|Date: ||Mon, 14 Apr 2003 09:39:51 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||"Kuligowski, Andy" <Andy.Kuligowski@NIELSENMEDIA.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Kuligowski, Andy" <Andy.Kuligowski@NIELSENMEDIA.COM>|
|Subject: ||OT: Re: PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP|
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You folks may scoff at these <insert name of that country here> letters that
appear from time to time (like every 4 hours). BUT ... I suspect at least
one of them was real. Think about this for a second ... every year at the
SAS-L BOF during SUGI, the "committee" hands out plaques and other honors
for special contributors to this forum. Where do they get the money for
My suspicion is that Mike & David & Joe & ... are drawing off the 15% of
$17.8M in Foreign Funds(tm) that they picked up in the name of SAS-L a few
years ago through one of those "pretend to be the dead nephew of the head of
the Ministry of Corruption" things. Through careful money management,
they've been able to survive these lean investment years and are still able
to cough up the money each for a few plaques, certificates, and other honors
at each SUGI - and hopefully they will be able to do so for a few more
years, after which they'll have to find another "legitimate" <insert name of
that country here> offer to keep feeding their award habit.
Thank you all for your selflessness, SAS-L team! Lesser individuals would
have just taken the money and went off on a multiple day drinking binge in
some Caribbean island nation.
This post reflects only the thoughts of the poster, and not necessarily
those of his employer. In fact, many posts - especially this one -
DEFINITELY don't reflect any official thought! (Or much of any thought
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 23:29:06 -0400
Subject: Re: OT:Re: PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP
Actually, I believe I've seen one already in my individual mailbox.
If you'd like, I can tell them of your interest. <g>
On Fri, 11 Apr 2003 11:12:18 -0500, Greg Woolridge <greg.woolridge@TAP.COM>
>Any guesses on how long it will be before these start showing up from
>people claiming to be former Iraq government officials?
>Greg M. Woolridge
>Manager, Study Programming
>TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.