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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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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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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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

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


Weiner’s Insatiable Lust: For Power!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-09-12 23:16

Weiner’s Insatiable Lust: For Power!
By Edward Hudgins

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.


"Morally Perfect" vs "Perfectly Moral"

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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.

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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

The Middle East: The Great Game, A Weird Cast of Characters...

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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.


An Iranian Who Saw It All Comments on Our Arguments...

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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.

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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

Thoughts on Barack Obama's Speech

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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.

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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

Try To Remember

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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.

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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

September 11 and the Need for Enlightenment

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2013-09-10 21:09

September 11 and the Need for Enlightenment
By Edward Hudgins

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.

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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

Scientific Breakthrough - New Pill lowers IQ up to 50 points

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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-09-10 18:04

Truth through jest.

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Funny, but Not Quite — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-09-11 21:28

Empire Of Earth: J.J. Hill And America's Age of Enterprise

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Tue, 2013-09-10 02:03
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NEXT WEEK IS THE 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF JAMES JEROME HILL, the great Nineteenth-Century entrepreneur and exemplar of laissez faire capitalism.

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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

My Video on Ayn Rand's Esthetics and Historic Romantic Revolution

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-09-09 17:13
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For any who might be interested, I am posting the link to the free video on my presentation this summer at Atlas Summit 2013.


The Terrors of Ideological Warfare...

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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."

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Sharia doesn't contradict the — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2013-09-16 11:07
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I'm not part of the ulema, but... — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2013-09-15 21:36

Early Philosophy

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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.

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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

Kiwi Praises North Korea

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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.

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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

An Amusing "First" for The Great Romantic Revolution in The Arts

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Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-06 00:19
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From Romantic Revolution Books, this evening...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

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TVR: a wonderful sidelight on this topic — by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-06 14:51
An Unamusing "First" For Stamp Collectors — by tvr on Fri, 2013-09-06 08:03

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