[oclug] How does that saying go?
ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Thu Jun 17 08:49:14 EDT 2004
While I agree with both points of view expressed in this thread. I
would suggest that people's feelings can be more important at times
than hashing out the truth through discussion. There are limits on free
debate as we limit free speech a little more in Canada than in the USA.
I have looked at the free speech debate a little and tend to like the
Canadian view including the new law about taking down hate web pages.
I have many discussions on the net and only seem to hurt the feelings
of close friends I meet in RL when I send them email. Most of my other
virtual friends seem to have thick skins even though most of them like
me are sensitive consumers of mental health services.
But sure have a look at the Parliament sometime on TV. These
politicians are mature adults but you wouldn't guess that watching them
Peter Timusk, B.Math, just trying to stay linear.
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