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Feeding the Ducks
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No One But You!
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Feeding the Ducks
by L. Neil Smith
A BLAST FROM THE PAST Robert Heinlein said that the smaller any unit of government happens to be, the harder it is to move. It’s relatively easy to make enough fuss to alter the course of a federal government, for example, but everybody “knows” you can’t fight City Hall and that the most viciously dictatorial level of government is the school board.

by Sarah A. Hoyt
I was raised to be a gentleman. And before any of you raises an eyebrow, no that had nothing to do with my sex or gender, or my pronouns or whatever. My being a woman of …. odd disposition, I think my parents decided I’d never marry when I was around 3, maybe 4. (They weren’t entirely wrong for that place and time. Any of you women who want to hold forth on the unbearable patriarchy in the US, let’s find a quiet corner where I can slowly beat you to death with a wet sock. Because you have NO idea. NONE.)

Shortages and the Class Struggle
A Libertarian View

by Sean Gabb
There is in the United Kingdom a shortage of lorry drivers. This means a dislocation of much economic activity. Because it cannot be delivered, there is no petrol in the filling stations. Because there are not enough drivers, and a shortage of fuel, we may soon have shortages of food in the shops. Christmas this year may not involve its usual material abundance.

To the Secretary General
by Jim Davidson
Recently, the Portuguese socialist who is currently the secretary general of the United Nations that agree to recognise one another lambasted people who actually create wealth for going into space. There are so many things about this nonsensical person speaking on this topic that I was unable to resist composing an open letter to him.

Create Your Own Personal Supersedure Zone
by Dennis Wilson
First, I acknowledge that we are ALL subject to blatantly open collectivist forces that are superior, but diminishing. Should a person (you or me) openly confront those forces (Rambo or the Branch Davidians at Waco come to my mind) or quietly avoid confrontations such as the Amish communities thru-out North America have done? I think that the Supersedure Zones described in the Covenant of Unanimous Consent [see copy attached below] are best suited to the second, non-confrontational approach that echos the philosophy of Tao Guang Yang Hui: “to hide one’s capabilities and bide one’s time.“ Being openly confrontational just paints a target on you and your efforts. This does NOT rule out the possibility nor necessity of self defense!

Nanny State 101: How to make Childhood Suck
by Sean Gangol
After reading No Child Left Alone: Getting Government Out of Parenting by Abby Schachter, I find myself expressing a wide range of emotions. There were times where I found myself laughing at the absolute absurdity at how the government likes to put a protective bubble over America’s youth. Then there were times I found my blood boiling at how government bureaucrats have the audacity to not only undermine parental authority, but to pretty much take the fun out of being a kid. Abby Schachter is part of the Free-Range Kids Movement, which believes in letting kids be kids by letting them take the same risks that many of us took when we were kids. What risks? I don’t know. Climbing trees, going to the playground by themselves or simply playing in the front-yard, while their mother sits back in a lawn-chair reading a book.

Pulpy Goodness
by Harding McFadden
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a thing for the Pulps. As a kid I vaguely recall watching the Doc Savage movie on AMC or some such place, though it’s been so many years that everything about the movie is a blur. In my teens I sat through the mostly abysmal The Shadow , and enjoyed the feel of the thing, more than the flick itself. The Rocketeer, on the other hand, grabbed me by the collar and wouldn’t let go for more than one glorious hour, and is a yearly rewatch.


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