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Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Which reminds me: Have you found any figures on...

Which reminds me: Have you found any figures on how many dismemberment cases there were in the 218 years to which you refer?

I say "how many cases there were", when perhaps I should say "how many...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Even when the dissimilarities are objective...

Even when the dissimilarities are objective facts, and the "similarities" are subjective and/or exaggerated, it seems.
Forum: Maybrick, James Today, 02:53 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
If so, then why not mention these frequent...

If so, then why not mention these frequent fraternal visits, instead of conjuring up a rented room in Middlesex Street? And if he didn't fancy using Stephen's sofa as his operational base, were there...
Forum: Maybrick, James Today, 02:43 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'm not eating any cake, Ike. The diary promoted...

I'm not eating any cake, Ike. The diary promoted Maybrick as a Ripper suspect, so it's fair game to point out that it is also the source for this handy explanation (excuse) to bridge that 200 mile...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'm not denying the obvious. Quite the contrary,...

I'm not denying the obvious. Quite the contrary, I'm respecting the facts. Kelly's ENTIRE abdomen was completely laid open in three enormous slabs of flesh from flank to flank, Jackson's only by way...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Not Jackson, who operated in Chelsea, not...

Not Jackson, who operated in Chelsea, not Whitechapel. Whilst I'm prepared to entertain the idea that Kelly fell to a different hand than the Canonical Four (I tend to exclude Stride), there are very...
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Then again, Maybrick was a complete and utter...

Then again, Maybrick was a complete and utter nobody compared to some of the suspects suggested over the years and, after Stephen Knight got away with libelling the Royal Family (effectively what his...
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
He took a room in Middlesex Street, Whitechapel,...

He took a room in Middlesex Street, Whitechapel, as the diary helpfully explains early on.

For "helpfully explains" read "conveniently explains", by the way.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Firstly, Jack the Ripper was an eviscerating...

Firstly, Jack the Ripper was an eviscerating serial killer, true, and did so to the majority of his victims. The torso killer(s), however, was a dismemberer, who only eviscerated a minority of his...
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
It's not particularly impressive, though. He uses...

It's not particularly impressive, though. He uses "spurned" twice, thereby exhibiting the same paucity of vocabulary evident elsewhere in the diary. There's a manifestation of the diarist's familiar...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 08:42 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
And Nichols was probably headed that way, too,...

And Nichols was probably headed that way, too, making it 80% of the victims. If one discounts Stride as a Ripper victim - and I do - it's getting on for 100%. Even if one includes Stride and accepts...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
- Correction, constable. One of them has had her...

- Correction, constable. One of them has had her throat cut, and the other's head has been cut off. We police must be precise, you know. Wouldn't want to twist the evidence, would we?

- No, Sarge

-...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Interesting hypothesis, Jerry, and not...

Interesting hypothesis, Jerry, and not implausible either. Whatever actually happened, I get the distinct feeling that there was something very "other" going on in the Pinchin Street case. And by...
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
A fellow student and friend of mine at UCL, a...

A fellow student and friend of mine at UCL, a linguistics student, was related to Sir James Whitehead, whose inaugural Lord Mayor's Parade was rained upon by the murder of Mary Kelly. Small world!
Forum: Pub Talk Yesterday, 05:46 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Agreed, Steadmund

Agreed, Steadmund
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 03:35 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
It's evident that the Pinchin Street victim was...

It's evident that the Pinchin Street victim was pinioned at least twice by the forearms. This did not happen by any stretch of the imagination in the canonical Ripper murders. Furthermore,...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 02:05 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
The Ripper victims might not have been raped, but...

The Ripper victims might not have been raped, but 4 out of 5 were disembowelled, and 3 out of those 4 were eviscerated. The same can't be said of the torso cases. Seen in that light, the alleged...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 01:29 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'm not disputing that; my point was simply that...

I'm not disputing that; my point was simply that the bruises suggest that she was repeatedly restrained.I'm not saying that she was severely beaten up, either, but she does seem to have been roughly...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-18-2018, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Repeated constraint, by the looks of it, unless...

Repeated constraint, by the looks of it, unless whoever did the restraining had eight fingers on one hand and seven on the other. The bruises elsewhere seem to indicate that she was kicked whilst she...
Forum: Maybrick, James 04-18-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I can't see any reason why there should be. Such...

I can't see any reason why there should be. Such ephemera would have been comparatively rare, and fewer would have survived.
Forum: Maybrick, James 04-18-2018, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
There aren't many shreds that place him anywhere....

There aren't many shreds that place him anywhere. Like the vast majority of people at the time, or now for that matter, his every movement was not slavishly recorded.
Forum: Maybrick, James 04-18-2018, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
This was Dixons in the mid-1980s, where geeks...

This was Dixons in the mid-1980s, where geeks went bearing gift-vouchers.
Forum: Maybrick, James 04-18-2018, 05:36 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
There's certainly a number of smoking guns but,...

There's certainly a number of smoking guns but, in this instance, whoever pulled the trigger (or at least handled the ammo) might still be at large, and other physical evidence may yet turn up.
Forum: Maybrick, James 04-18-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Irrelevant, perhaps, but the authorship of the...

Irrelevant, perhaps, but the authorship of the diary is probably the only significant mystery we have a realistic chance of solving :)
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-18-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3,286
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Jack the Ripper killed specifically to gain...

Jack the Ripper killed specifically to gain access to what was inside the body. This appears to have been a secondary and by no means consistent concern in the torso cases, and was quite probably of...
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