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by Foureyes
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 3095

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

OK, I apologise. When I read "...that is the theory but there have been any number of cases where a defendant appears to be undoubtedly guilty from the evidence is found not guilty purely because of some cock-up/technicality and not based on a magistrate or jury decision." I took that to mean that y...
by Foureyes
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: University Challenge.
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: University Challenge.

The lady may have worn a beret, but she certainly knew a lot of answers.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A letter from the CHOBA board
Replies: 40
Views: 3095

Re: A letter from the CHOBA board

sejintenej write: "According to the letter someone only gets suspended when charged and and is then expelled if found guilty. They don't write it but if charged and found not guilty then their suspension should be withdrawn. That is the theory but there have been any number of cases where a defendan...
by Foureyes
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)
Replies: 24
Views: 2694

Re: Death of John Edwards (Horsham Staff 1939-74)

brian walling says: "...I still do a daily 1km swim before breakfast..." I was very impressed by that, brian, until I saw that you live in Penang, where an early morning swim is not exactly a hardship. Been there several times, the last staying in a very nice hotel built as a cylinder with a hollow ...
by Foureyes
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff
Replies: 98
Views: 12339

Re: Corporal Punishment by CH Teaching staff

" . ..as I was told by the former Chair of the Council Guy Perricone . " I am not sure that Perricone can be considered an authority on what happened in C.H. in the past. I looked into his CV when he was appointed Treasurer and he was educated at one of the more expensive Catholic schools - either D...
by Foureyes
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: University Challenge.
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: University Challenge.

I, too, am an avid watcher of University Challenge, although I find it slightly more hopeful than does JR. One thing that does surprise me is how few females are on the teams, even from universities/colleges that have substantial female membership. The questions I love are of the nature 'What is the...
by Foureyes
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Thank you for directing me towards the Crime Survey. I know that you will think this pedantry (me, as if?) but the survey, although published by 'gov.uk', is actually for England and Wales only and should be quoted as such. To derive 'UK' figures you would have to find and add in the relevant figure...
by Foureyes
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Graham, I am not trying to be difficult, but how does anyone know that "over 60 percent of sexual assault cases are never reported?" If they are not reported how does anyone know that they have taken place? Also, 60 percent of how many - 100, 1,000, 10,000? This is a very emotive area - and rightly ...
by Foureyes
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

graham writes : "The way you phrased your comment is interesting. Every now and then a man and a woman, strangers, would find themselves in such a compartment and the woman would allege that the male passenger had molested her in some way." You are misinterpreting what I wrote. I was merely describ...
by Foureyes
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

The problem facing juries in most rape cases is that just two people were involved and their decision rests upon which of the two they believe. It is similar to the cases which used to occur in railway trains. In former times - in fact, up to the 1980s in some areas - many suburban railway carriages...
by Foureyes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

Thank you CodFlabAndMuck. I hope that you won't mind me saying that your's is a very sensible and well-balanced comment. In particular, I respect your experience - three times, no less! It is interesting how often one comes across the comment that a judge was biassed - sometimes one way, sometimes t...
by Foureyes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

"...the appalling jury system..." I am sorry but I simply cannot agree with that. In my book the jury system is one of the brightest jewels in our democratic crown. We take twelve citizens - regardless of race, religion, gender, wealth, education, profession or status in the community - and present ...
by Foureyes
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Attitudes to sports
Replies: 51
Views: 2223

Re: Attitudes to sports

JHE was also responsible for the mid-morning PT sessions. These were run by monitors but before taking charge you had to attend a short course run by JHE who taught about the various exercise, how to mix them, and so on. He was definitely not a housemaster in Lamb B up to my departure at Christmas 1...
by Foureyes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

I see what you mean, Tim. I suppose that I was taken aback - amazed, even - by being faced with and trying to read the whole lot at once. I am a member of various local NHS committees and while I greatly admire 99 percent of the people working in the NHS I am appalled by the bureaucracy and the vast...
by Foureyes
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: All this is incredibly sad
Replies: 159
Views: 8080

Re: All this is incredibly sad

" I couldn't give a fig about the odd spelling mistake or grammatical error. If those are your priorities then go back to your cave ." I feel very sad that an attempt at lightheartedness is treated with such rudeness. I was only attempting to show that I have actually read them, line by line, even w...