[Theforum] RE: Member stats

spinhead evolt at spinhead.com
Mon Nov 19 17:30:10 CST 2001

Go to bed, young man. (Is my point the same w/o that comment? Yup; think so.
Okay, let's delete that inaccuracy, and leave the rest.)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Madhu Menon" <webguru at vsnl.net>
To: <theforum at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Theforum] RE: Member stats

> At 04:45 AM 11/20/2001, spinhead opined:
> >Legally (in the US) I believe 'he who is silent is understood to
> >consent.'
> Not so. While I'm not American, I do have more than a passing interest in
> Silence cannot be treated as either consent or admission of guilt, and the
> law is fairly clear on that. If I send you an email saying that I'm going
> to ship an IBM mainframe to you, and that if you stay silent, you consent
> to it, that wouldn't be a valid contract. For a contract, you need (among
> other things) both an offer AND an explicit acceptance.
> Ditto with crime. The "you have the right to remain silent" right exists
> because silence cannot be construed as admission of guilt.
> We really didn't need a law lecture here, did we? :)
> Regards,
> Madhu
> <<<   *   >>>
> Madhu Menon
> User Experience Consultant
> e-mail: webguru at vsnl.net

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