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This collection of mail to The Millenium Project covers correspondence received up to September 30, 2000.
From: "Kenneth J. Smith"
Subject: incomplete information
Date sent: Sun, 15 Aug 1999 07:26:58 -0700
I came across your web-page while trying to learn a little more about a particular MLM before I get involved. Your website and claims simply crumbled and self-destructed due to its rabid nature, the sheer number of "bad boys" you have listed and your unwillingness to be specific as to what, exactly, is the nature of these horrible lies specific to each and every site you have listed. Your site has the capability of being helpful but seems to show a fear of revealing the complete truth.
From: Bronwyn Hancock
Subject: Vaccination - hello, prevention from what?
Date sent: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 00:10:21 +1000
Organization: Taycare Pty Ltd
To whom it may concern,
I have come across your "Anti-Vaccination Liars" Web page. Please please tell me what the documentation is that you have seen that results in your incredible unmovable faith in vaccination. It must have been pretty powerful evidence for their effectiveness, and I am surprised that I have not come across it in my thorough research of pro-vaccination material. Neither has my colleague, who has studied almost 100000 pages of medical research on this subject. On the contrary - studying the evidence, which exposes their ineffectiveness and harmfulness, totally changed her from being very pro to very anti. Many others have said the same thing.
The following is a summary of my assessment to date on this. Perhaps you can point out what you obviously have already established as glaring flaws in what I present: [A Microsoft Word document was attached to this message]
Myself and others who communicate this information also wonder what it is that you think we may be gaining out of allegedly conciously "lying" on this subject. When a parent decides not to vaccinate it simply results in a financial transaction (the sale of a dose of a vaccine) NOT being made. There is no arrangement made to send the money to us instead!! (IF ONLY!!!)
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 05:53:46 +1000
From: "Meryl Dorey"
Subject: RE: Anti-vaccination Liars webpage
You're right Heidi (and I love the name of the page - vaxquax :-) Not only that, but he has given me the links to a lot of pro-choice sites that are missing on the AVN web site so he's done my research for me. I am very proud that the AVN site is at the top - we must be doing something right (of course, it's alphabetical too ;-).
Thanks for pointing this site out Jan - I don't really think there is much point in corresponding with the person who has done this - they are one somebody's payroll (or payrolls) - but we are in very good company and like Heidi says - anyone who goes to this page will get some great resources to choose from for information.
From: "Julie Kral"
Subject: Re: American Biologics
Date sent: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 20:42:36 -0400
Hey, Peter Bowditch:
Just had your July 3rd editorial sent to me...surprise, surprise...American Biologics name being defamed.
I just wanted to let you know that they saved my sister's life when no one else in this city could. They also helped me through a difficult time in my life when I had a blood disorder two years ago. Although I cannot credit them with my total healing, I can definitely say that without them I would have had no sister. Just one scenario.
I know that they cannot help everyone...there were many there that I got to know who had cancer, mulitple sclerosis, tumors. I continued to correspond with them via email after they left. Some of them died, some of them improved. I particularly remember a lovely, brave lady from England who was being treated for breast cancer metastasized to the liver. About seven months after she went home her partner sent me an email which said she was dying but, in no way would she ever deny that Amer. Biologics had helped her spend a few more months with her infant daughter...and she believed if she had gone to them sooner ( a common complaint) they would have been able to do more than the traditional treatments of chemo and radiation.
I hope this helps to balance out your thinking about them. I think they are doing a great service...more than the traditional docs are here...they are killing us to cure us!!! Be well. Julie Kral
I balanced my thinking about the vile sack of excrement, and then gave it a mention in the 1999 Millenium Project Awards:
From: "Dr. Alverez Manu"
Subject: what nonesense you spout
Date sent: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 12:37:52 EDT
You are so ignorant, you should be barred from posting comments on any list for reason of illiteracy.
Some of the finest GP's in the country, most trained at Harvard and the like, most hospital-credentialed, most combining alt/med with conventional therapies, now offer acupuncture for an amazing variety of ailments, because their experience is the patients enjoy remarkable, drug-free results.
From: "patrick heinze"
Subject: pyramid schemes
Date sent: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 21:13:38 -0500
I think that you are a little stupid because if you look at any company it could be considered a pyramid.
Corporate Executive Officer
So nay Company could be considered a Pyramid Scheme if you look at it like this.
The only difference is these you move up a lot quicker and a lot of them you can be your own boss.
This must be the tiredest defence of MLM ever. At least he didn't use the General Motors clichÃ©.
From: "net detective"
Date sent: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 10:58:30 -0800
don't you realize she used you, duped you. How can you ignore this quacks site. She only changed it after her vaccine scam was discovered. She fooled you all since she posted her web site in the fall of 1998. It advertises mexican cures. You should be angry at her. You think it's ok for her to advertise her 1996/1997/1998 clinic and con the desperate and dying Ricardo Lopez, the mexican doctor she doesn't name works at Chipsa Hospitol. I called and verified, so does his chemists son, Heberto Lopez. Her perceptions magazine articles were her first con to solicate victims and blame it on Chachoua.. She can't hide behind a fiticious story for ever, claiming she was a victim who saw the light.. Maybe one day the san diego quack will be arrested but, I hold no hope, they don't prosecute fraud there, she knows that. Hilda Clark is another san diego quack. These quacks cross the boarder and those who do not travel to their clinics get posted snake oil. California doesn't concern themselves with this fraud too much money being made.
I don't know any one helped by these quacks, they thrive because desperate people who have Aids or Cancer all die and they are too sick to go public. I know one Aids patient who believed in Hilda and tried her cures. It didn't work.I'm sure she is making millions off her books and herb cures. It's a low cost scam everybody can afford. Ask the believers of Hilda Clark for names of survivors, you will not find one. Her P24 Aids negative test means nothing. Most Aids patients don't test P24 positive.
Date sent: Sat, 25 Dec 1999 15:26:17 -0800 (PST)
From: Justin McFadyen
Subject: The Millenium Group
You obvious a complete and deluded idiot, who knows not a fraction of all the websites and subjects that you are attacking. There is much intelligent and informative material, at these websites that has helped thousands and millions.
The Annwn Website for one, contains more intelligence in one sentence than all the complete and utter ramblings of your website.
You are obviously another of the Pseudo "Hate Watch" groups who believe they are judge, jury and executioner of all fields of knowledge.
Each website that you have listed in your Millenium Project page, is only a reflection of your own, ignorance, delusion, hatred and idiocy. The only people who you are fooling are your own kind (Total idiots - to be eumphemistic).
Millennium comes from the Latin "Mille" (one thousand) and "Annus" > (year).
I wonder how many more times I will have to explain the etymology of the word "millenium". The "Annwn Website" mentioned is a classic of netkookery.
I don't know what I did to deserve this, but using my name to send it to me marks the sender as someone with a singularly high IQ. High single-digits, that is. Hotmail is not anonymous, so it was pretty easy to trace him/her/it back to the @Home account that it came from.
From: "peter bowditch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: fetid dung heap
Date sent: Tue, 08 Feb 2000 01:34:47 GMT
you are such an incredibly dumb fuck...........and your wife's a real babe..........
you deserve all the lawsuits you fetid dung heap
"Fetid dung heap"!!! I might have to get that printed on a t-shirt.
UPDATE: See the CCRG Correspondence File page.
I have carefully examined the Millenium Project site to see where there is any clue that I might be the sort of person who needs what Euphorium.net offers. I found nothing. Perhaps I suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder, or maybe our Human Resources Director has let a spy through the defences. Maybe Gala just needs to be a bit more careful who she sends spam to.
Subject: In search of like minds...
Date sent: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 18:07:46
Those of us pursuing a path rich in metaphysical and holistic values quite often seek out others of like mind. And, as you know, they are not always easy to find. That's why I felt it was so important to develop an online community where spirit seekers can share knowledge and help each other along the path.
In the "Village of Like Minds" at www.euphorium.net, you'll find inspirational messages, moon phase/aspect information, links to resource pages, free e-mail, and more. Plus, if you're in the mood to browse, we've got a great line of metaphysical books and tools, with free shipping on all purchases through February 15, 2000 (simply enter coupon code XXJFY2 where requested).
When you visit, don't forget to register (just click on "Register" on the left side of the screen and fill in your information), so we can keep you posted on updates to our site. The Euphorium.net Village is undergoing regular transformations, in an effort to manifest the ideal community for our visitors and members. (To learn more about becoming a member, click on the Members swag at the top of the site.)
Join us today and bring your friends - after all, a meaningful community develops one person at a time... We're looking forward to getting acquainted!
Here's another one who can't read. He sent it from work with no identification other than the employer, so I have deleted the name in case his boss looks here.
Date sent: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 07:03:34 +1100
From: A commercial printing company
Organization: A commercial printing company
How can I believe anyone who cannot spell millennium?
I didn't think I was this much of a threat to anyone:
From: "CCRG" <email@example.com>
Subject: Canadian Cancer Research Group
Date sent: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 08:35:54 -0500
Please be advised that in the event reference, link, or mention of the above website, group, or related individuals is not removed from your website by the close of business Friday, February 18, 2000, a libel action will be filed with the World Court seeking exemplary and punitive damages.
Please act accordingly.
William P. O'Neill
Canadian Cancer Research Group
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
A follow-up email arrived:
From: "CCRG" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Libel & Fraud
Date sent: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 14:28:18 -0500
All matters concerning, in the first instance, libel, and now fraud have been referred to our solicitors for immediate action.
Your have both both libeled and fraudulently misrepresented the Canadian Cancer Research Group and continue to do so.
We will be seeking exemplary and punitive damages.
Canadian Cancer Research Group
Date sent: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 13:53:13 -0500
From: Eric Salsburg
Thank you for helping me to find the International Bio Hospital site. I have been looking for it so that I can recommend it to some friends. I , unlike yourself, have personal knowledge of the facility and have met and talked with many people who have been helped by these caring, competent people. You ,in your ignorance, do them and other people who might be helped by them ,a great injustice. If you think the AMA is the answer then you are as big a fool as you present yourself to be.
International Bio killed a child by offering him a fraudulent cancer treatment.
From: "Michelle M"
Subject: Your rat bags page.
Date sent: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 18:07:40 -0700
You know, maybe your the rat bag! You are claiming all these sites are full of lies, has it ever dawned on you that there are thousands of web sites that know the truth about vaccines and are making it aware to others, yet you think people are going to think they are crazy! LOL....I guess it would be crazy if only a handful of people thought bad about vaccines, but when you get a large number of people who actually do research, and do studies, maybe your the crazy one.
From: "Michelle M"
To: <peterb @ gebesse com au>
Date sent: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 18:23:19 -0700
If I may ask, are you proud to have such a biased person to work for your company? Peter Bowditch has a web site on line called ratbags.com and it is very sad. He calls many people liars. How will think affect your company when he advertises who he works for on his web site?
I would have thought that the email address would have provided a clue about who would receive this message complaining about me.
From: "Jason Stevens"
Subject: Please add our website to your list of nazi -Ku Klux Klan anti-vaccine proponents
Date sent: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 19:04:20 -0500
My name is Rose Stevens and I belong to the Association for Vaccine Damaged Children in Canada. Our web site for the Eagle Foundation is www.eaglefoundation.org and we would like to be added to your list of "anti-vaccine flea bags" Proud to be one of them!!! Please have a look at our web site--especially click on "Latest News" and then on "Vaccine Controversy" You will absolutely love the picture that is being used as a poster for the Health and Wellness Expo we will be speaking at here in Winnipeg. These posters are all over Winnipeg. We actually got the thumbs up to use the front cover of a Canadian Newsmagazine for our Vaccine Risk Awareness Posters. Maybe you would like the address of the magazine so that you can add them to your list of "nazi--Ku Klux Klan" anti-vaccine proponents. It is obvious from your web site that you must have had too many vaccines in your life time. Sincerely Rose Stevens--P. S. Are you really a Proctologist?? Maybe you have had your head in the wrong place for too long and it has clouded your prospective.
It's always a pleasure to add another link to the list, especially one who wants to be associated with racist and hate sites.
Date sent: Sat, 08 Apr 2000 19:34:02 -0400
From: "Ginny O'Connell"
and thank you DR. for reaffirming my opinion of the likes of you.
Me thiks thou protesteth too much.
So being a DR (which I am not) is a bad thing?
I received a spam email promoting some junk health product sold through multi-level marketing (legitimate products use legitimate sales channels). It was supposed to appear to be a mistake. Because It wasn't specifically addressed to me, I wrote something about it which you can read here.
Here's a classic. I have deleted the last part of it because it didn't have much to say.
Date sent: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 12:59:08 +1000
Subject: Your Website: Multi-level Marketing and Pyramid Schemes Organization:
I just visited your website, Multi-level Marketing and Pyramid Schemes, and thought you might be iterested in this MLM opportunity.
From: "The Watcher"
Date sent: Sat, 13 May 2000 08:34:22 BST
I have looked at your site and must say that yours is the saddest of all.
If you have so much free time and resources, couldn't you find anything more constructive to do?
Truly SAD! I pity you!
Regards, The Watcher
I really respect the views and opinions of people who are not brave enough to sign their names. Really! I do!
As John Lennon said: "Strange days, indeed!" The Millenium Project has been accused of racketeering and mass murder. One or the other I could understand, but BOTH? Here are two emails I received recently, with my comments in italics. I didn't bother to reply to the first, because I assumed it was a joke.
Date sent: Sat, 13 May 2000 20:28:04 -0700
From: Fay Franklin
Subject: Re: [healthfraud] Au revoir
Do you ever look into anything you denigrate? This guy said almost nothing. True seekers of truth delve into all the research published and unpublished. They speak to the researchers to obtain their direct opinions and to determine how they came to their conclusions.
You and your QuackQuack guys have preconceived ideas and do not look into any truth. Thank goodness the key people in this group which is espousing untruths and is hurting people will all either be in jail soon, or bankrupted because of litigation.
You must not have any conscience at all. Untruths you personally have stated have cost people their lives. How can you live with that? You and your cohorts, in my personal opinion, are guilty of hate crimes. Crimes against innocents. You suppress true medical information of things which will truly help people. So people without this knowledge die.
You and your RICO friends must be rolling in the dough to not care about what you are doing killing people. I feel quite sorry for you. You may be an innocent, coerced into believeing the lying, conniving Quackwatch guys. They won't be around much longer, thank goodness, since they have been found out and their money trail uncovered. They will soon be up on a number of murder and attempted murder charges, finally, thank goodness! You may wish to think long and hard about how you have helped them, because they will come after you, too. Parties who give evidence are often, but not always, given lesser sentences. Murder. Not a nice charge. Hope you have provided for your family. A few thousand counts of murder, no one will be granted bail. Take care of your family. Take care, FayFay Franklin tries again. The "doctor" she refers to in the first paragraph is cancer quack Stan Burzynski.
Date sent: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 20:12:42 -0700
From: Fay Franklin
Subject: Re: [healthfraud] Rep. Burton meeting on C-span cable tv
It is sad to me that you denigrate this doctor without looking into his protocols just like you do the others.
As I have not said anything at all about "this doctor" other than that I am writing a paper about him, it is only in your imagination that I am denigrating him "without looking at his protocols".
You denigrate me on your website, without having had the courtesy to personally contact me.
Your response to my one and only mention of you was, and I quote, "Hi Peter! Thanks for the award!" I assumed that you meant it.
I have asked you for address for service, as is standard, and you have not responded.
You have never asked me for anything, and, in any case, why would I assist you in any way to harass me?
You have treated many parties the same.
Which parties are those?
That helps all of our cases. Thank you.
Well, Mr. Boditch, person with zero medical credentials, I personally have had it with your libeling and slandering perfectly good intending healthcare professionals that have much better results than any of the studies that your bizarre healthfraud cronies advocate.
See http://www.nobel.se/medicine/nomination/index.html for details about nomination for Nobel Prizes. I believe nominations have closed for the 2000 awards, but I am sure a cure for cancer would be accepted as a late entry.
Your healthfraud cronies do not even hold the credentials to discuss "healthfraud".
I have no "cronies".
Have you looked into that? One of those nutty guys has a PhD in Education. How does that qualify one to even seriously discuss health? And this guy represented himself as an expert witness in "Oncology" in a case in San Diego. It was funny. Counsel presented this nut with an x-ray of a breast with breast cancer and asked him what it was. He looked at it upside down and stated it was an x-ray of prostate cancer. He was made a fool of on the stand.
This has nothing to do with me.
I am very sorry you are so misguided. It is coming down to haunt you. Is your particular website of great importance, no, in reality, it is not, however we are out to set international legal precedence related to healthcare, libel and slander. I have to hand it to you. Your website along with quackwatch.com is the most scientifically irrelevant site I have found.
I do not have a "scientific" web site, only one of opinion, so I have no idea what you are talking about.
None of you look into things, you simply denounce them. That makes me wonder who is funding you. Perhaps I will pay my favorite private investigative firm to find that out.
Funny thing is that when I tried to hire them to find that out, they told me they had already researched that and I don't have to pay!
Oh, you have already done that? No reputable investigation firm would reveal what work had been done for a client to anyone else, especially not the sort of firm with the resources to investigate someone in Australia for a client in North America.
There is free speech, however one is not allowed to libel and slander people, which you and your cronies do daily. Plan what you will do while you are in jail, since an asset search showed up not enough to go after.
You have no legal access to any financial details about me. Of course, you are welcome to stand up in any Australian court and swear to the fact that you have illegally acquired details of my bank accounts and taxation returns. In any case, I would query the credibility of your "investigators" if they have simultaneously found both my source of funds and that I don't have any. Also, you should talk to a lawyer who will explain that there is no way I can be imprisoned for either defamation (which has not occurred, anyway) or for non-payment of a civil debt. I believe, however, that it is illegal in my home state to advertise a cure for cancer and a person can go to prison for that.
Mr. Bowditch, please give me your lawfirm, your particular attorney within that firm, FedEx address, and phone number as well as fax # and e-mail. I do not like litigation, but I am sad to say, it is going to have to come to that. Your non-response and arrogance in these matters has made it so. You may think your healthfraud buddies will pitch in with bucks for your legal team. They are being hit concurrently with much worse than you are, and their funders have dropped out. Have a great night! Fay
If your "investigators" have been going through my garbage and financial records, perhaps you could ask them for my address. They must know it.
Date sent: Wed, 31 May 2000 16:54:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Foster
Subject: Comments on your "Anti-vaccination liars" site
A few notes regarding your "Anti-Vaccination Liars" site:
1) First I commend you for including your email address so visitors to your site may give you feedback.
2) The following is actually quite ironic:
"Note to anti-vaccinationists: Please let me know when your efforts to stop vaccination have been successful so I know when I can expect to see you start campaigning for the banning of sanitation, antibiotics, refrigeration and clean hands."
There is a LOT of evidence available that vaccines are NOT the main reason for the decline in "vaccine-preventable" diseases. Indeed, such things as sanitation, antibiotics, etc. that you mention above are the major contributing factors. If you don't agree then I suggest that you need to do some research.
3) The degree of ignorance displayed on your site is apalling. I have been researching vaccines for about 4 years now, and I can identify those sites/folks that you list that are "way out there". But these are the minority. You seem to think that a vaccine-autism connection is preposterous...evidently several congressional panels did not agree. You think a vaccine-asthma connection is rediculous, but there is a lot of research out there that has already shown that this is not only possible but probable. Do some research and find out for yourself. Or do you prefer to be spoon-fed by the talking heads at the CDC and NIH (they looked pretty bad at the last few rounds of Congressional hearings concerning vaccines).
Testimony on Congressional Autism Hearings: http://www.house.gov/reform/hearings/healthcare/00.06.04/i ndex.htm
4) Just how do you determine who is a "quack"? The fact that you have Dr. Burzynski listed proves that you do not have an ounce of credibility! Were you aware that Dr. Burzynski is currently involved in over 70 FDA-approved phase-III clinical trials, and that his treatment has been given the "thumbs-up" by several NCI researchers?
Quack treatments do not make it to phase-III clinical trials, much less get FDA approval for use on children in such trials.
In summary, you are full of shit.
Perhaps you should think about who you affiliate yourself with. The CDC has a long history of deceipt and denial that continues even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary (eg. for 30 years they claimed that the pertussis vaccine causes no permanent adverse reactions; some researchers still preach this crap!). The WHO allows dangerous trials to be carried out on unwitting third-world populations, and sanctions the distribution of tetanus vaccine laced with a birth- control drug to unknowing third-world populations. The history of vaccine development has been one disaster after another, but when money (not the health of our children) is the final goal you can get away with murder, literally. Contamination of the polio vaccines has resulted in our entire species being littered with simian virii that are carcinogenic, teratogenic, and quite possibly may have brought about the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, the worst medical disaster in centuries.
I am sure you will think I am crazy after what I've just written, but that is only because you are uninformed, narrow-minded, and probably lack the intelligence to research these issues yourself and form your own opinions.
Have a nice day.
Date sent: 16 Jun 2000 04:19:23 -0000
From: Secret Squirrel <email@example.com>
Subject: You have got to be Kidding!
I have seen a lot freaky sites on my travels....yours is incredible!
I am emialing every group you've listed encouraging action against you.....
You are a psycho!!!!!
I just love the courage of someone who writes using an anonymiser service so that not only is it impossible to find out the name of the idiot, but it is even impossible to reply to them. Frightened to give his name. Frightened to get a reply. Go on, clown, "emial" whoever you like.
Date sent: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 13:56:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tim and Jan Bolen
Subject: Who's next????
To: Stephen Barrett, Peter Bowditch
Polevoy's website is no more...
3:30 PM EST, the ISP took Terry Polevoy's site down permanently. And, I hear he has more problems coming...
Terry Polevoy's website is at http://www.healthwatcher.net. Step back. As this message was an implied threat to close this site, it generated another mirror copy somewhere on the web.
I received a series of emails from something calling itself "firstname.lastname@example.org". I have collected the messages from the gutless liar Mr O'Nonymous in The GAL Chronicles.
Subject: Freedom of choice
Date sent: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 15:20:17 -0400
Dear Peter, (no pun intended)
I was so happy to find your site. Imagine all the searches I would have had to do just to find a few of the links you've posted here. Anyway, the people of this country really amaze me. You would think this country was founded on the idea of freedom. I don't understand all the disallusionment with the ten minute assembly line practice in medecine these days. Don't they realize that a good Doctor can do more for them in the alloted ten minutes than a Quack can do in an hour of listening and looking at family medical history? And why all the concern about toxic drugs? We're all going to die someday anyway. You would think the public would be satisfied that women have the freedom to choose to kill their babies! They want to choose their Doctor and medecine as well? Whats the world coming to? I'm grateful to Doctors and educaters like you who take profits away from the drug companies by staying on their payroll.
pssst....It's under the table right? <wink>
SusanThere seems to be an obsession among quackery supporters that anyone who offers a contrary opinion must be getting paid to do so. If I were receiving all the benefits that these people say I am getting I could retire, pay someone to run this site for me, and spend my time at Formula 1 races and tennis tournaments.
And a follow-up. I had mentioned on a mailing list that I would probably not give the prize of a free ticket to the World Skeptics Convention to anyone who wrote in accusing me if being on the take from pharmaceutical companies, simply because I had heard it all before and the object of the contest was to generate some original hate mail. This came in:
Subject: Your contest
Date sent: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 06:13:40 -0400
Dear Proctologist, they say "A Doctor who treats himself has an idiot for a patient". So please get your head out of your ass and listen. I can't believe you disqualified me from the competition simply because I questioned your source of income. I would love to meet you and ride the Kangaroos together. Throw another shrimp on the barbie and put our heads together to figure out what crime your ancesters commited that you ended up in Australia. Could it be practising medicine without a license?
Date sent: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 17:47:54 -0700
From: Frank Jones
Is that a comment or your signature?
From: "Volk, Oleg"
Subject: Thank you for the link from your Baffoonery category
Date sent: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 14:55:35 -0500
The honor you do me is very amusing.
I wasn't sure which site Oleg was referring to, so I asked. The following correspondence ensued.
From: "Volk, Oleg"
Subject: Just to clarify...
Date sent: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 16:29:55 -0500
...the site to which you link from Baffoonery is http://dd-b.net/RKBA
"Thank you for your thank you, Oleg, but just which site is yours?"
Would you do me the honor of clarifying what exactly about my site qualified it for the link (or the top ten stupidies about it, if you will)?
From: "Don and Melissa Gwinn"
Subject: Oleg Volk's website--question.
Date sent: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 22:04:03 -0500
Sir: I just saw your comments on an email from Oleg Volk. Though I'm sure you've already heard from Oleg, his site is the one whose link reads "Self-Defense--a Basic Human Right." The address is http://dd-b.net/RKBA. The "RKBA," if you're wondering, is an acronym for "Right to Keep and Bear Arms."
The bigger question here is why Oleg's site was ever listed among your buffoons in the first place. I suspect it was nominated by someone else, perhaps the same hoplophobe who suggested adding the NRA. Have you inspected Oleg's site personally? Please drop me a response to let me know what it is that you find so offensive about the site. No flames, I'd just like to know and perhaps discuss your viewpoint a bit. Personally, I find Oleg's site masterful, but then I already agreed with him when I first discovered it. ;-) ( I find it can be important to make sure someone honestly believes what he has allowed his name to be attached to--Morris Dees, for instance, was a tad embarassed recently when someone noticed that he had listed Paladin Press as an anti-semitic and "dangerous or violent" group. Paladin Press is owned and operated by a practicing Jew who was inspired to publish books on the subject of guns by the tales his older relatives told of being first disarmed and then loaded onto cattle cars. Oleg's experiences are similar--until about ten years ago, he was an unwilling resident of the Soviet Union. He has seen where gun control leads.)
Thanks. Don Gwinn
My response is that the NRA is on that page because they are buffoons, I don't debate gun enthusiasts, and, yes, I do know about guns and was once expensively trained to use them to kill people.
From: Bo-Göran Hallgren
Subject: Sam Chachoua a fraud?
Date sent: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 15:20:27 +0200
Where are your proof that validates your claim that Dr Sam Chachou is a fraud?
Please, produce just one share of evidence, proving your outrageous statement.
If you are unable to do so, kindley remove this statement or legal actions my be taken against you.
It's a bit early to be threatening legal action as I haven't said anything about Dr Chachoua. He must have very little faith in whatever he does if he thinks that it is put at risk by my saying that I don't like it.
Date sent: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 11:08:03 -0600 (CST)
From: Hans-Friedrich Tamke
Subject: The Millennium Project
The word "millennium" is spelled correctly "millennium", not "millenium" with one "n".
Have an excellent day.
Mit freundlichen Gruessen
I agree with Hans-Friedrich (who has a degree in linguistics) that the word "millennium" has more than one "n". It should, as it is derived from the Latin words "mille" and "annus". The word "millenium", however, is a different word and has only one "n" because it comes from "mille" and "anus". All of this is explained on the front page of this site.