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Old 12th Jan 2015, 07:55
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BRB Special award.

Whoever he is and whatever does, Mr. Jim McDowell has earned his Choc frogs (yes Sot – plural). His response to the review conducted by the inestimable Rev. Forsyth and Co is not salted with bias or larded with self interest. I would commend it to anyone who seeks a sane, balanced approach to any problem. The submission does not presume or attempt to influence. It is a plain spoken attempt by a honest man to see both sides of the coin and find a solution to a small problem made into a molehill by vested interests.

Jim McDowell. Quotes in no particular order: have a read, five short pages: they are of little importance in the big world; but Golly, for good, solid, common or garden sense, stand unbeaten. I say Bravo and well done Sir; the missive may not move mountains, but I'd bet you sleep with a clear mind and wake the next day ready to calmly face whatever the cards may hold............

"An association, as a sports aviation advocate, is representing the risks of its members whereas the statement above seems to propose that the association is subject to the risk – clearly not so. The association is merely a mechanism for aggregating the risk for the benefit of the regulator (CASA)".
"It is ironic that a government that stands steadfast against compulsory unionism is prepared to implement systems that require compulsory membership of an organisation in order to fly aircraft that CASA does not want to regulate directly, quite often in situations that result in perverse and draconian outcomes."
"It is usually regarded that a person or body to whom parliament delegates its rule making powers cannot delegate those powers unless it is within the terms of that delegation. Further, it is considered that such rulemaking powers should not be delegated to a private body for the reason that such powers may be used in an oppressive or discriminatory manner."
Extra frog for the C.S. Lewis.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
Toot a toot, toot.....

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