11 June 2012


Ok, I did get on here tonight to write a post about a topic that has some in Defence all in a twist. However when I logged on and read the comments from my last post I remembered that I forgot all about our little lawyer troll. So I decided that I would just write a little post with my thoughts. Just a little one, simply because I wanted to address it but did not want to waste too much time on something so obviously ridiculous from a troll that commented pretty much exactly the same thing on at least 2 (two) other blogs on posts that were not related to each other at all.  HOWEVER! Doing a little bit of research I found some fabulous bits of information that just had to be shared! SO! Here we go!..

Now first a disclaimer, just incase anyone wants to get antsy ;) when I write the word 'you' from here on out I am referring to people in general. Not any one specific person. So don't get your legal panties in a bunch.

First point to make - Wikipedia is the research tool for trolls and clearly uneducated people that want to make themselves sound educated. If you want to try and intimidate someone with your ramblings try a more reputable source to begin with. Technically what our little Lawyer friend did was plagiarism due to the fact that what was written in the comments section of my last post was literally a copy and paste from Wikipedia with no reference to it, making it appear as those were the lawyers own words. tsk, tsk.

If you actually do some research outside of wikipedia (though wikipedia does also refer to the rebellion against government, but was so conveniently left out of the comments on the blogs) you will find the definition of sedition according to www.dictionary.reference.com is as follows - 

"Acts that incite rebellion or civil disorder against an established government."

1. incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
2. any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
3. Archaic . rebellious disorder.

sedition  (sɪˈdɪʃən)  — n 1. speech or behaviour directed against the peace of a state 
2. an offence that tends to undermine the authority of a state 
3. an incitement to public disorder.
4. archaic  revolt

Sedition Law has always been around. It never went away. It just wasn't used due to it being so archaic. The Howard Govt. announced an 'intention to modernise the federal sedition provisions and adapt them to the counter-terrorism context' (reference - Austlii.edu.au )
Nothing in any of my blog posts, or any of the other blogs I have read have ANY relevance to sedition AT ALL. 

So unless you are reading some subliminal messages that are hidden backwards in the words in my posts that are causing you to want to start a rebellion against the Government you are less than grasping at straws with this scare tactic.

Here is a little bit more info on said law you might want to educate yourself with. 
In 2008 there were discussions about removing the word 'sedition' from the legislation due to how it could be interpreted. Read the article from The Age here.

I'm not going to sit here and regurgitate any more information that is freely available out there on the World Wide Web for any one that wants to actually put some effort into educating themselves. However if you for some reason can't get past Wikipedia, I have made the effort.

 Here are just a few useful links one might want to check out before plagiarizing Wikipedia.

I found this quote too and quite liked it. 
“Sedition (is an) arcane offence from a bygone era when freedom of expression wasn’t seen as the right it is today” - Lord Bach, the British Justice Minister.

Next....some more straws to try grab a hold of...
Slander can briefly be summed up as defamation by way of spoken words. May be a little difficult to prove slander on a blog due to the fact that we are not speaking.

Libel - defamation by way of written words. The following definition can be found on www.http://dictionary.reference.com

[lahy-buhl] noun, verb, li·beled, li·bel·ing or ( especially British ) li·belled, li·bel·ling.
1. Law .
a. defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.
b. the act or crime of publishing it.
c. a formal written declaration or statement, as one containing the allegations of a plaintiff or the grounds of a charge.
2. anything that is defamatory or that maliciously or damagingly misrepresents.

Defamation - Click here for all relevant information to this. There is a plethora of information on the site. Again I am not going to sit here regurgitating information that is easily accessible to anyone that wants to actually know what they are talking about before throwing around accusations. 

So in conclusion there is nothing defamatory or libelous in any of my blog posts. I have not written anything that identifies anyone specifically nor have I written anything that is malicious. Even if you think you could guess who it is I may be referring to, nothing I have written would do any more damage to their reputation than they have already done to themselves as anything I have discussed involving people is there to be read on Facebook by anyone.

Lastly, this blog is my outlet, a little bit of fun, a little bit of this and a little bit of that...no one is making you read it. If you find it all so terrible then stop visiting, don't click that link when it gets posted in a group. I am not forcing it on you. I only post the link on my FB page. Like I said in my first post. I like writing. I like sharing opinions. I like sharing advice. What I don't like is the rubbish that comes with sharing your opinion on FB. This is why I don't now and have rarely bothered before. Sharing my point of view, ideas and advice this way is the best way for me and for those that genuinely want to know without having to deal with trolls. Also look how much I can fit into a blog post as opposed to a tiny little comment section on FB! AND how many more people I can reach that might not be in a particular group that I might offer some amazing advice on! haha 

ok I'm done...Let's keep those pretty panties from getting all up in a bunch over trival matters. Like I have said before, you really will be more comfy ;)


Anonymous said...

and another blog bites the dust, BORING!!!!!!!!! 1 more reader lost.

RAW said...

WAHHHHH! how will I ever get through the rest of my life! knowing that one person didn't like one post?! Must. resist. the. urge. to. fall. apart!

Though I'm pretty sure that you will read the next one. Purely due to the fact that you just wont be able to help yourself. ;)

Anonymous said...

Obviously it got your panties in a bunch if my comment required an entirely too long and boring blog post reply. Yawn.

Anonymous said...

I thought you weren't going to follow this blog anymore? But here you still are :)

RAW said...

LOL nope no pantie bunching here. That would require them to be worn o_O
It may have been long and not overly interesting...but it sure shut you up didn't it?! :D

RAW said...

p.s that was a rhetorical question!

Anonymous said...

This is getting beyond a joke- bloggers please stop perpetuating the trash on Facebook and 'responding' to comments that obviously did annoy you a bit- go back to writing about the important things!!! I follow your blog and usually enjoy it- you all need to go back to your original ideas, if you can!

Anonymous said...

^ Totally Agreed!

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