Feminist Foreign Policy - Sweden's 'Screwtape' Initiative

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2017-11-19 03:52

By Olivia Pierson
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In C.S Lewis’ artful little book titled, The Screwtape Letters, Uncle Screwtape is the older, more experienced demon who advises in letter form his young, impetuous nephew, Wormwood, on the finer points of how to win “the patient’s” soul toward hell and our Father Below. Uncle Screwtape instructs Wormwood, “the safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."


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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narcissim — by Brant Gaede on Sat, 2017-11-18 18:19
Wow, Olivia! — by Brant Gaede on Sat, 2017-11-18 18:02
Post-Truth Obleftivism — by Bruno Turner on Wed, 2017-11-15 20:04

"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.


#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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The Problem with Women

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2017-07-20 06:28

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

One of my bug-bears is how much feminism has messed with the heads of modern females - to the point where they have shot themselves in the foot so severely that it’s created an ugly limp in what ought to be a woman’s confident stride. What makes this limp a travesty is that I am talking about women who have been thoroughly ‘emancipated’.

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High quality — by Brant Gaede on Mon, 2017-09-18 03:19
Not really... — by Olivia on Mon, 2017-09-18 00:13
Women — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-09-17 12:49

Steven Patterson Interviews David Kelley

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-07-16 01:24

Great interview with David. He presents a winning presentation of Objectivism:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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Very good. — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-07-25 15:33

The President's Burden

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2017-07-12 00:00

http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

When I consider that all world leaders in their different eras get handed complex problems not of their own creation - Lincoln and the scourge of black slavery, say, or Churchill with the outbreak of the Second World War - I’m tempted to shrug and just conclude that it comes with the job. But then I remember that these great leaders of the past never had to confront a foe where a nuclear attack on themselves or a close ally may be the result of their actions.

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Olivia on Tucker Carlson Show — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sat, 2017-07-15 03:07
Not Mosquitos, Lions — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2017-07-12 17:38
Mosquitoes ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-07-12 05:22

Great Interview With Douglas Murray

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Tue, 2017-07-11 00:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Go to 13 mins through 16 mins. Could be talking about Yaron Brook.


What an "illucidating" deconstruction of Pomo-Wankerism

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Submitted by HWH on Mon, 2017-07-10 09:08


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Donald Trump as Pericles of Athens

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Submitted by Chanakya on Sun, 2017-07-09 09:35

This is good article:

I have no idea who wrote the rousing speech that Donald Trump delivered Thursday in Warsaw. But I think I know who might have provided a model: Pericles of Athens...


Tom Woods Interviews Paul Gottfried About The Likely Triumph Of The Democrats

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-07-08 01:38

You tell me whether Yaron Book can hold a candle to Paul Gottfried on the future of American politics:

http://tomwoods.com/ep-947-div...

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Makes Orthodox O'ism look retarded — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sat, 2017-07-08 19:38

See You in the Future!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-07-06 22:23

Fiat has just launched the following ad all over the world, celebrating 60 years of Fiat 500.

In his Milan apartment, sometime in the fifties, a suave Italian gentleman is listening to Mario Lanza singing the title song of his latest movie, For the First Time. As he opens up Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream and begins to read, our gentleman seems to fall asleep. He is then seen to step out of his unit ... into the present day. He bumps into a beautiful woman. And Mario. "For the first time I'm in love." What on earth could happen next?! Will whatever happens stand the test of time?! Is it all just a dream?

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Extras — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-07-07 22:29
I love FIAT commercials! — by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2017-07-07 14:32
Clever — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-07-07 06:16

Indian Prime Minister Ends Tax Speech with Darth Vader Theme

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Submitted by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2017-07-05 13:27

See http://www.abc.net.au/news/201... for some accidental humor.


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My Amazon Review of Valliant's And Fahy's Creating Christ

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-07-02 13:24

James Valliant and Casey Fahy have written this book following a theme that has become somewhat common lately: the court of the Flavian Emperors created the Gospels as propaganda to pacify rebellious

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Tedious Incomprehensible Obscure God — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-11-05 03:26
More Comments — by Neil Parille on Tue, 2017-10-31 14:56
? — by Brant Gaede on Thu, 2017-07-20 03:47

Andrew Klavan on Fake News

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Submitted by Chanakya on Sun, 2017-07-02 02:51

Many leftists/liberals (and unfortunately a few Objectivists also) are claiming that Donald Trump is wrong in talking about "Fake News".

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The REAL Klavan — by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2017-07-07 13:57
Wasted Praise — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sun, 2017-07-02 15:54

#MOGA! Make Objectivism Great Again series

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-06-27 16:10

Let the Make Objectivism Great Again series begin!

In this video series we will be discussing Linz' open letter to Objectivists (http://www.solopassion.com/nod...).

I like to call Linz' letter a Call to Arms, hence one of my goals here is to rally the troops.

We'll both try to analyze and discuss the open letter, its underlying principles and their consequences, and relate it to other works by Objectivist "dissidents", such as Ed Powell's immigration essay.

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Milo explains being Dangerous! — by Bruno Turner on Sun, 2017-08-27 19:12
Zobies — by Brant Gaede on Sun, 2017-08-13 14:35
They Just Keep On Getting Better!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-08-01 05:20

FilthWatch: Clinton News Network Well and Truly Busted!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-06-27 07:05

CNN Filth inadvertently exposed by one of their own employees. The most salutary moment is when any notion of "ethics" in journalism is derided as "adorable." Pretty much where we're at in life generally, in this grotesque anti-culture of moronnials, pomowankers and fry-quackers, aided and abetted by, of all entities, the Ayn Rand Institute. In any event, even in such a depraved world, this must surely spell the end of the Russia bullshit, as well as the careers of such Filth as Zucker, Cooper, Lemon, Tapper, Stelter et al ... mustn't it? Please tell me yes!

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CNN-Filth — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-08-18 07:24
FilthWatch: Jim Acosta — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-08-03 07:24
FilthWatch: Fareed Zakaria — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-08-01 06:39

Interesting Links on Obleftivism

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Fri, 2017-06-23 18:33

My recent essay on why Ayn Rand would have nothing to do with ARI.

http://militaryreviews.blogspo...

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Neil — by Brant Gaede on Fri, 2017-07-07 03:14
Greg — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2017-07-06 16:15
Brant — by gregster on Thu, 2017-07-06 11:16

Fifth (Filth) Column in Fox News

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-06-20 07:46

It is claimed that Fox News is being groomed for a leftward lurch engineered by the sons of Rupert Murdoch, pussy-whipped as they allegedly are by their bimbo, fry-quacking, social-climbing, Politically Correct, Islamo-Marxist, floozie female spouses.

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Dinosaur-Media — by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2017-07-07 14:11

Yaron Brook, Elan Journo and The New York Times Agree ...

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Mon, 2017-06-19 18:54

... that the American white working class should just die.

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Uncomfortable Fact — by Doug Bandler The Second on Tue, 2017-06-20 01:42
Doug — by Grant Jones on Mon, 2017-06-19 20:54
Repulsive — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2017-06-19 19:54

Self-Made Soul vs Self-Made Identity

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Sat, 2017-06-17 13:24

Let's make it clear: Ayn Rand and contemporary leftism do not share in cultural marxism. Objectivists who do, we shall henceforth designate as Obleftivists.

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Thank you, Grant! — by Bruno Turner on Sun, 2017-06-18 09:33
Great Job, Bruno — by Grant Jones on Sat, 2017-06-17 19:50

Separation: the Issue of Our Time (Sequel to Linz' post below)

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Thu, 2017-06-15 22:10

"Going Galt" is no longer solely about taxation, regulations, economics in general.

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I appreciate the feedback :) — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-06-27 12:47
Neoliberalism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-06-17 16:05
Right on — by gregster on Sat, 2017-06-17 11:44

Links that May Be of Interest/Bwook's Latest Antic

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Thu, 2017-06-15 21:42

First and foremost, Yaron Bwook has joined forces with Glenn "Cheetos Boy" Beck (really). The left is now shaking in its boots.

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Glenn Beck and Yaron Brook: A Love Story — by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2017-06-16 14:44
Historical causation — by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2017-06-16 14:33
maybe beck — by Tore on Fri, 2017-06-16 04:40

A Time *Not* to "Come Together"!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-06-15 01:54

The Trump Derangement Syndrome mob, who make up a significant portion of The Filth (of whom I have written here copiously), have been exceptionally incontinent since Trump became president.

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Interesting but trivial — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sat, 2017-07-15 16:41
Yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-07-15 08:52
Amy... — by Olivia on Sat, 2017-07-15 07:41

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