|By Tim Rake on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 1:23 pm: Edit Post|
Gee whiz, and for almost thirty years I mistakenly thought that part of what I was doing as a PCV and RPCV was living the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence? How silly of me! I guess I didn't know it wasn't in the job description. Just another stupid case of doing "that's not my job."
If you get the drift, the answer – in my opinion – is not in the political debate over the language, it's a matter of where the heart is. Do we really need to give Congress, the White House, and the American public more esoteric language so from time to time they can chew the fat at the fence post and debate about culling the herd. C'mon guys. RPCV Senegal 73-75
|By JIM ROBINSON,rpcv on Tuesday, July 02, 2002 - 6:43 pm: Edit Post|
RIGHT ON, TIM!! SEE MY EARLIER POST. THIS IS A TOTALLY GRATUTIOUS PIECE OF LEGISLATION-AND FRANKLY BASED ON OUR UNILATERAL BEHAVIOR OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS-FROM GRENADA TO AFGHANISTAN-NOT TO MENTION THE WORLD VIEW ON OUR POSITIONS ON PALESTINE AND VIETNAM, IT IS QUESTIONABLE AS TO WHETHER WE WOULD NOT BE SUED AGAINST THAT STANDARD BY ROUGHLY HALF THE WORLD.
NOW I AM NOT SAYING THAT I AGREE WITH THAT HALF
OR THAT THEY CAN BACK THEIR RHETORIC UP-BUT LET'S LEAVE THE LEGISLATION ALONE AND GET ON WITH THE BUSINESS OF THE ORIGINAL 3 GOALS-WHERE THE FOURTH GOAL IS IMPLICIT AT THE VERY LEAST.
SEE MY EARLIER POST FOR THOSE THAT ARE INTERESTED. ALSO AS THE CHAIRMAN, CUBAN HUMANITARIAN RELIEF COMMITTEE, I WOULD DEBATE WHETHER WE HAVE NOT USED SANCTIONS IN A BLATANTLY DISCRIMINATORY MANNER IN RECENT YEARS-NOT TO MENTION IN AN IMMORAL WAY WHEN WE TAKE THE EFFECT ON CHILDREN'S NUTRITION AND HEALTH INTO ACCOUNT.
I WISH CONGRESS AND THE ADMINISTRATION-WHICH I VOTED FOR AND STILL HAPPILY SUPPORT GEORGE BUSH- COULD SEE US THRU THE EYES OF THE REST OF THE WORLD-RATHER THAN THRU OUR EYES.
jim ROBINSON-IVORY COAST 64-66.
PS-WHAT ABOUT THE IVORY COAST NATIONAL WHO HAS BEEN HELD SINCE SEPT 11TH-JUST BECAUSE HE MAY BE A MATERIAL WITNESS TO SOMETHING? I WAS STRUCK AT THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY ONCE AGAIN HOW WE LOOK TO OTHERS. READ MARY MCGRORY'S EDITORIAL A FEW WEEKS BACK ON HIS DETENTION!!!!