Textusa has published a post consisting almost entirely of pure, unadulterated cack. Trust me on this, if it was coke instead of cack it would have a street value of about a trillion dollars
So, I am going to translate and simplify it for you. There is no charge.
Speed < Bullshit title. Also misleading. Speed and Textusa are strangers to each other
BLUF: To demonstrate that Smithman had many opportunities to avoid the Smiths even taking into account the motion of all participants, so confirming that contact was intentional on his part. < Oh fuck - here we go. Tin hats on, ladies
We are accused of writing in riddles. We are aware we do write long and detailed posts and we have explained why we do that. We are also aware that our posts are objective.
To make that clear we have decided to use something that Wikipedia says is commonly used in US military writing: BLUF – Bottom Line Up Front.
A quick and objective summary of what the post is about.< That will be the fucking day
We received a comment precisely to that effect: < Post from another loony
Must disagree with you about the Smith Sighting. It wasn’t intentional. The Smith girl clearly states that she sees the man only after she comes up from the stairs and looks to her left. She’s surprised by him. Peter Smith says he saw the man IMMEDIATELY at the beginning of the Rua Escola Primária. So they crossed at the corner of this street with Rua 25 de Abril. They all walked into each other. The Smiths were walking up the stairs when the man was walking down Rua Escola Primária. It was an all-round surprise encounter!
And where is it written in the PJ Files that Smithman stopped long enough and with near enough proximity to be asked by a total stranger if the dead body of the child he was holding was asleep?!?
Please feel free not to publish this."
Posted by Anonymous to Textusa at 29 November 2013 15:49:00 "
It says that we may have been wrong about what we said in our Intentional - Not Debatable Fact post about the clear, and not debatable Smithman's intention to be seen by the Smiths in that event known as the Smith Sighting.< No, it says you WERE wrong, you lying cow
We don't put other people's work on caution without justification and promising to come back to the subject but never doing so. < Yes you do Whenever we have disagreed with someone we have always justified our disagreement.< No you haven't
We have always answered our readers' questions and have always corrected our statements when we found ourselves wrong.< Absolute cobblers
We have never pretended to look the other way when something went against our line of thought. On the contrary, we have always confronted contradiction. Just like we're doing today.< More cobblers
There is currently an exception to this, and it's about the CMTV documentary. We have still to provide our opinion on it. But as we have said, we will do so as soon as a sentence of the trial is reached.< Oh take your time dear. No-one gives a crapThe Smith Sighting is of capital importance in the Maddie Affair. There can be no doubt about it. The granularity of its analysis is never too great.< Oh fuck, here she goes
The correction above was basically to tell us that we didn’t take into account that all those involved in the Smith Sighting were moving. The Smiths didn’t simply stay put where the crossings happened and wait for Smithman to pass by them.< No shit, Sherlock
3. THE SMITH CROSSING LOCATIONS
Okay - lets stop this here. It's bullshit. They know where they were, you don't. Putting the written accounts through the wrangle won't tell you anything. So let's make it really really small
Is she still on about where in the road they were standing? Bollocks, let's skip that too
We assume that the street/road referred is Rua da Escola Primária as any speculation that it is any other route simply doesn't make sense for someone coming from Apartment 5A.
To one of them, the one who is walking in front of the group, Peter, the words “right at the beginning” mean that he is indeed at the beginning Rua da Escola Primária but inside it.
To take as more accurately the words “immediately at the beginning” (a mistranslation of “right at the beginning”) over a finger pointed location is just to make up fact to fit the story.
This in turn allows us to determine the distances between the 3 crossing points:
Considering that where Smithman crosses with Martin Smith is where Rua da Escola Primária starts, then Peter Smith is approximately 17 metres into it when he’s crossed.
Okay - all the above is utterly meaningless conjecture that she conjures up to make you think she's clever. If you are honest, you don't read most of it, do you?
4. THE SPEED FACTOR
In the problem of the trains leaving the station one is given the distance between the stations and the speed of both trains. With these 3 values (distance, speed train1 and speed train2) one is able to calculate the meeting or crossing point.
As we said, in the Smith sighting, we have only the location of crossing points. What one wishes to calculate is, at a certain point in time, the distance between the 2 “trains”, Smithman and a Smith. The values that one requires, and doesn’t have, are the speeds of each of these 2 elements.
That is overcome by using the value of Smithman’s speed, whatever it may have been, and reference the Smith’s walking speed to it.
We’ll use 3 relative speeds: Smithman (SM) and Smith (S) walking at a same speed towards each other, S walking at half of SM’s speed and S walking at a quarter of SM’s speed.
To have S walk faster than SM is simply not realistic.
5. THE SMITH FAMILY “CONVOY”
at half speed:
at a quarter speed:
The exact same reasoning can be made between CP1 (Peter) and CP3 (AS). The distance between both is 28 metres, so when AS, at the third and last CP, is crossed by SM:
These distances tell you, EXACTLY, the distance in which the whole Smith family was spread out depending on the speed they were walking relative to Smithman's.
If at same speed:
If at half speed:
If at quarter speed:
Chortle - Maths wasn't your strongest subject at school, was it, Textusa?
6. THE ENCOUNTERS