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Old 16.07.2012, 09:13
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It's probably not wise to extend that, anyway

You and my bullies in this thread may be interested to know that I am kind of satisfied with it. I have reason to believe that I suceeded in getting this to the right people's attention.

While I, on the other hand, think it was absolutely the wrong thing for you to do, considering that you think it is dangerous.

Now, instead of "only" the people who registered their email addresses on whatever website you did in order to wind up receiving such spam (I hardly get any, and certainly none like that), anyone who is searching for something like that will find your post via Google searches.

Thanks bunches for spreading the word for them.
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Old 16.07.2012, 11:11
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Great.

Now we will have to pass a TSA Screening every single time someone wants to send an email.
Just close your eyes and enjoy it. Can be kind of fun.
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Old 16.07.2012, 11:15
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Just close your eyes and enjoy it. Can be kind of fun.
Imagine the amount of time you lose for every single email you send! That's not being productive.
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Old 16.07.2012, 11:25
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Imagine the amount of time you lose for every single email you send! That's not being productive.
As opposed to countless thousands of deeply meaningful posts on internet forums?
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Old 16.07.2012, 11:28
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As opposed to countless thousands of deeply meaningful posts on internet forums?
Honey, I don't know how go your pat downs but mine are smooth and slow. That takes time.
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Old 16.07.2012, 11:38
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While I, on the other hand, think it was absolutely the wrong thing for you to do, considering that you think it is dangerous.

Now, instead of "only" the people who registered their email addresses on whatever website you did in order to wind up receiving such spam (I hardly get any, and certainly none like that), anyone who is searching for something like that will find your post via Google searches.

Thanks bunches for spreading the word for them.
yup. maybe this has reached some impressionable young chap now who will go off and cause some atrocity. then we can all blame ThomasT for his role in supporting terrorists against the US.
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Old 16.07.2012, 12:05
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yup. maybe this has reached some impressionable young chap now who will go off and cause some atrocity. then we can all blame ThomasT for his role in supporting terrorists against the US.
Maybe that was his plan all along? To spread the word.

Just to be on the safe side, I've reported him to the CIA, the FBI, and the American Embassy and I've got him an interview on Aljazeera TV (or if he can't travel that far, I may be able to get him an audition on American Inf-Idol.
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It's probably not wise to extend that, anyway

You and my bullies in this thread may be interested to know that I am kind of satisfied with it. I have reason to believe that I suceeded in getting this to the right people's attention.
I'm sorry for you that you didn't get the outcome you were perhaps hoping for but, to be fair, this is an expat forum in Switzerland on which you know there is normally a huge amount of ribbing and mickey taking and I see time and again when people post something that, to them, is deadly serious they get really upset when people don't see it the same way as they do.

There are people on here that are so removed from American every day politics and most of us don't have the foggiest clue who those politicians are so I guess the "serious factor" you attach to it has no way of being attached by others on the forum.

I don't know how I would react if someone sent me an email giving me the address of David Cameron et al with some "let's be nasty" message. Maybe I'd just anonymously order him 500 pizzas and a home-visit dog-grooming lady just for the kicks.
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Old 16.07.2012, 12:50
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While I, on the other hand, think it was absolutely the wrong thing for you to do, considering that you think it is dangerous.

Now, instead of "only" the people who registered their email addresses on whatever website you did in order to wind up receiving such spam (I hardly get any, and certainly none like that), anyone who is searching for something like that will find your post via Google searches.

Thanks bunches for spreading the word for them.
You have a point. I am going to ask a moderator to delete the text of the e-mail.
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