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Re: [BKARTS] NO MORE FREE E-MAIL



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Thgai is an old spam, and no such law is passing through
congress at the moment. Thje orrigional bill in 1996 didn't get
out of committee, and the senator that proposed it was voted
out of office.

MaiKätzchen
--- Edward Stansell <CraftBook@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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>  MDE - Innovation 2004: An International Bookbinding Design
> Competition
>                      60,000 ? (Euro) in total prizes
>               Full information at <http://www.mde2004.org/>
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> For those of us who send e-mail regularly.  I thought perhaps
> this should get
> some publicity.
>
> Subject: Federal Bill 602P-Mail Charge
>
> Guess the warnings were true.  ! Federal Bill 602P charges
> 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 (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 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
>
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Yours is the road that winds lonely and far,
Strange are the shadows that round you come creeping,
Still through the clouds is the glint of a star!

>From the book, Charge of the Goddess
BY: Doreen Valiente

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