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
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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 Anonymous Guest 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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Memo to Team Ayn, by W. E. Aselword, MBA, PhD

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-07-26 09:24

Memo to Team Ayn, by William E. Aselword, MBA, PhD

Hi Guys!

So I thought I should like touch base with you guys and like have a conversation about where we're like at.

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Doug — by Rosie on Thu, 2013-08-01 09:56
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Obleftivist!! — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2013-07-29 22:39

The Tutsis vs The Hutus

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-07-25 07:38

I always try to find new ways to think of the Left / Right divide in America. I found a great comment at an econlog entry that very cleverly depicts it. Here is the comment. Its good:


CAN CHRISTIANITY, JOHN LOCKE, VON MISES, AYN RAND OR ANY COMBINATION SAVE AMERICA?

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Submitted by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-07-25 03:43

CAN CHRISTIANITY, JOHN LOCKE, VON MISES, AYN RAND OR ANY COMBINATION SAVE AMERICA?

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Hi Doug! Thanks again. — by Reason Man on Sun, 2013-07-28 10:20
Many Good Points — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2013-07-27 19:29
SINGLE POST REPLY TO DIFFERENT FORUMS — by Reason Man on Sat, 2013-07-27 14:50

Come On Council, What Does This Cost?

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-07-25 00:12

Affordable Auckland Waitemata & Gulf candidate Stephen Berry is incredulous at the news Auckland Council is running a pilot program teaching etiquette to skateboarders.

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I saw that — by gregster on Sat, 2013-07-27 04:23
This got picked up by the NZ — by Stephen Berry on Fri, 2013-07-26 08:08

America is No Longer Exceptional Says Charles Murray

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-07-23 15:12

Excerpt from article:


Racism – The Problem and the Solution

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Submitted by Reason Man on Tue, 2013-07-23 10:51

Following is the sub-article on race relations from my book “Is Democracy the Nemesis also of the Anglo Saxons?” I was making posts of parts of that book when suddenly I read a lot of news about UN be


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War and Purpose: Cossacks in Paris

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Submitted by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-07-23 03:51

Below is an excerpt from my Atlasphere review of Jeff Perren's novel Cossacks in Paris:

"Big events. That’s what I love about historical dramas.


Statism is turning America into Detroit – Ayn Rand's Starnesville come to life

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-07-21 23:07

21 July 2013

Daniel Hannan at The Telegraph

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And — by gregster on Sat, 2013-08-17 12:28
Ayn Rand no longer the kiss of death — by gregster on Sat, 2013-08-17 02:42
Trevor helps out — by gregster on Tue, 2013-07-23 09:20

Survelliance State Cartoon

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-07-21 18:34

Maybe it's time to do like the Muslims: submit and surrender.


Mainstream Breakthrough: Bono of U2: Only Capitalism Can End Poverty

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Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-07-21 01:35

I missed this at the time. About time that man talked sense. Did he retract this? I wouldn't be as surprised if he did as I was to see him state this.

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He must've taken off those — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2013-07-22 10:43

Some Thoughts on the Zimmerman/Martin Episode

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-07-19 00:54

The Zimmerman trial and what it represents is perhaps the most important cultural phenomenon we have seen.

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Disclaimers! — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2013-08-04 03:35
Guns — by RationalMan on Sun, 2013-08-04 03:25
Brian... — by Craig Ceely on Thu, 2013-08-01 09:16

From Apollo 11 to Martian Missions

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-07-18 19:56

From Apollo 11 to Martian Missions
By Edward Hudgins

On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made those historic first footprints on the Moon. But the ensuing decades have been frustrating to those who assumed that Apollo 11 would lead to permanent lunar bases and colonies on Mars.

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Aldrin, Hudgins, Tito. — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-07-18 21:48

Air Head America ("Literally") - "Debbie" Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2013-07-17 23:12

"Despite its many problems, feminism has been a major force for political, economic, and social change for the better.


Hail, "Heartless" Justice!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2013-07-14 05:20

I expected the Zimmerman verdict to go the other way. I expect the worst in all things in this abominably inverted pomo-world where Pamela Geller is barred from Britain while Islamofilth is allowed to run amok, self-defence is murder, murder is self-defence, perpetrators are victims, victims are perpetrators, justice is about "heart" rather than facts—and "heart" decrees that the white guy is always in the wrong and always a racist.

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Greetings Sam — by tvr on Thu, 2013-09-05 20:52
Sam — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-08-29 02:09

My Philosophy

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Sat, 2013-07-13 00:32

Here is an introductory explanation of my philosophy:

http://curi.us/think/

What do you think about it from an Objectivist perspective?

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So you want an example like — by 0 on Sat, 2013-07-13 17:27
General Feedback — by i.am.dan.edge on Sat, 2013-07-13 06:18
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Oedipus the King and Women of Trachis

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-07-12 22:01

Alex Hyde-white, who was the narrator for "I AM JOHN GALT," by Donald Luskin http://www.audible.com/search/...

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Alex Hyde-White — by F L Light on Sat, 2013-07-27 04:21
Interview — by F L Light on Fri, 2013-07-12 22:13

Original Induction Refutation

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Fri, 2013-07-12 20:59

Popper came up with many refutations of induction. That made it hard to come up with a new one. But I managed it:


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New book: REASON and LIBERTY

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Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Thu, 2013-07-11 05:48

I recently published a new book, REASON and LIBERTY, available at Leanpub:

https://leanpub.com/reasonandl...

And at Amazon:

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Reply to Terry — by Shayne Wissler on Sun, 2013-08-11 20:11
What is misleading is Shane's criticism of my review — by tvr on Sun, 2013-08-11 19:34
Terry's review is misleading — by Shayne Wissler on Sat, 2013-08-10 22:40

Induction is Wrong. A lot

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Wed, 2013-07-10 17:35

There are two particularly hard parts of explaining why induction is false. First, there are many refutations. Where do you start? Second, most refutations are targeted at professional philosophers.


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Is Objectivism a Cult? A Cultist Says No

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-07-08 01:16

I watched this whole, long, tedious, mindless, 15-minute video. What a waste! Here's what I posted in response:

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Defeating Philosophical Cultism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-07-14 17:57
Gregster, The Founding Fathers were Christians! — by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-07-11 06:11
Reason Man — by gregster on Thu, 2013-07-11 05:52

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