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Re: [Computerbank] Linux prize for finding PM's email address
Hey, you people have blinkers on. Johnny can be found by Facsimile, and it
cost a lot more to print a fax, than read electronic email. And most
computers are set up to send a facsimile as easily as an email. Why you
could even send multiple pages of signatures and protest.
Just some friendly thoughts on the matter ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce McCubbery" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 2:26 PM
Subject: RE: [Computerbank] Linux prize for finding PM's email address
> At 02:06 PM 7/02/2003 +1100, Bruce McCubbery wrote:
> >Right! Ta. I'll add in a slab and spread the word.
> Thanks again Ian, I got to it ok and then to the link on
> It's all at http://www.labor.net.au/campaigns/wheresjohn/wheresjohn.html
> Where's John?
> Can you find John online?
> Can you find John online?
> In today's world of e-democracy it seems everyone and everything to do
> government is online and accessible...except John Howard. So LaborNET is
> launching its "Where's John?" campaign to find John Howard's email address
> and bring him out of virtual hiding.
> Here at LaborNET we've been running an online campaign to let politicians
> know how much ordinary working people out there oppose war in Iraq. Part
> this campaign features a protest form that allows people to send messages
> to the email addresses of our political leaders.
> On this form you can send a protest message to the President of the United
> States of America, his Vice President and the Leader of the Opposition in
> Australia. But you can't send your message of protest to the person who
> people voted to lead Australia; John Howard, because John is not taking
> PM in Virtual Hiding
> John has not been taking emails for quite a long time: he has no publicly
> available email address. Whether it be the Australian Parliament House
> website, John's personal website, his official PM site or the Liberal
> site, you won't find an email address for John Howard. Sure you can fill
> out some forms on these sites and hope that they reach the PM but the
> is that many voters can't or prefer not to visit these sites.
> We think this is a pretty poor effort on the part of the PM. Email is a
> legitimate form of communication that millions of Australians use everyday
> and the people we elect have a responsibility to be both accessible and
> accountable across all forms of media.
> Every member of Federal Parliament has a publicly available email address
> so that voters can easily access those that they elect. Except John Howard
> and one of his Ministers, Phillip Ruddock. Funny that, the two Ministers
> you'd most like to send protests to don't give out their email addresses.
> So essentially, we have a Prime Minister in virtual hiding.
> The Challenge: Find John Online
> It's a fair bet that John Howard actually has an email address - it's just
> that he's hiding it from the public. So we'd like to offer a challenge to
> anyone out there to track down John's email address.
> LaborNET will award any geek who can uncover John Howard's email address a
> case of Coke and $100 worth of Linux merchandise.
> So if you think you have found John's email address then just send it to
> Regards to all,
> PS. Anyone got some lamingtons to add to the prize?
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