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On The Occasion of Libertopia 2010
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L. Neil Smith's
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Number 592, October 17, 2010
"Taxation is theft.
Taxation is slavery.
And taxation is the fuel of war."

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Cover for the new edition of Pallas
by L. Neil Smith
Release date Nov. 10, published by Phoenix Pick
We will have a link to Amazon.com as soon as they list it

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



The "Pay The Author" system we've been using—GunPal.com a.k.a. GPal.com—seems to be having a problem of some sort. What sort is not clear, but many people are having trouble getting cash out of the system. Me included. So until the problem gets fixed or we get a really good explanation about why it is taking so long to process things, we have decided to discontinue the GunPal.com links. We hope it all gets fixed or clarified or whatever it needs, but until then, we retire to the sidelines.

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 Anon, Paul Bonneau, Rex "Baloo" May, A.X. Perez, and E.J. Totty

On The Occasion of Libertopia 2010
by L. Neil Smith
Ladies and gentlemen, fellow children of the American Revolution, I regret not being with you on this occasion, but there is important business—historically important business—that needs to be discussed. Once again we find ourselves standing at the brink. In just a few more days, our neighbors will choose—for themselves, and, to an unfortunate degree, for us—whether they want to live brave and free or would rather cower with the boot-heel of collectivism on their necks.

Learning from the Insane
by Bob Wallace
"Great men are almost always bad men," wrote Lord Acton. From their badness you can learn much about the flaws inherent in the mass of people. Disease is as instructive as health, since it tells people to flee the former and seek the latter. Unfortunately, when it comes to politics, many people can't tell the difference between the two, and in fact see disease as health, unholiness as holiness, war as peace, ignorance as strength.

Israel and Secession
by Russell D. Longcore
Does the Nation of Israel Have a Right To Exist? The nation of Israel seems to be in the news on a nearly daily basis. And if Israel itself is not garnering headlines, supporters of Israel take up the slack. By writing this article, I am not taking any position on Israel's actions. I am not taking a position on Israel's politics. No position from me on Israel's interaction with its neighbors. What I want to get you to consider is whether Israel has the right to exist as a sovereign nation... or if ANY nation has a right to exist.

Rip-Off by the Federal Reserve
by Jim Carter
The Federal Reserve uses euphemistic smoke and mirrors to obscure their operations. With full knowledge the following is not the way the Fed/government describes the system, allow me to offer a different analysis of their mathematical operation.

Salt on the Ruins
A Chapter from the Forthcoming Where We Stand

by L. Neil Smith
They were right—although I had to see it for myself before I fully grasped the magnitude of the phenomenon—children are learning machines, more or less in the same sense that sharks are eating machines. The only phenomenon more astonishing than that is the way the public school system manages to kick, stomp, and crush a child's inherent curiosity and love of learning, often destroying it altogether by the third or fourth grade. Yes, children are learning machines. The fact that government schools have managed to condition them against learning is an astonishing—if wholly negative—feat, achieved at the unspeakable cost of countless hundreds of billions of dollars.

Very Disappointing
by Jim Davidson
Several years ago, I agreed to provide some writing for an outfit called "Strike the Root" which was pretending to be against government oppression, tyranny, and the violence of the state. The name of the site comes from a quote from Henry David Thoreau about how for all the thousands hacking at the branches of evil there is only one striking at the root. It has one of those Biblical sounds, reminiscent of Jesus talking about taking out the corrupt tree both root and branch. You could probably look it up.

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

Phoenix Pick Edition
Paperback, 378 Pages
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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


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

A Brilliant Idea

Another Goddamned Idea

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