Thursday, December 30, 2010

Objectivist Roundup

This week's Objectivist Roundup is over at Uncommon Sense.  Go check it out!

Monday, December 27, 2010

SnowCon 2010

Come on out to beautiful, sunny Denver, Colorado, and participate in Front Range Objectivism's SnowCon 2010!  There will be winter activities such as skiing and snow shoeing, plenty of opportunities to mingle with like-minded people and dinners and/or lectures in the evenings.  Please see FRO's SnowCon 2010 webpage for more info and to indicate your level of interest.
Update: Here is a post by Diana Hsieh with more info as well...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder

He’s allowed to defend his life and property, but we’re not.


Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City , N.C. about 5 p.m. Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician's home county said.

This is my favorite part of the blog post:


It has prompted some to ask if the Senator believes his life and personal safety is more valuable than yours or mine.

But, this is to be expected from those who believe they can run our lives, raise our kids, and protect our families better than we can.

This Week’s Objectivist Roundup

This week’s Objectivist Roundup is over at Erosophia.  Check it out!

Friday, December 10, 2010

White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi Groups Funding Immigration Reform Groups

If you haven’t checked it out already, now is a great time to follow my immigration blog, Mother of Exiles.  My husband, Santiago, has been on a roll lately, uncovering and exposing the immigration reform groups FAIR, Center for Immigration Studies and Numbers USA for what they really are, neo-Nazi, white supremacist hate groups!  His first two posts of a multi-part series can be found here and here.


When I was a conservative Republican, I used to forward around Numbers USA’s scary videos and emails.  I’m so glad that I now know better!  Not only have I learned more about individual rights and immigration, but I’ve learned more about who is behind these evil groups trying to stop immigration to the US. 


Please take the time to educate yourself on the issues and make sure you’re not parroting the evil, racist trash of these hate groups!  We all need to think for ourselves, make up our own minds and understand the nature of individual rights.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

This Week’s Objectivist Roundup

It’s over at The Playful Spirit.  Go check it out!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bacha Bazi

I was disgusted today to read this article in the Houston Press Blog about one of the recent Wikileaks:

Another international conflict, another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp, the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police.

While the company is officially based in the DC area, most of its business is managed on a satellite campus at Alliance Airport north of Fort Worth. And if one of the diplomatic cables from the WikiLeaks archive is to be believed, boy howdy, are their doings in Afghanistan shady.

The Afghanistan cable (dated June 24, 2009) discusses a meeting between Afghan Interior Minister Hanif Atmar and US assistant ambassador Joseph Mussomeli. Prime among Atmar's concerns was a party partially thrown by DynCorp for Afghan police recruits in Kunduz Province.

The party was allegedly a Bacha Bazi.  Frontline did a story on Bacha Bazi and you can watch that documentary in its entirety here.  Basically, Bacha Bazi is a way for corrupt, powerful, wealthy, nasty, perverted old men in Afghanistan to purchase young boys for sex.  The boys are taught how to sing and dance at a young age, they are dressed up (sometimes in women’s clothing and make up) and made to perform at “parties” for adult men, where they are frequently auctioned off for sex, or just purchased outright.


If it’s true that DynCorp participated in that sort of activity as a recruiting method, then the responsible parties should be prosecuted criminally.  Furthermore, DynCorp should be made to repay all the taxpayer funding it’s received (plus interest and penalties) and their government contract should be immediately cancelled.


This is not only another waste of taxpayer dollars, but it’s not ensuring our safety in the war on terror and it’s actively funding not only human trafficking but child rape!  This is disgusting, people need to be imprisoned and my tax dollars need to stop funding it!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

This Week’s Objectivist Roundup

It’s over at Reepicheep’s Coracle.  Go check it out!