Surreal Narcotics Search

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-08 21:52

I doubt even the 1930s Bolsheviks or Nazis would have dared to do this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...


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The Dictatorship of "Diversity"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-07 06:22

I offer three instructive items of recent news, one from Europe, one from Obamarx's Amerika, the other from New Zealand, eloquent testimony to Western Civilisation's self-immolation at the altar of Islam, described by some who should know better as "Islamism":

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Muslims and Bigotry — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-14 05:45
A Few Instructive Cartoons... — by tvr on Thu, 2013-11-07 21:04

Cuccinelli’s Loss and the Libertarian Solution

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-11-06 21:34

Cuccinelli’s Loss and the Libertarian Solution
By Edward Hudgins

November 5, 2013 — The finger-pointing in the GOP over Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race shows that the party still refuses to come to grips with internal contradictions that continue to lead to epic fail at the ballot box.


Cato's HumanProgress.org Quantifies Good News

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-11-04 21:53

Cato's HumanProgress.org Quantifies Good News
By Edward Hudgins

October 31, 2013 -- The Cato Institute has launched a new website, HumanProgress.org, which quantifies the good news that, overall, things are getting better all the time.

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Don't get it. — by ding_an_sich on Thu, 2013-11-07 00:16
Pepe photo — by gregster on Wed, 2013-11-06 23:39
Flakes and Trolls — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-11-06 21:28

Crackpot Corner! It's JFK Month—Here's One for Moeller! :-)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-11-04 21:32
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Nothing But Rhetorical Legerdemain — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2013-12-16 22:57
Robert — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-14 10:57
A Thanksgiving Peace Offer — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-11-28 04:15

First Come First Serve

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Submitted by F L Light on Sat, 2013-11-02 12:27

I offer 15 free downloads of my drama, In Counteraction, Vanderbilt!

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Thanks for the download! — by John Ericson on Sat, 2013-11-02 14:20

Bless Us And Keep Us on All Hallow's Eve

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-11-01 16:27

Eye [I wrote a version of this short story yesterday evening, and posted it in time for a late Halloween reading. Next morning, I saw I had left my characters stranded, so I wrote a conclusion.

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Linz — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-11-05 17:00
The Bookmuda Triangle... — by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-11-05 16:15
For sure — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-11-05 06:22

Stephen Berry Backing Movember

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Fri, 2013-11-01 11:34

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry announced today that he will be participating in the 2013 Movember fundraising campaign.


Berry Receives Bill for Leather Satchels

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Fri, 2013-11-01 07:44

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry has received a response to the Official Information Request he made on October 15 regarding the cost of leather satchels issued to elected members of Auckland’s cou

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At least we got in the Herald — by Stephen Berry on Sat, 2013-11-02 00:55
No. He just mentioned the — by reed on Fri, 2013-11-01 18:58
Good stuff Mr Berry! — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-01 12:25

Farewell All - I must move on

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-11-01 04:42

Well my friends, the time has come to say goodbye. When posting some of my nutty racial ideas on some of the open threads I realized that I am not an Objectivist anymore. I don't know what I am.

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Doug — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-11-03 17:50
Farewell Doug. It is plain — by Tom Burroughes on Fri, 2013-11-01 12:43
Thank you Doug — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-01 12:15

Homo Sapiens Progress

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-10-30 14:52

Current humans may have emerged physically around 195,000 years ago, but we seemingly emerged mentally only around 30,000 years ago.


What Motivates Obamacare Supporters?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-10-29 18:36

What Motivates Obamacare Supporters?
By Edward Hudgins

October 25, 2013 -- Public policy issues should be discussed first and foremost in terms of their merits. The problem with discussing Obamacare is that most of its proponents seem immune from rational exchange. So we must ask, “What motivates them to support such a manifest public policy mess?”

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Objectivist Morality!! — by Pepe Estrepo on Fri, 2013-11-01 18:47
Objectivist morality and ethics — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-10-31 12:48
Objectivist Morality — by Pepe Estrepo on Wed, 2013-10-30 19:28

Excellent paper on why humans have volition and why consciousness does not make sense without it

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Tue, 2013-10-29 14:29

In my joust some time ago with a determinist (he eventually "chose" to leave this blog in a huff, by a delicious irony), I was reminded of what a tangle of contradictions people who think they are "scientific" get into when trying to disprove or mock the idea that humans have free will.


Totalitarianism: What If The Enemy Is The State? by Ian Wishart

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Submitted by Rosie on Mon, 2013-10-28 04:10

Published on Oct 25, 2013

The story of human history has always been one of power and control.

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And Wishart — by gregster on Tue, 2013-10-29 05:36
The Wicked Witch Is Baaaaaack! — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-10-29 05:03

Colin Craig Promises Land Grab

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sun, 2013-10-27 05:55

“New Zealand’s political village idiot Colin Craig plans to surpass New Zealand First’s vote in the next election by putting forward even more extreme success-hating populist schemes than Winston Pete


Thousand Wasted on Public Art

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sat, 2013-10-26 07:04

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry today slammed the granting of $46,000 to Warkworth artist Ruby Watson to recreate steel constructions of native birds on poles to be displayed in the Rodney Local B


KASS Music Gem (and Refutation of Bandlerian Determinism!): Lady Leontyne

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-26 05:17

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Great interview! — by Tom Burroughes on Sun, 2013-10-27 19:46
Wow. — by Olivia on Sun, 2013-10-27 02:27
Loved it, what a treat — by Kasper on Sat, 2013-10-26 08:48

Thomas Sowell Agrees with Doug Bandler about the coming Race War

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-10-23 21:00

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For one thing, personally, I — by Tom Burroughes on Mon, 2013-11-11 18:11
A Few More Points — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-08 21:39
Looney — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-08 21:23

Banning Legal Highs Not Core Council Business

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Wed, 2013-10-23 10:29

“There have been intermittent calls for further government crackdowns on the legal high industry by those involved in local body politics, most recently from the Team Manurewa organisation, who believ


Rethinking Selfishness

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2013-10-23 02:44

Please join us on Thursday, October 24th at 7:00pm (Pacific time) for:

"Rethinking Selfishness: Ayn Rand's New Conception of Egoism"

by Dr. Onkar Ghate

This lecture explores what makes Ayn Rand's idea of self-interest distinctive. Dr. Ghate explains why selfishness has served him as a source of unconventional but inspiring moral guidance.


Selfishness or Selffulness, Does It Matter?

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Submitted by Pepe Estrepo on Tue, 2013-10-22 19:51

Lindsay Perigo’s idea of replacing the concept of selfishness with selffulness, or something similar, is a bright light of forward thinking in a rather conformist Objectivist culture that often treats Ayn Rand as the living God.

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Pepe — by tvr on Tue, 2013-10-29 01:15
If you read my posts you — by Pepe Estrepo on Mon, 2013-10-28 19:44
Pepe — by tvr on Fri, 2013-10-25 02:24

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Film Review - Rush

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Mon, 2013-10-21 18:03

Spoiler alert: One or two parts of this review give away parts of the plot.

http://www.rushmovie.com/


For Those Interested in Heredity, Intelligence and Race

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2013-10-21 06:48

This is probably wasted at this site but I'll post anyway. Here are a bunch of links to excellent information on the subjects of race and IQ.

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Regardin the UK — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-10-30 03:29
But Communist East Germany — by Tom Burroughes on Sun, 2013-10-27 19:57
Tom — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-10-26 23:03

Ted Cruz. Leader.

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Submitted by Michael Moeller on Fri, 2013-10-18 21:09

THIS Objectivist wants to take off his hat and salute the heroic actions of conservative Ted Cruz.

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Pepe — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-10-28 21:55
Lindsay — by Pepe Estrepo on Mon, 2013-10-28 20:05
Linz, I Will CRUSH You! — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2013-10-26 21:48

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Ten Questions for Open Immigration Objectivists

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Fri, 2013-10-18 12:50

According to open immigration Objectivists such as Craig Biddle, Harry Binswanger and Diana Hsieh, a person should be free to emigrate from country A to country B as long as he doesn't have a criminal


The Theme Song Is "Yuan The Mighty Dragon"

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-10-17 14:15

I wonder if, watching the clamorous melodrama in the United States Congress over the budget and the debt, the American public and world could miss the sound track--the theme song--playing in the background? Both sides of the clash were loudly playing the same theme song, but singing different words. Don't try to decipher the words, listen to the music.

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Possible Financial Doomsday — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-10-18 07:48
Yes... — by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-10-18 02:08
Orchestra on the Titanic — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2013-10-18 00:49

Who Owns You? You Or The Government?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-10-15 12:38

Who Owns You? You Or The Government?

October 11 -2013 -- "In the United States, the people are supposed to be in charge of the government. What do you think is happening today?" This recent national poll question yielded some surprising results. Listen in as Will and Ed discuss some of the ramifications and join the conversation by leaving a comment below.


Baubles of Office by Courier

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-10-15 09:43

“Elections have barely passed the stroke of midnight and already the Council machine has begun sending the baubles of office, by courier, out to new members of Auckland’s local boards,” reveals Afford

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Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-17 08:28
still nothing back from the — by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-10-17 07:53
The plot thickens on this — by Stephen Berry on Wed, 2013-10-16 09:16

Affordable City Makes an Impact Across New Zealand

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-10-14 10:14

Affordable City Leader Stephen Berry today said, “I’m extraordinarily proud of the results the eleven candidates of our nationwide local body political party have achieved.


Agents of SHIELD

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Submitted by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-10-14 09:55

Not sure where to post this as it's a television show rather than a film (although a "spin off" from the Marvel Avengers films).

NB - Spoilers coming...


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