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>From: YUFA in solidarity with CUPE 3903 [mailto:YUFA-CUPE@YorkU.CA]On

>Behalf Of Anthony Wallis

>Sent: January 11, 2001 9:44 AM


>Subject: Re: Ontario Government Responds to Damming Report ..



> > .. Ontario Universities  are last in the country for quality,

> > accessibility etc.  .. quote from Dianne Cunningham, the

> > Minister responsible :

> >    "We should set aside reports like this and celebrate

> >     our successes."


>That is very much along the line of the old dark medical joke

>about the operation being a complete success but the patient

>died as a result of it.


>Cunningham's egregious ability to spin has a chilling resemblance

>to Lorna Marsden's.


>Which makes me think of something.

>Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four just happens to be close to my

>keyboard.  Let's see, here it is ..


>   " .. the Ministry of Plenty's forecast had estimated

>     the output of boots for the quarter at 145 million

>     pairs.  The actual output was given as sixty-two

>     million.  Winston, however, in rewriting the forecast,

>     marked the figure down to fifty-seven millions, so as

>     to allow for the usual claim that the quota had

>     been overfulfilled.  In any case, sixty-two millions

>     was no nearer the truth than fifty-seven millions, or

>     than 145 millions.  Very likely no boots had been

>     produced at all. .. every quarter astronomical numbers

>     of boots were produced on paper, while perhaps half the

>     population of Oceania went barefoot. . "


>- AW