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Forum: Torso Killings Today, 03:30 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Indeed, also the non-canonical Whitechapel...

Indeed, also the non-canonical Whitechapel Murders victims, and possibly one or two of the Canonical Five as well.
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 11:22 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Not in my case, Jon. I find Hutchinson dubious,...

Not in my case, Jon. I find Hutchinson dubious, but I'm neither a Wroe-ist nor a Hintonist.
Forum: Non-Fiction Yesterday, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
There isn't one, as far as I know. Dew's account...

There isn't one, as far as I know. Dew's account of his (probably exaggerated) role in the case appears in one chapter of "I caught Crippen".
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 02:48 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Whatever, Jon. We'll never agree on this, and I...

Whatever, Jon. We'll never agree on this, and I don't buy your argument at all.
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Precisely those sorts of conflicting statements....

Precisely those sorts of conflicting statements. It was by no means settled that Kelly died after 9AM, and - as I've said innumerable times - there is no way that Hutchinson would have decided not to...
Forum: Pub Talk Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,456
Posted By Sam Flynn
I think Dave's point was that the reason for...

I think Dave's point was that the reason for Thatcher winning three elections was not so much due to people getting things wrong, but because of the perceived quality of the opposition. I say...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 295
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Posted By Sam Flynn
And as i've countered in one of my posts earlier...

And as i've countered in one of my posts earlier today. My own first or second initial can, and does, vary when I need to write more than one signature, especially on the first go. As I've said, this...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,480
Posted By Sam Flynn
Let's keep Toppy out of this - I was only...

Let's keep Toppy out of this - I was only referring to what appears on the 1888 witness statement. The "meat" of these signatures is consistent on every page, and only the first "H" in the...
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 471
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Posted By Sam Flynn
What widespread belief? The very same articles...

What widespread belief? The very same articles admit to conflicting testimonies, for goodness' sake. Why didn't you highlight those bits in bold?
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 19,608
Posted By Sam Flynn
Even if Maxwell was right, who's to say that Mr...

Even if Maxwell was right, who's to say that Mr Astrakhan wasn't back in No 13 enjoying his fourth post-coital cigar of the night, waiting to finish Kelly off when she returned? In that context, were...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,480
Posted By Sam Flynn
They're similar, but differ in certain ways. The...

They're similar, but differ in certain ways. The H on the left (from "H Division") is fluently and confidently wrought, whereas the H on the right (p1 signature) is rather more crude in comparison....
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 295
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Both you and I are far more familiar with using...

Both you and I are far more familiar with using our signatures than a young, poverty class man from the 19th century East End would have been, Phil.
Forum: Torso Killings Yesterday, 06:57 AM
Replies: 107
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I can tell that your mind is closed, so I won't...

I can tell that your mind is closed, so I won't waste any more time on the matter.
Forum: Torso Killings Yesterday, 06:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,844
Posted By Sam Flynn
Doesn't begin to compare with Kelly, sorry, and...

Doesn't begin to compare with Kelly, sorry, and what about the other torso victims who didn't have organs removed? Heck, one of them (Pinchin) didn't even have her arms removed, so there isn't even...
Forum: Torso Killings Yesterday, 05:39 AM
Replies: 107
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Posted By Sam Flynn
That's just one example each of time and...

That's just one example each of time and location, when ALL the other times and locations differed. Plus, it should be borne in mind that the only torso victim left in the East End was deposited in...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 05:29 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,480
Posted By Sam Flynn
I don't see that as a problem, Phil, anymore than...

I don't see that as a problem, Phil, anymore than if someone had written "William" in full the first time and "Wm" subsequently. It's just an expedient, and I've been known to do something similar...
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 03:17 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 19,608
Posted By Sam Flynn
Not just one, but at least two: "Jewish...

Not just one, but at least two: "Jewish appearance" and "Can be identified", and they both come at the very end of the document.
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 02:23 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 19,608
Posted By Sam Flynn
I don't think it follows that Hutchinson used...

I don't think it follows that Hutchinson used those very words. Bear in mind that this was right at the end of the statement, and preceded by the equally pithy words "Jewish appearance". Nobody, I'd...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 02:03 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,480
Posted By Sam Flynn
My first attempt at my signature often comes out...

My first attempt at my signature often comes out wrong, to the extent where I take a few "practice runs" on a bit of scrap paper before I sign anything. This is especially true in recent years, since...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly Yesterday, 12:54 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 12,480
Posted By Sam Flynn
Only the first "H" in...

Only the first "H" in "Hutchinson" materially differs, and the other letters are very similar, if not pretty much the same.
Forum: Torso Killings 07-18-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,844
Posted By Sam Flynn
I disagree, Rocky. For one thing, we're not...

I disagree, Rocky. For one thing, we're not talking about the same territory, but the opposite ends of the most populous city in Europe. For another, the wounds are very different, as are the...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 07-18-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 19,608
Posted By Sam Flynn
Wrong. Mr Wideawake, stationed opposite the...

Wrong. Mr Wideawake, stationed opposite the entrance to Miller's Court, gives us a clear point of triangulation, and the couple were "further on" than him. That means further west along Dorset...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 07-18-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 19,608
Posted By Sam Flynn
"Further on" from Mr Wideawake meant...

"Further on" from Mr Wideawake meant "further west in Dorset Street". Lewis didnt see the couple enter the Court, nor was anybody in the Court either - indeed, on the latter point, she explicitly...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 07-18-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 19,608
Posted By Sam Flynn
There was no deliberate omission on my part, Jon....

There was no deliberate omission on my part, Jon. Suffice to say that those "stories" were out there in the public domain and, even if there were press reports discounting some - or all - of them,...
Forum: Pub Talk 07-17-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,456
Posted By Sam Flynn
The patter-song that just keeps...

The patter-song that just keeps giving:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-LTRwZb35A
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