This is a MIME message. If you are reading this text, you may want to consider changing to a mail reader or gateway that understands how to properly handle MIME multipart messages. -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] Dean -- Come on now -- your flame was way worse than his offense. 1> It was public. A short notice that the post was off topic would have been more than enough to get the point across. The venom should have been reserved for a private response. You knew as much, or you would not have apologized in advance. 2> His post, although not particularly sensible, was clearly not personal, impolite, pejorative or disrespectful. Your post was all of these as well as downright mean. When I read Al's post, I did the chuckle and shake my head thing . . saying to myself, Al, what were you thinking. I have to wonder what you were thinking responding with such hatred. Strangely enough, I now feel for Al. Were I to receive a message such as this, I would unsubscribe immediately. Is that really what you want from Al? BTW, if this response is going to prompt a threat to remove me from the list, don't waste the keystrokes with the threat, just take me off. Tom Jedrzejewicz >>> DAsmussen@aol.com 07/18/02 10:27PM >>> -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] Al, In a message dated 7/4/02 4:57:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: > Mohammed, you should send reply direct to Melissa, not to the BPCS_L list. > You might also want to check out www.BPCSJOBZ.COM Thanks for the help, this was entirely correct. > > I hope I not getting too personal, but you might also consider > Americanizing your name. > > Due to the war declared upon America which became obvious to everyone last > Sept 11 (the war started earlier but most people in America, including me > and many government officials who should have known better, were not paying > attention), there is grave danger that Arabs and Moslems who are totally > loyal to our western civilization may suffer job discrimination by people > who judge on basis of name rather than on basis of checking out the person. I take back the thanks. This was entirely uncalled for, and would result in your permanent removal from the list were it to happen again. I am quite sure that Mohammed is fully aware of the current situation and may make any choice in that area based upon his own feelings -- without any input from the "peanut gallery". WHAT THE F...HELL WERE YOU THINKING???!!! To write something like this, especially on Independence Day of all days, is the most insensitive thing that I can imagine. A person comes into this life with only three things: their life, their family, and their name. To suggest that someone could change the latter as they would a shirt is utterly ludicrous. A hundred years ago, you might have considered the same thing since Scots were among the "undesirables" emigrating from Europe. Not much longer ago than that, you might have been paid a half pint of whisky to perform a task deemed too dangerous for slaves, because they were actually worth money. I have not worked this hard to develop an international list, let alone support the Muslim businesses in my prejudiced small town since 9/11, just to let an insensitive lout destroy it all. I have known, worked for, worked with, sometimes lived with, lodged, and entertained people from the Middle East my entire adult life. You need to educate yourself mister, because they're not all screaming lunatics with bombs strapped to their waists. DO NOT DO THIS AGAIN... Dean Asmussen BPCS-L List Administrator Fuquay-Varina, NC USA E-mail: DAsmussen@aol.com (My apologies in advance to those list members that might find this missive offensive) _______________________________________________ This is the SSA's BPCS ERP System (BPCS-L) mailing list To post a message email: BPCS-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/bpcs-l or email: BPCS-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/bpcs-l. THIS MESSAGE IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL AND EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, copying, downloading, storing or forwarding of this communication is prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately via email and delete the message from your computer files and/or data base. Thank you.