Jim horne 2008-02-29 05:08:23
: Fyi, firstname.lastname@example.org is not an SCM subscriber.
how do you know they are not subscribed? because they don’t post to the
particular NG? maybe they are subscribed but only lurk…
Dr. andrew b. 2008-02-29 05:08:28
FYI Note: I am aware that I am responding to a cross-posted message.
Because the author of the message to which I am responding did not request
that the header be trimmed, I have not trimmed it. If you are upset about
reading this message, a few suggestions:
(1) Yell at Jim Horne
(2) Report Jim Horne to his ISP (email@example.com)
(3) Killfile this thread.
(4) Killfile me.
(5) Read about free speech.
This discussion(s) started about of rancor about the 2 pound diet approach
(2PD) which is described completely at:
Though Dr. Chung invented this approach, he did not initiate the Usenet
discussion(s). His participation in this discussion(s) has been voluntary
and has been conducted in the spirit of community service. His motivation
has been entirely altruistic and has arisen from his religious beliefs as a
Christian. Jesus freely gave of Himself to better the health of folks He
From the outset, it has been clear that there are those who are vehemently
opposed to the 2 pound diet approach. They have debated Dr. Chung on every
perceived weakness of the 2 pound diet approach and have lost the argument
soundly at every point:
These debates are archived on Google in their entirety within this
However, instead of conceding gracefully that they’ve lost the argument(s),
certain parties have redirected their hatred of the 2 pound diet approach
toward its author. The rationale appears to be “if you can not discredit
the message then try to discredit the messenger.”
Initially, these folks accused the messenger of “trolling.” A “troll” is
someone who posts under the cloak of anonymity messages with no redeeming
discussion value and with the sole purpose of starting “flame” wars.
These hateful folks lost credibility with this accusation when the following
observations were made:
(1) Dr. Chung has not been posting anonymously.
(2) The 2PD has been on-topic for the Usenet discussion groups hosting the
(a) Those who are failing low-carbing can dovetail LC with the 2PD to
achieve near-ideal weight.
(b) Obese diabetics improve their blood glucose control when their
weight becomes near-ideal.
(c) For (b) see: http://tinyurl.com/levc
(3) Dr. Chung did not start the discussion(s).
(4) The 2 pound diet approach is 100% free (no profit motive).
(5) Dr. Chung’s credentials are real and easily verified on-line (including
jpegs of the actual diplomas).
Full of hatred, frustration, and desperation, certain individuals have tried
to attack Dr. Chung’s credentials knowing full well that they were
attempting to libel him. One notable example is Mr. Pastorio:
When the full light was cast on Mr. Pastorio’s libelous statements, the
hateful folks hiding in the darkness of anonymity only hissed louder in
support of their fallen hero.
Fortunately, those who have been following this discussion(s) either
actively or as lurkers can easily dismiss the hisses, for what they are,
using the on-line third-party resources at:
where Dr. Chung’s credentials can be verified many times over and libelous
claims that credentials were bought are easily and summarily debunked.
Moreover, readers need only make the following observations concerning the
anon posters who continue to hiss (ie JC Der Koenig and Mack):
(1) They are anonymous and thus they expect to have no credibility (or
(2) They are by their Usenet history courtesy of Google, unsavory
(3) They have not added anything to the discussion(s) except to deliver
(4) They complain about alleged cross-posts from Dr. Chung by cross-posting.
(5) They do not complain about cross-posts from folks who attack the 2PD or
and conclude that these anon posters deserve only their kill file.
It is my hope that the above brings new readers of this thread up to speed.
It will remain my pleasure to continue the discussion(s) about the 2PD above
the din of hissing from the peanut gallery.
Dr. Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD