And here we are, back again, all rested and refreshed, and in a new
year, numbered 2006.
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you to read", provided for us by Thomas Andrew Olson.
Tom Paine Maru
by L. Neil Smith
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The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel
by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by BigHead Press, 2004
Letters to the Editor
from E.J. Totty and Acoustic Alchemy
Presumed Guilty: Caught in the American Gulag
by Thomas Andrew Olson
In Building D of the Control Detention Facility in Washington, DC, a man
sits alone in a cold, "total segregation" cell. His room has
been categorized as "filthy", with a plain cot, no pillow, and
a single thin blanket. When first placed there he was denied basic
toiletries, clean linens, or even toilet paper itself. The guards
sneeringly suggested he "make a shopping list".
Real Terrorists Rape Consumers
by Jack Duggan
Well, the other boot has finally dropped, and embedded in the rears of
America's working families. We saw it coming; the first thud was a
pro-big-money overhaul of bankruptcy procedures that forces single
mothers and workers unemployed by federal free-trade sellouts to pay off
their debts, even if they can't buy groceries for their children. Debtors
are forced to pay for indoctrination classes, even if they are disabled
or lost their jobs, where they are given a restructuring plan to pay back
debts after being 'allowed' a small amount for monthly living.
2005 Year in Review
What happened on the Underground (NHFree.com) during the last year
by Kat Dillon
The New Hampshire Underground
is a loose organization of freedom fighters composed mainly of
Free State Project members who have
already made the move to NH. There, these members worked with native New
Hampshirites with the encouragement of Freestaters still waiting to make the
big move to NH. It is difficult to describe the incredible synergy from amassing
so many liberty lovers in one area. The individuals who have left
family, friends, jobs to move cross country for freedom have an extra incentive
to get out there and work for liberty in our lifetimes. They feel the need to prove
they weren't crazy to uproot themselves and move to the Frozen Wonderland of
the North. So people who were timid and uninvolved in their previous life seem
to blossom and become involved after the move. When surrounded by people who
think like they do, they are constantly encouraged to try new and greater feats
to promote freedom. Plus, it is just plain fun being surrounded by like-minded people!
A Proposal to TLE Readers
by Ron Beatty
I've been thinking a lot over the last few days, and
I decided to make a proposal to all the people who read TLE.
2005: The Year In Headlines
by Jonathan David Morris
Most journalists like ending the year on a down note
with "factual" retrospectives. As far as I'm
concerned, those journalists are whores. I'm the only
one with the guts to compile the year's best stories
with a reckless disregard for accuracy.
IF I were an Islamic Fundamentalist Extremist
by Mit Etagniw
Some of the public debate on the treatment of
"Islamofacists" by our own "Christofacists" centers on the issue of
fundamentalism relating to the separation of church and state. Recently
there have been social trends that have blurred the fine line that kept
the two separate and complementary. The issues of morality, values, where
they come from and what should they be, have been co-opted by the
fundamentalist religious right flexing their political muscle. The
debates over terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the
death penalty, science and religion, have become increasingly
belligerent by the “Christofacists” who’s ultimatum of,
"You are either with us or against us!" is a cognitive distortion
of reality. "All or nothing" thinking is typical to fundamentalism
where issues are a simplistc, right or wrong, black or white, good
or bad, in or out, faithful or infidel, etcetera. Thus, the people
in between the warring factions lose their humanness in the broad
brush of fundamentalist certainty and become just "collateral damage"
of the pogrom, crusade, or jihad.
Are We Giving Away the Greatest Gift?
by Lady Liberty
I recently sent a congratulatory note to a young woman
about to have a birthday. In part, I wrote, "Never forget we are all born
free. The question is whether or not we can live that way." Freedom is
among certain rights to which we are all entitled, merely by virtue of
being born. Our Founding Fathers codified that notion when they wrote a
list of some of what they called "unalienable rights."
Abolish Anti-Discrimination Laws
by Wendy McElroy
Last week, the California Department of Fair Employment
and Housing filed a lawsuit against the Santa Rosa health club Body Central.
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