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  1. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Le prince Andrew est dans la merde, n'est pas?

    To save you looking it up: Harp told me that Prince Andrew had legal papers served on him at Balmoral. The only thing that needs translating with my reply is merde. Put it this way, you wouldn't want to tread in it.
     
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    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Now you have really spooked me Lizzie. At my first school, the one where infants start to learn the rudiments of their basic education, we had an elderly teacher, (Everyone is old when you are only five,) that woman used to put the fear of God into her charges. Any perceived transgression and she would call out the recalcitrant's name, in full, at full volume and accompany her command with an almighty wack of her desk with an extra long ruler. That damn ruler brought terror to a class of five year olds, not that she ever used it physically, not even a threat of use, she just used it as a prop to emphasise her displeasure.
     
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  3. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom Call Me a Cab

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    ^^^ Sort of like my dad. He never actually touched us, but could instill such fear that we almost thought we had been whipped. Although that never happened, we dared not test him.
     
  4. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom Call Me a Cab

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    Il est un idiot. Trop chaud pour son propre bien. Didn’t he used to be known as Randy Andy? Still, it’s impossible to know how guilty he is, or isn’t. Everything is a media circus these days.
     
  5. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, he stepped in it. Legally served with tacit acknowledgement, though if unanswered after three weeks
    liable for default judgement; however, notice would ordinarily be served through standard channels.
    Ostensible remand to New York for judicial review but there is little doubt the case has now moved forward.
     
  6. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Well, since the cat's out of the bag....

    Although I am not conversant with the facts or chronology of this case, what I do know of it leads
    to a reasoned conclusion that said person is guilty by preponderance of evidence but more telling
    is his own public behavior. I assume his lawyers advised all possibles and probables, and likely had
    counseled early settlement and as quiet a resolve as per attendant circumstance allowed.
    This course having been been rejected the individual finds himself boxed in with no escape except
    to Balmoral which may prove legally penetrable, or a prison.
     
  7. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Bits and bobs read off the Net this afternoon. His lawyers are disputing service. This buys some time,
    and there is a prior settlement Ms Roberts signed with Epstein with some comment tendered by
    Alan Dershowitz (another Roberts accused) that such agreement covers himself and others.
    Dershowitz is now asking that said agreement be opened publicly.
    This is all accounts tenuous and fails to obviate cumulative evidence released to date.
    Should the judge rule in favor of service having satisfied New York state law the Windsor legal team
    would be advised to offer some tender to avoid default.
     
  8. CRH

    CRH Call Me a Cab

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    Women 50 years old and younger are robbing the cradle.
     
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  9. Yeah, where the hell were they when I was a kid? :(

    :p
     
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  10. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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  11. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    girls.jpeg
     
  12. Just an FYI, J.Lo has paired up with Ben Affleck again, so that graphic is out of date 'cause he's 49 and she's 52 now. :D
     
  13. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    Fifteen, sixteen years ago I went through a TSA checkpoint behind JLo, she was sobbing uncontrollably
    and one of her bodyguard retinue told me she had broken up with Affleck.
    True love never runs true I guess. Wish them all the best.
     
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  14. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    I was 19. She was a cocktail waitress. It was a sleazy establishment. Yes, drugs, sex, gambling, stolen items - that kind of a place. She said she was 42. I thought she was even older. Maybe it was just the years of being in smoky bar rooms every night.

    One night, at 3 AM, I saw her at a bus stop. Apparently, after closing and cleaning the bar, she took public transportation. I offered a her a ride. Several more weekends passed until I saw her again. Same bus stop. Same time of night. Same thing. Gave her a ride home. We got to know each other a little better. She told me her life story, her hopes and dreams for the future; in one ear, out the other.

    Somehow I found myself picking her up at the bus stop, at least a few times a week. Not every night. Sometimes I was out partying. Or I was sleeping with some other girl. Not in front of the bar. I would just drive up to the bus stop. I knew which nights she worked, so I never did anything stupid like drive to a bus stop at 3 AM, on a Monday.

    Sex was her coin for barter. If I gave her a ride home, she asked me to come in. Since she didn't have a car, she would call me if she wanted to go shopping. Sometimes she just wanted to see a movie, or get her hair done. Everything revolved around her not having a car, and me driving her somewhere. It was the same routine. I go pick her up. She would have me come in for sex, before embarking on whatever it was that she called me for. Then when I drove her back home, she would ask me to come in and sleep over.

    She encouraged me to seek out girls my age. When we went out, she would tell waitresses and bartenders that I was her nephew & still single. She gave my phone number to some girl at the nail salon. This one time, she brought home another cocktail waitress from her job, for a slumber party. Then one day, she was gone. She didn't work at that bar anymore. She vacated her apartment. I never saw her again.
     
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  15. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Being completely ignorant of the world of celebrity I am at the mercy of much of what is posted on the web, most of which never gets taken down.
    But I do know that Joan Collins is 88 and her husband, Percy Gibson, is 56.
    Some female American journalist, (I can't find her name,) tried to get some mileage out of the significant age difference. But Joan was having none of it. Shrugging off the age gap, she said: 'It's so boring. Look, I'll tell you about the age thing - if he dies, he dies.'
     
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  16. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    My first grade teacher not only had a ruler, but she used it -- hard, right across the knuckles. And if that didn't work, she kept a baby bonnet in her desk, and repeat offenders were sentenced to wear it.

    My younger cousin was terrified of her. When he was assigned to her class, he'd crawl under the front porch every morning and hide, down there among the dead leaves and cigarette butts, rather than go to school and face her. He ended up so terrorized he had to repeat the first grade, with a different teacher.
     
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  17. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    I recall yardsticks. 12 inches wasn't good enough. 36 inches could whoosh through the air, and crack on impact. Teachers in my school had no restraint. The whole kid was fair game. You could get beat on your legs, arms, back, head..... They also taped your mouth shut. The school should have given dominatrix outfits and whips to the teachers. Not just 1st grade. Every grade. Seniors in high school were getting paddled. There was a gym teacher who threw
    punches. Oddly enough, there was a teacher who wore leather pants.
     
  18. ChiTownScion

    ChiTownScion Call Me a Cab

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    On a perhaps happier note, I encountered a fine gentleman in Albany Oregon this weekend whose vehicle is remarkably similar (although, I believe, a year younger) to that of a renowned historian and theatre manager from Midcoast Maine...

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  19. As long as the people involved are happy and not breaking any laws intended to protect one or the other from any form of abuse, good for them! I don't quite "get it" because I can't imagine having much in common with anyone that much older or younger than myself, but it's not my relationship.
     
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  20. Fifty150

    Fifty150 One Too Many

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    With decades of wisdom gleaned from many mistakes.....I should have been a gigolo when I had the body and dance moves.
     
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