Buffalo Rights a Wronged Wright

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Submitted by seddon on Thu, 2006-12-07 16:12

Buffalo has at least one architectural sin on its conscience. In 1950, it demolished Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Company Administration Building and in its place today is a parking lot. Ahhh.

Recent Comments:
Well... — by Robert on Sat, 2006-12-16 17:55
Robert — by seddon on Sat, 2006-12-16 15:49
The Larkin Building... — by Robert on Sat, 2006-12-16 06:01

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The Question of British Will in the Fight Against Global Terrorism

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-12-07 07:20

In the first ever open act of nuclear terrorism, with the Russian embassy to the UK and several British Airways flights now known to be contaminated with radioactive Polonium, one British citizen dead by KGB methods on British soil, and many others either targeted or unintended casualties, Scotland Yard has declared this open act of war, this open violation of British sovereignty by the Kremiln, to be a ... "murder case." In other investigations, World War Two is officially being re-investigated as a hate crime, and World War One is to be reclassified as a pub brawl.

Recent Comments:
"He Won't Escape Trotsky's Ice-Pick" — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-12-11 08:03
In an interesting — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-12-08 14:52
Not the Threat itself, But that we Ignore it Scares me — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-12-08 00:48

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Christmas in London

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Submitted by User hidden on Thu, 2006-12-07 06:20

I will be in London from Dec 23-Dec 30. Any other SOLOites in town then? I'd love to get together with some of you.

Kelly

Recent Comments:
I should be around, Kelly — by Kenny on Fri, 2006-12-15 21:06
Timing! — by TimV on Thu, 2006-12-07 07:14

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[He's Free!!—Linz] Reprise—Support Greg Carvell

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-12-07 00:38

For those who don't know, Greg Carvell is the Auckland gun store worker & owner who shot a machete-wielding robber who threatened his life

Recent Comments:
what's with the cops? — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2007-06-08 23:59
Reactions to the verdict... — by Jameson on Thu, 2007-06-07 22:14
Hall-ley-luuuu-jaaahhhh!!! — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2007-06-07 16:46

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Trans Fats Now Banned in NYC- ok, what's the big attraction of NJ and Manhattan NOW?

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Submitted by KingRandor82 on Wed, 2006-12-06 09:18

Yep, yep, yep- those Commie bastards in NYC finally decided to ban trans fats "for our own good", and are now pushing for a nationwide ban.

To quote Tommy Lee Jones as Two Face from Batman Forever, in regards to the Baby Boomer generation: "WHY CAN'T YOU JUST DIE!!!!!!!!"

Recent Comments:
tell 'ya what- SEND that — by KingRandor82 on Tue, 2007-01-02 06:06
Love, Dan Edge xoxo — by Titan on Fri, 2006-12-08 02:00
A letter to the Commissioner of Health in NYC — by Dan Edge on Thu, 2006-12-07 19:39

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Charity Versus Justice

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Submitted by Sandi on Wed, 2006-12-06 05:17

I was just reading this article link to sourceand was reminded of precious words from Ayn Rand, in Atlas Shrugged.

In short, a 15 year killed a motorist here in NZ, by throwing a 8kg (um roughly 17lb?) block of concrete, from an over bridge onto the free way, killing a motorist.

Recent Comments:
When is premeditation not premediation? — by Sandi on Thu, 2006-12-14 04:39
Not Exactly Vigilantism — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-12-08 02:51
I agree with you Luke — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-12-08 01:03

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'We must exterminate white people"—Dr Kamau Kambon

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Submitted by Robert on Tue, 2006-12-05 20:12

Welcome into the mind of a racist academic. Dr Kamau Rashidi Kambon

Recent Comments:
I caught this black Nazi on TV — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2006-12-05 22:52
North Carolina State University -- My Alma Mater — by Luke Setzer on Tue, 2006-12-05 20:28

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Casino Royale. I think Rand would have adored it.

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2006-12-05 19:46

I went to see the new Bond film Casino Royale on the weekend.

Recent Comments:
Jeff answered me:"How To — by Orson on Fri, 2006-12-08 01:13
Marcus — by Landon Erp on Fri, 2006-12-08 01:02
More Bull!!! — by Marcus on Thu, 2006-12-07 22:21

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The definition of 'double entendre' :-)

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Submitted by Robert on Tue, 2006-12-05 04:55

FYI for Americans who don't know, Rainbow was a '70s era British TV show for kids made by the ITN network. Click

Recent Comments:
Would you share your balls with your friends? — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-12-06 18:48
But have you seen... — by Robert on Wed, 2006-12-06 14:06
But — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-12-06 07:24

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Bush Testes Resign Amid Senate Foot Dragging

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Tue, 2006-12-05 02:39

John Bolton, President Bush's 'bull in a china shop' at the U.N. has elected to resign his never-fully-official job as envoy to the U.N.

Bolton Resigns

Recent Comments:
Compromise — by Jeff Perren on Tue, 2006-12-12 19:49
Thanks Bill — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2006-12-12 19:36
Post War — by Bill Visconti on Tue, 2006-12-12 19:00

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Criminals In NZ Have More Rights Than That Of A Law Abiding Citizen Or Tourist

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Submitted by Sandi on Sun, 2006-12-03 23:59

I was reading Not PC's Blog
and quite by accident I have discovered that here in New Zealand, criminals have MORE rights than that of law abiding citizens.

It is illegal in NZ to smoke inside any public building and in some cases, outside as well. At Auckland International Airport, there used to be designated smoking area's, which have been removed because of the governments anti-smoking campaign.

Recent Comments:
Opps wrong URL — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-12-06 00:05

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New Zealand Qualifications Authority

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Submitted by Sandi on Sun, 2006-12-03 21:43

Whilst listening to Lindsay this morning on Radio Pacific, some callers referred to the Auckland City Council as funding seances.
A quick search of Goggle did confirm this allegation.

“A spiritual medium group was allocated a $2500 council grant to seek NZQA accreditation for their seance courses, and another $2000 was given to help fund two tarot card reading events.”

Recent Comments:
Montessori and the Framework — by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2006-12-04 20:43
Yes — by Sandi on Mon, 2006-12-04 02:30
Chuckle — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2006-12-04 01:01

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Spy Agencies Use Outdated Technology, Says NYT

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2006-12-03 19:56

In a 10-page story, the New York Times reports on one young new recruit who got a big surprise on joining the Defense Intelligence Agency. It wasn't very intelligent, technologically speaking.

Spy Tech Out of Date


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Turandot: Glory on Stage

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Submitted by Daniel Walden on Sun, 2006-12-03 04:39

I have just received the indescribable privilege of watching a filmed version of the Metropolitan Opera's production of Turandot. This was my first time actually seeing the opera played out, and now words fail me.

Recent Comments:
Gaah! — by Daniel Walden on Thu, 2006-12-14 03:35
Danny Boy ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-12-12 08:05
FathomEvents — by jdlimber on Sun, 2006-12-10 17:57

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Shortage of "good fellas' or over excess of vapid Barbie-clones?

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Submitted by Robert on Sun, 2006-12-03 01:20

Perusing the NZ Herald the other day I saw the picture of the lovely looking lass who heads up this article.

Reading the article just about caused me to start banging my head against the wall. It's about the shortage of good 20-30 year-old men in the country and thus there is an excess of single women, the beauty in the headline is a victim of this terrible calamity. Or is she?

Recent Comments:
Thanks for the clarification, Luke. — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-12-03 21:57
Hear, hear! — by Prima Donna on Sun, 2006-12-03 20:28
Emotional Baggage — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2006-12-03 15:41

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Just so you all know, I invited to some friends to come chat on the Forums here, soon...

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Submitted by KingRandor82 on Sat, 2006-12-02 08:35

Whether or not both of them will I can't guarantee. What you should know about them is that they're both Statists- one is a self-proclaimed Liberal Democrat( I think I've mentioned that before. The other is economically "Liberal" and Socially "Conservative"- he's definitely an Altruist, but I believe he's more misinformed than anything else. He's also a great debater, and I think you'll likely consider yourselves somewhat honored to "give him a run for his money".


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Republicans and Democrats being in Synch with each other has never been so clear and creepy before...

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Submitted by KingRandor82 on Sat, 2006-12-02 07:23

First off, I had a nice solid debate/discussion with my friend( he's in the post-modernist belief field, however he's one of the more calm, civil ones- a true rarity), using against him the very arguments that he used on ME. Folks I assure you- it was like the Carter Vs Reagan debates. I pretty much cleaned his clock. He still stands by his beliefs, but he could barely defend them( he defended them as well as George W. Bush defends Capitalism).


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SOLO Store - In Need of Recommendations

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Submitted by jtgagnon on Sat, 2006-12-02 04:06

I've been informed by the webmasters that the SOLO Store is almost ready to launch. While SOLO Staff will be picking and choosing some material, we'd also like to hear from you. What recommendations do you have? If you have any Books, CDs, Movies, Video games and the like that you'd like to see made available via SOLO, let us know.

Recent Comments:
subtle protest T-shirt that's commendable — by Orson on Fri, 2006-12-08 01:27
Whose spine? — by Rick Pasotto on Mon, 2006-12-04 15:41
Downloadable content? — by Adam Buker on Mon, 2006-12-04 07:35

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Smoking NAZI Update: Baltimore City

Submitted by wngreen on Fri, 2006-12-01 18:39
Recent Comments:
Official — by wngreen on Sun, 2007-03-04 16:41
Belmont, CA — by Mick on Sat, 2006-12-02 08:51
More — by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2006-12-01 21:30

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No Substitute for Victory

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Submitted by Dan Edge on Fri, 2006-12-01 16:52

No Substitute for Victory

This is the title of Dr. John Lewis's latest article on Islamic Totalitarianism.  It is adapted from an excellent talk he has been giving at universities around the country.  This is the best piece on the current conflict that I've seen.  Another must-read from Dr. Lewis.

Recent Comments:
Interesting read — by Greg Mullen on Thu, 2006-12-14 19:08
Interesting reading — by Bill Visconti on Wed, 2006-12-13 21:22
If this is old news.... — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-12-13 03:03

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Rights and Game Strategies – §C

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Submitted by Stephen Boydstun on Fri, 2006-12-01 13:44

C. Utility of Rights

 

Russell Hardin (1986) sees rights as strategic protections of people against people. Rights shepherd the interests of individuals not by directly securing outcomes, but by securing or denying individuals certain choices or actions.

Recent Comments:
Hardin on Hume — by Stephen Boydstun on Mon, 2009-09-28 11:17
Update — by Stephen Boydstun on Sat, 2008-05-31 13:38

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Is the Hsiehkovian claim about US "theocracy" unfalsifiable? Or how shall we measure...?

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Submitted by Orson on Fri, 2006-12-01 12:47

Diana Hsieh and likely others, have said that imminence of theocracy is not a part of what Linz has dubbed "the Hsiehkovian’s" argument. But if there is no practical or measurable threat, and Republicans are still ominously “the party of religion,” as Peikoff says, how else is this large claim any different than any other unfalsifiable claim?

Recent Comments:
I'm glad ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-12-01 21:47
Orson said: "Diana Hsieh and — by DianaHsieh on Fri, 2006-12-01 21:00
Wait and see — by Fred Weiss on Fri, 2006-12-01 14:22

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"From Beirut to Baghdad" Christopher Hitchens on "The ghastly predictability of nihilist violence."

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-12-01 07:36

From www.slate.com Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at 4:30 PM ET


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Free Radical 73: The Assault on Free Speech

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-12-01 00:12

The new Free Radical is out today!! The Free Radical with the free speech cover, and the inside word on the latest threats to free speech and freedom in New Zealand and around the world is out now, and in shops and letterboxes from Monday.


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From the horse's ... err ... mouth

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-11-30 23:07

Jihad enters the digital era with Inshallahshaheed, a blog by an anonymous Islamic fundamentalist.  I'm currently trying to get an answer out of the guy regarding his urging American Muslims to "act accordingly" ...

Recent Comments:
It may only be a rumor, Jeff... — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-12-04 01:17
Dogs are Good — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2006-12-04 00:16
Avowed Liars — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-12-03 23:54

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SOLOC 5—Roll Up, Roll Up!!

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Submitted by jtgagnon on Thu, 2006-11-30 18:10

I know you’ve all been anxiously awaiting more details regarding SOLOC5. The following should give you a good starting point to begin making plans.

Recent Comments:
Rattle Your Dags SOLOists! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-12-12 00:35
"Centurion... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-12-01 01:29
Python — by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2006-12-01 00:37

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Rights and Game Strategies – §B

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Submitted by Stephen Boydstun on Thu, 2006-11-30 13:18

B. Moral Aspect of Rights

David Hume surmised that the moral quality we attach to principles of justice is due to a generalization of the sympathy we feel for victims of injustice. We sympathize, to limited degree, with the interests of the general public. Because justice secures the public interest, we count principles of justice as moral principles.


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Displaced millions will settle in Britain and Ireland :-)

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2006-11-30 08:47

The constant barrage of Global Warming scare-mongering and insanity that I read and hear in the news day after day generally makes me want to tear my hair out.

However, a Global Warming article I read yesterday was so insane and wacky that it made me laugh out loud.

Recent Comments:
Paul Ehrlich... — by Marcus on Tue, 2006-12-05 17:19
Ehrlich the Immunologist — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2006-12-04 16:08
Jeff means Paul R Ehrlich.. — by Marcus on Mon, 2006-12-04 07:54

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SOLOC 5 - Pay your deposit today!

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Submitted by JulianP on Thu, 2006-11-30 01:26

SOLOC5 is on the way!

You can find out more by clicking on the SOLOC5 link in the navigation bar, or here.

We have now added payment options so you can pay your deposit, and secure your place in the conference. There are also still spaces left in the conference house, but you'll have to be fast.

Recent Comments:
Bubbles, darling. — by Prima Donna on Tue, 2006-12-12 04:08
Rattle Your Dags, SOLOists! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-12-12 00:36

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Letter from Afghanistan

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2006-11-30 00:25

I recently found this letter and thought it worth posting on behalf of the 1-32 Infantry...

Recent Comments:
Strategy — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2006-12-04 15:04
Afghanistan Could Be Next — by Mike_M on Mon, 2006-12-04 06:47
Hmm... — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2006-12-04 04:31

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