Are you near Louisville, KY? Be part of Atlas Shrugged history.

Posted by awebb 7 years, 5 months ago to Politics
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Harmon Kaslow will be presenting at FreePac Kentucky in Louisville, KY on Saturday, April 5th. We’re looking for a few volunteers to help hand out some posters and other Atlas Shrugged materials.

FreePac KY (

Kentucky International Convention Center
221 S 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Register now:

We appreciate everyone who volunteers; however, we only need a few volunteers. If you are selected, someone from the ASP team will contact you with further details.

IMPORTANT: There will be some moderate box lifting so you must be in good physical health. You must provide your own transportation. You will not be monetarily compensated.

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  • Posted by $ Mimi 7 years, 5 months ago
    Oh gosh...this sounds like so much fun. I’m sorry. I’m not available. I’m with you in spirit, though. Good luck!
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  • Posted by $ winterwind 7 years, 5 months ago
    I would love to go - such gatherings are always fun. Problem: I am willing - and even able - to lift boxes, but it is not something I should do. And my recent aviation experience has me firmly in a no-fly zone.
    Have a wonderful time!.
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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 7 years, 5 months ago
    Is there a way for Atlantis citizens who live nowhere near Kentucky to pay to attend the event via Skype or GoToMeeting or something like that such as a webinar? I would gladly do so if I can get done with an open house at my university by then.
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    Posted by gregjeff 7 years, 5 months ago


    Are you serious? WHERE IS MY RATIONAL SELF-INTEREST? This is an insult to the corpse of Ayn Rand.

    There is not a sufficient profit motive to volunteer.

    Please stop being moochers.

    Pay people to help your efforts.

    Otherwise, we need to kick you out of the Gulch.
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    • Posted by 7 years, 5 months ago
      Yes, we're serious about asking for volunteers. We know that there are individuals who believe strongly in the message of Atlas Shrugged and the ideals of Ayn Rand and would be happy to help spread that message to others.

      I hardly think it is an "insult to the corpse of Ayn Rand" since we're a.) spreading her message and values and b.) not holding a gun to anyone's head to force them to volunteer. You volunteer of your own free will.

      In addition to helping out Atlas Shrugged, FreePACs are a lot of fun. I've been to one in Cincinnati, OH before. It's great to be around people that have similar values.
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    • Posted by $ winterwind 7 years, 5 months ago
      I'm gonna pretend that you are a rational being for a minute.

      Volunteering at such an event is a perfect example of a value-for-value exchange. The organizers get your labor, you get attendance at the event, association with some people "behind the scenes" that you would not otherwise get, an inside view of how such events are organized, and someone might offer to buy you lunch. It is a CLASSIC exchange; if money is the only thing that ever motivates you, you have condemned yourself to a boring and narrow existence - what value have you to offer anyone?

      Now, as to your last sentence.
      keep your "we"s to yourself; you speak only for yourself and certainly not for me; such presumption is rude.

      "...kick you out..." sounds a whole lot like a threat of force to me, and I swore to oppose such with my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor a very long time ago. Just how would you intend to go about this, and have you any idea who would be on the side of right?

      as to the entire threat, I honestly don't think, you addle-pated cretin, you realize who owns the Gulch.
      Find out.
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      • Posted by gregjeff 7 years, 3 months ago
        Frankly, you sound a bit like a moocher.

        Trading in intangibles like "inside view" is only for those of us who do not have the self-respect to know our true worth.

        As Ayn said, "run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter." You haven't told me money is evil, but you're getting awfully close. She also said, "Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue," and you sir, are registering as freezing cold.

        Who is John Galt? Not some dude volunteering at another dude's event for free, especially when the second dude is going to make money from it.

        Do instead as Ayn said America did, "They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance—and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way."

        Give people jobs. Pay them for the labor they perform for you. Don't mooch off of their sentimentality with arguments of free lunches.

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