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Teaching Toddlers to Think Rationally

Posted March 17th, 2013 by JustusRanvier
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This video interesting in the way it describes a third way for parenting technique that is neither authoritarian nor permissive/neglectful. The thesis being tested is that it is possible to be a parent without violation the NAP, and without positing special exceptions to allow for behavior that would not be acceptable in other circumstances.

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The Cycle of Government

The cycle of government has been studied and philosophized by many ancient philosophers. Also called “Kyklos” in Plato’s Republic, he believes there are four states within the cycle. Starting with Timocracy, ruled by the honorable or honored hierarchy, it evolves into an oligarchy as people push for more freedoms followed by democracy, then it regresses back to Timocracy through the Tyranny stage of the cycle.

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An Objectivist Critique of “Self-Ownership”

Posted August 2nd, 2012 by michaelsuede
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Paul McKeever does us a great service in the following video, where he argues that there can be no such thing as self-ownership unless you believe in a soul. Obviously Mr. McKeever thinks this disproves the concept of self-ownership because a soul is an imaginary religious thing that has no business in philosophy.

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This is Ron Paul's Quandry (WHAT WILL RON PAUL DO?)

Ron Paul's Quandry: Does he run Independent? Does he endorse Republican? Does he endorse Gary Johnson?

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Stefan Molyneux responds to the KONY2012 fad

Stefan Molyneux from Freedomain Radio hits the nail on the head again. And he does it with class, common sense and comedy. Five ways your government can help Africa, pretty much by staying home.

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Is it morally wrong kill pepole? Govement funded bioethicists say no.

Posted January 30th, 2012 by iamodd999
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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, of Duke University, and Franklin G. Miller, of the National Institutes of Health believe that “killing by itself is not morally wrong, although it is still morally wrong to cause total disability”.“[I]f killing were wrong just because it is causing death or the loss of life, then the same principle would apply with the same strength to pulling weeds out of a garden. If it is not immoral to weed a garden, then life as such cannot really be sacred, and killing as such cannot be morally wrong." Do you agree?

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Jonathan Haidt on the moral roots of liberals and conservatives

Posted December 8th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Jonathan Haidt on the moral roots of liberals and conservatives

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Why I'm a Libertarian

Posted November 29th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Why I'm a Libertarian

Americans keep demanding a new third party, but there is one that has been around for almost 40 years. This is why I joined.
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Why Doing Drugs Might Be Beneficial To You

Warning: If you have already made up your mind and consider your self to be a anti-drug zealot. I completely understand. I used to be one. I will highlight some of the important benefits of using drugs in pursuit of mental evolution and advancing oneself toward a life filled with gratitude and happiness. This is intended for all the sober folks who are missing out.

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Riot police use aggression on peaceful occupiers. (Video)

Fresh video from the Occupy movement. 10/15/11

The following events happened just prior to this footage being captured:

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