Federal Register Watch
What freedoms have you lost this week?
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents. This column attempts to summarize the highlights (or lowlights) of the Federal Register during the preceding week.
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Lizard Brain on Line for the Log Flume
Pyrning in a widening gyre, invoking my ire, began at 42nd street and 3rd and three hours later wound up on 72nd and 1st, finally. First avenue was our destination all along. Every few blocks or so the cops would say 'just a few more blocks then you can turn on to first,' until the whole parade of us ' silly authorities: by prohibiting a march they created one ' wound up on 72nd street, where I...
One Man Against the World
- A great, civilized nation democratically elected a fanatic demagogue, who preached war. Actually, he did not really receive the majority of votes, but, somehow, his ascent to power was arranged nevertheless.
- Soon after assuming power, he manipulated a dramatic incident in order to tighten his grip upon the country and prepare for attack on smaller nations. An immense propaganda machine...
I Want to Be a Number
Yesterday I had the extremely pleasant experience of sitting opposite a nubile young lady in my University cafeteria. She was in her mid-twenties, about 5 foot 3, short black hair, a good figure, and very cute. Draped around her shoulders and hanging over her chest was the University identification card. Now I'm unsure what the situation is in your American institutes of higher learning, but...
What Anarchism Means to Me
Anarchism is my declaration of peace with you. It is a repudiation of the use of coercive power to achieve my own ends, or to abet the domination of any man by his fellows, or over his fellows. It is a renunciation of the use and support of structures that function to create discord and disparity among men and between nations, and peddle mayhem and mischief under the aegis of security and...
The Case for Preemptive Attack
For more than a year, the Bush administration has been trying to justify a preemptive war against Iraq. They've said that Iraq has Weapons of Mass Destruction, but so do many others countries, so by itself this is not a cause for war. If Iraq is a threat to Israel , as we're told, let Israel defend itself. There's no justification for a US attack here. We're told that Iraq might arm...
Joseph S. Bommarito
Note: The following memorandum was leaked to me by a prominent, highly-placed government official who, while he was sweeping up one night, found it crumpled up into a ball and tossed into a waste basket.
To: Secretary, Department of Homeland Security From: Deputy Assistant Undersecretary for Color Coordination
Subject: Colorizing Terror
The PATRIOT Game Begins Again
I got a letter from a friend just today which told me that there was something I should read. He included a link to this site, and I got an eyeful. When I got done staring angrily at the wall, I wrote him back. This is what I said.
First thought: Oh God, I'm moving to Canada .
Second thought: OH, GOD!! I'm moving to Canada .
Third thought: Batardes Stupides! (pardon my French)
In the Crosshairs of the Government
Roland M. Renne
On September 28, 1965, with only 10 days remaining on his tour in Vietnam, Marine private Bobby Garwood fell into enemy hands just north of Da Nang. For the next 14 years Garwood endured abuse that few of us can fathom. But it wasn't just the Viet Cong who kicked him around. Garwood was on a hit list -- his own government wanted him dead. Monika Jensen-Stevenson gives us the details in her...
What's G-d Got to Do With It?
Joseph S. Bommarito
Note: The deities portrayed in this work are entirely the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. They do not bear any resemblance to any actual deity, either living, dead, immortal, or yet to come.
I hold in the highest regard and admiration those men and women who venture forth into the unknown. Pioneers are always aware of the risks involved in exploring new frontiers.