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Nathaniel Branden, 1930-2014

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-12-04 07:50

A great psychologist and philosopher!

Nathaniel Branden, R.I.P.
by Brian Doherty

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Woah - that Peron — by Andrew Bates on Fri, 2014-12-12 14:04
Begging to differ — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2014-12-09 06:36

North Korea Declares War on America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-12-18 17:35

Does America have any pride or honor or self-respect?

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Hope We Don't Hurt Their Feelings! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-12-20 18:46
Maybe... — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2014-12-19 02:00
nope — by Brant Gaede on Thu, 2014-12-18 20:13

Immigration Dictator

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-11-20 02:17

On November 20th, 2014, Lawbreaker-in-Chief Barack Obama is going to exercise profound legal power he doesn't have. He's going to assert massive governmental authority he lacks. This is the act of a criminal and tyrant. For this he should be immediately removed from office and jailed for life.

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Lol — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2014-11-27 03:34
A nihilist's wet dream — by gregster on Mon, 2014-11-24 10:26
Savages — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-11-22 02:12

Ayn Rand, the Novelist and Philosopher -- An Analysis by Charles Murray

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-11-06 17:11

An interesting evaluation of the thought, fiction, and person of Ayn Rand by long-time Objectivist camp-follower Charles Murray:


Absurd World

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-09-16 23:57

America's foreign policy is hilarious.

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I think in essence America — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2014-09-20 05:52
Guilty Party — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-09-19 23:13
The US already has been — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2014-09-19 08:53

Our Chinese and Russian Enemies

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-09-11 21:21

The tribalist, nationalist, racist, xenophobic, tyrannical, uncivilized, subhuman Chinese and Russians are currently going forth and threatening their neighbors, the West, and America.


Women Warriors Against Islam

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-09-10 07:48

https://www.facebook.com/photo...

Facebook announcement from someone called David E. Evans‎:

WOMEN: PLEASE DON'T FORGET THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11!!!

WALK NAKED IN AMERICA DAY

Don't forget to mark your calendars.

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I have an acquaintance — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2014-09-16 03:54
Doing Their Duty — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-09-11 02:05
Women were Warriors — by gregster on Wed, 2014-09-10 11:38

'The Transhumanist Wager' by Zoltan Istvan

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-08-21 14:53

This is the best novel I've read in over 30 years! I don't ever expect to see its like again. Fascinating, amazing, and shocking to the point of numbness.

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Maybe two extra heads ;) — by VSD on Fri, 2014-08-29 08:01
Vera -- You're welcome. I — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-08-29 01:30
Thanx :) — by VSD on Thu, 2014-08-28 12:34

Islam in Action

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-08-19 23:37

The Muslims of Syria and Iraq just proudly and gruesomely beheaded an American journalist.

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Indeed — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-08-20 18:54
So, Kyrel ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-08-20 07:10
Well... — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2014-08-20 01:17

Dear Mr. President

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-07-10 03:06

A few minutes ago I submitted the following email letter to Barack Obama:

"Mr. Obama,

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Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-08-08 05:40
Kyrel — by gregster on Thu, 2014-08-07 15:53
My Chat with Barack — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-08-05 20:48

Teaching the Controversy

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-17 13:58

The ignorant, irrational, evil Christians of Western Civilization today often say, with disarming simplicity: "Teach the controversy." On August 1st, 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush said: "Both sides should be properly taught" so "people can understand what the debate is about."

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Thanx :) — by VSD on Mon, 2014-08-11 13:27
Nude Beach — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-08-05 20:58
Sometimes you have to make a choice ... — by VSD on Mon, 2014-07-21 19:20

Values

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-06-06 07:30

Right-wing conservatives promote "family values" and "traditional values" while left-wing progressives promote "multicultural" and "politically correct" ones.


Mike Massé

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-06-04 23:25

Obscure but stunning musical virtuoso:

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Toto cover — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2014-06-11 02:16
Karaoke — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-10 12:29
Unique — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-10 12:24

'Bad Deeds' by Robert Bidinotto

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-05-28 23:55

Long-time Objectivist Robert Bidinotto's new thriller novel Bad Deeds was just published today on Amazon.


Immigration

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-05-15 17:33

In many respects the worldwide issue of "immigration" couldn't be more simple.

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Terry — by gregster on Fri, 2014-06-27 08:18
Greg — by tvr on Wed, 2014-06-18 05:17
Terry — by gregster on Tue, 2014-06-17 11:41

Non-Entity Philip Pettit and Today's Academic Style: Mindless, Soulless, and Lifeless

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-05-08 04:25

For the record, Philip Pettit's current semi-libertarian book, Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World (March 2014), is utter intellectual drivel.


Mankind's Doomsday?

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-22 00:44

Eugenic superhumans, self-aware computers, and superior space aliens are extremely unlikely to enslave or exterminate mankind. This is so, no matter how much we well deserve it!

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I'd back you on this one Kyrel — by gregster on Thu, 2014-05-08 04:50
Mankind's Final and Worst Mistake Ever? — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-05-03 17:11
Food for Thought — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-04-02 02:56

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The Language of Liberation

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-01 07:20

We may need a new vocabulary for political liberty. Some of the current and accepted welfare state language -- even going back over 5000 years, to Sumaria and Eqypt -- seems loose and awful.


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Thoughts on the Passing of 'Solo Passion'

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-12-30 20:04

They say "All good things must come to an end." C'est la vie...

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Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-31 17:39
Thanks Kyrel — by gregster on Tue, 2013-12-31 07:57
Farewell... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 04:13

Good vs. Evil in 'Looper'

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-12-27 17:28

The film Looper is a well-made, intricate, time-travel thriller (featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, from 2012) which accidentally demonstrates how Good tends to naturally triumph


Stupefying

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-22 15:04

In the Game of Life, it's genuinely hard to: 1) determine the meaning and purpose of existence; 2) find work which is satisfying, and friends that are high-quality, and lovers who are long-term desirable; 3) become a billionaire; 4) paint like Michelangelo and sing like The Beatles; 5) innovate and discover like Leonardo and Edison; 6) build a warp drive and time machine; 7) achieve immortality.

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Still Stupifying — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-28 14:48
Kyrel — by gregster on Thu, 2013-11-28 04:22
Well? — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2013-11-27 20:42

Brotherhood and Paradise

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-11-18 20:48

The key to achieving 1) universal happiness and creating a social utopia is the same as that of achieving 2) maximum social cohesion and harmony, along with human solidarity and unity, and the Brotherhood of Man, and optimal comity, amity, sociability, neighborliness, comradeship, communalism, friendliness, love, etc.


Homo Sapiens Progress

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-10-30 14:52

Current humans may have emerged physically around 195,000 years ago, but we seemingly emerged mentally only around 30,000 years ago.


Health Care for All

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-10-12 02:17

Everywhere on the planet today health care is considered to be a "right".


Methods of Persuasion

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-10-12 01:33

There seem to be two main illegitimate ways of winning an argument.

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OK, Kyrel, fine — by gregster on Sat, 2013-10-12 01:41

Keys to Eudaemonia

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-09-16 05:53

Individual pleasure, flourishing, greatness, and happiness seems to depend upon comprehending and utilizing: 1) abstract and general philosophy; 2) practical and personal philosophy; 3) social and per

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Tony Robbins and Rivals — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-10-05 06:20
Regardin Self Help — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-10-03 05:51
Late Late Reply — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-10-02 20:52

Thoughts on Barack Obama's Speech

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-09-11 05:40

A few hours ago, Pres. Obama said: "America is not the world's policeman. Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong.

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You misunderstood my position... — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-09-13 21:15
Yes and No — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-09-12 18:37
The question is whether... — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-09-12 08:14

Early Philosophy

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-09-07 06:02

I converted to Objectivism when I was about 18 1/4. Took me less than a day.

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Early Life — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-09-11 20:44
Thank you for — by Shane Pleasance on Mon, 2013-09-09 22:39
A Bit on Rand's Methodology — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-09-09 21:33

Balanced Budget Amendment

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-08-28 21:10

Government spending is out of control, and deficit spending is wild, pretty much all over our politically ignorant and depraved Welfare State world.


Our Do-Gooding Democratic World

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-08-26 06:12

Ours is a world of do-gooding, democratic semi-tyranny.


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