Who Should Be the Republican Nominee?

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Submitted by administrator on Tue, 2015-04-07 23:16
Rand Paul
42% (5 votes)
Scott Walker
0% (0 votes)
Jeb Bush
0% (0 votes)
Ted Cruz
8% (1 vote)
Marco Rubio
8% (1 vote)
Ronald Reagan
17% (2 votes)
Other—please specify
0% (0 votes)
Donald Trump
25% (3 votes)
Total votes: 12
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The Republican ticket.... — by Olivia on Fri, 2015-07-31 04:18
Upright — by Shane Pleasance on Wed, 2015-07-29 22:59
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-07-29 21:29

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

July 4 Reprise—SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-12-26 00:07

SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence

Lindsay Perigo
December 26, 2009

When in the course of human affairs it becomes necessary for citizens to break the political chains that hitherto have bound them, and to reclaim the individual sovereignty which is their birthright, it is opportune and appropriate for them to declare the causes which have impelled them to self-liberation. We, the freedom-loving citizens of the United States of America, choose to do so at this historic moment.

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Not Pedantry — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2010-07-09 18:57
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-07-09 08:01
Lindsay — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2010-07-07 19:40

KASS Quote of the Century: Steven Mallory's Drooling Beast

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54

"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine?

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Dragons Needing to be Slain — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-11-10 10:21
Perhaps — by Kasper on Sun, 2014-11-09 21:28
Brendan and Daniel — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2010-05-03 20:33

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Anne Heller Shows Her Colours

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-20 22:00

Anne Heller, re-hasher of Brandenian smears, willing mouthpiece for those two execrable anti-idealist con-artists, leaves no doubt as to her true motives in this remark in her "review" of the newly re-released early Rand work, Ideal.


Four Facts for Human Achievement Day

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2015-07-20 19:17

Four Facts for Human Achievement Day
By Edward Hudgins

July 20 is the anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments, the first lunar landing. We should not only give a shout out to the thousands of people who made it possible for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to walk the surface of another world. We should each celebrate this date as Human Achievement Day, to acknowledge all achievements, especially our own.


People

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-07-19 06:17

People are important. In the Game of Life, your fellow man really counts. The simple reality is: other human beings are pivotal, and almost central, to the quality of your life.

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Friends and Allies — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-07-26 20:45
Very good Kyrel. — by Olivia on Wed, 2015-07-22 09:46

Feel the Ecstasy!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-13 07:16

There are two types of people in the world: those who worship Gustav Mahler and those who do not. For those who do, Mahler's music is a religious experience.

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Mahler's Fifth and Unborn Twins — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-14 20:48
Mahler's Second and Eighth Symphonies — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-14 16:35

The Ascent of Man

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-07-04 13:24

People who wonder whether or not humankind is truly currently ascending philosophically, culturally, and morally are invited to read The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,

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Classic — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-07-22 21:26
The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-21 13:38

What America Will We Give to the Future?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-07-01 03:41

What America Will We Give to the Future?
By Edward Hudgins

June 30, 2015 -- Will future generations look back on our current July 4th festivities and lament that we didn’t grasp that the republic was gone?

Or will they celebrate that we were energized to restore the republic?

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The Davy Crockett "Republic" speech from "The Alamo" movie — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-07-04 14:10
Great insights, all of you — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-07-02 18:15
“Mankind will never destroy itself…” — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-07-02 17:21

World's Worst Mass-Murderer

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-06-28 07:49

The ideology of socialism can warp your mind. It makes you capable of virtually any atrocity. And, to a large extent, so too the worldwide and universal ideology of welfare statism.

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Peas in a Pod — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-30 03:12
Thanks — by Brant Gaede on Mon, 2015-06-29 20:34
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-06-28 22:05

Beware the Rainbow Inquisition!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-06-28 05:49

Beware the Rainbow Inquisition!


"Ordinarily, as one of billions of gay people who were once, ipso facto, criminals I would rejoice to see the White House swathed in the colours of the rainbow; instead, I shudder to realise those colours would now be more appropriate on a swastika."

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Vicious fascist lesbians — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-06 08:21
Good points, Kyrel — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-07-02 16:46
Alternate Characterization — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-30 18:19

People

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-23 09:19

People are good. At least in general and for the most part. People are socially virtuous. Given a chance, most people most times won't beat or rob you, nor lie to or betray you.

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Three to Nine — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-06-26 01:20
Linz — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2015-06-25 00:14
Haven't and Won't Examine the Evidence? — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-23 15:29

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Simon Soars

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-06-16 01:45
Simon Soars

Simon Soars

"Tenor is not a voice; it is a disease!" harrumphs a woman who just happens to be a soprano, in the 1951 Hollywood bio-pic The Great Caruso. The movie featured one spectacular carrier of the "disease" playing another, and spawned veritable epidemics of it, most notably in the forms of Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras. And it didn't stop there:


Hilary Hahn & Sibelius Violin Concerto

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2015-06-13 08:50

I've looked for this clip via YT and was delighted to find it because it shows something unusual.


From Defeat to Disintegration: Reflections on 1967 and afterwards by Hisham Melhem

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2015-06-09 07:14

This is a great piece of journalistic reflection on the Arab world in the 21st Century.


Je Suis un Islamophobe ... Proudly!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-06-09 03:34

Here are the latest doings of the savage superstitionists who rule Saudi Arabia. It is this variant of Islamofilth that we are allied with against another called ISIS. The hell with all of them. Leave them to behead, stone, incinerate or otherwise slaughter each other, as they are so ferally intent on doing. No human should be required to lay down his life for sub-humans.

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Fucking muslim maggots — by gregster on Fri, 2015-06-19 16:42
Je suis aussi... — by Olivia on Tue, 2015-06-09 06:24

A Trial, but a whimper.

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Submitted by Shane Pleasance on Fri, 2015-05-29 22:59

http://www.wired.com/2015/05/s...

He should have done this:
https://youtu.be/KR3MgIPxb38

Clearly, he had nothing left to lose but to Shrug.

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Grotesque Injustice — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-05-30 14:00

Production Versus Consumption

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Submitted by George Reisman on Wed, 2015-05-20 07:41

“Production Versus Consumption” shows why the production of wealth, not the artificial creation of the need and desire to consume, is the fundamental problem of economic life.


Reading Rand

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-05-17 21:25

On May 12, 2015, at Georgetown University (Washington, DC), at an intellectual symposium on eradicating poverty, President Barack Obama spoke of: "...cold-hearted, free market, uh, capitalist-types who, uh, you know, are reading Ayn Rand...[slow derisive laughter from crowd]...and, uh, you know, think everybody's moochers [sic]..."

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Video — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-06-26 14:11
Kyrel, elsewhere — by gregster on Fri, 2015-06-26 07:38
A Bit Of My Background — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-06-15 14:06

Radical Environmentalists Own Their Real Motivation

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Submitted by Brant Gaede on Sat, 2015-05-16 19:21

I don't agree with everything in this "To The Point News" free article, but most strikes home.

http://www.tothepointnews.com/...


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Black Trash Trashes Baltimore; White Trash Makes Excuses

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-01 07:01

Black Trash Trashes Baltimore; White Trash Makes Excuses

For using this title, I shall of course be accused of being a racist—by racists.

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Yes, less crime but... — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-05-06 02:30
Ed — by gregster on Tue, 2015-05-05 10:48
Drug war is a problem but... — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-05-05 06:25

Baltimore Riots as Criminal Culture Writ Large

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-04-30 22:00

Baltimore Riots as Criminal Culture Writ Large
By Edward Hudgins

April 30, 2015 -- The rioting in Baltimore represents criminal culture writ large. It is what happens every day on a smaller scale in poor minority communities: theft, vandalism, and violence.

The flames in Baltimore hideously illuminate the fact that the culture of the welfare state creates the criminals and rioters that plague this city in my native state.

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Baltimore war zone — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-06-03 04:39
Black Culture — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-05-28 17:10
No rioting, no looting! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-05-19 07:15

How Anti-Individualist Fallacies Prevent Us from Curing Death

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-04-23 04:51

How Anti-Individualist Fallacies Prevent Us from Curing Death
By Edward Hudgins

April 22, 2015 – Excited about Silicon Valley entrepreneurs investing billions of dollars to extend life and even “cure” death? It's amazing that such technologically challenging goals have gone from sci-fi fantasies to fantastic possibilities. But the biggest obstacles to life extension could be cultural: the anti-individualist fallacies arrayed against this goal.

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Brother Ed! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-01 06:33
Hey Linz, wanna die?! — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2015-05-01 03:25
Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-04-30 08:29

Campbell Live and the Culture of Cretinism

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-04-13 04:53

Campbell Live and the Culture of Cretinism

The rumoured looming demise of Campbell Live has triggered an avalanche of obituaries for "true current affairs," of which John Campbell, his fans claim, is the last embodiment standing.

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Shameless self-plug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-22 06:27
And so ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-22 01:21
The BBC — by Tore on Mon, 2015-04-13 11:48

Freedom of Opportunity, not Equality of Opportunity

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Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2015-04-12 03:21

FREEDOM OF OPPORTUNITY NOT EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY

This essay shows that the goal of equality of opportunity is both absurd and vicious. Achieving it would require that children all be raised in the same environment and have the same genetic inheritance. In contrast, the essay shows that what we should actually strive for is the freedom of opportunity.


A Correct Reading of Original Sin

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Submitted by tvr on Mon, 2015-04-06 22:37

The original text of the Bible was written without punctuation, without capitals, without a future tense.

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Kyrel — by tvr on Sun, 2015-04-12 22:48
The Tree of Good and Bad Knowledge — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-04-12 05:00

Thirty Great Crapolae of Our Time—Updated!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-04-06 02:35

It's ten years since I wrote Thirty Great Crapolae of Our Time, which is included in my Kindle book, Total Passion for the Total Height. I figured it was time for an update.

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peikoff <3 — by Tore on Tue, 2015-04-07 11:33
Excellent! — by mvardoulis on Tue, 2015-04-07 02:44
Print it out ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-04-06 21:35

Obama Disproves His Own Assumptions About Iran

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-04-04 13:55

Obama Disproves His Own Assumptions About Iran
By Edward Hudgins

Barack Obama is pushing for a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran because he believes “the more people interact with open societies, the more they will want to be part of an open society,” according to former NATO ambassador Ivo Daalder (quoted in the Washington Post).


Killing Reason

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2015-04-04 03:50

Killing Reason

Last night I watched Killing Jesus on the National Geographic Channel.

That is, I watched as much as I could stomach. It occurred to me that if I really wanted that sort of thing I should pop along to the nearest BDSM club, where the activities depicted in the movie have the status they should have—something for consenting adults in private, not to be broadcast on public television where they could frighten children and the horses.

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Huh? O'Viley has directed his — by Tore on Sat, 2015-04-04 10:44

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