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T hough there's no shortage of firearms in the United States, there is a remarkably small number of places that teach you what to do with them. The Lethal Force Institute is one of them.

Managing "work-out loans" involves a certain fiscal alchemy, a delicate mix of art and science. The remedies can be anywhere from gentle forbearance to pursuing legal collection.

A century after the creation of the world's most popular "synthetic language" and many years after it became clear that Esperanto was not going to sweep the world, people are still proud to pin hopeful green stars to their lapels.

Plus, questions of union corruption in Memphis, greeting the millennium, drug policy and freedom, and other dangerous ideas.


Columns
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Letters at 3AM [6]
Where will you be on New Year's Eve and why?
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Drug War vs. Freedom [7]
Should you be arrested and jailed for smoking a joint in your house?
— Dennis Domrzalski, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
A Taxing Idea [8]
The crushing poverty and the frightening ignorance that afflicts so many of our citizens demands that we use the tax code to engineer social progress.
— Captain Opinion, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
No Class War Here [9]
We're supposed to pretend that this booming economy is just fine for the overworked masses who have very much less than those who have the most.
— Harry Willson, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Real Presidential Campaign [10]
The race isn't always won at the polls.
— Jack Moczinski, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Speed Kills [11]
Every street in America is a law-enforcement zone, and drivers should always abide by the law.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Small Wonders [12]
Thankful for one less dirty diaper.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Cardinal Points [13]
Dodge Dakota Quad Cab.
— Marc Stengel, NASHVILLE SCENE
 

Volume III, Issue 23
November 29 - December 6, 1999  
 

Features
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Finishing School [2]
At the Lethal Force Institute in New Hampshire, the philosophy goes-- the more prepared you are to kill an assailant, the less likely you are to have to.
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Worked Over [3]
Bank "work-out teams" have nothing to do with exercise, but plenty to do with sweat: such teams work over corporate debtors who have defaulted on their sizable loans.
— Mike Gibson, METRO PULSE
 
Tour of Babble [4]
Twenty years after Esperanto was declared the language of the future, a journalist finds himself in Vermont with thirty other Esperanto enthusiasts.
— Andrew Weiner, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Where there's smoke... [5]
Has one of Memphis' oldest unions become corrupt, or are those charges just sour grapes?
— Heather Heilman, MEMPHIS FLYER
 

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [14]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Mr. Smarty Pants Knows [15]
Alexander Graham Bell hasn't touched everyone yet; nuke and nibble; Sheryl Crow's pedigree.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
Now What? [16]
Can't get enough news? You're in luck -- more news is created every day. Our Now What? page offers a plethora of recommended links to help keep you living in the present.
WEEKLY WIRE
 

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