Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 9 Num. 09

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Mon, 09 Sep 1996 21:38:00 -0700

>Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 21:55:56 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Brian Redman <>
>To: Conspiracy Nation <>
>Subject: Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 9 Num. 09
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> Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 9 Num. 09
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> ("Quid coniuratio est?")
>Although burning with anger at the moment, I will try to calmly
>explain bullying tactics used and apparently in the works against
>this alternative news outlet by a person or persons at this time
>unknown to me who go by the alias of "The Prairienet Systems
>This entity, "The Prairienet Systems Staff," has denied me due
>process by (a) receiving an allegation that I have "spammed"
>someone, i.e., apparently meaning I have sent an unsolicited
>e-mail message or messages to an Internet user, then (b) finding
>me guilty of the charge, without EVER bothering to hear my side
>of the allegation, and finally (c) issuing a ruling that if it
>happens one more time, my account can be cancelled.
>If my Prairienet account is cancelled, this will (a) greatly
>limit this news service's ability to disseminate controversial,
>alternative information and (b) presumably also mean that news
>archives compiled by this alternative news service and made
>available as a public and patriotic service, and at no charge,
>will no longer be available. Specifically, it can be seen that
>the cancellation of my Prairienet account will likely also
>eliminate the public archives at the "Citizens Committee to Clean
>Up the Courts" site ("go citcom") on Prairienet.
>Also suffering due to this possible arrogant outrage being
>apparently planned by a person or persons unknown at this time
>and operating under the alias "The Prairienet Systems Staff"
>would be Mr. Sherman Skolnick, Chairman and Founder of "The
>Citizen's Committee to Clean Up the Courts." Mr. Skolnick is a
>well-known investigator, operating in the public interest for
>three decades, whose work is widely read worldwide. The great
>majority of material to be found at the "Citizen's Committee to
>Clean Up the Courts" archive on Prairienet is by Mr. Skolnick.
>Thus, Mr. Skolnick would also be injured by possible censorship
>being secretly planned by a person or persons using the alias of
>"The Prairienet Systems Staff," and acting under the disguise of
>preventing alleged "spamming."
>Said "spamming" allegations are strongly denied by this editor.
>I never send unsolicited e-mail. What is more, I have not
>conducted mass mailings from the Prairienet account for several
>months, at least. What is more, all those on the Conspiracy
>Nation mailing list, which is sent from a different Internet
>account and not from the Prairienet account, are on that list
>because they themselves have signed onto it. It is never this
>editor's policy to subscribe persons himself; all such requests
>receive the standard response that the user himself must
>subscribe. Furthermore, any user is free to cancel their
>subscription at any time.
>Speculation on the part of this editor leads him to believe that
>the Prairienet "Free Net" system, a non-profit entity supported
>in part by corporate monies, in part by user donations, and
>presumably also receiving federal and/or state monies, may be
>under some pressure to pull the plug on the "Citizen's Committee
>to Clean Up the Courts" archives on Prairienet. It is well-known
>that Prairienet lacks funding. It is not impossible that certain
>corporate and business entities, as well as certain narrow-minded
>citizens, are using the hint or threat of cutbacks in funding by
>them as a means to silence this independent news outlet. So too,
>Illinois government officials and agencies, as well as federal
>government officials and agencies, who are critically scrutinized
>by this news outlet, have it in their power to use hints or
>threats of decreased funding to attempt to silence dissent.
>Furthermore, the very unknown person or persons operating under
>the alias of "The Prairienet Systems Staff" may themselves wish
>to silence me by using false, trumped-up charges as an excuse to
>shut down points of view they do not like.
>See below for additional information. Note especially that if
>the entity calling itself "The Prairienet Systems Staff" had
>carefully checked, they could have seen that the supposed
>"spamming" had as its destination two NEWSGROUPS, "alt.activism,"
>and "alt.conspiracy," and not any individual's e-mail account.
> + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>On Sun, 8 Sep 1996, Prairienet System Administrators wrote:
>> Just a reminder that sending unsolicited mass e-mail is explicitly in
>> violation of Prairienet's Acceptable Use Policy. Any further complaints
>> against this account may result in its suspension.
>> -- The Prairienet Systems Staff
>> Date: Sat, 7 Sep 1996 23:31:30 -0700 (PDT)
>> From: Micheal XXXXX <>
>> To: Brian Redman <>,,
>> Subject: Re: Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 9 Num. 07
>> In-Reply-To: <50t0jm$>
>> Message-Id: <Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Mime-Version: 1.0
>> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
>> What a coincidence. This is re-sent by the same address that just dumped
>> over a dozen spam messages into my email boxes. And at the same time as
>> well. And to the same people as well.
>> Thank you for using Aexia On-Line's E-Mail Archiving Service. By sending
>> unsolicited E-Mail to this address, you have agreed to the terms of this
>> agreement as listed on my webpage:
>> Currently, the rate is two hundred dollars($200) per 5K per month,
>> pro-rated. The minimum storage time is one month. Send payment to:
>> Micheal Keane
>> 5819 St. Andrew's Drive
>> Mukilteo, WA 98275
>> Any unsolicited mail sent to that address will be archived in Aexia
>> On-Line's Junk Mail Archiving Service and will require payment. Failure to
>> send payment within 20 days will result in legal penalties.
>> Thanks you for using Aexia On-Line.
>> On 7 Sep 1996, Brian Redman wrote:
>> > Date: 7 Sep 1996 23:31:02 GMT
>> > From: Brian Redman <>
>> > Subject: Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 9 Num. 07
>> > Newsgroups: alt.conspiracy,alt.activism
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>> > Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 9 Num. 07
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>> > ("Quid coniuratio est?")
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