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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MTPockets, Oct 28, 2001.

  1. MTPockets

    MTPockets 1/2 ton status

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    THIS WAS FORWARDED TO ME BY A FRIEND:

    Guess the warnings were true. Federal Bill 602P 5-cents per E-mail sent.
    It figures! No more free E-mail! We knew this was coming!! Bill 602P will
    permit the Federal Government to charge a 5-cent charge on every delivered
    E-mail. Please read the following carefully if you intend to stay online
    and continue using E-mail. The last few months have revealed an alarming
    trend in the Government of the United States attempting to quietly push
    through legislation that will affect our use of the Internet.
    Under proposed legislation, the US Postal Service will be attempting to
    bill E-mail users out of "alternative postage fees."
    Bill 602P will permit the Federal Government to charge a 5-cent surcharge
    on every e-mail delivered, by billing Internet Service Providers at source.
    The consumer would then be billed in turn by the ISP.
    Washington DC lawyer Richard Stepp is working without pay to prevent
    this legislation from becoming law. The US Postal Service is claiming lost
    revenue, due to the proliferation of E-mail, is costing nearly $230,000,000
    in revenue per year. You may have noticed their recent ad campaign: "There
    is nothing like a letter." Since the average person received about 10 pieces
    of E-mail per day in 1998, the cost of the typical individual would be an
    additional 50 cents a day-or over $180 per year-above and beyond their
    regular Internet costs.  Note that this would be money paid directly to the
    US Postal Service for a service they do not even provide.  The whole
    point of the Internet is democracy and noninterference. You are already
    paying an exorbitant price for snail mail because of bureaucratic
    inefficiency. It currently takes up to 6 days for a letter to be delivered
    from coast to coast. If the US Postal Service is allowed to tinker with
    E-mail, it will mark the end of the "free" Internet in the United States.
    Congressional representative, Tony Schnell ® has even suggested a
    $20-$40 per month surcharge on all Internet service" above and beyond
    the governments proposed E-mail charges. Note that most of the major
    newspapers have ignored the story the only exception being the
    Washingtonian which called the idea of E-mail surcharge "a useful
    concept who's time has come" (March 6th, 1999 Editorial). Do not sit
    by and watch your freedom erode away!
    Send this E-mail to EVERYONE on your list, and tell all your friends and
    relatives to write their congressional representative and say "NO" to Bill
    602P. It will only take a few moments of your time and could very well
    be instrumental in killing a bill we do not want.

    PLEASE FORWARD!

    MTPockets

    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/mtpockets53>http://community.webshots.com/user/mtpockets53</a><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by MTPockets on 10/28/01 04:24 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. yeild2me

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    Re: END of FREE EMAIL!

    i got this a few months back. it was followed by an apoligy saying it was a joke. does make you think though!

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  3. MudFrog

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    Re: END of FREE EMAIL!

    THe goverment actually addressed it. It is a total hoax.

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  4. 78Jimmyish

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    Re: END of FREE EMAIL!

    Yeah, do a web search for Bill 602P and you'll see that it is a seemingly widespread hoax. I'd never heard of it before, but judging by the amount of info that's out there, it must have caused quite a stir.
     
  5. MTPockets

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    Re: END of FREE EMAIL!

    got me too then...sorry. :p

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