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"Baghdad Bob Found a Job"
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(Thanks to Marc Brands Liberty for pointing us to this.)

THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 264, March 21, 2004

"Mind Your Own Damned Business"


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Letters to the Editor
Letters from L. Neil Smith, e.j.totty, and Bob Tipton:
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Story of the Year
by L. Neil Smith
In the March, 2004 issue of Discover magazine (the cover's mostly blue, with silvery methane bubbles, illustrating a fairly idiotic piece claiming that the sky is falling -- again -- only from the bottom up) there's a letter from one Robert Magill, of Sarasota, Florida, complaining that what may prove to be the most important science story of the past century was shoved out of the magazine's Top 100 2003 by articles about things like gigantic prehistoric guinea pigs.
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Law Versus Reality, Part III
by William Stone, III
It's not often I'm called a communist. "Right-wing," "fascist," and "pacifist" are insults I'm more familiar with — though how someone could regard a gun-toting individualist as any of these is a mystery to me.
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How Do We Win The War On Terror?
by Ron Beatty
Ladies and gentlemen, our government is spending billions of dollars, trampling on our constitutional rights, and generally thrashing around like a wounded sloth in it's efforts to fight terrorism. Just like the war on drugs, this is a totally unwinnable conflict, IF you conduct your campaign the way the government is now. On our present course, our government is not only alienating long term allies, but creating NEW enemies among those who look at the United States as an arrogant occupying power, determined to stamp out the religion of Islam and to rule the world.
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The Kaptain's Log: Mind Your Own Damned Business
by Manuel Miles, aka Kapt Kanada
Just a friendly word of advice to the misgovernment of Canada; take a few notes and learn some lessons from the recent experience of Spain. Of course I refer to the bombing of peaceful Spanish commuters and the subsequent a) lies of the government of Prime Minister Aznar ("It must have been the ETA, so vote for me again!") and b) the ouster of his party in favour of the Socialistas of Mr Zapatero by an electorate which knew a stinking lie when the odour affronted its collective nostrils.
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Three Strikes
by Lady Liberty
This month, a certain industrial business in my town is gearing up to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The celebrations will be subdued, however, because business isn't what it used to be and the company is struggling. Adding insult to injury, many of the company's employees are currently out on strike, and we can expect whatever celebrations there may still be to be marred by protest signs and shouting workers.
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Feminist Confession Reveals Cultural Shift
by Wendy McElroy
The ongoing melodrama surrounding feminist Naomi Wolf clearly shows that a cultural tide has turned. Wolf tried to fall back on Old Reliable a tearful confession of feminist victimhood and encountered skepticism instead of automatic sympathy.
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