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Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
Hell no! Put him away for treason.
Yes and no. It's a grey area.
Other (please specify)
Total votes: 26
Submitted by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2006-09-11 01:03
An ABC News poll reports that 95% of Americans recall exactly where they were during the 9/11 attacks. We can only assume the other 5% were comatose.
1st day of uni — by Kat on Tue, 2006-09-12 03:26
My car broke down — by Landon Erp on Mon, 2006-09-11 23:31
I was teaching at an — by User hidden on Mon, 2006-09-11 22:16
Submitted by jtgagnon on Sun, 2006-09-10 23:10
"On September 11, 2001, Islamo-Fascist terrorists slaughtered thousands of innocent Americans. Their deaths remain a somber reminder of the palpable threat that Islam poses to Western civilization," says John Gagnon, Executive Director of SOLO (Sense of Life Objectivists).
Who said... — by Kevin on Wed, 2006-09-13 09:03
John — by LWHALL on Tue, 2006-09-12 16:27
Bravo! — by Melissa Lepley on Tue, 2006-09-12 15:43
Submitted by JoeM on Sun, 2006-09-10 21:32
I've been listening to ST. ELSEWHERE by Gnarls Barkely, and came across this version of their song "Crazy" on TOP OF THE POPS. This version really sounds like it was scored by Ennio Morricone, and since there's a few Morricone fans here, though I'd share.
Saw these guys on Letterman, — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2006-09-13 04:04
Thing is, with Morricone, — by Chris Cathcart on Mon, 2006-09-11 04:02
Submitted by Daniel Walden on Sun, 2006-09-10 14:12
Has anyone besides me heard of or had experience with the Harkness method of teaching in a high school? It's the only method employed at the school I currently attend, and so far it seems to be extraordinarily effective.
Sounds Like Shared Inquiry — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2006-09-10 19:45
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-09-10 10:24
"I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline.
Tony Robinson — by Kenny on Sun, 2006-09-10 17:49
Similar thoughts from Jeremy Clarkson — by Marcus on Sun, 2006-09-10 17:24
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2006-09-10 10:14
If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere, It's up to you, New York, New York!
This was a declaration of war—but a declaration by whom, and against what?
2,500 people were killed in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941. Today, in mainland USA, many many more have been killed in appalling scenes as America was left defenceless. Airline security was exposed. The Pentagon was breached. The glory of the New York skyline was rent asunder; the twin towers of the World Trade Centre—shining spires of capitalism and twin symbols for man's achievement—are no more.
Thanks — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2006-09-10 21:04
The question — by Chris Cathcart on Sun, 2006-09-10 17:01
Peter — by LWHALL on Sun, 2006-09-10 13:17
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-09-10 09:57
"This homily is not a hymn to self-sacrifice. It is a hymn to the spirit of man, the spirit that loves life, and strives with unimaginable heroism to reclaim and reaffirm it when it is under threat from those who hate it and would destroy the people and things that make anything worthy of the name 'life' possible."
The Politically Incorrect Show—September 18, 2001
[Music - Die Fledermaus]
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-09-10 09:50
Fifty Years of Appeasement Led to Black Tuesday
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
By: Leonard Peikoff
Fifty years of increasing American appeasement in the Mideast have led to fifty years of increasing contempt in the Muslim world for the United States. The inevitable climax was the tens of thousands of deaths on September 11, 2001--the blackest day in our history, so far. The Palestinians, among others, responded by dancing in the streets and handing out candy.
It was originally thought — by Fred Weiss on Mon, 2006-09-11 14:14
Yes Kevin, it is true... — by Marcus on Mon, 2006-09-11 13:13
Lindsay... — by Kevin on Mon, 2006-09-11 07:22
Submitted by JoeM on Sun, 2006-09-10 03:16
It's Rocky Week in Philadelphia, to mark the return of the Rocky Statue from ROCKY II to the Philadelphia Art Museum after years of purgatory down at the Spectrum. The catch is, after much debate, the statue is NOT atop the art museum steps, commemorating Rocky's triumph, but stationed on the lawn. Judging by some of the debates about the statue, it's probably lucky it even made it there.
Means and ends? — by JoeM on Tue, 2006-09-12 14:49
I am stuck. On one hand yes — by Sandi on Tue, 2006-09-12 10:16
High art. As was the great — by PhilipC on Sun, 2006-09-10 18:23
Submitted by Jameson on Sun, 2006-09-10 03:02
Now that's how you win in style!
Miss Sharapova's baseline power shots and pin-point accuracy sparked and sizzled like her Nike/Audrey Hepburn LBD.
Such youth, such confidence, such grace, such skill! This heady mix of perfection brought a tear to my eye. She is Beauty in Motion...
Oh my god! — by User hidden on Mon, 2006-09-11 01:23
Oooooo, Rafael (swoon!) — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-09-10 07:09
A couple more of Maria — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-09-10 06:31
Submitted by Marnee on Sun, 2006-09-10 02:12
All around beauty and tennis badass, Maria Sharapova just won the U.S. Open. Her happiness is intoxicating. And what a game. Man! Two straight sets.
I have to say that this was the funnest U.S. Open that I have ever watched.
Funniest shit ever — by Boaz the Boor on Sun, 2006-09-10 05:35
Da man — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2006-09-10 04:29
You da man — by Fred Weiss on Sun, 2006-09-10 04:26
Submitted by Ryan Brubaker on Sun, 2006-09-10 01:12
I saw this book recommended by several people on an old SoloHQ thread. My wife and I are hoping to start a family in the coming year so I thought this would be a good book to start getting prepared for fatherhood.
Having finished the book, I would really like to hear from others what ideas they found most helpful from the book.
Ryan — by User hidden on Mon, 2006-09-11 22:22
Submitted by eg on Sat, 2006-09-09 04:07
More power to JARS. Even the bad stuff can be educational. I don't care if it's run by SOBs. If it is.
Submitted by PhilipC on Sat, 2006-09-09 00:18
Fran at the TOC Summer Conference captured what it was like in the faces and attitudes of the attendees:
You can tell what things are really like by looking at people, so I urge everyone to look at these pictures and you can surely see the look of evasion and kasslesness and fear and mindlessness and terror on all these faces.
The 24 — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2006-09-10 16:44
> I've held my fire on a — by PhilipC on Sun, 2006-09-10 06:46
I think we may have finally — by Chris Cathcart on Sun, 2006-09-10 04:47
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-09-08 23:09
Now we're at the halfway point of our architectural debate over at my main blog 'Not PC,' here's a brief meditation on what architecture is all about. In five words or less: giving meaning to our lives. To quote the late Claude Megson, "If it doesn't have meaning, then you're just wanking."
Read on now for the thousand-word meditation...
Thanks — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2006-09-10 21:11
Peter — by TRowland on Sat, 2006-09-09 17:40
Standing ovation. — by Prima Donna on Sat, 2006-09-09 07:07
Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2006-09-08 22:54
A letter to the magazine, "New Scientist".
This typical idiot doesn't know what he is talking about regarding Dawkins. But if Dawkins did have the effect the writer claims - then good on him!
"The selfish meme
Well Ted... — by Marcus on Thu, 2006-09-14 10:55
Perhaps I'm a Hijacker here. — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-09-14 06:23
Will look for previous argument on this list. — by Marcus on Wed, 2006-09-13 17:14
Submitted by Kenny on Fri, 2006-09-08 18:41
I noticed that there is a new Soloist called Brandi Lynn. That is strange name (certainly to a Scot) so I clicked on her profile. She gives her real name as Brandi Brandt. It seemed, ahem (cough, cough), "familar" so I googled it. Brandi Brandt was indeed a Playboy Centrefold and appears to have modelled for other publictions. I look forward to her first post.
Brant? — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-09-08 23:07
Still — by LWHALL on Fri, 2006-09-08 22:34
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2006-09-08 11:02
If so, you might be interested in the battle I've finally won to get my Handspring Visor to HotSync under Windows Vista Beta 2:
Personally, I can imagine — by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2006-09-10 20:51
I am on my 2nd PP and can't — by Sandi on Sat, 2006-09-09 01:12
Submitted by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-09-08 05:22
In a recent episode of the series 24, secret agent Jack Bauer was caught between a rock and a hard place.
Coventry — by eg on Sat, 2006-09-09 01:01
Jack must follow orders — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-09-08 23:15
Moral Equivilance — by Marcus on Fri, 2006-09-08 15:44
Submitted by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-09-08 01:59
I eat garlic bread a couple of times a week. I make it myself, and I refuse to eat the crap that supermarkets and outlets like Pizza Hut sell.
It's quite simple but the simple things must be done well.
Coming Thro' The Rye... — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2006-09-18 23:28
Tangent — by Prima Donna on Mon, 2006-09-18 14:37
Duncan - Rye — by AdamReed on Mon, 2006-09-18 14:04
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2006-09-08 01:49
The Ayn Rand Institute
Ayn Rand Institute Press Release
Khatami’s Harvard Visit Is a Disgrace
Sept. 7, 2006
Irvine, CA--This Sunday, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, Iran’s former president, Mohammed Khatami, will speak before Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and give a talk titled “Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence.” This is outrageous.
Let the fucker talk and let's expose his evil ideology. — by Marcus on Sat, 2006-09-09 22:41
Ick! — by Boaz the Boor on Sat, 2006-09-09 04:42
Verdict: Guilty — by Kat on Sat, 2006-09-09 04:28
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Thu, 2006-09-07 23:41
I've heard the main body of Tchai's most famous work a few times now - the last three symphonies, the first piano concerto, the violin concerto, and the famous ballet suites.
I haven't seen anybody — by JeffL on Sun, 2007-06-17 00:41
In his spare time, — by Chris Cathcart on Tue, 2007-04-10 17:41
I just realized — by Chris Cathcart on Tue, 2007-04-10 16:46
Submitted by Melissa Lepley on Thu, 2006-09-07 23:38
I'm afraid my zeal for science fiction sort of hijacked Mr. Perigo's War Declaration thread, so I'll start a different one here.
Who are your favorite sci-fi / fiction authors? Which books of theirs would you especially recommend? Why?
Is there an anti-Marnee faction? — by Marnee on Thu, 2006-10-19 19:09
Let's not forget Leela — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-10-19 06:48
Ahhh.... — by Robert on Thu, 2006-10-19 05:29
Submitted by Prima Donna on Thu, 2006-09-07 02:35
You know, there is nothing quite like savoring a luxurious product that is hand-crafted and so deliciously rich that no more than a few bites are needed to indulge the palate. I'm sitting here sampling a collection of brownies and blondies from Sugardaddy's, as they are customizing a holiday package for the Gilded Fork Boutique, and I'm having a little "moment."
Language, Jennifer! — by Craig Ceely on Fri, 2006-10-06 04:36
Psst... — by Prima Donna on Tue, 2006-10-03 05:42
Huzzuh! — by James S. Valliant on Fri, 2006-09-08 01:14
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2006-09-07 00:08
The Ayn Rand Institute
Why We Are Losing Hearts and Minds
Our leaders have failed to answer the evil moral ideal of Islamic totalitarianism with a rational ideal of our own.
Sounds to me like — by LWHALL on Fri, 2006-09-08 23:11
Yes, truly inspired - I agree — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-09-08 22:49
Spot on, again. — by Lanza Morio on Thu, 2006-09-07 10:32
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2006-09-07 00:05
The Ayn Rand Institute
The Terrorists' Motivation: Islam
By: Edwin A. Locke and Alex Epstein
It is now five years since September 11, 2001--and since that horrific day we have witnessed numerous additional attacks by Islamic terrorists against the West. In the face of a seemingly never-ending supply of suicidal killers, many still do not understand the motivation of the terrorists. Commentators are eager to offer a bevy of pseudo-explanations--poverty, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, etc.--while ignoring the motivation the terrorists themselves openly proclaim: Islam.
" And religionists are — by 0 on Mon, 2008-12-01 21:27
"Jason, who would be (and — by Bill Visconti on Sun, 2006-09-10 05:45
Rot — by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2006-09-10 02:59
Submitted by Charles Henrikson on Wed, 2006-09-06 19:26
Pure Democracy is Rule by the majority by the people (you have no argument from me there). The difference between this and America is that “Classical Liberal” principles (more commonly know today as libertarian today) were applied to the basic tenants of democracy so as to “fix” the main problem of democracy: the oppression of the minority. The Smallest Minority is the individual—so we have a “bill of rights” to protect us as individuals from the masses, and the masses’ most dangerous agent: the government. In America we also lend our individual power of force to the hands of several agents in the government to further remove the masses from power. These agents are known as our representatives. Due to these Libertarian reforms we call this revamped Democracy: “Constitutional Republic”; but the foundation of our government is still democracy. America is a democracy, just not a “Pure Democracy.”
"Think the fact that america — by Robert Nasir on Tue, 2006-09-26 03:04
two quotes — by Landon Erp on Thu, 2006-09-21 23:47
Charles asks, "Philosophically..." — by Robert Nasir on Wed, 2006-09-20 23:58
Submitted by jtgagnon on Wed, 2006-09-06 18:41
Dense-pack — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2006-09-07 19:37
What I Like — by jtgagnon on Thu, 2006-09-07 04:40
I had taken to her since I — by Chris Cathcart on Thu, 2006-09-07 04:26
Submitted by wngreen on Wed, 2006-09-06 18:34
Looks like the moderates have met their end at the universities in Iran. Ahmadinejad even "named a cleric to head the country's oldest institution of higher education, Tehran University — drawing strong protests from students." To those students I say, protest while you still can.
Good cartoon... — by Kat on Wed, 2006-09-06 20:02
Submitted by Martin on Wed, 2006-09-06 18:26
Sarah, one of my friends on Myspace (Also a friend in real life) sent me a message asking about the the "John Galt." She saw it in 3 profiles and was wondering what it was all about - I replied that it's a reference to Atlas Shrugged. It turns out that she knows a John Galt from her home town, but "it just didn't occur to me why people were asking about him."
Martin. — by Olivia on Fri, 2006-09-08 02:06
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