Thursday, July 07, 2011

Objectivist Round Up #208

Welcome to the July 7, 2011 edition of the Objectivist Round Up! This is the "I just got back from OCON and all you got was this AWESOME blog carnival" edition! :D

As I wrote in my Blogiversary post the other day (see below for a link), if it wasn't for blogging and this carnival, I might never have had the opportunity to get to know so many other Objectivists online and in person. So blogging itself, and all that has come out of it, is a central source of spiritual fuel for me.

Thanks for reading and participating in the Objectivist Round Up! And if we haven't met in person yet, then I hope we will one day!

C.W. presents The End of QE2 posted at Krazy Economy, saying, "The end of the Fed's massive program means that we face a period of greater uncertainty. With crises ocurring all around us and the debt expanding rapidly, we may see the economy begin to fall some more and the Fed do crazier things!"

Scott Connery presents 4 out 5 US Mosques Promote Violent Jihad posted at Rational Public Radio, saying, "It's amazing how out in the open the threat of Islam is. Even inside the United States, 81% of Mosques preach violence. It's not surprising, because the Koran says they should slaughter all disbelievers. What is surprising is the way we have collectively stuck our heads in the sand about the issue."

Joseph Kellard presents Book Review: Gulag by Anne Applebaum posted at The American Individualist, saying, "My rewritten review of a book about a slave system within a slave system."

Joseph Kellard presents Long Beach Patriot: 'We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident' posted at Long Beach Patch: Latest Articles, saying, "My story on a woman who reads aloud the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution on a Long Island boardwalk every Independence Day."

Joseph Kellard presents What a Russian Immigrant Taught Me About American Patriotism posted at The American Individualist, saying, "A new and improved version of my column on American patriotism as I learned it from an atheist emigre from a communist country. A new and improved version of my column on American patriotism as I learned it from an atheist émigré from Soviet Russia.

Ari Armstrong presents Letter About Speech-Chilling Campaign Laws posted at Free Colorado, saying, "Campaign laws chill speech. This updates the situation in Colorado."

Diana Hsieh presents NoodleCast #84: Live Rationally Selfish Webcast posted at NoodleFood, saying, "In Sunday's Rationally Selfish Webcast, I answered questions on the moral obligations of children to parents, the boundaries of proper self-defense, real life evil, the reasons to donate blood, and more. Go listen... and join us this Sunday morning for another episode!"

Paul Hsieh presents Do-it-Yourself Health Reformers posted at We Stand FIRM, saying, "David Chase has a fascinating interview with Dr. Brian Forrest, one of the best-known proponents of the "direct pay" model of primary care."

Martin Lindeskog presents EGO: TEA PARTY NOW posted at EGO, saying, " (nu is now in Swedish) had an online house-warming party on July 4, Independence Day.

I want to be able to have this site as a showcase on how to create a meeting place (online and IRL) for tea enthusiasts."

Kate Yoak presents I am a little selfish posted at Parenting is..., saying, "Having spent two years at a California preschool, my son is is confused by the notion that the purpose of his life is to protect the earth and live for the sake of others. Here is an example of how I go about undoing the damage."

Santiago and Kelly Valenzuela presents FoxNews Features Article Written by Racists posted at Mother of Exiles, saying, "In this article, I once again out FAIR for what it really is, a white supremacist group. I also turn the debate from the "problems" of immigration to the real problem of the welfare state."

Tod presents Clothing posted at Tod.FM, saying, "What is proper attire?"

Paul Hsieh presents Crowdsourcing Benefits of Personal Genetic Testing posted at We Stand FIRM, saying, "An interesting positive scientific benefit from widespread voluntary consumer genetic testing."

Jason Stotts presents Formspring: Love without Sexual Attraction? posted at Erosophia, saying, "This week I answer a question from a reader about whether it is possible to have love without sexual attraction. The short answer is yes, but the long answer is more interesting."

Jenn Casey presents Time Travel Tuesday and Happy Blogiversary! posted at Rational Jenn, saying "This quick post (published while I was at OCON this week) contains one of my favorite parenting quotations and celebrates my blog's 6th anniversary. Thanks for reading!"

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Objectivist Round Up  using our carnival submission form. Next week's host is Reepicheep's Coracle!

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