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David,
I am an official gold-plated, card-carrying
member of the OF's club.
Gary


On 30 Dec 2003 at 15:41, David L. Fisher wrote:

> Gary:
> 
> My Dad was a Mech. Cav. officer in WWII (Build-up/Bulge/German
> Occupation).
> 
> Growing up, I used "sir" a lot, as you can imagine.
> 
> Still call the old fart "sir" to this day!
> 
> (Of course, I'm not implying that you're an old fart, Gary)
> 
> Yours etc., 
> 
> 
> David L. Fisher, SE, PE
> Director
> Head of Design and Construction
> 
> Cape Cod Grand Cayman Holdings Ltd.
> 75 Fort Street
> Georgetown, Grand Cayman
> British West Indies
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary Hodgson & Associates [mailto:ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 2:33 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Misc Opinions
> 
> I was wondering how to address you after that "sir".
> It makes feel old when everyone knows I just look old.
> I visited Norway when I was stationed in Europe for 3 months
> back in 1960.  It was nice then and I am sure that it is now.
> I agree that Manhattan is more fun.  As this best country in the
> world changes a lot, you would have to put wheels on the UN.
> I am sure a lot of Americans would like to give it a push.
> Funny for a country which was a prime instigator and mover
> for the UN.
> Gary
> 
> On 30 Dec 2003 at 7:54, dfisher(--nospam--at)fpse.com wrote:
> 
> > Sir:
> >
> > I was being facetious of course, about the "everyone hating us"
> > remark.
> >
> > However, there is a considerable amount of anti-American bias in
> > Europe, no doubt exacerbated due to W's antics in the Persian Gulf.
> > Also, when i was in Seoul last, there was a significant "yankee go
> > home" mentality prevalent.
> >
> > The US perception in the Middle East???...watch the evening news.
> >
> > So then maybe, only a "large part of the world hates us"
> >
> > I stand corrected...
> >
> >
> > While i've never been to Norway, i'm sure its very nice.
> >
> > It must be, if the UN says so.
> >
> > Maybe they can move their HQ there...though i doubt Oslo is as much
> > fun as Manhattan is.
> >
> >
> > yours etc.,
> >
> > dlf
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Original Message:
> > -----------------
> > From: Gary Hodgson & Assoc. ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com
> > Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 07:23:16 -0500
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: RE: Misc Opinions
> >
> >
> > Why do you think everybody hates you?  Most people
> > don't, but they may get annoyed with you
> > occasionally.  As a Canadian I get mistaken for
> > an American sometimes and I can honestly say that
> > there has been no animosity.  Perhaps you are
> > paranoid.
> > YOU DO HAVE A GREAT COUNTRY, but the greatest in
> > the world?  I think most people love their
> > country, but this "greatest" bit smacks of
> > arrogance.  Actually, the United Nations has
> > assessed different countries each year and found
> > several to be better places to live based on
> > quality of life, heathcare, education, status of
> > women, etc. I believe that Norway is the top
> > country right now.
> > Gary
> >
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