The New Individualist, Atlas Society in Pittsburgh Paper

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Submitted by The Atlas Society on Fri, 2007-03-16 20:53

The New Individualist, Atlas Society in Pittsburgh Paper

The March 16th issue of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review featured a column based on the latest efforts of The Atlas Society. The piece was also posted on the RealClearPolit ics website.

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Grand Old Party — by Jameson on Fri, 2007-03-16 22:45
GOP? — by Kasper on Fri, 2007-03-16 21:08

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Global warming may not exist BUT.

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Fri, 2007-03-16 07:52

I recently attended an engineering expo in an unpronouncable town in China about an hours flight from Hong Kong. This town had a pop. of about 3 million. The air pollution was absolutely phenominal. You could taste the contents of the coal fired power station everywhere you went. The sun was totally blacked out over the entire area. This was not even a major city.

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Sure. Rand observed that — by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2007-03-16 08:26

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Stop Press!—Linz and James!!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-03-16 03:03

James V on with Linz in a little over an hour, Easter Friday NZ time, midday.

Radio Live, Easter Friday and Easter Monday, 12-3.

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Re the recording.. — by Olivia on Wed, 2007-04-11 05:01
Amazing Radio — by JulianD on Fri, 2007-04-06 07:02
Valiant Hero! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-04-06 04:20

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Pets: second-handers, individualists or just another mouth to feed?

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Submitted by Jameson on Thu, 2007-03-15 10:15

Personally I have no time for them. I’m simply too evolved to be walking behind a dog and picking up his shit when I go to the park. And cats? Is there a creature more fickle, more bitchy, more “take-take-take and I’ll give back when I’m goddamn ready…”?

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Rosie: "One person (the — by Kasper on Thu, 2008-06-26 03:09
cat and a dog — by Matty Orchard on Wed, 2008-06-25 13:36
I vote for just another — by James Heaps-Nelson on Wed, 2008-06-25 13:24

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The Desired Hysteria

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Submitted by James S. Valliant on Wed, 2007-03-14 23:53

A recent Gallup Poll -- if it's being reported correctly -- chillingly illustrates the hysteria over the issue of global warming. According to Tom Elia, posting at The New Editor,

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By contrast ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-03-15 08:19
I was going to write this on — by Jason Quintana on Thu, 2007-03-15 03:47
The noose is getting tighter — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2007-03-15 03:30

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Global Warming: Environmentalism’s Threat of Hell on Earth

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Submitted by George Reisman on Wed, 2007-03-14 20:55

It is customary for old-fashioned religion to threaten those whose way of life is not to its satisfaction, with the prospect of hell in the afterlife. Substitute for the afterlife, life on earth in centuries to come, and it is possible to see that environmentalism and the rest of the left are now doing essentially the same thing.

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George, stop giving in to the enviro-wankers! — by Marcus on Thu, 2007-03-15 12:22
Reisman's point is that if — by PhilipC on Thu, 2007-03-15 03:42

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ARI—"Shareholder Democracy" vs. Shareholder Rights

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-03-14 01:52

Ayn Rand Institute Press Release

"Shareholder Democracy" vs. Shareholder Rights
March 13, 2007

Irvine, CA--House leaders are promoting a new measure that would require all public corporations to hold annual shareholder votes to voice approval or disapproval of executive compensation.

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Linz In For Laws

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-13 19:28

In half an hour! 9-Noon this morning NZ time. Sorry about short notice—only just got the call.

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Submitted by Aaron on Tue, 2007-03-13 14:27

* minor spoilers may be below. Nothing that should give away the film or detract from seeing it.

I saw this in IMAX this weekend, and loved it. I declare 300 joining Shawshank Redemption and Incredibles in the 'mandatory films for Objectivists' category. Go see it!

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Some good background — by Lance on Mon, 2007-03-19 05:21
Robert, lol! I love the part — by JoeM on Sun, 2007-03-18 21:23
Xerxes I... — by Robert on Sun, 2007-03-18 21:16

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Tracinski Rescheduled

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-13 01:53

Robert Tracinski on TV Rescheduled

Robert Tracinski's appearance on Fox New Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 14, between 4:00 and 5:00 pm Eastern Time. This rescheduling is, of course, subject to rescheduling.

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It was fine. The topic — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2007-03-14 22:07
Thank you, Jason... — by Jameson on Wed, 2007-03-14 22:00
Glenn, he was on today — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2007-03-14 21:54

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Countdown to Diana Hsieh's "Steak and BJ Day"

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Submitted by Kenny on Mon, 2007-03-12 19:11

Diana Hsieh is proposing that the 20th March be celebrated as "Steak and Blow Job Day".

She says "Oh, and just remember ladies, this upcoming holiday isn't "Please Your Man Day." It's "Steak and Blowjob Day." So if he wants chicken and intercourse 15 days from now, you must refuse. Words are not made of rubber!"

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Puke? — by Melissa Lepley on Thu, 2007-03-15 23:18
Wonderful. — by Olivia on Thu, 2007-03-15 20:31
I don't understand... — by Jameson on Thu, 2007-03-15 09:16

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Galileo and Aristotle

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Submitted by seddon on Mon, 2007-03-12 18:17

In a recent issue of THE NEW INDIVIDUALIST Roger Donway reviews Paul Boghossian’s book FEAR OF KNOWLEDGE: AGAINST RELATIVISM AND CONSTRUCTIVISM. In the middle of the review Donway gives the Galileo case as an example of a Boghossian rebuttal of the relativist’s case. I, however, read that case differently.

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My dear Linz — by seddon on Mon, 2007-03-19 03:50
> Have you been taking — by PhilipC on Mon, 2007-03-19 00:00
Fred my dear fellow — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2007-03-18 22:31

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Carmen KASS

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Submitted by Jameson on Mon, 2007-03-12 06:57

Carmen Kass is a product of the new Estonia.

Among the top-10-earning supermodels in the world, she has become Estonia’s richest women. But she's not just a pretty face; chess and politics rank pretty highly among her other passions.

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Some new photos ...

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2007-03-11 12:06

I've put up some new photos on Flickr, all in the Melbourne set - photos of the rental house I'll be moving into on Wednesday, and one of my current abode. Here are a few ...

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Go take a pic of that nice — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2007-03-15 10:06
Only if you could hook it up — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-03-14 07:21
Looks like... — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2007-03-13 22:10

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Peak Oil - Time to plan for Galt's Gulch

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Submitted by Sandi on Sun, 2007-03-11 01:00

I started this post about 5 hours ago, have written 3 versions and now I am back to a new page and starting again.  At least I have amassed a solid foundation of reference material.

About 3 years ago, I was really interested in the peak oil debate and spent many hours researching the subject.  However, I wasn’t totally convinced that the entire issue wasn’t an alarmist reaction akin to the global warming fiasco we are now subjected to.  Hence, I put my folder to gather dust, at the bottom of my bookmarks and as of  late, the penny has dropped.

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If memory serves (and in my — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2007-04-03 07:10
The Hammond Ran on Vegetable oil -- not exadurated — by Marnee on Tue, 2007-04-03 06:50

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False Domestic Violence Accusations Can Lead To Parental Alienation Syndrome

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Submitted by David Heleniak on Sat, 2007-03-10 05:11

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. PAS is more than brainwashing, in that the child comes to actively participate in the degradation of the target parent, coming up with original (often ludicrous) reasons to fear/hate him or her.

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Three Good Movies in a Row...and Not a Single Good Critic

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Submitted by PhilipC on Sat, 2007-03-10 04:34

A good and uplifting movie can make up for and erase quite a run of stinkers for the same reason that positive values reached are more important than disappointments and the "not-quite", not really, fully there. Starved for any nugget of beauty or inspiration and powerfully moved by film as a medium, I go to the movies regularly and I see almost everything I can.

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Luke — by Landon Erp on Mon, 2007-03-12 22:10
*deleted* — by PhilipC on Mon, 2007-03-12 15:25
Review of THE ASTRONAUT FARMER ... and Questions for Landon — by Luke Setzer on Mon, 2007-03-12 15:20

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Little Miss Sunshine - a little treasure.

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2007-03-10 01:37

We enjoyed this film so much. We watched it as a family, laughing and giggling our heads off. What fun! It was so refreshing to watch an ordinary family, with all its quirks and foibles, enjoy an adventure together against all odds.

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If you haven't seen it then don't read this!!! — by Ruby on Mon, 2007-03-12 20:52
Ah yes... — by Robert on Sat, 2007-03-10 05:27
Little Miss Sense-of-Life — by Jameson on Sat, 2007-03-10 02:28

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NZB3 #2- Northland, Eureka, Gaza & Trek

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-03-09 07:21


Ahhh, memories.

Back in 2005 your Julien Pistorius and I created our very own podcast- The New Zealand Be Free Show. I've been listening to the dusty old echos and remembering what was going on in the world 2 years ago.

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6 — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2007-05-19 02:11
5 — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2007-05-19 02:00
4 — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2007-05-19 01:41

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FREE RADICAL 74: The Environmental Noose is Tightening!

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2007-03-08 23:01

We often joke that each new Free Radical magazine is the best one yet. This latest issue really is the best one yet. Issue 74 of The Free Rad tackles all the popular delusions that threaten life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and gives you the ammunition to defend yourself against the purveyors of misery who promote them.

[Click image for full-size cover ---> ]

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You haven't lived ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-03-21 10:45
Got it, thanks Duncan. — by JoeM on Sun, 2007-03-18 15:59
You'll get an email to the — by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2007-03-18 10:43

Jack Wakeland's Letter to the President

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-03-08 08:05

Jack Wakeland, associate of "Enemy of Objectivism" Rob Tracinski, has launched a letter-writing campaign to President Bush urging him to be more KASS towards Iran. His own letter to the President is reproduced in Tracinski's excellent TIA Daily today. I commend this approach to the Hsiekovians, and suggest it is vastly superior to voting blanketly for the treacherous Dem-scum who, we learned today, are revving up their campaign to have America commit to withdrawal from Iraq by 2008. I urge every SOLOist to write a letter like this. Note the White House e-mail address below.—Linz

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"But is it art?"

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2007-03-08 06:19

The famous Mackintosh 'ladder' chair by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, left, and there's one in the location for which they were designed, at Hill House, Glasgow, right. (1903)

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Could have been NZ dollars — by Jameson on Mon, 2007-03-12 23:13
Yes but — by Kenny on Mon, 2007-03-12 23:02
Och Aye, they'rrre Gorrrgeous! — by Jameson on Sat, 2007-03-10 03:01

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The Death of Captain America: A Real Patriot Act?

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Submitted by JoeM on Thu, 2007-03-08 00:19

So, seven issues ago, I wrote about Marvel Comic's miniseries CIVIL WAR, where the superpowered hero vigilantes of the Marvel Universe, after an accident of 9/11 proportions, were required to register with the government or become enemies of the state.

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Global Warming Is Not a Threat But the Environmentalist Response to It Is

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Submitted by George Reisman on Wed, 2007-03-07 18:46

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released the summary of its latest, forthcoming report on global warming. It’s most trumpeted finding is that the existence of global warming is now “unequivocal.”

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Howards Way — by Marcus on Thu, 2007-03-08 14:31
Atrocious Fahrenheit — by F L Light on Thu, 2007-03-08 05:35

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Gladiator the film

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Submitted by Ruby on Wed, 2007-03-07 07:25

I think Gladiator is a great film because I felt so much empathy for the main character, Maximus. I love how Maximus slowly wins the crowd and, at the same time, backs the Emperor into a corner, forcing him to come out and fight.  I bet Ayn Rand would have loved the hero in him.

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Road Not Taken — by MarkH on Tue, 2007-04-17 18:29
Maxing Maximus — by Jameson on Wed, 2007-04-11 09:24
ANYWAY — by Ruby on Mon, 2007-04-09 13:15

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Personal Photo Now Required

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2007-03-07 06:13

Lindsay and I had a short debate last night and decided that some kind of action is necessary given a recent incident involving “Jeremy LeRay” a phony poster, using a fake name and an unidentifiable baby photo.  The user, a well known troll who has done things like this in the past started launching personal attacks against the reputations of other users.

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Green light — by Brendan Hutching on Sun, 2007-04-08 23:24
No ought — by Brendan Hutching on Sun, 2007-04-08 23:22
Brendan — by Mark Dow on Sat, 2007-03-31 15:44

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Bidinotto on Air

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Submitted by The Atlas Society on Tue, 2007-03-06 22:32

Bidinotto on CBS Radio

Tonight, Tuesday, March 6th at 11:00pm EST Robert Bidinotto, Editor-in-Chief of The New Individualist, will be a guest on the Mark Reardon Show, on KMOX, St. Louis, Missouri. The program has an audience of 400,000. The topic will be the March issue of TNI, which features a scathing critique of the conservative movement.

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Immortal Heroine!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 22:07

A tribute penned by me and published with nine signatures attached in The Evening Post, Wellington New Zealand, shortly after Ayn Rand’s death 25 years ago today, March 6 (US):

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Romantic till the end... — by Jameson on Fri, 2007-03-09 14:27

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Titanic Trio!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 22:00

One memorable night, not so long ago, I imbibed some high-octane emotional fuel, sitting down with like-minded people to watch television documentaries on three giants, each a genius in his own field—author/philosopher Ayn Rand, singer Mario Lanza and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Great tribute... — by Jameson on Sun, 2007-12-16 04:04
Hard to believe now this — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2007-12-15 23:56
Actually ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2007-12-15 23:48

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AR = Ayn Rand: Audacious Revolutionary!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 21:49

[Reprised to commemorate AR's death, 25 years ago today]

Last week I retraced the steps of SOLO in its three brief years of existence. Since I'm still in seasonally nostalgic mode, let me reminisce about the day Ayn Rand died, twenty-one years ago. I was presenting Morning Report on New Zealand's National Radio that day, and it fell to me to read the announcement of her death. As a recent, awe-struck young convert to her ideas, I found it difficult to report to the nation that her valiant heart had stopped beating.

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