Diplomatic Immunity?

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Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Postby Tangled Metal » 15 Oct 2019, 4:44pm

I had a Jewish mate at university, not that you'd know it. He'd be packed off to university with a hamper if homemade kosher food. Once at university he'd be eating bacon bottles and his favourite pizza Hawaiian with the ham on it.

But come time to go home he got picked up by parents and became kosher again. I think he used to give most of the hamper away because he didn't like the kosher meals.

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Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Oct 2019, 5:38pm

You'd be surprised at how many different interpretations of "kosher" there are amongst not-so-observant Jews. Possibly my parental home was unique in its inconsistency? Very early in life, I must have learnt that pork was taboo - but I didn't yet know that bacon was a form of pork, so there I was tucking into a Full English at a B&B - until my father stopped me! And I had no idea that meat had to be 'kosher' - that is, slaughtered in accordance with shechita - until I was taught about it in cheder (Jewish religion lessons). My mother would buy the meat from Sainsbury's (hardly kosher, that!) except on a few special occasions; then my father would intervene, and insist that the meat had to be koshered: that is, soaked in water for half an hour, then sprinkled with salt and left for an hour, before cooking.

All this was utterly inconsistent!

On top of that my father insisted on meat-and-milk separation - up to a point. We had to have separate plates and cutlery for meat and milk - but my father didn't mind if we had both at the same meal. I shan't waste time explaining what's wrong here!

Oh and to cap it all - my father was extremely fond of crab-meat. Once again, look it up under Jewish dietary laws...

Today? Mrs P (who's non-Jewish) and I don't eat any meat, whether kosher, halal, or neither. At least that's consistent! But we eat plenty of seafood: crab, shrimps, mussels, etc. That's a violation of Jewish laws....
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Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 15 Nov 2019, 9:51am

Back on topic –

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co ... x-49394519

"A British woman accused of killing a patient by giving her botched buttock-enhancement injections has been extradited to the US to face trial."

"If she is convicted, the extradition order stipulates Ms Francis cannot be sentenced to more than one year in a US jail"

Edited – because she skipped the country that's the USA back to Britain and was then extradited she only see one year in jail!
A loophole no doubt.
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Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Postby gaz » 15 Nov 2019, 11:54am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Edited – because she skipped the country that's the USA back to Britain and was then extradited she only see one year in jail!
A loophole no doubt.

When I read that I felt the key part was "Ms Francis cannot be sentenced to more than one year in a US jail", i.e. A longer sentence would be possible but on the understanding that she will be able to serve the remainder in the UK.

Seems I was wrong. Her sentence is one year and the extradition agreement even specified a particular US jail in which she will serve her sentence.

Hard to see anybody being happy with the outcome.