KASS Music Gem: The KASSest Ever!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-14 09:23

I've recently re-read a biography of Tchaikovsky I first read when it came out, in 1995, by Anthony Holden. I'm now re-opening others by Michael Hoffmann and John Warrack.

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Oh yes... — by Olivia on Wed, 2013-12-18 07:39
I have not come across this — by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-12-16 19:09
Lady Slapper — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-12-16 05:15

Barbara Branden—1929-2013

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Thu, 2013-12-12 08:51

I see that Barbara Branden, best known of course for her association with Rand and the 1986 biography, has died. I never met her but corresponded with her a few times over the last 20 years.

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I was sorry to hear of — by Newberry on Tue, 2013-12-24 20:06
Eh? — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-21 02:39
Gregster — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-12-21 01:58

King of Kings — Mario Lanza

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Submitted by gregster on Wed, 2013-12-11 20:32

 

 

"Mario Lanza's influence on Elvis Presley cannot be overestimated." Presley was well aware of Lanza’s music and movies and was always quick to acknowledge his admiration for Lanza.

 


FDA Stopping the Genetics Revolution

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-12-11 18:12

FDA Stopping the Genetics Revolution
By Edward Hudgins

December 11, 2013 — Entrepreneurs look to limitless possibilities while government regulators look to limit possibilities.


Time to Mothball Wynyard Quarter Tram

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-12-10 23:20

“I’m more horrified than surprised at plans by Auckland Council to extend the failed Wynyard Quarter tram service and connect it to Britomart,” says Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry.


Tech Firms Call for Better Privacy Protection from Government

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-10 04:48

Global Government Surveillance Reform

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You know something is wrong with the 'Land of the free' when.. — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2013-12-20 16:23
Privacy and Tyranny — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-10 04:57

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"Submission Complete" At Harvard: Quranic Teachings Promoted As Epitome Of Justice

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Submitted by tvr on Tue, 2013-12-10 04:33

Earlier this year the US' pre-eminent school of law posted a verse of the Qur'an at the entrance of its law faculty.

The verse reads:

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Terry — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2014-07-06 01:53
Religion(s) of Rest In Peace — by tvr on Sat, 2014-07-05 23:52
Greg — by tvr on Sat, 2014-07-05 23:00

Gender Still Matters

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Submitted by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2013-12-08 14:54

A picture is worth a thousand words:

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Duke Accuser Convicted of Murder — by Luke Setzer on Sat, 2013-12-14 20:49
Post-Modern Pseudo-Philosophy — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-10 03:32
Duke University Train Wreck — by Luke Setzer on Mon, 2013-12-09 17:12

Ubermarx Obamarx

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-12-04 05:41

I have referred for some time to The Anti-American President as "Obamarx," for obvious reasons.

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ya.. — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2013-12-05 04:19
Right and Duty — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:11

Obamacare Stealth Tax Increases

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Submitted by Frediano on Tue, 2013-12-03 14:31

I'm a long term "S" Corp contractor, been paying taxes on the value of my self provided health insurance for years. A family plan that covered everything in the 80s was maybe $325/mo.

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Hmmm.. — by Shane Pleasance on Thu, 2013-12-05 22:34
Why? — by Frediano on Thu, 2013-12-05 22:08
Medibid — by F L Light on Thu, 2013-12-05 13:41

Switzerland Votes For Freedom To Earn

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-12-02 21:36

Switzerland Votes For Freedom To Earn
By Edward Hudgins

November 27, 2013 -- This week in a national referendum, 65 percent of Swiss voters rejected a measure that would have limited CEO salaries to twelve times the pay of junior employees. In doing so, they showed the world once again why Switzerland remains one of the most prosperous and innovative countries in the world!

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Pitiful Victory — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:32

SCHOPENHAUER ON KANT

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Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2013-11-26 21:57

I write the post in order to recommend Schopenhauer to Soloists. Specifically, the Appendix to his magnum opus, The World as Will and Representation. Now why should this be of interest to Soloists?

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Lindsay — by seddon on Sat, 2013-11-30 21:09
Fred — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-11-29 20:24
Lindsay — by seddon on Fri, 2013-11-29 19:47

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The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

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Submitted by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-25 23:59

Four days ago marked the 39th anniversary of the last Gabriel-era Genesis album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway". Thought I might share this concept album with everyone here.


How To Make A Lifelong Objectivist?

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-11-25 22:39
The book.

I have been absent from SOLO for a few weeks, writing a new book. Now it is published.

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A "read" is likely a "hit". — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Mon, 2013-12-02 00:26
What is a "read"? — by Walter Donway on Sun, 2013-12-01 00:45

The Iron Fist of the Left-Liberal: from Sean Penn to Obama

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-11-22 15:33

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I agree, good Ed — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-23 02:49
Videos — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-22 19:03

Stupefying

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-22 15:04

In the Game of Life, it's genuinely hard to: 1) determine the meaning and purpose of existence; 2) find work which is satisfying, and friends that are high-quality, and lovers who are long-term desirable; 3) become a billionaire; 4) paint like Michelangelo and sing like The Beatles; 5) innovate and discover like Leonardo and Edison; 6) build a warp drive and time machine; 7) achieve immortality.

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Still Stupifying — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-28 14:48
Kyrel — by gregster on Thu, 2013-11-28 04:22
Well? — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2013-11-27 20:42

Brotherhood and Paradise

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-11-18 20:48

The key to achieving 1) universal happiness and creating a social utopia is the same as that of achieving 2) maximum social cohesion and harmony, along with human solidarity and unity, and the Brotherhood of Man, and optimal comity, amity, sociability, neighborliness, comradeship, communalism, friendliness, love, etc.


Great Dancer

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-11-18 18:33

This guy embodies some of the joy of being alive:


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Dr Jack Wheeler/To The Point

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Submitted by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-11-18 09:31

Is anybody here familiar with this gentleman? I've come across a lot of his stuff lately and am trying to work out his philosophic perspective i.e. whether he is an Objectivist.

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I haven't read of him — by gregster on Wed, 2013-11-20 12:57

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Rob Lowe asks what it is that so riles people about Rand

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Fri, 2013-11-15 12:22

The Hollywood actor (star of shows such as The West Wing), Rob Lowe, asks: http://www.theobjectivestandar...

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Vitriol Explained — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-11-20 07:09
What is going on — by Tom Burroughes on Tue, 2013-11-19 10:42
Thank you Kyrel. Precisly my — by cindy holland on Mon, 2013-11-18 23:38

The who's that versus Keynes promotion

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Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-11-15 00:31

Charles Kahlenberg, who has done a number of book recordings for Macmillan, was desirous to produce Shakespeare Versus Keynes.

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Solar Passion — by F L Light on Mon, 2013-11-25 23:56
Unmuddled — by F L Light on Mon, 2013-11-25 23:54

'They're Made Out of Meat'

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-14 06:17

Remarkably good and brief sci-fi story from 1990 by Terry Bisson: http://www.terrybisson.com/pag...

Excerpt:

They're Made Out of Meat

by Terry Bisson


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"The Money-Making Personality," by Ayn Rand (original version from Cosmopolitan, April 1963)

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-11-14 00:52

Ayn Rand's article for the April 1963 issue of Cosmopolitan, "The Money-Making Personality," was one of my favorite for its color, passion, and professionalism of popular writing.


Auckland Transport's Big Party

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-11-11 00:11

Affordable Auckland’s Stephen Berry has today hit out at Auckland Transport for the One Team party held for employees and their guests at The Cloud on Saturday.

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This issue got Affordable — by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-11-12 07:49

“When You Grow Up, You Work. You Don't 'Have Fun'”

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-11-09 04:10

Jeez, Dad, why sugar-coat everything? No, he didn't; he served it black, his philosophy of life, and there you have it. This post is about work, the endless project of my youth.


Surreal Narcotics Search

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-08 21:52

I doubt even the 1930s Bolsheviks or Nazis would have dared to do this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...


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The Dictatorship of "Diversity"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-07 06:22

I offer three instructive items of recent news, one from Europe, one from Obamarx's Amerika, the other from New Zealand, eloquent testimony to Western Civilisation's self-immolation at the altar of Islam, described by some who should know better as "Islamism":

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Muslims and Bigotry — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-14 05:45
A Few Instructive Cartoons... — by tvr on Thu, 2013-11-07 21:04

Cuccinelli’s Loss and the Libertarian Solution

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-11-06 21:34

Cuccinelli’s Loss and the Libertarian Solution
By Edward Hudgins

November 5, 2013 — The finger-pointing in the GOP over Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race shows that the party still refuses to come to grips with internal contradictions that continue to lead to epic fail at the ballot box.


Cato's HumanProgress.org Quantifies Good News

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-11-04 21:53

Cato's HumanProgress.org Quantifies Good News
By Edward Hudgins

October 31, 2013 -- The Cato Institute has launched a new website, HumanProgress.org, which quantifies the good news that, overall, things are getting better all the time.

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Don't get it. — by ding_an_sich on Thu, 2013-11-07 00:16
Pepe photo — by gregster on Wed, 2013-11-06 23:39
Flakes and Trolls — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-11-06 21:28

Crackpot Corner! It's JFK Month—Here's One for Moeller! :-)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-11-04 21:32
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Nothing But Rhetorical Legerdemain — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2013-12-16 22:57
Robert — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-14 10:57
A Thanksgiving Peace Offer — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-11-28 04:15

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