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Number 654, January 22, 2012
"Violence Solves a Lot"

Down With Power!
Down With Power
by L. Neil Smith
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EDITORIAL MATTERS:

Richard Bartucci has pointed out a very important article "Regulatory Czar wants to use copyright protection mechanisms to shut down rumors and conspiracy theories" by Alec Rawls

They really do hate our Internet Freedom in the halls of power. Take a look:

As Congress considers vastly expanding the power of copyright holders to shut down fair use of their intellectual property, this is a good time to remember the other activities that Obama's "regulatory czar" Cass Sunstein wants to shut down using the tools of copyright protection. For a couple of years now, Sunstein has been advocating that the "notice and take down" model from copyright law should be used against rumors and conspiracy theories, "to achieve the optimal chilling effect."

...Cass Sunstein may be the most illiberal man ever to present himself as a liberal. He also holds the most powerful regulatory position in existence, overseeing every federal regulation. For a sample of his handiwork, realize that he oversaw the EPA's recently issued transport and MACT rules, which will shut down 8% of current U.S. electricity generation.

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Letters to the Editor
from Jonathan David Morris. Richard Colwell, L. Neil Smith
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Chapter 27: "Nightcrawlers"
An Excerpt from Blade of p'Na

Forthcoming, by L. Neil Smith
Early the next morning, Eichra Oren and I were awakened by someone parked in our driveway, insistently and incessantly sounding their veek's klaxon. On a shelf, my sympathetic sponge (not the same as a singing sponge), one of the stranger features offered up by nautiloid civilization, was still the same as I had been last night, road-weary, cranky and tired, but within a few minutes the sponge was my old self again.
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Libertarian Law: Competence and the Common Defense
by DataPacRat
A literalist interpretation of the Zero-Aggression Principle can imply that pushing someone out of the way of a falling piano involves the initiation of force against them, and is thus immoral—a result which goes so far out of common sense and empathy that it can be used by anti-libertarians to disparage the ZAP. The trouble with trying to refute this idea is that it's actually true—pushing someone against their will is an initiation of force against them.
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Violence Solves a Lot
by Kirby Ferris
One of the more insidiously deceptive lines of the socialist-liberal agenda is the banal phrase: "Violence doesn't solve anything." How much retrospection is required to understand that Hitler wasn't stopped by peace marches, negotiations, or "conflict resolution" sessions? It is a horrible, disgusting task, but evil acts, whatever shape they take, must eventually be countered by a superior, violent force.
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Open Letter to FedGoons
by The Old Lady Out West
Surveillance might not work out quite as intended here in the rural West. The other day I went to town and saw a big, black (clean) SUV at the only signal light in town. It had quite a few stubby radio antennas and smoky glass windows (illegal for the rest of us), so I wasn't surprised to see two young men in it with hard looking faces.
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Online Censorship: Uncensored
by Jonathan David Morris
Yesterday morning I posted a column called "An Article in Protest of Internet Censorship." It took about three seconds for the average reader to realize the article was blank, and about seven more seconds of scrolling up and down on the page to realize they weren't imagining it. The blankness of this column, of course, was no accident. It was the point. That was my protest.
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Diplomatic Carry
The Second Second Amendment

by Alan Korwin
Officials travel armed. When a contingent of our officials visits any other country, they bring armed personnel in classic right-to-bear-arms manner. Life is dangerous and the ability to protect yourself is a reasonable and prudent thing, a fundamental human right of existence, a moral imperative. So they go armed. It's only rational. Hillary and similar bring along enough firepower that if some of their group go one way while some head off in another, they're both covered.
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 160
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 160 of a weekly cartoon series.
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