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From: Max C. on 15 May 2006 17:14
Mark Probert wrote:
> You are discussing opinions. When you have been provided facts, you call
> them opinions and weasel out of the discussion.
And those facts would be... ?
I suppose making up statements as though they were true would be "DOIN'
From: Mark Probert on 15 May 2006 17:15
Max C. wrote:
> Mark Probert wrote:
>> You are discussing opinions. When you have been provided facts, you call
>> them opinions and weasel out of the discussion.
> And those facts would be... ?
In several prior threads you pulled the opinion dodge.
> I suppose making up statements as though they were true would be "DOIN'
> THE MARKIE"
Which is a far superior dance since it is based on the simplistic one of
what you pull.
From: marcia on 15 May 2006 18:19
Mark Probert wrote:
> I must tell you that Jan has made some comments that could be inferred
> to be slurs about people who are disabled with emotional problems.
I gathered that was her intent in "exposing" my bipolar disorder,
taking my earlier nightmare and medication comments out of context, and
trying to misrepresent me as someone in need of drug rehab.
This kind of prejudice and stigma runs rampant in our society. I find
it ignorant and annoying, but it doesn't hurt me, personally, because I
understand and accept both my positive and negative attributes.
Having a mental illness doesn't necessarily equate to having emotional
problems. Bipolar disorder has strong genetic and physiological
components that are separate from emotional "issues" and character.
Most of us have emotional problems to one degree or another. The people
most prejudiced against the mentally ill tend to be those with the
deepest problems at all. They can't face their own demons, so they
target other people for shame and ridicule. They tend to lack personal
insight and believe other people are responsible for all the grief they
Now that I've had time to cool down and reflect, I believe my
assessment of her being evil is wrong. I note from her profile that
she's posted 1777 messages in the last 3 1/2 months, *from one account
alone.* I've seen her post from other accounts, so who knows how many
total messages she has floating out there. That kind of activity would
take considerable time and energy, and not leave much time for anything
What kind of life could she possibly have? How happy could she possibly
be, hunched over her computer, living her entire life in "Altworld."
What does it reveal about her inner being that a substantial portion of
her posts involve attacking and devaluing other people? What does her
behavior here suggest about how she gets along with people in the real
world? Do you suppose she's on usenet 24/7 because people in the real
world avoid her? Do you think she has any clue why she doesn't get
along with people?
I think Jan is truly a sad and pathetic human being, and I feel sorry
for her. I'm not going to stoop to her level any more, respond to her
posts, or try to antagonize her further because that would simply be
cruel. It's clear to me that she has serious emotional problems and,
speaking as someone who is mentally ill, I can't, in all good
conscience, contribute to them further.
From: Rich on 15 May 2006 18:25
"marcia" <design1(a)insight.rr.com> wrote in message
> You may be undiagnosed (I'm sure you'd never let
> anyone near enough to evaluate you mentally), but that doesn't mean you
> don't have problems. Huge problems. Huge, obvious problems.
Jan has provided more than ample evidence over the years to support the
diagnosis of Briquet's Syndrome. Typical of people with that disorder, she
prefers to convince herself that it does not exist.
From: Max C. on 15 May 2006 21:19
Mark Probert wrote:
> Max C. wrote:
> > Mark Probert wrote:
> >> You are discussing opinions. When you have been provided facts, you call
> >> them opinions and weasel out of the discussion.
> > And those facts would be... ?
> In several prior threads you pulled the opinion dodge.
In other words, impossible for you to point out. Thanks for playing.