Did Margaret Thatcher change the world for the better?
Yes, but socialism won in the end.
No, but she might inspire the next generation.
Other (please explain)
Total votes: 20
Submitted by Kenny on Mon, 2006-08-14 19:50
"Heretics versus Infidels (posted 08/14/06 ):
"According to Jim Pinkerton... Here's the distinction: An infidel is someone who never believed what you believe; an infidel is a stranger, and so there's not much point in investing emotions in him. But a heretic is someone you know well, someone who once believed what you believe, but now has a different faith -- that's much more threatening.
On the Contrary. . . — by jriggenbach on Sat, 2006-08-19 16:27
Yes, Linz -- but it has potential — by Craig Ceely on Sat, 2006-08-19 01:27
The Problem with "Perigoon" ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-17 06:14
Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2006-08-14 00:00
For many years, I’ve been pointing out that the entire mass of the earth, from the upper limits of its atmosphere 4,000 miles straight down to its core, consists of nothing but solidly packed chemical elements. There is not one cubic centimeter anywhere in the earth’s mass that is not some chemical element or other, or some combination of chemical elements.
Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2006-08-13 21:20
On pages 74-75 of The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics (“PARC”) James Valliant discusses Rand’s breaks with Henry Holzer and Allan Blumenthal as related by Barbara Branden in The Passion of Ayn Rand (“PAR”).
One-sidedness — by Fred Weiss on Mon, 2006-08-14 18:22
Neil — by James S. Valliant on Mon, 2006-08-14 16:44
Well . . . — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2006-08-14 11:29
Submitted by Casey on Sun, 2006-08-13 20:11
For anyone who thinks Barbara Branden's speech about "Objectivist Rage" is a bizarre combination of skepticism concerning the moral status of suicide bombers and psychological moralizing abo
Further Note — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2006-08-17 18:57
good faithBut really, is — by Thomas Lee on Tue, 2006-08-15 23:58
Besides, Linz likes it when — by Chris Cathcart on Tue, 2006-08-15 23:35
Submitted by jtgagnon on Sat, 2006-08-12 23:56
According to Kofi Annan, Israeli and Lebanese leaders have agreed to begin a “cessation of hostilities” at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. EDT) Monday. Accompanying this "cessation of hostilities" will be a 15,000 troop force of U.N. Peacekeepers. Presumably, they will be there to "keep the peace." Presumably, they will be successful in doing so. Presumably, they will deal with violators of the ceasfire with "all necessary means."
Finally(?) — by eg on Sat, 2006-08-19 01:52
Not to Thomas, Brant. To — by Thomas Lee on Fri, 2006-08-18 22:56
Sounds Rather Like a Religious Myth, Wouldn't You Say? — by jriggenbach on Fri, 2006-08-18 22:43
Submitted by Dan Edge on Sat, 2006-08-12 23:17
You're cute as a button in that new picture. Much much better than the old one. I could just eat you alive! *pinch*
They'll be fighting over — by JoeM on Mon, 2006-08-14 05:06
*sigh* — by Adam Buker on Mon, 2006-08-14 04:47
Nice one Dildo — by Tim S on Sun, 2006-08-13 19:49
Submitted by Robert Campbell on Sat, 2006-08-12 21:36
(Subtitle borrowed from Matt Groening, Graduate School Is Hell.)
A passage in OPAR that has become rather notorious reads as follows:
There are men other than criminals or dictators to whom it is moral to lie. For example, lying is necessary and proper in certain cases to protect one’s privacy from snoopers. (p. 276)
I see that your point here — by Olivia on Thu, 2006-08-31 05:35
Claudia — by AdamReed on Thu, 2006-08-31 04:59
Then my neighbour better — by Olivia on Thu, 2006-08-31 04:42
Submitted by jtgagnon on Sat, 2006-08-12 16:59
SOLO needs a self-motivated, reliable, and internet savvy individual to join the team as a website promoter.
The position is extremely important to enhancing SOLO’s web presence. As a part of the team, the website promoter will play an integral role in advancing SOLO’s long and short term goals. The position requires only a minimal time commitment, regular internet access, and a willingness/ability to complete assigned tasks within set deadlines.
Go Green! — by JoeM on Wed, 2006-08-16 02:00
Position Filled — by jtgagnon on Wed, 2006-08-16 01:56
Submitted by jtgagnon on Sat, 2006-08-12 16:35
In light of the recent fiasco revolving around log-in issues, I wanted to ensure that we appropriately address the problem so as to avoid any confusion in the future.
It seems that some people have problems logging in to SOLO from time to time. I’m not sure if this is a problem related to the site’s design or if it is related to the internet browsers individual members are using.
Thanks Ross — by Kenny on Mon, 2006-08-14 12:14
I've done an in-depth review — by wngreen on Sun, 2006-08-13 13:19
How to market a browser... — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-08-13 04:53
Submitted by Kenny on Sat, 2006-08-12 12:41
Following the discussions regarding my "banning", I ought to clarify what has happened.
Yesterday, I had an exchange of views with Linz. He had previously written that he thought that I should not post on SoloPassion and that I should move to Rebirth of Reason or Objectivist Living. In response to another post, Linz called me an "evil bastard" in the heading.
Firekox — by Kenny on Mon, 2006-08-14 12:22
Firekox? — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2006-08-13 05:06
Ross — by jtgagnon on Sun, 2006-08-13 04:30
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-08-12 07:24
Subsequent to my policy statement on banning, I received a private message from a poster who didn't know what "KASS" means, asking for clarification.
UIN — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-10-31 06:36
Marcus — by Kasper on Sun, 2010-04-25 22:12
So, why is it popular in NZ... — by Marcus on Sun, 2010-04-25 12:39
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-08-12 05:09
[Note—I'm restickying this article from several months ago in light of a crazy debate I've been referred to at RoR right now sparked by "Jeremy LeRay" aka "Orion Reasoner" aka Galt-knows-who-else, who is claiming he was booted from here in contravention of our banning policy. He was not.
Good for ROR for bringing — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2007-05-09 03:58
True, Jim... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2007-05-09 00:58
Deleted — by 0 on Wed, 2007-05-09 00:53
Submitted by Phil on Sat, 2006-08-12 02:27
I am an Ophthalmologist. I trained for 13 years to be one. It was not easy time then, its not easy time now, but I love my work and would not have it any other way. If I wanted easy I could have been a quality control clerk in a cheese factory. I see 400 people every month and for the majority I either ease their pain, help them develop sight (kids are fun), make them see again or stop them going blind.
Phil — by eg on Mon, 2006-08-14 15:14
"Good" is not good enough — by Phil on Mon, 2006-08-14 11:36
Two Couplets — by F L Light on Sat, 2006-08-12 12:08
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2006-08-12 00:33
The Ayn Rand Institute
Ayn Rand Institute Press Release
U.S. Muslim Group Should Apologize
Irvine, CA—Following news of the foiled plot to bomb airlines, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) criticized President Bush for calling the would-be killers "Islamic fascists."
al' Reuters style guide — by wngreen on Mon, 2006-08-14 22:07
The BBC is even worse — by Kenny on Mon, 2006-08-14 18:15
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-08-11 23:42
Wall Street Journal has a piece on the Mises Institute and its quiet achievements, and what the hell it's doing in Alabama of all places. As the author himself says, "Growing up next door in Georgia, I never thought of Alabama as a beacon of intellect." Who would? However:
Agreed Peter — by Kenny on Mon, 2006-08-14 20:17
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-08-11 23:41
Wow! I'm not a big listener myself of audio books, but I know many people who love them. If so then Learn Out Loud have a deal for you: a free download of Ayn Rand's early novella Anthem, their free audiobook for August.
Submitted by Robert Campbell on Fri, 2006-08-11 23:34
This afternoon I received an email from Kenneth Irvine (aka Kenny), who informs me that he has been banned from this site.
According to Mr. irvine, this action was taken without any warning, either from Mr. Perigo or Mr. Gagnon. He simply discovered that he couldn't log on any more.
Paranoid? — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2006-08-13 05:20
I think it was Burroughs who — by Marnee on Sun, 2006-08-13 03:39
? — by eg on Sat, 2006-08-12 18:47
Submitted by Robert Campbell on Fri, 2006-08-11 18:03
While browsing the website for the recently concluded Ayn Rand Institute summer conference, I came across a most interesting lecture. Here is part of the abstract:
Robert — by seddon on Thu, 2006-11-30 17:41
What's good for the Campbell is good for... — by Fred Weiss on Thu, 2006-08-17 11:55
Hits? — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2006-08-17 03:51
Submitted by wngreen on Fri, 2006-08-11 17:38
The most precise record of Antarctic snowfall ever generated shows there has been no real increase in precipitation over the southernmost continent in the past half-century, even though most computer models assessing global climate change call for an increase in Antarctic precipitation as atmospheric temperatures rise.
CEI too — by Kenny on Mon, 2006-08-14 22:36
PERC presentation — by James Heaps-Nelson on Sun, 2006-08-13 03:26
This indicates that there — by Marnee on Sun, 2006-08-13 00:41
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-08-11 05:04
TIA Daily -- August 10, 2006 -- Five Minutes to Midnight
This sample issue of TIA Daily is a special update on the war in Lebanon and its implications for an American confrontation with Iran. Please consider subscribing to TIA Daily, which will offer more suggestions for intellectual activism and keep you informed about new developments in this conflict as it unfolds.—RWT
"Besides, by far the biggest — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2006-08-12 09:32
Kenny Is NOT Banned! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-08-12 00:03
Another excellent — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-08-11 18:06
Submitted by Robert Campbell on Fri, 2006-08-11 02:12
Outsiders like myself have to treat the Ayn Rand Institute like a black box. We know a certain amount of what goes in, and a certain amount of what comes out. We can apply whatever we’ve learned about human nature and organizational dynamics, and that’s all.
Robert Campbell : — by Mark on Sat, 2006-09-09 19:33
CJW — by jriggenbach on Wed, 2006-09-06 01:42
comment about Kilbourne-Branden — by Chris Cathcart on Wed, 2006-09-06 00:51
Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2006-08-11 00:36
In a free market, science originates in the minds of individual scientists, who have studied and thought about problems that interest them and who from time to time arrive at new insights, which they develop further and verify. In the course of their work and in the dissemination of its results, they often need more funds than they can personally provide. In such cases, inspired by the value they see in their work, they attempt to obtain the necessary funds from those other individuals whom they can persuade to share their understanding of their work and its value.
Submitted by wngreen on Thu, 2006-08-10 19:12
Google CEO Eric Schmidt told the Search Engine Strategies industry conference members that government intrusion, not private accidental disclosure of personal information, pose the greatest threat to web privacy. "The more interesting question is not an accidental error but something where a government, not just the US Government but maybe a non-US government would try to get in (Google's computer systems)," Mr Schmidt said.
Maybe my post was a bit early... — by wngreen on Mon, 2006-08-21 01:11
Submitted by wngreen on Thu, 2006-08-10 17:38
James Van Allen — by James Heaps-Nelson on Thu, 2006-08-10 17:45
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Thu, 2006-08-10 05:57
I saw the link to Barbara Branden's presentation on the subject in a RoR discussion. There are points where I think I'd disagree -- namely with characterizations of particular individuals or their arguments where names are named -- though many of the general points look good, even though I didn't find them highly surprising or original; I've seen the kind of advice offered here presented in various forms by various people from different "factions" over the years, including Peikoff's much-lauded Understanding Objectivism. If you can, just for a moment, ignore the fact of who it is that's presenting (and associated issues as to whether the presenter follows the presenter's own advice or not, or has some agenda behind the words), and I'd like to see some commentary on whether the overall points are pretty good or not.
Then ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-10 06:24
Sorry, — by Chris Cathcart on Thu, 2006-08-10 06:15
Um, Chris ... hello? — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-10 06:13
Submitted by DianaHsieh on Thu, 2006-08-10 05:39
Earlier today, I posted some comments and an announcement about Scott Powell's new "Remote History Program" for homeschoolers. Since I just received this press release, I thought I should make it a thread of its own. And once again, I cannot recommend highly enough Scott Powell's "First History for Adults." I'm really enjoying it, mostly because I'm actually learning the essentials of history for the first time ever.
Thanks — by Peter Cresswell on Sat, 2006-08-12 04:07
You can listen to Lisa — by Mike_M on Sat, 2006-08-12 02:09
Powelll in 'Hierarchy of Knowledge' article — by Peter Cresswell on Sat, 2006-08-12 00:14
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-08-09 22:48
These are the top dozen most popular posts at the minute over at my main blog, 'Not PC':
Frank Lloyd Wright: Broadacre City
Submitted by John Drake on Wed, 2006-08-09 16:48
Does anyone know where I can find a copy of David Kelley's article "A Question of Sanction"? The only electronic link to that article that I could find pointed to Wetheliving.com, which no longer exists. So obviously, this link is broken: http://wetheliving.com/boston/sanction.html
A Question of Sanction — by Fred Weiss on Wed, 2006-08-09 17:24
Wow - that was quick — by John Drake on Wed, 2006-08-09 16:57
A Question of Sanction — by DianaHsieh on Wed, 2006-08-09 16:53
Submitted by William E. Perry on Wed, 2006-08-09 15:21
I met Terry Goodkind for the first time in Las Vegas recently. I attended a book signing, a "meet & greet" and a private party.
The book signing was the only one he will do for his new book _Phantom_. About 300 people attended. They were mostly hardcore fans. I met the hardest core of the hardest core who call themselves "fantards." They were called this in internet flame wars and adopted it as an act of defiance. Terry spends some time talking to each person when he signs a book. He doesn't rush people through. So this took a long time, but was worthwhile for his fans. I had a nice conversation with him. In fact I had to cut it off myself because it was late and we were holding up the line.
On the choice to read Terry — by William E. Perry on Thu, 2006-08-10 21:06
Intrigued — by James S. Valliant on Thu, 2006-08-10 17:51
Reply to Phil — by William E. Perry on Thu, 2006-08-10 17:06
Submitted by Dan Edge on Wed, 2006-08-09 13:21
I am currently compiling information about pro-Israel and pro-Islamofacist protests in the NYC area. I would like to organize a group to attend some of these functions and rally support for war against Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. Anyone interested please respond to this post or email me through SOLO.
Jimmy Carter the Appeaser — by Dan Edge on Mon, 2006-12-11 15:15
My Letter — by Dan Edge on Fri, 2006-09-15 17:30
Los Angeles Honors Islamic Propogandist — by Dan Edge on Fri, 2006-09-15 17:03
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