I think she is the bully and abused her power. As a public figure, she has to expect less than flattering comments. As many here noted, if the person had sent several e-mails or took other actions then he might have crossed the line. The news anchor crossed the line by calling this person on the carpet in a very public way, in a manner that few can do and accused him of something that he clearly did not do and looking at what he wrote was clearly not the intent. Her object was to humiliate and intimated him publicly.View Thread
Wait your are against, or rather upset by this, because your national social health insurance administered by the federal government is costing you more? So you want it for yourself but not for the millions of others without health insurance.View Thread
Do I think it will help? Not likely. Does NYC have a governmental interest? Yes, here is an example: grossly overweight and obese people often take up more than one seat on bus and trains but only pay for one. Therefore, the city looses revenue. Also, as the combined weight goes up on the bus, it causes excess wear and tear on them, increasing maintenance costs. As the buses increase their weight they cause excessive wear and tear on the city streets, again increasing maintenance costs. So yes, here is but one small example of why NYC does have a reason to try to curb the obesity epidemic.View Thread
This proposed New York State legislation is by a member of the New York legislature for websites based in New York. As for its importance, several children have committed suicide in this country because of cyberbullying. As a parent, I think that is a pretty major issue.View Thread
Anonymity will remain. Offensive and bullying type posts that are flagged will be removed if the poster doesn't want to out him or herself. You can stay anonymous but your post will be removed. Where the real issue lies is that if the website doesn't act on the request of the claimant that a post be removed and the claimant is injured by the post then will there be some sort of civil or even criminal liability for the website?
As for the scary slippery slope argument you are trying to pose, well you have never had the right to harm other individuals with your speech. The classic example of that is you can't yell fire in a movie theater and claim a 1st amendment protection for such speech.View Thread
As I read the proposed statute, it doesn't end anonymity per se. It does give those that feel like an anonymous poster is bullying, causing trouble . . the ability to make the web host to either remove the post or give the anonymous the ability to out him or herself in order to preserve the alleged wrongful post. This is a world of difference from your statement of "no more internet anonymity."View Thread
As a mother of a child born with the help of an egg donor, my response is no. I fail to see where there is governmental interest in this. If there was, then all prospective familes, natural and ART, should be required to be tested. Donor, at least egg donors, are required to provide information on family medical history to the prospective parents. Whether to test is an issue between the prospective parents and the donor and not the donor and the goverment.View Thread
I know. I hadn't had a box for years and years. I picked up one for my 5 year old son thinking it would be a fun treat. The prize was a joke and I don't mean a tiny joke book like I remember getting in a box when I was little. Now I'm sure that my memory of the prizes as a 5 year old has them being much nicer than they were. But I remember cool things like decoder rings. Sorry off topic.
Yes, I have seen upper class people behaving badly, upper middle class people behaving badly, middle class people behaving badly, lower middle class people behaving badly, working poor people behaving badly, poor people behaving badly, homeless people behaving badly. I haven't seen any serfs behaving badly but that is likely because I haven't seen any serfs of late. Seriously, who writes these questions?View Thread
Fairness has nothing to do with this. Neither party has some obligation to maintain a relationship. Doctors and patients need to be on the same wavelength, especially family doctors. Also, doctors have a duty to protect all of their patients. In a pediatric practice, the doctors not only see children for routine check-ups but also have children with life threatening illnesses. Some these children cannot be vaccinated because of their illness and need to be protected via the herd theory. Bringing an unvaccinated child into such a situation could threaten the well-being of another child. You don't want to vaccinate your child fine. You should find a doctor who is in agreement with your medical beliefs. I would hope that our family doctor would "fire" any family that choose not to vaccinate, not that it is a direct threat to my family but because it antithetical to her practice and beliefs.View Thread