Frank's Drinking

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Submitted by eg on Wed, 2006-03-22 17:04

Barbara Branden has just posted on Objectivist Living her sources previously unnamed for Frank O'Connor's drinking. I certainly believe he had a drinking problem in his last years, but question whether in the context of dementia it is right to call him an "alcoholic." Barbara called him one in an email to me last Fall.

Recent Comments:
Over Here — by James S. Valliant on Fri, 2007-06-01 23:21
Ms. Branden implies and — by William Scott Scherk on Thu, 2007-05-31 06:40
Thank You — by James S. Valliant on Sun, 2006-09-03 00:55

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The Sense of Touch

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Submitted by Prima Donna on Wed, 2006-03-22 08:12

Ross, this one's for you. Eye Jennifer's Weekly Meditation from the most recent ReMARKable Palate podcast.

You can listen to the full podcast at www.culinarypodcastnetwork.com.


3:36 minutes (3.3 MB)
Recent Comments:
Jen, you sly foxette. — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-03-26 13:17
Female Exhibitions — by Prima Donna on Sat, 2006-03-25 20:57
Yes, very satisfying. — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-03-23 00:30

7. ONE CAN'T HIDE

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My my count, it's 25 years — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2015-01-30 19:25
Sorry Ross, short term — by JoeM on Sun, 2006-03-26 07:20
Yep, I did actually post on — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-03-26 04:17

Pro-test action in Oxford

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Submitted by Marcus on Tue, 2006-03-21 22:50

Wow! Terrorists beware! Three cheers for the triumph of reason over irrationality!

Professor Tipu Aziz, a neurosurgeon, who has used primates in his research on Parkinson's disease, said the demonstration signalled “the return of democracy in the UK. This is the end of animal rights terrorist acts in the United Kingdom.”

http://www.current-biology.com...

Animal rights activists are facing new opposition. Nigel Williams reports.

The tide of animal rights protests which has seriously impaired Oxford University's plans for a new biosciences building turned last month with a demonstration by supporters of the need for animal tests in research.


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Dr Chris R Tame RIP - Founder and President of the Libertarian Alliance passes away

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Submitted by Kenny on Tue, 2006-03-21 17:30

Sean Gabb, Director of the Libertarian Alliance, has distributed this email message this morning:

"It is with the deepest regret that I must announce the death of Dr Chris R. Tame, Founder and President of the Libertarian Alliance.

Chris founded the Libertarian Alliance in the early 1970s. During the next 30 years, he worked tirelessly to recover the British libertarian tradition as a seamless heritage of freedom. He took issue with those Conservatives who saw freedom in terms purely of pounds and pence - and often not even as that. He took issue also with those who demanded freedom in all matters but those involving the getting and spending of money. He believed that freedom should be defined in the traditional English sense, as the rights to life, liberty and justly acquired property.

Recent Comments:
Thanks Tim — by Kenny on Tue, 2006-03-21 21:17
Very sad news. — by Tim S on Tue, 2006-03-21 20:51
Thanks Chris — by Kenny on Tue, 2006-03-21 17:39

The Soul of Science Vs. the Ghost of Intelligent Design

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Submitted by Kamarat McWashington on Mon, 2006-03-20 14:42

Reposted from: Atlantis Blog

    The most frustrating thing about the
Evolution vs. Intelligent design debate is the voluminous research
both sides have done. How can either side condense that information
into a paragraph or sound bite in order to persuade the other side.
When it comes down to it, the essential driving force of both groups
is philosophy. It deals with two main branches of philosophy,
epistemology and metaphysics. Epistemology deals with the theory of
knowledge. In other words, how do we gain knowledge and how do we
know it is true. Metaphysics tells us what kind of universe we live
in. Your answers to these questions will determine the quality of
your science and whether something should be considered science at
all.

    Starting with metaphysics, do we view the
universe as something that has always existed, with everything having
a set identity and nature. This would entail that based on each thing
having a set nature, set consequences would occur by different things
interacting with each other. In other words, cause and effect is the
expression of the set nature of things applied to action. Which in
discovering the set nature of things and observing the cause and
effect of their identities in action, allows us to find universal
principles that apply to many things besides the ones we are
observing. For example, water boils when the right amount of heat is
applied. On the other hand, do we view the universe as something a
all powerful being created. Things did not always exist only the
powerful being was eternal. This universe would not have set
identities and natures. It would have the natures that the powerful
being or beings (god or gods) would give it. If the nature of
something is created by a god, it can be changed by that god. So a
car could be turned into a living human being if a god decides to. A
house is a lion if god wishes it so. Observe the different views of
life those two different ideas create. The universe that
always existed(UAE) suggests that studying every
thing's specific natures and their interactions with each other will
lead to an ever growing knowledge that uses past knowledge as a
stepping stone to reach new heights. A universe that was
created(UWC) suggest that we can never really know the
truth about anything because god can change the nature and identity
of something, by simply wishing it so.


Should the United Nations manage the Internet?

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Submitted by tfar on Mon, 2006-03-20 10:41

SOLOists may not be aware that one of the three regional meetings of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ) for 2006 is being held in Wellington NZ this month.

ICANN is a private Corporation that manages the URL naming system that makes management of the Internet Domain Name system possible. Country codes are normally handled by regional groups such as ICANN NZ. It must be doing a reasonable job one would think if the outstanding success of the Internet as a communications medium since ICANN was formed in 1988 is anything to go by.

However some people, notably those from Governments that dont like issues of personal freedom and liberty to be too widely discussed are lobbying very hard for control of the Top Level Domain system to be wrested away from ICANN and vested with a suitable United Nations controlled committee. The UN has for some years stated that Governments should intervene in the Internet to maximise economic and social benefits and serve the national priorities of those Governments. It's not only bastions of human rights such as China and the remnants of the Socialist states of Europe that are promoting this view. European Union countries that one would think would have historical reasons to steer clear of ideas that restrict principles of freedom of expression have also asked that management of domain names be removed from ICANN and given to the UN who will then be able to moderate it for "culturally appropriate content."

Recent Comments:
The UN is a joke. — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-04-12 23:56
Ok, it's not a trick — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2006-04-08 01:09
The Death of the Internet — by Marnee on Fri, 2006-04-07 20:18

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Bullshit! Debunking the Mozart Effect

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Rip-offs, Rappers, and...Bocelli — by Rowlf on Tue, 2006-04-11 04:05
Sorry John but my kid's — by Landon Erp on Sat, 2006-04-08 23:26
Bridge for Sale — by JoeM on Sat, 2006-04-08 23:06

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Nascar

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Submitted by Titan on Mon, 2006-03-20 05:51

Maybe this post should belong under Banter...But what's the deal with Nascar? How utterly boring watching these fast cars go around on an oval track 6 billion times?!?! At least with Formula-1 racing you have track variety and not a damned circle. And those poor Nascar announcers who have to talk about stupid shit for 6 hours to try and keep the tv audience captivated by the constant merry-go rounds of the cars. I found myself getting dizzy and annoyed within minutes. There, I said it.

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I come from a city known for — by Landon Erp on Wed, 2006-03-22 02:39
Oh, yeah so in case anyone — by Titan on Tue, 2006-03-21 04:19
Did you know that Nascar — by Titan on Tue, 2006-03-21 04:03

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Women at war with the mullahs

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Submitted by JulianP on Sun, 2006-03-19 20:51

There's a great piece in The Times about Dr Wafa Sultan, the outspoken critic of Islam, as well as other prominent Muslim/ex-Muslim female critics of Islam. Here are a few choice quotes from Dr Sultan:

"We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people. Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people and destroying embassies. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them."


A Pappap’s Dream

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Submitted by seddon on Sun, 2006-03-19 19:18

This is a site dedicated to the Passion of Ayn Rand’s thoughts and definitely not a photo album grandkid kind of place. So what this particular blog entry. Well, let me tell the story and you be the judge.
I riding in the car with my 3 grandchildren, 2 10 and one five year old and the kids start arguing about proof. I don’t even know what started the argument. I chime in with the idea that there are different kinds of proof and as an example I said that if you wanted to prove that a swimming pool exists over there to our right, all you had to do was look. Or if you wanted to prove that the car ahead of us exists all you had to do was look. It was at that point that my 5 year old grandson asked, “Pappap, Does existence exists?” Holy shit I thought, What a great moment to be a grandfathter. Oh, by the way, I said, “Yes.”

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Mean — by seddon on Sun, 2006-03-26 20:29
Fred ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-03-22 08:14
Linz, What do you mean by — by seddon on Tue, 2006-03-21 15:52

Food and Philosophy

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Submitted by Prima Donna on Sun, 2006-03-19 16:31

I realized I put my initial announcement in the wrong place. Whoops!

I'm delighted to share the news that I've been asked to contribute to an upcoming anthology on Food and Philosophy. I'll be covering the topic of (shocker) sensuality.

Very, very exciting! Smiling

Recent Comments:
Ross... — by Prima Donna on Mon, 2006-04-17 05:54
Ok, Miss, now that I've — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2006-04-17 05:52
Moi? — by Prima Donna on Mon, 2006-04-17 00:36

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Rejected Titles for the movie Brokeback Mountain:

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Submitted by Robert on Sun, 2006-03-19 07:48

- "PRANCES WITH WOLVES"
- "JEREMIAH'S JOHNSON"
- "BUTCH ASSIDY AND THE BUNDANCE KID"
- "THE MAN WHO SHOT ALL OVER LIBERTY VALANCE"
- "HOW THE WEST WAS HUNG"
- "THE LEGEND OF THE LONG RANGER"
- "DOC'S HOLIDAY WITH BILLY THE KID"
- "LONESOME DOUG"
- "DESTRY RIDES AGAIN... AND AGAIN"
- "MCCABE AND MR. MILLER"
- "HI, PLAINS DRIFTER!"
- "THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN INCHES"
- "QUICKLY DOWN UNDER"

Recent Comments:
'PC' or not (obviously NOT)... — by Rowlf on Sat, 2006-04-08 20:34
Nobody ever told me if there were any pudding scenes! — by Landon Erp on Sun, 2006-03-19 21:58
No problem Robert — by Marcus on Sun, 2006-03-19 19:32

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The Beethoven Symphonies

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2006-03-19 01:26

I am going to start a little series here on SOLOMusic with recommendations for recordings of the great symphonies.  This is a specialty of mine, but no doubt there will be some who disagree with my picks.   Hopefully seasoned veterans and those new to this genre will find something useful in my suggestions.  And if you have your own please add them to the discussion.

Recent Comments:
Malevolence — by Boaz the Boor on Wed, 2006-05-24 07:21
It's not directed at you — by Landon Erp on Mon, 2006-05-22 23:24
Landon — by Chris Cathcart on Mon, 2006-05-22 01:13

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V for Vendetta Reviewed

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Submitted by Robert on Sun, 2006-03-19 00:09

"A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having."

There are many aspects of V for Vendetta that will warm the cockles of the Objectivist heart. Set in post-apocalyptic Britain, the story unfolds with an innocent citizen, out after curfew, is beset by three special police officers ("Finger-men") intent on gang raping her. Out of the midnight mist appears a caped figure in a Guy Fawkes mask, a vicious fight ensues and the masked man prevails.

Recent Comments:
Yep, yep, yep ... — by Ed on Thu, 2006-04-27 04:22
IDEAS are Forever... — by Rowlf on Tue, 2006-04-25 21:51
Agreed, even better than Batman Begins ... — by Ed on Tue, 2006-04-25 08:57

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Noodling David Kelley

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Submitted by sjw on Sat, 2006-03-18 23:05

Diana Hsieh is well-known in Objectivist circles for her philosophical criticisms of TOC & David Kelley, all essentially amounting to the idea that they are fundamentally at odds with Ayn Rand's Objectivism. Her latest round is here: http://www.dianahsieh.com/blog/2006/03/david-kelleys-mind-body-dichotomy-in.html.

On the face of it, that first paragraph she snipped out of T&T does look like it could be damning. If one were inclined to knee-jerk criticism, one might accuse Kelley here of saying that to judge someone, we take into account two exhaustive factors: their motives—what they intended to achieve—and their actions—what they actually did. Now any Objectivist knows that good intentions are worth zilch unless backed by integrity to rational principles. Therefore Kelley must be advocating some kind of touchy-feeling judging of people by what they hope and wish, and pragmatically balancing that with what they actually did in order to sneak in a little Objectivism, right? So as Diana asserts, Kelley must have a mind-body dichotomy manifested here as a motives-consequences dichotomy, right?

Recent Comments:
Re: Kelley on the mind-body issue — by mcohen on Wed, 2006-05-03 15:30
No you weren't — by eg on Tue, 2006-03-28 17:47
Brant... — by sjw on Tue, 2006-03-28 15:48

"V" for Vendetta

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2006-03-18 15:45

A new movie has just been released in this country called,

"V" for Vendetta.

"Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man (Hugo Weaving) known only as “V.”

Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression.

As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption."

Recent Comments:
Ok, a Guy Fawkes-style dude blows up Parliament... — by KingRandor82 on Wed, 2007-09-19 04:47
That's what I'm afraid of — by Landon Erp on Tue, 2007-09-18 19:08
Did like 300 in terms of how — by Lance on Tue, 2007-09-18 06:32

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NOW and THEN

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Submitted by Jody Gomez on Sat, 2006-03-18 03:30

A recent article by Mike Adams. I don't always agree with him, but he always makes me laugh.

NOW and THEN


Valliant Lectures on PARC in Chicago

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Submitted by Casey on Sat, 2006-03-18 02:56

Hi all, James Valliant will be giving two extensive lectures on PARC for the Chicago Objectivist Society on April 15th at DePaul University. For more information about these events, which will be held back to back, you can follow this link:

http://www.chicagoobjectivists.org/

Recent Comments:
Aw, — by Casey on Mon, 2006-03-20 01:40
Definitely. — by Landon Erp on Sun, 2006-03-19 22:44
Landon, — by Casey on Sun, 2006-03-19 22:32

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Production Versus Consumption

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Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2006-03-17 22:49

There are two fundamental views of economic life. One dominated the economic philosophy of the nineteenth century, under the influence of the British Classical Economists, such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo. The other dominated the economic philosophy of the seventeenth century, under the influence of Mercantilism, and has returned to dominate the economic philosophy of the twentieth century, largely under the influence of Lord Keynes. What distinguishes these two views is this: In the nineteenth century, economists identified the fundamental problem of economic life as how to expand production. Implicitly or explicitly, they perceived the base both of economic activity and economic theory in the fact that man’s life and well-being depend on the production of wealth. Man’s nature makes him need wealth; his most elementary judgments make him desire it; the problem, they held, is to produce it. Economic theory, therefore, could take for granted the desire to consume, and focus on the ways and means by which production might be increased.

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My two cents. — by Prima Donna on Sat, 2006-03-18 19:28
1964?! — by eg on Sat, 2006-03-18 17:28
Wow! That is a wonderful — by JulianP on Sat, 2006-03-18 01:17

Machan's Musings - Business Ethics Distortions

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Submitted by removed on Thu, 2006-03-16 22:54

Ethics is an ancient discipline, mostly tackled by philosophers. It addresses the issue of how human beings should choose to live, what standards should guide them in deciding what conduct is right, what is wrong. And it concentrates mainly on broad principles or virtues—honesty, generosity, temperance, courage, moderation, prudence, and so forth. Philosophers tend to argue about the exact ranking of these principles or virtues, as well as about whether ethics is possible at all.

There has always been some interest on the part of certain philosophers in the application of ethics to specific areas of human life—parenting, farming, medicine, business, engineering, and so forth. For some years, however, the study of business affairs was completely taken over by economics, which is deemed a social science. Thus ethics had been set aside where business was being investigated—it was assumed, largely, that what happens in commerce and business goes on as a kind of natural process, driven by the innate human impulse to prosper—in other words, the profit motive.

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Well said. — by Prima Donna on Fri, 2006-03-17 23:12

In the U.S. Senate the Guilty Interrogate the Innocent

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Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2006-03-16 16:55

In an article titled “A Senate Panel Interrogates Wary Oil Executives” today’s New York Times reports that “The nation's top oil executives were called before Congress again yesterday to defend their industry's recent mergers and record profits, in the face of public outrage over high oil and gasoline prices.”

Judging from The Times’ article, the hearings touched on everything but the simple, obvious cause of high oil and gasoline prices. They dealt with mergers in the oil industry, which, it was recognized by Senator Feinstein (Democrat from California), have served to lower costs of production in the industry. Somehow neither she nor, apparently, any of the other senators present, could see that the resulting lower costs would naturally result in lower prices if that were the only factor operative. (Lower prices would be necessary in order to derive competitive advantage from the lower costs and the mergers that produced them. Absent lower prices, smaller-scale, higher-cost firms would be just as profitable as before. But with lower prices, they would not be and would thus have to yield market share to the merged and now lower-cost producers.)

Recent Comments:
Reisman on SOLOpassion — by seddon on Thu, 2006-03-30 18:40
"I suspect they find me a — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2006-03-18 01:43
It's really great to see Dr. Reisman here! — by Casey on Fri, 2006-03-17 10:22

Morality, Its not just for Religions

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Submitted by Kamarat McWashington on Thu, 2006-03-16 15:41

Reposted from: Atlantis Blog

The other day in talking with two different friends, they each brought up quotes on morality.

"Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something." - Henry David Thoreau

and

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"- Gandhi


South Park: No More Love Gravy

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Submitted by JoeM on Thu, 2006-03-16 02:08

Isaac Hayes, singer known for the famous theme from "Shaft" and more recently the voice of "Chef" on SOUTH PARK, has quit in high dudgeon over the recent trashing of the Church of Scientology, of which he is a member. "There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," says Hayes.

Co-creator Matt Stone pointed out the hypocrisy of Hayes's stand: "This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology... He has no problem - and he's cashed plenty of checks - with our show making fun of Christians."

Recent Comments:
Will television networks stand up for freedom of speech — by Landon Erp on Sat, 2006-04-08 23:04
South Park --- and Voltaire — by Rowlf on Sat, 2006-04-08 22:51
James, my view of you is — by Prima Donna on Sat, 2006-03-18 22:55

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Dr. Madeleine Cosman RIP

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2006-03-15 20:56

In case some of you missed the sad news, Madeleine Cosman passed away on March 2. Here's a link to our short obituary, with a photo. She was a wonderful woman and will certainly be missed. -- Ed Hudgins

http://www.objectivistcenter.o...

Dr. Madeleine Cosman: RIP

We're sad to announce that one of our most popular speakers, Dr. Madeleine Cosman, passed away on March 2 from complications from scleroderma. She was 68.

Madeleine was a grand dame, who spoke with the diction and drama of a Shakespearean actor on a variety of subjects ranging from the persecution of physicians by government, to the virtues of learning how to fly a plane and shoot a gun.

Recent Comments:
Linz -- I can think of no — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2006-03-15 22:14
Salute to Madeleine — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-03-15 21:51

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Now you see Solo-Passion. Now you don't.

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Submitted by Robert on Wed, 2006-03-15 14:07

Here's an exercise for your Wednesday morning: Type in www.solohq.com and try to determine whence the message announcing the rise of SOLO-Passion from the ashes of SOLOHQ has gone. You will see Joe Rowland's RoR announcement, but nothing about Linz or SOLO-P.

Disclaimer: I, Robert Winefield - author of this post, do solemnly acknowledge that Joe is under no legal obligation to afford SOLO-Passion advertising space on his website. Mind you, I didn't go to RoR by choice! I navigated to www.solohq.com - previous location of a joint venture between Joe Rowlands and Lindsay Perigo.

This is only an observation. I am reserving my judgement because I don't have the vocabulary to express my true feelings without being obscene.

Recent Comments:
My point is... — by atlascott on Sat, 2006-05-27 19:06
Olives — by ethan_dawe on Sat, 2006-05-27 13:42
Here's a wee task ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-05-27 11:47

Roe vs. Wade For Men PLUS

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2006-03-15 13:10
     When a normal fertile male and a normal fertile female have sex together, usually that's all they're doing. They're participating in some mutual moments of pleasure, passion, and intimacy. They are generally not trying to make a baby. They are generally not planing to start or expand a family.
     This is the "default position" of sex. This is the implicit agreement and implied social compact between them. This contract may be unspoken and unwritten -- but it's very clear and strong.

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Jen, I fully agree with you. — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2006-03-21 05:48
This is MY body — by Rukundo on Tue, 2006-03-21 03:34
Property Rights — by Prima Donna on Mon, 2006-03-20 18:51

TOC: Bill Perry "Retires"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-03-14 21:22

TOC has officially confirmed Bill Perry's departure with the following announcement:

___________________________

"Bill Perry, The Objectivist Center's director of community relations, is retiring and returning to Arizona.

"After a career as a prosecutor in Arizona, where his family lives, and after trips to our Summer Seminars, Bill retired not to a life of leisure but, rather, to Poughkeepsie, New York to work for us for a while. He started with us in March 2004 and when the Center moved to D.C., Bill agreed to serve another year before really retiring.

"He has been a great help in the transition and in creating a well-organized system for fundraising and keeping in touch with our members. For example, Bill produced the Logbooks that are sent out ten times a year and organized the sponsors' dinner at the Summer Seminars. He even found time to do a fine seminar talk in 2005 on Ortega y Gasset, the Spanish philosopher on whom Ayn Rand in part modeled Dr. Huge Akston in Atlas Shrugged.

Recent Comments:
Come out and say it — by wsscherk on Sun, 2006-04-23 14:48
And... — by Holly Valliant on Thu, 2006-03-16 14:57
I'm sure.... — by Robert on Thu, 2006-03-16 14:31

Introducing: The Objective Standard

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Submitted by Lanza Morio on Tue, 2006-03-14 10:04

The high-minded and magnificent Lindsay Perigo gave me permission to post this even though it's in competition with his own Free Radical. Thanks Linz!

From their Statement of Purpose:

The Objective Standard is a quarterly journal of culture and politics based on the idea that for every human concern—from personal matters to foreign policy, from the sciences to the arts, from education to legislation—there are demonstrably objective standards by reference to which we can assess what is true or false, good or bad, right or wrong. The purpose of the journal is to analyze and evaluate ideas, trends, events, and policies accordingly.

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Blog — by Glenn I Heppard on Thu, 2006-05-11 04:41

Larkin Building - Frank Lloyd Wright

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2006-03-14 09:48

Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Building of 1905 was revolutionary. The first atrium office building -- indeed, the first atrium building of any type -- air-conditioned, fire-proof, a veritable 'cathedral of industry.'

The Larkin building was completely revolutionary for the time. Most obviously it was one of the first buildings to use a form of air conditioning that was integral to its design. The main pillars would circulate air through them and treat them with a water mist to cool and cleans the air as it flowed into the rest of the building...

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I have the honor of having a — by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2006-03-14 20:58
A Song Comes to Mind — by Prima Donna on Tue, 2006-03-14 18:32
Air Conditioning — by eg on Tue, 2006-03-14 16:49

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