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Number 756, February 2, 2014
"EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN CITIZEN HAS THE
RIGHT TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON"


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The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 5 parts.
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Letters to the Editor
from 899. L. Neil Smith, and A.X. Perez
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The Newt and the Toad
by L. Neil Smith
My wife and daughter brought home a movie this week, The Fifth Estate, a "docudramatic" account, starring Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock fame, of the various and nefarious goings and doings of Julian Assange, one of the top three "whistle-blowers" on the planet today. Or perhaps four: my wife has become a big fan of Glenn Greenwald.
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A Political Economics Essay in Sixteen Tweets
by Terence James Mason
Sixteen tweets by @OneAmericanVoic, Thursday January 23, 2014, beginning 0830 ET (in chronological order): When people sit idle, wealth cannot be generated, only consumed. This is the fallacy of socialism....
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Judgment Play: A Spoof for All and None
by Gnat Bloominthrall
A long time ago in a location far, far away, I wrote a little book entitled Judgment Play: My Years With Ayn Rynd. Judgment Play had been conceived in response to Nathaniel Branden's 1989 memoir Judgment Day: My Years With Ayn Rand. Branden's compelling blend of pomposity, indelicacy, and bitter swipes at former associates seemed ripe for parody.
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Libertarian Success versus the Academic Mindset
by J. Neil Schulman
In lengthy conversations I've been having recently with fellow libertarian Brad Linaweaver—whose novel Moon of Ice you see my character reading in the Alongside Night movie coming to a theater near you in a few months—we've been discussing the single-most important reason libertarians do worse than statists in gaining popular support for libertarianism as an overall approach to human relations. Not to put too fine a point on it, way too many libertarians have their heads stuck up their asses.
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The Tyranny of Boredom
by A.X. Perez
The current Administration and Congress are the worst kind of tyrants, those who promise the freedom of low grade mediocrity and untarnished oblivion. I have no objection to mediocrity, by definition of terms that is what most people are. And from time to time people need the rest of a good night's sleep.
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Is Far Wind More Important Than Near Wind?
by Paul Bonneau
And now for something completely different—a ballistics discussion. I have gotten the impression that some top shooters have a wrong idea about which wind (that near the target or that near the shooter) has more effect on the drift of the bullet; they think the wind at the target is more important.
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From the End of the World to Worlds Without End
by Jeff Fullerton
And so begins my next article on extrasolar planets that I have been wanting to do for some time and have been promising to write. Also an opportunity to take a break from both the dreariness of winter and our unfree world with all its depressing problems. For it is one of the brighter spots in these troubled times. The story really began with Giordano Bruno....
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Motivations
by TJ Mason
How the three Platonic motivations are reflected in three major economic systems....
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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 40 and 41
by Neale Osborn
Joining Ruger in their boycott of California sales, Smith and Wesson announces they will no longer sell their handguns in Ca due to the ridiculous "microstamping" requirement. On January 22nd renowned gun maker Smith & Wesson joined Sturm, Ruger, & Co., by announcing it would cease California sales of its semi-automatic pistols due to microstamping requirements that went into effect last year. Ruger made the same announcement earlier this month. Microstamping is a requirement that each firearm be fitted with a special firing pin that leaves a fingerprint on a bullet casing which differs from the fingerprint of every other firearm. In other words—every one of the wildly popular Smith & Wesson M&P .45 semi-automatic handguns would have to be manufactured in such a way so that no two of them left the same mark on a shell casing. The cost of doing this would be incredibly high to manufacturers, and would be a cost they would have to pass on to consumers in higher prices.
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 262
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 262 of a weekly cartoon series.
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