Re: FW: ORGLIST: Le Chimiste

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From: John Deutsch (deutschj$##$essex.UCHSC.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 07 1998 - 19:04:32 EDT


I share the concerns, but I expect we are dealing with a kid and not a nut
case. I hope. I would like more information on this person, or at least
have a local authority do some investigating. If it is a kid, s/he might
accidently get hurt.
                           J Deutsch
                           U CO HSC
                           Denver

On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, Keith Taylor wrote:

> I looked at his web page and found it offensive. I think that he should
> be removed from the distribution list.
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David R. "Chip" Kent IV [SMTP:drk3548$##$unix.tamu.edu]
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> Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 1998 4:43 PM
> To: keitht$##$blur.uk.mdli.com <mailto:keitht$##$blur.uk.mdli.com>
> Subject: Re: ORGLIST: Le Chimiste
>
>
> 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
> > Department of Chemistry
> > University of Miami
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