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April 08, 2012



According to the Wikipedia article on voice change, full adult pitch usually occurs at about the age of 15. If that's accurate, Martin, at 17, probably had reached his adult pitch. Martin's 21 year old brother has a deeper voice than the rather high-pitched Zimmerman, which suggests Martin's voice was also likely higher.

As I mentioned previously, I think if the screams on the 911 tape matched Martin, the family would have already released a recording of his voice to Owen.


...which suggests Martin's voice was also likely deeper.


My theory is Zimmerman is an asthmatic; years of inhaler use destroys the bass in a voice, makes it crack and the worse thing, every asthmatic knowns they have 10 seconds to defend themselves before they "run out of air"..., hence the gun.

It`s like breathing through a straw with a fatso sitting on you.

Danube of Thought

It would take a bizarre jury to convict GZ of anything.


The incident in my link is obviously phony:

Crowd Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist On St. Patrick’s Day; Incident Caught On Camera

If there is one thing we've learned from this Trayvon incident, it is that there is no way a physically smaller black individual would attack a larger man for any reason whatever. What must be missing from this incident is racist slurs from the victim towards the youths surrounding him. Otherwise the obviously justified single punch to the face, cold-cocking the larger individual and knocking him senseless and defenseless to the ground, makes no sense whatever.

Charles Blow, help. What is the proper larger narrative?

Sara (Pal2Pal)

FIY: This is the mindset out of the Urban Dictionary of today's lib culture:


The celebration in which juvenile primates hunt for the colored shells of unborn dinosaur young planted by a small, furry woodland creature all in commemoration of a middle ages cult belief that 2000 years ago a zombie walked the earth.

And when they use the word Easter in a sentence, they do not even bother to capitalize it.

I'm supposed to care that they are offended? This makes me gag.

Danube of Thought

Easter churchbells ringing all over Budapest. Headed up to look in ion St. Stephen's cathedral in an hour. Brisk, windy, sunny morning--40 degrees. Underway for Bratislava this evening.


43 degrees, sunshine, 10 am in Paris. Off to Notre Dame shortly. Morning DoT!


Yippee! We break the record.

Anchorage sets snowfall record.

Heaviest snowfall since the town was founded back in 1914.

Danube of Thought

Mornin' daddy. Pleased to report that St. Stephen's was jammed with worshipers. Now for a noon Martini, lunch and a nonny.

Danube of Thought

Minus 16 at Raz today.

Leads Romney by 3.


So nice to awaken to our reports from europe.

When I think of all the cute designs google comes up with during the year, seeing that plain old logo this morning seems like a diss.

How could you not at least turn those oval o's into Easter eggs? That's not even religious.

Anyone think it will be plain on earth day?

Bet it won't be the earlier vladimir's visage either.

Cecil Turner

I thought that lady's story sounded like Cutcher's, but the roommate isn't mentioned and the shadow doesn't look like Cutcher's (not that either of those are dispositive). But there's zero doubt in my mind that it's this 911 call, which matches on too many details (man walking toward, flashlights, phone out window, sorry she couldn't help) to be coincidence. And it is obvious that the lady calling is, putting it charitably, confused. (And the story has changed in critical details; bottom line is that she didn't claim to've seen anything on the 911 call.)


Trayvon Martin Investigation - City of Sanford, Florida

The office of the State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit, State Attorney Angela Corey has requested that the City of Sanford remove all reports, videos and audio pertaining to the Martin/Zimmerman case from the website. Their office has provided legal justification for the action and they believe further access to the information will have an adverse effect on their efforts to come to a resolution to this investigation.


St. Stephens Cathedral? Named after me?

He was stoned. And, I'm not drawing any further parallels.

Happy Easter, everyone.


He is risen indeed. Good morning.


I am surprised none of the voice experts has discussed this.

I have a fairly deep voice, but when I scream "help" my voice has a much higher pitch.

Try it yourself.

google found this:

That property of voice which we call pitch is determined by the rate of vibration of the vocal cords. The greater the number of vibrations per second, the higher the pitch. The rate of vibration, in turn, is determined by the length and thickness of the vocal cords and by the tightening or relaxation of these cords.

Normally, women's voices are pitched higher than men's because women's vocal cords are shorter. Among individuals of each sex there are wide variations due to difference in physical structure. However, the pitch of our voices, though partly determined by nature, is not entirely beyond our control.

Remember that voice control is dependent largely upon emotional control. When you are excited or frightened, unconsciously the muscles around your voice box or larynx are tightened. The resulting tension in the vocal cords, according to the science of sound, produces a greater frequency of vibration and consequently a higher pitch. It is an indication of lack of mental poise if you habitually speak in a voice pitched too high


From the East Voice Biometrics web site at

Their tech support guide lines seems to be a little dated: " . . .If not, tell us the product you've tried to install and the Windows version on your machine (VISTA, XP, 2K, ME, 98 SE) . . ."

For $5K I would hope that the "new" software would work on, oh I don't know, may a version or two of Windows 7. This may be only a trivial over site. However it still raises questions about thier attention to detail.

I'm actually a Liberal so shoot me.

Does anyone believe the story that NO video or audio of Trayvon exists? Charles Blow says the Mother told him this.

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