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Above all, do not join the wrong ideological groups or movements, in order to “do something.” By “ideological” (in this context), I mean groups or movements proclaiming some vaguely generalized, undefined (and, usually, contradictory) political goals...The only groups one may properly join today are ad hoc committees, i.e., groups organized to achieve a single, specific, clearly defined goal, on which men of differing views can agree. In such cases, no one may attempt to ascribe his views to the entire membership, or to use the group to serve some hidden ideological purpose (and this has to be watched very, very vigilantly). -Ayn Rand objectivish.blogspot.com

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Hello all, Just finished this, one of many works I am doing, getting ready for a big exhibition. Michael
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Promoting better living through the integration of finance and self-esteem. Do you know your credit score? (Read more...)
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Borat! (2006)

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Pamela Anderson
Director: Larry Charles

Preface Objectivism considers a given work of art as a concretization of the artist's metaphysical value judgments.  Ayn Rand considered good art as fuel for the human spirit.  By contrast, bad art drains the spirit of those who consume it.  In his book Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff cites three broad standards by w... (See the whole review)

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<font color=red><b><i><font size=6>HELL EXPLAINED BY CHEMISTRY STUDENT</font></i></b></font>

The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well: Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endot... (Read More)

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Dumb Little Men and the Meaning of Life
Posted by Warren Chase Anspaugh on 6/02, 1:49am
I subscribe to "Dumb Little Man" on my iGoogle homepage. It's a blog that shares sundry tips here and there. Anyway, tonight there was the blog entry titled "So What Really Is the Meaning of Life?" Being the Philosophically-minded person I am, I couldn't resist clicking it. http://www.dumblittleman.com/2008/05/s...(Read more...)
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A human group transforms itself into a crowd when it suddenly responds to a suggestion rather than to reasoning, to an image rather than to an idea, to an affirmation rather than to proof, to the repetition of a phrase rather than to arguments, to prestige rather than to competence.
Jean-François Revel

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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher

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Evidence of the Senses: A Realist Theory of Perception
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David Kelley's classic is now available on line! (Read more...)
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May 16, 2003
Understanding the Global Crisis: Reclaiming Rand’s Radical Legacy
by Chris Matthew Sciabarra
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"The tree of liberty," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." And so, when I saw those startling images of a liberated Iraq-those first photos of fellow New Yorker, Major David "Bull" Guerfin of the U.S. Marines, ripping down the poster of Saddam Hussein in Safwan or that riveting footage of fellow Brooklynite, Marine Cpl. Edward Chin, helping jubilant Iraqis in Baghdad's Firdos Square to topple Hussein's 20-foot statue-it seemed to me that Jefferson's remark was as true as ever. (Read more...)
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