JT + FBI = LOL

April 10, 2008 -
The Federal Bureau of Investigation apparently has had enough of Jack Thompson.

This bit of news comes from Thompson himself, by way of an e-mail that the embattled anti-game crusader shipped out yesterday. The message was cc'd to GamePolitics and dozens of others. Addressees include U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, the chief federal prosecutor in south Florida.

The e-mail alleges - yet again - a conspiracy by the Florida Bar and Florida Supreme Court to persecute Thompson. It also claims that Thompson's personal e-mail account was hacked recently. He sees the Bar's hand in that, as well. Regarding the FBI, Thompson writes (emphasis GP's):
Despite your forwarding this matter, Mr. Acosta, to the FBI, the FBI has done nothing and refuses to talk to me.

With all respect, either the FBI takes this seriously—the computer hacking, the criminal use of lunacy proceedings, the whole nine yards... or I and others will do what we need to do.

As GamePolitics has previously reported, the Florida Supreme Court recently sanctioned Thompson by refusing to accept any filings from him. Now, it appears that the FBI has shut him out as well.

GP: Although I've never revealed it publicly, since 2005 Thompson has reported me to the Miami and Philadelphia offices of the FBI on at least five occasions, alleging all sorts of things, including violations of the Patriot Act.

Nothing ever came of these ridiculous allegations. I was never even contacted about them by the FBI. But I can tell you that being reported to the FBI is a frightening thing. It caused me a great deal of concern.

So, please forgive me if I LOL over Thompson's whining that the FBI is ignoring him.

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"the criminal use of lunacy proceedings"

LOL... Hypocrisy at its finest!

ha ha, that'll learn him.

@Lard

You're welcome to leave if it bothers you that badly. Do you understand the concept of a "blog?"

Unless you're an ECA member, you really have no right to complain what Dennis does with his site. If you are, you can stop supporting the site. Stating Dennis is in a scam is an insult, especially since he does this for his love of games.

Unless you have interesting comments, please leave. It'll make the people who love this site happy, and you'll be happy too.

@Lard

You started off by telling GP to stop expressing what he wants to express, then after you get the same reaction directed at you, you play martyr? Take a chill pill Mate....

Quick Jack the FBI is part of the video game mafia.. Contact the NSA maybe they can help. Wait what if the NSA is in on it too! Man who could you go to maybe MI6 or some outside foreign intellegence service! Quick send the emails.

@GP
Its a pretty sad day when people are scared of being reported to the FBI even for baseless crimes. It says to Me: "I don't trust the federals to look out for the innocent". Which is pretty much true.

@ Lard

So let me see if I understand this:

You think Dennis should stop posting JT stories, in fact you demanded he do so. Thereby infringing on his freedom of speech (and probably freedom of the press by the way). Then you get upset when people yell at you to shut up and go away saying THEY are infringing on YOUR freedom of speech.

Yeah, that is totally logically consistent, you're definitely practicing what you preach there.

Two quick observations for you:

1. Freedom of speech doesn't protect speech you like, it protects speech you hate

2. Freedom of speech includes the freedom of others to tell you to shut up

As people said, you don't like it, you don't have to read it. You can read the many other fine articles Dennis posts. It's not like he hides JT articles under fake headlines, you don't like them, scroll past and click the next one.

The fact that you seem to post almost exclusively to JT articles indicates to me that you are interested in them and looking for them (if only so that you can criticize them) which kind of defeats your own argument. If Dennis were to stop posting them...what would you do? Start posting about how there are no more JT articles for you criticize?

You also suggest that Dennis should put a stop to the attacks on you. Well guess what, Freedom of Speech includes the freedom of others to criticize you. There is no such thing as the "Freedom from offense."

So long as people aren't threatening you, making legally "obscene" comments, or inciting others to "imminent lawless action" they're comments, insulting though you may find them, are covered under Freedom of Speech.

So you champion Freedom of Speech on the one hand, yet imply that Dennis should be blocking comments that you feel are offensive towards you.

I will say this, I do not agree with the personal attacks directed at you, that is not appropriate. But I wholeheartedly agree with the "You don't like it, well don't read it" suggestion that has been made.

Also, do remember this is not a news site. It is a political issue blog, an editorial/commentary page. It is not anymore journalistic than the editorial page of a newspaper or a political commentary show such as "The O'Reilly Factor." It should not be considered an objective news source, if you are thinking of it as so you are wrong, pure, plain, and simple.

lard has trolled here before, as jccalhoun has correctly cited...

Lard is not one of us. he does not understand the ritual. He does not understand that JT must fall for the corn harvest. Sweet succulent corn.....;p

DavCube got the point of my post. My email likely got as hacked as JT's did. Though I was looking for humor in my posting, instead of the lies to get false pity that JT was doing.

Nice reply Cullarn, I laughed a bit about needing to run from the "further testimony."

hes a real fucking lunatic.

@ doomgaze3

"The message should be clear to Jack at this point: “You are an embarrassment. Go away.”

Brief and to the point. I like it. Very well said.

With all respect, either the FBI takes this seriously—the computer hacking, the criminal use of lunacy proceedings, the whole nine yards… or I and others will do what we need to do.

He reminds me of the RIAA rep in the South Park episode that also included the Chewbacca defense... and that mantra the character kept spouting... you know the one.

"I am above the law!"

I'm so sick of his claims of conspiracy. Every time he loses, so in other words, every time he takes a case, he says their out to get him. Then he threatens to have them sued, arrested and/or impeached.

I'm just waiting for him to harass the wrong person til they snap and Thompson ends up in a full body cast... But then again that's probably the video games talking...

@Loudspeaker

Fox. They love putting him on the air, and they only cancel good, quality shows. So anything with Thompson in it will be safe.

This isn't a triumph for JBT, it's proof that the FBI is in on 'it.' Apparently Dennis, Take-Two, EA, Rockstar, Penny-Arcade, Blank Rome, Howard Stern and many others have gotten to the feds.

Nope.

ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US

I wonder when the "angry video game nerd" start lambasting JT like he lambasted all those bad games...

but then again... i wonder if the AVGB is afraid of a JT lawsuit...

Ix:

Well imagine one of JT's press releases in that size font? Yeah that's reason enough to have it off by default. (Cause lord knows he'd abuse it like he's abusing our judicial system. :P)

"@Meteor

I fail to see the logic in that equation. How is JT + FBI equal to QFT? JT + FBI = LOL I get, but where did you get JT + FBI = QFT? MIND-BOGGLING!!!"

JT + FBI = LOL
QFT = Quoted For Truth

JT + FBI = LOL = QFT

Perhaps I should've added brackets.

(JT + FBI = LOL) = QFT

Sweet, just... sweet. How many more days until he's disbarred?

i think that's all that's really left to say about JT; LOL.

Enjoy the LOL'ing Dennis. You deserve a good laugh. It's hilarious though.
Save the email as a priceless gem for making us laugh this morning, and more importantly, making you LOL ;o

WE LOVE YOU, DENNIS!


I wonder how many people would shout that for JT? ;)

Is JT's insanity contagious? I hope nobody else catches it.

I guess there's nothing more to say about this guy. All his credibility just went down the toilet, if he had any left.

Well, he already claimed the DoD from some state was 'in on it...' i suppose the FBI was the next logical step up for him to include in his crazy, self-created conspiracy.

...Seriously, how can he think that a freaking State Bar is behind EVERYONE that goes against him? It's a State Bar, they're busy with REAL PEOPLE and REAL CASES alongside the senile old bums like JT who don't even take their own damn advice.

Hehe, it seems sad really, maybe he should pick a more reasonable cause to crusade for like corporate corruption? Not that all corporations are corrupt, but I swear walmart is aiming to take over the world, and even the clerks are in on it!

It is only a matter of time until the whole world starts to ignore Jack, and on that day I'm sure he will curl into the fetal position and lose what ever was left of his sanity for good. On that day I will feel sorry for him, but only on that day...

Until then, I will LOL with the rest of you...

These are the last flailings of his dying career. Enjoy them.

LOL. Even the FBI hates Jack Thompson. XD Classic.

Silly, JT. Doesn't he realize a conspiracy as large as he claims would require at least some FBI input to pull off?

The Florida Bar using hacking to reach their ends? How progressive.

It is quite an interesting imaginary world he lives in.

[...] wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThe Federal Bureau of Investigation apparently has had enough of Jack Thompson. This bit of news comes from Thompson himself, via an e-mail that the embattled anti-game crusader shipped out yesterday. The message was cc’d to GamePolitics and dozens of others. Addressees include U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, the chief federal prosecutor in south Florida. The e-mail alleges - yet again - a conspiracy by the Florida Bar and Florida Supreme Court to persecute Thompson. It also claims that Thompson’s personal e-mail account was hacked recently. He sees the Bar’s hand in that, as well. Regarding the FBI, Thompson writes (emphasis GP’s): Despite your forwarding this matter, Mr. Acosta, to the FBI, the FBI has done nothing and refuses to talk to me. [...]

[quote]So, please forgive me if I LOL over Thompson’s whining that the FBI is ignoring him.[/quote]

No Dennis, we don't blame you one bit, because i'm sure alot of us are doing the same thing. xD

@GP: This is a little off topic, but I had to laugh about your comment about being threatened about being reported to the FBI. While I know it's serious, I have a file there myself (ex-military stuff), I had to share this with you.
Not long ago, some how someone got a hold of the email I don't give out to anyone but family and I was getting the Nigerian scam emails, at least 3 to 4 per day. At first I ignored them, then after a few weeks I got sick of it. I started replying to them, by giving them their IP address back and letting them know I reported them to the FBI, Interpol, etc, and low and behold the emails stopped. I never actually reported them, but because I knew their IP address, they knew I was serious enough to report them.

Sorry, I know it's way off topic, but I had to share that with you. Don't ever take JT too seriously, if the government did, we wouldn't be able to post here, nor would GP be able to write about these things.

Ok, thats it, im giving up on quote tags.

Dennis mate, I don't think you need to worry about any illegal activities that JT sees you doing anymore.

Assuming of course, he can infact recognise you.

What a crybaby. He cried wolf one too many times.

Practice what you preach, Jack: Grow up and get a life.

Ouch, that made my brain hurt.

I'm glad nothing ever came of his rantings against you Dennis. Is it just me, or does he seem to get more paranoid and unstable the longer this goes?

To quote Ben Yahtize "He someone who should have been sanctioned under the mental health act before he had a change to claim conspiracy against every person on the planet. A person whose sole motivation is total commitment to being a bastard isn't looking at a good write up".

I thnk thats kinda what he said anyway.

"I and others will do what we need to do."

I'm thinking that would be freshen up the ol' resume, and start looking for a new line of work. I think JT would be well suited to be a village idiot somewhere.

@Thomas Henry

Walmart is planning to take over the world; they've partnered up with Starbucks for the takeover.

Thompson is starting to remind me of this crazy woman we used to hear from when I interned at a Sen. office a few years ago.

She claimed her ex-husband was the son of the Devil (literally) and that he was single handily responsible for all evil in the world, everything from you stubbing your toe right on up to 9-11. According to her:

Winston Churchill was alive and deeply involved in the conspiracy
Richard Nixon was still alive and involved (after all it isn't a conspiracy until Nixon is involved)
Bush was involved
etc...

She used to send us literally THOUSANDS of pages of printed google and yahoo searches.

Memorably, she claimed that all people on MySpace were actually being held captive at a ranch in Texas to be sold as sex slaves. MySpace was apparently a catalogue for this.

I didn't think anything could be funnier than this woman...but Jack is getting REALLY close

Wow.

And here GP goes again, being the eternal hype wagon for JT.

Is this news?

No.

Newsworthy?

No.

Pointless?

Yes.

This endless diarrhea of pointless JT news has got to stop Dennis. Now.

I don't know what you and JT have cooked up together, but I, for one, am tired of the scam.

@Void: His new job- "Would you like a lawsuit.... err fries with that?"

@Lard -   stop visiting the site if you are so goddamned upset. Save us all a few brain cells...

Toll:  your feelings about others posts you may express, but insults use you may not.

Wait... he reported you based on the Patriot Act? For what? Being an evil terrorist/video game news reporter?

How did the info about his communications with the FBI not make it into the BAR hearing? Seriously, its like JT was beaten with a stick of frozen stupid.

Must be a bad day for JT, seems he earned himself a ban over at Rumpoles Justice Building blog. Shame for him, Rumpole was more than willing to give Jack his voice if he could behave himself.

"With all respect, either the FBI takes this seriously—the computer hacking, the criminal use of lunacy proceedings, the whole nine yards… or I and others will do what we need to do."

It's so funny to me every time I see him write something like this. EVERY SINGLE TIME he has a press release there is some little threat like this. And EVERY SINGLE TIME nothing ever comes of it. His deadlines pass, his demands go unnoticed and unheeded, his threats are ignored, yet he keeps making them.

On the other hand though, it is a little disturbing. What happens when he actually figures out that his bluster and threats don't work? Sending an e-mail likening the Florida Bar to a bombed out building is sinister enough, but when you take into account the fact that the man owns a firearm and is a proponent of being allowed to carry concealed weapons... This man is more at risk of becoming a spree shooter than any of the gamers he complains about.

Hey WarOtter, you don't like what posters in an open forum say, then ignore it and don't reply.

@Shoehorn

Good question. Jack's previous methods just usually involved actually trying to file suits but they would get dismissed. Now that he can't file suits anymore, it is a good question of what he will try to do now. Probably go on Faux News and trying to get public idiocy advocates.

I don't think JT would attempt to take a life, I'd be more concerned about him trying to force someone to make him into a martyr. However, we don't know what he's capable of.
 
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