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Number 599, December 12, 2010
"Establishment Republicans are the mortal
enemies of individual liberty and free
enterprise as much as any Democrat"

Remember Remember the 28th of November
(From orlingrabbe.com)

Joe Liberman
Joe Liberman
"China censors the Internet, why can't we?"
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Presidient O'Bomber
Presidient O'Bomber
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Vice-President Biden
Vice-President Biden
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Secretary of State Clinton
Secretary of State Clinton
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Sara Palin
Sara Palin
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You Can't Stop The Signal
You Can't Stop The Signal
(From orlingrabbe.com )
(hoto from www.bradleymanning.org)
Julian Assange
Julian Assange
Eyes not brown?
(Photo from Wikipedia)

List of WikiLeaks mirrors:


Comment by Michael Ellsberg:
"EVERY attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made
against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time."

Irony of the year news release:
"U.S. to Host World Press Freedom Day in 2011"
—U.S. Department of State official Website

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




A longtime and unlikely friend of my daughter's is in hospice as this is being written, and, presumably, not expected to live. For the most understandable of reasons, the women in my life are inconsolable, and my solitary hope of not joining them in utter despair is writing this.

Gary Grimes is a musician, the original "Paul" in the band 1964: The Tribute and, as such, has entertained millions of Beatles fans for about twice as long as Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr themselves were the Beatles, performing an unbelievable 160 concerts a year. The remaining original band member is Mark Benson, who plays "John".


Far beyond performing as the Fab Four, 1964 (the year the boys from Liverpool first came to the United States, playing, among other venues, at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater located in the foothills near Morrison, west of Denver) have acquired a fan following all their own. My family has been to eight of their concerts (I missed one) altogether.

Gary could easily have held his fans at arm's length, but he did just the opposite, maintaining various kinds of correspondence with them over the years. He seemed to be especially kind and friendly with my daughter. On one occasion, when 1964 appeared in Greeley, Colorado, their intimate contact with the public gave all of them the flu.

In addition to his labor of love with 1964, Gary had a solo career of his own, composing, performing, and recording his own material.


Despite their daunting schedule and their millions of fans, Gary's passing will not generate international headlines. Gary is not a life-sucking politician. Nor has he been some spoiled and destructive "star", but an honest, hardworking musician dedicated to preserving something wonderful and important, and that is the influence on our culture, our music, and, most of all, on individuals, of the early Beatles.

I have no idea what politics, if any, Gary has, nor do I care. All I know is that he made my womenfolk happy, that he brought the 1960s back to me in a way that felt good, and that the two-hour concerts he and his mates gave always seemed like they were only twenty minutes long.

He will be missed.

L. Neil Smith, Publisher and Senior Columnist
The Libertarian Enterprise


Issue number 599? That means (if my arithmetic is correct) that next issue will be issue number 600. Golly!

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Roswell, Texas

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Colored by Jen Zach
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The Probability Broach:
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by L. Neil Smith
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