'1984' Revisited—Reprised for Obvious Reasons

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-01 05:54

I've added 1984 to the books I'm currently reading or, as in this case, re-reading. I'm astonished anew at how prescient it was. (Also refreshing, after Dostoevsky and Hugo, to encounter a writer who just gets on with it.) I assume everyone here is acquainted with it, so every day will just add a direct quote without commentary. This one is apposite in light of today's demonstrations by mindless leftist thugs:

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More Cancelling UK Style — by Graham Hill on Sun, 2020-11-29 08:04
Orwell, Oscar and Byron Have Been Cancelled!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2020-11-29 05:19
Jon... — by Olivia on Sun, 2020-11-15 06:20

James O'Keefe exposes CNN's extreme bias

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Submitted by Bruno on Wed, 2020-12-02 12:16

James O'Keefe of Project Veritas, has obtained recordings of CNN's morning briefings with its top "heads."

#CNNTapes Reveal Network’s Bias Against President Trump, Tucker Carlson … ‘He [Trump] is Acting Erratically, and I Think We Need to Lean into That’ … ‘You Have to Talk About The Naked Racism of Tucker Carlson…White Supremacy Hour They Have on Fox News' 

It reads like a secret meeting between Bwook, Ghated, Koke, and Sowos.

Link to full story below:

https://www.projectveritas.com...


Sidney Powell, the Kraken and the CIA

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2020-12-02 04:04

By Olivia Pierson
https://www.oliviapierson.org/...

The United States election saga continues to heat up with Sidney Powell now unleashed from the official Trump campaign legal team to go after Dominion voting machine fraud. Powell claims she has evidence to prove that millions of votes were intentionally flipped from Trump to Biden on election night throughout all States, but especially those in the battlegrounds.

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Isn't It Extraordinary? — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-12-03 07:47
President Trump’s Speech today.... — by Olivia on Wed, 2020-12-02 23:36

Election Integrity Hearing in Arizona Yesterday

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2020-12-01 01:56

The testimony on display here in Arizona is, once again, staggering in what it says about election fraud in this “election." Remember Fox News called Arizona prematurely (and first) for Biden.

The moral courage of Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis is commendable!

Full hearing:

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And from today in Michigan — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-12-02 08:38
Arizona — by Graham Hill on Tue, 2020-12-01 22:40

CNN's War on free speech: All differing speech is "disinformation"

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Mon, 2020-11-30 20:58

CNN continue its war on free speech galvanised by a possible Biden White House.

Professor Turley's Blog has this post:

Like many anti-free speech advocates, Darcy simply labels those with opposing views as spreading “disinformation” and demands that they be labelled or barred from social media. In a recent newsletter, Darcy calls for every tweet by Trump to be labelled as disinformation while asking “and why stop there?” Precisely. Once you cross the Rubicon of speech regulation, there is little reason or inclination to stop.


Politics Playing Medicine ... Biggest Hoax Ever Perpetrated ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-11-20 03:52

A devastating denunciation of the Marxist Maskists, the Lockdown Lefties and the Woke-Fascist virtue-signalers, by someone who knows what he's talking about:

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Just Shut Up and Obey! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-11-24 05:12
Woke-Fascist Police in Melbourne — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-11-20 04:24

"Turn that Bullshit Off!"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-11-19 07:50

Fifty years ago, at the age of 18, I was a music student at Victoria University (latterly notorious for its endorsement of the terrorist group Only Black Lives Matter).


www.LiveandLetLive.org

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-11-17 03:43

Hi Lindsay. My name is Marc J. Victor. I'm a criminal defense attorney in both Arizona and Hawaii. I'm also a longtime libertarian.


Caterwauling for Liberty

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Submitted by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2020-10-30 02:05

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Woke-Fascist Mob Cancels Mario!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-10-20 03:09

https://wetheitalians.com/defa...

BY: Robert Petrone

Flags In South Philadelphia's Mario Lanza Park Bearing Image of The Tenor Were Replaced with an Image of a Bird. Attorney Robert Petrone reports this week, the flags in South Philadelphia's Mario Lanza Park bearing the esteemed Philadelphia tenor's face were replaced with flags with a cartoon bird on it.

Petrone wants to do something about it. "I propose the below letter be sent to Friends of Mario Lanza Park signed by whoever tells me to affix their name," he says. His email address is robertpetrone@yahoo.com. Here is the text of his letter.

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What Woke-Fascist "De-Centering Whiteness" Looks Like — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-10-29 04:45
Oh Come Let Us Be Woke! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-10-27 06:02
Will All Opera Now Be Cancelled? — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-10-21 04:43

The Inalienable Right to Blaspheme

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-09-05 05:09

Charlie Hebdo has courageously published those cartoons again, to mark the beginning of the trial in Paris this week of suspected accomplices and enablers of the main perpetrators of the atrocities who, mercifully, no longer pollute the planet. Astonishingly, the normally Wet Woke Macron has defended Charlie's right to do so. Would that New Zealand Woke-Fascists, hell-bent on criminalising criticism of Islam, emulated Macron instead:

"It's never the place of a president of the Republic to pass judgment on the editorial choice of a journalist or newsroom, never. Because we have freedom of the press. There is in France a freedom to blaspheme which is attached to the freedom of conscience. I am here to protect all these freedoms. In France, one can criticize a president, governors, blaspheme. We will all have a thought for the women and men who were cowardly shot because they drew, wrote, corrected, were there to help, to deliver."

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Islamo-Savage Mohammed .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-11-27 07:38
Only — by Mr_Lineberry on Sat, 2020-10-31 01:08
Paul Joseph Watson — by Mr_Lineberry on Thu, 2020-10-29 21:59

Trigger Warning for Snowflakes: Ten More of the World's Slimmest Volumes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-09-15 06:20

1) My Credentials, by Dr. Greta Thunberg

2) Proof that Climate Change Is Person-Made, by E. C. Onatsi

3) Grappling Group-Think, by The [anti]-NZ Herald

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Here's a new one.... — by Mr_Lineberry on Fri, 2020-10-09 06:17
Hahahahaha!! — by Mr_Lineberry on Tue, 2020-09-15 07:00

Orange Man Bad Cancels Critical Race Theory; Woke-Fascism Advances in NZ and Victoria

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2020-09-06 04:57

This is what Comrade Jacinda Podesta wants for New Zealand. The stage is set for scenes like this, with the rushed passing of the Chinese Communist Party Virus Response Bill, which allows not just police but specially-appointed (by Jacinda) "Enforcement Officers" to batter down your door and deprive you of your liberty if they think you're non-compliant. The CCP Virus has been a godsend to Ardern and her fellow-totalitarians. Weep for Melbourne, and weep for New Zealand!

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Trump Watches SOLO??!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2020-09-06 09:10
I — by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2020-09-06 09:04

Who's On Board Then? Sign the Pledge! Most Potent Response to Christchurch Shooter!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2019-03-19 22:31

https://www.middleeastmonitor....

March 17, 2019 at 3:10 pm

The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called on non-Muslim countries to ban Islamophobia, following the killing of dozens of people on a deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand.

“IUMS calls on non-Muslim countries to ban the spread of hatred against Islam and Muslims,” IUMS President Ahmed al-Raisouni said in a statement at the conclusion of a 2-day session held in Istanbul on Friday.

I have a better idea. Why don't all countries require all people—citizens, non-citizen residents or visitors—within their jurisdiction, as a prerequisite for being within their jurisdiction, to sign the following pledge:

"Just as I reserve the right to hold and express my opinions on any matter whatsoever, I promise to respect the right of all others to do the same. I renounce unreservedly the use of coercion and violence in the promotion of my opinions."

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Liberate — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2019-03-30 12:02
More Muslims on Free Speech — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2019-03-30 05:51

Free Speech Is All that Matters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-15 03:35

My speech to Free Speech rally at Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand, July 14, 2018

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Has Jihadi Jacinda Had an Epihany? — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-08-07 06:14
Islamo-Marxists Shut Down Pam Geller — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-08-07 06:07
Londonistan — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-08-07 05:05

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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More Sinful Excitement! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2020-10-05 23:07
In Apprehension How Like a God! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-09-26 05:08
What a Piece of Work Is a Man! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2020-09-20 06:35

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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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Screenbound doco available free — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-03-11 06:20
My Review — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2020-03-02 03:40
"Classics": The Stunning New Mario Lanza CD from Sepia Records — by Derek McGovern on Sun, 2020-03-01 15:17

To All Innocent Fifth Columnists

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2012-11-30 06:22

You who read this represent the greatest danger to America.

No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win.

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Bravest Man in America Quoted — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2019-07-21 03:03
5. Are you the kind who are — by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 03:16
my ears were burning. — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2016-07-30 08:40

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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Man vs Tree

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Submitted by Jameson on Wed, 2006-02-08 21:10

This whole George Bernard Shaw incident has exposed the worms gnawing into the pillars of life, liberty and private property.

When a man spends his life in work, converting his time and labour into material wealth, and the community declares that material to have cultural significance, the community appropriates his material, labour, time and ultimately part of his life.

That my community has deemed a tree's right to life to be more important than my own confirms the worst: this country has gone to the logs.

Glenn Jameson
Northcote Point


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Bert and Osama?

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Submitted by Marty on Wed, 2006-02-08 07:15
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yep — by Adam Buker on Fri, 2006-02-10 08:09

Johansson and Knightley Naked on the cover of Vanity Fair

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Submitted by Robert on Wed, 2006-02-08 04:43

Oh boy! I think I need a cold shower!

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I agree. — by stormyeyes on Sat, 2006-02-18 23:57
Alas, I'll never travel again... — by Jody Gomez on Thu, 2006-02-16 04:06
Pride and Prejudice is a — by Andrew Bissell on Tue, 2006-02-14 07:38

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Daily Linz 24 - It's the Integration, Stoopid!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-02-08 03:52

“A concept is a mental integration of two or more units possessing the same distinguishing characteristic(Drunk, with their particular measurements omitted.”

–—Ayn Rand, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

Somewhere in his prodigious output Leonard Peikoff tells a hypothetical story that is highly instructive. From memory, it goes like this: A group of men sit around and discuss whether it would be moral to rob a bank. The discussion rapidly degenerates into competing suggestions as to which bank might be the most practical to rob—which offers the most loot, the most lax security, the quickest escape route, etc.. The issue of whether they should or should not rob a bank becomes an issue of “Which bank are we talking about?” No one speaks up to say, “Wait a minute! We shouldn’t even be having this discussion. Robbing any bank would be wrong! It would represent the taking of other people’s property, without their permission, by force—force initiated by us. Initiating force is always wrong, if human life is our standard of right and wrong.” To say such a thing would require an ability to derive abstract principles from concrete life experiences and repair to those principles in evaluating possible future actions. It would require the identification of the same distinguishing characteristic in all the proposed robberies—initiated force—and their integration into the concept “wrong,” with a few narrower integrations along the way. Alas, people generally just don’t think that way any more. They don’t think in principles; they don’t integrate—the point of Peikoff’s story.

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Thanks John — by Lanza Morio on Wed, 2006-03-01 07:25
Proposition Accepted — by Bikemessenger on Sat, 2006-02-11 10:20
Agree to Disagree... — by jtgagnon on Fri, 2006-02-10 18:11

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Beyond The Glory

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Submitted by Ashley on Wed, 2006-02-08 03:41

I was watching FoxSports' "Beyond The Glory" tonight and saw one of their 5 part series on sex in sports. They were talking about homosexuality in sports, and then specifically the NFL. I didn't really watch it all, and I can't get the video to work on my computer, but here's a link:

http://msn.foxsports.com/story...

It was interesting because they mentioned an NFL player who came out as gay in a magazine article in the mid-70's, and I think he came out after he retired although I am not positive. He said he thought he was opening a door for others, but apparently not because I don't think it has happened since. In the next segment NFL players were interviewed and gave many reasons that there won't be any openly gay active players in the NFL, including various sorts of peer discomfort and discord which would affect the "teamness" of the team.

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One country. One law. One constitution.

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-02-08 01:29

Another Waitangi Day in New Zealand and (no doubt) another set of protests and claims for more legal privilege. Another Waitangi Day in which the the usual parade of politicians and protestors confront and avoid each other, and the professional grievance industry discuss and issue their demands for the taxpayer to give even more -- (for those interested in such things, this year's fashionable demand seems to be for a separatist Maori General Assembly.)

Frankly, we don't need another taxpaid gravy train or another grievance industry or yet another charter for separatism or a forum in which to demand it; we simply need good law.

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Very good — by David Bertelsen on Thu, 2006-02-09 06:40

Left and right and other nonsense

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-02-08 01:27

I've tried telling you lot I'm neither left nor right (though you continue to put me on the 'Right' on your blogrolls). I've tried telling you that libertarians are neither Right nor Left, but 'North' (but I still hear people calling libertarians "extreme right"). And I've tried pointing out that your traditional Left-Right spectrum is simplistic and one-dimensional and blurs too many important distinctions to be worth a pinch of shite, as compared to the diamond-shaped 'Nolan' spectrum that has real depth, and great descriptive power. (See for example here, here and here, and that picture of NZ's political spectrum over there on the, ahem, right.)

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U2? — by Bikemessenger on Wed, 2006-02-08 09:21

Liberty lost out in Costa Rica

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-02-08 01:23

I mentioned the Costa Rican elections on my main blog last week, and you might be wondering how the Costa Rican 'Libertarians' got on. Former Moviemento Libertaro activist Jorge has the news, and plenty of criticism. The MLs went soft in a bid for power over principle ... and the bid failed, and with it went the principles:

[Party leader and Presidential candidate Otto] Guevara and his group expelled the hard core libertarians, or as he called them “radicals”, from the party, saying that they were responsible for the impeding the growth of the party. He said that by becoming “moderate” they would move closer to the Costa Rican people, thereby gaining many more votes.


Cartoons and the Negation of Reason

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Submitted by jtgagnon on Tue, 2006-02-07 20:01

“Faith … is the negation of reason.” (Playboy's Interview with Ayn Rand," Playboy, March 1964)

In September 2005, a Danish newspaper published a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad wearing a turban shaped as a bomb. It caused great insult to Muslim communities in Denmark because it is against Islam to portray the Prophet Muhammad. In an effort to “internationalize the issue” Abu Laban, a Palestinian and former assistant to Gamaa Islamiya leader Talaal Fouad Qassimy, formed a delegation to meet with the Arab League, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Mohammad Sayyed Tantawi, and Sunni Islam’s most influential scholar, Yusuf al Qaradawi.

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Thanks — by jtgagnon on Fri, 2006-02-17 18:26
Great post. Great thread. — by Fraser Stephen-Smith on Fri, 2006-02-17 14:53
Attn Mr. Gagnon! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-02-16 21:47

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Angry photos

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Submitted by Charles Henrikson on Tue, 2006-02-07 16:55

(Due to some of the discource going on in some of the threads on SOLO) I am reading these obviously hostile/agressive/angry posts, but there is a smiling-happy-person's picture of the person sending it. Perhaps we could have a few pictures that we could choose from while making a post: a happy picture, a jesting picture and an angry picture...or something akin to smiley icons? just a thought.

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I was pissed when this pic was taken. — by Landon Erp on Fri, 2006-02-10 23:45
I have a mean looking face on ROR — by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2006-02-10 01:16
Outrageous! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-02-10 00:55

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Daily Linz 23: Dining with the Enemy - Lunch with a Bishop!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-02-07 05:50

Daily Linz 23: Dining with the Enemy - Lunch with a Bishop!

by Lindsay Perigo

One of the (mostly) nice things about being a broadcaster is that it enables one to rub shoulders with the rich, the famous, the powerful and the influential. One of the nice things about being an Objectivist broadcaster is that it enables one to judge them unawed by their status, unblinkered by conventional bromides.

Recently I had lunch with a bishop. A Catholic bishop. Not a small-fry New Zealand Catholic bishop, but a Catholic bishop from overseas. A bishop who, if he has anything to do with it, will end up a cardinal. “No one deserves a biretta [cardinal's red cap],” he observed as we dined. “Except me. I’m working on it.”

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Out to lunch — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-02-08 03:43
Ed, I think the official — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2006-02-07 08:00
Out to lunch — by Ed on Tue, 2006-02-07 07:34

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Activism: Waitangi Day

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Submitted by JulianP on Tue, 2006-02-07 04:06

Well, I've just come back from the Libertarianz activism at Waitangi. Spirits ran high, but it was noticeably more peaceful than last year. Yes, there were the usual displays of tribalism, marching, chanting and a heavy police presence.

For such a small group of people, we always seem to attract a lot of attention. The big 'END WAITANGI APARTHEID' banner might have something to do with it. Smiling Usually people just stare and give us a wide berth. Some angry people sometimes berate us, but it was not nearly as bad as last year. And there were also the brilliant conversations we had with people who ended up agreeing with the common sense of what we said.

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950 years Before Cook? — by David Bertelsen on Thu, 2006-02-09 06:30
Julian, — by Charles Henrikson on Tue, 2006-02-07 19:40
Thanks Linz! — by JulianP on Tue, 2006-02-07 19:29

Dark Matter

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Submitted by Frizzy on Mon, 2006-02-06 22:57

Hi,

I thought this might be of interest to people here.

An article on Dark Matter, which claims to have measured some aspects of Dark Matter.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sci...

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My apologies, — by Charles Henrikson on Tue, 2006-02-07 19:23
No... — by Utility Belt on Tue, 2006-02-07 18:59
Theory versus Observation — by Marnee on Tue, 2006-02-07 18:27

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Archive Relocated: The Writings of Ronald E. Merrill

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Submitted by AdamReed on Sun, 2006-02-05 06:02

I have finally re-located the web archive of the writings of the late Ronald E. Merrill. The archive is now at

http://www.calstatela.edu/facu...

and is linked from my university web page,

http://www.calstatela.edu/facu...

.

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Thank you Adam, you're — by Charles Henrikson on Mon, 2006-02-06 22:00

The George Reisman Blog

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2006-02-05 05:16

Dr. George Reisman, the eminent economist and Objectivist has in the last week initiated a blog.  It can be accessed at www.georgereisman.com.  His insights on current events and economic theory are highly valuable contributions to the fight for liberty and capitalism.

 - Jason

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Reisman is the MAN when it — by Titan on Thu, 2006-02-16 19:56

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Islamic Caricatures

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Submitted by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-02-05 00:39

It was bound to happen. The current hot debate over the cartoons depicting Mohammed, which is forbidden by Islamic law, illustrates once again the fundamental incompatability between western and Muslim culture.

A press release from the org Reporters Without Borders:

"Reporters Without Borders has appealed for calm and reason as the controversy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed moved in disturbing new directions: "While we understand that many Muslims have been shocked by these caricatures, as Islam forbids any physical representation of the Prophet, there is no justification for calls for violence or threats of any kind."


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NZ Official Censor does it again.

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Submitted by AdamReed on Sat, 2006-02-04 07:31

I haven't had time to comment much lately, but here is an item so preposterous it even made headlines in the staid, US-based Chronicle of Higher Education. Some time ago, on old SOLO, I was told that I was unfair to New Zealand's chief censor, Bill Hastings, when I referred to him as a man so depraved that he would take on the job of censoring what other people are allowed to read. Last week, the same Chief Censor made it a criminal offense, punishable by a fine of up to $20,000 (U.S.) or three months' imprisonment, to own or distribute any of the 5,500 copies of a

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OK — by AdamReed on Fri, 2006-02-10 18:29
Again I say, Adam ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-02-10 10:23
An apology and a request — by AdamReed on Fri, 2006-02-10 01:44

Roderick Long on "Ayn Rand's Left-Libertarian Legacy"

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Submitted by jriggenbach on Sat, 2006-02-04 01:03

The editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies makes some interesting points.

http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/21...

JR


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Ayn Rand's 101 Birthday Celebration at New York Junto

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Submitted by James Heaps-Nelson on Fri, 2006-02-03 22:28

I attended the New York Junto's celebration of Ayn Rand's 101st birthday last night and had a blast. Ed Hudgins talked about TOC's plans to use the new Bidinotto edited The New Individualist to influence Washington lawmakers and think tanks. Marsha Enright gave her spiel about plans for a new Objectivist College of the United States based on a Great Books curriculum and Ayn Rand's epistemology. Also Erika Holzer spoke by phone conference about her new book: Ayn Rand My Fiction Writing Teacher.

There were about 100 in attendance and a good time was had by all. Also, Marty Lewinter gave an excellent short presentation on the Development of Western Civilization through the eyes of Ayn Rand. We will have to nudge him to post it here at Solopassion Smiling.


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Machan's Musings - Revisiting Objectivity

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Submitted by removed on Fri, 2006-02-03 21:37

Revisiting Objectivity

Tibor R. Machan

In ordinary terms, to achieve objectivity one needs to check one's own
likes and dislikes and guard against their influence and also check for
influences coming from outside, such as flattery, on the psychological
front, or obstruction of visibility on the perceptual. To avoid bias one
needs discipline and self-understanding. If I know that I am partial to
those who are tall, blonde or athletic, while working as a teacher, juror
or judge, I need to make doubly sure that what I think of their
performance, the merit of their work or their legal status isn't based on

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Clarification — by sjw on Tue, 2006-02-07 18:26
Shayne, — by Charles Henrikson on Tue, 2006-02-07 16:39
Clarification — by Wes on Tue, 2006-02-07 15:23

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