=========================  Criminal Case 1849  =========================

    BobTHJ violated rule 2149 by publishing in message
    <56732cfd0712210825i54c896f7n9f4795405528894e@mail.gmail.com> a
    statement that e did not believe was true.


Caller:                                 Zefram
Barred:                                 BobTHJ

Judge:                                  Taral
Judgement:                              GUILTY/APOLOGY

Appeal:                                 1849a
Decision:                               AFFIRM



Called by Zefram:                       21 Dec 2007 23:47:17 GMT
Defendant BobTHJ informed:              21 Dec 2007 23:55:54 GMT
Pre-trial phase ended:                  21 Dec 2007 23:57:34 GMT
Assigned to Taral:                      22 Dec 2007 00:28:54 GMT
Judged GUILTY/APOLOGY by Taral:         09 Jan 2008 19:48:12 GMT
Appeal 1849a:                           10 Jan 2008 16:36:05 GMT
Appealed by BobTHJ:                     10 Jan 2008 16:36:05 GMT
AFFIRMED on Appeal:                     14 Jan 2008 00:15:30 GMT


Caller's Evidence:

|Message-ID: <56732cfd0712210825i54c896f7n9f4795405528894e@mail.gmail.com>
|From: Roger Hicks <pidgepot@gmail.com>
|To: agora-business@agoranomic.org
|Subject: Re: DIS: Re: BUS: Re: OFF: [Assessor/Accountor] Voting Limits, VCs,
|Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 09:25:30 -0700
|On Dec 21, 2007 9:17 AM, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly@gmail.com> wrote:
|> On Dec 21, 2007 8:18 AM, Josiah Worcester <josiahw@gmail.com> wrote:
|> > I'm presuming that he's taking advantage of my unintentional slip on
|> > registering WALRUS. If WALRUS joined the first time it tried, so does
|> > Telescope.
|> > Now, if we can see what Telescope *is*. . .
|> Telescope can see what you are.  It follows that to see what Telescope
|> is, you need merely to reverse the time stream...
|Futuremyartug is a (as yet) undefined entity from a point in time in
|Agora's future where such an entity is qualified to register as a
|player and any action may be taken retroactively at any date (NOTE: In
|the future, computers are advanced and integrated with the human
|brain. There is no longer any difficulty in tracking complex quantum
|states. Hence, Agorans have permitted unrestrained retroactivity in an
|effort to keep the game interesting and so that everyone has something
|to argue about. Why? Because everything else has been done before).
|Futuremyartug registers. I would make an effort at describing what
|Futuremyartug is, but quite frankly it is beyond your comprehension
|(and mine).

|Message-ID: <56732cfd0712210932g7c9ba15arf4657333778e4eae@mail.gmail.com>
|From: Roger Hicks <pidgepot@gmail.com>
|To: agora-discussion@agoranomic.org
|Subject: Re: DIS: Re: BUS: CFJ
|Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:32:59 -0700
|On Dec 21, 2007 10:25 AM, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly@gmail.com> wrote:
|> On Dec 21, 2007 10:20 AM, Roger Hicks <pidgepot@gmail.com> wrote:
|> > I regret to inform you that Futuremyartug, though well aware of the
|> > start and end times of your party, is prohibited from disclosing this
|> > information due to R14968/81. However, Futuremyartug does recommend
|> > you limit your consumption of eggnog and avoid wearing white to the
|> > party. One of the possible quantum states arising from your Christmas
|> > party leads to a very embarrassing situation which your colleges will
|> > never let you forget.
|> You could probably research the information if you try...
|> -root
|Ha! I was considering calling MKA Systems to ask about Christmas Party
|times when I got this message. I decided against it as I would rather
|not cause problems for other players by calling their places of


Gratuitous Arguments by BobTHJ:

Futuremyartug was clearly not to be taken serious. It's announcement
was intended for humorous purposes only and clearly not meant to
actually register a player. Despite the fact that the text of a
statement may advocate a certain point of view, when clearly expressed
through sarcasm there is little question that the author does not
actually advocate that point of view.


Judge Taral's Arguments:

Regardless of the sarcastic intent, Rule 2149 is worded quite
strictly. It does not refer to "lying" or any other intentional
misdirection. It says simply "unless e believes ... e is telling the
truth". Your defense, in a peculiar way, convicts you.

I judge GUILTY, and prescribe a sentence of APOLOGY, with prescribed
words as follows:



Appellant BobTHJ's Arguments:

I appeal this decision. My intent was clear, and though R2149 may
prohibit this form of sarcasm the rules in this case have led to my
damnation. While I do not advocate lies and misdirection as a means of
equitable play, it should be clear by now that I am not above bribery
as a useful tool to obtain a desired outcome. Therefore I post the
following per the Vote Market agreement:

Buy Ticket
Action: Be a member of an appeals panel that submits a decision of
OVERRULE to UNAWARE in the appeal of CFJ 1849.
Cost: 3VP

As an argument for my appeal I suggest that due to not carefully
reading the rules, I was blissfully unaware that my sarcastic
registration of Futuremyartug was in violation of R2149.

Should the appeals panel not overturn this judgment this message shall
serve as my apology.