Fun_People Archive
8 Feb
OFFICIAL NOTICE from the Department of the Treasury, B of A T & F

Date: Thu, 8 Feb 96 04:06:22 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: OFFICIAL NOTICE from the Department of the Treasury, B of A T & F

Forwarded-by: (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: Wendell Craig Baker <>
Forwarded-By: Bill Bush <>
Forwarded-By: Randy Enger <>
From: Bill Hoffman (via RadioMail) <>


						    February 2, 1996


			    Department of the Treasury
		    Bureau of Alchol, Tobacco, and Firearms
			 Division of Internet Enforcement
				 Washington, D.C.



    Dear Ms. Kadel:


    The Division of Internet Enforcement was created by the 104th Congress to 

    monitor the Internet for obscene and lewd photographs, language, and 

    material on the worldwide network known as the internet.

    Your recent post on the Usenet newsgroup ___ALT.FAN.KARL-MALDEN.NOSE___, 

    dated __02/02/96__, and with a message reference of 

    __<4etoae$>__, is in violation of the high moral 

    standards imposed by Congress.  Your post was found in violation because 


    Please understand that your use of __NAUGHTY LANGUAGE (CODE III.34.a)__ 

    is inappropriate because young, impressionable children might be exposed 

    to harmful language on this __NEWSGROUP__.  Because of the high 

    likelihood that such children read __ALT.FAN.KARL-MALDEN.NOSE__, the 

    psychological harm done to them by seeing __NAUGHTY LANGUAGE (CODE 

    III.34.a)__ could be lasting and traumatic.

    Under the codes of appropriate Internet conduct established by Congress, 

    you will be fined __$5,000__.  Please remit this payment with your 1995  

    return (Schedule IINa: Internet Appropriate Use Penalties).  In addition, 

    __POSTMASTER@FAS.HARVARD.EDU__ has been notified of your conduct, and we 

    have requested that your __UNIX SHELL/SLIP/PPP ACCOUNT (CODE be revoked.

    We strongly encourage you to get an account with a responsible Internet 

    Access Provider (IAP), such as America Online.  IAPs monitor the content 

    they pass on to the subscriber carefully, keeping dangerous language 

    (such as bre*st, or information about safe s*x) off of their systems.  We 

    hope that the conduct of other users of systems such as AOL will help 

    reform your behavior on the Internet, as well as help you keep your own 

    mind clear of such filthy language.

    If you fail to pay the assessed __$5,000__ penalty for your use of 


    will send BATF agents to your __RESIDENCE__ to shoot you and your pets or 

    set your __RESIDENCE__ on fire, then blame the incident on your 

    religious/cult activities involving __RADISHES__.

    Thank you for your cheerful cooperation.  We welcome any comments about 

    our new department, as we are committed to the Constitutional principles 

    of free and open expression.



				    James D. Exon
				    Division of Internet Enforcement (DIE) 

				    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms 

				    Department of the Treasury

    Renee Eno
    OMG Member Services

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