cj#388> readers respond…


Richard Moore

Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996
Sender: "dterry" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#380> Police veteran lambasts drug laws

      Ex-San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara sez:

   <Well, one thought that we had was, suppose we could get the law
   enforcement community to say to the politicians, as we finally got them
   to say on the issue of gun control, look, help us, we need help.>

Bullshit alert!  Any politician (and the former chief of San Jose was quite
a politician) who advocates gun control as a solution to the "crime problem"
cannot be trusted on any other issue.

And that is exactly what he did,  and what he does.  This is bulldata.


Dan Terry

Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996
Sender: Francisco Lopez <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: cj#382> Syed: Saudi dissident bartered for arms!

I overheard from some acquaitances in the trading business a conversation
about this same thing refering to a guy they told me was an Iraqui agent.

I think the writer of this article should focus a bit more into what he
wants to do with the information he have. He can editorialize and expose
the facts within the perspective of his informed judgement or he can  do
a more objective journalism, inform and let the readers judge by

If he try to make both without telling the readers, he may lose
credibility and otherwise interesting information could be taken with a
grain of salt.

Anyway, I think his information is appreciated.

Francisco Lopez
Marketing, Financial and Economic Research; International Trade
Miami Beach, Fl, USA  33139-1725

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996
Sender: •••@••.••• (Alan Fried)
Subject: Re: cj#379> re: "Establishment a dirty fighter"

Interesting thread you got there. Seems like history is usually (but not
always) written by the winners. And the only difference between a patriot
and a terrorist is who has the last word. What do you think?

Alan Fried                                   ". . . And the people who hide
College of Journalism & Mass Communications  themselves behind a wall of
University of South Carolina                 illusion, 'Til it's far too late
Columbia, SC 29206                           when they pass away . . ."

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996
Sender: •••@••.••• (Barry D. Bowen)
Subject: Re: Dugger: CALL TO CITIZENS (long, excellent)

Dugger wrote:
   >   Why is there no longer any mass democratic organization we
   >can trust and through which we can act together? Where is the
   >strong national movement that is advancing working Americans'
   >interests, values and hopes? Where is the party of the com-
   >mon person? It's no coincidence that within the same histori-
   >cal moment we have lost both our self-governance and the Dem-
   >ocratic Party. The Democratic Party, on which many millions
   >of ordinary people have relied to represent them since the
   >1930s, has been hollowed out and rebuilt from the inside by
   >corporate money. What was once the party of the common man is
   >now the second party of the corporate mannequin. In national
   >politics ordinary people no longer exist. We simply aren't
   >there. No wonder only 75 million of us eligible to vote in
   >1994 did so, while 108 million more of us, also eligible, did not.

So let us take back the party that is ours, rather than abandon
it only to organize a well-intended footnote in political history.

Many complements on the diagnosis. Many complaints on the prescription.

Barry D. Bowen
Email: •••@••.•••                The Bowen Group Inc.
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Voice: 360-380-1790                   Ferndale, WA 98248-9686

Business computing analyst, writer, consultant; Web consulting
and content development.

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