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Welcome to SOLO Youth!

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Submitted by Phil Howison on Sat, 2006-01-21 10:08

"When people look back at their childhood or youth, their wistfulness comes from the memory, not of what their lives had been in those years, but of what life had then promised to be. The expectation of some undefinable splendor, of the unusual, the exciting, the great, is an attribute of youth - & the process of aging is the process of that expectation's gradual extinction. One does not have to let it happen."
Ayn Rand

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Please Help Promote The Undercurrent

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Submitted by i.am.dan.edge on Wed, 2012-02-22 02:14

Greetings All,

Please help promote the Spring issue of The Undercurrent, which is now available for order. The Undercurrent is the largest and best student Objectivist newspaper currently in print, and as such is a huge value to all of us.


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Social Justice

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Submitted by Kasper on Fri, 2009-12-11 00:46

A concept becoming more apparent in today’s society, one that has run rampant in schools and universities and one that receives much approval is the concept of social justice.

Recent Comments:
The lie of social justice ... — by Frediano on Fri, 2009-12-11 21:13

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What Freelance Writers Should Know

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Submitted by guthrie on Tue, 2009-06-30 00:51

It you are a freelancer who writes tons of term papers, essays, research papers a day, then you should be responsible enough to secure yourself from probable legal issues. Yes, you've read it right.


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SOLO-Youth Press Release -- Warning: Following Dreams "Irresponsible"

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Submitted by Callum McPetrie on Tue, 2009-05-19 00:03

Warning: Following Dreams "Irresponsible"

With the full support of her parents, 15-year-old Aussie Jessica Watson has a goal: to become the youngest person ever to individually circumnavigate the globe. However, her biggest challenge isn't lofty waves, strong winds and faulty equipment - it's Australian "family groups."

Recent Comments:
What a sad old bastard John — by PhilipD on Tue, 2009-05-19 00:47

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Helping Form NZ Education Policy :-)

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Submitted by Callum McPetrie on Mon, 2009-03-02 08:47

About a week and a half ago, I received this email:

Tena koe Callum

Recent Comments:
Great work Callum — by Sandi on Tue, 2009-03-03 05:01
Well, Lindsay, as true as — by Callum McPetrie on Mon, 2009-03-02 09:09
Callum — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2009-03-02 09:06

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Another Assault on Kiwi Education

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Submitted by Callum McPetrie on Wed, 2008-06-11 09:25

Another Assault on Kiwi Education


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SOLO-Youth Op-Ed: The Right to Protest?

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Submitted by Callum McPetrie on Wed, 2008-05-14 09:54

SOLO-Youth Op-Ed: The Right to Protest?

Callum McPetrie

May 14, 2008

Recent Comments:
I left school at the end of — by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2008-05-16 06:45
I fear — by gregster on Fri, 2008-05-16 03:09

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Scary School

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Submitted by Callum McPetrie on Wed, 2008-03-05 08:37

With my recent observations of all kinds of political correctness and post-modernism throughout school recently, I can hardly say that 2008 is shaping up to be any better a year before last.

Recent Comments:
Re: Callum — by Callum McPetrie on Fri, 2008-03-14 09:09
Ah but Lindsay — by Hayden Wood on Mon, 2008-03-10 00:52
Callum — by Hayden Wood on Mon, 2008-03-10 00:50

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Libz PR: Unprecedented State Control of New Zealand Youth

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Submitted by Phil Howison on Thu, 2008-01-31 04:53

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Youth

Libertarianz education spokesman Phil Howison today slammed Helen Clark and John Key's mirror-image plans to nationalise New Zealand teenagers.

Recent Comments:
Moving to NZ — by Phil Howison on Tue, 2008-02-05 22:21
Good points, Ben — by mvardoulis on Mon, 2008-02-04 23:35
No sorry — by Big Ben on Sat, 2008-02-02 04:20

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SOLO-Youth Op-Ed - Spate of NZ Murders = Backfire of Collectivism

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Submitted by Callum McPetrie on Sun, 2008-01-27 09:58

SOLO-Youth Op-Ed - Spate of NZ Murders = Backfire of Collectivism

Callum McPetrie

No one in New Zealand is pleased with the recent spate of murders across
the country recently, with 10 so far in this month. Even less encouraging
is the age group of most murderers and their victims.

Recent Comments:
Re: Argument from Intimidation — by personallydisinterested on Sat, 2008-02-02 04:15
The Goode Pomowanker — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2008-01-30 22:31
Don't be fooled — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2008-01-30 18:29

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SOLO-Youth Op-Ed: The Holidays—But No Rest from Political Correctness

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Submitted by Callum McPetrie on Fri, 2008-01-11 18:25

Callum McPetrie

January 8, 2007

Recent Comments:
Almost every,correction — by michael fasher on Sat, 2008-01-12 04:37
wngreen — by Callum McPetrie on Fri, 2008-01-11 23:42
I think — by wngreen on Fri, 2008-01-11 22:01

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SOLO-Youth Op-Ed: The Holidays—But No Rest from Political Correctness

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Submitted by Callum McPetrie on Mon, 2008-01-07 09:56

SOLO-Youth Op-Ed: The Holidays—But No Rest from Political Correctness!

Callum McPetrie

January 8, 2007

For the workforce and the productive elements of society, normal schedules have resumed now that Christmas and the New Year have been and gone.

Recent Comments:
Quote for the day — by Kasper on Mon, 2008-01-14 21:03
Yuk! — by Richard Goode on Tue, 2008-01-08 01:57
Sounds like... — by Callum McPetrie on Tue, 2008-01-08 00:32

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The Holidays -But Political Correctness Still Abounds

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Submitted by Callum McPetrie on Mon, 2008-01-07 09:13

For the workforce and the productive elements of society, normal schedules have resumed now that Christmas and the New Year have came around.


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Crosspost - EFA: Getting around the Authorisation Statement Requirements

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Submitted by MikeE on Wed, 2008-01-02 01:24

Crossposted from: http://mikeenz.blogspot.com/

Recent Comments:
Man or mouse? — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2008-01-02 04:33

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The Kids Are Alright!

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Submitted by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2006-08-26 01:21

This Saturday morning, swathed in the imperial purple & gold brocade of my silk robe, I reclined upon Prudence, my velvety chaise lounge-cum-trusty confessor, and while popping delicious morsels of chorizo breakfast sausage onto my quivering tongue, I idly poked the lower, lonely yet loquaciously lamenting numbers of my wireless TV channel selector—a device known as a "remote control"—in my neverending search for some aimless thrills.

To my delight, up popped a recap of the Subway Restaurants 2006 Stage Challenge.

Recent Comments:
This is *not* a Who thread! — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2006-08-26 08:07
Silly, silly girl. — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2006-08-26 07:44
Well... — by Craig Ceely on Sat, 2006-08-26 07:14

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Praise for the country's “safety net”

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Submitted by Kiwicrog on Tue, 2006-01-31 10:37

I think the idea of a safety net for people who, through no fault of their own, come upon misfortune is a comforting idea. I think it is important to have a security in knowing that whatever happens, I will have a way to support myself financially. I must admit, it is also pleasant imagining filling my wallet by dutifully emptying my fridge. Thankfully, in this modern day and age, we have this system already in place. This system is Modern Art.

If I do happen to fail in my chosen career, I know I have this backup. After all, my fridge - when lazily neglected for too long - can occasionally harbor some exotic lifeforms. Instead of taking the conventional approach of disposing of the expired item, I shall take the offending product and smear it across the nearest kitchen appliance (or whatever is handy at the time). Although this approach may seem costly in kitchen wear, the benefits to a innovative artist can be significantly rewarding. My new bacterially-enhanced toaster is not just a rather unhygienic way to cook breakfast, it is art!


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Fire extinguishers, and the psychos who use them

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Submitted by Kiwicrog on Tue, 2006-01-31 10:33

From the 30th of June 2002 to the 30th of June 2003, 57 people were murdered. 12.3% of these murders were unsolved. This means that last year alone, the killers of seven people were uncaught and unpunished. In this same period there were 3312 sexual offenses reported to police. That is an average of nine every single day of the year. On top of this, 37736 homes were broken into. That’s a huge 104 homes each day. The worst thing about these burglaries is that only 17.2% were resolved. Over thirty thousand people from last year alone that will never see their property again. 45,980 instances of reported violence, 42,057 instances of property damage, 21706 instances of property abuse. All the instances of these murders, thefts, rapes and assaults come to a grand total of 150848 instances of crimes against peoples lives and property1.


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The Sympathetic Generation

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Submitted by Alex Sagan on Thu, 2006-01-26 12:56

"I just don’t see how you expect to get into a good school this way, Kayla. There would be a lot of holes in your application—holes I don’t think we can plug before you graduate. You only have three years left, you know."

Kayla didn’t answer right away. She brushed the stray tendrils of dark-blonde hair which had fallen out of her pony-tail behind her neck. Her hand remained there for a moment, as if there was something she was thinking about, something she needed to do. The Counselor’s words registered slowly. "But—but I’m busy from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. I play four instruments, I sing, I write music, I write fiction, I’m the editor of the literary magazine and president of the Playwright’s Club—"


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The One Thing To Remember

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Submitted by Alex Sagan on Thu, 2006-01-26 12:52

He’d just gotten home. He didn’t know how much longer it was going to be—there always seemed to be another uber-anthrope waiting around the corner to greet him, to pressure him into a crowded, smoky bar where pale-brained fools shrink their white matter with alcohol and repetitious conversation. His little sister had nagged him about Belle. Always about Belle, Belle, Belle, Belle. It tolled not for him, not anymore. He had seen too much. The world pressed in on him like a thick, poisonous fog. There was only one thing he wanted, needed, now.

The next day. Thanksgiving. Aunts and uncles and a grandmother, all with opinions and nuggets of wisdom. They didn’t know how ignorant they were. He played with the children. The children were all right. They weren’t written on, yet. Maybe in ten years they’d spew the same kind of self-righteous trash their parents did, but not yet. He made believe he was having tea with the youngest. He delighted to make her smile.


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"The Escape" by Logan Feys

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Submitted by Phil Howison on Thu, 2006-01-26 03:55

Meet Mitch Briggs. He's a high school student who has a problem with his teachers, with his peers, with his mother, and with society. They want him to conform. They want him to obey. They can't understand him. He can't understand them.

Mitch's outlook is changed after an unexpected encounter. Mitch discovers that the most powerful force in the world is free will. When he learns how to use it, he makes the boldest, most important choice of his life.

What is the nature of Mitch's choice? And what are its consequences? Find out by reading The Escape, a short story by Logan Feys.


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