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1. In previous posts and comments on this topic, "CI" refers to the blog and blog community Common Ills, not to the person who posts under the name C.I.. I have had no dealings with C.I. the person except her recent demands that I take down the earlier posts. However, emails from Jess, Dona and Jim all used a Common Ills address, so I referred to them as Jess/CI, Dona/CI, and so forth, or referred to the whole community as CI.
2. Apparently, in her email to me, Dona alluded to - or thinks she did - information that is private within the CI community. Now the community is frantically demanding that I remove the posts. They are also demanding that the Campaign order me to remove the posts.
As I am not part of the CI community, Dona should not have disclosed private information about any of their members. The breach was hers, not mine.
Had I not posted the email, I could have forwarded it everyone I knew, who could have then forwarded it everyone they knew. If you want to keep something private, keep it private.
3. Nowhere in Dona's email, or in any emails from CI members to me, is the word "cancer" used.
4. To state the obvious, I did not post Dona's email in order to reveal private information about anyone in the CI community. The email was so rambling and convoluted that I didn't even realize there was personal information embedded in the verbiage.
5. This is the first item on the sidebar of The Common Ills blog.
Threats and abusive e-mail are not covered by any privacy rule. This isn't to the reporters at a certain paper (keep 'em coming, they are funny). This is for the likes of failed comics who think they can threaten via e-mails and then whine, "E-mails are supposed to be private." E-mail threats will be turned over to the FBI and they will be noted here with the names and anything I feel like quoting. This also applies to anyone writing to complain about a friend of mine. That's not why the public account exists.
6. It does seem that The Troll has entered the fray, after reading about the incident on wmtc. He has sent emails impersonating me, also claiming to be my female partner, to members of the CI community. This is an interesting development, and surely one with legal implications.
Needless to say, the CI community does not believe there is troll involvement. I am supposedly sending profanity-laced emails to these people. Allan asked if they would forward the emails to me, but they will not.
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Follow up wow.
The whole thing is very sad.