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CONGRESS APPROVES A $1.2 TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT-INCREASING BUDGET

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Submitted by atlascott on Fri, 2009-04-03 01:56

The Associated Press Reports: "The Democratic-controlled House approved a budget blueprint drawn to President Barack Obama's specifications Thursday and the Senate hastened to follow suit after admini


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Power Mad?

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Submitted by atlascott on Wed, 2009-03-25 03:21

Reuters reports "The Obama administration on Tuesday mounted a full-scale push for government authority to shut down troubled institutions like insurer AIG to avoid the need for future bailouts."

Recent Comments:
Rahm the Nazi — by Jeff Perren on Wed, 2009-03-25 18:24
You forgot to mention — by Robert on Wed, 2009-03-25 17:00
To point out the obvious — by Rick Pasotto on Wed, 2009-03-25 15:08

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Who Is John Galt?

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Submitted by atlascott on Wed, 2009-03-18 11:42

Protestations to the contrary, we are not all John Galt. Not even everyone on the SOLO web site.

In fact, most of us are lucky to be Eddie Willers, or aspire to Eddie Willers status.

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Even the Leftists are — by jeffrey smith on Fri, 2009-03-27 00:56
Check the facts. The timeline. — by Robert on Thu, 2009-03-26 19:35
Thanks, Robert — by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2009-03-26 18:01

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Obama: The Worst President in American History?

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2009-03-12 02:26

In the wake of Obama's utterly insulting treatment of Prime Minister Gordon Brown of America's closest ally, Britain, here is the latest:

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Barack Obama reveals Irish roots (a.k.a Barry O'Bama) — by Marcus on Tue, 2009-03-17 23:38
Confirming that the study — by Aaron on Mon, 2009-03-16 17:39
Aaron — by 0 on Mon, 2009-03-16 15:47

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Orlando Florida

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Submitted by atlascott on Fri, 2009-01-23 00:35

I am in orlando and available for dinner Fri and Sat with any friendly SOLOists in the area.

Email atlascott@yahoo.com

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No Problem — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2009-01-29 12:21
Sorry Luke — by atlascott on Tue, 2009-01-27 15:02
Yes — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2009-01-23 13:16

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"Harlan County, USA" - Indictment of Free Market Capitalism?

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Submitted by atlascott on Tue, 2009-01-06 15:24

I just caught the 1970's documentary "Harlan County, USA" on the Independent Film Channel and would recommend it to anyone. It is an eye-opening watch in so many ways.

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Scott- I don't object to — by Aaron on Sat, 2009-01-17 16:32
FAIL — by atlascott on Sat, 2009-01-17 00:21
Slight revision — by Rick Pasotto on Wed, 2009-01-14 15:21

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What did Ayn Rand mean by "Concrete-Bound Mentalities"?

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2008-11-27 05:22

I think it is important not to allow the hi-jacking of concepts.

I have seen a few folks apparently misunderstand what Ayn Rand meant by the term "concrete-bound mentalities."


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New Government Programs Are Not the Answer

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Submitted by atlascott on Sat, 2008-11-22 13:15

Any government program costs more taxpayer money.


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SOLO-US Press Release: No Plan At All

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Submitted by atlascott on Sat, 2008-11-22 12:52

SOLO-US Press Release: No Plan At All

November 23, 2008

From the Associated Press:

Recent Comments:
Homework — by Kyle Bennett on Tue, 2008-12-02 06:15
I've pondered questions such — by Aaron on Tue, 2008-12-02 01:23
Aaron — by Billy Beck on Mon, 2008-12-01 19:32

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Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog

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Submitted by atlascott on Sat, 2008-10-11 14:45

If you have not checked it out, have any kind of sense of humor and especially if you are a Joss Whedon fan, you owe it to yourself to check out Mutant Enemy's "Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog."

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Heck yeah — by Luke H on Mon, 2008-10-13 19:09
Cool! I'm a fan for FireFly — by Aaron on Sat, 2008-10-11 15:34

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The Problem with Anarchy

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Submitted by atlascott on Tue, 2008-10-07 11:25

Can an Anarchist explain how two people who have different conceptions of property rights, and a dispute involving property rights, might ~justly, reasonably, and logically~ settle their dispute in their Anarchic utopia?

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DRO Anarchy?? — by sam26100 on Sun, 2010-05-16 14:54
Sharon — by 0 on Wed, 2009-05-20 22:19
Brant — by 0 on Wed, 2009-05-20 19:32

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Sarah Palin - One of Us [Score the VP debate here]

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Submitted by atlascott on Fri, 2008-10-03 02:43

Just finished watching the Vice Presidential debate between Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska and Senator Joe Biden.

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I was very specific. — by atlascott on Tue, 2008-11-11 23:16
Long-winded isn't the issue, — by Aaron on Wed, 2008-10-15 18:09
Aaron — by Kyle Bennett on Wed, 2008-10-15 02:29

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SOLO-U.S. Press Release: Last-Minute Debate Advice for Sarah Palin

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Submitted by atlascott on Wed, 2008-10-01 15:04

SOLO-U.S. Press Release: Last-Minute Debate Advice for Sarah Palin

Scott DeSalvo

October 1, 2008

Dear Sarah:

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Fun with electoral vote scenarios . . . — by William Scott Scherk on Fri, 2008-10-03 14:32
Marcus... — by Olivia on Thu, 2008-10-02 23:14
Olivia, Obama has had... — by Marcus on Thu, 2008-10-02 22:36

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Nationalized Healthcare

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2008-09-25 16:03

I had a few drinks with a limosine liberal friend of mine last night. We discussed nationalizing healthcare.

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Kevin — by 0 on Fri, 2009-01-02 21:38
That's good news for some, — by 0 on Fri, 2009-01-02 13:11
Mental health benefits get boost in bailout bill — by 0 on Tue, 2008-10-07 04:17

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Attention Tea Lovers...

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2008-08-28 13:29

I am trying to get off coffee and am weaning myself from it, and have started drinking the less-caffinated tea.

I started with Liptons, like any ignorant.

Recent Comments:
Scott — by Sandi on Tue, 2008-09-02 06:32
THANK YOU! — by atlascott on Mon, 2008-09-01 22:24
Now now Mark — by gregster on Sun, 2008-08-31 21:07

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A Billion is A Lot

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Submitted by atlascott on Wed, 2008-08-27 21:25

Floating around the Inbox...

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This is too true to be very funny…

The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a casual manner, think about whether you want the "politicians" spending YOUR tax money.

Recent Comments:
Well, Scott...I can start — by Jeremy on Thu, 2008-08-28 18:54
Elijah — by atlascott on Thu, 2008-08-28 13:19
I almost makes you want to — by 0 on Thu, 2008-08-28 01:46

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New Political Platform

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Submitted by atlascott on Mon, 2008-08-25 22:34

$10,000 for each man, woman and child paid by the Federal government.

10% tax cut for those earning less than $100,000. 200% increase in taxes for all others, including corporations.

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Obama is simply terrifiying — by atlascott on Tue, 2008-08-26 15:07
Ah. Okay then, thanks — by Newberry on Mon, 2008-08-25 23:55
Michael — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-08-25 23:18

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Preserving the Union

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2008-08-14 20:29

I have often wondered about the morality of "Preserving the Union"--in other words, a war to keep two or more geographic areas with cultural or subcultural differences a single contiguous political un

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Putin and Russia are suspect — by atlascott on Fri, 2008-08-15 14:30
Indeed... — by Robert on Fri, 2008-08-15 14:24
Like most of the World's — by 0 on Thu, 2008-08-14 23:56

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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois - Bastion of Integrity, Part II

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2008-08-07 16:16

In the last 35 years, 28 current or ex-aldermen have been convicted of crimes:

1. Fred Hubbard (2nd), convicted in 1973

2. Joseph Jambrone (28th), 1973

3. Casimir J. Staszcuk (13th), 1973

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10 3/4% sales tax--more on booze and cigs — by atlascott on Fri, 2008-08-08 15:30
Yes, Vegas is a splendid — by 0 on Fri, 2008-08-08 10:01
Great news, Atlascott — by Callum McPetrie on Fri, 2008-08-08 09:48

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Calvin Coolidge - The Best American President?

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Submitted by atlascott on Sat, 2008-08-02 17:13

President Calvin Coolidge, on the White House lawn, 1924

"This country needs every ounce of its energy to restore itself. The costs of government are all assessed upon the people.

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Coolidge and Cleveland are — by Aaron on Sat, 2009-12-05 23:03
You should look up Grover — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2009-12-04 07:13

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Where Relationships and Commerce Collide

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Submitted by atlascott on Sat, 2008-08-02 00:36

There is alot to be said for not introducing any elements of friendship in commerce...to wit:

Girlfriend collides into a concrete median in Scott's $35,000 vehicle.

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Hey Scott - this kind of — by Lanza Morio on Sat, 2008-08-09 22:46
Scott... — by Olivia on Sat, 2008-08-09 22:18
Sort of — by atlascott on Sat, 2008-08-09 15:56

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Something for Nothing Results In...Well...Nothing...

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Submitted by atlascott on Tue, 2008-07-29 13:44

Reality shows remain unbelievably popular here in the U.S.

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Agreed Kasper. — by Robert on Fri, 2008-08-01 19:42
From split economy to split morality — by Kasper on Fri, 2008-08-01 02:22
Sure has. — by Olivia on Fri, 2008-08-01 02:14

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A Nation Divided from the Inside: Black Supremacist and Hate-Monger Renee Marie Humiliates Colorado on Eve of Independence Day

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2008-07-03 14:10

It is tradition for the State of the City's address in Denver, Colorado to be preceded by a singing of the national anthem of the United States of America, "The Star Spangled Banner".

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It is typical... — by Robert on Sun, 2008-07-06 17:06
Happy July the 4th! — by Marcus on Fri, 2008-07-04 11:05
As silly as it sounds... — by Marcus on Fri, 2008-07-04 09:54

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The Humiliation of Mediocrity

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Submitted by atlascott on Mon, 2008-05-19 23:18

Call it hubris. Call it tooting my own horn. Call it what you will.

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Well — by Callum McPetrie on Wed, 2008-05-21 03:44
Mr. Cocksman — by Olivia on Tue, 2008-05-20 05:54
Good for you Scott! God — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2008-05-20 05:48

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SOLO-US Op-Ed: Wave of Disinformation on Jeremiah Wright Overshadows the Issue

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Submitted by atlascott on Tue, 2008-03-18 02:34

If John McCain regularly attended a church and considered his priest a spiritual advisor and a member of his campaign, and his priest said the following:

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Morris — by 0 on Sun, 2008-03-30 19:55
Emphatically no! — by Morris on Sun, 2008-03-30 07:29
Morris,racism is colour-blind — by 0 on Sat, 2008-03-29 19:49

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PROOF POSITIVE: Abridgement of Freedom in the Name of "Security" Is Always Abused

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2008-03-06 03:14

From the Associated Press:

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Conditional Scott — by gregster on Sun, 2008-03-09 23:09
Utterly agree... — by Robert on Fri, 2008-03-07 19:08
"Evidence gained not — by atlascott on Fri, 2008-03-07 15:01

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Temptation in the Garden of Commerce

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Submitted by atlascott on Wed, 2008-02-13 14:40

Man is a psychological/emotional combination of many elements defined and not yet defined. But common in us all is the logical desire to maximize what we get for what we give.


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Which Democrat Will or Would You Choose?

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Submitted by atlascott on Wed, 2008-02-13 03:35

It looks like a McCain versus Obama race.

Recent Comments:
The Saddamite dream-ticket! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2008-02-21 21:30
Jeff... — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2008-02-21 20:38
"At least four years of — by jriggenbach on Wed, 2008-02-20 19:38

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WHY? What's the point? The limits of tolerance in the face of irrationality

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Submitted by atlascott on Sun, 2007-12-30 18:42

Kevin Owen is an avowed Scientologist, and so by definition, holds beliefs which are the exact opposite of Objectivism. His "contributions" amount to constructing a Scientologist pulpit on SOLO.

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greek — by unsub on Wed, 2008-09-10 22:55
WHY? What's the point? — by 0 on Sun, 2008-01-06 03:14
NickOtani'sNeo-Objectivism — by NickOtani on Fri, 2008-01-04 17:44

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ATTENTION ALL SOLOISTS!!! Support Freedom of Speech over Islamic Tyranny!!!!!

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Submitted by atlascott on Sat, 2007-12-08 18:05

Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage has had CAIR, the Counsel on American and Islamic Relations, and a known-terrorist front, contact his sponsors because Savage was 'telling it like it i

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the Peikoff-Savage taping — by 0 on Sun, 2007-12-09 18:50
Go Savage — by 0 on Sun, 2007-12-09 02:22
Elijah... — by James S. Valliant on Sun, 2007-12-09 02:07

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