Lady Cindy and the Giant Pig
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Number 421, June 10, 2007
"Truth gets slaughtered, over and over again, every day."

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by Scott Bieser

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I was reading here and there this week, and came across this quote:

Most editors are desperate for anything of value to print. Each and every issue, forever and ever, they have this gaping maw to shovel articles into.
—Don Lancaster
The Incredible Secret Money Machine

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Letters to the Editor
from Scott Bieser of Big Head Press, and Albert Perez

Lady Cindy and the Giant Pig
by L. Neil Smith
ONCE UPON A TIME, in the most Enchanted Kingdom in the history of the Whole Wide World, there dwelt a woman, a young warrior, and a giant wild pig.

Scary Things
by James Glaser
I just got home from the Future of Freedom Foundation's conference on "Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy & Civil Liberties." I was looking over my notes, and one thing that really jumped out at me was the pessimism with which almost every speaker held for the future of our country.

The Government That Cried Wolf
by Darian Worden
Once again the government and media have done their best to exaggerate a threat to our safety. The hysteria over the alleged plot to attack Kennedy International Airport brings to mind Mencken's observation that "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

Two Al Qaeda Youths Arrested in Terror Plot
by Bob Wallace
Authorities today said they had arrested two young members of Al Qaeda who had been planning what they claimed was "the worst terror plot we have ever encountered."

Fixing the Presidential Debates
by Jonathan David Morris
I found myself watching another Democratic presidential debate the other day. I'm honestly not sure why I keep subjecting myself to these things.

Immigration Control is UN-Constitutional!
A review of U.S. Constitution & immigration history

by Dennis Lee Wilson
In my article "Ask the Right Question, an interview with a Neo-LINO", I made the case for immigration control being immoral and UN-libertarian. I neglected to make the point that it is also UN-Constitutional. During recent on-line discussions with a Neo-LINO, it became apparent to me that many people are unaware of the actual history of immigration in this country and are either unaware of or deliberately ignoring the fact that the Constitution does NOT AUTHORIZE the U.S. government to control immigration. Even Dr. NO, the "Constitutional" Congressman and Presidential Candidate, Ron Paul misses this point. He recently said "Immigration reform should start with improving our border protection". What happened to his oft repeated position that Congress should obey the Constitution?

Why libertarianism fails (so far)
by Jim Davidson
Adam Knott has written a very interesting essay on the subject of libertarianism. My friends at the International Society for Individual Liberty have posted a copy. Among other things, Mr. Knott details: "THREE REASONS LIBERTARIANISM FAILS"

The Probability Broach:
The Graphic Novel

by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by Bighead Press, 2004

Forge of the Elders: Okay, Here's the Deal

A Brilliant Idea

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