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

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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Essay: Ayn Rand, Donald Trump and the 1972 Presidential Election

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Sun, 2017-12-10 00:52

In this essay I argue that Ayn Rand would have supported and admired Donald Trump. I don't see how any honest observer could judge otherwise.


Sexual Harassment, New York City, 1912

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-12-09 19:37

The predicament of 20-year-old, smart, beautiful Sophy Viner at her first job:


Is There a Right to Immigrate?

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Submitted by TheRatCap on Wed, 2017-12-06 15:42

The whole basis of the "right to immigrate" argument starts with a kind of out-of-context, rationalistic, assertion of individual rights from which its proponents proceed to deduce conclusions.


Sex Scandals Expose Feminist Connection to Islam, Warlock Hunts, and Plato?

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Submitted by TheRatCap on Fri, 2017-12-01 18:53

Given the inherent nature of men and women - you know, like in the real physical world - what exactly would be the ideal interaction to these types?


The Church of the Left Absolves the Sins of the Celebrity Gropers

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Submitted by TheRatCap on Fri, 2017-12-01 18:52

What are the ethical premises, and the correlated psychology, of these leftist lechers, who self-righteously profess fidelity to feminism, yet literally assault and rape women in their spare time?


Why Objectivists REALLY Disagree on Immigration

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Submitted by TheRatCap on Wed, 2017-11-29 20:41

"Objectivists disagree on immigration because their intellectual leaders have left them with a false alternative, between rationalism and empiricism, that fails to properly address the core facts and


Novel Greatness

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-11-26 11:27

Crime and Punishment (1866) is better written and more enjoyable than The Brothers Karamatzov (1880).


Tom Woods Interviews Michael Malice On Rand And Objectivism

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-11-26 02:59

Hysterical discussion about Objectivism "cultishness" starting at 27 mins.

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

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Nice Links — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-11-26 17:29
Also Woods Interviews Malice on Rothbard Vs. Rand — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-11-26 03:38
Also Jordan Peterson On Ayn Rand — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-11-26 03:12

New Rand Letters Published - Including Ones to Sinclair Lewis and Josephy McCarthy

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-11-25 23:16

In The Objective Standard:

https://www.theobjectivestanda...

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I vaguely recall — by Brant Gaede on Sun, 2017-12-03 01:58
On Purpose — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-11-30 04:16
I can't . . . . . — by Brant Gaede on Wed, 2017-11-29 03:58

Feminist Foreign Policy - Sweden's 'Screwtape' Initiative

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

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

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."

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Politically Correct, Multicultural, & Post-Modernist Philosophy — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-11-26 17:12
Anti-Islamofilth Anthem — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-11-23 04:25
Worse is to come — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-11-20 06:52

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.


precious memories.jpg

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Fri, 2017-11-10 20:43
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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 Thu, 2017-11-23 13:52
Edith Wharton — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-11-22 19:33
Worse to Come — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-11-22 19:15

David Kelley On Ayn Rand

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2017-11-08 16:02

"DK: I met Rand through Leonard Peikoff. After grad school I moved to NYC and gradually got to know the people surrounding her.


The Universe According to Hegel

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-11-06 22:55

In Science of Logic, 1812-16, Georg Hegel wrote:

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Goobledygoop — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-11-09 16:27
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-11-09 04:11
Intellectual Gibberish — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-11-09 01:49

Excellent Don Brash Speech to 'Liberty and Beyond' Conference, Auckland, October 21, 2017

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Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2017-11-04 03:50

[Speech by former Governor of the Reserve Bank, former National and ACT leader Don Brash. Reproduced with Don's permission—Linz]

IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH UNDER THREAT IN NEW ZEALAND?

I’m honoured to be the first speaker at this all-day conference on liberty.

I should perhaps begin by saying that I will disappoint the strict libertarians.


Full Essay: Yaron Brook's Dead Soul

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2017-11-01 20:17

In Which Yaron Brook Reveals His Dead Soul

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!

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Ayn Rand — by Brant Gaede on Tue, 2017-11-14 03:40
Thanks Everyone.... — by Grant Jones on Tue, 2017-11-07 19:11
Trump vs Bwook — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-11-06 06:01

Yaron Brook Reveals His Dead Soul

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2017-11-01 18:58

My response to Brook's answer to the question of patriotism.

https://militaryreviews.blogsp...

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It's Up — by Grant Jones on Wed, 2017-11-01 20:18
Grant — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-11-01 19:50

NZ Herald Oozes anti-Trump Psychobabble

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2017-11-01 02:21

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

I try not to read the NZ Herald. This national news outlet’s level of journalism is just too left of low to be borne. But sometimes Facebook shoves things in one’s face via its newsfeed which serve as timely reminders as to why one doesn’t indulge.

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Crooked Billary — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-11-06 13:14
Heh heh... — by Olivia on Mon, 2017-11-06 02:47
A Joke You Won't Find in The Herald — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-11-05 05:20

Muslims in America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-31 23:01

The vast majority of Muslims in America evidently support the social ideals of jihad (i.e. war) and sharia (i.e.


Rach Packs 'Em In!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-30 02:43

Wellingtonians fair flocked to the Fowler Friday night to hear the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in an all-Rachmaninoff programme. They left more rapt with Rach than ever.


Today's World War

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-10-27 04:24

The great philosophical battle today -– in our post-French Revolution, post-Age of Enlightenment era -– is essentially that of the post-modernists vs. the pre-modernists, or else the progressives vs.


Atlas Shrugged Close Reading Part 1

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Wed, 2017-10-25 01:00

This is a close reading of the beginning of Atlas Shrugged. I've found that every sentence is there for a reason. This contains spoilers for later chapters.

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I posted the rest of chapter — by Elliot Temple on Fri, 2017-12-08 03:06
Titled" — by Shane Pleasance on Mon, 2017-10-30 23:55
I want ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-30 07:19

Red Pill Links

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Submitted by Elliot Temple on Mon, 2017-10-23 16:36

Here are some red pill links. Anyone interested?

https://web.archive.org/web/20...


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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Defintely would have expired! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-10-24 06:34
A taste! — by Olivia on Tue, 2017-10-24 05:54
Linzus Whopper Flopperus! — by Olivia on Tue, 2017-10-24 05:15

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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