My 5 years exclusively blogging on finance message boards gave me the skills to bring you Slabbed. This issue in the Garlandfill saga, Corporate Ethics, is a topic we have covered a time or two on Slabbed and is very fair game on the investor sites like Yahoo! ETM which in turn also explains why the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics follows us on twitter. I think they are good folks there that do mucho good in the business world.
This kind of discussion is brought to you by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Those freedoms that we enjoy and often take for granted have been literally been paid for in blood. God Bless America!
Unfortunately we have readers that do not enjoy the same constitutional protections that we do in the US. Canada, for instance is far behind us in this area with their landmark free speech case involving journalists coming at the tail end of 2009. And even then they do not have our SLAPP protection under the law. These people yearn to enjoy the sunshine as we do and in the case of Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret, Slabbed will be their beacon of hope. I say this because the post on Shelburne County Today covering the Trout Point scandal is now 404.
Covering Trout Point and the tactic of using the courts to silence critics in Canada has gained me a greater appreciation why so many companies that scam people are based there. While participating in occasional informal finance roundtable discussions several times a college professor of finance whose opinions I respect mentioned how much Naked Short Selling originates with certain unsavory Canadian broker dealers for example. And then there is insurance scammer Kingsway Financial Services which we have well covered here on Slabbed that is also well noted with the good folks at RipOff Report as an accomplished travel/sweepstakes scammer that somehow manages to remain in business despite using a Nigerian business model in Advance Fee Fraud. And yet in spite of all this they are still allowed to trade on the US financial markets though it appears they are finally on the verge of being delisted from the NYSE. It is simply amazing in respects.
Here at Slabbed we do not take our First Amendment freedoms for granted no siree. And we’ll be that Shining City Upon the Hill so that people across this world, from the Iranians that were likely wanking while looking at the Stormy Daniels pic on this post, to our friends up north that want to tell their story of Trout Point Lodge will have both a place of refuge and hope.