NIH MUST REFORM OR DISBAND!
drgonfly at biosource.ultranet.com
Mon Jun 17 20:37:16 EST 1996
> In a call to return to the good old days of yore, Marc Andelman
> inscribed thusly:
> > Hi Bert. If you are a devout Federalist, and are thinking
> > of becoming a Republican, please do not be offended if I
> > suggest going one better. You should become a Confederate.
> As a fellow slave trader (er, recruiter?) I might be tempted to raise
> the old "Stars and Bars" myself, while contemplating the positive
> influences on our business. After all, what better venue for the
> merchandising of people than the old auctions. Why, I can hear it now:
> "Come one, come all. We got scientists. We gots engineers. We gots
> technicians and CEO's. On'y the finest. Don' be shah folks, jes' step
> raht up and tek a look at these outstanding specimens!"
Hi Frank. How is everything in the sovereign state of Florida?
In truth , I believe you malign our profession by insinuating
our antecedents are the slave traders. I prefer to think that
we oringnated in Shanghai. Why, I think I am going to a seedy
bar where I will hit the first scientist I see over the head.
Next thing you know, he will wake up shackled to a bench working
for a PI. Unfortunately for us, for some strange reason, too many
people volunteer without being hit over the head first.
Frank also wrote;
> Ah, but then back to reality. I'm afraid that we may already be there,
> without knowing it. Even the old underground railroad is operating its
> well oiled gears, except that instead of freeing slaves by sending them
> north, it's freeing workers by sending their jobs out of the country.
Frank, We can either look at the world as one pie, or we
can go bake enough pies for everyone.
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