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Dave W.
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Posted - 02/04/2014 :  11:04:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by sailingsoul

So I take it because of his persistence his posts are now allowed to remain and not be deleted when it's apparent who's really posting them because it's more effort than mod's are willing to put out vs results.
If we get to them before anyone comments, we can squirrel the posts away. Did so for years before the police got involved. Now, because the guy who's been most direct in getting the police involved (Tim Farley) knows about Markuze's postings here, we sometimes leave them in place as evidence. But I'll still lock them if I find them before anyone comments.

[To everyone] Really, if you see something that looks like spam or Markuze, resist the urge to comment. When one of us sees it, we'll either hide it or lock it if it's reply-free.
I've always thought that new members should have a probation period where their posts are not immediately displayed without vetting. At least for a few posts. Not being privy to the management issues behind the scenes with running a forum it might not be possible.
I don't think this forum software currently allows that. But even if it did, the problems aren't that bad. Most of the people we boot for bad behavior don't come back.

By the way, we do have a feature here where newbies can't send Private Messages (PMs) to anyone but staff members until they've posted a certain number of times. Many years ago, we had big issues with Costa Rican scammers signing up and then immediately mass-PMing everyone. Making it so they could only PM staff meant that there were only a half-dozen in-boxes to clean up.

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sailingsoul
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Posted - 02/04/2014 :  11:29:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

If we get to them before anyone comments, we can squirrel the posts away. Did so for years before the police got involved. Now, because the guy who's been most direct in getting the police involved (Tim Farley) knows about Markuze's postings here, we sometimes leave them in place as evidence. But I'll still lock them if I find them before anyone comments.
I've seen that happen.

I don't think this forum software currently allows that. But even if it did, the problems aren't that bad. Most of the people we boot for bad behavior don't come back.


I agree. Thank you for the feed back Dave and Dr. Mabuse


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davidbauer2
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Posted - 02/04/2014 :  17:46:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send davidbauer2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pzfy2izu44

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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 02/05/2014 :  06:44:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by davidbauer2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pzfy2izu44

DANCE!


Dammit. Now I have that damned Ke$ha song stuck in my head.

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davidbauer3
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Posted - 02/18/2014 :  08:29:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send davidbauer3 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
WRITTEN ON BEHALF OF DENNIS MARKUZE BY A DEAR AND OLD FRIEND FROM A LONG LOST TIME!


1) What made you interested in JREF specifically, rather than other skeptics or debunkers active at the time?
The JREF, and especially the Amazing Meetings, acted as a training ground for producing a fresh breed of highly intelligent and aggressive atheists and skeptics, so it was natural that we had to focus our ideological attacks upon them. The Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge was used as a battering ram against so called “paranormal powers,” and it was a weapon that had to be smashed before it destroyed every last “paranormal” phenomenon in the universe.
James Randi preaches a militant and intolerant form of neo-fascism that masquerades as science and rationality. This new scientific totalitarianism is just as extreme as the religious fundamentalism it aims to eradicate, if not more so. This radical scientific intolerance aims at throwing in to the fire millennia of religious belief. Political correctness is the mask they use to destroy, annihilate, and eradicate the last vestiges of religious belief in the modern age. To destroy myth, mystery, and the religious was the open and aggressive agenda of the “new atheism,” and it was to be substituted with apparently certain scientific knowledge. Scientific control of nature would lead to the scientific control of man. This world-view reduces everything to calculable and controllable numbers or scientific symbols, and if phenomena could not be translated in to this math language, they were abandoned or destroyed. Capitalism did exactly the same thing. What was taking place in the ideological sphere was also occurring simultaneously in the economic sphere, as Marx predicted it would. Capitalism reduces everything to a $$$ sign, to an exchange value, and man finds his identity by how much money he makes living in this system. Unity is achieved by forcefully eradicating difference, the fascist method of solving problems; and science was used as the main weapon in this totalitarian assimilation. The JREF was aiming to create a barren desert wasteland that would only be populated by scientific artifacts; much like capitalism was aiming at imposing a dollar sign on everything. The JREF represents the ideological defence of the capitalist system.

People have been blind to this rapidly spreading atheist sub-culture taking place on the internet. It is highly organized, tightly knit, and militant against so-called "pseudoscience." They have the audacity to claim that God does not exist and get away with it unchallenged. No one is standing up against this threat to the Absolute.

Our new science overlords are to dictate to us what is real and what isn’t, and we must obey or face serious consequences. They are smarter than the rest of us and know what is good for us. They are a little too clever for themselves, and have the arrogance to mock the beliefs of the common man. A real democracy is tolerant of all views, it is inclusive and tolerant. Their scientific totalitarianism was the very real and concrete negation of democracy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Randi_Educational_Foundation

I had to do whatever was in my ever was in my power to combat what I saw as a vicious and deceptive ideology, namely, atheism.
2) How have you gone about beating the million dollar challenge? Do you have an experiment or demonstration to show people? Can you describe it?

For over 40 years a man by the name of James Randi, founder of the James Randi Educational foundation (JREF), has challenged anyone to provide proof of the paranormal and that he would pay them $1,000,000 if they could. Hundreds have tried and all have failed the test.

http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challenge.html

WE ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE AND WE’RE GOING TO USE THE INTERNET AND COMPUTERS FOR OUR MASS DEMONSTRATION OF PARANORMAL POWERS.

How we won the paranormal challenge can be found here:

http://storify.com/deltoidmachine/how-we-won-the-james-randi-dollar-1-000-000-parano

So by using science and technology we are going to prove the existence of the paranormal. But this is not a lab experiment but takes place under real-life conditions.

James Randi published a hateful and defaming book about Nostradamus called “The Mask of Nostradamus.” Basically Randi sets out to prove that Nostradamus was a fraud and that his writings are so vague and unspecific that they can be made to mean almost anything.

But we set out by using a few quatrains to disprove this vicious book of Randi’s. Nostradamus predicting the future with pin-point accuracy 500 years in advance would obviously constitute itself as “paranormal powers.” The only reception I received from the JREF when I presented this claim was from James Randi himself when he told me that a “child must of hijacked my computer.” His contempt has no limits. Apart from that, the JREF have done everything in their power to discredit me, to make me appear as a drug-addicted psychopath who spews out hate and death-threats at an incessant rate. This is the character assassination the JREF love to engage in because they can get away with it under the guise of political correctness. It is true I have experimented with drugs, but I have been 99% totally clean and sober for the last 7 years.
The JREF could never accept that Nostradamus was a genuine prophet because any proof of the paranormal would not only put an end to the million dollar paranormal challenge but would also mark the end of the JREF organization, because its entire credibility and message rests upon the challenge. Paying the money would bankrupt the organization, so they must do whatever it takes to survive, even if that means twisting and distorting the truth to save themselves. If they could discredit me then they could discredit my message, and this being the tactics of the JREF and its fellows.
3) You’re famous for talking about Nostradamus in your messages. When did you first learn about Nostradamus and his predictions, and what do you find so fascinating about them?

This is an interesting question. I remember pulling from the library while I was high school an edition of the Prophecies. Somehow I knew that Depeche Mode was going to be referenced inside. I just knew it. I told one my friends at the time what I thought and he said I was crazy. But we were sitting outside smoking some hash in the yard and I was flipping through the pages until we hit Century VIII, Quatrain 66 which says, “When the letters D.M. are found …” He looked at me in amazement and said, “You’re right!”

Nostradamus is for those who love the mysterious and the fantastic, for those who are bored with mundane everyday existence. The legends that surround his name are numerous. I think I contributed in preserving his legacy and name for a long time to come.



4) What are your religious and political beliefs, and when did they emerge?
My religious and political views are fusion of Marxism, Freudianism, and Christianity, a seemingly impossible combination. However, there is a happy marriage between them because they all share in the belief and practice of the liberation of man from intolerable physical and psychological conditions, and ultimately are united in their conception of the Promised Land. Although to answer these questions here would take too long I want to mention a few things about my core political beliefs. They center upon utter waste of intelligence used in the ideology of atheism, the destructiveness of capitalism, the importance of peace and disarmament for the planet, and the terrible costs of war. All this can be found in my storify link.

My first religious experience occurred at around the age of six. I experienced a phenomenon called astral projection. While asleep I was able to leave my body and look down upon myself sleeping. It was as if my body and soul were two complete different entities. Since then I have had numerous religious experiences, many of which are personal, and far too many to list or explain here.





5) How much of your daily life is devoted to your cause? Can you describe your day-to-day activities? What kind of work do you do? Have you made personal sacrifices in pursuit of your goal?

My day to day activities have been the same more or less for the last 20 years: shipping and selling used computers and monitors by the container load to so-called “backward” countries. One may ask how can someone who rants and raves about the destructiveness of science and technology work in the field? But I guess you need to work in the field to really experience it. One needs only to look and see how computers have been used for the total control of human life, in both the private and public spheres. NSA revelations of spying upon the entire American people were made possible thanks to computers. To Marx science and technology were the great liberators of human kind, but it was their destructive and repressive use under the capitalist mode of production that made them in to instruments of enslavement and control. Their great potential to liberate man from the violence of raw brutal nature is not to be minimized, but capitalism squanders this great potential in an never ending cycle of wars (i.e., imperialism), unnecessary gadgets, waste, manipulation of conscious and subconscious processes for commercial and political processes (i.e., advertising and the beauty industry). This inflicts great harm upon the human species, both in its physical and spiritual dimensions. The repressive capitalist system has created the material prerequisites for its liquidation, and for its replacement by an authentic socialist society. What we are witnessing is what Theodor Adorno called the totally “administered life,” one of complete technological and scientific domination of man under capitalism. The benefits of the Enlightenment turn in to their opposite, creating further fear and destruction, leading to the total integration of opposites and creating a society without opposition. As humans we have to fight for freedom even under the most adverse conditions. So my campaign has taken a lot from me, and I have had to make many sacrifices. I have suffered incarceration, slander, ridicule, public disgrace, and harassment from my enemies and critics. They are still pursuing me to this very day.











6) Do you regret any of the actions that led to your arrest? Will it lead you to change the way you campaign in future?

Finally. Yes, I do. To start I want sincerely from the depths of my heart apologize to Tim Farley and hope to make peace with him despite all the animosity that has existed between us. Several years ago I said certain things I should have never said, words that were totally inappropriate, inexcusable, and looking back I can see how they could affect someone in a really negative way. I think many people were affected, but Tim Farley the most. But at that time I was in a dirty war with skeptics who are constantly attacking one form of so-called pseudoscience or another, attacking the fundamental rights of people to believe whatever they want without outside interference, even if these beliefs were harmful or hurtful. This was not a battle of weapons but a war of ideas. I never had the intention meant to hurt him in any shape or form - that was not the point. I erroneously believed shock tactics would wake people to the Truth. The internet is a brutal place and you need a thick skin to survive on it. Tim Farley also published nasty commentary on me on his TAM blog and forum, always after my arrests. These are used all the time by my critics. They focus on the threats and not on the underlying message, which is that Nostradamus was one of the greatest writers of all time, and the only man capable of predicting the future with such stunning accuracy. The nasty blog posts drove me to engage in an ad hominems attack in rebuttal to his lengthy character assassinations on me, and on my storify page by I call him a "nightmare of the one-dimensional man." This is unfair and untrue, but the potential is there if he continues with his aggressive skeptical activities. Anyways, I am retired from debating skeptics; it just goes nowhere if they can't see the simple truth. No longer will I post on the topic and I expect that others stop posting on me, likewise. However this is necessarily contingent upon my critics in that they cease desist from harassing and persecuting me online and in real life, otherwise I would be forced back to my computer to defend my name against further slander and lies. We wish Farley all the best with his dog Blue (I have a dog that looks exactly the same!), and from what I hear, congratulations on his recent engagement. We must settle things like men, make amends for personal differences and human errors, and forgive - for we are all tainted by sin. The courts and the police are not the place to resolve ideological differences between real men. From all the hateful messages I have received from skeptics and atheists over the years, only a single nice one arrived, and it was from Tim Farley, wishing me and my family a happy holidays. Anyhow, I wish him a happy and healthy future with his family. I want to move on with my life and I wish the same to him. I want to end on peaceful and friendly terms with him despite all the fireworks of the past.

“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. (NLT, Matthew 6:14-15)”

Edited by - davidbauer3 on 02/18/2014 08:31:31
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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 02/18/2014 :  10:01:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As he will likely return, I would like to address Dennis Markuze aka David Mabus aka David Bauer.

I realize that your sickness does not allow you to take responsibility for your actions. But lets run down what you have done that has caused your arrest and conviction.

1) You e-mailed people multiple times per day in a harrassing manner including death threats.
2) You posted on message boards under multiple screen names after being banned from those message boards for violating the terms of service. (Specifically for harrassing other members and making death threats against them.)
3) You then escallated your actions by attending without invitiation nor registration (aka crashing) an atheist gathering. As you had issued death threats against some of the attendees, you can see where they would feel unsafe or threatened by your presence.
4) When the Montreal police were finally goaded into action (after numerous complaints were filed including making death threats that the police ignored), you were arrested and charged with making death threats.
5) After your arrest, you then tried to "play nice" and "declare a truce" to stop prosecution. As the harrassed had been so for decades, they had little reason to believe you and wanted you to get the psychological help you desperately needed.
6) After your conviction, you were ordered by the court to not e-mail the list of victims that you had been or take part in discussion forums. You ignored that part of the ruling and got re-arrested. Not because you were being harrassed by your former victims, but because you disobeyed a court order.
7) You then took on the persona of David Bauer. To present "your side" of the story. We are familiar with how you believe you are being mistreated, but you do not recognize that you are the author of your own misery.

Dennis, take your meds and obey the court and this will pass. No one is singling you out. You continue to harrass those on the victims list of your crimes. You have to be responsible for your own actions.

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davidbauer5
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Posted - 02/18/2014 :  12:56:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send davidbauer5 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Valiant Dancer

As he will likely return, I would like to address Dennis Markuze aka David Mabus aka David Bauer.

I realize that your sickness does not allow you to take responsibility for your actions. But lets run down what you have done that has caused your arrest and conviction.

1) You e-mailed people multiple times per day in a harrassing manner including death threats.
2) You posted on message boards under multiple screen names after being banned from those message boards for violating the terms of service. (Specifically for harrassing other members and making death threats against them.)
3) You then escallated your actions by attending without invitiation nor registration (aka crashing) an atheist gathering. As you had issued death threats against some of the attendees, you can see where they would feel unsafe or threatened by your presence.
4) When the Montreal police were finally goaded into action (after numerous complaints were filed including making death threats that the police ignored), you were arrested and charged with making death threats.
5) After your arrest, you then tried to "play nice" and "declare a truce" to stop prosecution. As the harrassed had been so for decades, they had little reason to believe you and wanted you to get the psychological help you desperately needed.
6) After your conviction, you were ordered by the court to not e-mail the list of victims that you had been or take part in discussion forums. You ignored that part of the ruling and got re-arrested. Not because you were being harrassed by your former victims, but because you disobeyed a court order.
7) You then took on the persona of David Bauer. To present "your side" of the story. We are familiar with how you believe you are being mistreated, but you do not recognize that you are the author of your own misery.

Dennis, take your meds and obey the court and this will pass. No one is singling you out. You continue to harrass those on the victims list of your crimes. You have to be responsible for your own actions.




see you have really no first hand knowledge of the FACTS and base your assumptions on conjecture and presumption from a gang of atheist cyber-bullies who like to lie and twist facts to defame and incriminate to defeat their enemies. The fact is the supposed "victims" can't handle the challenge they initiated.
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davidbauer5
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Posted - 02/18/2014 :  12:59:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send davidbauer5 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
btw, valiant it is your style and tone of ad hominems that precipitated the crisis for skeptics in the first place. The JREF? What was that? They are world-famous now.
Edited by - davidbauer5 on 02/18/2014 13:04:34
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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 02/18/2014 :  13:43:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by davidbauer5

Originally posted by Valiant Dancer

As he will likely return, I would like to address Dennis Markuze aka David Mabus aka David Bauer.

I realize that your sickness does not allow you to take responsibility for your actions. But lets run down what you have done that has caused your arrest and conviction.

1) You e-mailed people multiple times per day in a harrassing manner including death threats.
2) You posted on message boards under multiple screen names after being banned from those message boards for violating the terms of service. (Specifically for harrassing other members and making death threats against them.)
3) You then escallated your actions by attending without invitiation nor registration (aka crashing) an atheist gathering. As you had issued death threats against some of the attendees, you can see where they would feel unsafe or threatened by your presence.
4) When the Montreal police were finally goaded into action (after numerous complaints were filed including making death threats that the police ignored), you were arrested and charged with making death threats.
5) After your arrest, you then tried to "play nice" and "declare a truce" to stop prosecution. As the harrassed had been so for decades, they had little reason to believe you and wanted you to get the psychological help you desperately needed.
6) After your conviction, you were ordered by the court to not e-mail the list of victims that you had been or take part in discussion forums. You ignored that part of the ruling and got re-arrested. Not because you were being harrassed by your former victims, but because you disobeyed a court order.
7) You then took on the persona of David Bauer. To present "your side" of the story. We are familiar with how you believe you are being mistreated, but you do not recognize that you are the author of your own misery.

Dennis, take your meds and obey the court and this will pass. No one is singling you out. You continue to harrass those on the victims list of your crimes. You have to be responsible for your own actions.




see you have really no first hand knowledge of the FACTS and base your assumptions on conjecture and presumption from a gang of atheist cyber-bullies who like to lie and twist facts to defame and incriminate to defeat their enemies. The fact is the supposed "victims" can't handle the challenge they initiated.


Obviously you forgot that you threatened me as well, Dennis.

I know first hand the facts.

Get help. And obey the court.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 02/19/2014 :  12:41:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by davidbauer3
“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. (NLT, Matthew 6:14-15)”
That verse doesn't give you a carte-blanche to go kicking people's ass for sinning against you. That right is exclusively reserved for your heavenly Father. It is congruent with "turning the other cheek" which is litterally spelled out elsewhere in the Bible.

Dennis, you have been told never to register here again.
Yet, you do. And in every one of those instances, YOU are the one triggering discussions about your mental health. Why don't you buy a clue for $100?
Ok, I'll give you one for free:
Don't register and post on Skeptics forum, and we will not talk about you.


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perrodetokio
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Posted - 03/11/2014 :  20:59:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send perrodetokio a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How does skepticism destroy the paranormal? It either proves it or disproves it! Skepticism is not an idiology! It's a fricking tool!

"Yes I have a belief in a creator/God but do not know that he exists." Bill Scott

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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 03/12/2014 :  04:50:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
perrodetokio, I think we should leave this particular mystery to be unsolved, for the same of Markuze's mental health. No need to provoke a response.

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