Richard Matheson, the Single Greatest Genre Writer in Modern Times, Has Died

With a career that spanned westerns, science-fiction, fantasy, horror, suspense and even non-fiction, Richard Matheson has had the greatest influence on contemporary genre television, books, and film of any writer. Rest in peace, Mr. Matheson. You changed many of our lives with your ideas and style, your drive to create and entertain, your drive to investigate the worlds beyond this world.

From the UA Army to writing to support a family, he never looked back. A founding member of the unofficial California School, Mr. Matheson influenced everyone from Stephen King (who said he would not be a writer if it weren't for Mr. Matheson), to F. Paul Wilson.

For those unfamiliar, a starter:

Quentin Tarantino Doesn't Bow to Political Correctness

Good for him. His new film, "Django Unchained" is set in 1860. Its characters use language natural to the time. If he had written a story set in Elizabethan England, he wouldn't use Valley Girl language. Tarantino has also noted the vastly destructive forces unleashed by the unconstitutional so-called "war" on drugs. Another great insight. Kudos to him for sticking to his guns when it comes to his work and the plight of many hurt by the gubment's "war" on drugs.

Pun intended.

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Author Ray Bradbury Has Passed Away, RIP

The author of such astounding work as "Farenheit 451" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes", has died. He was productive until his final days. A great stylist, his beautiful form of writing was matched by his stories themselves. He has left an indellible mark on the world and the fiction of the world. Rest in peace, Mr. Bradbury.

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Watch and Vote by End of the Day on the 20th! A Great Filmmaker's Work, a Friend of the Conspiracy!

Hey, everyone! I hope I can engender your support for a very talented friend. Her name is Joylynne Chrislan and her latest film, "Capital Punishment", has been entered in the Student Life and Leadership Film Festival. You can view it and the others here: and then you can follow the rules for non-students to send in your votes. I hope I can entice you to watch hers, see the quality, and then offer her your vote of support! Do it before the close of voting on the 20th!

Peter Graves, RIP -- 83

Peter Graves, the star of "Mission: Impossible" and the "Airplane" comedy films, has passed away at age 83. He did some goooood work in the entertainment field!


Here's some info on his work

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Good luck, Jim!

Please Watch This Video! The Halloween Zombie March, Bath, UK!!!!!!

This has got to be one of the funniest ideas ever! Executed beautifully! Darren Register, of the Hobgoblin Pub, knows where it's at! Visit the pub next time you're in Bath! Go there next Halloween! We will!

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Tonight, 11-15-09, AMC presents its remake of "The Prisoner". It begins at  8pm eastern, with a second ep at 9. We'll see if it can come close to the magnificence of the series which stands as the greatest broadcast series backing freedom.


Check Out The CABAL Interview with Prometheus Winner J. Neil Schulman! Big Thanks to Furb and Neil!

One of our most productive CABAL members recently took steps to interview the great science-fiction author, J. Neil Schulman, whose classic "Alongside Night" is returning, in print, and film and online versions! If you haven't had a chance to listen, check out Furb's great conversation with this fascinating proponent of freedom! Click on the link below to visit the homepage of our audios, or hit our ITUNES link here on the Main Page to subscribe!

Look this weekend for an interview with the great Christopher Golden!

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Actor/Martial Artist Jackie Chan Kicks at Liberty in China

Though only tangentially connected to the immediate battles for liberty in the US, this report about Jackie Chan's statements is a real shame to see. Strange how some people don't think about the logical outcome of their ideas.


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10,000 Subscribers to LC Audios! Wanna Know About Music Pod 2?

See Our "Music" Section in the Forum!


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Ask, and Ye Receive: Links to Sites of Excellent ATG Guests and Our Audio Library!

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Well, Conspirators, you said you needed the information, and here it is, the first part of our ongoing attempt to keep you abreast of the websites for some of Gardner's guests and to give you a direct link to our Library!

The Audio Library:

This time, we highlight recent guests, fiction authors and just plain cool people. Check them out, and soak in their great ideas! First, we would like to mention once more, the excellent site of Glenn Jacobs, aka, Kane, of the WWE. Get this man's insight on political economics, and enjoy his wit at:

Gardner Goldsmith's "Firefly/Serenity/Liberty" Signing and Presentation at Borders, Concord, NH, 2-21-08, Now POSTED AT YOUTUBE!

With GREAT Thanks to fellow Conspirator Nate, the Conspiracy would like to invite you to enjoy Gardner's detailed multi-media presentation on the libertarian themes in the television series "Firefly" and the film "Serenity", and believe us, there is a LOT to see and enjoy!

The recording is offered in seven segments, and covers nearly the entire presentation, sans only about five minutes near the end. We hope you like it, make sure you turn up the sound, and grab a copy of "Serenity Found"! It's a terrific study of one of the best television series made in decades.

ATG 9-25! "Serenity Found"/SmartPop Editor Leah Wilson Joins Gard, NH Regulations GROW, FCC v Cable, Iran v Columbia, UN Warming

On Today's ATG, Gard will recap the events in NYC yesterday, as Mahmud Ahmedenejad visited and chatted with Columbia University's crowd. Gard will also look at the other evil in NYC today, at the UN, the anthropogenic global warming fantasists who would harm people to further their utopian to "stop man-made global warming".

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Lipid Leggin' - John Edwards is looking forward to it... are you?

Read it online - LipidLeggin', a short story by F. Paul Wilson, as it says more about the direction that John Edward's health care ideas will move us than anything else we can think of...More and more, this 1978 short story is coming true. Transfat bans are just the start, but add in Edward's mandatory health care visits, and we'll be there for sure.

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The Prisoner - Complete Series Megaset (40th Anniversary Edition)

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If a top-level spy decided he didn't want to be a spy anymore, could he just walk into HQ and hand in his resignation? With all that classified knowledge in his head, would he be allowed to become a civilian again, free to go about his life?

Liberty! The American Revolution

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Miss Liberty's Guide to Film and Video: Movies for the Libertarian Millennium

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This unparalleled reference is the first guide ever to libertarian-themed films. It contains over 250 reviews of films touching upon subjects such as free speech, the draft, drug laws, taxation, regulation, sexual liberty, immigration, and many more.

These insightful film selections, accumulated through exhaustive research, are:

*A handy source of recommended outreach material for libertarian activists
*A fun way for newcomers to libertarianism to become familiar with freedom-oriented ideas
*A source of inspiration and pleasure for anyone interested in liberty.

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