The ONLY problem with this forum is the couple of people who think they cannot be faulted. Why should I agree with or approve of something you post here, when I dont? That does not make you wrong, but I dont think anyone else here agrees with everything you say. Different personalities here from condesending to almost sub-serviant seem to show up now and then. The former being more prevalent.
Satisified? I dont know what else to say.
73, Gene AF3Y
I have never made a remark that I am always right and nobody can disagree with me. I have no idea where you are getting that from. Many often disagree with what I write and I have no problem with that.
The other day when you didn't like being criticized for using the LoTW help desk I wrote LoTW makes a lot of money and it's not our fault if the ARRL runs LoTW with a skeleton crew. I wrote that if Gene needs to call for help he should be able to do so. I also wrote that since you are probably the elder statesman of the forum you should be treated with the respect that accords. If anybody could be accused of being subservient some may think I have been too subservient to you. Go reread the messages if you didn't see them the first time.
About six months ago you made it very clear you don't have any use for nets when I wrote WA2YUN/KH9 was active in the ANZA Net from Wake island. I got your big speech about how a net contact isn't a real contact, etc.. The other day when I mentioned I had received LoTW credit for that QSO you started all over again with a bunch of silly faces and you voiced your displeasure at nets again.
I don't have to use nets to work DX but once in awhile I check into the ANZA Net because I like the guys on the net and working that part of the globe. At 318 countries worked chances are remote I will work a new one in the ANZA Net but I happened to be on the ANZA Net the night Wake Island was there so I worked him. I already had Wake confirmed so it wasn't a new one. My question to you is why do you give a damn if somebody else works a station in a net? If you don't ike nets don't use them, but if they make some hams happy by working stations they would not ordinarily be able to work I don't think it's for me or you to tell them they shouldn't use a net. They are not illegal.
Today, I posted a headline I read on the Drudge Report. Here are your comments:DRUDGE REPORT? You actually read that ultra far right wing stuff? Not QUITE as bad as Hannity, Coulter and the fat junkie, Limbaugh or the crazy guy..... whats his name? Beck.......
Before you yell, I dont like the FAR LEFT either.... MOST, if not all of these ENTERTAINERS, not newsmen, spout their filth ONLY because IT PAYS THEM WELL...........
That's called ridicule, Gene, so who is trying to force one's views on others?
I get it, you don't like right wing conservatives but nobody questioned the accuracy of that headline. Last month Americans saw their biggest one month drop in income in 20 years. That story is a fact. It doesn't matter if it was reported by Matt Drudge or MSNBC.
If you don't like Drudge, Coulter, or Rush Limbaugh, change the dial but don't tell me what I should not read or watch. I already wrote that I read multiple news outlets a day both from liberal and conservative sources. You do yourself a big disservice by blocking out the side of the debate you disagree with. Sometimes the liberals are right and sometimes the conservatives are right. And, in case you aren't aware of it, all those political commentators are entertainers and are strictly in it for the money. That goes for Katie Couric, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, and it even went for the almighty Walter Cronkite.
Finally, I don't have a deep personal interest in your life story but your story about becoming a liberal at age 65 didn't make any sense when I read it and it turns out my suspicions were right because you now say you became MORE
liberal at age 65 than when your were in the ASA. You were never a conservative who changed stripes at age 65, you were always a liberal. Only you know why you pretended to have a conversion at age 65.