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Chilling Effect – The Sunday Word(s) of The Day

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Lance Gilman Sues Sam Toll in an effort to have a chilling effect on the work of The Storey Teller.   Throughout time immemorial, politicians have done their level best to quiet critical review of their actions. History is littered with people in power disproving of critics. The use of …

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Whisper Campaign – Sunday Word(s) Of The Day

From Wikipedia – A whisper campaign is a method of persuasion in which damaging rumors or innuendo are spread about the target, while the source of the rumors seeks to avoid being detected while spreading them (for example, a political campaign might distribute anonymous flyers attacking the other candidate). It …

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Self-Aggrandizment – Sunday Word Of The Day Essay

self-aggrandizement | ˈˌself əˈɡranˌdīzmənt | noun  the action or process of promoting oneself as being powerful or important. This will probably be the last time we talk about the Comstock Comical for a while, but we couldn’t help but remark on the ad contained in the pages of the new …

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Biasness – Sunday Word Of The Day Essay

 biasness* | ˈbīəsnes | noun 1 prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair: there was evidence of bias against foreign applicants | the bias toward younger people in recruitment | [in singular]: a systematic bias …

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Respect – Sunday Word Of The Day Essay

respect |rəˈspekt| noun a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements: the director had a lot of respect for Douglas as an actor. the state of being admired or respected: his first chance in over fifteen years to regain respect in the …

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Storey Teller Legal Defense Fund

After finding himself in the crosshairs of our attention one time too many, Mustang Ranch Brothel Owner, TRIC Executive, and Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman is suing Sam Toll, editor of The Storey Teller. We have set up a legal defense fund to pay for court costs and legal services. …

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Defamation, the Sunday Word Of The Day

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defamation |ˌdefəˈmāSH(ə)n| noun The action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel: She sued him for defamation. Readers of The Teller have seen me share my responses to Kris Thompson’s musings on the Virginia City Highlands email chat group. I post them here. As expected, Disbarred California …

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Leadership, Part Two

It’s reassuring to know that when I write something (in a house or with a mouse) that makes it’s way to the (McGuffey-says-it’s-Irrelevent) Virginia Highlands chat group, TRIC Executive, Mustang Ranch Brothel resident and Lance Gilman bunkmate Kris Thompson pipes up with a longwinded diatribe about what a pants on …

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Leadership – Sunday Word Of The Day

leadership |ˈlēdərˌSHip| noun The action of leading a group of people or an organization: different styles of leadership. The state or position of being a leader: the leadership of the party. [treated as singular or plural] the leaders of an organization, country, etc.: a change of leadership had become desirable. …

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