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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-01-28 11:27

"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed" is one of Ayn Rand's essential dictums. But did she mean to imply Leonard Peikoff's view transcribed below?

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WOW... — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2012-02-11 22:41
Lots of people have 2nd jobs today. — by 0 on Sat, 2012-02-11 10:34
Well... — by Michael Moeller on Fri, 2012-02-10 22:12

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Gareth Morgan Just Called Mrs Hubbard a Dropkick and a Wanker. No Really, He Did.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-01-26 22:51

More Mark Hubbard posts can be found at his blog: Life Behind the IRon Drape.

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You're not the only one, Mark — by Richard G McGrath on Tue, 2013-01-29 05:29
The paperwork is being — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-02-07 06:48
Cheers Commander. But no, a — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-02-04 10:40

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Nanny's Banning Ladders.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-01-26 20:19

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There is no such thing as IP [was: Paley's other watch]

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Tue, 2012-01-24 15:29

In his book Natural Theology: or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity, Collected from the Appearances of Nature, first published in 1802, William Paley wrote

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"I thought you were a devout — by 0 on Mon, 2012-03-05 21:58
Cornell — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2012-03-05 21:32
Just Saying... — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2012-03-05 21:24

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Quote of the day

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Mon, 2012-01-23 14:20

"You will know that Objectivism has won when you hear people say, not "Rand says..." but "Here's why"..."

Frederick Cookinham " The Age of Rand"


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Logic 101: How to Spot an Argument

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-01-22 09:11

What is an argument?

The subject matter of logic is the argument. Arguments come in all shapes and sizes, some big, some small, some good, some bad... as we shall see.

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Fraud — by 0 on Tue, 2012-02-14 19:09
darren — by seddon on Tue, 2012-02-14 17:14
Fraud — by 0 on Mon, 2012-02-13 19:10

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Utopia and Paradise

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2012-01-21 03:18

The utopians Plato (The Republic), Thomas Moore (Utopia), Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan), and Karl Marx (The Communist Manifesto) all lead to the Leftist tyranny of socialism.

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"On many occasions Ayn Rand — by 0 on Tue, 2012-01-24 16:13
Sincere Benevolent Dictators — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2012-01-24 01:21
"And it's just more fun for — by 0 on Sun, 2012-01-22 09:05

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Wikipedia begins blackout in protest against US anti-piracy laws

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2012-01-18 11:34

"English version of website goes offline for 24 hours as part of 'day of darkness' in protest at US anti-piracy laws."

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Daily Reckoning — by gregster on Thu, 2012-01-19 21:28
A maxim to live by: — by Robert on Thu, 2012-01-19 16:13
"Last month, Dodd argued that — by Callum McPetrie on Thu, 2012-01-19 01:06

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Copying is not theft

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-01-18 05:03

Wikipedia is blacked out globally for 24 hours to protest SOPA and PIPA. Wikipedia says

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Megaupload vs. YouTube — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-01-30 18:08
Mark — by Richard Goode on Sat, 2012-01-21 10:36
The valid point of Perkins is — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-01-21 10:22

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Gareth Morgan: What the hell has happened to him?

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-01-17 22:15

Kiwibank is to buy Gareth Morgan Investments, including the Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver Scheme.

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Cheers for the vote of — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2012-01-20 21:31
"It's got nothing to do with — by gregster on Fri, 2012-01-20 10:40
Mark... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2012-01-20 07:09

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Christchurch: Of Earthquakes and Free Markets.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-01-17 01:23

The following is simply a posting I've made to Interest.co.nz about insurance issues arising from the Christchurch earthquakes that are stopping, or slowing, the rebuild of the city, including CBD.

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A very good Stephen Franks post on Chch Earthquakes: — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-02-02 23:53
Every day's a school day — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-01-18 02:07
Richard — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2012-01-17 19:52

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SCF Fraud Charges Laid Today.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-01-15 23:06

Quoting Stuff:

The charges include entering the Crown Guarantee Scheme by deception in 2008 (which cost $1.58b), omitting to disclose a related party loan ...


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Western Oil

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2012-01-15 03:44

Out where the gysers broke
The palm tree and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees

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Justice Will Eventually Prevail — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2012-01-16 17:44
True But... — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2012-01-16 17:40
"Nationalizing's just not — by 0 on Mon, 2012-01-16 14:19

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Woman Qua Man

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Fri, 2012-01-13 07:20

It's Friday the 13th, but all is right with the world.


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A Missed Opportunity

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-01-12 21:07

Texas Congressman Ron Paul continues to roll right along in his noble quest for the Republican nomination for president. He came close to winning the Iowa caucuses (21% vs.

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Zombieism, Ron Paul, and Solo Passion — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2012-01-14 18:16
For more principle and public fire ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-01-13 22:46
Flawed — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2012-01-13 17:23

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This's What Free Men are Fighting.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-01-12 00:32

Linz calls it the age of the air-head. In my terms, it's a break down at the level of that oxygen of freedom: philosophy. And being bereft of philosophy, the Left and other Statists, again, per my other post of this morning, just don't seem capable to understand causality.

Skirmish Star-date 12 January, 2012.

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Well hubbard Baudrillard has still got your back — by seymourblogger on Thu, 2012-01-12 23:44
The Green Death — by Richard Goode on Thu, 2012-01-12 01:36

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Gary Johnson for POTUS! [was: Ron Paul for POTUS!]

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-01-11 12:45

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Why Obama and Romney are Both Wrong — by Richard Goode on Sun, 2012-09-16 08:52
Evasive Tactics of Goode — by Michael Moeller on Wed, 2012-02-22 20:42
Oh Really?!? — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2012-02-21 19:12

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Councils really like playing their ratepayers for fools.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-01-11 02:53

Letter to Press:


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Foodie Heaven

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-01-09 03:35

The Komodo Kamado just arrived from Indonesia. Only need the rest of my life and incalculable bottles of wine, to learn how to cook properly on it.

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By the way, I made a mistake — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2012-02-04 04:22
They'll have a way to go — by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-01-16 23:07
Entrepreneurial Hubbard! — by gregster on Mon, 2012-01-16 22:18

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The Ongoing Destruction of Capitalism

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-01-08 22:25

I take back everything good I've said about David Cameron, who I thought was a glimmer of hope in Europe. He's pushing for a Starnes' Law for British corporates. As reported in today's Press:

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"This idiotic hysteria — by 0 on Mon, 2012-01-09 19:47
It looks bad... — by Marcus on Mon, 2012-01-09 09:53
Yep. — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-01-09 09:15

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Signs of a Doomed Civilisation - Express Sign in Walmart

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-01-04 20:46

Got to love the results of state education.

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gregster China is an empire in a stage of growth — by seymourblogger on Sun, 2012-01-08 02:07
Brainiacs — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2012-01-05 19:41
Mark... — by Marcus on Thu, 2012-01-05 11:37

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Beach FM interviews Richard Goode

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-01-04 11:22

I was interviewed by Nigel Hopkins on Beach FM as the ALCP candidate for the Mana electorate. (Before last year's General Election.)

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Tim Shadbolt on 7 Days — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-01-16 13:19
That's a big reef ... er out — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-01-04 19:01

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For those poor sods who live in North Korea

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2012-01-02 00:56

The new swines at the top have reiterated their policy that three generations of the family of anyone who tries to escape the godforsaken cesspit gulag of a country, be punished, and for border guards

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but is it okay to stand by — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2012-01-03 23:15
Well, we cannot help the — by Damien Grant on Tue, 2012-01-03 15:57
There is no competence to — by Scott Wilson on Tue, 2012-01-03 11:58

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Damien Grant from Granny Herald Opens with a Stunner

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-31 20:32

I've not read Mr Grant before, but will be keeping an eye open for him from now on. He's written a stunner for the first day of the new year. I hope he is starting as he means to go on.

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Another good piece on the deficit by our resident ... — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2012-03-11 00:08
He still is — by Damien Grant on Fri, 2012-01-06 19:51
Port of Auckland has lost a — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2012-01-04 00:23

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Battling into the New Year ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2011-12-31 20:28

When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion — when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing — when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors — when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you — when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice — you may know that your society is doomed.

Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged.


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Goodness me. There's a Wesley Mouch ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-28 19:44

... posting to Kim Jong Hickey's site: http://www.interest.co.nz/news...

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Oh dear. He's already looking — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2011-12-28 21:05

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If God is dead, nothing is permitted

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Submitted by Richard Goode on Wed, 2011-12-28 06:46

[Cross-posted from Eternal Vigilance.]

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I got to Babich from Cosmopolis — by seymourblogger on Wed, 2012-01-18 22:30
The Orders come from Jean Baudrillard's — by seymourblogger on Wed, 2012-01-18 22:27
Janet — by ding_an_sich on Wed, 2012-01-18 17:42

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If all the boring, single track God Botherers on SOLO weren't scary enough ...

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2011-12-27 23:01

... this is something truly terrifying: http://www.guardian.co.uk/comm...

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North Korea is going to move closer to China — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-12-30 22:43
Exactly Marcus — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-12-30 22:40
NO! Foucault never said what you said he said — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-12-30 22:36

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SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: How Do You Know It's Christmas? The Food Nazis Are out Again!

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2011-12-26 22:09

SOLO-NZ Op-Ed: How Do You Know It's Christmas? The Food Nazis Are out Again!

Mark Hubbard
December 27, 2011

The festive season always brings out the Food Nazi killjoys. This year Herr Tony Falkenstein, ONZM, chief executive of Just Water International, has goose-stepped up to the plate in the Herald, arguing for an even bigger Nanny State to jail free men and women in.

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And... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2011-12-31 09:47
Further... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2011-12-31 09:35
Further... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2011-12-31 09:28

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