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[Powderworks] NMOC Picture in today's paper

Bruce Robertson the_oil_fish@yahoo.ca
Mon, 28 Oct 2002 19:58:36 -0500 (EST)

Beth you would have loved the signs at the Pristina
airport in Kosova that urged travellers to drop their
weapons in a large barrel before entering the airport.
Fortunatley, when I was there we saw personel from 38
different nation to urge those who didn't feel
compelled by good will to abandon their arms. Gotta
love freedom eh.

bruce in calgary (and feeling very safe) :)

 --- Beth Curran <bcurran@columbus.rr.com> wrote: > I
woke up this morning to the headlines about the
> death of 90 hostages
> in Moscow.  In the same section of the paper,
> there's an article about
> how Serbs in Kosovo boycotted elections in
> opposition to the bloc formed
> by the majority Albanians.  There's an AP photo that
> was taken looking
> through the door into a voting station.  Plainly
> visible on the door is
> a large sign with a picture of a handgun and rifle,
> with the red
> circle-and-slash superimposed.
> We've been talking about feeling powerless in the
> face of the senseless
> deaths and violence plaguing the world.  So far as I
> can tell, few of us
> in this group live in a country where these kind of
> signs are needed at
> our voting places.  Voting can't bring an end to
> terrorism, but it's a
> way to at least get people in office whose policies
> and plans for
> dealing with it are in line with what we believe is
> right.    
> OK, I'll get off my soapbox now - Beth

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