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Main / Re: Still open?
Dec 17, 2017, 04:29 AM
So the main page of comes up empty: I guess this is the end.

I want to thank Dr. E for being our most gracious host for a decade and a half.

Bye all.
Main / Re: Some difficulties
Oct 17, 2016, 08:07 PM
Would it be possible to download all of one's own posts in a file?
Unfortunately, the letter refers to the "Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act" rather than the topic of my email, which is "Obama's FY 2016 budget eliminating all funding for CDC prostate cancer program".
Unfortunately for you, but it was fully intentional on his side.
Main / It started by him hitting back ...
Jan 30, 2015, 09:18 PM
IMPD officer arrested on domestic battery charge enters 'not guilty' plea

Burger's wife told the officer they'd been arguing all day. The arguing escalated when Burger allegedly began videotaping his wife during an argument. She threw a plastic Vaseline jar at him, hitting him in the stomach from about ten feet away. After that, Burger's wife told police that Burger physically attacked her, dropping his cell phone, charging at her and punching her in the face. She said the blow knocked her to the floor, after which Burger allegedly pinned her arms down with his knees. She says she fought back, but then says Burger pushed and pressed her face into the rug as she tried to get him off of her.
There's not much love in me towards the police, but this is pretty typical: she assaulted him first. His mistake was responding in kind -- he should have arrested her for domestic battery. Of course his cop buddies would have laughed at him -- but they weren't laughing when arrested him.
Main / Re: Happy New Year
Jan 01, 2015, 08:42 PM
Happy New Year to all.
Main / Re: upgrade
Dec 27, 2014, 08:31 PM
Well, looks like it worked.

But the board is dying.
needy and clingy, non-motivated p*ssies

I guess Rebecca is in dire need of a ticket to the Vagina Monologues. That would teach her about discounting her sexual organ.
Main / Re: Hamm vs. Hamm
Nov 15, 2014, 12:12 PM
I still read along.

I'm glad that you're well.

I'd probably call it a day if I just got handed a billion dollars.

To be a bit facetious (but not much): this is why no one will hand you a billion dollars ever.
Main / Hamm vs. Hamm
Nov 13, 2014, 06:27 PM
Something must have happened to Galt: last time he was here was three months ago, and he failed to comment on the latest large bore divorce.
Rose DiManno (of whom I never heard before) wrote an essay on apropos of the Jian Ghomeshi 'story'. An excerpt:

Sexual assault victims don't have the luxury of averting the ordeal. Without their testimony there is no case.

Those brave enough to make a police complaint, knowing they must submit to invasive investigation yet still courageous enough to testify, are routinely shredded, attacked on credibility, depicted as promiscuous or morning-after regretful.

Cross-examination is by definition confrontational. This is justified as getting at the truth but it's really about blurring the truth. It's about poking holes of doubt and then stretching them so that the entire case is rendered misshapen. He said. She said. But what he says -- or doesn't say, if the accused stays off the stand -- is held to a higher standard of reliability. What she says is vehemently dismantled.

I wonder if she thinks that only the cross-examination of female complaining witnesses is "really about blurring the truth" and when a woman is the accused, then cross-examination of the complaining witness (man or woman) is an entirely appropriate method of getting at the truth.
Main / An abused man
Oct 25, 2014, 08:05 AM
So there's this story on a Hungarian news site. The (sub)site is a bit on the tabloid side, but the story is believable:

A 56 years old man denounced his 44 years old wife to the police that he was kept for years as "a sex slave". Apparently the wife had a lover, too, but would demand loudly and insistently that her husband provide her with sexual satisfaction as well. The wife denies all of this, but the couple's children and the neighbors made statements supporting the husband's account.

In 2011, the wife's sister moved into the apartment with her 29 years old female lover. Once the three women were partying, and the husband asked them to tone it down: the 29 years old stabbed him in the back.

When the husband was asked why is it only now that he's made a report to the police, he said that he was waiting for their smaller daughter to become 12 years old: he was aware that under that age, the child is very likely to be placed with the mother in case of divorce, while over that age the court takes into consideration the child's wishes regarding which parent would she prefer to live with.

Apparently the wife threatened him with stabbing him in his sleep if he wouldn't satisfy her sexually, and threatened to burn down the place if he filed for divorce.

(The case is being handled by the capital city's police's Child and Youth Protection Division.)
Does she look like a likely suspect for a sexual assault? She's a beast!

Suspects interviewed by police all denied raping McGinnis, saying the sex was consensual

Apparently some men are really desperate.