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The Editor’s Notes
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Well, now. I was wondering what They (you know, Them) were going to do to distract We The People from the Epstein Scandal.…

Letters to the Editor
L. Neil Smith, Nils, A.X. Perez, and Gab

Shirtsleeves To Shirtsleeves
by L. Neil Smith
I have been an interested observer of the Colorado Rockies baseball team since about 1997, when the radio and a cold Fat Tire were our reward, Cathy’s and mine) after a long, hellish day spent mucking out our flood-ravaged little house in the suburbs. I had never been a sports fan before, or much of a beer-drinker for that matter, but, as they say, “Desperate times call for desperate measures”. It was back in the day of the Blake Street Bombers, Larry Walker, Dante Bichette, Andres Gallaraga, Vinnie Castilla, and later on, the great Todd Helton, whose rookie year autograph my tiny daughter managed to obtain from him before a game we attended.

A Clarifying Sign
by Sarah A. Hoyt
As American companies go over, one after the other to kiss China’s dictatorial… feet, I’m finding the revolt of Hong Kong against the mainland’s attempt at imposing tyranny upon the island is a neat and clear separator of those who hate freedom and those who love it.

Anarchist to Abolitionist: A Bad Quaker's Journey Book Review
by Jim Davidson
One of the things that occurred to me when I first met Ben Stone in the living room of his home in Ohio back in February 2016 was that we were kindred spirits. We were kindred, in part, because of experiences lived in this life. He's been hit in the head many times from a young age; so have I, though, I hasten to add, not nearly as many. He's never had any respect for the police, never any sympathy for their gang, never wanted anything of them but to be left alone. Same here. He's worked for other people, but he's also walked off those jobs and insisted that life meet him on his own terms. So he's written books and built businesses and done things he's been trained to do such as carpentry and plumbing. We both even like many of the same authors such as Murray Rothbard and Paul Rosenberg.

A Road Less Traveled?
by Carl Bussjaeger
In her column, [ last week—Editor ] “The Perilous Passage,” Ms. Hoyt raises a number of excellent points about the dangerous straits we have reached. For the most part, I agree with her except for the degree of danger. For instance, I think violent civil war is an optimistic expectation.

To Each Aaccording to the Party’s Need
by A.X. Perez
Dear comrade, Item 1. Regarding you request for additional practice ammunition for your issued self defense weapon: You will receive an extra 50 rounds a month instead of the 200 you requested, see item three.

From Feudalism, To Freedom, To .…????
by Jim Carter
Homo sapiens, and many animals, have an innate desire to habituate as a group. Such an arrangement can be a protection from predators. It also facilitates specialization and the undertaking of projects beyond the capacity of a singular individual.

So, There I Am…
by Harding McFadden
I was walking into work a few weeks back, minding my own business, when I was shouted at in the parking lot by three total strangers. They called me a racist, asked me what the hell my problem was, and made generally menacing gestures toward me. What was I doing to make them so mad? I was walking in with a copy of William L. Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany under my arm.

Mastering the Art of Failure
by Sean Gangol
In recent years the left has managed to turn failure into an artform. The Democrats have been on a downward spiral since 2016 when they lost their bid for the Whitehouse. They thought it would be a slam-dunk, since Hillary Clinton at that point was an experienced politician that was part of the Clinton dynasty, while Donald Trump was a loud-mouth, ex-reality TV star who happened to be the Johnny Come Lately of the political scene. Unfortunately for them, Hillary proved to be an unlikeable candidate who ran on the “Trump is a big meanie” sentiment as her platform. Instead of accepting their loses like most well-adjusted adults, they decided to come up with half-cocked conspiracy theories about Russian collusion, which led to a two-year investigation that produced nothing but a gigantic black hole that sucked up more money from the tax payers.

The Norseman's Diaries Year of Reinvention Part III: Fast Forward Through Summer
by Jeff Fullerton
Fast forward. That's what I've decided to call this one because once again I was trying to pull off the long overdue third installment of this episode of the diaries at the end of the summer by Labor Day Weekend and that is now long past going on October. Where did it all go? I ask myself after having spent much of this season indoors focused on the restoration of the Florida Room which has come a long way from the days of winter and early spring when I struggled with various bottlenecks that at times seemed insurmountable until overcome in a series of tipping points that has allowed things to move forward in a series of leaps and bounds.

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