Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Who the hell is David Mabus?

A couple of weeks ago I made a post about James Randi's presence on Youtube, which honestly is not the kind of thing that usually attracts more than a couple of comments around here. Much to my surprise, I got a comment from a user named David that was essentially an a-grammatical explosion of written diarrhea, peppered with random links in much the way a watery dump might be studded with undigested corn. He mostly seemed to want to crow about the end of the Million Dollar Challenge, but he also mentioned the departure of Ellen Johnson from American Atheists*, so I'm not all that sure what he was getting at.

I didn't think much of it at the time, and just responded by linking him back to this post in which I predicted pretty much this same sort of shenanigans in response to the impending end of Randi's Challenge. While it proved, obviously, that I am in fact magic, it got no response and really nothing came of it at all.

Then today I was perusing PZ Myers' blog and happened to note a user named David Mabus in the Dungeon, which is a rogue's gallery of banned users. Turns out its the same loon that had posted on my blog, and apparently he boldly traverses the internet pasting the exact same rant (Seriously. Verbatim.), as well as one or two other pre-prepared jobs, on skeptical blogs and forums. Apparently this David Mabus fellow and our own David here are one and the same.

And yet the plot thickens...

Turns out David Mabus is actually Dennis Markuze, a Nostradummy from Canada who's greatest "contribution" to the prophecy movement is a weird claim that Nostradamus predicted the coming of Depeche Mode and, through this, the World Trade Center attacks. Apparently we have a celebrity in our midst. I don't know if I take it as a sign of Dennis' decline or my ascension that he's left off bothering Randi and PZ and is now skulking around here.

*Believe it or not I don't pay much attention to the goings-on of atheist organizations. I had to Wiki American Atheists after reading David's post to even get any context for why he was happy about Johnson leaving.

30 comments:

JAK said...

I've noticed no shortage of net kooks out there, and they appear to run in loose packs.

In the old USENET days, there was a guy named Ted Holden, who used a little ASCII mascot called Splifford the Bat as his example of how evolution is so obviously stupid that nobody should give it a second thought.

More recently, there's a character named Dave Hawkins who haunts the various internet fora espousing some peculiar views on evolution and the Noachian flood.

One interesting behavior I've observed is that while a lot of these guys have in common a denial of, say, evolution, their rationales are almost always mutually exclusive, yet you don't see a lot of infighting where they argue against each other's flavors of creationism. Eh.

david said...

FINAL DRAFT FOR WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION:

now with EMBEDDED VIDEOS!

please FWD all your appreciations to randi@randi.org and
richard.dawkins@oum.ox.ac.uk and myersp@morris.umn.edu



SEE HOW WE CAUSED THE PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN ATHEISTS, ELLEN JOHNSON,
TO QUIT HER JOB AND STOPPED RANDI'S MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL
CHALLENGE:

for randi & dawkins and all the so-called "critical thinkers"

the ORIGINAL *KING OF TERROR* VIDEO.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGsOqPDkIZY

the *MODEL* of mental health:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zBEbfiaZTfc

"Look at the ANGLE OF THE KEY....see that, see that...."

what an idiot this Randi is.....a REAL CRITICAL THINKER....

Visit:

http://nostradamus-usa.netfirms.com

to see how we stopped the MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL challenge.....
watch carefully the consequences of Randi's *idea*.....

For over 40 years James Randi Zwigert (is this even a REAL NAME?) has
had total control over who and how the testing was conducted, yet
despite all this he has terminated the challenge.

The ONLY REASON why the challenge was stopped is because he lost and
refused to pay.
Apparently, Randi likes to break the rules when it serves him:

"14. This prize will continue to be offered until it is awarded. Upon
the death of James Randi, the administration of the prize will pass
into other hands, and it is intended that it continue in force. "

Great force.....it's over......

where is my MILLION DOLLARS, you LITTLE *NO-NAME* FRAUD
PS: Almost Forgot: Love the IRONY of the *BULLSHIT* sign over Randi's
ugly head....

david said...

ever see the movie called the RING......


consider yourself DONE

Skippy the Skeptic said...

"ever see the movie called the RING......consider yourself DONE"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

So tell me brother, what's your diagnosis?

david said...

and to wrap up...


http://youtube.com/watch?v=s4WoXpnf7-I2

david said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Skippy the Skeptic said...

Thou shalt not double-post.

Skippy the Skeptic said...

Also your link doesn't work.

And just for the record, did you threaten to crawl out of my TV and suck out my (non-existent) soul?

JAK said...

I note that this is basically the same pile of crap that got Mr. Mabus banned at IIDB a few weeks ago, minus the veiled threats...

david mabus said...

comparing a MONSTER LIKE *NOSTRADAMUS* TO A LITTLE *GEEK* LIKE DAWKINS:


http://www.middle-fork.org/archives/dSpiderWithSpider.gif

and FINALLY:

guess what is inside angel's ENVELOPE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YXHGGfeVzI




these *UGLY GEEKS* should stick to BIOLOGY
_________________________________________




FINAL DRAFT FOR WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION:

now with EMBEDDED VIDEOS!



SEE HOW WE CAUSED THE PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN ATHEISTS, ELLEN JOHNSON,
TO QUIT HER JOB AND STOPPED RANDI'S MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL
CHALLENGE:

for randi & dawkins and all the so-called "critical thinkers"

the ORIGINAL *KING OF TERROR* VIDEO.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGsOqPDkIZY
the *MODEL* of mental health:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zBEbfiaZTfc

"Look at the ANGLE OF THE KEY....see that, see that...."

what an idiot this Randi is.....a REAL CRITICAL THINKER....


Visit:

http://nostradamus-usa.netfirms.com

to see how we stopped the MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL challenge.....
watch carefully the consequences of Randi's *idea*.....

For over 40 years James Randi Zwigert (is this even a REAL NAME?) has
had total control over who and how the testing was conducted, yet
despite all this he has terminated the challenge.

The ONLY REASON why the challenge was stopped is because he lost and
refused to pay.
Apparently, Randi likes to break the rules when it serves him:

"14. This prize will continue to be offered until it is awarded. Upon
the death of James Randi, the administration of the prize will pass
into other hands, and it is intended that it continue in force. "

Great force.....it's over......

where is my MILLION DOLLARS, you LITTLE *NO-NAME* FRAUD
PS: Almost Forgot: Love the IRONY of the *BULLSHIT* sign over Randi's
ugly head....


and to wrap up....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4WoXpnf7-I

where is my MILLION DOLLARS, you piece of *SHIT* randi

Skippy the Skeptic said...

Back again, Dennis?

I'm going to let this comment stand, but any more posts that are just cut and paste piles of links are going to be deleted.

Love and Peace,
-Skippy

david mabus said...

and I am going to have MERCY on you because you are clueless.....

Skippy the Skeptic said...

Dennis, should I call to mind the time a couple of weeks ago when you threatened to crawl out of my TV and eat my soul?

JAK said...

Skippy, let me know when he starts to crawl out of the TV. I want to see this...

Brian Barrish said...

I just received this guy's lunacy in my inbox yesterday. He resent it last night with an addendum...

"the atheists caused 911....pay your thanks to them"

How the hell did he find out?! I smell a rat, boys!!!

Skippy the Skeptic said...

"the atheists caused 911....pay your thanks to them"

Crap, he's onto us!

DM said...

If you are going to use my *REAL NAME*


new website up due to overwhelming world-wide traffic....

did you ever hear of the 1st amendment? or will you censor me like
everyone you disagree with...

the vote of the deluded, deceived, and brainwashed masses is not
valid.... it is a SHAM DEMOCRACY!

FINAL DRAFT FOR WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION:

edition 1568 is the Prophetic Work

see how we stopped the MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL CHALLENGE and caused
the president of American Atheists, Ellen Johnson, to quit her job.

those headless babbling idiots in Washington and Ottawa are completely
oblivious to the *REAL WORLD*

visit *******URL BELOW*********

http://nostradamus.0catch.com

to see what the REAL WORLD looks like

Guess what is inside angel's envelope:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIhSBMzPjrc

______________
|
| ????????
|
______________

and to wrap up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4WoXpnf7-I

and this is for your CENSORSHIP OF THE TRUTH, Politico Wannabe
Frauds.....
http://otherbrooksbrother.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/money-to-burn.jpg

No MERCY FOR THE BANKS

Last Chance to GET OUT....TICK TOCK TICK TOCK

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=C09_bjBVF1o

it's a question of time before the END OF CAPITALISM

Skippy the Skeptic said...

Damnit, I saw that "DM" was the author of the comment and it got my hopes up that Dangermouse had dropped by.
:-(

Anonymous said...

the solution to the atheist problem

@}-,-`-.@}-,-`-.@}-,-`-.@}-,-`-.@}-,-`-.

http://nostradamus.awardspace.info

@}-,-`-.@}-,-`-.@}-,-`-.@}-,-`-.@}-,-`-.

no need to respond, you little lying douche bags

DM said...

nothing you liars ever say or do means anything:

http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/jref-news/640-million-dollar-challenge-update-its-not-ending.html

HOW WE WON THE JAMES RANDI MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL CHALLENGE:

http://www.debunkingskeptics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=264

the objective was simple:

1) to reveal that Nostradamus was a genuine prophet who could predict
the future with 100% accuracy;

2) to demonstrate that prophecy and atheism are not compatible with
each other and are mutually exclusive;

3) therefore dawkins, pz, randi and their skeptic atheist followers
were deluded liars...

and we achieved our MISSION 100%...

http://www.zerotime.com/lostbook/nospre.htm

"For God's mercy will be poured forth only for a certain time, my son,
until the majority of my prophecies are fulfilled and this fulfillment
is complete. Then *****SEVERAL TIMES***** in the course of the doleful
tempests the Lord shall say: Therefore I shall crush and destroy and
show no mercy; and many other circumstances shall result from floods
and continual rain of which I have written more fully in my other
prophecies, composed at some length, not in a chronological sequence,
in prose, limiting the places and times and ****EXACT DATES**** so
that future generations will see, while experiencing these
****INEVITABLE EVENTS****, how I have listed others in clearer
language, so that despite their obscurities these things shall be
understood: When the time comes for the removal of ignorance, the
matter will be clearer still."

UNDERSTAND?

lukec said...

What a bizarre person. Really makes me wonder what goes on in his head- does he actually think himself rational or is this some kind of joke?

Skepticality said...

Ya, this whack-a-loon haunted my message boards at Skepticality for a while as well. Dude has some mental problems. :)

Matthew said...

He's also making a fresh round of attacks on the Skeptic's Guide to the Universe forums.

I'd pity him if he wasn't making death threats.

DM said...

http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=929635#929635


final version for world...

Calilasseia said...

Ah, I see you've attracted the Mabus troll as well. You're in good company. He's currently trying to carpet bomb the Richard Dawklins forums with his droolingly encephalitic, sub-amoeboid cortical excrement. In the space of a week, he's erected something like 15 sock puppet accounts to try and circumvent his original ban. He's a weapons-grade moon pie with a masturbatory level of obsession, who has acquired the bizarre notion that rationalist forums and blogs worldwide want to play host to his suppuratingly gangrenous eructations. Mind you, I have to admit to a perverse admiration for someone who links Nostradamus and Depeche Mode. :)

Additionally, Dave Hawkins is a veteran campaigner, who I first encountered over at RDF back in 2007. He's a Grade A ideological stormtrooper for doctrine, who treats science as a branch of apologetics, frequently betrays epic levels of ignorance about real science, and who has been caught with his trousers down quote mining scientific papers on numerous occasions. Last time I saw him in action in a big way, he was trying to prop up the Hydroplate nonsense of Walt Brown, which veterans of IIDB/FRDB will know by its alternative name of "Hydropants". If you head off to FRDB (as it is now) and dig up some of the old threads (a quick search using the term "hydropants" will do the trick) you'll see some epic comedy. Oh, and there's the epic Flood Debate Comment Thread over at RDF - all 8,611 posts of it - containing a comprehensive demolition of everything Dave Hawkins erected to prop up the fantasy flood.

However, if you want to see some truly hilarious creationist drivel, look out for Robert Byers. This individual is not only functionally illiterate, but demonstrates on a regular basis that he is a practitioner of the "make shit up as you go along" school of creationism, as exposed at RDF a little while back before his sordid career there was brought to an end. He also started posting at CARM, and posted palsied semantic diarrhoea of such a foetid quality, that Christians were telling him to shut up and stop posting because he was an embarrassment to them. This is the individual who is most famous for asserting that polar bears are scared of humans to the point of developing white hair. I kid you not: read the original post here. Byers' posts are a truly special brand of tard, indeed such is the nature of his posting that many who have experienced it first hand conclude that he's posting from inside a padded cell in a special hospital.

Skippy the Skeptic said...

At this point I think the jury's still out as to whether David/Dennis is silly or actually disturbed.

Just sat down and read that hilarious Robert Byers thread. I'd be interested to see him actually try out his "animals are inherently afraid of humans because the Bible says so" line of reasoning on a puma. Seriously, I want to thank you for pointing him out to me - it's made my afternoon.

Travis Morgan said...

He has spammed my site with the same garbage. Thanks for making his identity known.

Skippy the Skeptic said...

Dennis must be off his meds again. He's been "carpet bombing" the blog (his words, not mine) for the last few days, apparently unaware that the comments on older posts are modded and his asterisk-laden silliness can be swept away with the mere click of a mouse.

Emery said...

This Mabus moron has posted a tweet and tagged @ardentatheists. I guess he is taking umbrage with my podcast.

I am just relieved he's Canadian. he is clearly beyond psychotic. I suspect this will end with some sort of public attempt to do harm to someone.

So sad.

Tonehh said...

Psychosis - Persistent auditory hallucinations and delusions (that being ideas which are constructed out of keeping with societal norms), with no other underlying diagnosis. Even if the alcohol etc. is clouding it all up I suspect there's a bit of this under there somewhere. As incredibly disturbed and farfetched as his comments may be, I think it poignant to rememeber his are the least damaging form of comment, something which is clearly and unambiguously out of this world (for those of us so inclined against this Nostradamus thing in any case).

Then more dangerous comments are those which are made under the explicit guise of being well intended, to 'save' people etc., and moreso which are targeted at the vulnerable in our society, the poor, sick, and homeless. The agenda masquerading under kindness is a very dangerous thing indeed.