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Make Sense of This (For Foreign Policy Experts)

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-08-27 18:22

Pure chaos.

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How to Properly Deal With the Barbarians — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-08-29 14:59

Comets in Our Twilight, 4—Mario Lanza

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-08-26 06:21

The One Tenor is a labor of love for life-long Mario Lanza devotee, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster Lindsay Perigo. It's the bringing together of his best Lanza-related essays, critiques and interviews over the years, with significant new material exclusive to this book, including Perigo's take on the theory that Mario Lanza suffered from Bipolar Disorder.

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Snippets — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-05-12 06:31
The interview with Mr. Rense... — by Olivia on Sun, 2014-05-04 02:00
Me on Jeff Rense again — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-05-03 07:52

Our Do-Gooding Democratic World

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-08-26 06:12

Ours is a world of do-gooding, democratic semi-tyranny.


Defeating Islamic Totalitarianism by Andrew Bernstein

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-08-25 07:47

Andrew Bernstein on Facebook, July 17, 12:57am:

“ARI paid me well to analyze heroism and hero worship. What could be better than that?”

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. — by gregster on Sun, 2014-04-20 07:46
Doug, you may be right — by gregster on Sat, 2014-02-15 01:10
Yid is a derogatory name — by RationalMan on Sat, 2013-09-07 05:19

MODIFYING CHRISTIANITY TO SAVE AMERICA

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Submitted by Reason Man on Fri, 2013-08-23 19:00

MODIFYING CHRISTIANITY TO SAVE AMERICA
This post is shortened to the extent possible. But the link to its longer version is given at the end.

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THE LAST LONG REPLY – WILL NOT TROUBLE YOU AFTER THIS — by Reason Man on Sun, 2013-10-06 17:09
‘Challenge to hi-fi’ in this — by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-09-05 03:56
Some Good Thinking Here — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2013-08-24 01:16

The Real Enemies

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-08-19 16:28

Ours is generally and predominantly an irrational, illiberal, ignorant, depraved, Dark Age culture and era.


Reason Papers - Articles on Rand

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-18 16:58

Folks,

Reason Papers is online and there are lots of good articles on Rand (among other topics).

http://www.reasonpapers.com/


Ayn Rand's last interview

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2013-08-16 07:59

This was posted yesterday on Facebook as the last interview (not complete though).

I can't be sure, but the information says it was 4 months before her death.

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Thanks for that Marcus — by gregster on Fri, 2013-08-30 09:50

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Property Abuse by Local Politicians Endemic

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-08-13 10:13

“Manukau ward councillor Arthur Anae’s failure to obtain permission from a property owner before affixing a campaign sign to the fence is symptomatic of a criminal disregard for private property right


The role of philosophy in political activism

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Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Sun, 2013-08-11 20:40

Given that Objectivists have an appreciation for the role of philosophy, I thought this blog post might be of interest.


Goblianity: For and Against

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 16:42
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A new book edited by J. P. Moreland is out, entitled Debating Christian Theism

It looks good, alternating chapters supporting and defending Christianity.

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Just read the SOLO guide... — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-08-11 16:49

Cato Symposium on Rand - What's Living and Dead in Rand's Moral and Political Thought

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 14:34

I only recently came across this 2010 Symposium on Rand. Looks like some interesting commentary.

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Huemer — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 15:09

Putting Anarchists On The Spot

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Submitted by tvr on Tue, 2013-08-06 17:41

Anarchists who identify themselves as agreeing with Objectivism's fundamentals but not its politics mistakenly think that they have a rock-solid argument for why the state must necessarily aggress, even if the monopoly government is constitutionally limited to upholding rights and is freely elected.

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Crossing the logical divide... — by tvr on Wed, 2013-08-14 18:08
Not so fast... — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2013-08-13 04:11
Question begging the question begging — by tvr on Sun, 2013-08-11 19:20

Book Review: Men on Strike, by Dr Helen Smith

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Sun, 2013-08-04 18:33

As some regulars here know, a complaint that is made of today’s Objectivist movement is that it does not have much to say about certain topics, or does so only intermittently.

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Objectivist Hero — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-09-01 19:47
Olivia — by RationalMan on Thu, 2013-08-22 06:50
Michael — by tvr on Wed, 2013-08-21 10:07

GCSB Bill - Cc john.key@parliament.govt.nz

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Submitted by Rosie on Sun, 2013-08-04 00:39
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I have discovered why Key wants this legislation through — by Rosie on Wed, 2013-08-14 13:21
Public Meeting in Auckland, 19 August — by Rosie on Tue, 2013-08-13 20:52
Pathetic Response from our Prime Minister — by Rosie on Tue, 2013-08-13 02:38

How Internet in the UK is “Sleepwalking into Censorship”

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Submitted by Rosie on Sat, 2013-08-03 14:00
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OK Rosie... — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-08-11 09:35
Marcus — by Rosie on Sun, 2013-08-11 08:36
Porn filters: 12 reasons why they won't work — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-08-11 07:58

Bond goes SOLO

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2013-08-01 06:45

To be released on the 26th of September.

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Bond and safe sex — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-08-02 18:42
I always — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2013-08-02 17:46
Don't take it lying down Linz — by gregster on Fri, 2013-08-02 12:30

A Typical Democrat President Lyndon Johnson – A Study

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Submitted by Reason Man on Wed, 2013-07-31 09:17

The attached file is a brief study (about 7 pages) of a typical Dem-President after the New Deal.


Wellington's Amazing Tom and Izzie Show!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-07-29 23:01

As an unapologetic dinosaur I spend a lot of time in despair over Generation Airhead—that is, just about all "people" under 30, aliens in human guise who don't read, can't speak, and shuffle around like zombies to the jungle beat of headbanging in their iPods. With what unmitigated astonishment and pleasure, then, did I take in Te Koki School of Music's (under-30s, students) presentation of Verdi's Il Corsaro on Sunday afternoon. For once, Generation Airhead's favoured accolade, "awesome," could be employed with impunity.


Stephen Berry Standing for Mayor of Auckland

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sun, 2013-07-28 03:57

Affordable Auckland candidate for Waitemata & Gulf Stephen Berry is now also a candidate for Mayor of Auckland.


Memo to Team Ayn, by W. E. Aselword, MBA, PhD

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-07-26 09:24

Memo to Team Ayn, by William E. Aselword, MBA, PhD

Hi Guys!

So I thought I should like touch base with you guys and like have a conversation about where we're like at.

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Doug — by Rosie on Thu, 2013-08-01 09:56
Obleftivist — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2013-07-31 12:38
Obleftivist!! — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2013-07-29 22:39

The Tutsis vs The Hutus

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-07-25 07:38

I always try to find new ways to think of the Left / Right divide in America. I found a great comment at an econlog entry that very cleverly depicts it. Here is the comment. Its good:


CAN CHRISTIANITY, JOHN LOCKE, VON MISES, AYN RAND OR ANY COMBINATION SAVE AMERICA?

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Submitted by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-07-25 03:43

CAN CHRISTIANITY, JOHN LOCKE, VON MISES, AYN RAND OR ANY COMBINATION SAVE AMERICA?

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Hi Doug! Thanks again. — by Reason Man on Sun, 2013-07-28 10:20
Many Good Points — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2013-07-27 19:29
SINGLE POST REPLY TO DIFFERENT FORUMS — by Reason Man on Sat, 2013-07-27 14:50

Come On Council, What Does This Cost?

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-07-25 00:12

Affordable Auckland Waitemata & Gulf candidate Stephen Berry is incredulous at the news Auckland Council is running a pilot program teaching etiquette to skateboarders.

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I saw that — by gregster on Sat, 2013-07-27 04:23
This got picked up by the NZ — by Stephen Berry on Fri, 2013-07-26 08:08

America is No Longer Exceptional Says Charles Murray

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-07-23 15:12

Excerpt from article:


War and Purpose: Cossacks in Paris

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Submitted by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-07-23 03:51

Below is an excerpt from my Atlasphere review of Jeff Perren's novel Cossacks in Paris:

"Big events. That’s what I love about historical dramas.


Statism is turning America into Detroit – Ayn Rand's Starnesville come to life

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-07-21 23:07

21 July 2013

Daniel Hannan at The Telegraph

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And — by gregster on Sat, 2013-08-17 12:28
Ayn Rand no longer the kiss of death — by gregster on Sat, 2013-08-17 02:42
Trevor helps out — by gregster on Tue, 2013-07-23 09:20

Survelliance State Cartoon

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-07-21 18:34

Maybe it's time to do like the Muslims: submit and surrender.


Mainstream Breakthrough: Bono of U2: Only Capitalism Can End Poverty

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-07-21 01:35

I missed this at the time. About time that man talked sense. Did he retract this? I wouldn't be as surprised if he did as I was to see him state this.

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He must've taken off those — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2013-07-22 10:43

Some Thoughts on the Zimmerman/Martin Episode

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-07-19 00:54

The Zimmerman trial and what it represents is perhaps the most important cultural phenomenon we have seen.

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Disclaimers! — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2013-08-04 03:35
Guns — by RationalMan on Sun, 2013-08-04 03:25
Brian... — by Craig Ceely on Thu, 2013-08-01 09:16

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