Sunday, November 23, 2003

our thrusting penis extension industry

Spam rage in California: before sympathising too much with the man who threatened to kill the people deluging him with spam and popups, let's remember that there are legitimate business interests at stake

He said his firm does not send spam but blamed a rival firm which he said routes much of their unsolicited bulk e-mail through Russia and eastern Europe. Mackay said such firms gave a bad name to the penis enhancement business.

Who else will fight the good fight for the promoters of weapons grade womb ferrets? Back in 2001, a bill to stifle spam was before the European parliament. Our sovereign right to herbal viagra was under threat from jealous Eurocrats. Step forward Michael Cashman, MEP

Why not block as much unsolicited email as possible? "By no means all UCE is spam - much is sent as part of responsible marketing campaigns and is of interest/use to the receiver. Spam should be differentiated from responsible unsolicited commercial e-mail, which provides customers with potentially useful information." Uh-huh

Sadly, the luddites won on that occasion. Short sighted, anti-competitive legislation has delivered British penis extensions into the hands of thrusting foreigners. We need to get a grip.