From: "Rod Speed"
Subject: Re: Rod Speed != content ( Was: Mail Box)
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 07:23:06 +1100
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Lewin A.R.W. Edwards wrote in message
> Rod Speed wrote
> Rod, surely you can't have moved to Germany?
Nar, just convenient to use that free news server instead
of changing news servers when changing ISPs etc. I dont
need the long retentions etc that the commercial news
servers provide, so just use that very adequate free one.
> Did my leaving Australia make it so
> barren for you that you had to relocate?
Nar, I partyed so hard that I somehow ended up in krautland.
>> Cite the federal law that has anything to
>> say about putting a snake in a mailbox.
> Below is a direct quote from the USPS' Postal Bulletin
> (Issue 21861, 2-17-94, p. 37):
> Mailable Matter in or on Private Mail Receptacles
> Mailable matter not bearing postage found in or on private
> mail receptacles represents a revenue deficiency to the
> Postal Service and is a violation of federal law.
In fact that overstates what that federal law actually says.
> Title 18 United States Code, section 1725, provides for a
> fine of not more than $300 per piece for these violations
But isnt in fact as general as the USPS claims.
Sec. 1725. Postage unpaid on deposited mail matter
A snake doesnt qualify as 'deposited mail matter'
because it aint even legal to mail a snake.
Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits any mailable matter such as
statements of accounts, circulars, sale bills, or other like matter, on
which no postage has been paid, in any letter box established, approved,
or accepted by the Postal Service for the receipt or delivery of mail matter
on any mail route with intent to avoid payment of lawful postage thereon,
and that last clearly aint satisfied with a snake in a mailbox
when the intent is to kill the owner of the mailbox. That is
certainly contrary to STATE law, but not federal law.
shall for each such offense be fined under this title.
> I hope you put a stamp on that snake.
That would be illegal.