'Horatio Alger' (short story)

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-02-12 01:40

Stefan Hickson was freshening up at the health spa and about to leave. He had just showered and dressed, and felt great. Hickson very much believed in self-improvement.

"Namaste, Stef!"


A recording of the Austin version of my song “When Matter Touches Antimatter”

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Submitted by yonderwings on Sun, 2018-02-11 17:07

The song “When Matter Touches Antimatter” will be performed in Minneapolis and in Chicago by two different opera companies, and, I assume, recordings will be available eventually.

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The song will also be performed in — by yonderwings on Fri, 2018-02-23 20:00

Alt-Right vs Liberalist (vs Objectivism)

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Fri, 2018-02-09 19:45

Recent Comments:
Brook — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2018-02-14 16:48
Clarity — by Mark Hunter on Wed, 2018-02-14 16:04
Not seeing the trees for the forest — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-02-14 09:32

I found myself standing & applauding.

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Submitted by Shane Pleasance on Wed, 2018-02-07 20:52

My son showed me last night - the take off - and as posted here the landing.

I was utterly jubilant - hopeful - joyous and WANTED TO BE PART OF IT.

Galt bless South Africans!


The Cowards Will Never, Ever Debate Lindsay

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2018-02-07 09:51

Amy Peikoff on Twitter:

Recent Comments:
Dear Galt! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-08 05:27
Government — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2018-02-07 16:00
Amy — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2018-02-07 14:30

Matthias A Marvel!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-02-06 23:41

NZSO National Youth Orchestra
Music by Beethoven, Elgar and Dvorak.
Conducted by Guy Noble, with Matthias Balzat (cello).
Michael Fowler Centre, February 3.

Preposterously precocious and horrendously handsome cellist Matthias Balzat comprehensively stole the show the other night at the Michael Fowler Centre.


Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2018-02-06 17:26

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!
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From the archives:

Was Ayn Rand Wrong on Reagan?
By Edward Hudgins

February 6, 2017 -- Hardcore anti-Communist Ayn Rand was, to the surprise of many who did not live through those days, not a fan of hardcore anti-Communist Ronald Reagan.


Music of the Gods—'Mario Lanza: Poetry and Passion'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-05 03:34

"Pretty much as close to technically perfect as you can be."

Hot contemporary tenor Joseph Calleja describes one of his most illustrious predecessors, Mario Lanza, in this way in the 2017 Screenbound Pictures documentary, Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything.

Recent Comments:
Grazie! — by Derek McGovern on Mon, 2018-02-05 15:18

America Never Was "a Nation of Immigrants"

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2018-02-02 06:23

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

America never was 'a nation of immigrants.'
Neither was New Zealand, nor Australia, nor any other Western nation.

We are nations of citizens - and citizens flourish under laws which are designed to preserve our natural rights as a free people.

Recent Comments:
Your Best Yet, Lady Slapper!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-05 07:45

Reception of “When Matter Touches Antimatter” in Minneapolis

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Submitted by yonderwings on Thu, 2018-02-01 23:28

Just heard that a song of mine will be performed on March 11 in Minneapolis! (The song was premiered in Austin and is slated for a Chicago performance.)

Rodney,

Recent Comments:
Success! I asked the singer, — by yonderwings on Sun, 2018-03-18 01:16

Malice Aforethought, an Exercise in Impotence by Ed Cline

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2018-02-01 21:45

Ed wrote this yesterday - very good piece about his take on Trump's magnificent SOTU speech.

"The Democratic side of the house played dead."
Smiling


8 Books for 2018

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2018-01-28 16:54

Here are 8 recently published books I plan on reading this year.

1. Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life.


Thank God it left NZ - can we Please have Peterson Instead?

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2018-01-25 06:59

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

If ever there lived a personification of the worst aspects of our post-modern culture, it is genderqueer Professor of Physics, A.W Peet, who left NZ’s shores and now thankfully resides in Toronto. Apologies O Canada! (Though you probably deserve it.)

Recent Comments:
Yes - stumped her. — by Olivia on Sun, 2018-01-28 22:33
Jordan Peterson — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2018-01-28 17:15
Excremental Entity — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-01-28 06:58

Jacinda Ardern as Inspiring as Benazir Bhutto?

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2018-01-23 22:50

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

One could be forgiven for nearly falling off the chair with laughter after reading NZ media outlet 'Stuff's' sappy little identity-politics piece by Ms. Mahvash Ali, titled, "I grew up under a pregnant prime minister; she was a role model and an inspiration."

Recent Comments:
Nice one, Olivia. I agree — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2018-01-26 22:48

Correcting Obleftivists on Objectivist morality

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2018-01-23 21:40

I corrected a fallacious statement on Objectivist morality by Obleftivist leader Yaron Brook in his facebook page comment section.

He says:

Recent Comments:
I can't bring myself ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-05 08:38

Amy Peikoff Out-Reasons Tucker Carlson

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-23 06:03

Notwithstanding my bitter disagreement with Amy Peikoff over her slavish support for Obleftivism, ARISIS and Bwook the Cwook, I was very impressed by Amy's acquittal of herself on Tucker Carlson Tonight today. Of course, I'd love to eliminate her juvenile quacking and upward-inflecting, but her sentiments were magnificent.

Recent Comments:
force and suicide — by Brant Gaede on Wed, 2018-02-14 04:11
Lowest Rung of Hell — by edpowell on Tue, 2018-02-06 05:36
Linz... — by Olivia on Tue, 2018-01-30 04:56

Murder of the "Good" due to Democracy, Immigrants etc

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Submitted by Reason Man on Sun, 2018-01-21 02:10

Murder of the "Good" due to Democracy, Immigrants etc -- in as backward country as India because the basic principles involved are the same


Fundamental American Foreign Policy

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2018-01-19 04:35

South Korea and Japan are financially rich and scientifically advanced nations. So are Germany, Britain, France, and many others in Europe.


Ayn Rand Institute agrees with Sen. Flake

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Submitted by Mark Hunter on Thu, 2018-01-18 02:19

After Trump called five news outlets “the enemy of the American people” Senator Jeff Flake delivered an anti-Trump speech Wednesday January 17.

Recent Comments:
There it is right there! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-01-18 08:28

A fitting tweet from the Ayn Rand Institute

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Submitted by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2018-01-16 04:42


Today the Ayn Rand Institute tweeted:

Recent Comments:
Racism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-04-03 08:03
Mark is Getting a Bum Rap in This Thread — by edpowell on Tue, 2018-04-03 05:07
Race, Gender, Sexuality, etc. — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-04-02 08:32

Yaron Brook's Trump Derangement Syndrome and the Words of Guru

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Mon, 2018-01-15 21:55

Currently, Yaron Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI). He recently stepped down as ARI's CEO, who is now Jim Brown. Despite this change, Brook still remains the public face of ARI and is its most well-known and traveled figure.

Recent Comments:
Direct Action — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-01-20 00:38
Reading Material — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-01-20 00:26
Ghastly Ghate and Cwooked Bwook ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-01-19 05:05

Lombardy: WHITE RACE AT RISK !?!?

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Mon, 2018-01-15 16:36

NEW VIDEO: Lombardy: WHITE RACE AT RISK !?!?

Recent Comments:
Racist PoMo Vermin — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-01-27 02:25
Good news! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-01-24 04:42
Italians approved as I expected — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2018-01-23 19:54

Oprah: A Coloured Woman or a Woman?

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2018-01-10 06:09

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

How utterly ironic that when receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, Oprah Winfrey opened her speech with these race-based words:

Recent Comments:
Well Said — by edpowell on Thu, 2018-01-11 05:33
Waiting ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-01-10 08:39
Call out your pig... — by Olivia on Wed, 2018-01-10 08:24

Ayn Rand Institute Speakers Accept False Alternative and Evade the Obvious on the Stealth Jihad

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Mon, 2018-01-08 00:12

I recently came across this video clip from a much longer discussion from June 2017. It's a discussion on threats to free speech.


Politics

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-01-07 00:20

Virtually none of the greatest geniuses on the planet today know absolutely anything about politics. And they are so profoundly ignorant that they entirely don't know that they don't know it.


Bwook Is Now God

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Sat, 2018-01-06 22:24
BrookGod.jpg

Really, there's no narcissistic God complex to be seen here. Or, a complete lack of self-awareness on Bwook's part.

Recent Comments:
Aloha Mark — by Grant Jones on Sun, 2018-01-07 02:16
Tastelss but not complex. — by Mark Hunter on Sun, 2018-01-07 00:33

Yaron’s News Briefing - Episode 13

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Submitted by Mark Hunter on Sat, 2018-01-06 02:08

In “Yaron’s News Briefing” Episode 13 of 4 January 2018 Mr. Brook takes Trump to task for threatening to sue the publisher of Bannon’s tell all book for libel if they go through with it. Mr.

Recent Comments:
YBI — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-09 08:31
"The evil of national sovereignty" — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-09 07:12
Yawon's Lost His BFF — by Grant Jones on Tue, 2018-01-09 06:30

Killing Europe

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Submitted by Mark Hunter on Fri, 2018-01-05 21:15

New on ARI Watch:  Killing Europe

Recent Comments:
Yaron Snubbed by Antifa — by edpowell on Tue, 2018-03-06 22:48
Faux Foes — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-03-06 21:29
London College Fascists — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-03-06 09:05

It's now "Puewto Riwco"

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Fri, 2018-01-05 00:03

Interesting news, Yawon Bwook has moved to Puerto Rico. Apparently, his new tax haven is on the upper floor of a condo. Also, I've heard that he's keeping his gated fortress in California.

Recent Comments:
We're All Wacist Now! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-09 08:23
Wacism — by Bruno Turner on Mon, 2018-01-08 21:37
Mark — by Grant Jones on Sat, 2018-01-06 20:33

World premiere of my song “To Venus and Mars” in Chicago

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Submitted by yonderwings on Tue, 2018-01-02 23:12

Here is a video of the world premiere of my song “To Venus and Mars,” which bears a decidedly Objectivist influence (it contains my first recorded applause!):


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