BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

June 16, 2008 -

A pair of U.S. Marshals were apparently dispatched to Jack Thompson's house today.

The controversial attorney complained about the visit from the law enforcement officials in a filing with the U.S. District Court in Miami. Among the U.S. Marshals' duties are providing security for federal courthouses.

Although the purpose of the marshals' visit is not entirely clear, judging from Thompson's tone, it seems that they carried a warning of sorts. In wake of the visit, Thompson charged that he is being harassed by the Justice Department. The embattled attorney wrote to Chief Judge Federico Moreno:

I was visited today by two U.S. Marshals who were nice gentlemen, and very professional and courteous in their dealings with me.  My complaint is not with them...

 

I have been asking the Justice Department simply to meet with me about [the video game industry's] criminal targeting of me for harm...  Our US Attorney here has obstructed that effort... Instead of being afforded the Justice Department investigation to which I am entitled, I get today harassment from that same Justice Department...

 

When you and the Justice Department dispatch U.S. Marshals to my home because of a letter I wrote you last week complaining about misconduct by District Court Judges here in the Southern District, the purpose of that visit was  to intimidate and harass me...

 

The notion that I pose some sort of physical threat to you or to the judiciary or to anyone else down here is a cruel joke.  The two Marshals said, “If you had actually hand-delivered the letter to Judge Moreno, we would be concerned.”  To that I said, “But I did.  I did that last week because the gentlemen at the metal detectors would not deliver it, and THEY TOLD ME TO DELIVER IT TO YOU.  I buzzed into  your inner offices on the thirteenth floor, and I politely handed the letter to your clerk, who politely took it.

 

If I were a danger to anyone, that would have been the time for me to have proven it, right?  In fact, I have never threatened anyone in my entire life, and you know that, and the Marshals said they knew that.  They were apologetic about being dispatched to my home.  This is outrageous, Judge.  Simply outrageous.   

As GamePolitics reported in April, Thompson complained that the FBI would no longer take his calls (see: JT+FBI=LOL).

 

UPDATE: What seems to have prompted Judge Moreno to dispatch the US Marshals was a letter written by Thompson to Moreno on Friday in which he alleged that al Qaeda suspects at Guantanamo Bay have more rights than he:

 

We find yesterday that enemy combatants at Guantanamo are to get more due process from federal judges than what I am to have. I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point...

 

I demand a hearing.

Thompson's anger with the U.S. District Court apparently stems from a string of failed attempts to gain federal judicial relief in his ongoing struggle with the Florida bar. The Bar, as we've been reporting, has recommended that Thompson, 56, be disbarred for a minimum of ten years.

UPDATE 2: Thompson has written to the counsel for the House Judiciary Committee requesting a meeting in Washington to air his complaint that the Justice Department is harassing him.

UPDATE 3: Thompson has filed yet another document with the federal court, this one containing a copy of a Freedom of Information Act request which Thompson sent to the Attorney General's office. He is seeking any Justice Department records relating to him since 1992.


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Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

No wonder Jack got the Marshal visit. Of all the dumb things he had to say, he went and said that. I won't be surprised if it wasn't forwarded on to the FBI. I love how this man tries to compare his "plight" with 9/11. Unbelieveable.

I'm sure making statements like that will help his chances at a legislator job, eh? Yeah that won't come back to bite him in the butt, or his other mountain of other foolish deeds/acts/statements.

 

 

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He has a 15 year history that any opponent could bring up and basically torpedo his chances of a legislative position. This last stunt is nother more than the frosting flowers on the top of the 20 layer cake.

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"OMG! Janet Reno just touched me! Assault!"

"WTF! This kid dressed in black when he shot up a school! He must be copying Counter Strike!"

"Oh noes! I'm being disbarred! Conspiracy!"

That about sums up his highly entertaining, yet completely pointless, legal career.

-"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." -Sir Winston Churchill

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hell just go second in any debate then all you gotta do use use the past 15 MINUTES against the boy lol

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THIS.

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I still say Fox "News" will continue to use him as an "expert" in video game law.

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I think at least some of them won't. I know Greta van sustern took alot of heat the last time he was on, and she and her producers/researchers were sent alot of links to his disbarrment antics. The staffer I heard back from when I sent in links to this site among other things seemed quite appalled at his behavior.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Wow.  This is just the funniest shit I've ever heard in all my days.

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How long, do you think, until Jack sues himself?

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Never unless he does so accidently. This is Jack we're talking about, in his mind he can do no wrong. Thus any suits against him have no basis.

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28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds

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LOL

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Donnie Darko FTW!!!

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What I want to know is what kind of keyboard is ole Jacko using where the \ key is by the " key?  And it is just amazing how... just his logic in everything... I must say it makes my day when there is a post about JT, I always read all the posts in hopes of catching another jackism quote from the man him self.  It always brings a smile to my face ^_^

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The \ thing is apparently a matter of a badly coded proxy server JT's taken to using. Something to do with constantly getting banned for abusive behavior.

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Proxy servers have no way of knowing that the form fields they're filling in aren't vulnerable to SQL injection attacks that are being abused through said proxy.  This is a well-coded proxy, actually.  It probably escapes HTML entities too.

 

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Kinda interesting how Jackie boy is getting desperate and is turning to the warmongering of political parties.....

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i know we all hate this bozo, but aren't we giving him the very spotlight he wants?  doesn't this make him the martyr he thinks he is?  doesn't it give him credibility with the uninformed family groups he'll be scaring into donating to his inevitable political campaigns? 

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Because he makes us laugh and cry at humanity all at the same time.

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After every second or third story about JT, someone brings up the "Ignore him, it's only attention seeking" suggestion but unfortunatey, we've tried and it doesn't work.

Think of the up side if you're right though. JT runs for office based on the support of these uninformed family values groups, he wastes all their money on pointless self-obsessed ads comparing himself to jesus & exposing the global conspiracy against him and his lovely tinfoil hat, he loses the election in a record setting democratic bitchslapping, we all get a good laugh & the uninformed family values crowd learn a lesson that perhaps being uninformed isn't a good thing.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Exactly how does Jack Thompson think he is important enough for the entire government to be plotting against him?

Where does he get the idea the games industry is influential enough to influence the Department of Justice and other parts of the federal government?  If that was so, why is the industry (and gamers) vilified so overtly by politicians?

Why is Jack the first person to call the police/FBI/etc on someone who may be interpreted as threatening him, and be suprised when it happens to him? 

How, exactly, is Thompson planning to destroy the FL Bar, save his career, and get his opponents thrown in jail?  He has been saying that his opponents need criminal defense lawyers for weeks now.  Has he said exactly what his plan is?

What happened to his Take Two "client"? 

Where is this client who said he was the "only lawyer in America" who could help?

 

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

"Exactly how does Jack Thompson think he is important enough for the entire government to be plotting against him?"

Narcisism.

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When will Mr. Thompson learn that he simply isn't important enough to have his case heard at a federal level, and simply accept his fate? His conduct has been unbecoming of a professional attorney since the first time I heard his name uttered, and has only become increasingly erratic ever since. How someone could seize every opportunity to pursue his vendetta against Rockstar and Take Two, ignoring other greater threats without recognizing his own hypocracy is beyond comprehension. He has used the victims of these horrific school shootings to pursue his own agendas, in turn putting their bereaved families through unnecessary and groundless hearings to try and lay blame at the feet of a video game instead of where the blame actually lay. I am appalled that he can still practice law, let alone be held up as an expert on the First Amendment.

If Mr. Thompson were an "expert", would he not realize that libel and slander are not protected under the First Amendment?

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We find yesterday that enemy combatants at Guantanamo are to get more due process from federal judges than what I am to have. I guess my "mistake" was not killing 3000 people to make my point...

 

I demand a hearing.

Dear Jack,

You did have a hearing. That was that thing you were at that involved all the podium turning. And we all know how well that turned out.

You had a hearing in what... uh... months? And the Guantanamo detainees have been there over 7 years without so much as a legal peep? Please take a moment to get the heck off your martyrdom horse and realize that you got it loads better. I mean, its not like the Marshals were waterboarding you.

*sigh*

Is JT unbarred yet?

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He actually had a couple of weeks of hearing, and submitted masses of paperwork. Then a few weeks later claimed he didn't know what he was being charged with.

Kind of odd how he managed to generate that much paperwork about something when he didn't know what it was, but then, I think he's only just realised that the hearing wasn't a chance for him to forward yet more propoganda, but to defend his own actions.

Now he's finally figured out this is 'for real', he wants to do it all again, that way, also, he can hold onto his license for a few more months.

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JT just likes to play "the martyr". Thats his problem. I've seen folks do this on occasion. Sean Hannity to be precise. Its the "Oh noez, I'm under attack, that means I'm winning" line of thinking. So if he says "Oh, I'm having it worst than the Guantanamo detainees", well, he thinks that it makes him look like he's under attack, and that folks will see it as him doing something "brave" and "heroic", to defend the children or some BS like that.

But yeah, not only is he a Fax Machine killer, he's also trying to play Martyr, which is about the only thing he's got in common with some of the detainees.

You know though, maybe we can get JT a ticket to go on vacation in Guantanamo. I heard the military has vacation plans for soldiers to go there. Seriously. NPR told me so.

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

From the first letter....

'You can see the gay “boy” porn at this lawyer’s site that Judge Jordan protected by seeking to discipline me via the Ad Hoc Committee. There is an irony here that would not be lost even on Judge Kozinski.'

Yes, how dare they tell you off Jack, to think that someone might have a problem with something that Jack Thompson did is unthinkable!!

The arrogance is overwhelming.

Oh, and the 'boy porn', whatever that is, sounds like a usual Thompson 'wordism' (i.e. Lie meant to twist one thing into sounding like something far worse) is not on this lawyers site, so, once again, you either are lying, or simply fail to comprehend the very technologies you are attacking.

You know, if I were Norm Kent, I'd be laughing at you right now, you've proved 10 times more effective at destroying yourself with your prejudices than any amount of official complaints from him could have done.

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The Patriots and the PMC's are conspiring against Jack because he is a threat to the "system" as he opposses violent video games.  The Patriots AI got him disbarred and this is none of his fault. 

I bet if he played MGS4 he would start going  on about the military-industrial-congressional complex that is conspiring against him.

The group mentioned beforehand as conspirators are a part of the Patriots.

They are being funded by Blackwater and other PMC's.

They are all out to get Jack.

Jack Thompson would easily believe all that if he even touched MGS 4.  He would believe in the existence of the Patriots and Outer Haven.
Very Paranoid man.

-SS

@ UPDATE #2

Thompson has written to the counsel for the House Judiciary Committee requesting a meeting in Washington to air his complaint that the Justice Department is harassing him.

OMG THE LOLS WILL NEVER STOP!!!!

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Thompson has written to the counsel for the House Judiciary Committee requesting a meeting in Washington to air his complaint that the Justice Department is harassing him.
 

I'm taking the 2-hour drive to DC if Jack-o actually gets to speak in a public forum.

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Ooops... There was suppose to be two line brakes.

Should have hit preview, I thought a proper br tag had a / before it, not after...

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you can also use Shift-Enter

岩「…Ace beats Jack」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

I wonder what we'd see if you took some of his early letters and compared them to his current ones. Would you see a marked increase in paranoia and just general insanity?

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It is my opinion that you should find an adjective other than "embattled", because you use that in every post on both Jack Thompson and the ESA.

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I vote for "Massive Douchemonger".

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Would that make his name "Baggie LeDouche"?

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Ever heard of the boy who cried Wolf, Jack? Or as I guess it is in your case: "The Lawyer who cried Porn!"

The reason no one wants to listen to you is because we've all heard this song and dance before...its getting stale. You've made people that otherwise don't play computer games go out, see the game for themselves and realize how wrong you are.

I submit to you, as I bet countless others have, that I am a gamer and that I have been for 21 years. I've played and replayed the most vile and sick games that are available on the market. I've grown my hair long, I participate in contact sports, have renounced Christ as my Lord and saviour and participate in heathen rituals and practices (Icelandic Norse Religion). I also listen to the "Heavy Metal music" and my school history, while spot on for grades, shows a history of violent encounters with fellow classmates. Oh yes, and I've seen porn Jack...Porn is nothing like what games are. Porn is a whole universe away from what games are today. Have you seen porn Jack? I don't mean the kind you buy at the store in a nice case...I'm talking about the kind you see unmarked in a brown paper bag from the kebab deli on the corner. The kind that forces you to squint and turn your head sideways trying to count the number of participants, and its not because the quality is shabby. The kind that makes you wonder about the limits of the human body, endurance and about the elasticity of human skin.

Sick things Jack...sick, vile things.

So Jackie...when will I start shooting? Or stabbing? Or trying to recreate some of the best moments from GTA (Original...GOURANGA! ftw). When will my sanity crack and I'll take to the rooftops, slaying and maiming as I go? Is it now? In a few days from now? Will I flip during my daily virtual killing spree and continue from last saved game IN REAL LIFE?! Am I outside right now, sharpening some garden appliances?

The truth is Jack I have no desire to visit violence upon people. None what so ever. I'm a laid back, easy going guy that would rather hit you with a barrage of clever insults than fists. So stop saying that what I do breeds violent people. I've hit all your markers and I would not equate myself with those poor sods that flip out and kill people. So stop threatening me and my friends Jack.

What breeds violent people is parental neglect, unhealthy guidance in childhood and "bad" friends. The right person in the wrong crowd can easily do the wrong things. You've got a passion Jack, channel it to the things that DO have bad influences on kids. Take that passion and fervor and make it do something good. Its hypocrisy to say that a kid flipped out and killed someone because of a computer game when he was being abused at home at all other times. Though, I bet you won't even see this. Or if you do you won't care. I fear you're too far gone, and unwilling to admit you are wrong. Being able to admit you are wrong is both the height of maturity and, if I remember correctly, somesort of virtue. Those who are unable to admit it when they are wrong can sometimes grow up to be the kind of people who do bad things, petty vindictive things.

 

On a seperate note. I for one would have loved to see a video of JT doing his best "Don't tase me bro!" impression...priceless =D

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

There is no money in community activism.

There is no fame in attempting to correct society's ills without litigating corporate power.

Yes, I will be honored, I will be considered a good samaritan and when I pass away, I shall be mourned...

But I will not appear on Fox News, I will not soothe my burning ego, I will not be able to compare myself to the parable of David and Goliath.

There is no sensationalism in what you suggest, so I shall disregard it in lieu of continuing down the path... flinging subpeonas like rocks in my mighty sling!  I shall topple the conspiring Goliaths who attempt to thwart me because I do the Lord's work!  And then, when they lay battered and bloody at my feet, I shall finally have achieved potence and be capable of satisfying my wife!

So sayeth MackTomson!

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Excellent points Ace. Good to see another heathen around as well.

As my personal path is mostly druidic, I not only have no desire to visit violence on other people, I rarely raise my voice (exception when movies and other entertainment are loud enough that I have to just to be heard), and I even feel bad when other people fight or argue to the point that I do my best to diffuse the situation.

I don't play the GTA series, but I play plenty of "violent video games" along the lines of what JT fingers as being the source of childhood violence. I have never had this spill out into the real world, the closest thing to spill over I've had is from driving my jeep after an off-road racing game. My jeep is in good condition and has had a lot of extra work under the hood, so while off-roading one day I thought about trying to get it airborne like I had been in the racing game, but outside of thinking about it for about 10 seconds I never did anything of the sort. Given my air time while riding bikes I likely would've had these thoughts even without the game, the game simply provided me with a base to work off of, and with it's rather realistic physics gave me an idea of how fast I'd really have to go (too fast for my off roading tastes in the end). After thinking about it rational thought won over and despite the tempting dirt ramp someone else had made I opted to drive safely while off roading.

The most violent period of my life, with bullies at school and whatnot came before video games became popular and widespread. I have since seen a 100% reduction in violence from these sources once they started seriously gaming and have actually become friends with a few of them after talking video games with them for a bit. They have found that playing violent video games showing how easy it can be to kill has caused them to rethink their lives and no longer bully people because they don't want to wind up being like the video game characters. The very people most likely to associate with the main characters and lose connection with reality, thus try emulating them in the real world, are actually the people who have renouced violence because of playing these games. Not that JT cares about real world evidence, he only cares about quotes that don't exist in flawed psychology studies, else he'd notice the major reduction in violent crime over the past several years in conjunction with the rise of video gaming.

 

Also, for JT in regards to the conspiracy elements, if you really think that this conspiracy is as widespread and goes as high as you claim it does, please explain why you are still free to make these claims. It's my understanding that conspiracies do not want to be found out or revealed so if you really did have your hands on a real conspiricy, it stands to reason that you'd have been silenced by government agents (either law enforcement agents taking you away to a prison where you'd never see the light of day again, or a trained assassin) by now. This is not some sort of threat, especially not from me, I'm just curious how you explain why you're still around if there really is a conspiracy this big going on around you. It makes absolutely no sense, even by your low standards. Logically any conspiracy that big would have the motivation and resources to do something to silence you by now, even if your ramblings didn't have a chance of revealing them, yet you've claimed to have evidence of the conspiracy, something that would surely give them a reason to act against you. My suggestion is either provide the evidence and reason you're still around or shut up about the conspiracy since if you can't show the evidence and reason you're still here, then obviously the conspiracy is utter BS.

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Insignificant statistic.

-If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we'd all be livin' large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman (2002)Block and Crain (2007)Grand Theft Childhood, a book by Harvard Medical School researchers Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

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I hereby nominate Ace as our official spokesman. Though I do question his tastes in porn.

But even that goes to show that someone favors such stuff is still perfectly normal, much to Jack's chagrin.

PS - And, I'd note, far more capable of arguing a point than Jack.

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Thanks :D
And as for my tastes in porn, they have little to do with the aformentioned "dirty brown bag" variety I described. But I just think the fact I'm mentally stable after viewing it that it must be somesort of record...or alternatively that merely viewing said material does not switch your mind to "Murder and Molest" mode.

I've got no clue what Grizzam's comment means though...that the players that do not flip out are an insignificant statistic? *shrug*

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Jack calls any rebuttle to his attacks "insignificant statistics".

You know, things such as the millions of gamers who don't kill anyone. Or the millions of people who watch/look at/read porn and don't rape or kill anyone.

To Jack, the only thing that is significant is the 0.000001% who do.

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I've got no clue what Grizzam's comment means though...that the players that do not flip out are an insignificant statistic?

 

Probably given that IIRC, Jacks made that claim or something similar.

-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-

JACK THOMPSON: TOO STRONG. TOO BLACK. TOO PROUD.

 

 

 

 

-If shit and bricks were candy and tits, we'd all be livin' large. For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman (2002)Block and Crain (2007)Grand Theft Childhood, a book by Harvard Medical School researchers Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

Re: BREAKING: U.S. Marshals Pay Jack Thompson "a Visit"

Ya know, for awhile I believed that disbarment isn't enough to stop him and that a trip to the mental ward may be a better solution.

Now thanks to what I just heard, I think the possibilities of that happening have increased.

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Always trust JT to do something stupid and make the situation worse.  It's more probable than the sun rising.  What could have easily been resolved with an apology and a slap on the wrist a year ago or so could quite possibly end with Jack IN PRISON!

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All I can say is that coupled with his steady decline into insanity along with his fervent belief in his views... we have the makings of a complete nutjob that is willing to do whatever needs to be done to make their views heard/understood... Most wars have been started with similar people at the helm of their respective groups. Think of this situation as just another angry letter away from JT declaring jihad upon every sane person who knows he is a loon.... Looking at it that way, I believe the judge was right to send the US Marshalls over to check up on him.

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I hust had a horrible thought:

Jack's persistent harrassment, torture, and murder of fax machines will be the direct cause of the Judgement Day, when the machines rise up for vengeance against those who tormented them when they were helpless. I say we have him frozen and offer him up to Skynet when it becomes sentient. That should buy us quite a bit of time.

@JCCalhoun

Yeah, Morgan Tsvangirai has nothing on Jack in the persecution department. Jack should really send him some tips on how to deal with things when the persecution REALLY gets bad.

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Maybe instead of a sacrifice, we can unleash him against skynet, an illogic bomb as it were. It'll be like those episodes of star trek where kirk confuses a computer with a logical paradox and it explodes.

 
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Matthew WilsonAgain the issue is you can not build upwards anywhere in SF at the moment, and no you would not. You would bring prices to where they should have been before the market distortion. those prices are not economic or socially healthy.04/16/2014 - 10:46pm
ZippyDSMleeYou still wind up pushing people out of the non high rise aeras but tis least damage you can do all things considered.04/16/2014 - 10:26pm
ZippyDSMleeANd by mindlessly building upward you make it like every place else hurting property prices,ect,ect. You'll have to slowly segment the region into aeras where you will never build upward then alow some aeras to build upward.04/16/2014 - 10:25pm
 

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