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Truth Comes Before Reconciliation.

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2009-04-14 02:26

In light of Obama’s European tour, Christopher Hitchens has written an article in Slate titled “Don’t Be So Sensitive, Mr. President” – Truth comes before reconciliation.


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Netanyahu to Obama: Stop Iran - or I Will.

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2009-04-02 21:55

Is an Israeli strike on Iran imminent?

31st March - Jeffrey Goldberg writes:

Recent Comments:
Aaron — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2009-04-18 17:35
Ahmahdinejad's blog — by William Scott Scherk on Thu, 2009-04-16 06:09
Drunken bumbling... — by Robert on Thu, 2009-04-16 03:59

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Obama and Iran, on the Eve of the Israeli Elections

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2009-02-09 21:45

Do you remember how often President Obama stated that a "nuclear Iran was unacceptable" during his election campaign speeches?

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Sigh — by Cindy on Tue, 2009-02-10 21:07
You should have heard — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2009-02-10 06:40

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Another Beautiful Bruch Day.

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2009-01-25 02:58

This is Bruch's delightful Romance in F, played by the lovely Janine Jansen. To me, it evokes a happy world so benevolent in nature that love for existence completely swells my heart today.

Recent Comments:
was very good. Download — by 0 on Thu, 2009-03-19 19:01
was very good. Download — by 0 on Thu, 2009-03-19 19:01
You do know it's a prayer? — by jeffrey smith on Fri, 2009-02-27 01:24

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My Best Christmas Carols (feel free to add to them)

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2008-12-21 09:22

This is a stunning version of O Come O Come Emmanuel. I love the 12th Century chant-like melody.

Recent Comments:
I Blame the Christmas Whiskey... — by mvardoulis on Fri, 2008-12-26 18:42
Inklings, or the lack thereof. — by Olivia on Fri, 2008-12-26 07:20
Linz — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2008-12-26 05:02

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The Red Violin

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2008-11-26 10:03

I found this trailer to the gorgeously artistic film The Red Violin.
The film spans the life of one violin across oceans and centuries, all to the accompaniment of some very passionate music.

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Joe is not on Anarchy. — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2008-12-07 19:44
Joe is on anarchy — by atlascott on Sun, 2008-12-07 04:05
Don't mind Joe, Mark ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2008-12-03 08:41

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Hitchens Likens Rand to a Nietzschean.

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2008-09-24 23:20

I love Christopher Hitchens, don't get me wrong, but his comment really irritated me and I wondered how much of Rand he has truly read.

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Matty "He claims to support — by 0 on Sun, 2008-09-28 15:35
UK islamists on the rampage again. — by Marcus on Sun, 2008-09-28 07:50
Chris... — by Olivia on Sun, 2008-09-28 07:39

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Chariots of Fire

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2008-08-30 07:25

If Shakespeare’s words, “This above all: to Thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man,” have any poignant significance to your life, then the film Chariots of Fire will resonate deeply within your heart.

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Brilliant last night, too ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2008-09-07 08:05
Brilliant last night — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2008-08-31 05:32
I loved this movie when I — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2008-08-31 02:15

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KASS Quote of the Day: Armed Justice

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2008-08-20 11:40

Regarding Shay's Rebellion in Massachusetts:

"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.

Recent Comments:
Jefferson... — by Robert on Wed, 2008-08-20 19:29
Great quote Olivia. I'm a — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2008-08-20 11:50

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Clips that make us laugh.

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2008-08-07 23:16

I'm not sure what's in the air these days but I'm feeling quite chipper!
So I want to celebrate on Solo with some light, comedic fun. If it makes you laugh... please post it on this thread.

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That's ok, Olivia. I don't — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2008-08-13 08:09
Yes, it would have been — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2008-08-13 08:06
Richard — by Ptgymatic on Sun, 2008-08-10 20:46

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Here She Is...

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2008-06-29 02:27

The USS New York (LPD 21), made from World Trade Center scrap.

Recent Comments:
The Ship — by Kasper on Wed, 2008-07-02 21:35
The ship looks jolly — by 0 on Wed, 2008-07-02 06:44
It's Wet... — by James S. Valliant on Wed, 2008-07-02 05:52

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A Woman Waits For Me:

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2008-05-26 10:12

Here is a bold poem unequalled in its glorification of earthy romanticism and penned by the hand of the great American, Walt Whitman (1819-1892).

A Woman Waits for Me

Recent Comments:
"Just gorgeous isn't it. — by Newberry on Tue, 2010-07-13 02:21
Guess what Dutchbox — by Olivia on Mon, 2010-07-12 23:24
I'm going back to the books — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2008-06-01 00:54

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Remember Me

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2008-05-08 05:58

15 year old Lizzie Palmer made this simple yet effective project. As of today it has achieved 24, 522,435 hits! According to the comments that she has now disabled, some of these people never came home. link


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A little slice of exquisteness

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2008-01-16 23:21

Here's another sweet little Nocturne by Chopin - one of my many favourites.

When you have moment, sit back and enjoy.


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Note from Claudia

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2008-01-16 06:06

I've decided to kiss my alter-ego Claudia goodbye and just be known on Solo by my rightful name. Olivia it is and shall be from now on.

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Watch it... — by Olivia on Sat, 2008-06-14 10:13
Oh right, gosh, I always — by 0 on Sat, 2008-06-14 08:47
Welcome Olivia — by Sandi on Wed, 2008-01-16 21:12

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Interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2007-12-19 03:24

This is a lovely interview with Ayaan (despite its terrible title).

Islam, Ayaan and her conscience.


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Two beautiful Arias by Bizet and Puccini

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2007-11-17 10:51

I was pleased to find these both on You Tube. Enjoy.

Je Crois Entendre Encore

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With the most gorgeous sunset ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2007-11-18 07:42
Gullible chappess here — by 0 on Sun, 2007-11-18 06:05
Actually ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2007-11-17 23:05

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Posting images

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2007-11-14 09:31

Hey all,

If you want to post an image the code is img src="html web address" ... then enclose the whole code in alligator jaws ie.. <>


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World's Hottest Men

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2007-11-12 22:26

We've had the Hottest Women thread, now it's time for the Hottest Men out there to be drooled over. So, all you red-blooded women and homos, get posting. If he's HOT... let's see him!

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That would be Pussy Galore, Mindy — by Jameson on Fri, 2008-10-03 11:08
Sean Connery — by Ptgymatic on Fri, 2008-10-03 01:27
Hello, ELo — by Jameson on Thu, 2008-10-02 21:17

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Hitchens defends the term Islamofascism

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2007-10-31 04:47

Here is his article from Slate:

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Yes Richard... — by Olivia on Wed, 2007-10-31 23:38
Although, it does tend to — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2007-10-31 18:16
This is brilliant, I may — by Lance on Wed, 2007-10-31 09:11

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The Benevolent Universe Premise.

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2007-10-24 10:44

As I understand it, objectively, the universe is neutral but supports our efforts toward living, simply because the universe is our natural home - in this sense, it is benevolently disposed toward us.

Recent Comments:
Thanks Stephen... — by Olivia on Tue, 2007-10-30 04:34
Kids and benevolence — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2007-10-26 19:47
Ah! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-10-26 09:57

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Mrs Taggart and the Teenage Dagny

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2007-09-25 06:06

One of the factors of Ayn Rand’s novel writing that tends to be overlooked is her brilliant use of humour. Her pen scribed such a sharp wit at times it brings to mind the works of Jane Austen.

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Clarification — by Brendan Hutching on Sat, 2007-09-29 12:16
My Self as My Ultimate Value — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2007-09-28 12:43
Um... — by Olivia on Fri, 2007-09-28 12:11

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Where are all the Objectobabes?

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2007-08-18 03:04

I’d like to say I coined the phrase "Objectobabe," but I think it originally came from Boaz the Boor if I remember correctly.

Recent Comments:
All is Well — by Ashley on Tue, 2007-09-04 15:12
Best wishes seconded. — by Olivia on Mon, 2007-09-03 02:24
Best wishes — by Prima Donna on Fri, 2007-08-31 00:25

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Claudia's Night Out Cut Short By a Fascist Bouncer

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2007-07-27 13:54

I was feeling splendidly optimistic and social tonight so decided to head into town with my friend for some drinks and convivial conversation.

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It was a reference... — by Jameson on Tue, 2007-07-31 07:31
Words Have Meaning — by Marnee on Tue, 2007-07-31 07:09
LOL!!!! — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2007-07-31 00:29

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Romantic Realists of yesteryear.

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2007-06-20 00:10

Calling on all people with artistic knowledge! Apart from Auguste Rodin, which historical artists would fall into the Romantic Realism category? I'm especially interested in painters. I would appreciate any suggestions for a project I'm currently working on - especially artists AFTER the 1700's.

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I see... — by Olivia on Fri, 2007-06-22 04:05
Architect's Dream? — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2007-06-22 03:40
He he... — by Olivia on Fri, 2007-06-22 01:14

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HILRYA RODHAMOVICH CLINTONOV'S ECONOMIC PLAN

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2007-06-04 23:33

Please America, get rid of this evil witch!

HILRYA RODHAMOVICH CLINTONOV'S ECONOMIC PLAN - written by Mark Alexander, the Patriot Post.

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hillary the objectivist — by Mike_M on Wed, 2007-06-06 20:24
The scariest part — by John Drake on Wed, 2007-06-06 16:39
Great commentary. — by 0 on Tue, 2007-06-05 09:09

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A War Vet's Fatigue

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2007-04-10 23:05

(I received this letter from a friend. I think it sums up pretty well the sickening realities facing an old war Vet in today as well as yesterday's political climate).

"I'm Tired"

Two weeks ago, as I was starting my sixth month of duty in Iraq, I was forced to return to the USA for surgery for an injury I sustained prior to my deployment. With luck, I'll return to Iraq to finish my tour.


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Little Miss Sunshine - a little treasure.

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2007-03-10 01:37

We enjoyed this film so much. We watched it as a family, laughing and giggling our heads off. What fun! It was so refreshing to watch an ordinary family, with all its quirks and foibles, enjoy an adventure together against all odds.

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If you haven't seen it then don't read this!!! — by Ruby on Mon, 2007-03-12 20:52
Ah yes... — by Robert on Sat, 2007-03-10 05:27
Little Miss Sense-of-Life — by Jameson on Sat, 2007-03-10 02:28

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Don't these people ever look around and see who their biggest allies are?

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2007-02-28 02:03

From the Washington Post

Viva, Alberto!

Al Gore's documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," got a big nod over the weekend -- and we're not talking about the Oscars.

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Of course they do. — by Wes on Wed, 2007-02-28 20:34

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Letter from Afghanistan

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2006-11-30 00:25

I recently found this letter and thought it worth posting on behalf of the 1-32 Infantry...

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Strategy — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2006-12-04 15:04
Afghanistan Could Be Next — by Mike_M on Mon, 2006-12-04 06:47
Hmm... — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2006-12-04 04:31

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