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David Tuller: Trial By Error: An Australian Exchange with Professor Sharpe

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kalliope, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'm not sure Sharpe realizes this, his garbled use of language does not show much ability for self-reflection. But I'm sure others do. Wessely is the skilled political operator and he understands the value of pretending to stand for something he does not.

    Sharpe is making the whole lot look awful by association. He is a cruel, vindictive man and that will cause them all much pain in the end. Their contempt is much too obvious.
     
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  2. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Many followers are likely sincere. The creators are not. Or at least are not anymore.

    It's possible they actually believed it initially, but they have cheated and lied too much since then to make that a credible claim past maybe the first 5 years. Since then they have gone in a loop saying the exact same thing and doing the exact same research with the exact same null results and still they persist.
     
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    Tom Kindlon Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    inox Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Alem's mom :broken_heart: oh, that bit got to me - thank you Australian ME/CFS Community, for standing up for them.

    And standing up for us all really, that was a rather powerfull read.
     
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    inox Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Paul Watton, who wrote the initial tweet that Sharpe replied to - have now left a comment on the Virology blog. Thanking everyone that replied :)

    (last comment, at the bottom)
     
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  6. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Could be just a confefe moment. Fingers twitching in aggravation ... p, e, then nervous twitch on ' being as it is diagonally next to the p.
     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Bloody ignorant wombat, Sam. :rolleyes:

    That is an common accent mark in Orstrayanese. It's pronounced Sharpo.

    The good professor clearly knows this, and was being polite to his Antipodean interlocutors.
     
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    Graham Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It isn't an apostrophe or an accent: it's a windsock - he needs to know which way the wind is blowing!
     
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  9. TiredSam

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    Pity he didn't read it properly when I wrote that I wish he'd put a sock in it.
     
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    When my wife used to work as a clerk, the paper they used occasionally had something a bit "unmentionable looking" in it, which they somewhat crudely referred to as bogeys. Unidentified aircraft on radar screens are also known as bogeys, and I suspect may have originated from a schoolboy humour suggestion that it was not a radar contact at all, but simply the glass needing cleaning! When is an apostrophe not an apostrophe? ...
     
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    Luther Blissett Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I stared at the mark,
    indeed looked closer,
    and concluded
    that Sharpe
    could not be
    more grocer.
     
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  12. Ruth

    Ruth Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Agreed
     
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    Ruth Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    It's an end quote.
     
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    Ruth Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ruth Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks Simone. Thanks for your help with the letter. Yes, there was a strong personal imperative here to call out Sharpe's behaviour and his response was as much as we could have expected given his evident lack of compassion. Thanks to everyone, especially David Tuller, for supporting me in this. It has been important for Alem's family and perhaps many in the broader Australian ME community.
    Claudia (Ruth)
     
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    That was my first thought, but after searching for the beginning quote in vain, it starting bothering me.
     
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  17. Ruth

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    Thank you
     
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