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Re: the recent political discussion


Very well said, Kitty.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Kitty Morrissy <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> 
> In defense of the person who sent the mail suggesting where and why
to buy
> gas, I did not consider it junk email.  Neither was it fueled by
fear or
> hate.  I considered it to have come from a concerned person who
wanted to
> support companies who conduct business in a manner she considers
> appropriate and to stop handing over her hard-earned money to
companies
> whose business practices offend her.
> 
> For example, I chose years ago to stop flying Northwest Airlines
(losing an
> abundance of frequent flier miles) because Northwest flies in their
cargo
> holds virtually all the wild-caught primates from Africa to the US
research
> labs. 
> 
> We the little people often feel powerless, yet we want to do
something
> constructive.  I can't stop research labs from experimenting on
primates. 
> I can't stop Ugandans from killing each other.  I can't stop
terrorists
> from bombing us.  And I can't stop Gail Norton and her cronies from
> destroying the very land she is paid to protect.  But I really
would like
> to be able to do something about it, no matter how small.
> 
> I do not expect everyone to agree with my views and I respect
everyone's
> right to speak their mind.  If I don't agree, I've got a delete
key.  I
> don't want any of you, even the most thin-skinned, to feel
offended.  It
> has never been my intention to hurt anyone on this list.  But I
also hope
> that all of us would believe the same of each other.  Still, if
others'
> opinions have proved too much for you to bear, go ahead and take a
breather
> and come back when you can.  We will have truly missed you.  We'll
welcome
> you back.  But be forewarned, we may still have opinions.
> 
> Kitty

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