Sorry for the absences but have been busy doing this and that.
Hope all is well with everyone and hope to be fully back up and on line later this year.
It appears from following several old friends that some people have been busy and learning new lessons. What’s the old saying about defenses and offensives?
OK readers of this blog already know I’m not a Jim Donelon fan for any number of reason so let me say up front; I’m not objective on the subject matter for any number of reason. But this story on Fox 8 by Rob Masson is just amazing to me.
Did anyone else catch this tidbit from the TP
Anytime one tells seven to go screw themselves…. My guess is the seven and hell even the other two are not going to be happy campers…
Should be interesting times in old St Charles
Just a note to those who email asking if I’m dead and gone.
The battle for free speech on the Internet is wide spread and globe guys. Here are links to some of the readings I have been following of late.
Blogger sets off free speech fight
Backers say he shouldn’t be punished for online tirades.
Freedom to Connect conference: Aaron Swartz remembered, calls for copyright law ammendment
What Exactly Is Freedom of Speech and How Does It Apply to the Internet?
Lawsuit tests bloggers’ freedom of speech rights
Indiana blogger at center of free speech fight
I take no authorship of any of the sites or posts just items I find of interest.
Weather is getting nice…. I’m starting to hear the call of the road again.
As most of you who follow and read this blog know, I follow and comment on issues related to free speech. As a result I have been following the trials and tribulation of a blog called Slabbed.org run by Doug Handshoe. Now I’m not going to get into what has been going on with the litigation he has been involved (and currently is for that matter) in over the last two years, as a review of his web site will reveal more than I could possibly tell here.
That said, I think I have stumbled onto something very interesting. Continue reading
I’m not sure how to roll this out folks! I follow Slabbed.org on a fairly regular bases however this is something I have not seen. One of my peeps that monitor the local going on’s in the legal community sent a copy of this today. Below is a snippet of same.
I did contact Handshoe and I quote. ” I have no comment since I have not
Seems to me that Handshoe’s legal issues did not end with his win of his latest case.
File this on under the road goes on forever and the party never ends. Continue reading
Tonight I was catching up on some reading on line and noted a comment to a post on Slabbed by Presario. The comment in question linked an article from the Cleveland Plain Dealer By Henry J. Gomez, The Plain Dealer. The article found here, hits strangely close to some of the dealing going on in New Orleans except in this case it is a sitting County Common Peas Judge as opposed to someone in the US Attorneys office.
Where the common ground starts, as has been pointed out on Slabbed, is Advance Digital. Yes they are the same friendly folks that the locals in New Orleans are dealing with at the NOLA.com.
Seems the good people over at Advance D have had the same problem with outing posters all the way back to 2010.
Just a general observation on my part here (and my opinion) is that you are only going to be anonymous until they can make you the story.
As Jason Barry showed on American Zombie, here, if you post you are not anonymous. You can change locations, you can change email address, you can even change computers. The administrator can figure out who you are. I am not saying this to discourage people from commenting. I am saying this to tell you only comment on those sites you have trust in the host, if you don’t want the information put on the front page of the local paper. We have two examples in Nola.com and Cleveland Plain Dealer both using Advance D which shows your information is up for grabs. Evidently you can talk to a reporter and possibly have your identity protected but that same protection does not extend to their web pages.
And yes I would trust posting on Zombie’s site. He outed the poster for a very good reason.
If you want some late night reading here is Advance Digital’s user agreement. Love the part where you are agreeing to indemnify them.
Take care…these are dangerous times.
No commentary in this post. Just questions. Think about it and answer this question
Following the various story’s about outing this person or that, who is more dangerous, the commenter or the source of the story?
Seems to me the source of the story is the danger, and if so why all the interest the IP addresses of the commenters rather than the identity of the information of the various stories?
Is this to throw us off the trail of the truth or has it just become sport in the local media? Or could it be some just want the stories to go away?
My goodness what several hours in the news cycle can bring. It seems like all hell is breaking loose. The problem with the truth is you can’t keep it under a basket. Check out these links.
Federal target Fred Heebe hunted a specific online detractor a year before unmasking Perricone by Gordon Russell
The Lens: article by Mark Moseley which is an excellent read (even though he has implied I’m a kook)
American Zombie’s blurb on the latest….can’t wait for the later post tonight.
Oh let us not forget Slabbed’s latest contribution to the story (here) I say latest because I can’t link all of his stories on this issue…LOL
And while we are at it, follow the coverage at Slabbed on DMR. The question that occurs to me is this…. Are the DMR board being dupes as it relates to public records? It really doesn’t take a Harvard lawyer to figure out the records requested are not covered by a law enforcement exception….Nice try through