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Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Tower Talk BPL

To: "Robert Shohet" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Tower Talk BPL
From: "Jerry Keller" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 21:33:05 -0400
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Of course we should all try to be balanced, unbiased, logical and objective in our comments, but achieving such lofty goals evades even the best of us at times.

I wonder why more of us aren't being more patient, maintaining faith in the laws of physics which must eventually triumph over the BPL proponents, be they motivated by political or financial gain... or both.

Isn't it pretty clear by now that BPL simply will not work? I've been hearing and reading that it isn't practicable or cost-effective. That it won't be sufficiently profitable soon enough. That it will be too costly to implement because there are too many technically unworkable aspects to it, and too many problems to solve, and not enough time to solve them. That it will interfere with, or be interfered with by, too many other services and/or products. That it has already failed and been cast aside in some other countries that deployed it, and even in a few places where it was being tested in this country it has been dropped. That there are other competing technologies with greater profit potential and nowhere near the downside of BPL, that are quickly catching up. Or at least that's what I've been hearing from all sorts of really smart people, like many of you here on TT, at the ARRL, etc.

All this has been reported, and all of it together seems to say.... calm down, be patient, get the information out to those who will listen and don't worry about the rest.... the laws of physics are on our side and they are truly non-partisan. So what are we worried about?

73, Jerry K3BZ

----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Shohet" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 8:24 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Tower Talk BPL

People who teach critical thinking and "logic" skills teach
others to be OBJECTIVE and balanced in their UNBIASED
assessment of the facts.  In this instance you did neither.

Obvious to one who teaches critical thinking and logic skills.

The only thing that was "Obvious" was the hypocrisy of bashing people whose ideological beliefs you don't like while staying silent about the beliefs of partyniks that you do like, who in this case are the cheerleaders and perpetrators of this disaster that affects our national security!

If you had bashed BOTH sides, then you would have gotten no
argument from me.

> If we are to defend the hobby we need to watch out for those
who will lead us down the primrose path of pretending to be
our friends and who then betray us.

That's fine. And that includes members of BOTH parties. And then let's be upfront about the real danger that this administration and party, BOTH Republican, pose to all of us that are not "Big Bidness".

BPL is only ONE of many, large business interests that this Administration
panders to "in the name of the people", including, but not limited to
Big Pharma, Big Oil, Steel, Big Farmers, NASCAR, the PGA, and many others.
Try to remember that when you vote on November 2.

We are in better stead to deal with those who directly and
honestly disagree.

Yes, we certainly agree on that.

It is not partisanship, it is wisdom. IMHO, YMMV :-) doc

It IS partisanship when you mention only one side, and you DO NOT mention the side that created the problem and caused the damage!

Bob KQ2M

Robert Shohet wrote:
> It is really APPALLING that you can take an issue like this, that
> affects ALL of us, and use it as an flimsy excuse to slam Democrats!
>>The FCC Democrats are posturing like Kerry, big words but zero
>>action -- they could have made a big noise and have demanded
>>real protections *prior* to approval but are trying to benefit
>>from the appearance of caring about Hams as they gave the
>>industry what it wanted.

-- Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e West Central Florida 100% Linux. Suse 9.1 Drake, Hallicrafters, Heathkit, TenTec, Yaesu Radio Life: Linux-Incompatible hardware is defective! USA Pres. Election 2004:


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