With regard to Mr Bowe's tibetan-way.blogspot.com advert in this forum I have today posted the following comments on his Tibetan Way blogs:
This is the "so-called" Chris Farmer and I can assure you that I am not Christopher Hansard and that he has absolutely nothing to do with Tibetan Way.
In fact only yesterday we received a threatening email from bonmedicine.com - which is, unquestionably, linked with Christopher Hansard.
As you have correctly stated I am only the website administrator but I will be contacting the owners of the site regarding your comments and - no doubt - their advisors will contact you with regard to the products being sold via the site.
I have also registered with the Rick Ross Forum using my real name - Chris Farmer - and I am awaiting activation of that account by the moderator so that I can post there.
In the meantime I would point out that using Tibetan Way's trading name in the titles of two of your blogs raises certain copyright / ownership issues that you may wish to consider.
I have also read the contents of the Rick Ross Christopher Hansard Forum and on several occasions people have asked you to state your credentials for your seemingly authoritative postings on Bon. I note that you have never answered those requests and have made no attempt to demonstrate the foundations of your knowledge of Bon.
You have used Christopher Hansard's image in some of your blogs so you clearly know what he looks like. As you now appear to be implying that I might be Christopher Hansard I would be more than happy to meet with you face to face to demonstrate to you that I am not Christopher Hansard.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I have already left a comment on your Tibetan Way Blog. I won't bother to repeat it here but I would reiterate that Christopher Hansard is not involved in the Tibetan Way website.
The image on your site states:
"This company may well be associated with Christopher Hansard"
As I have stated above Tibetan Way is not associated with him and, given the contents of the Rick Ross Christopher Hansard Forum, your suggestion of his involvement might well be construed as defamation.
You have hidden your allegation inside an image so that it cannot be found by search engines but I have a copy of that image and will be passing it on to the owners of Tibetan Way.
Now that I have made it clear that Christopher Hansard is not associated with Tibetan Way I would expect you to remove the image from your blog.
I would also suggest in future, before making unwarranted allegations, that you check your facts. As you have clearly carried out a whois search on Tibetan Way you could have written to me, or emailed the website, to check your facts.
The fact that you did not bother to check the facts before setting up your blogs leads me to question the veracity of your statements regarding Bon on your various blogs and on the Rick Ross Forum.
I look forward to your response.
In response Mr Bowe has added postings to his blog referring to the EFF and defending himself with regard to my comment about copyright issues but completely failed to address the main points of my comments. As a result of his additional posting I then posted this comment to both his blogs:
I see that you have read my comments on your blogs. Unfortunately you have chosen to focus on a very minor point from my comments rather than replying to the more serious points I raised.
I think you will discover that the EFF does not exist to protect people who make spurious and unfounded allegations. Furthermore if you check their legal FAQ you will discover that the web pages they point to with regard to the use of trademarks -[www.compupix.com
] and www.bosleymedical.com no longer exist.
I have informed you that Christopher Hansard is not involved with Tibetan Way and I have offered to meet with you face to face to demonstrate that I am not Christopher Hansard. As a result of this you are now aware that the allegations contained in your blogs regarding Tibetan Way are untrue and possibly defamatory.
In view of this I would formally ask you to remove these comments and images from your blogs. If you refuse to do so then you will clearly be attempting to damage Tibetan Way's reputation and it's ability to trade. I think you will find that there is an ever growing body of case law that suggests that you would be found legally liable for such behaviour via the Internet.
With regard to the products being sold by Tibetan Way I would ask you, as so many have before, to produce some evidence of your knowledge of medicine; Tibetan Medicine; Bon; your teachers; your lineage. If you are unable or unwilling to provide this information then I can only conclude that providing you with any further information regarding the products would be a waste of time as you are not qualified to make judgements in any of these areas.
I await your reply.
As yet I have had no response to my last comment and Mr Bowe has chosen to leave his allegations on his blogs.
Having given Mr Bowe the hard facts which he requested he has chosen to ignore my request that he remove his unfounded allegations from his blogs so I leave it to the readers here to draw their own conclusions.