[CQ-Contest] Driving at 4AM

Mike nf4l at nf4l.com
Tue Feb 10 10:23:26 EST 2009

Well said!

73, Mike NF4L

Ron Notarius W3WN wrote:
> "If you are not cheating, I see no reason to get up in arms about it."
> Indeed.  But consider:
> If we are not cheating, but it is implied that we are because of a
> difference of opinion or philosophy... it is the implication, or in some
> cases actual accusations, of cheating that many of us find irritating.
> And since this thread started with a police reference... by the same token,
> I object philosohpically and politically to a police officer asking to
> search my vehicle during a routine traffic stop.  I also object
> philosophically and politically to a mandatory drug test prior to starting
> employment, unless there is a direct correlation to the job (such as running
> heavy machinery, or driving trucks or school buses, etc.)
> That doesn't mean I have anything to hide; I don't, and as a practical
> matter, knowing that I have nothing to worry about, I submit to them (as
> opposed to losing several hours in custody while the police wait for a
> search warrant -- on the grounds that I refused the request as is my
> consitutional right, so I MUST be hiding something; or losing employment and
> thus a paycheck and the ability to pay bills and IRC's).
> Likewise, I continue on philosophical and political grounds to oppose the
> concept of "open logs" as is currently being debated.  That doesn't mean I
> have anything to hide [and if you ask nicely and give me a good reason, I
> might well be open to permitting you to see my log].
> Some of the people in this rather lively discussion fail to see the
> difference.
> 73
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