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  1. Who else loves Doctor Who?

    I am kicking off an official Doctor Who fan thread here. Who else loves it? Ever since it was brought back, I have been a huge fan, particularly of David Tennant's intelligent, life affirming, heroic portrayal of The Doctor. Christopher Eccleston was good too. Favorite Companion: Rose Tyler. Billie Piper is SO GOOD. Now, we all know that Russell T. Davies etc likes to stick in some one liner now and then in the show approving Karl Marx, but that is not what this thread is about. So please do not comment on that, or any related issues, that are minor ones in the overall context of the show, which is Hero worshipping, life affirming, pro action, and life positive. So - who's a fan? Alons-y! Molto Bene!
  2. NYC Meeting - Junto - 9/6/12

    NYC Meeting - Junto: For those who are not familiar with it, Junto is a 30+ year old monthly discussion group in New York City. On 9/6/12, Gary Johnson will be speaking, as well as Richard Kostelanetz. This is an unusually exciting meeting, though a good time is had at them all. I hope you can come. ------------ From: nycjunto.org <info@nycjunto.org> Subject: Second speaker added to next Junto meeting Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 8:34 AM NYCJUNTO.ORG A monthly meeting with a focus on libertarianism, Objectivism, and investing Second speaker added to next Junto meeting NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on Aug 20, 2012 ————————————————————————— Contents * NEW Junto meeting September 6, TWO SPEAKERS * Upcoming Junto speakers through November * NYCjunto-discuss list * About this newsletter ************************************************** Junto is a group that shares information, discusses current issues and presents speakers SECOND SPEAKER ADDED: 8:00pm to 9:00pm Gov. Gary Johnson Libertarian Party candidate for President He’ll update us on his campaign and answer questions. 9:00pm to 10:00pm Richard Kostelanetz The fall and rise of New York Rockaways Thursday, September 6 Admission Free -- No reservation necessary * We'll socialize from 7:00pm to 7:30pm. NOTE, many changes here: * People who want to make an announcement or introduce themselves should sign up on the sheet at the entrance table. * At 7:30pm the moderator, Gene Epstein, will call on people who signed up, in order. Each person will have up to 4 minutes to make their announcement, including taking comments and questions about it from the audience. * The first speaker will begin promptly at 8:00pm. The talk will be uninterrupted. People in the audience should take notes for questions and discussion afterward. * When the questions and discussions begins anyone in the audience can have 4 minutes for a discussion or rebuttal of the speaker’s points. * The second speaker will begin promptly at 9:00pm. The talk will be uninterrupted. People in the audience should take notes for questions and discussion afterward. * When the questions and discussions begins anyone in the audience can have 4 minutes for a discussion or rebuttal of the speaker's points. * The meeting will continue to 10:00pm or later. General Society Library, 20 West 44 St., between 5th and 6th Aves., NYC near the Grand Central Terminal Subway: 4, 5, 6, S to Grand Central -- 42nd St. or B, D, F, 7 to 42nd Street -- Sixth Ave. at Bryant Park or A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 to Times Square -- 42nd St. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32 Train: MTA Metro-North Railroad to Grand Central Car: Some private parking facilities in the area. Parking on side streets is metered, limited to specific days and times. Please note: * Discussions are intense, but polite. Participation by all attendees is highly encouraged. * Junto meets on the first Thursday of every month. 8:00pm to 9:00pm Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party candidate for President He's been an outspoken advocate for efficient government, balanced budgets, rational drug policy reform, protection of civil liberties, comprehensive tax reform, and personal freedom. As Governor of New Mexico, Johnson was known for his common sense business approach to governing. He eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit, cut the rate of growth in state government in half, and privatized half of the state prisons. Mark N. Axinn, Chair, Libertarian Party NY reports the party submitted over 26,000 signatures for Gary Johnson and Jim Gray, in part because of the support from Junto members. Learn more about Johnson at: GaryJohnson2012.com 9:00pm to 10:00pm Richard Kostelanetz writes: Having published in 2003 a book about a NYC community which I'd lived for three decades and knew well, I thought it appropriate to write another book, not quite a sequel, about the NYC community to which I once planned to move. If my SoHo was about the rise and fall of an artists' colony in whose history I fully participated, so this sequel would be about a decline that preceded my participation in its revival as NYC's premier beach town. As in its predecessor, I would combine objective description and history with personal experience, establishing complementary truths. If my SoHo memoir portrayed how an art world developed within NYC, but not quite of it, this book portrays a string of Atlantic beach towns, a group different from others along the East Coast in its incorporation into a great city. (Miami Beach, recall, is legally separate from Miami.) I suppose that if the development of NYC has proceeded differently over the past two centuries, NY could have become not just a port city but also a beach city, much like Rio de Janeiro, whose black and white mosaic path between the street and the beach became a popular promenade for everyone, even businessmen discussing deals that are then consummated when someone pulls out some paper or, nowadays, a laptop computer for recording details. If the libertarian theme of the first book held that an industrial slum was transformed not by any city planning but the spontaneous collaboration of hundreds of young people mostly artists who discovered that industrial spaces could be occupied, the theme of my Rockaways is that the central city undermined it in various ways after World War II. It is now coming back thanks to small entrepreneurs. I hope to show in conjunction with my talk to do a PowerPoint presentation of historic images from the Rockaways. It draws upon my Kindle ebook: " The Rockaways: The Fall and Rise of NYC's Beach Towns:" tiny.cc/Rockaways Richard Kostelanetz is a writer and artist. He often attends Junto. He's been a contributing/advisory editor of many arts journals. He's the author of over fifty books, among them are "Political Essays", "Thirty Years of Visible Writing", and "More On Innovative Music(ian)s". He's also written over three dozen booklets. He's edited and introduced over three dozen anthologies and many essays, reviews, poems, fiction pieces, experimental prose pieces, plays, scenarios, photographs, and numerical art items. In scores of publications and places, prominent and obscure around the world, he's created theatrical texts, one person concerts, texts for composers, choreography scores, one person exhibitions of prints, books, drawings, audiotapes, canvases, videotapes, photographs and had many retrospectives. He's done Hörspiel: extended audio art. He's also created ten films, hologram exhibitions and over a dozen extended features for radio, plus many lectures and presentations at institutions around the world. His individual entries on his work in several fields appear in various editions of Wikipedia, NNDB.com, Britannica.com, Who's Who in Hell, Postmodern Fiction, Contemporary Poets, Who's Who in America, Contemporary Novelists, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Art, Directory of American Scholars, Advocates for Self-Government, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, and Poets, Readers Guide to Twentieth- Century Writers, The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry, The Chronology of Webster's Dictionary of American Writers, The Facts on File Companion to 20th Century Poetry, Contemporary Jewish-American Dramatists and Poets, The HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature Individual entries on Richard's work in several fields appear in various editions of Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Webster's Dictionary of American Writers, The HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Directory of American Scholars, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Art, NNDB.com, and Britannica.com, among other distinguished directories. Otherwise, he survives in New York, where he was born, unemployed and thus overworked. Visit his site: tiny.cc/rKosti ————————————————————————— Visit Junto's site for information on current and past speakers, read previous newsletters, to sign up for the Junto enewsletter: NYCjunto.com Visit Junto on Facebook: on.fb.me/JuntoNYC Follow Junto on Twitter (we thank Kevin Levine): twitter.com/NYCJunto ————————————————————————— Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism and investing. Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer. Visit his site at: DailySpeculations.com ************************************************** Please em-ail the above text to your freedom loving friends who might be interested in Junto. Feel free to use the above text to promote Junto among libertarians, Objectivists and investors. ————————————————————————— Come to Junto, meet these upcoming speakers: * October 4, Gary Hoover, read his bio: tiny.cc/HooverBio * Nov. 1, Greg Rehmke, program director Economic Thinking, programs for high school, homeschool & college. Visit his site: tiny.cc/gRehmke ————————————————————————— NYCjunto-discuss list Junto members can discuss Junto speakers and other topics. You can read these posts at: yhoo.it/JuntoP To post to this list you need to be a member of it. Become a member at: yhoo.it/JuntoD or send an email to: NYCjunto-discuss-subscribe@yahoogroups.com ————————————————————————— About Junto * Gene Epstein moderates Junto. He's the economics editor and books editor of Barron's, the weekly business magazine, author of "Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers." * Iris Bell writes this e-newsletter. * Oleg Atbashian created NYCjunto.com. He also sends out this e-newsletter and cares for its email list. * Andy George helps with the sound system and supplies music. * Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer. Visit his site at: DailySpeculations.com * This e-newsletter comes out twice a month. You might get an occasional extra email about a timely event. * To subscribe to this newsletter put "Junto list" in the subject line, email your name & preferred email address to: info@nycjunto.org —————————————————————————
  3. Pussy Riot - Putin/Russia's Breach Of Justice

    Just think what Putin would have done to Ayn Rand!!
  4. Let's Discuss The Election!

    Romney to Obama: ‘Take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago’ http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/romney-obama-campaign-division-hate-anger-back-chicago-005322496.html
  5. Let's Discuss The Election!

    So, I'm kicking off a post to be the place to chime in "central" about exciting events in this election season. Today is particularly appropriate to be getting it going, because today Paul Ryan was announced as the VP choice. Below is a video showing him logically-based demonstrating the problems of Obamacare. A nice job: He's not an Objectivist, but him being picked, what with his semi-advocacy of AR's ideas, is a rather positive indirect plug for Ayn Rand that I am glad about. You?
  6. NYC mayor wants hospitals to lock up baby formula to encourage breast-feeding: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/mayor_knows_breast_WqU1iYRQvwbEkDuvn0vb1H That is between a Mother and a doctor, not for a government or any person to intervene in, and certainly not a mayor. Submit your (emphatic!) objections here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html
  7. Museum Of Mathematics To Open In NYC.

    And how! Can't wait!
  8. Here Is Their Website: http://momath.org/ Looks Good.
  9. Activists Alert! We Have Plans For This Year's Critical Election Election Year 2012 is a tipping point election. Decisions in races all over the country will make differences that will affect our country -- and our lives -- for generations to come. Learn Gotham Tea Party's fight-back efforts at our August 27 Political Action Event. We'll share snacks, drinks...and PLANS! Our special speaker is Pat Toomey-endorsed Sgt. Robert Mansfield, the black Tea Party candidate running for Pennsylvania's Senate seat. To learn more, visit: www. mansfieldforcongress.com Date: Monday, August 27, 2012 Speaker: Sgt. Robert Mansfield, Black Tea Party Candidate Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm Where: Eammon's Bar & Grill 9 East 45th (off Fifth Avenue) Fee: $10 in advance* - $15 at the door. Includes snacks. For advanced registration, visit: www.gothamteaparty.com Questions? Info@gothamteaparty.com -------------------------------- * We regret that we cannot refund your fee if you cannot attend. Fees cover event and operation expenses. Gotham Tea Party's mission: Help elect representatives who believe in our Founders' timeless principles of constitutional and limited government, fiscal responsibility, free markets.
  10. 2012 Presidential Poll for August 2012

    OMG = Obama Must Go.
  11. http://studentsforliberty.org/event/new-york-city-regional-conference/ Check out Students For Liberty (http://studentsforliberty.org/) and Young Americans For Liberty (http://www.yaliberty.org/). Check out the conference near you, if you are not in NY. There are many across the USA.
  12. Now, here is a brillant mind, inventing what will be the first bodysuit to enable a man to fly. Look here, admire a man of the mind at work: Jetman - http://www.jetman.com/?page_id=24 What do you think of THAT? Also - let's not fail to discuss: Felix Baumgartner! http://felixbaumgartner.com/ Who this week completed a 17 MILE SKY DIVE (!!!) and that IS JUST THE PREP RUN FOR HIS PLANNED 23 MILE SKY DIVE FROM THE EDGE OF SPACE. YES, SPACE. JUST LIKE IN THAT MOVIE WE KNOW AND LOVE. Now, that's some real men we can admire.
  13. And it shows Batman fighting the movie's version of Occupy Wall Street. How frickin' AMAZING is that? They make it clear: Good guys: Batman. Bad guys: OWS.
  14. Who else thought Anne Hathaway and Christian Bale did a great job, and Christopher Nolan did a great job with the story? Those characters had a real romanticism to them. (I really want hear thoughts about the positive elements of it.) And the whole trilogy had a really great quality to it.
  15. House Votes Overwhelmingly
to Audit the Fed! - GREAT NEWS, even if the bill goes no further. Congressman Ron Paul Press Release www.house.gov/paul For Immediate Release Inquiries: Jeff Deist 202.225.2831 House Votes Overwhelmingly
to Audit the Fed! WASHINGTON, July 24 – Congressman Ron Paul today applauded the passage by the House of Representatives of H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act. The bill, which calls for a full audit of the Federal Reserve System-- including its lending facilities and critical monetary policy operations-- passed overwhelmingly by a bipartisan vote of 327-98. “I am very pleased that the House passed my Audit the Fed legislation today,” Congressman Paul stated. “It has been a long, hard fight, but Congress finally is getting serious about exercising its oversight responsibility over the Federal Reserve. Auditing the Fed is a common sense issue supported by the overwhelming majority of the American people. The Fed’s trillions of dollars worth of asset purchases and its ongoing support of foreign central banks cannot be allowed to continue without Congressional oversight. Today’s passage of H.R. 459 is a good first step towards full Fed transparency, and I hope that the Senate will consider the bill before the end of the year.”
  16. This is to discuss Barack Obama's terrible recent statements, please read the article below. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/build-article-1.1116360?localLinksEnabled=false This shows his ideology. Barack Obama believes that the individual who thinks and does the work of initiation and building, simply, didn't build. This shows very well his collectivist mentality. Please forward this to everyone you can.
  17. REALLY great site to have a laugh at Barack Obama for this incident: http://didntbuildthat.com/
  18. Should be cool!: NY Objectivist Society event this Sunday 7/29: http://www.newyorkobjectivistsociety.org/www.newyorkobjectivistsociety.org/Upcoming_Events.html Junto Event: Next Thursday 8/2. http://nycjunto.org/ Cool Tea Party Event This Thursday 7/26 - All-You-Can-Eat-and-Drink Andy Sullivan Fund-Raiser Andy Sullivan is running in 2013 for NYC Council in against Democrat Vincent Gentile, first elected in '03. Gotham Tea Party fully supports Andy's candidacy. Come Thursday to learn more about the race! SPEAKERS: Andy Sullivan (of course!) State Senator David Storobin State Senate Candidate Lisa Grey NYC Councilman Dan Halloran DATE: July 26th (Thursday) TIME: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm WHAT ELSE: Live entertainment plus all you can eat and drink! WHERE: The Salty Dog - a bar restaurant in a firehouse setting complete with a vintage firetruck. (Talk about fun!) ADDRESS: 7509 Third Avenue - Brooklyn R train to 77th. Get off near the back of the train; walk about a block. COST: $45 per person. A fun evening and you help Andy build his war chest! For more information please contact Andy Sullivan Andy@BlueCollarCorner.com Can't make it? Please make a contribution via Andy's website www.SullivanForNYC.com Gotham Tea Party's mission: Help elect representatives who believe in our Founders' timeless principles of constitutional and limited government, fiscal responsibility, free markets.
  19. Hi, I am new to the Forum and want to introduce myself; I am hoping to meet enthused, active practicioners of all the good ideas and make friends. I am hoping to meet a nice young woman here too. I am 33. This does seem like the place for people who admire these ideas to gather. Email me if you are the vital type, ladies and gentleman. And keep recommending Atlas Shrugged to everybody! Darrell Cody
  20. Beautiful Women and Men

    Tennis Player . . . Daniela Hantuchova
  21. I am especially curious what the members of the forum think about the current state of art. For example, such movies as 'The Time Traveler's Wife' and 'Iron Man' are quite romantic-heroic. But in these, especially the superhero movies, altruism still shows up. Let me know what you think!