Re: [MOL] Fw: E-MAIL - 5 CENT CHARGE [01159] Medicine On Line


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Correct me if I am wrong please. I saw a clip on the news about this very
thing. The interviewee said,"that e-mails as this get started every day, and
are false, but spread like a wild fire, because the internet is
instance..from one e-mail to another, to quickly to stop it before people
believe every word". He also went on to talk about some other e-mails (that
we have seen also) that, may be different in content, but amount to the same
thing..always false. I think I saw that interview on last week on A B C. Ok
now go ahead and correct me, but I think i'll just ask my state rep, just in
case.  xo Dean
----- Original Message -----
From: Carol Foulkes <crfoulkes@Juno.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2000 9:57 AM
Subject: [MOL] Fw: E-MAIL - 5 CENT CHARGE


> Dear MOLers,
>
> My sister forwarded this message to me.  I've HEARD something about
> this, but this really outlines it.  The way we all talk, this could be
> disasterous!  Guess I'll write my congressman (it only costs 33 cents and
> I'm sure the post office needs it).  Just FYI.
>
> Carol in Memphis
>
>
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> Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 19:34:50 -0700
> Subject: E-MAIL - 5 CENT CHARGE
> Message-ID: <20000811.193857.-941157.0.jhutchinson@juno.com>
>
> In a message dated 08/09/2000 11:08:43 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> CraigR@Pet-Tech.Com writes:
>
>          VOTE NO ON Bill 602P!!!!
>
> I 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 efficiency. 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. Our congressional
>           representative, Tony Schnell (r) 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 to E-mail to EVERYONE on your list,
>           and tell all your friends and relatives 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
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