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Author Topic: U.S. Military still has Morse code training  (Read 2607 times)
K8AXW
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2017, 09:01:47 AM »

SMS:  Thanks for the great video!  I got into a short back and forth with a guy after commenting how stupid it was to see grown men wearing crash helmets while riding a bicycle.......and then threw in the kids for good meausre.

I was reminded of how many kids we now have who aren't dead or brain damaged.  I reflected and mentioned that of the hundreds of kids who rode bikes when I was growing up not ONE ever was killed or suffered brain damage from an accident! 

I can't imagine the future of kids growing up. 
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2017, 10:17:52 AM »

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SMS:  Thanks for the great video!  I got into a short back and forth with a guy after commenting how stupid it was to see grown men wearing crash helmets while riding a bicycle.......and then threw in the kids for good meausre.

I was reminded of how many kids we now have who aren't dead or brain damaged.  I reflected and mentioned that of the hundreds of kids who rode bikes when I was growing up not ONE ever was killed or suffered brain damage from an accident! 

I can't imagine the future of kids growing up. 
Most kids these days ARE brain damaged. Their cell phones, Facebook, damage their brains and emotions, cause psychological disorders, depression.

Here in Australia, people of every age, even in the remotest small towns where the temperature is often 50 degrees C, even on the foot path outside their homes, MUST wear a helmet on a bicycle or they will face a hefty fine from the police. It happened to me, and I thought the Police were joking. They quickly discovered I'd not been in Australia long, and fortunately let me off with a warning. I stopped riding bicycle and got fatter and less healthy and more prone to heart disease, circulation etc etc because I did not want to wear a torture apparatus on my head when cycling.

The only people you see on bicycles now look like aliens AND idiots, wearing luminous yellow ugly outfits to blend in with all the others wearing luminous yellow, including when going into a super market to shop, every second person is wearing fluorescent clothing, steel capped boots, and officials won't even enter your front room without protective gear, nor remove their shoes, in case some boiling water or anvil were to drop off your ceiling onto their toes. Needless to say the majority of children and adults are over weight.

Health and Safety has become the new slogan under which a plethora of rules and regulations ensure that people get sicker and die quicker. Meanwhile at my local medical practice, most of the GPs (doctors) look extremely unwell, are dying from heart attacks themselves (no kidding, a nice one died recently), and one from India who cannot write English properly let alone spell, and must have bought his papers in India and not been tested here, are there to kill yet more patients off.

Coming to VK from Thailand, where the only obese people are a half dozen wealthy inbred elite TV personalities who eat and drink nothing but cake and coke, I found in Australia a great many people SIX times the size of a normal white person and TEN times the size of an adult Thai person or African (bar the Kumasi market women of Ghana who are a healthy double size and thus more desirable to their men there, leaving the skinny ones for the foreigners). They all waddle around pushing walkers, and sit down for a break every few yards. Their weekly waddle consists of a waddle from the car to the super market door, down the aisles, and throwing everything that is cheap into their over sized shopping trollies, without ever checking ingredients. Naturally "Food Health and Safety" does not exist here, as that would entail putting the big companies out of business and into jail.

The poor are by far the worst off: their education, as explained in that video above, ensures that they were not discriminated against if they were both poor and intellectually disabled (polite word for imbeciles or simpletons?) and so I discovered that CHARITIES here that feed the poor, are giving them dried bread, baby biscuits and lime juice that was made in Iran in 1993 with an expiry date of 1995 and when I pointed out that this produce is 24 years old and 22 years passed expiry, I was told "it's been tested (which is a lie) and that "they eat it and come back so it must be OK".

I can assure you that no one in Iran would be eating that even if they were poor, but in Advanced Australia Fair Health And Safety Paradise, it is the norm for the poor who haven't a clue why they are all sick and looking like mutant ninja turtles. I wonder if Iran is also feeding poor Americans with 24 year old foods, and I wonder if Iran actually knows about this. Needless to say it won't only be old Iranian produce, that's likely pure accident. But where is health and safety where it MATTERS?

But fortunately we CW Operators have a big advantage in spite of all this: CW daily keeps the doctor away!
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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2017, 09:32:37 AM »

EEE:  Your reply creates most emotions from hilarity to absolute disgust!  Well written but all in all very sad to read.

My experiences and knowledge of the Aussies are 180 degrees from what you write but then I remember that I have been removed from talking to them, either in person or on the radio for many decades.

I thought the States was in bad shape with obesity, to the point when I go out shopping (a necessity because of my wife's bad health!) I have become obsessed with looking at and watching the over weight people; the amount of people riding the electric carts (because they can't walk 50ft) and the kids walking with their heads down looking at a stinking iPhone!

In the meantime the government is imposing more and more regulations on industry to cut pollution.  This later I am well versed after working in a power plant for 40 years and was actively involved in environmental controls on our equipment.  We just survived the past 8 years of the top environment idiot who crushed the coal industry and a multitude of other things that when are lumped together means squat!

Our doctors are fighting the system but are losing the battle.  They no longer tell obese people to lose weight because as one cardiologist told me, "I'm not wasting my time!"

Great picture, eh?

   
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2017, 02:06:05 AM »

EEE you forgot the ever increasing number of people on brain damaging psych drugs.

And now EU is opening the gates for unlimited use of high fructose corn syrup. The politicians see no problems with that...  Undecided
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2017, 04:19:30 AM »

AGB, AXW and Friends,

It is pretty much a lost cause. I worked for a while in VK in the disability sector, especially intellectual disability. The clients, the intellectually disabled, are some of the nicest people you'll meet. But the government and disability organisations here are on a huge rort.

The government evades all responsibility and thus criticism and sanction, by outsourcing things that you might expect a government to do, and it gives this to its friends in the sub-elite "gate keepers" who set up organisations ostensibly to help the disabled.

Those organisations get funds from the government each year depending on how many clients they have. They then spend that money mostly on nice cars, high salaries, perks, benefits, for the employees, and put the clients on courses that are a waste of time, and/or they are not qualified for, and they get junior employees to do the courses for those clients so as not to lose them and the money.

ONLY those employees who do not say anything is wrong with this, who acquiesce and go along without a hint of anything, remain. ONLY those employees who are completely happy with this (the usual psychopaths) and ensure it all runs smoothly, get promoted.

The cost to society is however large. The clients if they are not on drugs (prescribed) likely just become more demoralised and depressed, but the psychos in these organisations they continue to thrive.

It is the same, I think, for ALL sectors in Australia. Immigration, Employment, Education, Aged Care, it is pretty much a rort everywhere.

There is NO avenue to address these issues, since they all the pigs drink at the same trough. The media no doubt has every night a TV program about this or that rort, injustice, insanity, but none of it ever changes, the elderly continue to be abused, the handicapped continue to be exploited, the good people are refused visas and criminals are allowed in, legally, to join the other pigs at the trough.

I think I have given up on Australia. I imagine it may be similar in other Western countries now. However what worries me, is that those countries that did not want to follow this system, are being forced to follow it. That Australia continues to have a very undeserved reputation internationally even in neighbouring countries, which it has LONG abandoned that reputation, the reality now is awful.

Now the blind are leading the blind, the entire system is headed for the cliff. But that's what psychopaths do at government and power levels in organisations and any place they can get power and control, they consume, deceive, exploit, manipulate, and they have no conscience and no real plan for the future. They squeeze ever tighter as they are never satisfied, their appetites are insatiable.

Around here, Government employees on high salaries driving expensive latest model cars, will ask the elderly, poor and disabled to tighten their belts to pay ever higher fees, taxes and charges, while themselves taking no cuts. If this were a free country, the poor could buy a watermelon, cut it into slices, and sell the slices neatly wrapped on a table on the street, making a nice profit. But they cannot: where is the tax on the 50 cent slice of watermelon profit? Where is the Health and Safety certificate? A fly may land on the watermelon!

I too had a very different vision of Australia, having left it when I was a small boy but returned to find a country that can best be described in its entirety as DELUSIONAL. When SHFT it is not going to be pretty as there are sick people and meth heads everywhere.
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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2017, 05:58:19 AM »


The communists, Leninist, socialists, Marxists and liberals are winning.

The populations are dumbed down, easily controlled.

A Soviet professor said to his class. 'We will offer the West unheard of concessions. When their guard is down, we will crush them.'

We are conceding to the recreational chemicals so indulged by the West. Beer and cigarettes are those as well.

Buh-bye West.

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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2017, 10:17:35 AM »

Hi Kraus,

I don't think that anyone is winning. While it appears there are very FEW sane leaders any more, I think everyone is losing and that all these things and labels have been hijacked, abused and misused. As Radio Amateurs, we SHOULD have a unique chance to bridge the communication gap and help foster peace, friendship and understanding among the world's nations, that was original Amateur Radio ethics.

But now, no one would listen, no one wants to listen, least, those who need to listen most, but are only good at speaking. And radio amateurs aims to go to DPRK are only for creating a massive pile up, not to do what radio amateurs are supposed to do: build bridges of communication. But even if they would or could, there are others who have tried, but world leaders have gone to stone age mentality.

I don't see that West has been crushed by Soviets, communism, socialism or anything other than by the internal psychopaths, the nihilists, and I don't want to upset anyone or put labels so I won't go further by naming them, but let's just say I believe that the road to hell is often paved with good intentions and those who are neo-this or neo-that (neo-con, neo-liberals) are I think the biggest problem.

But I don't blame anyone for having different views, after all, views are usually formed by media, information, experiences, and these differ greatly among us. I am sure most of us want peace and progress, but not the Orwellian type being foisted upon us "Slavery is Freedom, War is Peace and Ignorance is Strength". He was a very far sighted writer, as those slogans have indeed become reality!
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