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Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 04:04 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I neither mislead nor twist. How dare you.

I neither mislead nor twist. How dare you.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 03:58 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I didn't say that. I commented on the number and...

I didn't say that. I commented on the number and extent of the wounds, specifically, and also suggested that the purpose of the wounds were different in either case. The end result certainly was, in...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 03:30 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Are you seriously suggesting that Hebbert's notes...

Are you seriously suggesting that Hebbert's notes on Jackson describe abdominal wounds anything like as extensive as Mary Kelly's? They don't, and to diminish the distinction between Jackson and...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 12:33 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Did you make that assertion up, or can you back...

Did you make that assertion up, or can you back up that assertion with facts? (And I don't mean Wikipedia.)
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Today, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I didn't say anything about the shape of the...

I didn't say anything about the shape of the flaps, only their number and extent. You can see the extent to which Kelly's abdomen was laid open from the photographs, and that in no way tallies with...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 11:36 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I repeat for the umpteenth time that the flaps...

I repeat for the umpteenth time that the flaps cut from Kelly's abdomen (three in number) laid her lower half entirely open from flank to flank. Those cut from Jackson (two in number) were nowhere...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 11:20 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I can't see that there's any difference. Serial...

I can't see that there's any difference. Serial offenders or not, the fact is that they were never caught.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 11:11 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
If the abdominal flaps had been cut in exactly...

If the abdominal flaps had been cut in exactly the same way it might be interesting, but they weren't.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'm not sure that huge efforts were put into...

I'm not sure that huge efforts were put into tracking down the perpetrator(s) of the torso cases, Fish, as they were never remotely in the same league as the Ripper murders - whether in terms of...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 10:07 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I lived in London during the 1980s and 1990s,...

I lived in London during the 1980s and 1990s, Robert, and it was pretty easy to be anonymous even then. I had no family in London, and my friends lived in different digs to me.
Were they really on...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
She probably wasn't; her killer was a stabber,...

She probably wasn't; her killer was a stabber, not a ripper. Even if she was, we still have to account for Smith, Coles, McKenzie, Mylett, etc.

You were talking about the significance of the...
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Thanks for the article, Herlock That's...

Thanks for the article, Herlock

That's adulteration was quite a complex process, mind! Impure strychnine is mixed with bone-black, because the latter contains calcium phosphate. Acid is then added...
Forum: General Letters or Communications Yesterday, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
On point "c" - I'd be very wary of...

On point "c" - I'd be very wary of drawing any inferences from the spelling mistakes in the Lusk Letter and the GSG... a huge number of "Ripper" letters had spelling mistakes in them.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 08:08 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
What about the half-a-dozen murderers who were...

What about the half-a-dozen murderers who were also smart enough not to get caught in the other cases I mentioned - Smith, Tabram et al? And those, let's not forget, were confined to the East End;...
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 04:42 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Hello Graham I don't think we need to worry if,...

Hello Graham

I don't think we need to worry if, as I suspect, the idea of bone-black as "arsenic antidote" only arose due to a mistake on Feldman's part.
Forum: General Letters or Communications Yesterday, 04:32 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'd be very wary of drawing any conclusions from...

I'd be very wary of drawing any conclusions from the "diseased" kidney, the sole source of which is Major Henry Smith's decidedly unreliable memoirs. In the same passage, he claims that the Lusk...
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Hello Graham I did look on places like webmd and...

Hello Graham

I did look on places like webmd and medscape, which said - inter alia - that whilst activated charcoal can indeed be used to treat overdoses of certain substances, it isn't effective...
Forum: Maybrick, James Yesterday, 02:57 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Thanks, Graham Whilst activated charcoal, and...

Thanks, Graham

Whilst activated charcoal, and possibly similar substances like bone-black, has certain useful properties, I can't see that it would reverse the buildup of arsenic in the liver,...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 12:20 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'm talking about percentages within each series,...

I'm talking about percentages within each series, Gary. 4 out of 5 canonical Ripper victims disembowelled, as compared to only 2 out of however many torso victims you include in your Canon. 100% of...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness Yesterday, 12:09 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
The killers of Smith, Tabram, Mylett, McKenzie,...

The killers of Smith, Tabram, Mylett, McKenzie, Coles and, I'd argue, Stride were neither Jack the Ripper nor the torso killer and, whoever they were, they were never brought to justice. There may...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-21-2018, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
And so you are. You're (consciously or...

And so you are. You're (consciously or subconsciously) misleading yourself, at least.
Stop blurring the boundaries. The Ripper cases were, quintessentially, instances of disembowelment, (frequent)...
Forum: Maybrick, James 04-21-2018, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I seem to recall that the late, beloved...

I seem to recall that the late, beloved "Nemo" raised this question a while back but, as far as I recall, no satisfactory answer was forthcoming.
Forum: Maybrick, James 04-21-2018, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'm not convinced bone-black can really be used...

I'm not convinced bone-black can really be used in that way, Herlock. There are references to its being used as part of a chemical process to remove toxins (including arsenic) from water-supplies,...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-21-2018, 05:21 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
If you treated others with respect first, instead...

If you treated others with respect first, instead of scoffing at them and insulting their intelligence, then you might get the same in return. My overwhelming interest is to stick to the facts, not...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 04-21-2018, 04:25 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
When it comes to research, you're in no position...

When it comes to research, you're in no position to tell me what to do.
It is you who should have done some research before throwing stats around. You stated that only two such murders had occurred...
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