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    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 5, 1999
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Mcintyre, Bruce
      > Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 10:38 AM
      > To: Harper, Christopher
      > Cc: PERSONALS @ EAHQ; WANT ADS @ EAHQ
      > Subject: FW: Fw: e-mail postal charges
      >
      > Here is a great one!
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: LMagid@... [SMTP:LMagid@...]
      > Sent: Monday, October 04, 1999 9:27 AM
      > To: bmcintyre@...
      > Subject: Fwd: Fw: e-mail postal charges
      >
      > <<Fw: e-mail postal charges>>


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      From: Cy Nisenfeld <Del-Jen-NW@...>
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      Subject: Fw: e-mail postal charges
      Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 08:05:31 -0700
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      > From: Junevans@...
      > To: Wendy.Vastine@...
      > Subject: e-mail postal charges
      > Date: Thursday, September 30, 1999 11:36 PM
      >
      > Please read the following carefully if you intend to stay on-line
      > 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 your use of the Internet.
      >
      > Under proposed legislation the US Postal Service will be
      > attempting to bilk e-mail users out of "alternate postage fees."
      > Bill 602P will permit the Federal govt. 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 that 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 citizen received
      > about 10 pieces of e-mail per day in 1998, the cost to the
      > typical individual would be an additional 50 cents per day,
      > or over $180 dollars 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. If the federal government is permitted to
      > tamper with our liberties by adding a surcharge to e-mail,
      > who knows where it will end. 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 New York to Buffalo. 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. One congressman,
      > Tony Schnell (R) has even suggested a "twenty to forty dollar
      > per month surcharge on alI Internet service" above and beyond
      > the government's 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).
      > Don't sit by and watch your freedom erode away!
      >
      > Send this e-mail to all Americans on your list and tell your
      > friends and relatives to write to their congressman and
      > say "No!" to Bill 602P.
      >
      > Kate Turner
      > Assistant to Richard Stepp, Berger, Stepp and Gorman
      > Attorneys at Law
      > 216 Concorde Street, Vienna, Va.
      >
      > URGENT!!!! Pass this along to all your e-mail buddies
      >
    • HumB630@aol.com
      I am sorry for forwarding the previous message about the Bill 602P. Thanks, Hai Do ... eGroups.com home: http://www.egroups.com/group/ddtnh-santaclara-public
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 5, 1999
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        I am sorry for forwarding the previous message about the Bill 602P.

        Thanks,
        Hai Do

        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: Hayuk, Yakim
        > Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 12:05 PM
        > To: Mcintyre, Bruce; Harper, Christopher
        > Cc: PERSONALS @ EAHQ; WANT ADS @ EAHQ
        > Subject: RE: Fw: e-mail postal charges
        >
        > This is an "Urban Legend"
        > A simple search of "Bill 602P" on Magellan, Excite or FastSearch yields
        > the following web page showing the truth about "crisis" Please check
        > your sources before believing everything you read and posting it to WANT
        > ADS or PERSONALS
        >
        > Thanks
        > -Kima
        >
        > http://www.urbanlegends.com/ulz/emailtax.html
        >
        > Synopsis
        > The United States Congress is considering a 5 cent tax on email.
        > See the warning here. <xemailtax.html>
        > Is it true? No. Why?
        > * Bill 602P does not exist.
        > * '602P' is not a valid name for a Congressional bill. Bills in the
        > House of Representative are prefaced with 'H.R.'. Bills in the Senate are
        > prefaced with 'S.'
        > * Congressman Tony Schnell does not exist.
        > * Lawyer Richard Stepp does not exist.
        > * The law firm of 'Berger, Stepp and Gorman' does not exist.
        > * There is no Concorde Street in Vienna, Virginia.
        > Comments
        > This hoax started life as a bill supposedly being considered in Canada
        > (and no, it is not true there either). Someone changed all the Canadian
        > references to American references and yet another Internet hoax was born.
        > See also
        > * Rebuttals
        > * E-mail Rumor Completely Untrue
        > <http://www.usps.gov/news/press/99/rumor.htm> from the United States
        > Postal Service
        > * E-mail Tax Hoax <http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHoaxes.html> from the
        > US Department of Energy's Computer Incident Advisory Capability
        > * Other commentaries
        > * U.S Postal Tax on Email?
        > <http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blemtax2.htm> from About.com
        > * A Long Pay From Home
        > <http://www.snopes.com/spoons/faxlore/internet.htm> from the Urban Legends
        > Reference Pages
        >
        >
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: Mcintyre, Bruce
        > Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 10:38 AM
        > To: Harper, Christopher
        > Cc: PERSONALS @ EAHQ; WANT ADS @ EAHQ
        > Subject: FW: Fw: e-mail postal charges
        >
        > Here is a great one!
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: LMagid@... [SMTP:LMagid@...]
        > Sent: Monday, October 04, 1999 9:27 AM
        > To: bmcintyre@...
        > Subject: Fwd: Fw: e-mail postal charges
        >
        > << Message: Fw: e-mail postal charges >>

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