Edith Packer, RIP

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Thu, 2018-02-15 16:18

George Reisman's wife, Edith Packer, passed away recently.

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Eulogy

Delivered at the O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, California on February 9th 2018

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Capitalism — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2018-02-17 13:17
From the conclusion of the eulogy ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-02-17 00:38
Linz, — by Mark Hunter on Fri, 2018-02-16 18:46

Elevate Sir Robert Jones to Lord Jones of Melling!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-15 03:57

I'll be giving my own take on the Jones brouhaha and National Business Review's disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, evil, beyond-contemptible cowardice for Muriel Newman's NZCPR-Weekly over the next few days (and publishing it here of course). Meantime, SOLOists can strike a blow for free speech by signing this petition:

https://www.change.org/p/rt-ho...

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Great! — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-02-15 05:50

Egalitarian Cultural Marxism vs Individualism (Objectivism)

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2018-02-13 16:49

Do you remember how far Ayn Rand predicted the New Left would go?


Alt-Right vs Liberalist (vs Objectivism)

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2018-02-09 19:45

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Brook — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2018-02-14 16:48
Clarity — by Mark Hunter on Wed, 2018-02-14 16:04
Not seeing the trees for the forest — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-02-14 09:32

#MOGA! The Interview - Make Objectivism Great Again!

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Sat, 2017-09-09 15:24

Ladies and Gents, here it is! The long awaited interview has hit Youtube. From the video's description:

"Dinky little savages": that's what Ayn Rand called them...

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“Las Vegas Massacre –The Story is Coming Apart” — by Mark Hunter on Fri, 2018-01-19 07:31
Yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-01-19 04:58
FINALLY...Possible info linking Vegas shooter to ISIS — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2018-01-19 04:57

#MOGA! Open Letter to Objectivists—Make Objectivism Great Again! Repudiate Obleftivism!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-02-06 02:44

[This is an expanded version of the opening statement I had prepared for my aborted debate with Yaron Brook on Amy Peikoff's BlogTalkRadio show, "Don't Let It Go." I withdrew from the debate when I realised I could not in all conscience comply with her last-minute request that I refrain from making "sweeping statements" critical of Yaron. Warning: the following contains a number of sweeping statements critical of Yaron.]

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Will ARI Drain *Its* Swamp? — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-30 08:12
Bwook/Binswanker poster-boy acquitted — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-12-01 06:16
"The villain of our time" in South Korea — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-11-08 06:27

The Cowards Will Never, Ever Debate Lindsay

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2018-02-07 09:51

Amy Peikoff on Twitter:

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Dear Galt! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-08 05:27
Government — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2018-02-07 16:00
Amy — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2018-02-07 14:30

#MOGA! Ghastly Ghate!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-11-27 23:22

In an article earlier this month marking the one-year anniversary of the election of Donald Trump, Obleftivist Onkar Ghate, Senior Fellow and Chief Content Officer with the Ayn Rand Institute, began:

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Imagine ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-01-01 06:19
ARI Fund Raising — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-12-31 15:57
Fund-Raising for ARI — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-12-31 14:08

Make Western Civilisation Great Again!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-12-29 04:25

Undeniably, the biggest events of 2016, seismic in their enormity, were Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Because of those two events, for the first time in eight years we could say that Western Civilisation had rallied to mount a rearguard action against The Anti-West, aka Islamo-Marxism, aka The Filth. The latter were in pouting, infantile retreat, alternately sullen and hysterical, unable to comprehend that the seeming hegemony of their loathsome, totalitarian world view was not invincible after all.

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That's It Right There — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-02-03 23:54
Savages Attack Art, Welcomed by Traitors to Civilization — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2018-02-03 05:27
Breed like rabbits — by Bruno Turner on Thu, 2017-11-16 20:47

Back to the Future Indeed!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-12 02:56

Summer Pops: Music from the Movies
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hamish McKeich
Michael Fowler Centre, February 9

The NZSO seemed a few players short of an orchestra last Friday night. Maybe some of the musicians were still on summer break; maybe it was felt that the relatively light fare didn't require a full muster. The enthusiastic, if not full, house didn't seem to mind in the least.

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Nino Rota — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2018-02-13 18:58
 Two of the deepest — by yonderwings on Mon, 2018-02-12 16:47

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2018-02-06 17:26

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!
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From the archives:

Was Ayn Rand Wrong on Reagan?
By Edward Hudgins

February 6, 2017 -- Hardcore anti-Communist Ayn Rand was, to the surprise of many who did not live through those days, not a fan of hardcore anti-Communist Ronald Reagan.


Music of the Gods—'Mario Lanza: Poetry and Passion'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-05 03:34

"Pretty much as close to technically perfect as you can be."

Hot contemporary tenor Joseph Calleja describes one of his most illustrious predecessors, Mario Lanza, in this way in the 2017 Screenbound Pictures documentary, Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything.

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Grazie! — by Derek McGovern on Mon, 2018-02-05 15:18

America Never Was "a Nation of Immigrants"

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2018-02-02 06:23

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

America never was 'a nation of immigrants.'
Neither was New Zealand, nor Australia, nor any other Western nation.

We are nations of citizens - and citizens flourish under laws which are designed to preserve our natural rights as a free people.

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Your Best Yet, Lady Slapper!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-05 07:45

NZ on Screen: New Linz Profile (with very old pic: hair warning!)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-06-21 07:20

https://www.nzonscreen.com/per...

... In the 1989 Post profile Perigo expressed concerns about the depth of debate he was able to elicit on television: "we’ve become a sort of society where people don't analyse an argument: they attach brandnames to people who proffer arguments and think that they’ve dealt with the argument that way". In 1993 he infamously abandoned the medium, claiming that TVNZ news and current affairs was "braindead", and that stories of celebrities and trapped cats had superseded politics.

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Fish! — by Olivia on Fri, 2017-09-15 21:29
More Memory Lane :-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-09-15 20:40
Andrew — by Richard G McGrath on Fri, 2017-06-23 02:44

President Donald Trump

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2017-01-20 19:01

Obama is out and the rebuilding begins!

We all have our favorite moments in the inaugural speech. What are yours?

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Nancy Pelosi's nervous wittering... — by Olivia on Fri, 2018-02-02 06:33
Dem-Scum Close-Ups — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-02-02 05:48
Superb — by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2018-02-01 15:49

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Tue, 2016-07-12 09:59

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

I've just posted the following item about Linz's updated edition of The One Tenor on my website, Mario Lanza, Tenor (http://www.mariolanzatenor.com...):

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Congratulations, Derek! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-01-06 04:26
New Mario Lanza CD: "Poetry and Passion" — by Derek McGovern on Sat, 2018-01-06 04:04
Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s death — by Derek McGovern on Sat, 2018-01-06 03:22

Book recommendations

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Submitted by Tore on Mon, 2016-02-15 19:02

This is a thread where I want to see everyone (that is, the four other people posting on this site) recommend books.

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Books — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2017-10-19 14:11
Zoltan — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-17 04:10
Zoltan and transhumanism — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2017-10-17 02:41

The Movie Thread

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2009-10-11 07:26

If like me you haven't yet seen Dark Knight it's just about to screen on Sky Movie Channels 1 & 2.

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Great movie! — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-02-15 05:52
'Darkest Hour' — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-15 05:29
Holy Flying Circus — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2013-02-19 07:45

Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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To be clearer, when I say — by yonderwings on Mon, 2018-02-05 17:18
Music of the God Saint-Saëns — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-30 07:02
Got to disagree on both — by yonderwings on Fri, 2018-01-26 19:33

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The Great Global Warming Swindle!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12

Surprise, surprise.

You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Watch it while you can, here is the link below.

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NOAA Scientists Falsify Data to Dupe World Leaders on Climate — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2017-02-15 16:56
Anti-EPA attorney to head the EPA — by gregster on Thu, 2016-12-08 04:29
How Funny is this? — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 05:39

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Death to Islam! [Reprised to mark latest Islamatrocities in ... I've given up itemising the locations. Today, October 31, 2017: New Yorkistan.]

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-02-06 23:49

[Note—June 13, 2016, following the killing of 50+ attendees at an Orlando gay nightclub: I hope LGBT moronnials, the Pink Swastika carriers who support the Islamappeasing agenda of Obama and remain silent, as he does, about Islam's routine killing of gays while loudly propounding a totalitarian PC agenda of their own, will be awakened by yesterday's slaughters to the nature of Islam in particular and tyranny in general.]

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Islamofilth in NZ — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-15 05:51
Islamofilth vs Valentine's Day — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-02-10 07:27
They have also been messing — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2018-02-05 10:41

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SOLO Credo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26

SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.

  • "The total passion for the total height."
  • Rational passion and passionate reason.
  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • "This above all, to thine own self be true."
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In " Fountainhead" the total — by 0 on Fri, 2011-06-17 21:25
Tonytowner — by Kasper on Wed, 2010-05-05 23:12
Haven't seen this type of — by tonytowner on Wed, 2010-05-05 10:55

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To All Innocent Fifth Columnists

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2012-11-30 06:22

You who read this represent the greatest danger to America.

No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win.

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5. Are you the kind who are — by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 03:16
my ears were burning. — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2016-07-30 08:40
Reprised ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-07-04 12:00

How to insert images into a reply...

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Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2006-09-23 04:43

It's a simple two step process.

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Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-16 08:10
I like Puush: — by Elliot Temple on Sun, 2017-10-15 18:32
Posting photos on SOLO from my computer: Problem — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2017-10-15 18:24

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Guidelines for Posters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-01 07:50

Anyone who signs up to SOLOPassion.com is free to post here, unmoderated.

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Yes But — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2017-04-24 21:09
Focus on Ideas -- Not the People Expressing Them — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-04-23 14:25
Ky is correct — by edpowell on Fri, 2017-04-21 03:46

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My Review of Lindsay's Amazing Book

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Submitted by mvardoulis on Mon, 2013-03-11 17:43

I wrote this for Amazon, under the pen name "Number Six" for those of you who may have already seen it:


Lindsay Perigo's New Kindle Book: Provocative Fun!

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Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Thu, 2012-12-06 10:43

THE TOTAL PASSION FOR THE TOTAL HEIGHT

By Lindsay Perigo

Reviewed by Nicholas Dykes

An excellent book. I do enjoy having something to praise for once. I’d give it a five star rating any day.

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That Tertullian quote Parille — by gregster on Fri, 2014-07-18 06:35
Simply Outstanding — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-06-14 18:43
Matthew — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-10-04 08:24

Which laws should we scrap?

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:03

In a historic move, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is asking people to submit ideas about which UK laws need to be scrapped.

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Miliband lives in a Marxist Universe says PM. — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:42
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-10-02 15:04
A secular miracle set the English-speaking peoples apart — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-09-25 11:47

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The UN—Where Good and Evil Stand as Equals [Was: Dollars for Despots]

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Submitted by PhilipD on Tue, 2010-01-19 07:18

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Dollars for Despots

Philip Duck
January 20, 2010

Yet another hopeless talkfest kicks off today as officials from the morally bankrupt United Nations meet the wholly corrupt ministers and bureaucrats of 15 Asian and Pacific Island states tagged, ‘Least-developed countries.’ (LDCs)

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UN brewing up new goals — by PhilipD on Fri, 2013-10-04 09:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Algeria — by PhilipD on Sun, 2012-09-30 09:52
Phillip & Marcus - a bit late but here was EARTH HOUR — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-05-07 10:17

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Intro to 'Total Passion'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-06-14 23:05

Kyrel Zantonavitch's new review on Amazon of my book, 'Total Passion for the Total Height,' prompted me to start re-reading the thing myself. As I made my way through the Introduction I became quite exercised by the trenchant accuracy of my own observations, and motivated to lift myself from the pessimistic funk induced by the horrors of which I write. It occurred to me that I'd never published that Introduction here. Here it is (oh, and of course, buy the book if you want more!):

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Tore — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-06-15 22:33
i Did buy the book... — by Tore on Sun, 2014-06-15 08:05

KASS Quote of the Century: Steven Mallory's Drooling Beast

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54

"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine?

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Perhaps — by Kasper on Sun, 2014-11-09 21:28
Brendan and Daniel — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2010-05-03 20:33

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'Horatio Alger' (short story)

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-02-12 01:40

Stefan Hickson was freshening up at the health spa and about to leave. He had just showered and dressed, and felt great. Hickson very much believed in self-improvement.

"Namaste, Stef!"


A recording of the Austin version of my song “When Matter Touches Antimatter”

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Submitted by yonderwings on Sun, 2018-02-11 17:07

The song “When Matter Touches Antimatter” will be performed in Minneapolis and in Chicago by two different opera companies, and, I assume, recordings will be available eventually.


I found myself standing & applauding.

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Submitted by Shane Pleasance on Wed, 2018-02-07 20:52

My son showed me last night - the take off - and as posted here the landing.

I was utterly jubilant - hopeful - joyous and WANTED TO BE PART OF IT.

Galt bless South Africans!


Matthias A Marvel!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-02-06 23:41

NZSO National Youth Orchestra
Music by Beethoven, Elgar and Dvorak.
Conducted by Guy Noble, with Matthias Balzat (cello).
Michael Fowler Centre, February 3.

Preposterously precocious and horrendously handsome cellist Matthias Balzat comprehensively stole the show the other night at the Michael Fowler Centre.


“When Matter Touches Antimatter” in Minneapolis

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Submitted by yonderwings on Thu, 2018-02-01 23:28

Just heard that a song of mine will be performed on March 11 in Minneapolis! (The song was premiered in Austin and is slated for a Chicago performance.)

Rodney,


Malice Aforethought, an Exercise in Impotence by Ed Cline

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2018-02-01 21:45

Ed wrote this yesterday - very good piece about his take on Trump's magnificent SOTU speech.

"The Democratic side of the house played dead."
Smiling


8 Books for 2018

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2018-01-28 16:54

Here are 8 recently published books I plan on reading this year.

1. Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life.


Thank God it left NZ - can we Please have Peterson Instead?

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2018-01-25 06:59

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

If ever there lived a personification of the worst aspects of our post-modern culture, it is genderqueer Professor of Physics, A.W Peet, who left NZ’s shores and now thankfully resides in Toronto. Apologies O Canada! (Though you probably deserve it.)

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Yes - stumped her. — by Olivia on Sun, 2018-01-28 22:33
Jordan Peterson — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2018-01-28 17:15
Excremental Entity — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-01-28 06:58

Jacinda Ardern as Inspiring as Benazir Bhutto?

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2018-01-23 22:50

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

One could be forgiven for nearly falling off the chair with laughter after reading NZ media outlet 'Stuff's' sappy little identity-politics piece by Ms. Mahvash Ali, titled, "I grew up under a pregnant prime minister; she was a role model and an inspiration."

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Nice one, Olivia. I agree — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2018-01-26 22:48

Correcting Obleftivists on Objectivist morality

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2018-01-23 21:40

I corrected a fallacious statement on Objectivist morality by Obleftivist leader Yaron Brook in his facebook page comment section.

He says:

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I can't bring myself ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-05 08:38

Amy Peikoff Out-Reasons Tucker Carlson

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-23 06:03

Notwithstanding my bitter disagreement with Amy Peikoff over her slavish support for Obleftivism, ARISIS and Bwook the Cwook, I was very impressed by Amy's acquittal of herself on Tucker Carlson Tonight today. Of course, I'd love to eliminate her juvenile quacking and upward-inflecting, but her sentiments were magnificent.

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force and suicide — by Brant Gaede on Wed, 2018-02-14 04:11
Lowest Rung of Hell — by edpowell on Tue, 2018-02-06 05:36
Linz... — by Olivia on Tue, 2018-01-30 04:56

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