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Thursday, 29 August 2019

[TLE] Re: Armies of Chaos (2)

Filed under: Correspondence, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:29 PM (17:29)

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 7:21 AM:

His is something sci fi if it’s more powerful than a 44 mag.

Here’s the technical details as specified by L. Neil:

  • 4 times as powerful as a .44 Magnum projectile
  • Half the size of a Smith & Wesson Model 29
  • Can be constructed by unskilled labor using manual tools in 60 minutes with 5 bucks worth of materials
  • Very durable if built from steel or titanium
  • If made from plastic, is disposable and undetectable by metal detectors

Most of the “sci-fi” (pronounced “skiffy”) type devices (lasers, railguns or coilguns, or plasma projectors) that people are building at home are either way larger than a Model 29, or way less powerful, and almost always cost more than 5 bucks to construct. Also, they all require quality tools and a working knowledge of electronics. Plus, the schematics for such devices often are multi-page, considering the details involved.

Most if not all of them are not at the point where they can be used as actual weapons, as described in L. Neil’s article.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE], #1,035: Sunday, 25 August 2019Armies of Chaos, by L. Neil Smith

Monday, 26 August 2019

[TLE] Re: Armies of Chaos (1)

Filed under: Correspondence, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:29 PM (19:29)

Monday, 26 August 2019, 06:09:

Speaking of weapons, do you know what L Neil is referring to in Sunday’s article? [1]

I’d like to know the details myself. It sounds like some sort of 12-gauge pistol, or several .410 shotgun barrels arranged in a pepperbox configuration.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper-box

MWB


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE], #1,035: Sunday, 25 August 2019Armies of Chaos, by L. Neil Smith

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

[TLE] Re: Excellent Article Today

Filed under: Blogging / Writing, Correspondence, Media, Politics, Principles, Resistance, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:52 PM (14:52)

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I hope all is well with you and yours, Neil!

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:16 AM, L. Neil Smith wrote:

Dear Mike —

I greatly enjoyed what you wrote for us today[1]. I love philosophy related specifically to hardware. Wish I were confident that an AR-15 drum magazine would be reliable.

I’ve read that drum magazines in general lean towards unreliability. I haven’t had any personal experience with them (yet).

I hated the Beretta. No first-hand knowledge about the P320. You know me; I’m not fond of 9mm in general, although I have some.

I’ve never fired any of Beretta’s weapons, nor any of SIG’s. I am willing to give them a tryout, though. (I am definitely in “try before I buy” mode where firearms are concerned these days.)

The 9mm of today isn’t the 9mm that Paul Mauser created in 1902. People have been killing other people with it for over 100 years now, so it’s not entirely bad.

An interesting twist is that the eco-fascists’ insistence that ammo manufacturers stop using lead (a lot of them are also victim disarmers, so this was an attempt to shut down the ammo industry) has caused some ammo companies to produce solid-copper projectiles.

Since copper is considerably lighter than lead, putting the same powder charge behind it as you would behind a slug with lead in it is going to yield significantly higher muzzle velocities.

What was the formula for kinetic energy, again? 1/2 x m x v^2

(The Soviet-era steel-core ammo was an attempt by the Soviets to save a few rubles, and also yielded higher muzzle velocities, such that the F-Troopies tried to ban it as “armor-piercing.”)

I also wanted to tell you that I believe the Glock 22 may be the finest sidearm ever in produced by Mankind. Mine is actually a G23 Gen4, and it is my constant companion.

I am also wanting to try out the Springfield XD, the Arsenal Strike One, among others.

I also share your view “Of course they’re weapons if war, you retarded dirtbag — a war against me that you started and continue to wage! What else did you think James Madison had in mind?”

Nice Coxe quote, too.

Madison in Federalist Paper #46 is good, as well as Thomas Jefferson’s stuff.

MWB


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. #1,025 : Sunday, 16 June 2019Bernalillo County DA Raul Torrez, Idiot or Liar?

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Re: Letter from L. Neil

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics, Security, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:40 AM (07:40)

Never forget that immediately after the events of 11 Sept 2001 (some call it “9-11”), the neo-conservatives were up in arms that the Air Force didn’t have F-16s and F-15s ready to intercept and shoot down the hijacked airliners. At the same time, they were also complaining that “airport security” wasn’t “tight enough.”

So when it comes down to brass tacks, the Busheviks would rather shoot down a plane with 90-100 people on board who haven’t hurt anyone else on the plane—turning them into 600-mph hamburger as their bodies are shredded by the explosion of an air-to-air missile and/or 20-mm or 30-mm cannon-fire — rather than let those same people carry any sort of self-defense technology onto the aircraft.

So much for their support of the Second Amendment.


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 597 – 28 November 2010

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Monday, 19 November 2007

A Message of Encouragement to Fellow Libertarians

Filed under: Friends, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Viewing — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 11:07 PM (23:07)

A Message of Encouragement to Fellow Libertarians by L. Neil Smith

Originally presented at the 2007 London Conference of the Libertarian Alliance and Libertarian International


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs – Xanga
    2. KCUF Media – Xanga

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Monday, 6 August 2001

[S2K4] Re: Some things the Libertarians could do . . .

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics, Preparedness, Principles — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:04 PM (18:04)

Try talking with the Right about such issues as the atrocities at Waco, Ruby Ridge, Donald Scott or subjects such as the Shirley Allen siege or the Carl Drega tragedy and you’ll find a lot of well-informed folks who share your outrage (and the desire to do something about it).

Bring up such subjects with so-called liberals and what you’ll get, at best, is indifference. At worst, you’ll get a bunch of gov’t apologists who bought into the lamestream media’s demonization of any group this criminal conspiracy, which calls itself “our” gov’t, decides to target for destruction. Hell, I’ve even had people on the Left tell me they applauded the gov’t’s actions during the Waco massacre because they despise Christians and those who “stockpile weapons”!! I wonder if these asswipes would be so goddamned blase if the gov’t decided to conduct wholesale murder against a bunch of New Age Goddess worshippers? Along the same vein, I’ve heard others on the Left comparing those in the Militia Movement to organized crime entities like La Cosa Nostra,the Cali Cartel, the Triads or the Organizatsiya, when they’re not confusing them (intentionally?) with terrorist groups such as the Aryan Nations,the Order or the Klan, despite all facts to the contrary (things such as facts seldom seem to matter to the Left).

Plus they tell you that they want to have a forum to discuss said militia movement, but when you show up, they try to slam the door in your face. I did just this to Morris Dees on 28 June 1995. When you try to explain things like the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to them, they look at you like you’re asking them to sell you their kids.

This is where Bob Glass’ Tyranny Response Team comes in.

I had another one come to one of LPNM’s Liberty Forums back in Jan 1996 and ask me, “Would you give up your guns if the government gave up theirs first?” After I openly laughed at him, he said , “No I’m serious. Would you?”

Now the foregoing does NOT mean that the Right doesn’t have it’s fair share of warts(just listen to talk show hosts like that asshole Michael Savage – Next to him, Ken Hamblin sounds like Brian Wilson!!). It’s just that from my experience, those on the Right can be extremely tolerant when they find out that you’re armed (and especially when you’re a better shot!!)

I think that they think of us as just another branch of “the conservative family.” At least that’s what they refer to me as – despite the fact that everything I post might as well have “libertarian” screaming out at them in 1-inch-high bold type. Oh well – I really don’t care what they call me as long as they spell my name right. (Is it too much to hope for that they pass on my links?)

And unlike the Marxists, they aren’t likely to rat you out to the cops when you make them pay the consequences for fucking with you i.e. they can vandalize your car because it’s sporting a “Alan Keyes for Prez” bumper sticker but if you decide to push their faces in for their lack of consideration for your property rights (notice how they only chant “people before property” when it’s your ownership rights that are being violated?), they go screaming to the fuzz. Damned ironic, since these are the same assholes who claim they hate cops yet they’re the first ones to scream for police protection when the shit hits the fan!!!

Since when have they bothered to wait until you tried an on-the-spot correction of their attitudes towards your property to wait to call the cops on you? It’s been my experience that the more obnoxious ones will do so just on seeing you carrying your pistol in plain view. “Oh my god he’s got a gun!” – so much for their professed belief in atheism.

I even had one blatantly retarded female tell me that if things ever go to hell, she and her friends are heading to my place since I’m known to be a gun owner. Yet, this is one of the same indivduals who thinks I’m a few cans short of a six-pack because I’m (in their perception) a “Suvivalist”. I retorted by inquiring what the hell makes me obligated to helping those who refuse to help themselves?

They want their cake (and ours) and to eat it, too. Just now I got a phone call from Jim Baca’s campaign office asking for money. (Baca’s the idiot gun bigot mayor here who’s running for re-election. They think of us as simply a resource when we have something they want, and to hell with what we want, or think.

Furthermore,since me and my friends are the only ones who are armed, what’s to prevent us from enslaving her and her rabbit friends (I usually encounter stunned silence at this point…)? I guess the Non-Aggression Principle (as well as all other aspects of Libertarianism)along with common sense and rational thought is an alien concept to her…

Hey, she’s the one that wants protection services from you. You have the inherent right to demand whatever services you want in exchange. (Although I wouldn’t let them in the house – that’s the best way to have it cleaned out.) Since they’re not likely to be carrying gold coins or supplies, you’ll have to use your imagination.


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Friday, 3 August 2001

[S2K4] Re: Does he know something we don’t?

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:25 AM (01:25)

And he’s too stiffnecked stubborn to take the pardons both South Dakota and New Mexico have said they would give him if he only asked. He insists on fighting in court to clear his record, no matter what the outcome.

New Mexico cannot give him a pardon for a South Dakota conviction, and to my knowledge NM has not offered Russell any type of pardon. In fact, the last I heard Gary Johnson had told Means supporters he could not offer Russell a pardon.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Johnson offered to certify Means as being able to run for political office. Not the same, but “close enough for government work.” Russell properly told him to stick it, too.

Speaking as someone who asked him why he didn’t support “Vermont” carry and didn’t pardon dope-smokers:

For all the notoriety he’s gotten on the drug issue, Johnson is pretty much a fair-weather “libertarian.” (As in he gets a kick out of it when the Democrats and GOP Drug Warriors call him one – that’s the extent of Johnson’s libertarian tendencies.) Not as bad as Bill Owens . . . .

For those wanting a list of Johnson’s offenses for the state, I’ll have to put it together and post it later.

“Government money is like a used tampon – it’s bloody, it stinks, and there’s strings attached.”
– Rex Nulla


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Thursday, 19 July 2001

[S2K4] Re: Addition to book line

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:58 PM (20:58)

— In smith2004-discuss@y…, “L. Neil Smith” wrote:

Hello, Mike!

Thanks for the idea, Mr Blessing. I agree with Tom, however, and for selfish reasons of my own. I have never collected a _dime_ in royalties from the New York publishers of my books (except Lando when I threatened to sue). Somehow it always seems to work out that way. When that changes, I’ll let people know.

Mountain Media and Mazel Freedom Press, however, are run by friends of mine with whom I’ve seen the elephant (and the donkey). They pay me what they owe me on time and I love working with them. So if Tom (whom I trust just as implicitly) wants to limit this effort to _Lever Action_ from the former, or possibly include _Hope_ from the latter, I think he’s wise to do so.

What about just buying books, planting them as I’m doing tomorrow, and sending the receipt on to Tom as proof of donation? (If I can find my receipt…)

–> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/smith2004-discuss/message/62

I’m putting the following URLs on the inside back-cover on a business card:

Smith 2004 — Give’em “L!”
http://www.smith2004.org

L. Neil Smith’s Webley Page
http://www.webleyweb.com/lneil

The Libertarian Enterprise
http://www.webleyweb.com/tle

(The way I posted it here illustrates the way I made up the cards.)

http://www.thespiritof76.com/leveraction.html is the book’s website, along with ordering info.

Other ways to spread the word:

Special-order _Lever Action_ from your local bookstore. When they get your copy, they’ll order a few extras. I spec-ordered _Unintended Consequences_ back in 1995 at Page One and it was on the shelves for about three years after I got my copy. Since none of the other bookstores in the area had it listed when I called, I can only assume that it was my order that started it there.

Offer _Lever Action_ as a door prize on TV and radio shows, at gun shows, and other such PR offerings.

What about straight-text copies of your various essays, Neil? These could be printed out on a B&W printer and run off by the dozens on the local Kinko’s B&W copier for a few bucks. A copy of the receipt could then be sent to Tom, along with a note of explanation. This in addition to reposting them to various email lists, message boards, and newsgroups.

Drop copies in the waiting rooms at doctor’s and dentist’s offices, automotive shops, etc., – places where people have time on their hands and nothing to do? It would give them a change from six-month-old copies of Time and Newsweek.

– Mike Blessing / The Sedition Group
http://seditiongroup.homestead.com
mailto:theamericansedition-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

!!! CCW YES – Permits NO !!!

“Be wary of strong drink. It makes you shoot at tax collectors – and miss.”
– Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

“Government money is like a used tampon – it’s bloody, it stinks, and there’s strings attached.”
– Rex Nulla

“Pornography, tax evasion and gunrunning are what made (and still make) America the greatest nation on earth.”
– Rex Nulla


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Monday, 16 July 2001

[S2K4] Libraries

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:10 PM (20:10)

Why bother asking IF you can donate _Lever Action_? (Or any other of Neil’s books?)

After all, we’re paying for these overfunded, undermaintained dumps out of our pockets (taxation, y’know?).

If they say “yes,” great. If they say “no” . . .

Just wrap it up in a newspaper as you bring it in and leave it on a table somewhere.

(I can just picture them dusting it for prints and checking the surveillance tapes to see who left it.)

As the Nike advert says, “Just do it.”

What are the realistic chances they’ll pitch it? Most likely they’ll ask around if someone lost it – displaying the cover asking everyone “Is this yours?” This is “free” advertising.


– Mike Blessing / The Sedition Group
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!!! CCW YES – Permits NO !!!

“Be wary of strong drink. It makes you shoot at tax collectors – and miss.”
– Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

“Government money is like a used tampon – it’s bloody, it stinks, and there’s strings attached.”
– Rex Nulla

“Pornography, tax evasion and gunrunning are what made (and still make) America the greatest nation on earth.”
– Rex Nulla


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Thursday, 17 May 2001

[S2K4] Re: Considerations for the Assault Raffle, and additional notes

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:03 PM (21:03)

— In smith2004-discuss@, tlknapp@ wrote:

This assault raffle idea is interesting, but I have some questions:

1. Are there any unconstitutional statutory prohibitions on it, i.e. is it “illegal?” That it might be so is not an insuperable obstacle in my view, but it needs to be looked at.

Federally – Only if the winner lives in a different state from the one the weapon was purchased in, and that’s assuming that you don’t want the winner to fill out ‘the yellow form’ (the ATF Form 4473) and go through a ‘guilty til proven innocent’ background check.

State-wise – It varies from state to state. Each state coordinator will have to check the gun restrictions in his/her home state.

2. Is there anyone willing to bankroll the prize in case it fails to generate sufficient income to cover the cost? I doubt this will happen, but I want to make sure.

This is why I’m planning to start off with a low-cost mil-surplus bolt-action such as a Lee-Enfield or Mauser 98k – so I can do this and have the weapon available for display. (Right now, I also have credit cards to pay off, so the FAL or AK option isn’t feasible AT PRESENT.)

Also, I’d like to do it as a ‘rolling raffle’ – as one prize is awarded, to pick up another, or to start with one gun and end up with several available for awarding.

And I’d like to arrange Neil drawing at least one winning ticket and awarding a prize. I plan on the first drawing being at the 2002 LPNM convention.

3. Do we have a volunteer to administer it? I have privacy concerns relating to the FEC angle, so I’d like to see it done as follows:

a. A volunteer runs the operation.
b. All signators to the petition automatically get one entry.
c. Purchases of additional entries are made via the volunteer, NOT via the treasurer.

What I mean by this last, and I’ll use Mike Blessing for convenience’s sake as our hypothetical volunteer, is this:

1. Mike compiles the list of entries and makes the drawing.

2. Purchased entries are made by arrangement with Mike, who will reimburse himself or whoever puts up the prize for the costs involved from the proceeds

3. Mike would then transfer the “net profit” to the campaign’s e-gold account (we’re presumably running this via e-gold).

Here’s what I have in mind:

Each signature gets a person one entry in the raffle. Further entries will be 1FRN for one, 2FRN for 3, and 5FRN for 10. Duplicate signatures void ALL entries, PLUS the person is barred from re-entering. (Is there a mechanism through PetitionOnline.com for removing duplicate sigs?)

This could also work for off-line signatures. (I advocated this as a way to get sigs for this minor-party drive that we in LPNM have going now. “Crazy Mike,” they said.)

That way, if the FEC comes after us (which I hope they do), and if they somehow manage to get the campaign account’s records (which I hope they don’t), the donations made for raffle entries don’t reveal names of donors, just Mike’s name. They’d have to get to Mike’s records to get the names of the donors. This, of course, puts Mike at risk, but helps us keep to our anonymity/privacy commitment.

I’ll give it to them, but they won’t be able to read it without taking said list to Ft. Meade and running it through the NSA’s Crays for a while. LOL (Encrypting it twice or three times should make this interesting.)

It would be even funnier if when the FEC jackboots show up, I destroy the records right in front of them and hand them the ashes. (Most likely I’ll zap a hard-drive or disk with a stun-gun. LOL LOL)

Another raffle opportunity would be for a free autographed copy of _Lever Action_. For that matter, I think I may see about instituting the book as a “donor premium” for all those who give a set minimum donation if they’re willing to accept the risk of having me see their name and address and possibly remember it if my fingernails are being pulled out. $50? $76?

What about offering copies of Neil’s other books as door prizes, premiums or raffle prizes? Or books by other libertarian SF writers? (Victor Milan, F. Paul Wilson, James P. Hogan and Heinlein come to mind here.)

The more goodies you offer, the more people will enter.

I’ve been busy with the new baby and all, but I want to kick this campaign up HARD around the 4th of July. We need to generate a LOT of signatures, get a LOT of books in a LOT of libraries, and get a media strategy going to generate LOTS of publicity. I want the “aura of inevitability” to descend on the LP nomination over the next couple of years, so that we can go into the 2004 convention as the front runners.

I’ll tell you all this right now, and I’ve already said it on the LPUS list: the most an LP presidential candidate has ever polled is 920,000 votes. If we go to the 2004 LP convention with a million signatures already in pocket, the LP would be INSANE not to proffer the nomination. I think that that can be made to happen if we harness our imaginations and strike some sparks. The “assault raffle” might help; talk radio can work for us, although it’s not the panacea that the Browne Campaign sold it as.

So who else do you have in mind to speak up for this effort?

And what about publicity stunts? I recommend reading David Alexander’s book _How You Can Manipulate the Media_, available from Paladin Press.

–> http://shop.paladin-press.com/Store/prodinfo.asp?prodid=3302

We have 3 years, from this July 4th to the July 4th (if past history holds true) of the 2004 convention. That’s something under 1100 days, so we need to AVERAGE more than 900 signatures PER DAY during that period. That’s a lot, but it can be done. I’m going to work up a printable petition sheet for people to work with offline … and it will damn well be available at any event I work. Ditto for brochures — we need to get them done and available for download in PDF format or as graphics.

Cool – we’re always petitioning for SOMETHING in NM – right now it’s minor party status…. Check back with me on 28/29 May – I should have something that might dovetail nicely with this project.

– Mike Blessing / The Sedition Group
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“Be wary of strong drink. It makes you shoot at tax collectors – and miss.”
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