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Ron Helwig

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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2008, 06:24:34 am »

Isn't the Ayn Rand Institute really neo-con? I think there's an alternative Objectivist organization that is more consistent philosophically and seems more popular with FSPers. Just did a quick search. Is it The Atlas Society? There's something called The Objectivist Center which claims the honor of "the most respected independent source of information about Objectivism".

I'm not an authority on the subject by any means. I'm just kind of objectivistish. Just comments from the peanut gallery.

My take on it is that ARI is the group that believes that Ayn Rand was basically a god and infallible. TOC (AKA Atlas Society) is the more rational group that believes that Ayn Rand had some great ideas that could maybe use some additional research/debate/tweaking.

I'd prefer folks from TOC over ARI. The Hudgins speech was one of the very few events I went to at the last LF (I like working at it better than doing the events - I've been around long enough to have heard almost everything).
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2008, 09:14:59 am »

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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2008, 10:34:07 am »

Isn't the Ayn Rand Institute really neo-con? I think there's an alternative Objectivist organization that is more consistent philosophically and seems more popular with FSPers. Just did a quick search. Is it The Atlas Society? There's something called The Objectivist Center which claims the honor of "the most respected independent source of information about Objectivism".

I'm not an authority on the subject by any means. I'm just kind of objectivistish. Just comments from the peanut gallery.

We had a great speaker from the Atlas Society last year.
Edward L. Hudgins spoke.  He was a great speaker and a really nice guy as well.

Oh, you're kidding! I worked for him when I interned at Cato (and he worked at Cato) back in 1997.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2008, 05:46:38 pm »

I had a few more ideas for speakers that I would like to see at the NHLF 09

1. Glen Jacobs (aka Kane from the WWE) Glen is a great writer and I think would be a very intellectual speech
2. Barry Cooper, had a great session at last year's LF
3. A speaker from LEAP I enjoyed all the LEAP speakers I have seen
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2008, 05:48:12 pm »

Harry Browne!
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2008, 06:37:42 pm »

Harry Browne!

Harry Browne is the best pro-freedom speaker I have ever heard or heard about.  There may be better pro-freedom speakers than Harry Browne, but they are also dead.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2008, 06:43:54 pm »

Harry Browne is the best pro-freedom speaker I have ever heard or heard about.

I couldn't agree more.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2008, 09:40:15 pm »

Isn't the Ayn Rand Institute really neo-con? I think there's an alternative Objectivist organization that is more consistent philosophically and seems more popular with FSPers. Just did a quick search. Is it The Atlas Society? There's something called The Objectivist Center which claims the honor of "the most respected independent source of information about Objectivism".

I'm not an authority on the subject by any means. I'm just kind of objectivistish. Just comments from the peanut gallery.

We had a great speaker from the Atlas Society last year.
Edward L. Hudgins spoke.  He was a great speaker and a really nice guy as well.

Oh, you're kidding! I worked for him when I interned at Cato (and he worked at Cato) back in 1997.

See you should really make these events.

V.. yes those names are on the list.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2008, 09:41:17 pm »

Also one goal is to not have any repeat speakers this year.  (with one possible exception)
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2008, 11:04:37 am »

How about Alex Jones?   email him at   aaron@infowars.com

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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2008, 09:15:22 am »

Also one goal is to not have any repeat speakers this year.  (with one possible exception)

Let me guess the one exception is a person who has 2 first names?
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2008, 04:30:11 pm »

Maybe you could have the manager of the Crowne Plaza give a talk on the importance of customer service in the Free State.  :P
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2008, 10:06:32 pm »

Maybe you could have the manager of the Crowne Plaza give a talk on the importance of customer service in the Free State.  :P

I will see if I can work that in.

I did talk to them about 2 events from last year.
And I have 2 more talks about 2 different events to go.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2008, 10:09:27 pm »

I second the Alex Jones suggestion.  He seems to be a real entertaining guy and he loves attention.  Plus, he has a very loyal following.  Oh, another plus, when people call up to FTL and mention Alex Jones, Mark and Ian cannot shrug him off because they will have met the guy.
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Re: 2009 Speaker Ideas
« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2008, 11:00:33 am »

Maybe you could have the manager of the Crowne Plaza give a talk on the importance of customer service in the Free State.  :P

Menger maybe you could hire one of your competitors to come in and threaten to break the manager's legs.  ;D

One good thing about the 09 LF is that a fascist, totalitarian politician will not be sleeping under the same roof as us liberty lovers.

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For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.  -Stephen Hawking
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