Liberty Net: February 13, 2016

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THERE IS nothing more meaningful for our future — except perhaps, parenthood — than education; than learning and teaching. And there are few places with greater learning and teaching opportunities on the radio spectrum than amateur radio’s Liberty Net!

Listen: Liberty Net 2/13

Here’s my short summary of and commentary on some of the topics that were brought up this session:

• New EPA dictates that would make it illegal to modify your automobile are 1) ridiculous because the number of people who modify their cars is so small that it is statistically and environmentally insignificant, and 2) onerous in that they would effectively criminalize one of our greatest virtues and strengths — the ability of our people to learn and experiment on their own, and that applies to any field, not just automobiles. (13 minutes)

• Some states and localities have been quietly passing illegal “laws” demanding that all smart phone data be decrypted upon demand by “law enforcement.” Contrary to the beliefs of these criminals posing as legislators, the purpose of the Constitution is not to help the police. Furthermore, the whole pernicious idea that whatever the majority of legislators votes for is automatically valid law needs to be rejected. There is some pushback on the encryption front: A bill in Congress called the “Encrypt Act” would, its sponsors say, protect us from this creeping local decryption-on-demand legislation. (20 minutes)

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Liberty Net: August 23, 2014

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by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

ONE OF THE things that makes the Liberty Net unique is the ability to experience not only the ideas of those who participate, as one might by reading a blog posting or online forum, but also get a feel for the character and feelings of the man or woman who’s speaking by hearing his or her voice when interacting with others. It’s the most immersive social network you’re likely to find — and it’s very educational, too.

Listen: Liberty Net 8/23

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

• The Ivory Coast, along with South Africa, Liberia, Guinea, and other African countries have closed their borders in an effort to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. If they can do it, why can’t we? (14 minutes)

• One of the reasons US police departments are becoming so thuggish and militarized is the police “training” and “cooperation” agreements the Washington regime has signed with Israel, whose treatment of the Palestinians is known for its ferocity and brutality. (24 minutes)

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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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Liberty Net: May 7, 2011

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE LIBERTY NET continued its free speech traditions this week, with ideas and debates sometimes intense — and sometimes worthy of a modern-day School of Athens. If you’d like to join in, get an amateur radio license — they’re easier to obtain than ever before — and add your voice to the check-ins.

Listen: Liberty Net 5/7

Here are just a few examples of what you can hear on this week’s recording:

• Police in some jurisdictions are seizing motorists’ cell telephones during random traffic stops — and inspecting the personal data therein, all without a search warrant. Some freedom-minded citizens are responding by always carrying a throwaway phone that can be given up without giving up privacy. (6 minutes)

The Last Roundup, the radio program of N2SAG, one of the Liberty Net’s leading participants, is now on 5110 kHz every Friday at 9PM Eastern (0100 UTC). (22 minutes)

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Liberty Net: March 12, 2011

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

75 METER CONDITIONS CONTINUED to be excellent for the Liberty Net as Spring approaches, but the band’s crowding — partly caused by DRM interference — required considerable frequency flexibility, and the net found itself on 3993 kHz, which turned out to be a nice clear frequency. Our thanks go out to the 3993 late night operators who courteously allowed the Liberty Net to use their customary spot on the band.

Listen: Liberty Net 3/12

Here’s a small sample of the subjects discussed this time on amateur radio’s most exciting net:

• Will the tsunami-related power plant accidents in Japan be used to kill nuclear energy use in the West? (2 minutes)

• The manager of the nation’s largest bond fund has now dumped all of his holdings of US government bonds. (12 minutes)

• At least 145,000 public school teachers were physically attacked by “minority” students in 2008; over 12 per cent. of all city teachers — and some of these were also raped. Why was none of this mentioned when Obama’s “anti-bullying” campaign was launched with so much fanfare? (21 minutes)

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Liberty Net: March 5, 2011

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

CONDITIONS WERE EXCELLENT for the first March session of the Liberty Net this week, and a wide variety of views were presented, sometimes passionately, on subjects as disparate as the union conflicts in the Midwest and animal rights.

Listen: Liberty Net 3/5

Here’s a sampling of what’s on this week’s recording:

• A sane and representative government would rescind NAFTA and other “free trade” agreements which force our workers to compete with slave-labor Third World peons. Instead, though, such agreements are being aggressively expanded. (48 minutes)

• Why are some jurisdictions outlawing all photography of police activities? What are they trying to hide? Isn’t photography — and the publication of said photography — protected by the First Amendment? (1 hour 45 minutes)

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Liberty Net: October 2, 2010

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

SHORTWAVE RADIO PROPAGATION went very long during this week’s Liberty Net, despite the higher sunspot numbers, but noise was extremely low and almost all stations, even the low power ones, were heard clearly. Remember, if you can’t listen to the Liberty Net on or near 3950 kHz on Saturday nights at 10PM Eastern time, you can listen any time right here on https://3950.net.  You can even download the file for listening on your personal mp3 player.

Listen: 10/2 Liberty Net

Here are a few topics covered this time on amateur radio’s Saturday night institution, the Liberty Net, on the air since 1974:

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