Love Songs: Victims of Their Own Success?

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Submitted by JoeM on Fri, 2007-03-02 02:04

(Diverted from "Trite Sins" Thread)

Linz: "Sentimental love ballads are definitely passe in this era of headbanging caterwauling."

The above often SEEMS this way, but then how to explain the popularity of AMERICAN IDOL, where many of the songs is usually of the sentimental variety? Even caterwauling metal bands cashed in with the "power ballad" in order to score on cheap sentiment with the ladies.

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Try these... — by nevin on Sun, 2007-03-04 20:25
Damn it Jon — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2007-03-04 08:22
lol, I can't imagine Linz — by Jon Coster on Sun, 2007-03-04 07:51

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What men can do

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Thu, 2007-03-01 23:34

You will all recall the passage in 'Atlas' where the heroine takes a bit of time to meditate. Do a bit of croshay does she? Read some Mills and Boon perhaps? No? No. What Dangney Taggart does to relax while she's 'a million miles away' doing a bit of soul searching is to make thunder. Using her second-nature mathematical knowledge she ad libs her way around the boulder field in the backyard- rigging up balances and pullies to heave huge stones through the air like vollyballs.

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Sort of — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-03-06 00:16
Still Waiting For... — by Ashley on Sun, 2007-03-04 13:22
Haha — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-03-02 21:27

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Sins That Are Tritest

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-03-01 22:31

Alas, no one who reads this will know that the title is a play on "Scenes That Are Brightest" (attached, sung by a soprano friend, Lillian Young, at a concert we both performed in some years ago), a poignantly sentimental love ballad from yesteryear.

Recent Comments:
Bumping it... — by Jameson on Fri, 2007-03-23 11:36
Babylon, Hanging Gardens of — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2007-03-09 00:14
Well then Peter... — by Olivia on Fri, 2007-03-09 00:06

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Islamic Filth

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Submitted by Jody Gomez on Thu, 2007-03-01 04:17

Please email this assface.

His email is jpino@kent.edu

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Thanks for the update... — by jdlimber on Mon, 2007-03-05 00:39
Jennifer, — by Jody Gomez on Sat, 2007-03-03 00:52
Kent's Position — by jtgagnon on Fri, 2007-03-02 16:23

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Atlas Society's Hudgins and Bidinotto on Air America

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Submitted by The Atlas Society on Wed, 2007-02-28 22:12

Hudgins, Bidinotto on Air America Radio

Edward Hudgins, executive director of The Atlas Society, and Robert Bidinotto, editor of the group's magazine, The New Individualist, will each appear on "The Thom Hartmann Show" on Air America.

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Tom — by Bill Visconti on Sat, 2007-03-03 06:45
Air America? — by wngreen on Thu, 2007-03-01 19:28
You might want to take — by Tom Matassa on Thu, 2007-03-01 18:42

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ARI—Preventing Mergers Destroys Competition

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2007-02-28 22:07

The Ayn Rand Institute
 
Preventing Mergers Destroys Competition
February 28, 2007

Irvine, CA--Opponents of a planned merger between XM Satellite Radio Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. are asking the government to block the merger in order to "preserve competition" in satellite radio.


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New Molecular Modeling Software Based on Classical Quantum Mechanics

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Submitted by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2007-02-28 18:24

For several years, I have tracked the progress of Dr. Randell Mills in his creation and refinement of a fully classical theory of quantum mechanics.  His company recently released molecular modeling software based on his mathematics and will make it freely available for online trials.  I do not work for Dr. Mills but I find his ideas fascinating and worth a look.  You can learn more at

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Hydrino Web Site — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2007-02-28 19:49
BlackLight Power — by wngreen on Wed, 2007-02-28 19:14

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Another Awesome Female You Need to Know

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Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Wed, 2007-02-28 03:10

Okay, gang, here's another awesome female you need to know. Her name is Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and she wrote a book called "Infidel".

Recently, she appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, and put this "pomowanker" filth (thanks, Regi for that term) named Darrell Issa in his place, for his smug, ignorant, and utterly cowardly apologism of Islam.

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Well that and the fact... — by Olivia on Thu, 2007-03-01 20:14
Damn, Richard. She was — by 0 on Thu, 2007-03-01 17:30
Jeremy, just in case you — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2007-03-01 09:09

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Don't these people ever look around and see who their biggest allies are?

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2007-02-28 02:03

From the Washington Post

Viva, Alberto!

Al Gore's documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," got a big nod over the weekend -- and we're not talking about the Oscars.

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Of course they do. — by Wes on Wed, 2007-02-28 20:34

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Emotionalism: The Indigenous and the Environment vs Human Life.

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Submitted by Kasper on Wed, 2007-02-28 01:03

Has this country gone completely mad in regards to environmental and cultural issues?

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No, Mike — by Jameson on Wed, 2007-03-07 00:37
Sorry wrong place below — by Mike on Tue, 2007-03-06 10:28
Personal freedom vs public good? — by Mike on Tue, 2007-03-06 10:27

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Stem cell research blocked in New Zealand

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Tue, 2007-02-27 20:33

When "not enough is known" about a subject, you might be forgiven for thinking that would be an invitation to know more, and an incentive for further research. Not so in a recent NZ decision, where an important clinical trial has been cancelled because "not enough is known" about the subject being researched.

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Who needs STEM CELLS when you have PIG CELLS ????? — by 0 on Tue, 2008-10-21 21:59
Stem Cell Sauce — by 0 on Thu, 2008-06-26 04:10
Yes I see you're correct Kasper — by gregster on Sun, 2008-06-15 02:42

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Shire Network News

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Mon, 2007-02-26 23:32
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Another fine episode of podcast Shire Network News.


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Manhattan Prosecutors Declare War on Families

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Submitted by David Heleniak on Mon, 2007-02-26 06:14

2006 saw a refreshing increase in the number of commentary pieces tackling the problems with state domestic violence (DV) restraining order systems.


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Would an Objectivist Club listing itself in TAS Local Clubs directory prove beneficial, neutral or detrimental to that club?

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Submitted by administrator on Sun, 2007-02-25 03:20
Beneficial
52% (16 votes)
Neutral
13% (4 votes)
Detrimental
35% (11 votes)
Total votes: 31
Recent Comments:
Jeremy the Authentic Lover of Life — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2007-02-28 00:17
I've been hearing a lot of — by 0 on Tue, 2007-02-27 23:39
Aaron and Luke, — by Melissa Lepley on Tue, 2007-02-27 12:25

There's Many a Slip Twixt Cup and Lip

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Submitted by PhilipC on Sun, 2007-02-25 02:51

Objectivists too easily forget that there is a wide gap between reading about a philosophy or acquiring any sophisticated or complex body of knowledge and learning how to apply it without error.

Recent Comments:
Silly Issues — by Jon Trager on Thu, 2007-03-08 16:42
We'll have to agree to — by PhilipC on Wed, 2007-03-07 05:28
No, Phil — by Jon Trager on Tue, 2007-03-06 16:27

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The Federal Communism Commission

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Sat, 2007-02-24 16:29

The FCC Commissars' plan laid bare w/r/t the proposed Sirius/XM merger:

See, the FCC's de facto job in this day and age is to make sure that boring old fashioned radio stations can remain boring and old fashioned and stay in business.

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Ask me that again... — by Robert on Mon, 2007-02-26 15:37

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USB Rocket Launcher

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Submitted by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2007-02-23 05:37

Check out this tasty little weapon of mass destruction. Oh, how I wish I worked in an open-plan office. I may have to put it on my windowsill and fire at the stray pussy in my chile patch.

Recent Comments:
They ship with windows — by Lance on Mon, 2007-09-17 06:30
Are they compatible with — by michael fasher on Mon, 2007-09-17 06:21
I thought the video let them — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2007-09-16 10:26

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“No Substitute for Victory" @ GMU in DC 2/28

Submitted by wngreen on Thu, 2007-02-22 23:44

“No Substitute for Victory”: The Defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism

Who: Dr. John Lewis, historian at Ashland University

What: A talk on how we can and why we must defeat Totalitarian Islam—first and foremost by destroying the current regime in Iran

Recent Comments:
But, of course, Robert — by 0 on Thu, 2007-03-01 17:06
Disgusting. — by Robert on Thu, 2007-03-01 04:03
GMU caves, talk cancelled — by wngreen on Wed, 2007-02-28 12:29

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Steve Jobs Bashes Teacher Unions

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Submitted by JulianP on Thu, 2007-02-22 23:00

Apple CEO and co-founder, Steve Jobs, has fired a shot across the bows of teacher unions. In a speech at the Texas Public Education Reform Foundation, he took the unions to task for crippling the minds of American children:Statesman article

Recent Comments:
Good job, Jobs! — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2007-02-23 05:31

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Hunter Thompson's "Ayn Rand Phase"

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Submitted by James S. Valliant on Thu, 2007-02-22 19:14

That a writer at some point in his career was (or claims to have been) "influenced" by Ayn Rand -- is no indicator of intellectual merit -- or even the hope that the writer will not end up totally crackers. For example, the variety of chemicals marinating the brain of Hunter Thompson appears to have left him a paranoid loon.

Recent Comments:
Hunter a Hsiekovian? — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-02-23 00:13
I always suspected... — by Casey on Thu, 2007-02-22 21:09

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Totalitarian t-shirt

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Submitted by Jameson on Thu, 2007-02-22 02:35
Totalitarian t-shirt

Since this design is infinitely better, I’ve ditched its predecessor. I'll give it a bit of a tweak and talk to a t-shirt company next week about getting it produced.

Orders…?

Recent Comments:
There are many varieties in Eastern Europe — by Scott Wilson on Sun, 2008-05-18 20:51
Anyone know how many have sold? — by Jameson on Sat, 2008-05-17 02:31
Just bumping this thread — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2008-05-17 00:21

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[Today's Reprise] Supersex Me!

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Submitted by David Bertelsen on Thu, 2007-02-22 00:59

[Editor's note: For those on whom the allusion may be lost, "Perigo" is Portuguese for "danger."]

Manhattan artivist (activist artist) Mr. Guy Simons has created a storm of controversy with his award-winning new movie, “Supersex Me!”

Recent Comments:
Huh? — by Olivia on Sat, 2007-02-24 08:01
Reprise? — by Marcus on Thu, 2007-02-22 11:06

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Farewell dinner & drinks: Tuesday 27th, 1830, De Post, Mt. Eden

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-02-21 10:15

Greetings to all Auckland SOLOists,

I'll be leaving for Melbourne on the 2nd March, and Ande will be joining me there after she's sold the house, so we thought we'd invite you all to farewell drinks & dinner at De Post (http://www.depost.co.nz/) in Mt. Eden, at 1830 on Tuesday 27th February.

Recent Comments:
Ooooo! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 08:42
You Have Mail — by Sandi on Tue, 2007-03-06 07:18
I've actually just (finally) — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2007-03-06 07:11

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CYFS Watch Blog Bad

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Wed, 2007-02-21 07:24

logo.gifCYFS Watch is a Blogspot blog run by secret persons with a problem with New Zealand Government's Child Youth and Family Services- CYFS. Who doesn't have a problem with them? But they're going a bit far with the nameing and shameing- they've been getting personal and have just gone a step further. Google it if you like.


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Estonia Dec. 1989

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2007-02-20 17:08
Estonia Dec. 1989

Estonia Dec. 1989

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Sub-national indices — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2007-03-28 19:56
Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2007-03-23 03:00
Another methodology — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2007-03-22 23:39

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Letter to the Herald re. Holocaust denial

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2007-02-19 22:08

Dear Sir,

Millions of Jews were systematically murdered by the NAZI regime and their sympathizers, both before and during WW2.  It was a tragic period in human history, replete with hatred and apathy – and would be so regardless of the number of innocents murdered because of their religious beliefs.

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Thanks for your attempt to — by Kevin on Fri, 2007-03-02 07:32
KKKevin... — by Jameson on Fri, 2007-03-02 01:47
Mr Visconti... — by Kevin on Thu, 2007-03-01 07:32

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Hillary -- Get Your Hands Out Of My Wallet

Submitted by wngreen on Mon, 2007-02-19 19:58

In case you think her blatant call for seizing legally generated and already taxed property was a mere slip of the tongue, she even repeats it in her campaign flier.

Recent Comments:
I must admit that this is — by wngreen on Wed, 2007-02-21 21:10
Fred is always right (except when he's wrong) — by Fred Weiss on Wed, 2007-02-21 20:32
Fred is almost right — by wngreen on Wed, 2007-02-21 17:36

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Palliative

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Mon, 2007-02-19 12:58

father_bob.gifSOLO, this is Father Bob Maguire. He's a Catholic priest in my old home, Melbourne, Australia. Never met him.

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Love and the Laws of the Universe — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-05-20 12:26
Ellis — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-05-20 09:08
Greg — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-05-20 08:51

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Sha'riah law - coming to a town near you!

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Submitted by Sandi on Mon, 2007-02-19 09:37

North London
Furious parents staged protests outside a school over its decision to serve up only halal meat at lunchtimes.

Recent Comments:
so i'm a muslim living in the — by islam-boi46 on Mon, 2008-01-14 10:40
First it was "Baa-Baa Rainbow Sheep"... — by Jameson on Sat, 2007-03-17 10:21
Fraser, — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2007-03-10 01:30

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Hugo Chavez: Collectivist Throwback

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Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2007-02-19 02:31

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 16 — Faced with an accelerating inflation rate and shortages of basic foods like beef, chicken and milk, President Hugo Chávez has threatened to jail grocery store owners and nationalize their businesses if they violate the country’s expanding price controls.

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Worse yet... — by Robert on Mon, 2007-02-19 15:33

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