(The above two words should never be used in rapid succession to greet you
upon boarding an aircraft)..... Thank you for your humorous spin on the
recent goings on. I am particularly indebted to any and all who contribute
a small piece of humor to the dry and exceptionally serious machinations of
this wonderful reflector.
At any rate.... I strongly advocate just enough humor to take a little
"edge" off on occasion and restore a bit of a human balance to the
postings. I do believe that balance currently exists and as long as it
doesn't "get out of hand" it'll add immeasurably to most everyone's
pleasure. And, in case there is any doubt... I love the serious stuff too.
PS..... Elvis is NOT buried at Grant's Tomb... and neither is Jimmy Hoffa
although I personally can't prove it.... and The National Park Service
won't comment....since it seems no one would believe them even if they did!
Oh! Ye of little faith!
At 10:15 PM 7/19/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Good persons. . .I am aghast!. . .I was simply trying to improve my
>understanding of buried radials in drain fields and the advantages of the
>burial of half vs full base tower sections when my search engine finds
>references to burial, Grants Tomb on the towertalk reflector.
>I must say I was horrified to read postings containing statements of
>questionable political, racial, gender sensitive and animal rights issues.
>Barry (W2UP), it wouls appear, without the slightest concern for the feelings
>of others, posted information concerning the burial location of US Grant,
>(a Republican). There is no off setting "balance" in his myopic concern for
>a dead repersentative of just one political party.
>Ed (w4kma), then uses the archaic term "wife" in a reference to the above.
>You should know sir, that the term "wife" is offensive to many women and is
>no longer acceptable..."Signifant other" now being the preferable reference.
>It then appalled me to see the posting of Roger (K2JAS), inflammatory racial
>comments about General George Washington's "white" horse. Is it possible that
>they gave this animal preferential treatment because of its color?
>Roger's posting also raises concern about the treatment of animals and their
>feelings. (Can we be sure that this horse wanted to be cremated upon its
>Bob (AA0CY), has posted perhaps the most disturbing remark on the subject by
>his unseemly questioning of the integrity of the US Government, even to the
>point of suggesting they, (the government) might, LIE.
>(Bob is most likely a rich Eurocentric white male, member of some right wing
>extremist group or enamored with the question of who hired Greg Livingstone.)
>Gentle persons, I realize the sunspots are down and we all are a little on
>edge. But we must not allow prop condx to promote a disregard for the
>of others. Many in our ranks did not have the advantages of an "outcome based
>education" and lack the sensititivey and compassion provided by the modern
>university. We must all just "get a grip" on the changes nessary to conform
>to the priorities of our enlightened society.
>Remember. it's not important if the tower stays up, or falls. . .It's only
>important that you feel good about it, one way or another. Oh, a couple more
>things,...don't pollute, and don't keep an enviro-cat...for the sake of all
>73, JACK, K4IBP
>PS... This is a JOKE...NOT SERIOUS...HUMOR...HA HA... no flames please.
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