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  • A Very Personal Message to Glenn Beck

    06/08/2010 5:03:16 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 16 replies · 80+ views
    J. Neil Schulman @ Rational Review ^ | June 8, 2010 | J. Neil Schulman
    Watch the YouTube Video starring Mara Marini! Dear Mr. Beck,Five days ago — on June 2nd, twelve-and-a-half minutes into the second hour of your radio show — you spent about five minutes telling your listening audience about my novel, Alongside Night.Here’s a transcript of what you said: The [novel] was written in 1979. Alongside … Morning? Something like that. It reads exactly like my show. It does! You know what the story is? A guy who is an economic expert has been saying “The economy is collapsing! The economy is collapsing and the government is going to seize control!”...
  • Fort Hood soldier deployed in Iraq calls for giving guns to American soldiers and families on base

    11/24/2009 2:50:07 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 12 replies · 715+ views
    J. Neil Schulman @ Rational Review ^ | November 24, 2009 | SGT. Brian Singer
    Fort Hood soldier currently deployed in Iraq calls for giving guns to American soldiers and families on base One of the readers of this column, even before I began writing about the November 5th Fort Hood massacre the day after it occurred, is Sgt. Brian Singer, a U.S. army soldier currently deployed to Iraq, but whose home station is Fort Hood. A few days after the Fort Hood shootings Sgt. Singer wrote a letter-to-the-editor to Stars and Stripes. An edited version of that letter was published in Stars and Stripes on Thursday, November 19th. You can read Sgt. Singer’s letter...
  • The American Humiliation Buried at Fort Hood

    11/13/2009 1:50:58 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 18 replies · 1,038+ views
    J. Neil Schulman @ Rational Review ^ | November 13, 2009 | J. Neil Schulman
    The American Humiliation Buried at Fort Hood It’s now been seven full days following Thursday November 5, 2009, when U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, using only unremarkable handguns, murdered 13 fellow American soldiers and civilians, and wounding 30-odd others, including combat veterans. Hasan — an American-born-and-bred Muslim who initiated his attack by jumping on a table and in Arabic shouting the Muslim affirmation “God is Great!” — continued to shoot unarmed soldiers and civilians unopposed by any armed military personnel, and was finally stopped only when — after ten-minutes — two civilian police officers with no previous combat experience...
  • Clinton-Bush Gun Control Enabled Fort Hood Massacre

    11/09/2009 12:50:05 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 47 replies · 1,401+ views
    J. Neil Schulman @ Rational Review ^ | November 9, 2009 | J. Neil Schulman
    Clinton-Bush Gun Control Enabled Fort Hood Massacre A Clinton Administration revision to Department of Defense Directive 5210.56 — Army Regulation 190-14, dated 12 March 1993 — permits the Secretary of the Army to authorize military personnel to carry firearms “on a case by case basis” for personal protection within the continental United States, but forbids military personnel to carry their own personal firearms and both requires “a credible and specific threat” before firearms be issued for military personnel to protect themselves. It further directs that firearms “not be issued indiscriminately for that purpose.”Thus did President Bill Clinton — Commander-in-Chief of...
  • "Repent, Roman! A Modest Solution to the Polanski Problem"

    10/20/2009 12:17:57 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 17 replies · 460+ views
    Mondo Cult ^ | October 20, 2009 | Brad Linaweaver
    Repent, Roman! A Modest Solution to the Polanski Problem by Brad Linaweaver Ever since the American economy was struck down by a hit and run driver on Wall Street late in 2008, the world has been holding its breath. What would happen next? Well, the Republicans lost power and the Democrats gained power, and somehow the War on Terror marches on without stumbling. The Pentagon budget remains untouchable even though we owe China a trillion dollars. “It's Chinatown , Jake.” The immediate struggle is about a shift in the economy over the possibility of National Health Care. Many people are...
  • The Ten Biggest Lies of My Lifetime

    09/27/2009 5:04:44 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 183 replies · 4,369+ views
    Rational Review ^ | September 27, 2009 | J. Neil Schulman
    The Ten Biggest Lies of My Lifetime by J. Neil Schulman This is my short list of “Big Lies” — propaganda which is promoted by major movements, and which denying often gets one tagged as a lunatic, denier, hatemonger, or simply irrelevant.If you’re looking for me to put the Holocaust of European Jewry or Jihadis being responsible for 9/11 on this list, look elsewhere. I’m 56 years old, born in April 1953. So I’m limiting myself to Big Lies present in my own lifetime.Here we go, not in any chronological order. 1. The biggest threat to the human race...
  • Why gay rights activists need to straighten up

    02/19/2009 11:41:26 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 126 replies · 2,888+ views
    Rational Review ^ | February 18, 2009 | J. Neil Schulman
    Warning: This article contains sexually explicit language. Ive been a libertarian my entire adult life. Libertarianism, as Ive been an apologist for it, is a philosophy promoting individual rights, civil liberties, and the freedom to have manifest destiny over ones own life and property. I am opposed to the government telling people what they can do with their minds and bodies. I am consistent on this whether the issue is consensual intimate relations between adults, or the freedom to self-medicate and self-entertain oneself using the agricultural or pharmaceutical product of ones choice, or the responsibility of parents to choose...
  • Free Showing 9/30/2008 of pro-patriotic Lady Magdalene's -- AMC Loews Universal City Walk

    09/19/2008 5:16:57 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 8 replies · 434+ views
    The Open Press ^ | September 19, 2008 | J. Neil Schulman
    Lady Magdalene's to Screen at the 2008 Cinema City International Film Festival OPENPRESS) September 19, 2008 -- Jesulu Productions' new suspense-comedy feature film, Lady Magdalene's, has been selected as one of only five narrative-features, out of over 3,000 submissions, to be a finalist that will screen Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 4:45 PM, at the 2008 Cinema City International Film Festival, to be held September 29th to October 1st, 2008, at the AMC Universal City Walk, adjacent to Universal Studios. Admission to all Cinema City International Film Festival screenings, including the screening of Lady Magdalene's, is free. Lady Magdalene's will...
  • PETAs Pathetic Fallacy

    06/30/2008 12:58:54 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 23 replies · 101+ views ^ | June 30, 2008 | J. Neil Schulman
    Dont get me wrong. I have no objection to anyone choosing to be a vegetarian, a Vegan, or pro-Ana for that matter. Short of cannibalism by murder, everyone should eat and not eat whatever they want to.I was married to a vegetarian and was a vegetarian, myself for five years after my divorce. I even wrote an article in 1986 regarding my ignored suggestions to McDonalds and Burger King that they could get customers like me in who wasnt frequenting their fine establishments because nothing was offered for my wife by putting veggie patties...
  • New movies for my Pro-RKBA, libertarian, and patriotic friends

    02/25/2008 5:26:49 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 10 replies · 219+ views
    Rational Review ^ | February 25, 2008 | J. Neil Schulman
    Often enough I hear my pro-RKBA, libertarian, and conservative/patriot friends complaining that Hollywood doesn't make movies for us and that the movies they do make are hostile to our core values.Here's your chance to turn that tide by supporting some new movies made by friends who do share our values.First up is the new comedy Witless Protection, starring Larry the Cable Guy, Jenny McCarthy, and Yaphet Kotto, released this past weekend by LionsGate. (This is the same studio that is producing Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.) The writer/director of Witless Protection is Charles Carner, a friend I met through our...
  • Fahrenheit 451 Author Ray Bradbury Play Censored by "Undercover" California Official

    10/22/2007 9:05:16 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 35 replies · 570+ views ^ | October 22, 2007 | J. Neil Schulman
    South Pasadena, California 10/20/2007 - A California undercover investigator identifying himself to this reporter as "Agent Egan" entered the Fremont Center Theatre at 8:00 PM curtain time tonight and halted the performance of Pulitzer Prize and National Medal of Arts author Ray Bradburys play Dandelion Wine. Bradbury was in attendance awaiting the start of the performance with a theatre full of celebrity guests including The Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner.
  • Anti-Gun Film Festival Honors Pro-Gun Filmmaker -- Sort Of

    06/26/2007 5:39:32 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 6 replies · 439+ views
    IMDb News: Studio Briefing ^ | June 26, 2007 | Lew Irwin
    Anti-Gun Film Festival Honors Pro-Gun Filmmaker -- Sort Of Apparently unaware that its producer/writer/director is an outspoken pro-gun advocate, the Moondance International Film Festival, whose stated goal is to "encourage and inspire non-violent conflict resolution," has selected J. Neil Schulman's Lady Magdalene's as a semifinalist in this year's competition. Upon learning of the selection, Schulman congratulated the festival's director "on her openness in placing art before politics, in an age when virtually all film festivals filter out any film not promoting their own narrow prejudices." Informed that Schulman is the webmaster of the World Wide Web Gun Defense Clock, which...
  • It's Way Past Miller Time for the War in Iraq

    05/20/2007 4:38:07 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 30 replies · 998+ views
    Rational Review ^ | May 20, 2007 | J. Neil Schulman
    Its Way Past Miller Time for the War in Iraq By J. Neil Schulman Sometimes I wonder if people even listen to themselves talk. The Bush administration tells us that the United States has not yet achieved its objectives in the War in Iraq so American troops have to stay there until a stable Iraqi democracy can fend for itself against an insurgency fueled by al Qaeda-fed Sunni Muslims and Iranian-fed Shia Muslims: that the Iraqi InSurgency has to be fought with an American Surgency The Democratic Party opposition tells us that, because of this InSurgency, the Bush administration...
  • J. Neil Schulman's Stopping Power Now a Free Download in response to Virginia Tech Shootings

    04/16/2007 4:25:22 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 43 replies · 3,652+ views
    The World Wide Web Gun Defense Clock ^ | April 16, 2007 | J. Neil Schulman
    Today, April 16th, the day of the Virginia Tech massacre, is my birthday. Every year for the rest of my life, I am going to be reminded on my birthday that my attempt to alert the American people to the lethal dangers of victim disarmament did not succeed in preventing this act of criminal terrorism. My 1994 book, Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns, makes the point -- through analysis of history, criminology, statistics, and dramatic examples -- that "Gun control increases violent crime by disarming helpless victims and shifting the balance of power to the illegally...
  • Martians Attack Boston!

    02/02/2007 2:08:43 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 29 replies · 831+ views
    SciFiDimensions ^ | February 2, 2007 | J. Neil Schulman
    Martians Attack Boston! By J. Neil Schulman Its a history lesson worth remembering today. On October 30, 1938 on the CBS Radio Network, Orson Welles Mercury Theater of the Air presented a dramatic Halloween radio adaptation of H.G. Wells classic science-fiction novel, The War of the Worlds. Howard Kochs audio-play updated Wells classic story from Victorian England to contemporary America, and used the medium of radio to best effect by telling the story as if it were a series of radio news broadcasts. It was brilliant radio theater. Unfortunately, late-tuning-in listeners scanning across the radio dial and finding a...
  • Inaugural Address of the next President of the United States

    01/13/2007 4:30:49 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 35 replies · 1,218+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | January 13, 2007 | J. Neil Schulman and Brad Linaweaver
    Inaugural Address of the President of the United States Tuesday, January 20, 2009 By J. Neil Schulman and Brad Linaweaver The candidate for president of the United States who pledges to deliver this speech upon being inaugurated will get our support, whether he or she is a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, other party, or Independent. J. Neil Schulman & Brad Linaweaver January 12, 2007 [After acknowledging the assembled dignitaries] and my fellow citizens. The inauguration of a new president of the United States can be either a time for hope or a time for despair. It can be...
  • "Tried by 12" -- Music Video of a Second Amendment anthem ...

    12/08/2006 12:29:07 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 8 replies · 697+ views
    YouTube ^ | December 7, 2006 | J. Neil Schulman
    Hi. It's been a while since I posted here on Free Republic, and the main reason is that I wrote, produced, and directed a feature film this year -- Lady Magdalene's, starring Star Trek's Uhura, Nichelle Nichols. I'm not going to spoil my own plot, but let me just say -- as a long-time advocate of RKBA and author of Stopping Power: Why 70 Million Americans Own Guns -- that Second Amendment advocates will find much in this movie to make them happy. One of the things that should make RKBA advocates happy is a musical firearms-tactical-training montage in the...
  • Dubya and Dubai

    02/22/2006 4:05:26 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 25 replies · 681+ views
    Rational Review ^ | February 22, 2006 | J. Neil Schulman
    Here's what I think is going on with the Dubai Ports World deal to operate five American ports.United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in the Middle East right now, trying to get Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia to force the new Hamas-led government of the Palestinian authority to sign onto the "road map for peace" which would require Hamas to accept a two-state solution recognizing the legitimacy of Israel and renouncing terrorism. Israel has cut off millions of dollars in funding to the Palestinian Authority because of the Hamas election victory, and Hamas is...
  • Steven Spielberg's Munich Asks: "Is The 'War on Terrorism' a Real War?"

    01/16/2006 11:59:44 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 76 replies · 1,577+ views
    Rational Review ^ | January 16, 2006 | J. Neil Schulman
    Steven Spielberg is one of America's greatest filmmakers. He wasn't always. Allow me to recap his career. This context-setting is important.Steven Spielberg's earliest commercial successes as a director -- Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, ET, the Indiana Jones series, and Jurassic Park -- were great entertainments and great commercial successes, but there was no intellectual weight to them. The Color Purple and Empire of the Sun started showing his serious ambitions but he didn't quite pull it off. The Color Purple was a commercial success, while Empire of the Sun bombed, but neither film won him any Oscars...
  • Do You Believe in War?

    10/17/2005 12:44:25 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 35 replies · 1,174+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | October 17, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    Do You Believe in War? By J. Neil Schulman Recently my participation in an IMDb message-board discussion of an article Brad Linaweaver and I wrote regarding the movie Flightplan -- a recent feature film we were identifying as anti-war propaganda -- expanded to general discussions of terrorism, bigotry, and war. As a libertarian who has spent most of his career attacking collectivism of all sorts, I found myself in the odd position of having to explain why it's not bigotry to blame Muslims for 9/11, why a global jihad against the West is several orders of magnitude more of...
  • What if they Made A Propaganda Film and Nobody Noticed?

    10/07/2005 4:18:30 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 33 replies · 1,688+ views
    The Karl Hess Club ^ | October 7, 2005 | Brad Linaweaver & J. Neil Schulman
    What If They Made a Propaganda Film and Nobody Noticed? By Brad Linaweaver and J. Neil Schulman On March 30, 1981 outside the Washington Hilton Hotel, an insane young man named John Hinckley, Jr., in an attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, shot the President, the White House press secretary, James Brady, Secret Service Agent Timothy McCarthy, and DC Police Officer Thomas Delanty. The presidents life was saved by emergency surgery at George Washington University Hospital, as were Agent McCarthys and Officer Delantys. Press Secretary Brady suffered incapacitating and permanent brain injury. When asked why he attempted to kill...
  • Commander in Chief: The Left Wing Redux

    10/02/2005 2:25:29 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 351+ views
    IMDb ^ | October 2, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    *** This comment may contain spoilers *** Full disclosure requires me to reveal my prejudice: I am no fan of Rod Lurie. Back when Lurie was a KABC Radio film critic I crossed swords with him when he was on air attacking the Academy for honoring director and HUAC friendly witness Elia Kazan, and once again spinning the Hollywood left's unending revisionist history about the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, which started out investigating Nazis in Hollywood with full Communist Party support, but apparently went awry when, post WW2, HUAC attempted to root out communists in the creative guilds who...

    09/06/2005 11:09:13 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 22 replies · 641+ views
    I Met God ^ | September 5, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    On February 18, 1997 I had an experience I've previously described as a "Vulcan Mind Meld with God." It was not the first time I'd been in touch with the Eternal. Forget Oh, God!, Bruce Almighty, and Joan of Arcadia. As delightful as they are, those stories are fiction. These events really happened to me. And for the first time, I'm telling my story in full. Of course you're free to make up your mind whether you think I'm telling the truth or not, and whether you believe I'm in my right mind or not. In over seventeen hours...
  • Back to the Future Part IV, Time After Time 2

    08/30/2005 8:57:04 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 6 replies · 1,389+ views
    IMDb ^ | August 29, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    Back to the Future Part IV / Time After Time 2By J. Neil SchulmanA movie I would love to see but am never going to be allowed to write.--JNS While traveling through the American southwest, Sherlock Holmes1 is hired by the railroad to investigate the hijacking and destruction of a locomotive that was deliberately crashed, apparently senselessly, off an unfinished railroad bridge into Shonash Ravine 2, Hill County, Texas. During his investigation Holmes sees a flying locomotive engineered by a white-haired man and a dark-haired woman2, which Holmes initially attributes to a cocaine-induced hallucination3. However, further investigation of forensic...
  • My Pitch Meeting With Steven Spielberg

    08/14/2005 4:22:11 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 3 replies · 620+ views
    Levine Breaking News ^ | August 14, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    My Pitch Meeting With Steven Spielberg by J. Neil SchulmanHere's a picture of Steven Spielberg with E.T. (Spielberg is the one on the right.)In 1982, when E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released, six-year-old Brian Herzlinger first got a crush on its young co-star, Drew Barrymore. Twenty-three years later, with a video camera obtained under morally ambiguous circumstances and $1,100 prize money he won on a game show, Brian decided to make the charming, inspirational, and laugh-out-loud funny movie, My Date with Drew, in which he documents his campaign to get a date with his crush. Strategic to Brian's campaign to...
  • Starving Terri Schiavo is Illegal Assisted Suicide

    03/26/2005 10:51:31 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 17 replies · 607+ views
    The Karl Hess Blog ^ | March 26, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    Starving Terri Schiavo is Illegal Assisted Suicide Judge Greer's decision is controlled by Florida law, specifically Florida's Health Care Advance Directives, Chapter 365 of Florida Statutes. The judge may only rule on questions of fact and law relating to these provisions. He may not write new law from the bench. Judge Greer ruled that Michael Shiavo, Terry Shiavo's husband, was legally entitled to act in place of Terri and carry out her wishes regarding her medical treatment. He ruled that Terri was in a persistent vegetative state and would have wished to refuse artificial extension of her life by...
  • Any Florida Law Enforcement Officer May Protect Terri Schiavo from Starvation and Dehydration

    03/24/2005 6:20:01 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 35 replies · 1,068+ views
    The Karl Hess Club Blog ^ | March 24, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    My friends: It does not take a court order to save Terri Schiavo from dehydration and starvation. It does not require an order from Governor Jeb Bush or the Florida DCF to place her under protection. It does not require permission of Terri Schiavo's husband and legal guardian, Michael Schiavo, to give her food and water. Michael Schiavo's legal guardianship only extends to medical and financial decisions, not basic human rights such as feeding or water given by mouth, since eating and drinking are basic human rights necessary to survive. Terri Schiavo has the basic right to eat and...
  • Saving Terri Schiavo

    03/23/2005 8:15:55 PM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 5 replies · 261+ views
    Karl Hess Club Blog ^ | March 23, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    Saving Terri Schiavo Like many people, I have been following the tragedy of Terri Schindler Schiavo. I am unconvinced that she would have ever freely chosen to die by dehydration and starvation. I am unconvinced that her husband and legal guardian, Michael Schiavo, is faithfully representing her wishes. I am also uninterested in any medical professional's prognostication as to whether Terri Schiavo will ever regain full cognition. Her natural family wishes her to live and to take responsibility to take care of her, is suspicious of her husband's motives, and contests the medical diagnosis. These facts alone are enough...
  • Heil, Harry!

    01/14/2005 10:37:22 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 15 replies · 403+ views
    The World According to J. Neil Schulman ^ | January 13, 2005 | J. Neil Schulman
    Heil, Harry! By J. Neil Schulman When England's Prince Harry wore a Nazi uniform to a costume party a few days ago, he may not have had any idea how appropriate his choice of garb was. Or maybe he knew quite well what he was doing. Since that incident it has become clear that Harry has about as much personal freedom of expression as the Nazis granted to Jews, and for pretty much the same reason: he can't choose his ancestors. You see, Prince Harry is a slave. He was born in a country that regards him as public property....
  • Convicted By Suspicion -- Why Scott Peterson May Be Innocent

    11/30/2004 10:26:51 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 394 replies · 6,636+ views
    The Hollywood Investigator ^ | 11/30/2004 | J. Neil Schulman
    CONVICTED BY SUSPICION -- WHY SCOTT PETERSON MAY BE INNOCENTby J. Neil Schulman, guest contributor. [November 30, 2004] [] Scott Peterson may or may not have murdered his wife, Laci, and their unborn child. But the Redwood City, California trial that has just convicted Peterson of murdering Laci with premeditation was a kangaroo court in which none of the elements necessary to achieve a murder conviction were offered, much less proved beyond a reasonable doubt. The first element that needs to be proved in any murder trial is that a murder has occurred....
  • A Customer Service Nightmare

    11/08/2004 10:48:27 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 7 replies · 1,950+ views
    The World According to J. Neil Schulman ^ | 11/08/2004 | J. Neil Schulman
    A Customer Service Nightmare By J. Neil Schulman Levitz Furniture. Its slogan: Youll love it at Levitz. The truth: Youd be more likely to love six years in the brig at Leavenworth. This story begins May 8, 1998, with my mothers purchase of a cloth-covered Berkline rocker recliner with heating and massage controls, and a seven-year-repair or full-replacement warranty policy, at the Levitz Furniture store in Torrance, California. This story ends November 8, 2004 -- still within the seven-year warranty period -- when Susan Fairfax at the Levitz corporate office told me by telephone that...
  • Why This Libertarian Is Voting to Re-elect George W. Bush

    10/23/2004 10:07:23 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 51 replies · 7,006+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | October 23, 2004 | J. Neil Schulman
    Why This Libertarian Is Voting to Re-elect George W. Bush By J. Neil Schulman "If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for ... but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong." -- Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long I've called myself a libertarian since January 10, 1971, when my mother, a diehard New York Sunday Times crossword-doer, said to me, "Hey your favorite author's picture is in the...
  • Michael Moore's Stirring Call to Arms!

    07/05/2004 12:06:14 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 3 replies · 300+ views Customer Review ^ | July 4, 2004 | J. Neil Schulman
    I went into the theater, today, July 4th, 2004, expecting to see Michael Moore presenting the first post 9/11 anti-War film. Instead, Michael Moore has given us one of the most stirring call to arms I have ever seen. He shows us how useless in fighting back against the 9/11 terrorists were our invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, how feeble and incompetent is our homeland security. In chilling detail he makes an indictment of how the Saud Royal family is in bed with both Osama bin Laden and American business, and his message could not be any clearer: we are...
  • Few Dead Astronauts

    05/06/2003 9:20:23 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 38 replies · 793+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | May 6, 2003 | Michael Levine
    Few Dead Astronauts By Michael Levine 2003 Even as a Soyuz capsule safely returned two American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut from the International Space Station today, I still hear people asking whether theres anything in space that was worth losing the seven Columbia astronauts. Seventeen space travelers have lost their lives in the NASA space program three on the ground in their Apollo One spacecraft fire in 1967, seven Challenger astronauts lost on blastoff in 1986, the seven Columbia astronauts lost on their final descent on February 1, 2003. We know of four Soviet cosmonauts lost...
  • Should the U.S. Offer Iraq Statehood?

    05/05/2003 9:31:30 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 48 replies · 8,250+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | May 5, 2003 | J. Neil Schulman
    Should the U.S. Offer Iraq Statehood? By J. Neil Schulman 2003 Despite the endless repetition from campus Trotskyists and unreconciled supporters of Ohio Senator Robert Tafts 1952 presidential bid, the United States of America is not now, nor has it ever been, an empire. If the United States were an empire, the Stars and Stripes would today be flying over Ottawa, Mexico City, Havana, Panama City, Managua, San Salvador, Manila, Madrid, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Saigon, and Kuwait City. At least. The United States does not have colonial ambitions, and that defines imperialism. We back friendly foreign...
  • And the Oscar Goes To Saddam Hussein!

    05/05/2003 2:20:21 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 3 replies · 681+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | May 5, 2003 | Michael Levine
    And the Oscar Goes To Saddam Hussein! By Michael Levine 2003 The March 23rd broadcast of the 75th Academy Awards is long forgotten, the image of Iraqis pulling a stone head of Saddam Hussein through the streets of Baghdad having put Hollywoods jeremiads against Operation Iraqi Freedom into what the Marxists fondly call the dustbin of history. But what is bound to be the long-lasting residue from Hollywoods anti-war drum-beating is the clear-cut evidence of just how deeply most of the motion picture industry despises their audience. When Michael Moore (who made his hatred for Americans crystal clear...
  • Does Star Trek Even Make Sense?

    05/01/2003 10:58:43 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 249 replies · 1,388+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | May 1, 2003 | J. Neil Schulman
    Does Star Trek Even Make Sense? by J. Neil Schulman Lets get this out of the way. Im a Trekkie. Ive been watching Star Trek since it hit the air in 1966. I know every episode of the original series by heart. I watched the Star Trek animated series. Ive seen all ten of the theatrical Star Trek films, and the spin-off TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and now the latest Star Trek series, Enterprise. Carrying a press card from the tabloid newspaper, The Star I covered the first...
  • When Clones Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Clones

    04/24/2003 12:24:35 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 146 replies · 1,016+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | April 24, 2003 | J. Neil Schulman
    Ive written for The Twilight Zone. Let me take you there. Its yearbook photo day for Springfield Junior Highs class of 2025. Jasons been avoiding getting his picture taken. His teacher wonders why until she looks in a yearbook from a generation ago and finds a photo of a student who looks identical to Jason. A mandatory reporter, Jasons teacher phones authorities. They investigate, arrest Jasons father for violation of the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2003, and place Jason in a foster home. This law isnt science fiction. H.R. 534 has already been passed by the United States House...
  • Dedicated to the brave servicemen and servicewomen of Operation Iraqi Freedom: Chief Shockanaw

    04/03/2003 9:28:28 AM PST · by J. Neil Schulman · 37 replies · 275+ views
    J. Neil Schulman ^ | 03/23/2003 | J. Neil Schulman and Billy Tackett
    Dedicated to the brave servicemen and servicewomen of Operation Iraqi Freedom. From J. Neil Schulman Artwork by Billy Tackett Copyright 2003 by J. Neil Schulman. All rights reserved.