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News & Politics / Sobering; Worth the Read
« Last post by JoJo on June 09, 2019, 07:00:45 PM »
                                                 We know Dick Lamm as Governor of Colorado .. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America's finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Davis Hanson talked about his latest book, 'Mexifornia,' explaining how immigration - both legal and illegal was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.                        Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America.                        The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said, 'If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that 'An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.''                        'Here is how they do it,' Lamm said:                        'First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country... History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: 'The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.' Canada , Belgium , Malaysia , and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy , if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, Corsicans and Muslims.'                        Lamm went on:                        'Second, to destroy America, invent 'multiculturalism' and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal; that there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.                        'Third, we could make the United States an 'Hispanic Quebec' without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: 'The apparent success of our own multi-ethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricy and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.' Lamm said, 'I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.'                        'Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.                        'My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of 'Victimology...' I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority.'                        'My sixth plan for America's downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other - that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precept. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshiped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. 'E. Pluribus Unum' -- From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the 'pluribus' instead of the 'Unum,' we will 'Balkanize' America as surely as Kosovo.'                        'Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits. Make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of 'diversity.' I would find a word similar to 'heretic' in the 16th century - that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like 'racist' or 'xenophobe' halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established multi-cultum, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of 'Victimology,' I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America , it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.'                        In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed. Finally he said, 'Lastly, I would censor Victor Davis Hanson's book 'Mexifornia.' His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don't read that book.'                        There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate 'diversity.' American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America Take note of California and other states. To date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell's book '1984..' In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: 'War is peace,' 'Freedom is slavery,' and 'Ignorance is strength..'                        Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don't get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path, especially The American Dream.                        If you care for and love our country as I do, take the time to pass this on just as I did for you.
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Radio / Re: PACE for Sunday June, 9 2019 Net at 1700 hrs.
« Last post by Jackalope on June 09, 2019, 05:29:05 PM »
    On 40 meters I could sometimes hear N4L-- , and I didn't hear Johny at all.  On 75 meters I could hear Johny loud and clear.  I could hear PK at times, but he was right at the noise level.  I adjusted both filters and the pre-amp in an effort to get a solid copy.  Rig here is an Icom IC-9100 with a 75 meter dipole.
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Radio / Re: PACE for Sunday June, 9 2019 Net at 1700 hrs.
« Last post by Double D on June 09, 2019, 04:27:57 PM »
After a few minutes I was able to hear JohnyMac on 7293 call for check ins. The noise was S7-S8 and periodically Jmac would be audible above that. I could not hear NC Scout due to his proximity to me. He is usually inside my skip zone for that time of day on that freq. I gave my report and then lost JMac's signal after that. I did not get the signal to move to 80m but I should have anticipated that anyway.
   As usual we learn things during these nets that we can improve. I would like to get to the point I can anticipate the working frequency when QRM is high. That probably comes from experience operating together and an SOP.
   I was using 60W on a Yaesu 857d using a Chameleon Hybrid Micro Wire antenna. I played around with the filters but was worried I would filter out the weak signal I did get. Due to the noise level standard phaseology and repetition would be helpful real world. My voice reports need to be more concise and formatted, perhaps using AMRRON standard reports.
   
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Radio / Re: PACE for Sunday June, 9 2019 Net at 1700 hrs.
« Last post by JohnyMac on June 09, 2019, 03:43:20 PM »
Great net tonight and I wish to thank all that participated.

40-meters was best as I suspected for the folks south of the MD-Line. We had two participants NC Scout and DD or as I call him D2. We had to move from the primary up the frequency a bit thanks to a Radio Free ENTER COUNTRY HERE on AM that was spilling over on the original channel of 7.287 Mhz. I think we ended on 7.293 Mhz. 

Then we moved to 75/80-meter alternate and we had two more folks that joined. Jackalope and PK from Unchainedpreppers. PK was in Northern VA. while jackalope was in NE NY. We had a good but short QSO and I closed the net when PK started to go into the weeds.

I would like to thank all that participated in these evening's net. A short AAR from all of you would be GREAT. Remember, even if propagation is poor at the moment, what you learn from trying to connect with these nets is invaluable. 

73 and God Bless,
JohnyMac
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Health / Re: Ebola? Yeps, It's Still Around . . .
« Last post by patriotman on June 09, 2019, 03:24:43 PM »
Oh trust me Erick I keep your words in the back of my head when I read these things. Still interesting to read though
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General Off Topic / Re: In Case You Are Wondering About The 13 Folds
« Last post by patriotman on June 09, 2019, 03:22:32 PM »
Ah gotcha. What a cool addition!
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Radio / Re: PACE for Sunday June, 9 2019 Net at 1700 hrs.
« Last post by pkveazey on June 09, 2019, 03:21:49 PM »
I'm listening at 3.962 and I hear a couple of weak stations. I'll try to jump in.
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Radio / Re: PACE for Sunday June, 9 2019 Net at 1700 hrs.
« Last post by JohnyMac on June 09, 2019, 03:14:37 PM »
moved to alterante 3.962
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Radio / Re: PACE for Sunday June, 9 2019 Net at 1700 hrs.
« Last post by Jackalope on June 09, 2019, 03:08:17 PM »
   I'm hearing a N4 station here, but that's it.
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Radio / Re: PACE for Sunday June, 9 2019 Net at 1700 hrs.
« Last post by bennington.camper on June 09, 2019, 03:00:12 PM »
Solid noise here
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