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Number 788, September 14, 2014
Maybe it started with The Wizard of Oz,
but it's gotten completely out of hand.

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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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Silent Coins
by Tyrone Johnson
By now, unless you have been very carefully avoiding all contact with advanced technology and other people, you have probably heard about bitcoin. In 2008, bitcoin was first described by Satoshi Nakamoto in a paper published on The Cryptography Mailing List. In 2009, the open source software Bitcoin Core was introduced by the same party. It is an interesting side note that nobody really knows who Satoshi is, whether the name is a pseudonym, or even whether Satoshi is a single individual.
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Appropriate Response
by A.X. Perez
Here is the latest understanding I've been able to gain of the danger of a ISIS terrorist raid in El Paso out of Juarez, based on local radio broadcast and tracking down info from local law enforcement (or at least Feds in local area):
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No Cigar
by L. Reichard White
Maybe it started with The Wizard of Oz, but it's gotten completely out of hand. First there was al-Qaeda ("The Base"), apparently a name invented by the U.S. Justice Department to link a series of attacks to Osama bin Laden. But this newest ISIS franchise, conveniently billed as "too violent for al-Qaeda," has taken off and its popularity makes "Breaking Bad" look like a Jr. High School class play. In rural Wyoming.
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Neale's Ultra-Big Double Gun Rant for 9-7-2014 & 9-14-2014
by Neale Osborn
Before we begin, I must extend my apologies to those who enjoy these rants—my internet took a walk without me on Thursday, and didn't return 'til Monday. Soooo, no rant last week. I do NOT apologize to the frothers who hoped I was dead, or forgot how to write, or had just quit doing the rants. Tough cookies, deal with the disappointment.
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 294
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 294 of a weekly cartoon series.
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Heinlein was a Fascist? No:

What is it that causes the critics to react with such burning, eye-squinting, tooth-clenching loathing?

I can only speculate. I provoked a similar reaction once from the Loathers, and their grasp of the facts was just as, ah, optional when it came to the criticisms leveled against me as against Mr. Heinlein. Without dwelling on the details in my case, let me just say that I eventually figured out that what my critics were complaining about was not their real complaint. You see, I come from a dimension, called reality, where words mean what they mean and words are used to convey information from one mind to another. The Loathers, as best I can tell, come from a different and horrible alien dimension where words mean precisely what they do not mean, and words are used as emotional indicators only, leaving the listener with the task of discovering what it is that the irrelevant stream of false-to-facts and logically-disconnected statements actually refer to.

I am exaggerating, but only a little. They are not from another dimension, but the Loathers are from a different moral framework. My moral code says dishonesty is wrong, both in thought and deed, and to be illogical is wrong, both formally and morally. Their moral code says reality is wrong, and that any statements conforming to reality are viciously cruel and unforgivable. They cannot actually come out and say what it is that provokes their tears and their ire, because to do so would be to refer to the thing that they cannot name. So they have to take some other thing, only tangentially related, and complain about that.
—John C. Wright, "Heinlein was a Fascist?"
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