[AMRadio] List Misconceptions

BILL GUYGER bguyger at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jul 1 17:06:52 EDT 2009


The Obit is great thanks! Unfortunately, it's too true.

Bill AD5OL

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From: rbethman <rbethman at comcast.net>
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 2:31:19 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] List Misconceptions

Todd did a wonderful job!

The only thing I can throw in is this:

> *An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly 
> rather true*.
> Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who
> has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was,
> since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He
> will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
> - Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
> - Why the early bird gets the worm;
> - Life isn't always fair;
> - and maybe it was my fault.
> Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more
> than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are 
> in charge).
> His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
> overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
> charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended
> from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for
> reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
> Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
> job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly
> children.  It declined even further when schools were required to get
> parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student;
> but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted
> to have an abortion.
> Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses;
> and criminals received better treatment than their victims.  Common
> Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in
> your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
> Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
> realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in
> her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.  Common Sense was
> preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife,
> Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
> He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now,
> Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim
> Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.  If
> you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do
> nothing
Bob - N0DGN

Vic Mukal wrote:
> Indeed, well said, well thought through.  Thanks, Todd!
> Vic WB2STR


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