Information Net for April 8

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[NOTE: This article has been proven to be untrue. The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action has also issued a statement regarding this rumor. It has been included here for completeness.]

Read by: ED KE4JWS

Honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans (credit: Fort Rucker)

I had to spent 10 days in the hospital for what should have been an overnight stay. I had a home nurse visits for two weeks and was asked if I had guns in the house. I respond that if I did I would not tell them. So the below has some merit. FYI, I am passing this along.

There are comments from two other people I have also been asked if we keep guns in the house. The nurse just kinda slipped it in along with all the other regular questions. I told her I refused to answer because it was against the law to ask. Everyone, whether you have guns or not, should give a neutral answer so they have no idea who does and who doesn’t.

My doctor asked me if I had guns in my house and also if any were loaded. I, of course, answered yes to both questions Then he asked why I kept a loaded gun close to my bed. I answered that my son, who is a certified gun instructor and also works for Homeland Security, advised me that an unloaded, locked up gun is no protection against criminal attack. The Government now requires these questions be asked of people on Medicare, and probably everyone else.


Just passing this along for your information: I had to visit a doctor other than my regular doctor when my doctor was on vacation.. One of the questions on the form I had to fill out was:
Do you have any guns in your house? My answer was None of your business!! So it is out there!

It is either an insurance issue or government intervention. Either way, it is out there and the second the government gets into your medical records (as they want to under Obamacare) it will become a major issue.

Please pass this on to all the other retired guys and gun owners…Thanks.

From a Vietnam Vet and retired Police Officer:

I had a doctor’s appointment at the local VA clinic yesterday and found out something very interesting that I would like to pass along.

While going through triage before seeing the doctor, I was asked at the end of the exam, three questions:

  1. Did I feel stressed?
  2. Did I feel threatened?
  3. Did I feel like doing harm to someone?


The nurse then informed me that if I had answered yes to any of the questions I would have lost my concealed carry permit as it would have gone into my medical records and the VA would have reported it to Homeland Security.

Looks like they are going after the vets first. Other gun people like retired law enforcement will probably be next. Then when they go after the civilians, what argument will they have?

Be forewarned and be aware. The Obama administration has gone on record as considering veterans and gun owners potential terrorists. Whether you are a gun owner, veteran or not, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED !

If you know veterans and gun owners, please pass this on to them Be very cautious about what you say and to whom. They are coming for us, so unless you’re an ostrich, do not stick your head in the sand………
[I do not know who wrote this or how true it is, this is for your general knowledge. A friend sent it to me in a(sic) E-MAIL….George KC4TMV]

Amateur Radio at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention


The ARRL will be promoting Amateur Radio at the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) — NAB Show — scheduled for April 6-11 in at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Members of the Las Vegas Radio Amateurs Club (LVRAC) will staff the ARRL booth at NAB, providing attendees with information about Amateur Radio. The booth also serves as a meeting place for radio amateurs attending the convention where they can talk with local leaders, as well as ARRL Pacific Division Director Bob Vallio, W6RGG. Arrangements for the ARRL booth are being provided by NAB Science & Technology Vice President John Marino, KR1O.

“We encourage all radio amateurs who will be attending NAB Show to bring a handheld transceiver, as they may use the 146.940 MHz repeater located in the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino,” said LVRAC President Jerry Sobel, K0MBB. “Several people at the booth usually monitor this machine for ‘talk-in,’ providing directions to exhibits and general information.”


LVRAC will also host a special monthly meeting and program on April 9 at a local restaurant. “NAB hams are invited to come by and visit,” Sobel said. “Please RSVP at the ARRL booth, as space might be limited. Depending on availability, LVRAC members will be providing transportation.” Directions to the restaurant are available on the LVRAC website.

The convention will also feature a special Amateur Radio “drop-in” session — hosted by Bob Heil, K9EID – from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, April 10 at the LVH Hotel in Las Vegas. This will be the eighth year that Heil has hosted this event, which draws hundreds of hams.

2013 World Amateur Radio Day — April 18 — Celebrates 100 Years of Disaster Communications


This year marks the 88th anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). To mark this occasion, the IARU and its more than 160 Member Societies will celebrate World Amateur Radio Day on April 18. For many years, the IARU Administrative Council has declared a theme for each World Amateur Radio Day. The theme for 2013 is Amateur Radio: Entering Its Second Century of Disaster Communications.

Honoring the Theme of Disaster Communications
The theme commemorates the first known use of Amateur Radio in a disaster situation: Herbert V. Akerberg — a 15-year-old from Hilltop, Ohio — is believed to be the first person to use Amateur Radio to call for help during a disaster. In late March 1913, the Scioto River in downtown Columbus, Ohio flooded its banks, killing more than 100 people. According to a November 2012 article in The Columbus Dispatch, Akerberg used his home radio transmitter to send SOS calls via Morse code for nearly 72 hours.

According to the Dispatch, Akerburg’s services were “highly commended by the city authorities, and his achievement widely heralded over the country as a new contribution to the comparatively new science of radio.” Herbert Akerberg passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 6, 1964.

Fiction: Caffeine Is Addictive


Even though we may feel like we can’t live without caffeine, it’s not an actual addiction. Some people may experience mild symptoms, like headache, for a few days after giving up caffeine, but that doesn’t happen to everyone. “From my perspective, just because you have symptoms that occur when you take a substance away does not mean you are addicted,” says Herbert Muncie, Jr., M.D., professor of family medicine at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. “Stopping caffeine doesn’t lead to aberrant social behaviors that negatively impact your job and family life, like those that occur with other substance abuse issues such as alcohol or cocaine.”

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