WHO OWNS THIS FORUM?

If you scroll down to the bottom of the home page of the Forum, you will find a line which reads "Copyright © 2018 The Micronesia Forum. (A product of the Micronesia Foundation.)" Also, the URL for the Forum is www.micronesiaforum.org.

This is not the original MicSem Forum. That was closed down in 2012 when the Jesuits moved the Micronesia Seminar to Xavier High School in Chuuk. That is when Father Hezel took on new assignments and reduced his direct involvement in the Micronesian Seminar.

But it has never been disclosed by the new operators of the Forum exactly who they are, and who operates the Forum on a daily basis.

This is vitally important when trying to determine whether the fascists who have seized control of the Forum (Reaper and the Gun Smuggler Pawnzie, Rastaman the wannabe gun smuggler, Iron Youth the pretend Democrat, and z) have a constitutional right to spew their crap in here without restriction, or they can be legally silenced.

The constitutional right to free speech only exists with regard to government action. Every constitutional provision regarding freedom of expression only limits the government from restricting freedom of speech. There are no free speech rights in this forum unless it is operated by a governmental entity. If it is privately owned and operated, users can be restricted and indeed removed from the Forum "for any reason or for no reason at all." Similar language actually appears in the Terms of Service for this Forum.

But who can you complain to? Whether there are more than one Administrator, or whether there is indeed ANY Administrator monitoring this Forum is unknown except to a few. What if this Forum were now owned and operated by individuals who support Donald Trump and believe in his fascist, white nationalist, authoritarian view of the world? How would anyone know?

The answer lies at the bottom of the page. What is the Micronesia Foundation. If you click on the link at the bottom of the page, you get a white page with the words MICRONESIA FOUNDATION in blue and gold colors. But that says nothing about who operates or controls the Micronesia Foundation. A Google search reveals that the Micronesia Foundation is owned by Micronesia Foundation, Inc. That reveals nothing.

DO US ALL A FAVOR. If you have Microsoft Outlook set up on your computer (I don't, and don't know how) you can actually send an email to the Micronesia Foundation. Click on the link at the bottom of the page, and then click on the blue and gold Micronesia Foundation which appears on the white page. If you have Outlook set up, I think you will be able to actually send an email to the Micronesia Foundation, Inc.

If you can do this, do so and let us all know whether you get a response, or just a dead end. Thanks.

Comments

  • "Fascist" is a word found in the Oxford dictionary along with "nazi" and "libtard." All involve censoring free speech.
  • Draft dodger. MAGA hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha
  • Fr. Hezel's name should not be uttered in this new Forum as if he has anything to do with it. Yes, SC, you're right; Fran had already moved on to other more productive things; and I don't think he's looking back to check on this new Forum. If he had anything to do with this Forum, he would have deleted a lot of posts that are considered offensive by your average reader. I just want to make it clear again; so we know that he is not responsible for creating this monster of a Forum that we are swamped with everyday with cheap shots at people or important leaders; or laced with offensive words such as "fuck" or a lot nonsense that only some posters know what for. I enjoy reading opposing views of different subject matters; but it's disheartening to be overwhelmed with a lot of personal attacks.
  • edited December 2018
    Liberal tolerance strikes again. No is stopping you guys from posting topics nor is anyone forcing you to participate in any topics. Is it my fault people take part in my topics? They have the freedom to participate or not to participate.

    Reason why my topics are always going on top is because Trump Derangement Syndrome cause people who hate Trump to comment on my topics.

    Blame the syndrome not me.
  • sarem,

    no, it's not registered to micsem. here's what whois fetched me. the connection is not secured.

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