Re: Is this justifiable?
Jul 16, 1997 02:59 PM
by M K Ramadoss
Can we try to simplify the disclaimer to a couple of short sentences?
At 03:09 PM 7/16/97 -0400, you wrote:
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>Due to the content of recent posts, I have found such a disclaimer to be
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>PS The huh huh thing was not necessarily a symbol of agreement to
>anyone's views. I thought it was funny, so I followed along.
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