Thursday, June 19, 2008

Objectivist Round-up - June 19, 2008

Sorry for the delay folks! Without further adieu, here is this week's round up.

Kim presents A Big Ol' NASA Commercial posted at Kim's Play Place, saying, "What's NASA's next mission? According to them it's establishing a moon base. As far as I can tell, it's convincing school children that NASA is required for most technological advances."

Peter Cresswell presents Not PC: Opera House For Dubai By Zaha Hadid Architects posted at Not PC, saying, "It's well known that back before he abandoned drawing identifiable figures, Pablo Picasso could draw like an angel. In an opposite twist, now that former deconstructionist architect Zaha Hadid has elected to produce actual buildings -- and in this stunning piece of architecture for the shifting desert sands of the Emirate's thriving megalopolis she has done that and more -- she's revealed as a woman with talent to burn, which was what she had mostly been doing with it up to now."

Ari Armstrong presents Should Government Own Wilderness? posted at, saying, "Why not give some politically-owned lands to the groups complaining most loudly about their management?"

Paul McKeever presents Meridianfrost as Jim Taggart: Contrived Laughter in Lieu of Rational Counter-argument posted at Paul McKeever, saying, "I was audiobook-listening to Atlas Shrugged the other day, and got to the final scene between Jim Taggart and Cherryl. Almost immediately thereafter, I viewed a video on youtube in which a post-modernist's response to an Objectivist's video was, essentially, a video of the post-modernist viewing the Objectivist's video and laughing. In this short blog entry, I consider the similarities between Jim Taggart's debating strategy, and that of the youtubing post-modernist. Along the way, you may find yourself being introduced to a fellow Objectivist in the trenches: Brandon Cropper."

Paul Hsieh presents NoodleFood: Police Corruption in Chicago posted at NoodleFood, saying, "Why you should worry about corrupt police, even if you aren't a drug dealer." 

Rational Jenn presents Once Again posted at Rational Jenn, saying, "This is the latest update in my first real experience with civil disobedience. We've refused to complete the hideous "American Community Survey" and I've been urging fellow recipients to do likewise. This has been going on since December. And I am still getting hits on my blog that are originating from the Census Bureau in Washington, DC. Will they keep coming?"

K. M. presents Civil Service and The Constitution (Part 1) posted at Applying philosophy to life, saying, "This is the first of a now concluded 3 part series on the Indian constitution and its effects on the bureaucracy."

Diana Hsieh presents Raw Milk posted at NoodleFood, saying, "This posts discusses some of the insane bans and regulations on raw milk, including my need to buy a share of a cow to obtain it."

Edward Cline presents The Year of the Long Knives: Part III posted at The Rule of Reason, saying, "While the Democrats wish to destroy the American Revolution, the Republicans seem to have forgotten it ever happened, which explains not only why they have never been able to defend it, but have been complicit in its steady destruction. Republican presidential candidate John McCain is not any kind of reactionary alternative to Barack Obama. If the current political environment can be likened to a coin, then heads it is altruist, tails it is collectivist, and McCain is simply the ridged edge on its side."

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oh, and almost forgot! Sorry C. :)

C. August presents Institutionalized Snooping in Sweden posted at Titanic Deck Chairs.

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1 comment:

Shez said...

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Shez from Homeschooled Twins