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Potential censure?!?

George Cleveland georgecleveland at email.msn.com
Wed Jan 8 10:02:12 EST 2003

On 5 Jan 2003 11:42:11 -0800, lhfotoware at hotmail.com (Larry Harrell) wrote:

>It seems that I have been reported to Dale Bosworth for "abuse of
>government computer services". Yes, I do use a government computer and
>I do put forth personal opinions (as well as defending policy and
>addressing lies about the USFS), but an individual in a newsgroup
>which I never go to has sent off an e-mail complaining of
>"crossposting". While I do reply to crossposted threads (initiated by
>"preservationist flooders"), I'm not at the heart of his concerns.
>Plus, Mr. Tom Beno is also using a computer from a government
>institution to post HIS stuff.
>I guess I'll just have to wait and see if my activites do constitute a
>breach of etiquette, a policy infringement or even a criminal act. If
>any of you feel that this is wrong, please feel free to respond here
>or to Bosworth himself. The root of Mr. Beno's problems mostly lie
>within "his" newsgroup, rec.backcountry and he feels that my responses
>(as well as everyone else's who respond to crossposted threads) are
>off-topic and need to go elsewhere.
>Is this still America?!?!
>Larry    defender of truth, logic and the American way

Larry, I don't think it was Tom Beno that was complaining. The person who was
bitching is a different Tom I believe. Different ISPs, newsreaders, NNTP posting


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