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Anti-vaxxer suggests violence as a means of dealing with critics.

Normally I wouldn’t give a creature like Tim Bolen any recognition, a paranoid crank with little audience. However it would be socially irresponsible for me to ignore this.

Yesterday I was alerted to one of Tim Bolen’s articles that were posted to a mailing list of the Australian Vaccination Network by none other than the president of the AVN, Meryl Dorey. While she didn’t write the article herself the fact that she chose to share it by distributing it to the mailing list suggests that she has no problem with its content. We also know that Tim Bolen enjoys privileges through his association with Ms Dorey, demonstrated by the fact that he was provided with full copies of her court submissions before even the courts were able to view them.

Despite the date Ms Dorey didn’t file her submission until the 15th, and I didn’t receive it until the 19th. Yet, this copy was available on Tim Bolen’s website.

In his latest article Bolen talks about Daniel Rafaelle and repeats the allegation that several threatening phone-calls were made to Ms Dorey by Mr Rafaelle. However there is little reason to believe this allegation to be true. It’s my understanding that the police investigated and found insufficient evidence to support any accusation against Mr Rafaelle.

But that doesn’t stop Tim Bolen from repeating the accusation. I’ve learnt that people like Tim Bolen care little for things like truth and evidence and many even use lies as a means to justify the use of violence against critics, Tim Bolen is one of these people.

For clarity Tim Bolen is accusing skeptics of being ‘Stalkers’ and painting anti-vaxxers as ‘victims’. A common tactic of habitual bull-shitters is to try and demonise anyone who calls them out on their mistruths.

Does that mean that nothing can be done?  Nope.  That means that Dorey, and her associates, now have the advantage, and if played correctly, can pick up all of the marbles in this game.

How?  Easily.  For the laws in every jurisdiction basing its system on English Common Law (England, Australia, Canada, and the US, etc.), are pretty much the same.  They favor the stalking victim – BIG TIME.  More, they allow a response that would, in normal circumstances, be frowned upon.

In short, if played right, the stalking “victim” can lure the predator into a dark place, so to speak, where angry friends are waiting (quietly) to make the equivalent of a “citizen’s arrest.”  And, they are allowed to wait there quietly, armed with the equivalent of a baseball bat, or two, or three, to be used to “subdue, with reasonable force” the stalker, holding them for the local law enforcement. Now ask yourself “What exactly would YOU, as a reasonable person, define “subdue, with reasonable force?” considering, first, that this “stalker” has, already threatened “rape, mutilation, and death by fire?”

Of course, with the threat level what it is, in Australia (rape, mutilation, and death by fire), a prudent person would have one, or more, friends with Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, experience along so that if a weapon appeared in the hands of the stalker…  Use your imagination. Tim Bolen, Lunatic

You read that right? Tim Bolen is suggesting that it’s appropriate to lure skeptics into a “dark place” and then deal with them as you see fit. The so called ‘Citizens Arrest’ suggested by Bolen would constitute a criminal offense no matter what the target were accused of, not even the police are entitled to use what Bolen considers “Reasonable Force” that would be called either Murder or Grievous Bodily Harm.

So far the following Anti-vaxxer tactics have failed:

  • Lying to the media.
  • Lying to government regulators.
  • Lying to their members.
  • Lying to the public.
  • Lying to the Police.
  • Lying about their critics.
  • Lying about medicine.
  • Lying about their own agenda.
  • Lying about Pharmaceutical Companies.
  • Lying about non-existent conspiracies (Big-Pharma, Reptilians, Illiminati etc)

Perhaps frustration caused by their continual failure to stand up to scientific scrutiny is forcing them to turn to alternate means of silencing their critics. We know they can be quite creative for example reporting skeptic blogs as malware was certainly original.

Violence may very well be the next step. Anyone attending an anti-vaccination seminar should be aware of psychopaths like Tim Bolen who may be about. While the majority of anti-vaxxers are simply parents who’ve been lied to, some of them can be quite fanatical and there’s no knowing who might turn up. As bad as Tim Bolen’s suggestion is we should remember that it was distributed by the head of an Australian “Charity”.

Note: I refuse to provide any direct links to Mr Bolen’s website; using screenshots instead. Because he has previously posted a picture described as “a black man raping a dead white woman whose body has already been torn in half.” on his website.

Australian Vaccination Network trouble with financial reports.

The Australian Vaccination Network is an organisation that could arguably be called ‘Australias most dangerous charity’ and it has a lot of problems when it comes to submitting end of year financial reports. As highlighted by Ken McLeod in a recent report titled “Meryl Doreys Trouble with Finance” where he highlights several discrepancies in the Financial Reports submitted by the organisations Founder, President, Spokesperson and Treasurer all of whom happen to be Ms Dorey.

Since this organisation acts as a charity its financial activities are a matter of public interest. In his report Ken notes the following:

Since the AVN was formed in 1994:

Annual Financial Statements for the years 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 were not submitted.

The Annual Financial Statement for the year 1995 was not submitted until July 1996.

Annual Financial Statements for the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007 were not submitted until September 2008.

The Annual Financial Statement for the years 2005 and 2006 were not submitted until April 2008.

The Annual Financial Statement for the year 2009 was not submitted until August 2010.

Ken Mcleod

So why does the Australian Vaccination Network have such difficulty lodging its financial statements, are they trying to hide something?

I can now confirm that as of the 3rd October 2012, no financial statement for 2011 has been lodged.


I refer to your request for copies of documents in relation to the abovementioned organisation.   Any future requests must be submitted on the attached search request form for ease of processing.

A review of the public register indicates the availability of the documents specified below for the fees listed.

        Annual statement 2010 (19 pages) lodged 12/12/11        $37

         Extension of time to lodge 2011 (1 page) lodged 19/10/11           $19

No financial statement for 2011 or further extension of time has been lodged.

Should you have any queries, please contact the Registry on free call 1800 502 042.

-NSW Fair Trading

As an Australian taxpayer I find it unacceptable that a tax exempt organisation should be allowed to get away with not filing Financial Reports, or filing late and questionable reports. I encourage everyone to read Ken McLeod’s report “Meryl Doreys Trouble with Finance” as it provides a valuable insight into the financial activities of Australia’s most dangerous charity.

Relevant reading material;

Meryl Doreys Trouble with Finance by Ken McLeod

AVN Financial Statement 2009 and AVN Financial Statement 2010

AVN Correspondence with Fair Trading regarding their failure to submit financial reports, it should be noted that the AVN fought the freedom of information request for months to prevent this disclosure.

This disgrace of a “charity” needs to end and stop blaming its critics for failure to lodge the required paperwork; as seen in the Fair Trading correspondence.