Making a Mockery

Friday, March 11, 2005

Robert Redford's Utah Ski Resort Sundance has an email newsletter that is sent out twice a month to 15000 subscribers. In order to subscribe one must sign up and then an email confirmation is mailed to the email address that requested the sign up. The subscriber clicks a link and is added to the Sundance database.

Dr. Marilyn Welles asked to be removed. She didn't use any of the methods provided. She instead replied to the email message that says on it "Don't reply to this address as its unmonitored" in bold red type on every newsletter. She decided to reply to our newsletter. She used a few slurs and rude comments to get her message across. I stumbled a crossed and emailed her about removing her email. No problem I would be happy to. She sent me the wrong email address. She then proceeded to email me more nasty messages. (I wish I had kept them as she is a peach.) Eventually I get her removed.

Today I got an email from my web host informing me of Welles third complaint. It of course had anger in the message. (read an excerpt below) I have since discovered that she has signed up for the email newsletter again. Is it just me or is she not that bright and she bought her PHD from Sally Strothers during a sleepless late night binge.

Marilyn Welles wrote to the Sundance Resort Web hosting Company :

"I have been through this with these people before, and had been ASSURED that had been removed from their email lists. They are flamingly incompetent, and their email included REMOVE instructions that do not work. THROW THE BOOK AT THEM!!!"

I wrote:

Dear Marilyn Welles,

Because we are "flamingly incompetent"
We have disabled email to and from all servers.
Replying emails from to this email address will be bounced.

Sundance IT Staff

Marilyn Welles wrote:


Typical Utah. has THOUSANDS of subscribers, and now ALL are
lost to you because you were unable to unsubscribe a single user!

As I said, 'Flamingly ..." and totally oblivious to the world outside Utah.

Marilyn Welles

P.S. And we shall see. You have told me before that I was
'unsubscribed', and then back came your endless downloads! A 'Utah promise.'



* Marilyn T. Welles, D. Sc.
* 680 Doyle Avenue Apt. 304
* Kelowna B.C. V1Y9S2
* Canada
* 250-869-0850
* 17433 Glacier Way
* Lakeville, MN 55044
* 952-891-1885

Democracy begins at home

We looked at our email list and we had only one email address from the it was hers. We decided to ban her. This is the third time she has reported us as spammers. The other times her emails were more colorful with slurs, naming calling and obviously a hate for Utah.

My final response:


I love the name calling; it is a sure sign of being a civilized adult.
You were only person to use an email address.

How do you equate this all with the state of Utah? Did you get deported and thus your hatred of Utah? Not being a native Utahan making fun of Utah doesn't really bother me. The world is full of idiots not just Utah. I respond to emails from them all the time.


At any rate I decided to Google Bomb her name with flamingly incompetent.

"If someone preaches profit-maximizing as a company's highest goal, then that's simply wrong. Hell, it's criminal."
-- Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull Founder

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Thursday, March 10, 2005

So there we are in the doorway to our office... We are lucky enough to share our small office with the Retail Outlets Backroom storage. Along comes our long time UPS man Chester. Chester asks, "How are a Sundance Employee like a hooker?" Before we can answer Chester shoots off "The better they are, the more screwed they get." I laughed because everyone knows that Bob's a closet republican and hates to pay employees. I then thought I wonder if he tells that joke to every business he drops packages for? A silly joke to lighten the day of the working class. Thanks Chester for the laugh.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Today's Gem
FCC Censorship Bush's Obscene Fines By DAVID SWANSON
Rolling Stone Magazine

"A review of fines levied by other federal agencies suggests that the government may be taking swear words a bit too seriously. If the bill passes the Senate, Bono saying "f@@@ing brilliant" on the air would carry the exact same penalty as illegally testing pesticides on human subjects. And for the price of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl, you could cause the wrongful death of an elderly patient in a nursing home and still have enough money left to create dangerous mishaps at two nuclear reactors. (Actually, you might be able to afford four "nuke malfunctions": The biggest fine levied by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last year was only $60,000.) "

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Monday, March 07, 2005

NHL Whiners Over Paid Over Paid Over Paid

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has said that NHL teams lost more than $1.8 billion over the last 10 years, the period in which collective bargaining agreement was signed. NHL clubs claim to have lost $273 million in 2002-03 and $224 million last season.

Now I am not a mathematician nor am I a Graduate of Wharton School of Business but why would anyone keep a business that is losing money like that? Let's look at the math.
1,800,000,000 / 10 (# of years) that 180,000,000 per year divide by 31 teams. Average Loss of 5,806,451 per team per year. What would Wall Street do to a company that lost that much cash every year for a decade? Would they even be listed? What a joke!!! The owners are about as honest as Joe Isuzu. To quote Isuzu They are lying.

Now add in the fact that the players don't feel they are adequately compensated, bake at 350 degrees and viola a NHL lockout. I am not sure who I feel more sorry for the owners who can afford to amass such losses or the players who make more than in 2 games than I do in full time employment. (2003-2004 Dallas Stars Average Player Salary $1,830,126 / 82 Games = $22,318 per game Do the players pay for their own family medical plan? Free tickets not included in compensation numbers)

I used to watch hockey. why it was exciting and fun and in 85 years of play there had been only one season cancellation and it was do to influenza. Now suddenly the ability to earn an honest days wage has cancelled my favorite late winter early spring sport.

Did hockey not learn anything from Baseball, or Football or any other sport with a Union? Clearly the answer is no for if they had they would understand the loss of their fan base (for those who have been checked too many times those people who pay your salary) the players clearly only care about the fame, the money and not about the sport or its image or heaven forbid the fans. Earth to the NHLPA, You are maybe the #5 sport in America you are not the end all be all for sports fans and sports televisions come to your senses and quit whining. The NBA, NFL, MLB and NASCAR are all kicking your pathetic money groveling hind ends.

Other Interesting NHL Facts courtesy of
Average salary: The average player salary is $1.79 million, up from $572,000 in 1993-94. The average salary passed $1 million in 1997-98. About 400 of the 720 NHL players make $1 million or more.

CBA: The collective-bargaining agreement, or contract between the players and NHL that covers issues ranging from economic concerns to whether a player can be traded during holiday periods.

Guaranteed contacts: All NHL player contracts are guaranteed. Teams can't walk away from a five-year deal after two years, as happens in the NFL. Teams can, though, buy out a contract for two-thirds of its remaining value if the player is 26 or older, or one-third if he is under 26. Owners presumably won't try to take away guaranteed contracts.

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