[time-nuts] Clearest article yet on LightSquared's threat to GPS
xformer at citynet.net
Sat Jun 4 20:16:09 EDT 2011
In my humble 46 years on this planet, I've witnessed the FCC make some of
the dumbest decisions that have ever been made, and this under both
political parties rule. It has to be that the heads of the government
departments are either utter morons, (and chose for this reason), or are
corrupted after they take on the post. With the deep pockets of large
business, and monopolies in the case of the FCC, along with crooked
lobbyists, whom most used to be government officials at one point, it's a
wonder that the air waves aren't in worse shape than they are.
The problem we really have, are stupid and naive congressman, who have no
knowledge on a subject such as this, pushing things through congress, for a
favor to a political donor, and then when it falls apart at the seams,
they'll try to lay blame for the failure on everyone, or everything, but
the right one. In this case, it seems that the FCC listened to a bunch of
hog wash, without doing any sort of correct testing beforehand, and now
that it's after the fact, have been caught with their pants down about
their ankles. Now, it's up to who has the deepest pockets, and the most
political pull, in who gets what privileges within the band in concern. Of
course, that may have been how they wanted it to play out to start with,
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On 6/4/2011 at 6:35 PM J. L. Trantham wrote:
>Am I mistaken or wasn't this supposed to be the most open administration
>From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
>Behalf Of Will Matney
>Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2011 6:25 PM
>To: time-nuts at febo.com
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Clearest article yet on LightSquared's threat to
>After reading this, and especially the part at the end, John Deere fears
>that politics, government officials, along with certain deep pockets
>greasing the wheels, will over rule common sense. I'm like Deere, in that
>would want any and all talks open to the public, and open to the current L
>band, and GPS businesses. If any discussions are held closed-door, you can
>bet your bottom dollar what's fixing to happen, and it isn't pretty.
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>On 6/4/2011 at 9:35 AM Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
>>Many unanswered questions about how LightSquared got the FCC to do an end
>run around established rulemaking procedures on such an important issue.
>Woodward and Bernstein, where are you already?
>>Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R caf at omen.com www.omen.com
>>Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
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