From what I've heard, Senator Enzi was one of several who requested to have an
observer there during these "tests". So did Aerotech, TRA/NAR, etc. All such
requests were turned down, citing "national security".
I want to FOIA the video of the test where they burned up the rental truck.
SOme day, their incompetence and stupidity will be front page news, and
they'll be run outr of DC with their heads still up their a$$e$.
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"
>>> To reply, remove the TRABoD!
"October 21, 2003 - ARSA received this update from Senator Mike Enzi's
office. 'We thought you would be interested in this letter Sen. Mike
Enzi sent to Attorney General Ashcroft yesterday, Oct. 16, 2003. Sen.
Enzi continues to pursue passage of his hobby rocket legislation. The
ATF and Justice Department have warned against Sen. Enzi's legislation
saying it could be dangerous. Enzi disagrees and is asking if there is
any real justification to support nay sayers claims.'"
Senator Enzi's letter follows at that URL
Bob Kaplow wrote:
>>Sounds like a copp out to me.
> Especially when they turn down a senator, and blow off a letter he wrote
> requesting information 2 months ago.
> Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L TRA # "Impeach the TRA BoD"
> >>> To reply, remove the TRABoD!
> Save Model Rocketry from the HSA!
blow off? How do you know the BATFE "blew off" his letter? I've seen or
heard nothing that indicates that....have you considered that the BATFE Utah
"test" was a direct result of the Enzi letter? I have...
"What is the scientific and/or technical basis for ATF's assertion that
hobby rocket motors "could potentially be adaptable by terrorists for use in
surface-to-air missiles capable of intercepting commercial and military
planes at cruise altitude and for use in "light anti-tank" weapons capable
of hitting targets from a range of nearly five miles." Please provide any
documentation on which such concerns are based, as well information on all
known examples of such activity."
seems to me the reason they purchased all those rocket engines was for these
tests was because of the above request by Sen. Enzi....... They obviously do
not/did not have any data to back up their initial false claims so they
decided to go out and try and prove them....
luckily they almost burned themselves up.......and these are our protection
against terrorists, right?
The "tewwowists" are the red herring to justify the NAZI state.
Show me your papers! In every local burg!
"Yes, this means that once again, Jerry Irvine is correct: yellow glue
is just as strong (or maybe stronger) than epoxy for paper and wood."
- Bob Kaplow
"I find it very interesting to see the virtual lack of common sense,
technical expertise, and political consciousness in some of the
responses to your postings. Sometimes I wonder what the use would be in
responding. Seems some of these folks are not just in left field but
are in the street outside the stadium as well. Keep it up."
"Perhaps Bob Kaplow is just interested in preventing an organization
that can't seem to follow its own rules, or make those rules known even
to members who have agreed to uphold them, from destroying High Power
Rocketery as we know it by bringing the regulators at the FAA and BATF
down on our heads like a carload of manure."
- Donald Qualls
"GOVERNMENT IS COERCION. Allow one group to use government to advance
an agenda, no matter how well intentioned, and everyone else will want
to use its force for their own ends." Harry Browne for President in
kaplow firstname.lastname@example.org.TRABoD (Bob Kaplow) wrote in
Right! Nothing they're doing involves any technology not well documented
or readily available, so the "national security" cover is clearly bogus.
Indeed, we could have told them what was likely to happen....
In a recent U.S. News and World Report article concerning the new
secretiveness in the current administration (which started the
afternoon of W's inauguration--before 9/11) there is rampant and
unjustified use of citing "national security" to avoid divulging even
innocent information to the public. The Freedom of Information Act is
being enormously curtailed so don't count on getting the straight
scoop on anything any more.
Scott McCrate NAR 71680