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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I'm jealous as hell! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-23 05:27

Reprise—The Real Dirtiness in NZ Politics

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-09-06 07:40

Note: October 22, 2017. Here's what I wrote just before the 2014 election. I couldn't rouse myself to write a pre-election commentary this year, so disgusting were the available options. In the event, I double-ticked the least disgusting, National, in the hopes of keeping the most disgusting out. Now, National, the largest party in Parliament, has been ousted, outnumbered by the combined Axis of Evil that is Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens. More socialism, and a fry-quacking airhead as Prime Minister. This could be an incentive and opportunity for National and ACT to acquire testicularity in the pursuit of their purported principles, but I shan't be holding my breath.

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I googled — by gregster on Tue, 2014-10-21 05:57
I seem to recall a — by Shane Pleasance on Fri, 2014-10-17 19:47
Well — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-10-10 20:00

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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Seccession — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-10-21 16:55
The EU — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-10-21 15:56
I'm dismayed ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-10-21 09:13

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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Our moral responsibility — by Andrew Atkin on Mon, 2017-10-23 03:39
Kyrel... — by Olivia on Mon, 2017-10-23 01:24
Bruno... — by Olivia on Sun, 2017-10-22 20:30

#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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Objectivist Cultism and the Betrayal of Philosophy and Thought — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-10-09 01:44
? — by Brant Gaede on Fri, 2017-10-06 13:51
Alas ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-10-04 09:23

Objectivists sanctioning Libertarianism?

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Sat, 2017-10-14 20:01
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Szasz — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2017-10-17 16:41
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

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

#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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Milo Heads Down Under — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-23 08:18
Linz — by gregster on Wed, 2017-10-11 09:15
Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-10-11 06:38

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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edit of last post — by Mark Hunter on Wed, 2017-10-18 12:10
Bwuno ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-10-18 10:11
Donny: Greatest tax cut ever — by Bruno Turner on Wed, 2017-10-18 09:41

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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Them! — by Brant Gaede on Fri, 2017-10-13 13:23
Note — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-10-13 08:23
Good find Linz — by gregster on Fri, 2017-10-13 08:03

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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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
Music of the God Rach — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-10-13 07:51

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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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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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5. Are you the kind who are — by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 03:16
my ears were burning. — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2016-07-30 08:40
Reprised ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-07-04 12:00

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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Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-16 08:10
I like Puush: — by Elliot Temple on Sun, 2017-10-15 18:32
Posting photos on SOLO from my computer: Problem — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2017-10-15 18:24

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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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Yes But — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2017-04-24 21:09
Focus on Ideas -- Not the People Expressing Them — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-04-23 14:25
Ky is correct — by edpowell on Fri, 2017-04-21 03:46

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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:


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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That Tertullian quote Parille — by gregster on Fri, 2014-07-18 06:35
Simply Outstanding — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-06-14 18:43
Matthew — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-10-04 08:24

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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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
The Cabin in the Woods — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-02-18 20:45

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

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