On October 4th Boston will be one of over 100 cities worldwide that will be marching as part of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos so we can educate the public and world leaders on the horrors of poaching and let them know that we want the useless murder of these beautiful creatures to be stopped.
If you would like to find out more about the march, want to help out planning it, or to find out if there is going to be a march in your area please drop me a note.
This is the second fan film by Tim Ross and his team. The first one Of Gods and Monsters (link to it in the comment section) blew me away.
Once this gets made they are going to show this to CBS aa a pilot for hopefully a new show.
Thank you! :-)
And wow, this situation has sure showcased how many people just don’t understand what “freedom of speech” means. So I thought I’d explain it nice and simply to those who wrongfully believe this is some kind of attack on free speech.
You know, since apparently I wasn’t clear enough the first time. Millions of people seem unable to grasp this simple concept.
Freedom of Speech: The legal means to say almost anything you want. Meaning that as private citizens, we’re allowed to say nearly anything (with a few exceptions of course) that we want without fear of legal prosecution for it.
Unless I’ve missed something, Mr. Robertson faces no legal ramifications for what he said. That’s what freedom of speech means. Freedom of speech does not mean we can say anything we want without ramifications for what we say from our peers or employers.
We’re free to be racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic — pretty much anything we want. We can be these things, no matter how ignorant, because that’s what the Constitution gives us the right to be.
But that doesn’t mean within a society we won’t face consequences for those “freedoms.” The suspension of Phil Robertson is not an attack on Robertson’s right to believe how he wants. It’s a consequence from an employer for him expressing an opinion which A&E feels represents them in a negative light.
When he signed his contract, it almost certainly included a clause that says he’s a representative of A&E and is expected to act accordingly. All public figures, whether they want to be or not, are representatives of something. Be it a company, a brand, a sports team or league – it’s the price that comes along with fame.
So, yes, he was free to say what he said – and now he’s paying the consequences for it.
Just ask Alec Baldwin or Martin Bashir, two gentlemen who were fired (well, Bashir “resigned” but it’s clear he was forced to do so) for expressing their “freedom of speech” rights. Hell, weren’t conservatives calling for Bashir’s firing? So it’s absolutely hypocritical that they’re outraged by Robertson’s suspension. Especially considering Bashir only had derogatory words for Sarah Palin whereas Robertson ignorantly bashed tens of millions of homosexuals.
And Alec Baldwin’s show was canceled for anti-LGBT remarks as well. I didn’t see many conservatives up in arms about that — but clearly it’s all about whose ox is being gored now, isn’t it?
So once again, we are given the freedom of speech to say almost anything we want without legal ramifications for those words. But that does not mean that there aren’t any ramifications for what we have the freedom to say.
Until Mr. Robertson gets thrown in jail for saying what he said, his supporters need to stop crying about this being an “attack on free speech.” Because when they do, they obviously prove how ignorant they are about what “freedom of speech” really means." ~ Allen Clifton
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Hi. my name is Chris Fuccione. I grew up in North Reading MA (class of 83). I am living right now in Revere MA. I am still single and to best of my knowdlege I have no kids. And I'm still trying to find out what I want to do when I grow up.
I am active in the United Methodist Church, am friends of Bill Wilson (9/15/89). Also member of the ANA and NBS.
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