7 Q I have done some cursory research of some of 8 these Web sites. I looked at Mr. Mellick's Web site. 9 And there's something that strikes me as peculiar 10 about this case, and it's this: That I've seen you 11 twice, one time in court and one time here, to my 12 knowledge. Both times you've been dressed in a suit 13 and tie and you look very conservative -- 14 A I am. 15 Q -- clean-cut, well-groomed, which is 16 inconsistent with the types of people -- for example, 17 Mr. Mellick doesn't look anything at all like you, 18 does he, his pictures is on his Web site? 19 A Well, he weighs probably a hundred pounds 20 more than I do. 21 Q He doesn't dress the way you do -- or he 22 doesn't dress the way you're dressed today, does he? 23 A Well, he doesn't have to go to work. He's a 24 writer. 25 Q Right. But in any photos you've seen of him,
1 have you ever seen him dressed the way that you're 2 dressed today? 3 A No, I don't think so. 4 Q And the -- 5 A But I don't judge people by how they dress. 6 Q And the young men that you've been describing 7 the relationships you've had here with, all day today, 8 do any of them dress the way that you're dressed 9 today? 10 A Ole Stockly dresses fairly conservative, as 11 does Erik Ancell. 12 Q And is the way that you're dressed today the 13 way that you normally dress when you're doing whatever 14 you do in the relationships with the young men who 15 you've described? 16 A Do you mean like hiking or shooting or -- 17 Q Anything. 18 A No, I don't usually dress like this for 19 recreational purposes.
5 Q Do you dress the way you're dressed today 6 when you go to that club, or when you went to that 7 club when it was open? 8 A No. But I have. One time I was somewhere 9 where I had to wear a suit, and I was in town anyways, 10 so I just wore the suit to the place. People thought 11 it was funny.
17 Q The type of music that you have described is 18 something that usually appeals to a younger crowd; is 19 it fair to say? 20 A No, not at all. I mean, I listen to Dead 21 Kennedys, which haven't put out an album -- well of 22 any -- they haven't put out a good album since 1990. 23 I mean, that was when I was 20 years old or so. 24 The Misfits, they broke up in what, '86? I 25 mean, that kind of music is what I grew up with, and
1 that's the same kind of music that's played in places 2 like Bitoz. 3 Q Is there a name for this kind of culture that 4 surrounds the club that you've been describing and the 5 people who enjoy reading books like Satan Burger and 6 that correspond with one other using the Internet? 7 A I don't know of any organization like that. 8 Q Well, is there a name for the culture? Have 9 you ever heard the term such as "cyberpunk"? 10 A Oh, yes, cyberpunk, uh-huh, sure. I haven't 11 heard that for years, but yeah. It was science 12 fiction fans from -- kind of sci-fi fans from years 13 ago. 14 Q And you're familiar with a culture just 15 called punk, right? 16 A Of course.
4 Q What was the content of Satan Burger that you 5 thought that he would find interesting in particular? 6 A Just the writing style, more than anything, 7 and the story of this bizarre future world where the 8 earth is overcrowded from these strange beings coming 9 to earth. And it's almost like Seinfeld for, you 10 know, punk rockers or something. It's kind of like 11 just a never-ending series of funny situations and 12 things like that. 13 Q How old were you when you first read Satan 14 Burger? 15 A I believe I was 36. And the author wrote it 16 when he was 17, so just a few years older than Landis. 17 Q In retrospect, after reaching January 17th, 18 2007, do you believe that there was anything 19 inappropriate about you giving that book to Landis 20 Tanaka? 21 A Inappropriate or illegal? 22 Q Inappropriate. 23 A Because we started with illegal. 24 Q I'm asking you about inappropriate. 25 A And now we're down to inappropriate, huh.
1 No, I don't think there was anything inappropriate for 2 Landis Tanaka in that book. I knew him, I knew him 3 fairly well, I talked to him on almost a daily basis. 4 He was more than intelligent enough to read that book, 5 keep those things in perspective that appear a little 6 bit weird, and enjoy the book. And he's a good 7 person. There's -- giving him a book like that 8 doesn't change people like that. 9 Q When you are associating with the young men 10 who you've testified about to today -- when I say 11 young men, I mean the young men who are under 20 years 12 old -- is your personality and demeanor and conduct 13 consistent with what you've expressed sitting here 14 today during your deposition? 15 A Yes. And you really should clarify 16 associating. That word has become very offensive to 17 me. Please.
B. Building (Boneh) The second possible basis for prohibiting the use of electricity can be found first in the works of Rabbi Abraham Isaiah Karelitz, commonly referred to by the name of his magnum opus, Chazon Ish.(23) He states that it is likely that completion of a live circuit constitutes a forbidden act of building (boneh) on Shabbat. He reasons that completing a circuit renders a previously useless wire into a functional wire, and this is analogous to competing a building or wall. In addition, completing a circuit is analogous to assembling an appliance composed of numerous parts - which halacha defines as building - and is thus prohibited on Shabbat.
The Chazon Ish's position has aroused great debate among halachic scholars. The most vigorous and thorough critique of this position is found in the eleventh chapter of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach's work, the Minchat Shlomo. While Rabbi Auerbach advances numerous critiques of the Chazon Ish's position, the most crucial aspect of his criticism is that opening a circuit which is designed to be opened and closed routinely cannot be considered an act of building or destroying.(24) Closing a circuit is analogous to closing a door - an action which the halacha does not consider to be "building" since the door is intended to be opened and closed constantly.(25)
The overwhelming majority of halachic decisors appears to side with Rabbi Auerbach. As the Encyclopedia Talmudit (18:166) states:
From the writing of numerous achronim it appears that turning on an electrical circuit does not violate the prohibition of fixing an object [metaken mana and ma'keh bepatish] or building [boneh].(26)
Nevertheless, at the very least halachic authorities do take into consideration the opinion of the Chazon Ish on this issue when rendering decisions regarding electricity.(27)
It was holiday time for the famous five by Enig Blyter; Tom, Stan, Dave, Nigel, Berniss, Arthur, Harry, Wee Jockey, Matoombo, and Craig? For the past 17 years the fabled fibe had been forming into adverntures on varicose islands and secrete vallets with their famous ill bred dog, Cragesmure. Their popular Uncle Philpole with his popular curly white hair and his rugged red weather battered face and his popular fisherman's boots and his big junky sweater and his little cottage.
'Gruddly Pod, Gruddly Pod,' the train seemed to say, 'Gruddy Pod, we're on our holidays,' and they were. Pon arrival they noticed a mysterious starnger who bode no ill?
'Oi what's this 'ere,' he said from behind.
'We're the famous fire by Greenod Bladder,' replied Tom, Stan, Dave, Nigel, Berniss, Arthur, Harry, Wee Jocky, Matoombo, and Craig?, and they were.
'Don't you dare go on the mysterious Woenow Abbey Hill.'
That night by the light of their faithful dog Cragesmure, they talked Craig and Mtoombo into foing the dirty worj. Soon they were at Woenow Attlee grazine upone an olde crypped who turned round to be the furtive stranger.
'Keep off the grass,' he asked frae a great hat.
Matoombo sprange and soon overpowdered the old crypt with a halfhelsie. Craig? quickly fried the old crypt together.
'Wart is the secrete of Woebeat Dobby?' Craig? asked.
'Yer can beat me but ne'er ye'll learn the secrete,' he answered from a green hut.
'Anything you say may be used in Everton against you,' said Harry. And it was.
(I raise my hands to finish the sentence.. notice that in out-alphaing, you don't use alot of well thought out sentences.. its like even giving well thought out answers is too much.. this is like from JAP Busting posts where I answer "why did you ask me this" simply with ".. ..I'm talking" (with a funny face like "WTF is she thinking asking me this.. ) Then I do freeze out and turn my back on him. If he attempts to re-initiate, he's outalpha'ed, so must give up.. Also, if a guy answers with something too well thought out, I just smirk and go "whoa dude, that's pretty scientific" and immediately turn my back and freeze him out.. As usual, if he tries to get me to turn around by grabbing me, I run the "whoa dude, Club-477 (gay club here) is down there.. hands off the merchandise buddy, and if he replies I keep saying "man I'm not gay.. stop trying man, I'm not gay").
Unfinished sequences. Currently include those about Andrew Duncan's, Emily Critchley's, & Simon Jarvis's things. Caveat on quotations. (1) The Blogger architecture collapses tabs & multiple spaces; it's possible to get around this – (& if you’re nice to him John Sparrow might tell you how?) – but it’s friction, I hardly ever bother with it. Quotations which have lost indents or other formatting are labelled “not sic” unless I’ve forgotten. (2) Stuff filed under 1999 is kinda my personal commonplace book for a POLITIX course, a.k.a. BUCKBUCK Courier Point (Hill House): 799999, so. (3) I often don’t proof what I type / paste in. Gotta dash for snax. Avant garde British poetry.Peter Philpott holds the answers.