Three ads this week. We always have three ads.
Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith, DataPacRat, Paul Bonneau, Rick Matarese, A Reader,
A.X. Perez, Richard Bartucci, Neale Osborn, Jim Davidson, Barack Hussein Obama via
Richard Bartucci via Liberty Quotes, Roger Clark, and Crazy Al
A Servant of Their Rights
by L. Neil Smith
Three seemingly unrelated stories in the news this week together
show clearly the sort of mess we've gotten into as a civilization, and point to what
we must do (and undo) if we ever want our culture back again.
Telecom: From Monopoly to Portability
by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah Adusei
I distinctly remember travelling in the 1980s with my mom all the way
to the capital city, a distance of 240 km, before we could make bookings and wait, only
God knows how long, for our turn to make IDD phone calls. That was the dark old days of
the Ghana Post and Telecommunications monopoly.
How to Live Free in an Unfree Internet
Given the nature of most governments worldwide, the only way to say
certain things without risk of being arrested (or worse) is to do so anonymously, in a
way that cannot be traced to your physical self. However, in order to have what you say
be paid attention to, you also need to be able to say more than one thing, and have those
things tied to a single identity: a pseudonym. Almost everyone on the internet has some
'handle'; the hard part is having a pseudonym that allows you to remain anonymous.
The Tomorrow Series, by John Marsden
a review by Eric Oppen
Recently, I became aware of a series of young-adult books from
Australia called The Tomorrow Series. While they're big sellers in Australia
and New Zealand, they're not nearly as well-known here in the States; the first three
books of the seven-book series didn't sell well, and the last four books were only
recently published here. Whether this is due to their setting in rural Australia,
the publishers' incompetence or failure to properly market them, or other factors,
is not something on which I feel competent to speculate. I was lucky to find all
seven books in a library I patronize. [And we have links to allEditor]
The Coming Hyperinflation
by Jim Davidson
People have been anticipating it for some time. Now one can see it
happening. And it looks like it is going to get worse.
The Organization of the Resistance Part One
by Lucifer Geraldo
The guerrillas are referred to in SF doctrine as irregular
forces. This means that the troops mustered didn't come from military or police
units of the State. They're civilians, mostly. The core leadership of the guerrillas
will most definitely be made up of ex-State military. They know how to lead and train
military units. They will turn civilians into soldiers and lead those soldiers in
small unit operations against the enemy State in the cause of human Liberty.
Structure of a University
by Jim Davidson
Founded in July 2009, the Individual Sovereign University now has, or
is forming, the following seven business or operational units.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 135
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 135 of a weekly cartoon series.
Agenda 21: The United Nations Programme of Action
Planning for Your future, serf!