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Who Should Be the Republican Nominee?
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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-01-31 07:48
"Only art that is free can be meaningful; only creativity that is free can be joyful."
Rachmaninoff in his own words, including his musical philosophy and searing denunciation of Soviet tyranny:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-01-29 06:49
For anyone falling within the category, "human," there can have been no more repulsive spectacle recently than President Obama's State of the Union address today. It was vile on several counts:
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-12-30 20:04
They say "All good things must come to an end." C'est la vie...
Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-31 17:39
Thanks Kyrel — by gregster on Tue, 2013-12-31 07:57
Farewell... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 04:13
Submitted by F L Light on Mon, 2013-12-30 19:36
The Athenians exulted when the Persians by Aeschylus was shown in the theatre of Dionysos.
Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-12-27 23:34
When the American Economic Association was formed in 1885, 23 of the fifty five members were protestant clergymen.
Tim Leonard writes, a short excerpt from his powerpoint work:
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-12-27 17:28
The film Looper is a well-made, intricate, time-travel thriller (featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, from 2012) which accidentally demonstrates how Good tends to naturally triumph
Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 16:41
In this post, I want to talk about the section “Syllogisms and DIM Mixtures: A Not So Ominous Parallel” in Roger Bissell’s review of DIM in the December, 2013 issue of JARS.
Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 14:28
Bissell on DIM
DIM and Dull — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-31 18:27
gregster — by seddon on Tue, 2013-12-31 17:00
Fred — by gregster on Tue, 2013-12-31 05:15
Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 21:40
A beautifully harmonic rendition of the United States national anthem sung (thanks to technology) by one man choir Julien Neel, singing it as it should be sung, not as various 'performers' murder it b
Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 21:30
Another post, while I still can. One of my favourite pieces of classical music, one which really stirs my soul, played by Valentina Lisitsa:
Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 20:59
My one and only blog entry on SOLO while I still can, this is perhaps more politics than philosophy, but it concerns a philosopher (ex-Cambridge University lecturer no less) who may be able to pull th
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-12-26 18:25
Happy Holidays And The Synergy Of The Season!
December 23, 2013 – As we approach the end of the year, I hope all of you are in a holiday mood. I certainly am!
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-12-24 05:50
Goblians claim, mistakenly, that December 25 is Jeezy's birthday, and that Jeezy was the Son of Gobby while simultaneously being Gobby, while both were/are simultaneously Ghosty. It's all nonsense, of course, but one has to acknowledge it was/is momentous nonsense (one hopes for not much longer, even as a more vicious nonsense threatens to trump it). Let us, in the spirit of no nonsense, and SOLO's commitment to an aesthetic renewal, revel in this stellar performance of Tchaikovsky's life-and-beauty-proclaiming 5th Symphony and know what is possible to man in spite of the irrationalists in all their guises.
Olivia — by Luke Setzer on Tue, 2013-12-31 23:38
Ed. — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 22:30
Personally... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 21:55
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-12-21 09:38
With Jeff Rense on his Internet radio show, promoting The One Tenor:
I Was Kind Of... — by Michael Moeller on Wed, 2013-12-25 05:55
Michael — by gregster on Wed, 2013-12-25 04:10
Sigh — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-12-25 03:08
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-12-11 18:12
FDA Stopping the Genetics Revolution
December 11, 2013 — Entrepreneurs look to limitless possibilities while government regulators look to limit possibilities.
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.
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-10 04:48
Global Government Surveillance Reform
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
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:
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
Submitted by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2013-12-08 14:54
A picture is worth a thousand words:
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
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.
ya.. — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2013-12-05 04:19
Right and Duty — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:11
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.
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
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2013-12-02 21:36
Switzerland Votes For Freedom To Earn
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!
Pitiful Victory — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-12-04 15:32
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?
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
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.
Submitted by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-11-25 22:39
I have been absent from SOLO for a few weeks, writing a new book. Now it is published.
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
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-11-22 15:33
I agree, good Ed — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-23 02:49
Videos — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-22 19:03
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.
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
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