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April 08, 2010


George Scheller

Morning Beth

Giving has always been part of society. In the past people who gave didn't talk about it - that is where the difference is, in relation to today's "gimmicks". The order of the day seems to be "do something and tell all". Clinton, Gore and Co. are running the wave - it's part of their game. The "giving" of Clinton & Co. has nothing to do with "giving".

have a good day George

Sven Ahlborn

you may be right, george, but ...

given is given. do we always need to know the motivation behind the act? it is more important to help then to ask why, don't you think so?


George Scheller

dear sven

a german saying: mann guckt ein geschenktes Pferd nicht ins Maul or something to that respect. The Chinaman on the otherhand insists in looking into the horse's mouth - a Trojan phobia? I place my bet on the Chinaman!


George Scheller

oh sven I forgot, the american pendant is - there is never a free ride - comes from the horse's mouth or was it from New York Donald?

keep smiling george

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