A poignant moment for Missy as she ponders the greater world, recovering from being neutered and if the cat had the ability to consider these things, would be dwelling on the ramifications.
Similarly having heard rumours that some local activists are considering reporting local bloggers if they haven't already for "Hate Crime" I feel that my right to freedom of expression has been eroded by several threats already.
Accusations that I have "allowed" various hateful comments, is nonsense, a recent decision concerning a case bought against Google by Payam Tamiz, a former candidate for Thanet District Council is worth reading, basically I understand that Mr Tamiz sued Google for defamatory comments found on Google.
And this comment reported by the Telegraph seems relevant
In a ruling which gives Google widespread immunity from English defamation laws, Mr Justice Eady upheld pleas that it is merely a "platform provider" and "should not be regarded as a publisher, or even as one who authorised publication".
"It is no doubt often true that the owner of a wall which has been festooned, overnight, with defamatory graffiti could acquire scaffolding and have it all deleted with whitewash", said the judge.
But he added: "That is not necessarily to say, however, that the unfortunate owner must, unless and until this has been accomplished, be classified as a publisher."
As I've mentioned elsewhere for the benefit of Ian Driver, who looks to me, to be a particularly sensitive I've now given him my mobile phone number so he can alert me to offensive comments, which assuming I'm not involved in some safety critical matter at work or asleep, I will examine.
Still if anyone does experience genuine Hate Crime, they might like advice from the following source.