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Linz's New Book
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: 27
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
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.
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
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-10-15 12:38
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.
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
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
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.
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...
Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-10-14 09:03
Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry today thanked Auckland for the significant support he had enjoyed in the recent local body elections.
Stephen — by gregster on Wed, 2013-10-16 06:03
Well Done Stephen! — by Olivia on Mon, 2013-10-14 23:01
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-10-14 06:42
Here is an unassailable reminder of the objective superiority of Romantic Music ... and of Western Civilisation. Nothing more need be said:
I'm sitting in the office — by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-10-14 15:46
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-10-12 02:17
Everywhere on the planet today health care is considered to be a "right".
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-10-12 01:33
There seem to be two main illegitimate ways of winning an argument.
OK, Kyrel, fine — by gregster on Sat, 2013-10-12 01:41
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 03:45
Since I recorded this some days ago, Obama’s Park Service has reinforced barriers at the World War II memorial to keep veterans and the public out.
Worse ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:20
Submitted by Neil Parille on Tue, 2013-10-08 00:48
Resist We Much — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2013-10-21 16:02
I will choose free will . . . — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-10-20 18:04
Linz — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-10-20 17:15
Submitted by F L Light on Mon, 2013-10-07 13:38
Franklin sees money increasing from the producer's cause whereas Maynard Keynes and his followers see wealth increasing from wasteful consumption, as if wealth can arise from waste.
Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Sun, 2013-10-06 18:43
Lest I be misunderstood let me start off by saying that I think gratuitous rudeness is obnoxious and wrong. Of course, this is a very uncontroversial sentiment even outside Objectivist circles.
Weirdness in Decline — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-10-18 07:16
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 23:45
1983 Wimbledon finalist and SOLO reader Chris Lewis is famous again. The California-based coach's comments on what has led to America's loss of tennis dominance—top-heavy bureaucracy and an ethos of conformism and anti-individualism—have gone viral:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 21:03
Here is a recently retrieved fragment, the concluding moments, of an interview I did with The Great Pavarotti in Sydney in 1991, along with all takes of the promo that he graciously agreed to do, reading from his own handwritten script! My thanks as always to Gregster for putting this together.
Bravissimo! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 14:06
Thank you Liv — by gregster on Wed, 2013-10-09 02:48
Beautiful Luciano... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-10-08 05:43
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 07:41
Fifteen-year-old Geneva Lewis, whose tennis ace father Chris wrote the Foreword to Total Passion for the Total Height, here plays the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and demonstrates yet again that objectively, Rand to the contrary notwithstanding, Romantic music is the best — and she, Geneva, at so unbelievably young an age, is shaping up to be one of its best exponents.
Beautiful — by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-11 14:02
Kyrel — by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-11 13:17
Federer — by Chris Lewis on Mon, 2013-11-11 02:06
Submitted by gregster on Fri, 2013-10-04 08:33
This guy really is a bush pig. Not bush as in Bush. Bush as in native, dirt-worshipping, fried chicken and nuggets flown into the White House. 100 million dollar holidays feral retard.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-10-04 01:08
[Note from Linz—I've lifted this post from Ed Hudgins' thread below because I thought it deserved a thread of its own. Ed agrees. It's his response to Michael Moeller's and my prompting him to be specific as to what he'd recommend a freedom-lover *do* in today's context.]
Linz – Let me give you a bit of a long response, as your inquiry deserves. For concrete actions, I’d start with a reminder that there are no silver bullets that will fell the enemy. The degeneration of our culture and politics is a process that has played out over decades and will only be reversed over time.
Positive news indeed! — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-11-22 21:48
Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-11-21 03:54
Stossel — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-11-18 04:40
Submitted by WDonway on Fri, 2013-10-04 00:41
Let me call your attention to a novel by Vinay Kolhatkar, a young Objectivist novelist now living in Australia, who has written a first novel in the Romantic tradition.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-02 20:48
Drilling Down Into The Fracking Debate
Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-09-29 16:40
The Objective Standard was once something of the house organ of the Ayn Rand Institute.
OrgOism — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2013-09-30 17:28
North Virginia must be one of — by Grant Jones on Mon, 2013-09-30 04:56
Links to my essays on the M Schism — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2013-09-30 01:33
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2013-09-29 01:16
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-27 23:55
Yes, Sen. Harkin, It’s a Civil War!
September 27, 2013 – Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, in a speech about raising the debt ceiling, said, “We are at one of the most dangerous points in our history right now. Every bit as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War.”
On this point, he is absolutely right! But it is Harkin and his ilk, led by President Obama, who are tearing apart the Republic.
Meaningful Dialogue, Indeed!! — by Michael Moeller on Fri, 2013-10-04 00:26
Ha, Ed! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-03 22:39
The spirit of a Roark needs the politics of a Galt — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-10-03 21:21
Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2013-09-27 10:37
Christendom once upon a time exhibited barbarous totalitarian tendencies of its own, so why can't Islam have its own Enlightenment and become depoliticized, tempered and made compatible with enlightened western notions of rights and justice just the same?
Malaysian PM: Islam Not Compatible With Secularised Human Rights — by tvr on Sun, 2014-10-05 02:04
Thanks for that excellent — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2013-10-18 11:16
A Skeptical Response To The Skeptics Annotated Bible List — by tvr on Tue, 2013-10-15 23:24
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-09-25 18:47
But he and Solz made the same — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2013-09-29 01:15
BTW — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-09-26 10:59
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-09-26 08:39
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-09-25 18:14
he did — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-10-03 05:46
Didn't LA . . . — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2013-10-03 01:24
good one — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2013-09-30 02:29
Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sat, 2013-09-21 12:00
I say no.
Even if Assad did use chemical weapons, how is that any different to killing people with a gun a bomb or a flamethrower?
Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-20 21:58
A new poem...
XX, OO, and then you're gone,
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-20 17:12
Global Warming and Reckless Precaution
The soon-to-be released Fifth United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report will admit that computer predictions for global warming and the effects of carbon emissions contained in previous reports were much too high.
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