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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    You have committed actionable defamation. How far do you want this to go?
    I don't mean to get in between a flame war (I am in enough of them myself) but I have some knowledge of this area of law-albeit not substantial and it is my opinion that Megaprogman has not engaged in such activity. Now that might be your real name Albert-we don't know and he has not defamed you professionally or made a comment about your virility etc. I don't see any evidence that he actually claimed that you were doing drugs. I don't see any intent to cause harm or any knowledge on his part that it is false

    At best he could be seen as posting an opinion which is normally not actionable. See Gertz v. Welch, Inc 418 US323 (1974) The intent to cause harm would be almost impossible to prove given the way he phrased it

    He has not accused you of the matters which are defamatory per se such as having a loathsome disease (like claiming you have AIDS or Herpes) professional misconduct or incompetence, or that you have a criminal record

    I worry when people on boards like this try to stifle debate by making such claims. I have had several people claim I am incompetent as an attorney (the fact that turtledude is not my real name prevents me, along with common sense from complaining). I really suggest for the good of the board that such threats not be made.

    And I would note that politically, you and I often agree while Megaprogman usually do not. Trust me, If I believed he had done something illegal or defamatory I would have called him on it
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I don't mean to get in between a flame war (I am in enough of them myself) but I have some knowledge of this area of law-albeit not substantial and it is my opinion that Megaprogman has not engaged in such activity. Now that might be your real name Albert-we don't know and he has not defamed you professionally or made a comment about your virility etc. I don't see any evidence that he actually claimed that you were doing drugs. I don't see any intent to cause harm or any knowledge on his part that it is false

    At best he could be seen as posting an opinion which is normally not actionable. See Gertz v. Welch, Inc 418 US323 (1974) The intent to cause harm would be almost impossible to prove given the way he phrased it

    He has not accused you of the matters which are defamatory per se such as having a loathsome disease (like claiming you have AIDS or Herpes) professional misconduct or incompetence, or that you have a criminal record

    I worry when people on boards like this try to stifle debate by making such claims. I have had several people claim I am incompetent as an attorney (the fact that turtledude is not my real name prevents me, along with common sense from complaining). I really suggest for the good of the board that such threats not be made.

    And I would note that politically, you and I often agree while Megaprogman usually do not. Trust me, If I believed he had done something illegal or defamatory I would have called him on it
    Besides all this, to prevail at such a claim, you'd have to prove actual damages.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I think this is an outstanding start to changing how things are done in DC. I look forward to hearing the Democratic ideas for new House rules as well. Maybe they can expand on the start the GOP is trying to make.

    Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress - On Politics: Covering the US Congress, Governors, and the 2010 Election - USATODAY.com
    Explain how ANY of that will create jobs....
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    There is no Chinese language Sherlock. There's Canto and Mando and Tibetan and Uighur and Hui and a bunch of others.

    Canto can be broken down into a variety of different dialects like Sayyup and Samyup. Excuse the Pinyin. Same thing with Mando.
    Not to be nitpicky, but when people say "Chinese", they typically mean "Mandarin". This is true in both English and Chinese. When I say 中文 (lit. Chinese writing) in Mandarin, it is understood that I mean "Mandarin Chinese."

    Also, Tibetan, and Uyger are not forms of "Chinese"
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Explain how ANY of that will create jobs....
    It will create jobs for Republican hacks of course.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It will create jobs for Republican hacks of course.
    are those private sector jobs for Republican hacks or public sector jobs for Republican hacks?
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It will create jobs for Republican hacks of course.
    Too bad Spain doesn't know how to create a job. Maybe you should ask Obama to become your president.
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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Explain how ANY of that will create jobs....
    Ok... so now the liberal weenies are interested only in creating jobs, eh? Where's that been for the last few years? :

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    Re: Republicans plan sweeping rules changes in new Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Ok... so now the liberal weenies are interested only in creating jobs, eh? Where's that been for the last few years? :
    Collecting 99 weeks of unemployment

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