Liberty Net: February 12, 2011

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

A CORONAL MASS EJECTION event almost blanked the 75 meter band this week — many signals were more than 50 dB down from normal strength — but the check-ins to the Liberty Net, and exciting ideas and debate, continued at an energetic pace nevertheless.

Listen: Liberty Net 2/12

Here’s a brief summary of some of the ideas put forth this time on amateur radio’s most impressive discussion net:

• In a recent marketing campaign, J.P. Morgan has been practically begging its customers to let it hold their physical gold. What Morgan isn’t telling them is that the firm is often shorting gold on the market and “borrowing” its customers’ assets (without compensation) when they must cover, to avoid driving up the price. All of this is directly contrary to their customers’ interests and constitutes fraud. (36 minutes)

• Is race-mixing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas going to get in trouble over the “financial disclosure” laws of the very establishment he has supported his entire professional life? (44 minutes)

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Liberty Net: February 5, 2011

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

ON SATURDAY NIGHT the ionosphere went almost into shutdown mode, with all signals weak and short-skip signals almost nonexistent except for a fluttery backscatter — but that didn’t stop a flood of new stations from checking into America’s longest-running amateur radio discussion net, the Liberty Net. That just goes to show that even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, well-engineered home HF radio setups can still communicate on a continental scale.

Listen: Liberty Net 2/5

Here are some of the subjects that participants discussed this week:

• This week, a Florida judge ruled that “Obamacare,” with its unprecedented compulsory purchase requirements, is unconstitutional — a decision also reached recently in Virginia. (22 minutes)

• A sitting governor of North Dakota was removed from office when it was found that he did not meet constitutional eligibility requirements, so there is a precedent for removing Obama under similar circumstances. (24 minutes)

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