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Post by Orwell on Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:48 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:I actually was pleasantly suprised at my dealings with the aristocracy- they are a lovely bunch rather suprisingly, very down to earth, mindful of the cost of a thing (they often arent as rich as they appear) and decent people.
Its the rich who are a bunch of snooty stuck up snobs.

New money is often arrogant money.

Pettytyrant101 wrote:I doubt anyone else in the country would have that without uproar- but thats the deal with Royalty- and for centuries-as you will be very lucky to also fall in love with the person choosen- its been common practice for both parties to have their 'real' lover on the side and in public to act the part og happily married- Diana broke that agreement, as far as I could tell she broke it purely out of a mixture of spite, jealousy and self publicity.

Damn whore! Mad

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu May 02, 2013 2:14 am

And yet another.....

Coronation Street star William Roache is to be charged with two counts
of rape involving a 15-year-old girl in the 1960s, prosecutors have
said.- BBC

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu May 02, 2013 1:22 pm

BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has admitted 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls including one aged nine.- BBC

Is there anyone left who was working in the UK Tv buisness between 1960-1980 who wasnt a sex offender?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue May 07, 2013 7:34 am

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck has been arrested over an allegation of child sex abuse dating back to the 1970s.

North Yorkshire Police confirmed that a 73-year-old man was arrested in Kingston upon Thames on 26 April.

The entertainer and quiz show host - who has an OBE for services to showbusiness and charity - was released on bail pending further enquiries.
A police statement said he was questioned about an alleged assault on a young boy in the late 1970s.- BBC

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Post by Eldorion on Tue May 07, 2013 7:38 am

Reading all the updates makes me wonder if crimes like these are always so common, just lurking under the surface, or if the 1960s-'70s in the UK were a fluke. I really hope it's the latter. pale
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Post by halfwise on Tue May 07, 2013 12:57 pm

The entire 70's were a fluke in most 'western' countries.

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Post by azriel on Tue May 07, 2013 1:28 pm

what galls me,is that these people have been honoured with OBEs, CBE or MBEs, Jimmy Saville had an OBE, Jimmy Tarbuck OBE, Rolf Harris CBE, God knows who else had what else ? Doesnt look good for the Monarchy if they can dish out honours willy-nilly, no-one investigating the recipient first, looks poor on the nation as a whole,in my view.

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A Queen’s honour is considered to be the most prestigious personal award an individual can receive and can prove to be a life changing experience for many recipients. The benefits are:

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Anyone can receive an award if they reach the required standard of merit or service, and honours lists contain a wide variety of people from different backgrounds.

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Before your nomination is made, ask yourself the following questions.

Has the nominee:

• made a difference to their community or field of work?
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Nominations are collated and then segregated according to the nominee's area of expertise. Expert committees can then compare like with like - for instance, teacher with teacher - and the best candidates are put forward to the Prime Minister, who then presents the list to The Queen.

Once The Queen has given her informal approval, letters are then sent to each nominee asking them whether they would be willing to accept the proposed award. Once they have replied a final list is submitted to The Queen for formal approval.

Honours lists are published twice a year at New Year and in mid-June on the date of The Queen's official birthday.

Which order?

A committee considers the appropriate order and level. There is no need to specify this in any nomination. Note that:

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Knight/Dame
Awarded for a pre-eminent contribution in any field of activity, through:
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CBE
Awarded for:
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OBE
Awarded for:
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•through achievement or service to the community
•including notable practitioners known nationally

MBE
Awarded for:
•achievement or service in and to the community of a responsible kind which is outstanding in its field or
•local 'hands-on' service which stands out as an example to others
In all cases awards illuminate areas of dedicated service which merit public recognition.

In terms of service the difference is determined by the extent of the person's influence. In terms of achievement the difference is determined by the significance of the person's impact in their chosen profession.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue May 07, 2013 3:34 pm

Alternatively hanging about with Charlie and shagging children also seem to work to get a Honour in this country.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed May 08, 2013 12:08 am

whos next thats what I want to know. If they say Peter Purviss was a perv I think I am going to need some more therapy

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Post by azriel on Wed May 08, 2013 12:16 am

Worse still...John Noakes ??

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed May 08, 2013 12:22 am

affraid that would be Beyond the pale.

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Post by chris63 on Wed May 08, 2013 12:26 am

Is he still alive ? Was great on Blue Peter.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed May 08, 2013 12:28 am

dunno but he was my hero as a kid.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:34 pm

TV presenter Rolf Harris has been charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of children, police have said.
Mr Harris was first arrested in March by officers investigating historical allegations of child sexual abuse.
Six offences relate to the indecent assault of a girl aged 15-16 between 1980 and 1981 and three relate to a girl aged 14 in 1986.
The indecent images of children were alleged to have been made last year.- BBC

Evil or Very Mad There goes another childhood hero- he was instrumental in my becoming interested in art along with Tony Hart- Tony better not be next!!

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Post by azriel on Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:01 pm

I believe Tony Hart has passed away ? I used to like "Vision On ", the music was so catchy ! What is it with so called "nice guys" ?? well, they lull you into a false sense of security, on the outside they seem like the dad every one wished they had but, under the mask ?

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Post by Amarië on Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:12 pm

Extremely Crabbit Execution at dawn. I am generally against death sentences and such, but sometimes a lynch mob sounds like just the thing.

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Post by David H on Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:35 pm

There may be more appropriate punishments. I understand that child molesters are at the bottom of the pecking order in prison....
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Post by Amarië on Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:41 pm

Yeah, at least there's that...

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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:14 pm

Rolf Harris? its like a nightmare, I still cant believe it. Sad 

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:56 pm

What shocked me more was that the latest offenses were so recent.
I am still not convinced about convicting people by todays standards for a crime committed in a time when law and attitudes were very different.* But the recentness of his activities shows he is a long term predator, not just a product of the atmosphere and attitudes of the 70's working environment at the BBC.


* I feel the same way when they drag some 90 year old Nazi to Court.

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Post by David H on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:22 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:*But the recentness of his activities shows he is a long term predator, not just a product of the atmosphere and attitudes of the 70's working environment at the BBC.
Were there no laws against such abuse in the UK in the 70's?Suspect 
I have very little sympathy for people who think that fame puts them above the law, and none for pedophiles.
Roman Polanski falls into this category for me as well. (Michael Jackson too.) I admire their art, but I loath the men.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:38 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:What shocked me more was that the latest offenses were so recent.
I am still not convinced about convicting people by todays standards for a crime committed in a time when law and attitudes were very different.* But the recentness of his activities shows he is a long term predator, not just a product of the atmosphere and attitudes of the 70's working environment at the BBC.


* I feel the same way when they drag some 90 year old Nazi to Court.
the law and attitudes were different but the crime was the same, and the pain the poor victim felt was the same.  Whether it was 1970 or 2007 the crime is the SAME. Pain transcends fashions in attitudes and changes in laws. Honestly I wonder how people can make that distinction, it doesnt matter how long ago it was.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:08 pm

I am thinking that morality shifts across generations. And the morality of one generation is not necessarily the morality of another.
Put it this way, if humans lived for hundreds of years would you put someone on trial for their part in WW1? The Boer War? Empire? Or perhaps closer to this case would you put someone on trial from the 1890's for raping his wife, even though it was the social norm that a woman could she not refuse her husband sex? How far back and across what social boundaries do you take it to?
The question I am getting at is how much longer after an event do you hold the current person responsible for their actions, especially when social norms have so dramatically gone through such an upheaval.
In the case of Harris is most recent was last year-he deserves to stand trial for that, he is still engaged in his crime.
But there are others accused now in their 70's and 80's who seem to have committed these acts solely in the 1970's and never again outside that period of history.
Does a person in their 80's bear any real resemblance any more to the person they were in their 20's?
Clearly Harris still does but others I am not so certain about- those for whom it was a brief period of fame and when society didnt seem to frown on their activity but to endorse it (a time when pop idols like Keith Richards were pictured without comment in the newspapers with 14 and 15 year old girlfriends on their arms), to be held partly responsible for a generation seems unfair in some gut way to me.
They are being judged by a different set of standards than to those which existed at the time.

The pain of the victim exists regardless of what happens. Nothing changes that.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:16 pm

its totally irrelevent what period of time crimes are committed, the crime is the same. it doesnt matter if attitudes have changed, the fundamental action of abusing a child is the same, you are letting them off the hook on a technicality. the physical act is the same, shagging is shagging whether its 1890 or 1990. if the crime was done last week it doesnt make it more important or serious than older crimes.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:28 pm

But is the crime the same in terms of the perpetrator- if you are raised in a society which gives no indication of it being wrong, that even seems to endorse it with pop stars shagging 15 year olds, and free love ahoy, and attitudes in society to women are such that grabbing a grope at work is everyday banter, is it the same?
Is that person as equally responsible as someone growing up in a society where it is clear cut defined that such action is beyond the pale and will be condemned and punished in the strongest fashion? Or does the society which normalised such behaviour and turned a blind eye to it, as it clearly was, not also bear some responsibility and which these people are now being collectively punished for?

If they are found guilty they should be punished, I am not advocating letting them off, but it should be proportionate to other factors too, at times this police operation has veered towards looking a bit like a witch hunt. I just think we have to be careful that society doesn't shed its collective guilt unfairly by scapegoating it through a bunch of old men, just so we can all go away feeling better about ourselves afterwards.

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