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The Case for Compulsory Taxation

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-02-19 13:17

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With the Euroland... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-02-26 10:32
Hubbard 2 — by Damien Grant on Sun, 2012-02-26 08:58
I've seen police states, it — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-02-26 08:45

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Logic 101: The "No True Scotsman" Ploy

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-02-11 04:13

Example 1

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Oh! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-01-02 01:54
Linz — by Callum McPetrie on Tue, 2013-01-01 23:43
Baadeness me! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-01-01 21:49

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George Orwell was here

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Fri, 2012-02-10 03:38

George Orwell was here


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Logic 101

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-01-28 13:10

Logic 101: How to Spot an Argument
Logic 101: Bad Arguments


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Everything you ever wanted to know about Hell (but were too afraid to ask)

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-01-28 12:41

This is a 13-part series wherein I give you Hell, a little booklet by the inimitable Dr. Jeff Obadiah Simmonds.

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Brant — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-04-28 04:12
troy i don't kno — by seymourblogger on Sun, 2012-03-11 19:45
O hell — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2012-03-11 19:42

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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-01-28 11:27

"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed" is one of Ayn Rand's essential dictums. But did she mean to imply Leonard Peikoff's view transcribed below?

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WOW... — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2012-02-11 22:41
Lots of people have 2nd jobs today. — by 0 on Sat, 2012-02-11 10:34
Well... — by Michael Moeller on Fri, 2012-02-10 22:12

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There is no such thing as IP [was: Paley's other watch]

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Tue, 2012-01-24 15:29

In his book Natural Theology: or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity, Collected from the Appearances of Nature, first published in 1802, William Paley wrote

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"I thought you were a devout — by 0 on Mon, 2012-03-05 21:58
Cornell — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2012-03-05 21:32
Just Saying... — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2012-03-05 21:24

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Logic 101: How to Spot an Argument

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-01-22 09:11

What is an argument?

The subject matter of logic is the argument. Arguments come in all shapes and sizes, some big, some small, some good, some bad... as we shall see.

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Fraud — by 0 on Tue, 2012-02-14 19:09
darren — by seddon on Tue, 2012-02-14 17:14
Fraud — by 0 on Mon, 2012-02-13 19:10

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Copying is not theft

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-01-18 05:03

Wikipedia is blacked out globally for 24 hours to protest SOPA and PIPA. Wikipedia says

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Megaupload vs. YouTube — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-01-30 18:08
Mark — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-01-21 10:36
The valid point of Perkins is — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-01-21 10:22

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Woman Qua Man

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Fri, 2012-01-13 07:20

It's Friday the 13th, but all is right with the world.


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Gary Johnson for POTUS! [was: Ron Paul for POTUS!]

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-01-11 12:45

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Why Obama and Romney are Both Wrong — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-09-16 08:52
Evasive Tactics of Goode — by Michael Moeller on Wed, 2012-02-22 20:42
Oh Really?!? — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2012-02-21 19:12

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Beach FM interviews Richard Goode

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-01-04 11:22

I was interviewed by Nigel Hopkins on Beach FM as the ALCP candidate for the Mana electorate. (Before last year's General Election.)

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Tim Shadbolt on 7 Days — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-01-16 13:19
That's a big reef ... er out — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-01-04 19:01

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If God is dead, nothing is permitted

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2011-12-28 06:46

[Cross-posted from Eternal Vigilance.]

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I got to Babich from Cosmopolis — by seymourblogger on Wed, 2012-01-18 22:30
The Orders come from Jean Baudrillard's — by seymourblogger on Wed, 2012-01-18 22:27
Janet — by ding_an_sich on Wed, 2012-01-18 17:42

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Objectivism is a religion!

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Thu, 2011-12-22 16:11

Atheism is not a religion. The term 'religion' can properly be applied only to belief systems which include a belief in a god or gods.

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Ding — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2012-12-07 05:15
Eh.. — by ding_an_sich on Tue, 2012-05-01 18:35
"Why, look at that low, dumb, absurd, pathetic...GOD-believer!" — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2012-05-01 17:06

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A Thanksgiving Sermon—Robert Green Ingersoll, 1897 [abridged version]

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2011-12-21 07:34

Here it is, folks!

Ingersoll's A Thanksgiving Sermon, Parts I-III, abridged for the ADHD generation.

Enjoy!


Libertarianz TV

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Mon, 2011-11-07 11:51

R-Dawg Cutting feat. Milminator. Smiling

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Just Say NO — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2011-11-14 09:07
Just Say YES — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-11-13 07:13
Que sera, CERA — by Richard Goode on Fri, 2011-11-11 11:23

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Eternal Vigilance | Give me Liberty, or give me Death!

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sat, 2011-11-05 13:55

Eternal Vigilance is my new blog. It's now two months old. And it's now our new blog.

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Eternal Vigilance is #1 for eternal vigilance! — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2013-01-29 11:26
Lessons from Dr. Goebbels — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2011-11-14 10:13
The Randoids are so foolish — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2011-11-06 08:43

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A top tax rate of 39 minutes

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Tue, 2011-11-01 12:28

I'm inordinately fond of this quotation from comedian Katt Williams.‎

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Weed — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2011-11-01 12:45

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Sermon on the Hill

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Fri, 2011-10-21 00:18

At short notice, I was roped in to substitute for ALCP leader Michael Appleby at a Wellington Central candidates meeting, held in St. John's Hall in Karori, Wellington on Wednesday evening.

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Richard — by 0 on Tue, 2011-10-25 16:11
Fallacy of Interpretation — by seymourblogger on Tue, 2011-10-25 03:52
Leonid — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2011-10-24 19:55

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Capill syndrome

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sat, 2011-10-15 03:43

Capill syndrome, named after New Zealand's notorious sex offender and former MP Graham Capill, is characterised as follows.

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Richard — by 0 on Sat, 2011-10-15 10:16
Three not-so-wise women — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2011-10-15 08:11
Richard — by Sandi on Sat, 2011-10-15 07:50

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Quote of the Day: I shall drink

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Mon, 2011-10-03 19:23

I remember that a certain man whom I once comforted on the loss of his son said to me, "Wait and see, Martin, you will become a great man." I have often thought of these words, for, as I have said, su

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Alcohol is a Class C controlled drug analogue — by Richard Goode on Fri, 2011-10-07 03:49

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Shit, Shovel or Sean

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Mon, 2011-10-03 07:18
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Ohariu electorate candidates' forum — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2011-11-01 12:22
Force Dunne Into Rehab — by Richard Goode on Fri, 2011-10-07 03:52

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This garbage is not worth replying to

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2011-09-28 18:24

On 11 August 2003, Greg Soar, Coordinator of the GreenCross Medicinal Cannabis Support Group, sent a letter to United Future MP Judy Turner.

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Matthew 16:23 — by Richard Goode on Thu, 2011-09-29 10:27
Dunne is a dreadful minister, — by 0 on Wed, 2011-09-28 19:35

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Don, you da man!

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-09-25 09:28
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MP backs out of smoking joint — by Marcus on Sat, 2012-01-21 22:33
Brash invited to join pot party — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2011-11-19 12:54
Biggest mistake of the campaign — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-11-13 09:14

Quote of the Day: The Triumph of Stupidity

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Tue, 2011-09-13 13:36

Brute force plays a much larger part in the government of the world than it did before 1914, and what is especially alarming, force tends increasingly to fall into the hands of those who are enemie

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Our "tragic age" ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-09-14 09:13

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ALCP holds election AGM and conference

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-09-11 04:09

ALCP holds election AGM and conference
Press Release: Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
Sunday, 11 September 2011

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Thanks, Richard. It would be — by PhilipD on Fri, 2011-11-18 10:17
Philip — by Richard Goode on Fri, 2011-11-18 09:58
Mark — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-11-13 05:53

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The Looter's Prayer

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2011-09-07 07:17

I got this in my email today.

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I'm glad ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2011-09-07 08:03

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SOLO Jesus: Batting for the other team

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-08-21 21:35

“I regard [homosexuality] as immoral, and more than that, if you want my really sincere opinion, it's disgusting.”

— Ayn Rand, Ford Hall Forum Lecture, 1971

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George Carlin — by Richard Goode on Thu, 2011-11-03 06:39
Hinom — by Marcus on Tue, 2011-11-01 21:57
Richard: Re: Satan — by 0 on Tue, 2011-11-01 21:54

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Quote of the Day: Original sin

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Mon, 2011-08-08 11:24

A sin without volition is a slap at morality and an insolent contradiction in terms: that which is outside the possibility of choice is outside the province of morality.

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Lol — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2013-01-20 07:19
Tom — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2013-01-19 21:33
Tom — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2013-01-19 20:59

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A Job worth doing over

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2011-08-03 12:40

In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.

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The Grim Repo Man — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2011-09-04 02:29
Thank God for Goode — by reed on Sat, 2011-09-03 23:17
Reed — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2011-09-03 14:24

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