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RE: "By The President of the United States of America, A Proclamation"

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I believe Voltaire was a French thinker/writer.

Appreciations for a French from an American, after 
a considerable long time, makes me feel better and 
gives me reasons to assume things are cooling down 
for better, on the other side of the Atlantic.

Best regards all.

Syed Faiz Ahmad; MEngg, MASCE
Senior Structural Engineer
Saudi Oger Ltd
P.O. Box: 1449
Riyadh-11431
Saudi Arabia
Cell: +966-508-169304


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From: Jake Watson [mailto:jwatson(--nospam--at)utahisp.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 7:54 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: "By The President of the United States of America, A
Proclamation"


I won't comment directly on this.  There are already enough comments for
everyone.  However, Voltaire has several appropriate quotes:

"I may not agree with what you say, but to your death I will defend your
right to say it."

"A long dispute means both parties are wrong."

"True greatness consists in the use of a powerful understanding to enlighten
oneself and others."

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

I have no particular pension for Voltaire, but I remembered the first one
from high school.  The others I found while trying to find his exact
phrasing.  To all those who think this is an appropriate forum for politics
& political slandering, remember I (and probably many others) will be
exercising my rights by using the delete key.

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday.  To all our friends outside the US, I
sincerely hope you also had a good reason to celebrate.  Come visit us in
Salt Lake, the skiing is much better here than in Sydney! :)

Jake Watson, P.E.
Salt Lake City, UT

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