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The Ascent of Man

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-07-04 13:24

People who wonder whether or not humankind is truly currently ascending philosophically, culturally, and morally are invited to read The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,


World's Worst Mass-Murderer

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-06-28 07:49

The ideology of socialism can warp your mind. It makes you capable of virtually any atrocity. And, to a large extent, so too the worldwide and universal ideology of welfare statism.

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Peas in a Pod — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-30 03:12
Thanks — by Brant Gaede on Mon, 2015-06-29 20:34
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-06-28 22:05

People

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-23 09:19

People are good. At least in general and for the most part. People are socially virtuous. Given a chance, most people most times won't beat or rob you, nor lie to or betray you.

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Three to Nine — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-06-26 01:20
Linz — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2015-06-25 00:14
Haven't and Won't Examine the Evidence? — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-23 15:29

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Reading Rand

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-05-17 21:25

On May 12, 2015, at Georgetown University (Washington, DC), at an intellectual symposium on eradicating poverty, President Barack Obama spoke of: "...cold-hearted, free market, uh, capitalist-types who, uh, you know, are reading Ayn Rand...[slow derisive laughter from crowd]...and, uh, you know, think everybody's moochers [sic]..."

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Video — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-06-26 14:11
Kyrel, elsewhere — by gregster on Fri, 2015-06-26 07:38
A Bit Of My Background — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-06-15 14:06

Cyber-Warriors' Priority One

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-03-19 14:32

I call upon all cyber-warriors in the world to fight for freedom. To defend liberty, justice, and individual rights.

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The Victory of the Good — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-03-21 13:28
Ermmm — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2015-03-21 07:38

The Secret Papers of Ayn Rand

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-03-13 19:46

Interesting and provocative short story about the Objectivist Movement: http://leonardpeikoff.tumblr.com/

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Utter Vermin — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-03-19 14:26
My only question is, Kyrel ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-03-18 05:04
White-Hot Denial — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-03-18 04:34

Beautifying the Universe

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-02-20 12:07

Human beings naturally, healthily, nobly, and heroically seek to live and thrive, with the maximum possible quantity and quality of life.

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Steve — by gregster on Sun, 2015-03-08 03:21
But Greg! — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2015-03-07 13:19
AR — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-03-06 15:32

Check Their Premises

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-01-23 02:17

However great a given thinker, intellectual, or philosopher is, his thought and person must always be subject to critical scrutiny by everybody.

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How this freshening process works — by Rick Giles on Sun, 2015-02-01 20:03
Actually Contributing to the Discussion — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-02-01 19:43
Hey buddy, Rick -- However — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2015-01-31 20:57

The 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-01-14 21:02

The French are grossly philosophically incompetent. As evidenced by recent mass rallies and magazine covers, they simply don't understand what's going on inside their country.


Counter-Attack Islam

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-01-07 18:26

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, Islam is the focus of evil in the modern world. No popular philosophy is more false and depraved. Murdering twelve innocents in Paris today is par for the course.

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Silk Road — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2015-01-21 18:41
Cyber-Wars — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-01-19 21:30
Anonymous (an anti-Capitalist — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2015-01-19 07:31

Life Without God

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-12-31 19:12

Religiosos accuse reasonists of living in a universe which is cold, barren, limited, empty, insipid, sad, bleak, amoral, immoral, licentious, lawless, irrational, and absurd.


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

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

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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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

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