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From: Bill Conner <>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 01:23:40 -0700
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!! Please do not post Off Topic to this List !!This article is awesome!!!!

>Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 12:43:05 -0600
>From: "Christopher Conner" <>
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>To: Samuel Schetter <>,
> david himelein <>,,
> Shawn Conner <>,
> Pat Dvorak <>
>Subject: Interesting article from a canadian newspaper
> This is from a Canadian newspaper and IS worth
> America: The Good Neighbor.
> Widespread but only partial news coverage was
>given recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast
> 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
> 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
> Americans who poured in billions of dollars and
>forgave other billions in debts. None of these
> 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
> 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
> The Marshall Plan and the Truman Policy pumped
>billions of dollars into discouraged countries.
> newspapers in those countries are writing about
>the decadent, warmongering Americans. I'd like to
> 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
> Tri-Star, or the Douglas DC10? If so, why don't
>they fly them? Why do all the International lines
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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."

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