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PRODOS Film Society 2010 program

List of films the PRODOS Film Society (Melbourne, Australia) will be including in its 2010 programme: HERE (2 MB PDF file)

The PRODOS Film Society is a member of the Federation of Victorian Film Societies. Our constitution is HERE.

Our purpose is to present and study movies that promote and explore free market thinking, capitalist ideals, the history of ideas, the life and work of creative heroes.

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PRODOS meetings 2009

Listed @ http://www.meetup.com/prodos/calendar/past_list/

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Celebrate Capitalism campaign – 3 Broad Aims

At the new Celebrate Capitalism ™ website, I’ve added notes on the 3 Broad Goals of the campaign:

http://celebratecapitalism.com/our3broadaims

Over the next few days I’ll be writing about the 4 Guidelines of the campaign.

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Boring updates: MYprodos ACP streamlined, Snewpi upgrades

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on further upgrades to …

  • The MYprodos system’s administration control panel.
    I need to add several thousand subscribers from various PRODOS projectsto the system and the current system was too awkward. The upgrades have been successfully completed with the assistance of my favorite coder, Davide Villani.
  • The SNEWPI system.
    This allowscampaign project leaders and team members to link to NON-endorsed websites without breaching the NON-endorsement guidelines of campaigns such as Celebrate Capitalism ™. There’s still a little bit more to do on this one, but we’re nearly there.

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Announcement: Mikko Ellila blog in breach and to be disabled

Further to my earlier notes, and after several months of careful consideration and consultation I have now determined that in his advocacy of racialist (note: I do not use the term “racist”) views and policies, Mikko Ellilä at his blog MikkoEllila.ThinkerToThinker.com isin breach of THINKER TO THINKER™ policies and principles, and incompatible with Capitalist Ideals,and that I will be disabling his blog within seven days.

Some of the blogs and forums which have been following the Mikko Ellila issue …

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My comprehensive assessment of Mikko Ellila article, Society Consists of People

I’ve now completed myanalysis of the issues raised my Mikko Ellilä in his article, Society Consists of People.

My post is titled:

Are Blacks genetically LOWER in intelligence and HIGHER in psychopathy than Whites?

I’ve spent about 100 hours researching and writing for this study and believe it tackles the major issues fairly, objectively, and comprehensively.

My article does not directly refer to Mikko’s post, however it does tackle its main arguments.

As well as reaching a conclusionon the views that Mikko has presented, I’ve alsoprovided my conclusion regarding whether or not Mikko’s post is compatible with the positions and policies of THINKER TO THINKER:

I further conclude that any direct or indirect advocacy of the above racialist positions (please note I do not refer to them as “racist”) is incompatible with Capitalist Ideals such as free markets, individual rights, liberty, equality before the law, creative thinking, volition/free will.

Please note: Myanalysis distinguishes between racism and racialism.I do not treat these two termsas either having the same meaning or having the same moral stature.

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Update Monday June 18

Clarification:

  1. By “advocacy” I mean promoting as public policy.
  2. The racialist positions I’m referring to are only those covered in my article “Are Blacks genetically LOWER in intelligence and HIGHER in psychopathy than Whites?”

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Some of the blogs and forums which have been following the Mikko Ellila issue …

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Discover Capitalism: Steven Shamrak talk on UNDERSTANDING ZIONISM

Notice for tonight’s DISCOVER CAPITALISM meeting in Melbourne, Australia, with guest speaker, Steven Shamrak

UNDERSTANDING ZIONISM
Speaker: Steven Shamrak

Some of the issues we’ll explore include …

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Create and deliver your own email newsletters

I’m setting up a new service that will allow you tocreate and deliveryour own email newsletters.

It willbe available forFREEtoCelebrate Capitalism project leaders, THINKER TO THINKER bloggers, and supporters of Capitalist Ideals.

Plans are to have it ready over the next 10 days.

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SNEWPI system almost ready to roll!

The SNEWPI system is now online and functioning but needs a few more administrative functions added to it which Davide Villani and I are now finalising.Also needed aresome minor aesthetic fixes.

This web system @ http://snewpi.com has been set up to allow those working within PRODOS projects which have a strict NON Endorsement policy to create links to NON endorsed websites.

SNEWPI has been integrated with the MYprodos membership management system.

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Official launch of Celebrate Capitalism campaigning

Australia Day – January the 26th – is the official launch date each yearfor the worldwide Celebrate Capitalism campaign.

So, it is with great pleasure that I hereby now launch the worldwide campaigning towards Capitalism Day which this year will by on Sunday June 03 2007 and invite the world to stand up for freedom, creativity, and prosperity.

The main focus of the campaign is to help organise educational and festive events for Capitalism Day.

When the campaign first went international, each participating city had a Chief Coordinator, referred to as a C1.

As the Founder and Global Coordinator of the campaign I worked with each C1 to help organize an effective campaign that kept within the (quite strict) Celebrate Capitalism guidelines.

Anyone wanting to participate in a city’s campaign needed to work under that city’s C1. Each city had a single C1.

Recently, this was changed.

There is now no longer a single Coordinator per city. The Chief Coordinator position no longer exist.

Instead, anyone wanting to organize a festive event in their city can apply to become a Creative Project Leader- aCPL.

There are several reasons behind this change.

One is that I felt it was important to keep the campaign de-centralized in order to reduce the likelihood ofany particular group or ideology fromachieving exclusivity or dominancein any city, or across the campaign in general.I want the campaign to remain grassroots. The reality of organizations and movements is that if they’re not careful they can be hijacked by particular groups or factions. We can see how prevalent this is across the anti-capitalist campaigns of the world. But that’s not so surprising since anti-capitalists tend to be mindless twits.

Another equally important reason is to encourage the widest diversity of types of events, including allowing organizations and clubs to organize Capitalism Day events. The earlier approach explicitly excluded any group from flying its own colors alongside Celebrate Capitalism.

With the new approach, a group is able to run a Capitalism Day event just for its members, if it wants. Of course, the Non-Endorsement Guideline (also known as the one-way street principle) still applies. i.e. Although a group may endorse the Celebrate Capitalism campaign, it needs to make it clear that the campaign does not endorse any group.

With the new approach, a city can have any number of CPL’s and they do NOT have to work together. CPLs can run completely independent events. Of course it’s nice when CPLs can work together at some level, but this is neither required nor particularly encouraged.

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