Drugs dealer caught selling in Cornmarket

Ben Matthews

Ben Matthews

First published in News by

A DRUGS dealer was caught selling heroin and cocaine in Oxford’s main shopping street just weeks after being released from prison.

Ben Matthews was also cautioned for possessing heroin just three days before he was seen making a sale with the aid of a Big Issue seller in Cornmarket Street.

The 25-year-old was jailed for three years at Oxford Crown Court on Friday after admitting two counts of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Prosecutor Cathy Olliver said Mat-thews was seen on CCTV acting suspiciously with two other men on February 28.

She said the customer, who was found with four wraps of cocaine, was cautioned.

The Big Issue seller who acted as the go-between has been identified but has yet to be dealt with.

Matthews was found with 24 wraps of cocaine, totalling 2.90 grams, and 1.94 grams of heroin split into 18 wraps.

The defendant has three previous convictions for eight offences and was released from jail for robbery in January.

Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford.

He said Matthews had learning difficulties and was “quite obviously of low intelligence”.

He said: “He does not claim to be a drug addict. His difficulty, if he has one, is not being able to fight his corner verbally or intellectually.”

Mr De Feu said Matthews came from a supportive family with a mother studying for a qualification at Oxford Brookes University and a brother in full-time employment.

He said his client had been attacked in Bullingdon Prison while awaiting sentence.

Judge Patrick Eccles told Matthews: “Your record is not a long one but it does consist of some serious offences.

“You are in real danger of spending really long periods of your life in prison if you continue in this way.”

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1:03pm Tue 1 May 12

Ab Boy says...

DUUUUUUUUUH

I AM REALLY THICK I AM!!!!
DUUUUUUUUUH I AM REALLY THICK I AM!!!! Ab Boy
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1:14pm Tue 1 May 12

brained assassin says...

Ab Boy wrote:
DUUUUUUUUUH

I AM REALLY THICK I AM!!!!
We can tell.
[quote][p][bold]Ab Boy[/bold] wrote: DUUUUUUUUUH I AM REALLY THICK I AM!!!![/p][/quote]We can tell. brained assassin
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1:29pm Tue 1 May 12

Tiger1ily says...

The City Council said that re-building Bonn Square would get all the winos and drug dealers out of it. Yes - they have just moved on to Cornmarket instead!
The City Council said that re-building Bonn Square would get all the winos and drug dealers out of it. Yes - they have just moved on to Cornmarket instead! Tiger1ily
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1:57pm Tue 1 May 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

"Mr De Feu said Matthews came from a supportive family".....
.....well they've obviously not been doing a very good job then, he's got 3 previous convictions for 8 offences, and is of no fixed abode, how are they supporting him?
"Mr De Feu said Matthews came from a supportive family"..... .....well they've obviously not been doing a very good job then, he's got 3 previous convictions for 8 offences, and is of no fixed abode, how are they supporting him? Dilligaf2010
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2:21pm Tue 1 May 12

morgeo says...

If he is an immigrant then deport him. There are too many lowlife people just flouting the law and they should be dealt with or it will get worse. If it is a family thing deport them all and make an example of them as you don't want to deny them their human rights and family life do you ? Otherwise just triple the penalty next time and make him work for his keep.
If he is an immigrant then deport him. There are too many lowlife people just flouting the law and they should be dealt with or it will get worse. If it is a family thing deport them all and make an example of them as you don't want to deny them their human rights and family life do you ? Otherwise just triple the penalty next time and make him work for his keep. morgeo
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2:26pm Tue 1 May 12

online_reader says...

morgeo wrote:
If he is an immigrant then deport him. There are too many lowlife people just flouting the law and they should be dealt with or it will get worse. If it is a family thing deport them all and make an example of them as you don't want to deny them their human rights and family life do you ? Otherwise just triple the penalty next time and make him work for his keep.
"Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford." Why do you think he's an immigrant? Is it because he is black?
[quote][p][bold]morgeo[/bold] wrote: If he is an immigrant then deport him. There are too many lowlife people just flouting the law and they should be dealt with or it will get worse. If it is a family thing deport them all and make an example of them as you don't want to deny them their human rights and family life do you ? Otherwise just triple the penalty next time and make him work for his keep.[/p][/quote]"Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford." Why do you think he's an immigrant? Is it because he is black? online_reader
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2:52pm Tue 1 May 12

J B Blackett says...

It might be the climate change thing (allegedly)
It might be the climate change thing (allegedly) J B Blackett
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3:13pm Tue 1 May 12

morgeo says...

online reader said " Why do you think he's an immigrant? Is it because he is black?”
Read what I said again and don't jump to conclusions.
I said "If he is an immigrant"
I don't care if he is yellow, black or white, people like that need to be dealt with severely.
online reader said " Why do you think he's an immigrant? Is it because he is black?” Read what I said again and don't jump to conclusions. I said "If he is an immigrant" I don't care if he is yellow, black or white, people like that need to be dealt with severely. morgeo
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3:19pm Tue 1 May 12

John Lamb says...

"Mr De Feu said Matthews came from a supportive family"

Supportive, in this case, means saying the right things while the authorities are still in earshot.
"Mr De Feu said Matthews came from a supportive family" Supportive, in this case, means saying the right things while the authorities are still in earshot. John Lamb
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3:33pm Tue 1 May 12

A34North says...

Ab Boy wrote:
DUUUUUUUUUH

I AM REALLY THICK I AM!!!!
You really should not do yourself down. Have you a lack of confidence?
[quote][p][bold]Ab Boy[/bold] wrote: DUUUUUUUUUH I AM REALLY THICK I AM!!!![/p][/quote]You really should not do yourself down. Have you a lack of confidence? A34North
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3:47pm Tue 1 May 12

A34North says...

morgeo wrote:
online reader said " Why do you think he's an immigrant? Is it because he is black?”
Read what I said again and don't jump to conclusions.
I said "If he is an immigrant"
I don't care if he is yellow, black or white, people like that need to be dealt with severely.
It quite clearly states he was born in and raised in Oxford'
'Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford'.
Online Reader was right to point this out and nobody has jumped to conclusions other than you. Why would you think he is an immigrant, have you based your 'assumption' on the colour of his skin?
[quote][p][bold]morgeo[/bold] wrote: online reader said " Why do you think he's an immigrant? Is it because he is black?” Read what I said again and don't jump to conclusions. I said "If he is an immigrant" I don't care if he is yellow, black or white, people like that need to be dealt with severely.[/p][/quote]It quite clearly states he was born in and raised in Oxford' 'Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford'. Online Reader was right to point this out and nobody has jumped to conclusions other than you. Why would you think he is an immigrant, have you based your 'assumption' on the colour of his skin? A34North
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4:28pm Tue 1 May 12

morgeo says...

I accept your criticism and apologise. I had misread the article and thought it said "of no fixed address and brought up in Oxford" Nevertheless , as a British citizen he should be dealt with severely as this type of crime is unforgiveable.
I won't jump to conclusions and say that the family are probably all involved and all drug users which a supportive family into drugs would be. We are left to draw our own conclusions and Peter De Feu would naturally try to show him as Mr Nice Guy but his record does'nt support that.
I accept your criticism and apologise. I had misread the article and thought it said "of no fixed address and brought up in Oxford" Nevertheless , as a British citizen he should be dealt with severely as this type of crime is unforgiveable. I won't jump to conclusions and say that the family are probably all involved and all drug users which a supportive family into drugs would be. We are left to draw our own conclusions and Peter De Feu would naturally try to show him as Mr Nice Guy but his record does'nt support that. morgeo
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4:44pm Tue 1 May 12

xjohnx says...

I wish all the crooks were as stupid as him.

Pity about all the smart b*******s
I wish all the crooks were as stupid as him. Pity about all the smart b*******s xjohnx
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4:48pm Tue 1 May 12

A34North says...

morgeo wrote:
I accept your criticism and apologise. I had misread the article and thought it said "of no fixed address and brought up in Oxford" Nevertheless , as a British citizen he should be dealt with severely as this type of crime is unforgiveable.
I won't jump to conclusions and say that the family are probably all involved and all drug users which a supportive family into drugs would be. We are left to draw our own conclusions and Peter De Feu would naturally try to show him as Mr Nice Guy but his record does'nt support that.
I recognise the ability for someone to acknowledge a mistake and apologise and I am sure that Online Reader would comment the same. Thank you.
[quote][p][bold]morgeo[/bold] wrote: I accept your criticism and apologise. I had misread the article and thought it said "of no fixed address and brought up in Oxford" Nevertheless , as a British citizen he should be dealt with severely as this type of crime is unforgiveable. I won't jump to conclusions and say that the family are probably all involved and all drug users which a supportive family into drugs would be. We are left to draw our own conclusions and Peter De Feu would naturally try to show him as Mr Nice Guy but his record does'nt support that.[/p][/quote]I recognise the ability for someone to acknowledge a mistake and apologise and I am sure that Online Reader would comment the same. Thank you. A34North
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4:56pm Tue 1 May 12

morgeo says...

Thank you A34North for taking the time and effort to say so.
Thank you A34North for taking the time and effort to say so. morgeo
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4:58pm Tue 1 May 12

J B Blackett says...

This bloke is more to be pitied than scorned.
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But if he is rather uneducated , he (and his supportive family) should not allowed him to be used by others ('The Mister Bigs') who are merely exploiting his pathetic situation just to make money.
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Otherwise he appears to be is a repeat offender (even recidivist) with no prospects and a very bleak future.
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This chap may be a fly (one of many) in the ointment , but the evil drug suppliers are the real slimy money-grubbing villains who mean nobody any good even him - as he is regarded as totally expendable by them.
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He might be better off in prison for his own sake and ours.
This bloke is more to be pitied than scorned. . But if he is rather uneducated , he (and his supportive family) should not allowed him to be used by others ('The Mister Bigs') who are merely exploiting his pathetic situation just to make money. . Otherwise he appears to be is a repeat offender (even recidivist) with no prospects and a very bleak future. . This chap may be a fly (one of many) in the ointment , but the evil drug suppliers are the real slimy money-grubbing villains who mean nobody any good even him - as he is regarded as totally expendable by them. . He might be better off in prison for his own sake and ours. J B Blackett
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5:09pm Tue 1 May 12

A34North says...

J B Blackett, a very sympathetic and honest post. Unfortunately, as I'm sure Dilly 'my friend' and qualified youth worker would agree, this lad will only be cosseted and groomed for further use when released. A very bleak future indeed.
J B Blackett, a very sympathetic and honest post. Unfortunately, as I'm sure Dilly 'my friend' and qualified youth worker would agree, this lad will only be cosseted and groomed for further use when released. A very bleak future indeed. A34North
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5:13pm Tue 1 May 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

morgeo wrote:
I accept your criticism and apologise. I had misread the article and thought it said "of no fixed address and brought up in Oxford" Nevertheless , as a British citizen he should be dealt with severely as this type of crime is unforgiveable.
I won't jump to conclusions and say that the family are probably all involved and all drug users which a supportive family into drugs would be. We are left to draw our own conclusions and Peter De Feu would naturally try to show him as Mr Nice Guy but his record does'nt support that.
Yes, but we all know who Mr. Nice Guy was don't we, Howard Marks :)
[quote][p][bold]morgeo[/bold] wrote: I accept your criticism and apologise. I had misread the article and thought it said "of no fixed address and brought up in Oxford" Nevertheless , as a British citizen he should be dealt with severely as this type of crime is unforgiveable. I won't jump to conclusions and say that the family are probably all involved and all drug users which a supportive family into drugs would be. We are left to draw our own conclusions and Peter De Feu would naturally try to show him as Mr Nice Guy but his record does'nt support that.[/p][/quote]Yes, but we all know who Mr. Nice Guy was don't we, Howard Marks :) Dilligaf2010
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5:24pm Tue 1 May 12

J B Blackett says...

Lawyers are professional liars - that's what they do - for money.
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The more money you give them , the harder they might try. Don't expect Justice in the hands of these people - just 'The Law'.
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Some of the not-so-good ones become not-so-good politicians and end up buying expensive houses in Oxfordshire , Bucks and Hampshire and other affluent areas.
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That's after the ex-lawyers have made up lots of stupid pointless anti-people laws to suit their legal mates so all of them are very happy - that's the way this country works nowadays - even other countries' lawyers are telling us we can and can't do.
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Is there no limit to these self-serving parasites ? Well not at the moment - they seem breed like flies causing distress to anybody they alight on. That's after they've visited all the diseased evil-smelling places they feed and lay their eggs in. Then they land on you to suck all your vital juices.
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They are worse than vampires as there appear to millions of the lying money-grubbing scummy creatures. Scary or what ?
Lawyers are professional liars - that's what they do - for money. . The more money you give them , the harder they might try. Don't expect Justice in the hands of these people - just 'The Law'. . Some of the not-so-good ones become not-so-good politicians and end up buying expensive houses in Oxfordshire , Bucks and Hampshire and other affluent areas. . That's after the ex-lawyers have made up lots of stupid pointless anti-people laws to suit their legal mates so all of them are very happy - that's the way this country works nowadays - even other countries' lawyers are telling us we can and can't do. . Is there no limit to these self-serving parasites ? Well not at the moment - they seem breed like flies causing distress to anybody they alight on. That's after they've visited all the diseased evil-smelling places they feed and lay their eggs in. Then they land on you to suck all your vital juices. . They are worse than vampires as there appear to millions of the lying money-grubbing scummy creatures. Scary or what ? J B Blackett
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5:49pm Tue 1 May 12

waylander2 says...

Another criminal off the streets thanks to CCTV.
"But then CCTV is not needed in Oxford IS IT and does NO GOOD does it"
Another criminal off the streets thanks to CCTV. "But then CCTV is not needed in Oxford IS IT and does NO GOOD does it" waylander2
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8:50pm Tue 1 May 12

A Scroat says...

J B Blackett wrote:
It might be the climate change thing (allegedly)
It's another bloody cod. The Happy Cod have a lot to answer for.
[quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: It might be the climate change thing (allegedly)[/p][/quote]It's another bloody cod. The Happy Cod have a lot to answer for. A Scroat
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9:13pm Tue 1 May 12

J B Blackett says...

Fish do migrate, but most of them are unhappy - you can see it in their faces (if they've got one).
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Most of their life in spent in terror of being torn to pieces eaten or a big hook in the mouth then being boiled in toxic trans fat oil.
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Why should they be happy ? Is it because the Great Cod God told all the shoals to be cheerful and to sacrifice their miserable finful lives for the benefit of the rich religious organizations that thrive in abundance in the cold damp sad places in the turbulent sea ?
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I myself have never seen a happy cod. Never.
Fish do migrate, but most of them are unhappy - you can see it in their faces (if they've got one). . Most of their life in spent in terror of being torn to pieces eaten or a big hook in the mouth then being boiled in toxic trans fat oil. . Why should they be happy ? Is it because the Great Cod God told all the shoals to be cheerful and to sacrifice their miserable finful lives for the benefit of the rich religious organizations that thrive in abundance in the cold damp sad places in the turbulent sea ? . I myself have never seen a happy cod. Never. J B Blackett
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9:34pm Tue 1 May 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse.
I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported.
I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life.
Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?
Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse. I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported. I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life. Does anybody have any idea what was occurring? Dilligaf2010
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9:46pm Tue 1 May 12

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

This makes Big Issue sellers look bad, as one reportedly acted as go-between in a drug deal. It confirms my suspicions of them, which is doubtless unfair but I'll still walk on by just in case...
This makes Big Issue sellers look bad, as one reportedly acted as go-between in a drug deal. It confirms my suspicions of them, which is doubtless unfair but I'll still walk on by just in case... Milkbutnosugarplease
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11:11pm Tue 1 May 12

DoctorBob says...

Milkbutnosugarplease wrote:
This makes Big Issue sellers look bad, as one reportedly acted as go-between in a drug deal. It confirms my suspicions of them, which is doubtless unfair but I'll still walk on by just in case...
In that case you should avoid all contact with every hue, culture or country's citizens just in case.

What bizarre logic you employ.
[quote][p][bold]Milkbutnosugarplease[/bold] wrote: This makes Big Issue sellers look bad, as one reportedly acted as go-between in a drug deal. It confirms my suspicions of them, which is doubtless unfair but I'll still walk on by just in case...[/p][/quote]In that case you should avoid all contact with every hue, culture or country's citizens just in case. What bizarre logic you employ. DoctorBob
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11:13pm Tue 1 May 12

DoctorBob says...

Milkbutnosugarplease wrote:
This makes Big Issue sellers look bad, as one reportedly acted as go-between in a drug deal. It confirms my suspicions of them, which is doubtless unfair but I'll still walk on by just in case...
It confirms my suspicions of you, which is doubtless fair and I'll walk on by just in case...
[quote][p][bold]Milkbutnosugarplease[/bold] wrote: This makes Big Issue sellers look bad, as one reportedly acted as go-between in a drug deal. It confirms my suspicions of them, which is doubtless unfair but I'll still walk on by just in case...[/p][/quote]It confirms my suspicions of you, which is doubtless fair and I'll walk on by just in case... DoctorBob
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11:39pm Tue 1 May 12

J B Blackett says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse.
I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported.
I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life.
Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?
I think you may have heard the East Oxford Morris Men practicing. They are not very well rehearsed yet and sometimes a the stick work is a bit mistimed causing multiple injuries to occur and blood to flow.
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The accordion player's not very good either - it does sometimes sound a bit strangulated. May I ask you all to , please , show a bit of tolerance to these pathetic yet despised antisocial creatures.
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse. I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported. I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life. Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?[/p][/quote]I think you may have heard the East Oxford Morris Men practicing. They are not very well rehearsed yet and sometimes a the stick work is a bit mistimed causing multiple injuries to occur and blood to flow. . The accordion player's not very good either - it does sometimes sound a bit strangulated. May I ask you all to , please , show a bit of tolerance to these pathetic yet despised antisocial creatures. J B Blackett
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6:29am Wed 2 May 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

J B Blackett wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse.
I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported.
I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life.
Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?
I think you may have heard the East Oxford Morris Men practicing. They are not very well rehearsed yet and sometimes a the stick work is a bit mistimed causing multiple injuries to occur and blood to flow.
.
The accordion player's not very good either - it does sometimes sound a bit strangulated. May I ask you all to , please , show a bit of tolerance to these pathetic yet despised antisocial creatures.
No, these individuals had guitars, drums, possibly even a keyboard, although I could've heard the beginnings of Armageddon.
[quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse. I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported. I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life. Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?[/p][/quote]I think you may have heard the East Oxford Morris Men practicing. They are not very well rehearsed yet and sometimes a the stick work is a bit mistimed causing multiple injuries to occur and blood to flow. . The accordion player's not very good either - it does sometimes sound a bit strangulated. May I ask you all to , please , show a bit of tolerance to these pathetic yet despised antisocial creatures.[/p][/quote]No, these individuals had guitars, drums, possibly even a keyboard, although I could've heard the beginnings of Armageddon. Dilligaf2010
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9:30am Wed 2 May 12

A Scroat says...

Morris dancers - sperm of the devil
Morris dancers - sperm of the devil A Scroat
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12:10pm Wed 2 May 12

cynicality says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
J B Blackett wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse.
I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported.
I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life.
Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?
I think you may have heard the East Oxford Morris Men practicing. They are not very well rehearsed yet and sometimes a the stick work is a bit mistimed causing multiple injuries to occur and blood to flow.
.
The accordion player's not very good either - it does sometimes sound a bit strangulated. May I ask you all to , please , show a bit of tolerance to these pathetic yet despised antisocial creatures.
No, these individuals had guitars, drums, possibly even a keyboard, although I could've heard the beginnings of Armageddon.
I think they were also playing during the day in Cowley Centre on Saturday - people were flinching and children were crying at the assault on their eardrums - the vocalist only hit one correct note in 100 ...
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse. I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported. I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life. Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?[/p][/quote]I think you may have heard the East Oxford Morris Men practicing. They are not very well rehearsed yet and sometimes a the stick work is a bit mistimed causing multiple injuries to occur and blood to flow. . The accordion player's not very good either - it does sometimes sound a bit strangulated. May I ask you all to , please , show a bit of tolerance to these pathetic yet despised antisocial creatures.[/p][/quote]No, these individuals had guitars, drums, possibly even a keyboard, although I could've heard the beginnings of Armageddon.[/p][/quote]I think they were also playing during the day in Cowley Centre on Saturday - people were flinching and children were crying at the assault on their eardrums - the vocalist only hit one correct note in 100 ... cynicality
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2:15pm Wed 2 May 12

sparky123456 says...

this type of crime is entirely forgivable. The failing lies with the government and council. If he has learning disabilities and/or mental health problems he needs to be given proper care and treatment. However the local government has made so many cut backs people with these issues end up either on the streets or in gov supported private rental sector without access to proper care and supervision. Others then take advantage of them.
this type of crime is entirely forgivable. The failing lies with the government and council. If he has learning disabilities and/or mental health problems he needs to be given proper care and treatment. However the local government has made so many cut backs people with these issues end up either on the streets or in gov supported private rental sector without access to proper care and supervision. Others then take advantage of them. sparky123456
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9:49pm Wed 2 May 12

Darkforbid says...

Makes me wonder why UK troops are safeguarding heroin supply
Makes me wonder why UK troops are safeguarding heroin supply Darkforbid
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10:20pm Wed 2 May 12

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG says...

Matthews was found with 24 wraps of cocaine, totalling 2.90 grams.............

Average of 0.1g per wrap, he should be jailed for life, and so should his customers for being so stooopid.
Matthews was found with 24 wraps of cocaine, totalling 2.90 grams............. Average of 0.1g per wrap, he should be jailed for life, and so should his customers for being so stooopid. LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG
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10:22pm Wed 2 May 12

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG says...

DoctorBob wrote:
Milkbutnosugarplease wrote:
This makes Big Issue sellers look bad, as one reportedly acted as go-between in a drug deal. It confirms my suspicions of them, which is doubtless unfair but I'll still walk on by just in case...
In that case you should avoid all contact with every hue, culture or country's citizens just in case.

What bizarre logic you employ.
Not really Dr Robert, just the low life scum milk described.
[quote][p][bold]DoctorBob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Milkbutnosugarplease[/bold] wrote: This makes Big Issue sellers look bad, as one reportedly acted as go-between in a drug deal. It confirms my suspicions of them, which is doubtless unfair but I'll still walk on by just in case...[/p][/quote]In that case you should avoid all contact with every hue, culture or country's citizens just in case. What bizarre logic you employ.[/p][/quote]Not really Dr Robert, just the low life scum milk described. LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG
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1:14am Thu 3 May 12

mandate says...

British law is the result of an age old class system. It works like this.

The upper/ruling class maintain total power over the population by passing and imposing laws that suppress the working class.

This effectively keeps the working class in check. Those unlucky enough not to consent to this form of slavery are deemed to be of no use to society and are incarcerated.

These laws are empowered by a middle class who are effectively just lackeys to the ruling class.

The lad in this article has been deemed to be of no use to the ruling class (he is of no financial gain to them). Hence instead of offering him help, he will just be sent to prison.

This is the system. Can anybody see the obvious flaws in the British class system and it's suppressive laws?
British law is the result of an age old class system. It works like this. The upper/ruling class maintain total power over the population by passing and imposing laws that suppress the working class. This effectively keeps the working class in check. Those unlucky enough not to consent to this form of slavery are deemed to be of no use to society and are incarcerated. These laws are empowered by a middle class who are effectively just lackeys to the ruling class. The lad in this article has been deemed to be of no use to the ruling class (he is of no financial gain to them). Hence instead of offering him help, he will just be sent to prison. This is the system. Can anybody see the obvious flaws in the British class system and it's suppressive laws? mandate
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8:27am Thu 3 May 12

Alfie Nokes says...

mandate, you know well how "the law's the law" will be commented by a section of posters here - they blindly accept the top down issued "legalities" that replaced the bottom up decisions people took in the court that built up the common law. They seem unable to grasp what France meant with "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and the poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread".
mandate, you know well how "the law's the law" will be commented by a section of posters here - they blindly accept the top down issued "legalities" that replaced the bottom up decisions people took in the court that built up the common law. They seem unable to grasp what France meant with "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and the poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread". Alfie Nokes
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12:03pm Thu 3 May 12

DoctorBob says...

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG wrote:
DoctorBob wrote:
Milkbutnosugarplease wrote:
This makes Big Issue sellers look bad, as one reportedly acted as go-between in a drug deal. It confirms my suspicions of them, which is doubtless unfair but I'll still walk on by just in case...
In that case you should avoid all contact with every hue, culture or country's citizens just in case.

What bizarre logic you employ.
Not really Dr Robert, just the low life scum milk described.
Are people that have fought for our country "low life scum" in your eyes Peter?
[quote][p][bold]LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DoctorBob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Milkbutnosugarplease[/bold] wrote: This makes Big Issue sellers look bad, as one reportedly acted as go-between in a drug deal. It confirms my suspicions of them, which is doubtless unfair but I'll still walk on by just in case...[/p][/quote]In that case you should avoid all contact with every hue, culture or country's citizens just in case. What bizarre logic you employ.[/p][/quote]Not really Dr Robert, just the low life scum milk described.[/p][/quote]Are people that have fought for our country "low life scum" in your eyes Peter? DoctorBob
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4:56pm Fri 4 May 12

Steve31E says...

Oxford Mail

why is it still possible to make comment on this post from May 1st (4 days later) - but all comments hae been stopped on Dr Julia Gaspars comments on homosexuality and paedophilia only ONE day later (suprisingly there were no comments listed) ?

Is this a type of censorship?
why can we not comment ??
Oxford Mail why is it still possible to make comment on this post from May 1st (4 days later) - but all comments hae been stopped on Dr Julia Gaspars comments on homosexuality and paedophilia only ONE day later (suprisingly there were no comments listed) ? Is this a type of censorship? why can we not comment ?? Steve31E
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10:43pm Fri 4 May 12

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse.
I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported.
I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life.
Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?
That was John Otway mate. A legend in his own lunchtime.
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse. I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported. I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life. Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?[/p][/quote]That was John Otway mate. A legend in his own lunchtime. LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG
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1:58am Sat 5 May 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse.
I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported.
I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life.
Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?
That was John Otway mate. A legend in his own lunchtime.
Really?
Wow, that's really free. (almost) ;)
[quote][p][bold]LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse. I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported. I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life. Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?[/p][/quote]That was John Otway mate. A legend in his own lunchtime.[/p][/quote]Really? Wow, that's really free. (almost) ;) Dilligaf2010
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12:13pm Sat 5 May 12

DoctorBob says...

An uncomfortable question Peter decides to avoid answering. Well I never!
An uncomfortable question Peter decides to avoid answering. Well I never! DoctorBob
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4:42pm Sat 5 May 12

Alexpearly says...

Ben is a victim of circumstance who does come from a loving and supportive family in which he was a caring and supportive member himself. This sentence is ridiculously long and means he has less of a chance of getting his life back together when he is free. Its hard enough for his family, to have to live without him knowing he's in a prison where he will learn more about crime than about how to live on the outside. As a community we need to take more responsibilty for every individual and show more compassion when things don't go well.
Ben is a victim of circumstance who does come from a loving and supportive family in which he was a caring and supportive member himself. This sentence is ridiculously long and means he has less of a chance of getting his life back together when he is free. Its hard enough for his family, to have to live without him knowing he's in a prison where he will learn more about crime than about how to live on the outside. As a community we need to take more responsibilty for every individual and show more compassion when things don't go well. Alexpearly
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5:35pm Sat 5 May 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

Alexpearly wrote:
Ben is a victim of circumstance who does come from a loving and supportive family in which he was a caring and supportive member himself. This sentence is ridiculously long and means he has less of a chance of getting his life back together when he is free. Its hard enough for his family, to have to live without him knowing he's in a prison where he will learn more about crime than about how to live on the outside. As a community we need to take more responsibilty for every individual and show more compassion when things don't go well.
"Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford."......
........"no fixed address".....so how come his loving and supporting family, that he was a member of, was homeless?
[quote][p][bold]Alexpearly[/bold] wrote: Ben is a victim of circumstance who does come from a loving and supportive family in which he was a caring and supportive member himself. This sentence is ridiculously long and means he has less of a chance of getting his life back together when he is free. Its hard enough for his family, to have to live without him knowing he's in a prison where he will learn more about crime than about how to live on the outside. As a community we need to take more responsibilty for every individual and show more compassion when things don't go well.[/p][/quote]"Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford."...... ........"no fixed address".....so how come his loving and supporting family, that he was a member of, was homeless? Dilligaf2010
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7:13pm Sat 5 May 12

Alexpearly says...

A person may have a family that will always put him/her up but in order to qualify for housing, 'need' to be homeless. Being 'of no fixed abode' means a whole host of situations. They have to sell papers afterall
A person may have a family that will always put him/her up but in order to qualify for housing, 'need' to be homeless. Being 'of no fixed abode' means a whole host of situations. They have to sell papers afterall Alexpearly
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7:42pm Sat 5 May 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

Alexpearly wrote:
A person may have a family that will always put him/her up but in order to qualify for housing, 'need' to be homeless. Being 'of no fixed abode' means a whole host of situations. They have to sell papers afterall
He wasn't the one selling The Big Issue, he was merely dealing with the seller's help.
[quote][p][bold]Alexpearly[/bold] wrote: A person may have a family that will always put him/her up but in order to qualify for housing, 'need' to be homeless. Being 'of no fixed abode' means a whole host of situations. They have to sell papers afterall[/p][/quote]He wasn't the one selling The Big Issue, he was merely dealing with the seller's help. Dilligaf2010
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10:16pm Sat 5 May 12

A34North says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Alexpearly wrote:
Ben is a victim of circumstance who does come from a loving and supportive family in which he was a caring and supportive member himself. This sentence is ridiculously long and means he has less of a chance of getting his life back together when he is free. Its hard enough for his family, to have to live without him knowing he's in a prison where he will learn more about crime than about how to live on the outside. As a community we need to take more responsibilty for every individual and show more compassion when things don't go well.
"Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford."......
........"no fixed address".....so how come his loving and supporting family, that he was a member of, was homeless?
Dilly, that is a play on words. You know full well that the lad was homeless and not his family. Shame on you Dilly.
Question Dilly, have you got the little bits of paper that confirms you really are a 'Qualified Youth Worker'?
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alexpearly[/bold] wrote: Ben is a victim of circumstance who does come from a loving and supportive family in which he was a caring and supportive member himself. This sentence is ridiculously long and means he has less of a chance of getting his life back together when he is free. Its hard enough for his family, to have to live without him knowing he's in a prison where he will learn more about crime than about how to live on the outside. As a community we need to take more responsibilty for every individual and show more compassion when things don't go well.[/p][/quote]"Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford."...... ........"no fixed address".....so how come his loving and supporting family, that he was a member of, was homeless?[/p][/quote]Dilly, that is a play on words. You know full well that the lad was homeless and not his family. Shame on you Dilly. Question Dilly, have you got the little bits of paper that confirms you really are a 'Qualified Youth Worker'? A34North
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4:13am Sun 6 May 12

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG says...

DoctorBob wrote:
An uncomfortable question Peter decides to avoid answering. Well I never!
Yes if they were the kind that used various implements to do unpleasant things to prisoners of war, but as we all know our lads are no different to any other countries lads, and in the Yanks case Lassies. No avoiding the question Dr Robert. But then maybe you agree with torture?
[quote][p][bold]DoctorBob[/bold] wrote: An uncomfortable question Peter decides to avoid answering. Well I never![/p][/quote]Yes if they were the kind that used various implements to do unpleasant things to prisoners of war, but as we all know our lads are no different to any other countries lads, and in the Yanks case Lassies. No avoiding the question Dr Robert. But then maybe you agree with torture? LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG
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4:14am Sun 6 May 12

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG says...

DoctorBob wrote:
An uncomfortable question Peter decides to avoid answering. Well I never!
Yes if they were the kind that used various implements to do unpleasant things to prisoners of war, but as we all know our lads are no different to any other countries lads, and in the Yanks case Lassies. No avoiding the question Dr Robert. But then maybe you agree with torture?
[quote][p][bold]DoctorBob[/bold] wrote: An uncomfortable question Peter decides to avoid answering. Well I never![/p][/quote]Yes if they were the kind that used various implements to do unpleasant things to prisoners of war, but as we all know our lads are no different to any other countries lads, and in the Yanks case Lassies. No avoiding the question Dr Robert. But then maybe you agree with torture? LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG
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4:16am Sun 6 May 12

LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG says...

Alexpearly wrote:
A person may have a family that will always put him/her up but in order to qualify for housing, 'need' to be homeless. Being 'of no fixed abode' means a whole host of situations. They have to sell papers afterall
Isn't that fraud, claiming to be in a position that you are not?
[quote][p][bold]Alexpearly[/bold] wrote: A person may have a family that will always put him/her up but in order to qualify for housing, 'need' to be homeless. Being 'of no fixed abode' means a whole host of situations. They have to sell papers afterall[/p][/quote]Isn't that fraud, claiming to be in a position that you are not? LORD PETER MACVEY 0X2 6EG
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6:06am Sun 6 May 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

A34North wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Alexpearly wrote:
Ben is a victim of circumstance who does come from a loving and supportive family in which he was a caring and supportive member himself. This sentence is ridiculously long and means he has less of a chance of getting his life back together when he is free. Its hard enough for his family, to have to live without him knowing he's in a prison where he will learn more about crime than about how to live on the outside. As a community we need to take more responsibilty for every individual and show more compassion when things don't go well.
"Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford."......
........"no fixed address".....so how come his loving and supporting family, that he was a member of, was homeless?
Dilly, that is a play on words. You know full well that the lad was homeless and not his family. Shame on you Dilly.
Question Dilly, have you got the little bits of paper that confirms you really are a 'Qualified Youth Worker'?
I've just re-read what I'd typed, it certainly isn't what I meant to type.
As for certificates etc., I have almost nothing pertaining to my life prior to 2005, not even my birth certificate.
[quote][p][bold]A34North[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alexpearly[/bold] wrote: Ben is a victim of circumstance who does come from a loving and supportive family in which he was a caring and supportive member himself. This sentence is ridiculously long and means he has less of a chance of getting his life back together when he is free. Its hard enough for his family, to have to live without him knowing he's in a prison where he will learn more about crime than about how to live on the outside. As a community we need to take more responsibilty for every individual and show more compassion when things don't go well.[/p][/quote]"Peter De Feu, defending, said his client, of no fixed address, was born and brought up in Oxford."...... ........"no fixed address".....so how come his loving and supporting family, that he was a member of, was homeless?[/p][/quote]Dilly, that is a play on words. You know full well that the lad was homeless and not his family. Shame on you Dilly. Question Dilly, have you got the little bits of paper that confirms you really are a 'Qualified Youth Worker'?[/p][/quote]I've just re-read what I'd typed, it certainly isn't what I meant to type. As for certificates etc., I have almost nothing pertaining to my life prior to 2005, not even my birth certificate. Dilligaf2010
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5:00pm Mon 7 May 12

lfcaware says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse.
I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported.
I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life.
Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?
Nothing occured. Your on drugs. clown.
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: Nothing to do with this article, but probably something even worse. I have the OM and BBC News on RSS feeds to MS Outlook, but despite a seemingly heinous crime being committed in The Head of the River, last night, I've seen nothing reported. I've no idea what was happening, but from what I could hear, some people had gone in there with microphones and musical instruments, and whenever they tried to use them, somebody was either stabbing them, or strangling them, I'd never heard anything so horrific in my life. Does anybody have any idea what was occurring?[/p][/quote]Nothing occured. Your on drugs. clown. lfcaware
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