Prince Charles explains 'pebble theatre'.
Don Pierson [right]
explains how a young
Prince Charles made a
request to join the
Radio London fan club.
Prince Charles explains 'pebble theatre'.
Don Pierson [right]
explains how a young
Prince Charles made a
request to join the
Radio London fan club.
A charity, a company or a fraud?
As a follow-up to the post yesterday, the following observation has been brought to the attention of the Authority regulating Charities in England:
"I am an academic investigator and reporter examining the origins and background of a venture called 'Radio Caroline' which primarily existed from March 1964 until mid-August 1967.
The person responsible for the charity in question is going by two names. He is using his correct legal name of Malcolm Smith on your forms, but a bogus name of Peter Moore on his charity page. On the UK Companies House web site is a company that is directly tied to the charity, and the CEO of the charity has used both names to imply that they are two different people.
I paid for a book advertised on the charity page and shortly afterwards one of the three listed trustees on your site, wrote that he was refunding my payment.
It is clear that the purpose of this charity and the registered company are one and the same while pretending to be two different ventures.
Evidence shows that this charity is operating in a deceitful manner to solicit money from the public using false pretense."
If this policy is allowed to continue, then anyone filing an official document with any government operating under the laws of the United Kingdom, can state one name on the official document and then hide behind a fake identity when discussing the same matters with the public, and sometimes slip-up and use both the real and fake identities on official forms and pretend to be two different human beings.
But more than this, a UK Charity can then claim not be affiliated with another venture registered with UK Companies House, while co-mingling assets of both in order to trade with the public as a private company, and solicit funds from the public as a public charity, at the same time.
While the entity in question does not merit a public enquiry paid for by tax payers, it does merit a superior governing body taking a look at what the UK Charity commission and UK Companies House are allowing to be filed as true and honest documents. Even though there is a penalty for filing false information, if the law is not applied and applied evenly without favour, then the entire fabric of the judicial system in the United Kingdom becomes a joke.
This is the reason why we are constantly opposing the British Broadcasting Corporation from making the bogus claim that "Your BBC" is 100 years old, when in fact it is only 95 years old. To let the BBC off the hook with that kind of propaganda, and to allow the constant mis-telling of the real story about Radio Caroline (1964-1967), is to allow an Orwellian mind-set to become the gold standard where up becomes down; left becomes right for most of the time, and then sometimes the order is reversed, and sometimes both are accepted as being true.
In other words, no judge in any court of law could ever make any ruling because there would no longer exist any standard by which evidence can be admitted and ruled upon as being true, and therefore with no evidence, only anarchy can prevail.
That is why this investigation has far-reaching implications beyond trying to unravel the true story of Radio Caroline between 1964 and 1967, and the nonsense being promoted by both Paul Alexander Rusling and Malcolm Smith.
We investigate everything ....
This means that we subscribe to a lot of services and we buy a lot of books. We examine the claims of others to see whether what they claim is true, or untrue. We bought a copy of the book by Paul Alexander Rusling and a lot of others who love to make bogus claims in print-on-demand books. Rusling seems to think that because he orders and pays for more than 100 books at a time, it is not print-on-his-demand.
So here is yet another print-on-demand offer about the same related subject material:
We noticed this advertisement: https://www.rossrevenge.com/promotions/
.... and so we bought a copy of the book ....
Then we received this a short time later:
There is no Charity Number on the Malcolm Smith site on which he calls himself 'Peter Moore' and claims that this charity is unrelated to any other trading subsidiary. That claim is open to question because of the side connectivity to a registered company trading under the same business identity.
So is this a genuine charity or another bogus claim by a bogus person called 'Peter Moore'?
We are not amused, and hopefully neither will the relative authorities concerned.
Dial 999 for Caroline
Please use the 'YesterStories' button above to see the many and continuing editorial additions and amendments to this article.
A MESSAGE FOR MALCOLM SMITH ....
Contrary to the views of your handful of supporters, we are not in competition with you because there is no way to counter the totally false rubbish on your 'Radio Caroline' web site, and that is rubbish which you wrote and have also spread on BBC-TV shows such as 'Antiques Road Trip'.
There is make believe fantasy and then there is fraudster conmanship which you engage in, with the help of your friend Paul Rusling. You two walk hand in the pockets of gullible fools who fork out money to support not just a myth, but to swindle charities and individual supporters.
Yes, those are strong words that are supported by your own web site - which was written by you and managed by you and supported by Paul Rusling.
As of February 19, 2023 at 12:51 PM your time, this is what your own web site says about Ronan O'Rahilly and 'Radio Caroline' (a station which is totally unrelated to your own fraudulent operation):
"He soon became aware that quite separately an Australian businessman Alan Crawford had also identified the potential of marine broadcasting to the UK. Ronan befriended him. Crawford was later to allege that O'Rahilly used his own feasibility studies to further his own plans. Ronan claims that this is absolutely not the case and that the Caroline project was well advanced before he even became aware of Crawford and his parallel business intentions. He also insists Crawford's 'Project Atlanta' ran out of funding and was rescued by his own company. On a fund raising trip to the USA he was captivated by a photograph in Life magazine showing president John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline playing in the Oval Office of the White House and disrupting the serious business of government. This was exactly the image he wanted for his station. The name had to be Radio Caroline."
We are not competing with a swindle, such as your 'Radio Caroline' web site. We are quietly publishing for academia and for genuine radio historians. A compendium of much of our previously published work is currently in production.
Where our ground zero begins ....
This article was first published in November 2010, and
it is where our story comes together in the year 1994:
OF DRUGS, DOCUMENTS AND PSEUDO STATES:
THE ODD STORY OF
THE MISSING BROADCASTING SHIP
You can read the complete ORIGINAL article Online free of charge at:
CAVEAT - PLEASE READ - IF YOU DO NOT READ ALL OF THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Beware of various YouTube videos that exist on the Internet which contain snippets from news broadcasts which repeat false claims that the ship called 'Sarah' was named after a song, when in fact it was the first name of Weiner's wife which had been crudely painted on the ship to disguise its true name of 'Lichfield I', which was still registered in Panama as the legal owner.
The mv 'Lichfield I' was never registered in Honduras as the mv 'Sarah'. Alan Weiner installed the first shortwave transmitter on board the mv 'Ross Revenge', which is where he first met an American dj calling himself 'John Ford' (John Hungerford). Weiner used John Hungerford to raise money for his 'RNI' station, and he also use John Hungerford to obtain a provisional license under false pretenses from a New York office representing the government of Honduras. From the very beginning, the station that Malcolm Smith came to call 'Radio Caroline' was linked to Weiner's 'RNI', and later, to Michael Bates' fake State called 'Sealand'.
It is all one story!
The person who put a stop to this fraud, is Genie Baskir.
Genie worked with her own associates in cooperation with James Murphy representing the UK Crown, and USA Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission attorney, after she had personally become a financial victim of the Weiner fraud with its international ramifications.
Anoraks who daydream about broadcasting from marine bases in 'international waters' try to raise money by soliciting venture capital by publishing false statements and soliciting money under false pretenses, or they involve themselves with known financial fraudsters who have existing criminal records!
Genie Baskir helped law enforcement in both the UK and USA to put a stop to all of this.
The reason why charges were dropped by the USA/FCC, were connected to the then forthcoming raid by the UK/DTI, against the mv 'Ross Revenge'. It falsely claimed to be the home of a station called 'Radio Caroline' that began with an operation which existed from 1964 to 1967. There was no connection, and claims that are still being made to support this lie, are being promoted by Malcolm Smith who calls himself 'Peter Moore', and that he represents of an ongoing operation in 2023 which he calls 'Radio Caroline'.
Having shut down (twice) the illegal operation calling itself 'Radio Newyork International', and then, with James Murphy of the UK/DTI helping to shut down the illegal operation called 'Radio Caroline', there was no need to argue moot points in US and UK courts over the subject of offshore broadcasting. It was totally dead!
This included James Murphy stopping the false claims about an old WWII tower.
James Murphy representing the UK Crown, worked in tandem with and the USA FCC to establish in a case brought before a US FCC Administrative Court, that claims about that disused UK structure which had popularly become known as 'Sealand', were totally false, and that any illegal activity regarding broadcasting from 'Rough Tower' as it was identified by the UK Crown, would be subject to the full force of enforcement by the UK Crown Prosecution Service. When Roy Bates discovered that his own son Michael had participated with Weiner to cause this verdict to be entered as precedent, he was furious. But it was too late. The verdict was rendered in court and it still stands today.
Please refrain from spreading more misinformation, by if necessary, drawing attention to the work of Genie Baskir regarding her continuing investigation into offshore international broadcasting.
Abstract from the Original Article:
A Japanese ship was purchased by a company in Panama and impounded off the coast of the USA with an illicit cargo of drugs on board. The ship was sold by the U.S. Government for US$100 over a public holiday under dubious circumstances. This vessel became home to a U.S. ‘pirate radio’ station twice, after its name, ownership and registration had been laundered more than once, and it then became the center stage prop for the climax of a major Hollywood motion picture where it was blown up. U.S. Government paperwork never explained what happened to the drugs, or the vessel, or why after destruction, the government of Panama maintained its original ship registration.
Here are keywords in the article:
marijuana; illicit drugs; Lichfield I; Panama; General Noriega; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Customs; Frank Ganter; U.S. Federal Communications Commission; Alan Weiner; Yonkers, New York; Radio Newyork International (RNI); “Sarah”; Boston (Maine); Radio Caroline; shortwave; North Sea; Principality of Sealand; James Murphy, Roy Bates; Michael Bates; MGM; “Blown Away” (movie).
Authors’ caveat: This specific work, an adaptation of a presentation made at the “East-West Cultural Passage Conference: American Studies Reconsidered” (23 April, 2010) in Sibiu, relies upon court proceedings; government documents; maritime records, first-hand interviews, correspondence and diaries of events originally constructed as part of an investigation.
Over time, biased sources intentionally obfuscated facts in order to cloud both the political and legal ramifications which could have arisen from this particular episode of offshore radio broadcasting. The resulting conclusions are therefore somewhat contradictory; are certainly unsatisfactory, and prevent the full application of reason leading to complete resolution within this article alone.
The reader is thus pointed to other writings by the authors that together fill out related aspects of the story, such as: "Puppets on Strings: How American Mass Media Manipulated British Commercial Radio Broadcasting" Romanian Journal of English Studies 6 (2009): 60-69 (Romanian Society of English and American Studies,. Timisoara [RO]: Editura Universitatii de Vest); “The Pedigree of America’s Constitution: An Alternative Explanation,” British and American Studies (University of the West, Timisoara) 14 (2008): 217-26; “Citizen or Subject? An Overlooked Reconsideration of a Fundamental Question in U.S. Constitutional Law,” British and American Studies (University of the West, Timisoara) 13 (2007): 163-74; “Prophecies of Dystopic ‘Old World, New World’ Transitions Told: ‘The World Tomorrow’ Radio Broadcasts to the United Kingdom, 1965-1967,” New/Old Worlds: Spaces of Transition Rodica Mihăilă and Irina Grigorescu Pană (Eds.). Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2007 (pp. 205-23); and, “London: My Hometown” Proceedings of the International Meta-Conference, “Representations of London in Literature and the Arts, 19-21 October, 2001.” (Sibiu: “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu/Anglophone Society of Romania/British Council, Romania): 234-277.
EXTRACT: Weiner and his supporters were brought into court in New York where some time later on appeal against the original verdict, argument was made by their defense attorney that involved the British ‘pirate station’ Radio Caroline.
This station could, under certain conditions, be heard on the US broadcasting band. But its shortwave service was operated by a California religious organization, and its signal was intended for international coverage. By applying the FCC determination against RNI to Radio Caroline, it brought the question of those North Sea signals within the purview of the FCC.
Now that the question of Radio Caroline had been raised in this case, it caused an international embarrassment for the FCC that required an international remedy. Subsequently, on August 19, 1989, Radio Caroline was knocked off the air following a raid by Dutch and British governmental agents following consultation with the FCC, and the person leading the British team had earlier offered evidence in a case against Weiner in which he was attempting to get another broadcasting license from the FCC.
Weiner had gained his knowledge of offshore broadcasting from Radio Caroline after he made a visit to its ship anchored in the North Sea, and while there, he met a DJ and fellow American named John Hungerford. After Weiner returned to the USA he was later joined by Hungerford who became Weiner’s primary fundraiser in the RNI project.
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. USA vs. Allan H. Weiner, Joseph Paul Ferraro, Randall Ripley a/k/a Randi Steele, Hank Hayes, Richard Hertz, John Hungerford and John Doe, all d/b/a Radio Newyork International ("RNI"). Case Number 89-1211. Appellant Brief, page 21:
Appellants respectfully submit that this ruling creates a dangerous precedent in that it allows the government potentially to reach out and control broadcasters anywhere in the world as long as their broadcasts are able to be picked up somewhere within the borders of the United States. Does the FCC thus have power to shut down all broadcasts from the Caroline, a broadcast vessel moored in the North Sea, based upon a claim that signals from that vessel's radio broadcasts were picked up, however briefly and even if creating no interference, somewhere in this country?
This third manifestation of the offshore broadcasting station began in 1983. For the origins of the original between 1964-1967, see: “Puppets on Strings: How American Mass Media Manipulated British Commercial Radio Broadcasting,” by the authors in the Romanian Journal of English Studies 6/2009.
Weiner agreed to a Restraining Order without time limitations and he agreed that he would not broadcast again until the question of broadcasting from international waters was resolved by the USA. Rather than abide by the spirit of the agreement, however, he attempted to go only by the words on paper. Weiner thus flew to England and met Michael Bates, whose eccentric father Roy had commandeered a former British WWII fort built upon a barge that had been towed into place over a sandbar and then sunk in place.
(Originally the structure was outside of British territorial waters, but it was later brought under the laws of the United Kingdom when its territorial waters were extended to twelve miles offshore.)
Bates claimed that the UK had abandoned its sovereignty over HM Fort Rough, and that he had inherited that same sovereignty, and then declared his wife the ‘Princess of Sealand’. Originally this idea had been concocted in a pub as a form of mimicry because Prince Charles had been invested by his mother Queen Elizabeth as the Prince of Wales, and therefore Bates later came to call that sunken barge with its hollow legs and platform the Principality of Sealand.
Weiner secured an agreement with Michael Bates in which he entered into a sham contract pretending to sell RNI, in exchange for publicizing Sealand in the USA over his airwaves and operating the ship under the flag of ‘Sealand.’ Roy Bates did not approve of this action and he hinted that his son had committed ‘treason’.
Although Weiner never had access to a ‘Sealand’ flag he instructed another friend to resume transmissions off the coast of New York. The USA reacted as before and ordered RNI to cease transmissions, and the lone caretaker/captain/crewmate/broadcaster at first made the statement that it was a vessel registered in the ‘Principality of Sealand’. But when U.S. officials on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter that was standing by implied that they would board the ship if necessary, Weiner, who was on a radio phone onshore instructed his friend to comply and close down the station. When this issue eventually came before an FCC Administrative Court in 1991, the USA turned for testimony to the person who led the British raid to close down Radio Caroline.
On January 13, 1989, James Murphy, a UK special investigator on behalf of the ancient temporal office of Official Solicitor, and on loan from the Department of Trade and Industry, Radio Investigation Unit, submitted to the FCC a sworn statement. Murphy reported that he had personally undertaken surveillance by air and sea of “the old wartime Flak Fort which is situated off the Port of Harwich in the United Kingdom.” He concluded that ‘Sealand’ “is not in the eyes of the United Kingdom a Sovereign Nation and has no powers to register a ship.”
A FCC Board Member took note of Murphy’s report and the duplicity of Weiner while reviewing the case, and concluded:
On the evidence before us, and the tedious pathology it irradiates, it looks that Weiner cannot decide whether he is Hook or Peter Pan, but we have absorbed from Mr. Barrie’s fabliau to ‘never smile at a crocodile’.
Weiner seemed to create a trail of destruction by blowing up the dreams of others. By claiming Radio Caroline as a legal defense in the RNI case, it resulted in the same James Murphy leading an Anglo-Dutch raid on Radio Caroline vessel just a few months later on August 19, 1989. Then, when Weiner created a legal ruling by a federal Administrative Court on January 29, 1992 that Sealand was not a nation, it undermined Bates’ financial support. In July 2000 another American created an international media stir when he announced that he was establishing a ‘data haven’ on Rough Tower. But when it came to his attention that the FCC court ruling had exposed Bates’ claim to sovereignty as a sham, he pulled the plug.
You can read the complete article Online free of charge at:
The FCC Administrative Court File referred to is No. BPIB-840904MZ - Decision by Review Board Member Norman B. Blumenthal, January 29, 1992, p.3.
The authors, through their colleague Paul Byford living in the Chelmsford area of Essex, England, obtained numerous statements from the Home Office, Crown Estate, Ministry of Defence, Department of Trade and Industry, as well as the Cabinet 1st Meeting Minutes Misc. 163(68), taken from copy No.12, which demonstrated that as early as 1968, Roy Bates was considered to be an illegal squatter with “a local reputation as a colorful adventurer persecuted by authority.”
Weiner removed the equipment and reinstalled it aboard another ship named Fury. Our associate Genie Baskir caused that vessel to be boarded and the equipment was removed by the FCC and destroyed by an In Rem court proceeding.
The movie 'Blown Away' was released in 1994.
It was in May 1994 that the District Attorney in Westchester County, New York State who had been investigating our case involving Weiner and the Lichfield I, was suddenly taken off that case to deal with an investigation into the sudden appearance of two halves of one corpse deposited 20 miles apart as a result of a murder in Florida.
That murder is directly tied to the timetable of this story and events the surrounding it.
The complete story will become the core of a forthcoming book which should be available in August of this year. It will open the door to a series of works that will explain how this research project has uncovered an amazing chain of events concerning the development of mass media in both the USA and the UK, that the British Broadcasting Corporation has so far managed to hide from its audience.
The true story is waiting to be told ....
From false information filed at Companies House, and fake information to solicit money for a rusting hulk, the anorak community of 2022 is all set to charge into 2023 with more of the same old rubbish that Ronan O'Rahilly told stupid fans and hack writers about the origins of 'Radio Caroline' back in the Sixties.
It was a scam then, and it is a bigger scam now.
'Radio Caroline' of the Sixties died on August 14, 1967, and its ships were towed away in March 1968. But there are web sites all over the Internet parroting the same old lies spun by Ronan O'Rahilly which are now being promoted by Malcom Smith who calls himself Peter Moore.
It is time for the lies to stop and for the truth to be told.
If Malcolm Smith wants to start his own business called 'Radio Caroline' that's fine, but it is not fine for him to lie to the public with a fake story in order to solicit money. The same goes for the rust bucket hulk called 'Ross Revenge'. The fact is that everyone who is claiming that 'Radio Caroline' is a continuation of events from the Sixties is telling a lie.
It is a scam.
It is a fraud.
It is a lie.
The cold hard case file of documented proof is coming in 2023!
Mike Leonard did a good job in producing a huge encyclopedia years ago, but then he produced a rubbish book and an absurd site for aging anoraks who have forgotten to tie their shoelaces - if their minders allow them to have shoelaces.
Here's the problem:
Like others of his ilk, Mike keeps copying from us but not accrediting us. We write to him but he does not respond. So he ends up with egg on his face by crediting more mythology (lies) supporting the Ronan O'Rahilly really big lie that Ronan O'Rahilly created Radio Caroline and named it after Caroline Kennedy.
But the fact is that Mike Leonard is not doing any homework. He is cutting and pasting without verifying the work of others - including us!
Our research is continuing, but we make mistakes, and idiots repeat our past mistakes - which we have already corrected because of continuing research. Our methodology is very similar to cold case crime detectives who are now going back in time over 50 years and reviewing old dead case files. They are finding answers and sending criminals to prison - 50 years later. Advances in technology have made all this possible, but lazy plagiarists just cut and past old information!
We have now reached the point of knowing that although Radio Caroline that existed from March 1964 to March 1968 on board its original two ships, it was itself a story of many episodes.
The first episode ended on October 15, 1964.
The second episode which Mike Leonard's misinformation "museum" refers to in the section above, began in October 1964 and lasted until the end of 1965, and then a third episode followed on which was followed by a fourth episode and the two original ships were towed away by Wisjmuller.
There was an overlap of events between episodes as one episode morphed into a new episode.
Mike Leonard and Paul Rusling would have you believe that there was just one episode and that "Caroline continues into 2023", when it 'officially' died on August 14, 1967, and gave up the ghost in March 1968, never to return. It was dead.
But, since there were many episodes between 1964 and 1968, there were many stages of its existence. One stage that never existed was the king-maker Ronan O'Rahilly stage. He was always just a useful fool and nothing more. He was even stupid enough to trap his recitals in his own fake tales. That is what liars do.
But when he got to 1965, young Ronan O'Rahilly was about to become a useful fool for the Mafia, and he did, and he was then totally trapped. In those days people never said "no" to the Mafia - once they got into bed with them.
The really big lie is that Ronan O'Rahilly was anything more than a 'useful fool' for a lot of people.
The man who did really well out of his brief connection to Radio Caroline, and we do mean really, really well, used its episode two, but this person has not even been mentioned by any of the anorak misinformation sites. Even Paul Rusling in the work he stole from us does not know, because WE did not know until fairly recently. We did not understand these episodes and just who was pulling the strings. Now we know.
The reason why we now only hint at what we know - prior to publishing it - is because of people like Paul Rusling and Mike Leonard. They are vain-glorious little plagiarists who take without permission and screw everything up by misleading everyone who reads their rubbish, and it is rubbish and it is very, very misleading.
So we would like to tell you more about what we know, but we can't. Even Malcolm Smith is pumping out rubbish on the air and on his web site which he seems to recognize is rubbish because he has now denounced Ronan O'Rahilly as a liar and a crook, while still preaching the lie that Ronan O'Rahilly was anything more than a useful fool.
Hopefully we will be able to begin pulling back the curtain to begin revealing all of our new research in 2023.
In the meantime, ask yourself this:
If the 'Jack Spector Show' was sponsored by 'Roulette', then where are the commercials in the airchecks, and why is there advertising in a British paper offering to sell sponsorship?
Yes, Morris Levy of Roulette was involved, but the question YOU need to ask is this:
"How was Morris Levy involved?", and the companion question: "who involved him?" followed by the BIG question: "why?"
Please use the button above to read and announcement about the new part-work series.
If you are wondering why our revelations are being posted here while our own investigation continues, it is because we already have had experiences similar to the one you see and hear about when you click this button ....
Dial 999 for Caroline ....
It appears that Malcolm Smith, who runs a business of his own using the name of 'Caroline', is unaware of the amount of money and time invested in our research project by our team. He seems to think it is the work of one person.
But the invested monetary value of this project is protected by a registered name owned by a team, and not by one person.
This project is rapidly reaching the stage where part-publishing can begin. It is such a huge research project that it cannot be compiled as a single volume with supporting proof in the form of references. That is why we opted for a series of part-work publications. Given the fact that it is now late in the year, we have also chosen to wait until the New Year, and given the first title and its relationship to the month of March, we think that would be the appropriate time to make it available.
However, Smith's public and published comments about this work seem to reflect an ignorance of our companion Blog. That is where he will find additional comments updating the progress of our investigation. He can find the link above, it is identified by the button marked 'Fragile Forum'.
You will notice that the original title of the part-work series will be used, and it seems that this is what is really troubling Smith. He is afraid that what we are about to publish in a related series of interlocking series part-works, will have an extremely negative effect upon his own future plans which are also based upon the original lie spun by Ronan O'Rahilly.
Smith admits to the world with each moment that passes when the young image of Ronan O'Rahilly continues to appear in the top-right-hand corner of his own 'Caroline' web site. He supports that image with a totally fake 'history' that he wrote about the creation of 'Radio Caroline'.
On one hand Smith writes in agreement with our summation of the character of Ronan O'Rahilly, and then, with his other hand, he writes more rubbish to support the lies spun by Ronan O'Rahilly.
Malcolm should immediately play safe and rename his entire business venture 'Radio Smith' and then "run 500 miles and 500 more" to get clear of the days when Rachman, the Krays and other wonders of the seamy side of London life, were names that appeared daily in the press.
Back in the Sixties, even they did not seem to have an overwhelming sexual fascination with under-age human beings. But some offshore radio disc jockeys did, and that is a fact supported by criminal convictions and prison records.
As for Ronan O'Rahilly, well there is no way of knowing why a 5 years-old and biologically unrelated girl seems to have motivated his own life.
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