>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. . "