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To: Edscharp who wrote (10146)7/16/2002 2:58:50 AM
From: Francois GoeloRead Replies (1945) | Respond to of 19409
 
>>> 2: a native or inhabitant of No. America or So. America

My point, exactly and you'll note that it comes before the definition that you retained...

Customs can always be altered, as the language evolves, as you correctly pointed out... One must be more specific, so as not to lose one's identity and the only country that may rightly call itself by the name of its Continent, is Australia... Imagine the confusion, if you were trying to determine whether a person is Italian or German and all you got for reply, was: "I am European"...

Actually, some posters have already adopted the US of Mid-North America name, since I floated the idea a while back, so there is hope...

The US of MNA will be overtaken by countries better managed, inhabited by more intelligent, harder working and less wasteful people... Certainly China would be a candidate, in the next 10 to 15 years...

However, Security is going to become more difficult and expensive: soon, the US of MNA will be a Nation of mostly Security Guards, that produce nothing of any economic value, except for a potentially misplaced feeling of Safety...

Seven Carrier Groups are useless to protect the US of MNA citizens abroad and terrorists would have little difficulty dumping 50 pounds of Anthrax spores into the wind, from tall buildings in every major town, simultaneously... There is little or no defense against people prepared to die for their ideals, as Israel has found out...

Add to this the misplaced belligerence of Bush, who strives to keep uncertainty AND the price of Oil, close to all time highs...

A Nation run by Oil-men short on Ethics: what do you expect?...

JMHO, F. Goelo + + +


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