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High-Quality Videos

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-03-28 23:58

I think it would be nice if there was a place here for high-quality videos, such as films, t'v' shows, and video shorts. Watching well-made videos is one of the great pleasures of life.

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Yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-10-19 05:48
On the Weinstein Scandal... — by Olivia on Thu, 2017-10-12 03:14
Man's yearning for Romanticism ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-10-11 06:33

Sexual Harassment, New York City, 1912

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-12-09 19:37

The predicament of 20-year-old, smart, beautiful Sophy Viner at her first job:


Novel Greatness

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-11-26 11:27

Crime and Punishment (1866) is better written and more enjoyable than The Brothers Karamatzov (1880).


The Universe According to Hegel

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-11-06 22:55

In Science of Logic, 1812-16, Georg Hegel wrote:

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Goobledygoop — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-11-09 16:27
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-11-09 04:11
Intellectual Gibberish — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-11-09 01:49

Muslims in America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-31 23:01

The vast majority of Muslims in America evidently support the social ideals of jihad (i.e. war) and sharia (i.e.


Today's World War

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-10-27 04:24

The great philosophical battle today -– in our post-French Revolution, post-Age of Enlightenment era -– is essentially that of the post-modernists vs. the pre-modernists, or else the progressives vs.


The Harry Binswanger Letter

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-10 17:16

To all those who are current or recent members of The Harry Binswanger Letter, I'm curious: Who are their best thinkers? What are their strongest topics?

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typo — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2017-10-17 17:19
Both — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-17 04:55
Twitter and Facebook — by Mark Hunter on Mon, 2017-10-16 02:46

The Answer to Mass Shootings

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-10-02 17:30

Every time there's a mass shooting in Western Civilization -- such as last night's horrific Las Vegas Massacre -- the almost instant and overwhelming reaction by the intelligentsia and masses is: We n

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Long Range — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-03 08:51
There are instances where gun — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2017-10-03 08:26
No Guards — by edpowell on Tue, 2017-10-03 03:08

North Korean Aggression

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-09-28 06:10

Americans have a right not to be threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons. Americans have a right not to live in abject terror from the ultra-evil North Korean dictators.

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Nuclear-Armed Tyrannies and Aggressor States — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-09-29 15:14
I think it's been made more — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2017-09-29 09:09
Weaklings and Failures — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-09-29 05:47

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and Think-Tank Studies

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-09-25 02:13

In 1906, in Chapters from My Autobiography, Mark Twain wrote: "Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli w

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PC Fake News — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-09-30 23:57
Yawon's invitation to Sudanese and Somalis ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-09-27 08:26
Just a regular day in the life... until Diversity hits — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-09-26 18:22

Slaves

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-09-18 21:22

Women are the great parasites of the world.


Steve Bannon on Ayn Rand's Version Of Capitalism

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-09-12 00:34

Here's an except from 2014 from former Donald Trump strategist and adviser Steve Bannon in which he discusses his view of Ayn Rand's version of capitalism:

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My Overall Appraisal of Steve Bannon — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-09-16 13:15
Team objectivism — by Sam Pierson on Thu, 2017-09-14 01:50
Seeing Things From Bannon's Perspective — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-09-13 20:54

Mother Nature on the Warpath

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-09-09 13:20

How should society deal with natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, and fires?


The Best Immigration Policy

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-09-07 03:47

When it comes to immigration, the ideal country -- the one most noble, enlightened, civilized, just, and free -- competently and energetically imports the good people of the world while deporting the

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Dreamers — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-09-09 01:00
Italy's potential suicide — by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2017-09-08 15:28
Enemies and Destroyers — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-09-08 14:05

John Stuart Mill on Societyism vs. Individualism

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-09-03 02:35

Individuals frequently, voluntarily, and freely come together to form societies, or temporary groups and collectives, for their own benefit.


Selfishness and Greed

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-08-16 04:31

"Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.

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Thanks! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-08-20 01:01
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-08-19 23:26
Disappointed — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-08-19 17:53

Charlottesville, Virginia Culture Clash

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-08-14 19:55

The essence of the August 12th, 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia march and demonstration was a protest against the explicit damnation of white society and the implict promotion of black racism.

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Charlottesville — by edpowell on Wed, 2017-08-16 04:56
On the Other Hand... — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-08-16 02:18
Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-08-14 22:12

The Current Nuclear Threat

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-08-12 04:57

For five or ten years now North Korea has been repeatedly, and even routinely, threatening America with nuclear obliteration.

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Bombs Away — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-08-13 15:10
Even if he doesn't continue — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2017-08-13 07:37
Appeasement — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-08-12 16:14

Google vs. Biology

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-08-08 05:26

Someone at Google just claimed men and women may be somewhat different in nature and nurture. He speculated that this may be a factor in where both genders end up in life, and in the company.

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That PC bullshit is — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2017-08-13 08:02
Google are Fascists of the Left — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-08-12 06:11
Read that piece again ... — by VSD on Thu, 2017-08-10 07:44

Muslims

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-07-27 05:11

There are basically only two types of Muslims in the world today: active and passive. Or else: loudly-and-openly Islamic and quietly-and-discretely Islamic.Or else: honestly-and-sincerely Islamic and cowardly-and-hypocritically Islamic.

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I Told You So — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-08-19 18:18
Islamic Culture Thru the Ages — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-07-29 14:13
Shariah Law — by edpowell on Sat, 2017-07-29 03:26

Today's Political Solutions, In a Nutshell

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-07-24 21:19

1) Promote freedom -- not democracy.
2) Promote justice -- not peace.
3) Cut spending -- don't cut taxes.
4) Cut regulation -- don't cut taxes.
5) Simplify taxes -- don't cut taxes.


Your Fault

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-06-06 02:11

Islam is evil. Muslims are evil. But you post-9/11 civilized and Western people who defend, and makes excuses for, Islam and the Muslims are the most evil of all.


The Purpose of Philosophy

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-05-31 06:52

Philosophy is mostly about personal happiness -– not social revolution. It's mostly about changing and improving yourself -– not the world.


Obrightivism

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-05-21 13:05

However much people here on Solo Passion refute and condemn Obleftivism I still think Obrightivism is the dominant strain and biggest problem.


Charity

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-04-26 21:16

"My views on charity are very simple. I do not consider it a major virtue and, above all, I do not consider it a moral duty.

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Follow the money – forward — by Mark Hunter on Fri, 2017-05-05 23:47
Kant, Comte, Hegel, and Marx — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-05-03 04:28
Mature view of Christianity — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2017-05-01 18:52

Passing By

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-04-02 00:06

"What the hell is going on here?"

Zal looked at the creature and pondered.

"Damned if I know."

Remyulak looked at Zal coldly and defiantly. He refused to repeat the question.


American Health Care

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-03-11 05:27

The key to reforming America's health care system is identical to the key to reforming America's whole economy: deregulation. That's the magic word and concept.

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Lindsay — by Andrew Atkin on Sun, 2017-03-19 20:14
The KZ Show? — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2017-03-19 11:27
Hilarious — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-03-19 09:40

Happy Birthday

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-02-03 01:56

Happy Birthday to Ayn Rand -- clearly the greatest philosopher since Aristotle! She taught the world as much as Bacon, Locke, Smith, Voltaire, Jefferson, Mises, and Hayek combined! Smiling

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None Better But Still Truly Flawed — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-02-04 14:23
Great sentiment Kyrel — by gregster on Sat, 2017-02-04 10:56

Milo Censored and Threatened Amid Stunning College Violence

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-02-02 07:12

http://www.sfgate.com/news/art...

UC Berkeley cancels right-wing provocateur’s talk amid violent protest

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Criminal "Protests" on America's Commie Roads — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-02-03 01:49
Soros? — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2017-02-02 13:46

What is Trumpism?

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-01-24 21:15

What is Trumpism? What is the Trump Movement all about? I've heard that "Donald Trump" is now a brand name, as well as a symbol.

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Linz is right — by Doug Bandler The Second on Tue, 2017-02-28 20:42
Neil is right — by Doug Bandler The Second on Tue, 2017-02-28 20:39
It's true ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-02-28 06:29

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