Linz's New Book
Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
Hell no! Put him away for treason.
Yes and no. It's a grey area.
Other (please specify)
Total votes: 20
Submitted by Dan Edge on Thu, 2006-08-24 20:02
THE MORALITY OF MONOGAMY
Monogamy is a long-term romantic relationship in which both partners preserve romantic and sexual exclusivity. I hold that monogamous relationships are the ideal channel for romantic love over the long term.
Time constraints — by Landon Erp on Sun, 2006-09-03 06:19
Kelly- — by Aaron on Sun, 2006-09-03 06:07
George — by James S. Valliant on Thu, 2006-08-31 03:59
Submitted by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-08-24 13:19
I've become a big fan of the HBO show, Big Love.
From HBO: "Think having three wives is a dream come true? Meet Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton), a modern-day Utah polygamist who lives in suburban Salt Lake City with his three wives, seven children, and a mounting avalanche of debt and demands. The owner of a growing chain of home improvement stores, Bill struggles to balance the financial and emotional needs of Barb, Nicki and Margene (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin), who live in separate, adjacent houses and take turns sharing their husband each night.
Why was Polygamy promoted by the Mormon Church — by Orson on Mon, 2007-07-23 01:52
Polygamy? Fun? YES!-Why Mormons crazy conformists? Kinsey WRONG! — by Orson on Mon, 2007-07-23 01:28
I saw this — by Landon Erp on Sat, 2006-09-16 22:26
Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2006-08-24 06:46
I'll start this thread from Kelly's daughter's photo, as neither Adam nor Peter seems willing. Gentleman, feel free to have it out on this one.
I would be very interested in hearing different people's experiences of Montessori or pseudo-Montessori schools. I think we can all agree that Maria Montessori had a formidable understanding of a child's mind and educational requirements. I personally have not had a good experience within a Montessori based system, but I can see it largely depends upon the sense of life infused in the teacher/directress as to whether the quality of teaching is valuable or not. Perhaps people would care to comment...
Objectivist Education — by Sharath on Sat, 2006-09-09 03:27
Peikoff - definition of Education — by AdamReed on Wed, 2006-09-06 05:10
Objectivist definition of education — by Sharath on Wed, 2006-09-06 04:16
Submitted by JulianD on Thu, 2006-08-24 05:10
Google's new trend funcionality provides fascinating data for locating Atlantis.
I've seen all good people... — by Robert Nasir on Tue, 2006-08-29 01:18
Darn! — by Melissa Lepley on Mon, 2006-08-28 15:39
Consider yourself invited! — by User hidden on Sat, 2006-08-26 15:21
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-24 00:17
(Reprised to counter suggestions on another thread that I am or have been a blind follower of Bush.)
Daily Linz 5 - Ignoble Islam
Islamo-fascist filth proclaimed their odious presence again this week when three of their number launched suicide bomb-attacks in Bali, Indonesia—the second time in three years this tourist resort has been attacked. In the wake of their murder and mayhem, the cleric-maggot jailed for master-minding the 2002 carnage (202 killed) praised suicide-bombers as “noble,” urged jihadists to use nuclear weapons and opined that Muslims would fight the West till it agreed to be ruled by Islam.
The U.S. President — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2006-08-27 00:09
Identify Which Enemy? — by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2006-08-26 23:14
Taliban are not losing. — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2006-08-26 21:58
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-08-23 23:55
(Reprised in response to Michael Moeller's recent query about "pusballs" on the "Linzisms" thread.)
Daily Linz 3 - Slime on SOLO
There’s an artist I know to whom I once introduced the world of The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged and Objectivism. His existing milieu was that of pomo-wankerism ... of framed excrement, blotches and smears, clutter and entropy—the usual stock-in-trade of the contemporary artistic establishment. On his wall was a painting by one of his tutors—a human skull with an axe through it. That is his milieu still. Having contemplated what I had shown him, he announced to me that he couldn’t fault it, but neither could he accept it because to do so would require him to “turn my world upside down.” Since then he has projected a resentment towards me that I can only put down to my being the embodiment of a reproach. He knows his world to be depraved, and I am to blame for opening his eyes to its depravity. He would rather have remained in thrall to his mentors without being made aware that they were swamp-dwellers with sores oozing pus.
Mac Attack — by JoeM on Thu, 2006-08-24 13:03
Paul Mac & the Nobodys — by Lanza Morio on Thu, 2006-08-24 08:48
Giuseppe! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-24 03:55
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-08-23 21:19
Here's another GREAT interview for you from Prodos.Com!
Guest: Edward Cline, author of the acclaimed Sparrowhawk adventure novels.
Interviewed on the SOLID VOX (tm) Network by: EGOIST with Martin Lindeskog.
Yup, Ed had an interesting — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-08-25 06:55
Thank you! — by Melissa Lepley on Thu, 2006-08-24 17:38
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Wed, 2006-08-23 17:44
I'm at around p. 140 now, just past the chapter that seems to me to be the core of PARC, chapter 4, titled "The Exploiters and the Exploited." Looks to me to be so thoroughly damning and riveting compared to what came before, that the rest of the book could only be post-climactic.
Chris — by James S. Valliant on Mon, 2006-08-28 22:53
KASS Kelly! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-08-28 07:21
"What was it Rand once said — by User hidden on Sun, 2006-08-27 15:25
Submitted by Daniel Walden on Wed, 2006-08-23 16:44
I couldn't believe this when I read it, but apparently people do think this way after all. Holy Wesley Mouch, Batman!
The New York Times: 'The Post 8/10 World'
Remember The Fish — by AdamReed on Wed, 2006-08-23 22:59
Submitted by User hidden on Wed, 2006-08-23 03:12
Here's my problem. I do gymnastics, and lately, I've been straining my inner thigh muscle a lot doing pretty innocuous skills. Is there a reason that I might be straining that particular muscle over and over? Any advice on how to fix that?
Outcome — by User hidden on Sat, 2006-09-09 21:47
Kelly : — by Mark on Sat, 2006-09-09 17:40
Thanks for the advice, everyone. — by User hidden on Thu, 2006-08-24 22:03
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-08-23 03:10
What goes on inside the Googleplex? The 'Googleplex' is the name for Google's headquarters, in which some pretty smart people produce some pretty sharp stuff -- and seem to have a great time doing it if this seven-minute video is any indication. (Looks like they're looking for staff.)
Wm, I'm not familar with — by PhilipC on Wed, 2007-05-30 03:27
A Phil Unbrella — by wngreen on Wed, 2007-05-30 02:18
Pissing on Three More Parades — by PhilipC on Mon, 2007-05-28 23:49
Submitted by User hidden on Wed, 2006-08-23 03:01
I cannot believe I am sending this baby off to Montessori school tomorrow! It seems only yesterday she was just a fetus! I cried yesterday in Target when I bought her a little lunchbox and a Nemo backpack.
Thanx for the Update — by VSD on Sat, 2007-02-24 13:01
VSD — by User hidden on Fri, 2007-02-23 22:01
Update? — by VSD on Thu, 2007-02-22 23:53
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-08-23 03:01
BBC NEWS: Tests flummox trainee teachers
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-08-23 02:57
Now here's a local landscape painter with a unique sense of humour -- -- a late local landscape painter that is: Trevor Lloyd. I've become a fan since seeing this in a recent exhibition, for which this was used as the 'title piece':
Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2006-08-22 19:46
Chris asked for this review and in reviewing it I thought, due to the discussion of a review of the film in the the Intellectual Activist, that it might be of interest to SOLOists. So here it is. It was originally published in the journal FILM AND PHILOSOPHY, vol. 4 1997.
Submitted by PhilipC on Tue, 2006-08-22 17:48
Ayn Rand, in many essays and in many ways, argued that a decline in philosophy is driving a declining culture. And that we are in a race between spreading the correct philosophy, Objectivism, and a collapse of civilization.
Welfare-warfare state — by Kenny on Fri, 2006-08-25 20:22
our worship of "progress"; — by JoeM on Thu, 2006-08-24 04:07
Cookoo — by JoeM on Thu, 2006-08-24 03:50
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Tue, 2006-08-22 07:37
"...U.N. inspectors wanting to examine Iran's underground nuclear site were turned away in an apparent violation of the Nonproliferation Treaty, diplomats and U.N. officials said Monday, The Associated Press reported.
I vote for what ever it — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-08-23 05:17
Let's see — by LWHALL on Wed, 2006-08-23 02:42
What? — by eg on Tue, 2006-08-22 20:02
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-08-22 07:18
Tomorrow, in Auckland, New Zealand, there will be a "Boobs on Bikes" parade down the main street, Queen Street. Topless women on the backs of motorbikes, promoting the annual adult erotica event in Auckland. Of course, in our ideal world, decisions about "public" nudity will be made by private property owners. In the meantime, we can laugh, or cry, at the antics of the feminazis out to stop this parade. One of them has just appeared on TV saying if it were about breast-feeding, that would be OK. Another sent me & all other magazine/newspaper editors this e-mail today:
Linz — by eg on Wed, 2006-08-23 06:16
Cold day, eh? Most of those — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2006-08-23 06:06
Boobs. Bikes. Pictures. — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-08-23 05:56
Submitted by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2006-08-22 06:11
Currently under construction.
92 floors. Hotel and residential. Nice.
Click a thumbnail to have a full size image open in a new window.
It's designed to stop a — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2006-08-23 04:13
Bugger... — by Robert on Wed, 2006-08-23 02:15
The WTC towers were not — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2006-08-23 01:54
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2006-08-22 03:05
Austrian economist Peter Boettke, here in New Zealand recently to deliver the 2006 Ronald Trotter Lecture, had the following to say recently about how effective Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged is in teaching economics (the article, 'Teaching Economics Through Ayn Rand: How the Economy is like a Novel and How the Novel Can Teach Us About Economics,' is unfortunately offline).
Submitted by Pete L on Mon, 2006-08-21 21:17
....for the atrocities of the past century. Further evidence of why the Right can not be trusted to lead the West (as if more was needed).
Damn right! — by Daniel Walden on Tue, 2006-08-22 04:22
Oh spare me from the idiots... — by jtgagnon on Tue, 2006-08-22 02:00
Submitted by Dan Edge on Mon, 2006-08-21 19:13
"“No, you know I’m much — by Melissa Lepley on Fri, 2006-08-25 14:35
Martin — by Dan Edge on Fri, 2006-08-25 13:05
Dan, you set a good example! — by Martin on Fri, 2006-08-25 00:40
Submitted by Kevin on Mon, 2006-08-21 08:12
I caught the last fifteen mins of the radio show on Sat. and had to comment on the "Zionism is good, Israel is good" proclomation.
Right, Fred — by James S. Valliant on Tue, 2006-09-05 23:14
Wrong, Fred — by Jon Letendre on Tue, 2006-09-05 23:04
James — by Fred Weiss on Tue, 2006-09-05 22:50
Submitted by JulianD on Mon, 2006-08-21 07:57
This excellent article from the NY Times today (and reprinted in the International Herald Tribune).
"Jon Caulkins, a drug policy expert at Carnegie Mellon University, echoing other analysts, estimates that the drug war has cost American taxpayers upward of $40 billion annually in recent years..."
Submitted by Jameson on Mon, 2006-08-21 05:50
X — by l on Tue, 2006-08-22 02:32
Submitted by seddon on Mon, 2006-08-21 03:58
This is a personal good-by to Barbara Uhles. What has this to do with SOLOPassion and Ayn Rand? Let me explain. Barb and John Uhles have owned the Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs in Ouray, Colorado (the setting of Galt's Gulch). for the past 21 years and now they are retiring. The Box Canyon Lodge is the motel Rand stayed in in 1949 when she visited Ouray and fell in love with it. Her descriptions of the valley in Atlas are dead-on-accurate, especially the waterfall. How do I know Rand stayed in this particular motel? Years ago while registering Barb asked me what I did for a living. I told her and she replied, "A philosopher once stayed here. In fact, I have a letter from her. Would you like to see it?" I said "yes" and what Barb gave me was a copy of the two letters about Ouray in Berliner's LETTERS OF AYN RAND, pp. 456 and 509. After telling her how much of a fan I was I then asked her if she know what room she stayed in and she thought it was #2. I held up the key (#17) that she had just given me and winking I said, "No, it wasn't 2, it was 17, wasn't it?" She smiled and said, "Yes, 17." What a wonderful lady and she has made visiting Ouray every year over the the past decade a treasure to remember. Happy retirement, Barb.
Submitted by Julian Pistorius on Mon, 2006-08-21 01:28
On Linz's show on Sunday night, they talked about Bernard's case against Helen Clark and Labour.
9:23 minutes (2.15 MB)
Submitted by Jameson on Sun, 2006-08-20 23:32
Okay, so I'm still trying to make a simple attachment within a thread. Please, could someone instruct me how to upload a picture to the SOLO library without posting it as a new thread? Thanking that g
Taken offence?? — by Robert on Tue, 2006-08-22 05:20
Goodness! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-08-22 01:49
Robert... — by Jameson on Tue, 2006-08-22 00:56
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2006-08-20 21:11
I've just returned to Auckland from a fantastic road trip with my wife Andelys, & my sister- and brother-in-law. I'm attending TechEd for the next three days, but have popped into an internet cafe to catch up on online events, as I'd rather set my head on fire than cram myself into a packed room to hear the keynote speaker (sadly, it isn't Gates - I would be attending the keynote if it was). The interesting (read: geeky) stuff starts at 1030
Just think of all the little fishies... — by CVert on Tue, 2006-08-22 20:02
Dunc the Drunk :-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-08-22 06:18
I wasn't actually sick on — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2006-08-21 20:08
Submitted by jtgagnon on Sun, 2006-08-20 18:04
The great prizefighter Jack Dempsey was once asked, “When you are about to hit a man, do you aim for his chin or his nose?”
“Neither,” Dempsey replied. “I aim for the back of his head.”
Adam... — by Craig Ceely on Mon, 2006-08-21 01:03
Left out... — by AdamReed on Mon, 2006-08-21 00:34
The back of the head... — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2006-08-20 20:04
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