Peikoff on Black Tuesday

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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.

Recent Comments:
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

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Philadelphia Loves Rocky...But Is It Art?

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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.

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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

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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...

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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

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I Feel Pretty...Awesome!

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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.

Recent Comments:
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

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Between Parent and Child

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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.

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Ryan — by User hidden on Mon, 2006-09-11 22:22

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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.


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Objectivist Summer--A Photographic View

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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:

TOC pictures

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.

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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

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What Architecture Is All About

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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...

Recent Comments:
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

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Dawkins, a Raving Promoter of Selfish Capitalism?

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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

Recent Comments:
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

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Playboy Centrefold on SOLO?

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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.Smiling

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Brant? — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-09-08 23:07
Still — by LWHALL on Fri, 2006-09-08 22:34

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Anyone here use an old-school Palm Pilot (or Handspring Visor)?

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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:

Palm Pilot / Handspring Visor under Vista

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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

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What would you do?

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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.

Recent Comments:
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

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Garlic Bread for the KASSed

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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.

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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

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ARI Condemns Harvard Visit by Islamo-Fascist Filth

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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.

Recent Comments:
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

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Tchaikovsky -- KASS enough?

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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.

Recent Comments:
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

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Sci-Fi Anyone?

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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?

Recent Comments:
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

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The Joy of Decadence

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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."

Recent Comments:
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

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ARI's Lockitch—Why We Are Losing Hearts and Minds

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2006-09-07 00:08

The Ayn Rand Institute

Why We Are Losing Hearts and Minds
By: Keith Lockitch

Our leaders have failed to answer the evil moral ideal of Islamic totalitarianism with a rational ideal of our own.

Recent Comments:
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

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ARI's Locke & Epstein—The Terrorists' Motivation: Islam

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2006-09-07 00:05

The Ayn Rand Institute

The Terrorists' Motivation: Islam
Their attempt to practice religion consistently explains the terrorists' actions.

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.

Recent Comments:
" 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

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American Government is democracy, though a watered down form.

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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.”

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"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

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Ahh, Beauty!

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Submitted by jtgagnon on Wed, 2006-09-06 18:41
Ahh,  Beauty!

I came across this earlier today and I found it to be quite striking. Just look at that poise!

Recent Comments:
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

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Iran: Purging 101

Submitted by wngreen on Wed, 2006-09-06 18:34
Iran: Purging 101

From Cox & Forkum: Purging 101

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.

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Good cartoon... — by Kat on Wed, 2006-09-06 20:02

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This was a funny one

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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."

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Martin. — by Olivia on Fri, 2006-09-08 02:06

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Conspiracy Theories!

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Submitted by jtgagnon on Wed, 2006-09-06 18:18

In recent days, a number of conspiracy theorists have reared their ugly heads on SOLO. They believe all manner of incredible things. Regardless of my low opinion of them, I just wanted to let all the conspiracy nut-jobs out there know this: you've got some great company.

Recent Comments:
There is a conspiracy...! — by Jameson on Sun, 2006-09-10 03:36
Absorb this — by Craig Ceely on Sat, 2006-09-09 23:24
Far be it for an Objectivst — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-09-08 09:21

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Lindsay Perigo, by Victor Pross—1

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Submitted by Robert Campbell on Wed, 2006-09-06 16:22
Recent Comments:
I've just discovered ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-09-07 01:13
Psycho Stalker — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-09-07 00:36
Lindsay ... — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2006-09-06 21:16

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Lindsay Perigo, by Victor Pross—2

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Submitted by Robert Campbell on Wed, 2006-09-06 16:20
Lindsay Perigo, by Victor Pross—2
Recent Comments:
Sharon... — by Olivia on Mon, 2009-04-13 01:51
>>Sheesh Sharon.... has it — by 0 on Sun, 2009-04-12 23:49
*Duh* — by Olivia on Sat, 2009-04-11 01:30

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SOLO's Declaration of War!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-09-06 08:13

As the fifth anniversary approaches of the pre-eminent attack in recent times by Islamo-Fascist filth on western civilization, President Bush has reminded his countrymen they are still at war. "Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. The question is 'Will we listen? Will we pay attention to what these evil men say?'"

Recent Comments:
A Couple of Corrections & A Translation — by jriggenbach on Sun, 2006-09-10 20:33
Linz , Peron and ISIL — by Kenny on Sun, 2006-09-10 10:16
Self -abusing Sandi... — by Kevin on Sun, 2006-09-10 08:04

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Bush Reminds Country U.S. At War

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Submitted by Jeff Perren on Tue, 2006-09-05 21:36

In a recent AP story, President Bush cites several discoveries of Al Qaeda documents that should chill any right thinking person.

Bush Reminds Country U.S. Still At War

Recent Comments:
Craig, I'll try... — by Kevin on Sat, 2006-09-23 09:37
Can't do it, can you? — by Craig Ceely on Fri, 2006-09-22 15:23
More "Minority Viewpoints".. — by Kevin on Fri, 2006-09-22 05:50

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Quick book notes re PARC and ARA

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Tue, 2006-09-05 08:36

I did happen to find myself in a Borders the other day and restocked on some Oist books that I lost a while back in a flood. I added my own copy of PARC, and also Ayn Rand Answers (ARA).

PARC, the book impugned all over the place as not having KASS book sales, was right there in Borders, sitting just next to Passion of Ayn Rand. It just occurred to me then how great the marketing strategy was there. It was set up just right so that when someone goes into a book store and sees PAR, they notice that just next to it is PARC. They see who PAR is written by, and then they see the subtitle for PARC, and instantly realize that there's some matter of controversy: automatically they know that something about the author and/or the content of PAR is open to question. The title for PARC is also well-chosen for another reason: if people were to do a search for "passion of ayn rand" on a bookselling website, more than one title comes up now. You now, quite unavoidably, get the two sides of the story set right along next to each other.

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PS — by Lanza Morio on Tue, 2006-09-05 09:07
ARA is highly recommended — by Lanza Morio on Tue, 2006-09-05 08:51

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A different obscene use of child pornography

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Submitted by AdamReed on Tue, 2006-09-05 07:47

First, full disclosure. I was once arrested on a false allegation of possession of child pornography. Evantually I was proven innocent, the charges were dismissed, and my arrest record expunged. My experience has left me with a realization that child pornography has other uses than the obvious.

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