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Who Should Be the Republican Nominee?
Total votes: 18
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-09-16 23:57
America's foreign policy is hilarious.
I think in essence America — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2014-09-20 05:52
Guilty Party — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-09-19 23:13
The US already has been — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2014-09-19 08:53
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2014-09-16 04:01
Greg Sandow, music critic and Juilliard teacher, cried a few months ago when he watched The Great Caruso. I cried when I read his article about it just now.
I get this.... — by Olivia on Sun, 2014-09-28 22:38
Submitted by tvr on Sat, 2014-09-13 23:19
Have a listen again to what Barack Obama had to say on Wednesday in his address that outlined his strategy to deal with the threat that was originally "The Organization of Monotheism and Jihad", which came to be known as "Al Qaeda in Iraq", and more recently "ISIL", then "ISIS", and now the "Islamic State", its latest iteration:
No worries ... — by VSD on Thu, 2014-09-18 06:35
Words Matter and Why IS Should Not Be Referred To As ISIL — by tvr on Thu, 2014-09-18 04:08
The Barbaric Precedent — by tvr on Mon, 2014-09-15 02:07
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-09-11 21:21
The tribalist, nationalist, racist, xenophobic, tyrannical, uncivilized, subhuman Chinese and Russians are currently going forth and threatening their neighbors, the West, and America.
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-09-10 07:48
Facebook announcement from someone called David E. Evans:
WOMEN: PLEASE DON'T FORGET THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11!!!
WALK NAKED IN AMERICA DAY
Don't forget to mark your calendars.
I have an acquaintance — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2014-09-16 03:54
Doing Their Duty — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-09-11 02:05
Women were Warriors — by gregster on Wed, 2014-09-10 11:38
Submitted by Rory Sweeney on Sat, 2014-09-06 11:22
Last Summer I invited some old school friends back to my parents’ home in Christchurch. We swam in the heated swimming pool, relaxed in the spa, watched a movie in the home theatre, listened to music over the in-ceiling speaker system, and enjoyed many a glass of good gin.
Obummer — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2015-01-18 20:50
Nice post — by Frediano on Thu, 2014-12-11 02:14
Very good post — by Tom Burroughes on Tue, 2014-09-30 16:11
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-09-06 07:40
[Published in this month's Capital Magazine—believe it or not at their instigation! They have printed every word I wrote, as I wrote it, aside from their putting my "gutless in thrall to the clueless" line inside the Mike Moore quote. I am agreeably astonished. Is the blacklist finally at an end?]
I googled — by gregster on Tue, 2014-10-21 05:57
I seem to recall a — by Shane Pleasance on Fri, 2014-10-17 19:47
Well — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-10-10 20:00
Submitted by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2014-08-30 22:37
An ex Imam, assassinated by jihadist savages in 1990.
Submitted by Reason Man on Sat, 2014-08-30 09:54
Title – EROSION DUE TO DEMOCRACY AND MISUSE OF RACE AND RELIGION IN IT
Only one site had some — by Reason Man on Fri, 2014-10-03 18:17
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-08-21 14:53
This is the best novel I've read in over 30 years! I don't ever expect to see its like again. Fascinating, amazing, and shocking to the point of numbness.
Maybe two extra heads ;) — by VSD on Fri, 2014-08-29 08:01
Vera -- You're welcome. I — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-08-29 01:30
Thanx :) — by VSD on Thu, 2014-08-28 12:34
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2014-08-20 20:45
Transhumanism vs. a Conservative Death Ethos
August 20, 2014 -- Zoltan Istvan, author of the provocative novel The Transhumanist Wager(I’ll review it soon), recently suggested in Wired that individuals be required to secure a government license before having a child. I disagree with Istvan.
Galt! — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-08-25 07:57
Thanks — by tvr on Sun, 2014-08-24 22:00
Brahms and Blasphemy — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-08-24 04:32
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-08-19 23:37
The Muslims of Syria and Iraq just proudly and gruesomely beheaded an American journalist.
Indeed — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-08-20 18:54
So, Kyrel ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-08-20 07:10
Well... — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2014-08-20 01:17
Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2014-08-17 10:27
Stability over Insanity in Iraq...Yeah, Right.
Before 2003, when Saddam Hussein tyrannized Iraq with his secret police, torture chambers and death squads, many, if not most in the west, claimed that he was still the best man for the job “because he kept stability in the region”.
Here is how you "de-radicalize them" — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2014-09-10 02:58
Yep... — by Olivia on Sun, 2014-09-07 04:03
Kyrel — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2014-09-06 01:21
Submitted by Rick Giles on Tue, 2014-08-12 01:22
I'm sad to hear that Robin Williams has been found dead in his home today. A suicide after a bout of depression which alcohol was unable to keep him from on this occasion.
The jihadists have taken — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2014-08-14 06:19
Children With Old Faces — by tvr on Thu, 2014-08-14 00:40
'Seems' like a better way? — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2014-08-13 20:40
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-08-11 02:45
I have long referred to NZ's education establishment (and that of most Western countries) as "child-molesters of the mind." I used to document their atrocities regularly in The Free Radical and on talkback. Now there has been a whistle-blower from within.
Kyrel — by gregster on Fri, 2014-08-15 08:51
Amazing — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-08-13 03:17
Unfortunate chioce.. — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2014-08-11 17:35
Submitted by Tore on Sat, 2014-07-26 09:45
Politics sucks. Let's get down to what really matters in life - music.
No rescue required — by Rick Giles on Sat, 2014-08-09 07:02
Eh — by ding_an_sich on Tue, 2014-08-05 01:30
My stereo — by Shane Pleasance on Tue, 2014-08-05 00:18
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2014-07-23 16:05
Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Corpses, and Context
July 23, 2014 — Television newscasts over the past week have featured videos of corpses, including the bodies of children, piled in hospitals and morgues in Gaza, surrounded by grieving family and friends. The natural and angry human reaction to such scenes is, “What monsters did this?” But the rational response should also be, “What is the full context of this suffering and death?”
Well — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2014-08-14 11:34
For starters — by gregster on Thu, 2014-08-14 09:12
Ed — by Jules Troy on Thu, 2014-08-14 07:47
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2014-07-14 07:24
Australian one-time Olympic swimming champion, the impossibly prepossessing Ian Thorpe, has now admitted what has long been rumoured and anyone with even a minimally-functioning "gaydar" has believed all along—he is gay.
Rick — by gregster on Fri, 2014-08-15 16:10
Stung you — by Rick Giles on Wed, 2014-08-13 10:28
Having won the auction the — by Rick Giles on Tue, 2014-08-12 21:19
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2014-07-12 09:14
The underwhelmingly-publicised Atlas Shrugged Part 3 has apparently been sneak-previewed in Las Vegas, and been well received.
Rather Mechanically-Made — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-11-19 13:42
Hurrah! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2014-11-19 08:13
Atlas Part 2 3/5 stars — by Kasper on Wed, 2014-11-19 02:15
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2014-07-10 03:06
A few minutes ago I submitted the following email letter to Barack Obama:
Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-08-08 05:40
Kyrel — by gregster on Thu, 2014-08-07 15:53
My Chat with Barack — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-08-05 20:48
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-07-06 08:56
The first clip here is the first movement of Brahms' rapturous Piano Concerto #1, as played by Glenn Gould and conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
Lenny... — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-07-07 06:38
I love the way you put that Gregster... — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-07-07 05:52
Lucky — by gregster on Mon, 2014-07-07 03:47
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2014-06-27 19:27
The Single Bullet That Killed 16 Million
June 27, 2014 – A century ago, on June 28, 1914, Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the emperorship of Austria-Hungary, along with his wife, on their visit to Sarajevo.
Thank you for that good — by J Cuttance on Sun, 2014-07-06 02:31
Yes, yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2014-06-29 23:11
Downrights Dangerous Alrights — by tvr on Sun, 2014-06-29 22:51
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-06-27 08:25
Metropolitan Opera Grande Diva Licia Albanese will turn 101 next month. She appeared with Mario in the 1955 Warner Bros movie Serenade. In 1995 she and I were both in Philadelphia to attend the annual Mario Lanza Ball, where she performed a stellar, impromptu rendering of Star-Spangled Banner. A day prior to the Ball I recorded this interview with her. My thanks to Gregster for uploading and matching pics to audio:
RIP — by Olivia on Mon, 2014-08-18 11:09
Submitted by Tore on Sat, 2014-06-21 08:37
I've been reading Objectivism literature and listened to Objectivist courses for ten years now. I know now that I never could be an Objectivist, because there are issues.
Close to the bottom of the — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2015-04-02 20:20
Steve — by tvr on Tue, 2014-07-29 20:21
I have the solution — by Jules Troy on Tue, 2014-07-29 06:14
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-17 13:58
The ignorant, irrational, evil Christians of Western Civilization today often say, with disarming simplicity: "Teach the controversy." On August 1st, 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush said: "Both sides should be properly taught" so "people can understand what the debate is about."
Thanx :) — by VSD on Mon, 2014-08-11 13:27
Nude Beach — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-08-05 20:58
Sometimes you have to make a choice ... — by VSD on Mon, 2014-07-21 19:20
Submitted by Luke Setzer on Tue, 2014-06-17 11:49
Some of you may have missed the flap in late 2013 over fitness guru Maria Kang and the thrashing she encountered from the "fat is beautiful" mythologists.
I should have clarified — by Jules Troy on Fri, 2014-06-20 09:01
Self-Entitled Teachers — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2014-06-19 17:41
Check Your Privilege Episode Two: Fat Acceptance — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2014-06-18 11:51
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2014-06-07 01:43
D-Day and Enlightenment Values
June 6, 2014 – My late Uncle “Boots” Van Pelt was almost killed 70 years ago. He went ashore on Omaha Beach with the 29th Infantry Division on D-Day. After the initial troop landings, he was found and thought dead, but he roused as they were putting him into a body bag.
Thus girl gets it.. — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2014-07-06 01:50
A Few Answers — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-06-23 17:26
Discussing Philosophy and Psychology — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-06-23 16:46
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2014-06-06 07:30
Right-wing conservatives promote "family values" and "traditional values" while left-wing progressives promote "multicultural" and "politically correct" ones.
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-06-04 23:25
Obscure but stunning musical virtuoso:
Toto cover — by Jules Troy on Wed, 2014-06-11 02:16
Karaoke — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-10 12:29
Unique — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-06-10 12:24
Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2014-05-30 06:12
Having just finished reading Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, I wanted to share some quotes.
Kyrel — by tvr on Sat, 2014-05-31 21:48
Clarification — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-05-31 06:52
Kyrel — by tvr on Sat, 2014-05-31 06:28
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