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RE: Re Free expression on mailing list
If "free speech" arguments are being seriously made by anyone
on behalf of the boom car boys or similar noise-makers, I would
be dismayed. I would also be curious to know who is making
-- Michael Wright
I can tell you that when I approached the Speaker of the B.C. parliament to
propose that he institute volume guidelines for events on the grounds, he
told me that he felt any such limitations would be regarded as an
infringement on free speech.
This is kind of ironical in Canada, where the doctrine is that you have
free speech only until you offend someone, and where at the recent APEC
summit in Vancouver, protesters were not allowed within half a mile of the
various dictators in attendance. But that's another story.
On the obscenity thing, I don't much care for automatic responders that
filter out messages like Sean's. I was recently disallowed from joining an
online gaming session because I chose the moniker Ammianus (one of my
favourite historians). Figure it out. It's a matter of context, and no
automatic filter can make the judgment.
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