Burnished Bernstein and Cosmic Cacophony

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-05-14 03:37

New Zealand's premier Big Band were in outrageously good form in Wellington on Friday and Saturday nights. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's hallmark precision and passion, their flagrant virtuosity and sinful zest, were on such shameless display that one feared the arrival of some branch of the Fun Police.


NZ Racism & Unearned Guilt

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2018-05-09 04:35

By Olivia Pierson
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I’ve lived in this country for 40-odd years, mostly in areas that would be called white middle-class suburbs. I went to a very middle-class girls’ high school and have held down jobs in a wide variety of fields of employment. I have a circle of friends from many different backgrounds, but never once have I met someone who could truly be called a flat-out racist, i.e, someone who really hates people of a different ethnicity.

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White Cowardice and Submission — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-05-19 02:07
Philadelphia: "White Knights", Nay, "Black Panthers, YAY — by Jmaurone on Wed, 2018-05-16 04:58
The Usual Phony Racism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-05-12 16:06

Hideous Hillary in New Zealistan: the Huddle of the Harridans

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-05-07 10:45

That thing came to New Zealistan yesterday, apparently, hard on the heels of Obama bin Laden. Evidently, Comrade Clinton forgot to apply her usual barrow-loads of make-up.

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And the job of the press is — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2018-05-12 09:28
The Thing ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-09 05:45
Godzilla Strikes! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-05-09 05:40

The Filth Go After Kenneth Clark and Civilisation

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Sat, 2018-05-05 00:57

Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) was an eminent, British art historian and museum curator. His most well-known work is the landmark documentary series Civilisation that was aired on the BBC in 1969. He sub-titled the documentary - and the companion book that followed - as "A Personal View." His concentration is on the visual arts that was his forte. He also emphasizes the deep connection between art and religion during most the time-frame covered in the book and documentary.

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Pt 3 — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-05-08 08:50
My name is "Danger" — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-05-08 06:27

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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"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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Ayn Rand-"Government by Intimidation"- Selected quotes

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2018-04-10 02:33

"No, the government would not establish any censorship; it would not need to." Ayn Rand, "Govenment by Intimidation"


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#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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Making Hungary Great Again — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-05-15 21:37
Keith Ellison of The Filth Wears Bwook of The Filth T-Shirt — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-05-08 03:36

Fottles, Fatwas and Free Speech

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-22 09:31

The Fascists of the Left (FOTLs, pronounced “Fottles” and spelled that way henceforth) have won. Free speech in New Zealand is dead. It has been throttled by Fottles.

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Commie Cuomo Video Got Removed! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-19 06:15
Contemptible Cuomo — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-04-18 07:46

#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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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! 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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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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Groan! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-02-23 03:27
"White males are the scum of the earth . . ." — by Brant Gaede on Fri, 2018-02-23 02:56
Guess Linz is a Klansman because he listens to Verdi & Puccini. — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2018-02-21 23:09

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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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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Gun Tyranny Isn't the Only Answer — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-05-19 02:15
Tweet to Creep Cuomo — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-05-18 23:41
Fantastic to see ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-05-03 10:40

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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Had to chuckle ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-03-10 05:44
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

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

Bravo Bosch!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-05-05 10:32

Bosch Fawstin, who graced the pages of SOLO during the embryonic stages of his campaign against Islamotrash, was the winner of the Draw Mohammed Competition in Garland, Texas, organised by the beyond-courageous Pamela Geller, where ISIS scum tried to shoot attendees but got themselves shot instead.

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Great — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-21 14:30
Bosch's new book — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-04-20 06:26
Incompetent Slimeball — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-05-28 16:55

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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Death of Stalin — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-05-18 09:56
Raphael: The Lord of the Arts — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-04-20 05:55
Melanie Phillips ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-03-01 06:00

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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Just wonderful. Absolutely — by PhilipD on Thu, 2018-05-17 01:43
God Yes ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-16 08:40
Incredible! — by Olivia on Wed, 2018-05-16 08:20

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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 Yorkhistan.]

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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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Twit-Witter Kow-Tows to Islamosavages, Suspends Bosch — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-05-15 06:36
Airhead Amy's Intellectual Dissonance — by Grant Jones on Mon, 2018-05-14 20:21
Ramadunces — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-05-13 18:52

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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
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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.

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The song will also be performed in — by yonderwings on Fri, 2018-02-23 20:00

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
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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!


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

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.


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

Reception of “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,

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Success! I asked the singer, — by yonderwings on Sun, 2018-03-18 01:16

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

Murder of the "Good" due to Democracy, Immigrants etc

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Submitted by Reason Man on Sun, 2018-01-21 02:10

Murder of the "Good" due to Democracy, Immigrants etc -- in as backward country as India because the basic principles involved are the same


Fundamental American Foreign Policy

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2018-01-19 04:35

South Korea and Japan are financially rich and scientifically advanced nations. So are Germany, Britain, France, and many others in Europe.


Ayn Rand Institute agrees with Sen. Flake

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Submitted by Mark Hunter on Thu, 2018-01-18 02:19

After Trump called five news outlets “the enemy of the American people” Senator Jeff Flake delivered an anti-Trump speech Wednesday January 17.

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There it is right there! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-01-18 08:28

A fitting tweet from the Ayn Rand Institute

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Submitted by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2018-01-16 04:42


Today the Ayn Rand Institute tweeted:

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Mark is Getting a Bum Rap in This Thread — by edpowell on Tue, 2018-04-03 05:07
Race, Gender, Sexuality, etc. — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-04-02 08:32

Yaron Brook's Trump Derangement Syndrome and the Words of Guru

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Mon, 2018-01-15 21:55

Currently, Yaron Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI). He recently stepped down as ARI's CEO, who is now Jim Brown. Despite this change, Brook still remains the public face of ARI and is its most well-known and traveled figure.

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Direct Action — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-01-20 00:38
Reading Material — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-01-20 00:26
Ghastly Ghate and Cwooked Bwook ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-01-19 05:05

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