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    • Michael Stuart Kelly

      Major Update to OL (please click to open)   02/09/2016

      Sorry for the inconvenience, but we had to update OL and there have been some serious changes made by IPB. The real bad news is that they had to merge User Names and Display Names. This meant that I had to choose between bad and bad. I opted to keep the log-on information the same, so you can get on OL like you always did, but now your User Name is displayed. If your User Name and Display Name were the same, you will not feel the change. If they were different, you are probably irritated right now. I will figure out how you can change this so you can revert to the Display Name you used before if you like, however this may entail a change in how you log-on. The good news is that OL is now searchable from the very beginning. This means all the old posts from the A-Team in Objectivism (and everybody else) will finally show up when you search for something. I will keep changing this announcement as we adapt to these new changes. It's a pain, I know, but after looking around the backend for a bit, I believe the benefits will far, far outweigh the current irritation. They changed things in a hamhanded way and I don't like that, but I can't do anything about it. Benefit-wise, they actually did a good job, so please bear with us. In addition to this change, many good things are coming over time. You are the reason OL exists and I am sorry you have to go through this. Think of it like birth pangs... (All right, all right, that's forcing it.  ) Michael

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  • Full Name Jacob McGowan
  • Description I am British but I currently live is South Africa.
  • Favorite Music, Artworks, Movies, Shows, etc. I like easy listening music. The number one tv show of all time is probably Im Alan Partridge.
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  • Interests Comics, Reading, Sailing, art and thinking.
  1. Objectivist country.

    Could there be a future with a country built on Objectivism... could all us Objectivists not pool our resources and buy an island or something?
  2. does anyone have anything to say about Silent Spring by Rachel Carson?
  3. what is the Eco-phreak movement?
  4. I'm doing an essay for History about the history of modern environmentalism. I'm wondering whether anyone can give me some pointers or information on that matter...
  5. wow, Ayn Rand saw a flying saucer... that's something I never expected to hear...
  6. Just curious as to what people think about all the alien conspiracies. I find them fun to explore and I often have to slap myself out off believing them. (Whitely Strieber's Communion book had me sleeping with the light on ) I also love reading all those ancient alien intervention books like Eric von Daniken's books and Iv read the Lost Book of Enki by Sitchin. I read them more as science fiction. Has Ayn Rand ever said anything about alien visitation? any one here who believes?
  7. 4th Entry

    On my school holidays... pretty nice so far. just been relaxing etc. I did my learners a few days ago... I failed by one point... one point. Ah well: Ill be prepared for the next shot. I better start on a history essay soon. I'm going to cover the history of the environmentalist movement. I think my hypothesis will revolve around trying to uncover the dark secrets of what modern environmentalism means. One card I have uncovered is that the Nazi's had one of the most "progressive" environmental policies...
  8. Kony Baloney Invisible Indoctrination 2012

    I really enjoyed reading the piece you wrote Micheal, very plausible.
  9. John Carter

    I went to see John Carter. It was good fun. and I agree with you Blackhorse on the importance of a black and white morality.
  10. Kony Baloney Invisible Indoctrination 2012

    I seem to remember reading in the Virtue of Selfishness that Ayn Rand saw the invasion of countries under a dictatorship by a free countries is morally justifiable. Doesnt this justify America getting involved in the affairs of other countries and hence give some justification to the Kony 2012 movement? I disagree with the whole thing. It all seems like Hipster Socialist jibber jabber, but under what specific circumstance is american military interference justified?
  11. Rick Santorum for President

    Wow: he sounds like the key to a laissez faire America. I hope y'all vote for him! Iv been having a little look at some of the candidate debates and such... Ron Paul definitely seems to be the most competent. Rick Santorum looks like a fun character though!
  12. Rick Santorum for President

    I'm being really lazy here in asking so bluntly (I'm not in the mood to traverse the posts in the election related forums) but: which presidential candidate/ candidates does the Objectivist community sympathize and support most? (a little brief explanation as to why would also be appreciated )
  13. Fracking!

    I'm from the western cape. and I live on the Garden Route (SA's very own bible belt ) I go to a private, christian ethos school in George... Not yet quite as prestigious as the schools you mentioned... (but we are IEB... )
  14. Fracking!

    I'm from the western cape. and I live on the Garden Route (SA's very own bible belt ) I go to a private, christian ethos school in George... Not yet quite as prestigious as the schools you mentioned... (but we are IEB... )