We are going into 14 months of what may be a very ' mud slinging' presidential campaign--already is. One side could 'play dirty' and complain about a site that backs another candidate, etc. Free speech = free society and when one blogs about a candidate: don't we all know its someone's opinion and hope civility will be present-but it isn't always. Unless what is said breaks the law, and those are rare and specific; leave the blogger alone. If I don't want to read something; I hit the DELETE button.Linda Joy Adams
Twitter only allow 140 characters. When I comment on an article, like this one; I link it to my personal twitter account. Sometimes the credits/title is over 140 and the only way to make the statement " see my comment" and post is to delete part of the credits. I earnestly try to make sure the name of site and author, etc. is still there.I do believe one should be given credit for their utterances. a phrase I made in 1948, at age three; and later published in reader's digest got picked up by A presidential speech writer in the early '90's and passed off as his and much political harangue ensued over " his statement" and most never knew it came from a different context. And I had no Internet to try and say: We need a Peace Corps because a 100o young people helping other help themselves would be like a Thousand Points of Light. This was said to then Cong Dirksen when my family was involved in trying to get Brethren Volunteer Service off the ground and Congress was being lobbied to have those that served in it would have met their military service requirement in case of a draft.Linda Joy Adams
laws do exist on the use of govt property. I actually have a letter from the federal government ( office of federal workers compensation- US Dept of Labor) that I need to specify in my will to the executor of my estate that the oxygen tanks that the govt paid for and I use, must be returned to the govt upon my demise. That means, the astronaut could use the camera in demonstrations and public appearances, etc. but since its govt property he can't sell it? of course, my used oxygen tanks, have little value compared to this camera? The current situation is that the govt contractor, ACS_Xerox has 11 years of unprocessed claims and currently our son, hauls tanks and we pay out of pocket although I'm approved for life by three govt contracted out health plans and the monopoly supplier in my area, Lincare is refusing service until OWCP pays them. The camera, like the O2 tanks, govt property forever. Linda Joy Adams
I was not the recipient of the bank records. Does everyone that has ever had a g mail account have to say No! not me? I like my small bank where it takes 4 pass codes to get to my money, unlike some big banks that seem to forget that even one individual's few dollars are private. Linda Joy Adams
Before there was the Internet, etc. many, like me saved newspaper clippings, recipes, etc. in boxes and file drawers. Now we can ' save' in folders attached to our e-mails and access them from the ' abandoned air' anytime we choose. My free blogger.com website was started for my own personal ' savings' and writings, etc. Its freely shared with anyone. So, if I get this correctly, if I don't look at something for 180 days, a search warrant will not be needed? Its a public website, free to anyone to look at any way. BUT! We all have friends and relatives who leave their e-mails on line ' forever' and one now has 5000 not yet deleted. These become 'public' to the govt after 180 days, too? Even though nothing of import to the govt is in such; the govt should still respect ones privacy and have a judge OK such an invasion. One needs to have a sense of being able to talk or e-mail ones friends without Big Brother or Sister eaves dropping as we ' bare our souls' of our most personal feelings. What one may say in a private conversation often might be something one would never ' share, or act on those feelings, with the world.' Linda Joy Adams
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