Message from Nicholas Dykes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-04-12 04:14

Staunch champion of freedom, stellar writer Nicholas Dykes has just contacted me with the following news, and asked that I share it with SOLOists:


Free Kindle Download: The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2014-04-07 19:57

Free Kindle Download: The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

The Atlas Society this week is offering a free Kindle download of The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win, a new, provocative book by Dr. Edward Hudgins.

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Thursday, April 10 last day for free download! — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2014-04-10 16:41
Thanks Ed — by gregster on Tue, 2014-04-08 12:47

Mankind's Doomsday?

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-22 00:44

Eugenic superhumans, self-aware computers, and superior space aliens are extremely unlikely to enslave or exterminate mankind. This is so, no matter how much we well deserve it!

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I'd back you on this one Kyrel — by gregster on Thu, 2014-05-08 04:50
Mankind's Final and Worst Mistake Ever? — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-05-03 17:11
Food for Thought — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-04-02 02:56

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Wow!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-03-07 21:01

Ted takes on the RINOs:

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Yes one can dream — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2014-06-11 10:47
Yes, surely a traitor — by gregster on Wed, 2014-06-11 10:15
Jeanine! — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2014-06-11 08:16

The Language of Liberation

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-01 07:20

We may need a new vocabulary for political liberty. Some of the current and accepted welfare state language -- even going back over 5000 years, to Sumaria and Eqypt -- seems loose and awful.


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Happy Birthday, Ayn Rand!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-02-02 04:33

Born, February 2, 1905; died March 6, 1982.

http://www.solopassion.com/obj...


Happy Birthday, Mario Lanza!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-02-01 09:39

Born, Jan 31, 1921. Died, October 7, 1959, because of a world too stupid, small and lifeless to understand him.


Airhead Americans, You Asked for It!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-01-29 06:49

For anyone falling within the category, "human," there can have been no more repulsive spectacle recently than President Obama's State of the Union address today. It was vile on several counts:


Thoughts on the Passing of 'Solo Passion'

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-12-30 20:04

They say "All good things must come to an end." C'est la vie...

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Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-31 17:39
Thanks Kyrel — by gregster on Tue, 2013-12-31 07:57
Farewell... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 04:13

The Athenians Exulted

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Submitted by F L Light on Mon, 2013-12-30 19:36

The Athenians exulted when the Persians by Aeschylus was shown in the theatre of Dionysos.


Founded in 1885

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-12-27 23:34

When the American Economic Association was formed in 1885, 23 of the fifty five members were protestant clergymen.

Tim Leonard writes, a short excerpt from his powerpoint work:


Good vs. Evil in 'Looper'

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-12-27 17:28

The film Looper is a well-made, intricate, time-travel thriller (featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, from 2012) which accidentally demonstrates how Good tends to naturally triumph


BISSELL ON DIM-PART II

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 16:41

In this post, I want to talk about the section “Syllogisms and DIM Mixtures: A Not So Ominous Parallel” in Roger Bissell’s review of DIM in the December, 2013 issue of JARS.


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BISSELL ON DIM

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 14:28

Bissell on DIM

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DIM and Dull — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-31 18:27
gregster — by seddon on Tue, 2013-12-31 17:00
Fred — by gregster on Tue, 2013-12-31 05:15

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The Star Spangled Banner

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 21:40

A beautifully harmonic rendition of the United States national anthem sung (thanks to technology) by one man choir Julien Neel, singing it as it should be sung, not as various 'performers' murder it b


Rachmaninoff Prelude in G minor

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 21:30

Another post, while I still can. One of my favourite pieces of classical music, one which really stirs my soul, played by Valentina Lisitsa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...


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Jamie Whyte

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 20:59

My one and only blog entry on SOLO while I still can, this is perhaps more politics than philosophy, but it concerns a philosopher (ex-Cambridge University lecturer no less) who may be able to pull th


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Happy Holidays And The Synergy Of The Season!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-12-26 18:25

Happy Holidays And The Synergy Of The Season!
By Edward Hudgins

December 23, 2013 – As we approach the end of the year, I hope all of you are in a holiday mood. I certainly am!


Merry Xmas SOLOists

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-12-24 05:50

Goblians claim, mistakenly, that December 25 is Jeezy's birthday, and that Jeezy was the Son of Gobby while simultaneously being Gobby, while both were/are simultaneously Ghosty. It's all nonsense, of course, but one has to acknowledge it was/is momentous nonsense (one hopes for not much longer, even as a more vicious nonsense threatens to trump it). Let us, in the spirit of no nonsense, and SOLO's commitment to an aesthetic renewal, revel in this stellar performance of Tchaikovsky's life-and-beauty-proclaiming 5th Symphony and know what is possible to man in spite of the irrationalists in all their guises.

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Olivia — by Luke Setzer on Tue, 2013-12-31 23:38
Ed. — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 22:30
Personally... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 21:55

Horreurs! Deux Heures du Linz!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-21 09:38

With Jeff Rense on his Internet radio show, promoting The One Tenor:

http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/...

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I Was Kind Of... — by Michael Moeller on Wed, 2013-12-25 05:55
Michael — by gregster on Wed, 2013-12-25 04:10
Sigh — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-12-25 03:08

KASS Music Gem: The KASSest Ever!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-14 09:23

I've recently re-read a biography of Tchaikovsky I first read when it came out, in 1995, by Anthony Holden. I'm now re-opening others by Michael Hoffmann and John Warrack.

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Oh yes... — by Olivia on Wed, 2013-12-18 07:39
I have not come across this — by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-12-16 19:09
Lady Slapper — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-12-16 05:15

Barbara Branden—1929-2013

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Thu, 2013-12-12 08:51

I see that Barbara Branden, best known of course for her association with Rand and the 1986 biography, has died. I never met her but corresponded with her a few times over the last 20 years.

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I was sorry to hear of — by Newberry on Tue, 2013-12-24 20:06
Eh? — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-21 02:39
Gregster — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-12-21 01:58

King of Kings — Mario Lanza

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Submitted by gregster on Wed, 2013-12-11 20:32

 

 

"Mario Lanza's influence on Elvis Presley cannot be overestimated." Presley was well aware of Lanza’s music and movies and was always quick to acknowledge his admiration for Lanza.

 


FDA Stopping the Genetics Revolution

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-12-11 18:12

FDA Stopping the Genetics Revolution
By Edward Hudgins

December 11, 2013 — Entrepreneurs look to limitless possibilities while government regulators look to limit possibilities.


Time to Mothball Wynyard Quarter Tram

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-12-10 23:20

“I’m more horrified than surprised at plans by Auckland Council to extend the failed Wynyard Quarter tram service and connect it to Britomart,” says Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry.


Tech Firms Call for Better Privacy Protection from Government

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-10 04:48

Global Government Surveillance Reform

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You know something is wrong with the 'Land of the free' when.. — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2013-12-20 16:23
Privacy and Tyranny — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-10 04:57

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Gender Still Matters

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Submitted by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2013-12-08 14:54

A picture is worth a thousand words:

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Duke Accuser Convicted of Murder — by Luke Setzer on Sat, 2013-12-14 20:49
Post-Modern Pseudo-Philosophy — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-10 03:32
Duke University Train Wreck — by Luke Setzer on Mon, 2013-12-09 17:12

Ubermarx Obamarx

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-12-04 05:41

I have referred for some time to The Anti-American President as "Obamarx," for obvious reasons.

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ya.. — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2013-12-05 04:19
Right and Duty — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:11

Obamacare Stealth Tax Increases

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Submitted by Frediano on Tue, 2013-12-03 14:31

I'm a long term "S" Corp contractor, been paying taxes on the value of my self provided health insurance for years. A family plan that covered everything in the 80s was maybe $325/mo.

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Hmmm.. — by Shane on Thu, 2013-12-05 22:34
Why? — by Frediano on Thu, 2013-12-05 22:08
Medibid — by F L Light on Thu, 2013-12-05 13:41

Switzerland Votes For Freedom To Earn

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-12-02 21:36

Switzerland Votes For Freedom To Earn
By Edward Hudgins

November 27, 2013 -- This week in a national referendum, 65 percent of Swiss voters rejected a measure that would have limited CEO salaries to twelve times the pay of junior employees. In doing so, they showed the world once again why Switzerland remains one of the most prosperous and innovative countries in the world!

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Pitiful Victory — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:32

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