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Oh My! :-)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-03 22:35

Is this someone we know? Smiling

'Beyond the Words'


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And Your New Exec Dir Is ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-08-01 07:25

John Gagnon!

When this handsome fellow first showed up some months back, I somehow, quite uncharacteristically, managed to note that particular quality. But I quickly realised he wasn't just a pretty face. Impressively, for a young 'un, he wasn't a Saddamite, and appeared to have the same loathing of appeasement I did. Impressively, for a young 'un, he could spell, string sentences together, punctuate them properly, and express himself eloquently. He had intelligence, humour, style and KASS. He knew his Objectivism. He seemed to love SOLO. So, when Jason told me his new academic commitments precluded his continuing in the (almost-) top job, I thought I'd sound John out. I told him in part, "I thought of you 'cos you seem to be really in synch with the SOLO spirit and are philosophically a fellow-hard-ass.:-)"

Recent Comments:
The King is Dead — by Landon Erp on Wed, 2006-08-02 02:59
It is all yours — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2006-08-02 00:27
Congratulations John, and — by JulianP on Tue, 2006-08-01 21:30

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Rand—and the Rand-Related (Including Crap): A Newbies' Guide

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-07-26 22:56

The following has been sent to me by a SOLOist who doesn't wish to be embroiled in any controversy that might ensue from the mention on this list of works whose inclusion might raise eyebrows or dande

Recent Comments:
Kay Nolte Smith — by mcohen on Wed, 2006-08-02 12:22
Nice! — by Lindsay Blair on Mon, 2006-07-31 22:35
Aaron — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-07-31 21:48

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A KASSless Coup

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-07-25 10:23

This update today from The KASSless Society. Seems they've stolen a march with this one. I'm not worried that Kelley is in charge of the "philosophical integration." He knows the philosophy. I think he'll do just fine. I hope like hell he doesn't prove me wrong.

Recent Comments:
Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-07-28 09:32
Composing Halley's Fifth — by Chris Cathcart on Fri, 2006-07-28 02:53
The movie — by Fred Weiss on Fri, 2006-07-28 02:16

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Linz Shot JFK! :-)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-07-21 01:47

"YOUNGER New Zealanders should consider the origins of the current obsession with political correctness. This catch-all expression for every social policy with which the Right disagrees can be traced back to the antics of Lindsay Perigo, editor of The Free Radical and founder of the far-Right Libertarianz Party."

Recent Comments:
Kenny — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-03 11:56
An honest answer, Lance — by Kenny on Wed, 2006-08-02 18:52
An honest question — by Lanza Morio on Wed, 2006-08-02 17:58

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Something Beautiful for Ayn

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-07-16 23:50

I left Auckland, New Zealand, on July 4 at 7.30 pm. I arrived in Los Angeles, California, on July 4 at 12.30 pm!

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Mr. Kay ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-07-23 12:29
Yes, please note!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-07-21 00:12
Wow, that Jennifer! Hubba — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-07-21 00:04

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Reason's Evangelist

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-07-03 09:11

[Reprised from SOLOHQ, originally broadcast on The Politically Incorrect Show]

Recent Comments:
Liberty of Speech — by Olivia on Wed, 2010-11-24 22:44
Phew! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2010-11-24 09:52
Hah! — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2010-11-24 09:51

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Credo Tweaked

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-06-29 02:36

I've just revised the wording of the Credo slightly, mainly to accommodate recent developments in the Objectivist world. Here is the tweaked version:

SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists

"The total passion for the total height."

Recent Comments:
Linz, Fred, ARI ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-06-30 12:58
Linz, ARI hasn't moved away — by Fred Weiss on Fri, 2006-06-30 00:44
Diana ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-06-29 18:32

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Linz Live (not)—Radio Live Editorial, June 25

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-06-25 01:00

Apologies for lack of audio. I didn't make it to the studio today after several hours of bad angina. These are the remarks I had prepared.

Seems it’s over before it’s begun. This show, I mean. As you know I broadcast out of one of Canwest’s Wellington studios—now it seems the studio is about to be reclaimed for some other purpose. Mitch Harris has promised to try to find me another slot, but at this point I can’t say when I’ll be with you again.

Recent Comments:
Linz, I recall that soon — by Mark Tammett on Thu, 2006-07-06 00:10
Joe wrote: "I think the — by Derek McGovern on Mon, 2006-06-26 02:33
Claudia wrote: "It took — by Derek McGovern on Mon, 2006-06-26 02:02

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Radio Live Rant, June 11

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-06-11 04:41

This one was delivered as scheduled. It begins identically to last week's undelivered one, but changes part-way through.—Linz

There’s been lot of it about since I last spoke to you. Barking madness, I mean. Some of it’s good, most of it is innocently bonkers, some of it is quite intentionally evil.

Michael Cullen has certainly gone barking mad. The flaky Finance Minister went nuts at press gallery journalists for letting their own desire for tax cuts get in the way of their objectivity in reporting the issue. This after a catastrophic poll showing Labour trailing National by nine points, after omitting tax cuts from the latest budget, notwithstanding that they take $9 billion more of our money than they spend so lovingly on our welfare. Now Mad Michael must surely know that not only is it in fact the first recourse of a desperate politician to blame the media for his woes, but it’s also seen to be by voters, notwithstanding their quite extraordinary stupidity—so his impromptu tirade will send his fortunes plummeting further. But even crazier is his claim that journalists in general and those he singled out in particular, are in favour of tax cuts. At least three of those and 99% of all journalists are raving lefties who’d probably favour tax increases, especially for the evil rich. The idea that the current Fourth Estate, and the supinely subservient press gallery in particular, are zealous protectors of our liberty and our money from the greedy intrusiveness of Big Government is ludicrous. Crazy Cullen was screaming at his own allies. Barking mad, bad.

Recent Comments:
Zar — by eg on Sun, 2006-06-11 05:27
Pain deserved — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2006-06-11 05:07

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One Saddamite Maggot Less!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-06-08 09:02

A huge setback for Islamo-fascists and their anarcho-Saddamite "libertarian" fellow-travellers, as reported a few minutes ago by the BBC—

Zarqawi killed in Iraq air raid

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has announced that militant leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been killed. "Today we have managed to put an end to Zarqawi," Mr Maliki said, sparking sustained applause.

The Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq was considered the figurehead of the Sunni insurgency. Reports say he was killed in an air raid near Baquba.

Recent Comments:
There may be circumstances — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2006-06-12 23:20
"...whether killing people, — by atlascott on Mon, 2006-06-12 21:52
Another View of Zarqawi's Death — by jriggenbach on Mon, 2006-06-12 15:44

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The Rant that Wasn't

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-06-04 01:34

Here is the rant, complete with last-minute additions, with which I was going to open my radio programme today. Unfortunately (and innocently) because of a problem with the Auckland-Wellington link, I didn't get to air. My next scheduled appearance is midday NZ time next Sunday, June 11—Linz

There’s a lot of it about. Barking madness, I mean. Some of it’s good, most of it is innocently bonkers, some of it is quite intentionally evil.

Recent Comments:
Means and Ends — by Marcus on Sun, 2006-06-04 21:09
Barking Mad — by Rex Wilkinson on Sun, 2006-06-04 06:44
Beam me up, Scotty: they're all barking mad down here — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2006-06-04 04:50

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Free Radical Schedule

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-06-01 03:25

In accordance with what had become the FreeRad's quarterly schedule, Issue 71 would normally have been out around now. But we've been working through some technical production issues, making some changes, and regrouping. Issue 71 will now shock the world on July 1, and we'll revert to a bi-monthly schedule thereafter, meaning there'll be six issues each year, and three more this year—July/August, September/October, November/December. Guest editor for Issue 71 will be my KASS colleague Peter Cresswell, while I gird my loins for my expedition to California and my Valliant book-signing presentation. If you'd like to submit something to Peter for publication, send it to him at organon@ihug.co.nz.

Recent Comments:
Excellent, Ted! Hung like a — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-06-01 04:44
Best belly-laugh of the day. — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-06-01 04:44
Just keep away from Ciro — by JoeM on Thu, 2006-06-01 04:43

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Phil, what is this?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-05-29 09:33

Sent to me via e-mail, citing you on the TOC Frord Board:


"And oh, yes, another embarrassing secret - how many paid subscribers does The Free Radical have? Answer: A hundred and eighty.

Recent Comments:
Phil ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-05-30 00:29
Too Short to Be Crystal Clear — by PhilipC on Mon, 2006-05-29 17:06
Endlessly Wrapping...Lines — by PhilipC on Mon, 2006-05-29 16:39

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Black Book of Saddamy

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-05-17 07:49
Recent Comments:
I'd say it's hard bigotry — by Mario on Fri, 2007-01-05 19:12
No crumbs of credit — by Kenny on Fri, 2007-01-05 10:19
Tarred with the same brush — by Sandi on Fri, 2007-01-05 02:05

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A Challenge to Ed Hudgins

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-05-15 12:10

Diana, who has a stronger stomach than I, sometimes lurks on hostile territory, whence she has sent me this post by TOC Executive Director Ed Hudgins:

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Recent Comments:
US allies, allies of us, Objectivist allies — by William Scott Scherk on Tue, 2007-07-17 04:03
Answering Fred's comments on Lincoln's inaugural — by William Scott Scherk on Sun, 2007-05-27 23:50
This came up ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-11-10 07:42

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Dreamhost = Nightmarehost

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-05-04 07:07

SOLOists

Overnight (NZ time) our site was disabled by our hosts, Dreamhost. I received the following e-mail explaining why:

Hello,

Unfortunitly being that you have not contacted us to let us know that you are working on lowering the cpu usage We have had to temporarily turn off your site until you contact us to let us know that you will work on it. Sorry for the inconvenience but we can not allow you to impact the performance of other users on this server.

Thanks!
Javier

To which I replied:

My understanding was that my webmasters were indeed working on this issue with you - they were reporting frustration to me in their efforts to get the necessary information. But please be assured we want to resolve the matter as soon as possible & restore the site immediately.

Recent Comments:
dummy or idiot? — by PhilipC on Mon, 2006-05-08 01:29
Better Suggestion — by Marnee on Sat, 2006-05-06 23:18
$3.99 / month at GoDaddy — by Rick Pasotto on Fri, 2006-05-05 11:32

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An Early Victory?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-05-02 01:22

On my Sunday radio show I read out an item from that day's Sunday Star-Times quoting Green MP Sue Kedgley, chair-thing of Parliament's Health Select Committee, saying she would welcome a ban on the promotional toys given away by McDonald's in association with their Happy Meals (& by implication, a ban on the meals themselves). I railed about this for four hours, along with most of my callers. I urged them & all listeners to e-mail Kedgley, along with National MP Jackie Blue who said the idea was worth considering, letting her know what they thought of her nutri-nazism. Several listeners forwarded to me the replies they received from Kedgley. I e-mailed her myself. The exchange is below, her reply at the top:

Recent Comments:
Luxury?! — by Landon Erp on Sun, 2006-05-07 21:31
I corresponded briefly with — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2006-05-03 00:42
I appreciate Rick Gile's tart and sassy reply — by wsscherk on Tue, 2006-05-02 14:20

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Mario Lanza's Secret, KASS 'Nessun Dorma!'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-04-24 08:27

Fifty-one years ago, long before Luciano Pavarotti made it a household aria, Mario Lanza had recorded the great and demanding Nessun Dorma for the soundtrack of one of his movies.

Recent Comments:
Welcome aboard, Debbie... — by Jameson on Sat, 2009-03-07 15:20
Nessun Dorma - Mario Lanza — by miesque on Sat, 2009-03-07 14:11
Jerome LoMonaco — by Laure Chipman on Mon, 2008-09-29 21:32

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Come on, TOCians! :-)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-04-11 05:30

Getting KASS commentary out of you may be blood-out-of-stone territory, but at least LEARN TO SPELL!

My attention has been drawn to your updated Links. My spelling corrections and other helpful suggestions are in square brackets:

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The Cato Institute -- The primier libertarian think tank. [That's "prEmier," darlings!]

Institute for Justice -- An activist group that goes to court to defend individual liberty.

Competitive Enterprise Institute -- Free-market activists who focus on regulations and environmental policy.

The Bidinotto Blog -- Run by The New Individualist editor Robert Bidinotto. [Objectivism's primier guttersnipe-buster! Wheeeee!]

Recent Comments:
SOLO conference suggestion — by Kenny on Thu, 2006-04-13 13:37
Blimey! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-04-12 16:08
Revisions to Links — by James Heaps-Nelson on Wed, 2006-04-12 15:08

Linz on Radio & TV

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-04-07 03:42

Radio Live: Fri April 14, 10am - 2pm; Sunday April 16, 12pm - 4pm; Monday April 17, 2pm - 6pm; NEWSFLASH!! - every Sunday thereafter, 12pm - 4pm!

TVNZ, Eye to Eye: Saturday, April 22, 8am, against Hone Harawira, MP, on his proposal to ban smoking altogether!

Recent Comments:
"Well you did poke her ..." — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-04-26 14:08
Well, you *did* poke her — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2006-04-26 11:16
Did the cameras .. — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-04-26 08:59

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Objectivists Reeling!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-04-01 04:33

A series of bizarre incidents has rocked the Objectivist movement overnight, causing a run on counselling books by renowned neo-Objectivist therapist Nathaniel Branden. Dr. Branden has responded by raising the price of his works to $10,000 each, nearly as much as he's believed to charge California's feeble-minded therapy addicts for a one-hour personal fix. When accused, by one frustrated would-be book-purchaser, of "price-gouging," Dr. Branden, aka "Dr." Branden, replied, "Eat shit, dickhead."

The crisis was triggered by the sudden confession by Ayn Rand biographer Barbara Branden that she has made mistakes. Ms. Branden has insisted in the past that she has never made a mistake. Those who say she has made mistakes, she has claimed repeatedly, are angry alcoholics. Now, Ms. Branden has stepped forward to say she was mistaken about never being mistaken. Speaking on the website ObjectivistLying.com, Ms. Branden said, "In painting a picture of Frank O'Connor as an alcoholic, I made an egregious error. The error consisted in my not pointing out that Ayn Rand was an alcoholic too. ('Ayn the Alky' we used to call her.) I left it for my readers to infer that from the fact that she was angry all the time, but I should have spelled it out. I can only apologise to my readers for the years of deception I have been responsible for in this matter. Oh, and while I'm about it, it goes without saying that Leonard Peikoff is an alcoholic also. 'Lenny the Lush' we used to call him." When it was pointed out that she had presented no evidence of Dr. Peikoff's alcoholism, Ms. Branden retorted (angrily), "When has that ever stopped me? Furthermore, on this occasion I do have evidence, and I am its source. I saw Leonard once. He was angry AND he had a drink in his hand. There! Ha! Case closed, you raging pisshead!"

Recent Comments:
"And James? Hell, I called — by John M Newnham on Tue, 2006-04-04 15:32
Broken Balls — by Dan Edge on Sun, 2006-04-02 18:19
Give me a break — by sjw on Sun, 2006-04-02 17:56

It's April 1 in NZ ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-03-31 03:54

Standards NZ think this is funny. And it is. What's not funny is that if it were serious, no one would turn a hair!

EMBARGOED UNTIL: APRIL 1 2006

MEDIA RELEASE New NZ Standard on Lift etiquette

Standards New Zealand has initiated a new Standard to govern the way in which people behave in and around lifts. The Standard will specify appropriate queuing behaviour, right-of-way rules for those exiting and entering lifts, and - most importantly - define appropriate behaviour when actually travelling in lifts.

"Standards NZ has become aware of concerns amongst the general public about an increasing tendency for rudeness that seems to be triggered by close proximity to lifts," says Rob Steele, Chief Executive at Standards NZ.

Recent Comments:
Rules to be extended — by Kenny on Fri, 2006-03-31 09:31
Must... resist... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-03-31 04:45

UK Libertarian Alliance KASSes Again!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-03-31 00:28

"LEAVE KATE MOSS ALONE: GO CATCH SOME CRIMINALS", FREE MARKET AND
CIVIL LIBERTIES THINK TANK TELLS PROSECUTORS

The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil
liberties policy institute, today calls on the Crown Prosecution
Service to drop its investigation into the private life of the
well-known fashion model Kate Moss. Miss Moss could be charged with
possession of cocaine. If convicted, she could in theory go to
prison for seven years and face an unlimited fine.

Libertarian Alliance Director, Dr Sean Gabb, says:

"If Kate Moss wants to sniff cocaine - not that I would for a moment

Recent Comments:
Spot on — by Kenny on Fri, 2006-03-31 09:10

Islamo-Fascist Filth Cows NYU

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-03-29 21:27

Story on Diana's blog:

NYU Cowardice

Recent Comments:
Diana — by Kenny on Sat, 2006-04-01 21:04
Check Your Facts, Kenny — by DianaHsieh on Sat, 2006-04-01 17:49
Objectivist Standard links — by Kenny on Sat, 2006-04-01 16:56

Rousseau and Kant—Partners in Crime

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-03-24 08:41

"Kant is the most evil man in mankind’s history."

Recent Comments:
Ah! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2009-08-19 22:46
The proof of "most evil" — by Ptgymatic on Wed, 2009-08-19 22:44
That is Great — by gregster on Tue, 2009-08-18 09:40

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Riveting Rand

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-03-23 00:33

I’ve spent the past day reacquainting myself with Ayn Rand, via the recently-published Ayn Rand Answers—the Best of her Q & A.

I’ve spent the past day in Atlantis.

Recent Comments:
Musing on artists as art — by Newberry on Mon, 2009-10-05 17:15
The Parrish verdict — by Ellen Stuttle on Fri, 2009-10-02 07:15
Undeserved Charity — by jriggenbach on Thu, 2009-10-01 22:49

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Important!!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-03-22 19:48

Diana's account of her history with the Brandens:

http://www.dianahsieh.com/blog/

Recent Comments:
...and Philosophy. — by Prima Donna on Sun, 2006-03-26 07:37
You mean ... — by eg on Sun, 2006-03-26 07:16
Good. — by Prima Donna on Sun, 2006-03-26 07:11

TOC: Bill Perry "Retires"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-03-14 21:22

TOC has officially confirmed Bill Perry's departure with the following announcement:

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"Bill Perry, The Objectivist Center's director of community relations, is retiring and returning to Arizona.

"After a career as a prosecutor in Arizona, where his family lives, and after trips to our Summer Seminars, Bill retired not to a life of leisure but, rather, to Poughkeepsie, New York to work for us for a while. He started with us in March 2004 and when the Center moved to D.C., Bill agreed to serve another year before really retiring.

"He has been a great help in the transition and in creating a well-organized system for fundraising and keeping in touch with our members. For example, Bill produced the Logbooks that are sent out ten times a year and organized the sponsors' dinner at the Summer Seminars. He even found time to do a fine seminar talk in 2005 on Ortega y Gasset, the Spanish philosopher on whom Ayn Rand in part modeled Dr. Huge Akston in Atlas Shrugged.

Recent Comments:
Come out and say it — by wsscherk on Sun, 2006-04-23 14:48
And... — by Holly Valliant on Thu, 2006-03-16 14:57
I'm sure.... — by Robert on Thu, 2006-03-16 14:31

Reprise—Hitting the Spot

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-03-10 01:25

Reason is retreating before the advance of primitive superstition.

Recent Comments:
Ciro- I thought it WAS a — by Jody Gomez on Fri, 2006-03-17 02:59
HITTING THE SPOT — by Ciro D Agostino on Thu, 2006-03-16 19:45
Extra Information — by Marcus on Tue, 2006-03-14 23:59

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