Sheet, Fans and Dr. John "Jack" Kruse
Well the internet is a-buzz. Jack's sh!t has hit the fan.
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I don't know who these reporters are, but even these articles smell super fishy.
"I know that one of the main ringleaders that's tied to the twitter feed is in New York and they're probably going to be talking to her very soon," Kruse said.
Kruse was told a conviction for this type of crime could carry anywhere from a ten to twenty year sentence.
Let me be perfectly clear. I WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED. I've retweeted a few @shitkrusesays tweets because I thought they were funny. Nothing more, nothing less. I have NOTHING to do with that account, and not only that, I have no clue who is behind it. This is more than likely why neither the FBI nor any other law enforcement agency has yet to contact me, let alone show up at my door. Surely this morning of Tuesday May 8 would have brought all heck down on me were there even one iota of truth to Jack's publicity stunt that supposedly went down two days ago.
But Angry Dick Nickoley is on it! Yes, he's all over this case. From Twitter:
Oooh ... Dick, I'm not afraid of you. You do realize using the c-word makes you appear to be a very very small ummm ... man. Right? Eh, probably not. I forgot. Nine years, 3000 posts and a sh!tload more comments than I can ever hope for here and all that. Yeah, Jack went to the right hack. Over at Paleo Hacks people are actually accusing me of spreading rumors for posting a link to an official sanction of Kruse by a professional society. No, I don't know all the facts, but I'm betting the committee that recommended disciplinary action to the board does.
No doubt the web will be abuzz for a while with conspiracy theories. Impostors and Terror Plots: Why a Cruise Ship Prank is a Worrying Sign That Paleo is Sunk. If paleo "sinks" it will be because of the Jacks and Jimmys celebrated by supposed powers that be. Speaking of ....
Consider this post to be an open letter to Dave Asprey, Kevin Cottrell, and any others who are along for the Kruse to Iceland. When this dust settles, it won't be the so-called haters left with egg on their faces. Kevin, think Dan Rather, and Dave? I dunno, too much coffee perhaps. Read what's written on my blog, not what's written ABOUT my blogging. You don't want this going regional or national because it will be a huge pox on all your castles. You all can't POSSIBLY be this stupid, can you? And to Jack Kruse? I'll say this. If the government comes after me on this, it won't be me you end up taking down. Get help. Please.
Oh and as a followup, Lance Armstrong is obsessed with the cold not for some magical healing properties, but in order to try and reduce water loss from such aerobic activity. I'm sure this is the reason why such elite athletes practice in the cold, to extend their training time that would normall be cut down due to water loss and heat.
The whole affair sounds like a childish prank gone awry.
When I heard about this, I never thought of you as a suspect, Evelyn.
What a soap opera (unless you're one of the parties directly involved).
I myself am fairly Kruse-neutral, but the articles struck me as very odd also; doesn't seem like very responsible journalism. I didn't see the tweet when it came out, but was following the spoof account and was pretty shocked this morning to see how the situation had blown up.
And it seems to be working. Paleo Hacks is running scared and closing all their Jack Kruse threads.
Now, I am not clear on the whole twittering thing ( I didn't chase the links), but it seems like a post-9/11 reaction on the Cruise line's part (I get it, ya know?). I think it was nice they offered to fly him to join up at Montego Bay. Seems like a fair apologetic offer.
I do hope they stop and pause and think about the free speech stuff. Free speech is not a luxury. It's a basic, important human right. As is open debate. False reports to authority are a crime. Parody tweets (if that is what this is) are just that. I hope it sorts out and there isn't some added overreacting nonsense. It doesn't make any community look smart or worthy of serious attention when there is that macho "c" word threatening posturing. If anything, it makes one think that devolution has taken hold. Is that what they want? To look like rampaging fools?
However, it had to be very embarrassing to be tossed from a cruise ship, and as wacky (or even a bit nutter) as Dr K's experimentations seem to me, I feel bad about that. In his shoes, I'd be spitting mad. I'd just hope not to accuse the WRONG people just cause I'm pissed.
A bit of calm reflection all around might be a very positive thing.
Right, why name any names when you can sling poo in a veiled fashion?
Not to mention that unless "Lance" really fooled Carnival, the person behind this whole thing is a dude, not a c*nt.
You know Kruse is just loving this, eating up the sympathy he will get and use it for personal whatever. I wouldn't be surprised if this was staged.
Cause, after reading around a bit, the parody twitter account isn't the culprit. A parody account is not the place one gets scoops. It's a joke, yes?
But whoever CALLED it in, that person wanted to stir up trouble. Trouble for the tweeter or for Jack or both.
I'd think Jack K would be more interested in who called it in, not the tweet itself. The tweet seems like the piece of lumber lying around that someone picked up to use as a weapon.
Welcome to the Asylum Jules! The news stories are pretty freaky. I only later watched the videos. I mean no vetting whatsoever went on here. The SKS twitter feed was a spoof/parody. Everybody knows that.
I will say that not accepting the offer to fly to rejoin the cruise is what made me wonder. If he were so concerned about the folks who paid to hear him, then isn't the logical response to just accept the offer, go on the cruise, and flexibly arrange to GIVE THE DANG TALK somehow --maybe on deck with the folks sitting about, or at a luncheon table. Or just see if the captain would arrange for a comfy room venue out of apologetic benevolence? (My guess: they'd have bent over backwards to accommodate him and maybe toss in some low-carb snacks.)
If it's about the cruise-goers,you go and and share with them.
If it's about the self, you stay home, take calls from reporters, etc, and feel aggrieved while being the center of newsy attention (for however long as that lasts).
Re the parody element, these days the FBI doesn't have a sense of humor about cruise ships and terrorism. I would be amazed if the tweeter wasn't at least questioned, and you don't want to be questioned by the FBI without having lawyered up.
/not intended as legal advice
This is a diet doc and a false threat with a joke tweet and a malicious prankster caller (who knew that wasn't a real threat). I wouldn't want the authorities spending time and money to make THIS a priority when we have real terrorists with real bioterrorism and other weapons making their dark plans. This is a nuisance, a fly-and-swatter level of insignificance, in comparison with what evil really swirls about us....
But I hope it perks the interest in some real solid journalist to look into it and Dr. K, honestly. (fingers crossed):D I so wanna read that.
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Lulwut? Sorry, this fake dancearound doesn't work. He's clearly unfamiliar with the cultural aspect because in his case context exposes his intention. What's more, it isn't used on women as a 'term of endearment'.
Too bad that people will be buying into this 2 faced apology. What a load!
People say he lies. I say that everybody lies, and that honesty is a spectrum that begins with one's self. One of the reasons, I believe, that I've escaped some of these sorts of criticisms on others' blogs is because I do my damnedest to be honest, like this:
...I promise you that the 3 cunts behind it will regret it.
That was a follow-up Tweet last evening, after I had learned the news and was angry. I've had time, space, and the council of a couple of prominent Paleo peeps I count as friends, such that I now regret it as a massive, dick-stepping fuck up.
I apologize, particularly to anyone who may have insinuated that I was accusing them. The fact is: I do not know who was behind it, but that Tweet makes it appear as though I do, and that is wrong. I was wrong, plain, simple, and easy. And I always hate to be wrong and stupid...but the only thing to do when you're either, or both, is to stop being wrong and stupid moving forward. So that's what I'm doing.
...As an aside, I get a lot of flak, particularly from women, about using the c-word so much. It got into my regular vocabulary back when, when I lived abroad and always sought out expat communities of Brits (simply locate a British-syle pub and you'll find them): Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Jakarta, Bangkok, Pattaya, Philippines. They use the word all the time and it's tantamount to a term of endearment.
Even if Kruse accepted the initial result and did not appeal. If there were appeals, at least a year.
As do both Kruse and Angry Dick who were really quick to blame some folks in the paleo community they had no business blaming.
I totally understand that Carnival, Homeland Security, or the FBI might have issues with the tweet without context, but I suspect that once alerted to the context (thanks PaleoHacks mods!) any attention to the tweeter(s) will be i-dotting and t-crossing.
The Tweeter hasn't been too forthcoming with his/her identity, either.
Going on a low carb diet is an excellent way for an obese person to lose weight, but it is not an excellent way to sustain your weight loss forever. Many people in the low carb community are living this way now.
I don't think so.
Why is a webinar limited to 100 seats?
And will the 300 low carb cruisers get the info for free? :D
Hey, it's possible X Factor is a huge breakthrough. Even wacky people CAN have creative genius insights, after all. :D But if he was gonna reveal it on the cruise, why May 19. Why not, um, NOW?
Does anyone know where Lance Armstrong was at the time the call was placed?
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Oh that's right I forgot about his super abilities that he's gifted with.
He is correct in calling his actions stupid, his apology and explanations are just as stupid as his original tweets. Stupid + Stupid = Stupid.
Jimmy's (or any of these bozos) caricature http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FvYmf4tPA1A/SnHH7r5u3GI/AAAAAAAABjY/GabRF1WXrCI/s1600-h/assclown.jpg
He can do what he wants on his blog, but I'm disappointed that the ASH12 program committee saw fit to reward such behavior with a speaking slot.
Probably a pricing issue which would be based on bandwidth or concurrent connections. This is not to say that there aren't marketing based concerns as well. Telling people that 25 seats of 100 remain sounds much more impressive than telling them that 425 out of 500 remain. A smart marketer is aware of how powerful the perception of exclusivity can be.
When pedicle screws are placed, they can sometimes end up where you don't want them. Normally they are totally contained within bone - the pedicle and the medullary space of the vertebral body. Pedicle screws were invented to stabilize one vertebral body with respect to another and 20 years ago were mostly used to stabilize and reduce serious fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine. These days, they are used more often to effect fusion across a vertebral level and try to "alleviate pain" via fusion of a putatively painful level of the spine. (Some would argue that they are used more often now because the reimbursement per surgery is several times higher for the surgeon. See the work of James Weinstein who I used to work with at Iowa)
Occasionally there are complications of pedicle screw placement, and someone will sue because their back hurts more or still hurts or even because they had nerve damage from the surgery. If the pedicle screw were in the wrong spot, a critical issue at trial would be WHY. If someone were to testify that the surgeon used a pedicle screw that was too long, and the person had damage from an errant screw, it would be a huge burden for the defense to prove that the standard of care was not breached. Strandard of care breached + damages = malpractice.
A surgeon having a bad outcome could easily lose a million dollars or more in front of a jury based on incorrect testimony about screw length in such a trial if the plaintiff's expert gave erroneous testimony about the size of the screw.
Based on Jack's public statements and his penchant for overstatement, inaccuracy and misplaced confidence, it is not at all hard to imagine him misstating or carelessly exaggerating the length of a pedicle screw in a malpractice trial. And for that to result in a professional colleague at risk of losing a lawsuit because of sloppy work that you are doing for a few thousand dollars pay in court. That's the kind of thing that really angers the leaders of your profession to the point to suspending you.
This is, after all, the same doctor who gives a TEDx talk where he refers to Sherpas living at 26,000 feet on the "top of everest" -when any 4th grader can google for 30 seconds and find that Everest is at about 29,030 ft. And with a few minutes more googling he can find that Everest base camp is at 17,000 feet, well above tree line where nothing grows, and Sherpas in fact live in a village far from everest that is at 11,000 feet, which is not much higher than the highest town in the US, which is Leadville, Colorado at 10,000 feet.
But Sherpas living not much higher than in Colorado doesn't fit the cold thermogenesis fantasy narrative as well, does it?
PS You are correct, Sanjeev, false testimony tends to be interesting to the state medical boards and that kind of thing can indeed take a while to percolate through the system, no matter which way the outcome goes. Lots of hearings accompanied by counsel, etc.
Which makes Kruse's comment about "ringleaders" who might get a talking-to a bad idea as well. If the investigation gets taken as seriously as I figure it will, federal investigators will not appreciate having to track down false leads because someone got his e-feelings hurt.
This story should be interesting to watch develop, because I think that those involved may not have understood just what they were getting into. And if they did, well... it might get even more interesting. *cue ominous music*
I showed hubs the video and he was wondering if it was for real. Rewatching I keep expecting Ron Burgandy on there. I mean the Ch5 where the anchor ends it with (paraphrase) 'Jack says the FBI told him this could result in 15-20 yrs in prison' is beyond absurd.
I took a look at his twitter account today and he obviously is googling the story and tweeting every time he finds something about it. He was bragging about the news story appearing in a British paper.
No, you've got something worse. *points at the Razwell spam* :)
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