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  1. You are correct. As you say, the American law system is dfferent to ours, and as you correctly point out, we do not have the 5th amendment (the right to remain silent). However, Professor Duane (in his book) explicitly tells people not to plead the 5th amendment as it makes them look guilty (as I mentioned). What he tells them to do is to plead the 6th amendment, part of which is the right to legal representation. What I should have said (in order to make things a bit clearer) was something more like this: Once someone is arrested, they should immediately ask for legal advice, and not engage in any questioning until they have received the legal advice they are entitled to. This appears to be applicable in both the United States and the United Kingdom (although, in the UK, there are some exceptions, which I have not yet been able to determine): Having read my original post again, I realise that I was pretty much just quoting Professor Duane, and I neglected to acknowledge the differences between the legal systems of the United States and the United Kingdom. Sorry about that.
  2. Nope. Saying nothing makes you look guilty. Ask a someone if they did something bad. If they say nothing, or hesitate before they answer, they probably did it, and in such a situation, figures in authorities will assume this. "Anything you say will may be used in evidence against you." It will NOT be used in evidence FOR you - if it backs you up, it won't be used. What you have to do is ask for a lawyer. Don't ask if you can have one. Just say "Give me a lawyer." Keep repeating it if you have to. If they try to fob you off, just say it again. Don't take my word for it - listen to this chap : Professor James Duane. This is his book: It's shocking and terrifying, but I am a lot more comfortable knowing what to do if I find myself in such a situation. You can listen to him for free:
  3. Im sure I've mentioned this before on here somewhere, but this is not the actual poem. It's called "The Beginnings", and it doesn't refer to Saxons - it referrs to the English. I reckon that the word "English" was replaced by "Saxon" in an attempt to water it down for today's audience. Here's a link to the original: It was not part of their blood, It came to them very late With long arrears to make good, When the English began to hate. They were not easily moved, They were icy-willing to wait Till every count should be proved, Ere the English began to hate. Their voices were even and low, Their eyes were level and straight. There was neither sign nor show, When the English began to hate. It was not preached to the crowd, It was not taught by the State. No man spoke it aloud, When the English began to hate. It was not suddenly bred, It will not swiftly abate, Through the chill years ahead, When Time shall count from the date That the English began to hate.
  4. As the C64 has been discussed, I have to mention possibly the greatest game of all time: Paradroid. After playing it on a friend's C64, I bought a C64 just so I could play it at home. I still play it via my C64 in a joystick more than a third of a century later.
  5. Lipid

    Fucking mental

    As soon as I saw the original post, this started going round and round my head and I can't get it to stop... Enjoy!
  6. I dunno... I think the best episode is "Nasty". It contains the immortal (and often repeated) line "Oh! Have we got a video?" I remeber saying that in real life when we got our first video!
  7. I remember "Please close the door" being changed by scraping off some bits of various letters to "Please use the loo". Happy days!
  8. I have never stuck my head out of a train window because when I was a kid I watched The Young Ones. It should be compulsory viewing!
  9. It sounds more like Touching The Void - which is a true story:
  10. "Well... the first rule is: I'm not supposed to talk about it. And the second rule is, I'm not supposed to talk about it." You'll have to watch the film to understand... Which I recommend you do, as in my humble opinion, it's one of the best films ever.
  11. Fight Club. Marla says it to the narrator when he's accusing her of being a "tourist".
  12. I have no wife and kids, but I buy my nephews (now all grown up) T20 Finals Day cricket tickets at about 75 quid each. It means I don't have to chase them for the cash AND I don't have to try to think of something they want for xmas. We all get to spend a glorious day together in the sun watching cricket and drinking beer. Win-Win! :-) It's probably the only reason they'll miss me when I'm dead!
  13. Lipid

    Twat drivers

    "Everyone that drives slower than me is a moron, and everyone that drives faster than me is an idiot."
  14. I had been using an original Magican for about 25 years, which finally broke on me about a year ago. It was great as it could open all shapes of cans - e.g sardines, corned beef etc. I bought a new Magican and it was shit. I tried a few other can openers and none were as good as the original Magican. I eventually ended up with one of these: It costs 20 quid (for a bloody can opener?????) but it has opened everything I have thrown at it. If it's a square can (like a corned beef tin) sometimes you have to prize the lid off with fingernails (or give the can a bit of a squeeze and the lid will pop off), but I think it's ace. It leaves no sharp edges, and doesn't drop the can after it is fully opened (both of which the original Magican did). It feels really well made, and fingers crossed it'll last me as long as my original Magican did.