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Re: spamming and freedom of speech

  • Subject: Re: spamming and freedom of speech
  • From: "Diann Thoma" <diannthoma@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 14:01:21 -0000

Hosta Open List members,

I returned all of H. WILLIAMS ugly emails to her.  I have no probem 
admitting to this and I'll do the same to ShadyDog's ugliness as well.
I am not protesting your freedom of speech, Helen, I am protesting your 
persistently nasty, virulent attitude towards specific people and others' 
opinions. Call it a Freedom from Ugliness Protest March if that helps you 
put it into context.

The next one you get back will be the ugly one you just sent me privately, 
which I did not finish reading past the first ugly paragraph.  I will 
continue to do this to all postings you make that are nasty. Other than 
that, I welcome your opinions as much as any other person's on the list 
(although I don't always read Andrew's down to the bottom of his free 


>From: "H. WILLIAMS" <msbucky@home.com>
>Reply-To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>To: "hosta-open@mallorn.com" <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
>Subject: spamming and freedom of speech
>Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 04:12:28 -0400
>Hosta Open Members:
>I am writing this because ONE of the members of this list -( if she
>cares to name herself, fine, I will not stoop to that level )- has
>decided that rather than debate the merits of a topic, she prefers to
>send multiple emails - different titles such as 'God loves you, maybe
>not'... containing no message other than repeated posts from this list.
>(Nineteen tonight alone)
>Some of you disagree with my views - that's your privilege. I don't
>always agree with yours.  I WILL however, defend your right to speak
>your mind and state your views no matter how disagreeable they may be to
>me, and respond with my own counter arguments.
>It is my understanding that Freedom of Speech is a recognized right in
>your country and mine. It is my further understanding that this is an
>open forum. It was also my understanding that we are dealing with mature
>adults here who don't stoop to such childishness. We aren't talking
>about pronography, or obscene jokes, we are talking about my responses
>regarding passwords, email accounts, etc, nor have I ever contacted this
>person on an individual level. I have contacted this person's service
>provider with a complaint.
>I will be interested in hearing your views on this.
>Helen Williams
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