Thomas Sowell Agrees with Doug Bandler about the coming Race War

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-10-23 21:00

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For one thing, personally, I — by Tom Burroughes on Mon, 2013-11-11 18:11
A Few More Points — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-08 21:39
Looney — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-08 21:23

Banning Legal Highs Not Core Council Business

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Wed, 2013-10-23 10:29

“There have been intermittent calls for further government crackdowns on the legal high industry by those involved in local body politics, most recently from the Team Manurewa organisation, who believ


Rethinking Selfishness

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2013-10-23 02:44

Please join us on Thursday, October 24th at 7:00pm (Pacific time) for:

"Rethinking Selfishness: Ayn Rand's New Conception of Egoism"

by Dr. Onkar Ghate

This lecture explores what makes Ayn Rand's idea of self-interest distinctive. Dr. Ghate explains why selfishness has served him as a source of unconventional but inspiring moral guidance.


Selfishness or Selffulness, Does It Matter?

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Submitted by Pepe Estrepo on Tue, 2013-10-22 19:51

Lindsay Perigo’s idea of replacing the concept of selfishness with selffulness, or something similar, is a bright light of forward thinking in a rather conformist Objectivist culture that often treats Ayn Rand as the living God.

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Pepe — by tvr on Tue, 2013-10-29 01:15
If you read my posts you — by Pepe Estrepo on Mon, 2013-10-28 19:44
Pepe — by tvr on Fri, 2013-10-25 02:24

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Film Review - Rush

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Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Mon, 2013-10-21 18:03

Spoiler alert: One or two parts of this review give away parts of the plot.

http://www.rushmovie.com/


For Those Interested in Heredity, Intelligence and Race

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2013-10-21 06:48

This is probably wasted at this site but I'll post anyway. Here are a bunch of links to excellent information on the subjects of race and IQ.

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Regardin the UK — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-10-30 03:29
But Communist East Germany — by Tom Burroughes on Sun, 2013-10-27 19:57
Tom — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-10-26 23:03

Ted Cruz. Leader.

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Submitted by Michael Moeller on Fri, 2013-10-18 21:09

THIS Objectivist wants to take off his hat and salute the heroic actions of conservative Ted Cruz.

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Pepe — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-10-28 21:55
Lindsay — by Pepe Estrepo on Mon, 2013-10-28 20:05
Linz, I Will CRUSH You! — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2013-10-26 21:48

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Ten Questions for Open Immigration Objectivists

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Fri, 2013-10-18 12:50

According to open immigration Objectivists such as Craig Biddle, Harry Binswanger and Diana Hsieh, a person should be free to emigrate from country A to country B as long as he doesn't have a criminal


The Theme Song Is "Yuan The Mighty Dragon"

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-10-17 14:15

I wonder if, watching the clamorous melodrama in the United States Congress over the budget and the debt, the American public and world could miss the sound track--the theme song--playing in the background? Both sides of the clash were loudly playing the same theme song, but singing different words. Don't try to decipher the words, listen to the music.

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Possible Financial Doomsday — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-10-18 07:48
Yes... — by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-10-18 02:08
Orchestra on the Titanic — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2013-10-18 00:49

Who Owns You? You Or The Government?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-10-15 12:38

Who Owns You? You Or The Government?

October 11 -2013 -- "In the United States, the people are supposed to be in charge of the government. What do you think is happening today?" This recent national poll question yielded some surprising results. Listen in as Will and Ed discuss some of the ramifications and join the conversation by leaving a comment below.


Baubles of Office by Courier

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Tue, 2013-10-15 09:43

“Elections have barely passed the stroke of midnight and already the Council machine has begun sending the baubles of office, by courier, out to new members of Auckland’s local boards,” reveals Afford

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Well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-17 08:28
still nothing back from the — by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-10-17 07:53
The plot thickens on this — by Stephen Berry on Wed, 2013-10-16 09:16

Affordable City Makes an Impact Across New Zealand

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-10-14 10:14

Affordable City Leader Stephen Berry today said, “I’m extraordinarily proud of the results the eleven candidates of our nationwide local body political party have achieved.


Agents of SHIELD

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Submitted by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-10-14 09:55

Not sure where to post this as it's a television show rather than a film (although a "spin off" from the Marvel Avengers films).

NB - Spoilers coming...


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Thanks Auckland!

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Mon, 2013-10-14 09:03

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry today thanked Auckland for the significant support he had enjoyed in the recent local body elections.

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Stephen — by gregster on Wed, 2013-10-16 06:03
Well Done Stephen! — by Olivia on Mon, 2013-10-14 23:01

KASS Music Gem—Verdi Requiem, complete

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-10-14 06:42

Here is an unassailable reminder of the objective superiority of Romantic Music ... and of Western Civilisation. Nothing more need be said:

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I'm sitting in the office — by Matthew Humphreys on Mon, 2013-10-14 15:46

Health Care for All

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-10-12 02:17

Everywhere on the planet today health care is considered to be a "right".


Methods of Persuasion

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-10-12 01:33

There seem to be two main illegitimate ways of winning an argument.

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OK, Kyrel, fine — by gregster on Sat, 2013-10-12 01:41

Government Shutdown Lesson: Privatize National Monuments!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 03:45

Government Shutdown Lesson: Privatize National Monuments!

Since I recorded this some days ago, Obama’s Park Service has reinforced barriers at the World War II memorial to keep veterans and the public out.

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Worse ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:20

Peikoff Debates Brook On Immigration

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Tue, 2013-10-08 00:48
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Resist We Much — by Michael Moeller on Mon, 2013-10-21 16:02
I will choose free will . . . — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-10-20 18:04
Linz — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-10-20 17:15

Franklin versus Keynes

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Submitted by F L Light on Mon, 2013-10-07 13:38

Franklin sees money increasing from the producer's cause whereas Maynard Keynes and his followers see wealth increasing from wasteful consumption, as if wealth can arise from waste.


Sincerity vs. the weird politeness fixation of some Objectivists

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Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Sun, 2013-10-06 18:43

Lest I be misunderstood let me start off by saying that I think gratuitous rudeness is obnoxious and wrong. Of course, this is a very uncontroversial sentiment even outside Objectivist circles.

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Weirdness in Decline — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-10-18 07:16

Chris Lewis Serve Goes Viral!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 23:45

1983 Wimbledon finalist and SOLO reader Chris Lewis is famous again. The California-based coach's comments on what has led to America's loss of tennis dominance—top-heavy bureaucracy and an ethos of conformism and anti-individualism—have gone viral:

http://www.tennisconsult.com/d...


Luciano and Linz

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 21:03

Here is a recently retrieved fragment, the concluding moments, of an interview I did with The Great Pavarotti in Sydney in 1991, along with all takes of the promo that he graciously agreed to do, reading from his own handwritten script! My thanks as always to Gregster for putting this together.

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Bravissimo! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 14:06
Thank you Liv — by gregster on Wed, 2013-10-09 02:48
Beautiful Luciano... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-10-08 05:43

Comets in Our Twilight, 3—Geneva Lewis

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 07:41

Fifteen-year-old Geneva Lewis, whose tennis ace father Chris wrote the Foreword to Total Passion for the Total Height, here plays the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and demonstrates yet again that objectively, Rand to the contrary notwithstanding, Romantic music is the best — and she, Geneva, at so unbelievably young an age, is shaping up to be one of its best exponents.

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Beautiful — by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-11 14:02
Kyrel — by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-11 13:17
Federer — by Chris Lewis on Mon, 2013-11-11 02:06

SOLO Unintentional Humour - Obamarx, President B.O.

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Submitted by gregster on Fri, 2013-10-04 08:33

This guy really is a bush pig. Not bush as in Bush. Bush as in native, dirt-worshipping, fried chicken and nuggets flown into the White House. 100 million dollar holidays feral retard.


What Is to Be Done?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-10-04 01:08

[Note from Linz—I've lifted this post from Ed Hudgins' thread below because I thought it deserved a thread of its own. Ed agrees. It's his response to Michael Moeller's and my prompting him to be specific as to what he'd recommend a freedom-lover *do* in today's context.]

Linz – Let me give you a bit of a long response, as your inquiry deserves. For concrete actions, I’d start with a reminder that there are no silver bullets that will fell the enemy. The degeneration of our culture and politics is a process that has played out over decades and will only be reversed over time.

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Positive news indeed! — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-11-22 21:48
Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-11-21 03:54
Stossel — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-11-18 04:40

Watch Your Dream Candidate Run for U.S. President--And What Washington Will Do To Stop Him

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Submitted by WDonway on Fri, 2013-10-04 00:41
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Let me call your attention to a novel by Vinay Kolhatkar, a young Objectivist novelist now living in Australia, who has written a first novel in the Romantic tradition.


Drilling Down Into The Fracking Debate

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-02 20:48

Drilling Down Into The Fracking Debate
By Edward Hudgins And William R Thomas


The Ari Armstrong Standard

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-09-29 16:40

The Objective Standard was once something of the house organ of the Ayn Rand Institute.

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OrgOism — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2013-09-30 17:28
North Virginia must be one of — by Grant Jones on Mon, 2013-09-30 04:56
Links to my essays on the M Schism — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2013-09-30 01:33

A John Galt or a Libertarian Pinochet?

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2013-09-29 01:16


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