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Dr Adequate
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Message 10 of 35 (628541)
08-10-2011 9:15 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Dennis Markuze
08-10-2011 12:22 AM



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Dr Adequate
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Message 29 of 35 (634785)
09-23-2011 11:47 PM
Reply to: Message 25 by hooah212002
09-23-2011 8:48 PM


Re: Mabus gets help
I wonder how this works. Did he come up with new crazy while up and then post it repetitively while down?

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Dr Adequate
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Message 30 of 35 (634787)
09-23-2011 11:49 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by Percy
09-11-2011 1:49 PM


Re: Tempting Fate
Another issue: How does a community judge when a person who has committed no crime represents a sufficient danger as to justify preemptive action? How does one balance the community's right to be safe and secure in their daily life against an individual's right to privacy and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure and just freedom in general.
I think it's rare for a deranged individual to give such obvious and overt signs that he's deranged that he can be preemptively treated against his will.
My own interpretation of Markuze's posts here, prior to his arrest, was that he was very strange but harmless. His posts seemed more weird than threatening.
I reckon he crossed the line when he actually turned up at the same conference as PZM. Even if he wasn't dangerous he was doing his darndest to seem dangerous, which does in fact inflict harm in the form of fear. When the person who obsessively sends you gruesome death threats several times per day starts physically stalking you, it is difficult (and should be unnecessary) to say to oneself: yeah, but statistically he's still quite unlikely to kill me.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 32 of 35 (634792)
09-24-2011 2:05 AM


Incidentally, how come Dennis Markuze, you know, the crazy guy who keeps turning up to issue actual frickin' death threats --- currently has a member rating of 5?
There are moderators with lower scores than that, so if we really like him that much I suggest that Percy should sack Chuck77 and put Markuze in charge.
We've tried everything else, and no-one was happy, so I say it's time. Let the lunatics run the asylum.

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