John Teller jsteller at
Sat Nov 24 13:11:24 CST 2012

I'm not responding to the Mike's opinion on the dismantling of Loran, 
which I completely agree was boneheaded.  But instead to the fixation of 
said action to a single individual, which I feel transforms it from a 
legitimate complaint into mere finger-pointing.  And I believe there is 
more than enough of that going around these days!

Besides, who knows what sorts of political horse-trading went on, in 
which cross-hairs the program was in or even why it wasn't defended by 
those who stand to loose the most from its dismantling.  These kinds of 
decisions are never as simple as they appear at first glance.


On 11/24/2012 01:18 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> John Teller <jsteller at> writes:
>> Mike,
>> Can we all agree to dispense with anti-[your most hated political
>> figure] screeds on this list?  There's enough of that going on
>> everywhere else.
>> Thanks.
>> ---JST
> Heya John,
> Maybe you're responding to a different email than the one I read?  The
> roots of the problem that Mike is griping about go back almost a
> quarter century and have nothing to do with any particular individual
> or administration.
> The only way out of the woods is to get the lawyers out of the
> Commission and go back to having the decision processes driven by
> engineers (and physicists) rather than deal-men.
> I do not hold out much hope for this happening.
> Meanwhile, I hope your next flight lands OK rather than being the
> victim of a teenager's YouTube download.
> -r

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