freedom of speech, free speech,I am glad we live in a world of freedom, democracy and freedom of speech and opinion. However, we live in a world where there are those who like to abuse this right, or silence others who wish to use and exercise this right. In addition there are some who wish to get personal, offensive, violent and aggressive regarding people’s opinions, beliefs and ideas. This is something i do not tolerate. We are meant to be civil beings, but it seems at times we can’t be. As a result to protect my readers and myself I am instigating this policy. If you do not agree, then please leave this blog, and my readers who wish to participate in this blog. I am saddened that i have to write such a thing. I had hoped that the internet would bring liberation to people, not another playground for the bullies to attack the honest, those with valid opinions or the rights of others. But alas, it is just another playground for hatred. Please find below the policy i am now enforcing.

This is my personal weblog. The content within it is exactly that – personal. The views and opinions with this Blog represent my own and not those of people, institutions or organizations I am affiliated with unless stated explicitly. My Blog is not affiliated with, neither does it represent the views, position or attitudes of my employer(s) their clients, or any of their affiliated companies.

My views of five years or five minutes ago do not necessarily reflect my views right now. My thoughts and opinions and viewpoints will change as I learn more and develop my understanding of the things I am blogging about. I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. I reserve the right to allow my viewpoints to evolve and to change my thoughts viewpoints and opinions over time without assigning any reason.

My quotations within this Blog are intended to be used under a policy of personal use. The use of any Trademark or Copyrighted material is not intended to infringe Copyright. If I have infringed any intellectual property please contact me so we can amend the infringement, by either demonstrating copyright ownership on the copyrighted material, licensing of the material or outright removal of the material.

All original content on this blog is Copyright to myself and the blog Occurrence of opinion. All rights are reserved. Linked and quoted content is Copyright of the respective Owner(s). I have no control over, nor am I responsible for, the content of any other sites, or any other products or services that may be offered through other sites.

If you quote any content from Occurrence of opinion or my affiliated blogs, please link back to me. If you wish to use any content from this blog, please contact me first. Copyright infringement will be pursued.

Privacy Policy

All commentors contact information is regarded in the strictest privacy and is not lent, bought, sold or otherwise traded or passed to anybody.

Comments Policy

I encourage you to post comments on my Blog. I do not expect everyone to agree with my viewpoint(s). However I will reject any comments that are, or contain, libelous, abusive, racist or offensive language. I will not knowingly allow comments to be posted or remain posted which contain proprietary or confidential information, spam, off-topic, offensive, uncivil or otherwise inappropriate posts. Stay on topic and don’t make personal attacks on other posters – or the blog owner. All comments posted on Occurrence of Opinion and the Authors affiliated blogs are the views of their author and my allowing of them does not imply that I agree with their contents. I believe heavily in the freedom of speech, and therefore will not restrict the use of it, only in circumstances where the language is so awful, fowl, isolating, derogatory and humanly offensive that it needs to be censored, edited or wholly removed.

In addition, if you comment is so atrociously offensive that i feel that you should be outed for the hate-filled bigot you probably are, then i will name and shame you in the forum of this blog. I do not tolerate threats of violence towards myself or my readers, and will openly name those who do, for the safety of others online, and outside the virtual world. If it so atrocious that it violates laws of hate speech, racism, or is offensive of people’s fundamental rights, it may be a matter for the correct authorities.

By posting a comment to my Blog you agree to the Comments Policy. If you do not agree with the Comments Policy please do not post comments to the Blog.


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