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Number 593, October 31, 2010
"These times aren't exiting, they are downright exhilarating!"

Abandon Hope!
Abandon Hope!
by Rex May
(a 2100 x 1500 image if you'd like to print it out and
stuck it up around where it might do some good)

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



Okay, we're back.

Last week, I was down with the worst cold I'd ever had. Felt worse than when I had the flu. And then last Wednesday, my heart medicine and my OTC cold medicine tried to conspire to kill me—fortunately I was on to them and managed to side-step it all (hint—it involves potassium, too much of which is the heart's mortal enemy or something).

Thank you! to all who wrote expressing sympathy or asking where the heck was their TLE.

So here it is Saturday evening. Er... actually I see by the old clock on the wall that's it's Early Sunday Morning. And here we are, putting out issue 593 of TLE. More than a day late; more than a dollar short. But who's counting, eh?

For a while there I was afraid this issue wasn't going to make it out the door due to Computer Problems. I've been using Thunderbird for TLE email for some time now. Seemed to work okay once I got used to it. Then I noticed that Eudora 8 was out (now renamed Eudora Open Source Edition version 1). So I cleverly installed it, and sat it up intending to test it out on a different email account. Instead it stomped all over my existing Thunderbird account, even though I installed it into a different place—you would think that would be enough to let it know you didn't want it to trample on something already there, right? Wrong.

So after about 14 hours of panicked fiddling around I finally got all the TLE email rescued, saved somewhere safe, and then uninstalled both Eudora OSE and Thunderbird. After that I installed the handy ThunderbirdPortable (part of the Portable Apps Suite & Platform Nifty stuff. Check it out, especially if you have a USB key gizmo thing. And it all gets installed in one place and one place only. I like that in a software.

Okay, now remember, L. Neil Smith's Pallas can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com for delivery to your door as soon as it is officially published on November 10. Click [here]

Also, "L. Neil Smith's Little Gold Book" has been speed-published on the web at www.where-we-stand.com—tell all your friends and enemies about it as it is intended to influence people going to the polls and already mad as hell and not wanting to take it anymore.

Okay! Now, my wife points [this out]

Wired.com, MAPLight.org Launch Political-Influence Tracker

With elections around the corner, @Wired and @MapLight have launched a widget to track political influence

Build your own Influence Tracker by selecting a senator or representative. Then copy and paste the embed code into your own site.

(For people living in Arizona, be sure you click on "[More info]" to see a bunch more pages. (Try not to puke!—Editor))

Okay, now L. Neil Smith remarks:

Something To Remember On Tuesday: As well as when the Republican leadership tries to "compromise" by repealing only parts of Obamacare. Tell them nothing short of complete separation of medicine and state is acceptable.

Click here: "Know the TRUTH about the Government Health Care Bill H.R.3200 - Key Points"

Happy Hallowe'en!

L. Neil Smith
Publisher and Senior Columnist

L. Neil Smith's complete novel Ceres is now on the web at [this link]

Mr. Smith's work is featured on "The Heart of the Matter" website at www.matterheart.com

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Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith, A.X. Perez, Richard Bartucci, Ye Old Editor, Craig Goodrich, and Ted Ball

My Tea Party
by L. Neil Smith
The proverbial Chinese wish, "May you live in interesting times" isn't always a curse, although it has seemed like that for most of our lives.

Adding Insult to Injury
by E.J. Totty
Check this out: Yesterday, the faucet for the sink in the master bathroom started to leak around the cold water valve side. As a side note, I don't know why it's called such, i.e., master bedroom/bathroom, because I'm no master of anyone, I just live here. But my girlfriend—being the wisecrack she is—suggested the 'master' part had something to do with fishing. You know, there being an apprentice baiter, then a journeyman baiter, and then of course the man with the most experience: The Master Baiter.

The Great Milk Robbery
by Anthony Shelley
In last week's TLE, (Number 592, October 17, 2010) Paul Bonneau makes interesting points to IPR proponents without getting into the "we have copies—you still have your original" issue. He puts the burden of property protection where it belongs—on the one who claims ownership.

IP/No-IP remarks
by Warren Tilson
I would like to throw some fresh meat into the IP/no-IP arena. If you follow the links you will find that a German author has written a work about the relative lack of IP protection in German and comparing that to the same time period in England where they had very strong IP laws.

The Birth of America—A New Poem by Brian Faulkner
from C. Jeffery Small
O Tea-Party people, rise up now and set your sights / On the darling peak of Individual Rights!

Republicans Pledge to Obey the Constitution
by Paul Koning
News flash! "Republicans promise to stop beating spouses—Democrats refuse to join pledge" That's what Mr. Boehner's promise to ensure "that all legislation be constitutional" amounts to.

The Plan: An Unprecedentted Opportunity
A Note From L. Neil Smith
I don't usually back the play of conservatives, and I've had plenty of criticisms to make of Rush Limbaugh over the years, but he devoted most of his time today responding to the current Republican leadership who say that, after the election, their party will have to be prepared to compromise with Obama if they expect to get anything done.

The Workman Can't Pawn His Tools
by Jim Davidson
Yesterday I made a wrong turn on a busy street. The shoppe I was looking for had a mirror image on the other side of the street. One was Acme glass, the other was Acme body shop. So I ended up next to a pawn shop. Well, it was going to be a long time before traffic cleared the light and I could get across the street, so I parked and went inside.

Thwarting Tyranny With Bullets
by Russell D. Longcore
If you're a regular reader here at DumpDC, you see that we spend a significant amount of time talking about monetary policy as it relates to secession. We also point you toward making purchases of gold and silver, with our emphasis on silver... since it's cheaper and more readily available to the masses.

There Is No Hope
by Jim Davidson
Politicians speak artfully of hope. Obama campaigned on the "hope" that he would actually restore habeas corpus, actually free people not charged with any crime, actually bring back due process, actually end don't ask don't tell, actually end the subsidies for giant corporations, actually end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, and the military occupation of 805 bases in 163 countries. Guess what? He lied.

Atlantea The Beautiful No. 98
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 98 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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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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