February 18th, 2009

elegant lady

19th century london constable fending off an attacker

Time and place is 1866 in London.

Googled: grappling, 19th century police. Found a lovely treasure trove of the history of the metropolitan police force and lots of info on ju-jitsu but it's not what I am looking for.

Our hero who's a constable and a pretty tall strong fellow had just been attacked from the side and thrown to the ground by an assailant that is pretty much matched with him in terms of strength and size. His attacker is unarmed but pretty formidable and is at the moment on top of him grinding his face into the dirt. The constable will have a cosh on hand but we'll just say that his attacker has a bit of an supernatural edge to him and a laying about the head once he gets his hands on that cosh is going to do little to discourage him. Taking into consideration that our hero wouldn't care much to get pounded into a bloody pulp...

1) are there any grappling moves or heck any nasty underhanded street fighting moves he can employ to save himself?

2) I am unsure if he would have received any sort of formal self-defense training in his line of work, my research seems to indicate that self-defense training WAS out there but available more readily perhaps to gentlemen then to a lowly officer of the law. What sort of fighting training is he going to have under his belt already? Scuffles and trial-by-error in the school of hard knocks or something more structured?

thanks in advance

Y2000 Toronto Television Channels

Have googled: Toronto + television, TV, TV guide, channels, programming, broadcasting (I get flooded by modern TV listings and channel names *googlefail*)....

Time&Place: Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada in 2000

What would be the regular, non-cable television channels received in Toronto in 2000? I am particularly looking for something simple like station and number on the remote/dial (VHF and UHF if feasible) and an idea of what the stations are (i.e., 'NHK (channels 2 and 12)=national public channels', 'Channel 55=television shopping 9 to 4')).
Caveat: I'd appreciate knowing if, say, everyone and his dog had cable/satellite in Toronto in 2000, that would make a difference....

Dissocial Personality Disorder vs Antisocial Personality Disorder

- Wikipedia: psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and dissocial personality disorder
- Googled: dissocial personality disorder, differences between antisocial and dissocial personality disorder, dissocial personality disorder behaviour, documented examples of dissocial personality disorder, examples of dissocial personality disorder

Essentially, I am having a little bit of a hard time figuring out the exact differences between antisocial and dissocial personality disorder. The main question I'm getting at is one of behavioural plausibility; could a person with dissocial personality disorder pose a serious threat to the safety of others without also having characteristics of antisocial personality disorder?

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LF Info on Munchausen Syndrome

Searched: yahoo, google, university database *Munchausen Syndrome, *Munchausen Syndrome case study/studies, Munchausen Syndrome cases, *Different  forms of Munchausen Syndrome, etc.

Setting: Present Day

I've been searching and googling, and yahooing pretty much all day today but when I search the majority of the info that comes up is info on Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy. Very frustrating since that's not what I'm looking for .

Anyway what I need to know is:

1.What are the different forms in which Munchausen Syndrome can manifest itself?

2.Are there any depictions of Munchausen Syndrome in popular culture(books, movies,etc)?

3.Where can I find case studies on Munchausen Syndrome?

4. Are there any famous cases on Munchausen Syndrome that I can look up?

5. Is there anything else about Munchausen Syndrome I should know but didn't ask about?