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Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
Hell no! Put him away for treason.
Yes and no. It's a grey area.
Other (please specify)
Total votes: 22
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-27 23:55
Yes, Sen. Harkin, It’s a Civil War!
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.
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
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?
Thanks for that excellent — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2013-10-18 11:16
A Skeptical Response To The Skeptics Annotated Bible List — by tvr on Tue, 2013-10-15 23:24
It isn't a question of — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2013-10-15 09:19
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-09-25 18:47
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
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2013-09-25 18:14
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
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?
Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-20 21:58
A new poem...
XX, OO, and then you're gone,
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-20 17:12
Global Warming and Reckless Precaution
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.
Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-19 21:39
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
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."
It is my role, surely, ever has been,
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.
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
Submitted by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-09-17 02:46
From Romantic Revolution Books, this evening...
My New York After 9/11
Busy in my own small city,
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
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
Tony Robbins and Rivals — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-10-05 06:20
Regardin Self Help — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-10-03 05:51
Late Late Reply — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-10-02 20:52
Submitted by Walter Donway on Sun, 2013-09-15 00:35
Come praise Apollo bright,
Sufficient though to cause
Submitted by gregster on Sat, 2013-09-14 03:18
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.
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
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-09-13 18:16
RFK Jr.’s Racial Honesty—and Betrayal
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.
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
Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-13 02:57
for you to read at your leisure...
Come praise Apollo bright,
Sufficient though to cause
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-09-12 23:16
Weiner’s Insatiable Lust: For Power!
September 12, 2013 — To no one’s surprise Anthony Weiner lost in the New York City Democratic mayoral primary. But just before his defeat he was a guest on liberal Lawrence O’Donnell’s TV talk show and the interview—a cage match, really—was as revealing about Weiner’s lusts as were the sexting pictures he sent to random bimbos.
Submitted by tvr on Thu, 2013-09-12 21:34
In the last few weeks I've been twice asked whether I consider myself to be "morally perfect" or the like because I have expressed moral judgment concerning others and their behavior here on SOLO.
Helpful — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-10-02 21:07
Watching The "We"s — by tvr on Mon, 2013-09-23 20:17
More Tentative Answers — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-09-23 18:28
Submitted by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-12 16:34
I do not intend to be any kind of conduit for the opinions of others--and will not.
Submitted by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-11 23:01
A friend of mine, born in Iran but brought up in the United States, attending a U.S.
Walter — by tvr on Sat, 2013-09-14 07:28
My Iranian friend replies... — by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-13 18:48
Checking Fallacies and Facts — by tvr on Thu, 2013-09-12 09:20
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-09-11 05:40
A few hours ago, Pres. Obama said: "America is not the world's policeman. Terrible things happen across the globe, and it is beyond our means to right every wrong.
You misunderstood my position... — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-09-13 21:15
Yes and No — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-09-12 18:37
The question is whether... — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-09-12 08:14
Submitted by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-11 04:32
I feel at risk of over-posting, but if I don't post this, now, it must wait a year.
Background Context — by Ellen Stuttle on Fri, 2013-09-13 00:31
Ellen, I do recall the conversation... — by Walter Donway on Thu, 2013-09-12 23:00
Life — by Ellen Stuttle on Wed, 2013-09-11 17:53
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-09-10 21:09
September 11 and the Need for Enlightenment
September 10, 2013 — Twelve years after the attacks on America by Islamist mass murderers, mass murder proceeds apace in the Muslim Middle East. Unfortunately, the real nature of the bloodshed still eludes many American policymakers and the public as well.
Thinking in essentials — by Shayne Wissler on Mon, 2013-09-16 16:43
Thinking In Essentials, Using Only Facts... — by tvr on Mon, 2013-09-16 14:38
Terry's context-dropping bright line fixation — by Shayne Wissler on Sun, 2013-09-15 21:53
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-09-10 18:04
Truth through jest.
Funny, but Not Quite — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-09-11 21:28
Submitted by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-09-10 02:03
NEXT WEEK IS THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF JAMES JEROME HILL, the great Nineteenth-Century entrepreneur and exemplar of laissez faire capitalism.
The words of love, I hear... — by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-11 04:02
Walter — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-09-11 03:55
One minor footnote... — by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-11 02:15
Submitted by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-09-09 17:13
For any who might be interested, I am posting the link to the free video on my presentation this summer at Atlas Summit 2013.
Submitted by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-09-07 22:47
There is an interesting new book by Kenneth M. Pollack, a former CIA analyst and Brookings scholar, entitled, "Unthinkable."
Sharia doesn't contradict the — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2013-09-16 11:07
Craig — by tvr on Mon, 2013-09-16 06:28
I'm not part of the ulema, but... — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2013-09-15 21:36
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-09-07 06:02
I converted to Objectivism when I was about 18 1/4. Took me less than a day.
Early Life — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-09-11 20:44
Thank you for — by Shane on Mon, 2013-09-09 22:39
A Bit on Rand's Methodology — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-09-09 21:33
Submitted by Sam Pierson on Fri, 2013-09-06 06:59
NZer Gareth Morgan has come out in praise of life in North Korea, having toured parts of it on motorcycle by special permission of the DPRK.
True Terry. Morgan has now — by Sam Pierson on Mon, 2013-09-09 10:29
Morgan the Marxist: Mormarx — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2013-09-08 09:42
Cultural Learnings of N Korea for Make Benefit Glorious Nations — by tvr on Fri, 2013-09-06 10:46
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