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: 11
Submitted by seddon on Thu, 2013-04-04 16:27
It's that time again, folks. Time to celebrate the birth of Sergei Rachmaninoff. I have my Steinway loaded with his sheet music and I'll be listening to him all month. Enjoy, Soloists.
That was fantastic... — by Olivia on Fri, 2013-04-05 20:30
Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-04-05 10:06
Submitted by seddon on Wed, 2013-04-03 13:47
All, or certainly most, Objectivists agree that Kant says we CREATE the phenomenal world. For the latest installment of this claim, see Peikoff’s THE DIM HYPOTHESIS, p.
Linz — by seddon on Tue, 2013-05-21 23:33
Then ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-05-20 23:18
Linz — by seddon on Mon, 2013-05-20 22:42
Submitted by administrator on Wed, 2013-04-03 01:16
"The aboriginal inhabitants of these countries I have regarded with the commiseration their history inspires.
Your amendment makes little — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-04-04 07:57
Fair point, Richard — by Rosie on Thu, 2013-04-04 02:06
Nowhere in the above does — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2013-04-03 22:09
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2013-03-30 21:23
Francis I: Pope of the Poor
March 21, 2012 -- Francis I, the newly installed Pope, has called on Catholics to protect all humanity, “especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important, those whom Matthew lists in the final judgment on love: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison.”
If the Pope really wants to see a world in which all people can prosper, he needs to understand that the route to that goal is not government redistribution of wealth or even private charity. It is free markets.
Ed — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2013-04-04 11:20
Scattered thoughts — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-04-03 16:21
Ed — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2013-04-03 00:35
Submitted by Shane on Thu, 2013-03-28 19:06
Atlas Shrugged Part III - It's Official
It's official - Atlas Shrugged Part III will begin shooting later this year with release scheduled for mid 2014.
From the press release:
Fantastic news! — by mvardoulis on Sat, 2013-04-13 03:58
Sign up — by Shane on Fri, 2013-04-05 22:06
Submitted by tvr on Thu, 2013-03-28 00:11
[Also posted at pc.blogspot.com]
Greg — by tvr on Sun, 2013-04-14 08:26
Terry — by gregster on Sun, 2013-04-14 07:23
Note to Lindsay — by tvr on Sat, 2013-04-13 09:44
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2013-03-27 20:58
Don Watkins, a fellow at the Ayn Rand Center, has published a new article titled “To Protect the Defenseless, We Must Abolish the Minimum Wage.”
Minimizing the Workers and the Economy — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-03-28 17:26
Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-03-26 07:18
Berry Welcomes Housing Affordability Working Group
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2013-03-23 01:27
Vanquishing Earth Hour Darkness
March 21, 2013 -- What a sorry spectacle! People in the world’s most developed countries turn off their brains and thus are guilt-tripped by environmentalists into turning off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday. They visit upon themselves the curse of darkness that the poor in less developed countries pray will be lifted with an abundant supply of inexpensive electricity.
:) — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2013-03-23 03:40
Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Wed, 2013-03-20 15:57
I suppose this has become a bit of a theme for me lately.
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2013-03-19 21:05
Livestream Event: Dr. Yaron Brook Debates for Capitalism at North Carolina State University!
We are writing to let you know of an upcoming free Livestreamed event, happening Wednesday, March 20!
Capitalism vs. the Mixed Economy: Which System Is Better?
Bad News — by gregster on Sat, 2013-03-23 02:38
Luke — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Thu, 2013-03-21 20:00
Android — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2013-03-21 11:56
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-03-19 01:54
Diana West writes:
Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Fri, 2013-03-15 11:25
Lawrence Krauss, another of the "new atheists" I wrote about the other day, experienced an example of the sort of sexual apartheid that deluded Westerners are prepared to go along with so as not to offend those of certain views:
Empty Remarks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-03-22 15:50
Linz — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-03-21 19:04
Claire... — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2013-03-21 04:18
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-03-14 12:18
Altho' most people don't realize it, the Pope and the Catholic Church are true philosophical powerhouses and world leaders.
Ed — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2013-03-21 04:36
Secular Spirituality — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-03-19 16:36
Born of Italian Immigrants in Argentina - A Latino? — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-03-16 01:19
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-03-12 22:11
CPAC, Social Conservatives: Wrong on Gays
March 11, 2013 -- In the wake of the Republicans' 2012 disaster at the polls, the civil war between the GOP’s various factions is in full swing. And the sex obsession of social conservatives, their opposition to conservative gays even being part of the movement, has disgusted and alienated a generation of new voters. If this brand of conservative ends up dominating the GOP and the movement, both will find themselves in the dustbin of history.
70%(ish) marriages fail — by Robert on Tue, 2013-03-19 16:19
Easy peasy — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2013-03-15 06:29
not a contract — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-03-14 19:04
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-03-12 21:40
Here's an article... — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Thu, 2013-03-14 02:06
Paul Weston launches Liberty G.B. — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2013-03-13 19:50
Minnesota University Sponsored Ad — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2013-03-13 07:16
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2013-03-12 20:38
Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights, and Don Watkins, a fellow at ARC, have published a new article titled “'Give Back' Is One of the World's Most Impoverishing Commands.”
Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-03-12 08:57
Len Brown Makes up Numbers to Defend the Impossible
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-03-10 10:34
A prominent Christian intellectual debates an associate of The Ayn Rand Institute on February 8th, 2013 at the University of Texas, USA:
Submitted by PhilipD on Sun, 2013-03-10 04:03
Methven Limited, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of showerheads, faucets and hot water valves, is a publicly-listed company with a market capitalization of NZ$91,250,583.
Methven is an interesting — by Kiwiwit on Mon, 2013-03-11 23:31
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2013-03-09 03:38
Hugo Chávez: Dead Demagogue
March 8, 2013 -- The world is thankfully rid of Hugo Chávez, the president and strongman demagogue of Venezuela. But it is not rid of the problems he exploited—and often created—nor of the morally shameless individuals who pimped for him in the United States.
Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-03-08 01:40
This is an excerpt from a speech of Theodore Roosevelt given in the guildhall of London in May 1910.
Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Thu, 2013-03-07 10:51
One of the "new Atheists", Victor Stenger, who is a retired research physicist and now full-time writer, is someone whom I follow quite a bit and I have read several of his books.
Digging deeper — by Tom Burroughes on Fri, 2013-03-15 10:58
Re Shermer — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-03-12 18:51
Michael Shermer wrote an — by Tom Burroughes on Tue, 2013-03-12 12:28
Submitted by Sandi on Thu, 2013-03-07 00:26
Rand Paul, one of the few Americans who stood his ground against an American dictator. The silence of the rest of America is utterly devastating.
What Rand Paul Misses — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-03-13 18:48
Non initiation of force is not pacifism — by Sandi on Wed, 2013-03-13 03:08
my thought also — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2013-03-10 20:02
Submitted by gregster on Wed, 2013-03-06 22:56
"In an ultra-high vacuum chamber chilled to 10 degrees above absolute zero (10 Kelvin), Seol Kim and Ralf Kaiser of the Hawaiian team simulated an icy snowball in space including carbon dioxide, ammon
Thanks Greg — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-03-13 00:42
But are they saying that the — by gregster on Tue, 2013-03-12 21:56
Greg — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-03-12 18:48
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-03-06 20:14
And Australia's and Europe's...
Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-03-05 09:16
Tram Service Savings to be Commended!
Crikey — by gregster on Tue, 2013-03-05 09:47
Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2013-03-01 08:53
Two years ago in his blogpost "The Virtue of Selffulness" (http://www.solopassion.com/nod...), Lindsay Perigo advocated for Objectivists to abandon the fight to (re-)establish Ayn Rand's correct(ed) meanings for the terms 'Altruism' and 'Selfishness' and to instead direct one's efforts towards employing neologisms such as 'Sacrificism' and 'Selffulness'.
tvr — by Rosie on Sat, 2013-04-06 07:57
Street smarts — by tvr on Wed, 2013-04-03 21:23
Hahaha — by Rosie on Wed, 2013-04-03 12:00
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-02-28 23:27
Once again Diana West gets to the heart of the matter.
Noel Coward — by Rosie on Thu, 2013-03-07 01:50
Unholy Alliance — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-03-01 21:43
Victory Isn't Near — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-03-01 18:18
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