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Excellent Don Brash Speech to 'Liberty and Beyond' Conference, Auckland, October 21, 2017

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Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2017-11-04 03:50

[Speech by former Governor of the Reserve Bank, former National and ACT leader Don Brash. Reproduced with Don's permission—Linz]

IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH UNDER THREAT IN NEW ZEALAND?

I’m honoured to be the first speaker at this all-day conference on liberty.

I should perhaps begin by saying that I will disappoint the strict libertarians.


Full Essay: Yaron Brook's Dead Soul

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2017-11-01 20:17

In Which Yaron Brook Reveals His Dead Soul

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!

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Yaron Brook Reveals His Dead Soul

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2017-11-01 18:58

My response to Brook's answer to the question of patriotism.

https://militaryreviews.blogsp...

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NZ Herald Oozes anti-Trump Psychobabble

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2017-11-01 02:21

By Olivia Pierson
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I try not to read the NZ Herald. This national news outlet’s level of journalism is just too left of low to be borne. But sometimes Facebook shoves things in one’s face via its newsfeed which serve as timely reminders as to why one doesn’t indulge.

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Muslims in America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-31 23:01

The vast majority of Muslims in America evidently support the social ideals of jihad (i.e. war) and sharia (i.e.


Rach Packs 'Em In!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-30 02:43

Wellingtonians fair flocked to the Fowler Friday night to hear the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in an all-Rachmaninoff programme. They left more rapt with Rach than ever.


Today's World War

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-10-27 04:24

The great philosophical battle today -– in our post-French Revolution, post-Age of Enlightenment era -– is essentially that of the post-modernists vs. the pre-modernists, or else the progressives vs.


Atlas Shrugged Close Reading Part 1

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Wed, 2017-10-25 01:00

This is a close reading of the beginning of Atlas Shrugged. I've found that every sentence is there for a reason. This contains spoilers for later chapters.

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Titled" — by Shane Pleasance on Mon, 2017-10-30 23:55
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Red Pill Links

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Mon, 2017-10-23 16:36

Here are some red pill links. Anyone interested?

https://web.archive.org/web/20...


Anna Netrebko Graces Auckland

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2017-10-23 00:09

The night before last, we went to the best concert of our lives so far.  The glorious Russian soprano, Anna Netrebko - deservedly the toast of Europe’s classical world - sang us some ravishing opera highlights. She was accompanied by her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, the star baritone Elchin Avazov and the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. What a night!  What a programme!

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#MOGA! RE: SECESSION! Catalonia vs California

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2017-10-20 14:59

From Youtube:

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The Spiritual Experience

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2017-10-19 18:59

By Olivia Pierson http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

When Aristotle, the ancient Athenian philosopher, devised his systems of logic and metaphysics (the study of the nature of reality), he taught that all entities, be they animal, vegetable or mineral, had a distinct identity or nature (essence) and could only ever be or act according to that nature. This became the famous Law of Identity: a thing is itself, formulaically symbolised as ‘A is A’.

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NZSO Revives Berlioz, Literally

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-10-18 22:15
Berlioz-revived

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra kept a secret from us in the lead-up to Friday night's concert at the Michael Fowler Center.


Objectivists sanctioning Libertarianism?

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Sat, 2017-10-14 20:01
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IQ

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Thu, 2017-10-12 18:27

This is a reply to Ed Powell writing about IQ.

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1000 Ayn Rands Could Assimilate 30 Million Mexicans

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Wed, 2017-10-11 05:57

I read Ed Powell's 69 page immigration article. Great work! Thanks for writing it.


The Immigration Divide and Who You Read

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 18:33

I find a lot of the difference among atheists, on whether they like Trump and are good on immigration, is the following:

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The Harry Binswanger Letter

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-10 17:16

To all those who are current or recent members of The Harry Binswanger Letter, I'm curious: Who are their best thinkers? What are their strongest topics?

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Banned from Harry Binswanger Letter

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 01:01

I saw Lindsay's great post about MOGA – Make Objectivism Great Again!

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Review: Leo Hohmann's "Stealth Invasion"

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Thu, 2017-10-05 00:04

Below is a link to my review of an excellent book that deserves a wide readership.

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#MOGA! Objectivists for SECESSION?

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Wed, 2017-10-04 23:17

From Youtube:

Catalonian SECESSION! Tribalism? Economics?
And police FORCE! What about the No-Go Zones?

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An Intellectual Debt Owed to Cicero (via America)

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2017-10-04 00:32

By Olivia Pierson
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The profound ignorance of philosophical and historical matters in modern politics today depresses me beyond words.

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On "The Sounds of Silence" in the Presence of Evil, or, "Inside the Criminal Mind"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2017-10-03 01:44

The question has been asked, on this forum, why so many Objectivists stay silent when they should be speaking up against evil. I've had that question in mind for some time now, myself.

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The Answer to Mass Shootings

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-10-02 17:30

Every time there's a mass shooting in Western Civilization -- such as last night's horrific Las Vegas Massacre -- the almost instant and overwhelming reaction by the intelligentsia and masses is: We n

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North Korean Aggression

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-09-28 06:10

Americans have a right not to be threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons. Americans have a right not to live in abject terror from the ultra-evil North Korean dictators.

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The Freddy Storm Pt 2

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-09-25 04:08

For the two weeks leading up to Freddy Kempf's Pianomania concert with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington on Saturday night, I had been praising it to the skies without having heard it.

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Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and Think-Tank Studies

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-09-25 02:13

In 1906, in Chapters from My Autobiography, Mark Twain wrote: "Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli w

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A PROVIDENTIAL PRESIDENT

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Submitted by Brant Gaede on Sat, 2017-09-23 02:33

From the incomparable Jack Wheeler and his To The Point News, a free article:

https://www.tothepointnews.com...

--Brant

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tweet tweet tweet

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Submitted by Mark Hunter on Fri, 2017-09-22 01:27

Those of you on Twitter, please consider retweeting three recent tweets of mine, replies to Yaron Brook and Jonathan Hoenig.


#MOGA! Trump DESTROYS socialism at the UN, Obleftivists freak out!

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2017-09-22 00:00

From Youtube:

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