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HOA's Take Aim at Our Hobby!

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  1. N2SR

    N2SR Ham Member QRZ Page

    No NASA. The moon landings were illegal. No ISS. No Mars rovers, no Horizons spacecraft.

    Also no motorized vehicles, since they cannot be regulated.
  2. K4KWH

    K4KWH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I still got a couple AND a BD77. One of the DM35's still is "new" having never been operated. I bought it at a hamfest nigh 40 years ago. It was always good to have a spare:cool:. One of these days. ( and you know how that goes), I'm gonna make up a replica HF transmitter with a modern transceiver. This is for my '51 Jeep. It'll be a regular ham HF rig IC 706 maybe), but I'll come off the keying circuit to the dynamotor which I'll install just for history's sake. The dyno won't actually DO anything, it'll just start and run (CLACK! RRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrr):p while the mike is keyed. I've still got a couple of Ford starter solenoids to start it with;) Just like the old days. Since the Jeep is painted USAF blue with decals, it adds a little realism. I'll take an ammo box and mount the radio inside on the fender near the antenna. Just a fun project......some day.
  3. K4KWH

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    I had a cousin who lived in LA. He told me a lot of people (including him) established a "residence" in Nevada complete with a street address and a PO box because licensing and insurance in Cali was astronomical. If anyone in Nevada questioned it, he was a "traveling salesman" home on weekends. If he was questioned in Cali, he was "visiting friends". Don't ask me how he got away with it. :confused: But he DID, until he retired and returned to NC.

    BTW, this thread reminds me how lucky I am NOT to have to put up with an HOA. This day, a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, I am in the back yard doing fall clean up. This is "freebie" week when the city picks up stuff they wouldn't normally pick up. So I'm separating out trash, plastics, cans, "junk", metal. Part will go to the city dump, the rest goes to the scrap metal yard. Right now I've got stuff scattered out, pulled out of the garage, all over back here. If I had an HOA, I'd bet there'd be some little snot comin' over here to lecture about how I couldn't have this mess in the back yard. But I have no such thing, all is quiet as I work, and it'll be all cleaned up this evening. Some up at the street for pick up, the rest in my pickup truck for hauling away Monday.;) Now was "break time" and time for "tea". Time to get back at it!!!!;)
  4. WB2WIK

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    I think some people still do that, but it might be more difficult today to get away with it for long. The law stipulates you must register your vehicle here within 10 days I think it is after moving here. Maybe it's 30 days, I didn't look it up -- but it's not long.
  5. WB2WIK

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    The Constitution was a brilliant document in 1789 and the Bill of Rights seemed appropriate in 1791.

    Unfortunately, it provides the mechanism for changing it, which is close to impossible, which is why it hasn't been changed much.

    It needs a lot of change. That it includes a separate branch of government just to interpret it is very telling.

    I think the Founding Fathers had a great sense of humor.
  6. K0MHP

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    i suggest the reading ARTICLE ONE.... SEE enumeration of Congress (the House). and make a note that "congress" did not and does not have the power to create its own MAXIMUM enumeration for the House to a FIXED number when it does not match the requirement set in the Constitution... see Art1 Clause 3,

    bottom line... when the enumeration of the House became less than the Constitutional design in Art. One.... everything became moot. Quote: THE NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIVES SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE FOR EVERY THIRTY THOUSAND... each state shall have at least one.

    435 may have been correct in 1910 or so when the number was set to 435, but not now....

    TRY this.... divide the US population by 30,000 and you get a number much greater than 435. so it is still "taxation without representation." BETTER YET take the US population and divide it by 435... AND see how UNDER REPRESENTED YOU ARE CONSTITUTIONALLY
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  7. N1EN

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    Honestly, I think the independent judiciary and the high hurdle imposed for change are two of the Constitution's stronger points.

    But I tend to be skeptical of the random whims of the rabble, and those who cater to them.

    While I wouldn't disagree that the Constitution needs updating, I'd be concerned about how much bigger a mess delegates to a Constitutional convention would make of it.
  8. N1EN

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    You might want to reread that.

    The maximum number of representatives is one for every 30,000 (or about 10,700 at current population).

    The Constitution prescribes no minimum number (aside from one per state).
  9. WB2WIK

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    What we'd need are delegates who are not politicians. I'd disqualify anyone who holds an elected office.:p
  10. N1EN

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    Considering the voters are the ones sending those politicians to office...I'm not sure I'd trust the voters to pick delegates.
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