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    the place of growing up in an union member's household.  My father worked for the old Railway Express Co. (later REA Express), the precursor to UPS and FedEx.  The story told in this diary mirrors exactly what he experienced the latter part of his 40-year working career with them.  Complete administrative blindness, mitigated on his behalf only by his membership in the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, a less than brilliant organization itself, but head and shoulders above the REA brain trust.  That sort of upbringing gives one the sense of what some things mean.  I can describe for you the exact place (within 10-feet) of where I was the day I heard that Reagan had fired the striking air traffic controllers.  My heart sank.  I felt sick to my stomach.  Guess what, we are now living the dream.  The only problem is that it is the dream of less than one-percent of the American population, and it only gets worse from here on out for everyone else unless it is stopped.

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