Monday, December 19, 2011

MORRIS THE CAT REQUIESCAT IN PACE


Listen to the answers to the questions on Dr. Leonard Peikoff's podcast: What was the name of Ayn Rand's cat? Did she talk to it?



UPDATE 12/23/11:

From Rational Jenn's post, Objectivist Round Up #232:

Martin Lindeskog presents Morris the Cat: Requiescat in Pace posted at EGO. [I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Martin.]
(http://rationaljenn.blogspot.com/, December 22, 2011.)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

TWO MONTHS UNTIL XMAS

It is now two months until Xmas. My New Year's resolution is to get my podcast going on a regular schedule. In order to do that, I have to implement the F.I.X IT! productivity method.

During the holidays, I will check out the stock market simulation and social network game called Empire Avenue. Talking about games, how about playing "Obama vs. Santa"?

Fun Games 247

Monday, October 17, 2011

TEA PARTY NOW ON DECEMBER 16

I have had a hard time to publish anything after 9/11. The daily news stuff have been filled with anti-Columbus Day statements, Occupy Wall Street movement, etc.

I have to turn to a positive thing and therefore I am pleased to announce that I will have an event on December 16, commemorating the Boston Tea Party.

Hold The Crumpets

Check out my post, Boston TeaParty.nu Celebration on 12/16, for more information.
Website Banner by John Cox.

How will you celebrate?

Coming Out Party
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 10 YEARS LATER

It is now 10 years since the attack. Bosch Fawstin mentioned the miniseries, The Path to 9/11, during our conversation on EGO podcast on September 7.


Path to 9/11, Opening Credits

Here is an excerpt from Scott Holleran's interview with John David Lewis:

Scott Holleran: You write that President Franklin Roosevelt wrote about “the destruction of a philosophy” in achieving victory in World War 2. Does the planned construction of an Islamic mosque near where the Twin Towers once stood—before Islamic jihadists destroyed them on 9/11—represent a victory to the enemy?

John David Lewis: I think it does. It’s not because the people who want to build the mosque are on the side of those who want to destroy the U.S. but they chose to build it near the World Trade Center site for sympathetic reasons and those reasons—for building a $100 million cultural center—are the same reasons that make me want to oppose it. In the plans, there are separate places for men and women, so it’s clearly a place to enforce certain political ideas, which are not consistent with the ideals of the United States. That they choose to build it there is why I oppose building it there.

(ScottHolleran.com, September 3, 2011.)

Recommended reading material:




I will listen to Amy Peikoff's A Special 9/11 Edition of Don’t Let It Go... Unheard webcast at 5 PM PT.

In Memoriam


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Thursday, September 8, 2011

OBJECTIVIST ROUND UP BLOG CARNIVAL

I want to thank Rational Jenn for the opportunity to host this week's edition of the Objectivist Round Up. Last week was hosted by Rob Abiera, The Morality War blog. I said in my post, HOSTING OBJECTIVIST ROUND UP ON 9/8, that I would submit a post with the title, 9/11 10 Years Later. I will submit this upcoming post to the next week's host, Roberto Sarrionandia.

OBJECTIVIST ROUND UP #217

Rachel Miner presents Mommy School 2011- Evaluation posted at The Playful Spirit. Remark by Rachel Miner: I share the results of my summer of home schooling. There was definitely a mixture of success and failure. I'm quite interested in suggestions for improvements.

Diana Hsieh presents Video: Introversion and Extroversion posted at NoodleFood. Remark by Diana Hsieh: In this video from my weekly webcast, I answer these questions: Are "introversion" and "extroversion" valid as psychological types? Sometimes people classify themselves and others as "introverts" and "extroverts." What does that mean? Is the distinction valid and useful? Why or why not?

Paul Hsieh presents Open Letter to Apple: My iPad and My Hip Fracture posted at GeekPress. Remark by Paul Hsieh: My iPad was my lifeline during a recent hospitalization. (This piece got a nice Instapundit hit as well.)

Paul Hsieh presents Let's Model ObamaJobs After ObamaCare! posted at We Stand FIRM. Remark by Paul Hsieh: PajamasMedia published my latest satirical OpEd, suggesting President Obama should model his jobs program after his health care law.

Ari Armstrong presents Nation Needs Shared Liberty, Not Sacrifice posted at Free Colorado. Remark by Ari Armstrong: Obama calls for "shared sacrifice," but what does that really mean? What our nation needs instead is shared liberty.

John Drake presents Measuring productivity posted at Try Reason!. Remark by John Drake: What does it mean to be productive? What ever your goals, you should be able to measure it. Here is my attempt.

Jason Stotts presents Starbucks Doesn’t Get It posted at Erosophia. Remark by Jason Stotts: Starbucks should stick to making coffee, because they don't understand politics.

Jason Stotts presents Chicago Minicon posted at Erosophia. Remark by Jason Stotts: This is a follow-up to my Chicago talk. If you're interested in donating, there is info here on how to do so. There is also references to essays by Ayn Rand on the foundations of the Objectivist position on sexual ethics.

Rational Jenn presents The One About Chicago MiniCon posted at Rational Jenn. Remark by Rational Jenn: I had a great time at the Chicago Objectivist Society's regional conference over Labor Day Weekend!

Martin Lindeskog presents Interview with Bosch Fawstin posted at EGO.

Bosch Fawstin's user profile on Blogger.


Image source: http://fawstin.blogspot.com

Thanks for participating at Objectivist Round Up #217. Please submit your blog post to the next edition of the Objectivist Round Up, using the Blog Carnival submission form. Roberto Sarrionandia will be next week's host. You could find past and future hosts on the Blog Carnival index page.

[Editor's note: This post could be updated after Rational Jenn has checked it out.]

Related: My post, OBJECTIVIST ROUND UP #163 (August 27, 2010).


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

YOUR HOST EGO TIMES THREE

How did you spend the Labor Day weekend? I recently hosted a blog talk radio show with David Stiernholm and tomorrow at 9 PM ET I will interview Bosch Fawstin on EGO podcast. On Thursday I will host an Objectivist Round Up on Blog Carnival.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

TALK ON A NEW ONLINE SITE

You could now talk to me on a new online site called SiteTalk. This "new online global community" has an online mall there you could buy plenty of different stuff, e.g., gold bars.


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Monday, August 15, 2011

SAY WHAT? CARTOON BY JOHN COX

What do you say about John Cox's cartoon? Could you relate to any music band?



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Sunday, August 14, 2011

PREPARING FOR HARVEST

It is time to prepare for the harvest this autumn. What will you harvest in the near future?

Aji Blanco Cristal Chile Pepper
Aji Blanco Cristal Chile Pepper


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Thursday, August 11, 2011

HOSTING OBJECTIVIST ROUND UP ON 9/8

This week's Objectivist round up is hosted by Jenn Casey on Rational Jenn blog. I will host the blog carnival on September 8. I will submit a post with the title, 9/11 10 Years Later.

Related: My post, 9/11 9 YEARS LATER.


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

STAR ME

Ze Frank's site, Star.me is now officially in open beta stage, and I got a present by answering today's "Mission of the Day":

What was the last book you read? Write the title and sum it up in ONE word.

[Editor's note: I wrote the word, "Unfolding". Could you guess the rest of the book title?]

This site could become a great source of #GoodThing stuff in my worklife. Here is an excerpt from Chris Dannen's article, Star.me Makes the Web Messier, More Fun:

The "joy" of the site, says Frank, is that when your stars accumulate for a while, "the important stuff is going to inevitably surface." By the "important stuff," he means the "why" that sits between you and your friend. Why are you friends? What do you like about each other? Frank says Facebook has done a good job establishing connections between users and the people, brands and artists they like, but that a friend request or "Like" button doesn't say anything about why that connection exists.
Frank, who defines Star.me as "light playspace," says that underneath the fantastical HTML5 graphics is actually "large scale system about identity, relationships and the stuff we appreciate about each other." Naturally, he adds, it's going to be messy.
(FastCompany.com, March 14, 2011.)

I gave Maria Gustafsson (@MikuaMaria) a You're Awesome Star and Sina Farhat (@Belola) an Artist star. If you want to give me a gold star, please check out my Kudos page on EGO Sole Trader.

Ze Frank's web playroom


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Monday, August 8, 2011

SMALL BUSINESS INFLUENCER

Who would you nominate as a small business influencer? It is time to point out the heroes of capitalism! In a post in 2009, I highlighted Victor Borge as a hero of show business.

Have you voted for the "Small Business Influencer 2011" yet? This event is presented by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology.



Here is an excerpt from Hilary A.'s interview with Anita Campbell:

Have you, in your own business, had an experience with an influencer that really made an impact on your outlook or way you approached a challenge?
I have been influenced in hundreds of ways. Consider the technology products we use in my business. We couldn’t have built the business and achieved the success we’ve had, were it not for inexpensive yet powerful technology. We run websites and online communities as a business – I couldn’t imagine doing so without reliable hosting, a dedicated Web design and development team, open source software such as WordPress™, savvy Internet marketers and social media. Behind all of that technology are companies and people with vision – they ultimately made it possible for my business to thrive.
Just imagine if we’d had to launch this initiative in the days before social media such as Twitter and Facebook®. There’s no way we could have built up this level of community support in the space of a month, without social media. We’d have needed a multimillion-dollar TV deal, plus a magazine and newspaper ad campaign to spread the word.
(http://bizblog.blackberry.com/, July 5, 2011.)


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Sunday, August 7, 2011

EGO IS ON FJORDMAN'S BLOGROLL

[Editor's note: Nota Bene! This post is an "experiment" in order to see if the mainstream media, the online encyclopedias and the search engines will pick up that Peder Are Nøstvold Jensen (a.k.a Fjordman) has linked to EGO blog.]


Related: My post on Anders Behring Breivik, SOLDIER OF CHRIST.


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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

THOR'S STORM IN A TEACUP

If you want to vent a bit on the day of Thor (Thursday), check out the Thor's Storm in a Teacup category over at TeaParty.nu. The name of the category is a wordplay with the idiom "tempest in a teapot."

Have you watched the Thor movie?


Thor - Trailer (OFFICIAL)


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

MIDWEEK ROUNDUP

I am thinking of using Google+ and its "spark" feature for the midweek wrap of links and roundup of blogs sometime in the near future. Do you think that Google will incorporate the hashtag (#) into Google+?


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