamatory and abusive content”. Madin has been banned from several online adventure forums for ongoing abuse and defamation of members. Madin was also banned twice from Academia.edu for creating more than 30 fake accounts and attempted harassment of a leading academic. Madin stole one explorer’s email address and signed him up to 45 websites selling penis erection medications, resulting in hundreds of harassing emails. Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. This document or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher. This work is legally protected by the United States Copyright Office. Any violation of this copyright will be immediately enforced by American legal authorities. Madin has been officially warned by LinkedIn for harassment of one member by faking accounts with Viagra adverts embedded in them. Madin also attempted to acquire private medical and financial information contravening privacy laws. In response to a legal complaint provided by Australian Victoria police, on April 15, 2017, Google Australia concluded that Madin had violated its corporate rules. The company removed Madin’s cyber squatting websites from that nation’s search engine because they were deemed defamatory. Manipulating Google Ratings Google’s policy states, “We want to be clear that we have a strict policy against abuse and harassment that our community enforces.” Madin’s blatant contempt for internet ethics was demonstrated when he perpetrated a massive violation of Google’s ethical standards by publishing nearly 3,000 names, words, text, links, Linked In comments and a newspaper article hidden at the base of five cyber-squatter websites. This material, in white text against a white background, is situated below the visible page content. This hidden information has been deliberately used to manipulate Google’s page ranking system. (Evidence 2) Google warns, “Hiding text or links in your content to manipulate Google's search rankings is deceptive and a violation of Google's Webmaster Guidelines. Text such as excessive keywords can be hidden in several ways, including: using white text on a white background.” Overwhelming evidence demonstrates that Madin is not a journalist. He is a spammer! Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. This document or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher. This work is legally protected by the United States Copyright Office. Any violation of this copyright will be immediately enforced by American legal authorities. Evidence 1 – Lumen Madin’s Multiple Citations for Defamation and Copyright Violation Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. This document or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher. This work is legally protected by the United States Copyright Office. Any violation of this copyright will be immediately enforced by American legal authorities. Evidence 2 Breach of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines comprise hidden text, hidden links and excessive keywords used to manipulate page rank. Creator and owner: Kent Madin, based in Bozeman, Montana. Madin’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org IPS (hosts): Nearly Free Speech, based in Florida, USA Website: www.NearlyFreeSpeech.NET Hidden Text Detected on Five Sites Owned By Kent Madin Madin placed 2,592 names, words and text hidden at the base of the following websites, each of which constitutes a violation of Google’s policy on protecting its customers. Offending Website 1 http://www.cuchullaineoreilly.net/ (Hidden text) The long riders guild, long riders, equestrian The World Ride Thelongridersguild.com www.theworldride.org www.thelongridersguild.com Cuchullaine O'Reilly, basha o'reilly, Long Riders Guild equestrian travel khyber knights cuchullaine basha sikunder pompeii cuchullaine Offending Website 2 http://www.thelongridersguild.org/ (Hidden text) the long riders guild, lrgaf, long riders guild, cuchullaine o'reilly, basha o'reilly, long riders guild, the long riders guild, lrgaf, long riders guild, cuchullaine o'reilly, basha o'reilly, long riders guild,the long riders guild, lrgaf, long riders guild, cuchullaine o'reilly, basha o'reilly, long riders guild,the long riders guild, lrgaf, long riders guild, cuchullaine o'reilly, basha o'reilly, long riders guild, Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. This document or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher. This work is legally protected by the United States Copyright Office. Any violation of this copyright will be immediately enforced by American legal authorities. Offending Website 3 http://ripleydavenport.net/ (Hidden text) re Ripley Davenport: Walter Mitty or Penny Ante Fraud? Anyone thinking of supporting Ripley Davenport's exploits would be well served to read the Politiken article below before investing time or money. In spite of trumpeting his prowess as a "renowned desert explorer" Ripley has never substantiated any of the "desert explorations" he claims to have made prior to 2010. He has erased all records of his Mongolia walks in 2010 and 2011 from the web. He did, however, steal images from private pages on the internet and represent them as his own "copyrighted" material on Flickr in an attempt to prove his claims and fool the public. The Danish Newspaper Politiken article "When Ripley Got Lost" on Kenmare, Ireland resident Ripley Davenport (birth name Colin Dormer) is out as of Sunday, August 19, 2013. Click on the image of the article for the English translation. Please note this article is copyrighted by the authors and Politiken, contact the authors for permission to post or reprint. Federal 9th Circuit upholds First Amendment rights of bloggers. Ripley Davenport's claims of being "cyberstalked" American Diplomat Accused of Cyberstalking : A remarkable melange of fact, irrelevant fact and disingenuous fantasy which still begs the question of why these indignant, famous, accomplished explorers don't just answer the basic questions being asked about their professional claims? And, surprisingly similar in contect, style and "evidence" to this anonymous website which just appeared: kentmadincyberstalker.com Affidavits Calling for the Arrest of Kent Madin Which accompanied the document just above. Above the Fold in Lithuania. Laura Davenport sent the Cyberstalking document mentioned above to a Lithuanian newspaper which published this article by Gediminus Gasiulis. In response to my inquiry, Mr. Gasiulis has been prompt and professional with clarification of how the article evolved. The Chrome browser does an entertaining job of translating the article and the 60+ comments it evoked. #42 is a special favorite. UPDATE: Dec 2013: Ripley Davenport has re-invented himself as an open water swimmer with plans to circum-swimigate 850 miles of the coast of Ireland in July of 2014. This, in spite of having no previous open water swimming experience. This is consistent with Ripley's imaginary 1998 Namib Desert crossing which he also undertook with no prior desert travel or camel handling experience. The Round Ireland Swim is to raise money for MS Ireland and prove that someone with MS can do anything. Ripley has a documented history of fabrication, embellishment, deception and theft (of images) to make himself appear to be a famous "desert explorer" and attract sponsorship, donations and free gear. Given Ripley's track record, this latest swimming adventure calls for scrutiny by all parties involved. Does it matter whether Ripley actually has MS? That's for MS Ireland, the charity being supported, and MS sufferers world wide to decide. 1992-1997: Where was Ripley? Until 2012, Ripley widely claimed that he had spent 7 years in the Special Forces (examples here, here and here). Now his website makes no mention of military service. Shipmates confirm he spent two years in the Royal Navy (90-92) and other sources confirm that he spent a few months as a new recruit in the RAF Regiment in late 1997. Ripley's own Facebook images show him in both Navy and RAF Regiment. Between 1992 and 1996 Ripley married (Sept. 1992) and divorced but there is no evidence he was in the military during that time. Ripley himself alludes to having spent time in jail in at least one published interview which would preclude spending 7 years in the military. Anyone with information about those years is encouraged to contact me. "But what happens when a person deliberately lies about their experience and qualifications to secure a responsible and paid job? A job where lives and investment are likely to be put at very real risk?" Earl de Blonville, Offending Website 4 http://ripleydavenport.net/RDmain.htm (Hidden text) Earl de blonville ripley davenport earl de blonville postformal leadership de blonville postformal leadership Offending Website 5 http://earldeblonville.net/ (Hidden text) rching the career of "charismatic" Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS (nee Earle Bloomfield) for an article about modern day explorers and the business opportunities that flow from exploring. I became interested in Earl's story when researching another story about another professional "explorer" Ripley Davenport. That story is available here: ripleydavenport.net Earl was born Earle Robert Bloomfield in Australia. "My mother gave me away and quite frankly I couldn't’t have had a better start to life" is how Earl credits his mother's abandonment of him, to be raised by his grandfather in a home without running water. Sometime after 1996, when he discovered he was descended from French knights, he changed his last name to de Blonville. Then he discovered he was Viscount de Blonville of Saxmundham. While he no longer uses Viscount of Saxmundham in his title he did briefly include the name "Gilles" on his Academia.edu account. Recently he dusted off the original Bloomfield and tacked it on the end to form Earl de Blonville Bloomfield and of course, the Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society acronym, FRGS. Earl de Blonville shares authorship honors for this website, a pretty entertaining read if you like tabloid newspapers. kentmadincyberstalker.com Earl de Blonville recently requested that the domain registrar of this domain take this page down. The exchange of emails on the subject is available to read by clicking here. What's that 'tm' symbol? Visitors to Earl de Blonville's personal website, earldeblonville.com will notice an abundance of 'tm' symbols and some official sounding statements at the bottom of each page claiming that various names and phrases on the website are "protected trademarks" (in spite of there being no records of those names actually being registered). Classic quotes from Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS, Viscount of Saxmundham: On the 9sails leadership program: "Embarking on your voyage of Postformal Leadership represents a freedom to develop as a leader at your own pace within an enhanced consciousness of your own emergence." Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS: 9sails.com On his leadership role in the 1986 Greenland Expedition: "Leading this apparently doomed venture is a charismatic young man. But behind his urbane style lies an iron determination: to succeed whatever the odds, or costs, or die in the attempt. He has stipulated that should he be killed, he is to be buried on the shore and the group must continue." From: "Seventh Journey' (written by Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS about the leader of the 1986 Greenland Expedition, led by Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS.) On ethics in exploring: "What we must learn from this is that anyone who knowingly allows patently false claims to adventure success to remain unchallenged will be judged to have conspired to keep lies secret...In this world we have to rely on trust for so many things. But to have our trust deliberately abused by the reckless braggadocio of self- styled public adventurers is particularly galling, and we are diminished as a result." Earl Bloomfield, Letter to Victoria Sea Kayak Club 2001 Anyone with information, context, stories or "enhanced consciousness" of Earl please contact me, Kent Madin, at email@example.com. I am particularly interested in speaking to those who have worked or studied with Earl and can provide corroboration for the history of Arcticexplorer.net, Arcticexplorer.com and Ursus International and details of the "mutiny" on the First Australian Arctic Expedition. I am interested in distinguishing fact from fiction. 9sails.com is a business of Earl's in which already successful captains of industry pay thousands of dollars a day for the privilege of sailing a quaint sailboat (see video clip below) along the coast of France. The businessmen won't be "taught" leadership (since the unteachability of leadership is a central tenet of Earl's theories "The first thing I discovered is that leadership cannot be taught. If it is being taught, it may just be management, re-badged at a higher price."). Instead, the participants will apparently absorb leadership wisdom from being in Earl's presence, presumably through the French cuisine. Along for the sailing is Earl's partner, financial, business and otherwise, owner of the Tarnan, Professor Jennifer Gidley. This video shows Earl and the "Tarnan" in action (rescue courtesy of the Danish Navy). Arctic Climate Leadership Challenge (Acticexplorer.net) was an Outward Bound style program proposed to take place in Greenland involving high school age students. Earl's CV indicates the ACLC operated from 2005-09. Staff from the program say that no students actually were enrolled or went anywhere, certainly not Greenland. "Our scientific program will be delivered under the supervision of Professor Matthew England, Co-Director of the Climate Change Research Centre, Climate & Environmental Dynamics Laboratory, University of New South Wales." (Arcticexplorer.net website) Yet, Dr. England, when asked what the program actually accomplished responded " Hi Kent, I wasn't really involved in this program in any significant way, so I don't know the answer to this question. Sorry. Matt" I am also interested, within the limits of privacy rules at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), to learn more about the exceptional circumstances through which Earl became a doctoral student at RMIT and a recipient of a government funded cash stipend, in spite of having neither a high school diploma, undergraduate degree or an MA degree. Earl's acceptance into the RMIT program may have something to do with his self- published book, 'Seventh Journey' which describes the 1986 Greenland Expedition. For perspective on that expedition, a far different view is expressed in a book by Michael Boland, the cameraman on the trip. "Through the Lens of My Eye" can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Through-Lens-Adventures-Documentary-Cameraman- ebook/dp/B00AMODFA6 along with Earl's one-star review. UPDATE 9/10/2013: Earl no longer lists any association with RMIT as a doctoral student and RMIT administration refuses to discuss the case. Earl's Academic.edu page: independent.academia.edu/EarldeBlonvilleBloomfield Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS briefly expanded his research interests to include "Cyberstalking". He was apparently inspired by the case of Ripley Davenport, a friend and fraudulent explorer/poser whose short, bizarre career was exposed in the article linked above. "Cyberstalking: New Executive Threat In a paper, articles for publication and a key speaking subject, Earl explores an emergent threat to executive careers. Earl’s planned paper and talk are provisionally titled: ‘Cyberstalked – How Predators Can Shred Your Professional Reputation’. As a recent victim of Cyberstalking himself, Earl has discovered first hand the almost limitless potential for damage to professional reputations faced by executives and entrepreneurs who share their personal data online."- Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS may be a victim of Cybermocking. Cyber-Mockers First it was movie stars, then athletes, entertainers and now Academics. We should be flattered by their attention, but in reality these people are not psychologically disturbed, narcissistic, psychopathic or anything close to murderous. Cyber-mockers are not, in fact, criminals but are hopelessly afflicted by the humor to be found in the self-important, self-serving pronouncements of self declared experts and serial embellishers. Cyber- mocking is a unique form of social commentary, participation in which is open to all ages, genders, races and levels of experience. It is, however, deeply frowned upon and deplored by those whose public behavior attracts the attention of the Cyber-mocker. Fellow Academics, and all my personal contacts and friends, please be warned NOT to respond to any approaches for 'friendship' or requests for information made by anyone you have not fully researched and cleared. Psychologists warn that cyber-mockers are to be regarded as a cancer that cannot be stopped, rather like one of those infectious giggles that threaten to erupt when someone at the podium is saying Very, Very Important Things. It is advised that you ignore any approaches from anyone you are not familiar with seeking information on fellow academics, students and staff. Should you communicate with them, you could easily compromise yourself, your friends, family, colleagues, funding bodies, sponsors, your institution and yes, even the very fabric of the Universe, unleashing a torrent of Cyber-mocking for which you will be rightly blamed and probably mocked. They will go through your list of contacts like burglars ransacking your home - looking for anything of ironic or of humorous value, bits of truth and quotation they can twist to their perverse will and use to crack up others in order to mock you with their crazy-making giggling and general annoyingness. Cyber-mockers are drawn to those who crave attention and lack any empathy: they don’t care how annoying they are or how many embarrassing questions and raised eyebrows they evoke from your colleagues. Deny them the oxygen of unintended irony, transparent embellishment and outright falsehoods and they will hunt elsewhere. Report any such activity to the authorities and police immediately, particularly if the authorities and police have a good sense of humor. Ask me if you are in any doubt, because I am not and never have been. Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS's annotated CV, which was formally part of his academia.edu page in association with his uncompleted doctoral program at RMIT. Prior to the RMIT program, Earl also completed a Ph.D. through the internet based Rushmore University but was never granted a diploma for failure to pay his remaining tuition. RMIT administration is silent on the question of whether or not Earl disclosed his Rushmore Ph.D. program when applying to RMIT. Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS's LinkedIn page. Earl's remarkable endorsements for fellow LinkedIn users can be found here. Earl de Blonville Bloomfield FRGS's Speaking Representation. Although his website says SpeakMark is his exclusive representative, he is still listed on the sites below. Only one agency responded to a request for the last date they had booked Earl to speak and when pressed for details, fell silent. SpeakMark's youtube page touting Earl's Postformal Leadership includes this remarkable quote "Boomer “Leadership” is merely the self-delusion of unfulfilled lives." Earl de Blonville is, himself, a Boomer. www.earldeblonville.com/speaking.html http://voxpresenters.com/speakers/australia/authors/earl-de-blonville/ http://www.ovations.com.au/speakers/earl-de-blonville.html http://theentertainers.com.au/earl-de-blonville/ http://www.njmspeakers.com.au/earl-de_blonville-frgs (listing removed as of Nov. 1, 2013) Just for fun: They often called him Speedoo but his real name is Mr. Earl US 9th Circuit upholds First Amendment Rights of Bloggers. Privacy Statement: "Being that this is a public document available to anyone, literally, with a computing device, I have no particular expectation of privacy nor do I expect or desire to constrain others if they wished to reuse parts of this website. If you have modified, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way, congratulations! The only constraint I would request is that you not quote out of context and if your intention is to belittle me or poke fun, please do it with wit and taste. Otherwise, I am happy to stand by what I have said here. I strive to remain factual and am happy to discuss any concerns with the veracity of what I publish here. Rest assured I'm happy to retract and apologize should I present something that is untrue. I am happy to let the reader draw their own inferences from the facts." For convenience sake you will find that a simple click on Save Page As will capture the entire website which you can store for later reference and archiving. earl de blonville earl de blonville "earl de blonville" earldeblonville" earldeblonville.com Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. This document or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher. This work is legally protected by the United States Copyright Office. 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