Re: Bosnia and French nukes

Lief M. Hendrickson (hendrick@NOSC.MIL)
Tue, 18 Jul 1995 13:53:56 PDT

On July 18, 1995, Chris Harris wrote:

>- I agree that generally The Net shouldn't be used for Chain
> Letters, But that this is a valid exception.

Contrary to Chris Harris, I agree with the recent posts by Danny Yee
and Hugh Jarvis admonishing against chain letters. There are no
exceptions. Otherwise, disputes over what constitutes valid
exceptions only make matters worse. Good arguments against chain
letters were well expressed in the Yee and Jarvis posts.

Also on July 18, 1995, George de Cerqueira Leite Zarur wrote:

>Incidentally, Why there was a chain letter in this net about the French
>nukes and not one about the Bosnian situation?

Now, George is not saying we should start a chain letter over the
Bosnian situation (at least I don't think he is). His comment,
however. is well taken. It points to the effort some people will go
to jump on a bandwagon (maybe this is a politically correct stance).
Meanwhile, inadequate attention is being given to atrocities against
real living homo sapiens that are happening right now.