Friday, June 12, 2009

Trial: Reuters And Getty Images Of The Defendants In Court Today

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Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/12/09 at 03:36 PM in Defendants in courtAmanda KnoxTrials 2008 & 2009


Not so pretty and perky today, eh? Especially with the tell-tale sign of former extra-curricular activities on her upper lip.

A little stressful, is it Amanda, actually accounting for your behavior rather than just acting it out?

Posted by wayra on 06/12/09 at 07:54 PM | #

I just want to point out that there are two types of herpes simplex virus, oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2).  I’ve read that most people who have oral herpes were infected as children from skin to skin contact.  Therefore, it is possible that Amanda Knox’s cold sores are not related to “extra-curricular” activities but are flare-ups of oral herpes that she may have had since she was a child.

Posted by CamilleGrace on 06/13/09 at 05:37 AM | #

Hi Camille. Yes I didnt think they are ever related. (You were kidding, right, Wayra?) People I know with cold sores all seem to get relief and some a complete suppression by taking the amino acid lysine.

Amanda Knox looks to have a severe untreated case and it surfaces every few months. Someone should perhaps carry some lysine capsules to Italy if they are not available under the stringent EU rules. Or, I guess, get a prescription.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 06/13/09 at 06:36 AM | #

Yes, the comment was a bit harsh, but, no, I was not entirely kidding. I think it ironic and just, speaking of justice, that this woman, who, along with her supporters, is using her ‘angel face’ appearance (whatever that means!) to gain sympathy, notoriety, and a not-guilty verdict, doesn’t look so fresh and cute for her long-awaited moment in the spotlight.

Because the reality is that she is not guileless and innocent. She has a history of inappropriate, out-of-control behavior. And I’m not talking about her sexual conduct, which doesn’t interest me in the least. I’m talking about the violence that took place at her party in Seattle (where the police were called and she was actually fined)and her abusive comments, ie. to her Jewish co-worker about ‘my people killing your people.’

The harshness expresses my anger that Amanda continues to present herself, with her attention-getting, poor-abused-and-misunderstood-me behavior, as both the star of the show and the victim. This is a woman, who, many of us believe, destroyed, apparently without any remorse, another woman’s life and stole her ‘show’ forever.

Posted by wayra on 06/13/09 at 04:11 PM | #

She is so clear about what the police did to her two years ago but couldn’t give a good account to them about what she had done two days previously. Smacks of careful rehearsal. But not everything can be rehearsed and I think Amanda’s defense team must have been alarmed when she went off-piste and spoke of the murder as ‘yucky’ and ‘bleargh’ after all she only knew MK for a month. She just wants to get on with her life now thanks.

Posted by pensky on 06/14/09 at 07:47 AM | #
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