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Who Should Be the Republican Nominee?
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Submitted by jtgagnon on Fri, 2006-10-13 18:35
This spectacular satellite photo unveiled yesterday by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld shows in stark detail the haves and have-nots of the Korean peninsula. The entire news article can be found here .
Adam — by Craig Ceely on Mon, 2006-10-16 00:05
ISRAEL?! — by Adam Buker on Mon, 2006-10-16 00:00
And you know... — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2006-10-15 23:47
Submitted by Daniel Walden on Fri, 2006-10-13 12:54
I'm just curious as to the opinions of my fellow opera-loving SOLOists regarding their favorite arias. Please do feel free to include the singer and the version, not just the song, as we all know how much of a difference that makes.
Maria Callas - 'Casta Diva', — by Cafiero on Mon, 2007-01-15 00:26
Two more. — by Peter Cresswell on Sat, 2006-10-14 05:44
Daniel, yes, they did a lot — by JoeM on Sat, 2006-10-14 03:10
Submitted by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-10-13 04:04
Both South Korea and Japan have been able to indulge in their pacifist fantasies for so long because of America's willingness to shoulder almost the entire burden of protecting them militarily.
Where did I say to Blockade China? — by Robert on Sat, 2006-10-14 19:32
A link from John Gagnon on Rumsfeld — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-10-14 18:55
The Present Situation is Reality — by Craig Ceely on Sat, 2006-10-14 03:52
Submitted by Julian Pistorius on Fri, 2006-10-13 00:37
This striking quote from The Press today:
"Kokshoorn yesterday likened the SNA policy to a Robert Mugabe-style land grab that created huge uncertainty for farmers."
Absolutely. It is property rights violation on a grand scale.
I know the West Coast quite — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-10-13 05:34
Submitted by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2006-10-12 23:49
Assuming BBC news or the Daily Mail isn't twisting his words, the remarks of the head of the British army in Iraq have to be among the dumbest ever uttered by a military commander.
UPDATE: 10/14 (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pag...
Agree, but... — by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2006-10-15 14:50
First he touts Christianity as the bedrock of British values... — by Marcus on Sun, 2006-10-15 11:54
John -tied hands — by AdamReed on Sun, 2006-10-15 06:55
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-10-12 22:55
I don't know what angers me more ... the hypocrisy of the National Party, or my own naivety in believing they'd behave any differently to other career politicians.
More here on Scoop on — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2006-10-17 00:28
It turns out National will — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2006-10-16 23:16
According to And the numbers — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2006-10-16 21:02
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 21:55
I got called in to Parliament at short notice to be Radio Live's commentator for yesterday's release of the Auditor-General's report on illegal election spending by political parties.
You read my mind — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-10-12 22:58
Well Dunc ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 22:56
And what's the bet this — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-10-12 22:52
Submitted by Mark Dow on Thu, 2006-10-12 06:10
If President Bush were offered a peace agreement with North Korea such that in return for dismantling their nuclear arms program (with verification), we would agree too never invade that country, and you were a Bush adviser, would you advise him to sign that agreement?
Sorry, Ross — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2006-10-15 06:09
Craig, Peter, do either of — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-10-15 05:58
This thread ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-10-15 05:53
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Thu, 2006-10-12 05:35
Right now, it appears as though only the USA- and PARTLY Israel- are taking the terrorist threat overall seriously. This bothers many people, but I wouldn't let it get to ya...and here's why:
Right now, most nations only see the threat as a minor annoyance- I'm not saying it is, I'm just saying that's how they see it. They also see it as a momentary "plus", as they want the US out of the way cause, well, we're the best. They have to remember though- Iran, Syria, China, Palestine, and North Korea don' just want US gone...they want ALL other countries under their control. After all- what happens when, after a long service TO Iran, France is told "either you step out of power, and let us in, or you get destroyed"? I don't think most other countries have optioned this in yet.
By now, you've all probably realized I have issues with the country's founding...you may wonder why, though...
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Thu, 2006-10-12 04:49
I come from America- the greatest country in the world, a country founded by true visionaries..brilliant men who believed in liberty, and freedom overall. Take note- I mentioned overall..there's a reason for that.
Hmmm, figured as much... — by Volkov on Wed, 2007-10-24 12:03
X — by l on Thu, 2006-10-12 06:25
Submitted by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-10-12 04:06
Hollywood producer David Zucker has posted an incredible webcast available here at YouTube. See Madeline Albright sing Kumbaya with Kim Jong Il.
The question at the time of — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2007-01-15 07:27
Flawed by its partisanship — by Pete L on Mon, 2007-01-15 05:40
It's both. — by Jeff Kremer on Sun, 2007-01-14 09:47
Submitted by George Reisman on Wed, 2006-10-11 21:32
Ask yourself if the following paragraph would seem believable to you if you were to read it a in a newspaper:
I don't know Dan — by Olivia on Fri, 2006-10-13 12:10
Claudia — by Dan Edge on Fri, 2006-10-13 11:35
When the Romantics were Correct / Albigensian Crusade — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-10-13 04:24
Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2006-10-11 12:36
Someone (should I know this person?) has a letter published in the Times (London) today on the recent development of a nuclear bomb by North Korea quoting Ayn Rand.
Sir, The philosopher-novelist Ayn Rand correctly argued that “evil is impotent and has no power but that which we let it extort from us”. Truly evil men such as North Korea’s Kim Jong II are a small minority; it is appeasement that unleashes them on to mankind.
D. S. A. MURRAY
Douglas Murray — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-10-14 19:17
mistaken identity — by Ted Coxhead on Sat, 2006-10-14 07:49
An Impressive Speaker — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-10-14 07:11
Submitted by Julian Pistorius on Wed, 2006-10-11 04:03
Opposite poles attract
They're as alike as chalk and cheese, and, boy, did it show in their animated discussions on the subject of Maori and Pakeha relationships.
Ok — by Landon Erp on Sun, 2006-10-15 02:05
Linz, you are a sexual — by Adam Buker on Fri, 2006-10-13 13:45
Landon — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 08:25
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2006-10-11 03:04
Ayn Rand Institute Press Release
Irvine, CA--California residents will soon vote on Proposition 90, which limits the power of eminent domain available to government in California to projects of "public" use.
Melissa - California crazy — by AdamReed on Thu, 2006-10-12 06:53
Wait a sec, — by Melissa Lepley on Wed, 2006-10-11 22:40
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-10-11 02:03
I don't know how you're managing it but the post you're putting up is sending the rest of the page spastic. Please minimise & simplify font variations, make sure you close bold, italics & the like & make sure there's a break in the Preview version before posting so that the whole thing doesn't appear on the front page.
X — by l on Wed, 2006-10-11 02:28
Submitted by Sandi on Tue, 2006-10-10 21:58
I came across these couple of gems whilst out for an early morning surf.
Yes, but.. — by Craig Ceely on Tue, 2006-10-10 23:24
Hmm. Note that 3 out of the — by Marnee on Tue, 2006-10-10 23:08
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2006-10-10 20:34
I was browsing Slashdot this morning, & noticed two stories in particular. The first was explaining how Microsoft's competitors were lobbying various Governments to hammer Microsoft with further & harsher antitrust penalties. The second was an announcement by MySpace of a charity fundraiser for Sudan ...
For a moment there, I felt like I was living in the 'end times' portrayed in Atlas Shrugged.
End of days — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2006-11-03 08:17
Bravo! — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2006-11-01 19:49
Well... — by Olivia on Thu, 2006-10-12 20:56
Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2006-10-10 14:58
Robert Mayhew, in his book THE FEMALE IN ARISTOTLE’S BIOLOGY gets off a couple of shots at Paul Feyerabend to which I would like to take exception. He tells us that Feyerabend considers “objectivity a myth:” and that “all philosophy and science is rationalizations and the product of ideology.” (14) Consider the following two sentences from Mayhew that seem to contradict each other:
Loving Linz — by seddon on Tue, 2006-10-10 22:59
Fred S. — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-10-10 22:28
Fred W. — by seddon on Tue, 2006-10-10 18:05
Submitted by wngreen on Tue, 2006-10-10 01:15
Wading over to the cesspool of Objectivist Lying I noticed two things. First, the fact that you can't search from the site unless registered. For those of you needing to search the site (and who refuse to register, like myself) just keep in mind you can use google and add (without the quotes) 'site:www.website.com' to search any website. The second was a post by MSK:
Ted ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-10-15 07:31
I'm reminded of the famous quote... — by Marnee on Sun, 2006-10-15 07:09
Participation in the Eternal — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-10-15 06:36
And now, for a NEW perspective on the current international situation- one that would do EG Ross proud
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Mon, 2006-10-09 23:55
Ok, let's see- we got the Norks with Nukes, Iran building them and threatening us with them- as well as their terrorists killing our boys in Iraq and Afghanistan- as well as pretty much everywhere else in the world. We got Bush Jr. pushing for sanctions and talks, we got the rest of the international community willing to do nothing...which, btw, includes China. And China's important in all this, and shortly I will explain why. We also don't have another "Reagan" in power- yet- and as I've mentioned in another topic, that's actually ok right now. I just realized earlier it might even bet slightly better as of the immediate moment than everyone realizes. Hear me out:
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2006-10-09 21:13
This video of a lap around Pukekohe was taken by one of the guys who came to the track day on the 30th, Leong. Yes, it's every bit as fun as it looks!
One of the KiwiBiker — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2006-10-10 22:09
OMG its just like that video — by Marnee on Tue, 2006-10-10 06:40
shouldn't "Danger Zone" be — by JoeM on Tue, 2006-10-10 04:45
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2006-10-09 20:44
Now, I'm not one to boast -- quiet at the back! -- but I just thought I'd let you know I've been invited to participate in something pretty exciting.
Edward Schatz is an archivist and photographer who travels the world documenting what he describes as Modern Masters of Art and Organic Architecture from around the world. His recent round of interviewees includes Douglas Cardinal, Gregory Burgess, Laurie Virr, Bart Prince, Robert Crumb, Daniel Lieberman and Eric Lloyd Wright ... and me!
Tremendous stuff and my — by Sandi on Tue, 2006-10-10 23:37
Congratulations PC! You — by Julian Pistorius on Tue, 2006-10-10 21:08
Congratulations! — by Melissa Lepley on Tue, 2006-10-10 16:26
Submitted by jtgagnon on Mon, 2006-10-09 17:37
Every summer during my childhood, my father and I would drive to Michigan’s upper peninsula for a month of camping, fishing, and interaction with our “yooper” relatives. During that long, scenic drive, my father would flip on the radio and tune in to commentator-extraordinaire Rush Limbaugh.
X — by l on Mon, 2006-10-09 22:56
Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-10-09 22:46
I Third the Motion — by Luke Setzer on Mon, 2006-10-09 21:15
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Mon, 2006-10-09 17:21
The initiation of force prevarication, er, principle — by Craig Ceely on Sat, 2006-10-14 05:19
Dan ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-10-13 12:48
Victor Pross claims he's in Love, but not with Diana. — by Wayne Simmons on Fri, 2006-10-13 07:30
Submitted by AdamReed on Mon, 2006-10-09 08:55
My wife is a chemist and pharmaceutical production executive, a few months younger than I - and I'm 60. Fortunately, thanks to her East Asian heritage, her size 2 figure, plus exercise and modern technologies (see recent New Yorker cartoon above) she looks very, very, very, very much younger - as she likes to, and as I love her to look.
I usually take some pictures of her with me when I travel - but if I were to visit New Zealand, I'll have to leave her pictures at home. In a recent interview, New Zealand Chief Censor Bill Hastings said that "It doesn't matter if the model is an adult - if she looks underage, it's considered to be objectionable." And in New Zealand, the Chief Censor's determination that a picture is "objectionable" has the force of law, and could get me kicked out or barred from the country.
Isn't censorship wonderful?
Adam — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 10:04
Linz - OK, so you are pissed off. — by AdamReed on Thu, 2006-10-12 09:50
OK, Adam — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 08:55
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Mon, 2006-10-09 05:03
Howard Hanson, Symphony No. 2, titled "Romantic." (On the first movement right now.) Add it to the list of Romantic music works to be listening to!
[Second movement of his Symphony No. 3 isn't shabby, either.]
Submitted by Prima Donna on Mon, 2006-10-09 04:43
I can *finally* share this happy development, as the cat is out o' the bag. My Food Philosophy podcast is now officially part of PodShow, founded by Adam Curry (former MTV VJ, but now known as the "Podfather") and hi-tech entrepreneur Ron Bloom.
Tea with Honey — by Prima Donna on Thu, 2006-10-12 01:15
Jennifer - great show — by AdamReed on Wed, 2006-10-11 08:09
Jen, we're gonna start — by JoeM on Tue, 2006-10-10 23:42
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-10-08 22:26
We are pleased to announce the Quent Cordair Fine Art, 2008 Arts Cruise, January 6-13, 2008, aboard Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas sailing from Galveston.
Submitted by Daniel Walden on Sun, 2006-10-08 20:54
I've just had the great pleasure of reacquainting myself, after a long absence, with the work of P.G. Wodehouse.
The Worth of Wodehouse — by Craig Ceely on Thu, 2006-10-12 02:55
Linz has a cunning plan...but it'll have to wait — by Craig Ceely on Thu, 2006-10-12 02:44
Not a fan of foppishness — by JoeM on Tue, 2006-10-10 23:47
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