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    Quote of the day!

    "If the right to be heard is to be a real right which is worth anything, it must carry with it a right in the accused man to know the case which is made against him. He must know what evidence has been given and what statements have been made affecting him and then he must be given a fair opportunity to correct or contradict them. .... It follows, of course that the judge or whoever has to adjudicate must not hear evidence or receive representations from one side behind the back of others.The court will not require whether the evidence or representations did work to his prejudice. Sufficient that they might do so. The court will not go into the likelihood of prejudice. The risk of it is enough."Lord Denning [1962] A.C. at page 337.

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    The Kim Dotcom Conspiracy has produced this pearl from Justice Winkelmann .........

    How can they be authorised to withhold it? They’re not authorised to have it,”

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    Heard this on the bus today,think its Oscar Wilde, " sorry for writing you such a long letter- I didn't have time to write a short one!
    Last edited by Beachedas; 16-06-2012 at 02:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachedas View Post
    Heard this on the bus today,think its Oscar Wilde, " sorry for writing you such a long letter- I didn't have time to write a short one!
    Two quotes for the price of one-
    It is not necessary to bury the truth. It is sufficient merely
    to delay it until nobody cares.” ~
    Napoléon Bonaparte

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    T hese are from a book called Disorder in the Law Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

    ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
    WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
    WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
    WITNESS: Yes.
    ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
    WITNESS: I forget.
    ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
    WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
    ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
    WITNESS: My name is Susan!
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
    WITNESS: We both do.
    ATTORNEY: Voodoo?
    WITNESS: We do.
    ATTORNEY: You do?
    WITNESS: Yes, voodoo.
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
    WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
    WITNESS: Uh, he's twenty.
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
    WITNESS: Are you kidding me?
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
    WITNESS: Yes.
    ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
    WITNESS: Uh.... I was gettin' laid!
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
    WITNESS: Yes.
    ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
    WITNESS: None.
    ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
    WITNESS: Are you kidding me? Your Honour, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
    WITNESS: By death.
    ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
    WITNESS: Now whose death do you suppose terminated it?
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
    WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
    ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
    WITNESS: Guess.
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
    WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
    __________________________________________________ ________
    ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
    WITNESS: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. Would you like to rephrase that?
    __________________________________________________ _______
    ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
    WITNESS: Oral.
    __________________________________________________ _______
    ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
    WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
    ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
    WITNESS: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy on him!
    __________________________________________________ _______
    ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
    WITNESS: Huh....are you qualified to ask that question?
    __________________________________________________ _______
    And the best for last:


    ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
    WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
    ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
    WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

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    In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.
    – George Orwell

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    “For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.”
    Noam Chomsky, Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

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    Roy Cohn.jpg

    "as an atheist, I'd put my trust in god before trusting another lawyer" Roy Cohn in an interview with Playboy writer Peter Manso, Provincetown, Mass 1980
    Last edited by beefhooked; 19-07-2012 at 11:05 AM.

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    “In the event of a nuclear war two things will emerge from the rubble: cockroaches, and Helen Clark.”
    ~ Hillary Clinton
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