Immortal Heroine!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 22:07

A tribute penned by me and published with nine signatures attached in The Evening Post, Wellington New Zealand, shortly after Ayn Rand’s death 25 years ago today, March 6 (US):

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Romantic till the end... — by Jameson on Fri, 2007-03-09 14:27

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Titanic Trio!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 22:00

One memorable night, not so long ago, I imbibed some high-octane emotional fuel, sitting down with like-minded people to watch television documentaries on three giants, each a genius in his own field—author/philosopher Ayn Rand, singer Mario Lanza and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Great tribute... — by Jameson on Sun, 2007-12-16 04:04
Hard to believe now this — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2007-12-15 23:56
Actually ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2007-12-15 23:48

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AR = Ayn Rand: Audacious Revolutionary!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 21:49

[Reprised to commemorate AR's death, 25 years ago today]

Last week I retraced the steps of SOLO in its three brief years of existence. Since I'm still in seasonally nostalgic mode, let me reminisce about the day Ayn Rand died, twenty-one years ago. I was presenting Morning Report on New Zealand's National Radio that day, and it fell to me to read the announcement of her death. As a recent, awe-struck young convert to her ideas, I found it difficult to report to the nation that her valiant heart had stopped beating.

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Censorship - Gaming, Video's & Books

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Submitted by Sandi on Tue, 2007-03-06 08:04

I presume that countries around the world, other than New Zealand, have censorship embedded within the purchase of the above products.
Certain video games, as an example, wear warning labels of violence as illustrated in this excerpt from the NZ Herald

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I heard of an interesting case — by Landon Erp on Tue, 2007-03-06 23:14

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Full speed ahead

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2007-03-06 06:54

Things are going well in Melbourne. Since arriving on Friday I've managed to:

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Thanks :-)  I'll keep you — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2007-03-08 07:39
Congrats! — by Prima Donna on Wed, 2007-03-07 20:21
I am assured that Sunshine — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-03-06 08:28

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Guess Perigo et al didn't notice...

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Submitted by Kevin on Tue, 2007-03-06 06:47

Today is the anniversary of the deaths of : Davy Crockett, George Formby, and...?

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And in Linz' defence (though — by Lance on Tue, 2007-03-06 09:51
Huzzah! My very own coconut. — by Lance on Tue, 2007-03-06 09:44
Lance wins... — by Kevin on Tue, 2007-03-06 09:23

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Tell the truth, then RUN!

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-03-06 06:18

Dean Esmay blog has drawn a line in the sand. Unless you pass his ideology test, he says, get the hell away from his blog. Gladly SOLO has no such orders in force so we few who pass Esmay's test are still welcome to voice our views here.

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Is the Pope a Catholic? — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2007-03-10 10:15
Correct, modernity isn't essential To Jihad. — by Wayne Simmons on Fri, 2007-03-09 22:13
Modernity - Not Essential — by Bill Visconti on Fri, 2007-03-09 20:31

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Linz Live Latest—Radio Pacific, Monday March 12

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 01:42

Radio Pacific—in for John Banks, Monday March 12, 6am - 9am.

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Just a spasm of moral indignation... — by Olivia on Fri, 2007-03-16 03:36
Ah well Claudia — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-03-15 08:56
To be sure. — by Olivia on Tue, 2007-03-13 00:16

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Crime Fiction

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Submitted by Landon Erp on Tue, 2007-03-06 01:23

Ok I know I run the risk of being called on evading the major issues of debate on the site by posting this. Sorry, I don't debate ideas until I have a clear understanding of where I stand on them as a rule. So that's why I've stayed out of many recent threads.

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Long Chain Thinking

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Submitted by PhilipC on Mon, 2007-03-05 02:43

I'm feeling in a much better mood than an hour ago, before I went out for a jog. And not because of endorphins, but because I was feeling depressed over the lack of a certain kind of mental effort expended by the human race.

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> I'd love to see this — by PhilipC on Tue, 2007-03-13 01:33
Samples — by Wes on Mon, 2007-03-12 18:36
On the "long chains" topic, — by PhilipC on Fri, 2007-03-09 19:23

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Drip-drip-drip of a revolution.

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2007-03-04 18:16

Jeremy Clarkson (of Top Gear) puts his finger on the motivation behind the current socialist trend of control.

Recent Comments:
"Durkin made a persuasive — by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2007-03-10 23:41
Rush commented on it on the — by wngreen on Sat, 2007-03-10 23:09
Marcus, that's good news — by PhilipC on Sat, 2007-03-10 17:34

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Global Warming Series: Cars Improved the Air

Submitted by wngreen on Sun, 2007-03-04 17:15

Rather then try to write one large article (which I just don't have the time to do right now) I decided to break up my promised global warming thoughts in serial form. So here is the first, hopefully of many, posts on the most dangerous religious movement in modern times -- environmentalism and it's Gospel global warming.

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The seeds of Innovation

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Submitted by JoeM on Sun, 2007-03-04 06:45

Musical Innovation: Devotion or Deviance?

By Joseph C. Maurone

Recent Comments:
I think you're right on Joe. — by jmd2479 on Wed, 2007-06-20 23:23
Linz — by JoeM on Sun, 2007-03-25 17:30
Liszt experiment — by JoeM on Sun, 2007-03-25 17:15

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Arrived in Melbourne

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2007-03-04 01:02

I've arrived in Melbourne :-)  Things are quite hectic at the moment, we're meeting with an accountant on Tuesday to set up the company, and I've already begun purchasing the essentials of life (PDA, cellphone, suit).

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Dunc ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 08:39
That's just as well as you'd — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-03-06 07:30
Sure is ... — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2007-03-06 06:53

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Sunday Quiz - Guaranteed to Challenge the Grey Matter

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Submitted by Sandi on Sat, 2007-03-03 22:46

Here is a fantastic quiz. It is very challenging and will take a few hours not minutes.

Recent Comments:
Don't disable anything. — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2007-03-09 19:38
Hmm, — by Melissa Lepley on Fri, 2007-03-09 18:56
Think outside the box — by Merlin Jetton on Fri, 2007-03-09 13:16

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Erring on the Side of Hidden Harm: The Granting of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

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Submitted by David Heleniak on Fri, 2007-03-02 23:52

On September 19, 2005, Yvette Cade went before Judge Richard A. Palumbo seeking an extension of a domestic violence restraining order against her husband, Roger Hargrave. Palumbo, whether from confusion, clerical error, or a genuine belief that the extension was unwarranted, dismissed the restraining order. One month later, Hargrave walked into the cell phone store where Cade worked, doused her with gasoline, and set her on fire. Two weeks after the attack, Palumbo was removed from all domestic violence cases and placed on administrative duty.

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Whose music?

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Fri, 2007-03-02 13:12

Sins That Are Tritest raised this question, I think.

That is to say, whose values will dominate in our future society? As the following table (Statistics NZ) shows, traditionally it has been the youth. Clearly the majority are 35yo or under. We may assume that they command the greatest consumer demand for music and exhibit the strongest and most visible examples of the sins of their time.

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Pannic panic — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-03-06 01:28
Yikes! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2007-03-06 01:01
end of the world as we know it — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2007-03-06 00:39

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Submitted by Mitch on Fri, 2007-03-02 04:19

I have recently heard a rather interesting piece of information regarding the immigration department. It appears that over the past two years, Immigration New Zealand has been

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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.

Recent Comments:
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

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
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?

Recent Comments:
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

Another fine episode of podcast Shire Network News.

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