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The Guns of November
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Number 591, October 11, 2010
"Privacy is ultimately about liberty while
surveillance is always about control"

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Sculpture By Maurizio Cattelan in front of the Milan Stock Market
Found at BBC News Europe

L. Neil Smith personally recommends Climate Depot
as the best general source of infomation on the subject.



Professor Hal Lewis, distinguished physicist at the University of California writes an illuminating article:

Hal Lewis: My Resignation From The American Physical Society
It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford's book organizes the facts very well.) I don't believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

So what has the APS, as an organization, done in the face of this challenge? It has accepted the corruption as the norm, and gone along with it.

And please do read this:

GNU Telephony Statement on new Internet Surveillance Laws
"Privacy is ultimately about liberty while surveillance is always about control"

L. Neil Smith's complete novel Ceres is now on the web at [this link]

Mr. Smith's work is featured on "The Heart of the Matter" website at www.matterheart.com

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Letters to the Editor
from Michael Smith (a.k.a. Bill Koehler), Paul Bonneau, Crazy Al, L. Neil Smith, and A.X. Perez

The Guns of November
by L. Neil Smith
Life in America these days is like swimming through an ocean of sewage, and the most horrifying thing about it is that we're used to it. If our species manages somehow to survive this bizarre period of history and looks backward on it, say, from five hundred years in the future, the characteristics that will distinguish our culture far more than anything else are the constantly shifting foundation of outright falsehoods on which it rests uneasily, and the continuous outpouring of baldfaced lies that comprise practically every public utterance by politicians, the "news" media, and even what represents itself as entertainment.

The Importance of Principle—Why it's Necessary to Retain the Moral High Ground
by Cathy L.Z. Smith
Here's a snippet of an argument that's currently raging on a decidedly non-libertarian forum where intellectual property rights is a very hot topic....

Hypothesis: Many Americans Have Withdrawn
by Jim Davidson
For about two years, I have been promoting the idea that the path forward is agorism. Samuel Edward Konkin III is perhaps the most noteworthy proponent of this ideology, although Murray Rothbard, Henry David Thoreau, Etienne de la Boetie, and Laozi are among the many other notables who have written in favour of this idea.

The Real Problem with Drugs
by Bob Wallace
The real problem with drugs is not Mexicans supplying drugs, no matter how vicious and murderous the drug cartels are. When there is a demand, there is always going to be a supply. It's an economic law, and no one can stop it.

Wistful Thoughts of What Might Have Been
or, Brian Wilson and Secession

by Russell D. Longcore
The United States of America has been arguably the most important and influential nation to ever exist on Planet Earth. Other empires have come and gone on the world's stage. But the USA has affected more human beings than any other empire in history.

What Is to Be Done With the Statists?—Part 3
by Paul Bonneau
This is a follow-up to my earlier articles, "What Is to Be Done With the Statists?" and "What Is to Be Done With the Statists?—part 2". One question that came up about this idea, was, "How do we maintain anarchist communities, and keep them anarchist?" It is a valid question, worth some more exploration, for these reasons....

Hell to Pay
by Jim Davidson
Well, the futures markets showed stocks broadly lower this morning. Japan's market is lower. Some of the red ink has washed into Europe, which has many markets lower. The FTSE MIB seems to be getting slaughtered, and the DAX, CAC and several others are down substantially.

The Pathetic 'Pledge With America'
by Ann Morgan
This supposed 'Pledge' is meaningless, because despite it's 21 page length, it is actually LESS, not MORE binding, than the oath taken by most government officials upon assuming office. That oath, which most of them promptly ignore, requires them to 'uphold' the Constitution. I regard the word 'uphold' in this usage to be an active verb, requiring them to actively OBEY the constitution.

A Gun for Buffalo
by L. Neil Smith
That's it: I have made up my mind. In November of next year (provided that there _is_ a next year), I'm going to hunt and kill a buffalo. I know where I'm going to do it (in Wyoming), I know how much it will cost (much less than I thought), and I've always wanted to do it.

Atlantea The Beautiful No. 97
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 97 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 Last
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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


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

A Brilliant Idea

Another Goddamned Idea

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