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What are other forums and chat rooms on the web that would be of interest to Objectivists?

Note: I plan to add the submissions to the Web Links section of this site. You can help me by including a short one-line description with each link.

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I don't know of any other forums and WebTV doesn't allow for most chat rooms. I'd like to suggest a blog or three for your list, however. If you really don't want this info. here (since it isn't what you asked for!), I'll take no offense if you delete this post.

I see you already have Instapundit and Little Green Footballs listed, both of which I peruse daily. I would suggest you consider adding the Belmont Club, which regularly offers good analyses on the war, as well as other subjects.

I also check in at The Command Post for news on the war. It is broken down by areas of interest, providing links for news of Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia, etc. I've found it to be an invaluable source of information.

I like to read the Volokh Conspiracy for news concerning the law. It doesn't advocate for objective law, but the site gives you a good idea of the legal issues in the spotlight right now, and how they are being discussed among the pros.

For translations of articles available only in Arabic, I use MEMRI. It is invaluable if you want to know what the enemy is saying.

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Are there any other online forums you like – on Objectivism or any other topic? I’m curious about my competition – and I’d like to add them to the web link directory.

Here are some I like:

Capitalism Magazine: http://www.capitalismforum.com/phpBB2/

The Intellectual Activist: http://tiadaily.infopop.cc/eve

On a related note, are there any aspects of other forums you like that this one lacks?

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I like Google Groups because of the search features they offer. And because they archive Usenet posts from at least a decade back. I learned a lot of Objectivism by reading Tony Donadio, and Betsy Speicher in the early 90's.

BTW, 'search' is also a function I value highly on this forum. I also hope you keep the older posts available as this forum grows.

Are there any other online forums you like – on Objectivism or any other topic? 

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On a related note, are there any aspects of other forums you like that this one lacks?

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Objectivist Singles!

groups.msn.com/objectivistsingles

Not as big as the Atlasphere, and not as active since the Atlasphere appeard on the scene, but it's free and there's close to 1000 members. I've moderated it off and on for 4+ years.

--Dan Edge

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I saw this on Rebirth of Reason.

 

Objectivist Voices Toastmasters Club #711792

Objectivist Voices is a virtual club that is being formed to create a forum for Objectivists who are Toastmasters. The goal is to practice presenting philosophical ideas with a supportive audience, who can give constructive feedback on both style and content. The club is open to those interested in spreading Objectivism. At present, the club is restricted to those who are or have been members of another Toastmasters club.

 

Overview

Mission

Objectivist Voices is a club for individuals seriously interested in Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. The foundation of the club is the proven Toastmasters system for developing communication and leadership skills in a supportive learning environment. In addition, our meetings include a segment on the principles and practices of constructive discussion from an Objectivist perspective. The goal of our members is to speak Objectivism to the world.

 

Details

Objectivist Voices will meet twice a month on the first and third Sundays at 2:00 PM Eastern for 1 1/2 hours.

The club will launch November 4, 2018.

Dues will be $50 for 6 months. $45 goes to Toastmasters International (TMI).

To launch our club, we are looking for 20 experienced Toastmasters who are Objectivists interested in joining this online Toastmasters club.

 

Next Steps for those wishing to be Charter Members

Contact Information

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the organizers:
Jean Moroney [email protected] 212-972-9495
Ilene Skeen [email protected]

 

Charter Membership Application

If you are interested in joining, please fill out the membership application here: http://www.tofpublications.com/Charter_Member_Application_ObjVoices.pdf

 

IMPORTANT: Credit Card payment is preferred. At present we are only taking the charter member dues of $45, payable to Toastmasters International. If at all possible, please pay this by credit card using the appropriate entry on the form. If this is not possible, please contact Jean Moroney to arrange payment

IMPORTANT: Membership Information: At present, we are only accepting dual or reinstated members. Please include your member number on the form. Your member number is on the address label of your Toastmasters Magazine. If you do not have your member number, please include as much information as possible about the club you are/were a member of. For long-lapsed members, include the dates in which you were a member, the name of the club, the city of the club, and your name at the time of membership (if it has changed). Thank you!

 

The form can be faxed or emailed back to Jean Moroney at: Fax: 917-599-0478 Email: [email protected]

 

Basic Club Information
As you can tell from this minimalist website, we try to run the club with the minimum of effort. Here's what you need to know:

 

Virtual Location:
We meet using Zoom. Call-in information will be sent to members and guests.

Meeting Time: 1st & 3rd Sundays
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern US Time

 

To attend as a guest: You must RSVP by the previous Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

For more information, contact: Jean Moroney [email protected]

 

Upcoming Meeting Dates:
November 4 & 18, 2018
December 2 & 16, 2018

 

Dues:
Charter dues are $45 for all charter members, payable to Toastmasters International. In addition, club dues are $5.00 per six months.

 

Memberships renew April 1 and October 1. After the charter period, when you join, you pay a pro-rated amount so that your membership ends on one of those dates.

 

Membership:
Membership is Objectivists interested in discussing philosophical issues with others
Membership is presently restricted to those with Toastmasters experience and interest in spreading Objectivism
Since the goal of the club is to create a supportive atmosphere for developing philosophical communication skills, we will be adhering to the Toastmasters International policy of voting in (and if necessary, out) new members. Therefore, after the charter period, potential new members will need to visit the club meetings before joining.

 

Related Sites:
Toastmasters International

ObjectivistVoicesToastmastersClub

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on 12/24, 6:56am
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