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RE: Way OT - Fedex Ground

I don't think it is illiterate people who are electing these stupid leaders-
many of them won't vote at all.  You likely can thank your moderately to
well educated neighbors for the current state of the political scene.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 4:24 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT - Fedex Ground

This, if true--and I have no reason to believe it's not--it blows my
mind. No wonder we have stupid people electing stupid leaders. Maybe we
need to go back to some sort of literacy test to vote.
I don't mean the old southern bullshit of asking blacks if they can
read a Chinese newspaper, but the real stuff--can a cracker read
anything except the chewing tobacco advertisements on his favorite
NASCAR entry.

Just saw G. Weasel Bush on the tube. He seemed to be sweating.

On Thursday, May 20, 2004, at 10:02 PM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:

> So true, Sue.  I too have neighbors, friends, and relatives who drive
> trucks and are responsible and helpful.  I did not mean to imply that
> all
> truckers are ignorant.  However, even those who drive agree that there
> are
> a sizable number who can't read or can't follow a map.  You live in a
> highly regulated state.  Here, in my county, for example, there are no
> building codes for non-public buildings and my licensed electrician,
> who I
> admire and trust, cannot read and admits it.  Only 19% of my state has
> a
> degree beyond high school and a sizable number have never completed
> high
> school so we have a large number who are functionally illiterate.  It
> is a
> serious problem in some areas.
> While some companies have strict policies and training, there are many
> independent truckers and drivers in this area who are not under such
> rules
> nor benefit from company training.
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>> [Original Message]
>> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 05/20/2004 2:50:15 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Way OT - Fedex Ground
>> In a message dated 05/20/2004 3:45:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>> sue.nyc@att.net writes:
>>> want to clarify a few stereotypes and misconceptions
>> I, for one, know you are right, Sue.  The few drivers I have known
>> well
> were
>> all hard-working upstanding citizens, except for my ex-daughter-in-law
> who got
>> a CDL to drive a truck hauling gravel while she was still married to
>> my
> son.
>> She is an extremely bright woman, even if a total b*****.  The bottom
> line is
>> that stereotypes are usually wrong.
>>  If there is something wrong at FedEx ground, it probably starts with
>> the
>> management.  I didn't even know there was such - the FedEx I have used
> regularly
>> over at least  15 years has worked very well for me, and the drivers
>> have
> been
>> very bright, steady fellows. I'm sorry to hear about the problems with
> the
>> other.
>> Auralie
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