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 Tenth Anniversary Edition, Part 4 

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Here we are at the 342nd issue of The Libertarian Enterprise. This issue, we arrive at our new location on the World Wide Web: ncc-1776.org -- a long, sad story, that.

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Note that in addition to our new URL, we also have a new email address. The ncc-1776.com system's email never worked, and we were never able to get the hosting provider to fix it. But now we actually have an email address in our domain, which we should have had all along, don't you think? So remember, editor@ncc-1776.org will wing your articles and letters to the editor to my door. If you've always wanted to be a writer, why not start now? Submit an article to TLE, we just might print it!

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The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel
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Letters to the Editor
from E.J. Totty, Eric Oppen, and John Wilde

A Herring of a Different Color
by L. Neil Smith
A few years ago, I co-wrote a novel, Hope, in which the first libertarian president confronts a politician—a thinly-veiled Texas Congressman Ron Paul—famous for his prohibitionistic stance on abortion.

A Tribute to My Grandfather
by Ron Beatty
At various times, I've written articles for TLE, crediting various people with being very influential in my life. These have included my father, L. Neil Smith, and Robert A. Heinlein. In the context of the articles I wrote, there was one very important person I've left out, and that was my grandfather, Mr. Joseph Cormier, or G'pop Joe, as we called him.

Rocky VI: Don't Call It A Comeback
by Jonathan David Morris
Everyone is a connoisseur of something. Some people know their wines. Others know their cigars. Me? I know Rocky movies. I've seen all five Rocky movies hundreds of times each. And counting.

Terrorized by a T-shirt
by Derek A Benner
Lorrie Heasley offended some of her fellow passengers by boarding a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon, wearing a t-shirt showing Bush, Cheney and Rice with the caption, "Meet the Fuckers". As the ultimate result of doing so, she was forced to leave the airplane at Reno, Nevada.

Storm Warning
by Lady Liberty
As I write this, the recovery efforts for those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita continue. Hurricanes are powerful natural engines that can wreak considerable destruction. The good news about hurricanes is that they're slow moving and, as a result, we have plenty of warning to get out of the way. Unfortunately, some people chose to remain in the target area of Hurricane Katrina. Of those, a few were well prepared and knew just what they were doing. The majority, however, sat and waited for the government to provide transportation, shelter, food, and more. When it didn't—for whatever reason—those people were in real trouble. Still, imagine how much worse things could have been if hurricanes blew in without notice!

Cultural Competence: Coming To a School Near You?
by Wendy McElroy
"Cultural Competence": the trendy term is appearing with greater frequency in education proposals and literature. Parents would do well to ask, "What is it, and how could it affect my children's education from kindergarten through college?"

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