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Number 766, April 13, 2014
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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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 Richard Bartucci, A.X. Perez, and 899
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An Excerpt from Blade of p'Na (Forthcoming)
by L. Neil Smith
The nearest city of any size on this world lies 500 miles north of the northwest coast of the Inland Sea where Eichra Oren and I live. It was named by humans, who for fifteen thousand years have called it Lanternlight. It's said there's a city there, in the S-bend of a great river, in a hundred thousand alternate worlds. Easy, rapid transportation and near-perfect communication have made such collections of individuals and buildings pretty much obsolete in this one. Add to that the fact that the landwelling population of the Elders' Earth is sparse, no more than a couple hundred million sapients on the whole planet, all of them Appropriated Persons or their descendants, and well spread out.
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Still M.A.D. After All These Years?
by L. Reichard White
According to Mr. Obama's main-stream propaganda arm, the Russians are rattling their nukes. Again. And, via. ABC's March 9th ThisWeek, so is Washington D.C. Back in the 1950's and '60s the nuclear powers—in their infinite wisdom (and with something like 65,000 Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex nukes on hair trigger)—came up with an excuse for their psychotic behavior. They called it "Mutually Assured Destruction." M.A.D. for short. The idea was, "If you blow the people who live in my territorial area to Kingdom Come, I'll do the same to yours." Small print: "We're not too worried. We have well-buried undisclosed locations to hide in."
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So Long Piers
by Sean Gangol
As most of us know by now, especially L. Neil Smith, Piers Morgan made his final broadcast on CNN. I know that Neil has already written a farewell message, but I have been itching to write my own, every since I first saw Morgan on CNN. I can't say that I am surprised by this. What does surprise me is that they let him stay on the air as long as they did. I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering the joke of a network that is CNN.
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Movie Review-Commentary:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (SPOILERS!)

by Terence James Mason
What follows is a review with commentary of Captain America, The Winter Soldier (Disney/Marvel, 2014). As such, it contains spoilers for the movie, so please stop here if you wish to maintain your surprise. I don't know if I have that much to add to the commentary and coverage appearing elsewhere, but I did want to throw my two cents worth in regarding the new Captain America movie, and particularly its messages pertaining to political liberty.
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It's Not Just About Turtles Anymore: Environmental Extremism's War on Liberty
by Jeff Fullerton
Santa Claus drives a brown truck! I always liked that phrase with which the plantsman Don Hackenberry began his pamphlet: The World at Your Doorstep which he sent with the first price list I received from him back in the mid 1990s. Happiness is also nice weather and another box of turts. Two more Nihon Ishigame—little ones arrived this morning by UPS overnight express!
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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 4-13-2014
by Neale Osborn
The TSA (Terroristic Sexual Assaults) strikes again with their incredibly stupid people abusing travelers. This time, they insist a mute woman with brain damage that also prevents her from writing must speak prior to boarding a plane.
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 272
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 272 of a weekly cartoon series.
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