The disclaimer you refer to appears only in the internet info-hams digest,
not on the usenet news group.
A lot of people put those disclaimers there because they work for
companies whose lawyers have told them to put the disclaimer there.
Apparently those lawyers assume that readers might indeed be as stupid
as they themselves are, and that the reader NEEDS to be told that
something isn't an official statement of some company that nobody cares
anything about anyway.
As for your second question: there are no good lawyers.
STANDARD DISCLAIMER (From petsd!pedsgo!evan Mon Jan 12 15:51:04 PST 1987)
This product is meant for educational purposes only. Any resemblance
to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Sell before
date stamped on carton. Do not purchase if seal has been tampered
with. Contents under pressure. Void where prohibited or taxed. Some
assembly required. List each check separately by bank number.
Batteries not included. Some settling of contents may occur during
shipping. Use only as directed. No other warranty expressed or
implied. Do not use while operating a motor vehicle or heavy
equipment. Postage will be paid by addressee. Subject to CAB
approval. This is not an offer to sell securities. Apply only to
affected area. May be too intense for some viewers. Do not stamp.
Use other side for additional listings. For recreational use only. Do
not disturb. All models over 18 years of age. If condition persists,
consult your physician. No user-serviceable parts inside. Freshest if
eaten before date on carton. Times approximate. Simulated picture.
No postage necessary if mailed in the United States. Breaking seal
constitutes acceptance of agreement. For off-road use only. As seen
on TV. One size fits all. Many suitcases look alike. Contains a
substantial amount of non-tobacco ingredients. Colors may, in time,
fade. We have sent the forms which seem to be right for you. Slippery
when wet. Parental guidance suggested. Do not bend, fold, spindle, or
mutilate. Use unleaded fuel only. For office use only. Not
affiliated with the American Red Cross. Drop in any mailbox. Edited
for television. Keep cool; process promptly. For sale by prescription
only. Post office will not deliver without postage. Return to sender,
no forwarding order on file, unable to forward. Not responsible for
direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from
any defect, error or failure to perform. At participating locations
only. Not the Beatles, just an incredible simulation. Penalty for
private use. See label for sequence. Your mileage may vary.
Substantial penalty for early withdrawal. Do not write below this
line. Lost ticket pays maximum rate. Your cancelled check is your
receipt. Place stamp here. Avoid contact with skin. Sanitized for
your protection. Be sure each item is properly endorsed. Sign here
without admitting guilt. Items sold separately. Slightly higher in
California. Employees and their families are not eligible.
Contestants have been briefed on some questions before the show.
Limited time offer, call now to insure prompt delivery. You must be
present to win. No passes accepted for this engagement. No purchase
necessary. Processed at location stamped in code at top of carton. No
riders. Shading within a garment may occur. Use only in
well-ventilated area. Keep away from fire or flame. Replace with same
type. Approved for veterans. Any rebroadcast, reproduction, or other
use of the pictures and accounts of this game without the express
written consent of Major League Baseball is prohibited. Booths for two
or more. Check here if tax deductible. Some equipment shown is
optional. Don't try this at home. No Canadian coins. Not recommended
for children. Prerecorded for this time zone. Reproduction strictly
prohibited. Do not immerse. No solicitors. No alcohol, dogs, or
horses. Restaurant package, not for resale. List at least two
alternate dates. First pull up, then pull down. Call toll free before
digging. Driver does not carry cash. Some of the trademarks mentioned
in this product appear for identification purposes only. Record
additional transactions on back of previous stub. No bills over $20
accepted. Price does not include taxes, title, destination charges, or
dealer prep. No pepper games. This is not a competition, it is only
an exhibition. No wagering. An equal opportunity employer. List was
current at time of printing. This supersedes all previous notices.
This information is subject to change without notice. All rights
Warning ! Do not insert finger or personal object !
(On a Ricoh daisywheel printer)
Adrian Godwin (ago...@acorn.co.uk)
Of all of Brians long list, I liked "no solicitors" best
How many Americans does it take to remove an appendix?
7 (surgeon, nurse, anaesthetist, 4 lawyers)
As both our countries are governed, administered by lawyers and bean-counters
what chance do we have?