Potential AMRAD member fails clip lead test

Philip Miller Tate Philmt59 at aol.com
Thu Sep 6 08:32:59 CDT 2007

Dear Frank

Currently, at least in the UK (and I'm sure Brian will testify to  
this), it is not sufficient simply to welcome all potential members,  
but 'positive' discrimination and active recruiting of minority group  
members may be a legal requirement. However, as a qualified physical  
chemist, I am willing to accept that it may be both unreasonable and  
unsuccessful to attempt to extract a subscription from a member who  
has achieved thermodynamic equilibrium. Achieving ambient temperature  
is an acceptable test of this state, irrespective of any resistive  
heating attained en route.

It is sad to recognize that several individuals, usually housewives,  
in the UK die each year when attempting to use faulty washing  
machines that are leaking water onto a wet floor, when the user is  
barefoot. I mean, several. Having said that, it's high time we took  
steps to reduce our mains supplies to 120V - a lot safer.


Phil M1GWZ

On 6 Sep 2007, at 13:10, Frank Gentges wrote:

> Phil and André,
> AMRAD is open to one and all but the BACT is a self-selection process.
> If one fails the test, he/she assumes room temperature and is  
> incapable
> of submitting an application.  By failure, the individual has also
> defined his/her self as not worthy of AMRAD membership and thus  
> does not
> soil the reputation of AMRAD members.
> Also, gay amputees are most welcome but we do not practice affirmative
> actions to solicit their membership.  In fact, I do not remember  
> having
> ever met one.  If they are in the closet, do they count?
> Frank

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