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Lady Mar writes to Prof Wessely

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Peter Kemp, Dec 4, 2012.

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  1. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    Dame Judi Dench as the Countess of Mar!
     
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  2. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Im waiting for a comment from Silverblade, he has a real way with the english language which gives me a laugh.
     
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  3. justinreilly

    justinreilly Stop the P2P! Adopt "ME" & CCC!

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    She got ME from sheep dip, which is organophosphate insecticide put on sheep.

    Amazing letter. Hope it gets some publicity.
     
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    urbantravels, disjecta membra, I so second the motion to nominate Dame Judi Dench as the Countess of Mar. I just watched her in the film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel--wonderful. Maybe we can find Maggie Smith a spot too. I swear, our collective story has so many great parts and themes by now that the best actors would want to claw their way into it.
     
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    Deleted rant. Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. ;) I still think she should leave out the bit about lunch, though.
     
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    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    Our heroine! :angel:
     
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  7. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    I thought of Maggie Smith, since she is awesome with a put-down, but I give Dame Judi the edge for her ability to lay down the law as Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth.
     
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    biophile Places I'd rather be.

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    *sings, with apologies to the BonzoDog Doo Dah Band* :p



    He's the slimey gobsyhte psycho, baby, He's got a need.
    He wants to control world mentality, his inner need
    Wessely is the Nero of pyshciatry, he thinks he can even fly!
    He's the Science Media Centre go to kind o' guy

    He don't feel pleasure
    he don't feel pain
    If you were to knock him down he'd just smugly smile again
    He'd write about it in the papers claiming Ghandi was the Taleban
    Bullshit is all he's all about

    He wakes up every morning with a smug grin upon his face
    His natural psychopathy spills out all over the place

    He's the non-lunch paying psycho, he's intelligent and clean
    Know the kind of evil shitstain I do surely mean?
    He's the merry Dr Lector of psychiatry, he loves himself second to none
    He's a pain right in the bum!

    He has no friends to let down,
    he's of Humanity, not got a frikkin' clue!

    Wessely is the bane of suffering patients, but, here comes the twist,
    His version of reality simply does not exist!

    *bows exhuberantly to the audience, and flips the finger to Dr WD40* :alien:
     
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    Really quite splendid, isn't she.
     
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Luv it, you have a much better way of saying he's a w**ker then I ;)
     
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    This is part of where I will express some confusion also Simon. You see I think she means the letter that was published in the Independent last Sunday; which implied I suppose that the article she and Prof Hooper, and Weir were cited in, was in some way further harassment of Wessely. He wasn't involved in that letter's production of course - though some may disagree.

    [Shrug]. I am too preoccupied this morning to really get my head around it. I think there is a personal slight being assumed on Lady Mar's part from that letter alone, which has led to it all coming out. Gods alone know. Perhaps someone with their head screwed on will be able to articulate this better than I can?
     
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    SilverbladeTE my favorite part....

    Maybe take out the foul language though.
     
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    Only if you will direct, Merry.
    xx
     
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    :lol: Great now my diabolical mind is thinking get this made into a movie TV or the Big screen. Show all the stuff he's said along with his contradictions and see if hes crazy enough to take legal action for defamation. How many of his papers, studies, trails, speeches, etc are on the public record?
     
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    Can't think of anything more diabolic than 4 Docs (though collapsed in A & E) diagnosing "all in your mind" - keep going guys.
     
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    I don't know exactly when Laurel but very ancient family here - much history and happily still in our House of Lords (your Senate).
     
  20. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    But the House of Lords doesn't actually pass legislation any more...does it? Trying to figure out how the UK government works makes my head hurt. What on earth is an "unwritten constitution"??

    I'm making a casting recommendation for David Bamber as S.W. There are loads and loads of great British character actors who could do it, but Bamber does weaselly smarm so well. I'm inspired mainly by his performance as Cicero in HBO's "Rome," which I have watched many, many, many times.
     
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