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Monday, October 29, 2007

Ron Paul Spam

I wrote about the Ron Paul fan club earlier.

I've been around since Canter and Siegel offered me a chance at the green card lottery, but this is novel:

Message-ID: <000701c81a53$0156f27e$3360289e@yeibw>
From: --obscured--
To: byoung
Subject: ***SPAM*** Ron Paul Eliminates The IRS! XqvMlJY
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 15:56:37 +0000
MIME-Version: 1.0

Hello Scott,

Ron Paul is for the people, unless you want your children to
have human implant RFID chips, a National ID card and create
a North American Union and see an economic collapse far worse
than the great depression. Vote for Ron Paul he speaks the
truth and the media and government is afraid of him. This is
the last honest politican left to bring this country out of
this rut from the War Profiteers and bush Administration has
created. Get motivated America, don't believe the lies of the
media he has also WON the GOP Debate On Sunday! Value Freedom
and Liberty instead of corporate lies and corruption. Bypass
this media blackout they are doing to Ron Paul, tell your family
and friends and get involved in a local group at make
your voice heard! He will end the War In Iraq immediately,
He will eliminate the IRS and wasteful government spending, and
eliminate the Federal Reserve and restore power to the people
and the only person not a member on the CFR. Can any other runner
make these claims or give Americans the true freedom we were all
raised to believe? We are all economic slaves to the banks and the
illegal federal Reserve. This is why our currency is worth nothing
because of Hidden Inflation Tax and the IRS taking everything
you make!


He has NEVER voted:
* to raise taxes
* for an unbalanced budget
* to raise congressional pay
* for a federal restriction on gun ownership
* to increase the power of the executive branch

He HAS voted:
* against the Iraq war
* against the inappropriately named USA PATRIOT act
* against regulating the internet
* against the Military Commissions Act

He will eliminate the IRS, Wasteful Government Spending &
Stop The Iraq War Immediately!

Most importantly, he voted NO on anything in Congress that
is not allowed by the Constitution. And he Despises any
politican that does not do their job for the people and lives
up to the constitution! & Search: "Ron Paul"
Join The Revolution!

We Need A Real President That Will Restore And Protect
Americans! Stop The War! Protect Our Borders!
*********VOTE RON PAUL 2008************

Editors note: I work at a company that produces anti-spam solutions.

Now from the purely technical point of view, this is a rather obvious spam-- there are definite telltales in the received lines (which is why I didn't get this message at my work account-- we screen for false headers). This came in on my "canary in the coal mine" account, which isn't listed anywhere, and I never use, except to receive spam.

Dr. Paul's supporters are well known at this point for being very active on digg and the like (to the point that many have accused them of spamming), but this is really a new low.

I hope that these political spams get a little more sophisticated (since we all know they will continue, now that they've started), starting with: please don't send mail with 500 words in one paragraph.

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