January 25, 2006


Wake up folks. It's flat out, time to wake up. The blogsphere, that wonderful world we share, is under attack. Again.

This time they are gunnin' for my buddy Bloodspite. And it's scary. Damned scary.

Here's whats going on. Back in November he put up a post about a "job opportunity" that he investigated. It was one in which you had to make an "investment" to participate. I've been to these things. And IN MY OPINION (statement made to keep me from being sued too) one should not pay to work. It's supposed to be the other way around. Hell - I don't even pay recruiters. Why in the hell would I pay someone for the opportunity to work for them and make them money?!?! Yeah, not gonna happen.

Anyway - he put the post up sayin' Don't Do It. Now - that company has contacted him and threatened to sue if he doesn't remove the post.

He had no choice. He took the post down.

Now - if he had written that same post as a Letter to the Editor nothing would have come of it. Instead it was written on a blog - that is privately owned - so they feel they can manipulate the situation.

Not good. Not good at all. I wish I had the money that I could give them to fight this. But, alas, we are just regular folks and don't have the time or the bankroll to hold out. But there are things, little things we can do. Laughing Wolf lists them out (and does a great job of saying what I'm thinking!)

We need to stand together. I can promise you - I will continue to post my opinions, thoughts and ideas here in Tammi's World. I will NOT be censured. Not by anyone.

What about you?

Posted by Tammi at January 25, 2006 06:39 AM

I'd like to say, "Let someone try to silence me", yet I don't know what I'd do until that situation arises. However I do know that I would make a donation to the defense fund.

I've put some pretty scorching reviews of companies up on my blog. They are not coming down.

Posted by: Contagion at January 25, 2006 07:34 AM

Threats are just that. Threats. I won't back down to idle threats. Sue me, then I might think about it a bit, but threats? Nope. And opinions are just that, as long as he didn't defame anyone, they are fair game!

Posted by: Oddybobo at January 25, 2006 08:12 AM

Well, there's not enough information there for me to be of any assistance.

Posted by: _Jon at January 25, 2006 05:18 PM