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From news.interserv.net!news.sprintlink.net!uunet!in1.uu.net!nwfocus1.wa.com!news1.halcyon.com!coho.halcyon.com!karisa Wed Jul 19 09:30:00 1995
Subject: Re: Death Threat by Scientologist (was Re: The Quite Mad Diane Richardson)
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 11:25:35 -0700
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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Xref: news.interserv.net alt.religion.scientology:76293 misc.legal:62206 alt.law-enforcement:22645
On Mon, 17 Jul 1995, Tom Klemesrud wrote:
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> you wrote:
> : Why is this posted to LE?
> What is "LE?" If it means "Law Enforcement" it is relavent because it is
> reporting a crime.
This newsgroup isn't for reporting crimes. It's where LEO
(law-enforcement officers) and the public discuss issues pertaining to
The people here don't go after someone based on a an online message. You
need to report the situation to the Internet Postmaster, any other
online service involved. The person being threatened needs to report it
to their local police. The local police can get the Federal authorities
involved if it is appropriate or you can look up the phone numbers and
report it to the federal authorities directly.
I hope if serious crimes are being committed it is stopped. If not I
sincerely hope that the ? vs cos wars end soon or keep the squabbles
War on cos is all over the Net. It's one church. It's not so important
that the issue needs to invade every newsgroup. If they are only
recruiting adults why should anybody care or make it's their business. If
they are murdering or kidnapping people the evidence should be produced so
action will be taken. If they are threatening to murder someone they might
get their account pulled. There is not too much that can be done about a
threat. Although I did hear of a similar case where some minor action was
taken. The action taken started with the online service providers involved.
> If I want to read the war of Scientology I'll
> : come to your group. Don't post this crap here. People can belong to
> : whatever church they want. If they break the law call your local authorities.
> : I'm sick of reading this crap on every single newsgroup.
> : David C Smith (dcs@Starbase.NeoSoft.COM) wrote:
> : : -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> : : [The following is the text of a post by Robert Marcus, a known
> : : Scientologist, to the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology. Diane
> : : Richardson is an outspoken critic of the cult of Scientology
> : : who the cult seems to have recently targeted as "Fair Game"]
> : : In article <email@example.com>,
> : : Robert Marcus <102020.1551@CompuServe.COM> wrote:
> : : >On appprox. 15 July 95, Diane (GET A PAPER BAG OVER HER HEAD,
> : : >QUICKLY!) Richardson wrote:
> : : >
> : : >>Fascinating! Does anyone remember this post from a few months
> : : >>back? Wasn't this the guy who was confusing henry's posts with
> : : >>those of Peter McDermott (or was it Tony Sidaway)?
> : : >
> : : >Is this how Diane Richardson is spending her last days? As much
> : : >complaint as there is from her regarding how she got some
> : : >posting, it is fascinating that I recieved her cryptic message
> : : >via E-mail. Give it up, Richardson. Start digging your grave
> : : >instead. You'll be there any day now, most likely sooner than
> : : >you think and 6 feet closer to your ultimate destination.
> : : >
> : : >Diane Richardson further barfed:
> : : >
> : : >>This came to my newsreader sandwiched between two posts sent
> : : >>from another Compu$erve account, signed by Standup. Standup,
> : : >>for those of you who don't know, is a publication of the CAN
> : : >>Reform Group, a "Church" of Scientology[tm] front group
> : : >>whose purpose is to hassle CAN. We know that Andy Milne, OSA
> : : >>operative and former poster to this newsgroup, edits Standup.
> : : >
> : : >Apparently Richardson is off on a tangent of sorts here. "We"
> : : >are not named at all, therefore the credibility of this tirade is
> : : >in question.
> : : >
> : : >>Incidentally, you may not all know that C$erve accounts are
> : : >>charged for both sending and receiving e-mail. Let's put some
> : : >>of those hard-earned "Church" dollars to work letting OSA
> : : >>know what we think of their dedication and determination in
> : : >>fighting the holy war against a.r.s.
> : : >
> : : >I found this message from Diane Richardson via E-mail of which
> : : >she must have paid for. Interesting. I believe she, therefore,
> : : >is doing the exact thing (paying money for messages) that she
> : : >wants others to do in her "holy war", against what, I'm not quite
> : : >sure. Most likely a battle of long ago that she is still
> : : >fighting and thinks is in present time. Oh, well. Should we
> : : >expect any less from these cult members?
> : : >
> : : >Stuck attention is such a terrible thing. It really zaps one's
> : : >energy and ability to live life in the present. They are not
> : : >free men and women whatsoever. They are trapped, man. But the
> : : >fascinating part of this is reading their posting because these
> : : >cult members haven't a clue as to how apparent it indeed is.
> : : >Pitiful. These cult members surely have an ability to see only
> : : >what they want to see.
> : : >
> : : >>Could it be. . . just could it be. . . that whoever was wearing
> : : >>the "handle a.r.s." hat last night accidentally logged in with
> : : >>the wrong C$erve account number last night and sent an old post
> : : >>left lying around in the mailbox? The Robert Marcus post was
> : : >>sent within seconds of the two Standup posts. Sure does look
> : : >>like yet another OSA goof-up to me. The point of this is -->
> : : >>Don't bother wasting time figuring out who the people behind
> : : >>these phony account names really are. They're not individual
> : : >>people, they're just whoever happens to be on post at any given
> : : >>time. Chris Miller, David Talbot, and all those other recently
> : : >>departed others (may they rest in peace!) aren't people at all.
> : : >>They're just fictitious representations invented so that OSA
> : : >>can spout its crap without being held responsible for it.
> : : >>Plausible deniability at work. . . .
> : : >
> : : >What we have here is someone working to put irrationality into
> : : >effect. Apparently, then, Diane's "analytical" dialogue,
> : : >statements, etc., is no more than the perpetuation of her own
> : : >irrationalities. There is no real logic to her above statement.
> : : >The irrationality, if this is the "point" being referred to
> : : >about the origination of some E-mail, some statement about some
> : : >person or people "not being individual" or some such, etc.
> : : >Actually, these are comments from a person without a great deal
> : : >of logic at hand, though the effort here is to apparently,
> : : >through irrationality, incite others of equal mindset to spout
> : : >the same irrationalities in order to get agreement or some such.
> : : >Apparently this is the basis of Diane's "holy war", all based
> : : >upon her own irrationalities, being fueled by other's
> : : >irrationalities on this subject as that is the only thing she is
> : : >capable of responding to -- irrationality. Again, the work of
> : : >the not-quite-bright.
> : : >
> : : >These cultists should be pitied by any sane individual.
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