Warren Tilson submitted the winning bid for the hand-corrected manuscript
of L. Neil Smith's latest book Ceres. Neil by now should have put
it in the mail, and we've already spent some of the cash on groceries.
Congratulations Warren, thank you, and thank you Neil!
We've added some new affiliates to the site this week: PetsMart, Netflix,
and Tracfone. Let me take a minute to endorse Tracfone. Cellphones are
right handy gagets, but the "plans" can drive you batty just trying to
figure out, much less use. We had one for road emergencies and for keeping
in contact on long road trips, but turns out it only works around where
we live. Then I found out about Tracfone. Tracfone is a "pay as you go"
service just like our former cellphone, except it works everywhere in
the country that a cellphone will operate. You pay for it by buying a
card online, or at retailers all over the countryWal-Mart, and so on.
You "install" the time on the card via phone or over the web. It's cheap,
it's good, it's handy, and we love it. If you've wanted a cellphone
but didn't want to put-up with the complications of most of them, take
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Tom Paine Maru
by L. Neil Smith
Cover by Scott Bieser
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The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel
by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by BigHead Press, 2004
Letters to the Editor
from Chris Claypoole
But The Railroads Are Running On Time!
by L. Neil Smith
You can tell that a civilzation is just about finished when it
begins punishing activities on the basis, not of their actual
criminalitywho got hurt and how badlybut of their political
correctness. Or lack thereof.
Richard Poe, NERF LIBERTARIAN
by Adrian C. Hinton
I would like to inform you of a dangerous NERF LIBERTARIAN whose website,
books, and organization all principled libertarians should boycott.
The Hidden Threat America Faces That Not Even Securing Our Borders Can Solve
by Jonathan David Morris
We've all seen the Dateline specials. We all know
there are child molesters living amongst us.
We've all watched Fox News or CNN during an Amber
Alert. And we all know there are kidnappers living
amongst us, too.
Any of us who have ever watched the news know there
are rapists and murderers living amongst us. And drug
addicts. And crack dealers. And immigrants. And terrorists.
Crooked businessmen not only live but work amongst
us. As do crooked officials, lawyers, accountants, and
even Kansas City Royals fans.
Here It Comes
by Jack Duggan
The price of gold has climbed to over US$ 600 an ounce.
Many are saying this is because of the pending war with Iran. However, this
leap in gold prices has little to do with a real or imagined war with Iran,
it has to do with greed.
The Semantics of Death
by Michael Bradshaw
Re Pat Hartman's column "Cruel April"Waco" Seeds" in TLE 363:
Miss Hartman has written a darn good article. I agree with much that she
said about tolerance, bigotry and scapegoating. However (ain't there
always a "however . . .") she does stumble a few times, and I think that
in these subjects it is of paramount importance to be as accurate as one
can. The results, after all, mean life or death for hundreds of millions
of people. I will cite two examples and offer some thoughts.
Black and White Issues
by Lady Liberty
One of the biggest stories to come out of Washington
in recent days involves one of DC's biggest mouths. Congresswoman Cynthia
McKinney (D-GA) has made some unflattering headlines before (she was roundly
chastised after asserting that the Bush administration knew of the 9/11 attacks
in advance but chose to do nothing). She lost her seat in Congress not long
afterwards, but ran again and returned to Congress with what appeared to be
slightly more dignity and circumspection. Apparently, her change of attitude
was even less temporary than was her hiatus from the House.
Searcy County Strikes Again
by Kathryn A. Graham
As I watch my country disintegrate, I am frequently struck by a
particular phenomenon. The deterioration is first and most often
noticed on a local level. Oh, I certainly agree that our presidential
Shrub is an evil moron, no doubt about it. His cronies and advisors
aren't stupid, but they are even more evil than he is. All of this is
very spectacular, and it is likely to get even more so when we see the
coming mushroom clouds over Iran. Despite this, if the average American
on the street retained even a tenth of the integrity and courage of our
19th Century ancestorslet alone the 18th Century giants that founded
this nationwe could survive three more years of Shrub and Co. hands down.
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