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Boys Scouts Supporters Burn Down Philly Mail Server

I only heard part of this, today, while scanning across KYW/1060… it doesn’t come in up here very well in the daytime.


Outraged citizens crashed the e-mail system of the Philadelphia mayor’s office after the city accused the local Boy Scouts chapter of discriminating against homosexuals and forced the organization to pay $200,000 rent for its city-owned headquarters.

About 150,000 Boy Scout-related e-mails were removed from the city’s e-mail system, reported the Bulletin newspaper [1] of Philadelphia. 

“We were deluged,” said Terry Phillis, chief information officer for Mayor John Street [2]. “We pulled the messages off so they wouldn’t take the system down. It had to be done to protect system integrity.”

As WND reported [3], Philadelphia’s city council voted to renege on a 1928 ordinance allowing the Cradle of Liberty Council [4] to have its headquarters in a building on a parcel of public land “in perpetuity” for $1 a year.

I’ve seen that become needful in other server overload situations.  One wonders, though if even after this reaction, the city fathers will react accodingly.

And once again, we find ourselves in a situation where the government is over-rding the culture they were supposed to protect and nurture.