ArcNet and the Pursuit of Multiple Topologies

From: Ian Koller <>
Date: Mon Oct 15 17:45:26 2001

Hello Lawrence,

  It had seemed to me that the Canadian government did more
to look after the welfare of it's citizens than does the US
government for theirs, though to fund doing so, results in
higher tax percentages for you. The free trade agreement
really doesn't help the common man. It helps the big corporations
primarily exploit the cheap labor of Mexico. I'm pretty sure
NAFTA put more than one American out of work too. We common
people can be baffled at foreign resentment, because, in
regards to these policies that the citizens of other countries
resent, we common people were never consulted, and usually probably
never even informed of. Again, it's the multi-national corporations
and their big money that have done much of this, and without ever
asking our permission or approval.

Lawrence Walker wrote:
> As a Canadian, I can only second that and offer my sympathy. The majority
> of U.S. citizens seem woefully ignorant of the affects around the world of
> U.S corporate and foreign policy. And no, I'm not anti the US people. My
> wife of many years was an US-American, as well as both my parents. I also
> lived in the US several years and have many old friends and relatives there.
> I've found them a warm and open people.
> Since I have a claim to dual-citizenship I could have lived there had I wished.
> I prefer my country and it's social policies, like you, I'm sure. I don't envy the
> US in the least. I just want to keep the things I love about Canada and not
> have it become even more a subsiduary of the US.
> N.Z. is more fortunate in that it isn't right next door to the beast and you
> don't have a "free" trade agreement. A measure of US regard is that most in
> the US don't consider the many peoples and countries in the Americas as
> "American".
> Sorry for the OT and I don't wish to offend my neighbors, but the US
> bafflement at foreign resentment gets to me at times.
> Now back to 'puters.
> Lawrence
> >
> > > > A citizen of NewZealandCorp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of USA Inc.
> > >
> > > I hope you don't mind my asking, but is the US in disfavor with
> > > the citizens of New Zealand?
> >
> > Not really. That comment isn't directed at the US, but at the
> > last few NZ governments, who seem to have been bent on privatising
> > all our public assets and selling them to big US companies. If
> > it goes on like that, you're going to own the whole country!
> >
> > Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept, +--------------------------------------+
> > University of Canterbury, | A citizen of NewZealandCorp, a | Christchurch,
> > New Zealand | wholly-owned subsidiary of USA Inc. |
> > +--------------------------------------+
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