Liberty Net: August 16, 2014

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by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

WE ARE saddened to hear of the lung-cancer-related death of long-time Liberty Net participant Mike DeWoody, ex-N3GVA, in Maryland this week. (Mike, left, is shown in a 2010 photo above with WB4AIO.)

Mike was known for his calm on-the-air demeanor and brilliant wit during some of the most intense jamming and other attacks on the Net that took place in the 1990s and early 2000s. He was a peaceful, sensitive, and deeply intellectual man who could make a powerful and moving statement with just a few quiet words. He would often surprise you with the utter reasonableness and philosophical validity with which he presented radical and paradigm-shifting ideas. Mike turned in his license to the FCC in protest against the Washington regime’s intrusive, tyrannical, and anti-American behavior.

Years ago, Mike had a near-death experience which made him confident that death was not the end, and he faced his final hours with peace, with his long-time girlfriend and life partner Quincy by his side. Wherever you are, Mike, hail and farewell until we meet again.

Listen: Liberty Net 8/16

Here is a selection of the ideas debated during this week’s Liberty Net:

• The protests and looting in Ferguson, Missouri are partly an expression of outrage against the killing of a Black man by a White policeman — but the deaths of the over 500 Blacks killed in Chicago, almost entirely by other Blacks — including 52 in a single weekend — pass with very little notice. (17 minutes)

• A new app called SketchFactor crowdsources crime and violence reports to help travellers avoid dangerous areas. Naturally, it’s been called “racist” since almost all “sketchy” areas are populated by Blacks and Mestizos. A Washington, DC television station sent a crew into a “sketchy” neighborhood to interview residents about how they felt about the designation — and the TV crew’s van promptly had its lock popped and expensive equipment was stolen. (18 minutes)

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A Tribute to Harvey Heinz, W8MPB

A scan of Harvey's signature from one of his many "care packages"

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THANKS to Mike, ex-N3GVA, some precious audio files were recently rescued, and we once again have access to the recordings of W8MPB, Harvey Heinz, made during his final days with us in March, 1999. We also get to hear KE2LO, W9OAG, N8ECR and other voices which we sorely miss on 3950 these days.

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