October 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Archives

Categories

Boredom sets in

Apparently, somebody, over the long holiday weekend had a wee bit too much time on their hands. So much so that they decided ripping the doors off of the generator shed at the WGHQ transmitter site was a good idea.  And so they did:

Generator shed doors ajar

Generator shed doors ajar

That, and smash the light fixture.

The good news; thus satisfied with their bit of malfeasance, they left the generator and other contents of the building untouched.  It could have been worse.

Perhaps the site could do with some security cameras?

Generator shed door repaired

Generator shed door repaired

The local carpenter was called and the door frame was replaced.  Truth be told, the wood door frame was a bit past it’s prime anyway.  Once the doors were remounted, I check out the generator and it starts and runs just fine.

Generator

Generator

It’s a cute little thing, 23 KW, 4 cylinder diesel engine.

How stupid do you have to be?

I read through the news coverage of the vandalism at the KRKO transmitter site.  Apparently there is some group of idiots people running around insisting that radio towers are bad for the environment and people’s health.  These are the same ones who have torched SUV’s and burned high end housing developments down.  Naturally, no pollution is released into the environment during these acts, else they would be hypocrites.

They make these claims with no merit or scientific basis, instead relying on base fears to make people go crazy, either temporarily or permanent like.  It is actually a pretty good motivator as both political parties and all sorts of fringe truthier, birthier, and others have discovered.  If enough people insist that it is true, than it must be so.

Unfortunately there is always some idiot around who thinks it is his or her duty to take action, to protect the rest of us from some terrible fate.

In the meantime, some security cameras at the transmitter site might be a good investment.  Chances are, these Earth Liberators that sneak around with bolt cutters and hack saws will likely think twice if there is any chance of themselves going to jail.

By the way, those KRKO towers looked like self supporters which would have been very difficult to get down.  Did they rent that excavator, or was that some construction equipment left unattended?

Axiom


A pessimist sees the glass as half empty. An optimist sees the glass as half full. The engineer sees the glass as twice the size it needs to be.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
~1st amendment to the United States Constitution

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
~Benjamin Franklin

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
~Rudyard Kipling

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes the freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers
~Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, Article 19

...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.
~Alan Weiner

Free counters!