|Chuck Deaton (Chuck)|
|Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2000 - 7:25 am: |
I said it once and I am saying it again. It is in our best interest to vigorously defend our freedoms.
|Gale Hawkins (Gale)|
|Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2000 - 7:56 pm: |
Hey guys looks like your bogus email got results. This from today's USA Today cracks me up,especially the last sentence.
House votes to ban Internet access charges
WASHINGTON - Driven by phantoms and fear of real-life bureaucrats and lawyers, the House voted Tuesday to permanently ban the Federal Communications Commission from extending certain telephone access charges to the Internet. Much of the House debate centered on a rumor sweeping the Internet about a phony piece of legislation - sponsored by an equally non-existent Congressman Tony Schnell - that would supposedly impose a per-minute access charge on Internet service providers, ultimately to be passed on to consumers. Congressional offices have been bombarded with thousands of e-mail messages protesting the false move, which some lawmakers said was the main reason the House was rushing to consider the real piece of legislation. It passed on voice vote. ''What we are considering today is a fabricated solution to an imaginary problem,'' said Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. ''We have here a bill that solves a problem that doesn't really exist.''