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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.

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
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
Recent Comments:
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
Recent Comments:
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?

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
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

Recent Comments:
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

From Apollo 11 to Martian Missions

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-07-18 19:56

From Apollo 11 to Martian Missions
By Edward Hudgins

On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made those historic first footprints on the Moon. But the ensuing decades have been frustrating to those who assumed that Apollo 11 would lead to permanent lunar bases and colonies on Mars.

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Aldrin, Hudgins, Tito. — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-07-18 21:48

Air Head America ("Literally") - "Debbie" Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2013-07-17 23:12

"Despite its many problems, feminism has been a major force for political, economic, and social change for the better.


Hail, "Heartless" Justice!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2013-07-14 05:20

I expected the Zimmerman verdict to go the other way. I expect the worst in all things in this abominably inverted pomo-world where Pamela Geller is barred from Britain while Islamofilth is allowed to run amok, self-defence is murder, murder is self-defence, perpetrators are victims, victims are perpetrators, justice is about "heart" rather than facts—and "heart" decrees that the white guy is always in the wrong and always a racist.

Recent Comments:
Sam — by gregster on Fri, 2013-09-06 10:17
Greetings Sam — by tvr on Thu, 2013-09-05 20:52
Sam — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-08-29 02:09

Oedipus the King and Women of Trachis

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-07-12 22:01

Alex Hyde-white, who was the narrator for "I AM JOHN GALT," by Donald Luskin http://www.audible.com/search/...

Recent Comments:
Alex Hyde-White — by F L Light on Sat, 2013-07-27 04:21
Interview — by F L Light on Fri, 2013-07-12 22:13

New book: REASON and LIBERTY

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Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Thu, 2013-07-11 05:48

I recently published a new book, REASON and LIBERTY, available at Leanpub:

https://leanpub.com/reasonandl...

And at Amazon:

Recent Comments:
Reply to Terry — by Shayne Wissler on Sun, 2013-08-11 20:11
What is misleading is Shane's criticism of my review — by tvr on Sun, 2013-08-11 19:34
Terry's review is misleading — by Shayne Wissler on Sat, 2013-08-10 22:40

Is Objectivism a Cult? A Cultist Says No

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-07-08 01:16

I watched this whole, long, tedious, mindless, 15-minute video. What a waste! Here's what I posted in response:

Recent Comments:
Defeating Philosophical Cultism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-07-14 17:57
Gregster, The Founding Fathers were Christians! — by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-07-11 06:11
Reason Man — by gregster on Thu, 2013-07-11 05:52

Science Set Free

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-07-07 12:52

Interesting talk, I'm not convinced in some avenues, such as "morphic resonance" but take a look.

Rupert Sheldrake after researching old handbooks of physical constants:


How the Tea Party Can Save America and the World – a Plea From New Zealand

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-07-07 08:49

"I write this on the verge of tears as I remember the amazing patriots, thinkers and activists I have met on my four speaking tours of your amazing country.


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