what i write here is my personal opinion. sometimes they are stronger opinions than many people are comfortable with. hope you can enjoy them as much as i like standing in the surf as the tide comes in. roll tide!
some folks like to give my writings a lot of weight -- that's nice, but thoughts only matter as much as others invest in them.
i do not write for anybody else ... wait, that's not true ... i -do- write for other people! in fact, some of my own best enemies use my writings as part of their own without knowing it. what i mean is that what you read here has not been approved or endorsed by any organization unless they themselves have -previously- agreed to do so.
and then some folks can't stand me writing and don't like my opinions or style in any way, shape or form. these disclaimers are primarily for their benefit. so in the spirit of disclaiming, as requested by several organizations i'm involved in to protect them from the wraths of my political enemigos, here's an adaptation of one from the US Navy, my first alma mater:
Personal Opinion Disclaimer
These opinions have been prepared as a service to the TN indian community. Neither the TN indian community nor any of its members, followers or leaders, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
The opinions of the authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the TN indian community, the TN Commission of Indian Affairs, the Advisory Council on TN Indian Affairs, the TN Native American Convention, but may be used for advertising or endorsement purposes.
and this adaptation too, just in case the first two don't cover enough:
The contents of this blog are provided on an "as is" basis for informational purposes only. People who view the opinions of this blog are expected to exercise reasonable judgment before acting, and are expected to take responsibility for their own actions.
In no event will wozuyewakan or tn-ind or anyone associated with us, be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this website or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
The author, wozuyewakan, has attempted to provide useful and accurate information wherever possible. By and large, this is accomplished by relating personal experiences, rational arguments, and verifiable third-party information. However, personal experiences and ability to reason naturally vary among people, and what's reasonable to one person may not necessarily be reasonable to another.
This blog contains personal opinion, both opinions of the author and opinions of various contributors to this blogsite. These opinions are offered in good faith, but come with no guarantees or warrantees; they reflect individual thoughts, which may or may not be a good basis for making group decisions.
This site contains reviews of the actions and opinions of other people and organizations. The reviews are the opinions of their respective authors. The mere presence of a review on this blog does not imply endorsement of the reviewed action or opinion or individual or organization. The presence of a review for any particular action or opinion or individual or organization in no way implies approval from the individual and/or organization who created that action or opinion of this blog.
This blog contains links to other websites operated and controlled by third parties not connected in any way to wozuyewakan or TN Indian Affairs (tn-ind). We have no control over what other people put up on their websites. Our linking to them does not imply that we endorse them or approve of their content or opinions. While we usually only link to useful or interesting websites, it's possible that the content of those sites may change without our awareness. If you have a problem with the contents of another site to which we have linked, take it up with that other website, not with us.
but i like this one even better:
Political Risks Disclaimer
This blog is written for educational and political purposes only. By no means do any of its contents recommend, advocate or urge the blind, uncaring, unthinking holding of any political opinion whatsoever. Thinking and choosing a political opinion involves relatively low levels of financial and physical risk. Nonetheless, the writers express personal opinions and will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for the negative reactions of the reader. The writers may or may not have positions in the organizations discussed in this blog -- that's life in a relatively small community. Future organizational resolutions can be dramatically different from the opinions expressed herein. Past action does not guarantee future performance.
there. i hope i've covered my ass enough different ways so that people understand that as a politician -- a person involved in TN indian politics, i only speak for myself. and probably won't be speaking for -any- organization in the future just so that there's no possible way to confuse the organization with the speaker.
we're done here.