[islandlabs] Tuesday SI-SIG; Wednesday Island Labs; Thursday Nassau ARES

Ephraim Hernandez ejhern at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 20:52:46 EDT 2016

Meh... it was open dialog about anything and everything and spured
discussions about government and it's ability to science.... the mechanics
of ArmorLite tools among other things...

and as we were limited to mostly non-internet access it was a good change
in dynamics. Bent the brain muscle in a different direction for a minute.

We did steer away from polarizing issues... mostly I thought.

I have no issue with discussing anything. I did learn several things and
changed my bias on at least one object of discussion... applying facts and
science to common day myths.

K.I.S.S. comes to mind.

Definitely no formal or informal endorsement of any particular party even
if we are all of like mind...

There will be times that policies should be discussed as they address the
world we live in.
I.e. global warming, ... spins into alternate energy which spins into
energy storage which spins into power grid problems and solutions which is
all maker appropriate to me....
On Jun 24, 2016 8:07 PM, "Chris Knadle <Chris.Knadle at coredump.us> via
List" <list at lists.islandlabs.org> wrote:

> R.J. Petrillo:
> > I disagree about the politics.
> >
> > I think we should keep it to a minimum, implemented in similar manner in
> > which we are "safe search off" yanno? Not the sort of thing you want to
> > advertise. In this charged climate we can turn off a lot of people one
> way
> > or another depending on the issue, and we want to be inclusive.
> >
> > Additionally - there is a much bigger issue at hand here leading my
> thought
> > process - As a charitable organization we need to follow explicit and
> > strict rules regarding politics. We cannot, nor can we appear to,
> endorse,
> > condone, or provide support for publicly any individual party or
> candidate.
> >
> > Even the firearm and 2A related organizations I'm part of refrain from
> any
> > political discussions outside of directly related to the issue
> (firearms).
> > No talk about borders, abortion, taxes, etc....
> >
> >
> > Just my $0.02
> Well, if I take what is said above and apply it to an Island Labs
> meeting, then it seems to be "political discussion = interruption".
> All I'm saying is that if we're going to talk politics then I'd like
> there to be action to go with it, otherwise it's "just talk".  If we
> don't talk politics, then I'm okay with that too.  However I'll also say
> that I'm /not/ in favor of avoiding political discussion or action
> "simply as a matter of policy" -- and the irony is that the idea of not
> allowing political discussion is "to be inclusive".  Hmm.  :-/  That
> argument doesn't smell right to me.
> I'd understand these statements better if you had an objection about the
> political discussion Wednesday night and had voiced it.  Is it that you
> didn't think of it at the time?
>    -- Chris
> --
> Chris Knadle
> Chris.Knadle at coredump.us
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