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  •  Why raise "mental health" issues when you have (4+ / 0-)

    ABSOLUTELY no knowledge. It is outrageous. I know Charlie and he is not "mentally ill". He is one of the most persistent persons I've ever met, yes, but that is exactly what you need in a small town. He has paid a huge penalty for his persistence. Yes, he makes mistakes and I wish he didn't give them some ammo, but raising "mental illness" is just wrong. Please take it back.

    •  It's not a slam. Drinking=self medication. (2+ / 0-)
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      mataliandy, cville townie

      Thanks for your insight. Perhaps you can tell us more about this story.

      Based on other comments here by people who know him, he has some serious drinking problems. Often there is an underlying problem that alcohol is used to self-medicate. There's no shame in that. It's human.

      I clearly said that I think he needs an assessment, not that he is mentally ill. I could be wrong, but you haven't convinced me. You may know far more than I do and I accept that. My comment was based on the evidence presented in the news reports.

      It's very hard to do anything but make suggestions based on news and police reports. That's all I have done.

      "It's the planet, stupid."

      by FishOutofWater on Tue Nov 25, 2008 at 08:39:07 AM PST

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      •  You clearly stated.... (0+ / 0-)

        The description in your last link sounds like a manifestation of mental illness to me.

        Fess up. You have no basis except what YOU READ ON A BLOG. Rumors and inaccurate info, I might add.

        Charlie pisses a lot of people who want to play in the f'ed up system off. So what. The "charges" against him are all minor, trumped up with "felony"  and "battery" to make them look serious.

        Sure, he's made mistakes. He would admit that. He's human. But he is trying to fight a corrupt system which everyone here admits is screwed up. And they have unleashed the law on him at every opportunity to trap him.

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