[VHFcontesting] Must read & react!!!
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Subject: [VHFcontesting] Must read & react!!!
I just received this email and as it states this is something we all need to
Subj: Federal Bill 602P
Date: 12/19/01 5:09:01 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: info at corvettemike.com <mailto:info at corvettemike.com>
To: wb2odhjim at aol.com <mailto:wb2odhjim at aol.com>
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To all concerned with freedom-compromising legislation:
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
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
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 non-interference. 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
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
It will only take a few moments of your time and could very well be
instrumental in killing a bill we do not want.
I just received this alarming e-mail and wanted to warn you all and raise
a call to action!
1133 N. Tustin Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92807
(800) 327-VETT x101
mv at corvettemike.com
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