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by sejintenej
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 1968 and all that
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: 1968 and all that

Too late for me Freaky. HOWEVER, I was in Frejus near Nice as Paris and the Sorbonne erupted and had drinks with many National police officers who were barracked there and were about to travel north to the capital to 'bang some heads'. Sorry. Slightly off topic but memories flooded back at your pos...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 80
Views: 2593

Re: Here's a hypothetical

I think in the 90s the 16-18 age bracket were allowed alcohol in a pub if the drink was bought by an adult. Had a word with a cop who was responsible for checking and giving recommendations to licencing authorities. New to him. Living in Brighton with pub 2 paces from the side door (three paces on ...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 80
Views: 2593

Re: Here's a hypothetical

In this country we see long established concepts being made unacceptable just because one person ws injured/killed. I would cite the pressure on the traditional British breakfast of fried eggs, fatty bacon etc swamped by cooking fat......... The good old-fashioned moral panics... A new one today fr...
by sejintenej
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 80
Views: 2593

Re: Here's a hypothetical

I'd be interested to know what the CH approach to under-age (or even 18+ ) drinking at CH is today, and also of staff giving alcohol to pupils today? Robert's perfectly valid opinion aside I would guess that the mere idea is totally prohibited. Possibly it would become considered that the allowing ...
by sejintenej
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 80
Views: 2593

Re: Alcohol

A lot of posts seem to nearly equate the provision/acceptance of alcohol with sexual assault. In SOME cases I would argue against this. Yes, alcohol WAS apparently used by certain master(s) to seduce pupils; accepted Yes; masters DID on occasions facilitate the obtaining of alcohol and actually stoo...
by sejintenej
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 80
Views: 2593

Re: Here's a hypothetical

I spent an hour talking with Sussex Police and they were really appreciative and professional. I was worried I was wasting their time as I didn’t have any direct information about offences, but they said every little memory helped to build a picture of what life was like as a pupil living with the ...
by sejintenej
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 86
Views: 3250

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

Just to let you know that Dobbie's sentence is being reviewed by the Attorney General. If you follow the link below and click on the updated spreadsheet dated 18 June 2019 it's number 341. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/outcome-of-unduly-lenient-sentence-referrals#history Thank...
by sejintenej
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 80
Views: 2593

Re: Here's a hypothetical

I'm stunned by the naivety and inability of former staff to comprehend the depth of the problem despite all the evidence of cover up and collusion, clearly documented in the media, including the lies and pressure to be quiet for the victims, the grooming "cycling shorts" parties which at least two ...
by sejintenej
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 3312

Re: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie

upholding and protecting them under the name of "showing the right school spirit", was the finest character trait they could possible see a student display. In W H Smith yesterday I saw they had a new book about public schools. From the index CH was mentioned in two areas a) the foremost in providi...
by sejintenej
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 80
Views: 2593

Re: Here's a hypothetical

Refunding fees makes sense. The school has assets of 400 million. I suspect that the Charity Commissioners would have a lot to say bout that such as "Close Down; you are in breach of your declared charitable purposes" Those assets were garnered from sources on the condition that they are used for e...
by sejintenej
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 177
Views: 26884

Thoughts for the minute

A Large group of people is called a “No Thanks.” ✧ ✧ ✧ I had my patience tested. I’m negative. ✧ ✧ ✧ To me ‘drink responsibly’ means don’t spill it. ✧ ✧ ✧ Cop, “Please step out of the car.” Me, “I’m too drunk, you get in.” ✧ ✧ ✧ ............... When I say “the other day,” I could be referring to any...
by sejintenej
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 3312

Re: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie

My three daughters went to state secondary schools and there was no whiff of a scandal in the twelve or so years that they were there, nor has been since if the local papers and the local grapevine give a true reflection. You are lucky. My local state schools had (?has) all sorts of problems and af...
by sejintenej
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 86
Views: 3250

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

As far as existing/ex staff on this site are concerned, one can only wonder if a form of 'gagging-order' was/has been imposed by the school. or perhaps staff realise that if they start commenting negatively about an employer then subsequent possible employers could be at least be put off from takin...
by sejintenej
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 86
Views: 3250

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

Apparently he got 12 years. We don't know if this is consecutive or concurrent. Hopefully it is consecutive which means a total of 29 years for a 67 year old. Not much to look forward to when/if he gets out. IF he survives what other prisoners have in store for him then he has to hope he doesn't ge...
by sejintenej
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie
Replies: 58
Views: 3312

Re: Sheila and Peter Higgins - character references for Gary Dobbie

I'm sure the RC 'church' will welcome Dobbie with open arms, he would fit right in. Given the Pope's reported statement at the start of a conference on abuse you seem to be right. Perhaps intended but in fact not so tongue in cheek. Read the transcript in https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/a-...