Re: HELP! I'm being attacked by my family! National Emergency!

Chris Hind (
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 23:48:47 -0800

>My parents saw I was getting mail from
> and now they think I'm in league with the devil!
>A God-talking preacher friend of thiers outraged me to the point of
>obscenity with a conversation whose sole purpose seemed to be to get me to
>do what my parents wanted.
>They are threatening to cut off the computer (this computer)
> from the internet because they think it is Satanic.
>The internet is my main source of communication.
>Losing it would EXTREMELY limit my Transhuman/Extropian efforts
> which would lessen the length and quality of my life and happiness.
>I have been raised to be dependant upon them
> and would have a difficult time claiming my independance.
>I have been denied access to and control of my assets.
>I have been threatened with homelessness.
>I fear for my health and safety.
>I am sovereign and have declared that publicly
> (not that many people would believe me)
> and any legal action would be under international jurisdiction.
>My life is a mess.

Man, and I thought my parents were religious fanatics. Hope they don't
exercise you or your computer. Where do you live? In a highly religious
community? Hey Anders, any counter-memes we can throw together to help this
guy out? thats SOOO pathetic. Hey man, they we're going to snap
on something and unfortunetly it just happened to be you. You could try
getting a Hotmail free email account at so you can access
your email through the web and subscribe the mailinglists to that instead
so that if your parents go to read the email they won't find it sitting on
your computer. Also you can look to for free email
accounts and 1MB of webspace. The geocities free email account uses a POP
server so you can use it with email software like Eudora, Microsoft Mail or
Netscape Mail. I know where you can get text-based shell accounts for email
as well. I've already been through a less dramatic version of what you're
going through. If you feel the need, call me at (310)374-5543. I'm here for
yah man.

"Risk: You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore."

Chris Hind ( Upward, Outward, ACTION!
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