"I don't have a favorite. You are just as cute as Ted. Ted just has better manners."
Examples of Ted Smith's "better" manners:
"DML: Another Liar And Backstabber In The Movement"
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:56 pm http://www.hempology.ca/cbc/forums/viewtopic.php?t=879
You can see here:http://forums.cannabisculture.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1463958&page=2
... that at 11/14/08 03:49 PM, I wrote:
"I don't have a problem with Ted. I admire anyone who opens up a Compassion Club.
But I would voice opposition to any bio patent or any medicine patent by anyone in our movement no matter who tried to pull it off.
It's not that I haven't done my homework - I have. I've written two CC articles and done two PTV shows on the subject.
I just disagree that patents are the way to go. Don't take it as a personal attack because it's not. It's an attack on a bad strategy adopted by good people."
Ted then responded with his "DML: Another Liar And Backstabber In The Movement" nonsense, and the attacks from him have been ad hominem and relentless ever since.
If you're wondering when it got personal, it was when I proved that I was not a liar and Ted refused to recant his position. Then I knew I was being punished for telling the truth, and that Ted was the most ethically-challenged person in the movement.
His attacks continued with unfounded accusations against the BCCCS:http://www.hempology.ca/2008/10/18/bcccs-ignores-the-truth
... and VICS:
Title: CN BC: PUB LTE: The Pot And The Kettle
Published On: 2009-11-05
Source: Monday Magazine (CN BC)
Fetched On: 2009-11-08 15:32:25
THE POT AND THE KETTLE
Re: Letters, Oct. 29-Nov. 4
I'm proud to say that I've known and worked with Philippe Lucas for years, fighting to bring compassion and justice to Canada's medical cannabis system. I represented Mr. Beren in the constitutional challenge and, after reading Ted Smith's attacks against Philippe felt the need to set the record straight.
The VICS membership model and procedures were the subject of,
literally, days of cross-examination in the Beren case. Pressed by the Crown, Mr. Lucas spent hours outlining, in excruciating detail, the lengths to which the VICS went to ensure that all of its members had legitimate, physician-supported medical need. Perhaps Mr. Smith thinks this is conservative; he's entitled to his opinion. I call it prudent. And when the dust settled, I think we convinced the court that the VICS and Mr. Beren's motives were pure. That matters.
And the Beren case, contrary to Mr. Smith's suggestion, did set a precedent. It struck the government's arbitrary limit on the number of patients and caregivers that could band together to have community gardens (the limit had been three), taking advantage of the economies of scale and thus lowering the cost of medicine to those who need it. It was not a complete victory-litigation rarely is-but the case is currently before the Supreme Court on cross-applications for leave and it may be that more gains can be made for Canada's critically and chronically ill.
What won't help them, however, are petty and malicious letters that unjustly smear decent, honest and deeply committed social activists like Mr. Lucas.
"I am accredited from Oakland University for earning a Bachelor's degree from that institution."
According to your logic, unless you have something published in a peer-reviewed political science journal, your views hold no weight.
According to my logic, it doesn't matter where you've been published, what your degree is in, or how many buddies you have backing you up in a particular discussion. The only thing that matters is whether you are right or wrong.
"I may not be published, but I don't claim to be either an authority nor an historian. You do."
I'm a historian according to the dictionary definition, not according to the Mikey definition.
"Anyone can do basic research online."
That's the nice thing about history - you don't need tuition or the ability to please professors to be a good historian - you only need be good at writing history.
"I'm just someone who is amused by this never ending diatribe against Ted."
It's a never-ending defense from attacks from Ted's buddies. I only make comments when someone lies - unfortunately it's non-stop.
"I still favor a public debate between you and Ted. I know that's not your style. How ironic."
I'll debate Ted anytime, anywhere.