Liberty Net: June 4, 2011

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE LIBERTY NET RECEIVED a double whammy of very long propagation and high lightning static this week, but that didn’t dampen the intensity of the conversation and debate — though it did point up the desirability of full legal power and high, efficient antenna systems.

Listen: Liberty Net 6/4

Here’s just a tiny sample of the ideas debated this week on amateur radio’s historic and longest-running — since 1974 — discussion net:

• Water parks, restaurants, beaches, and entire sections of cities have had to be shut down so far this Spring because of destructive — and even murderous — Black “flash mobs,” allegedly facilitated by social networking sites. One wonders to what extent the Internet aspect of the problem is exaggerated in order to justify surveillance and censorship of all of us, when the problem is really biological in nature. White flash mobs are totally different, for example, involving such things as calm, tender dancing at the Jefferson Memorial and singing songs from the Sound of Music at railway stations. (15 minutes)

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