RE: no more free e-mail
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|From:||"Weems, Joyce" <JWEEMS@sjha.org>|
|To:||'Don Hammer' <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Atoska Gentry <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Many thanks, Retired Guy.
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
From: Don Hammer [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 12:49 PM
To: Atoska Gentry; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: no more free e-mail
Thanks for providing the info below.
I wrote to my Congressperson explaining the use of the Histonet
other list servers in the exchange of technical, procedural and
Regs. for safety/billing.
The mail to him did not save in my e-mail so I cannot copy here, but
to explain how Healthcare has had to tighten belts with reduced
the if the post office is receiving less revenue, then they receive
mail to process. That gives them an opportunity to reduce costs,
Health Care which seems to be increasing altho receives less
I also explained how "stretched" Health care providers are and the
consequences and sited some examples as an analogy. (He is also
in Health Care Reform)
I'm posting this to encourage everyone to write their thoughts to
Congressperson. I have never gotten involved nor written views to
Government, but clicking on the site below provided by Atoska made
simple thing to do. :)
Don Hammer, Retired Guy
----- Original Message -----
From: Atoska Gentry <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 10:27 AM
> ><< ok people. Heres your chance to do something about this .
> > your
> > representative know. George C
> > > NO MORE FREE E-MAIL.....
> > > CNN has reported that within the next two weeks
> > > vote on allowing telephone companies to CHARGE A TOLL
> > > access.
> > > Translation: Every time we send a long distance e-mail
> >willreceive a
> > > long distance charge. This will get costly. Please
> > > web site and file a complaint.
> > > Complain to your Congressperson. We can't allow this to
> > > following address will allow you to send an e-mail on
> > > DIRECTLY to your Congressperson.
> > > http://www.house.gov/writerep
> > > ,
> > > Pass this on to your friends. It is urgent. I hope all
> > > pass this on to all your friends and family. We should
> > > interest in this one.
> > > WAIT, THERE'S MORE. IN ADDITION,
> > > The last few months have revealed an alarming trend in
> > > of the United States attempting to quietly push through
> > > that will affect your use of the Internet. Under
> > > legislation
> > > the U.S. Postal Service will be attempting to bilk
> > > alternate postage fees". Bill 602P will permit the
> > > charge
> > > a 5 cent surcharge on every email delivered, by billing
> > > Providers at source. The consumer would then be billed
> > > ISP.
> > > Washington D.C. lawyer Richard Stepp isworking without
> > > this legislation from becoming law.
> > > The U.S. Postal Service is claiming that lost revenue
> > > proliferation of e-mail costing nearly $230,000,000 in
> > > You may have noticed their recent ad campaign "There is
> > > letter". Since the average citizen received about 10
> > > per day in 1998, the cost to the typical individual
would be an
> > > additional 50 cents per day, or over $180 dollars per
> > > and beyond their regular Internet costs.
> > > Note that this would be money paid directly to the U.S.
> > > for a service they do not even provide. The whole point
> > > is democracy and non-interference. If the federal
> > > permitted
> > > to tamper with our liberties by adding a surcharge to
> > > where it will end. You are already paying an exorbitant
> > > snail mail because of bureaucratic inefficiency. It
> > > to 6 days for a letter to be delivered from New York to
> > > U.S. Postal Service is allowed to tinker with email, it
> > > end of the "free" Internet in the United States. One
> > > Tony Schnell has even suggested a "twenty to forty
> > > surcharge on all Internet service" above and beyond the
> > > proposed email charges.
> > > Note that most of the major newspapers have ignored the
> > > exception being the Washingtonian which called the idea
> > > surcharge
> > > "a useful concept who's time has come" (March 6th,1999)
> > > Don't sit by and watch your freedoms erode away! Send
> > > to EVERYONE on your list, and tell all your friends and
> > > write to their Congressman and say "No!" to Bill 602P.
> > > take a few moments of your time, and could very well be
> > > killing a bill we don't want.
> > > PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHO USES EMAIL
> > > TWO SEPARATE ISSUES THAT EFFECT ALL OF US ONLINE.
> > > LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD NOW, NOT AFTER!!!!!!
> > >
> > >>
> Atoska S. Gentry B.S., HT(ASCP)
> Research Assistant
> Scott-Rtichey Research Center
> College of Veterinary Medicine
> Auburn University, AL 36849
> PH (334) 844-5579
> FAX (334) 844-5850
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