Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 3 Num. 27

("Quid coniuratio est?")

The do-nothing staff here at Conspiracy Nation has long since fled for the holidays, leaving just the editor-in-chief to churn out the info. And now I, too, depart for the ancestral home.

So Conspiracy Nation now goes off the air for about a week.

Before departing, on behalf of myself and the staff, let me wish you and yours a Merry Christmas! Without the readers of Conspiracy Nation there would be no Conspiracy Nation. Like Tom Waits once said at the start of a gig, "I want to thank you all for being here tonight; it'd be mighty strange here tonight if nobody showed up."

Something else: watch out for THEM pulling something rotten over the holidays; THEY are always plotting something, and THEY may try to pull off something while THEY think you are distracted by the holidays. Bring your shortwave radios back home with you for the holidays and continue to monitor events.

Finally, I want you to know that I have enjoyed tremendously producing Conspiracy Nation. You may wonder, "What does he get out of it?" The answer is that I get a lot out of it, and for the cynics among you, no, this does not mean that I am being paid "under the table." One benefit of producing CN has been that I have learned the material therein at a more intimate level than I would have by just reading it; as Aristotle put it: "That which is expressed is impressed." There have been other intangible benefits which I won't go into now. Let me just sum it up: if I wasn't having a lot of fun with CN, then CN would stop.

But CN won't stop (barring circumstances). Look for CN to continue in about a week. Until that time...

             M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S ! !

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Brian Francis Redman "The Big C"

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