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Number 527, July 12, 2009

"Robert McNamara— It is good that he died."

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Letter from Rex May

Another Letter from A.X. Perez

Yet Another Letter from A.X. Perez

Dear Neil:

Due to a baby being born in my family, I'm a little late in updating the authors whose books are finalists for August's Book of the Month. You and Mr. Bieser's collaborative effort, The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel are finalist #4.

If your book is selected as Book of the Month, then it will be further considered for our annual literary award, to be presented at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum in March 2010. The author(s) of the winning book [verb?] a handsome framed ceramic tile, and a donation will be made in their honor to the Liberty Scholarship Fund.

Good luck in the voting. I hope this brings attention to your work. This is the first graphic novel to be up for consideration.

I will update Freedom Book Club's Fan Page with this information as soon as possible.
making freedom a best seller

Dear Editor,

Re: "Letter from Paul Bonneau"

Paul Bonneau makes an interesting point about property, but completely neglects to examine my main grievance. Ken Royce stole my membership fee and doesn't provide membership.

I've asked Royce for my money to be returned, but apparently he's too busy, or too greedy. I wonder how many others have had their funds purloined by this thief.

Ken Royce seems to enjoy telling racist jokes. I went to a bunch of his events, never saw a single black face. I think he's a racist, the racist formerly known as Boston T. Party.


Jim Davidson

Over the years I've picked up a few minor insights, bits of wisdom worth sharing. One that I'm very careful to pass on is "don't marry anyone you can't trust with guns or money."

Assuming the gender were appropriate, would you marry your state legislator, congresscritter or senator (state or federal) or other elected officials? Vote accordingly.

Depending on how involved/active you are politically, the following may be useful.Then again maybe not.

Congressional elections will be held next year, the infamous off year elections. All 435 Members of the House of Representatives and one third of the Senate are up for (re)election in November of 2010. However, primary elections for these seats will begin in January.

In some districts whoever wins the Democrat or Republican primary will all but automatically win the general election. People not running as candidates of an established party need to start petitions to get their names on the ballot, making sure they have money for filing fees, etc..

Now is the time for the politically active to start trying to get Libertarian and libertarian friendly candidates on the ballot. For those of you who feel participation in the system is a waste, now is the time to get your shoulders ready for people who play the game to cry on when they see you were and are right. Now is the time to start seeing which candidates you would trust with guns and money. Otherwise the crooks will hold control of the nomination process.

A.X. Perez

Announcement: South Dakota Judge Muzzles Marijuana Activist


David Borden posted an announcement to the cause

Any Reddit users out there? We have a piece about a South Dakota marijuana reform activist who has been told not to publicly advocate legalization as a condition of his probation. It's getting some traffic from Reddit, and with your "up" votes it could get even more. I believe this is an important story.

The Reddit link is: [here]—it only takes a minute to sign up if you're not already. To read the piece itself on our blog, go to our home page, or to: [here]

Thanks! By the way, we have a Facebook page set up for this kind of alert, "Do you Digg" Visit [here] to sign up.


Donald Meinshausen

The mayor of Newark is giving $1000 rewards for turning in people carrying a gun!

Welcome to the world where Fingermen are on every corner! And you thought V for Vendetta was a comic/movie.

Andrew G Eggleston Sr.

Recommended reading:

A Ruritania of the Mind
Posted June 22nd, 2009 by Jeremy Allison
I gave up on the mainstream media in 2002-2003, in the run up to the Iraq war. Every single channel in the USA was selling the prospect of war like a product, a new soap powder. I tried to find coverage of the over one million person protest march in London that I'd heard about via email, and it was barely mentioned. The last straw came when I got so angry I nearly threw a chair through my brand new plasma TV, which would have been an expensive outburst, but that's what you get for watching Fox News for longer than it takes to flip through the channels on the remote.
Read the rest:

A Reader

Arc Manor/Phoenix Picks has released their version of The Venus Belt, published 5 July 2009. Remember to use the Link on the TLE ad for to order. If you haven't read now is time to get, if you have read and still have old copy isn't it timed to put that Reagan Era copy in plastic bag and let appreciate in value as collectors item?

Crazy al

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Rex May
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All about me here:

"Psst. Here's your numbers tickets!"

But I don't want numbers tickets."

"You don't get it, da boss says everybodys gotta buy tickets or else.!"

"That's no fair, most of the time my tickets aren't eligible to play and most of the rest of the time I lose anyhow."

"Yeah, dat's why da boss says you gotta play. Someone's got to eat da layoff for da people dat win consistent and big."

Insurance is a bet. Basically you are betting that something bad is going to happen and the payoff on the bet will defray the expenses. So basically it's a bet you want to lose.

If the Cosa Nostra forced people to buy numbers tickets at gun point we would all cry foul. So why is the Res Nostra (government) blithely planning to force people to buy health insurance without anyone crying foul?

A.X. Perez

Apparently the press and the World's political leaders are blind. Either that or they're going along with the gag. In case you weren't paying attention, it really doesn't matter who won the election in Iran. The Ayatollah Khameini is the head man what am in charge. the President is just a sop to the outside's faith in democracy. Khameini and the council of Ayatollahs are running the show and the president and Parliament are just window dressing.

Sometimes you have to wonder if it's a good or bad thing that America's bosses aren't so straightforward.

A.X. Perez


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