ALJeezera Broadcasting in my living room!

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Submitted by Sandi on Sat, 2007-01-06 06:07

Triangle Television here in New Zealand is now broadcasting AlJazeera during prime time. This infuriates me.

John Lewis's words echo in my ear

Recent Comments:
Michael — by Kevin on Tue, 2007-01-09 07:26
kevin how the hell is this — by michael fasher on Tue, 2007-01-09 06:06
Sandi — by Kevin on Sun, 2007-01-07 09:07

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Supreme Iran Leader Rumored Dead

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2007-01-06 02:56

The Ayatollah behind Ahmed-squiggle entered the hospital last month. Rumors flying around Tehran suggest he may be dead. If true, this would only mean one down, another 5,000 of the top lunatics to go. But, like the Pope, I'm sure there's one standing in line right beside his hospital bed.

Recent Comments:
Ok. Just the Catholic — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2007-01-06 04:39
The Pope — by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2007-01-06 04:31
Like the Pope? — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2007-01-06 03:32

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Tracinski On Fox News - Rescheduled For Jan 8

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2007-01-05 19:37

Robert Tracinksi is scheduled to appear on "Your World with Neil Cavuto," a Fox News Channel program, on January 8, with the time to be determined. In a recent TIA Daily he outlined the three current strategies for Iraq under discussion by the Administration: "Going Big, Going Long, and Going Home." He presents an alternative he calls "Going Wide." This involves essentially looking beyond Iraq's borders to the wider source of the problem, namely Iran and Syria.

Recent Comments:
Caught it — by Ron Kelley on Tue, 2007-01-09 16:55
Anyone Catch It? — by Jeff Perren on Tue, 2007-01-09 15:27
Update to Tracinski TV Appearance Today — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2007-01-08 18:44

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Eminent Domain - Round 2

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Submitted by Robert on Fri, 2007-01-05 18:48

A year ago and a half ago, an infamous 5-4 US Supreme Court decision (The Kelo v. New London, Conn.) upheld a municipality's right to use eminent domain to take private property for redevelopment by a private, profit-making concern.

Recent Comments:
Fuck! — by Robert on Wed, 2007-01-17 06:08
Well, unfortunately, today, — by nhfreeman1 on Wed, 2007-01-17 02:20
It's a tangential point, I think — by Mario on Sat, 2007-01-06 20:15

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Ed Hudgins—Saddam Hussein's Execution

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Submitted by The Atlas Society on Thu, 2007-01-04 23:31

Saddam Hussein's Execution

by Edward Hudgins

Saddam Hussein is deservedly dead, hanged as the heinous criminal he was. But the process by which justice was administered was disappointing and highlights the wide gap in values between Iraq’s culture and that of any civilized country.

Recent Comments:
Kenny — by Chris Cathcart on Mon, 2007-01-08 09:03
Aaron, who would you execute? — by Kenny on Sun, 2007-01-07 20:34
Yes Chris — by Kenny on Sun, 2007-01-07 20:28

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Public Enemies No's 1-1000

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2007-01-04 23:19

For those who may still be in doubt about who the enemy within America's borders is, this website is a good place to start learning.


Here are a few other choice tidbits that should turn anyone's stomach, describing the 'sensitivity training' openly advocated by military commanders.

Recent Comments:
Britain is the same — by Kenny on Fri, 2007-01-05 00:46

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Our Sirius Radio Debut!

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Submitted by Prima Donna on Thu, 2007-01-04 16:45

I'm very excited to announce that starting today (January 4) we've been given a weekly Thursday slot on Sirius Radio for our food shows. Food Philosophy and/or ReMARKable Palate can be heard at 9:30 PST on Stars 102 after Adam Curry's Daily Source Code (we're rotating the shows). My show will kick things off this evening.

Recent Comments:
Belated Congrats! — by 0 on Thu, 2007-01-11 06:44
Corner Cockroach Killers — by Prima Donna on Sun, 2007-01-07 21:49
That's really great, Jen, — by JoeM on Sun, 2007-01-07 17:15

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My take on the execution of Saddam Hussein

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Submitted by Mario on Wed, 2007-01-03 19:51

I want to offer my thoughts on Saddam's execution, which I've posted on my blog:

Enough rope to hang ourselves

Recent Comments:
I'd be happier... — by Robert on Fri, 2007-01-05 14:22
Possibly More — by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2007-01-05 02:56
Re: Good post — by Mario on Thu, 2007-01-04 18:32

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James Bond: Nobody Does It Better

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Submitted by PhilipC on Tue, 2007-01-02 19:11

Several media critics recently have claimed that the new Casino Royale is the -best- of the James Bond movies and that claim has been repeated by a number of Objectivists.

Recent Comments:
John, I don't want to waste — by PhilipC on Mon, 2007-05-21 18:19
Good movie — by John Armaos on Mon, 2007-05-21 07:42
> It seems Phil prefers the — by PhilipC on Sun, 2007-05-06 17:46

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I was just thinking about something regarding the Draft...

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Submitted by KingRandor82 on Tue, 2007-01-02 05:48

While part of me is beginning to believe that not even BUSH would be stupid enough to fully reinstate it...part of me also believes that Nixon wasn't totally serious about ending it either.

Remember- when government is actually serious about doing anything, they take every major precaution to push in that direction.

Recent Comments:
Ad campaign — by Mario on Tue, 2007-01-02 14:20
Ford actually did end — by Aaron on Tue, 2007-01-02 13:42

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Linz Interviews Lanza's Conductor

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Submitted by JulianP on Tue, 2007-01-02 01:47

1983 interview recorded in New York for the Singers of Renown series with Constantine Callinicos, conductor and pianist for Mario Lanza.

29:31 minutes (20.27 MB)
Recent Comments:
You know ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2008-09-19 23:53
Well, — by PhilipD on Fri, 2008-09-19 10:29
Ah... — by Olivia on Thu, 2008-09-18 10:09

TAS's Hudgins: Every Day a New Year

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Submitted by The Atlas Society on Mon, 2007-01-01 19:23

Every Day a New Year

by Edward Hudgins

[The Washington Times, among other publications, featured an op-ed on "Every Day a New Year" by Edward Hudgins, the Atlas Society's executive director. The staff and trustees of our organization wish you a very happy New Year's day and happy 2007!]

Recent Comments:
High School Standards — by Kenny on Fri, 2007-01-05 00:07
Ed Hudgin's article is not — by Titan on Thu, 2007-01-04 17:20
Yuk — by Kenny on Thu, 2007-01-04 13:25

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Linz Interviews Anna Moffo

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Submitted by JulianP on Sun, 2006-12-31 01:57

This is the 1983 interview with Anna Moffo, recently deceased.

19.25 MB
Recent Comments:
Magic! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-10-19 00:16
Linz — by 0 on Fri, 2007-09-28 05:14
Suma — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-09-25 22:03

[Reprised for Ayn's Birthday:] That Wasn't Real Was It?! (re-encoded).mp3

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sat, 2006-12-30 03:07

3:59 minutes (1.83 MB)
Recent Comments:
Of course ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2013-02-03 04:53
That's the reason why... — by Marcus on Fri, 2010-08-13 15:46
A Life of Your Own — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2010-08-13 14:29

Linda Mann - Still Life Artist Extraordinaire

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2006-12-29 21:32

The Intellectual Activist has a number of small images of still life paintings by Linda Mann. If the real thing is anything close to the images, this is a woman of rare talent, particularly in this age.

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Where The New York Times Is Coming From

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Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2006-12-29 21:13

Below are the headlines of four obituaries that have run in The New York Times. The first is that of the recent obituary of the Anti-Communist Augusto Pinochet. The next three are those of the obituaries of the Communist mass murderers Mao, Stalin, and Lenin. Please be sure to note how many are described as having ruled by terror.

Recent Comments:
Truly, black and white and — by Urban Parks on Wed, 2008-08-27 14:19

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Linz's coming-out: "That wasn't real, was it?"

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Submitted by JulianP on Fri, 2006-12-29 05:50

It's the first Objectivist rant on New Zealand radio, by a young Linz, in 1983. It was supposed to be part of a regular series featuring known presenters expressing the opinions which they normally hid. After this broadcast, the series was abandoned. We wonder why. Smiling

3:59 minutes (1.78 MB)
Recent Comments:
So if — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2007-01-20 15:39
Oy! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2007-01-15 05:41
Sigh. — by Prima Donna on Mon, 2007-01-15 05:38

Article in The Onion

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Submitted by Melissa Lepley on Thu, 2006-12-28 19:17

I was cruising through the Onion archives today, and ran across this article.

Quite possibly one of the best I've read!

"JERUSALEM—As an uneasy truce between Israel and Hezbollah continues, millions of average men and women in the Holy Land are turning to the one simple comfort that has always seen them through the darkest days of their troubled history: the steadfast guidance of their religious faith..."

Recent Comments:
Another article... — by Melissa Lepley on Mon, 2007-01-08 17:50
Nice — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2007-01-02 21:51
Thanks Mel! Very funny. If — by JulianP on Sun, 2006-12-31 00:19

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International Reaction to Hussein Death Sentence

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Wed, 2006-12-27 23:23

Proving once again that (while imperfect) the U.S. is not nearly so insane as some others around the globe, we have the Indian and European reactions to the Iraqi court's upholding of the verdict against Saddam Hussein.

Recent Comments:
Wm. — by Kevin on Sun, 2007-01-07 05:44
Kevin — by wngreen on Sat, 2007-01-06 15:17
Wm... — by Kevin on Sat, 2007-01-06 08:43

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Respect for religion, or for the right to choose it?

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2006-12-27 21:27

With the Prime Minister of New Zealand making noises about respecting religion (ironic, coming from her), I thought I'd better take the time to write another letter to the Herald ...

Dear Sir,

It seems many people are confusing respect for free religious expression with respect for every individual religion.

Recent Comments:
Tolerance, not respect — by Becky Pallack on Wed, 2007-01-17 21:27
Bravo Duncan — by Sandi on Fri, 2007-01-05 03:06
Spot on Duncan — by Kenny on Thu, 2007-01-04 13:48

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House, M.D. - Why Is This Good?

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Wed, 2006-12-27 16:02

I finally caught a couple of episodes of House, M.D. and I have to confess to some puzzlement.

The show has been praised by some Objectivists, but not having seen the show at the time, I didn't pay much attention to the remarks.

Recent Comments:
If you have the opportunity — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2007-01-08 07:41
Incest — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2007-01-08 07:25
More Deviltry — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2007-01-08 06:23

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The Education Marketplace

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Submitted by Daniel Walden on Wed, 2006-12-27 06:07

Earlier this year, I inquired as to whether any fellow SOLOists had any experience learning with the Harkness method, the extraordinary educational method that I've been working under for this school year. Shortly after that, I started delving into just what it is that makes a class like this effective.

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Sarah Vaughan Singing Blah Blah Blah By George and Ira Gershwin

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2006-12-24 18:26

For those who would enjoy a delightful and charming ditty with lyrics by Ira Gerswhin (and a lovely tune by George Gershwin), sung with irreverance by the matchless Sarah Vaughan, here it is:

Sarah Vaughan's Snowbound album (Song #7)

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An X-Mas Toast: Here's to Rich People and Unfettered Happiness!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2006-12-24 17:05

Here's to Rich People and Unfettered Happiness!!!

These two articles from the Times (Christmas Eve edition) get into a praise-worthy X-mas spirit of rational egoism!!!

Recent Comments:
Affirmation — by F L Light on Tue, 2006-12-26 13:46

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Light 'Pollution' Destroys Environment

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2006-12-23 22:12

A UCLA lecturer and his co-writer join the lunatic viro brigade by castigating 'excessive' use of electric lights.

The authors claim, among other gems that: "Light is a drug, and our 24-hour society abuses it. Humans produce the hormone melatonin in the dark. Without darkness, production is diminished. This partially explains the greater incidence of breast cancer in women who work the night shift and never sleep in complete darkness."

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The rise of Religious Correctness in schools

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Sat, 2006-12-23 04:11
Recent Comments:
Question about Academia — by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2006-12-23 18:05

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ARI's Journo: Diplomacy Only Encourages North Korea

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2006-12-23 03:52

Diplomacy Only Encourages North Korea's Belligerence
Western "diplomacy" has strengthened North Korea.

By Elan Journo

When North Korea detonated a nuclear bomb in October, it erased all doubts about the threat it poses to not only South Korea and Japan, but also to the United States.

Recent Comments:
Evil is as evil does — by Orson on Mon, 2007-01-15 09:17
Numbers — by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2007-01-05 21:09
US lives — by Kenny on Fri, 2007-01-05 20:39

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I am off for a spot of camping, fishing and long balmy nights with the rellies

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Submitted by Sandi on Sat, 2006-12-23 00:56

I would like to pass on my best wishes to all Soloist's, for Xmas and the New Year.

2006 has been a bitch of a year for me, but there was a tremendous highlight, and that was discovering Ayn Rand.

Recent Comments:
All the best for 2007 Sandi! — by JulianP on Sat, 2006-12-23 10:19
All the best to you Sandi — by Olivia on Sat, 2006-12-23 04:46
SalaciousSaturnalia — by Peter Cresswell on Sat, 2006-12-23 02:18

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Hudgins on Fox

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Submitted by The Atlas Society on Fri, 2006-12-22 23:39

From The KASSless Society:

Hudgins on Neil Cavuto Show on Fox News Channel

Edward Hudgins, The Atlas Society's executive director, will be on "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on the Fox News Channel on Friday, December 22 discussing the future of space policy. The show airs at 4:00pm Eastern time (and usually is re-aired at 5:00am for you insomniacs!). Check your local listings. Hudgins should be on the first half of the show.

Recent Comments:
Yeah, I suspect, — by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2006-12-22 23:54
Note, Jason ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-12-22 23:52
It is funny — by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2006-12-22 23:49

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Evil In Black and White

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2006-12-22 23:34

An editorial in the New York Times by Stanley Fish shows just how far gone some really are. To this oily virus, even free speech is just "an abstract principle."

(Though the Danish cartoon story is now dated, the principle is fresh... and an occasional reminder of what's at stake is helpful. Hat tip to Robert Tracinski for including this in his Top Stories of 2006.)

Recent Comments:
Good points — by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2006-12-23 18:57
Are we arguing about the same thing? — by Mario on Sat, 2006-12-23 18:21
Free Pass? — by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2006-12-23 16:53

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