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What I posted was simply the actual definition.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
With all that's been said, I think an important point has been avoided.
How hard is it to fake a thing like this?
With the advent of digital photography/video and, especially, electronic communications - we entered a golden age of fraud and blackmail. Even if you've done nothing wrong, piss off the wrong people and you could easily find yourself implicated in some horrendous crime. It's two for one if the blackmailers committed the crime, or their buddies did, it's back to the logic of net gain. They get off the hook and cause problems for their opponents at the same time - win/win.
Crimes involving children, throughout history, have proven to be the best at overcoming reason and inciting a lynch mob mentality. Just the other day a guy got beaten to death in his home because some girl claimed he molested her. He didn't.
I'm working under the assumption that the Rep. is guilty, but we have to consider just how easy it would be to make an innocent man appear guilty. It's something to think about...
Anyone who watches Hollywood movies knows how easy it is to create a convincing reality on a closed set. Apply that same entertainment movie magic to criminal endeavors, and you have a whole new kind of blackmail, one that doesn't require a compromised individual. As the old saying goes, if you can't find a door, make one.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I don't think we're as far away on this issue as you may think. I think what happened was disgusting since the young man was apparently not interested at all in having any type of sexual relationship with Foley and made that known to him, but I'm still not sure that's a criminal act.
I say sue Foley for all he's got!
Originally posted by MRGERBIK
Dennis Hassert if you look into his past even has allegations as a gym teacher with inappropriate conduct. So that's why he scrambled fast to the Ethics Committee probably. Remember the shadows of perversity are dense in packs. Karl Rove anyone? He suffers from the same Man Child syndrome and it's easy to spot out. Just ask some guys who have been scouted by Karl.
They had Page auctions for Dinners for Godsakes. Dig Deeper and you find horrors you can't fathom.
Originally posted by dawnstar
drudge has a little snipet up, a letter from foley...according to it, if it's legit, he's gone into rehab, he accepts that he's an alchoholic......
The question that remains: Who sent the emails to Stop Sex Predators? Someone made sure this all broke as October began — someone way too smart and Machiavellian to be an actual employee of the Democratic Party.
Originally posted by semperfortis
Come on NOW!!!
and they're probably conservatives.
I am a conservative and I feel the same way you do about this..
Hastert: GOP leaders knew nothing of alleged sex IMs
POSTED: 3:37 p.m. EDT, October 2, 2006
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Monday that no one in the congressional Republican leadership knew of sexually explicit instant messages allegedly sent from former Florida Rep. Mark Foley to a former page until they were reported in the media on Friday.
"When they were released, Congressman Foley resigned. And I'm glad he did," Hastert said Monday. "If he had not, I would have demanded his expulsion from the House of Representatives."
Hastert called the instant messages "vile and repulsive." (Watch Hastert address the allegations against Foley)
Originally posted by TONE23
Did they know before hand?.... they say no. what do you say?
Originally posted by semperfortis
Yet, how can you possibly assign one psychological predetermination to any single "political" group?
Two birds of completely different feathers...