If Threatened, Call the Mounties

It is a real pleasure to be able via this medium to correspond with smart people in Britain, Australia, Greece, Finland, and all over. Though the exchanges sometimes get boisterous, they are usually thoughtful and informed. The downside is that you cannot completely exclude comments by the ignorant, the fatuous, the self-important, or the seriously deranged. In this latter category is Dennis Markuze of Montreal, Canada. He is an infamous troll of atheist and skeptical sites. He posts under a variety of guises, but his style is unmistakable. Generally, he just posts repetitive, incoherent drivel, but sometimes he makes explicit threats. This is a crime and should not be tolerated. If he threatens you, you should contact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Their contact information is as follows:

RCMP National Headquarters
Headquarters Building
1200 Vanier Parkway
Ottawa ON K1A 0R2

Phone: 613-993-7267

Fax: 613-993-0260

I used to live in Canada, and I will assure you that the Mounties do not put up with any bullshit.

About Keith Parsons
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15047239425466517786 Geds

    PZ Myers reported him well over a year ago. The Mounties investigated and came to the conclusion that his threats didn't indicate an actual danger. Constant exposure to his nuttiness, including a personal appearance at AAI in Montreal seems to have borne that out.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07740816003291428890 toomanytribbles

    yes, but isn't making threats illegal in itself?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02494141255401096538 uzza

    It seems my beheading is scheduled for an unspecified date in the future, so the RCMP and everyone is invited to attend. Dennis has kindly offered to provide burial services, so just bring plenty of beer, and join in a rousing game of football after. I'll provide the ball.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16641266062186767500 Keith Parsons


    Great profile, BTW. Yeah, I checked it out and P.Z. Myers of Pharyngula fame did make a police report on our pal DM some time back. I imagine he would set off all sorts of red flags if he tried to enter the U.S. In the meantime, I do wish that the staff at Calming Woods Psychiatric Hospital would take away his computer and get him into needlepoint or something like that.