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Number 722, May 26, 2013
The sad thing about [WW-2] is that it was not
a conflict between good and evil, but between
differing brands of fascism. Fascism won.

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The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
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Letters to the Editor
from George Donnelly, Wes Carr, and A.X. Perez

Memorial Day
by L. Neil Smith
Yesterday, I received in my Inbox, a message from a well-meaning individual whose mailings I generally enjoy. He sends me many jokes, funny pictures, and the occasional right wing rant appropriate to one who clings to his guns and his religion. To me—as one who clings to his guns and Atlas Shrugged—this makes him a goodguy, a fellow traveler. He also occasionally sends me messages—and he is far from the only one—like the one reproduced in part below. Usually, I let them pass—he probably doesn't care what I think about intellectual property rights, or other controversies within the libertarian movement. But on this occasion, he sent me some ideas I need to talk about.

Bullied by Clowns
by Paul Bonneau
Look at the following photo of storm troopers in Boston.... It's by now a familiar photo; this one was found on a web page The people who designed the symbols and attire for the minions of the Third Reich certainly had a sense of style for their thuggish ends; but our own state bullies seem to have had their attire designed by a committee of practical jokers. Here we see an unruly formation of overfed bureaucrats and other such functionaries; the kneepads are an inspired touch, even though it's doubtful they would ever get down on their knees to do any actual work. Here comes the Donut Squad! Marching proud in their clown outfits....

Mentally Disarmed
by A.X. Perez
Lately a British soldier was run down and then literally butchered by two knife wielding self proclaimed Jihadists. Then killers then stood around for several minutes chatting with witnesses and proclaiming their ideals until the bobbies finally showed up to shoot then without killing them and arrest them.

Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 11
by Neale Osborn
California's got a new way to do a backdoor gun ban. Require microstamping. And require that the microstamping be re-certified every three years, apparently to verify that the gun still stamps. Wanna bet the re-cert will cost a substantial chunk of cash?

The Cult of Nuclear Theology
A Response to Alfred Crosby's Children of the Sun

by Giovanni Martelli
Nuclear power is an object of some contention, and rightly so. The idea brings to mind visions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ravaged by the atomic bomb; it recalls to us the Cold War and dirty tableau of post-nuclear paranoia. We are reminded of mushroom clouds, fallout shelters, the fear of radiation poisoning (the long term effects of which are not easily studied, because to expose our fellow man to those effects would be cruel and inhumane torture), and the images burned into the walls of the Japanese cities—literally shadows of the people who had lived normal lives until just seconds after the bombs fell. These ideas and images have been burned similarly into our minds, a specter of looming catastrophe: those people (for they are people, despite the implied sentiment of the time) could be us. They could be our children. For this reason, many maintain that nuclear power is an unviable alternative to conventional energy.

The Streets of America Feel Different
by Wendy McElroy
The word zeitgeist occurred to me while reading a March 22 headline in the New York Post: "Military-Style Drones Will Patrol NYC." The report sprang from comments made by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his weekly radio broadcast to New Yorkers. Bloomberg predicted that drones would be conducting covert surveillance on New York City residents within a few years. Calling them "eyes in the sky," he patronizingly explained....

The Pot and The Kettle
by L. Neil Smith
This is an open letter to some Democratic members of the Colorado Senate. You know who you are. So do we. It says here that, infuriated by the failure of fifty-five of the state's county sheriffs to accept the outrageous Bloombergian gun laws you and your toy governor recently crammed down Colorado's throat (me, I wonder what's wrong with the other nine) some of you are tweeting accusations that the fifty-five good sheriffs are "siding with criminals". Because they're suing you.

Atlantea The Beautiful No. 228
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Number 228 of a weekly cartoon series.

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Let me call your attention to two letters from George Donnelly of Shield Mutual (who call themselves "the agora's first defense agency"). Mr. Donnelly represents Adam Kokesh who is "mad as hell and isn't going to take it anymore"—a condition most of us find ourselves in.

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System D: Floating Economic Boats Beneath the Surface
by Austin Bay
In 2011, China had a gross domestic product of $7.3 trillion dollars, second only to America's $15 trillion GDP output—at least according to official data.

In 2011, System D had a GDP of $10 trillion, though that imposing figure is utterly unofficial, by definition.

System D doesn't belong to the United Nations, so don't try to find it on a map. If System D is news to you, odds are good you've encountered it or you know it by one of System D's more shifty names. These identities include (from less shifty to more so): the do-it-yourself (DIY) solution, casual employment, the informal economy, the unofficial or unreported or shadow or underground economies, or—most forbidding—the black market.

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The Most Dangerous Game: Progressive Liberals and Social Conservatives Want a Civil War
by Jonathan David Baird
I am just going to come out and say it openly—this is going to piss off some of the more socially conservative readers here, but it must be said: Both the Progressive Liberals and the Social Conservatives are praying for a civil war in this country.

Our California readers will need to read this legal memo:


I'm glad I don't live in that shitty state anymore.

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