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    My boss sent me this editorial. I thought it was well worth sharing. I'm pasting it in, so please forgive the ugly line separators and format.

    GEM
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    America The Beautiful
    > > >>
    > > >> In the wake of the recent catastrophe fiasco, this is worth reading.
    > > We still live in the greatest country in the world and sometimes we forget what we have worked so hard for.
    > > >>
    > > >> This, from a Canadian newspaper, 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
    > > >> trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional Record:
    > > >>
    > > >> "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."
    > > >>
    > > >> Stand proud, America!
    > > >> This is one of the best editorials that I have ever
    > > >> read regarding the United States. It is nice that
    > > >> one man realizes it. I only wish that the rest of the
    > > >> world would realize it. We are always blamed for
    > > >> everything, and never even get a thank you for the
    > > >> things we do.
    > > >>
    > > >> I would hope that each of you would send this to
    > > >> as many people as you can and emphasize that they
    > > >> should send it to as many of their friends until this
    > > >> letter is sent to every person on the web. I am just a
    > > >> single American that has read this.
    > > >> I SURE HOPE THAT A LOT MORE READ IT SOON
    > >

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    I had just read that in the other forum, it's awesome. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.

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    Lonetta

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    That is great I never realized we were that generous. I have more pride for my country now than I ever did before (Guess I should have payed a little more attention to my history class in school).

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