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Number 805, January 18, 2015
If everybody carried a gun, then society
would be a lot more more peaceful, a lot
less violent, and virtually crime-free.

by Rex May

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We'll Always Have Paris
by L. Neil Smith
Apparently, somebody is listening, or at least has started to think like me. An unbelievable thirty-eight years ago, back in 1977, following an observation by Robert A. Heinlein that "An armed society is a polite society," I began writing a polemic novel, which ultimately came to be called The Probability Broach, the central contention of which was that, if everybody carried a gun, then society would be a lot more more peaceful, a lot less violent, and virtually crime-free.

What is going on here?
by Wayne Grantham
I haven't read United Nations Agenda 21. I'm going totally on second-hand information, largely from people I trust. Even if they're wrong, what I'm about to write stands, with good reason, on the evidence of what I've read, heard and seen.

The Testament of James by Vin Suprynowicz
Reviewed by Ken Holder
This mystery/thriller novel has the subtitle "From the case files of Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens" which implies more to come. At least I hope so.

The Cyberattack on Alongside Night
by J. Neil Schulman
The last showing of Alongside Night was Oct. 23, 2014 in Spokane, WA. The movie is not yet available on Blu-Ray, DVD, VOD or streaming. As of now the movie is two-and-a-half months past its last public availability, awaiting general release via wider theatrical and the above-mentioned home-entertainment media later this year. So how is it that within the last ten days—two-and-a-half months after its last screening—there have been 75 IMDb ratings for the movie, a dozen of them posted in the last 24 hours, 22 of them from non-U.S. users—and 59—78.7—of these votes are the lowest possible rating of 1 out of 10? This gives _Alongside Night_ an IMDb rating of 2.4 out of a possible 10 and gives a false-flag impression that an audience that has seen the movie has rejected it. The intent is an attempt to discourage further distribution by giving potential vendors the impression there's no market for it.

Necessary Redundancy
by A.X. Perez
The Second Amendment is unnecessary. This is because the right to keep and bear arms is also protected by the Ninth Amendment (The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.) The Ninth Amendment admits that the Bill of Rights is not creating rights but simply listing some of the rights of the people the US Government is notionally bound to respect and protect.

The Pope is a Dope
by L. Neil Smith
The Roman Catholic Church apparently, has gotten itself stuck with another lemon. Judging from his recent public pronouncements, Pope Francis couldn't pour the traditional liquid out of a boot if the instructions were enscribed on the heel in Latin. I'm extremely sorry if saying that offends any of my Catholic friends, but you've gotta do something about this guy. He's an embarrassment, the Joseph Biden of religion.

Neale's Weekly Gun Rant 1-18-2015
by Neale Osborn
As I note below, Mama Liberty has issued a challenge. She wants us to tell of a time WE passed the torch to a non- or anti- gunner, getting them to change their stance on gun rights. And here's her article outlining why she thinks it's important. So "Don't Sit There Complaining.... DO Something!!"

Atlantea The Beautiful No. 311
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 311 of a weekly cartoon series.

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The Three Conjectures
A Pew poll finds 40% of Americans worry that an US city will be destroyed by a terrorist nuclear attack. James Lileks thinks the annihilation of a city is a dead certainty and will only mark the start of a long, wearying struggle against Islamists armed with nuclear car bombs.

The imminence of the threat is open to debate. Despite the perception that technological diffusion has put weapons of mass destruction within easy reach of Islamic terrorists—the cliché of a mullah brewing anthrax in a cave— terrorist weapons remain at the 1970s level. The Al-Qaeda attack on the September 11 was the most sophisticated terrorist assault in history. Yet it did not employ any new technological elements, just the creative use of old techniques like the airline hijacking. High explosives, small arms, and poison gas still comprise the terrorist arsenal.
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And this contains one of the the most delightful paragraphs I have ever read:

The favorite game of the Moral Retards is the game of 'Moral Equivalence' where any criticism of any of the favored allies or mascots of the Moral Retards is answered by saying the crimes of the mascots are no worse than the crimes of whatever group the critic is (or can be said to be) a member of.

In logic, this is known as the informal fallacy of Ad Hominem, or, specifically, Ad Hominem Tu Quoque. It is not only the favorite, experience shows to the be the only verbal behavior of a Leftist seeking to rebut an argument. In rhetoric, this is known as changing the subject and attacking the messenger. In psychology, this is known as having a frantic squirrel racing in circles in your otherwise empty brainpan.
—John C. Wright, "More on Moral Retardation"

That frantic squirrel, it explains a lot of things.

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