Emotionalism: The Indigenous and the Environment vs Human Life.

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Submitted by Kasper on Wed, 2007-02-28 01:03

Has this country gone completely mad in regards to environmental and cultural issues?

Recent Comments:
No, Mike — by Jameson on Wed, 2007-03-07 00:37
Sorry wrong place below — by Mike on Tue, 2007-03-06 10:28
Personal freedom vs public good? — by Mike on Tue, 2007-03-06 10:27

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Stem cell research blocked in New Zealand

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2007-02-27 20:33

When "not enough is known" about a subject, you might be forgiven for thinking that would be an invitation to know more, and an incentive for further research. Not so in a recent NZ decision, where an important clinical trial has been cancelled because "not enough is known" about the subject being researched.

Recent Comments:
Who needs STEM CELLS when you have PIG CELLS ????? — by 0 on Tue, 2008-10-21 21:59
Stem Cell Sauce — by 0 on Thu, 2008-06-26 04:10
Yes I see you're correct Kasper — by gregster on Sun, 2008-06-15 02:42

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Shire Network News

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Mon, 2007-02-26 23:32

Another fine episode of podcast Shire Network News.

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Manhattan Prosecutors Declare War on Families

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Submitted by David Heleniak on Mon, 2007-02-26 06:14

2006 saw a refreshing increase in the number of commentary pieces tackling the problems with state domestic violence (DV) restraining order systems.

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Would an Objectivist Club listing itself in TAS Local Clubs directory prove beneficial, neutral or detrimental to that club?

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Submitted by administrator on Sun, 2007-02-25 03:20
52% (16 votes)
13% (4 votes)
35% (11 votes)
Total votes: 31
Recent Comments:
Jeremy the Authentic Lover of Life — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2007-02-28 00:17
I've been hearing a lot of — by 0 on Tue, 2007-02-27 23:39
Aaron and Luke, — by Melissa Lepley on Tue, 2007-02-27 12:25

There's Many a Slip Twixt Cup and Lip

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Submitted by PhilipC on Sun, 2007-02-25 02:51

Objectivists too easily forget that there is a wide gap between reading about a philosophy or acquiring any sophisticated or complex body of knowledge and learning how to apply it without error.

Recent Comments:
Silly Issues — by Jon Trager on Thu, 2007-03-08 16:42
We'll have to agree to — by PhilipC on Wed, 2007-03-07 05:28
No, Phil — by Jon Trager on Tue, 2007-03-06 16:27

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The Federal Communism Commission

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Sat, 2007-02-24 16:29

The FCC Commissars' plan laid bare w/r/t the proposed Sirius/XM merger:

See, the FCC's de facto job in this day and age is to make sure that boring old fashioned radio stations can remain boring and old fashioned and stay in business.

Recent Comments:
Ask me that again... — by Robert on Mon, 2007-02-26 15:37

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USB Rocket Launcher

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Submitted by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2007-02-23 05:37

Check out this tasty little weapon of mass destruction. Oh, how I wish I worked in an open-plan office. I may have to put it on my windowsill and fire at the stray pussy in my chile patch.

Recent Comments:
They ship with windows — by Lance on Mon, 2007-09-17 06:30
Are they compatible with — by michael fasher on Mon, 2007-09-17 06:21
I thought the video let them — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2007-09-16 10:26

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“No Substitute for Victory" @ GMU in DC 2/28

Submitted by wngreen on Thu, 2007-02-22 23:44

“No Substitute for Victory”: The Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism

Who: Dr. John Lewis, historian at Ashland University

What: A talk on how we can and why we must defeat Totalitarian Islam—first and foremost by destroying the current regime in Iran

Recent Comments:
But, of course, Robert — by 0 on Thu, 2007-03-01 17:06
Disgusting. — by Robert on Thu, 2007-03-01 04:03
GMU caves, talk cancelled — by wngreen on Wed, 2007-02-28 12:29

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Steve Jobs Bashes Teacher Unions

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Submitted by JulianP on Thu, 2007-02-22 23:00

Apple CEO and co-founder, Steve Jobs, has fired a shot across the bows of teacher unions. In a speech at the Texas Public Education Reform Foundation, he took the unions to task for crippling the minds of American children:Statesman article

Recent Comments:
Good job, Jobs! — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2007-02-23 05:31

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Hunter Thompson's "Ayn Rand Phase"

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Submitted by James S. Valliant on Thu, 2007-02-22 19:14

That a writer at some point in his career was (or claims to have been) "influenced" by Ayn Rand -- is no indicator of intellectual merit -- or even the hope that the writer will not end up totally crackers. For example, the variety of chemicals marinating the brain of Hunter Thompson appears to have left him a paranoid loon.

Recent Comments:
Hunter a Hsiekovian? — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-02-23 00:13
I always suspected... — by Casey on Thu, 2007-02-22 21:09

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Totalitarian t-shirt

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Submitted by Jameson on Thu, 2007-02-22 02:35
Totalitarian t-shirt

Since this design is infinitely better, I’ve ditched its predecessor. I'll give it a bit of a tweak and talk to a t-shirt company next week about getting it produced.


Recent Comments:
There are many varieties in Eastern Europe — by Scott Wilson on Sun, 2008-05-18 20:51
Anyone know how many have sold? — by Jameson on Sat, 2008-05-17 02:31
Just bumping this thread — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2008-05-17 00:21

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[Today's Reprise] Supersex Me!

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Submitted by David Bertelsen on Thu, 2007-02-22 00:59

[Editor's note: For those on whom the allusion may be lost, "Perigo" is Portuguese for "danger."]

Manhattan artivist (activist artist) Mr. Guy Simons has created a storm of controversy with his award-winning new movie, “Supersex Me!”

Recent Comments:
Huh? — by Olivia on Sat, 2007-02-24 08:01
Reprise? — by Marcus on Thu, 2007-02-22 11:06

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Farewell dinner & drinks: Tuesday 27th, 1830, De Post, Mt. Eden

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-02-21 10:15

Greetings to all Auckland SOLOists,

I'll be leaving for Melbourne on the 2nd March, and Ande will be joining me there after she's sold the house, so we thought we'd invite you all to farewell drinks & dinner at De Post (http://www.depost.co.nz/) in Mt. Eden, at 1830 on Tuesday 27th February.

Recent Comments:
Ooooo! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 08:42
You Have Mail — by Sandi on Tue, 2007-03-06 07:18
I've actually just (finally) — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2007-03-06 07:11

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CYFS Watch Blog Bad

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Wed, 2007-02-21 07:24

logo.gifCYFS Watch is a Blogspot blog run by secret persons with a problem with New Zealand Government's Child Youth and Family Services- CYFS. Who doesn't have a problem with them? But they're going a bit far with the nameing and shameing- they've been getting personal and have just gone a step further. Google it if you like.

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Estonia Dec. 1989

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2007-02-20 17:08
Estonia Dec. 1989

Estonia Dec. 1989

Recent Comments:
Sub-national indices — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2007-03-28 19:56
Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-03-23 03:00
Another methodology — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2007-03-22 23:39

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Letter to the Herald re. Holocaust denial

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2007-02-19 22:08

Dear Sir,

Millions of Jews were systematically murdered by the NAZI regime and their sympathizers, both before and during WW2.  It was a tragic period in human history, replete with hatred and apathy – and would be so regardless of the number of innocents murdered because of their religious beliefs.

Recent Comments:
Thanks for your attempt to — by Kevin on Fri, 2007-03-02 07:32
KKKevin... — by Jameson on Fri, 2007-03-02 01:47
Mr Visconti... — by Kevin on Thu, 2007-03-01 07:32

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Hillary -- Get Your Hands Out Of My Wallet

Submitted by wngreen on Mon, 2007-02-19 19:58

In case you think her blatant call for seizing legally generated and already taxed property was a mere slip of the tongue, she even repeats it in her campaign flier.

Recent Comments:
I must admit that this is — by wngreen on Wed, 2007-02-21 21:10
Fred is always right (except when he's wrong) — by Fred Weiss on Wed, 2007-02-21 20:32
Fred is almost right — by wngreen on Wed, 2007-02-21 17:36

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Mon, 2007-02-19 12:58

father_bob.gifSOLO, this is Father Bob Maguire. He's a Catholic priest in my old home, Melbourne, Australia. Never met him.

Recent Comments:
Love and the Laws of the Universe — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-05-20 12:26
Ellis — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-05-20 09:08
Greg — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-05-20 08:51

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Sha'riah law - coming to a town near you!

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Submitted by Sandi on Mon, 2007-02-19 09:37

North London
Furious parents staged protests outside a school over its decision to serve up only halal meat at lunchtimes.

Recent Comments:
so i'm a muslim living in the — by islam-boi46 on Mon, 2008-01-14 10:40
First it was "Baa-Baa Rainbow Sheep"... — by Jameson on Sat, 2007-03-17 10:21
Fraser, — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2007-03-10 01:30

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Hugo Chavez: Collectivist Throwback

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Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2007-02-19 02:31

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 16 — Faced with an accelerating inflation rate and shortages of basic foods like beef, chicken and milk, President Hugo Chávez has threatened to jail grocery store owners and nationalize their businesses if they violate the country’s expanding price controls.

Recent Comments:
Worse yet... — by Robert on Mon, 2007-02-19 15:33

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The YouTube "Star Wars" Kid... His Real Story

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Mon, 2007-02-19 01:31

Okay, so if you haven't heard by now, apparently the most viewed internet video ever, is of some seemingly unknown fat kid who set up a camera to tape himself in a small room, whirling and twirling a golf ball retriever while making Star Wars sound effects, pretending to be a Jedi warrior or something.

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European parliament's cigarette ban goes up in smoke!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2007-02-18 19:06

Following the EU president - formerly of sixty cigarettes a day fame - recently suggesting an EU-wide public smoking ban by 2009, the EU parliament have been subversively puffing away. Good on 'em! Smiling

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Submitted by Jameson on Sat, 2007-02-17 01:34

Until yesterday, no team had ever beaten the Australian cricketers, currently ranked number one in the world, by ten wickets.

Indeed it was a moment of pure exaltation for all of us who have suffered the recent lacklustre performances by the New Zealand Black Caps.

Recent Comments:
Phenonumental! — by Jameson on Tue, 2007-02-20 22:12
Holy Crap!! — by Robert on Tue, 2007-02-20 15:31
Holy... — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2007-02-20 09:46

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This Ayn Rand Caricature

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Fri, 2007-02-16 08:55

This drawing appeared many years ago in an undergraduate humor magazine, when I was in college. Somehow I've always liked it, but somehow it also disturbs me. It's a guilty pleasure of mine, this caricature.

Recent Comments:
I wish I knew how to post — by 0 on Fri, 2007-02-16 21:14
And, you know, I just had a — by 0 on Fri, 2007-02-16 20:33
Isn't it cool? *L* That's — by 0 on Fri, 2007-02-16 20:22

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What the Liberals Really Want...

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Fri, 2007-02-16 07:53

Okay, so apparently the new Speaker of the House, Nasty Pelosi, is now letting Bush know that he will require the approval of her newfound mob to take action in Iran or even continued action in Iraq, and that he doesn't necessarily have it.

Recent Comments:
You avoided my question but that’s OK. — by Greg Mullen on Wed, 2007-02-28 20:01
Greg says: If you agree that — by wngreen on Wed, 2007-02-28 18:08
Mr.Green — by Greg Mullen on Wed, 2007-02-28 16:34

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Ayn Rand Bust, or Bust

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Fri, 2007-02-16 03:47

I don't know what else to say. Apparently, there's an Ayn Rand bust -- sculpted by artist Robert Toth -- for sale here:


And it looks like this:

Recent Comments:
Hyperlinking — by Fred Weiss on Mon, 2007-02-19 06:12
While we're on the subject... — by Jameson on Mon, 2007-02-19 02:34
delete repeat — by Jameson on Mon, 2007-02-19 02:34

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Linz on Live, standing in for Laws

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Submitted by JulianP on Wed, 2007-02-14 23:47

Linz is going to be on Radio Live, tomorrow, standing in for Michael Laws.

Listen on-line here:

He'll be on Thursday, 15 Feb, 8pm to 11pm GMT.

Recent Comments:
MASS KASS — by Jameson on Sat, 2007-02-17 03:13
Hahahahaha! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2007-02-17 00:06
Glenn — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-02-16 07:52

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Antitrust = = Price Control?

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-02-14 20:32

... but it just dawned on me this morning (with news of another successful anti-trust prosecution against Microsoft) that anti-trust legislation is just stealth price-control legislation. 

Recent Comments:
Cast error line 1 — by wngreen on Thu, 2007-02-15 02:00
Oh, absolutely, — by Fred Weiss on Wed, 2007-02-14 22:48
— by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-02-14 22:37

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Religious Rampaging Reined in...Reason Resumes!

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Submitted by Melissa Lepley on Wed, 2007-02-14 14:41

It looks like Kansas has regained its sanity!


This article on msnbc explains how a coalition of moderate conservatives and democrats took control of the Kansas school-board and are taking out all the not-so-intelligent design crap.

Recent Comments:
How can there be intelligent — by 0 on Wed, 2007-02-14 21:46
Simply silly sensationalism... — by Melissa Lepley on Wed, 2007-02-14 19:55
Clever title Melissa, but — by Ron Kelley on Wed, 2007-02-14 19:23

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