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Who Should Be the Republican Nominee?
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Submitted by Stephen Boydstun on Wed, 2006-11-29 17:59
Russell Hardin (1982, 1986, 1988) and Robert Sugden (1986) have independently employed game theory to expand our understanding of human rights.
Submitted by JulianP on Tue, 2006-11-28 18:57
After watching Ayn Rand's Donahue interview, Right Thinking Girl asks whether beauty is a virtue:
"Still, after watching the videos of Rand, I took a bath and while looking at the shape of my calves, a question formed: is beauty a virtue? An hour later, I was googling like mad, trying to find out if Ayn Rand ever said anything about physical beauty and what emphasis she put on it."
A Rand-like contemporary view? — by Orson on Fri, 2006-12-01 21:40
A Virtue is an Excellence — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-29 08:40
Contextual — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2006-11-28 21:46
Submitted by Mario on Tue, 2006-11-28 17:28
I have posted an article on my blog dealing with the increased use of S.W.A.T. teams to perform routine police work. It's the current post:
I link to a very good podcast from the Cato Institute discussing the threat to civil liberties, and have tried to give a brief account of the philosophical underpinnings of this trend.
Listen? — by Mario on Thu, 2006-11-30 05:37
This is a highly disturbing — by wngreen on Tue, 2006-11-28 17:43
Submitted by younkins on Tue, 2006-11-28 15:56
Unlike Rasmussen and Den Uyl, prominent philosopher of human flourishing, Tibor R. Machan, approaches the derivation of natural rights by way of ethical egoism.
Rights and Game Strategies — by Stephen Boydstun on Wed, 2006-11-29 14:07
Norms of Liberty — by younkins on Wed, 2006-11-29 13:32
Why call them "rights" — by Chris Cathcart on Tue, 2006-11-28 18:43
Submitted by Orson on Tue, 2006-11-28 11:39
The first Muslim elected to the US Congress wants to take his oath of office with a Kor'an instead of the Bible. We all saw President Bill Clinton get impeached, and people wildly trashed the significance of his oath of office.
A Christian or a Follower of Jesus' Teaching? — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-12-03 23:09
Its not a dilema it is a classic example to get religion out — by Sandi on Sun, 2006-12-03 22:01
Bad URL — by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2006-12-03 18:30
Submitted by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2006-11-28 04:27
...same as the old boss. Well, actually, same as all the other bosses.
Today, John Key gave his first speech as National Party leader, and it was as bad as I thought it would be. Filled with nothing but bland, soporific pragmatism and third-way, warm 'n' fuzzy, political code-speak, Key's speech says nothing and adds up to nothing. It does, however, reveal everything.
Mmmmm ..... hangi. Now I — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2006-11-29 22:39
one citizenship — by Scott Wilson on Wed, 2006-11-29 21:29
Hey, don't get me wrong... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2006-11-29 05:49
Submitted by George Reisman on Tue, 2006-11-28 02:07
I’ve never had much use for Penn and Teller, a pair of comedians that I’ve seen from time to time on television and then have quickly turned off. But the other day, a reader of my blog, Mr. Robert Groot, a Canadian Ph.D. student, was kind enough to send me a link to their internet show on recycling.
Feng Shui episode is also great — by Pete L on Wed, 2006-11-29 22:12
Everybody Wins — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-29 04:00
Submitted by Prima Donna on Mon, 2006-11-27 21:38
The bastards are at it again. A proposal is being introduced to the New York City Council on Wednesday, November 27 to ban foie gras sales. I went on a complete rant about this today on Food Philosophy, as well as advocated the ideal of guilt-free pleasure, so the next few days should be interesting.
Politics as Usual — by Prima Donna on Fri, 2006-12-01 13:27
"...relocate their facility to Canada." — by Marcus on Fri, 2006-12-01 11:37
Reprieve...for Now — by Prima Donna on Thu, 2006-11-30 16:29
Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2006-11-27 17:42
"Have I not been paying attention?" -- Cresswell — by William Scott Scherk on Fri, 2007-12-28 05:44
Spinoza — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-05-01 12:27
Atheists who happen to be Objectivists? — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-12-11 00:32
Submitted by Phil Howison on Sun, 2006-11-26 22:41
A question of Values. — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2006-12-11 06:27
1D Richard — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2006-12-06 00:55
So, — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2006-12-04 07:47
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Sun, 2006-11-26 09:00
Back about 40 years ago, Kirk & Uhura made television history by sharing an interracial kiss on Star Trek, and it's considered to be a monumental moment in history.
I have a question-WHY?
From what I've been hearing( I'll confess- I've seen the MOVIES with the original crew, but never actually sat thru an episode), Kirk managed to bang dozens of alien chicks throughout the universe....yet when he kisses a BLACK HUMAN WOMAN it's considered to be a moment of inspiration?
I did get transported to the — by wngreen on Thu, 2006-11-30 13:23
Me too — by Mario on Thu, 2006-11-30 05:32
I found the original series — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-29 08:57
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Sun, 2006-11-26 08:27
(WARNING: some may surely find hilarity; others may be offended at the explicit material therein. WARNING - explicit material. Also possibly a temporary hack....)
Orson — by James S. Valliant on Fri, 2006-12-08 19:42
Orson, the 800 Ib gorilla — by Fred Weiss on Fri, 2006-12-08 05:39
It's good that you are — by Adam Buker on Fri, 2006-12-08 04:55
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Sun, 2006-11-26 07:34
A lot of people seem to complain about how "dangerous" internet dating is, saying "you don't really know who you're talking to" or "you don't really know what the person is like in real life, on these things". They seem, however, to have no problem championing just meeting people in real life. While that's fine eventually, I still see no problem with dating via the internet.
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Sun, 2006-11-26 07:26
I got into work on Black Friday, and was told by the boss working the toy section that "we sold out of the Millenium Falcon by 8 AM". I found that interesting as I believe Star Wars has cooled down considerably in popularity.
You do make a good point- so — by KingRandor82 on Tue, 2006-12-05 06:47
Food Stamps for Crackheads, Oil for Food? — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-12-02 21:15
First off, I thank you for — by KingRandor82 on Sat, 2006-12-02 07:53
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Sun, 2006-11-26 07:21
I keep discussing the current war with my Dad, and how we're losing due to modern day bad philosophies that have hit their peak at one of the worst possible times in history. Well, SUPPOSEDLY- hear me out.
So a 50-year war of — by KingRandor82 on Tue, 2006-12-05 06:45
Not on May 8, 1945. Nuking — by Aaron on Tue, 2006-12-05 04:18
But... — by Bill Visconti on Tue, 2006-12-05 02:09
Submitted by seddon on Sun, 2006-11-26 02:31
Who said that? I would like to know who said “anything may be followed by anything.” Rand said that Randall said that Whitehead said the Hume said that “anything may be followed by anything.”
Submitted by JulianP on Sat, 2006-11-25 20:09
For your viewing pleasure, via YouTube:
M, — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2006-11-27 10:33
Rick... — by Marcus on Mon, 2006-11-27 07:56
Safran — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2006-11-27 03:26
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Sat, 2006-11-25 07:42
Ya hafta check dis bizzle out, yo:
Tizzle be so damned funny — by Greg Perkins on Thu, 2006-11-30 17:30
Yeah...this is by far the — by KingRandor82 on Wed, 2006-11-29 08:59
Real Chrizonic Shiznit, Ya hea? — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-11-25 08:09
Submitted by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-11-24 20:36
I've begun this thread for people to post their suggestions for casting the movie version of Atlas Shrugged. People, including me, have also been submitting such suggestions under Lindsay's Russell Crowe thread. I have started this one simply to make the title match the posts.
And also try — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-11-27 00:16
Glossy — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-11-27 00:15
Where does one get a glossy? — by Mario on Sat, 2006-11-25 20:01
Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2006-11-24 12:40
No wonder the majority of SOLO-UK members live in London. No wonder I enjoy visiting them too
"London is not just a good place to do business. It boasts a luxury industry designed to cater for every whim of the wealthy, Mr Maidment added.
Submitted by Omniverse on Fri, 2006-11-24 06:08
Is Progressive Metal a popular genre among Objectivists? I know that I personally can't find music that moves me more than the best this genre has to offer.
No, probably not popular, though... — by Chris Cathcart on Fri, 2006-11-24 18:17
Submitted by Pete L on Fri, 2006-11-24 05:07
I read Atlas Shrugged six years ago, and only once. I don't have a copy of it on hand (I lent it out). Can someone remind me how contract enforcement and dispute resolution were handled in Galt's Gulch?
For the record... — by Prima Donna on Sun, 2006-11-26 18:07
It was Judge Narragansett!! — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-11-23 21:55
Specifics — by Landon Erp on Thu, 2006-11-23 02:41
Submitted by Daniel Walden on Fri, 2006-11-24 02:07
I'm not sure how many fellow SOLOists were (or still are) lovers of the tabletop RPG, but I still get together every weekend in a friend's living room for a good game of Shadowrun. Roleplaying as a hobby gets a lot of bad press, especially in the States, and is generally regarded as a hobby for teenagers and college students. There are, however, several games worth mentioning that can be great fun even for adults. It can be particularly fun for Objectivists because in many of these games, you play the larger-than-life heroes who save the world for fun and profit. Some of my favorites:
Self confessed MMORPG addict — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-11-24 21:05
Yes — by ethan_dawe on Fri, 2006-11-24 05:21
Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2006-11-23 21:59
Should you tell harmless lies to your kids? I would definitely try not to propagate these.
Here are the top ten "white lies" from the Times.
It brings back childhood memories.
"The Times November 23, 2006
Penetrating — by Ptgymatic on Thu, 2009-01-01 23:33
Spoilsport — by gregster on Thu, 2009-01-01 11:40
Some of you aren't parents, I suspect — by Ptgymatic on Wed, 2008-12-31 20:01
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2006-11-23 15:12
Creating Our Own Blessings
November 26, 2002 -- We’re told that Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings, as the Massachusetts Pilgrims did in 1621 after a harsh year that saw half of the Mayflower’s original passengers perish. Today we mark Thanksgiving with parades and football as well as family gatherings, but few of us have ever experienced the Pilgrims’ near-starvation. What are the blessings we’re suppose to count today? How, exactly, are Americans blessed?
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-11-23 12:25
Don Brash has resigned as leader of New Zealand's main opposition party, the National Party, in order to save it from the distraction of deflecting allegations about him in a new book by communist "peace activist" and all-round conspiracy nutter, Nicky Hager.
After a week... — by Olivia on Fri, 2006-12-01 09:56
Linz had a fascinating — by JulianP on Tue, 2006-11-28 20:35
"Lunch-time for Don" — by Kevin on Mon, 2006-11-27 09:52
Submitted by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-23 05:56
May God & she forgive me for the lateness of this post, but I would like to thank SFC Cheryl Dupris, proud American Sioux Indian and Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, and all her comrades in arms, and all our allies who are fighting and risking everything for us now in Afghanistan and in Iraq and around the world. I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Dupris who has voluntarily served tours of duty in Afghanistan, Iraq, in the Federal clean-up effort after Hurricane Katrina, and again in Afghanistan all while my acquaintance.
Seconded - thank you Ms. — by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2006-11-24 09:19
From http://www.82airborne-assoc.com/ — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-23 06:23
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-11-23 01:16
I want to join our American friends this weekend in giving thanks to their Pilgrim Fathers, and more importantly, their Founding Fathers (I hope they are doing that!), for creating the greatest country on earth, Western Civilisation's highest achievement: the United States of America.
See... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2007-11-10 09:37
Thanks, Linz — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-23 21:43
America — by F L Light on Thu, 2006-11-23 05:29
Submitted by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2006-11-22 18:16
This morning I read an excellent essay by a gentleman named Paul Graham, which really hit home.
Although I had my social — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-23 17:32
Politics is less important than you suggest — by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2006-11-23 03:42
Secondary School, The Government and Social Conformity — by Jason Quintana on Thu, 2006-11-23 00:53
Submitted by Piksmeat on Wed, 2006-11-22 15:35
Well, i cenrtainly think so.
I'm talking about the part in Atlas Shrugged where a man breaks the jaw of a woman who suggests that her son share his toys with other children.
Well my wife says the same and I hear that all the time from friends and from other women to their children in local parks in my area.
Approximation — by Landon Erp on Fri, 2006-11-24 00:45
What page? — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2006-11-23 17:53
Don't feed the trolls. This — by Adam Buker on Thu, 2006-11-23 02:03
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