Re: ORGLIST: Le Chimiste

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From: David R. \ (drk3548$##$unix.tamu.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 07 1998 - 16:43:03 EDT



I agree.... There were also some references to chemical weapons on the web
page...

Chip



On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, Bob Gawley wrote:

>
> Fellow Chemists
>
> This person whose e-mail name is totoboom and who posts questions to the
> list under the name Le Chimiste looks like a certifiable nut. He has been
> asking disturbing questions of list subscribers for the past several
> months. Other subscribers have questioned his expertise. His latest posting
> contains a web address whose content is distressing: recipes for explosives
> and drugs, and under his name "Toto, the Crazy Chemist", is a picture of
> Theodore Kaszinski (spelling?), the alleged "Unabomber" in the US. (The
> Unabomber is responsible for numerous "letter-bomb" murders over the
> past 20 years. He is now on trial in Sacramento, California.)
>
> Toto says he is a student in the chemistry department at the EPFL in
> Lausanne. If he was in my department, I would be very disturbed. He is
> giving out advice on drug synthesis and extraction (home recipes),
> including MDMA, methamphetamine, 2-CB, etc., and procedures for making
> detonators and bombs, through a website on Geocities.com.
>
> I'd be real careful about giving him advice, and if anyone from Lausanne
> sees this posting, you might want to investigate what he may be doing in
> his lab.
>
> I don't know anything about the rules for screening postings to a
> professional list such as this one, but I don't subscribe to ORGLIST to
> help people make bombs or produce illegal drugs. I ask that this person's
> questions not be posted to this list. Professional chemists ought not to
> have a legitimate forum associated with quacks such as totoboom.
>
> Bob Gawley
>
>
> Robert E. Gawley
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> University of Miami
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