Facing 2010
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Number 551, January 3, 2010
"Perpetual tea parties for perpetual peace—and freedom."

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We have information about Michael Badnarik's illness and a way to contact him as our first Letter to the Editor this issue.

And here we are in 2010. I remember when I was a teenager reading a list of coming solar eclipses or something. The list extended to about 2010. I thought "Gee, I'll be old in 2010." Bingo.

We add a new feature this issue: Classified Ads. Yes, back in TLE's early days we carried 'em, and now we're going to try carrying 'em again. They will appear between the Main page (the one you're reading now) and the Letters to the Editor page.

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Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith, Dick Boddie, Gary Franchi, Kathryn A. Graham, Pat Taylor, A.X. Perez, "RDB", Dennis Lee Wilson, Jim Davidson, Curt Howland, and Dave Earnest

Facing 2010
by L. Neil Smith
For years there have been rumors on the Internet (sometimes accompanied by photographs) about "relocation camps" being prepared here in America, ostensibly to help deal with large-scale emergencies like Hurricane Katrina, but actually for the purpose of dealing with dissenters.

A Horror Story from England
by "Musket Mike" of Montana
Here in the States we have our own horror stories about issues surrounding police abuses of power but every once in a while we hear a horror story from England that is enough to send shivers down the spine. At 2.15 pm on 5/20/09 the author of the Expedient Homemade Firearms books, Philip A.Luty was arrested at gunpoint by the British "North East Counter Terrorism Unit" (NECTU). Philip is the well known author of Expedient Homemade Firearms -- The 9mm machine gun.

Holidays With The Heimatsicherheitsministerium
by Francis A Ney, Jr.
The Department of Homeland Security is trying very hard to live up to their German antecedents. Too bad they suck at it.

Americans Withdraw
by Jim Davidson
A few days ago, I got involved in a discussion with Jim Quinn of theburningplatform.com who seemed to want me to read an essay he wrote on gradual changes in governmental madness. I wrote back to say that I don't think gradualism has a chance. In fact, I don't think it deserves a chance at this point. It has, after all, been the political gradualism of groups like the Libertarian party that have failed decade after decade.

"To Throw Off Such Government"
by Russell D. Longcore
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security." -- Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, 1776. Jefferson wrote that the People had a duty to "throw off" a despotic government. "Throw off."

Five Minutes after the Rapture
by Bob Wallace
Ralph: Dum de dum dum, dum de dum dum. Sam: Hey Ralph, look at all this stuff lying all over the sidewalk.

The Cure?!
by Paul Bonneau
One can always tell a Believer in the Government Religion: the first thing he does is advocate a government "solution" to a problem. It's even more evident when that problem is caused by government itself. Only a True Believer could believe the cause can be the cure.

Atlantea The Beautiful
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 57 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
Phoenix Pick Edition
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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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