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Re: I protest ( as usual)

 I still consider all Northern Europeans to be Barbarians.  But I don't
live in Region One. 

I consider Greeks to be Barbarians too.


Bill Meyer wrote:

  Hi Ben,
         Not to put too fine a point on it, but I'm afraid that only US
  citizens are allowed to vote for candidates for US office. I find it hard to
  believe that there is any country who does things differently. Certainly in
  Dutch elections US citizens don't get to vote, do we?
         The Hosta Party election was hosted by Region One of the AHS, and we
  currently do not charge anyone to be a member. Of course we don't really
  give members anything either, so it kind of works out. We do have a meeting
  called First Look every year. Everyone is welcome to that, and everyone pays
  the same price to get in. Heck, we'd make that free too if we could get the
  hotels to give us free food and rooms and such. We asked, but they just
  wouldn't go for that one. Barbarians, the lot of them.
         I can say that Region One does NOT consider any foreigners to be
  barbarians, even if they come from countries where hostas can't be grown.
  Except for some Canadians. And those people that live in jungles and
  practice cannibalism. That doesn't mean the Germans, but the German
  cannibals are definitely barbarians too. Hope there aren't too many of them,
  or we may all be in trouble. If any cannibals are reading this, German or
  otherwise, I want to say that I'm sure I wouldn't taste very good. Daylily
  people definitely taste better. There may be some other people that we think
  are barbarians too, now I think about it. I'll have to get back to you on
  that one.
        Carol Brashear is the Director of Region One, and anything official on
  who is a barbarian and who isn't would have to come from her, but she has to
  cook up some kind of statement to make it look like she wasn't really
  conspiring with people from the Daylily Party. She will probably want to
  check with the Barbarian Rights Group to make sure the Region One policies
  are not offensive to them.
                                                          ........Bill Meyer

    A vote is held for the ''important'' office of president and non USA
    residents are excluded from voting let alone stand as candidate.
    This despite the fact we pay at least twice as much to be a
    member.( sounds like the UN).  May I remind you that this is
    supposed to be an international society? . Or is this just another
    example of the old greek ( USA) attitude: Only those from Greece
    are Greeks and all others are considered barbarians?
    Ben J.M.Zonneveld
    Institute of Biology,Leiden University, Clusius lab
    Wassenaarse weg 64, 2333 AL Leiden, The Netherlands    Zonneveld@rulbim.Leidenuniv.NL    Fax: +31-71-5274999. min temp -10C (15F)
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