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Linz's New Book
Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
Hell no! Put him away for treason.
Yes and no. It's a grey area.
Other (please specify)
Total votes: 21
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2014-08-20 20:45
Transhumanism vs. a Conservative Death Ethos
August 20, 2014 -- Zoltan Istvan, author of the provocative novel The Transhumanist Wager(I’ll review it soon), recently suggested in Wired that individuals be required to secure a government license before having a child. I disagree with Istvan.
Galt! — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-08-25 07:57
Thanks — by tvr on Sun, 2014-08-24 22:00
Brahms and Blasphemy — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-08-24 04:32
Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2014-08-17 10:27
Stability over Insanity in Iraq...Yeah, Right.
Before 2003, when Saddam Hussein tyrannized Iraq with his secret police, torture chambers and death squads, many, if not most in the west, claimed that he was still the best man for the job “because he kept stability in the region”.
When IS Isn't — by tvr on Thu, 2014-08-21 22:18
You're correct Olivia! — by gregster on Tue, 2014-08-19 15:26
The thing that is most frustrating.... — by Olivia on Tue, 2014-08-19 06:15
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-06-27 08:25
Metropolitan Opera Grande Diva Licia Albanese will turn 101 next month. She appeared with Mario in the 1955 Warner Bros movie Serenade. In 1995 she and I were both in Philadelphia to attend the annual Mario Lanza Ball, where she performed a stellar, impromptu rendering of Star-Spangled Banner. A day prior to the Ball I recorded this interview with her. My thanks to Gregster for uploading and matching pics to audio:
Edit, August 17: Licia passed away yesterday. Her age is given here as 105, not 101. Either way, I think we can safely say she lived a life as long as it was excellent:
RIP — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-08-18 11:09
Submitted by Rick Giles on Tue, 2014-08-12 01:22
I'm sad to hear that Robin Williams has been found dead in his home today. A suicide after a bout of depression which alcohol was unable to keep him from on this occasion.
The jihadists have taken — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2014-08-14 06:19
Children With Old Faces — by tvr on Thu, 2014-08-14 00:40
'Seems' like a better way? — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2014-08-13 20:40
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-08-11 02:45
I have long referred to NZ's education establishment (and that of most Western countries) as "child-molesters of the mind." I used to document their atrocities regularly in The Free Radical and on talkback. Now there has been a whistle-blower from within.
Kyrel — by gregster on Fri, 2014-08-15 08:51
Amazing — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-08-13 03:17
Unfortunate chioce.. — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2014-08-11 17:35
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2014-07-23 16:05
Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Corpses, and Context
July 23, 2014 — Television newscasts over the past week have featured videos of corpses, including the bodies of children, piled in hospitals and morgues in Gaza, surrounded by grieving family and friends. The natural and angry human reaction to such scenes is, “What monsters did this?” But the rational response should also be, “What is the full context of this suffering and death?”
Well — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2014-08-14 11:34
For starters — by gregster on Thu, 2014-08-14 09:12
Ed — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2014-08-14 07:47
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-07-12 09:14
The underwhelmingly-publicised Atlas Shrugged Part 3 has apparently been sneak-previewed in Las Vegas, and been well received.
What the hell? — by Tore on Sun, 2014-07-27 13:19
Should add though — by Tore on Sun, 2014-07-27 08:57
Peikoff — by Tore on Sat, 2014-07-26 09:07
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-07-06 08:56
The first clip here is the first movement of Brahms' rapturous Piano Concerto #1, as played by Glenn Gould and conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
Lenny... — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-07-07 06:38
I love the way you put that Gregster... — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-07-07 05:52
Lucky — by gregster on Mon, 2014-07-07 03:47
Submitted by Tore on Sat, 2014-06-21 08:37
I've been reading Objectivism literature and listened to Objectivist courses for ten years now. I know now that I never could be an Objectivist, because there are issues.
Steve — by tvr on Tue, 2014-07-29 20:21
I have the solution — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2014-07-29 06:14
Tore — by tvr on Sun, 2014-07-27 05:58
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!):
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-14 19:46
My thanks to highly talented singing student Rory Sweeney for obtaining and posting this:
Beautiful Luciano! — by Olivia on Fri, 2013-11-22 06:23
Nice — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-11-16 03:10
Well done for retrieving this — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-16 02:57
Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2013-11-03 04:50
Uh, Duh ... and the Shocking Truth about ObamaCare
Uh: Headline in The New York Times of Thursday, October 31, 2013: “Voters’ Anger Over Shutdown Is Inspiring Democrats to Run.”
Duh: Headline in The New York Times of Friday, November 1, 2013: “Troubled Start for Health Law Has Democrats Feeling Anxious.”
The most convincing argument — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Wed, 2013-11-06 16:34
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 21:03
Here is a recently retrieved fragment, the concluding moments, of an interview I did with The Great Pavarotti in Sydney in 1991, along with all takes of the promo that he graciously agreed to do, reading from his own handwritten script! My thanks as always to Gregster for putting this together.
Bravissimo! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 14:06
Thank you Liv — by gregster on Wed, 2013-10-09 02:48
Beautiful Luciano... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-10-08 05:43
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.
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
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-01-31 07:48
"Only art that is free can be meaningful; only creativity that is free can be joyful."
Rachmaninoff in his own words, including his musical philosophy and searing denunciation of Soviet tyranny:
Submitted by tvr on Tue, 2013-12-10 04:33
Earlier this year the US' pre-eminent school of law posted a verse of the Qur'an at the entrance of its law faculty.
The verse reads:
Terry — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2014-07-06 01:53
Religion(s) of Rest In Peace — by tvr on Sat, 2014-07-05 23:52
Greg — by tvr on Sat, 2014-07-05 23:00
Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2013-11-15 05:23
"In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
Islam — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-17 19:38
Neither hypocrite nor whore — by tvr on Mon, 2014-06-16 01:38
So... — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2014-06-12 06:47
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:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-12-28 21:51
I am going to keep this thread permanently blue-stickied, like Marcus's Global Warming thread, Philip Duck's UN thread, etc. It will serve as a repository for exhibits in my case that America has now become Airhead America indisputably—comprachicoed, cretinized, lobotomized, infantilized, collectivized, Slayerized, zombified, pomofied, Gramscified, Alinskyfied and generally filthified beyond recognition (from the Founding Fathers' Republic) and beyond salvation. It is not a cliff that America hovers atop; it is the abyss.
No shortage of uses for Australian taxpayers money — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2013-12-01 07:10
Competition for Clarke and Dawe — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2013-11-29 10:24
Matt Damon — by Shane on Sun, 2013-11-24 22:50
Submitted by gregster on Sat, 2012-12-22 06:51
Governmental tentacles can be found around every marketplace failure. This anti-Midas touch is mixed-economy government’s reliable talent.
Indeed — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2014-07-04 12:06
Scam — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-07-04 05:00
Chris van Dijk writes — by gregster on Sat, 2014-06-28 04:54
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-11-10 06:27
So now Petraeus has resigned, ostensibly because of an extra-marital affair. Yeah, right.
Here's my theory:
Obamagate — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-10-25 21:31
Issa looks good on Meet The Press — by gregster on Wed, 2013-05-15 09:50
The lies summarized — by gregster on Tue, 2013-05-14 08:48
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.
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
Submitted by PhilipD on Tue, 2010-01-19 07:18
SOLO-International Op-Ed: Dollars for Despots
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)
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
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.
Astounding! — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-10-31 09:19
All hail the mellotron — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2013-06-07 14:58
Cloud Atlas! — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-06-07 12:16
Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12
You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Bob Carter and ARI — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-29 08:27
"Think for yourself" — by gregster on Sun, 2013-11-10 02:17
Shale gas is Rearden Metal — by Marcus on Mon, 2013-09-09 12:59
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26
SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.
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
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.
Rand versus Islam — by gregster on Sat, 2012-12-01 23:59
Quintessential Rand — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2012-12-01 20:10
Olivia — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2012-12-01 12:41
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.
Holy Flying Circus — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2013-02-19 07:45
Les Miserables — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-02-18 22:59
The Cabin in the Woods — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-02-18 20:45
In Praise of Objectivist Rage—(Delivered at J. Valliant Book-Signing Event, Borders, Orange, July 6, 2006)
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-07-08 06:37
28:21 minutes (4.06 MB)
I review 100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-01-06 18:27
Clown Prince Valliant — by Neil Parille on Tue, 2012-12-25 21:11
Brings Back Memories — by Neil Parille on Tue, 2012-12-25 16:31
Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2006-09-23 04:43
It's a simple two step process.
You post it on a thread... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-11-25 15:35
Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-11-14 18:46
Yes you can... — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-11-14 09:18
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-01 07:50
Anyone who signs up to SOLOPassion.com is free to post here, unmoderated.
Discussion Forums — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-15 01:09
Media Release — by robbo on Wed, 2013-03-06 08:47
Thoughts on Discussion Forums — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-12-19 17:37
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-12-26 00:07
SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence
When in the course of human affairs it becomes necessary for citizens to break the political chains that hitherto have bound them, and to reclaim the individual sovereignty which is their birthright, it is opportune and appropriate for them to declare the causes which have impelled them to self-liberation. We, the freedom-loving citizens of the United States of America, choose to do so at this historic moment.
Not Pedantry — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2010-07-09 18:57
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-07-09 08:01
Lindsay — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2010-07-07 19:40
Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54
"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine?
Brendan and Daniel — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2010-05-03 20:33
Yes ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2007-11-26 09:40
One more from the troll... — by Jameson on Mon, 2007-11-26 09:36
Submitted by administrator on Mon, 2013-09-16 03:18
Matthew — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-10-02 06:15
Fantastic interview Linz. I — by Matthew Humphreys on Thu, 2013-09-19 12:51
Hahaha, Marcus! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-09-17 12:01
Submitted by Reason Man on Sat, 2014-08-30 09:54
Title – EROSION DUE TO DEMOCRACY AND MISUSE OF RACE AND RELIGION IN IT
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-08-21 14:53
This is the best novel I've read in over 30 years! I don't ever expect to see its like again. Fascinating, amazing, and shocking to the point of numbness.
Maybe two extra heads ;) — by VSD on Fri, 2014-08-29 08:01
Vera -- You're welcome. I — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-08-29 01:30
Thanx :) — by VSD on Thu, 2014-08-28 12:34
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-08-19 23:37
The Muslims of Syria and Iraq just proudly and gruesomely beheaded an American journalist.
Indeed — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-08-20 18:54
So, Kyrel ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-08-20 07:10
Well... — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2014-08-20 01:17
Submitted by Tore on Sat, 2014-07-26 09:45
Politics sucks. Let's get down to what really matters in life - music.
No rescue required — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2014-08-09 07:02
Eh — by ding_an_sich on Tue, 2014-08-05 01:30
My stereo — by Shane on Tue, 2014-08-05 00:18
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-07-14 07:24
Australian one-time Olympic swimming champion, the impossibly prepossessing Ian Thorpe, has now admitted what has long been rumoured and anyone with even a minimally-functioning "gaydar" has believed all along—he is gay.
Rick — by gregster on Fri, 2014-08-15 16:10
Stung you — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2014-08-13 10:28
Having won the auction the — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2014-08-12 21:19
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-07-10 03:06
A few minutes ago I submitted the following email letter to Barack Obama:
Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-08-08 05:40
Kyrel — by gregster on Thu, 2014-08-07 15:53
My Chat with Barack — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-08-05 20:48
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2014-06-27 19:27
The Single Bullet That Killed 16 Million
June 27, 2014 – A century ago, on June 28, 1914, Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the emperorship of Austria-Hungary, along with his wife, on their visit to Sarajevo.
Thank you for that good — by J Cuttance on Sun, 2014-07-06 02:31
Yes, yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-06-29 23:11
Downrights Dangerous Alrights — by tvr on Sun, 2014-06-29 22:51
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-17 13:58
The ignorant, irrational, evil Christians of Western Civilization today often say, with disarming simplicity: "Teach the controversy." On August 1st, 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush said: "Both sides should be properly taught" so "people can understand what the debate is about."
Thanx :) — by VSD on Mon, 2014-08-11 13:27
Nude Beach — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-08-05 20:58
Sometimes you have to make a choice ... — by VSD on Mon, 2014-07-21 19:20
Submitted by Luke Setzer on Tue, 2014-06-17 11:49
Some of you may have missed the flap in late 2013 over fitness guru Maria Kang and the thrashing she encountered from the "fat is beautiful" mythologists.
I should have clarified — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2014-06-20 09:01
Self-Entitled Teachers — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2014-06-19 17:41
Check Your Privilege Episode Two: Fat Acceptance — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2014-06-18 11:51
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2014-06-07 01:43
D-Day and Enlightenment Values
June 6, 2014 – My late Uncle “Boots” Van Pelt was almost killed 70 years ago. He went ashore on Omaha Beach with the 29th Infantry Division on D-Day. After the initial troop landings, he was found and thought dead, but he roused as they were putting him into a body bag.
Thus girl gets it.. — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2014-07-06 01:50
A Few Answers — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-06-23 17:26
Discussing Philosophy and Psychology — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-06-23 16:46
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-06-06 07:30
Right-wing conservatives promote "family values" and "traditional values" while left-wing progressives promote "multicultural" and "politically correct" ones.
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