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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
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It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

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What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

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- Ben Franklin

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Campaign To End Spam

Susan Rego and Brian Melendez;


As the Fourth of July approaches, I would like all patriotic Americans to join our Campaign To End Spam. I would like you to join me and my colleagues on the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party State Central Committee in this Campaign To End Spam because you have indicated that this is high on your list of priorities.

I have asked Brian Melendez to serve as the Chair of this Campaign To End Spam and Susan Rego to serve as Secretary of the Campaign To End Spam; Both have graciously accepted the positions.

I am suggesting that the MN DFL take prompt action in bringing the problem of Spam to the attention of Minnesota legislators. A Special Legislative Session on Spam is in order.

Therefore, in order to document the Spam problem, I will be forwarding all the Spam I
receive to Brian Melendez our distinguished Chair, and Susan Rego our bright and brilliant Secretary so that they can make our devoted legislators aware of this problem. I urge all patriotic Americans to do like wise. Brian and Susan are eagerly standing by waiting for your Spam e-mails; they hope to hear from you soon and to hear from you often.

I think Brian and Susan were initially correct in taking up this crusade against Spam even if they did not understand a mass approach to this complex and important problem that is now affecting the lives of so many Americans in so many ways.

Just yesterday I received a phone call from an Internet drug company in Canada asking me if I would like to place a large order for anti-depressants to help me overcome mental anxiety and other problems created by Spam.

This problem of Spam e-mails far out weighs the carnage, killing, death, and destruction taking place in Iraq and the fact that thousands of Minnesotans have no access to health care along with the closing of the Ford Plant in St. Paul or the fact that over 20,000 casino workers in Minnesota continue to be employed in smoke-filled casinos at poverty wages and without any rights under state, federal, or tribal labor laws.

Spam is the number one issue in our country today. I feel very strongly that we need to stop SPAM rather than the robbery taking place at the pumps.

I call upon every patriotic American to be vigilant in the war against Spam, and to take an active part in eradicating Spam which as everyone knows was devised and developed by evil tyrants in all the dark corners of the globe intent on destroying our great bastion of democracy.

I am suggesting that everyone send all their spam e-mail to Brian Melendez and Susan Rego; it is very important they each receive copies of this Spam.

You know; all the porno crap and advertisements for Viagra and Cialis; all the advertising for motorized condoms and sexual lubricants and phone sex services; all the advertising promotions for real-estate in the swamps of Florida and get rich quick penny stock schemes; all the unsolicited e-mails from politicians and political parties begging for money; all the e-mails from Yahoo and Hotmail and Google asking us to buy their services; all the promoters, like Verio, for sales of web sites to promote all of this stuff. Oh, we must not leave out the advertising for "discount" cruises, car rentals, time-shares, and internet gambling… or the promotions for newspapers and magazines or American Flags. also, don't forget all the Spam sent out by the political hacks desperately trying to confuse the American people into believing that when Congress votes to continue funding for this dirty war in Iraq they are really voting to end the war.

Let me assure you that I take this struggle to end spamming very seriously. Hopefully others will, also; and,follow my initiative to forward all the Spam they receive, I stress the word ALL, to Brian Melendez and Susan Rego so they can forward all this Spam on to Minnesota legislators and: CorporateSecretary@yahoo-inc.com

I have asked Brian Meledez and Susan Rego who in the MN DFL Legislative Caucus is taking the lead on this issue so all this Spam can be documented for them through the use of the “Cc” line? I will notify everyone when we find out. I understand bi-partisan consideration is being given to making Mike Hatch and Merritt Clapp-Smith honorary co-chairs of the legislative committees working on this impressive undertaking.

I would also suggest that ALL spam be forwarded to: CorporateSecretary@yahoo-inc.com

You know, I just don’t understand why Yahoo, Inc. is so eager to help put an end to my e-mailing when 90% of the Spam I receive seems to originate from their own business services since it has a Yahoo address. Maybe this has something to do with my message? Or, perhaps the fact that I don’t pay for their services? Anyways, I view my e-mails kind of like leafleting in the New Age of cybering; kind of like Tom Paine viewed his pamphleteering.

If everyone receiving this e-mail will just take the time to hit the “Forward” button every time they receive the Spam I have referred to and send it to Brian and Susan at their e-mail addresses up there in the “To” line” and add the message: We want an end to this dirty war in Iraq and single-payer, universal health care AND SPAM I am sure we will put an end to all this darn dreaded Spam.

I have the utmost confidence that as the leaders of the Summit Hill Club, the DFL Business Caucus, and the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, Brian Melendez and Susan Rego will do an excellent job in our Campaign To End Spam.

Say, I have a great idea. What do you say we make Fritz Mondale the poster boy for our anti-SPAM CAMPAIGN? We could take all the SPAM, blow it up, and put Fritz in a Speedo sitting on a beach chair in front of his cave all decorated with the unsolicited Spam he sent out promoting the candidacy of Amy "Republican Lite" Klobuchar.

Thank you, thank you all for your hard work and your tenacity in the struggle to put an end to Spam.

I just hope Hormel does not object to our campaign.

Brian Melendez and Susan Rego will acknowledge in some manner when they have enough of the required documentation for presentation to the legislature. I assume with DFL control of both the Minnesota House and the Senate we will have no problem getting anti Spam legislation before Governor Pawlenty… provided the chair of the Senate committee shows up for hearing and is not out on the drunk.

Please join the CAMPAIGN TO END SPAM...

Send all SPAM by hitting the "Forward" button to the Chair and Secretary:

Chair, Brian Melendez:


Secretary, Susan Rego:


Please copy, post, and forward widely.

Yours in the struggle to end Spam;

Alan L. Maki
Founder, Executive Director, & Treasurer
Campaign To End Spam

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Alan L. Maki

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