A Tale of Two Universes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-05-15 00:16

There is no greater piano concerto than the Brahms Concerto No. 2. Except perhaps the Brahms Concerto No. 1.

At one time the conscientiously cerebral Stephen Hough favoured the No. 1. Then he came to prefer No. 2. For my money, there's not a lot between them except twenty-two years, with less explosiveness and greater serenity in the later work. Both are stellar exemplars of the greatest genre in music, the Romantic genre. Both combine the grandeur of a symphony, the passion of an opera, the tenderness of a love ballad, the torment of high tension and the rapture of repose. Both touch every emotion ever quickened by a beating heart. Both attain aching heights of sublimity.

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What a great review! — by Olivia on Sun, 2016-05-15 04:37

Panama Papers; Medicinal Cannabis - Free Lives.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2016-05-09 04:43

Never one to miss an opportunity.


Trump

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Submitted by atlascott on Fri, 2016-05-06 21:43

Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho is the only guy who could out-Trump Trump, but that would be by walking over and throttling him, which would be a glorious return to Roman Empire-era polit

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Finally :D — by VSD on Sat, 2016-05-07 07:49
I'm Convinced! — by Grant Jones on Sat, 2016-05-07 01:01
Either Or — by atlascott on Fri, 2016-05-06 21:47

We're all ophans now - Umbrage Taking.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2016-05-06 00:01

To quote Lindsay's last post:

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Oh dear... — by Olivia on Thu, 2016-05-12 09:26
Taking Offense at Nothing — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2016-05-06 23:58

Squall of Shame

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-05-05 03:00

"Gosh, Story, a bit of notice would be nice before you flash naked people to my 8-yr-old on your 7 pm TV show. I know your CEO has stepped down but there are still TV standards, right?"

Actually, no.


Right Boot Left Boot, What's The Difference?

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Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Tue, 2016-05-03 23:13

One common argument that is ubiquitous from Objectivists, and has been for decades, is that there is an equal or substantial threat coming from both sides of the political spectrum.


The Personal Abuse Issue

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2016-05-03 00:29

Objectivist cultism isn't just a matter of zealously censoring the words, and monstrously excommunicating the persons, of all who study Objectivist theory extensively and deeply -- and then dare to do


Further proof of living in the fag-end of a long dead civilisation that once held free lives up as the standard.

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Mon, 2016-05-02 23:52

Hattip Lindsay Mitchell, a quotation from New Zealand's cheerleader of the totalitarian state, The Morgan Foundation, and the excrement who leads it, Geoff Simmons:

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Ahem. Have spent some good — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2016-05-03 05:47
That's pretty fuckin' bad! — by Olivia on Tue, 2016-05-03 05:01

Music of the Gods—Lisiecki Plays Schumann

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-05-01 10:11

Haven't posted one of these for a while. Proof that not all—only 99.99%—of millennials are moronnials, and my answer to the pig-ignorant mewlings of the sub-humans who say Romantic-era music is "tepid."

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Another millennial ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2016-05-04 05:58
Gorgeous. — by Olivia on Tue, 2016-05-03 07:23
I was — by Shane Pleasance on Mon, 2016-05-02 00:53

Proof We Live in the Ruins of a Once Great Western Civilisation

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2016-04-28 23:24

Arguing on Gitter last night against the (offensive) Chief Censor's ban of signage on a camping rental company's vans, namely, three signs semi-comically supporting drug use (one for cocaine, two f


A Moronnial Fesses Up

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-04-28 10:29

If you can make out what this adenoidal airhead is saying, you'll realise she's not actually an airhead, merely adenoidal.

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Mixed Bag — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2016-04-29 02:18
The Rise of Feminism and the Decline of Christianity — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2016-04-28 23:30
In her defense, — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2016-04-28 18:27

Oh Dear, A Policy of "America First"

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2016-04-27 22:25

This:

"My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people, and American security, above all else. That will be the foundation of every decision that I will make," Trump said. "'America first' will be the major and overriding theme of my administration."

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Olivia — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2016-05-11 14:00
Individual Rights for Muslims are NOT a Threat to the West — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2016-05-11 00:16
Olivia — by Doug Bandler The Second on Tue, 2016-05-10 16:54

Aspirations, Gaza Death Tunnels, Schools of Hope

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2016-04-27 18:43
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Don't miss the moving Hatikva... — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2016-04-27 18:47

For Linz

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2016-04-27 10:41

Great to hear you’ve got a sequel in the offing.

An update, sir, on the matter of scarcity. Separate post as I didn’t want to hijack Olivia’s thread.

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Yes. Our own 'loose' form of — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2016-04-28 09:57
Bro Hubbard — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-04-28 06:33

Government by Contract

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2016-04-22 05:01

Government should be by contract only. The citizen and the state should come to a mutual, official, legal agreement.

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Power to the People! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2016-04-29 19:43

Beethoven, Brahms and Benedetti vs Barbarians

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-04-18 02:28

If there were any flaws in the performances on Saturday night (April 16, 2016) by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra—with conductor Edo de Waart, violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich—of Beethoven (Eroica Symphony) and Brahms (Double Concerto) then this reviewer couldn't hear them, and it would be churlish to mention them anyway, so sublime was the grandeur attained.


Excellent But Terrifying Interview

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Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Sun, 2016-04-17 23:12

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Many Links — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2016-04-23 21:43
Linz — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sat, 2016-04-23 18:47
Hurd is an Obleftivist — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sat, 2016-04-23 18:32

Glorious Alex Epstein! A Live Hero in Action!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-04-17 07:10

Rarely in this age of militant anti-heroism, of woeful appeasement of evil, of weasel-worded MBA-speak, does one have an opportunity to see an actual hero in action.

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Thanx :) — by VSD on Sun, 2016-04-17 15:54

Marguerite - Movie review

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2016-04-09 03:33

Marguerite - Movie review
By Edward Hudgins

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Jenkins in a way — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2016-04-09 04:18
Florence Foster Jenkins? — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-04-09 03:57

Mulling Mahleria and Moronnials

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-04-04 01:12

Mulling Mahleria and Moronnials

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 3 in D minor
Saturday April 2, 2016,
Michael Fowler Centre

The end-times presaged by the state of our culture seemed frighteningly imminent in Wellington on Saturday night. Along the waterfront an assortment of homegrown headbangers caterwauled mercilessly, in what was, apparently, an organised event; along the streets, the prone bodies of their fans—the flower of contemporary moronnials—blocked doorways and shouted irresistibly erudite profundities such as "What the fuck?!" and "Fuck off!" to the world at large and no one in particular.

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RIP Merle Haggard — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2016-04-07 01:41

Tibor Machan 1939-2016

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-04-01 22:06

I am greatly saddened by the death of Tibor Machan. Though our friendship became a casualty of the PARC Wars, I retain and cherish superlative memories of the time he spent under my roof, being in New Zealand to deliver a SOLO lecture and talk to student groups and anyone who wanted to listen to him. His conversation was incessant, diverse and endlessly illuminating.

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I didn't know Tibor... — by Olivia on Sun, 2016-04-03 08:36
So delectably true! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-04-03 06:42
RIP Tibor Machan — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2016-04-02 01:43

Our Pets

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2016-03-22 23:23

Western Civilization continues to live with wild animals in its midst. And it continues to praise the philosophy of these wild animals. So the devastation of the West by the animals goes on.


Harry Richardson's Compassionate Advice for Poor, Innocent Victims of Islamophobia

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Submitted by administrator on Tue, 2016-03-22 21:47

http://www.pickeringpost.com/s...

Harry Richardson

Charter for Compassion International have recently released a guidebook on Islamophobia. After reviewing it, we can honestly say we had no idea it was such a problem.

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New Zealand Keeps Its Flag! — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2016-03-26 15:40
Britain — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2016-03-26 14:40
Britain has lost it — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-03-24 23:25

Ayn Rand on Fascism and Nazism

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2016-03-21 23:59

Unfortunately, some of this seems to apply to Donald Trump.


"A Love Story for the Ages"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-03-18 05:48

This is the sort of sense-of-life thing Narcissistic infantile moronnials, scummy socialists, neurotically utopic Randroids and Obleftivists, and headbanging caterwaulers alike don't get:


Ayn Rand's Forgotten Wisdom from Over 50 Years Ago

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Tue, 2016-03-15 03:34

While those without eyes to see or discerning judgment join the Left's (and their Republican lackeys) latest Two-Minute Hate against The Donald, others with some sense should consider this:

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Assassination Attempt — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2016-03-16 00:15
"Ass-backward" — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2016-03-15 07:07

Question About Trump Hatred

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Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Tue, 2016-03-08 04:30

I understand why the Left hates Trump. But here is my question for the smarter posters here. Why does the mainstream right hate Trump? Why does a weakling moderate like Romney fear Trump?

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NP — by gregster on Fri, 2016-04-01 12:33
GD — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2016-04-01 11:58
Trumps — by Shane Pleasance on Thu, 2016-03-31 23:46

A Century Of .....Shame

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Submitted by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2016-03-06 22:03

Imagine a country where the average person earned $10 per hour; $12-50 if you had been there 20 years and did lots of overtime.


Death Wish Libertarians

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2016-03-06 09:58

https://reason.com/archives/20...

Cruz Makes Play for Libertarian Voters. Is Anybody Game?

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My — by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2016-03-06 21:31
David Boaz ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2016-03-06 10:08

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