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From a cuz in Maine

Jus thought you might like this, a cousin of mine in Maine sent it to me. Sorry it's not Zuk related, but it is a powerful statement at a time when Americans need a little boost.
Alfie.

here's a canadian opinion...
(fyi, Gordon Sinclair is like a Canadian Dan Rather-- famous for his
integrity & balanced journalism)


AMERICA

This is from a Canadian newspaper and IS worth sharing.......

America: The Good Neighbor.

Widespread but only partial news coverage was given recently to a
remarkable
editorial broadcast from Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television
commentator. What follows is the full text of his broadcast.

"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most
generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.

Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy were lifted out
of
the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and
forgave other billions in debts. None of these countries is today paying
even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States.

When France was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who
propped it up, and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the
streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it.

When earthquakes hit distant cities, it is the United States that hurries
in
to help. This spring, 59 American communities were flattened by tornadoes.
Nobody helped.

The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped billions of dollars into
discouraged countries. Now newspapers in those countries are writing about
the decadent, warmongering Americans.

I'd like to see just one of those countries that is gloating over the
erosion
of the United States dollar build its own airplane. Does any other country
in
the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed
Tri-Star,

or the Douglas DC10? If so, why don't they fly them? Why do all the
International lines except Russia fly American Planes?

Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or woman on the

moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy, and you get radios. You talk
about
German technocracy, and you get automobiles.

You talk about American technocracy, and you find men on the moon - not
once,
but several times - and safely home again.

You talk about scandals, and the Americans put theirs right in the store
window for everybody to look at. Even their draft-dodgers are not pursued
and
hounded. They are here on our streets, and most of them, unless they are
breaking Canadian laws, are getting American dollars from ma and pa at home

to spend here. When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking

down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the
Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned
them an old caboose. Both are still broke.

I can name you 5000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other
people in trouble. Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to

the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during
the San Francisco earthquake.

Our neighbors have faced it alone, and I'm one Canadian who is damned tired

of hearing them get kicked around. They will come out of this thing with
their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their
nose at

the lands that are gloating over their present troubles. I hope
Canada is
not one of those."


Quote by Andy Rooney: "I've learned....
That being kind is more important than being right. "






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thx alfie

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That's on the SWB BBS as well.

Where in Maine? I'm in Maine, does he wheel at all?

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Actually JEEPN I'm proud to say that he hails from my home city: Winnipeg, Manitoba. Maybe I'll call him and see if he wants to come out on our next trail ride.

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Al Capone said "A kind word and a gun will get you more than a kind word alone."

Bob

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That is just so beautiful! I'm really touched by it.....

As a sidenote, while I was walking across the 59th St. Bridge, leaving Manhatten, I glanced back to look at the skyline. An ominous black/grey cloud billowed from where the Twin Towers once stood. I then looked across the river and there on a huge electronic sign, that displayed one word, "Peace".

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A freind gave me a copy of that today. Crow are you still at home? I may be coming up to help with the rescue operations there this weekend and it sure would be nice to see you again. I am an active member in The Red Cross and they said that they need some more help.
ROB

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JEEP N I have a ship load a relatives in Portland ME, Boston, York ME, And all the way over to Dallas and Long Beach and Sacramento.
All my Fathers brothers and sisters left Ireland during the troubles many years ago and New England was the closest and cheapest.
Most of my Mothers sisters did the same for the same reasons. Her brothers chose to stay tho and are buried in the old country.
Sorry, as far as I know I'm the only wheelin fool.
Peace.
Alfie.

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Rob.....Let me know if you are coming up here. You are more than welcome to crash in my humble abode....

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