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Number 818, April 19, 2015
The difference between libertarianism and every other
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question "Who owns your life?" Everything else flows
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The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
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Letters to the Editor
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Glimpses of Ares
by L. Neil Smith
In these two excerpts from Ares, 20-something William "Billy" Ngu, the oldest of Emerson Ngu's eight children, plans a mission from Pallas to Mars to aid the East America/United Nations colonists sent there and abandoned by their socialist governments. On Mars, he will also meet Marine Lieutenant Julie Segovia, the love of his life ... but that's another story.
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Alongside Night: A Movie Review
by Sean Gangol
After nearly a year of hearing about the adaptation of one of my favorite novels, Alongside Night, I was finally able to see it courtesy of J. Neil Shulman. Unlike other so-called Libertarian critics (yes I'm looking at you, Davi Barker), I have to say that I was quite impressed with the production values considering the limited budget that the movie was made under.
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What Our Enemies Want
by A.X. Perez
Recently David Codrea has published a series of articles regarding an alleged (term used to avoid lawsuits) between the NRA, Congress, and the BATFE regarding the definition of usable for sporting use, the classification of certain shotgun lie weapons (pistol grip only weapons over 26" long with a barrel less than 18") , and a ban on importing tracers.
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Necessity is the Plea
by Jeff Fullerton
You have long heard that Necessity is the Mother of invention. You are about to learn; if you did not already know—that Necessity has another child. It's name is Tyranny.
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Dan and Pete: The Wrong Fifteen Minutes
by L. Neil Smith
I just spent an hour this morning, listening to a pair of radio talk show hosts arguing with each other. It was one of the most interesting—and revealing—hours of talk radio I've ever listened to. At issue was a decision by authorities in Colorado Springs, traditionally a conservative town, to try to reduce prostitution in their neck of the woods by exposing and humiliating "johns" on TV. Colorado Springs is also a thoroughly military town, and I would guess the "johns" in question are predominantly working class. We were left to wonder, what about the much richer "johns" who run, say, Denver?
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Neale's Weekly (and very late) Gun Rant For 4-19-2015 (and the preceding weeks)
by Neale Osborn
I'm going to start this off with Mama Liberty. But first, an apology. For those who've cared enough to ask, Pop is now in Hospice care, and I've been traveling the 600 mile round trip twice a week to help care for him, PLUS working like a dog trying to get the farm up after a brutal winter (Where the HELL is that "Global Warming" we've been promised? I keep farting and driving my truck, yet the winters are getting COLDER!!!!) and these little missives have fallen to the wayside. Needless to say, I have not devoted the time I normally do to this one. SO please take what you get, and send a few kind thoughts to Pop for an easy transition. MOST of what is going to be here comes from my two stalwart helpers, Gunny Gene, and TJ Mason. Thanks, guys. Now, to Mama....
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 324
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Today is the birthday of William Shakespeare, and also the aniversary of The Shot Heard Around the World.

In this issue, our Publisher gives us another preview/ excerpt from his novel Ares upon which he is working hard these days.

A word or two from Sarah Hoyt about trying to hide "unacceptable" thought from The Gatekeepers of Science Fiction Publishing:

I just knew the game was rigged. As for awards—well, the mainstream ones, like Hugo and Nebula—it wasn't just as Dave Freer put it that the same names kept coming up over and over again. No. Older friends in the field told me that if I wanted awards I had to make friends with the right people and log roll.

Well, I was never good at that sort of thing. Part of me wants to win awards and be recognized, yes, but I want to do it by knowing I deserve it, not because I kissed the right... er... hand. And the closest I've come to campaigning for one is "you could consider voting for x". I mean, even AFGM which I think is my best book, I could look at it and go "there's better stuff out there. I can give you some titles." I wouldn't have been able to live with the knowledge I'd taken an award someone might deserve more. Even though I knew people were doing just that.

So, I kept going. Recently someone at a conference referred me to the young hopefuls as someone to ask about the field and said "You want to listen to her. She's an old pro. She's been through the mill. She knows what's what."

And it startled me, but it's true too. Dave Freer says we have that thousand yard stare, that battle fatigue of working and working and seeing no result, but being unable to give up.

The unable to give up is important.

from "If This Goes On" by Sarah Hoyt

Now that we have self-publishing and 'net-publishing those former "gatekeepers" are out of control, and not liking it one little bit. Poor babies!

Oh, yes, if you haven't been following it, here is a good introduction to puppygate

And reader Jim Woosley suggests this:

A Thousand Ways to Die
by Alan Caruba
The politicization of "climate change," a planetary phenomenon that goes back about a billion or so years ago when the Earth took on its present atmosphere and weather patterns, tells you everything you need to know about the White House and those who think they can tell outrageous lies to Americans, knowing at least half of them will believe those lives.
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