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Forum: Broadcasting 11-03-2013, 20:50
Replies: 886
Views: 31,320
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Did you know that you you wear a tin foil hat...

Did you know that you you wear a tin foil hat they will never find you ;-)
Forum: Broadcasting 11-03-2013, 20:31
Replies: 886
Views: 31,320
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Yeah i read that at the time, but my experience...

Yeah i read that at the time, but my experience was pretty smooth, a bit like putting a SORN on a car if you will.

I hate the TV licence and what it represents, so i'm not defending them... But...
Forum: Broadcasting 11-03-2013, 20:19
Replies: 886
Views: 31,320
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
When i didn't own a TV due to watching catchup...

When i didn't own a TV due to watching catchup catchup on my lappy I filled out a TV license form and ticked the box stating that I was not watching 'TV as it was being transmitted', the feedback...
Forum: Showbiz 11-01-2013, 23:54
Replies: 3,466
Views: 480,927
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Well said, and yes, that's a critical point......

Well said, and yes, that's a critical point... were they paid to mimic the 3 wise monkeys?
Forum: Showbiz 11-01-2013, 20:06
Replies: 3,466
Views: 480,927
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Out of all the Abuse, accusations, victims and...

Out of all the Abuse, accusations, victims and apparent gut feelings but no firm evidence, even though the police were nationally aware of the abuse but not in a joined up way, even with Esther...
Forum: Showbiz 08-01-2013, 17:45
Replies: 77
Views: 6,767
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Unfortunately i was being generous with the...

Unfortunately i was being generous with the stat..

only 11% of all rape cases are taken to court
about 10% of those result in a conviction


I find it somewhat ironic that in India a woman was...
Forum: Showbiz 08-01-2013, 17:04
Replies: 77
Views: 6,767
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Most rapists are never sentenced, does that mean...

Most rapists are never sentenced, does that mean 96% of rape allegations are false ?
Forum: Showbiz 08-01-2013, 16:14
Replies: 77
Views: 6,767
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Justice is served to bias in favour of the person...

Justice is served to bias in favour of the person with the better legal team..

The notion of right and wrong in application within any UK courtroom is simply not of our culture.

Any judgement is...
Forum: Showbiz 08-01-2013, 16:01
Replies: 77
Views: 6,767
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
weren't the reports against Savile brushed under...

weren't the reports against Savile brushed under the carpet with the victims being made to look like self serving trouble makers?

It seems that well liked TV celebs are always vehemently defended...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 23:41
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Take another look and see the...

Take another look and see the following....

Government Youth advisory

In 2000, a committee of 12 teenage girls set up to advise the UK government on youth issues recommended that the age of consent...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 23:34
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
You're right, there was a strong argument to...

You're right, there was a strong argument to lowering the age of consent to 12...
This was argued by Harriet Harmen as a positive (amongst other politicians)...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 22:23
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
That's great feedback, thanks... Surely its...

That's great feedback, thanks...
Surely its common sense... explains why so many protest to this coming to England
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 22:21
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
You are right in that some paedophiles may come...

You are right in that some paedophiles may come forward and volunteer for treatment in an effort to change, but not most..

The following is an analogy in context with the above.
The country is awash...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 22:02
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Castration, chemical or otherwise is certainly a...

Castration, chemical or otherwise is certainly a deterrent and could be effective in cases where the abuse is purely sexually motivated... however, abuse is frequently an expression of power....
What...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 21:59
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Yes, you are absolutely correct with regard...

Yes, you are absolutely correct with regard rumours issue, what is the defined cut off between rumour and evidence...?...

The 'blind eye' law to me is such an obvious thing to bring to England...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 21:32
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Good point. The situation right now is far from...

Good point.

The situation right now is far from ideal, thus the situation we're in right now.

If there are a series of thorough enquiries which propose that changes are required (in law) to protect...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 21:21
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Which aspect sounds frightening? Doing the...

Which aspect sounds frightening?

Doing the right thing
Reporting it
or turning a blind eye to it
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 21:17
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
In some cases... ie, the BBC, staff reporting...

In some cases... ie, the BBC, staff reporting sighting changing room antics with what they thought of as underage girls were still viewed as mere roumers by the Beeb hierarchy...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 21:15
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Yeah, he was one of very few people to receive a...

Yeah, he was one of very few people to receive a Papal Knighthood.... this is so rare its like you winning the lottery every Saturday night for a year...

You have to wonder how a DJ received this...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 21:06
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
The bigger problem is where children are not...

The bigger problem is where children are not believed when they do identify a paedophile.

Perhaps have the same law as New Zealand whereby it is an offence with custodial punishment to 'turn a blind...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 21:01
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
It really was (allegedly) as some sort of...

It really was (allegedly) as some sort of government adviser representing Britain or some such....
Middle east adviser
Royal Advisor
Broadmoore leader (and advisor to Edwina Curry)
Close to being...
Forum: Showbiz 05-11-2012, 19:23
Replies: 4,077
Views: 369,700
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Is it any wonder people rarely report sex crimes...

Is it any wonder people rarely report sex crimes when the legal system is so off side with the victim, not just during the reporting, court case, conviction (where that happens) but through...
Forum: Showbiz 04-11-2012, 01:36
Replies: 3,266
Views: 312,886
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
The authorities seem to have lost / misplaced...

The authorities seem to have lost / misplaced quite a lot with these abuse cases...
If i were even slightly cynical i may think that they 'lose' their notes to hush the the whole thing up as...
Forum: Showbiz 04-11-2012, 00:57
Replies: 3,266
Views: 312,886
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Both parties should be treated appropriately,...

Both parties should be treated appropriately, however, it is my view that more work needs to be done to encourage victims to speak out and then subsequently be handled with more care than is...
Forum: Showbiz 04-11-2012, 00:49
Replies: 3,266
Views: 312,886
Posted By Mark_McIntyre
Unless anyone here is able to force a judicial...

Unless anyone here is able to force a judicial change, arguing about some sort of utopian idealism of application of law is fruitless.. (and sidelining the issues at hand)

We have a judge and jury...
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