Re: [CR]Japanese Super Power Defeated!


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Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 15:35:21 -0800 (GMT-08:00)
From: "Guy Apple" <cinelliguy@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Japanese Super Power Defeated!


I think what Chuck is pointing out is simply this...your walking down the isle of your local book store and you see this title on a book...

Japanese Super Power Defeated!

Complimentary? Sort of "defeats" the intended compliment .

We love our Japanese bike brothers, :-).

Guy Apple Sunnyvale CA

-----Original Message----- From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> Sent: Dec 6, 2004 10:49 AM To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]Japanese Super Power Defeated!

I took it just the opposite, Chuck. I thought Tom was complimenting the enthusiasm of the Japanese collectors, saying that it is a rare achievement to outbid them on something rare and desirable. I know that on the very rare occasions when I have actually outbid the redoubtable Kauzo, I was amazed at having been able to do so.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> wrote: Tom Sanders wrote:
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> (cut) Our own
> house researcher on things Masi has emerged victorious over one of Japan's
> most formidable bidders...

Tom, I'm troubled by the tone of your post.

A real "us vs. them" thing. Many of these "bidders" are members of the CR list just like you and I. The CR list has a very international make up nowadays unlike when it first started and was mostly Americans.

I'm sure you meant it in a joking way, but posting "Japanese Super Power Defeated!" strikes me as more than slightly jingoistic and insulting.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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