Cal is Cool

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Submitted by James S. Valliant on Fri, 2007-04-13 17:38

I always knew that baseball legend Cal Ripkin was cool, so this report in The Christian Science Monitor just confirms it.

Recent Comments:
James — by jtgagnon on Fri, 2007-04-13 23:12
John Elway — by 0 on Fri, 2007-04-13 22:36
Cal is Cool — by 0 on Fri, 2007-04-13 17:42

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Three Amigos

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-04-13 04:40

The uncropped version of my new photo—three Libz leaders at the Libz 10th annual conference, 2006. Perigo, Cresswell and Russell Watkins. Hooligans one and all.

Recent Comments:
Mike — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2007-04-14 05:46
like out of a time machine — by mvardoulis on Sat, 2007-04-14 05:15
Welcome back, Michael. — by Peter Cresswell on Sat, 2007-04-14 04:57

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Evolution or Creationism

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Submitted by Ruby on Thu, 2007-04-12 01:40

Which one's true? The Big Bang theory has been proven wrong in so many ways but these contradictions of evolution can be answered by the creation theory.

e.g. 1. Shells on mt Everest. Maybe Noahs' flood?

Recent Comments:
Many evolutionists confuse — by Erik Christensen on Tue, 2007-08-07 06:24
Leonid "All these things — by 0 on Tue, 2007-07-31 19:20
From what I have seen so, — by reed on Tue, 2007-07-31 05:18

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The OTHER Fatwa: Peikoff and The Medical Perspective AGAINST VOTING Dem

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Submitted by JoeM on Thu, 2007-04-12 00:35

After some consideration combined with a first-hand experience, I'd like to formally denounce Peikoff's call to vote "Dem," (the "fatwa.") Ironically, Peikoff's own arguments elsewhere played a major part in my decision. Without throwing my unbridled support behind the Republicans or ignoring the religious implications of their power, I'd like to present my argument into the fray. It's long, but I promise there is a point.

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communism versus theocracy — by 0 on Mon, 2007-05-07 21:58
Damian: “...the most — by Guy Thomas Stanton on Mon, 2007-05-07 00:35
Hmmm — by Chris Cathcart on Sun, 2007-05-06 23:41

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U.N. Human Rights Council's War on Human Rights

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-04-11 23:23

The U.N. Human Rights Council's War on Human Rights
April 11, 2007

IRVINE, Calif.--The U.N. Human Rights Council recently passed a resolution urging nations to pass laws prohibiting the dissemination of ideas that "defame religion." It appears that the resolution was partly a response to last year's Danish cartoon crisis, where hordes of angry Muslims rioted in violent protest of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

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Unbelievable, but unfortunately... — by Mitch on Fri, 2007-04-13 12:22

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Report from the Front: How Al Gore Is Ruining Opera

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Submitted by The Atlas Society on Wed, 2007-04-11 20:33

How Al Gore is Ruining Opera

By Edward Hudgins

[A longer version of this piece will appear in The New Individualist.]

I love opera! Thus recently at the Kennedy Center I saw Die Walküre, the second installment of Richard Wagner's monumental four-part cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, about gods and goddesses, giants and dwarfs, and mortal human heroes. The music, singing and acting were superb. But the program notes seemed like Al Gore channeling Karl Marx.

Recent Comments:
Thanks for the review! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2007-05-02 20:23
"Wagner truly has the power to surprise us." — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2007-04-25 03:31
Peter... — by Marcus on Tue, 2007-04-17 19:59

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Schwartz on Morning Call

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-04-11 07:00

Peter Schwartz, former chairman of the board of directors of the Ayn Rand Institute, is scheduled to appear tomorrow, 4/11/07, on CNBC's "Morning Call" at 11:20 am Eastern time (8:20 am Pacific time) to discuss "Who is Gouging Whom," a recent ARI op-ed by David Holcberg.

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A War Vet's Fatigue

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2007-04-10 23:05

(I received this letter from a friend. I think it sums up pretty well the sickening realities facing an old war Vet in today as well as yesterday's political climate).

"I'm Tired"

Two weeks ago, as I was starting my sixth month of duty in Iraq, I was forced to return to the USA for surgery for an injury I sustained prior to my deployment. With luck, I'll return to Iraq to finish my tour.

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Binswanger On The Money

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2007-04-10 00:08

The Ayn Rand Institute

Dr. Harry Binswanger, member of the board of directors of the Ayn Rand Institute, is scheduled to appear tonight on CNBC's program "On the Money" between 7 and 8 pm Eastern time (4 to 5 Pacific) to discuss CEO pay.

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Hi you all & BTW, I need some reinforcements please.

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Submitted by HWH on Sat, 2007-04-07 12:03

Hi you all.

To be truthful, I have been following some of the posts here for a couple of months already and have to admit that I am elated at finding so many truly great objectivists under one roof. Its been a humbling experience running into you lot out here.

Recent Comments:
Thanks, I needed that — by JoeM on Sun, 2007-04-15 03:52
HI JoeM — by HWH on Sun, 2007-04-15 03:42
grace — by JoeM on Sun, 2007-04-15 02:41

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Bathing in Melbourne

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sat, 2007-04-07 11:51

Yesterday morning I took a luxurious bath (vanilla honey bath melt, it's great), followed by a short shower.  Tonight I'll do the same.  This wouldn't raise eyebrows in most parts of the world, but where I am (in Melbourne) we're in the middle of a drought, and a corresponding water shortage.

Recent Comments:
Hang on.. — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2007-06-03 03:38
I so concur — by Olivia on Wed, 2007-04-18 06:52
That's what I was — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-04-18 02:01

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The Enemy of Prosperity

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-04-06 03:37

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release

The Enemy of Prosperity
April 5, 2007

Irvine, CA--In his forthcoming book, the Pope claims that the West, in its pursuit of earthly prosperity, has "plundered and sacked" Africa and other poor regions. "We see how our lifestyle, the history that involved us, has stripped them naked and continues to strip them naked," he writes.

Recent Comments:
I do ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-04-12 09:04
Surely you mean the Catholic Church, Linz — by Kenny on Thu, 2007-04-12 08:50
Indeed. — by Olivia on Wed, 2007-04-11 12:23

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ARI—New Web Site for Students

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2007-04-06 03:28

ARI presents a new Web site for students

Thanks largely to the success of ARI's programs, more students than ever are now reading Ayn Rand's novels—so ARI is proud to introduce, a resource site designed to provide students with important information about Ayn Rand and her works. The site is a helpful tool for students who want a better understanding of the novels—or for anyone else who is a fan of Ayn Rand's fiction.

Recent Comments:
Contempt — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2007-04-15 04:59
> Mr Perigo...Had you — by PhilipC on Sun, 2007-04-15 04:48
Yaron — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2007-04-15 01:57

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EU Cannibals Consuming Microsoft

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2007-04-06 02:47

And you thought the D.O.J. lawsuit against Microsoft was bad ...

Microsoft will be forced to hand over to rivals what the group claims is sensitive and valuable technical information about its Windows operating system for next to no compensation, according to a confidential document seen by the Financial Times.

The group is required to license the technical information to competing groups under the terms of the European Commission's antitrust ruling issued three years ago. Brussels hopes the order will allow rivals to design server software that runs more smoothly with Windows.

Recent Comments:
— by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2007-04-13 01:03
Maybe its a one sided view thats wrong? — by tfar on Sun, 2007-04-08 22:30
Wrong on both counts — by Duncan Bayne on Sat, 2007-04-07 12:40

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Just Say "NO" to Proportional Representation and Minority Government

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Submitted by mckeever on Wed, 2007-04-04 16:19

Freedom Party today released a video to encourage members of Ontario's Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform not to recommend replacing Ontario's Single Member Plurality (SMP or "first past the post") electoral system with the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) system.  The Assembly makes its decision on the weekend of April 14-15, 2007, and issues its written recommendations on May 15, 2007. 

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Gals and Gays of SOLO!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-04-04 10:38

Objectivist Orgasm alert!! All Black Dan Carter is about to seduce the world, in which he is the most gorgeous creature ever. As his most adoring fan, I think I'll have to do a Dominique!

Recent Comments:
It would be hard to beat — by Kenny on Wed, 2007-04-04 19:14
Ooooooh! — by Daniel Walden on Wed, 2007-04-04 18:35
These are the moments when I — by User hidden on Wed, 2007-04-04 14:53

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300 - Stop Press—Meeting Venue!!!!!

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Submitted by JulianD on Wed, 2007-04-04 04:29

Table for 10 booked at Scopa Restaurant, cnr Cuba/Ghuznee, 7 pm! Eat, drink or both!

For those living in Wellington please note that we will meet at The Embassy in Kent Terrace off Courtney Place for the 9.00 screening of 300.

Recent Comments:
Change of Venue — by JulianD on Thu, 2007-04-05 09:28

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Thundering through France at 357mph

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2007-04-03 22:29

Ben Webster (the Times journalist, not the great saxophonist) reports from a speeding train -- and this was a train that set a new world speed record: a French TGV thundering through eastern France at 574.8kmh! That's about 150m per second! As Webster's report says, "blink and you miss it."

Recent Comments:
It's not so simple, Sandi — by Kenny on Thu, 2007-04-05 20:05
Locamotive Breath — by Sandi on Thu, 2007-04-05 07:03
How thrilling! — by Olivia on Wed, 2007-04-04 03:34

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Nanny UK finally spanks herself!

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2007-04-03 22:06

Blair's Government, famous for passing an anti-smacking law (subsequently watered down by Blair's "class enemy" the House of Lords - making it a dead-letter), has finally realised that school teachers restricted by his sickening PC legislation are victims of abuse from children in schools and are leaving the profession in droves.

Recent Comments:
We have the problem in — by JoeM on Tue, 2007-04-03 22:23

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What happened to the real men in Hollywood?

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Submitted by Jameson on Tue, 2007-04-03 13:04

My good Yankie friend, James Linen, sent me this:

"In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's "Hollywonk" the real actors of yester-year loved the United States. They had both class and integrity. With the advent of World War II many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love.

Recent Comments:
Total War — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-04-03 13:26

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Ed Hudgins—New Cult of Darkness

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Submitted by The Atlas Society on Mon, 2007-04-02 23:38

Since early men ignited the first fires in caves, the unleashing of energy for light, heat, cooking and every human need has been the essence and symbol of what it is to be human.

Recent Comments:
Thanks all! — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2007-04-05 14:25
I don't think anyone's — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2007-04-04 10:23

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Reprised for Mario's Birthday (Jan 31, 1921)—Italian Idol

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2007-04-02 22:58

A man sits on the battlements of a prison, deep in thought. In the distance the sound of shepherd boys can be heard, their clear voices filling the starlit sky. Dawn is imminent.

Recent Comments:
More on Alagna (and Villazon) — by Kenny on Wed, 2007-04-04 14:11
Alagna — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-04-04 05:00
Alagna — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2007-04-04 01:54

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Objectivity Archive

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Submitted by Stephen Boydstun on Mon, 2007-04-02 12:16

I am happy to announce Objectivity Archive. This site is an archive and library of Objectivity, now freely open to all readers and researchers.

Recent Comments:
Others in Mind — by Stephen Boydstun on Mon, 2009-01-19 15:56
Mathematics in Science — by Stephen Boydstun on Fri, 2008-11-14 15:51
At Last — by Stephen Boydstun on Thu, 2008-10-16 14:17

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New Rule in Effect

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2007-04-01 16:59

Just a reminder -- the "personal photo" rule is now in effect. If the staff notices non new users without a photo we will place the user on moderation until they do. If you have forgotten to do this and we happen to moderate your account don't worry too much about it. You will be allowed back on immediately once you post a photo.

Recent Comments:
Anyone tell you that you — by michael fasher on Mon, 2007-11-19 10:23
Masha — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-04-24 06:31
Is my photo acceptable? I — by Masha on Tue, 2007-04-24 06:29

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Sex , Morals and Monogamy

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Submitted by Shandra on Sun, 2007-04-01 06:35

Hi my name is Shandie. This is my first post Smiling

I have been looking around me in the world, at my friends, people at university, in movies etc and in particular, at their sexuality. I look around me and I feel sick.

Recent Comments:
Not being faithful... — by Olivia on Tue, 2007-07-31 21:15
What's to be promiscuous? — by 0 on Tue, 2007-07-31 19:35
... — by Shandra on Tue, 2007-07-31 04:45

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Judges and the Development of Parental Alienation Syndrome

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Submitted by David Heleniak on Sun, 2007-04-01 01:16

As I defined it in "False Domestic Violence Accusations Can Lead To Parental Alienation Syndrome," "Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is a pattern of thoughts and behavior that can develop in a child of separated parents where the custodial parent causes the child, through manipulation and access blocking, to unjustifiably fear and/or hate the other parent.

Recent Comments:
In a nut-shell — by 0 on Thu, 2007-04-05 03:19

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Submitted by Sandi on Sat, 2007-03-31 22:30

My bad, I didn't research this post properly.

Recent Comments:
Litten Up Rozz — by PhilipC on Sat, 2007-04-07 17:47
My bad is awesome because — by Marnee on Wed, 2007-04-04 02:00
Ok — by Sandi on Tue, 2007-04-03 10:42

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"Evan Sayet" - A Suberb Speech

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Submitted by Sandi on Sat, 2007-03-31 21:38

This speech from Evan Sayet has been circling many blogs.
It is

Recent Comments:
Agreed — by Sandi on Tue, 2007-04-03 10:35
Yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2007-04-02 22:43
Package dealing — by Robert on Mon, 2007-04-02 12:34

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April is Aristotle's month

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Submitted by seddon on Sat, 2007-03-31 17:11

At least at the Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Recent Comments:
Fred, this sounds — by PhilipC on Fri, 2007-04-06 23:44
Phil — by seddon on Thu, 2007-04-05 16:17
PHILip — by seddon on Thu, 2007-04-05 14:21

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Submitted by Jameson on Sat, 2007-03-31 10:24

After some technical difficulties (solved by clever William) we can now declare the Totalitarian T-shirt for sale at CAFE PRESS.

Recent Comments:
I'm Scottish, Claudia — by Kenny on Wed, 2007-05-02 23:34
Kenny... — by Olivia on Mon, 2007-04-30 13:05
SOLO merchandise? — by Kenny on Sun, 2007-04-29 21:42

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