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Intimidation of PACE critics or critics of other Psychosocial research

Discussion in 'MEpedia' started by Sly Saint, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    see me-pedia page:
    https://www.me-pedia.org/wiki/Intimidation_of_PACE_critics

    These are not directly related to PACE but still applicable (IMO)
    Letter from Countess Mar to Professor Simon Wessely 4th December 2012
    please cut and paste your relevant posts here.
     
  2. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Didn't someone contact Berkeley about Dr Tuller?
     
  3. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I declare this can of worms open.

    Many thanks to professor Sharpe, truly the master of self-owns and Michael Sharpe's biggest (unwitting) critic and foe.
     
  4. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sharpe tweeted to Hilda Bastian that he wanted to offer her assumptions.

    I don't know how you offer someone assumptions. I don't think that's a thing. But it does seem to fit the pattern. That's probably asking too much of Bastian but I hope we find out eventually how someone offers assumptions and what those are.

    I think we should probably take every accusation as a confession. They sure do whine a lot, that one is definitely confirmed.
     
  5. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Bristol University, yes.

    Found it: https://www.s4me.info/threads/micha...ohnthejack-on-twitter.3464/page-53#post-81416
    More than once, and vice-chancellor to chancellor is just excessive. If that's not harassment...

    Given their bizarre claims of "borderline psychopaths" and attempting to mislead a tribunal, I'm sure there are interesting letters coming from QMUL as well.
     
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    inox Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    inox Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    inox Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Not sure if this counts, or what blogpost it's about - still re-posting, for others to judge

     
  9. MSEsperanza

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    Thank you to ME/CFS News for initiating this, and thank you to all who are contributing.

    I am too ill ATM to contribute properly but would like to suggest to choose another title for this ME-pedia page.

    To me, these are no doubt attempts to intimidate PACE critics. But I think it would be good to strengthen the point that those who speak out didn't and won't let themselves be intimidated on the long run. (Edit: I am aware some really were intimidated).

    I don't have a better wording at hand, but perhaps something like "Behind the scenes activities aimed at silencing PACE critics" ?

    Another word for "behind the scenes"?
     
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  10. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    My, that's a pretty long pattern of intimidation from Mr Knight.
     
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    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Another MEPedia article idea?
     
  13. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That one is a bit more on the bizarre side but... human rights? The victim complex is so dense it risks collapsing into a black hole any minute now.
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Given the pace (pun intended) of complaints, you'd almost think they have staff dedicated to sending complaints and intimidating critics. That seems like way too much work for a busy professional.

    Completely abnormal and puzzling:
     
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    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It's not even particularly inventive of MS et al. They are taking things we have said such as human rights abuses and just throwing it back at us. It's reminiscent of school ground tactics.
     
  16. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Or an Austin Powers reboot?

    Michael Sharpe is: International man of self-owns
     
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    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    From Dr Keith Geraghty, this morning:

    “For the record this morning, after I published articles that were critical of the PACE trial, two of the PACE authors W&S lodged complaints about me and my work to my host University. Emails and phone calls to ones bosses is very intimidating.”



    (Sorry not on Twitter so not sure about how to embed tweets, copied the link from some one else's Facebook feed.)
     
  18. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Oh, well, I know you are, but what am I?!
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    You can directly paste Twitter links directly in the text editor. The forum code handles the rest.
     
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  20. inox

    inox Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Then you know how to embed tweets ;)

    (forum software does it, just post the link - magic happening :) )
     

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