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Posted by Jim LaMattery on April 22, 2005 at 16:49:12

In Reply to: ok... posted by Acheick on April 22, 2005 at 14:39:13:

I apologized to those who said that they were directly offended by me. All other that have stood up for them, on their behalf, do not need anything from me. They were far removed from the actual circumstances that went down. They threw in their two-cents worth in defense of their friends. I have no problem with them defending their friends. I have a real problem with their "fact checking," before they did it. I also have a real problem with third party testimony of any kind. It might be helpful for backup information, such as crimes committed against children, but it is always suspect and considered hearsay. Here's Webster for those of you who still don't get it:
Hearsay; something heard from another: rumor.
Hearsay evidence: evidence based not on a witness's personal knowledge but on matters told him by another.
I apologized to certain individuals who felt that I "threatened" them. I didn't, but I do have a hard style. I can see how they felt threatened, and I apologized. But none of these individuals have owned up (as of yet) to creating the hyseteria caused when third party "Observer's" jumped in to defend them. That will have to be done before talks with one another can be resumed in a fashion that is productive. Now, others on this site are saber rattling to get into it. I suggest you sit back, let the process work itself out, and "observe" your own behavior. Thanks for you understanding at this time.