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My Perfect Christmas

[This was written in 2009, and has become my annual Christmas column at The Price of Liberty. Thought I'd share it with you all here.]

1950 was a hard year. My father died and my mother was left with two small children. She was a “housewife” and had no particular marketable skills. She also didn’t have any family who could help her much. She was a recovering alcoholic and suffered from severe depression. Not a pretty picture.

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More Than Just Self Defense

The students in my basic pistol classes are usually too overwhelmed with new information to ask many questions, but I often get good ones from the intermediate and conceal carry students. This last week I got an exceptional one, and it caused me to consider rewriting a part of my book.

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Cast Iron - Get The Facts

[This is the handout for the cast iron seminars I've been giving this fall. Very well received so far.]

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The Power of Why

Gregory is a truly exceptional young man. I have had many marvelous conversations with him over the last few years, and I hope he can gain the recognition he deserves among those who think rationally. This is his latest at Everything-Voluntary.com.

The Power of Why
by Gregory V. Diehl

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By what legitimate authority?

In the course of conversations about many of the high profile incidents being used to further the efforts of politicians and socialists of all stripes, especially the gun grabbers, the thing that came to my mind over and over was the question: by what authority? Why do so many people assume, or even enthusiastically agree with the idea that politicians, bureaucrats and "law enforcement" entities and personalities have some absolute and undeniable authority to do whatever it is they do, and to force that on all the rest of us who do not agree with their plans?

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Calling all Knights of Non-Aggression

Here's a "project" we could easily do, and promote everywhere. Feel free to edit and add/subtract questions, of course. I know you will anyway. :)

Absolutely sterling article... print off these "questions" and offer them to anyone who wants any sort of infringement on our self defense rights. Could start a real discussion, once in a while anyway. I intend to post this all over the place. Oh, and how many of those questions can WE answer accurately? I had to look up two of them. ML

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Irritations...

Just playing around with short stories... Sometimes, the things that irritate us the most might come to mean something else again.

Ghost story...

Climbing out of bed, she padded down the dark hallway to the front door, wondering who would be calling at this time of night.

She hated that doorbell. It sounded worse than long fingernails scrapped across a blackboard. Now, there was a statement that showed her age.

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Christmas and holiday greetings

Saw this and immediately thought of all of you.
"♫ Scottish Music- Auld Lang Syne ♫"

From very early days, I was taught to sing as a way to improve my speech (because I was partly deaf), and by the time I was in college I was an accomplished classical soprano (but nowhere near "professional" of course). Anyway, I loved to sing, and did so at every opportunity throughout most of my life.

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Rats! Your guide to protecting yourself against snitches

I'm not done reading this yet, but it is powerful stuff and well worth a look. Download free or read on line.

Rats! Your guide to protecting yourself against snitches, informers, informants, agents provocateurs, narcs, finks, and similar vermin
By Claire Wolfe
with the Commentariat of the Living Freedom blog

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New Price of Liberty Blog

A sample post put up this morning...

I’ve not yet decided whether this will become a new novel… but it seemed like prophesy, so it seemed good to share it. There is hope for the future. Always has been and always will be. The human race will have to endure many hardships, trials and sorrows to get there. But then, we always have. No matter how dark the night, the dawn cometh.

I Remember Earth
By Susan Callaway (MamaLiberty)

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I carry a gun - Get over it


I carry a gun - Get over it

By Susan Callaway, Editor
July 30, 2012

I carry a gun. All the time, just about everywhere I go except to bed and the shower. Even then, a gun is within a foot or so of my hand all the time. An occasional trip into the disarmed victim zone of the post office, and my last (and I do mean last) trip to California to visit family are the extreme and very temporary exceptions.

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The Price of Liberty website is (NOT) for sale.

Thought one of the "conspirators" might know of someone looking for a domain name...

Domain name for sale: $35. to good home...

The Price of Liberty has had a long run, since October, 2003. After long considerations, I've decided that it's time for me to do something else. I may start a simple blog.

The last issue will be posted on September 10, 2012 unless someone buys the domain name and chooses to continue the old format. The hosting bill is due on Sept. 19. Total cost per year has been about $120.

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I Love My Guns

This article is from the current issue of The Price of Liberty. I like to think it is one of my better efforts, and have been surprised at how little feedback I've gotten after posting it on a number of freedom and gun rights message boards. A little discouraging.... but I guess that's just life these days. Anyway, thought I'd share it with you here as well. Comments are, of course, most welcome.

I Love My Guns
By Susan Callaway, Editor

April 02, 2012

Some recent comments on various message boards frequented by shooters indicate that a few people are either changing their minds or are bowing to the politically correct pressure of the day. They have begun to assert that they do NOT "love their guns" and only view them as necessary tools.

While I couldn't agree more that guns are simply tools, pretty much like any others, I don't know why that would make them unlovable. Most men love their tools, all different kinds, and men have always loved their guns. I'm certainly not ashamed to join those men.

But, you might ask, just what is it that we (who still profess it anyway) actually love about guns? Aren't they killing machines, good only for harming others? We hear that a lot.

So, why do I love my guns? Let me count the ways.

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Are "dead tree" newspapers doomed?

There is a brand new newspaper here in Wyoming. Liberty's Torch

The website is not the greatest, but we'll be working on improving it. The main effort now is putting out and distributing the dead tree paper. Started in Cheyenne 6 months ago, and already trying to expand from a monthly to a bi-weekly, hopefully before the end of the year. Then they'll look at weekly, and finally shoot for daily.

I got involved when the link was posted to a forum I frequent. I emailed the publisher with a comment and the rest is history.

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Cooking for one... or learning to like leftovers

I have always disliked "leftovers." With a few exceptions, most foods are just more appealing to me when fresh made. When I had a family, that was seldom a problem, but in the nearly 25 years I've lived alone, it has often caused me to struggle to balance between the frugal use of my resources and my food preferences.

As a charter member of the "old too soon, wise too late club," I think I finally got a handle on at least some of it. Better late than never.