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"Kicking the Dragon" for Kindle

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Dear Subscriber,

The book about my own "adventures" with the federal extortion
racket, titled "Kicking the Dragon (Confessions of a Tax Heretic),"
is finally in e-book form. It's not up on the web site, or on
Amazon yet, but I thought I'd start by using the low-tech method,
and offer to e-mail it anyone who wants to fling $5 at me. Now, I
know very little about e-book stuff, and don't have a reader
myself, but right now I'm just offering an "MOBI" file of the book,
for Kindle readers.

Those of you who THINK you're pretty much familiar with my case
(but haven't read "Kicking the Dragon"), you probably know about a
tenth of the story. Those of you who think you know the whole story
might know half of it. I will say, a lot of people--especially me--
have trouble reading the book, only because it's so damn
infuriating to see the U.S. "justice system" as it really is, as
compared to the inaccurate garbage we're taught about it in school.

I put the book together while I was in prison, and went to great
lengths to include actual quotes from meetings, letters, my trial,
and everything else, so you can see exactly what happened every
step of the way. Even though the case, and my trial, had to do with
a "legal" issue--which ultimately is meaningless politician-
scribble--a LOT of people who followed the story have said that it
helped them start opening their eyes to the reality of what
"government" is, and how it functions.

Obviously, the story doesn't exactly have a happy ending, or I
wouldn't have had to write the book in prison. But it's definitely
an eye-opener, and despite the inherently unpleasant nature of the
topic (tax law and caging people), I tried to keep most of it light
and flippant. But if you have a pulse, then at least a dozen times
while reading the book, you'll be proclaiming, "They said WHAT?!
They did WHAT?!"

The book has been out of print for years, because with the complete
story, and the relevant appendices, the thing is 488 pages long,
which meant that to print it in hard copy, I had to sell it for way
too much. Now, for the first time in over a decade, I'm making the
gruesome tale publicly available again. It will soon be on
www.larkenrose.com and probably Amazon.com, but right now I'm just
sending this message to THIS e-mail list.

Again this is just for the "MOBI" file, which Kindles read. If you
want to fling me $5, via PayPal to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.," or via
"snail mail" to the address below, then I'll e-mail you the file
(which is about 12.5 MB).

Larken Rose
P.O. Box 653
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Mayhem! (CO, FL, GA & AL)

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Dear Subscriber,

Sorry, didn't mean to alarm you with the title. My life has been
mayhem, and I'm only just now starting to get a slight grip on
reality again... well, I'm not sure about the "again" part. I had
to push back my plans for doing "Escaping the Myth" in Florida, and
in the Georgia/Alabama area. Trying to do them next month was a
little too optimistic. Anyway, now that the reprintings of my books
have been figured out, I can declare a more realistic plan. So
here's what I'm hoping to do, and I hope to get some response from
you folks.

1) I hope to be putting on a ONE-day version of "Escaping the Myth"
in Boulder or Denver, Colorado, on Saturday, October 6th. It's only
weird luck that I'll be in Colorado at all, and I have no idea when
I'd be back that way again. So the question is, if I do an
"Escaping the Myth" in the area on October 6th, with a flat price
of $60 for the whole-day event, who will come? You don't have to
commit now, but I'm hoping to get some idea of whether it will be
worth it to try it. (Below is a summary of what "Escaping the Myth"
is all about, if you don't already know.)

2) I WILL be speaking at Libertopia this year, which happens in San
Diego from October 11 to the 14th. I don't actually know what day
I'm speaking, but I will be there. See libertopia.org for more info.

3) Assuming I make it back alive from Libertopia, I want to do TWO
"Escaping the Myth" events, probably on October 27th and November
3, one around the middle of Florida, and one halfway between
Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL. But again, I need to see what level
of interest there would be.

For those who haven't heard, "Escaping the Myth" is a five-session,
interactive event (like a seminar, but less boring), specifically
designed for people who do NOT already obsess about philosophy,
politics, etc. It's the most relaxed, non-confrontation, non-
stressful thing I've ever seen anyone do (including me, before now)
to help "normal" people re-examines their assumptions,
superstitions and paradigms.

I confess that so far I've done a crumby job of giving details of
the results of the first one (which happened up in Michigan), which
I think went great. When I asked the people who went to it, NONE of
them felt at all uncomfortable, or attacked, or defensive at the
event, which, if you ask me, is quite an accomplishment,
considering the fact that the entire purpose is to demolish
paradigms, assumptions and superstitions. If you're thinking,
"Nothing will ever get my friend, [fill-in-name], to think about
these things without freaking out," then [fill-in-name] is EXACTLY
who "Escaping the Myth" was made for. Of course, people who HAVE
thought about such things will get a lot out of it, too. And if you
come along AND bring your friend, [fill-in-name], I think you'll be
quite pleased with the results. Anyway, I can rant more about the
event later, but for now I just want to start to get an idea of how
many people to expect at the Colorado, Florida, and Georgia/Alabama
events. So let me know.


Larken Rose
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TMDS, Second Edition

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Dear Subscriber,

After a few finishing touches, the SECOND EDITION of "The Most
Dangerous Superstition" will be printed. And it will be just in
time, since I'm down to my last few copies of the first edition.
Now the challenge is paying for the next printing (gack). Life has
been so "hand to mouth" for months that I have a grand total of
ZERO saved for the next printing of the book. What makes that even
more annoying is that the price per book drops dramatically when
printing a bigger batch. The more books get printed at once, the
less each book costs. What makes that sad is that that means, the
less money you can spend, the more the books cost (per book). Gack!

Orders have been picking up a lot recently, which is encouraging,
but that doesn't help much if I don't have books to sell. I also
don't want to have another debt, to anyone. And I don't expect one
person to come up with the thousands necessary to do a decent sized
printing. So this is a preliminary message, to see who might be
interested in the following deal:

1) You buy a number of cases of books--whether it's one case or 100
cases--at the printing price.
2) I buy them back from you, a case at a time, at a price 33%
higher than the printing price.

So, for example, if it costs $3 a book to print them, I buy them
from you at $4 a book. (Since there are 72 books in a case, that
would mean you buy a case for $216, and I buy it from you for $288,
so you make $72 profit on a case.) Now, I can't exactly guarantee
an exact buy-back timeline, but the first 3,000 copies are about
gone after about a year and a half, and the rate of orders has been
considerably higher recently than it was last year. So I would
expect you'd be making 33% in less than a year, which I think is a
pretty good deal. (Some people would make it a lot faster, if I buy
their cases back first; at the current rate, someone will be making
33% profit in a couple weeks.)

Again, the more people who do this, the more books I can have
printed this time. And the more I have printed, the lower the cost
per book. Don't send any money yet, but if you might want in on the
deal, let me know, and give me a guess of how much you're looking
to invest (somewhere between $200 and $20,000), and I'll give you a
specific offer. Again, this has to happen pretty dang soon--like,
within a few days--because I'm almost out of books.


Larken Rose
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The Gospel According to Government

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Dear Subscriber,

I finally got around to posting the "sermon" I gave up at Porcfest
back in June. Since it speaks for itself, here it is:


Larken Rose
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And Now, in English

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Dear Subscriber,

Well, here is the English version of the German video I mentioned
in my last message. NOW a few more of you might recognize it:


Larken Rose
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About the German Thing

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Dear Subscriber,

By the way, I DO know what the German thing is (though I don't
speak German); I just sent it as a test to see if anyone else on my
list could understand German enough to recognize it. Here's a huge
hint: if it was in English, a lot of you would recognize it, but
most of the world wouldn't.


Larken Rose
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