Great Dancer

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-11-18 18:33

This guy embodies some of the joy of being alive:


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Dr Jack Wheeler/To The Point

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Submitted by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-11-18 09:31

Is anybody here familiar with this gentleman? I've come across a lot of his stuff lately and am trying to work out his philosophic perspective i.e. whether he is an Objectivist.

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I haven't read of him — by gregster on Wed, 2013-11-20 12:57

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Rob Lowe asks what it is that so riles people about Rand

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Fri, 2013-11-15 12:22

The Hollywood actor (star of shows such as The West Wing), Rob Lowe, asks: http://www.theobjectivestandar...

Recent Comments:
Vitriol Explained — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-11-20 07:09
What is going on — by Tom Burroughes on Tue, 2013-11-19 10:42
Thank you Kyrel. Precisly my — by cindy holland on Mon, 2013-11-18 23:38

The who's that versus Keynes promotion

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-11-15 00:31

Charles Kahlenberg, who has done a number of book recordings for Macmillan, was desirous to produce Shakespeare Versus Keynes.

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Solar Passion — by F L Light on Mon, 2013-11-25 23:56
Unmuddled — by F L Light on Mon, 2013-11-25 23:54

'They're Made Out of Meat'

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-14 06:17

Remarkably good and brief sci-fi story from 1990 by Terry Bisson: http://www.terrybisson.com/pag...

Excerpt:

They're Made Out of Meat

by Terry Bisson


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"The Money-Making Personality," by Ayn Rand (original version from Cosmopolitan, April 1963)

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-11-14 00:52

Ayn Rand's article for the April 1963 issue of Cosmopolitan, "The Money-Making Personality," was one of my favorite for its color, passion, and professionalism of popular writing.


Auckland Transport's Big Party

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-11-11 00:11

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry has today hit out at Auckland Transport for the One Team party held for employees and their guests at The Cloud on Saturday.

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This issue got Affordable — by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-11-12 07:49

“When You Grow Up, You Work. You Don't 'Have Fun'”

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-11-09 04:10

Jeez, Dad, why sugar-coat everything? No, he didn't; he served it black, his philosophy of life, and there you have it. This post is about work, the endless project of my youth.


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?”

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
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

Recent Comments:
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/


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