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July 18, 2008

Libel 2

Filed under: Christianity, NEWS & POLITICS — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , — thenonconformer @ 11:14 am

While the Internet is in Canada unregulated by the government , the Police and the courts still do regulate internet abuses Of specific interest was the continual ongoing consistency of deformation of character, libel, personal attacks, slander, bullying, the invasion of privacy too.

CP    VANCOUVER – A B.C. Supreme Court judge has awarded an Australian man $180,000 for being the brunt of an Internet tirade conducted by a Nanaimo, B.C., man.  The case involved the thorny question of how to crack down on the lawlessness of online libel and slander.  Justice Douglas Halfyard concluded defamatory statements along with the worldwide exposure of Robert Griffin’s identity had serious and adverse effects on Griffin’s life and mental health.  In his judgment, Halfyard found Patrick Sullivan responsible for publishing four years of false and defamatory statements accusing “that the plaintiff is a stalker, abuser, harasser, criminal, evil, liar, killer, sexual predator, pervert, pedophile, coward, manipulator and hate monger who threatens others with death and violence … and deserves to be jailed and killed.”  Griffin’s lawyer Dan Burnett said most people don’t have the money or stamina to fight against those kind of relentless Internet accusations.  “He felt it had to stop and the only way it was going to stop was to do what he did which was commence the action and seek damages and seek an injunction and essentially stand up to the bully.”  Burnett said the court award and subsequent injunction stopping Sullivan from writing anything more about his client is a warning to other Internet users.  “It illustrates that there is a line, that when crossed, puts you into court and is a breach of the law.”  The whole situation started with postings on the Internet suicide website ASH, in which participants discuss suicide and depression.  Griffin became embroiled in a vicious dispute with several of the members of ASH, including Sullivan.  The situation escalated when Sullivan published personal information, such as Griffin’s age, his real name and the fact he lived in Sydney, Australia. Griffin had been using the name Magnus Pym.  “I have found that the defendant was, in many instances, indifferent to the truth of the statements he was making,” Halfyard wrote of Sullivan.  “That is malice and that is an aggravating factor.”  Included in the $180,000 award is $50,000 for aggravated damages because Halfyard said the facts “demonstrate that the defendant was motivated by an unjustifiable intention to injure the plaintiff.”  Griffin has also been awarded $25,000 for breach of his privacy and almost $5,000 for expenses which included psychological treatment and counselling, and payment for interpreting services required to investigate postings on the Internet in Russia.  Sullivan, who acted as his own lawyer, claimed some of the accusations were true, he raised the defence of fair comment and also denied making some of the statements.  Sullivan could not be reached for comment.  Halfyard didn’t agree with the arguments.  “The defendant failed to prove that any of his many other defamatory statements about the plaintiff were true. The defence of justification fails.”  Burnett said the sweeping injunction is especially significant because it forces Sullivan to stop referring in any way to Griffin and to remove all of his ranting from the Internet.  “That’s in an Internet world where we think of things going up and being irretrievable. If you’re the person putting it up and you have the means to take it down the court might order you to do that.”  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080717/national/internet_defamation

 

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I find it also still unbelievable that the top 5 topics from many different subjects read by many  are
1- The bad Bell Sympatico internet services
2 – How to deal with an alcoholic.
3 – How to deal with verbal abusers, bullies
4 – How to deal with the silent abuse treatment by others
5 – Bad pastors and bad Churches

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4 Comments »

  1. Nice post! Thanks for the info… Have a nice day!

    Comment by Chester — July 18, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

  2. […]   (Psa 25:9 KJV)  The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.   (Exo 15:20 KJV)  And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.   (Exo 15:21 KJV)  And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.   (Num 12:1 KJV)  And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. 2  And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it. 3  (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.) 4  And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. 5  And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. 6  And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 7  My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. 8  With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? 9  And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed. 10  And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. 11  And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. 12  Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb. 13  And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. 14  And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again. 15  And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.   (Psa 147:6 KJV)  The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.   (Isa 61:1 KJV)  The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;   (Rev 12:10 KJV)  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.   (Rev 12:11 KJV)  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.   (Psa 25:15 KJV)  Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.   I shared it before on my sites that when I post a truth , preach it, the devil does not wait long to get one of his own to falsely try to deny it..  Being bashed, lied about, being bullied is common reactions by the immoral persons.. and I have covered how to deal with bullies, abusers elswhere.. shout it from the housetops and call the Police..  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)   I can honestly say that the worse things that had happened to me in the last 50 years too had turned out to be the best things next for me.. and we know that all things work for the good for those who love God..   Rom 8:28 KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.   (Rom 8:29 KJV) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.   (Rom 8:30 KJV) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.   (Rom 8:31 KJV) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?   (Rom 8:32 KJV) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?   (Rom 8:33 KJV) Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.   (Rom 8:34 KJV) Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.   (Rom 8:35 KJV) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?   (Rom 8:36 KJV) As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.   (Rom 8:37 KJV) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.   (Rom 8:38 KJV) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,   (Rom 8:39 KJV) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Bad things happen to all of us because of  the curse of our grandparents, Adam and even, as promised they would next.. and bad things are helped along by the devil and his followers too.. if we are doing things our own way, according to our own gospel, our own understanding we cannot even resist the devil..   (Mark 7:29 KJV) the devil is gone out of thy daughter.   (Rev 12:12 KJV) Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.   I can say for certainly that the many bad things that happened  in my life reduced when I became a bond slave, servant of Jesus Christ, I dispel many of them away now too in the name and the authority of of Jesus .. and those bad things still that happen happened for God’s glory still next.. and for my good..   I rather rightfully believe in Jesus and follow him alone .. and not in the devil and his followers who certainly. visibly have no real love or peace in their own lives.   https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/07/18/libel-2/ […]

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  3. […]   The devil gladly supplies you and the others with the lies, distortions, innuendoes, untruths, and even to many people ,even about you, even to your spouse, children, neighbors, friends, acquaintances and  to others.. Funny how many people love to listen to gossip, lies, slanders and believe them more readily than the truth too.  (Phil 2:11 KJV)  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (James 1:26 KJV)  If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. (James 3:5 KJV)  Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!6   And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7  For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. (1 Pet 3:10 KJV)  For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: (1 John 3:18 KJV)  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. Some also had asked as to how one should deal with  wrongful accusations by others.. mind you there are various responses to this by others.. sue them for slander the lawyers would say..  And yes many people make false accusation for all kinds of reasons too, Revenge, bitterness, Jealousy, envy.. The people who support the false accusations generally  tend to be immoral persons themselves too..but being wrongfully accused by others is also often mentioned, detailed  also in the Bible.. Just for a start Moses was wrongfully accused, even Joseph, Job, King David, Daniel, Jesus Christ Himself   as well,  and their common reaction was to stay humble, keep  the faith, tell the truth still to others,  and waited for God to fully justify them, to expose the whole truth.      Or what do you do when you are asked to do at work, or at home something you believe is wrong to do.. it is very ill advisable.. excluding commonly acceptably things like cheating, lying, stealing.. Well there are at least 4 reactions, and many more? 1: You can do it anyway and let the other person learn the hard way next from his or  her mistake, from their bad order.. 2: You can quit your job, run away from home, or get a divorce? 3: You can try to  tell the person why you believe it  is wrong in a nice way, you can ask them are they aware why it might be wrong for instance it can cause? and likely get into a big fight? and next likely even have them get mad at you.. 4: You can just refuse to do it and be ready to pay the negative consequences.. the choice often is yours, but still making the right choice counts.. Daniel in the Bible, and others were asked to do something they felt was wrong.. (Acts 5:29 KJV)  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.   It is also natural for many persons to be fearful of something they have not experienced  themselves too.. we all have to be cautious  anywhere, and we do always discern the truth,  but now throwing out the baby with the dirty wash water,  or bashing a revival falsely cause we even do have our own false hidden agenda, are   generally a very wrong thing to do.  (Psa 25:9 KJV)  The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. (Exo 15:20 KJV)  And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. (Exo 15:21 KJV)  And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. (Num 12:1 KJV)  And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. 2  And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it. 3  (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.) 4  And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. 5  And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. 6  And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 7  My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. 8  With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? 9  And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed. 10  And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. 11  And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. 12  Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb. 13  And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. 14  And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again. 15  And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again. (Psa 147:6 KJV)  The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. (Isa 61:1 KJV)  The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (Rev 12:10 KJV)  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. (Rev 12:11 KJV)  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.   (Psa 25:15 KJV)  Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.   I shared it before on my sites that when I post a truth , preach it, the devil does not wait long to get one of his own to falsely try to deny it..  Being bashed, lied about, being bullied is common reactions by the immoral persons.. and I have covered how to deal with bullies, abusers elswhere.. shout it from the housetops and call the Police..  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) I can honestly say that the worse things that had happened to me in the last 50 years too had turned out to be the best things next for me.. and we know that all things work for the good for those who love God.. Rom 8:28 KJV) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Rom 8:29 KJV) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (Rom 8:30 KJV) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. (Rom 8:31 KJV) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (Rom 8:32 KJV) He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Rom 8:33 KJV) Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. (Rom 8:34 KJV) Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. (Rom 8:35 KJV) Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Rom 8:36 KJV) As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. (Rom 8:37 KJV) Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Rom 8:38 KJV) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, (Rom 8:39 KJV) Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Bad things happen to all of us because of  the curse of our grandparents, Adam and even, as promised they would next.. and bad things are helped along by the devil and his followers too.. if we are doing things our own way, according to our own gospel, our own understanding we cannot even resist the devil.. (Mark 7:29 KJV) the devil is gone out of thy daughter. (Rev 12:12 KJV) Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. I can say for certainly that the many bad things that happened  in my life reduced when I became a bond slave, servant of Jesus Christ, I dispel many of them away now too in the name and the authority of of Jesus .. and those bad things still that happen happened for God’s glory still next.. and for my good.. I rather rightfully believe in Jesus and follow him alone .. and not in the devil and his followers who certainly. visibly have no real love or peace in their own lives. https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/07/18/libel-2/ […]

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