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Obleftivist Yawon Bwook says Donald Twump is "THE villain of our time." Which of the following best accords with your view?
Yes he is
He's not a villain but a hero
Putin might be a bigger villain
The mullahs might be bigger villains
ISIS might be bigger villains
Ugly Wimmin might be bigger villains
Black Lives Matter might be bigger villains
Snowflake moronnials might be bigger villains
College professors might be bigger villains
Fake News outlets might be bigger villains
Pomowankers might be bigger villains
Obleftivists might be bigger villains
None of the above—specify
Total votes: 10
Submitted by Piksmeat on Wed, 2006-11-22 14:40
Should Objectivists marry or date non-Objectivists?
Say you become an Objectivist after getting married. If your partner refuses to follow you should you seperate and/or get a divorce from your partner.
Proposed pictures — by wngreen on Wed, 2006-11-22 16:59
You are right I had — by wngreen on Wed, 2006-11-22 16:56
Submitted by younkins on Wed, 2006-11-22 01:39
Natural law is an older concept than the idea of natural rights. John Locke and his predecessor, Hugo Grotius, are frequently credited with ushering in the modern concept of natural rights. Historically, the doctrine of natural rights appears to have developed either within, or at least consonant with, the framework of the natural law tradition.
I do not know... — by Marcus on Wed, 2006-11-22 20:59
Darn — by Chris Cathcart on Wed, 2006-11-22 16:04
Submitted by Greg Mullen on Tue, 2006-11-21 19:59
The Economist — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2006-11-22 00:54
Good article... — by Marcus on Tue, 2006-11-21 22:05
Submitted by jtgagnon on Tue, 2006-11-21 19:15
Jeff Jacoby, of the Boston Globe, provides a few snapshots from the global jihad. The following is from his November 1 commentary
"Australia's foremost Muslim cleric triggers an uproar when he likens women who don't wear an Islamic headscarf to "uncovered meat" and blames them for attracting sexual predators. "If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or the park . . . and the cats come and eat it," says Sheik Taj al-Din Hilali, "whose fault is it, the cats' or the uncovered meat? If [the woman] was in her room, in her home, in her headscarf, no problem would have occurred."
Very Interesting Question... — by atlascott on Sun, 2007-01-14 17:13
Don't Question Their Character or Motives--Unless You Have Proof — by PhilipC on Thu, 2006-11-30 23:00
Linz — by Fred Weiss on Thu, 2006-11-30 15:00
Submitted by Mario on Tue, 2006-11-21 17:09
An article running on the Scientific American Web site entitled, "The Social Welfare State, beyond Ideology," claims that the evidence is now in: socialism isn't the bogeyman Hayek, Mises, et al. have made it out to be.
Interventionism leads to socialism — by Mario on Thu, 2006-11-23 15:35
Piksmeat, Well, perhaps — by 0 on Wed, 2006-11-22 14:52
The welfare state is socialism? — by Piksmeat on Wed, 2006-11-22 14:46
Submitted by Jeff Perren on Tue, 2006-11-21 16:18
David Horowitz is a staunch conservative. As such, his views are to be taken with a very critical eye. But, he (and his colleagues) often write on the state of the universities in a way that matches my own experience.
I was lucky — by 0 on Wed, 2006-11-22 19:11
Correction — by Mario on Wed, 2006-11-22 03:48
Helpful — by Jeff Perren on Wed, 2006-11-22 00:59
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2006-11-21 09:18
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If my own experience with — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2006-11-22 09:04
Wonderful! — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-22 02:03
Thanks - I'm quite proud of — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2006-11-21 22:50
Submitted by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-11-21 03:35
God, I do detest KoRn. But does, or even should that, make you like them any less?
Life is your mission, Kori, search and enjoy.
How could I have forgotten Camille Paglia? — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-29 04:19
Commager & the movies — by 0 on Thu, 2006-11-23 06:20
My last comment was addressed to Kori, as is this one... — by 0 on Thu, 2006-11-23 04:37
Submitted by Marcus on Mon, 2006-11-20 21:49
By accident I stumbled upon these two items at once.
The first is a video clip from March this year of an interview on a Manhattan Libertarian TV programme called “Hardfire” with the author Frederick Cookinham about his book “The Age of Rand – Imagining an Objectivist Future World.” The author claims that there will be an “Age of Rand” 50-100 years from now.
No, I don't think so... — by Marcus on Tue, 2006-11-21 21:03
Is Cookinham a Brandenite? — by Kenny on Tue, 2006-11-21 17:37
Act I, Sc 2 — by Jeff Perren on Tue, 2006-11-21 02:21
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Mon, 2006-11-20 20:12
Democrat Congressman Charles Rangel of NY is proposing reinstating the draft, on the grounds that it would discourage U.S. involvement in wars. Curious-looking rationale for conscription. Why not propose all kinds of egregious government controls on the grounds that they'd lead to unpopular results?
See, I partially don't think — by KingRandor82 on Tue, 2006-12-05 06:54
In what capacity... — by Robert on Wed, 2006-11-22 03:03
Downsizing — by wngreen on Tue, 2006-11-21 23:10
Submitted by Mario on Mon, 2006-11-20 18:49
I have a new post on my blog discussing organ donation and the altruistic motivations against free-market solutions. It contains a good link to a podcast from the Cato Institute.
Measurement Ommission — by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-11-21 01:48
Thanks for the offer. — by Mario on Mon, 2006-11-20 21:44
Feel free... — by wngreen on Mon, 2006-11-20 19:15
Submitted by Fifth of November on Mon, 2006-11-20 08:29
One of the members of the facebook group: "Abolish the PATRIOT Act Now!" just happened to send a link which directs to a lecture by Mike Ruppert about...well, it's in the title. Before I link the video, I must admit that some of the information he brings up was simply lost on me, simply because the previous positions and actions of some of the people now more or less in power were orchestrated while I was still a child, but of course this won't be the case after I do some more research.
I've spent several hours on — by Orson on Tue, 2006-11-28 10:47
I'll give you a rundown — by John Armaos on Tue, 2006-11-28 08:10
More 9/11 conspiracy theory fantasies? — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2006-11-21 01:47
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-11-20 07:35
Russell Crowe, Kiwi actor (not Australian as Australians & ignorant Americans keep reporting) has just appeared in a 60 Minutes interview in the wake of some new film he's done with Ridley Scott.
How about — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-11-24 19:36
No, I see Taggart as... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-11-24 05:50
Kevin Spacey... eeew — by Olivia on Fri, 2006-11-24 00:18
Submitted by PhilipC on Mon, 2006-11-20 04:48
Despite my many strong disagreements with Diana Hsieh, there is one area where her intellectual method is one that Objectivists should emulate far more often.
It has to do with diligence, thoroughness, and seriousness about Objectivism and about ideas.
I cast no aspersions... — by Orson on Wed, 2006-11-29 01:22
A fundamental difference in "psycho-epistemology" — by 0 on Tue, 2006-11-28 19:39
How, Fred? — by Bill Tingley on Sun, 2006-11-26 21:04
Submitted by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2006-11-18 23:18
For those who love the paintings of John Singer Sargent, you will want to investigate a painter you may not know: Joseph Sorolla
The Spanish artist knew and admired Sargent and his work often bears a strong similarity to that great American painter.
Absolutely gorgeous, Jeff ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-11-20 03:19
Sorolla Museum — by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2006-11-19 19:22
Yes — by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2006-11-19 05:17
Submitted by Robert on Sat, 2006-11-18 18:27
Some choice quotes from this report:
"Intensive family therapy - which can include removing members from their home - is one option the Social Development Ministry is examining as it works to deal with dysfunctional homes in which drug and welfare dependency is rife.
"Those who grant sympathy to — by Sandi on Mon, 2006-11-20 08:44
Just as much bullshit from the UK — by Sandi on Mon, 2006-11-20 08:40
Submitted by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2006-11-18 17:06
What is the Objectivist view of the role of philosophy in history? Does it need modification? Robert Tracinski asserts his views in a recent series of TIA articles.
On Cause and Effect — by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2006-12-29 21:59
George Baker on Tracinski — by Jeff Perren on Wed, 2006-12-27 20:09
Tracinski's triad — by 0 on Wed, 2006-12-27 19:47
Submitted by Mario on Sat, 2006-11-18 01:38
I have an existing blog covering politics, education, and other cultural topics from an Objectivist viewpoint to which I would like to extend an invitation: Coarsely ground at http://blog.mariodiana.com.
Great to be on board! — by Mario on Mon, 2006-11-20 18:46
Mario — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-11-19 01:09
Submitted by TRowland on Fri, 2006-11-17 20:09
When I was a kid my relatives on my Mother's side would -- on occassion (don't ask on which)-- sing the following bit of dogeral:
Get outta the way, old Dan Tucker;
Thanks, Jeff — by TRowland on Mon, 2006-11-20 13:35
Tom, — by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2006-11-17 21:30
Thanks — by TRowland on Fri, 2006-11-17 20:46
Submitted by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2006-11-17 20:08
This blog post from an allegedly serious source makes a ridiculous suggestion about how to cut CO2 emissions - by changing code in Microsoft's operating system. These yahoos never give up.
Convince all of the folks — by Summer Serravillo on Mon, 2006-11-27 11:09
Right you are — by Laure Chipman on Mon, 2006-11-20 17:45
Not to worry — by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2006-11-18 17:27
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Fri, 2006-11-17 04:53
Left and right I hear "...is the reason we're not gonna win this war". First of all, I hate to tell you all, but part of me doesn't even believe most OBJECTIVISTS know what's truly at stake here- they're not simply gonna nuke some major cities, and that's it, along with putting us under Islamic Law- no siree...they're likely to knock out our POWER PLANTS, and render us completely helpless, as we rely on such power so heavily. I believe, THAT, they know is the golden ticket. I hate to say it, but I don't think we've "seen anything yet", when it really comes to what they WANT to do( though something tells me I don't think it's gonna get to that, regardless...).
Yes, but not proven... — by Orson on Mon, 2006-11-20 09:55
Power plants and water reservoirs — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-11-17 22:45
Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2006-11-17 00:25
It is very common for people to talk nowadays about environmental good and evil, but with virtually no explicit statement of the standards by which something is to be judged environmentally good or evil. People are unaware that a standard is always present and that there is more than one such standard. There are in fact two diametrically opposed and mutually exclusive standards of environmental good and evil. The following example will bring them out.
Misgrounded — by F L Light on Fri, 2006-11-17 04:54
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2006-11-17 00:17
Milton Friedman: 1912-2006
by Edward Hudgins
Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman passed away on November 16, 2006 at the age of 94. Friedman was one of the most influential economists in the twentieth century and probably the most famous one advocating free markets, thanks in large part to his TV series and accompanying book "Free to Choose."
Swill? Um okay. — by Marnee on Tue, 2006-12-05 20:15
How to label a radical for capitalism? — by Orson on Sun, 2006-12-03 10:44
Sullum on Friedman — by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2006-11-23 03:50
Submitted by seddon on Thu, 2006-11-16 16:37
So I get an email from Michelle Kamii telling me about this essay that Jacques Barzun wrote defending the proposition that music tells a story; that it is representational.
Submitted by TRowland on Thu, 2006-11-16 11:49
Just thought the readers here might like to know that I've been suspended from the Speicher's Forum site until -- now get this -- April 15th, 2023. If I'm still alive, I'll have recently celebrated my 80th. What a glorious birthday present that will be. I can hardly wait.
I agree — by Bill Visconti on Thu, 2006-11-16 22:13
Never mind, Tom ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-11-16 20:38
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Thu, 2006-11-16 09:11
Here me out on this- as we all know, he's a religious nutcase, yet at the same time also falls on his knees to post-modernist philosophy( need proof? check out how he's fighting the war, as well as how he initially pushed for the social security plan). Do I believe he wants to protect America? Partly, yes- but remember: when two philosophies, based on Altruism, are mentally conflicting someone, the one common link they have becomes much stronger. His pre-modernist philosophies get in the way when it comes to fighting the war for two reasons:
My God! — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-16 18:32
No. He is not a religious — by Marnee on Thu, 2006-11-16 18:22
I raised the same issue on my blog, — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-16 09:31
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2006-11-16 00:23
What happens when an atheist with a rather 'disintegrated' philosophical world view debates a religionist with an integrated but factually incorrect worldview about the foundations of science and the scientific method?
Robert... — by Marcus on Sat, 2006-11-18 18:52
Only... — by Robert on Sat, 2006-11-18 06:43
Scientists and empiricism... — by Robert on Sat, 2006-11-18 01:10
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2006-11-16 00:22
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died... - Leonard Cohen
That's How It Goes — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2007-10-19 15:48
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2006-11-16 00:20
Senior Skeptic Michael Shermer has a look at the many delusions afflicting too many people, "from alien encounters to Virgin Mary sightings on pizza pies, to hidden messages revealed while playing "Stairway to Heaven" backwards - and explains the evolutionary and cognitive basis for these lapses in reason."
Ok I admit it — by Sandi on Sat, 2006-11-18 00:10
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2006-11-16 00:19
not — by Brant Gaede on Tue, 2008-07-29 22:41
Nihilism! — by Ptgymatic on Fri, 2008-07-18 15:27
Right Wright — by Brant Gaede on Fri, 2008-07-18 05:49
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