Bravo President Trump!

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2017-09-20 06:49

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

Not in my adult life have I ever heard a leader from any country address the state of our world so unambiguously as President Trump did in his address to the United Nations today.


Socialism in Venezuela: discredited ideology

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-09-19 18:17

Donald Trump is "the villain of our time" according to Yawon Bwook, High Priest of Obleftivism (i.e. Fake Objectivism).

Recent Comments:
Speech — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-09-20 03:53
Trump's GREAT speech — by Chanakya on Wed, 2017-09-20 03:23
Full speech ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-09-19 23:38

The Freddy Storm!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-09-18 05:28
FreddyStorm

Pianomania, featuring Freddy Kempf and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in six glorious high points of Western music, is taking New Zealand by storm.

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I just had a note ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-09-19 06:58
Well... — by Olivia on Tue, 2017-09-19 03:43

#MOGA! The Interview - Make Objectivism Great Again!

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Sat, 2017-09-09 15:24

Ladies and Gents, here it is! The long awaited interview has hit Youtube. From the video's description:

"Dinky little savages": that's what Ayn Rand called them...

Recent Comments:
Luke — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-09-19 08:32
No More Contact — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2017-09-17 16:50
Luke — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-09-15 09:14

Charlottesville

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Submitted by edpowell on Wed, 2017-08-16 05:23

It's certainly true that there were evil people on the "right" at Charlottesville, but those evil people wanted to gather and give speeches and see if they could get some publicity. In short, they wanted to speak their evil. The communists came with the express intent of initiating violence against the people they call fascist.

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PoMo Vermin — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-08-30 18:08
De-Platforming The Non-Left — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2017-08-30 01:22
Get it right, guys! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-08-28 09:23

Make Objectivism Great Again series

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-06-27 16:10

Let the Make Objectivism Great Again series begin!

In this video series we will be discussing Linz' open letter to Objectivists (http://www.solopassion.com/nod...).

I like to call Linz' letter a Call to Arms, hence one of my goals here is to rally the troops.

We'll both try to analyze and discuss the open letter, its underlying principles and their consequences, and relate it to other works by Objectivist "dissidents", such as Ed Powell's immigration essay.

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Milo explains being Dangerous! — by Bruno Turner on Sun, 2017-08-27 19:12
Zobies — by Brant Gaede on Sun, 2017-08-13 14:35
They Just Keep On Getting Better!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-08-01 05:20

Open Letter to Objectivists—Make Objectivism Great Again! Repudiate Obleftivism!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-02-06 02:44

[This is an expanded version of the opening statement I had prepared for my aborted debate with Yaron Brook on Amy Peikoff's BlogTalkRadio show, "Don't Let It Go." I withdrew from the debate when I realised I could not in all conscience comply with her last-minute request that I refrain from making "sweeping statements" critical of Yaron. Warning: the following contains a number of sweeping statements critical of Yaron.]

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Peikoff Originally Envisioned Himself as a Medical Doctor — by Luke Setzer on Sat, 2017-07-29 11:19
"moralizing hypocrites" — by Brant Gaede on Sat, 2017-07-29 04:45
Ed — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2017-07-26 13:39

Make Western Civilisation Great Again!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-12-29 04:25

Undeniably, the biggest events of 2016, seismic in their enormity, were Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Because of those two events, for the first time in eight years we could say that Western Civilisation had rallied to mount a rearguard action against The Anti-West, aka Islamo-Marxism, aka The Filth. The latter were in pouting, infantile retreat, alternately sullen and hysterical, unable to comprehend that the seeming hegemony of their loathsome, totalitarian world view was not invincible after all.

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Neil — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2017-02-15 05:22
Thomas Aquinas On Immigration — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2017-02-15 03:46
Outstanding post! — by Triassic on Sun, 2017-01-01 02:45

NZ on Screen: New Linz Profile (with very old pic: hair warning!)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-06-21 07:20

https://www.nzonscreen.com/per...

... In the 1989 Post profile Perigo expressed concerns about the depth of debate he was able to elicit on television: "we’ve become a sort of society where people don't analyse an argument: they attach brandnames to people who proffer arguments and think that they’ve dealt with the argument that way". In 1993 he infamously abandoned the medium, claiming that TVNZ news and current affairs was "braindead", and that stories of celebrities and trapped cats had superseded politics.

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Fish! — by Olivia on Fri, 2017-09-15 21:29
More Memory Lane :-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-09-15 20:40
Andrew — by Richard G McGrath on Fri, 2017-06-23 02:44

New Permanent Thread: To Iran with The Filth!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-06-11 06:34

This thread will be permanently blue-stickied, like the Global Warming thread, and should be treated as a resource both to mete out a modicum of virtual justice to The Filth and to afford an outlet for decent human beings to relieve some of their frustration at the prevalence of said Filth.

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To Iran with McCain! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-09-06 05:36
And Jeremy Corbyn too! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-09-06 05:25
UK must deport this man — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-09-05 12:59

The Confessions of an Orthodox Objectivist

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Submitted by Chanakya on Mon, 2017-04-17 03:03

I have a confession to make. For two years I was an Orthodox Objectivist.

On any usual day, I used to make nice and reverent comments in the social media about some Objectivist God or demigod (I will reveal later in the article who the Gods and the demigods are). I was a member of the “Orthodox brigade” on FB—we used to “like” each other’s nice and reverent posts and leave complimentary comments.

Recent Comments:
Hypocrisy of Orthodox Objectivists — by Chanakya on Tue, 2017-05-02 13:36
Not so complete control — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2017-05-02 04:39
Intellectual heir? Who cares? — by Chanakya on Sun, 2017-04-30 17:32

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Mario, Mark and Johannes—Glory Lives!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-03-31 08:43

Australian tenor Mark Vincent, who won the Australia's Got Talent competition at the age of 15, has just released a CD called A Tribute to Mario Lanza, the latest in a long line of tenors to do so.

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The Release Of ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-04-14 06:39
The Making Of .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-04-13 08:43

High-Quality Videos

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-03-28 23:58

I think it would be nice if there was a place here for high-quality videos, such as films, t'v' shows, and video shorts. Watching well-made videos is one of the great pleasures of life.

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'Genius!' — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-06-12 11:58
'Last Resort' — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-05-27 12:30
Modern Problem — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-04-20 03:07

Yaron Brook and Amy Peikoff Discuss Immigration Without Linz

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Submitted by edpowell on Thu, 2017-03-23 22:15

This is a complete transcript of the discussion between Amy and Yaron about immigration that occurred on Feb 10, 2017 in lieu of the promised debate between Linz and Brook. Brook himself is such a weasel and shifts his position on this issue over and over again depending on the circumstances and audience that I thought it was valuable for a complete record of his remarks be made and made public so that appropriate analysis and criticism can be made of them without actually having to repeatedly listen over and over to the audio recording, which is mind-numbingly painful to listen to.

Recent Comments:
Kyrel, — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2017-09-19 04:11
The "R" Word — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-09-19 02:39
Kyrel, — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2017-09-19 00:43

President Donald Trump

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2017-01-20 19:01

Obama is out and the rebuilding begins!

We all have our favorite moments in the inaugural speech. What are yours?

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Trump Strikes Back — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-08-15 01:12
Ah... — by Sam Pierson on Mon, 2017-07-31 11:27
Where's Trump's Plan? — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-07-28 23:28

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Tue, 2016-07-12 09:59

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

I've just posted the following item about Linz's updated edition of The One Tenor on my website, Mario Lanza, Tenor (http://www.mariolanzatenor.com...):

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Jeff Rense writes — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-07-25 08:31
Greg — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-07-22 09:43
Neil — by gregster on Fri, 2016-07-22 06:23

Book recommendations

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Submitted by Tore on Mon, 2016-02-15 19:02

This is a thread where I want to see everyone (that is, the four other people posting on this site) recommend books.

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Sparrowhark — by Grant Jones on Thu, 2016-02-18 19:08
Dykes purchased — by Tore on Wed, 2016-02-17 09:13
Perigo! — by Tore on Wed, 2016-02-17 08:35

Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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Music of the God Ludwig — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-07-27 08:12
Unique — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-07-26 05:44
Someone else ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-07-16 06:40

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The Great Global Warming Swindle!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12

Surprise, surprise.

You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Watch it while you can, here is the link below.

Recent Comments:
NOAA Scientists Falsify Data to Dupe World Leaders on Climate — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2017-02-15 16:56
Anti-EPA attorney to head the EPA — by gregster on Thu, 2016-12-08 04:29
How Funny is this? — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 05:39

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SOLO Credo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26

SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.

  • "The total passion for the total height."
  • Rational passion and passionate reason.
  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • "This above all, to thine own self be true."
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In " Fountainhead" the total — by 0 on Fri, 2011-06-17 21:25
Tonytowner — by Kasper on Wed, 2010-05-05 23:12
Haven't seen this type of — by tonytowner on Wed, 2010-05-05 10:55

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Xmas Xultations!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2005-12-25 22:40

I am writing this at lunch-time, Friday December 23 in New Zealand. A preposterously dark sky is being lit up by lightning flashes. Thunderclaps rend the air, and it's raining at a rate that would startle even Noah.

It's been that kind of year for SOLO!

The sun came out for SOLOC 4. Galt, did it blaze! Then, thunder and lightning, rain and more rain ... and weather-weary dejection.

I'm not going to look back on the year and pretend that it was not a great one!

Painful, yes ... excruciatingly so. But great.

How so?

The Credo speaks of sincerity, of the rejection of mind-games, of saying what one means and meaning what one says. It speaks to the "rationally exuberant and exuberantly rational." It disdains the reason/passion dichotomy. It is my provisional assessment that the floods have cleansed SOLO of those who embrace such a dichotomy. In particular, the especially pernicious notion that evil substance may be overlooked if the style is "good" (meaning "tempered") has been purged. Vileness can no longer expect to be applauded just because it is expressed politely.

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Merry Christmas — by Marcus on Sat, 2005-12-24 19:56
Congrats — by sjw on Fri, 2005-12-23 22:36
Three cheers for loafing Linz! — by Joe Idoni on Fri, 2005-12-23 13:24

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Season's Greetings

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Submitted by JoeM on Thu, 2005-12-22 20:22
Season's Greetings

Happy Holidays!

Recent Comments:
Happy Holidays! — by sciabarra on Fri, 2005-12-23 11:14
Jeez, Joe, are you taking — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2005-12-23 06:28
Finals — by James Heaps-Nelson on Fri, 2005-12-23 03:41

Jimmy Wales

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Submitted by Ciro D Agostino on Thu, 2005-12-22 16:16

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Wales

I wonder why on the English version of wikipedia it is not mentioned that Wales is an objectivist,while on the italian version it is  mentioned that he is an objectivist, and also that he was the moderator of an objectivist mailing-list forum.

He has a daugther named Kira!

Are people afraid to say that are onjectivists once they become famous?

 

CD

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 I think he simply wants to — by Ciro D Agostino on Fri, 2005-12-23 21:04
Jimmy Wales — by James Heaps-Nelson on Fri, 2005-12-23 16:09

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We Three Kongs

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2005-12-22 14:41

Let's have a discussion about New Zealand's latest great export, after Linz, of course! By the way, which role did he play in the new Kong movie? -- Ed Hudgins

Link from TOC/TAS website
http://www.objectivistcenter.o...

The article:
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We Three Kongs.
By Edward Hudgins

If art holds a mirror to reality, the original 1933 King Kong, the 1976 remake and the latest version by Peter Jackson, show a culture that swung from a romantic optimism to cynicism and now perhaps is returning to a healthier sense of life.

The original Kong very much reflected the values of its maker, Merian C. Cooper.

Recent Comments:
I agree with Marcus — by Ed on Tue, 2005-12-27 23:20
Marcus -- Glad you liked the — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2005-12-24 23:01
Kong too long — by Marcus on Sat, 2005-12-24 20:33

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Beer

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Submitted by Jody Gomez on Thu, 2005-12-22 03:48

Since there has been recent interest here in beer, and since I'm the leader of SOLO Thrust, I decided to search out some internet information about beer. I did not get far when I stumbled upon this we

Recent Comments:
Jeff is right — by Kenny on Wed, 2006-08-30 17:42
Drink Locally Is Right — by jriggenbach on Tue, 2006-08-29 22:14
Think globally, drink locally. — by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2006-08-29 20:57

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Aussie adman says Merry Xmas, and pull your socks up

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2005-12-21 21:07

A Christmas message from plain-talking Australian ad-man Sam Kikovich, a man whose ads have sold "shitloads of Australian lamb."

"Frankly," he says, "bad ads are un-Australian." Smiling

Watch Quicktime here.

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hehe — by Joe Idoni on Fri, 2005-12-23 13:00

Silent Night

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Wed, 2005-12-21 12:20

This is a cut & paste job from the forum of the world's greatest tenor (Mario Lanza Forum), but I'm sure the poster in question won't mind this festive indulgence!:

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Pretty good, huh? — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2005-12-25 05:19
by Mario Lanza"My Suppressed — by Ciro D Agostino on Sat, 2005-12-24 02:10
Stille nacht, heilige nacht — by Robert on Wed, 2005-12-21 14:06

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Machan's Musings - Federal Judge Dictates Content of Biology Course

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Submitted by removed on Wed, 2005-12-21 06:02

Here you have it, the result of government education: Academic freedom is dead—a federal judge decided what Pennsylvania teachers may teach in biology classes.

As MSNBC reports, “The Dover [PA] Area School Board violated the Constitution when it ordered that its biology curriculum must include ‘intelligent design,’ the notion that life on Earth was produced by an unidentified intelligent cause, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled.” No, I do not believe Intelligent Design makes sense—you need to have a brain to design anything intelligently or otherwise, and since Intelligent Design is supposed to have created brains, the idea is viciously circular.

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No disagreement — by removed on Fri, 2005-12-23 15:27
Truth in Teaching — by AdamReed on Fri, 2005-12-23 07:48
AF again — by removed on Thu, 2005-12-22 23:55

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Ayn-Rand: My Fiction-Writing Teacher

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Submitted by Erika Holzer on Wed, 2005-12-21 01:50

“Ayn Rand: My Fiction-Writing Teacher,” by Erika Holzer. Madison Press, 2005, 303 pages.

Reviewed by Stephen Cox

Ayn Rand (1905-1982) was her generation’s largest influence on libertarian thought. She was also a powerful novelist and a king-sized American personality. In this year of Rand’s centennial, many of her friends and acquaintances are communicating their memories of her. I think it’s especially fitting that Erika Holzer, herself a novelist (“Double Crossing,” 1983, and “Eye for an Eye,” 1994), has contributed a memoir of Rand as a writing teacher. To tell the truth, I am on record as one of the many people who urged Holzer to do it.


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Clapton on Robert Johnson: In the flow

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2005-12-20 18:42

What an odd mix is Eric Clapton. A reserved, almost donnish Englishman, and still one of the world's great guitar heroes. Born and raised far from Mississippi or Chicago, yet he wields unquestionably one of the finest blues guitars the world has heard.

And he understands the psychology of creativity too, about which more below.

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Mvardoulis — by HWH on Sun, 2007-06-17 03:14
Most definitely. — by Prima Donna on Wed, 2007-06-13 19:02
No tangent — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2007-06-13 04:42

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In Good Company

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Mon, 2005-12-19 20:39

So I watched this movie last night entitled "In Good Company" and honestly I can only remember one portion of it. At the climax of the movie, the father character stood against the CEO known as Teddy K. and gave an empassioned speech regarding the treatment of people as people and not as objects. He continued to comment on 'bottom-line' thinking and how that affects morale.

I have often heard commentary from my own employees, although rarely so passionate. And honestly, I can't say that I disagree. But I suspect that my motivation is slightly different.

In my company, and I suspect many others, I'm often faced with the decision between how to keep people happy and satisfied in their job and my own responsibility to complete projects within the designated budget. I of course work for me, but as a result I produce for the company and that is why they keep me employed.


R. W. "Bill" Bradford, RIP

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Submitted by jriggenbach on Mon, 2005-12-19 19:35

I received the following e-mail about twenty minutes ago:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dear friends,

I am grieved to tell you that R.W. Bradford, founder of "Liberty," died
on Thursday, December 8, at his home in Port Townsend, Washington. He
was 58 and had fought heroically against cancer for many months.

Bill was surrounded by friends and family, and by the good wishes of his
many friends throughout the world.

An upcoming issue of "Liberty" will feature a commemoration of Bill's
life. His work will continue.

Stephen Cox
For "Liberty"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Stephen Cox, professor of English at the University of California at San

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Bill — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2005-12-19 03:04
"Bill initiated an — by milesian on Mon, 2005-12-19 01:04
I worked for RWB — by algernonsidney on Sun, 2005-12-18 23:47

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The social implications of fuzzy-facedness

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Mon, 2005-12-19 10:03

I'm growing a beard.

The first comment I received about this personal statement was from my girlfriend. It went something like this, "You look great either way, but you look better with it trimmed."

Well I'll be damned. You see, I don't understand where this began, but I'm pretty sure where it will end. This sort of social convention is completely baffling to me. Do people think that my unwillingness to shave makes me a lazy person? Or maybe having my face hidden (naturally, I might add) makes me dishonest?

Well I say screw that. Shaving is a serious pain in the neck. And if anyone can disagree with this, then I invite them to step up. I won't even limit this to men since women have just as much of a difficult time shaving their legs (although they may argue this point).

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Damn apostrophe's — by Joe Idoni on Thu, 2005-12-22 16:41
Priorities — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-22 09:10
Damnit! — by Joe Idoni on Wed, 2005-12-21 10:43

Ahh

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Sun, 2005-12-18 23:03

Well it seems that there is either no one in Maryland except myself -or- no one wants to go bowling. I can't imagine that it's the latter Smiling, so until someone steps up to coordinate for other areas, I would like to invite the Washingtonians and Virginians to speak up! I know you're out there.... If there is just one, then I will immediately set a recurring meeting date.

And I promise that bowling will not be involved.

Idoni

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The congratulations should — by Tim S on Wed, 2005-12-21 09:59
Damn Rght — by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2005-12-20 22:38
SOLO-UK — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2005-12-20 20:16

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This week's best from the blog that's 'Not PC'

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2005-12-18 21:58

Here's your chance to catch up on some of the best posts from PC's blog this week, and to send this link of the week's best to everyone you've ever met.


Friend of a Friend

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Submitted by Marty on Sat, 2005-12-17 10:25

 

It mattered that he lived and died -

A wild, kicking stallion,

Who lusted, laughed, defied and cried

He roared like a battalion.

 

Friend he was to a friend of mine -

A rock! a tower! giant of a man!

In a flash, he lost life number nine

But he left a trophy in the race he ran  

Of wisdom and warmth, of dance and song

Of memories, legends, wise words to impart.

His scroll unfurls in a banner so long

Writ with his soul and sealed with his heart.

 

Soar to the stars, friend of my friend

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Art — by Marty on Wed, 2005-12-21 09:26
This is beautiful Marty. — by Tim S on Tue, 2005-12-20 10:13

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Discussion And Knowledge: A Case From The Philosophy Of Law

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Submitted by AdamReed on Sat, 2005-12-17 02:55

One of my favorite quotations was from Nikola Tesla: "Be alone - that is how ideas are born." And then I learned from experience that ideas are often born from and refined by discussion. Like most people here, I first joined Internet (then usenet) discussions for social interaction, and to get questions answered by people who had information that I didn't have. But I soon discovered that if I kept my mind open to hints, discussions often led to solutions I could not have arrived at, sometimes as quickly and sometimes at all, by being alone.

A recent discussion here on SOLO makes a good case study in how this process works. Ayn Rand did not develop a philosophy of law as such, but her occasional statements in this area indicate that she considered it a fertile field for the application of Objectivist epistemology, ethics and politics. In particular, her position on the conditions for ethical application of the death penalty, as published in The Objectivist Newsletter, appeared to be a good starting point for understanding the epistemological underpinnings of rational and ethical decisions in the area of criminal justice.

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Aloneness does not mean — by Robert Malcom on Mon, 2005-12-19 18:27
A different approach — by sjw on Sun, 2005-12-18 19:13

Article About Censorship of Rand's Books in the Phillippines

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Submitted by Casey on Fri, 2005-12-16 22:25

http://www.humaneventsonline.c...

Here is a fascinating article about how Ayn Rand's books were banned in university libraries in the Phillippines. Not all Rand-bashing emanates from the Brandens, of course, and not all Rand-defending consists of Branden-bashing, either. This is definitely worth a read!

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Urban Legend — by AdamReed on Mon, 2005-12-19 05:02
AdamReed, to be honest, I — by Titan on Mon, 2005-12-19 04:41
Erik - you write, "in French — by AdamReed on Mon, 2005-12-19 03:13

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Machan's Musings - Capitalism and Environmentalism

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Submitted by removed on Fri, 2005-12-16 19:37

Political outlooks rarely get put into practice completely, without many compromises made in their principles. Even Soviet-style socialism had a lot of free market elements interspersed with it when nearly 40% of farming was done on the black market. And there is no such thing as capitalism in America or anywhere else, not full-blown, no-holds-barred laissez-faire capitalism.

Still these political visions can be tested by way of thought experiments and some careful history, to see which would be best to try to achieve in practice. And one of the major challenges put before champions of a fully free, capitalist political economy comes from those worried about environmental degradation.

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Correct, Tibor, and let's — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2005-12-17 08:51

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An Honest Man in Hollywood

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Submitted by Max on Fri, 2005-12-16 13:20

This is a blog-entry by Ron Moore, screenwriter for ST:TNG, ST:DSN and BG (which is SF slang for two Star Trek franchises and Battlestar Galactica), who happened to be an amateur in the writer's business, but still got a job for one of the big studios. And the impression he recounts in this entry may be especially interesting to the Objectivist crowed, because it shows an honest truthful man inside a snake-pit of liars (well, Hollywood). It reminded me of Dagny's situation in Atlas Shrugged, so here is the link:

http://blog.scifi.com/battlest...


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