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  •  this was not about virtual anything. (2+ / 0-)
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    Roadbed Guy, Agathena

    This is about a man so arrogant he was speaking to First Native Students about doing away with the Indian Act.

    •  OK, that'd probably be something to add to, (1+ / 0-)
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      and maybe even emphasize, in the diary.

      Again, in case there's somebody else out there (like me right now) who is video-disabled . . .

        •  Thanks, I've kinda gone off the rails here (0+ / 0-)

          no doubt changing the intended nature  of your discussion, I apologize for that.

          Some context, however, is that it is not news that some crazy RWer from Alberta says something incredibly stupid - heck, isn't that a long-time hotbed of Holocaust denialism?  

          I vaguely recall somebody being prosecuted for that in Alberta based on Canadian law back in the 1980s, was it?  While not being subject to prosecution in the USA for similar remarks .. .

          So what is more interesting to me is not the existence of this nutcase, but some of the more subtle nuances of the situation (which, quite frankly, were not clear from the original version of the diary) and how they might pertain to the USA (after all, this is a US-based website . .. . I suppose that Canadians haven't come up with their own equivalent so I don't totally begrudge them trying to horn in on our sites, but still, they hopefully will allow some latitude for trying to expand discussion to how it might apply in the US).

      •  agree: needs more background (1+ / 0-)
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        Roadbed Guy

        From what the OP quoted, the guy just sounds like a Libertarian type who is making the distinction between prosecuting a child molester and someone who has pictures on their computer, which may have got there without their knowledge. That's not such an extreme position by itself, so what is the context that makes him so outrageous?

        "I don't cry over milk spilled under bridges. I go make lemonade" - Bucky Katt

        by quill on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 08:07:23 AM PST

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        •  Yeah, I later went to the Globe and Mail (0+ / 0-)

          website and now get that this is a huge issue in Canada and the diarist might have assumed that all such nuances were broadly known.

          But, for dissemination to a US audience (for whatever reason that might have been necessary) a bit more detail right up front really would have been helpful . ..  because, this really hasn't received any play in the US media to my knowledge.

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