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Number 730, July 21, 2013

Cops? It looks like an army!
It says "Police" but it looks like an army


The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 4 parts.

Letters to the Editor
from Jeff Fullerton, L. Neil Smith, Neale Osborn, A.X. Perez, Ex-Army, and TJ Mason

Alongside Night: The Motion Picture
by L. Neil Smith
Too many years ago to think about comfortably, I made a convention speech in Phoenix entitled "You Can't Fight a Culture War If You Ain't Got Any Culture" (and yes, I am aware that it should have been "No Culture"). Well here's the news, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, and everybody else in between: the libertarian movement has plenty of culture. Its latest manifestation has arrived in the form of a motion picture version of J. Neil Schulman's long-beloved novel, Alongside Night, a prophetic story of a revolution brought on by a monetary crisis, the sort of crisis seven billion people are living through today.

Not Exactly a Review
by Tomas L. Knapp
The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror by Anthony Gregory (Independent Institute / Cambridge University Press, 2013)—I first encountered Anthony Gregory's work back at the beginning of the decade, on—if I recall correctly—LewRockwell.Com. At the time I considered him the most promising young libertarian writer around, and I've seen nothing in the intervening years to change that evaluation. He writes well, he keeps it interesting and his arguments are morally compelling and thorough in their logic. That's true of his short pieces to this very day, and it's true of his first book.

Colorado, Interrupted: Why I Support the Secessionist Movement
by Jonathan David Morris
I have never been to Colorado. It's possible I've flown over it, because I've been to the west coast several times. But: (a) I don't know, and never will; and (b) there's a difference between going to and going through a place anyway.

To Those on Social Security
by Paul Bonneau
Many people on Socialist Security (I can hardly think of it as "Social" any more) have come to the realization, or at least the uncomfortable suspicion, that they are on the dole. I guess this is kinda hard to miss these days, although I won't expand on reasons why in this article (use a search engine). Assuming it's the case for the reader—that is, he's aware it is a form of dole—the question then becomes, what to do about it?

by Danilo D'Antonio
When the various Countries of the world became democrats, the minorities who inherited from previous regimes the assignments of the Public Functions for the course of their whole life, instead to return them to the citizens as demanded democracy, continued to keep them for themselves. With the occurred democracies, these primaries collective resources would have to start to be participated by TEMPORARY assignments. Their hoarders, instead, took advantage of positions of power to keep the undue privileges of the tyrannical era.

Saint Traryvon and Niven's First Law
by Rich Matarese
I'm a science fiction fan. Most people are mundanes. They don't read SF much, they don't consider speculative fiction the cutting-edge genre in modern literature, and they're largely illiterate in the sciences and in scientific method.

From The Rust Belt to Matagorda & Back Again:
a History Lesson and Hope for the Future of Freedom

by Jeff Fullerton
Welcome to Matagorda Island. An interesting strip of land also referred to as a sand split or barrier island off the coast of Texas that was acquired by the War Department as a bombing range during World War II. Later became an Air Force installation and eventually a federal wildlife refuge.

Survival Sheath Systems
Reviewed by L. Neil Smith
Over the years, I've worn dozens of different kinds of holsters. Half of them I've designed and made, myself. And in the particular instance of knife sheaths, I hardly have one I haven't drastically altered, usually to bring the crossguard (if there is one) up to belt level. When I was doing this for a living, more than a few of my efforts showed up at Jeff Cooper's American Pistol Institute, where one famous instructor, retired law enforcement officer Bruce Nelson, who designed the great "Askins Avenger" line for Bianchi International, declared me to be "the fourth or fifth best holster-maker in America". The point here isn't to brag—I haven't made holsters commercially for a very long time—but to demonstrate that I know a good thing when I see it. And seen it I have.

Atlantea The Beautiful No. 236
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 236 of a weekly cartoon series.

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The unabridged audio version of my 1983 novel The Nagasaki Vector, brilliantly read by the great libertarian radio host Brian Wilson, is finally available for purchase.

Many feel that this is the funniest book I've written so far—at least intentionally—and features our old friend Win Bear, G. Howell Nahuatl, a sapient coyote, time traveler Bernie Gruenblum, and Georgie, the time machine who loves him.

The price: $12.99.

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For an explanation of this issue's motto, see "Letter from Alan Korwin"

44 years ago men from earth first set foot on the moon.

This anniversary should make me happy, but instead it makes me sad.

As our pal A.X. Perez sez: "On 20th July 1969 the first men ever, Americans, landed on the moon and Woodstock was going on. It's all been downhill since then." Amen, brother.

Anyway, some of our weekly recommended weekly reading for this week:

"New studies: 'Conspiracy theorists' sane; government dupes crazy, hostile"

Ham Sandwich Nation: Due Process When Everything Is a Crime
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

The Fall of the Humanities
by Bernie Reeves

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process
by Ian Sample

Egypt: Persistent Issues Undermine Stability
by Stratfor Global Intelligence

Dismiss the Egyptian People and Elect a New One
by David P. Goldman

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