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Old 08-12-2019, 01:10 PM
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Pell-Mell, aw, hell


Some time ago, I confidently predicted Cardinal George Pell would not be criminally charged in Australia.

I can't find the thread, but my best recollection is that at the time, the discussion was whether Pell had vicarious criminal liability for aiding abusers by means various. I said, stridently, that Pell would NOT be charged, much less convicted.

Since then, I had for unrelated reasons left regular posting here.

I checked back to the SDMB today for yet other unrelated reasons and found a PM reminding me of my failed prediction.

So, to be clear: yes, I failed utterly to correctly predict that outcome, and I was completely wrong. Those that predicted Pell's arrest and conviction were right.

If someone can post the link to the original thread here, I will gladly repeat the above concession in the original thread.

Hope everyone's well.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:15 PM
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:24 PM
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:26 PM
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Frankly, I assumed that your failed prediction was the cause for your retreat from the board. But good on you for owning your fault. Welcome back.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:44 PM
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:45 PM
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:49 PM
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Who the hell are you and why is everybody pretending they are happy to see you back?




I hope I didn't give the impression I was happy about it.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:50 PM
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Is this it? https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...d.php?t=784318

And welcome back.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:51 PM
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This post https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb...&postcount=147
says: "To that end, I say that the Royal Commission will NOT charge Cardinal Pell with a single criminal offense."
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:07 PM
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And commented on.

Where's Bricker?
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:41 PM
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Welcome back, I have to admit that I missed you. But now I'm going to get back to being pissed off at your posts.
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:41 PM
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Good to see you Bricker. Now if we could only find John Mace.
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:18 PM
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:23 PM
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I checked the original thread. Here is Bricker's prediction.

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I disagree. I predict that Pell will not be criminally charged, period.

If I am right, and by, say, April 2018, no Australian criminal charges have been leveled against Pell, will you concede I understand this process better than you do?
And here are the charges being announced.
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Did you catch the date on Past Tense's post? May 1, 2018.

Hmmm. That's... uncanny.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:42 PM
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Welcome back, Bricker!

Thanks for this thread, we were wondering where you were. My theory was that you'd quit the internet, decided to try real life, walked into the local bar and never came out.
But now that you've been disbarred, you're welcome here any time.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:57 PM
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Eh, if I had a nickel for every failed prediction I made, I could buy a couple of fancy dinners.

Welcome back, Bricker hope you stick around.

Last edited by Larry Borgia; 08-12-2019 at 08:01 PM.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:34 AM
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Hey, Bricker! Good to see you again; hope you decide to stick around!
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:40 AM
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Hope everyone's well.
The usual mixed bag, but I likewise hope you and yours are well too.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:29 AM
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