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
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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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Devoy vs Voltaire—Reprised with PS, Aug 14, 2017

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-02-08 22:50

[Reprised with Post-Script, Aug 14, 2017]

Apocryphally, in 1770, the French writer and provocateur François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) wrote to a French priest, “Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write." Actually, he said no such thing. Biographer Evelyn Beatrice Hall, trying to capture the libertarian essence of his attitude to the burning of a book whose content he disapproved of, came up with: “I disapprove of what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it.” The saying, formulated that way, has been attributed to Voltaire ever since.

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Hope? — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-04-03 22:46
Islamofilthification of Europe — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-04-03 00:40
I would add number 6 to that, — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2017-03-05 04:12

Happy Birthday

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-02-03 01:56

Happy Birthday to Ayn Rand -- clearly the greatest philosopher since Aristotle! She taught the world as much as Bacon, Locke, Smith, Voltaire, Jefferson, Mises, and Hayek combined! Smiling

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None Better But Still Truly Flawed — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-02-04 14:23
Great sentiment Kyrel — by gregster on Sat, 2017-02-04 10:56

Ayn Rand's Birthday

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Submitted by edpowell on Thu, 2017-02-02 19:54
Yaron Brook's Atlas Shrugged
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Ah — by Sam Pierson on Fri, 2017-02-03 00:10

Milo Censored and Threatened Amid Stunning College Violence

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-02-02 07:12

http://www.sfgate.com/news/art...

UC Berkeley cancels right-wing provocateur’s talk amid violent protest

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Criminal "Protests" on America's Commie Roads — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-02-03 01:49
Soros? — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2017-02-02 13:46

Of Giants, Syndromes & "the New Zealand Way"

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2017-01-31 23:27
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By Olivia Pierson
www.oliviapierson.org/blog

The New Zealand Prime Minister has criticised President Trump over America’s extreme vetting of people flowing into the United States from terrorist and refugee hotbeds: Iran, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Libya & Sudan. “It is not the New Zealand Way,” answered Bill English, when asked by reporters to condemn President Trump’s protective new executive order.

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New Zealand — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2017-02-02 00:46
New Zealand — by edpowell on Wed, 2017-02-01 22:23
"This unelected person has — by Andrew Atkin on Wed, 2017-02-01 15:01

My Immigration Essay

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Submitted by edpowell on Wed, 2017-01-25 21:13

Thanks for the comments on my immigration essay. If anyone is a member of HBL (I no longer am), I would appreciate it if you could post the link there and tell them I encourage respectful comments.

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IQ — by Elliot Temple on Thu, 2017-10-12 18:29
Objectivism and IQ — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2017-10-12 13:28
Sherman — by edpowell on Thu, 2017-10-12 00:16

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What is Trumpism?

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-01-24 21:15

What is Trumpism? What is the Trump Movement all about? I've heard that "Donald Trump" is now a brand name, as well as a symbol.

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Linz is right — by Doug Bandler The Second on Tue, 2017-02-28 20:42
Neil is right — by Doug Bandler The Second on Tue, 2017-02-28 20:39
It's true ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-02-28 06:29

Termination of Affiliation with American Atheists

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Submitted by Luke Setzer on Mon, 2017-01-23 21:23

Dear American Atheists,

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Anti-Heroes Against Hypocrisy — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-01-28 01:29
Trump and Postmodernism — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2017-01-26 16:56
So again ... — by VSD on Wed, 2017-01-25 09:43

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Ed Powell's New Piece On Immigration

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-01-21 08:32
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Essay Also Posted Here — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2017-01-25 13:24
Neil — by gregster on Wed, 2017-01-25 06:44
Powell's Essay — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-01-22 14:59

Forecasting Hurricane Trump

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-01-20 00:09

This is gonna be a wild ride. Donald Trump is a total political amateur. Mithra and Wotan only know what he'll do once he's safely (sic) ensconced into office on January 20th.

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Unique — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-02-18 23:06
Has an incoming president.. — by Sam Pierson on Fri, 2017-02-17 07:27
Falling Down — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-02-11 14:45

Dear President Obama

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-01-19 21:50

At 4 p.m. on January 19th, 2017 I sent the following email to Barack Obama:

Barack Obama,


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Music of the Gods: Saint-Saëns Requiem

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-01-18 04:50

Dedicated by S-S to a deceased friend. Nobleness set to music. And of course, there's an organ!


Molyneux on Martin King

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Tue, 2017-01-17 03:46
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MLK — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-01-22 09:33
I liked this one (and others) — by Andrew Atkin on Tue, 2017-01-17 08:08

Molyneux on Martin King

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Tue, 2017-01-17 03:46


Yaron Brook Praises Fake History

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-01-14 15:50

Starting at 1:30 Yaron praised the movie Hidden Figures, which is a dishonest leftist film. It portrays three black women who worked for NASA as mathematicians.

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Hollywood — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-01-15 17:14
Standard Bigotry — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-01-15 15:44

2, 4, 6, 8—Incinerate the Nanny State!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-01-08 23:34

"How far can you oppress somebody?"

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Punitive Taxation for Those Who Eat Salad and Drink Fruit Juice — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-01-12 12:48
It's a dirty tax $$$$ — by Andrew Atkin on Mon, 2017-01-09 05:39
Linz — by gregster on Mon, 2017-01-09 02:10

Why Men Shouldn't Vote

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-01-07 13:50

Women may naturally favor socialism a bit; but men naturally favor fascism.

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"The Battle of the Sexes" Etc. — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-01-12 13:30
Don't worry - we know. — by Andrew Atkin on Thu, 2017-01-12 00:43
Just Kidding, Folks! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-01-11 08:01

Trump Could Be Bigger than Reagan

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Submitted by Luke Setzer on Tue, 2017-01-03 18:28

Opinion article:

http://www.marketwatch.com/sto...

Notable passage mentioning Ayn Rand:


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Why Muslims are better than us

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Submitted by Andrew Atkin on Mon, 2017-01-02 00:46

Muslims are superior. A natural scientist would be forced to agree. Because they breed faster - and better. They breed more, and with healthier (younger) bodies.

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Islamofilth urges other Islamofilth to breed like rabbits — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-03-18 07:00
Stats — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2017-03-17 12:20
Handed to them on a plate. — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2017-03-17 07:34

Linz: End of the line (finally).

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2016-12-30 19:30

 

 

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