Anna Moffo Dies

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Sat, 2006-03-11 21:12

Very sad news indeed: the great Anna Moffo has died. She suffered a
fatal stroke two days ago after having endured cancer for almost 10
years. Here's a link to her New York Times obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03...

Anna was my favourite soprano. Her career may have been shortlived,
but when she was at her peak in the late 1950s and early 60s, there
wasn't a soprano alive with her combination of vocal beauty and
phrasing. And there still isn't. Someone once called her "the female
Mario Lanza," and in many respects she was. What a duo they would

Recent Comments:
Photo of Anna and Linz — by JulianP on Sun, 2006-03-19 01:37
He means my *vinyl* collection! :-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-03-12 02:02
Memory — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2006-03-12 01:57

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Changing the Culture

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Submitted by sjw on Sat, 2006-03-11 20:38

At the heart of the premier Objectivist organizations, ARI & TOC, is a common goal and purpose: to change the culture to be pro-reason, pro-individualism, pro-freedom:

  • ARI: "ARI seeks to promote these principles, spearheading a 'cultural renaissance' that will reverse the anti-reason, anti-individualism, anti-freedom, anti-capitalist trends in today's culture. The major battleground in this fight for reason and capitalism is the educational institutions-high schools, and above all, the universities, where students learn the ideas that shape their lives.”
  • TOC: "The goal of The Objectivist Center is to help create a new culture in our society, a culture in tune with the entrepreneurial spirit of the new economy, a culture that affirms the core Objectivist values of reason, individualism, freedom, and achievement."
Recent Comments:
I suspect that ARI and TOC — by rinkuhero on Tue, 2006-03-14 02:05
Fundamentals — by sjw on Mon, 2006-03-13 17:18
Refutation — by rinkuhero on Mon, 2006-03-13 12:17

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The Sense of Smell

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Submitted by Prima Donna on Sat, 2006-03-11 20:36

This is from my Weekly Meditation, which is part of the podcast we now produce at the Gilded Fork (www.gildedfork.com). I'm presently doing a series on the senses, so this was the first installment. Note that the fabulous music was created by my favorite Pianoman. Smiling

Additional note: Recorded with cold, hence Lauren Bacall-esque thematic. Laughing out loud

Music: New York Cheesecake by Adam Buker


3:18 minutes (3.03 MB)
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Coming Soon — by Prima Donna on Tue, 2006-03-21 23:17
Pod People — by Prima Donna on Mon, 2006-03-13 19:53
Truffles? — by Tim S on Mon, 2006-03-13 09:42

Bravissimo, Chef!

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Submitted by Prima Donna on Sat, 2006-03-11 19:45

Ciro, I greatly enjoy your passion, and I wanted to commend you for the sheer delight you take in il gastronomiche. (Not sure if "il" is correct, but we'll go with that.)

I look forward to perusing your recipes. Since you are the fellow owner of a Newberry, you clearly have good taste. Smiling

Recent Comments:
Mille grazie — by Prima Donna on Thu, 2006-03-16 20:05
Ciro D'Agostino — by Ciro D Agostino on Thu, 2006-03-16 19:38

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Slobodan Milosevic is Dead - Good Riddance!

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Submitted by Robert on Sat, 2006-03-11 19:36

From Foxnews:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0...

"AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic, the so-called "butcher of the Balkans" being tried for war crimes after orchestrating a decade of bloodshed during his country's breakup, was found dead Saturday in his prison cell. He was 64."

I was never a supporter of Bill Clinton's 1999 punitive campaign against Serbia. The reason? I couldn't figure out who the good guys were! Dyed in the wool ethnic-Serbian ex-commies on one side fought the less-well armed Bosnian-Herzegovinian Croats and Bosniaks on the other - when they weren't fighting each other that is. And, to add to the fun, the Lillie-white uniformed UN "peace-keeping" forces spent most of their time trying to avoid being shot. Not an easy thing to do when some moron in New York decides you must scorn camouflage because your so-called mission requires you to be highly visible in a combat zone.

Recent Comments:
It wont be mentioned — by Scott Wilson on Mon, 2006-03-13 16:03
Accusations of all sorts of dirty business at the U.N. trial ... — by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2006-03-12 19:27
"I'm glad that Slobodan — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2006-03-12 02:07

On Dildos

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Submitted by Prima Donna on Sat, 2006-03-11 07:53

I realized that Regina Dildo would be a decidedly tacky name, so I went with my second-favorite Linz assignation.

Eye

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Jordan! — by Prima Donna on Wed, 2006-04-05 16:09
Fantastic! — by JordanKing on Wed, 2006-04-05 13:07
Tight T — by Dan Edge on Mon, 2006-03-20 22:22

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To All Staff

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2006-03-11 03:21

Hey guys. I hope that all of the staff can see this.

As you've probably noticed since “the split” site activity on SOLO has been sporadic. There are days when the web site experiences massive activity and other days when we only have 5-10 new messages all day long. Much of this is due to the fact that there are far fewer new full blown articles on the site. These provided a steady stream of activity on SOLOhq. Unfortunately we're not at the point yet with SOLOPassion where we can expect to be able to post one or two top quality edited articles per day.

I hope that we will be able to return to that level of article submission in the near future. In the mean time I would like to work on building up activity among the various SOLOGroups. What I am requesting from each of you is some kind of content submission on a weekly basis. This can be anything from a full blown article to a new forum topic or an interesting news link. This will add up to one post per week in your group forum. And if you can't think of something relating to your group you can post on any other subject. .

Recent Comments:
Reiterating Jason ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-03-12 22:06
Jason: As soon as my — by Derek McGovern on Sun, 2006-03-12 19:54
I'm a little occupied — by JoeM on Sun, 2006-03-12 05:04

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Church joins crusade over climate change

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Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2006-03-10 23:06

It was just a matter of time, that these two groups of irrational thugs, religious leaders and Environmentalists, ganged up together.

From Nature....

"Church joins crusade over climate change"

Evangelical leaders have called on the United States to step up its efforts to control greenhouse-gas emissions. But can they force action where others have failed, asks Amanda Haag.

Fire and brimstone are coming to the aid of US science, as evangelical scientists and their allies in the religious community embark on a battle against climate change.

"The time has come...for destroying those who destroy the Earth," says Calvin DeWitt, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, quoting from the Scriptures. The Bible teaches stewardship of the planet, he says, which is partly why 86 prominent US evangelical Christians last month signed the 'Evangelical Climate Initiative' calling for mandatory limits on greenhouse-gas emissions.

Recent Comments:
Mmm, well Christianity & — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-03-12 07:07
Just when you thought ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-03-12 03:22

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What are the best Italian films?

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2006-03-10 21:01

I am posting this in the hope that I will receive some good suggestions. I should add up front that I have never been a big fan of Fellini though of course I am open to any opinions or suggestions. I have never seen any of the movies directed by Vinconti. I have also never seen a movie directed by Bernardo Bertolucci that wasn't an English language film. And I'm sure there are other great Italian films and directors that I am unaware of. So my own top list is incomplete. Here are my favorites :

1. Life is Beautiful -- One of the great sense of life films ever made. The lead actor and director is the great Roberto Benigni.

Recent Comments:
Where is Master Bates? — by Jameson on Wed, 2007-08-01 06:56
Which seems to imply Andrew — by Hayden Wood on Wed, 2007-08-01 06:44
Jameson, 'MALENA' was — by Erik Christensen on Tue, 2007-07-31 22:18

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Reprise—Hitting the Spot

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-03-10 01:25

Reason is retreating before the advance of primitive superstition.

Recent Comments:
Ciro- I thought it WAS a — by Jody Gomez on Fri, 2006-03-17 02:59
HITTING THE SPOT — by Ciro D Agostino on Thu, 2006-03-16 19:45
Extra Information — by Marcus on Tue, 2006-03-14 23:59

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Journalism Ethics 101

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Submitted by JulianP on Thu, 2006-03-09 23:23

(Original: http://www.julianpistorius.com/journal/?postid=135 )

I have always had the greatest respect for journalists. It is a very difficult job, and usually thankless. For many years, my mother worked for a small, regional newspaper in the little rural town in South Africa where I grew up, so I saw this first-hand.

As an activist in a small, radical political party on the outer fringes of the political spectacle, I rely on an unspoken understanding with the media. Because the libertarian perspective on issues, based on individual rights, can be very different from the accepted norms, and run of the mill opinions, we have to present these views in an entertaining fashion, so that the media will report on them. The media then put their own spin on these amusing and/or interesting stories, and present it to their customers. As a result, their customers are kept informed and entertained. In return, I get to air a bit of our message of freedom and equality. Everybody wins.

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It's your choice — by Lanza Morio on Fri, 2006-03-10 08:42

ARI Launches Free Speech Campaign

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-03-08 04:45

(Note from Linz—no, I haven't joined ARI, but this project seems well worth supporting, & is another instance of ARI leaving TOC in the dust.)

In light of the recent violent outrage in the Islamic world over the "Danish Cartoon" controversy, and the anemic response to this outburst in Europe and America, the Ayn Rand Institute is pleased to announce a campaign to bring the Danish cartoons to the widest possible audience--and to arrange a series of panel discussions to discuss the vital need to defend free speech.

So long as men are free to criticize, free to dissent, free to present their own ideas without fear of reprisals--the fight for rational culture has a chance. But the crisis over cartoons of Mohammad threatens to wipe out freedom of speech. Our leaders have shamefully sided with the mobs chanting death threats and torching embassies. Free speech, our leaders say, is not an absolute, its exercise must not offend religious beliefs--it is a right, in other words, that we are not free to exercise.

Recent Comments:
F_wit — by Andrew Bates on Fri, 2006-03-10 05:46
Amen! — by Andrew Bates on Fri, 2006-03-10 05:33
I'd love to see what a — by Landon Erp on Fri, 2006-03-10 01:57

Something Better than Rage, Pain, Anger and Hurt (reprised from SOLOHQ)

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-03-08 01:29

It might be fun to have a kid I could pass something on to
Something better than rage, pain, anger and hurt …

~Lou Reed

There’s nothing inherently more rational about a violin than a guitar – as Eric Clapton says, ‘It’s in the Way That You Use It!' It just so happens that over the last three centuries or three most violins have been asked to do more than have most guitars. That’s just the way it is.

Art really is our own shortcut to our own soul. Good art enables us to hold up a mirror to ourselves and to see what our own soul looks like - and it isn’t always pretty, and we’d sometimes rather not know. Arguably, music is the most personal of the arts because there is no other that plays so directly with our own emotions, and which tells us so directly (if we have ears with which to listen honestly) who we are.

Recent Comments:
Peter — by gregster on Thu, 2014-07-31 11:52
Thanks for your comments — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-03-08 20:11
Agreed — by Robert on Wed, 2006-03-08 17:13

Incinerating Nanny State!

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Submitted by Phil Howison on Tue, 2006-03-07 21:57

An illustrated report on the 2006 Wellington census-burning.

Freedom of speech implies the freedom to remain silent, and with that in mind, Wellington Libertarianz members incinerated their census forms last night. As party leader Bernard Darnton told us: "The only correct response when Government agents come knocking on your door asking for personal information, is to tell them to bugger off!".


Activism: Census 2006 Burning

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Submitted by JulianP on Tue, 2006-03-07 20:53

Well, the deed is done. Libertarianz members all over the country have taken a principled and moral stand against the census, and sent their forms up in flames.

It's simple. Is it OK for the government to forcibly demand private information from you?

I don't think so. Neither do many other people. Unfortunately, most of these people are too afraid to stand up for their rights. Instead they just fill in their forms with bogus information.

Well, if you and enough other people tell the bureaucrats to bugger off, you might make a change. Bit by bit, you can claim back your individual rights.

Recent Comments:
Brilliant!!! — by Robert on Wed, 2006-03-08 17:18
Census — by eg on Wed, 2006-03-08 05:18
Last Census — by Marcus on Tue, 2006-03-07 23:08

Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett dies

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Submitted by Jody Gomez on Tue, 2006-03-07 02:57

Puckett was a great player. Though he helped the Twins to beat my hometeam in '91, I always enjoyed watching him play.

Recent Comments:
Agree completely jt. Kirby — by Lanza Morio on Fri, 2006-03-10 07:28
Sad day for baseball fans... — by jtgagnon on Tue, 2006-03-07 16:16

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Friendship and Values

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Submitted by John M Newnham on Sun, 2006-03-05 22:08

As an individualist, with Objectivism as my guide, I would like to think that I choose friends based on shared values. A recent event challenged this idea. I found myself faced with someone, a person with whom I had corresponded, in whom I had confided personal information, and on whom I had conferred the title friend. For myself the introvert, the cautionary one, the wolf, this was no small thing. In some ways, I had begun to see in this person, a kindred spirit. When the shit hit the fan however, and some fell my way, a number of things happened.

First I questioned the process by which we had become "friends". It had started with praise. He became aware of one of my aspirations, and praised it to the hilt. He confessed similar aspirations. He mirrored some of my experiences, and spoke about values which were near to my heart. In public, I was offered yet more praise, and sanctioned heavily. For my part I surrendered reason to validation. I mean, fuck, the man called me a genius. Hemingway was a genius. Damn!

Recent Comments:
Real Friends — by Rex Wilkinson on Mon, 2006-06-12 19:57
John — by Victor Pross on Fri, 2006-06-09 04:52
Kelly you are so right. — by John M Newnham on Fri, 2006-06-09 04:21

Reisman on "Ayn Rand Answers"

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2006-03-05 04:42

"Speaking is not writing. Converting lectures, and still more, spontaneous answers in question periods, into the form of an essay or book requires editing and a process of considerable intellectual refinement. As a result, in order to put her oral material into the form of a book, Prof. Mayhew was placed in the impossible position of trying to improve upon Ayn Rand. This is an assignment that no one in the world would be capable of carrying out but Ayn Rand herself."

"I cannot say if Ayn Rand were alive and knew what Prof. Mayhew had done with her words, and what Leonard Peikoff had allowed and encouraged him to do, that neither of these gentlemen would now still be alive. Ayn Rand would not literally have killed them, though she might have thought about it. What I can say is that neither of them would ever again be welcome to touch a single word or thought of hers."

Recent Comments:
~~ I don't think that I'm — by Rowlf on Sun, 2006-03-12 04:34
Not only eloquent and clarifying ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-03-12 02:17
An eloquent and clarifying — by Peter Cresswell on Sun, 2006-03-12 01:45

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Good night and good luck!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2006-03-04 22:42

I just saw the film.

I really liked it, and discovered Ed Murrow for the first time.

I have no idea how historically accurate it is, but it portrayed a heroic defence of liberty and was a great film.

Recent Comments:
Thanks for the comments. — by Marcus on Sun, 2006-03-05 10:54
The Docu-Drama — by Lanza Morio on Sun, 2006-03-05 02:18
I haven't seen the movie, — by Reidy on Sun, 2006-03-05 00:57

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Societys Downward Spiral

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Submitted by Frizzy on Sat, 2006-03-04 21:40

What is it that causes us, the general public, to sell off our freedoms for trinkets or 'peace-of-mind's?
Could it be the lack of perceived personal responsibility?
Our bosses at work tell us what to do at work, and we really don't have a say there.
There are 'no smoking' signs, there are 'tow away' signs, there are signs on just about everything these days.
When we relax at home, most people choose to suppress their personality in front of the television.
And then the whole cycle starts again.
Humans are creatures of habit, and we are habitually loosing oppertunity to use our rights, slowly and surely when we cannot think of the immediate response to prevent it from happening in a given instance.

Recent Comments:
Apostrophes — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2006-03-09 21:58
Humph. — by Utility Belt on Wed, 2006-03-08 23:16
Nicely said Marnee. — by John M Newnham on Wed, 2006-03-08 17:06

Machan's Musings—Here We Go Again!

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Submitted by removed on Sat, 2006-03-04 11:38

The lawsuit against a Kentucky school district over a Confederate flag
prom dress, set to go to trial in August, is yet another illustration of
what trouble is caused by public or government schooling. When Jacqueline
Duty reportedly alleges that the Russell Independent Board of Education
denied her right to free speech when she was barred from her senior prom
in May 2004 because of a homemade dress bearing the confederate flag, she
shows that freedom of speech and government schooling are plainly
incompatible.

But this has been clear for years. All those lawsuits against school
boards about making students say the Pledge of Allegiance, saying a prayer


Free Radical Issue 70 - Table of Contents

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Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2006-03-04 07:54

This is the complete table of contents for the 70th Free Radical. Some of the content will be made available online, but to read most of it you'll have to subscribe to the print edition.

  • Lindsay Perigo - Death To Islam!
  • Ron Smith - Civilisation In The Balance
  • George Reisman - Ready To Kill Over Cartoons
  • Marcus Bachler - The Root Of All Evil
  • Lindsay Perigo - Death To Hate Speech Laws!
  • George Reisman - The Anti-Big Oil Backlash
  • Bill Belton - Signage SS In Auckland, New Zealand!
  • Peter Cresswell - What You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Leaky Homes
  • Peter Cresswell - A Fairytale Of A Leaky House Or Two
  • Peter Osborne - Leaky Buildings Or Leaky Brains?
  • Libertarianz - Activism
  • Peter Cresswell - Betraying The Self, Betraying A Heroine
  • Philip Nitschke - Whose Death Is It Anyway?
  • Tibor Machan - A Brief On Ayn Rand's Philosophical Contributions
  • Lindsay Perigo - Dining With The Enemy - Lunch With A Bishop!
  • Lindsay Perigo - It's The Integration, Stoopid!
  • Horror File
  • Jyllands-Posten - Those Cartoons!

The Free Radical #70

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Sat, 2006-03-04 05:39

The latest Free Rad is out, folks, and it may well be the important issue of them all. This one deals it to Islamo-fascism, and from its unforgettable cover (depicting placard-waving Muslim thugs denouncing freedom and rejoicing in bloodshed) to its magnificent articles by Linz, Ron Smith, and George Reisman, et al, it's an extraordinarily powerful and disturbing read.

This is The Free Rad at its bravest and most compelling. So buy it now! Hell, buy a dozen copies and leave them on buses, in libraries, and in the cafes. For if ever an issue deserved the widest possible audience, it is this

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Yes — by Marcus on Sun, 2006-03-05 10:45

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Fritz Lang

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Submitted by Landon Erp on Sat, 2006-03-04 05:31

This man was one of the most amazing film makers in the history of the medium.

Some of his accomplishments include the science fiction epic "Metropolis"... the murder mystery "M" and many many others.

I'm a pretty big fan I'm kind of wondering if any other Soloists are as well.

---Landon

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Siegrfried — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-04-07 01:16
Re FL's Metropolis — by Rowlf on Tue, 2006-04-04 18:24
Yeah the moment where Freder — by Landon Erp on Sat, 2006-03-25 23:41

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Vote for the best New Zealand blog

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Submitted by Andrew Bates on Fri, 2006-03-03 10:00

Vote for the best blog in NZ NetGuide awards

Support one of the best Objectivist blogs, http://pc.blogspot.com, by voting it the best blog in New Zealand.

You'll need to go to http://www.netguide.co.nz/webawards/ to vote for it.

Of course, you could vote for Julian P's or any of the other fine blogs here.

Recent Comments:
Vote ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-03-07 21:48
Amen! — by Andrew Bates on Tue, 2006-03-07 04:21
I've got to agree with Scott and Andrew. — by JulianP on Tue, 2006-03-07 01:13

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Find out "How Cancer Works" in 100 pages!

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Submitted by Robert on Fri, 2006-03-03 04:37

How Cancer Works is a book by Lauren Sompayrac designed to deliver an overview of this topic to first year students and the educated layman.

Cancer is an insidious disease in which your own cells turn against you. It kills 600,000 people a year in the US alone, and I'll bet that everybody who reads this knows someone who has been "touched" by cancer. There are many reasons that scientists and laymen would want to learn more about the disease. If you are a US taxpayer you are contributing to the estimated $70 billion of tax-payer-funded research conducted by the National Cancer Institute since 1937! If for nothing else, it'd be interesting to find out where all the loot has gone!

The problem in understanding cancer is that cancer-research incorporates knowledge from every specialty in the biology field from anatomy to genetics and protein biochemistry to medicine and zoology. And, if you want to understand the mechanics of cancer-treatment then you'd better dabble in organic chemistry and nuclear physics too! Test the waters of cancer-knowledge you risk being drowned in an ocean of detail whipped up by a storm of obscure Latin- and contemporary genetics jargon.

There are a number of good University textbooks available to help ease you into the topic. But, seeing as these are normally 1,000 pages plus, you'll need steroids to help you lift them if you intend to read the book in bed. And even then, if you survive the dry and dusty prose, you'll have to scale sand-dunes of data. At least that was the task facing me as I embarked on a career at the periphery of mainstream cancer research when I took a Post Doctoral position at The University of Kansas.

Prior to that, I'd been working on cell-wall proteins from bread-mould fungi and photosynthetic bacteria. I'd never studied anatomy or higher eukaryotic organisms (animals and plants) and so I needed to find a book that could give me an overview of this vast topic and pronto! Then along comes Lauren Sompayrac, a retired Professor from the University of Colorado. The good doctor has talent very few teachers possess: he can write and think clearly and concisely!

Nine breezily-written lectures, taking up just 100 A4 pages, are all he needs to distill the entire topic of cancer down to the bare essentials. Sompayrac describes nine sets of "model" cancers, one set per lecture, in order to communicate a clear picture about the way cancers appear, propagate and (if undetected and untreated) kill. There is just enough detail in each lecture so that the skeletal overview has the right amount of meat to aid your mental digestion. And the entire book is ordered and organized so well that, after reading it, you will instantly be able orientate yourself the next time you hear about cancer, be it in the main-stream-media or the professional literature or even in polite conversation. The book retails for about $25 second hand on Amazon and is well worth a read.

Hell, if you fly Continental Airlines, you may find my first copy of this book stuffed in the seat pocket in front of you. Yes, the book was so damned useful and enjoyable to read that I just had to get a replacement copy.


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Discipline is Sexy

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Submitted by Landon Erp on Fri, 2006-03-03 00:07

The title of this post probably sounds like a discussion of S & M but it's something a little more universal than that.

A few years ago I read a review of a film in a gender-feminist magazine. The film was about a woman who had a condition where she had an abnormal amount of hair growth(which she was quite comfortable with). The point of the story was that she was drawn into a romance where the man was attracted to her but the hair turned him off. The film appearantly regressed into a meditation on the evil patriarchal standards of beauty and the harsh regimines that the evil patriarchy requires.

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Yes, Landon, there's truth — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-03-12 07:42

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Meeting event suggestions

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Thu, 2006-03-02 14:06

Not one to give up easily, I have decided that I need some suggestions. In fact, maybe we all need suggestions. I noticed that there is not one local club here that has had activity in the past month or more. That's upsetting.

So, I'm going to throw out some things here and see if I can't get some cooperation.

EVENT LIST!!!!
1. Museum - There are literally 100's of museums in the DC Metro area. There is probably one for just about everything that you can think of.

2. Actual activity - rock climbing, hiking, bowling (if you haven't done it in a ahwile or never, then you might be surprised --- or not), dancing.... whatever.

Recent Comments:
Any of these ideas are fine — by Charles Anderson on Tue, 2006-03-14 05:06
I know a few people who have — by wngreen on Fri, 2006-03-03 03:47
Joe! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-03-02 23:41

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Technique (not work safe)

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Submitted by Adam Buker on Thu, 2006-03-02 14:05

I'm just wondering if there are any particular sexual techniques (beyond the basics) that really get her going. Since sex is one of the most important parts of life, it might as well be done right! Right now my situation is that my girlfriend has a lot more sexual experience than I do, and she's told me a little about what she likes. However, I'm usually trying to figure things out by trial and error. I love her dearly, and I would love to show her that I know my stuff.

Recent Comments:
Yup, I guess someone had to — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-03-23 00:33
The other hole — by Pete L on Wed, 2006-03-22 06:41
Ask ... — by eg on Wed, 2006-03-22 02:22

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SOLO Website To-Do List

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-03-02 06:09

This page is a Staff-only resource where we (the SOLO webmasters) will keep track of things that need doing to the website. We'll trial it for a while, and if it proves adequate, leave it. Otherwise, we'll be moving to a more sophisticated issue tracking system.

Once a Webmaster completes an item, he'll strike it out. Periodically, we'll go through and prune out old completed items.

The List

Split up FAQ into separate pages, and use the existing FAQ node as an index.

Printable version of articles (asked by Jody).

We still have unused space down right hand side. Maybe put links there?

Recent Comments:
More coming soon.... — by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2006-03-14 19:40
Thanks for the offer — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-03-02 06:58
Issue tracker — by sjw on Thu, 2006-03-02 06:52

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