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RE: fascism

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Bormann, William I wrote:

I'm comfortable talking about this issue in public. Kurt was right to put an end to this discussion by exercising his authority as list administrator. Your statement that his action is "fascism" is outrageous; Kurt does not "exercise ... strong autocratic or dictatorial control" [Webster's Definition #2 for "fascism"] over what is posted on the list. I hope your carping on the matter does not sway his decision.

It has not swayed his perspective one iota. Bravo. Since I've been told my language is inappropriate I won't label this as I would naturally, but "advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government" certainly comes to my mind whether it does to yours or not. May your trains continue running in a timely fashion.

Your resume claims a notable list of talents and accomplishments.

Thank you.

However, one skill you should cultivate is the use of an Internet search engine when you run up against a problem without an obvious solution.

That's insulting. I spent hours in front of google trying to find an answer to this question and I said so in my original post.

A Google search of "outlook newsgroups" reveals 19 newsgroups devoted to all aspects of Outlook. Kurt went above and beyond the call when he gave you a link to Microsoft support. As a freebee, I offer another. I suggest you throw yourself at the tender mercies of an appropriate microsoft.public.outlook.* group and ask for help.

You're so kind. I'm planning on giving the Microsoft newsgroups a try. I'm obviously willing to waste a little time to prove my point.


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