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Old 10-17-06, 10:19 AM   #1
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We British

Next time there is a knock on the door.

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An internet user has been found guilty of what police said was Britain's first "web-rage" attack.

Paul Gibbons, 47, tracked down John Jones using details obtained online after the pair exchanged insults in an internet chatroom, a court heard.

He travelled 70 miles to Mr Jones' home in Clacton, Essex, and beat him up with a pickaxe handle in December 2005.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6059726.stm

Think! Who have you offended.

Would this happen anywhere else?

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Old 10-17-06, 11:15 AM   #2
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Just one of the reasons I am extremely careful about exposure as to who I actually am!
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Old 10-17-06, 11:19 AM   #3
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6059726.stm

Think! Who have you offended.

Would this happen anywhere else?

george

This is why I miss living in Britain--the civility. Here, he would have brought a gun.
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Old 10-17-06, 11:36 AM   #4
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This is why I miss living in Britain--the civility. Here, he would have brought a gun.
Here, his victim might've greeted him w/ a shotgun on the porch.
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Old 10-17-06, 12:42 PM   #5
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Here, his victim might've greeted him w/ a shotgun on the porch.
Not much good a shotgun would do when take him out from 100m away with my 50-cal first. Probably wouldn't be as satisfying as this though...

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Just one of the reasons I am extremely careful about exposure as to who I actually am!
Rather than hiding who I am, I just try to avoid making statements that I may be called upon to defend on the field of honor or my own front porch.
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Rather than hiding who I am, I just try to avoid making statements that I may be called upon to defend on the field of honor or my own front porch.
There you go. I agree 100%.

+bear traps on the back porch.
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If you can't see that a man getting out of a car with a bloody pickaxe handle and stalking up your drivewalk is not boding for good things, you need a good beating.
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Old 10-17-06, 01:40 PM   #9
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Rather than hiding who I am, I just try to avoid making statements that I may be called upon to defend on the field of honor or my own front porch.
Oh, I agree there, but I get a lot of exposure from blogging and I try to avoid the "Crazies", if ya know what I mean! I keep my offline life as seperate as possible with very few people knowing enough about ne to find me due to a couple of web stalkers and a lot of "Hate mail" that I get via my public email. It seems that some people can't seem to stand seeing someone make the turnaround I have healthwise. I blog under a pseudonym, precisely forthis reason. I keep my real name concealed, not because I'm a flame warrior, but because I get attacked by them!
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Old 10-17-06, 03:23 PM   #10
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What the hell man.
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