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Racism — it is a matter of mind, not color.

April 12th, 2010 by Embedded I · 11 Comments · Culture

Morgan Freeman has made a truly insightful comment on racism. He is absolutely correct.

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What a World

January 19th, 2010 by Bill Brown · 8 Comments · Culture, Uncategorized

In my darker moments, when my view of the future dims at the latest “hell in a hand basket” news story, I worry about the sort of a world my children will grow up into. We strive to foster in them an abiding sense of curiosity and wonder about the world. We raise them as […]

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Damage Control for A Nobel Peace Prize?

October 9th, 2009 by Embedded I · 3 Comments · Culture, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Obama’s response to his Nobel Prize was the best thing I’ve heard from him. He recognizes that it was awarded too soon & reflects no serious achievement.  Though his speech changes nothing, & is surely politic, he has, at least, put his award in a relatively sensible context (excluding his absurd mention of climate change). […]

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Teen Culture Observation

August 31st, 2009 by Mike N · 8 Comments · Culture

Amy Mossoff at The Little Things has a post titled “These children are not my future” in which she links to a post at Scribbit. The ladies are fed up with teenagers going door to door selling stuff, mostly magazines, by appealing to the customer’s altruism. They pitch their need instead of their product which […]

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My Father and Socialized Medicine

August 25th, 2009 by Embedded I · 31 Comments · Culture, Socialized Medicine

Yes, he is in the twilight of life, but he is my father.  More importantly, for 61 years he has been my mother’s lifelong love.  They went through WW2, they immigrated to a Canadian farm from S. England.  Dad pursued several means of employment to provide a comfortable living while raising three boys. On Monday, […]

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Good, Bad and Amusing

July 23rd, 2009 by Mike N · Comments Off on Good, Bad and Amusing · Culture, Environmentalism

ARCTV has a 2min. video by Yaron Brook on the subject of sacrifice vs trade. While this subject needs a lot more coverage in today’s culture, Mr. Brook as usual, nails the essentials. ******************************************* I know this is a few days old but I think it’s noteworthy anyway. The newest burden you will be asked […]

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The Greatest Story Never Told

July 20th, 2009 by Myrhaf · Comments Off on The Greatest Story Never Told · Culture

In Podcast 71 Leonard Peikoff briefly discusses his upcoming book on the DIM Hypothesis. From the explanation of his lecture series on DIM: Dr. Peikoff’s forthcoming book, The DIM Hypothesis, identifies three different modes of integration, i.e., of interrelating concretes, such as individual percepts, facts, choices, etc. As Dr. Peikoff explains: “My thesis is that […]

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"Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death"

July 4th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Culture

ARCTV has posted John Ridpath’s speech on Patrick Henry in honor of Independence Day. I recommend it highly. The speech is entertaining and, more important, it reminds us that the American Revolutionaries stood on the principle of individual liberty. There were timid souls back then, moderates, as there always are. It took a a man […]

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Love of Country

July 4th, 2009 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Love of Country · Culture

I could write a paean to America today. I could discuss the exceptional nature of the United States in a world fraught with tyranny and force or lament the unheeded wisdom of the Founding Fathers in this trying time. Those are the things that politicians around the country will be doing today, co-opting the occasion […]

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The Farrah Fawcett-Ayn Rand Connection

June 27th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 7 Comments · Culture

In the months before Farrah Fawcett died Amy Wallace had an email exchange with the actress about Fawcett’s communications with Ayn Rand. Fawcett’s emails show that she was most definitely not the airhead starlet she used to be considered.

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The Letterman Problem

June 18th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 11 Comments · Culture

David Letterman has come under intense attack from the right over bad jokes he made about Governor Sarah Palin and her daughters. He mentioned Sarah Palin’s “slutty flight attendant look,” which made me laugh because it’s true. Then he made a joke about Alex Rodriguez knocking up Palin’s daughter. To me this is more a […]

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One Liberty, Indivisible

June 3rd, 2009 by Jim May · 5 Comments · Culture, Environmentalism, The Horror File

A few weeks ago, conservative John Derbyshire posted a revealing item over at National Review Online.  It is revealing, in that it exposes one of the fundamental commonalities between conservatism and the Left, that sets them in opposition to Americanism: the idea that there are different (and contradictory) “kinds” of freedom. Notice that Derbyshire characterizes […]

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21st Century Schizoid Man

May 20th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 9 Comments · Culture

Billy Beck writes, We are now in the fait accompli of American socialist revolution. Most peoples’ ignorance of history doesn’t allow them to really grasp how rapidly this is happening now, but this wheel is turning like never before. I have no illusions that I can change any of it, but I am beginning to […]

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LGF: A Brief Analysis

May 7th, 2009 by Chuck · 8 Comments · Culture

Charles Johnson does a lot of good things at Little Green Footballs.  His anti-jihadist stance since 9/11 has been consistently good.  His criticism of creationism/Intelligent Design has been excellent.  And his criticism of making alliances with racist/fascist parties in the war against the jihadists has also been good. But there are also serious flaws in […]

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The Idiocy Americans Swallow

May 7th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 39 Comments · Culture

I heard a few radio spots (also known as commercials) in my day job that make me despair for America. The first was an ad for Home Depot, in which two women are shopping in a produce aisle. They are shocked by the price of spinach. But one of the women has a plan! She […]

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PJTV Video

May 3rd, 2009 by Chuck · 7 Comments · Culture

This is just a note to direct your attention to PJTV, where Bill Whittle has a really excellent video piece about the use of atomic weapons on Japan during WWII, after comedian Jon Stewart opined that our use of them constituted a war crime.  (Hat Tip, LGF.)

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CNN Reporter Blanks Out On Camera

April 17th, 2009 by dismuke · 15 Comments · Culture

This video clip of CNN reporter Susan Roesgen arguing with and lecturing to a protester at the Chicago Tea Party has been widely posted on a number of blogs. If you have not yet seen it, definitely take a moment to do so – this reporter, as well as anchor back in the studio at […]

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New York Tea Party

April 16th, 2009 by Galileo Blogs · 40 Comments · Culture

I joined thousands of other protesters yesterday at the “Tea Party” protest at City Hall Park in downtown New York. My sign read on one side, “Reason & Capitalism. No Creeping Socialism!” On the other, it read, “Ayn Rand Is Right.” I saw many signs referring to Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand. One Objectivist joined […]

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Atlas At Dallas Tea Party

April 16th, 2009 by dismuke · 5 Comments · Culture

I attended the Tea Party in downtown Dallas – one of several that were held yesterday throughout the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex.   I am not good at guessing crowd sizes – local media reports say that “several thousand” attended the downtown Dallas event.  The Fort Worth event was held in a stadium where it is […]

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Tea Party Protests

April 15th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Culture

In my last post I linked to Paul Krugman’s column in which he calls Republicans and the Tea Party protests “crazy.” Today more liberals look at the Tea Parties and see insanity. There’s nothing wrong with America that could possibly invite protest! These people must be crazy! Marc Cooper writes, “Anti-Obama Taxpayer Tea Parties steeped […]

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