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Greetings from 6,000-feet. That's the approximate altitude of where I sit. The air is thinner up here. We're so much closer to the sun. I can't hardly breathe! But things could be worse. Yep. Probably will be before we know it, too. Ah well.

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from Bill St. Clair, Jim Davidson, A.X. Perez, Kent McManigal, Donald Meinshausen, Lehr Duquesne, and Rachel H.

Letters From Laura
by L. Neil Smith
From time to time, I experience a desire to share with my loyal readers a few of the many bounties that writing for a living affords me. A few years back, I was accused by a self-made hillbilly of owning a "thousand dollar kill-suit", and I still haven't fathomed that one completely.

Leaders? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Leaders!
by A.X. Perez
More and more, Barack Obama is giving the appearance of being a mediocre President. This has its advantages and disadvantages.

Atlanta: A City Under Siege?
by Russell D. Longcore
The Atlanta metro area suffered a siege led by a guy named Sherman back in the mid-'60s. That's 1860s. This time the "siege" is a massive new crime wave. Back then, the criminals all wore blue uniforms. Today, you're more likely to see criminals in oversized T-shirts, pants down below their butt crack, and baseball caps on askew.

The Tyranny of Democracy
by Sean Gangol
Whenever I hear someone call America a democracy, I inform that person that we are actually living in a republic. I usually get a blank stare in return. Sometimes that person will ask what the difference is between a republic and a democracy. I explain that a republic is an indirect form of democracy where elective representatives vote on certain legislation. Most of the time I get another blank stare, but there are occasions where that person asks "why aren't we a direct democracy, where everybody in the United States gets a vote?'' These questions make me feel like I was the only one who paid attention in social studies. For starters, America is too massive to include everybody in the legislative process. There are towns that practice direct democracy, but they usually take place in areas with small populations. We also have to make sure that our rights are never compromised by the majority. To paraphrase Mel Gibson's character in the Patriot, "An elected legislator can trample on a man's rights just easy as any king."

Government Protections
by Rob Sandwell
Almost without fail, when the discussion about free markets begins someone brings up the example of WalMart as a justification for the need for central authority. WalMart practices unfair business practices. WalMart exploits Chinese child labor. WalMart puts smaller operations out of business. WalMart treats their employees unfairly. And we need a powerful state to protect us from these problems.

Music of Freedom Series (Part 1)
by Andrew G. Eggleston Sr.
Welcome to what I am calling the Music of Freedom Series. Each week I will present for your consideration the lyrics to songs that may or may not have been missed by some of you good people of these United States of America. Each song in this series will be focused in some way on our Rights as individuals. I hope you like it.

Training Days
by A.X. Perez
Just as Lucy was disappointed when she found out Snoopy moved his lips when he read, so did my beloved Petie disappoint me in the first few months after we adopted her. I caught her training the family.

Sustaining The Unsustainable: Mantra For Government Madness
by Russell D. Longcore
I first saw this term used by writer James H. Kuntzler. It could be the rallying cry of all of the USA. Think about our federal government and our economy, which has been regulated nearly to death by our federal government over the last 100 years:

Atlantea The Beautiful
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 36 of a weekly cartoon series.

Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
UN Agenda 21
Planning for Your future, serf!

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The Venus Belt

by L. Neil Smith
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The Crystal Empire
by L. Neil Smith
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Tom Paine Maru

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The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton
The Last
of Klepton

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Roswell, Texas

by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Colored by Jen Zach
Published by Bighead Press, 2008

The Probability Broach:
The Graphic Novel

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


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