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by Otter
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 23222

Re: Roger Martin - trial

Now that is relevant as it is JR. But you next ask if he ever clipped anyone around the ear himself or administered the cane personally. It is precisely the myopia that you talk about that has left you unable to see through Vilified. I think the mere viewpoint is sufficient. To support it there and...
by Otter
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 23222

Re: Roger Martin - trial

What has the conduct of others got to do with JR? Because it's myopic (perfect word, Howard) for someone with the following views about policing and discipline ... Bring back the good old days when they/we could clip 'em round the ear-'ole and take 'em home to Mum & Dad for another good walloping !...
by Otter
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Fionna Bruce Show.
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: The Fionna Bruce Show.

I haven't seen QT since Fiona took over, but I can recount meeting her once. In 2011, I volunteered as a steward for an episode of Antiques Roadshow that was being filmed locally. She was extremely nice, to the extent that she remembered everyone's name (there were about 30 of us local volunteers) q...
by Otter
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When did masters become teachers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: When did masters become teachers?

Still in parlance post merger until at least summer '87 Also we used 'Sir' but we were never sure how to address the female members of staff Some quite rightly hated 'Miss?' We always used "Sir" and "Miss", and to my knowledge that's how it still is to this day. I do remember a couple of female tea...
by Otter
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 23222

Re: Roger Martin - trial

I think the use of any violence against a child for any reason is appalling, and the law agrees. Doesn't matter where on the body. That said, corporal punishment was common when Vilified made his grave misjudgment, so that has to be borne in mind, as unacceptable as I believe it is. But it's surpris...
by Otter
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: When did masters become teachers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

When did masters become teachers?

I notice a number of people on this forum use the word “masters” to describe teachers in general, not just house staff. I attended school in the 90s and this term was never, ever used (except in compound words like headmaster, housemaster and bandmaster). When did the phase-out of “master” occur to ...
by Otter
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Politics
Replies: 609
Views: 71551

Re: The BBC

How amusing to see the left criticising the BBC for its right-wing bias. We usually hear the right complaining of the exact opposite! The online discussions about BBC bias seem never-ending on both sides: the right say it is biased towards the left ("Brussels Broadcasting Corporation"), while the l...
by Otter
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 23222

Re: Roger Martin - trial

He wasn't convicted of filming boys. That was relevant to show that Martin had an inappropriate interest in boys. He was convicted of putting the pupil in his [Martin's] own bed and then touching his penis. The boy was 10 and very homesick. That was demonstrably inappropriate, even in 1976. Thank y...
by Otter
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 23222

Re: Roger Martin - trial

There can be no denying that historical cases are extremely hard to investigate and successfully prosecute, One of the features of historic cases is that the victim has not suddenly got the idea in their head that they have been abused. Very often, the victim has disclsoed to family/friends/profess...
by Otter
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin - trial
Replies: 320
Views: 23222

Re: Roger Martin - trial

I have total trust in the CH-related convictions, but I also understand Vilified’s points. There can be no denying that historical cases are extremely hard to investigate and successfully prosecute, and it’s therefore highly satisfying when a conviction arises. But we can’t forget that all defendant...
by Otter
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 160
Views: 11683

Re: Here's a hypothetical

Should it be the right person, it would show he was still
alive in 2017.
by Otter
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Photograph of Ernest Richard McCall
Replies: 19
Views: 2054

Re: Photograph of Ernest Richard McCall

Looks like I've missed something, then. Whoops. I figured that ERM hadn't been accused of anything, or why wouldn't this thread be in the Historical Abuse & Related Discussions section? I was the one who suggested the initial thread about him be moved away from the abuse section - rightly or wrongl...
by Otter
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 160
Views: 11683

Re: Here's a hypothetical

When mentioning the difficulties faced by finding someone abroad, I made no mention of extradition and wasn’t thinking anything of the sort. Just interested procedurally in how one might go about locating someone who might be in a specific place, with no particular reason or criminal insinuation (al...
by Otter
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 160
Views: 11683

Re: Here's a hypothetical

I imagine one of the many difficulties for authorities looking to locate and speak to people in this way would be to inquire as to their whereabouts without them being tipped off and running/changing identity.
by Otter
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Abuse cases and related discussions
Topic: Here's a hypothetical
Replies: 160
Views: 11683

Re: Here's a hypothetical

I found this in the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum Newsletter. (Could be a publication on Have I Got News For You) http://museum.bu.ac.th/Newsletter/SEACM_V3_no4.pdf It's from summer 2006, so the real McCall would be 61 or 62. A man named Richard McCall is photographed in the bottom-left picture on...