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Every Tuesday and Thursday, we run down what’s going on in local Internet discussion groups.
“DCRA’s Communications Team” sent a list of 15 jobs to the Cardozo Shaw Neighborhood Association’s e-list, calling it the “VACANCY HOT LIST.” The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, known for years as the city’s most inept agency, said it was looking for “high-quality individuals” and asked said individuals to “visit the DC Office of Personnel (DCOP) web site at www.dcop.gov.” Except that’s the wrong Web address, an astute poster pointed out.
ActivistsChica6 have launched what E-List Roundup hopes will become a wider trend, a summary of a lengthy posting. Chica6 begins: “This message is about Human beings, Democracy, UNHCR, Refugees, The Iraqis, Islam, Kurds, Human rights, Respect, Money, Donations, Angelina Jolie, Pavarotti, Giorgio Armani, Donors, Peace, History, Campaigns and about you if you care about these words.” Though the poster signs off as “THE TRUTH WARRIOR,” he asks readers to “google for my name ‘osam altaee’.” A Google search turns up a story of a Mr. Altaee blowing up his own foot in an attempt to get out of serving in the Iraqi army during the Iran-Iraq War.
A poster wrote in asking for advice in how to stop “prostitutes performing sex acts and leaving their trash after they are done.” ANC Commissioner Kathy Henderson writes back: “I carry a disposable camera with me at all times.…I have…successfully interrupted disgruntled prostitutes and their customers.” Honest, officer, I was trying to get them to stop.