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Friday, August 13, 2010, Vol. 5, No. 35 — 239
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True North Perspective celebrates a record-breaking year

More visitors, more pages, more hits by the tens of thousands
and a climbing high of 123 countries on all continents tuning in

Letters to the Editor telling us what a great job we're doing

We got all that, but one thing we don't got — we don't got dough

Friday, August 13, 2010
True North Perspective
Vol. 5, No. 35 (239)

A result is that we're on a financially-enforced summer holiday during which we'll do our best to inspire readers to send in pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and mucho-mucho loonies.

True North Perspective comes to you as a result of the dedicated hard work of volunteers — but even volunteers should be paid, at least something.

To those of you who have already made a donation or donations we extend our most sincere heartfelt thanks. I cannot exaggerate how helpful your donations have been. During our August hiatus I'll find the time to send you a personal thank-you note.

We are working hard to transform True North Perspective's public face via Drupal. This would be an easier task if we could work at it full time. But, because True North Perspective is financially desperate, we can't afford full time. So we work on it and a myriad of other projects on a dead run. Needless to say, not the most efficient way, but unfortunately, so far, our only way.

Meanwhile, I'll be sending a personal appeal to readers to take time to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and send us a helping hand. Please mail to: Carl Dow, True North Perspective, Station E, P.O. Box 4814, Ottawa ON Canada K1S 5H9 or use our new, secure online payment method via the Paypal link below.

We hope you enjoy the True North Perspective classic we present each week until we return live Friday, September 3.

So, though we're up to our neck in alligators, we haven't forgotten that our job is to clear the swamp.

In that spirit, we're taking it relatively easy during the month of August, but we'll continue to take it.

Looking forward
Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher
True North Perspective

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Anita Chan       Australia            Alex Binkley       Ottawa
Dennis Carr       Vancouver            Tom Dow       Sudbury
Bob Kay       Montreal            Randy Ray       Ottawa
Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair       Ottawa            David Ward       Ottawa
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