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Linz's New Book
Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
Hell no! Put him away for treason.
Yes and no. It's a grey area.
Other (please specify)
Total votes: 23
Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2006-09-30 00:31
I have a few moments, and I would like to complete my survey of what I believe to be “the great symphonies” here on SOLO. In my survey of the Bruckner symphonies I promised that Mahler would be next. Well I recently purchased a couple of Mahler CDs and I am still contemplating whether one of those ought to be included in my list.
In any case, instead of Mahler I will move on to one of Mahler's great contemporaries, the Finnish master Jean Sibelius.
Ha! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-12-17 23:57
Heard Sibelius 5 again today on the radio — by Chris Cathcart on Sun, 2006-12-17 23:44
Then again... — by Chris Cathcart on Sun, 2006-12-17 17:23
Submitted by PhilipC on Fri, 2006-09-29 21:46
One of the most widespread mistakes among Objectivists is the same as one frequently made by most people:
Phil — by James S. Valliant on Tue, 2006-10-03 14:58
Jim,Post for me the exact — by PhilipC on Tue, 2006-10-03 02:30
Phil — by James S. Valliant on Mon, 2006-10-02 18:47
Submitted by Dan Edge on Fri, 2006-09-29 18:57
I sent this letter to the editor of TOS:
I’ve very much appreciated the TOS articles concerning the Islamic Totalitarian threat, particularly Dr. Brook and Dr. Epstein’s “Just War Theory” article and Dr. Lewis’s "William Tecumseh Sherman" article.
EXAMPLES, please? — by Orson on Mon, 2006-11-27 21:29
Welcome to the Internets — by wngreen on Tue, 2006-10-24 12:29
Yup, that about sums it up. — by Mike_M on Tue, 2006-10-24 02:24
Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2006-09-29 18:55
Today, September 29, 2006 is the one-hundred-and-twenty-fifth anniversary of the birth of Ludwig von Mises, economist and social philosopher, who passed away in 1973. Mises was my teacher and mentor and the source or inspiration for most of what I know and consider to be important and worthwhile in these fields—of what enables me to understand the events shaping the world in which we live. I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to him, because I believe that he deserves to occupy a major place in the intellectual history of modern times.
X — by l on Mon, 2006-10-02 05:03
Our Birth in War, Documentation — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-10-02 02:53
The ONLY way to Peace is War — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-10-01 20:22
Submitted by Robert on Fri, 2006-09-29 06:38
Proof that common sense is another thing you can't get from a Stone...
"And I fear that fanaticism — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-10-11 09:05
Grammar is Meaning — by Craig Ceely on Wed, 2006-10-04 02:55
Terrorism — by Phil Howison on Tue, 2006-10-03 08:34
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-09-29 02:29
Tomorrow in Melbourne thirty-six high-performance athletes will chase a pointy ball around an oval field with 120,000 fans screaming them on in the stands, and millions more around the world yelling at them through their TVs and big screens -- yes, it's time once again for the annual showcase of the world's most libertarian sport: It's AFL Grand Final time!
"Surely individualistic, — by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2006-10-02 04:51
Most libertarian sport? — by Kenny on Sat, 2006-09-30 09:54
! — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-09-29 03:20
Submitted by mckeever on Fri, 2006-09-29 00:54
The government of Ontario (CANADA) has assembled a committee of 103 private citizens (one from each of 103 electoral divisions) to learn about electoral systems and hear testimony from "interests" and "experts" on electoral reform. In the spring of 2007, the committee will issue a report that either recommends that Ontario keep its "First Past the Post" electoral system, or that it hold a referendum. The referendum, if it is held, will present Ontario voters with a choice (yes or no) to adopt the electoral system proposed by the committee in its report. The alternative electoral system could take any form and could even be largely unique or original.
Mr McKeever, — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-09-29 03:35
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2006-09-28 22:49
What to Do About Gasoline Prices
Now that gasoline prices are below $3 a gallon, calls for the government to "do something" to force prices lower have temporarily abated. But it is crucial for us to recognize that no matter what the price of gasoline is, such calls are wrong.
Submitted by mckeever on Wed, 2006-09-27 18:37
This is my first post on solopassion. Hopefully, time will permit me to at least lurk here on a regular basis, if not also post with some regularity.
A picture being worth a thousand words, I thought I might save my words and introduce myself indirectly, by providing you with a link to an excerpt from a talk-show in Ontario, Canada (The Michael Coren Show) which has shown some interest in the objectivist perspective over the years:
Submitted by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-09-27 03:35
Barbara Stanwyck 1907-1990 the "Ball of Fire"
Submitted by PhilipC on Tue, 2006-09-26 23:53
Not for the first time, I wish that we had someone with Tony Blair's articulateness to defend prosecuting the Iraq War through to as successful a conclusion as is now possible, rather than the linguistically-challenged George Bush. Today Blair spoke to the Labor Party and said it would be a "craven act of surrender" to simply pull out of Iraq at the present time.
Instead of reading... — by Fifth of November on Sun, 2006-11-19 11:13
"How, Robert? With what?" — by Robert on Mon, 2006-10-09 05:55
Ted — by Craig Ceely on Wed, 2006-10-04 05:07
Submitted by Julian Pistorius on Tue, 2006-09-26 22:55
From Deutsche Welle: German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schauble called the decision "crazy" and producer Hans Neuenfels protested, but Mozart's "Idomeneo" will not be performed at the Deutsche Oper because it could upset Muslims.
Islam..is terrorism — by BISHOPofSMYRNA on Thu, 2008-07-10 23:56
Peace be upon supporters of equal opportunity — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2006-10-03 22:39
For the record: — by Marnee on Tue, 2006-10-03 22:18
Submitted by jtgagnon on Tue, 2006-09-26 12:35
Back in February, Thomas Bowden (a senior ARI writer) observed: "The essential value of spectator sports lies in their capacity to illustrate, in a dramatic way, the process of human goal-achievement. They do this by making the process shorter, simpler, and more visually exciting than it is in daily life--and by giving us heroes to admire."
John — by Dan Edge on Sat, 2006-09-30 18:36
John G, that had to be a — by Lanza Morio on Sat, 2006-09-30 00:37
Submitted by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-09-26 05:29
Terry Gilliam’s live action fantasy, Time Bandits, is currently playing on Showtime and is widely available for rent and sale. This wonderful romp tells the story of Kevin, a young English boy whose parents don’t believe where that noise in his bedroom at night is coming from. Kidnapped by a band of renegade dwarves with a map of time and space, Kevin and his abductors visit Napoleonic Europe, Robin Hood’s merry old England, Agammemnon’s Mycenae and the sinking Titanic, as well as the Time of Legend and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness, where Evil himself resides.
Heresy Exposed! — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-09-28 03:55
"One mistake a lot of — by JoeM on Wed, 2006-09-27 23:49
Taste and movies... — by Casey on Wed, 2006-09-27 20:56
Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2006-09-25 21:48
The New York Times has reported that California’s Attorney General, Bill Lockyear, is suing the six largest automobile manufacturers because of their alleged contribution to “global warming” and its resulting damage to the State of California.
One defence — by Scott Wilson on Thu, 2006-09-28 12:09
Hey, take it easy on — by Marnee on Tue, 2006-09-26 20:09
My Letter to the CA Attorny General's Office — by Dan Edge on Tue, 2006-09-26 18:45
Submitted by Marnee on Mon, 2006-09-25 18:48
I just discovered what the New York Times is good for: the past! It turns out that a subscription to the NYT will get you access to nearly their entire digitized history of newspapers dating back to 1851.
X — by l on Wed, 2006-09-27 01:30
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Mon, 2006-09-25 18:37
Chavez applauded at Cooper-Union University. These fucks are applauding a dictator.
Ever since Guevara lost his life... — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2006-09-25 23:49
Cooper Union — by AdamReed on Mon, 2006-09-25 19:24
Chris — by jtgagnon on Mon, 2006-09-25 18:44
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2006-09-25 01:17
[A summary of a recent debate at my blog 'Not PC' on architecture, art, and architectural favourites]
Here first up is the post that started it all:
Yeats — by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2006-09-26 03:14
A great man in his pride... W.B. Yeats — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-09-25 02:53
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2006-09-24 20:05
I just sent the following letter to the NZ Herald in reply to this article ...
If Mr. Javed Khan wants to foster a "good relationship between Muslims and others," then perhaps he ought to consider imploring those who share his faith to recognise secular Western values - such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of sexual orientation, and the equality of men and women.
Nice letter, Duncan. — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2006-09-26 07:02
Benevolent but unsubmissive, succinct, & well put. — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-09-24 22:13
Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2006-09-24 18:52
From The New York Times of September 21:
Free market "policies" for sale — by Kenny on Wed, 2006-09-27 16:42
It's already happened... — by Marcus on Mon, 2006-09-25 11:35
Submitted by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-09-24 07:07
If Objectivism is a philosophy for living life on earth, then it should have little time for quibbles, and much for joy. In that spirit, I have decided to post regularly on those things, art works, news items, and simple observations that have brought Joy to my life, in the hope to share that same Joy with others who seek it.
Kim Novak in PICNIC (on TCM Weds 27th 11:30PM EST) — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-09-25 02:00
Novak Luminous — by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2006-09-24 15:27
Submitted by Julian Pistorius on Sun, 2006-09-24 06:31
Linz was on TV on Saturday, on Willie Jackson's Eye to Eye show. The topic of the debate was Can Maori be Racist? It was a brilliant show, and Linz stood his own against Tariana Turia and Mike Smith.
Okay Phil... — by Olivia on Mon, 2006-10-02 22:19
Alternative video link — by Julian Pistorius on Mon, 2006-10-02 17:55
Cut off, Phil? — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-10-02 09:15
Submitted by AdamReed on Sun, 2006-09-24 04:02
The Conservatives' "goal is to induce in Americans en masse an arrested, perceptual-level mentality, a mentality that processes all moral and political matters emotionally and then acts accordingly."
more from Thomson — by Mike_M on Mon, 2006-09-25 05:03
The Sin and Danger of Self love — by Sharath on Mon, 2006-09-25 03:36
Submitted by wngreen on Sat, 2006-09-23 20:13
I've been busy at work and was surprised no one else posted this.. Most people who have talked with guards and interrogators already can confirm this:
Political Correctness and Fascism Mixed — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2006-09-26 08:19
WNGreen - of course — by AdamReed on Sat, 2006-09-23 23:38
I assure you I am in tip-top — by wngreen on Sat, 2006-09-23 23:11
Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2006-09-23 18:29
Atheists are not necessarily rational or moral, but consistent mystics can never be. Therefore, atheism is in fact a necessary prerequisite for the consistent application of objectivism as a philosophy. I am convinced that if the majority of people in the world were atheists, after having rejected religious mysticism, it would be a lot easier to make the case for objectivism.
Sandi... — by Marcus on Wed, 2006-10-04 21:39
It will eventually bawl itself out — by Sandi on Tue, 2006-10-03 21:38
The post below was duplicated somehow [must have been God]... — by Marcus on Tue, 2006-10-03 19:47
Submitted by Kenny on Sat, 2006-09-23 11:54
The 2006 Ryder Cup is taking place at the K Club in Ireland. Europe is playing under the official flag of the European Union. But why? Golfers from Norway and Switzerland would be eligible to play in the Ryder Cup if they qualified or chosen by the captain as one of the two "wild cards". Norway and Switzerland are not members of the European Union. The Norwegian people voted against EU membership in a referendum. Several European states, especially in the former Yugoslavia, have yet to join.
Submitted by John Drake on Sat, 2006-09-23 02:24
I'm considering applying to the Objectivist Academic Center. I was wondering if those of you who have gone through the program or are currently in the program could answer a few questions about it.
Adam, Some schools will give — by Mike_M on Sun, 2006-09-24 19:24
SARPO — by John Drake on Sun, 2006-09-24 15:27
SAPRO? — by Adam Buker on Sun, 2006-09-24 10:53
Submitted by administrator on Fri, 2006-09-22 23:48
Links, properly known as hyperlinks, are easy to add to your posts.
Phil — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-09 08:29
> Links, properly known as — by PhilipC on Fri, 2006-09-29 19:29
Say, — by Chris Cathcart on Fri, 2006-09-29 18:48
Submitted by Dan Edge on Fri, 2006-09-22 19:39
Dr. Lewis delivered a fantastic lecture on the Islamic threat this past Wednesday (9/20) at an event sponsored by the NYU Objectivist club.
Jim - PHM. "Ferkramptedik?" — by AdamReed on Sun, 2006-09-24 18:17
Adam — by James S. Valliant on Sun, 2006-09-24 17:29
Projective hypermasculinity? — by Marcus on Sat, 2006-09-23 14:10
Submitted by AdamReed on Fri, 2006-09-22 19:13
As reported by thestandard.com.hk :
Christian mobs freed hundreds of prisoners, torched cars, and looted Muslim-owned shops across eastern Indonesia after three Roman Catholics were executed Friday for leading a 2000 attack that killed 70 Muslims.
Painting all with one brush. — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2006-09-24 04:09
Kuffaar — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-09-24 01:08
Indonesia — by AdamReed on Sun, 2006-09-24 00:07
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