Liberty Net: April 9, 2016

kas_pictureby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO (pictured)

FOR NEW participants, here’s a brief discussion of how to operate on the Liberty Net: Ours is a directed net, meaning that all stations should check in with the Net Control Station (NCS), giving your call sign, name, and location when the net opens. The NCS may say hello, but his main function is just to compile a list of check-ins at this time. He’ll put your call on his list in the order received and, when it’s your turn, you will be called and given an opportunity to make remarks to the net. If the NCS has questions or comments about what you said, he may engage you in some interchanges before he turns it over to the next station on the list. If a lot of stations check in and have long comments, it may take an hour or so for the first round to be completed. Usually late check-ins are called for before the second and third rounds start. Usually, after three rounds or so, the Roundtable Mode is invoked (which starts check-ins anew). The Roundtable Mode is a little less formal: There are more interchanges and, though it starts with a list, eventually stations may start to talk to each other break-in style.

Listen: Liberty Net 4/9

Here’s my selection from among the topics discussed on this week’s net, along with my comments:

• Did you know that George Soros money is being used to hire violent “protestors” to shut down, and create incidents at, Donald Trump rallies? They’re even advertising on Craigslist for ne’er-do-wells to sign up. Shades of the oligarchs’ phony “revolution” in Ukraine. (6 minutes)

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