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Number 579, July 18, 2010
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Little Criminals: The Context of Consent
by L. Neil Smith
Have you ever noticed—in movies, books, or real life—that when a mugger attacks someone, he never says "Give me your money!", but usually says "Give me the money!" or even "Give me my money!" instead? There seems to be a basic human drive to justify one's actions, no matter how heinous they might actually be.

Farewell to James P. Hogan, writer and friend
by Fran Van Cleave
I first met Jim Hogan back in the mid-nineties at the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness convention, an annual get-together for skeptics of environmentalist doom. That probably sounds strange, but the disasters they talked about were of the government-caused variety. My husband Kent and I, pleasantly surprised to find one of our favorite science-fiction writers in attendance, were stunned to find ourselves hanging out with Jim for nearly the entire weekend.

Louisiana: Washington's Red-Headed Stepchild
by Russell D. Longcore
Remember the old saying? Someone got beaten like a "red-headed stepchild?" It meant that if a parent was abusive, a stepchild might get the worst of it. As redheads are traditionally picked on, a redheaded stepchild would get an even worse beating then the biological offspring.

The Hypocrisy and Cruelty of the Leftist Feminist
by Bob Wallace
"Feminists of the Sixties and Seventies," wrote Nicci Gerrard in The Guardian, "have had to pay a terrible price for their dedication—most of them are forgotten, reviled, poor, and alone." How did they end up like this?

The Importance of Image
by Sean Gangol
A few months ago I wrote an article titled "A New Hope." A week after the article had been posted on TLE, Paul Bonneau, another contributor to this site, responded negatively to my criticism of the town hall protestors that stood outside carrying firearms out in the open. Apparently Mr. Bonneau took offense to my criticism and accused me of looking down on people who choose to exercise their constitutionally protected rights. He also accused me of being someone who would rather beg for my rights then demand them. I thought it was strange that he accused of me of this since I was praising those who stood up to the government through out my article. I have already written two responses in the Letter to the Editor section, but I felt that it was important to illustrate my points further.

Locked up just before Open Heart Surgery for Downloading Mr Luty's eBook
by Clifford Rutley
All my life I've known that I was born with a congenital heart defect and that I would eventually need open heart surgery to rectify it. Fast forward 38 years and my time had come. I spent some time with my parents the week before my operation, waiting for the call to come into hospital.

What Is to Be Done With the Statists?—Part 2
by Paul Bonneau
Following up on my original article on this subject, the question comes up: how would multiple communities of diverse types of governance, or no governance, interact? Can we imagine a stable scenario that is tolerable or even good?

Obama Takes the War to Costa Rica
by Jim Davidson
The war on drugs. Who is this jackass kidding? On 18 October 2009 it was reported, "The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they conform to state laws, under new policy guidelines to be sent to federal prosecutors Monday."

Atlantea The Beautiful No. 85
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 85 of a weekly cartoon series.

Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
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