RE: Third class countries?
We are all very lucky. Each country, each person, contributes mightily to
the overall success of the world.
> From: Monson, Frederick C.[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 1:49 PM
> To: '=?UNKNOWN?Q?Agust=EDn?= Venzano'
> Cc: 'List-HistoPath'
> Subject: RE: Third class countries?
> Dear Augustin,
> If I remember correctly, when I first learned Cell Biology, it was
> from a "de Robertis", and when I first taught Cell biology, it was again
> with a text by a "de Robertis". If we do things correctly, we are sad to
> see a neighbor in trouble and hope he survives. If we do things without
> thinking, sometimes we don't use the best terms to express that concern.
> Most of us in the USA who are alive have not really experienced a
> day of true want, much less a week or a year, so we tend to be somewhat
> dispassionate about such things.
> The third world may exist, and it may include some of our neighbors,
> but we do not take pleasure or comfort from that. The biggest surprise I
> had in my life was the outburst of passionate desire for liberty from the
> peoples of the USSR and China barely a decade ago. After 70 years, one
> thought that such passion would have been eliminated. It is obvious that
> WE, in the USA, have evolved something, both politically and economically
> special, that most people in the world would like to emulate in some
> compatible with their culture and history. It is unfortunate that so few
> We of the USA have made many mistakes while trying to insure the our
> life, liberty and happiness in a world that is 'shrinking' every day. We
> have power, because sooner or later, every person or group that comes to
> join us gets the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from the system
> government that we have developed. It is apparent, after two hundred
> that one reason for our success is that our 'ruling aristocracy' rises
> the people, not the military or the landed rich. Furthermore, we have
> fortunate that our laws do not permit our military to be used against our
> own people, that in addition to a stabilizing constitution we have a Bill
> Rights that is brief and, for the most part, unassailable.
> Tell us how to get it right, and if we can, we will! Did you know
> that when I was young, grain sent to Northern African states, like Egypt
> Libya, had the statement "From the People of the United States" removed
> replaced by something that diminished our contribution. Yet, we continued
> to send the grain. After we had supported the revolution in Cuba, Castro
> formed a dictatorship. We have not always been at fault. How many
> in trouble have come to us and said, "Help us to get it right"? Usually
> they say, "Give us the money, and leave us alone!"
> Respectful Regards and a Continuing Wish for Friendship,
> Fred Monson
> Frederick C. Monson, PhD
> Center for Advanced Scientific Imaging
> Schmucker II Science Center
> West Chester University
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> West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, 19383
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> > ----------
> > From: =?UNKNOWN?Q?Agust=EDn?= Venzano
> > Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 8:16 AM
> > To: HistoNet Server
> > Subject: Third class countries?
> > Dear Histonetters: My dear fatherland, the Argentine Republic, belongs
> > the South American "Third World" a rather despective topic referred to
> > a
> > recent
> > Digest. You are right, we belong to the Third World, but just as to our
> > awful economic status. Don't you ever make the mistake to judge a
> > country on the basis of material aspects, leaving aside its human
> > spiritual value!
> > Many Argentine cytizens are as valuable as First World's people and they
> > are
> > certainly as clever as, or even more intelligent than them!
> > We Argentine researchers form part of the Argentine Republic, so the
> > mentioned principles should be applied to us as well. Do you know what's
> > the
> > major difference between Argentine and American, European or Japanese
> > researchers?
> > Just one= The budget they have at their disposition, including their
> > wages'
> > level. Let's put forth an example :Our Institute, the National
> > of
> > Agricultural Research (INTA) is
> > formed by top level specialists ( Please make a proper interpretation of
> > the
> > term "Specialists" as this one is meant for both scientists and
> > in
> > Agronomic,
> > Veterinary, Biological, etc. Sciences. Most of us have achieved a MSc or
> > PhD
> > degree
> > or attended training courses abroad. All of us do love our job, but due
> > to
> > our spoiled economy
> > the funds of all Argentine federal Institutions such as INTA have been
> > severely restricted,
> > so we often have to perform miracles to carry out our duties. The
> > INTA's budget is hardly enough to pay salaries and basic operating
> > services
> > such as electric power, gas, telephone and Internet. There are no funds
> > for
> > Investigation! All research groups get financial support through
> > cooperation
> > agreements with private companies or with fully developed foreign
> > countries,
> > or
> > instead by performing charged analysis.
> > I'm sure that my country's situation will improve in the future,
> > otherwise all of us should commit suicide! But there are the love of our
> > wives and children, the love of people suffering hunger and misery, the
> > love
> > for our jobs, the love for our fatherland and many other values, which
> > help
> > us keeping up with Argentina's economic disaster.
> > Sincerely yours Histonetters
> > Agustin Jose Venzano Halliburton
> > DVM-Pathology Group
> > INTA Castelar, Argentina
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