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


Yes, Sen. Harkin, It’s a Civil War!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-27 23:55

Yes, Sen. Harkin, It’s a Civil War!
By Edward Hudgins

September 27, 2013 – Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, in a speech about raising the debt ceiling, said, “We are at one of the most dangerous points in our history right now. Every bit as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War.”

On this point, he is absolutely right! But it is Harkin and his ilk, led by President Obama, who are tearing apart the Republic.

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Meaningful Dialogue, Indeed!! — by Michael Moeller on Fri, 2013-10-04 00:26
Ha, Ed! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-10-03 22:39
The spirit of a Roark needs the politics of a Galt — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-10-03 21:21

Why The "slam" Cannot Be Removed From "Islam"

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Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2013-09-27 10:37

Christendom once upon a time exhibited barbarous totalitarian tendencies of its own, so why can't Islam have its own Enlightenment and become depoliticized, tempered and made compatible with enlightened western notions of rights and justice just the same?

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Thanks for that excellent — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2013-10-18 11:16

Solzhenitsyn's 1978 Harvard Address

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-09-25 18:47

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But he and Solz made the same — by Doug Bandler on Sun, 2013-09-29 01:15
BTW — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-09-26 10:59
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-09-26 08:39

Putin Defends Christian Values

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-09-25 18:14
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he did — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-10-03 05:46
Didn't LA . . . — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2013-10-03 01:24
good one — by Doug Bandler on Mon, 2013-09-30 02:29

Should USA get involved in Syria?

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Submitted by Stephen Berry on Sat, 2013-09-21 12:00

I say no.

Even if Assad did use chemical weapons, how is that any different to killing people with a gun a bomb or a flamethrower?


X-Rated

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-20 21:58
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A new poem...

X-Rated

XX, OO, and then you're gone,
As ever on the run; but I
Am like that ever-earnest John--
Incomprehensibly alive,
Entrenched where dead and quick now lie--


Global Warming and Reckless Precaution

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-20 17:12

Global Warming and Reckless Precaution
By Edward Hudgins

The soon-to-be released Fifth United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report will admit that computer predictions for global warming and the effects of carbon emissions contained in previous reports were much too high.


How To Explain The Crash To Your Barber (from www.FinancialSenseOnline.com)

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-19 21:39
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Walter — by tvr on Mon, 2013-09-23 16:15
Thanks Gregster and Terry — by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-09-23 14:24
Fuse Box Analogy Greenspan's — by tvr on Mon, 2013-09-23 13:56

To Ethan

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-19 03:37

This is the first poem in my first book of poetry, "Touched By Its Rays."

To Ethan

It is my role, surely, ever has been,
To dry the tears, to say the pain will pass:


Thwarting The Islamo-fascistic Thuggernaut

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Submitted by tvr on Wed, 2013-09-18 20:55

The US can't name Islam as being her enemy because if she did it would trigger WWIII.

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Prostitution Not Conspiracy — by tvr on Mon, 2013-10-21 17:24
Netanyahu addresses the UN General Assembly — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2013-10-02 19:43
I think there are people — by Richard Wiig on Wed, 2013-10-02 19:41

My New York After 9/11

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-09-17 02:46
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From Romantic Revolution Books, this evening...

My New York After 9/11

Busy in my own small city,
My happy fraction of this place
Improbable and real, I pause

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Lindsay, thank you for your comment. We poets don't get many... — by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-09-17 16:01
Walter — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-09-17 12:12

Keys to Eudaemonia

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-09-16 05:53

Individual pleasure, flourishing, greatness, and happiness seems to depend upon comprehending and utilizing: 1) abstract and general philosophy; 2) practical and personal philosophy; 3) social and per

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Just A Short Poem, This Evening... "Complications"

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Sun, 2013-09-15 00:35
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Complications

Come praise Apollo bright,
Who prickled a thick brow,
Briefly as lambent light:

Sufficient though to cause
A remorseless shuffling
Across dry plains to pause;


"Four million people totally suckered"

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Submitted by gregster on Sat, 2013-09-14 03:18

 

 

 


"Touched By Its Rays"

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-09-14 01:58

Well, this site is for "Sense of Life Objectivists," so let me share my sense of life, with the poem that is the prelude to my first poetry book, "Touched By Its Rays." You need a little context.

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Thank you, Olivia... — by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-19 02:18
Touched by Touched by its Rays! — by Olivia on Wed, 2013-09-18 06:12
I'm touched — by tvr on Sun, 2013-09-15 11:15

RFK Jr.’s Racial Honesty—and Betrayal

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-13 18:16

RFK Jr.’s Racial Honesty—and Betrayal
By Edward Hudgins

September 13, 2013—The New York Post has obtained a copy of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s personal diary and published excerpts, much to the chagrin of this scion of the country’s most storied liberal Democrat family.

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Pandering to Racism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-09-16 05:59
Too funny! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-09-14 00:41

Just a short poem, tonight...

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-13 02:57

for you to read at your leisure...

Complications

Come praise Apollo bright,
Who prickled a thick brow,
Briefly as lambent light:

Sufficient though to cause
A remorseless shuffling


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