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Let me get this straight Scipio. You believe Dassey physically participated in the crime?

I thought no one did. Or is your argument that Dassey should be punished for making false statements?

For sure he helped burn her body and get rid of evidence. I believe his confession that he also raped her.  Far from no one believing him many do.  I don't think tha he should have gotten life but someone else got to make that call not me.  Moreover, all that matters is what the jury believed not what I believe. There was no legal basis to vacate the jury decision. An activist court undid the jury verdict but the state is appealing so it is far from over.

The 7th Circuit in made up of 11 judges (there are 2 seats vacant one of which Trump has nominated a replacement for). Cases are heard by a panel of only 3 judges but parties can appeal such a ruling requesting an en banc hearing. If a majority of judges vote to hear the case then the 3 judge panel decision is vacated and treated as if it never existed and all active judges hear the case.  That decision is subject to further appeal to the US Supreme Court.  If they don't vote to hear it en banc then the state can still appeal to the US Supreme Court.

So there is still a way to go before the fat lady sings.
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By the same token many caring parents would do, have done and no doubt will continue to do so.
There are plenty of naive people about.
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I don't know. I have no idea how many bases there are to cover. How ever many there are I doubt we on'ere are fully cognisant of them all.
I take Pedro do Carmo and DCI Redwoods statements at face value unless and until information which may demonstrate the statement no longer remains reliable, becomes available.
And Goncalo Amarals statements, do you take them at face value, even now that his latest video demonstrates that he doesn't understand the dog alerts? ... or other discrepencies?
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Many caring parents would never consider employing a stranger, or near stranger, to baby sit their chikldren.

I wouldn't

By the same token many caring parents would do, have done and no doubt will continue to do so.
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Being as close to the children as possible, would have involved eating in their respective apartments, or of course employing babysitters as is common practice in this country.
Fortunately for my granddaughter, it is common practice in this country too, at least among the Brits.

She can earn a pretty penny in the festive season by babysitting for those who wish to wine and dine in convivial company.

She has no relevant qualifications whatsoever, but her word-of-mouth recommendations are excellent.

 8((()*/
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How about this one, Alice - does it cover all bases?

"Do you think it was a mistake to have the McCann couple constituted as arguidos in September 2007?

Obviously, I will not answer that question. But what I can say, just as I did back in 2011 and 2013, is that Maddie's parents are not suspects. That statement remains: the parents are not suspects. Period."

 Pedro do Carmo, Deputy Director of PJ  in Expresso, May 2, 2017

I don't know. I have no idea how many bases there are to cover. How ever many there are I doubt we on'ere are fully cognisant of them all.
I take Pedro do Carmo and DCI Redwoods statements at face value unless and until information which may demonstrate the statement no longer remains reliable, becomes available.
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Many caring parents would never consider employing a stranger, or near stranger, to baby sit their chikldren.

I wouldn't

I feel sorry for today's mothers who seem to miss out on so much in their children's early years. For the first four years of their lives my children were cared for by me. I taught them what they needed to know, was present at every milestone and new experience, gave them consistent rules and knew exactly where every bump and bruise came from.

In the evenings I would use babysitters because I was also a wife and my husband and I needed time together too. As a military family our family and friends were far away, so babysitters were often teenagers, but in case of emergency they could get help from their own mothers or from any neighbour. That always worked fine.
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Blue bit: You don't even cover the content of your own earlier post.
Red bit: I make of it no more or less than what it is at face value.

How about this one, Alice - does it cover all bases?

"Do you think it was a mistake to have the McCann couple constituted as arguidos in September 2007?

Obviously, I will not answer that question. But what I can say, just as I did back in 2011 and 2013, is that Maddie's parents are not suspects. That statement remains: the parents are not suspects. Period."

 Pedro do Carmo, Deputy Director of PJ  in Expresso, May 2, 2017
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Many caring parents would never consider employing a stranger, or near stranger, to baby sit their chikldren.

I wouldn't

Yet they left their kids at the creche during the daytime,  and the staff there, I believe,  we're used as babysitters.
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