File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 289


Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 02:01:28 EDT
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] puptcrit Digest, Vol 20, Issue 30



In a message dated 6/14/06 9:02:27 AM, alangregorycook-AT-msn.com writes:


> It is curious that when Uncle Sam bailed out Chrysler Motors (which then 
> was sold to German investors) that is OK. It is curious that Jim is a 
> market-oriented puppeteer. yet he got his original self funding because the US Air 
> Force trained him at Govt expense to fly planes, which he later did for 
> Continenal Airlines before the cmpany busted the pilots union. Sure, some people 
> luck-out more than others, but it is the peak of egotism to take credit for such 
> luck
> 
    I guess its pointless to point out that I paid my own way through college 
working several jobs including puppeteering every summer at a Colorado resort 
to earn my keep.   Then I spent a year in pilot training....as every US Air 
Force pilot must endure to earn his wings and five years paying back Uncle Sam 
with Service where ever he sent me.   (Several of my trainee buddies ended 
their careers in Viet Nam.)   Alan was in the Army for a couple of years...I 
spent 5 1/2 years in Military Service.   

   I love it when people (and Alan has been my friend since 1955 when both 
attended PoA Festival...he was on leave from the Army, I was just out of high 
school) think it's a matter of luck when people succeed in some endeavour.   (I 
also spent two more years earning a master's degree while working full time.)  
 If you're going to tell a story, at least tell the whole truth.   Sincerely, 
Jim Gamble
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