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Number 658, February 19, 2012
Freedom, Immortality, and the Stars. For me, that's
what the current rEVOLution is all about.

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The unabridged audio version of my 1983 novel The Nagasaki Vector, brilliantly read by the great libertarian radio host Brian Wilson, is finally available for purchase.

Many feel that this is the funniest book I've written so far—at least intentionally—and features our old friend Win Bear, G. Howell Nahuatl, a sapient coyote, time traveler Bernie Gruenblum, and Georgie, the time machine who loves him.

The price: $12.99.
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I understand that it will soon be available in iTunes, as well.

—L. Neil Smith

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Letters to the Editor
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The Oft-told Lie
by Jim Davidson
Who really runs things? Follow the money. The people who run things evidently get an enormous amount of profit from war industries and prison industries. So they make campaign contributions and pay lobbying fees and, frankly, let's not mince words, bribe politicians and bureau-rats into making more wars, more laws, enforce them more ubiquitously, and put lots of your friends and neighbours in cages.
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Martial Law on Monday
by Michael Bradshaw
Lets start at the beginning, so to speak. After the revolution against England, and a few years of wrangling among the several states (of which there were 13), a gang of statists that today would be called "fascists" (for their desire to have a strong government coupled with old-line businesses -- to rob the populace and prevent competition), hijacked a convention of delegates from the state governments, sent to Philadelphia to amend the Articles of Confederation that bound the states together in a loose union. They redirected the convention to propose the scrapping of the Confederation in favor of a new and different "super-state" to be called "The United States of America" and proposed a constitution to authorize it to exist and give it form.
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New Centre for Old Strategy
by Jim Davidson
Since the writings of Laozi, about 2,400 years ago, many have advocated the strategy of withdrawal. Some of the more prominent doing so were Etienne de la Boetie, Murray Rothbard, and Sam Konkin. What does it mean, "withdrawal." I've written a number of essays going over these issues, such as "Smashing Fail, Withdrawing Epic Win," and "Half Measures Are Full of Fail" which you can find by searching easily enough. The point Laozi made was that some people are always going to gravitate toward the centres of power, seek to have the good things that can be had by becoming a crony to the powerful, and seek to gain more power. So those who want to follow a moral life should withdraw, get away from the cities and the centres of power, he wrote.
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I'm going to take some heat for this....
by Neale Osborn
After a series of e-mails between myself and a good friend, L. Neil Smith (Libertarian, author of "Down With Power" (Non- Fiction), "The Probability Broach", "Pallas", "Ceres", and many other novels), I have come to the conclusion that sometimes I'm just not as Libertarian as some think I should be. Here's the opening salvo-
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Flash Editorials February 18, 2012
by Russell D. Longcore
The Nation: Up until a week ago, the House Republican leadership insisted that if they were going to support the extension of the payroll tax "cut," there had to be spending cuts equal to it. This week, John Boehner and his buds figured out that Obama was going to hang a tax increase around their necks in an election year. So, they folded like a house of cards. This should prove yet again that principle has no chance in the US Capitol. The Republicans know that in order for American wage-earners to keep getting this cut, the Congress will have to borrow more hundreds of billions to pay for it. Neither side will cut spending.
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Wanna Buy a Duck?
by Michael Bradshaw
Re Ann Morgan's article in issue 656: "Reputations, Free Speech, and Assholery", I would like to disagree and engage in heated controversy with her on both her premises and conclusions. However, once again, I cannot. I fail to find a hole in her reasoning. Drat!
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Wealth Redistribution, By Any Other Name, Is Still Slavery
by C. Jeffery Small

Recently, Florida's Republican Representative, Allen West, gave a speech in Congress where he stated: Our party firmly believes in the safety net. We reject the idea of the safety net becoming a hammock. [T]he Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary handouts is in fact the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today, and it does not promote economic freedom.
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 164
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 164 of a weekly cartoon series.
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The unabridged audio version of my 1983 novel The Nagasaki Vector, brilliantly read by the great libertarian radio host Brian Wilson, is finally available for purchase.

Many feel that this is the funniest book I've written so far—at least intentionally—and features our old friend Win Bear, G. Howell Nahuatl, a sapient coyote, time traveler Bernie Gruenblum, and Georgie, the time machine who loves him.

The price: $12.99.

The place: CD Baby.

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—L. Neil Smith


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