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 Post subject: PERUGIA MURDER FILE RULES
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:31 am 
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PERUGIA MURDER FILE RULES


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25. Keeping the Board Tidy. Do try to have a care ‘where’ you are posting. Think before submitting if you actually mean to reply in ‘that’ particular thread or if you are really wanting to start a new topic. Likewise, are you actually starting a new topic when you really mean to reply within a thread?. Are you actually posting in even the right forum? Whilst it would be nice to keep them as low as possible, we expect mistakes. Therefore, please do not be offended if you find a Moderator has moved your thread/post to where it should be. Ensure you read the announcement/s containing the rules/instructions for each particular forum you post in.

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I think I can live with these rules and I hope we all can. Count me in.


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 Post subject: Re: PERUGIA MURDER FILE RULES
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:18 am 
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Thank for this extremely fascinating forum that obviously was put together with a lot of hard work.

This case has haunted me from the get-go, particularly since I am from Seattle and more specifically, West Seattle, where Amanda is from, it's hard NOT to be aware of this case. I only discovered your forum today as I was looking up info regarding the trial, and this along with the wonderful True Justice For Meredith Kercher website and it's really been an education in all of this.

From day one I have been of the opinion that Amanda was involved in Meredith's death, if not the actual murderer. I'm always willing to give someone the benefit of doubt but the evidence, as I know it, is just to strongly against her, in my humble opinion. I am also of the belief that the Italian justice system is not as corrupt or incompetant as many are portraying it. Real justice will prevail.

My condolences go out to Meredith's family and friends. She is what it's all about.

Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:15 pm 
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Hi Michael, I think I have made an error already, posted on the wrong thread. Anyway I have been following your thoughts at In Session..I like the way you think so I am here. I posted on In Sessions last evening with regards to my opinion on the Elizabeth Smart case and was called a pervert. Well, just to clarify ,I am not. Only problem I need some new specs to read your Code of Ethics lol.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:31 pm 
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Hello Ironside, welcome to PMF :)

You'll find the current main discussion on the case here: XI. MAIN DISCUSSION, July 17 -. We are currently up to page 10. You'll find the old main discussion threads in the main discussion subforum here: The Murder of Meredith Kercher


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Hi Mate,
I read your all rules well I also read the one book which contain related to your
rule it is too good, thk for your post.


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