Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Corpses, and Context

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2014-07-23 16:05

Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Corpses, and Context
By Edward Hudgins

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?”


Pandering to Primitives

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2014-07-17 23:19

John Ansell, stalwart campaigner for equality for all before the law and architect of ACT's aborted 2011 campaign against the "Maorification of Everything," has authored a powerful indictment of preferential treatment for savages on the basis of race here. Though the outrages he documents occurred in New Zealand they are emblematic of the capitulation to primitivism and treachery against civilised norms now rampant all over the globe, including the United States.


Ian Thorpe Is *Fully* Out!

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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.

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Atlas 3 Is Semi-Out!

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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.

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Well I for one — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2014-07-19 06:55
Kyrel — by gregster on Fri, 2014-07-18 02:10

KASS Music Gem (and Epitome of Rational Disagreement): Brahms/Bernstein/Gould/Sgouros/Zimerman

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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.

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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

The Single Bullet That Killed 16 Million

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2014-06-27 19:27

The Single Bullet That Killed 16 Million
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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Yes, yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-06-29 23:11
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Comets in Our Twilight: Licia Albanese

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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:


My issues with Objectivism (Or - Why I am NOT an Objectivist)

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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.

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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 Music Gem—Luciano Pavarotti/Lindsay Perigo: Full Interview

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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:

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Uh, Duh ... and the Shocking Truth about Obamacare

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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.”

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Luciano and Linz

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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.

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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

TV Interview: Lindsay Perigo, Mario Lanza ... and the Meaning of Life :-)

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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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Simply Outstanding — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-06-14 18:43
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Comets in Our Twilight, 2: Rachmaninoff

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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:


"Submission Complete" At Harvard: Quranic Teachings Promoted As Epitome Of Justice

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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:

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Islamofascism And The Age Of Treason

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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.

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Islam — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-17 19:38
Neither hypocrite nor whore — by tvr on Mon, 2014-06-16 01:38
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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:


Annals of Airheadery (aka Chronicles of Cretinism)

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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.

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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

Another Reason Modern Art Is Rubbish

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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.

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Scam — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-07-04 05:00
Chris van Dijk writes — by gregster on Sat, 2014-06-28 04:54

Sex, Lies and YouTube Videos (Reprised for Obvious Reasons)

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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:

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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

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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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Holy Flying Circus — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2013-02-19 07:45
Les Miserables — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-02-18 22:59
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In Praise of Objectivist Rage—(Delivered at J. Valliant Book-Signing Event, Borders, Orange, July 6, 2006)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-07-08 06:37

28:21 minutes (4.06 MB)
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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

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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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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Discussion Forums — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-15 01:09
Media Release — by robbo on Wed, 2013-03-06 08:47
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July 4 Reprise—SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-12-26 00:07

SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence

Lindsay Perigo
December 26, 2009

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.

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Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-07-09 08:01
Lindsay — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2010-07-07 19:40

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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Dear Mr. President

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-07-10 03:06

A few minutes ago I submitted the following email letter to Barack Obama:

"Mr. Obama,

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missing? — by VSD on Mon, 2014-07-14 14:05

Teaching the Controversy

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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."

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Maria Kang Meets Ayn Rand

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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.

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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

D-Day and Enlightenment Values

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2014-06-07 01:43

D-Day and Enlightenment Values
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Values

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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.


Mike Massé

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-06-04 23:25

Obscure but stunning musical virtuoso:

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Proto-Objectivist Musings From The 2nd Century AD?

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Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2014-05-30 06:12

Having just finished reading Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, I wanted to share some quotes.

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Kyrel — by tvr on Sat, 2014-05-31 21:48
Clarification — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-05-31 06:52
Kyrel — by tvr on Sat, 2014-05-31 06:28

'Bad Deeds' by Robert Bidinotto

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-05-28 23:55

Long-time Objectivist Robert Bidinotto's new thriller novel Bad Deeds was just published today on Amazon.


Islamobama does it again!

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Submitted by Jules Troy on Tue, 2014-05-27 04:13

Immigration

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-05-15 17:33

In many respects the worldwide issue of "immigration" couldn't be more simple.

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Greg — by tvr on Wed, 2014-06-18 05:17
Terry — by gregster on Tue, 2014-06-17 11:41

Non-Entity Philip Pettit and Today's Academic Style: Mindless, Soulless, and Lifeless

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-05-08 04:25

For the record, Philip Pettit's current semi-libertarian book, Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World (March 2014), is utter intellectual drivel.


Comets in Our Twilight, 1: Evgeny Kissin

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-04-21 10:02

Evgeny Kissin is the only musician among his pre-eminent contemporaries not only prepared *not* to go along with Political Correctness and its capitulation to Islamofilth (for capitulation in OrgOism, see weasel-worders who talk about "Islamism" as distinct from Islam), but brave enough to challenge it openly:

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Clear Words And Logic — by tvr on Sun, 2014-04-27 22:20

Message from Nicholas Dykes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-04-12 04:14

Staunch champion of freedom, stellar writer Nicholas Dykes has just contacted me with the following news, and asked that I share it with SOLOists:


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