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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: 21
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
Submitted by Walter Donway on Fri, 2013-09-06 00:19
From Romantic Revolution Books, this evening...
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
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Thu, 2013-09-05 21:31
Internationally Known Philosopher Leaves Legacy of Scholarship on Aristotle and Ayn Rand
IRVINE, Calif.—It is with great sorrow that the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship and the Ayn Rand Institute announce the death of American philosopher Allan Stanley Gotthelf, in Philadelphia, on August 30, 2013, after an extended battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.
Worth Studying — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-09-06 00:33
Submitted by Rick Giles on Thu, 2013-09-05 07:16
There was a thread, sadly no longer with us, at http://www.solopassion.com/node/9773 which may return or may stay gone.
Rick — by tvr on Thu, 2013-09-05 19:01
For the record ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-09-05 07:36
Contempt is your friend — by Rick Giles on Thu, 2013-09-05 07:19
Submitted by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-04 21:56
Our ever-reliable ally, Israel, is urging President Obama to attack Syria. Or so says this article in the Huff post. It makes sense; Israel and the American-Israeli lobby want all our foreign policy to be in the national self-interest--of Israel.
Kyrel — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2013-09-07 20:16
Walter — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2013-09-07 20:04
Lindsay, thanks for the warm welcome to SOLO! — by Walter Donway on Sat, 2013-09-07 18:32
Submitted by Walter Donway on Mon, 2013-09-02 22:32
Ayn Rand's analysis of the New Left "student rebellion" in the 1970's exposed a movement by students, acting on the worst of philosophical ideas being taught in the university classroom, to introduce force as a legitimate expression of political ideas.
Walter — by Michael Moeller on Wed, 2013-09-04 21:24
Thanks, Michael — by Walter Donway on Wed, 2013-09-04 14:30
Walter — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-09-03 18:51
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-09-01 19:42
Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-08-31 16:51
Objectivist philosopher Allan Gotthelf passed away yesterday.
He was probably the most accomplished philosopher of The Generation that Knew Rand. He published extensively on Aristotle.
Time's winged chariot and all... — by Craig Ceely on Mon, 2013-09-02 07:29
Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Thu, 2013-08-29 12:25
Wise, Shayne — by gregster on Fri, 2013-09-13 14:59
Simple Greg — by Shayne Wissler on Fri, 2013-09-13 04:42
SW — by gregster on Fri, 2013-09-13 02:59
Submitted by Tom Burroughes on Thu, 2013-08-29 07:29
Megan McArdle, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/... , writing over at Bloomberg, has this thought-provoking article (well, it is to me) about why so-much acclaimed television is so dark and depressing in its content:
Rosie — by RationalMan on Wed, 2013-09-04 05:19
Saved by British manufacturing. — by Shane on Mon, 2013-09-02 23:21
Hey Rosie. I find your post — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2013-09-02 01:12
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-08-28 21:10
Government spending is out of control, and deficit spending is wild, pretty much all over our politically ignorant and depraved Welfare State world.
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-08-28 18:42
Leaving America for Freedom, Earth for Mars
Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-08-29 19:39
To shrug or not to shrug — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-08-29 16:04
Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-08-29 05:59
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-08-28 18:20
King’s Dream and Today’s Racial Nightmare
August 27, 2013 -- Fifty years ago this week Martin Luther King led the March on Washington for black civil rights.
See my "Challenge to hi-fi" — by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-09-05 03:42
King's Fight — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2013-08-31 16:59
King's fight — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-08-29 11:54
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