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Wiring Error

See if you can spot it:

FCC new seal

FCC new seal

Somehow I missed this one when it first circulated last July. I think I was out on the lake fishing or something.  I suppose a bunch of lawyers would not know the different between a correctly wired antenna and an incorrectly wired one.

Another one:

Department of Jammed Gears

Department of Jammed Gears

If only these were some sort of clever fake, a spoof or something like that.  But no, this is the real deal.  The Department of Innovation’s best work is a logo of jammed gears.  I wonder how much that cost.


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...radio was discovered, and not invented, and that these frequencies and principles were always in existence long before man was aware of them. Therefore, no one owns them. They are there as free as sunlight, which is a higher frequency form of the same energy.
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