I've been in contact with Nathan about this latest blog post and 
while I'm not going to say anything specific, we should remember that 
Nathan's vlog has at times been a satirical look at the world around 
him.

Josh

On Jul 31, 2005, at 11:28 AM, Michael Sullivan wrote:

> Nathan vlogs/blogs about the issue... i dont think he would mind 
> people discussing it and wishing him well.  if we should assume not 
> to discuss something that he is blogging about, as contradictive as 
> that may be.... then Nathan will prob let us know.
>
> as for the issue of consequential vlogging... everything you do can 
> effect something else.  video, as we all know, is the most powerful 
> medium for transmitting the audiovisual.  add then add the  
> Internet and archival services like IA, and a content creators 
> intent on letting anyone and everyone see and hear the content that 
> they create....
> i would think that you should have at least a morsel of an idea 
> that something somewhat controversial can come back to you in ways 
> that you might welcome orinstead  deny and prefer to avoid..... 
> some people want negative publicity, subscribing to "any publicicty 
> is good publicity".  others just dont realize that they themselves 
> are as destructable as anything else in the world.
> way it is.  simply know this, and then no excuses will exist.
>
> sull
>
>
> On 7/31/05, Michael Meiser <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: 
> I'm not sure this is the place or time to critique Nathan's choices or
> discuss the specifics.
>
> On some level, and I don't know what that level is, we need to respect
> his right to bring these matters to the public as he sees fit and
> pledge our patient support. If you feel strongly about particulars you
> should contact him directly. It is however the time and place to voice
> our support of nathan. To discuss the issues of how this effects the
> vlogosphere. What our duty is as members of this community? What 
> can we
> do?
>
> For example. It would appear to me that vlogging has been good and bad
> here it's obviously aggravated relationships between nathan and 
> himself
> and the law do to it's visibility. Further publicity might just put
> more strain on the situation, but that's a decision best left to
> nathan.
>
> On the other hand I would like to think it's also been positive. He's
> used it as an outlet for the considerable pressure he's under and I've
> seen some really creative projects, such as his mapping of the
> Vancouver subway/ elevated train. I've been a dedicated follower of 
> his
> vlog since the beginning and I'm a fan. While there's things I don't
> agree with he has 100% of my support though there's limitations to 
> what
> I can do from so far away.
>
> Anyway, these are my opinions, and as such I think a lot of us are
> going to feel completely differently. So, let's try and respect each
> other.
>
> -Mike
>
> Michael Meiser
> http://mmeiser.com/blog
> http://mmeiser.com/backchannel
>
> On Jul 31, 2005, at 1:16 PM, andrew michael baron wrote:
>
> My goodness Nathan, lets talk about this. In this video, you are
> smoking pot and admiting that you do coke around your kids.
> http://www.modernsingledad.com/files/possibilitiespart1.wmv
>
> I'm not sure that this is all a very good idea. What is your
> reasoning behind this?
>
> It sounds like it must be hell to not have a family around to help
> support three kids. Is this something you would be willing to get
> help for? I'm not meaning to sound cliche - for a little amount of
> time right now, it can make a big difference for the future life of
> yourself and your kids.
>
>
> On Jul 31, 2005, at 12:47 PM, R. Kristiansen wrote:
>
> > Nathan Peters is in trouble,
> >
> > like serious trouble.
> >
> > Has anyone seen his latest posts at www.modernsingledad.com?
> >
> > Nathan Peters is now a modern single dad without his children. His
> > three adorable children are taken away by social security. I hate to
> > sound stupid but: Does anyone here living in Canada or elsewhere 
> know
> > how Nathan is doing? His last post was from 28th.
> >
> > I really think we as a community need to look after each other a 
> bit.
> > Not just when Chuck and Michael get harassed by someone, but also -
> > yeah - check up on each other. Be a friendly vlogger 
> neighbourhood, or
> > something.
> >
> > I know this sounds naive and idealistic, but seriously, guys.
> >
> > So, any news on this?
> >
> > Raymond
> > worried
> >
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