A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...

October 27, 2008 -

From the website of the Florida Bar...


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Nah. I am done with the timer. The only thing left for me to do is document the John Bruce hooplah surrounding it and move on.

I am not sure what M ynext extension will be. I might try a Thunderbird extension next.

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Hahahahaha, delicious!  Can't wait to see what some people to with a little photoshop. :)

 

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This may sound odd.... but I'm really hoping he keeps his stupidity alive somehow. It's bad for gamers, I know, but it would be worse to have him take a stance as a martyr for the anti-gaming club.

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I'm McLovin it.

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Ok, maybe a bit too far to mention the address as much as this even if you had blured out the numbers.

 

Hope nothing bad does happen.

 

But yeah, next time when someone tries to make a news story with Jack thompson we should show them the Florida Bar site and see the words DISBARRED right next to it.

 

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Yeah, But you'll have those anti-jack thompson/Gamer extremist types wanting to grab a hand at the email/mailing address and phone number..Oh the email is him, Somebody in my area did email him and ended up losing their computer to thompsons bitching, Im not stupid enough to try...Im no better than that creep.

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The guy lost his computer to his bitching?  Did he call the cops and have the guys computer seized or something?  That seems kind of odd.  Although if the person in question was going on a rage, then he probably deserved to not be on the net. 

I tried emailing him being as polite as possible with a couple debate points which he couldn't argue, and he told me to F-off.  I didn't put my personal info on it, so i'm not sure if he would have done anything if I had.

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Are you serious? The presumes that he'd have actually won a game-related case... which he hasn't.

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Dennis,

Is that Jack's permanent home address or his (I presume former) business address?  I love seeing the notation, but maybe the contact info should be blurred.  I despise the man, but I don't want to see him harrassed by someone who gets that info off this site.  If someone goes to the Florida Bar website you aren't responsible for that, but I'd hate for something to happen and the person goes "I got his address from gamepolitics.com."

Just my law student brain looking out for you...

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I kinda want to go meet him in person and have dinner with him and have a serious conversation about his views.  I am very curious about how all of this started and exactly where he stands...

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maybe you have X-Ray vision or something, but his address, phone#, and email  are already obscured......

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Ahhhh beautiful, looks like they severed the cord completely and giving him the finger :)

Though remember this is all part of the plan by the video game industry...errr wait that was last week...it was originally the Florida Bar with vengeance after he 'blew the whistle' with his poorly written mess of a book....no wait wasn't it homosexuals conspiring to defeat him? No thats not it....OH! It was the FBI and the US Marshalls...no not them anymore? So wonder who he is blaming today? :)

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He already blamed the President for being in on it for taking money from Blank Rome. He can't really go much higher.

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I got it! It is the UN's fault!!!!

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http://bannable-offenses.blogspot.com/2008/10/ding-dong.html

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I have one word for this.

 

HA !

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To me, that picture is worth one word: Owned!

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You should click the "Yes" there next to the 10-Year Discipline History. It causes you to see some details:

Disbarment-Permanent. Action Date 09-25-2008, Reference 200570305.

Next time a source lists him as lawyer we should send a link to that spot. ^_^

 

As for the information, I don't know about the telephone number but the email seems fake or at least a troll one. Apparently he had others in the past there as well.

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Dennis needs to modify the site so that if there is ever a post from JT's IP address, that link is the signature, haha.

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 Actually that is his number.... he's had it for a couple of years now, and yes everyone has mentioned the dialing prefix.

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w00t!

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A Picture ss Worth a Thousand Words...

But is it art?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes. Yes it is.

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A masterpiece *sniff* *tear*

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Someone needs to print this off on a huge canvas and put it in an art show...

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Yes "Not Eligible to practice in Florida" will be the slogan of the century. *sniff*

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*Dons the stereotypical french art critic costume* The composition is shit, the use of color is horrendous, but for some reason, it speaks to me, I like it."

 

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From the piece of him appearing level on the bit done by 1up.com several years go... he went from having decent points, to pure insanity within months of that interview.

I'm amazed it took this many years for him to be disbarred. It is nice to see it, I think it should be preserved in history.

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Bwahahaha!

PWNED!

Question: has that episode of Bullshit! aired yet?

Oh yeah, and I really can't wait for ex-Atty. Thompson to get his first few lawsuits...

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I don't think it's aired yet. I think it's supposed to ba part of their seventh season which doesn't start until next spring...I think. I'm looking forward to that episode too!

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Me too, it's such sweet justice that his last TV appearance as an attorney will be on Penn and Teller: Bullshit. By all accounts they interviewed him while we were still waiting for news on his disbarrment. I'd be surprised if bullshit's "crack research team" didn't pick up that he has been fully disbarred.

Season 6 ended in August so yeah don't expect season 7 for some months. And heck it could be the last episode of season 7, who knows.

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Focus on Thompson.  After he finishes speaking, the screen is grayed out.

"Soon after our interview with self-proclaimed anti-video game crusader Jack Thompson, the Florida Supreme Court disbarred Thompson on several charges of professional misconduct..."

More salt for his wounds, anyone?

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Ahh legalese, you've gotta love how they can make so long a document out of saying "he's full of shit"

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Some memorable comments from the FCC's recent finding on Jack http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-08-251A1.pdf

"Because the application before us fails to meet any of the criteria set forth under Section 1.115(b)(2), it is denied."

"Mr. Thompson has failed to present any evidence to substantiate his claims that Beasley engaged in improper conduct against him in retaliation for the filing of indecency complaints."

"...and that Mr. Thompson failed to substantiate his allegations that Beasley or its employees threatened him because he filed indecency complaints."

"Mr. Thompson did not specifically contest this aspect of the Bureau’s decision, and we find his new allegations concerning this 1989 agreement similarly irrelevant. They are, moreover, entirely unsubstantiated."

"We also find no basis for reversing the Bureau’s decision based on those matters raised by Mr. Thompson in supplements to his Application for Review."

"...and found that Mr. Thompson had not provided any documentation to support a finding that the dismissal constituted a dismissal on the merits."

"Nor does he provide any new evidence to substantiate his claims."

"Finally, Mr. Thompson argues that he has a right to a full evidentiary hearing before the Commission concerning his complaint. Mr. Thompson cites no statutory provision or Commission rule in support of his demand, and we find none to compel the hearing that he seeks....As set forth in exhaustive detail in the Bureau Order, which we uphold here, Mr. Thompson did not provide the required documentation to corroborate the allegations in his complaint against Beasley. The record here supports denial of Mr. Thompson’s complaint, and there is no basis on which to find that a hearing is warranted under the circumstances present here."

 

Any of the above sound vaguely familiar. It's like deja vu or something.

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I like how the first 3 digits of his phone number is 666.

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No offense, Hero, but about time you noticed. When Thompson used to pollute GamePolitics with his "immediate press releases" and the like, he'd display his 666 phone number for all to see.

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Hahaha...  yeah, I didnt notice that...  Dennis did you photoshop that in?

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I don't think he even cares. Shows more hypocricy on his Christian side.

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Yes. DEAR GOD YES.

 

 

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

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Honestly, I didn't know this guy existed before joining this site about two weeks or so ago, dispite living in the same state as this guy (not in the same county, farther north ).

Looking at the info that GP has on him (and reading comments that are attributed to him on this site) ...all I could  do was *facepalm* What was up with that kind of behavior from a man who claimed to be a professional?

 

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wiki was my main source of information about him

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:)

I wasn't that familiar with him either until I found GP. I had heard his name a few times, but dismissed him as an old spaz. I was right on the money.

 

-Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers! -The Buck Stops Here. -Thou Shall Not Teamkill, Asshole.

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Re: :)

When I think about it, I believe, back when V-Tech happened, I had to watch FOX News as part of my advanced writing journalism class and I saw an interview with him about videogames causing it and such. Which was proved wrong, even though he said he had all the evidence to point to videogames being the cause.  It was *facepalm* moment and I said so (in a different way, of course) in my response paper. Even my teacher (who disapproved of videogames as a time-waster) thought this guy was over the top.

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You had to watch fox news as part of a journalism class? I thought my uni was bad, what did they make med students do, get amputations or infect them with tuberculosis?

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Eh, we would have watched one of our local news stations, but the cable was screwed up for some reason I don't recall, and FOX News was the only option at the time...at least none of us were scarred for life ;)

As for the med students...nah, they're just driven crazy by all the classes they have to take.

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Oh sweet heaven that's a wonderous sight. *deep inhale* Smells like... Awesome. Just complete awesome.

"and in the End, Jack Thompson, Moral Crusader, Censor, and Certified Douchebag had the opprotunity to see his dream of the world returning to 1950's 'values' crushed by just a single force. One single, destructive, undeniable force. His own willful ignorance."

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Pics or it didn't happen. Wait... crap... wait... win!

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Thanks GP, you've provided me with a new wallpaper for my desktop.  Now pardon me,  I'm off to play Fallout 3.

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Some of us don't get Fallout 3 for another two fuckin' days..

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I get Fallout in two hours... now stop your bitch slap rappin, Axl...

 

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Can i say that it's an incredibly STUPID idea to actually post the link to the page in question on the bloody site? John Bruce will probably try to sue GP the same way he tried to sue PA for promoting slander or acts against him. Get that link out of the comments. A really eager person can still find the info, we just don't want halfwits to have easy access to it and start mailing threats to the guy.

 
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Andrew EisenZip - Bullies on both sides? What both sides? And of course bullies are worse than people who aren't bullies.08/29/2014 - 11:23am
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Neeneko@ZippyDSMlee - jumping back (1) one can acknowledge systemic problems without requiring every male be a Neanderthal.08/29/2014 - 10:42am
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