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Number 391, October 29, 2006

This Empire of Lies

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Letter from Joseph Knight

Letter from Bill Hartwell

The "FAIRTAX" being touted by some libertarians would not move society in a libertarian direction.

By Claire Wolfe & Aaron Zelman

The Fraudulent Tax
By Laurence M. Vance

10 Reasons I Loathe the "Fair" Tax
by Joseph Knight

My Knightmare scenario:

1. Bob Smither wins a seat in Congress as a Libertarian running on a "fair" tax platform;

2. Inspired, "libertarians," including new Republican rejects, crawl out of the woodwork to run for Congress on a "fair" tax platform;

3. The "fair" tax becomes the LP signature issue (DISASTER #1);

4. The "fair" tax gets enacted (DISASTER #2).

Joseph Knight

Ken, you're wrong.

Getting ON Spamhaus' list is hard as hell. The only way it happens is if email is sent from your IP address to specific addresses they have set up as spam traps, or you're on the ROKSO. (The Register of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database collates information and evidence on known professional spam operations that have been terminated by a minimum of 3 Internet Service Providers for spam offenses.) You can NOT get on Spamhaus's list because someone complained about your email.

Getting OFF of Spamhaus's list is easy. You simply go to and follow the instructions. It only takes a few seconds to find out for sure if they're really the people blocking you, and if so, why. And if you're not a known spam gang (in other words, listed on the ROKSO), your IP will be taken off their list automatically as long as they don't receive MORE spam from it.

Either way, Spamhaus DOES NOT block email. All they do is provide a list of IP addresses that have sent spam to their spam traps, or that are owned or controlled by documented spammer operations. It's one of the most reliable anti-spam blacklists out there. The only other one I know of that is close to the same reliability is Spamcop's, which is based on documented user reports.

Bill Hartwell

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