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Linz's New Book
Is Edward Snowden a hero?
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Total votes: 20
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
Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2006-08-20 17:27
This is very scary stuff. Feminists are often referred to as femi-NAZI's, but here is irrefutable testimony that they are joining together with Jihadist scum – after having previously been apologists for SOVIET COMMUNISM during the cold war.
Yes I agree. Quite Incredible. — by Marcus on Tue, 2006-08-22 09:42
Irony — by Landon Erp on Mon, 2006-08-21 21:43
Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2006-08-20 13:48
In my previous post, I showed how James Valliant misrepresented Barbara Branden in claiming that she omits the fact that it was the Blumenthals that broke with Rand. Let’s look at two additional misrepresentations in The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics.
Ants Don't... — by James S. Valliant on Tue, 2006-08-29 16:00
Ants don't lie — by Boaz the Boor on Tue, 2006-08-29 03:39
Neil — by James S. Valliant on Mon, 2006-08-28 22:41
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-08-20 10:56
Last night I opened the programme railing against Islamo-Fascism. I berated "Neville" Bush and "Neville" Olmert for behaving like Neville Chamberlain, and bemoaned Israel's first outright, self-inflicted military loss since its formation. I pointed out the fathomless imbecility of Islam, and said to be a Muslim, one must be a moron. I said that Christianity and Judaism were just as stupid, but in the contemporary context, not a menace the way Islamo-Fascism is.
10:13 minutes (2.34 MB)
Are there any paintings of his online? — by Marcus on Tue, 2006-08-22 19:57
My uncle ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-08-22 12:47
Linz - Yes, I did — by Marcus on Mon, 2006-08-21 15:52
Submitted by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2006-08-20 05:54
Summer time is here, in the Northern Hemisphere, though almost gone, and the warmer weather means that for many, outdoor recreation has been on the calendar. Another baseball season is here. Wherever you look, people were throwing Frisbees, climbing rocks, and riding bicycles. Americans everywhere were wearing lighter, more revealing clothes, and spending time on beaches and lakefronts. This is good stuff.
Do not forget it is great for your health as well — by Phil on Tue, 2006-08-29 09:40
Flirting at the gym — by Martin on Sun, 2006-08-27 23:30
I'm in a unique position — by Landon Erp on Sun, 2006-08-27 22:53
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2006-08-20 04:24
A friend who wrote a thesis several years ago on common law solutions to environmentalism asked me this question a few weeks ago, and I've only recently got around to answering (I've paraphrased the question just a little):
Q: How did Maori activists [he asks] attain the apparent status they now possess in the environmental movement? In other words, why do NZ environmentalists bow to Maori prejudices? When I wrote my thesis this absurdity was not evident as it is now. Please can anybody shed some light on this?
So here's my rather belated answer.
Thanks. — by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2006-08-21 23:41
Excellent observations Peter! — by Robert on Mon, 2006-08-21 18:37
Submitted by Daniel Walden on Sun, 2006-08-20 03:22
Sadly, today's culture (especially among my age-mates) is losing respect for the achievements of the mind. I had an argument today with a friend who happens to be big into open-source software. Now, I'm a fan of it myself, since I like to be able to debug something right away without having to wait for a patch, but there are far too many who, like my friend, take the idea far past its reasonable limit.
International IP Protection — by 0 on Fri, 2007-01-19 06:25
Thank you. — by Prima Donna on Tue, 2006-08-22 16:33
Jennifer — by AdamReed on Mon, 2006-08-21 04:42
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-08-19 08:57
Israel lost. For the first time since its founding in 1948, Israel lost a war started against it by Islamo-Fascist filth.
4:59 minutes (1.15 MB)
Great show Lindsay. As much — by Sandi on Sun, 2006-08-20 08:02
Picking nits — by Marcus on Sun, 2006-08-20 07:51
The world, civilization, and I — by AdamReed on Sun, 2006-08-20 06:32
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