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From: email@example.com (henry)
Subject: Murderous Scientologist Threatens Death to Diane Richardson!
Date: 17 Jul 1995 15:48:16 -0600
Organization: University of Denver, Dept. of Math & Comp. Sci.
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Scientologists have been long known for making death threats, harassing
their enemies, and L. Ron Hubbard himself urged the killing of critics of
the cult with 'Auditing Routing R-2-45'*, a gunshot to the head with a .45.
True to their nature, Scientologist Robert Marcus, a lunatic who has been
threatening death on all of alt.religion.scientology for months, has issued
a very clear and explicit death threat to respected critic Diane Richardson.
I include appropriate portions of the post, italicised with '^' where
appropriate. The material needs no further commentary.
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$erve account, signed by Standup. Standup,
>>for those of you who don't know, is a publication of the CAN
>>Reform Group, a "Church" of Scientology[tm] front group
>>whose purpose is to hassle CAN. We know that Andy Milne, OSA
>>operative and former poster to this newsgroup, edits Standup.
>Apparently Richardson is off on a tangent of sorts here. "We"
>are not named at all, therefore the credibility of this tirade is
>>Incidentally, you may not all know that C$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
>These cultists should be pitied by any sane individual.
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