[Namron] Fwd: Fw: sleep well America
ironstorm34 at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 7 11:36:00 PST 2003
sorry bout the pass it on part,,,i didnt notice it when i sent folks,,my
>From: mikea <mikea at mikea.ath.cx>
>Reply-To: Barony of Namron <namron at ansteorra.org>
>To: Barony of Namron <namron at ansteorra.org>
>Subject: Re: [Namron] Fwd: Fw: sleep well America
>Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 09:41:35 -0600
>On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 02:38:29PM -0600, bobby harlow wrote:
> > thought you guys might find this interesting...love your freedom and all
> > that it brings? thank a veteran..
> > Bobby
> > >Sleep well, America... HONOR
> > >This poem was written by a Marine stationed in Okinawa, Japan. The
> > >following is his request. I think it is reasonable..... PLEASE,
> > >Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as
> > >you can?
> > >Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S.
> > >service men and women for our being able to celebrate these
> > >festivities.
>As a war veteran, thanks.
>As a professional mailsystem administrator, I have to ask, however,
>that you *NOT* send it on to as many people as possible.
>There is a reason for my request: there's enough of these "pass this
>on to everyone you know" stuff on the Internet that it makes up about
>20% of the traffic, by byte-count. On the entire Internet. They're
>chain letters -- in a milder form, perhaps, than the "If you don't
>send this to at least fifteen people in the next twelve minutes, your
>genitals will rot off and God will smite your relatives; if you do,
>you can expect to receive everything you wish for" sort, but _still_
>At work, I see maybe 1200 to 1500 of these "pass this on to all your
>friends" things _per_ _day_, out of about 6500 to 7000 inbound Emails
>Various well-meaning friends send them to me, and I have to go through
>the tedious exercise of identifying and deleting them. Until I do,
>they take up space on my disks. They waste my bandwidth, which _I_,
>not the sender, pay for. They waste my time, which is damn scarce of
>They're _bad_, folks.
>One of my colleagues expressed it best:
>"If you get something that says to pass it on to all your friends,
> then please don't consider me a friend."
>Mike Andrews / Michael Fenwick Barony of Namron, Ansteorra
>mikea at mikea.ath.cx
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