This collection of mail to The Millenium Project covers correspondence received during 2006. My replies are in italics.
When I mentioned that child-killer and anti-vaccination hero Alan Yurko was again having trouble with the law the following came in:
From: "Caroline Stuard"
Subject: alan yurko
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 08:51:18 -0700
Mr. Bowditch: I am an old friend of Alan Yurko . you stated that Alan was detained for drug possession, and burglary. Do you have any proof to show me? I need to know. If it is not true you will be sued for slander. You caused that family enough pain. If you have the proof or numbers I can call, let me know…
I see that you read about this on the Millenium Project Blog, which is often an abbreviated copy of what appears on the main site. Had you read the main site you would have seen that the Case Number in the Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court for the drug possession charge is CR-05-473467-G. The arrest took place on September 21, 2005.
By the way, it is usually considered unwise to threaten legal action in the first communication, especially if the wrong offence is mentioned (slander is spoken, the written form is libel), but as you did it the threat has been added to the collection of vacuous legal threats which I have received over the years.
And this came back:
From: "Caroline Stuard"
Subject: Alan Yurko
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 07:14:21 -0700
Hey there Mr. Ratbags: I read what you said about Alan Yurko. Didn't you ever hear of "innocent until proven guilty?". Speaking of breaking the law, there is a law that states that you cannot use a persons last name on a website without getting the persons permission. Gee, I do not remember giving it to you. Should I sue you? Hmmmm Let me think about it. I have a personal question to ask you, hope you do not mind. When you were a baby did you accidently fall on your head ? Or were you vaccinated? That could explain why you are such a vile human being. I am sure your mom is SO PROUD of you. I bet you offering to sell someones kidneys was a wake up call for her. What happened to you, Mr. Bowditch? Did something tramatic happen in your life to see the world in such a dismal way? Do you even believe in God? Or do you have a problem w/ him too? You let me know. Until then I will say a prayer for you. Hopefully whatever the problem you have going on inside of you, that made you this way, will one day go away. You could do a lot of good if you wanted to . But instead you prefer to spread your vile words on to everyone else before knowing all the facts. Peace, Caroline Stuard
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 12:13:10 -0800
From: Alicia Heald
where in the hell are you from? the steven club? the ones who diss the president and the Christians? well back off our little hineys! I swear, if you don't take those pictures of those kids with chicken pox (I don't care if the parents showed them or not!) I will nail you with child abuse my self you dumb ass! and for the parents, they'll get it too!
okay, Benny Hind may be a fraud, I have no clue, but don't be saying that Christians are weird because we talk to God. Well, listen buddy, you need to shut your little pie hole and learn more about what God did for you! I'm not calling you stupid, but in this case I am so perturbed with you, I mise well! you don't worth a nickel about God. I am a Christian but when I get really angry with people who do cred like this on the internet (oh yeah, I know it's your freedom of speech, but guess what, you'll wish you hadn't wrote any of that Crap about abuse or Benny Hind! Cuz I'll take you to court and sue you're little hiney!) I get really mean and cuss at you up one side and down the other! bye bye mr. satan evil back stabbing bitch.
oh, if you want to email me, look up John 3.16 and tell me what it means! oh and verse 17!
Sent to you by a CHRISTIAN AND A EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREERS STUDENT!
Love you all!
Don't be afraid of dying, be afraid of the unlived life.
You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.
Was that a threat of legal action I saw? If so, it requires:
I just had to leave this in the original typeface and size rather than converting to the house style.
From: "nick & vanessa costello-smith"
Subject: LOVE GOD!!
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 09:59:58 +0930
HELLO THERE!! I BELIEVE YOU ARE FOCUSSING ON THE WRONG ISSUE HERE (MONEY!!) WHO REALLY HONESTLY CARES ABOUT THE (MONEY!!) THESE MINISTERES FROM HILLSONG WORK VERY HARD. THEY BRING A LOT OF JOY TO US AND MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE THROUGH THEIR WORSHIP AND SONGS. THEY HELP THE NEEDY AND THE SUFFERING AND ALSO THROUGH THEIR LOVE OF GOD MANY PEOPLE HAVE COME TO KNOW AND LOVE THE LORD. YES IM SURE THEY DO EARN A LOT OF (MONEY!!) ITS THEIR BUSINESS WHAT THEY EARN & AND HOW THEY SPEND IT NOT OURS!! THE RUBBISH YOU HAVE WRITTEN IS NOT ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO FOLLOW GOD IT IS TURNING THEM AWAY. WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS WE DONT WANT TO STIR ONE AND ANOTHER UP. (SATAN LOVES THAT TYPE OF THING) LOVE GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND BE HIS BEST FRIEND BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU!!
Someone was not happy with my comments about a particularly blatant example of health fraud. My responses are in italics.
From: "Craig Reimer"
Subject: allergy treatment that is apparently a concoction of quackeries!!!!
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 18:29:46 +1000
I DONT KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT RIGHT YOU HAVE TO BE SO JUDGEMENTAL ON THIS ISSUE BUT I HAVE JUST ONE QUESTION FOR YOU. DO YOU SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES?
Yes. As it happens I am allergic to certain pollens, including some from grasses.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE OR SEEN A HELPLESS CHILD GO THROUGH THE UNBEARABLE ITCHING OR PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH AN ALLERGY? I THINK NOT!!!
You think wrong. I grew up with someone who could have life-threatening asthma attacks at any time.
I HAVE AND IT JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE MY SON. HE WAS TREATED IN FEBUARY THIS YEAR AT THE BRISBANE CLINIC HE WAS TREATED FOR 4 ALLERGEN FAMILIES ALL OF WHICH HAVE GIVEN HIM COMPLETE RELIEF. THIS IS A CHILD WHO COULDN'T PLAY ON THE GRASS BECAUSE HE WAS ALLERGIC TO SO MANY GRASS SEED POLLENS. HE WAS ALSO TREATED FOR DUSTMITES, PRIOR TO TREATMENT HIS ALLERGY LEFT HIM SNEEZING FOR 2 HOURS EVERY MORNING AND ALSO ITCHING CONSTANTLY ON THE FACE. SO TELL ME WHY IS IT THAT MY SON NOW WAKES UP AND DOESN'T SNEEZE HAS NO ITCHING AND CAN NOW BE A CHILD AND PLAY OUTSIDE ON THE GRASS LIKE EVERY OTHER CHILD CAN!!!
One obvious reason is that he was doing a lot of sneezing last spring when the grass was flowering and he isn't now because it is heading into winter. My allergies settle down at this time of year also, and it doesn't take quackery to make that happen.
HE CAN NOW LIVE HIS LIFE WITHOUT DANGEROUS MEDICATIONS LIKE PHERNAGAN WHICH WOULD ONLY GIVE HIM MINOR RELIEF.GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU PREACH TO PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY BELIEVE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. I WILL BE SEEKING FURTHER TREATMENT WITH AAE AND YES WILL BE PAYING THEM FOR THEIR EXCELLENT SERVICES. AND MY HEALTHFUND WILL GIVE ME A REFUND TO BOOT!!!!!!!!
The only alternative treatments paid for by my health fund (Medibank Private) are chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathy and remedial massage. (I know, it's outrageous that I have to pay insurance for these, but they won't give me a discount just because I will never use them.) I realise that other health funds cover a wider range of quackery, but I didn't think any of them would be silly enough to pay for this obvious fraud. Did the crooks actually put "AAE" on the invoice or did they put something like "chiropractic"? If they did the latter they were probably committing insurance fraud as well as health fraud, just as you would have been doing when submitting the claim to the fund.
From: "allan munro"
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 13:53:23 +0800
I have just read your website and was completely dismayed at such utter nonsensical gibberish. If you had done your research properly you would be aware that vaccinations are extremely dangerous. The AIDS epidemic is due to the vaccinations. Vaccines are known to contain monkeys, birds, dogs, mercury, aluminium, the HIV virus and numerous other contaminents. MMR can cause autism and DPT can cause cot death. Stop spreading disinformation. Spread the facts. You moan about the liars who have legitimate concerns about vaccines. I think you are the one who is lying. Either you are poorly read or you have a hidden agenda to persuade ignorant people that vaccines are beneficial.
Congratulations. You have managed to fit more lies about vaccination into fewer words than almost anybody who has ever written to me before.
I cannot award you full marks however, because you used the unqualified word "monkeys". They don't put the whole monkey in, just the kidneys and pus. Never forget the monkey pus.
What is this thing Hillsingers have about email formatting? Again I have left the appearance unchanged rather than converting to the house style.
Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 10:28:16 +1000
From: "bev auton"
Subject: Hillsong Church
Heart felt Jcnme
From: Brad Miller
Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 03:14:56 +1000
Ha! Can't you do better than that? I would have thought that someone of your undoubted intelligence would have at least tried homeopathy out to see if it had any effect!?
I have tried it. There is a picture at https://ratbags.com/rsoles/history/2004/12december.htm showing me trying it.
Tell you what – I'll supply you with Belladonna Atropa 200c on pillules and you take 1 pillule every hour for 12 hours and we can see what happens.
PO Box xxxx, Parramatta NSW 2124
Bet you don't take me up on this!
You lost the bet.
Bet your just a big flaccid windbag!
I will be watching the PO box. Put up or shut up.
Double dare you – come on put your money where your mouth is.
It's not my money, it's yours. The address is above. Get wrapping and posting.
Nah, I guess all skeptics are alike – big tough bullies with a pussy soft centre – full of fart but no follow through.
Will the pills make me fart?
Guess I won't be hearing from you
You guess wrong.
Subject: Benny Hinn
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 10:45:19 +1100
From: "Marie Garae"
I command you Satan to leave this man in the name of Jesus. Your plan to ruin the lives of people through this proctologist on this earth has been defeated when Jesus died on the cross. So therefore do not waste your time to carry out a mission through this man writing against God and not Benny Hinn. Satan, Jesus is greater than you and the power of God through his Holy Spirit is mightier.
Satan you are already defeated, Amen.
Thank you Jesus.
Marie L Garae.
From: "Craig Jenkins"
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 20:58:40 +1000
I am just wondering why you put so much time into disproving Christianity? Also, if you happen to be wrong, that's a WHOLE lot of time you got to think about it. . .
The reason I do not question creation, is because of my faith and I am content about believing in it. If you have to continually try disproving something, then you are not happy with your proof. Because if you were happy, then you would let it be.
Please consider the amount of time you will have this to think about being wrong, because you will only know for sure when it is too late.
Also remember that there have been more intelligent beings than you that have been Christians.
Please weigh up your options carefully, and do a risk vs return analysis because the risk is MASSIVE!
I am no wacky Christian who hasn't thought of all the strange questions the Bible offers that you have thought. Heaps of Christians have the same questions, but realise that they are not important in the greater scheme of things.
I urge you to pray for evidence of God, and do it with an open heart because you will never know if you do not. Remember that God is not going to open the heavens and yell something to you, but instead use daily occurrences to get to you (which He will if you humble yourself)
Thanks for your time.
PS I know the case for evolution is strong, I believed it. But please read "A case of a creator" and "In six days"
Someone sent me a free copy of The (sic) Case for a Creator. It is unmitigated drivel and was one of the very few books that I have not been able to force myself to finish reading. It wasn't the religion in it that annoyed me, it was the deception of pretending to offer a balanced discussion of evolution and then only quoting "experts" from places like the Discovery Institute.
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 07:26:01 -0700
From: First Last
Subject: intelligence operative
Are you, or have you ever been an agent of any government or lobby? Is it your objective to utilize the ignorance of the majority to hide your agenda under a blanket of hypocrisy, or do you use the fact that you contradict yourself in every single correspondence to confuse the intellectually aware? Are you actually convinced that the lies and propaganda that you spread are true? Are you convinced that though they are untrue, they serve a common good? Are you convinced that it is irrelevant to communicate dishonesty, or are you simply "evil", and enjoy destroying and burying truth's corpses?
That is all the questions I have at this time. Please respond in a manner which does not conform to government psy-ops.
I'm sorry, but I can neither confirm nor deny any association with any covert government body, nor can I make public comment about psyops (except to point out that
wthey always spell it as a single word without a hyphen). I like to keep on living.
From: "Dave Vaughan"
Subject: Suck some shit out of my ass dim wit
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2006 23:38:52 -0600
Why don't you go pluke your mom just one last time you tragic retard? Or was it that your dad that rammed you up just one more time than you could take?
You are probably the most misinformed, uneducated piss-slurper on the web. Get a life and leave others alone.
Bob Dylan is a patient of one of the people you are ignorantly chastising, so stop using him in your own weak defense. He would vomit if he read your shit.
Thank you for your kind thoughts. They have been passed on to everyone else in the office so that they can all have a good laugh.
I like to learn something new every day, but this email has presented me with a dilemma. I have never heard the word "pluke" before, and asking Google to find a definition resulted in the message "No definitions were found for pluke". As David was talking about me and my mother, I am going to assume that it means "drive to the shop to buy groceries".
Not really hate mail, but what?
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 05:01:16 -0700
From: abed aljabbar albaik
halooo.i can shere fore you.? and viset you,& to be frinde?thanks
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 18:01:05 +0800
Your introduction almost sounds like a "Cult" like paragraph.... What garbage that parents should go to hell if they dont immunise.
Do you have a problem with the English language? It is the people who oppose vaccination and want to deceive parents into not immunising their children who should burn in Hell. I don't blame the people who are deceived – I blame the deceivers.
How closed and uneducated that sounds. How about educating yourself about both sides instead of condemning parents who dont do what you say they should do....
I have educated myself about both sides. One side offers protection for children against deadly and disabling diseases. The other side wants children to suffer needlessly from things which are preventable. I can only assume that many of the anti-vaccination liars hate children so much that they get sexual pleasure from the thought of children dying.
Cant believe you actually ask for donations.... I would donate to you if you paid me too.... How about trying an open minded approach instead of winding people up... !!!!!!
I have an open mind. The people who lie about the non-existent dangers of vaccination don't have minds to be open. Their brains obviously fell out years ago. Did I mention that there should be a special place in Hell for them?
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 15:06:30 -0500
Mr Bowditch, What are your qualifications for refuting Dr. Haley's claims? And Why do you find it necessary to spend your time and money doing so? ~C.R. Fowler
The only qualifications necessary to refute idiotic claims such as "thimerosal is 50% mercury" and that the toxicity and effects on the body of ethylmercury can be assumed to be the same as for methylmercury is the ability to read a high school chemistry textbook. In answer to your second question, I don't spend money (only time) and the reason I do it is because I believe that people have the right to correct information, especially when it comes to matters as serious as protecting their children from harm. The children who might miss out on vaccination because their parents believe the nonsense spouted by clowns like Dr Haley provide sufficient justification for my actions.
You can see what this is about here.
From: Peter Gargan
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:42 PM
Subject: Hillsong Church
I find your uninformed comments about Church and State typical of the lawyer generated republic we have in place of our formerly free society.
Firstly we have a Constitution in Australia but it is not taught correctly in either School or University. Section 116 Constitution was put in place to stop the State becoming the Church, It says: The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion. By having a Queen, we have Christianity.
Like many this part of the Constitution is not understood, and the infliction of compulsory voting makes us all compulsory members of the Church of Australia, the Church of NSW or as the case may be, required by taxation to support the priests of the new religion, the lawyers of Australia. Intead of an indissoluble Commonwealth, in NSW we have a council of Rabbis given power by the Synod of the Church of NSW the Parliament, to overrule every law made since time began, simply by making rules to do so. It is section 6 Supreme Court Act 1970. Look it up yourself. This means that God Almighty is the Parliament of NSW. The Queen is displaced, and instead of a tyrant King we have nine unelected tyrants with absolute civil power, with the head Priest of Jewish descent. Spigelman. No referendum needed, that would be too Christian. If the new priesthood says it is law or not law, that is the law.
The only place a person is free to exercise his Christian right to jury trial in NSW anymore in in a serious criminal trial. When a person puts his life in a jury's hands he puts his trust in 12 disciples sworn on the Bible to find the truth. This comes straight out of the Bible. Since 1986, we have had a Bill of Rights, that guarantees freedom, but lawyers refuse to recognise this law, because it paraphrases the Bible, and the law of Equity, which uniquely in Anglo Australian law grew out of Protestant Christianity. From 1275, when Christians called for and got free election, the right to elect which mode of trial they would choose, until 1970, this law remained. 700 years of tradition swept away by one illegal and illegitimate Act by the Parliament of NSW.
Look up for yourself on Scaleplus, the Human Rights ....Act 1986. In it you will see the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It is Schedule 2 and was passed without dissent in the federal Parliament in 1986. As a schedule, look at Sections 12 and 13 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, and you will see that Schedules are part of an Act. Then look in the Privacy Act 1988, where it is cited, in the Criminal Code Act 1995, where it is cited in the dictionary, and in the Evidence Act 1995, where it is cited in Section 138 (3) (f). If it is law, then Section 109 Constitution makes it overrule every discriminatory State law; like the law giving lawyers a monopoly. Like the integrated monopoly now in place from Magistrates to the High Court in civil jurisdiction. This is all illegal but all unchallengeable because the monopoly will not let anyone file in the High Court, and many State Courts.
It is rather a pity you are such an apologist for the lawyer aristocrats who dominate Australian political life, not through Parliament but by the manipulation of the religious and political process through the courts. If you took the time, you would see that Hillsong has created an outlet for some of the frustration that is felt by many young people whose education has been deficient in that no real history has been taught. If you live in Sydney and want documentation for what I say, email me and we can meet for coffee.
From: "J & S Spence"
Subject: What are your credentials for your opinion
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 15:18:42 +1000
To whom it may concern
I have been reading some of the comments and opinions on your website for some time.
Then it occurred to me what is this guys quailfications. They are what?
My qualifications are an upbringing which promoted tolerance and encouraged me to question (but not necessarily reject) received wisdom, a formal education which taught me to think about how people understand, interpret and misinterpret the world around them, an informal education received through eclectic reading, and a personal philosophy which rejects cant and deception.
From: "Kent Peterson"
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2006 10:13:39 -0500
You want to put down a Catholic mistake from a thousand years ago. My mother is a Catholic. Do you guarantee no mistakes in your ministry for the next thousand years? I'm a member of Faith Life in Branson and don't think you can. I kind of like you anyhow.
This email was composed using IncrediMail, with all the bizarrity of style and appearance that this implies. It has been translated into human-readable form for publication here.
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 22:32:29 +1000
Subject: I now understand why the site is here!
Visited your site and wondered who the person is who has such a remarkable insite about all of life's issues.
It was you!
Well, duh! It's my site, so it would probably be me I was talking about. And it's "insight".
"My qualifications are an upbringing which promoted tolerance and encouraged me to question (but not necessarily reject) received wisdom, a formal education which taught me to think about how people understand, interpret and misinterpret the world around them, an informal education received through eclectic reading, and a personal philosophy which rejects cant and deception."
Yes, that's me talking.
In real life I run a computer consulting company and I am an exemplar of the baby boomer generation in terms of age, family structure and past indiscretions.
Yes, that's me talking about me again.
With other words, a completely unbalanced screwed up person!
I'm not sure how you arrive at that conclusion, but as the words above do not constitute a sentence in English, it is hard to know what your issue is.
I also now understand why the site is here! (I run a computer consulting company) Money-money....know the song?
Yes, I do know the song. You might like to explain how this site makes money for my real-life job.
By the way I see you have an issue with church and people + tithing...
I have no issue with people and tithing. People can give money to whomever they want to, as long as they give it voluntarily and are not deceived into giving it.
BUT>>>> Donations???Please click on the PayPal button at the right if you would like to donate some money towards the cost of running this site. Not all of it will be used for that, because I will donate 10% of the money to each of the organisations listed below to support their research into childhood diseases.
Yes, I do accept donations. So what?
Except you not being GOD, is giving a donation to your site not the same??
Pardon? What has me not being God got to do with anything?
Why only 10%?
Because it's 20%. Can't you add numbers together?
From: "Peter Gargan"
Subject: You are full of Bullshit
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 02:06:33 +1000
So you are still an apoliogist for the Jewish and Roman Catholic Religions that have taken over the law in Australia. If you went to an honest Church, that actually teaches the Bible like Hillsong does in such a way that thousands want to learn, your drivel might have relevance.
I am neither Jewish nor Roman Catholic, not that it would matter if I was either. You, however, have exposed yourself as a bigot.
I just logged on to see if you were an honest stirrer or still a legal bullshit artist. Jesus said: Luke 11 Verse 52. " Woe unto you you lawyers, for you have taken away the key of knowledge. You enter not in yourselves and those who would enter in you hinder."
Why are you quoting the words of a Jew? Aren't they part of the problem?
Acting like a typical scumbag lawyer.
I am not sure what lawyers have to do with this, but as I am not one I suppose it doesn't really matter.
From: "Shawn D"
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 15:55:42 +0800
YOU ARE A FOOL MATE, YOU ARE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD. YOUR FACTS AND FINDINGS ARE SOLELY BASED ON YOUR OWN OPINION AND THE MINISCULE LENGTHS YOU GO TO TO VERIFY YOUR FACTS. YOU SHOULD BE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW IT'S NO-ONE ELSE'S FAULT, EVEN YOURS, THAT YOU WERE OBVIOUSLY SERIOUSLY ABUSED AS A CHILD AND PERHAPS IN YOUR LATER YEARS. HOW DO I KNOW THIS? AFTER CAREFUL ANALYSIS OF THE BS ON YOUR SITE, IT IS OBVIOUS YOU'RE JUST AN ANGRY LITTLE MAN WHO CAN ONLY FIND FULFILLMENT IN DESTROYING OTHERS HOPES AND DREAMS, BY PROVIDING THESE SO-CALLED FACTS THAT QUITE FRANKLY ARE DOWNRIGHT LIES. WHERE IN ANY OF YOUR ATTENTION SEEKING PEOPLE DESTROYING LIES IS THE PROOF TO BACK UP EVERY CLAIM YOU MAKE?? ON TOP OF THAT YOU DON'T ACTUALLY ANSWER OBJECTIONS, BUT RATHER ATTACK THE SMALL DETAILS SO THE AVERAGE PERSON WILL JUST LISTEN TO YOUR OPINION AND MAKE OTHERS LOOK BAD. SOME PEOPLE DO HAVE A LITTLE MORE KNOWLEDGE THAN TO BE SUCKED IN BY A PLAYGROUND BULLY WHO NEEDS SERIOUS DISCIPLINE. YOU ARE AN INCOMPETENT FOOL WITH A VOCABULARY THAT IS TOO BIG FOR YOU TO HANDLE AND WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO STOP GATHERING NEW INFORMATION TO SUBSTANTIATE YOUR CLAIMS? IF YOUR SO INTELLECTUAL LIKE YOU MAKE OUT THEN DON'T YOU REALIZE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND NEW RESEARCH AND FINDINGS ARE BEING DISCOVERED EVERY DAY!!! YOU NEED TO FIND SOMEONE PROFESSIONAL TO HELP YOU OVERCOME YOUR OBVIOUS SOCIAL AND MENTAL ISSUES SO YOU CAN STOP SPREADING HATEFUL HERESAY, AND DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE WITH YOUR WORTHLESS EXISTANCE THAT MAY ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE MOVE FORWARD, NOT DRAG THEM WITH YOU WHILE YOU TAKE GIANT LEAPS BACK. EITHER THAT OR I SINCERELY HOPE KARMA CATCHES UP WITH YOU, AND A GREAT MISFORTUNE IS PLACED UPON EVERYTHING YOU EVER TRY TO ACHIEVE, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS YOU START TRYING TO GENUINELY DO SOMETHING FOR THE HUMAN RACE. WHAT YOU ARE DOING NOW IS CLOSED-MINDED NEGATIVE NASTY VINDICTIVE SHIT THAT CAN ONLY COME FROM SOMEONE THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH SEVERE TRAUMA AT SOME STAGE OF THEIR LIFE. YOU PITIFUL EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING!!!!!
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 12:29:41 +1000
From: Michael Borg
Subject: Har! Har! Hearty Har! Har! So sue me for saying it
The above is the comment you made regarding the collapse of Omegatrend.
I have no idea what you find so satisfying or funny about peoples livelihoods being destroyed. I would say you know nothing about the business.
If you had paid attention to what I wrote you would have seen that I expressed sympathy for the people who were deceived into joining this scheme and who had subsequently lost money. It is also probably worth thinking about the idea that if Omegatrend had been such a good business to be in and that participants had in fact been able to make it their "livelihood" then it might have been moving enough product and money to keep the doors open.
I would like to say burn in hell but I sincerely hope that pain and misery find you before death. But then again, it's quite obvious that you are a pethetic and miserable individual in any case.
You are scum
Thank you. I always take it as a compliment when I am called names by pyramid scheme enthusiasts.
From: Anonymous via Panta Rhei <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 14:49:20 +0000
I note your report on TrueHope is riddled with erros.
You couldn't report a fact even if it bit you in the arse.
Here's a fact:
Now that TrueHope has a judgement, they are sueing Polevoy (Liar/Charlatan/Molester) Barrett (Liar/Not-A-Doctor) and Bowditch (Liar/Unemployed/Convict) for Libel and Defamation.
Seems the three of you have no assests so the suit will be just for fun.
I know it's anonymous and I know who wrote it, but is a threat so -
* As Mr O'Neill died on March 31, 2013, I don't expect any further communication from him so I stopped the counter.
From: Hartmut Folter
Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 12:58:40 +0000
Subject: Don't get it..do you..didn;t think so.
You make those who you poke fun at look like heroes and sympathetic
victims. Good show!
Not really hate mail, more like "WTF? Mail"
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 02:28:59 -0700
From: kelvin osei
Subject: Order Enquiry
AM KELVIN FROM GHANA AND WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY OF ONE PALLET OF NONI JUICE AND I WANT THEM SHIPPED TO GHANA, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE THEM IN STOCK. AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR PRICE PER ONE AND TOTAL COST OF THE ONE PALLET INCLUDING SHIPPING. PLEASE ADIVSE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. THANK YOU
Subject: sandnigger go home
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 20:32:49 -0500
In being as familar with Binny Hinn only goes to show that your governing of the copyright(c), and being any little bit associated with his scam. You are pulling money out of his thief and putting it into your two-faced pocket. You need a proctologist.
Thank you for your kind thoughts and bigotry. Your message has been passed on to someone who knows a linguist who, in turn, will attempt to translate it into English.
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 11:13:34 -0400
From: "King Cpl Frank"
Greetings sir, I am so happy to find someone with the fortitude to be open in his thoughts and accusation backed by so much fact. I see you even have the fortitude to tell us all who you are and how we might contact you other than a little email. You quote the dictionary all over your pages and ridicule others for their lack of education in proper grammar, yet a man so highly educated as to know the ins-and-outs of Homeopathy and various other medical fields well enough to combat these institutions, doesn't know that HOMEOPATHS isn't a word!
Funnily enough, there are many pages in my local yellow pages where people have paid to be called just that. I also note that the Australian Homoeopathic Association says that it is a "national association of professional Homoeopaths" (yes, they use the old-fashioned spelling), the National Center for Homeopathy in the USA has a menu item on their site which says "How to find a homeopath", the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths says it all in their name, I see that the Homeopathic Medical Council of Canada prefers the term "homeopathic doctor" (but that would be expected from a body with the hubris to put the words "homeopathic" and "medical" together) but Canada's One-Stop Homeopathy Network has a link to "Find a homeopath", and The Society of Homeopaths in Britain describes itself as "the largest organisation registering professional homeopaths in the UK". Perhaps "homeopaths" isn't a word in places where they don't speak English.
Obviously you are a highly intelligent and brave man to know so much about homeopathy and say such things and even put your name on it. Oh, wait. You don't have your name anywhere, or even a phone number.
Actually, my name occurs immediately after the words "This site is owned and maintained by ...". As this has only been on the site since March 1999 I can understand why it might appear to be hidden.
Just an email that you can pick through and decide who is dumber than you so you can post it on your website and look smart. Wow! Did I mention the fortitude you must possess.
As you can see by my email address alone, I am far from afraid of letting you know just who I am and what I do. I wouldn't want to insult your intelligence, but that little Cpl and USMC in my email address, stands for Corporal (Non-commissioned Officer) in the United States Marine Corps.
I am well aware of what a Corporal is, as well as the general concept of "Non-Commissioned Officer". I was in a uniform being trained to ruthlessly kill people long before you were born. Perhaps even before the person with your name and "II" after it was born.
The name's there too if you can't make the connection between Frank King and the subject of this letter I'll do it for you. There is three of us, me being the youngest. At 21 years of age I am a U.S. Marine and have been for three years. I've been in an ant-terrorist unit in Washington DC for the last two years and now in the infantry Battalion ready for Iraq. I'll bet you know as much about the Marines as you do Homeopathy. So I wouldn't need to tell you at all what I do, highly educated man such as yourself. I would love to hear what you have to say about my organization.
I have no reason to believe that the Marine Corps is not a very fine organisation, and the Corps' own opinion of itself as the best group of fighting men in the world may even be true. As my service was with the Australian Army I have no direct experience of the US Marine Corps.
Please do leave an address I may send you a letter to from Iraq where I'll be next week until next April. Don't move in between now and than I'd love to come see you, maybe meet over lunch.
Frank J King III USMC Semper Fidelis
(that's Latin for "Always Faithful")
I know. I learnt Latin in school.
From: "allan munro"
Subject: my comments on your website
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2006 04:19:14 +0800
I presume you work for the pharmaceutical companies. I cannot think of any other reason you would have to publish such utter nonsense on your website. Who are you trying to convince? Vaccines are dangerous and many people are wakening up to the facts. Autism, SIDS, Asthma, ADHD and the list goes on. And why the anger? Why be so angry with people who choose not to vaccinate and to put their children's health first. You are an arrogant misinformed liar!!!
I suppose you must get a lot of emails from people who disagree with your mindless gibberish. How we laughed at your pathetic website after the initial anger. You do children a great disservice. You dumb lying arrogant misinformed nonsensical rambling idiotic fool
If you cared about people you would take your website off the internet. It's useless crap!
Allan was probably not satisfied by my reply when he wrote in May, so I don't think I will reply this time at all.
From: "Sean M."
Subject: That could be...
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 07:06:17 +0000
Dear Sir or Madame,
I have to tell you this site makes me smile. Maybe some of what you say is true, but how could people take you serious when you have the grammer of an 8th grader. Using words like "mightn't" and saying "It's been," it's just embarrassing, not only to the fellow members of your site but to your family as well. Maybe you should get an editor, or simply read it before you post. How about this, next time you think about putting something on the internet ask yourself this question, "will this shame my parents?" If the answer is yes, then don't do it. Looking at this site, most of the time it probably is.
It's been a long time since I studied grammar (if that is how you spell it), so I mightn't have remembered everything about it.
I received the following email as a comment about something I had to say about an after-dinner speaker's presentation of some anti-psychiatry propaganda which seemed to originate with the Church of Scientology.
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 19:26:31 +0100
The people declared mad are sent that way by psychiatric assault, They are usually dissidents, either political or religious and the attack is the first stage of their ultimate execution by cutting off the frontal lobe a couple of weeks down the line.
The real problem is "intelligence in the working class" a serious disease and the treatment is brain reduction by cutting holes in it.
This in the norm in Britainand children are identified for brain destruction as young as six to ensure they do "working class jobs". I don't know what that is? I don't know any workmen but identifying a pig before he strikes is essential.
Annie get you gun — too late for Annie: "ouch — I feel ill!" fell on the floor…
I examined some advertisements for business opportunities in my local newspaper. Most of them at least had something to sell, but one was a pyramid scheme which only offered more instances of the same scam as products. Someone offered to help me by offering the same scam.
From: "Renea Rootes"
Subject: Re; Pyramid selling
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 22:12:29 +1000
My name is Renea and yes I do agree with most of what you have to say in regards to MLM as I have had some of these experiences, it is just a shame that the only way certain companys market great products is through MLM and to be able to afford them is to get people to buy them eg sign up underneath you, however I have finally found an oppurtunity to market my products and not ever have to prospect people again if I choose not to,this is the way of the future people shopping online for what they need.I have a number of great products that I love and like to offer to other people and this system allows me to advertise up to 6 products- and I haven't had to do the big MLM selling thing to anyone, the products are there and if you want to use them great.
I know about this scheme. I recently did an investigation into "business opportunities" advertised in my local paper, and this particular scam stood out because it had no product except the scam itself. By the way, I didn't see it using anything like the URL of your web site, but instead at www.happierlifestyle.com and www.prosperityautomatedsystem.com. To your credit, however, neither of those sites had a picture of an expensive car but yours did.
Yes I can make unbeleivable money just from promoting the system however I don't do the sale the company does that for me, then if that person was to buy into the system I don't stand to recieve pyramid money from that person- it is direct selling. I will give you my website to have a look at ask for a call back to talk to someone about this system. www.megawealthy.com/16512
If it isn't done by referral, then why does the main web site at www.megawealthy.com insist on seeing a distributor identifier as an introduction before letting anyone see the "opportunity"?
And what does Pegasus Mail have to say if you click on Renea's link?
From: "paul killmier"
Subject: dental amalgams
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 22:29:18 +0930
dear proctologist I endured 15 years of hell at the hands of mercury fillings.I would love to get hold of the fuckwit dentist who put mercury in my mouth and beat the living shit out of him. All you dentists who think mercury fillings are a good idea should be dragged out into the street pistol whipped and shot in the back of the head.Its amazing how far the human animal will go to protect there own interests but when it comes to money grubbing low down devious maggots you log take the cake .Curl up in a ball and die you piece of shit!!!!!!!
Thank you for your kind words. I have usually rejected the idea that amalgam fillings cause mental illness, but you appear to be the exception that proves the rule. I am not a dentist.
From: "Tristan Grassick"
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 19:32:09 +1000
Dear authors of ratbags.com
i have just read your concepts of what you think the hillsong church is about. It is all well and good that they have huge sums of income from the church.
Who has "huge sums of income from the church"? The pastors? Surely the huge sums should be used for good works, not personal wealth-building.
But what you are missing is that this church is one of the biggest in NSW and Australia,
The results of the 2006 census are not yet available, but according to the 2001 census, these are the numbers of people claiming affiliation with the ten largest religions or sects. Hillsong has a long way to go before it even makes a blip on the radar. Don't believe everything you hear from the stage. (I almost said "pulpit" there, but we are talking about Hillsong.)
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also it is growing greatly.
I have no doubt that it is growing. That proves nothing except that fashion and publicity can make some thing popular. If it went from 100 members to 200 it would be the fastest-growing church in the country, but it is numbers which matter, not rate of growth.
I would also like to bring up that what is happen with hillsong has happened with all churchs since Jesus Christ, for example i would like to bring up the Catholic church during 11th century and onwards they have asked for money for the church.
So what? It has been a long time since the 11th century. I have no objection to churches asking for money. It is what they do with it that concerns me.
The difference here is that they never put any of there money into charity only themselves.
Let me see – Aid to the Church in Need (http://www.aidtochurch.org), Catholic Charities USA (http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org), described as "the membership association of one of the nation's largest social service networks", St Vincent de Paul Society (http://www.vinnies.org.au, http://www.svdpusa.org), ... You're right – they never put any money into charity. I suppose I could go on to mention Anglicare, the Uniting Church's Missionbeat, the Salvation Army, but they probably don't meet your definition of charities either. Did I mention that you shouldn't believe everything you are told from the stage at Norwest?
They also have been the worlds most profitable organisations in the world.
Some of them are very large organisations indeed. It would be very surprising if a religion with hundreds of millions of followers didn't have a useful amount of money coming in.
Another thing is that during the early catholic church they charged taxes to the population that followed them. And the talk of the Hillsong Church being in the governments ear is stupid, the catholic church ran governments for years.
In Australia? When was this?
This brings me to my last question, if the hillsong church is so bad what does that make the Catholic church?
A big, old church with millions of followers and billions of dollars which has done both good and bad things throughout its very long history. It is also irrelevant to Hillsong. You don't prove that something is good by pointing out that something else is bad. There is a lot I don't like about the Catholic Church, but even if I thought that it was the second-most evil organisation since the invention of fire this would make no difference to my opinion about Hillsong and the way it conducts its business.
Please give me an answer and humor me
You can see my comments about Hillsong here.
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 22:57:23 -0600
Subject: About mannatech
From: Harrison Salisbury
You're a homo--you have no idea how well glyco helps the body. Wow! Stop fighting that which is doing so much good. It will knock you're socks off if you looked at it without the pride barrier.
Is he talking about gay pride? You can see more about the Mannatech scam here.
From: "Mark + Katrina Schonell"
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 22:28:31 +1100
I have just stumbled across your site and read some of your comments and now I feel very sad for you. You must have a very unhappy and bitter life. It sounds like you think you are doing good by complaining about other people who actually are doing good. I hope you can stand back and have a look at yourself one day and realise how much of your life you've wasted hiding behind a keyboard and complaining when you could be out there actually helping disadvantaged people to have a better life. Could you possibly think of someone other than yourself ?
Thank you for your comments. I am always open to suggestions about how I can improve my life and help others. How do you suggest I do this? Please don't advise me to join a multi-level marketing scheme. If I feel the need to take money from people without giving anything in return I will use a sawn-off shotgun and a ski mask. This is quicker, the victims know exactly what is happening to them, and they don't feel a loss of self-respect afterwards.