Dec 20, 2011
me+ME: WPI vs Mikovits = 1 : 0 + ME-varia
1. WPI vs Mikovits = 1 : 0
There was a civil court case against dr. Mikovits yesterday, and the outcome is that the WPI won. This is from MyNews4.com in Nevada:
- Whittemore Peterson Institute prevails over civil lawsuit
As far as I understood, Mikovits lost the civil case for this reason (*):
This means logically speaking, I would say, that the judge holds it was theft as well, and that indeed dr. Mikovits or her husband possessed the stuff effectively. Also, I suppose - having not much relevant knowledge of U.S. law - this is legally a fast track, by which I mean that this presumably was the fastest way to come to a legal verdict. ("We ordered you to return it. You denied having it. You were arrested. You or your husband returned it. So you had it, stole it, lied about it, and didn't follow a court's order until shown the court's powers." - and I use quotation- marks because I summarize a guess, not because I quote anyone.)
Then there are some small points to clarify:
This is the answer to a question I posed here, that was kindly answered by a correspondent who had the pleasure, like many ME-patients it seems, of having e-mailed with dr. Mikovits: She spells her name ending with "s". (I'd seen it spelled with "z", and I know in several languages both spellings are used, for this manner of ending a name.)
This is the answer to a question I have seen - I believe - on ERV's blog, to the effect of "Where is V99?": She (it seems it is of the female persuasion) changed her alias to "Tango"; got - temporally and briefly - removed from the MECFS-forum that evil meanies like myself have been cast out from forever and can't even see, presumably for fear of what I might then think and write; and she now writes on the peoplewithme forum as "It's a mouse", where the many retrovirological and other scientific admirers of fine, civilized and learned prose may also find Gerwyn, Jace, Angela, Flex, Dr Yes, and some 90 or so other bright scientific minds who do not speak for me about ME, or indeed for anything else, although - in fairness - most seem to mean well, and most are not formidable dimwitted scolds like V99. See this, from 1 1/2 years ago:
This was - of course - never answered by the leaders of the MECFS-forum, indeed since in fact I may not be dealing with fine civilized and learned persons at all, but with people with little understanding of real science and with tiny or brainfogged intellects, who have been much discriminated, like I have been, and who may be in considerable pain, like I am, and who have tried to "solve" that by wishful thinking and, in V99's case and spme others, by resorting to verbal terrorism covered by anonymity against anyone who dared to protest or question their ignorant delusions.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
Short descriptions of the above:
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
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