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[Ham-80211] Re: Emergency Wireless Internet (Mark Miller)

Alex Fraser beatnic at comcast.net
Sat Oct 8 17:29:27 UTC 2005

We are wandering off topic.  It's not about me (I have a thick skin 
anyway), it is about ham emergency communications.  I think Ham Radios 
effectiveness in emergency situations is being hurt by close linking to 
the DHS.  I think the main advantage ham radio has is the off the wall, 
creative,  jury rigged,  lash up ability to get things done using  what 
ever they can get to do what ever they can.  Part 15 wireless shone 
through in N.O. because they weren't affiliated with  the Big 
Boondoggle.  The DHS would be hard to set up even if you had a capable 
administration. I live in the DC area so I keep my ear to the ground and 
listen a lot.  They really are  screwing things up big time. We hams 
should just do what we do best with out the huge bureaucracy and it's 
culture of restrictions and control.
Hams could be so much more agile and the country would be much better 
served too.

kd4e wrote:

> > jeff at aerodata.net wrote:
>> Alex was pointing out a systems problem... it was a good post and in 
>> case
>> you didn't notice, he had good words to say about a past democrat as 
>> well
>> as 2 past republican adminstrations, so he hardly was partisan. 
>> Sometimes
>> you need to say the emperor wears no clothes if you ever expect to do a
>> decent lessons learned. I don't see the need to dwell on it, but all 
>> these
>> personal attacks are WAY out of line.
> He has his *interpretation* of the facts dead wrong and could
> have addressed his *opinion* of the facts without attacking
> our President with the "politics of personal destruction" --
> namecalling.
> I really do not care that he chose to say nice things about
> people no longer in positions of power and not currently
> targeted-for-political-destruction by the minority Party.
> We can all make long lists of the failures of Presidents,
> fellow list members, and others, and then label them with
> kindergarten insults but such does not lead to solutions,
> only to animosity.
> Just because some in politics and Hollywood model this
> adolescent or pre-adolescent destructive discourse we do
> not have to follow their lead off the cultural cliff.
> I have some questions and recommendations about improving
> the communications plan for volunteers assisting with
> emergency and disaster response using digital modes and
> am interested in the *constructive* and *free of partisan
> attacks* contributions of others.
> I have been making suggestions since the early 80's and
> thus have been informed enough to raise equal criticisms
> of the imperfections of *every* President he listed
> (including both the ones I helped to elect and those I
> strongly opposed).
> Again, can we *please* stay *on topic* and leave the
> politics for politics discussion lists and blogs?

............ Alex Fraser ............
......... beatnic at comcast.net .......

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