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Re: Breaker, breaker, on mine, clear the pine

Patrick Chase
Just a few nits to pick...

> He is talking about the lay of the land before the good work was done on
> breakers, and some of what he says is dead on."

The only reason the lay of the land was that way is because people like Larry shouted down everybody with a dissenting opinion. I've looked through plenty of threads from back then, and it wasn't pretty.

> Now Larry didn't take the Enlightenment all that well as I recall. But I think
> some of that could be attributed to the overselling it was presented with,
> which in turn was understandable given that the main exponents seemed to
> lack background on some of the issues they dragged in. Some of the critics
> also, it turned out...

The main exponent of the double iron back then was Warren. I don't think that you can fairly say that he "lack[ed] background" or dragged in extraneous issues. He has his limitations as a conversational partner (for example a tendency to make everything personal), but background/knowledge and relevance are very much his strengths.

Of course it doesn't surprise me that folks' memories are unclear, because for the most part they were too busy foaming at the mouth about their own misbegotten opinions to actually hear anything. That was certainly the case for Larry, who did not exactly cover himself in glory.

> It is really a lot simpler than most people let on. North of 90 percent of planes
> don't need breakers,

Really? I could have sworn that I've seen a lot more people than that would suggest complaining about "tearout" or theorizing about how to prevent it...

> and where breakers aren't needed they are a pain and hold you back.

Nonsense. You just set the breaker back from the edge a bit more. That's all there is to it. If you feel they're holding you back then you're doing it wrong.

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