Liberty Net: November 6, 2010

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

SUNSPOTS ARE UP, but our hemisphere gets less and less exposure to them as Winter approaches, making for some strange propagation, with the 75 meter skip going long, then short, and then long again. Some of the stronger Liberty Net regulars were down in strength this week, while a few of the western stations came in much better than usual. The ideas were as varied as the signal strengths, as listeners heard reports from as far afield as Havana and China as well as from a Rand Paul victory celebration in Kentucky.

Listen: 11/6 Liberty Net

Here are a just a few of the topics covered this time on amateur radio’s most consistently intelligent and exciting net:

• One Liberty Net regular visits China often, and operates BY1SK when there, talking mainly to English-speaking Russian amateurs. He says that China has warned American politicians repeatedly about our excessive debt. (1 hour 11 minutes)

• During the Depression, there was deflation, meaning that the value of the cash in your pocket got higher and higher. Today, we have the opposite situation, and it is a misconception to say “prices are rising”: In reality, the value of the dollar is going down. (1 hour 12 minutes)

• When a Liberty Net personality visited Cuba recently — and agreed to make some broadcasts over Radio Havana — he observed that as Cuba moves away from state socialism, the US moves in the opposite direction. (1 hour 16 minutes)

• Why are we still killing people in Afghanistan and Pakistan when no legitimate purpose is served — and there is no way to “win.” (1 hour 27 minutes)

• Investors are fleeing dollar-denominated investments in large numbers, since the banking system (which includes but is not limited to the Fed) has been creating bogus dollars at an ever-increasing rate under the deceptive name of “quantitative easing.” (2 hours 57 minutes)

• One Liberty Net participant gives us a report of his attendance at the Rand Paul victory party, where he was interviewed by National Public Radio and two other broadcast networks. (3 hours 45 minutes)

• It is unconscionable for the regime in Washington to cancel the cost of living adjustment for poor people who have contributed to the fraudulent Social Security system all their lives, while at the same time literally giving endless billions of dollars to the bankers.  (4 hours 10 minutes)

• Approximately 90 per cent. of federal workers receive a pension. But only about 20 per cent. of workers in the private sector receive one, and that number is shrinking. Yet it is the private sector workers who pay for all of these pensions — since government produces no wealth, only expenses. (4 hours 13 minutes)

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Listen: 11/6 Liberty Net