Saturday, March 27, 2010

Someone who was in Ottawa Coulter Day

From A CAPP discussion, with permission
Joy McPherson I agree that the email from the provost set up this whole scenario and Anne must have been rubbing her hands in glee when she received it. Cha Ching, Cha Ching $$. I don't believe Anne has any seriously held beliefs on anything. She acts more like a classic sociopath imho and they don't give a wit about anyone but themselves. She does what she does for her own personal benefit. Below is a comment from a poster on the Greenwald thread I referenced above. He is Canadian and was at the event in Ottawa. He made many good points on there AGAINST Canada's hate speech laws.


Joy said...

Hi Jerry :)

The comment referenced is from Bill Owen at Wednesday, March 24, 2010 06:40 AM beginning "@ Terry..."

Joy said...

Here is another comment from Bill Owens I found interesting where he reverses the letter that the U of O provost wrote making it a letter from the US Dept of Homeland security to Canadian posters on the Greenwald thread. He indicated earlier that he believed the letter from the provost was a threat. I am not sure I would go so far as that, I read it more as CYA.

"Tuesday, March 23, 2010 06:36 AM
A word to the Canadians posting here

Department of Homeland Security

Dear Canadian Salon posters,

I understand that you have been commenting at Glenn Greenwald's blog.

I would, however, like to inform you, or perhaps remind you, that our domestic laws, both state and federal, delineate freedom of expression (or "free speech") in a manner that is somewhat different than the approach taken in socialist Canada. I therefore encourage you to educate yourself, if need be, as to what is acceptable to post on the internet and to do so before your post there.

You will realize that American law puts reasonable limits on the freedom of expression. For example, promoting hatred against the Federal government, our President, Members of Congress, the Senate, Supreme Court or Richard Cheney, would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges. Outside of the criminal realm, America defamation laws also limit freedom of expression and may differ somewhat from those to which you are accustomed. I therefore ask you, while you are a guest on our internet, to weigh your words with respect and civility in mind. . . .

Hopefully, you will understand and agree that what may, at first glance, seem like unnecessary restrictions to freedom of expression do, in fact, lead not only to a more civilized discussion, but to a more meaningful, reasoned and intelligent one as well.

I hope you will enjoy your posting on the internets. Just watch what you say, and you'll be fine.


Some Functionary

PS Even though we have threatened to incarcerate you, fine you or otherwise sanction your postings, this is not a threat :>)
—Bill Owen"

ck said...

On something unrelated. I wonder if ol' Ezzy Levant is running out of clients here in Canada, so he has to pick one of the most hateful albeit washed up American pundits as a client? He must be, in order to cook up such a scam.

I wonder if he would have any motivation to get out of bed every morning if there were no more Human Rights Commissions?