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  1. Yeah, I knew there'd be a reference to the game. I heard coach Tressel was only dressing 20 OSU players for the Michigan game.....the rest of the players will have to dress themselves! Oh how I hate Ohio State. Go Blue!
  2. Everyone should note that the lecture starts at 7:30pm, not 7:00pm (though the room will be open for guests to arrive at 7:00).
  3. Professor Mossoff's talk is this WEDNESDAY MARCH 14. If the announcement made at Dr. Lewis' talk stated Tuesday I apologize for the mistake, but there is only one Objectivist talk this week at U of M and it is on Wednesday.
  4. "The Rise and Fall of Property in America" Who: Professor Adam Mossoff, Michigan State University College of Law What: A talk on the rise and fall of property rights in America, discussing the intellectual history of the right to property and how early twentieth-century Progressives destroyed property rights. When: Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30pm Where: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Angell Hall Auditorium D The public and media are invited. Admission is FREE. Summary: What happened to property rights in America? Our laws today do little to protect property owners from either the dictator abroad or the bureaucrat in D.C. How did this come to pass in a country founded on the principle that all men have the inalienable right to life, liberty and property? In this lecture, Professor Adam Mossoff explains the rise and fall of property rights in America. He first discusses the intellectual history of the right to property and how the Founding Fathers turned 17th-century theory into 18th-century practice. He then explains how early twentieth-century Progressives destroyed property in order to remove this fundamental obstacle to the implementation of their socialist programs. The effects of this assault are still felt today, which he illustrates with examples from famous and recent court cases in which judges disintegrated basic property protections, such as the Supreme Court's recent decision in Kelo v. City of New London. Ultimately, the lesson to be learned is that a renaissance in the protection of property rights will not occur through politics or law, but rather in the proper justification of property as a fundamental moral right. Sponsored by the University of Michigan Students of Objectivism (UMSO)
  5. "The Rise and Fall of Property in America" Who: Professor Adam Mossoff, Michigan State University College of Law What: A talk on the rise and fall of property rights in America, discussing the intellectual history of the right to property and how early twentieth-century Progressives destroyed property rights. When: Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30pm Where: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Angell Hall Auditorium D The public and media are invited. Admission is FREE. Summary: What happened to property rights in America? Our laws today do little to protect property owners from either the dictator abroad or the bureaucrat in D.C. How did this come to pass in a country founded on the principle that all men have the inalienable right to life, liberty and property? In this lecture, Professor Adam Mossoff explains the rise and fall of property rights in America. He first discusses the intellectual history of the right to property and how the Founding Fathers turned 17th-century theory into 18th-century practice. He then explains how early twentieth-century Progressives destroyed property in order to remove this fundamental obstacle to the implementation of their socialist programs. The effects of this assault are still felt today, which he illustrates with examples from famous and recent court cases in which judges disintegrated basic property protections, such as the Supreme Court's recent decision in Kelo v. City of New London. Ultimately, the lesson to be learned is that a renaissance in the protection of property rights will not occur through politics or law, but rather in the proper justification of property as a fundamental moral right. For more information on this talk, please email [email protected]
  6. Please follow this link for the talk abstract and campus map: http://www.umso.org/event.html Also, the event is actually scheduled to start at 7:30. You can show up at 7:00, but you'll have to sit in the auditorium for a half-hour while we set up. Though, I do suggest you get there early so you can find parking.
  7. The University of Michigan Students of Objectivism is sponsoring a lecture by Dr. John Lewis at the university on Tuesday February 20th. "No Substitute for Victory: The Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism" by Dr. John Lewis, Ph.D. Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 7:30PM Angell Hall, Auditorium B University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI http://www.umso.org/event.html
  8. Daedalus, as Lathanar pointed out the article actually says: Let's just assume that Rand in fact did say "Pay 80% if you need it for defense." When quoting her you added the word 'taxation' altering the context to suite your argument, i.e., attributing a justification for coercion to Rand. Not only is this dishonest, but correlating increased spending with higher tax rates begs the question.
  9. =====UPDATE===== If you make a $25 donation you'll receive a copy of the DVD.
  10. Yes, we will have a desk for donations after the event. Also, we will be producing a DVD of the lecture, and for a donation of, I believe (I'll have to double check), $15-$20 or more you'll receive a copy of the DVD.
  11. We plan on distributing copies of the last issue of The Undercurrent next week all across campus with an insert advertising the upcoming lecture.
  12. ======= UPDATE ======= Due to Dr. Bernstein's busy schedule there will not be enough time to meet up with him before the lecture. Below is the specific time and location: Religion vs. Morality by Dr. Andrew Bernstein 8:00PM Monday, April 10th, 2006 Angell Hall, Auditorium D, University of Michigan 435 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Attached is a simple map of Angell Hall's location on central campus with a floorplan of Angell Hall. Please visit our website, www.umso.org, for the lecture synopsis.
  13. The University of Michigan Students of Objectivism are sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Andrew Bernstein here at the university on Monday April 10th. I'm posting this announcement early because we'd also like to invite any interested Objectivists to a dinner with Dr. Bernstein here in Ann Arbor before the lecture. I will post the exact time of the dinner and lecture soon, until then if you're interested in dining with Dr. Bernstein before the lecture please RSVP by sending me an email at [email protected] I hope to see a lot of you there; it's going to be an interesting topic: Religion vs. Morality.
  14. No, but as Qwertz's post shows you're making a sweeping generalization based on, what I see as, casual observance. It's collectivism to interact with different individuals who share a characterisitc, and then associate said individuals mental state with a broader group. I'll grant you that your experiences may provide a substantial degree of insight, I would just hold off on a mental illness diagnosis. Let's not limit this type of behavior to only homosexuals. I don't know about yourself, but I've ran into many heterosexual men who would punch your teeth out if you called them a "queer." One may argue that this anger stems from not wanting oneself to be associated with the stereotypical flamboyant homosexual lifestyle, but isn't this another example of needing approval of one's identity by the larger group? If man A is heterosexual, then no amount of man B calling him gay will change that fact. You mentioned homophobia, but are we to say that all heterosexual men suffer from some sort of mental illness because several straight guys feel the need to throw around the word "faggit"?
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