OT- Re: World Trade Crash and a bit about computers

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Wed Sep 12 15:42:19 2001

On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, Gordon Zaft wrote:

> I agree with much of what you say, but along the same line of
> thought, no matter how 'nice' we are to others there will always be
> some who hate us, regardless of what we try to do. Being 'nice' and
> 'friendly' is not a solution to this problem (which doesn't mean we
> should or shouldn't do that).

That is bullshit rhetoric. Political "leaders" came out in full force
with that garbage last night to throw attention away from their

The US is (or was) an open, free and prosperous society (or at least is
supposed to be) that many people around the world dream of coming to, and
this country was founded in part on the principle of accepting those

No, I don't buy that people hate us just because we are an open, free and
prosperous nation. We have pissed people off around the world because of
our actions over the past half-century.

If you believe otherwise then you're in denial.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Received on Wed Sep 12 2001 - 15:42:19 BST

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