A Bland Brahms, Vibrant Wagner ... and Sensational Sibelius

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-11-14 01:43

Brahms's Third Symphony is his shortest and quietest. In the hands of Maestro Edo de Waart and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the Fowler Centre on Friday night it was altogether too quiet in this reviewer's humble opinion.


Dick Morris

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Mon, 2017-11-13 12:56

I'm a bit of a lurker on SOLO, in fact I haven't posted anything of my own for nearly four years.


President Trump - One Year In

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2017-11-09 05:38

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

When Trump took office at the beginning of this year, there were five main agendas that I considered monumentally important in judging the strength of his efficacy as Leader of the Free World:

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Post-Truth Obleftivism — by Bruno Turner on Wed, 2017-11-15 20:04
'I'm currently rereading the — by PhilipD on Wed, 2017-11-15 10:09
Good enough? — by Olivia on Tue, 2017-11-14 05:43

"Antifa is from Mars, Holst is from Venus"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2017-11-09 04:28

This past Saturday (November 4th, 2017) was supposed to have been the rise of Antifa's "relentess civil war", and we were promised demonstrations and disruption, from city to city.

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Trade-off — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2017-11-12 20:52
Joe — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-11-12 08:23
Churchill — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2017-11-09 18:31

At Communist Centenary Many Americans Still Believe in Collectivism

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2017-11-08 06:20

My latest:

At communist centenary, many Americans still believe in collectivism
By Edward Hudgins
November 7, 2017

November 7 marks a century since the founding of one of the most murderous tyrannies in human history. Russia's communist empire was an appalling failure in every way, yet we often see the hammer and sickle, the symbol of the Soviet Union, carried on college campuses and at protests around the country. Communism still holds sway among a significant part of the U.S. population.


Rach Packs 'Em In!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-30 02:43

Wellingtonians fair flocked to the Fowler Friday night to hear the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in an all-Rachmaninoff programme. They left more rapt with Rach than ever.


NZSO Revives Berlioz, Literally

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-10-18 22:15
Berlioz-revived

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra kept a secret from us in the lead-up to Friday night's concert at the Michael Fowler Center.


#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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The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon — by Bruno Turner on Thu, 2017-11-16 11:43
Britain is run by traitors — by Bruno Turner on Thu, 2017-11-16 11:19
Love it! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-11-16 06:41

#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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"The villain of our time" in South Korea — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-11-08 06:27
Someone else who gets it .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-11-07 06:02
To repeat myself ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-11-01 08:27

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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Breed like rabbits — by Bruno Turner on Thu, 2017-11-16 20:47
"Sci. proves kids bad for Earth. Morality suggests stop having." — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2017-11-16 19:08
At communist centenary, many Americans still believe in collecti — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2017-11-08 04:37

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

New Permanent Thread: To Iran with The Filth!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-06-11 06:34

This thread will be permanently blue-stickied, like the Global Warming thread, and should be treated as a resource both to mete out a modicum of virtual justice to The Filth and to afford an outlet for decent human beings to relieve some of their frustration at the prevalence of said Filth.

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To Iran with 44% of Moronnials! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-11-04 05:51
Bravo! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-11-03 08:20
Savages bribed to play nice — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-10-31 15:06

Mario, Mark and Johannes—Glory Lives!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-03-31 08:43

Australian tenor Mark Vincent, who won the Australia's Got Talent competition at the age of 15, has just released a CD called A Tribute to Mario Lanza, the latest in a long line of tenors to do so.

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Mark Takes Mario on Tour — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-10-05 06:30
The Release Of ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-04-14 06:39
The Making Of .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-04-13 08:43

High-Quality Videos

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-03-28 23:58

I think it would be nice if there was a place here for high-quality videos, such as films, t'v' shows, and video shorts. Watching well-made videos is one of the great pleasures of life.

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Yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-10-19 05:48
On the Weinstein Scandal... — by Olivia on Thu, 2017-10-12 03:14
Man's yearning for Romanticism ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-10-11 06:33

Yaron Brook and Amy Peikoff Discuss Immigration Without Linz

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Submitted by edpowell on Thu, 2017-03-23 22:15

This is a complete transcript of the discussion between Amy and Yaron about immigration that occurred on Feb 10, 2017 in lieu of the promised debate between Linz and Brook. Brook himself is such a weasel and shifts his position on this issue over and over again depending on the circumstances and audience that I thought it was valuable for a complete record of his remarks be made and made public so that appropriate analysis and criticism can be made of them without actually having to repeatedly listen over and over to the audio recording, which is mind-numbingly painful to listen to.

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Evasion? "Asleep at the wheel?" — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2017-10-21 17:50
Mark — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-10-21 16:11
Kyrel, — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2017-09-19 04:11

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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Freedom Leading to Wealth — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-09-29 19:47
3% GDP Growth last quarter ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-09-29 09:10
Trump Strikes Back — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-08-15 01:12

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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Jeff Rense writes — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-07-25 08:31
Greg — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-07-22 09:43
Neil — by gregster on Fri, 2016-07-22 06:23

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

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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Music of the God Tchaik — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-11-15 05:24
Wonderful! — by Olivia on Mon, 2017-10-16 10:24
Music of the God Felix — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-16 07:30

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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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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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Red Pill Links

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Mon, 2017-10-23 16:36

Here are some red pill links. Anyone interested?

https://web.archive.org/web/20...


Anna Netrebko Graces Auckland

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Submitted by Olivia on Mon, 2017-10-23 00:09

The night before last, we went to the best concert of our lives so far.  The glorious Russian soprano, Anna Netrebko - deservedly the toast of Europe’s classical world - sang us some ravishing opera highlights. She was accompanied by her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, the star baritone Elchin Avazov and the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. What a night!  What a programme!

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Defintely would have expired! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-10-24 06:34
A taste! — by Olivia on Tue, 2017-10-24 05:54
Linzus Whopper Flopperus! — by Olivia on Tue, 2017-10-24 05:15

R.I.P. New Zealand? ("Please keep New Zealand in your thoughts and prayers.")

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2017-10-21 18:17
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Joe — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-10-22 01:22
It ain't over until the fat — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2017-10-21 21:03
As foretold: New Zealand discussed by Perigo and Branden — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2017-10-21 18:38

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#MOGA! RE: SECESSION! Catalonia vs California

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2017-10-20 14:59

From Youtube:

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Media . . . . — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-10-29 14:32
So now ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-10-29 09:15
Seccession — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-10-21 16:55

The Spiritual Experience

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2017-10-19 18:59

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

When Aristotle, the ancient Athenian philosopher, devised his systems of logic and metaphysics (the study of the nature of reality), he taught that all entities, be they animal, vegetable or mineral, had a distinct identity or nature (essence) and could only ever be or act according to that nature. This became the famous Law of Identity: a thing is itself, formulaically symbolised as ‘A is A’.

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Real Objectivism vs. Pseudo-Objectivism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-10-27 23:17
Ahem... — by Olivia on Thu, 2017-10-26 19:11
Bacchus ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-10-26 10:10

Objectivists sanctioning Libertarianism?

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Sat, 2017-10-14 20:01
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Ann Coulter — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-10-15 23:26
So I think we're either — by JustinCEO on Sun, 2017-10-15 20:09

IQ

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Thu, 2017-10-12 18:27

This is a reply to Ed Powell writing about IQ.

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"Since Elliot wishes to make — by Elliot Temple on Sun, 2017-10-22 02:09
I told you about how you — by Elliot Temple on Sat, 2017-10-21 22:14
I wrote, "For Popper and — by Elliot Temple on Sat, 2017-10-21 22:08

1000 Ayn Rands Could Assimilate 30 Million Mexicans

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Wed, 2017-10-11 05:57

I read Ed Powell's 69 page immigration article. Great work! Thanks for writing it.


The Immigration Divide and Who You Read

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 18:33

I find a lot of the difference among atheists, on whether they like Trump and are good on immigration, is the following:

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Yaron Brook — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2017-10-12 15:46
Meanwhile ARI doesn't want to — by JustinCEO on Wed, 2017-10-11 02:18

The Harry Binswanger Letter

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-10 17:16

To all those who are current or recent members of The Harry Binswanger Letter, I'm curious: Who are their best thinkers? What are their strongest topics?

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typo — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2017-10-17 17:19
Both — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-17 04:55
Twitter and Facebook — by Mark Hunter on Mon, 2017-10-16 02:46

Banned from Harry Binswanger Letter

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 01:01

I saw Lindsay's great post about MOGA – Make Objectivism Great Again!

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Gweg — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-10-14 23:28
Neil — by gregster on Sat, 2017-10-14 23:24
Gregster — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-10-14 23:16

"ACLU Now Against First Amendment..."

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Thu, 2017-10-05 20:50

Ayn Rand, 1963: There are four characteristics which brand a country unmistakably as a dictatorship: one-party rule—executions without trial or with a mock trial, for political offenses—the nationaliz


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Review: Leo Hohmann's "Stealth Invasion"

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Thu, 2017-10-05 00:04

Below is a link to my review of an excellent book that deserves a wide readership.

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Thank You — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2017-10-08 03:22

#MOGA! Objectivists for SECESSION?

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Wed, 2017-10-04 23:17

From Youtube:

Catalonian SECESSION! Tribalism? Economics?
And police FORCE! What about the No-Go Zones?

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Premise Checking on Mises — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2017-10-17 21:31
More details on Austria — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-10-17 20:22
Wacist Austria! — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-10-17 19:02

An Intellectual Debt Owed to Cicero (via America)

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2017-10-04 00:32

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

The profound ignorance of philosophical and historical matters in modern politics today depresses me beyond words.

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Intrinsicism — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-09 10:11
Cicero, Natural Law, and Inalienable Rights — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-10-05 15:18
Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-10-05 08:26

On "The Sounds of Silence" in the Presence of Evil, or, "Inside the Criminal Mind"

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2017-10-03 01:44

The question has been asked, on this forum, why so many Objectivists stay silent when they should be speaking up against evil. I've had that question in mind for some time now, myself.

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Sure — by Tore on Tue, 2017-10-10 15:04
Key — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-09 10:00
The Matter of Choice — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2017-10-03 21:17

The Answer to Mass Shootings

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-10-02 17:30

Every time there's a mass shooting in Western Civilization -- such as last night's horrific Las Vegas Massacre -- the almost instant and overwhelming reaction by the intelligentsia and masses is: We n

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Long Range — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-03 08:51
There are instances where gun — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2017-10-03 08:26
No Guards — by edpowell on Tue, 2017-10-03 03:08

North Korean Aggression

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-09-28 06:10

Americans have a right not to be threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons. Americans have a right not to live in abject terror from the ultra-evil North Korean dictators.

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Nuclear-Armed Tyrannies and Aggressor States — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-09-29 15:14
I think it's been made more — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2017-09-29 09:09
Weaklings and Failures — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-09-29 05:47

The Freddy Storm Pt 2

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-09-25 04:08

For the two weeks leading up to Freddy Kempf's Pianomania concert with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington on Saturday night, I had been praising it to the skies without having heard it.

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Auckland "critic" William Dart ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-09-25 06:06
I've just caught up with my... — by Olivia on Mon, 2017-09-25 05:51

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