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What I Have To Deal With
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L. Neil Smith's
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Number 564, April 4, 2010
"This is the lie of democracies and republics.
Your opinion doesn't matter."

So you'll think he's straight
So you'll think he's straight
by Rex May

L. Neil Smith personally recommends Climate Depot
as the best general source of infomation on the subject.



Wind gusts up to 65-mph are forecast. I guess those new wind-powered generator farms will get some good out of it.

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The Crystal Empire is now avalable from Amazon.com in the Phoenix Pick Edition reprint.

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Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez, Paul Bonneau, Neale Osborn, Chris Claypoole, Ken Stern, and L. Neil Smith

What I Have To Deal With
by L. Neil Smith
Elsewhere in this issue is a letter I received from an individual named Ken Stern. It was the first of several, and I promised him that I would reply to his points as soon as I had the time and energy. In the first, he seems to be responding to my essay "Why Did It Have To Be Guns?"

Top Line Work
by Jim Davidson
Two friends have been discussing my friend Darrin's car, which is currently not running. Among other things is a controversy about when it becomes an abandoned item available for homesteading. Here is my latest post on that topic.

Protection Implies Submission
by Paul Bonneau
One of the very first and most fundamental bennies the budding state promises us is protection, and virtually everybody is a sucker for that appeal. Many libertarians even fall for it, claiming that a legitimate role of government is protecting our rights, or protecting us from mala in se criminal action. They don't understand, for some reason, that protection requires one's submission; and the state is sure to keep that under wraps.

Democrats and Republicans—Rush is wrong, and so are YOU!!
by Neale Osborn
With all the crap out there about how T.E.A. Party members are going to split the vote and deny Republicans their "Rightful result" of the Obamacare fiasco, I have decided to re-publish this anywhere I haven't (to the best of my knowledge) anywhere else.

Sit Still Right There and Don't You Dare Play
by Bob Wallace
I have only a few memories from kindergarten. One is playing with blocks, which I remembering enjoying, one is launching one of those blocks across the room and hitting a kid in the head and making him cry, and another is lying on a mat and being restless and bored and then getting whacked by our spinster teacher (who clearly, sadistically enjoyed it) with a pointer for not going to sleep while lying on our mats.

How it goes
by Jim Davidson
This is how it goes, everybody knows. If governments can do any good, it is because individuals acting from within the government do some good. It follows logically that if they can do good in that situation, they can do good in other situations.

Ship of Fools
by Rob Sandwell
I received an email this week from a group which organizes protests against certain big government initiatives, and the subject line read, "Tell Congress: You're Not Fooling Us." I thought this was interesting, because it seemed to imply that by sending emails, letters, or phone calls to Congress you could somehow affect their position on any particular issue. The irony of this concept, from my perspective, is that if you really think that anything you have to say can influence the actions of the state, then they are fooling you.

The Wilson/Smith Big Announcement
by Francis A Ney, Jr.
I have great enthusiasm for the concept of making current, backlisted and unavailable books available in electronic format. Baen Books, despite political differences I have no control over, actually sets the standard for such endeavors and has been quite successful at it in what is arguably a niche market. That being said, with all due respect to Mr. Smith and Mr. Wilson, I object strenuously to the method you have chosen.

Dollar DVD's Part 3—Flawed Favorites
Conspiracy Movie Reviews for the week of April 11, 2010

by Roy L. Fox
These selections from www.onedollardvdproject.com are interesting, but for various reasons did not deserve higher ratings. They are worth your consideration even though they won't win any Oscars. The DVD's are available for as low as one dollar each if bought in bulk.

Atlantea The Beautiful No.70
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 70 of a weekly cartoon series.

Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
UN Agenda 21
Planning for Your future, serf!

The Venus Belt cover
The Venus Belt

by L. Neil Smith

Phoenix Pick Edition
Paperback, 166 Pages
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Crystal Empire cover
The Crystal Empire

by L. Neil Smith

Phoenix Pick Edition
Paperback, 378 Pages
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Tom Paine Maru
Tom Paine Maru

(Click to buy at Amazon.com)
Reprinted by PhoenixPick.com (An Imprint of Arc Manor)
Hope cover

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Reprinted by PhoenixPick.com (An Imprint of Arc Manor)

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton
The Last
of Klepton

Roswell Texas Cover
Roswell, Texas

by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Colored by Jen Zach
Published by Bighead Press, 2008

The Probability Broach:
The Graphic Novel

by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by Bighead Press, 2004


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