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don_quixote



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 17 2006,08:29   

I just wanted to bring this news story to everyone's attention:

 
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An internet user has been found guilty of what police said was Britain's first "web-rage" attack.

Paul Gibbons, 47, tracked down John Jones using details obtained online after the pair exchanged insults in an internet chatroom, a court heard.

He travelled 70 miles to Mr Jones' home in Clacton, Essex, and beat him up with a pickaxe handle in December 2005.

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I realise that most people who post here don't reveal too much about themselves, perhaps for fear of being targeted by loonies, but I thought it was of value to post this anyway.

Keep safe.

  
jeannot



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 17 2006,08:47   

It reminds me of some kind exchange between Davetard and JAD, lately.

Tard : I'll go to you liberal state of Vermont to kick your a$$.
JAD : Bring it on! My 12 gauge shotgun will welcome you.

:D

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 17 2006,08:48   

I can think of one person, banned from here, who strikes me as potentially dangerously insane.

   
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 19 2006,03:29   

"Web rage" pah, tish, piffle and codswallop.

It's perfectly justifiable. The lad who got a soupcon of batterage clearly deserved it. He was possibly looking at the other lad's virtual e-bird, or he spilt his inter-pint. It's possible he even ate the batterer's online ordered doublar burger.

Louis

P.S. Tongue in cheek? Me? Never!

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deadman_932



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 19 2006,06:30   

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I can think of one person, banned from here, who strikes me as potentially dangerously insane.

I'm not OVERLY concerned about such things, but because the topics here attract zealots of various stripes, I'd be loath to reveal much. Just one nutcase that reads something running counter to his cherished beliefs is all it takes. But then again, I have super-secret mystic fighting arts from the east, an amulet of invisibility and a stockpile of weapons from the future. And I'm a MEAN drunk who is drunk all the time.

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AtBC Award for Thoroughness in the Face of Creationism

  
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