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NZSO—Sex Cymbals!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-04-23 07:24

Berlioz, Debussy and Ravel
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edo de Waart, with Sasha Cooke (mezzo)
Michael Fowler Centre, April 21

Things got underway in a rather puzzling fashion on Saturday night at the Fowler. With the obligatory preliminaries over—switch off cell-phones, join the players in the bar for drinks after the show, etc.—the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra appeared to spend the next eight minutes repeating its tune-up routine and not quite succeeding at it.


Tal Tsfany, Sophie Anwar and The Ayn Rand Institute's Continuing Deconstruction of the USA

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Sat, 2018-04-21 02:19

The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) recently announced that Tal Tsfany will be replacing Jim Brown as CEO on June 29, 2018. Apparently, Brown was just an "interim" CEO, although that was news to everyone.

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So true — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-04-29 09:54
Honestly! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-04-29 09:00
Joe — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-04-29 06:28

The Atavistic Impulse to tear down History

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2018-04-17 02:01

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

The quest to remove American monuments and memorials is a curious assault on America’s dramatic history.

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Kyrel — by gregster on Tue, 2018-04-24 10:32
Orwell's World in Real Life — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-04-22 19:43
Our Antifa World — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-04-22 19:32

Molyneux & Rand, childhood experience of insecure man on steroids VS John Galt the ideal man

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Mon, 2018-04-16 10:02

A man uses anabolic steroids to get women's attention, but Stefan Molyneux gets much deeper into the root causes of this behavior.

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Wet nurse — by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2018-04-27 19:16
> The problem with your — by Alan Forrester on Tue, 2018-04-24 17:33
JustinCEO — by gregster on Tue, 2018-04-24 10:54

Integrating Purposeful Activity Into Your Everyday Life

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Sun, 2018-04-15 16:23

Rand says:


World Conquerers

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-14 19:22

The inferiority-complex Russians and Chinese. The virtually infinitely wounded dignity and honor of the Russians and Chinese. The burning-with-embarrassment-and-shame Russians and Chinese.


It's Official: New Zealand's Prime Minister Declares Her Country a Shithole!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-12 08:08

It's Official: New Zealand's Prime Minister Declares Her Country a Shithole

In more enlightened times, within the living memory of many of us, Reaganomics, Thatchernomics and Rogernomics went some way to restoring the characteristics of First World status to the United States, Britain and New Zealand respectively.

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on a related horsey note — by J Cuttance on Fri, 2018-04-13 07:56

"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

What Government Does

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-04-09 03:37

Ayn Rand says: "The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence." (Galt's Speech, Atlas Shrugged, 1957)

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Pondering... — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-04-10 23:39

Momentous Mahler

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-04-09 03:14

It is said of Gustav Mahler that as a conductor he was a despot and a perfectionist. "To him there was no such thing as a minor detail," Harold C. Schonberg writes. "... Mahler would not tolerate inattentive or careless playing. Never in his life did he encounter an orchestra that satisfied him in his search for perfection." After conducting the premiere of his 5th Symphony in 1904, Mahler himself said, "Nobody understood it. I wish I could conduct the first performance fifty years after my death."


Varieties of Objectivism

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-07 19:47

The best Objectivists are the passionately rational and rationally passionate ones. Or at least the philosophical and energetic ones who are also wise and lively.


Yaron Brook Denies Potential Genocide - Virtue Signals

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Tue, 2018-04-03 21:47

Yaron Brook is the Ayn Rand Institute's chairman of the board. Although no longer ARI's CEO, he is still very much its public face. He seems to be putting most of his effort into his "radio" show.

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The Intellectual and Moral Failure of A.R.I. — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-04-08 17:15
Hope for...what? — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2018-04-08 16:08
That sums it up perfectly — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2018-04-08 15:22

Atlas Shrugged Chapter 3 Close Reading

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Sun, 2018-04-01 19:40

Elliot Temple has continued his chapter by chapter discussion of Atlas Shrugged.


School Shootings

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-03-31 17:40

How do we minimize shootings in school? For that matter, how do we minimize fighting, bullying, general crime, and overall personal abuse in schools? Here's six pretty good ideas:

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Drug 'em up! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-04-01 15:09
Radically Reduce the Use of Mind-Altering Prescription Drugs — by Luke Setzer on Sat, 2018-03-31 23:26

The Philosophical Side of Politics

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2018-03-28 07:47

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

It is worth noting that politics is interesting only in as much as it pertains to philosophy, for it poses an important question: In what way should people be governed? Note the should. That word automatically supposes a value judgement about the topic.

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Our Governers and Rulers — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-07 18:47
Ed... — by Olivia on Fri, 2018-04-06 06:15
The First Two Pages of Manchester's Biography of Churchill — by edpowell on Thu, 2018-04-05 22:35

Jim Brown Gone - Yawon Bwook Clone In

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Tue, 2018-03-27 22:32

ARI announces that Jim Brown is being replaced by yet another anti-American Israeli as CEO.

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That Amdocs? — by Mark Hunter on Wed, 2018-03-28 05:26
Russian Rage — by Jmaurone on Wed, 2018-03-28 01:21
Absolutely — by Grant Jones on Wed, 2018-03-28 00:33

Destruction From Within

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-03-24 01:40

Blacks and Hispanics have done immense damage to America thruout her history, especially over the past half-century.


A Couple of Brilliant Battle-axes: Rand and Paglia

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2018-03-22 02:58

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

“It’s a man’s world and it always will be,” wrote Camille Paglia for ‘Time’ magazine back in 2013. She ends her article with these words:

The modern economy, with its vast production and distribution network, is a male epic, in which women have found a productive role — but women were not its author. Surely, modern women are strong enough now to give credit where credit is due!

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Men — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-03-25 16:15
Ugly Wimmin — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-03-24 01:00
a man's world — by Brant Gaede on Fri, 2018-03-23 14:24

"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

Open Immigration

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Tue, 2018-03-20 23:34

Yaron Brook has said he does not support open immigration into Israel.

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"Ugly Americans" vs. "The Noble Immigrant" — by Jmaurone on Mon, 2018-04-30 19:59
Federalism proper, i.e. States Rights — by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2018-04-27 20:06
ARI's viewpoint — by Brant Gaede on Mon, 2018-04-23 20:12

The Gift of Colonialism

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2018-03-17 03:28

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

Colonialism has become the filthiest word in our modern lexicon; it is now more socially acceptable to publicly extol the virtues of sodomy than of colonial rule.

Recent Comments:
Neo-Colonialism — by Bruno Turner on Mon, 2018-03-19 11:31
Can't resist — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-03-19 06:36
Great Britain — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-03-17 14:44

Private Pleasure and the Welfare State

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-03-13 07:29

All countries today should be required to post this sign at their major border crossings and inside their large cities:

A Special Message From the Welfare State


Antifa Propaganda Masquerading as Philosophy Discussion on YouTube

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Sun, 2018-03-11 20:15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

180k subscribers wanted to be condescended to by a leftist who thinks property rights are violence, apparently Sad Angry


Cycle of Abuse

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Submitted by PhilipD on Thu, 2018-03-08 07:05

“I’ve got the power,” bellows a squat, sour-faced woman from her bicycle. Four boys, dead-eyed and sullen, follow behind in fluro-vests and safety-helmets.


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Objectivity in Objectivism

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Thu, 2018-03-08 01:23

Great post from Elliot Temple's blog on the concept of Objectivity in Objectivism (there is also some existing discussion there if people are interested). Full post below. Enjoy Smiling


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The Truth about Italian Populism

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Wed, 2018-03-07 16:42

From your favorite Objectivist youtube channel: Who won the Italian 2018 elections? Populists.

Recent Comments:
Ministro Salvini! — by Bruno Turner on Mon, 2018-06-04 11:04
Yawon Sowos — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-06-04 09:14
Great news indeed! — by Olivia on Mon, 2018-06-04 08:10

Monsters

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2018-03-01 07:09

George Berkeley, David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, Johann Fichte, and Georg Hegel are the philosophical scum of the earth.


Blacks in America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-02-25 06:44

America is paradise for black people. Nowhere else on earth do blacks have more freedom, money, health, security, cultural richness, social respect, and personal happiness.

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Black Heaven — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2018-03-01 05:19
Leave it out! — by Shane Pleasance on Thu, 2018-03-01 03:07
All True — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-02-28 07:37

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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German Women vs. Muslim Men

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2018-02-23 04:00


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