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RoHS petition

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#42118

RoHS petition | 12 June, 2006

Hi technetters, If you want to help stop this lead-free paranoia sign the petition. Please forward to people that you know would be interested in signing this petition. The more we have the better the chances. http://www.petitiononline.com/RoHSUSA1/petition.html

Patrick

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#42119

RoHS petition | 12 June, 2006

Patrick, are you not from Britain yourself, Chap? I've always thought you were Pro-RoHS!

I plan to sign the petition.

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#42120

RoHS petition | 12 June, 2006

Hi Samir,

I lived and worked in Europe for 38 years, so yes I paid my dues and live in the great US since. The question is not where someone is from as to the fact that the RoHS doesn't make sense and need to be stopped before people get hurt.

"I've always thought you were Pro-RoHS!" very funny Samir.

Thanks for the support but didn't see your name yet!!

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#42127

RoHS petition | 12 June, 2006

Hi,

I think it's easy to be pro RoHS because you have to accept it, and implement it, however it's still nice to complain. I am going to sign!

Grant

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Rob

#42135

RoHS petition | 13 June, 2006

Ok Pat, you've convinced me I give up!

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#42144

RoHS petition | 13 June, 2006

Hey Rob don't give up yet let your voice be heard, the fat lady didn't sing yet!!

Grant, you wrote "I think it's easy to be pro RoHS because you have to accept it, and implement it, however it's still nice to complain."

You don't have to accept anything, certainly not if alternatives to lead in solders are: A) Not proven reliable B) Quality standards are non existing or questionable C) The higher price paid produces no return D) US EPA report states that lead in solders has no negative impact on the environment E) Hi Rel is exempt from the RoHS directive F) Lead free alloys in combination with higher energy requirements will cause more harm to the environment.

Complaining never helps we need to bring facts to the table and the EU commission has said that only environmental facts would be considered in order to grant exemptions, well they are available.

Samir, I need to make a correction to my initial post. I would be for RoHS if the replacement products were proven reliable and better for the environment. Lead-free clearly isn't.

I am personally very disappointed in IPC pushing this political envelope also in my competitors taking advantage of this chaos and go for the economic benefits. Our customer base is still 100% leaded true education as a service. It's not always an easy decision to be a follower or a leader the latter is hard work.

Thank you so much to all of you who signed the petition.

Patrick

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#42145

RoHS petition | 13 June, 2006

Pat, I saw your name on the list twice. What is that all about? If a petition is to be taken seriously, and legitimately, we can't stack it with multiple and/or fake signatures.

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#42146

RoHS petition | 13 June, 2006

Your observation is correct; I will have the first signature removed. (I wasn't happy with the comment) Please guys don't let one mistake take away from the credibility and the need for this petition. The health of our industry depends on this.

I apologize and this WILL be corrected. Patrick

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#42148

RoHS petition | 13 June, 2006

I just found out that no changes can be made to the petition by anyone because of the audit requirements. When time comes to do the adding up duplicates will be removed before submission.

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#42155

RoHS petition | 13 June, 2006

You will have a better chance of finding water on the moon sir.

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