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Number 512, March 29, 2009
"Maybe it's not such a bad thing to be thought a barbarian.
People usually don't mess with barbarians, after all."

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Somewhere on this page, you'll find an unusual logo for Google, created for us by the fabulous artist Scott Bieser. The pair of Os in the middle are handcuffs. This was inspired by two events.

The first, of course, is that company's continued willingness to "embed" itself with repressive governments like that of the People's Republic of China. The Chinese mistakenly believe that they can enjoy the benefits of economic freedom, while stifling personal and political freedom. Google is enabling them in this delusion by censoring what the Chinese people can connect to on the Internet. We thought it was shameful and disgusting when it first happened, a few years ago, and we still think it's shameful and disgusting.

Now we're told that Google is manufacturing "smart monitors" for the Obama regime, devices that will spy on you and your home and tattle on you when you're using more energy—energy that you paid for—than the God King and his flying monkeys think you should.

At present, when you click on the logo, you'll see an item from the BBC's website about Google's cooperation with the murderous rulers of Red China. We will soon link to other sites and help spread the news of Google's betrayal of everything that's admirable about the people of the Earth yearning to breathe free.

If you have something in this context to contribute, send it along to our Esteemed Editor Ken Holder.


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Letters to the Editor
from The Editor, James J Odle, Mike Blessing, L. Neil Smith, Rex May, A.X. Perez, and the Don't Go Movement

No Bailout for America's Newspapers!
by L. Neil Smith
I have never had anything but contempt for America's "greatest" newspapers. During my lifetime, a little over six decades, they have never been anything but contemptible. Everything that was foreseeably harmful to individual liberty—or later proven to be so—they have championed. Everything that would have been good for it, they have opposed.

Peaceful Dissent and Government Witch Hunts
by Anthony Gregory
As most readers of this are probably aware, the Campaign for Liberty has been singled out, along with a few other political groups, in a leaked Missouri state government report, "The Modern Militia Movement." The document tells state officials to be on the lookout for violent extremists while conflating them with pretty much anyone who criticizes the government. Perhaps most troubling, the information apparently comes from the Department of Homeland Security, meaning that similar documents could be circulating in states other than Missouri.

Libertarian Novelist Reviewd in Daily Telegraph
by Sean Gabb
Here is a review of Richard Blake's "Terror of Constantinople". It was published in The Daily Telegraph on the 21st March 2009. Mr Blake has been a good friend of the Libertarian Alliance over the years, and anything that enriches him can be taken as a benefit to the libertarian cause in England.

You and I Can't Buy the Guns Mexican Cartels Own
The Administration is Not Dealing Straight With Us on Mexico's Gun Problem

by Ralph Weller
Let's set things straight right up front. Yes, some guns are being smuggled into Mexico from the U.S. Most are handguns. But, handguns are being illegally trafficked from state to state and from the U.S. to Canada. It should come as no surprise that guns are smuggled into Mexico. But, the problem being portrayed by the U.S. media and our government is not as it seems. You see, Mexico doesn't allow ownership of most firearms, so ordinary Mexican people seeking self-protection will find a way to get them into Mexico. As for the drug cartels operating in the border towns along the U.S., they have other sources for their weapons and have become the prime supplier within Mexico.

Creating Monsters
by A.X. Perez
The time for Texas Schools to endure the Exit TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) Test is upon us again. The Exit TAKS is administered for the first time during Junior year in high school and must be passed to receive a high school diploma. Basically it means you are literate, numerate, and know enough general science and history, government and geography facts and skills to function at about the sixth to eighth grade level. Considering that national reading levels in the 1970's were at about the 4th to 6th grade level, this is an improvement.

Thuggish Highways
by Paul Bonneau
I spend a lot of time driving around the states of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington State and Oregon. One gets a strong impression of a state by looking at the road signs, and watching the highway patrol. It's clear in this group what the most thuggish, unfriendly state is: Washington. And Oregon is the runner up.

Response to a Proposal for Serfdom
A Critique of Barack Obama

by Punkerslut
The economic, buyout plan of the United States government is made with the thought that the New Deal of Roosevelt ended the depression; but the unemployment during the "New Deal" only worsened during this period, and continued to worsen during Roosevelt's "Second New Deal." Even then, there is a tremendous difference in allocating taxes for public works, and paying for non-productive "toxic assets." When we choose to pay for the debt of these private firms, in their miscalculated business endeavors, we are taking a gigantic opportunity cost. The value of these firms, once we have paid for them, will be cut several fold. It is equivalent to buying a lottery ticket as a means of guaranteeing economic success. There are a million other alternatives to prosperity besides "scratch it tickets" and worthless assets.

What If?
by Ron Beatty
I am a writer. I have a couple of screenplays to my credit and I'm working on a novel, which will probably never find a publisher because the premise of it is unabashedly libertarian. When I start on a project, the first thing that comes to mind is ...what if?

The Unnecessary Century
by L. Neil Smith
Like all of my fellow '46ers, I was born in the shadow of the Second World War. Unlike most, my father was a professional military officer, and I grew up and was educated all over the North American continent.

Atlantea The Beautiful
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
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Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
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The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton
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by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
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by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by Bighead Press, 2004

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