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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 22:00
One memorable night, not so long ago, I imbibed some high-octane emotional fuel, sitting down with like-minded people to watch television documentaries on three giants, each a genius in his own field—author/philosopher Ayn Rand, singer Mario Lanza and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Great tribute... — by Jameson on Sun, 2007-12-16 04:04
Hard to believe now this — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2007-12-15 23:56
Actually ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2007-12-15 23:48
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 21:49
[Reprised to commemorate AR's death, 25 years ago today]
Last week I retraced the steps of SOLO in its three brief years of existence. Since I'm still in seasonally nostalgic mode, let me reminisce about the day Ayn Rand died, twenty-one years ago. I was presenting Morning Report on New Zealand's National Radio that day, and it fell to me to read the announcement of her death. As a recent, awe-struck young convert to her ideas, I found it difficult to report to the nation that her valiant heart had stopped beating.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 01:42
Radio Pacific—in for John Banks, Monday March 12, 6am - 9am.
Just a spasm of moral indignation... — by Olivia on Fri, 2007-03-16 03:36
Ah well Claudia — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-03-15 08:56
To be sure. — by Olivia on Tue, 2007-03-13 00:16
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-03-01 22:31
Alas, no one who reads this will know that the title is a play on "Scenes That Are Brightest" (attached, sung by a soprano friend, Lillian Young, at a concert we both performed in some years ago), a poignantly sentimental love ballad from yesteryear.
Bumping it... — by Jameson on Fri, 2007-03-23 11:36
Babylon, Hanging Gardens of — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2007-03-09 00:14
Well then Peter... — by Olivia on Fri, 2007-03-09 00:06
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-02-14 06:16
I just saw Mark Peck, ex-MP and spokesman for the Smokefree Coalition, say on the Sainsbury programme (for non-Kiwi SOLOists, that's the current affairs programme that follows our leading TV news bulletin) the reason he doesn’t expect his push for a tobacco tax hike to be successful is the “Nanny State” argument, which he said is “huge” and was the cause of Finance Minister Michael Cullen calling the proposal “political suicide.”
We're not alone... — by Jameson on Wed, 2007-02-14 21:30
I only hope that the... — by Marcus on Wed, 2007-02-14 13:28
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-02-08 00:47
[Reprised for obvious reasons—Linz]
"Freedom is the fundamental requirement of man's mind. ... A gun is not an argument."—Ayn Rand
Walking home from the gym the day of the first anniversary of the beginning of the liberation of Iraq, I encountered several hundred smelly Saddamites marching towards Parliament to demand the reinstatement of their toppled idol (I exaggerate the letter, but not the spirit of their protest).
Good closing their, Wilson — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-02-13 06:36
Ruth?? — by Scott Wilson on Mon, 2007-02-12 13:12
WSS — by wngreen on Sun, 2007-02-11 22:42
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2007-02-05 02:06
MORE IN THE GLOBAL WARMING HOAX: POLITICAL BRAINWASHING OF UK CHILDREN
The Libertarian Alliance, the radical free market and civil liberties policy institute, today denounces the new policy of the British Government to indoctrinate all schoolchildren with the lies of the global warming lobby.
All English schools to screen Al Gore film — by Sandi on Mon, 2007-02-05 22:16
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-02-02 22:04
Happy Birthday, Atlas!
"going backwards" — by gregster on Sun, 2007-10-07 20:28
One person at a time — by Prima Donna on Thu, 2007-10-04 11:53
I'm going to be at the — by Bosch Fawstin on Tue, 2007-10-02 01:33
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-02-02 02:07
Dr. Philip Nitschke, advocate of the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia, known to his admirers (not) as "Dr. Death," will be in New Zealand shortly to promote his Peaceful Pill Handbook and conduct two workshops. I'll be officially launching the book in Auckland on Sunday February 11. Details attached.
Does a — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-02-13 06:39
Spontaneous combustion - — by Aaron on Fri, 2007-02-02 23:31
Fireworks! — by Marcus on Fri, 2007-02-02 23:22
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-01-24 06:30
A mixed bag to be sure, but "evil" (Hsiekovians)?!—Linz
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. And tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own -- as the first President to begin the State of the Union message with these words: Madam Speaker. (Applause.)
I would if — by Bill Visconti on Sun, 2007-01-28 06:42
Bill wrote: — by Robert on Fri, 2007-01-26 20:13
On Bush — by Bill Visconti on Fri, 2007-01-26 08:13
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2007-01-17 04:25
Today's edition of TIA Daily includes the following by Robert Tracinski:
I've received a number of questions about this, so before everyone jumps to a lot of conclusions, I thought it would be a good idea to clear things up publicly.
Is There any Update on Tracinski and ARI? — by 0 on Mon, 2007-05-28 06:25
Nope again, Fred — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2007-02-17 06:38
Proof Positive — by Fred Weiss on Sat, 2007-02-17 06:28
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-01-12 02:03
A good poke in the eye to Saddamites and Hsiekovians. One hopes there will be follow-through on the promise to "address" Iran and Syria. Most worrying to me was that in spite of laying out coherently the consequences of failure, Bush's demeanour suggested his heart wasn't in it. I suspect the Dem-scum and their revolting fellow-travellers have succeeded in breaking his spirit.—Linz
Linz: Bush/Rice/Giuliani are — by Kendall J on Sat, 2007-01-13 14:56
"The Speech" — by Kevin on Sat, 2007-01-13 07:56
OK I'm Fed Up! — by Divine on Sat, 2007-01-13 06:51
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2007-01-07 03:44
Best news in a long time!! "Revealed—Israel Plans Nuclear Strike on Iran."
Atlascott shrugged - off, the truth. — by Kevin on Mon, 2007-01-22 08:17
"Quispiam hic diligo lunatic — by atlascott on Sun, 2007-01-21 17:25
James — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2007-01-21 07:03
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2007-01-06 23:31
Hsiekovians, a segment of the orthodoxy, have cast me into outer darkness for alleging they were guilty of group-think during the recent debate on Leonard Peikoff's voting fatwa.
Pulling For Us? — by James S. Valliant on Thu, 2007-02-08 17:04
Well, yes James ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-02-08 01:13
Bill — by James S. Valliant on Thu, 2007-02-08 00:45
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-12-21 00:04
It's been drawn to my attention that one of the good folk at RoR has said SOLO has been silent on the matter of Tracinski, the implication being that SOLO is ARI's lapdog (haven't they been keeping up?! )
When You Do... — by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2006-12-29 18:52
Jeff — by TRowland on Fri, 2006-12-29 17:31
Influences — by Jeff Perren on Wed, 2006-12-27 17:37
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-12-15 09:35
Jason Quintana, some months ago, took on an academic load that led him to step down as SOLO's Exec Dir. John Gagnon stepped up.
Recently, Jason shed some of his load ... and John took on a load that led him to want to step down. So Jason is stepping back up ... at least for an interim 6-month period!
Thanks, John. — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2006-12-16 05:29
Musical Chairs — by jtgagnon on Sat, 2006-12-16 03:40
Both ways — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-12-15 22:06
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-12-15 08:36
I'm pleased to announce the postponement of SOLOC 5.
"Pleased" because the circumstances leading up to its postponement afford an opportunity to reiterate the very point of SOLO at a time when it might have been in danger of being blurred or compromised.
Well, in order to offer an argument and not a smear — by Kendall J on Sun, 2007-01-07 16:57
I doubt they're cheering — by Laure Chipman on Sat, 2007-01-06 16:15
Hsiekovians' Pin-Up Pelosi ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2007-01-06 10:09
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-11-23 12:25
Don Brash has resigned as leader of New Zealand's main opposition party, the National Party, in order to save it from the distraction of deflecting allegations about him in a new book by communist "peace activist" and all-round conspiracy nutter, Nicky Hager.
After a week... — by Olivia on Fri, 2006-12-01 09:56
Linz had a fascinating — by Julian Pistorius on Tue, 2006-11-28 20:35
"Lunch-time for Don" — by Kevin on Mon, 2006-11-27 09:52
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-11-23 01:16
I want to join our American friends this weekend in giving thanks to their Pilgrim Fathers, and more importantly, their Founding Fathers (I hope they are doing that!), for creating the greatest country on earth, Western Civilisation's highest achievement: the United States of America.
See... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2007-11-10 09:37
Thanks, Linz — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-23 21:43
America — by F L Light on Thu, 2006-11-23 05:29
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-11-20 07:35
Russell Crowe, Kiwi actor (not Australian as Australians & ignorant Americans keep reporting) has just appeared in a 60 Minutes interview in the wake of some new film he's done with Ridley Scott.
How about — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-11-24 19:36
No, I see Taggart as... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-11-24 05:50
Kevin Spacey... eeew — by Olivia on Fri, 2006-11-24 00:18
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-11-09 03:01
Islamo-Fascists, eco-fascists, statists of every hue, pomo-nihilists and Hsiekovians are cheering the Democrats' victory in yesterday's mid-term elections. The Dems are promising to push for "changing course" (i.e. capitulating) in the war against Islamo-Fascism and are in a position to engage in such favourite pastimes as raising taxes domestically. I trust the odd people out in the above list, the Hsiekovians, are satisfied.
Ted — by Landon Erp on Thu, 2006-11-23 00:54
Don't Blame et Alia... — by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-11-21 04:44
Get Your Rosary Ready — by Bill Tingley on Tue, 2006-11-21 03:14
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-11-07 03:57
Hudgins to Speak to DC-Area Skeptics Group
[If you're in the Washington, D.C. area on Saturday, November 11, you might be interested in attending this event.]
Objectivism & Skepticism: A Good Match?
Outreach or sanction? — by Kenny on Thu, 2006-11-09 15:44
Good character — by Jeff Perren on Tue, 2006-11-07 23:37
Luke... — by Olivia on Tue, 2006-11-07 22:05
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-10-22 11:04
We know Casey's fiction will hit the Hollywood big-time soon enough. What he hasn't told us is that he's already been in the movies.
Yes, Scott, — by Casey on Tue, 2006-10-24 02:33
...or consecrated in mirth? — by l on Tue, 2006-10-24 01:07
Separated at birth? — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2006-10-23 23:52
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-10-22 00:18
[First published in The Free Radical]
"Be Thou Thyself, that which thou art!"
Illiberal Nietzsche — by F L Light on Sun, 2006-10-22 04:00
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-10-20 23:27
Trustee Changes: Bob Poole Joins Board, Kelley Elected Chairman!
October 20, 2006 -- The Atlas Society, with its Objectivist Center, announces changes in its Board of Trustees.
We've added an exciting new member: Bob Poole. Bob established the Reason Foundation in 1978 and for years was editor of Reason magazine.
Oh dear — by Kenny on Sun, 2006-10-22 21:40
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-10-20 07:40
In the thread here about Plagiarist Pross's depiction of Diana naked on O-Lying, I asked SOLOists who can bring themselves to plunge into that sewer to keep me posted as to whether Barbara Branden, Lying's resident Namblaphile-defender, responded to my question here re her demand that I denounce Craig Biddle, Yaron Brook and sundry other "lepers of Objectivism," on pain of being deemed to be a "leper" myself ... this in the wake of Biddle's Objectivist Standard article on how best to deal with Islamo-Fascism. I've just been told that Barbara has not responded to my question, but has seen fit to post this:
Hahahaha! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-10-22 01:31
James — by LWHALL on Sun, 2006-10-22 01:09
LW — by James S. Valliant on Sat, 2006-10-21 20:43
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-10-18 21:23
New Zealand's likely next Prime Minister, National Party leader Don Brash and I proved Oscar Wilde wrong this morning, if I may be so immodest as to say so myself.
Sorry Guys ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-10-20 09:20
I would also love to hear — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-10-18 22:34
Raconteur... — by Marcus on Wed, 2006-10-18 22:18
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 21:55
I got called in to Parliament at short notice to be Radio Live's commentator for yesterday's release of the Auditor-General's report on illegal election spending by political parties.
You read my mind — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-10-12 22:58
Well Dunc ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 22:56
And what's the bet this — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-10-12 22:52
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-10-11 02:03
I don't know how you're managing it but the post you're putting up is sending the rest of the page spastic. Please minimise & simplify font variations, make sure you close bold, italics & the like & make sure there's a break in the Preview version before posting so that the whole thing doesn't appear on the front page.
X — by l on Wed, 2006-10-11 02:28
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-10-08 22:26
We are pleased to announce the Quent Cordair Fine Art, 2008 Arts Cruise, January 6-13, 2008, aboard Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas sailing from Galveston.
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