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May 27, 2004
Not Enough Justice

The Justice system can work - though not as efficiently or as effectively as we might hope:

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A man who sent 850 million junk e-mails through accounts he opened with stolen identities was sentenced to up to seven years in prison on Thursday.

Atlanta-based Internet service provider Earthlink Inc. said it hoped the sentence and an earlier $16.4 million civil judgment against Howard Carmack will deter other spammers.

"Before spammers send one more spam e-mail, we think they should remember that what happened to Howard Carmack can happen to them," said Karen Casion, Earthlink's assistant general counsel.

Unfortunately, this was mere human Justice.

Had it been a true act of Cosmic Justice, Carmack would have been flattened by a Hormel truck on his way to the courthouse.

Posted by Russ at 10:17 PM, May 27, 2004 in Geekery

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Maybe they should feed Carmack nothing but SPAM sandwiches, no mustard, no mayo, no lettuce, pickles, or onions, on dry white toast three times a day.

Question: Why is it the Elephants who dominate both the House and Senate refuse to end this problem, instead, they chose to make SPAM legal? All Carmack went to jail for was credit card fraud.

Posted by: YELLOW DOG '04 at May 31, 2004 05:46 PM