The Closure of the OLists

 Posted by on 17 June 2013 at 10:00 am  OList
Jun 172013
 

I’ve not yet been able to post the podcast from Sunday’s Philosophy in Action Radio due to yet more problems with Podbean. (If I can’t get it uploaded by noon-ish, drastic measures will be taken!)

Meanwhile, I’ve taken the first steps in closing the OLists. I created OBloggers in May 2007, and the network grew to 13 lists over the years. They were a big part of my life for a while. I’m proud that they helped create a friendly online community of Objectivists, based on shared values. But they’ve been in a coma for some time, and I’ve moved on. So it’s long past time to let them die.

Here’s the email that I sent to all the OLists this morning:

I’m writing to tell you that I’ve decided shut down the OLists. I’ve been planning to do this for many months now, but I’ve been slow to get it done. (Originally, I’d planned to turn some lists over to their managers, but the lists have been so quiet that I don’t see any point in that now.)

The primary reason for the shut-down is that lists have been mostly dormant, largely thanks to the rise of social media. I could have worked to revive them, but due to events over the past few years in the Objectivist movement, I’ve lost interest in my specifically Objectivist projects. These days, I’m focused on Philosophy in Action, and I’m really happy doing that… and I’m pleased to be promoting rational ideas (including Objectivist ideas) to a wide audience.

I’ll leave the lists open for another week or two… and please feel free to post any final announcements or whatnot in that time.

If you want to keep up with what I’m doing with Philosophy in Action, you can subscribe to my one-per-week newsletter that announces upcoming topics for radio shows, posted podcasts, blog posts, and other news.

Finally… many thanks to the OList managers for making the lists possible. We did good work together, and it was a pleasure to work with you!

However, because I want to keep in contact with other paleo Objectivists, so I’ve created a “Paleo Objectivists” group on Facebook. To join, you just have to be a paleo-eating Objectivist.

Aug 082012
 

Here is a list of items published by members of OActivists @ OList.com for June and July 2012: 

Op-Eds

1.  Paul Hsieh, ”The Dangerous Synergy Between The Nanny State and Universal Health Care“, Forbes, June 18, 2012.  

2.  Paul Hsieh, “What Should Americans Do After the Supreme Court ObamaCare Ruling?“, PJMedia, June 28, 2012.

3.  Paul Hsieh, “Is President Obama’s Prostate Gland More Important Than Yours?“, Forbes, July 5, 2012.  

4.  Paul Hsieh, “Media Underplays Successful Defensive Gun Use“, PJMedia, July 24, 2012.  

Letters to the Editor

1.  Amesh Adalja, ”Issues merit debate“, Butler Eagle, June 1, 2012.  

2.  Amesh Adalja, ”A move on marijuana in New York“, New York Times, June 9, 2012.  

3.  Amesh Adalja, ”End liquor monopoly“, Butler Eagle, June 9, 2012.

4.  Amesh Adalja, ”An age of envy“, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, June 10, 2012.  

5.  Amesh Adalja, ”Don’t ban bad choice“, Butler Eagle, June 19, 2012.   6.  Amesh Adalja, ”Free us from the LCB“, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, June 21, 2012.  

7.  Amesh Adalja, ”Liquor focus wrong“, Butler Eagle, June 25, 2012.  

8.  Amesh Adalja, “Resurrect doctrine“, Butler Eagle, July 14, 2012.  

9.  Amesh Adalja, “PLCB ruling facist“, Butler Eagle, July 31, 2012.  

Articles

1.  Ari Armstrong, “High rate of Colorado pleas undermines right to trial by jury“, June 23, 2012.  

This compilation does not include blog posts, web comments, letters to congressmen and other politicians, radio show call-ins, videos, etc., all of which actively spread our message and advance our goals.

Please contact me privately if your published item was inadvertently left off the compilation.  

Jun 152012
 

Here is a list of items published by members of OActivists @ OList.com for April and May 2012:

Op-Eds

1.  Paul Hsieh, M.D., “The Best Congress Money Can Buy“, Real Clear Markets, April 16, 2012.  

2.  Paul Hsieh, M.D., “Government-Funded Medical Research Is Hazardous to Your Health“, PJMedia, May 4, 2012.  

3.  Paul Hsieh, M.D., “Just Who Should Control Your Healthcare Spending“, Forbes, May 15, 2012.   

4.  Paul Hsieh, M.D., “Dr. Orwell Will See You Now“, PJMedia, May 21, 2012.  

Letters to the Editors

1. Amesh A. Adalja M.D., “End Regulatory Structure“, Butler Eagle, April 9, 2012. 

2.  Mike Zemack LaFerrara, “Antitrust case against Apple is unfair“, New Jersey Star Ledger, April 18, 2012. 

3.  Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “Law backs basic right“, Butler Eagle, May 12, 2012.

4.  Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “Legalize It“, Baltimore City Paper, May 30, 2012.  

Articles

1. Linn & Ari Armstrong, “Armstrongs: Progress means respecting people’s rights“, Grand Junction Free Press, April 27, 2012.

2.  Linn & Ari Armstrong, “What skeptics, conservatives, can learn from each other“, Grand Junction Free Press, May 11, 2012.  

This compilation does not include personal or Objectivist blog posts, web comments, letters to politicians, radio show call-ins, videos, etc., all of which actively spread our message and advance our goals. Please contact me privately if your published item was inadvertently left off the compilation, or if you have any administrative questions or issues.

 

Here is a list of items published by members of OActivists @ OList.com e-mail list for February and March 2012:

Op-Eds

1. Paul Hsieh, M.D., “Free Market Lessons from Contraception Fight“, PJMedia, March 8, 2012.

2. Paul Hsieh, M.D., “It’s Not Just the Mandate: Obamacare’s Other Infringements“, PJMedia, March 29, 2012.

Letters to the Editor

1. Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “Viewpoints challenged“, Butler Eagle, February 4, 2012.

2. Nathan Fatal, “Conservatives should conserve individual rights“, The Daily Collegian, February 16, 2012.

3. Amesh A. Adalja, “Encouraging Sign“, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, February 19, 2012.

4. Amesh A. Adalja, “Modern and Private“, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, March 3, 2012.

5. Tim Peck, “People and profits are in harmony“, Mountain Xpress, March 6, 2012.

6. Amesh A. Adalja, re decriminalizing marijuana, Baltimore City Paper, March 14, 2012.

7. Amesh A. Adalja, “Decriminalize Marijuana“, Butler Eagle, March 16, 2012.

8. Amesh A. Adalja, “Unsound Ultrasounds“, Butler Eagle, March 21, 2012.

9. Amesh A. Adalja, “OTC Paradox“, Pittsburgh Tribute Review, March 24, 2012.

Articles

1. Linn & Ari Armstrong, “With ‘Cake Bill’, have your freedom and eat it, too“, Grand Junction Free Press, February 3, 2012.

Links

1. Ari Armstrong’s article, “What do Rick Santorum and Jane Fonda Have in Common“, was linked to in article, “Rightbloggers Denounce Rick Santorum’s War on Porn — as a Liberal Conspiracy“, Village Voice, March 19, 2012.

This compilation does not include personal or Objectivist blog posts, web comments, letters to politicians, radio show call-ins, videos, etc., all of which actively spread our message and advance our goals. Please contact me privately if your published item was inadvertently left off the compilation, or if you have any administrative questions or issues.

Reminder: The OLists

 Posted by on 24 April 2012 at 2:00 pm  OList
Apr 242012
 

In case you’re not already familiar with the thirteen e-mail lists of OList.com:

  • OActivists: OActivists is an e-mail list for Objectivists committed to fostering positive cultural and political change. Its purpose is to encourage and assist effective advocacy of Objectivist ideas in non-Objectivist forums by facilitating communication between Objectivist activists. Membership is limited to Objectivist activists.
  • OLeaders: OLeaders is an e-mail list for the leaders and helpers of Objectivist organizations, particularly community groups and campus clubs. Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of ideas about the effective creation, management, expansion, and promotion of Objectivist organizations and their events, as well as communicate announcements of likely interest. Membership is limited to Objectivists.
  • OBloggers: OBloggers is an e-mail list for Objectivist bloggers. Its purpose is to facilitate communication relevant to blogging, such as upcoming events, blogworthy links, posts of interest, blog promotion, and best blogging practices. Membership is limited to Objectivist bloggers.
  • OGrownups: OGrownups is an e-mail list for for Objectivists and others interested in raising and educating children well. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion amongst Objectivists about child development, discipline techniques, education methods, parenting resources, and more. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OEvolve: OEvolve is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others interested in the proper application of evolutionary principles to diet, fitness, and health. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion about the practical sciences of cooking, nutrition, fitness, health, and more. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OProducers: OProducers is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others committed to improving their habits of productivity in their careers, projects, and other pursuits. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion about practical methods for better management of time, projects, money, people, and other resources. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OGeeks: OGeeks is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others interested in geeky topics like science, computing, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion and sharing among Objectivists about all things geeky, such as best practices in programming, software reviews, scientific discoveries, educational resources, logic puzzles, technology trends, and geek comics. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OHomos: OHomos is an mailing list for for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Objectivists and others interested in the proper application of reason, egoism, and rights to matters of mutual interest. Its purpose is to facilitate friendly discussion amongst GLBT Objectivists about dating, sexual health, social events, and “gay rights.” Non-Objectivist GLBTs and non-GLBT Objectivists are welcome as lurkers.
  • OShooters: OShooters is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others enthused about firearms and committed to gun rights. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion about firearm models, shooting techniques, gun ranges, gun laws, and the like. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OGardeners: OGardeners is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others interested in gardening and landscaping. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion about the cultivation of flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OCrafters: OCrafters is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others who engage in the production of crafts. Its purpose is to provide a forum for Objectivist crafters to ask each other questions, share useful advice and resources, and to brag about work in progress or completed. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OAcademics: OAcademics is an e-mail list for Objectivist academics to discuss teaching, research, coursework, dissertations, job prospects, publication, and all other aspects of life in (or after) academia. Membership is limited to Objectivist academics.
  • OPeople: OPeople is an e-mail list for Objectivists and other OList subscribers to disseminate announcements about OList event, such as Movie Nights and Virtual Socials. (The most regular chat is held on Tuesdays at 6 pm PT / 7 pm MT / 8 pm CT / 9 pm ET.)
Also, OList keeps a Google Calendar of online Objectivist events. You can subscribe to it using XML or iCal formats. (Right click to copy the link URL, then copy that into your calendar program.)

Many thanks so much to my fabulous slew of OList volunteers for making that possible!

Feb 152012
 

Here is a list of items published by members of the OActivists @ OList.com e-mail list for January 2012:

Op-Eds

1. Paul Hsieh, “The Truth About RomneyCare“, PJMedia, January 7, 2012.

2. Paul Hsieh, “Why is Creating Value Good, Profits Bad?“, Real Clear Markets, January 17, 2012.

3. Paul Hsieh, “SOPA, Guns, and Freedom“, PJMedia, January 19, 2012.

Letters to the Editors

1. Linn & Ari Armstrong, “Take responsibility when carrying a gun“, Grand Junction Free Press, January 6, 2012.

2. Paul Hsieh, “Accountable care organizations” would backfire”“, DenverPost, January 14, 2012.

3. Amesh A. Adalja, “Question failed drug war“, Butler Eagle, January 14, 2012.

4. Amesh A. Adalja, “No place for zoning“, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, January 16, 2012.

5. Amesh A. Adalja, re same-sex marriage, Pittsburgh City Paper, January 18, 2012.

6. Linn & Ari Armstrong, “Law scholar brings ‘Original Constitution’ to Colorado activists“, Grand Junction Free Press, January 20, 2012.

7. Amesh A. Adalja, “Conclusion Incorrect“, Butler Eagle, January 21, 2012.

8. Mike LaFerrara, “What about worker greed“, NJ Star Ledger, January 21, 2012.

This compilation does not include personal or Objectivist blog posts, web comments, letters to politicians, radio show call-ins, videos, etc., all of which actively spread our message and advance our goals. Please contact me privately if your published item was inadvertently left off the compilation, or if you have any administrative questions or issues.

State of the OLists

 Posted by on 14 February 2012 at 2:00 pm  OList
Feb 142012
 

Here’s a few reminders from OList.com, starting with its thirteen (!!) OList e-mail lists:

  • OActivists: OActivists is an e-mail list for Objectivists committed to fostering positive cultural and political change. Its purpose is to encourage and assist effective advocacy of Objectivist ideas in non-Objectivist forums by facilitating communication between Objectivist activists. Membership is limited to Objectivist activists.
  • OLeaders: OLeaders is an e-mail list for the leaders and helpers of Objectivist organizations, particularly community groups and campus clubs. Its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of ideas about the effective creation, management, expansion, and promotion of Objectivist organizations and their events, as well as communicate announcements of likely interest. Membership is limited to Objectivists.
  • OBloggers: OBloggers is an e-mail list for Objectivist bloggers. Its purpose is to facilitate communication relevant to blogging, such as upcoming events, blogworthy links, posts of interest, blog promotion, and best blogging practices. Membership is limited to Objectivist bloggers.
  • OGrownups: OGrownups is an e-mail list for for Objectivists and others interested in raising and educating children well. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion amongst Objectivists about child development, discipline techniques, education methods, parenting resources, and more. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OEvolve: OEvolve is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others interested in the proper application of evolutionary principles to diet, fitness, and health. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion about the practical sciences of cooking, nutrition, fitness, health, and more. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OProducers: OProducers is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others committed to improving their habits of productivity in their careers, projects, and other pursuits. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion about practical methods for better management of time, projects, money, people, and other resources. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OGeeks: OGeeks is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others interested in geeky topics like science, computing, engineering, mathematics, and technology. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion and sharing among Objectivists about all things geeky, such as best practices in programming, software reviews, scientific discoveries, educational resources, logic puzzles, technology trends, and geek comics. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OHomos: OHomos is an mailing list for for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Objectivists and others interested in the proper application of reason, egoism, and rights to matters of mutual interest. Its purpose is to facilitate friendly discussion amongst GLBT Objectivists about dating, sexual health, social events, and “gay rights.” Non-Objectivist GLBTs and non-GLBT Objectivists are welcome as lurkers.
  • OShooters: OShooters is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others enthused about firearms and committed to gun rights. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion about firearm models, shooting techniques, gun ranges, gun laws, and the like. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OGardeners: OGardeners is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others interested in gardening and landscaping. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion about the cultivation of flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OCrafters: OCrafters is an e-mail list for Objectivists and others who engage in the production of crafts. Its purpose is to provide a forum for Objectivist crafters to ask each other questions, share useful advice and resources, and to brag about work in progress or completed. Non-Objectivist lurkers are welcome.
  • OAcademics: OAcademics is an e-mail list for Objectivist academics to discuss teaching, research, coursework, dissertations, job prospects, publication, and all other aspects of life in (or after) academia. Membership is limited to Objectivist academics.
  • OPeople: OPeople is an e-mail list for Objectivists and other OList subscribers to disseminate announcements about OList event, such as Movie Nights and Virtual Socials.

Also, OList hosts some online social events! The Tuesday evening Happy Hour chat is going strong, thanks to the efforts of Rose Wiegley. And Earl Parson has resumed the Saturday Movie Nights. To receive regular announcements of these events, please subscribe to OPeople.

Finally, OList keeps a Google Calendar of online Objectivist events. You can subscribe to it using XML or iCal formats. (Right click to copy the link URL, then copy that into your calendar program.)

That’s all folks! And thanks so much to my fabulous slew of OList volunteers for making that possible!

Jan 312012
 

Here is a list of items published by members of OActivists in December 2011:

Op-Eds

1. Ari Armstrong, “Tebowmania isn’t just for Christians“, DenverPost, December 19, 2011.

2. Paul Hsieh, M.D., “Would a President Gingrich Ban The Birth Control Pill“, PJMedia, December 22, 2011.

3. Paul Hsieh, M.D., “Who Will Your Doctor Work For Under ObamaCare?“, TownHall, December 30, 2011.

Letters to the Editors

1. Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “Illicit drugs and personal freedom“, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December 1, 2011.

2. Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “Change for liquor, mail“, Butler Eagle, December 5, 2011.

3. Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “End Socialist Schemes“, Butler Eagle, December 13, 2011.

4. Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “Capital’s Conductors“, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, December 14, 2011.

5. Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “Stance is meaningless” Butler Eagle, December 28, 2011.

6. Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “Health Intrusion“, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December 31, 2011.

Articles

1. Charlotte Cushman, “Count Your Capitalistic Blessings“, Liberty’s Torch, December 2, 2011.

2. Linn & Ari Armstrong, “‘Twas the night before they occupied the North Pole“, Grand Junction Free Press, December 2011.

This compilation does not include personal or Objectivist blog posts, web comments, letters to politicians, radio show call-ins, videos, etc., all of which actively spread our message and advance our goals. Please contact me privately if your published item was inadvertently left off the compilation, or if you have any administrative questions or issues.

OList Chat: Accomplishments and Goals

 Posted by on 3 January 2012 at 12:00 pm  Announcements, OList
Jan 032012
 

We have a fun OList chat scheduled for tonight (Tuesday) evening on our accomplishments in 2011 and goals for 2012. A similar chat last year was a rousing success, and I’d love to hear what people have done and will do. Please remember to sign up to OPeople for announcements of these chats!

Here’s the announcement from Rose Wiegley:

Welcome back to the official chat schedule for the new year. This year we’re kicking off chat with our accomplishments and goals chat. Please stop by and share with us what you accomplished this year and what your goals are for next year! Last year it was an awesome motivating chat so I’m looking forward to it starting the New Year again.

I’m cross posting the announcement to all the OLists as a reminder of our chat schedule. Normally chat reminders and informal chat requests are posted on OPeople only. If you don’t subscribe please sign up to get the notices:

Chat is Tues, Jan 3rd at 9EST, 8CST, 7MST, 6PST.

The url, login, and password for the chat was included in the annoucement that Rose sent to all the OLists on Saturday. (You must be an OList subscriber to participate in the chats.)

Dec 242011
 

Here is a list of items published by members of OActivists list for November 2011:

Op-Eds

1. Paul Hsieh, M.D., “In Praise of Capitalist Equality” PJMedia, November 6, 2011.

2. Linn & Ari Armstrong, “Offer gifts of liberty this season, Grand Junction Free Press“, November 29, 2011.

3. Paul Hsieh, M.D., “Screening for Terrorists vs. Screening for Cancer“, PJMedia, November 30, 2011, and Instapundit, November 30, 2011.

Letters to the Editor

1. Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “End state store system“, Butler Eagle, November 4, 2011.

2. Jordan McGillis, “Why I Won’t Occupy“, The Setonian, November 10, 2011.

3. Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “Government’s Fault“, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, November 13, 2011.

4. Rob Abiera, “Boundary issues“, Oklahoma Gazette, November 16, 2011.

5. Dr. Diana Hsieh, “Reforming Colorado’s campaign finance rules“, The Denver Post (published 11/29/11), and Denverpost.com, November 28, 2011.

6. Amesh A. Adalja, M.D., “Right reading“, Baltimore City Paper, November 30, 2011.

Articles

1. Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Listeria outbreak cries for changes, not hysteria“, Grand Junction Free Press, November 11, 2011.

Non-Objectivist Blogs

1. Joshua Lipana, “Islamist terror a big political issue in the Philippines“, American Thinker Blog, November 4, 2011.

2. Charlotte Cushman, “Should Churches Be Helping Occupy Wall Street?“, American Thinker Blog, November 21, 2011.

Quote / Mention

1. Kelly Valenzuela and Diana Hsieh, “Coloradans Share Their Experience with Protests, Free Speech“, Colorado Public Radio, October 26, 2011. Kelly’s remarks are on the web page, and Diana’s are on the audio segment.

2. Dr. Diana Hsieh quoted by Dr. Milton R.Wolf, “WOLF: My Challenge to Occupy Wall Street“, The Washington Times, November 1, 2011.

3. Nathan Fatal’s New England Objectivist Society was introduced to UMass, “Student creates New England Objectivist Society“, The Collegian, November 13, 2011.

This compilation does not include personal or Objectivist blog posts, web comments, letters to politicians, radio show call-ins, videos, etc., all of which actively spread our message and advance our goals. Please contact me privately if your published item was inadvertently left off the compilation, or if you have any administrative questions or issues.

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