Epic E-Book Sale Through December 4th

FFP-ebook-sale-Dec-2015We are all about free markets. And the free market has created one crazy week of sales opportunities from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, to Cyber Monday – all in one convenient week!

So instead of kicking off a BlackFriSmallBizCyberMon Sale (because honestly who wants to try to say that 3 times fast?), we’ll kick off an Epic E-Book sale.

Pick up a Kindle copy and get a few for your friends as well. E-books of all of our titles, excepting our first anthology, will be available for $1.99 on Amazon. Unfortunately, since we already offered the anthology on its anniversary date, Big Brother Amazon says we can’t offer it again. Too soon, they say!

[We don’t like rules much, so we found a way to include our first anthology in the sale anyway. It’s just our little way of sticking it to the man.]

Sale begins Friday, November 27th at midnight (PST) and runs through Friday, December 4th – also at midnight (PST).

Here is a convenient link to Amazon.com with a filter search for our books. 

We greatly appreciate your support for our press and our authors as it enables us to keep bringing you great fiction promoting freedom and the spirit of the individual!

Mathematical Proof: National Debt Blows Past Uranus

What does the US national debt have in common with Uranus?

According to daily reports released by US Treasury officials, the US national debt has now reached a staggering $18,492,091,120,833.99 (yes they even included the cents). Nearly 18.5 TRILLION dollars.

This is enough dollar bills laid end-to-end to cover the average distance between Earth and Uranus (maths below if you really want to know).

Uranus Debt

 

At the end of October, Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed they just can’t figure out how to cut the *astronomical* (see what we did there?) spending in the federal budget, leaving tough decisions about today’s fiscal problems for the next Congress and President to deal with.

Such feckless leadership leaves us all impoverished. More interest will be spent on the debt – funds that will buy no national defense, no FBI, not even for a road (because without government, who would build the roads? AMIRITE?). All those funds will go to financing money that has already been spent. This leaves current citizens who aren’t even old enough to vote yet with a huge stack of bills and IOUs. It’s unconscionable; it’s immoral; it’s wrong, in every imaginable sense of the word.

 

As promised, the maths:

Astronomical Unit = 149,597,871 kilometers
Average Distance from Earth to Uranus: 19.2 AU
Distance (in km) from Earth to Uranus: 2,872,279,123 kilometers

Length of One US Dollar Bill: 6.14 inches
Conversion US Dollar Bill to metric (come on, you saw The Martian, in space we translate to metric): 15.5956 centimeters
Conversion US Dollar Bill to metric (kilometers): 0.000155956

National Debt of the US Government: $18,492,091,120,833.99
National Debt of the US Government in $1 dollar bills: (just kidding…)
National Debt of the US Government in Dollar Bills (in kilometers): 2,883,952,562.84 kilometers

2,883,952,562.84 > 2,872,279,123

Conclusion: National Debt of the US Government > Distance from Earth to Uranus