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LIVE from OCON: Jordan Peterson, Dave Rubin, Yaron Brook, Greg Salmieri

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Mon, 2018-07-02 17:19

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"difficult" is not an argument — by Bruno Turner on Wed, 2018-07-11 20:14
Don't take diet lessons from fat people — by Bruno Turner on Wed, 2018-07-11 20:07
Against evo-psych — by Bruno Turner on Wed, 2018-07-11 19:11

The Kantian Stylings of Jordan B. Peterson

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sun, 2018-06-24 16:09

Everybody's been so focused on the political side of Jordan Peterson, but of more importance, if one places politics downstream of such things, is his philosophical, Kantian side.

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Today's Kantian twitterpation — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2018-06-26 21:07

Jordan Peterson and Stephen Fry debate Michael Eric Dyson and Michelle Goldberg

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Mon, 2018-05-21 02:50

The debate everone's talking about.


Jordan Peterson's Meaning of Life

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Fri, 2018-05-04 22:44

3 quotes by Jordan Peterson on the meaning of life:

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Nausea vs. Cancer — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2018-05-26 15:16
Semi-Decent — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-05-26 13:53
Bernie Schiff and "The Church of Peterson" (um...literally?) — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2018-05-25 23:39

"Government by Intimidation", or, Free Speech on the Brink

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2018-04-10 04:04

"No, the government would not establish any censorship; it would not need to." Ayn Rand, "Govenment by Intimidation"

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Unserious — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-05-09 23:43
Ugly Wimmin Strike Again — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-09 05:56
Pomos and Progs — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-28 15:59

"To Boldly Go", or "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors"- The Immigration Debate and the Guardian-Trader Syndromes

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Wed, 2018-03-21 05:00

"The “Guardians” would be the defenders of structure and order, and the “Traders” are the explorers and bring in fresh ideas. The traders (touting "diversity is our strength") would tout the utopian, Star Trek view of all neighbors living in peace, trading and learning from each other, and that closed societies breed stagnation and decay, and the Guardians would protect the society from internal and external aggression, acting like an immune system, protecting the integrity of society; "good fences make good neighbors."

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Idiocracy — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2018-04-27 20:20
A stupid(er) population — by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2018-04-27 19:21
Active borders — by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2018-04-27 19:12

From Objectivish: Ayn Rand vs. Jordan Peterson: The Benevolent vs. Malevolent Universe Premise

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2018-02-24 20:31

 

"Always look on the bright side of death/Just before you draw your terminal breath." -Monty Python's Life of Brian

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Piss-Poor Classical Liberal — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-04-29 00:30
Classical liberal — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2018-04-28 16:24
An Extremely Confused, Contradictory, and Weak Neoliberal — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-28 16:07

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"Antifa is from Mars, Holst is from Venus"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2017-11-09 04:28

This past Saturday (November 4th, 2017) was supposed to have been the rise of Antifa's "relentess civil war", and we were promised demonstrations and disruption, from city to city.

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Trade-off — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2017-11-12 20:52
Joe — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-11-12 08:23
Churchill — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2017-11-09 18:31

On "The Sounds of Silence" in the Presence of Evil, or, "Inside the Criminal Mind"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2017-10-03 01:44

The question has been asked, on this forum, why so many Objectivists stay silent when they should be speaking up against evil. I've had that question in mind for some time now, myself.

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Sure — by Tore on Tue, 2017-10-10 15:04
Key — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-09 10:00
The Matter of Choice — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2017-10-03 21:17

"Occupy Philadelphia": The Pictures They Won't Show On Prime Time

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2011-10-08 23:13

Long-time SOLO readers may remember the SOLO 2003 convention in Philadelphia's historic district, home of the Liberty Bell, but much has been forgotten at the Birthplace of Liberty.

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Here it is — by atlascott on Fri, 2011-10-21 17:09
(No subject) — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2011-10-18 21:22
Richard — by 0 on Tue, 2011-10-18 19:43

Real-Life Heroes: Jasper Shuringa, the "Flying Hero Dutchman"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Mon, 2009-12-28 20:18

You've most likely heard, by now, about the Christmas day terrorist attempt to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253, another demonstration of the truth of Islam. Fortunately, we got a demonstration of true heroism as well. Meet Jasper Schuringa.

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My link is now on You Tube — by Sandi on Fri, 2010-01-01 01:23
Hero? I am not so sure? — by Sandi on Thu, 2009-12-31 04:23
R&R — by Jmaurone on Mon, 2009-12-28 22:14

Avatar and the Prog-Rock Revival

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sun, 2009-12-27 07:35

"Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends..." Avatar is not only a hash of new-age ideas in a technicolor dreamcoat, it's a rehash of new-age ideas in said dreamcoat. The progressive rock bands of the seventies beat Cameron to the punch, and it shows; not only are the visual designs digital animations of a Yes album, the philosophical themes are co-opted as well...including the contradictions.

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Important ideas — by gregster on Mon, 2009-12-28 00:17

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"T'was the Night Before Christmas..."

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Paging Dr. Hendricks

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“I quit when medicine was placed under State control, some years ago,” said Dr. Hendricks.

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I want to see the model. Show — by John Donohue on Mon, 2009-12-28 02:58
Reform — by Alfonso on Sun, 2009-12-27 05:24
"insurance programme for the poor" — by Ellen Stuttle on Fri, 2009-12-25 18:58

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White House Job Summit: What Obama REALLY Means

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-12-03 21:24

"Don't Despair! Don't give up! We will reach an agreement with John Galt. We will get him to lead us. He will solve all our problems. He will make things work. Don't give up! We will get John Galt!"

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Correction — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2009-12-08 10:04
And.. — by gregster on Tue, 2009-12-08 07:24
AS... — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2009-12-08 06:14

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SMALLVILLE: "An Orgy of Self-Sacrifice," or, The "O-Face" of Altruism

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2009-10-31 21:01

"Clark, just stop, ok? I mean, your willingness to sacrifice yourself for others is a great strength, for sure, but when it comes to your own happiness, it's definitely a weakness." -Chloe Sullivan, Season 9, "Crossfire"

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Superman — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2009-12-01 07:13
Even Jesus Christ.... — by 0 on Tue, 2009-12-01 07:06
Steve Ditko and "Must There Be A Superman?" — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2009-12-01 06:40

Goddess of the Market: "Trash."

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-10-08 06:00

Now that I've got your attention Evil , my review, as published on Amazon.com.

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Compare and contract — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2009-10-23 21:00
What's weird? — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2009-10-23 20:57
Just sayin'. — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2009-10-10 02:37

From Superhero Babylon:HEROES Premiere: "Anemic."

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sun, 2009-09-27 19:38

(excerpt from original post at Superhero Babylon)

While great villains do help to make the hero, if the villains steal the show, then the heroes have failed. To be fair, it's not a problem specific to Heroes; it's a problem of philosophy. Ayn Rand nailed this problem in The Romantic Manifesto.

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I stopped watching... — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2009-09-27 21:39

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"Second Renaissance Rock?" or "Rach Ripped-Off?"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-09-17 04:14

I Belong To You (+ Mon Ceur S'ouvre A Ta Voix)-(Particularly, the part at Approx. 2'10 to 4'10)

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Nice. — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2009-09-24 21:57
Modern composers — by 0 on Thu, 2009-09-24 15:02
Horrible! — by anax on Thu, 2009-09-24 12:58

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Inglourious Basterds: Get Some.

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2009-08-29 21:54

There are those who would say that a movie such as this is the wrong way to think about WWII, and are in favor of taking the "moral high road." There are even people who would say that we should even forgive Hitler for his atrocities.

Those people are dead wrong.

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Defiance — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2009-09-27 22:13
Another film that comes to mind — by Landon Erp on Mon, 2009-09-21 03:47
Former bloody dictators become the new rock stars! — by Marcus on Tue, 2009-09-08 08:44

"Facts ARE Stubborn Things," or, "Being On Your 'A-is-A' Game"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Fri, 2009-08-07 17:53

I am all in favor of exposing the Obama administration for the socialist/fascist agenda that it is, but I do not approve of alarmist methods or distortions. That said, everything this administration has done so far has been so mired in double-speak and weasel-words; it's not easy to call "bullshit!" outright. (In Rand's words, it takes some "philosophical detection.") That's because politicians know how to cover their tracks and dupe the average American Idol voter with feel-good slogans and vague notions ("Surely they couldn't meant THAT!"). So this next bit of info, well, you're going to have to work out yourself.

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No Creedence Clearwater Revival here... — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2009-08-08 02:02
On the same page, sort of. — by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2009-08-07 23:28
Jeff, you lost ME...I'm not — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2009-08-07 22:23

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From Nobama: STOP SNITCHIN'!

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-08-06 03:08

(originally published at Nobama)

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Stalin — by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2009-08-09 20:14
Where is Stalin? — by 0 on Sun, 2009-08-09 20:12

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From Superhero Babylon: Capitalist Heroes: Dave Ramsey

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Wed, 2009-08-05 23:40

(originally published at Superhero Babylon)


From Superhero Babylon: "One Giant Leap"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Mon, 2009-07-20 15:20

"It was the overwhelming response of people starved for the sight of an achievement, for a vision of man the hero."
-Ayn Rand, "Apollo and Dionysus"

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Good point — by atlascott on Tue, 2009-07-21 01:40

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From Superhero Babylon: An Angel Remembered

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Fri, 2009-06-26 01:47

Remembering Farrah Fawcett

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I was a fan... — by Marcus on Fri, 2009-06-26 08:39
The Angels — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2009-06-26 08:23
How wonderful is that! — by Sandi on Fri, 2009-06-26 08:18

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From Superhero Babylon: Illogical...but Fascinating...

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Mon, 2009-06-01 01:10
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I'm rather suprised... — by Jmaurone on Wed, 2009-06-10 22:05
The last several — by atlascott on Thu, 2009-06-04 13:12
Junk is junk — by atlascott on Thu, 2009-06-04 12:24

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Sunday Morning Music: Contemplative

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sun, 2009-05-17 19:40

Music for a contemplative Sunday morning...


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Reagan and Obama -- the surprising link that can make you rich

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sun, 2009-05-17 02:19

From the Motley Fools: Strange Bedfellows!

3 Stocks You Must Buy Before The Next Economic Boom


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Kass Music Gems of the Day: Western Style

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2009-05-16 23:57

Hang Em' High

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Copland — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2009-05-17 01:19
Copland — by jeffrey smith on Sun, 2009-05-17 00:59

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Reading List: SECURING THE COMMONWEALTH

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-05-14 02:36
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NOTE TO LIST — by atlascott on Fri, 2009-05-15 20:23
In conclusion, there is — by jeffrey smith on Thu, 2009-05-14 21:40
The Great American Banking Experiment with Fiat Currency — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-05-14 21:17

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