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Entries from November 29th, 2009

A Little Breath of Fresh Air

November 29th, 2009 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Because the two main newspapers in Detroit, the News and the Free Press, have cut home delivery from 7 days to 3 days and raised newsstand prices from 50 cents to 1 dollar to stop losing money, a new paper has sprouted in this city called the Detroit Daily Press.

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Obama’s World

November 28th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Over 90% of the previous experience of Obama’s cabinet has not been in the private sector: The second and third least were Kennedy and Carter, but Obama is in his own category. Obama and his people live in their own world, in which the state is everything. UPDATE: Maybe they need some of this:

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Gamesmanship

November 23rd, 2009 by Bill Brown · 2 Comments · Socialized Medicine

This is the “public option” that statists and those in government want you to see: This is the “public option” as it really is:

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Ayn Rand the Valuer

November 19th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 13 Comments · Uncategorized

The increase of interest in Ayn Rand is great, but seeing the same old misconceptions is wearying. Two Reason videos features variants of the same error. At an event attended by David Kelley two of the panelists called Rand a “hater.” It is true that Ayn Rand vehemently denounced those she opposed. The problem with […]

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Ayn Rand: Not A Conservative

November 13th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

National Review continues its jihad against Objectivism. Peter Wehner has opined at the Corner that Ayn Rand was a nut. Yet there are some strands within conservatism that still veer toward Rand and her views of government (“The government should be concerned only with those issues which involve the use of force,” she argued. “This […]

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Rejecting Individual Judgement and Property Rights

November 12th, 2009 by Embedded I · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

<This is a significantly updated version of my original post, under the above title, which dealt with the ideas presented in Ghost Town, by Mike N. I also agree with the comments posted thus far, some of which add a great deal of understanding to the issue.> I was severely alarmed by the idea that […]

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Ghost Town

November 10th, 2009 by Mike N · 14 Comments · Politics

In Monday’s 11/09/09 Detroit Free Press is a typical but unflattering to Detroit article by writer Mark W. Smith which demonstrates the lack of understanding by Detroit’s leaders of the concept of property rights and particularly what property rights are for. The article focuses on a WSJ article about an old truck that was pushed […]

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Watching the Water Circle

November 9th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Politics, Socialized Medicine

I keep thinking about the doctors. What must they be thinking? I spent 10 years of education and interning — so I can work for the government? I’ll be part of a vast bureaucracy, forced to follow a shelf full of regulations meant to substitute for my independent judgment. Dick Morris and Eileen McGann lay […]

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Frederick Douglass

November 6th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I just listened to Debi Ghate’s inspiring lecture on the life of Frederick Douglass. The man lived an extraordinary life as he rose from a slave who taught himself to read to a political leader and advisor to presidents. Through every crisis he was a principled individualist; this was the source of his strength and […]

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Defeat Begins At Home

November 6th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

If a gunman screamed “In the name of Jesus Christ, DIE” before he killed people, do you think any journalist in America would leave that fact out of his reporting? But Patterico notices about the LA Times’ coverage of the shooting at Fort Hood, …would you be surprised to learn that as of the time […]

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True Colors

November 5th, 2009 by Chuck · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Having seen a story about multiple shootings at Fort Hood, and not finding much information about it, I decided to check Little Green Footballs to see if they had any updated information.  I had stopped going to the site months ago, because of its backsliding into leftism, which Charles Johnson calls being a moderate. So, […]

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Two to Watch

November 5th, 2009 by Myrhaf · Comments Off on Two to Watch · Uncategorized

Here are two interesting short videos. Combined, they take less than 10 minutes to watch. Yaron Brook on religion and the rise of capitalism. Ayn Rand on conservatism.

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Reading the Election

November 4th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

I like Roger Simon’s take on the election in NY-23 yesterday: …the 23rd is a safely Republican, even conservative, district. In a year where the GOP racked up a 20% margin in Virginia and coasted easily in Jersey, a state in which Obama romped in ‘08 by 16%, what was the problem? Well… I might […]

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