In a previous email I referred to a fundraising claim as "filthy marketing 
lies".   That phrase was unduly harsh, and could give the impression that I was 
impugning the moral character of the people who wrote and approved the message. 
 For that I am sorry and issue a formal retraction.  

I have not yet returned to the mailing list or the meta page, so I don't know 
what was said in response nor even if the email passed moderation.  That is 
intentional.  I wanted to be able to write this with a clear head, and not be 
tempted to dilute this apology with rebuttals and explanations. 

I hope you understand, 
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