Joined: June 2006
It looks like Patrick's post is indeed plagiarized from Michael Crichton. Whether he copy-and-pasted it from an online pirated copy or typed it in himself, I don't know. But it's a fictional news story, Patrick plagiarized it, and he presented it as nonfiction. That's beyond bizarre.
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