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Past feedback from 1995-7

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General Comments

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Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996
Subject: nice page

I was surfing the net, looking for Viper pictures and was extremely surprised to [find] such a wonderful collection of different URLs. You truly deserve the honor of top 5%.

Congratulations and keep up the good work.


Date: Tue, 06 Feb 1996

Hello there. I'm just learning about the WWW and somehow (it must be fate) I found your home page under Harrison Ford. I drive a 1966 candy apple red Mustang convertible and my favorite book is GWTW. It was interesting learning about you.

Statia D.

Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996
Subject: ( :

Groovy homepage! It's far out.

Laura (:

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996
Subject: Re: Who's Cool in America & International

Congratulations! The CoolBoard met in Executive Session recently to consider your nomination. We are pleased to confirm that you are officially a member of Who's Cool In America and, for our international friends, Who's Cool International.

Cool Regards,
Who's Cool in America & Who's Cool International

Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996
Subject: Arf !


Well, never seen a page like that. Really great !!!

Great design, lot of links. If there were more pages like this on the net...

Frederic B.

Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996
Subject: Hi

Hi there. My name is Kymberlee V. I ran across your web page while doing a search of other V.'s [his last name]. I am really enjoying your page. You seem like a very interesting, fun person. Anyway, this is my note to you, a perfect stranger, and I hope you have a wonderful life.


Date: Sun, 30 Mar 1997
Subject: YOUR PAGE RULES!!!!

Damn!!!!! I was looking around for some awesome pages and I stumbled upon yours, and it's great!! I love all the graphics, and there are so many little things that make it such a great page! Keep up the good work, I'm going to tell every one about it!!!

Kelly Marie M.


On Immigration

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Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996
Subject: I like your wit...


I am preparing a speech for [Company name] and I came across your English paper regarding Immigration. I agree with your thesis and anxiously await to read your slant on the topic.

Your wit also comes through on your Web page and you come across as a very genuine and warm person.

Cheers to you,
Ken Z.

Date: Mon, 27 May 1996
Subject: thesis research

Hello, I just found your immigration poll and paper. I'm a graduate student at the [University] and I'm working on my graduate thesis this summer on the use of the Internet as a political communications tool. One of the foreign policy issues that I'm studying in relation to this is immigration and I was wondering if I could incorporate the research you have done into my thesis - fully documented of course. Please let me know how you feel about this.

Thank you.
Tracy M.

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997
Subject: Immigration Paper

Just wanted to say thank you for posting your immigration paper. It helped me a lot on my 5 paragraph essay on immigration policy for my [College name] English class. Great page!!

Nick S.

Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997
Subject: hi

Well, Mr. Kelman, you succeeded in diverting me from my all important goal of searching for information for a huge paper on immigration that I'm writing. I came to you through a search of immigration and labor, and ended up with your site/essay. I had to see who it was so here we are. I just wanted to say that your essay is beautiful and moving, but somewhat incomplete. I noticed that you cited Borjas, which was good, but you left out Huddle and Briggs. When I came into this project, I first felt that all of those in opposition to immigration were terrible racists and that there was no evidence to justify their view. Now, after reading 8 books, 25 specialized journal articles, 3 personal interviews, etc., I realize that there is some merit to their claim that the current wave of immigration is having a negative impact. Mainly it's because the majority of immigrants coming here are unskilled (unlike you and your family) and the low skilled workers who are being displaced bear the brunt of it. This is not to say that there are contributions made by immigrants that are simply economic, as anyone who has ever eaten in a Mexican restaurant will tell you. It does enrich the culture, and that's something that can't be measured. Anyway, sorry to digress, but just so you know that probably the US should implement a quota system based on skill level so that no particular group of Americans have to suffer for it.

Leigh M. F.


On Machiavelli

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Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996

Dear Mr. Kelman,

I note with interest your article on Machiavelli as fortune teller or futurist.

I am preparing a volume for [Publisher's name] entitled Reinventing Machiavelli: the Man, His Critics and the Future of Cities.

I would like to include your paper in that volume, just the way it is.

Best wishes,
Gary G.

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996

Mr. Kelman,

I am a sixteen year old that was in desperate need for information to write a research paper. Your ideas on Russia and Machiavelli are exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much for your views and I look forward to visiting your Web-site again!

Brian Robert S.
(Future President of the United States)

Date: Fri, 5 Jul 1996
Subject: Machiavelli


I'm a science student at [University].

This summer I take a course in Machiavelli, (not as a part of my studies in science), and I would like to draw your attention to some things concerning Machiavelli.

First Machiavelli was not first with the idea of cycles in the government of a state it can be found in the works of the Greek historian (and Roman slave) Polybius.

Second Polybius was ahead of Machiavelli also in the theory of that the best, most stable, government is a mixed government containing parts of monarchic, aristocratic and democratic governments.


Date: Fri, 05 Jul 1996
Subject: Machiavelli, I guess

Enjoyed your article, even though at times it seemed primitivistic and overly excited (especially since the next step is anarchy). Nice work with the quotations.

Keep it up!

Julia Y.

Date: Fri, 06 Dec 1996
Subject: Machiavelli


I've included your paper "Was Machiavelli a fortune teller" on my Web site at [URL].

Thank you.
Scott M. C.



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Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996
Subject: Thanks!

A friend of mine was looking for a number for the "dessert of the month club" (and not "desert of the month" like we were looking for at first) and we finally found it thanks to your collection of 800#s! Thanks bunches!

Dave & Brenda

Date: Wed, 04 Sep 1996
Subject: A small request

I enjoyed visiting your Absolutely Wonderful Universe and wish you the best of luck. However, I would like to make a very small request. Your list of 800 numbers includes [Company name], which has cheated thousands of American consumers of hundreds to thousands of dollars each and I thought if you knew about this you would not give them a free plug on your web site. Thanks.

Carole R.


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