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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