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THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 389, October 15, 2006
"Genuine libertarianism is the opposite of an ideology.
It's the absence of ideology."
Well, now. SPAMunsolicited email advertisements. We all hate it. But some people have been mentally unhinged by SPAM and have started going after it in really silly and irrational wayssuch as the morons and half-wits at www.spamhaus.org.
Yes, "Spam Haus" ("Spam House"????) is one of those mail-block "services" that ISPs can subscribe to that automatically bounce any and all mail from IP Addresses proclaimed to be SPAM by someone. . . anyone, apparently. Even if the accused IP Address doesn't send SPAM, never has, never will, and hates SPAM just as much, but doesn't let that hate rot their insides.
You know where this is going, don't you? Yes, for some reason, somehow, someone has accused lneilsmith.org and ncc-1776.org of being SPAMmers. And now www.spamhaus.org blocks us. Mail to us as well as mail from us apparently. I've talked to Tech Support at our hosting service, and they've got another one of those crack "senior techs" on it. It's been over 24 hours and I see we're still being blocked, but what the hell, eh? It's just Truth, Justice, The American Way of Life, and our livelihood at risk here. Nothing to get in a hurry about, eh? Nah.
I'll tell you, there's somebody I hate more than SPAMmers (and have hated for many years now), and that's the self-righteous activist anti-SPAMmers, who just screw things up worse than they already are.
Anyway, if you don't find an issue of TLE next week, you'll know why. And speaking of livelihood at risk, I'm not kidding when I mention so frequently that this is a Reader-Supported publication. If you readers don't start sending in some of your hard-earned cash soon, we may vanish anyway. Things are getting grim around here now. Am I going to have to start sneaking into people's houses and rummaging around under their sofa cushions for coins to be able to eat? That would be unethical. Besides I might get shot. Keep me and mine alive and healthy by making a small cash donation! This page lists several ways:
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And now, without further whining, jump right in to the Three Hundred Eighty-Ninth issue of Reader-Supported TLE!
Tom Paine Maru
by L. Neil Smith
Cover by Scott Bieser
First uncensored edition.
Originally published by Del Rey Books, 1984.
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The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel
by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by Press, 2004
Letters to the Editor
Musings on Truth-Avoidance
Isn't This Supposed to be Fun?
Where Art Thou, FCC?
One Born Every Minute
Matthew Bracken on Borders, Books, and the Future of Freedom
In Defense of Civil Government
False Child Support Case Exposes System's Failures