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.

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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.

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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: February 26, 2011

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

A COUPLE OF INSANELY OBSESSED would-be jammers made obscene catcalls and played noises during the Liberty Net this week, but even the lowest-power and furthest check-ins were able to overcome them and communicate an amazing array of ideas and new information to the other net participants.

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Here are just a few of the subjects discussed and debated this week on amateur radio’s longest-running and best discussion net:

• Was the killing of four White Americans — three of whom were amateur radio operators — by savage Somali pirates revenge for the recent sentencing of another Somali pirate? It is reported that some 30 ships and about 600 captives are still being held by these pirates. (15 minutes)

• Why does Obama meet with lobbyists in a small complex just off the White House grounds? Simple: If he met with them on White House grounds, the lobbyists would have to sign Secret Service logs, which are required to be released to the public. (20 minutes)

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Liberty Net: February 19, 2011

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

GOOD PROPAGATION REUNITED with 75 meters like two long-separated lovers this week (let’s hear it for sunspots!), and signals were loud and clear for the Liberty Net. Only the regrettable DRM interference from the BBC necessitated a frequency change during the net’s entire five-hour-plus run.

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Here’s my summary of a small sample of the ideas put forth this time on amateur radio’s historic Liberty Net:

• It may be due to less than idealistic reasons (like partisan squabbling and the budget crunch), but one hopeful sign these days is that funding for Obama’s unconstitutional “czars” has been cut off. (2 minutes)

• Why did the unions and the government both agree to public employee pension plans that were absolutely unsustainable during periods of low interest rates? Were they sold a bill of goods by crooked bankers? (34 minutes)

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