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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 1091 Dr. Troglodyte 10-May-13 20:14
William Wilberforce, crook 510 Martin Stower 11-May-13 12:17
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 475 Nejc 11-May-13 16:15
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 488 Merrell 11-May-13 18:36
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 479 Scott Creighton 12-May-13 11:27
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 561 Merrell 12-May-13 22:37
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 521 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 11:03
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Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 479 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 13:21
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 492 Martin Stower 13-May-13 16:14
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 390 Scott Creighton 14-May-13 09:16
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 469 Merrell 14-May-13 09:41
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 474 Scott Creighton 14-May-13 09:47
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 479 Martin Stower 15-May-13 11:18
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 567 Scott Creighton 15-May-13 12:02
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 483 Martin Stower 15-May-13 14:26
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 427 Scott Creighton 15-May-13 15:00
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 530 Martin Stower 16-May-13 09:55
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 464 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 10:04
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 460 Martin Stower 16-May-13 10:34
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 408 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 10:43
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 481 Martin Stower 16-May-13 11:00
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 540 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 11:09
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 471 Martin Stower 16-May-13 11:31
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 439 Scott Creighton 16-May-13 11:36
Re: Wilberforce, abolitionist; Vyse, 441 cladking 16-May-13 15:14
Re: What are they so afraid of? 525 Thunderbird 16-May-13 15:55
Re: What are they so afraid of? 471 cladking 16-May-13 21:40
Calling Dr. Schoch 543 Dr. Troglodyte 16-May-13 16:04
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Re: Logbook doubts 408 Merrell 16-May-13 23:25
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Re: Logbook doubts 417 MJT 17-May-13 22:31
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Re: Logbook doubts 559 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 12:10
Re: Logbook doubts 576 Martin Stower 20-May-13 17:54
Re: Logbook doubts 389 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 00:20
Re: Logbook doubts 469 Morten 21-May-13 09:03
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Re: Logbook doubts 480 Merrell 21-May-13 13:46
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Re: Logbook doubts 482 Scott Creighton 21-May-13 11:04
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Re:Khufu....Hyksos? 472 Thunderbird 11-Jun-14 01:36
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Re: Logbook doubts 433 cladking 14-Jun-14 00:17
Re: Logbook doubts 457 Audrey 14-Jun-14 02:17
Re: Logbook doubts 508 eyeofhorus33 14-Jun-14 11:44
Re: Logbook doubts 456 cladking 14-Jun-14 15:25
context and customs 403 Audrey 14-Jun-14 19:25
Re: context and customs 395 cladking 14-Jun-14 21:23
Re: Logbook doubts 468 eyeofhorus33 14-Jun-14 21:29
Re: Logbook doubts 450 cladking 14-Jun-14 22:07
Re: Logbook doubts 440 eyeofhorus33 14-Jun-14 23:04
Re: Logbook doubts 470 cladking 15-Jun-14 00:29
Re: Logbook doubts 470 eyeofhorus33 15-Jun-14 18:35
Re: Logbook doubts 445 cladking 15-Jun-14 20:56
Re: Logbook doubts 457 eyeofhorus33 15-Jun-14 21:26
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Re: Language doubts 422 eyeofhorus33 15-Jun-14 22:05
Re: Language doubts 435 cladking 15-Jun-14 22:51
Re: Language doubts 435 Audrey 16-Jun-14 04:17
Re: Language doubts 483 cladking 16-Jun-14 04:51
Re: Logbook doubts 352 cladking 12-Jun-14 22:57
Re:doubts 462 Thunderbird 11-Jun-14 23:36
Re:doubts 421 Audrey 12-Jun-14 19:54
Moderator Notice 403 Hoppy 22-May-13 01:32
Re: Logbook doubts 395 Audrey 22-May-13 02:52
Re: Logbook doubts 379 Martin Stower 18-May-13 13:37
Re: Logbook doubts 443 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 14:01
Re: Logbook doubts 428 Martin Stower 18-May-13 14:52
Re: Logbook doubts 425 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 17:16
Re: Logbook doubts 508 Martin Stower 20-May-13 16:57
Re: Logbook doubts 439 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 17:51
Re: Logbook doubts 410 Martin Stower 20-May-13 18:25
Re: Logbook doubts 289 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 18:49
Re: Logbook doubts 467 Martin Stower 21-May-13 15:42
Re: Logbook doubts 434 HungryHun 17-May-13 15:20
Re: Conspired.... 444 Thunderbird 17-May-13 15:47
Re: Conspired.... 440 HungryHun 17-May-13 16:04
Re: Conspired.... 411 Thunderbird 17-May-13 23:17
Re: Conspired....inspire d by money 441 Ratcho 03-Jun-13 05:57
Re: Logbook doubts 381 Martin Stower 17-May-13 16:23
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Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 404 WINDINWATERS 31-May-13 21:47
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Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 453 cladking 01-Jun-13 03:28
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 435 Merrell 01-Jun-13 11:02
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 378 LonelyAngel 03-Jun-13 20:59
Re: Would you buy a used cartouche from this man? 396 LonelyAngel 03-Jun-13 20:47
Re: Logbook doubts 607 Martin Stower 17-May-13 15:51
Re: Logbook doubts 436 Scott Creighton 17-May-13 20:27
Re: Logbook doubts 457 Nejc 17-May-13 22:28
Re: Logbook doubts 835 Martin Stower 18-May-13 14:43
Re: Logbook doubts 690 Scott Creighton 18-May-13 17:12
Re: Logbook doubts 514 Merrell 19-May-13 16:43
Re: Logbook doubts 446 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 09:38
Re: Logbook doubts 407 Merrell 20-May-13 13:29
Re: Logbook doubts 533 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 13:58
Re: Logbook doubts 416 Merrell 20-May-13 14:55
Re: Logbook doubts 437 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 18:46
Re: Logbook doubts 474 HungryHun 20-May-13 22:02
Re: Logbook doubts 438 Thanos5150 20-May-13 23:05
Re: Logbook doubts 451 sfbey 20-May-13 23:23
Re: Logbook doubts 445 Thanos5150 20-May-13 23:35
Re: Logbook doubts 454 sfbey 21-May-13 15:41
Moghrah 461 Merrell 21-May-13 18:09
Re: Logbook doubts 338 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 23:38
Re: Logbook doubts 364 Merrell 21-May-13 21:34
Re: Logbook doubts 372 Audrey 22-May-13 02:34
Re: Logbook doubts 417 Merrell 21-May-13 21:58
Re: Logbook doubts 435 Sirfiroth 22-May-13 10:42
Re: Logbook doubts 392 Merrell 22-May-13 11:43
Re: Logbook doubts 375 Sirfiroth 22-May-13 17:44
Re: Logbook doubts 318 Nejc 22-May-13 23:18
Re: Logbook doubts 314 cladking 23-May-13 00:51
Re: Logbook doubts 323 Merrell 23-May-13 08:41
Re: Logbook doubts 354 Martin Stower 20-May-13 19:19
Re: Logbook doubts 267 Scott Creighton 20-May-13 19:35
Re: Logbook doubts 395 Martin Stower 21-May-13 17:59
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Re: exercise elementary caution about sources 344 Thunderbird 20-May-13 19:36
Re: Logbook doubts 387 Audrey 22-May-13 02:50
Re: Logbook doubts 332 Merrell 22-May-13 12:53
Re: Logbook doubts 309 Audrey 24-May-13 01:48
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Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 259 Dr. Troglodyte 16-May-13 21:56
Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 244 Thanos5150 16-May-13 23:11
Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 226 Dr. Troglodyte 17-May-13 00:01
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Re: Calling Dr. Schoch 231 cladking 16-May-13 21:50
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Re: William Wilberforce, crook 199 Martin Stower 13-May-13 16:53
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 235 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 17:40
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 229 Martin Stower 13-May-13 18:32
Re: William Wilberforce, crook 161 Scott Creighton 13-May-13 19:23
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Re: William Wilberforce, crook 187 Martin Stower 15-May-13 14:52
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 223 Nejc 11-May-13 13:47
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 212 JonnyMcA 11-May-13 18:41
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 215 Audrey 12-May-13 07:59
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 196 JonnyMcA 12-May-13 09:58
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 248 HungryHun 12-May-13 13:00
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 189 HungryHun 13-May-13 12:46
Re: Caviglia's complaint.... 201 Thunderbird 13-May-13 16:20
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 196 HungryHun 13-May-13 19:36
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 185 Martin Stower 15-May-13 15:04
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 188 HungryHun 16-May-13 10:03
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 194 Martin Stower 16-May-13 10:47
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 172 Merrell 16-May-13 16:33
Re: Audrey - How to photoshop a cartouche a la Vyse 194 Martin Stower 18-May-13 15:02
Re: If fake, then... what? 224 MJT 16-May-13 12:45
More Vyse wickedness 210 Martin Stower 18-May-13 15:14
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Re: More Vyse wickedness 306 Martin Stower 20-May-13 16:44
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