Thursday, August 18, 2005

Is it time to dump your AOL account?

First, let me quote a little from a recent NRA mailing about AOL in Utah and AOL's firing of Luke Hansen, Jason Melling, and Paul Carlson:

"To relax after work, they liked to hone their shooting skills at the target range and engage in friendly competition. And rather than drive all the way home to retrieve their firearms, and drive all the way back to the gun range in time to enjoy their favorite pastime, Luke, Jason, and Paul stored their guns in the trunks of their locked cars.

When America Online attorneys found out, AOL fired all three from their jobs.............."

Here's a couple of things you might consider doing to help:


1. Send a letter to AOL and tell them your opinion. Be clear, brief, and civil. (Discussing their parentage, or lack of same, probably won't help.)

Here's an address:

Jonathan Miller
Chairman & CEO
America Online, Inc.
22000 AOL Way
Dulles, VA 20166

2.
If you are an AOL subscriber, consider alternatives.

3. Publicise this case. Email your friends, link to it, whatever. Get the word out there. Lets see if we can help get these guys' jobs back.

I'll be posting on any follow-up developments, as they occur. If you have any news on this, please email me, or leave a comment.

It's time to stand up for these guys, how about it?

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, August 23, 2005 7:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did "AOL Attorneys" find out about the guns.

 
At Tuesday, August 23, 2005 9:08:00 PM, Blogger Obi-Wan said...

Is email simply less effective at this sort of message-sending than old-fashioned snail mail, where they have to open every envelope, then file every letter in a folder or box somewhere? I'm thinking this makes it harder to pretend that the letters don't exist when they're taking up three cardboard produce boxes you had to bring in from Publix or Bi-Lo just this morning, as opposed to a small folder in your email app, but this may be just a myth.

Well, hey, computers make even snail mail easy and fast, so let's get crackin', whatcha' say?

 

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