Leonard Peikoff on American Gov't Spying

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-09-01 19:42

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Allan Gotthelf, RIP

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-08-31 16:51

Objectivist philosopher Allan Gotthelf passed away yesterday.

He was probably the most accomplished philosopher of The Generation that Knew Rand. He published extensively on Aristotle.

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Time's winged chariot and all... — by Craig Ceely on Mon, 2013-09-02 07:29

Is Ayn Rand's metaethic tantamount to whim-worship?

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Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Thu, 2013-08-29 12:25
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Wise, Shayne — by gregster on Fri, 2013-09-13 14:59
Simple Greg — by Shayne Wissler on Fri, 2013-09-13 04:42
SW — by gregster on Fri, 2013-09-13 02:59

On why so much supposedly great TV is so dark and nihilistic

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Thu, 2013-08-29 07:29

Megan McArdle, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/... , writing over at Bloomberg, has this thought-provoking article (well, it is to me) about why so-much acclaimed television is so dark and depressing in its content:

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Rosie — by RationalMan on Wed, 2013-09-04 05:19
Saved by British manufacturing. — by Shane on Mon, 2013-09-02 23:21
Hey Rosie. I find your post — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2013-09-02 01:12

Balanced Budget Amendment

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-08-28 21:10

Government spending is out of control, and deficit spending is wild, pretty much all over our politically ignorant and depraved Welfare State world.


Leaving America for Freedom, Earth for Mars

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-08-28 18:42
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Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-08-29 19:39
To shrug or not to shrug — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-08-29 16:04
Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-08-29 05:59

King’s Dream and Today’s Racial Nightmare

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-08-28 18:20

King’s Dream and Today’s Racial Nightmare
By Edward Hudgins

August 27, 2013 -- Fifty years ago this week Martin Luther King led the March on Washington for black civil rights.

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See my "Challenge to hi-fi" — by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-09-05 03:42
King's Fight — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-08-31 16:59
King's fight — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-08-29 11:54

Make Sense of This (For Foreign Policy Experts)

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-08-27 18:22

Pure chaos.

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How to Properly Deal With the Barbarians — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-08-29 14:59

Our Do-Gooding Democratic World

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-08-26 06:12

Ours is a world of do-gooding, democratic semi-tyranny.


Defeating Islamic Totalitarianism by Andrew Bernstein

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-08-25 07:47

Andrew Bernstein on Facebook, July 17, 12:57am:

“ARI paid me well to analyze heroism and hero worship. What could be better than that?”

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Doug, you may be right — by gregster on Sat, 2014-02-15 01:10
This ID is fake — by gregster on Tue, 2013-09-10 04:53
Yid is a derogatory name — by RationalMan on Sat, 2013-09-07 05:19

MODIFYING CHRISTIANITY TO SAVE AMERICA

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Submitted by Reason Man on Fri, 2013-08-23 19:00

MODIFYING CHRISTIANITY TO SAVE AMERICA
This post is shortened to the extent possible. But the link to its longer version is given at the end.

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THE LAST LONG REPLY – WILL NOT TROUBLE YOU AFTER THIS — by Reason Man on Sun, 2013-10-06 17:09
‘Challenge to hi-fi’ in this — by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-09-05 03:56
Some Good Thinking Here — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2013-08-24 01:16

The Real Enemies

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-08-19 16:28

Ours is generally and predominantly an irrational, illiberal, ignorant, depraved, Dark Age culture and era.


Ubiquitous Gov't Spying in America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-08-19 08:36

Recent cartoon about America's National Security Agency:


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Reason Papers - Articles on Rand

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-18 16:58

Folks,

Reason Papers is online and there are lots of good articles on Rand (among other topics).

http://www.reasonpapers.com/


Ayn Rand's last interview

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2013-08-16 07:59

This was posted yesterday on Facebook as the last interview (not complete though).

I can't be sure, but the information says it was 4 months before her death.

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Thanks for that Marcus — by gregster on Fri, 2013-08-30 09:50

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Property Abuse by Local Politicians Endemic

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-08-13 10:13

“Manukau ward councillor Arthur Anae’s failure to obtain permission from a property owner before affixing a campaign sign to the fence is symptomatic of a criminal disregard for private property right


The role of philosophy in political activism

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Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Sun, 2013-08-11 20:40

Given that Objectivists have an appreciation for the role of philosophy, I thought this blog post might be of interest.


Goblianity: For and Against

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 16:42
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A new book edited by J. P. Moreland is out, entitled Debating Christian Theism

It looks good, alternating chapters supporting and defending Christianity.

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Just read the SOLO guide... — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-08-11 16:49

Cato Symposium on Rand - What's Living and Dead in Rand's Moral and Political Thought

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 14:34

I only recently came across this 2010 Symposium on Rand. Looks like some interesting commentary.

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Huemer — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-08-11 15:09

Putting Anarchists On The Spot

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Submitted by tvr on Tue, 2013-08-06 17:41

Anarchists who identify themselves as agreeing with Objectivism's fundamentals but not its politics mistakenly think that they have a rock-solid argument for why the state must necessarily aggress, even if the monopoly government is constitutionally limited to upholding rights and is freely elected.

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Crossing the logical divide... — by tvr on Wed, 2013-08-14 18:08
Not so fast... — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2013-08-13 04:11
Question begging the question begging — by tvr on Sun, 2013-08-11 19:20

Book Review: Men on Strike, by Dr Helen Smith

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Sun, 2013-08-04 18:33

As some regulars here know, a complaint that is made of today’s Objectivist movement is that it does not have much to say about certain topics, or does so only intermittently.

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Objectivist Hero — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-09-01 19:47
Olivia — by RationalMan on Thu, 2013-08-22 06:50
Michael — by tvr on Wed, 2013-08-21 10:07

GCSB Bill - Cc john.key@parliament.govt.nz

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Submitted by Rosie on Sun, 2013-08-04 00:39
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I have discovered why Key wants this legislation through — by Rosie on Wed, 2013-08-14 13:21
Public Meeting in Auckland, 19 August — by Rosie on Tue, 2013-08-13 20:52
Pathetic Response from our Prime Minister — by Rosie on Tue, 2013-08-13 02:38

How Internet in the UK is “Sleepwalking into Censorship”

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Submitted by Rosie on Sat, 2013-08-03 14:00
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OK Rosie... — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-08-11 09:35
Marcus — by Rosie on Sun, 2013-08-11 08:36
Porn filters: 12 reasons why they won't work — by Marcus on Sun, 2013-08-11 07:58

V for Vendetta

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Submitted by Rosie on Sat, 2013-08-03 09:58

A fantastic film which I could see over and over and get more from it every time is V for Vendetta - a "Must See".

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And Remember Rosie.... — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-09-03 05:50
And She Just Keeps On Digging — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2013-09-02 19:48
Michael — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-09-02 06:50

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'Journeyman' -- 2007 American T'V' Show

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-08-01 08:12

High-quality, intelligent, 13-episode, American t'v' show from 2007, available for free on Hulu.com. It involves time travel and family relationships.


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Bond goes SOLO

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2013-08-01 06:45

To be released on the 26th of September.

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Bond and safe sex — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-08-02 18:42
I always — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2013-08-02 17:46
Don't take it lying down Linz — by gregster on Fri, 2013-08-02 12:30

A Typical Democrat President Lyndon Johnson – A Study

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Submitted by Reason Man on Wed, 2013-07-31 09:17

The attached file is a brief study (about 7 pages) of a typical Dem-President after the New Deal.


Wellington's Amazing Tom and Izzie Show!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-07-29 23:01

As an unapologetic dinosaur I spend a lot of time in despair over Generation Airhead—that is, just about all "people" under 30, aliens in human guise who don't read, can't speak, and shuffle around like zombies to the jungle beat of headbanging in their iPods. With what unmitigated astonishment and pleasure, then, did I take in Te Koki School of Music's (under-30s, students) presentation of Verdi's Il Corsaro on Sunday afternoon. For once, Generation Airhead's favoured accolade, "awesome," could be employed with impunity.


Stephen Berry Standing for Mayor of Auckland

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sun, 2013-07-28 03:57

Affordable Auckland candidate for Waitemata & Gulf Stephen Berry is now also a candidate for Mayor of Auckland.


Epistemology In Short

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Submitted by curi on Sat, 2013-07-27 23:38

I got asked for my philosophy on one foot. I personally never found Objectivism on one foot that useful. I thought it's too hard to understand if you don't already know what the stuff means.


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