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SC: By placing his hat into the dirty ring, the man knew exactly what he was doing and what he would have to do to get what he wanted.

MS: Another product of your mystical insight?

SC: What – you think Tricky Dicky was some bumbling idiot martinet that hadn’t a clue how to fight dirty? Are you that naive?

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MS: What he had to do in fact does not include anything and everything you make up (such as, violence, intimidation and threats of eviction which never happened).

SC: I am not saying Tricky Dicky “had” to employ such methods—just highlighting the fact that these were known and used practices at elections in this period and that such strong-arm tactics were as available to him as they were to every other corrupt politician back in the day. The point is – Tricky Dicky would have understood before entering the ring that if the vote was tight and buying votes was unlikely to swing it for him, then these other strong-arm tactics would most likely have to come into play. He would have been well aware of the full spectrum of tactics (some dirtier than others) that were available before he ever set foot in the dirty ring--and well aware also that he might actually have to resort to using them. And yet such prior awareness did not deter him from entering the squalid race. Of course, he may well have hoped that he would never have to stoop so low by employing such shameful tactics but I venture that if the situation arose where he had to use such strong-arm tactics then he would not have hesitated in doing so--just as the other crooked politicians had. His entering the dirty ring in the first place implies he was ready, able and willing. And ruthless. He wasn't in the race to lose. Why should it be imagined that Tricky Dicky would draw the line at using just one dirty tactic i.e. bribery? He was in for a penny, in for a pound. Tricky Dicky's patron, the Duke of Cumberland, would have made damn sure that he had chosen the right man (a military man like himself) for the very dirty job. A man who would not flinch from doing whatever was necessary; a man not afraid to employ whatever low and shameful tactics it took in order to win. Do not kid yourself otherwise.

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MS: Facts not good enough for you?

SC: The fact is that such strong-arm tactics were used in this period, especially when the vote was tight. Do you deny this? The fact is Tricky Dicky would have known this. Do you deny this? The fact is Tricky Dicky, with such fore-knowledge, STILL entered the dirty ring. You cannot deny this.

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SC: That you are happy to take the word of Tricky Dicky on 'faith' is entirely your business.

MS: That this is a matter of taking someone’s “word” or taking something on “faith” is your fabrication.

SC: Call it what you like--you take the dubious word of Tricky Dicky over and above any need for scientifically testing the inscriptions you assert that he 'found'; inscriptions that--irrespective of your lame and lamentable protestations--Tricky Dicky COULD have easily forged. (Yes, contrary to what you have always held to be true, there IS a relatively easy way a forgery COULD have been perpetrated by him and his team in these chambers). Do you not yet see how ridiculous and untenable your position has now become? How many decades now have you invested in your charade of protesting Tricky Dicky's innocence?

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MS: The case against the forgery fantasia has never depended on imagining that Vyse was a plaster saint.

SC: I certainly never for a single moment imagined Tricky Dicky to be a "plaster saint" but, nevertheless, it's encouraging to see that you are finally moving your opinion of him in the right direction.

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MS: It’s far more a matter of recognising the checks and balances inherent in the situation.

SC: Well that is exactly the problem--there are no "checks and balances" here. That is what I have been asking here (and elsewhere) for weeks now--that forensic scientists are permitted into those chambers to CHECK those inscriptions in order to provide us with a more BALANCED view. But at every turn, the skeptics here resist this suggestion, insisting that such is not needed, that the word of Tricky Dicky can be trusted. Are you all listening to yourselves?

Now, you can try and spin it, candy-floss it or sugar-coat it in any way you like—Tricky Dicky cannot be trusted on his word. Plain. Simple. It is far more a matter of obtaining REAL evidence to prove the inscriptions in those chambers are authentic rather than basing their veracity on the dubious word of Tricky Dicky.

What's the problem with doing the science? What is it you are afraid of?

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SC: Would I accept the word of a person who can suspend their morality whenever it suits them to do so? I really don’t think so.

MS: That’s entirely your business.

SC: Good--glad you agree.

SC



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Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 1051 Dr. Troglodyte 10-May-13 20:14
William Wilberforce, crook 489 Martin Stower 11-May-13 12:17
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 456 Nejc 11-May-13 16:15
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 461 Merrell 11-May-13 18:36
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 460 Scott Creighton 12-May-13 11:27
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 538 Merrell 12-May-13 22:37
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 495 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 11:03
Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, excavator 408 Merrell 13-May-13 13:11
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 457 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 13:21
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 470 Martin Stower 13-May-13 16:14
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 367 Scott Creighton 14-May-13 09:16
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 440 Merrell 14-May-13 09:41
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 451 Scott Creighton 14-May-13 09:47
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 456 Martin Stower 15-May-13 11:18
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 544 Scott Creighton 15-May-13 12:02
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 463 Martin Stower 15-May-13 14:26
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 405 Scott Creighton 15-May-13 15:00
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 505 Martin Stower 16-May-13 09:55
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 445 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 10:04
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 438 Martin Stower 16-May-13 10:34
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 383 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 10:43
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 444 Martin Stower 16-May-13 11:00
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 516 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 11:09
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 453 Martin Stower 16-May-13 11:31
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 419 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 11:36
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 418 cladking 16-May-13 15:14
Re: What are they so afraid of? 500 Thunderbird 16-May-13 15:55
Re: What are they so afraid of? 449 cladking 16-May-13 21:40
Calling Dr. Schoch 516 Dr. Troglodyte 16-May-13 16:04
Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 523 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 16:26
Logbook doubts 432 Merrell 16-May-13 21:38
Re: Logbook doubts 493 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 22:46
Re: Logbook doubts 388 Merrell 16-May-13 23:25
Re: Logbook doubts 452 Scott Creighton 17-May-13 08:00
Re: Logbook doubts 448 Merrell 17-May-13 14:30
Re: Logbook doubts 436 Scott Creighton 17-May-13 14:56
Re: Logbook doubts 440 Martin Stower 17-May-13 16:11
Re: Logbook doubts 428 Scott Creighton 17-May-13 20:53
Re: Logbook doubts 393 MJT 17-May-13 22:31
Re: Logbook doubts 484 Merrell 18-May-13 11:23
Re: Logbook doubts 533 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 12:10
Re: Logbook doubts 554 Martin Stower 20-May-13 17:54
Re: Logbook doubts 371 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 00:20
Re: Logbook doubts 450 Morten 21-May-13 09:03
Re: Logbook doubts 494 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 10:22
Re: Logbook doubts 492 Merrell 21-May-13 10:26
Re: Logbook doubts 419 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 10:35
Re: Logbook doubts 461 Merrell 21-May-13 13:46
Re: Logbook doubts 378 Morten 21-May-13 10:40
Re: Logbook doubts 462 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 11:04
Re: Logbook doubts 468 Morten 21-May-13 11:29
Re: Logbook doubts 489 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 12:04
Re: Logbook doubts 457 Morten 21-May-13 13:19
Re: Logbook doubts 532 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 13:33
Re: Logbook doubts 457 Merrell 21-May-13 14:16
Re: Logbook doubts 455 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 14:27
Re: Logbook doubts 499 Merrell 21-May-13 23:48
Re: Logbook doubts 483 Morten 21-May-13 14:37
Re: Logbook doubts 449 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 14:54
Re: Logbook doubts 482 Morten 22-May-13 10:51
Re: Logbook doubts 511 Martin Stower 21-May-13 17:13
Re: Logbook doubts 385 Audrey 22-May-13 02:20
Re: Logbook doubts 452 Morten 22-May-13 08:18
Re: Logbook doubts 415 Martin Stower 22-May-13 15:02
Re: Logbook doubts 426 Audrey 24-May-13 01:32
Re: Logbook doubts 609 Martin Stower 24-May-13 13:43
Re: Logbook doubts 344 Audrey 24-May-13 01:10
Re: Logbook doubts 386 Scott Creighton 10-Jun-14 13:15
Re: Logbook doubts 487 eyeofhorus33 10-Jun-14 18:17
Re: Logbook doubts 479 Scott Creighton 10-Jun-14 22:01
Re: Logbook doubts 425 eyeofhorus33 10-Jun-14 22:15
Re:Khufu....Hyksos? 450 Thunderbird 11-Jun-14 01:36
Re: Logbook doubts 443 Audrey 11-Jun-14 20:47
Re: Logbook doubts 526 eyeofhorus33 11-Jun-14 22:18
Re: Logbook doubts 474 Audrey 12-Jun-14 21:22
Re: Logbook doubts 417 eyeofhorus33 12-Jun-14 22:20
Re: Logbook doubts 421 cladking 13-Jun-14 00:24
Re: Logbook doubts 406 eyeofhorus33 13-Jun-14 22:53
Re: Logbook doubts 405 cladking 13-Jun-14 23:23
Re: Logbook doubts 421 eyeofhorus33 13-Jun-14 23:48
Re: Logbook doubts 415 cladking 14-Jun-14 00:17
Re: Logbook doubts 442 Audrey 14-Jun-14 02:17
Re: Logbook doubts 475 eyeofhorus33 14-Jun-14 11:44
Re: Logbook doubts 436 cladking 14-Jun-14 15:25
context and customs 388 Audrey 14-Jun-14 19:25
Re: context and customs 372 cladking 14-Jun-14 21:23
Re: Logbook doubts 452 eyeofhorus33 14-Jun-14 21:29
Re: Logbook doubts 431 cladking 14-Jun-14 22:07
Re: Logbook doubts 422 eyeofhorus33 14-Jun-14 23:04
Re: Logbook doubts 448 cladking 15-Jun-14 00:29
Re: Logbook doubts 454 eyeofhorus33 15-Jun-14 18:35
Re: Logbook doubts 428 cladking 15-Jun-14 20:56
Re: Logbook doubts 434 eyeofhorus33 15-Jun-14 21:26
Language doubts 396 cladking 15-Jun-14 21:48
Re: Language doubts 400 eyeofhorus33 15-Jun-14 22:05
Re: Language doubts 416 cladking 15-Jun-14 22:51
Re: Language doubts 415 Audrey 16-Jun-14 04:17
Re: Language doubts 463 cladking 16-Jun-14 04:51
Re: Logbook doubts 332 cladking 12-Jun-14 22:57
Re:doubts 434 Thunderbird 11-Jun-14 23:36
Re:doubts 399 Audrey 12-Jun-14 19:54
Moderator Notice 386 Hoppy 22-May-13 01:32
Re: Logbook doubts 381 Audrey 22-May-13 02:52
Re: Logbook doubts 361 Martin Stower 18-May-13 13:37
Re: Logbook doubts 425 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 14:01
Re: Logbook doubts 403 Martin Stower 18-May-13 14:52
Re: Logbook doubts 405 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 17:16
Re: Logbook doubts 489 Martin Stower 20-May-13 16:57
Re: Logbook doubts 420 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 17:51
Re: Logbook doubts 392 Martin Stower 20-May-13 18:25
Re: Logbook doubts 269 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 18:49
Re: Logbook doubts 451 Martin Stower 21-May-13 15:42
Re: Logbook doubts 414 HungryHun 17-May-13 15:20
Re: Conspired.... 430 Thunderbird 17-May-13 15:47
Re: Conspired.... 419 HungryHun 17-May-13 16:04
Re: Conspired.... 392 Thunderbird 17-May-13 23:17
Re: Conspired....inspire d by money 424 Ratcho 03-Jun-13 05:57
Re: Logbook doubts 358 Martin Stower 17-May-13 16:23
Re: Logbook doubts 424 HungryHun 17-May-13 16:28
Re: Logbook doubts 420 Thunderbird 17-May-13 22:25
Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 401 LonelyAngel 29-May-13 14:41
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 371 Nejc 29-May-13 23:23
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 392 Merrell 30-May-13 09:25
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 442 Martin Stower 30-May-13 12:48
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 429 WINDINWATERS 30-May-13 14:40
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 326 Martin Stower 31-May-13 18:00
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 385 WINDINWATERS 31-May-13 21:47
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 373 LonelyAngel 30-May-13 17:43
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 373 Martin Stower 31-May-13 18:24
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 432 cladking 01-Jun-13 03:28
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 420 Merrell 01-Jun-13 11:02
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 358 LonelyAngel 03-Jun-13 20:59
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 373 LonelyAngel 03-Jun-13 20:47
Re: Logbook doubts 579 Martin Stower 17-May-13 15:51
Re: Logbook doubts 416 Scott Creighton 17-May-13 20:27
Re: Logbook doubts 439 Nejc 17-May-13 22:28
Re: Logbook doubts 797 Martin Stower 18-May-13 14:43
Re: Logbook doubts 655 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 17:12
Re: Logbook doubts 487 Merrell 19-May-13 16:43
Re: Logbook doubts 425 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 09:38
Re: Logbook doubts 390 Merrell 20-May-13 13:29
Re: Logbook doubts 519 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 13:58
Re: Logbook doubts 393 Merrell 20-May-13 14:55
Re: Logbook doubts 418 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 18:46
Re: Logbook doubts 457 HungryHun 20-May-13 22:02
Re: Logbook doubts 418 Thanos5150 20-May-13 23:05
Re: Logbook doubts 434 sfbey 20-May-13 23:23
Re: Logbook doubts 428 Thanos5150 20-May-13 23:35
Re: Logbook doubts 428 sfbey 21-May-13 15:41
Moghrah 440 Merrell 21-May-13 18:09
Re: Logbook doubts 319 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 23:38
Re: Logbook doubts 345 Merrell 21-May-13 21:34
Re: Logbook doubts 349 Audrey 22-May-13 02:34
Re: Logbook doubts 395 Merrell 21-May-13 21:58
Re: Logbook doubts 417 Sirfiroth 22-May-13 10:42
Re: Logbook doubts 376 Merrell 22-May-13 11:43
Re: Logbook doubts 352 Sirfiroth 22-May-13 17:44
Re: Logbook doubts 299 Nejc 22-May-13 23:18
Re: Logbook doubts 296 cladking 23-May-13 00:51
Re: Logbook doubts 301 Merrell 23-May-13 08:41
Re: Logbook doubts 333 Martin Stower 20-May-13 19:19
Re: Logbook doubts 246 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 19:35
Re: Logbook doubts 375 Martin Stower 21-May-13 17:59
Moderator Warning 442 JonnyMcA 21-May-13 20:12
Moderator Warning 359 JonnyMcA 21-May-13 20:11
Re: exercise elementary caution about sources 328 Thunderbird 20-May-13 19:36
Re: Logbook doubts 367 Audrey 22-May-13 02:50
Re: Logbook doubts 315 Merrell 22-May-13 12:53
Re: Logbook doubts 290 Audrey 24-May-13 01:48
Moderator Caution 238 Hoppy 22-May-13 12:55
Re: Logbook doubts 208 Martin Stower 22-May-13 16:06
Re: Logbook doubts 208 Audrey 24-May-13 01:41
Re: Logbook doubts 208 Martin Stower 24-May-13 13:56
Re: Logbook doubts 184 Thunderbird 17-May-13 22:40
Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 270 Thanos5150 16-May-13 19:41
Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 237 Dr. Troglodyte 16-May-13 21:56
Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 226 Thanos5150 16-May-13 23:11
Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 207 Dr. Troglodyte 17-May-13 00:01
Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 245 Thanos5150 17-May-13 00:30
Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 211 cladking 16-May-13 21:50
Moderator Caution 263 Hoppy 15-May-13 14:09
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 180 Martin Stower 13-May-13 16:53
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 217 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 17:40
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 212 Martin Stower 13-May-13 18:32
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 144 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 19:23
Moderator Caution #2 137 Hoppy 15-May-13 14:18
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 167 Martin Stower 15-May-13 14:52
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 202 Nejc 11-May-13 13:47
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 192 JonnyMcA 11-May-13 18:41
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 198 Audrey 12-May-13 07:59
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 180 JonnyMcA 12-May-13 09:58
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 229 HungryHun 12-May-13 13:00
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 172 HungryHun 13-May-13 12:46
Re: Caviglia's complaint.... 185 Thunderbird 13-May-13 16:20
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 178 HungryHun 13-May-13 19:36
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 166 Martin Stower 15-May-13 15:04
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 173 HungryHun 16-May-13 10:03
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 174 Martin Stower 16-May-13 10:47
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 155 Merrell 16-May-13 16:33
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 179 Martin Stower 18-May-13 15:02
Re: If fake, then... what? 209 MJT 16-May-13 12:45
More Vyse wickedness 193 Martin Stower 18-May-13 15:14
Re: More Vyse wickedness 257 Scott Creighton 19-May-13 09:01
Re: More Vyse wickedness 263 Martin Stower 20-May-13 16:44
Re: More Vyse wickedness 285 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 17:56
Re: More Vyse wickedness 321 jamesglory 21-May-13 10:26
Re: More Vyse wickedness 297 Audrey 22-May-13 02:42
Moderator Caution 230 Hoppy 20-May-13 17:57
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 214 Audrey 14-Jun-14 21:11
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 180 cladking 14-Jun-14 21:49
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 193 Scott Creighton 15-Jun-14 00:13
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 214 eyeofhorus33 15-Jun-14 00:58
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 182 cladking 15-Jun-14 01:12
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 184 Sirfiroth 15-Jun-14 19:09
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 214 cladking 15-Jun-14 20:40
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 205 Audrey 16-Jun-14 03:32
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 286 eyeofhorus33 16-Jun-14 18:38
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