Universities and Moronnials—Voltaire's Antipodes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-30 07:08

[Reprised to mark tonight's shutting down by Hitler Youth moronnial adenoidal filth of a Trump rally on a Chicago campus. I rest my case—Linz]

"Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write."

—Voltaire

It's a hideous historical irony that sizeable pockets of "millennials" are, along with Muslims and the media, the locus of totalitarianism in the modern world. University students in particular, even more than their state-worshipping tutors, are at the forefront of the war on free speech.

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Olivia — by Doug Bandler The Second on Fri, 2015-11-20 22:05
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Bernie Sanders, Socialism, and the GOP

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-21 13:07

Bernie Sanders, Socialism, and the GOP
By Edward Hudgins

July 17, 2015 -- It’s more than ironic that as socialist economies, led by Greece, collapse, Democrats in America are infatuated by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate who caucuses with the Democrats but is an avowed socialist. The starry eyes for this supreme statist reflect an ignorance about our own collapsing regime to say nothing of moral failings that Republicans—and everyone else—should take seriously.

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The 2016 election could be really good — by mvardoulis on Sun, 2015-08-16 06:20
!@#$%^&*()_+ — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-08-14 22:33
Bernie knocking out Hillary? — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2015-08-14 18:02

Why Can't OrgOists and Republican Candidates Say These Things?

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-07-21 11:09

Here's a member of Generation Airhead saying non-airhead things—albeit, tragically, with a typical airhead's quack. This video has gone viral—another sign (as is Trump) that there's a thirst "out there" for words that are true and fearless: words that reflect a functioning moral compass, unfiltered by weasel-worded PC marketers, uncorrupted by the pathological consciencelessness of the dribbling, defecating monsters of the Occupy movement.

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Yes!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2015-08-26 05:58
Oh my! — by Olivia on Wed, 2015-08-26 05:22
I'm loving ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-08-18 08:00

Anne Heller Shows Her Colours

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-20 22:00

Anne Heller, re-hasher of Brandenian smears, willing mouthpiece for those two execrable anti-idealist con-artists, leaves no doubt as to her true motives in this remark in her "review" of the newly re-released early Rand work, Ideal.


Four Facts for Human Achievement Day

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Mon, 2015-07-20 19:17

Four Facts for Human Achievement Day
By Edward Hudgins

July 20 is the anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments, the first lunar landing. We should not only give a shout out to the thousands of people who made it possible for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to walk the surface of another world. We should each celebrate this date as Human Achievement Day, to acknowledge all achievements, especially our own.


People

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-07-19 06:17

People are important. In the Game of Life, your fellow man really counts. The simple reality is: other human beings are pivotal, and almost central, to the quality of your life.

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Friends and Allies — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-07-26 20:45
Very good Kyrel. — by Olivia on Wed, 2015-07-22 09:46

The Real Chattanooga Shooter: Barack Hussein Obama

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-07-17 01:59

The Islamotrash responsible for shooting and killing four Marines during two attacks at gun-free military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, today, has been identified as Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

The Islamotrash-enabler responsible for the gunman is Barack Hussein Obama.

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Linz — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-08-10 11:34
Yaron Brook — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2015-08-10 11:10
Yikes! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-08-10 06:49

Feel the Ecstasy!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-13 07:16

There are two types of people in the world: those who worship Gustav Mahler and those who do not. For those who do, Mahler's music is a religious experience.

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Mahler's Fifth and Unborn Twins — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-14 20:48
Mahler's Second and Eighth Symphonies — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-14 16:35

'The One Tenor' Updated!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-07-09 04:15

(Particular thanks to Sam Pierson for doing all the "fiddly stuff"—to which I am allergic and at which I'm comprehensively incompetent—getting the book Kindle-ready! Sir Sam, you're a champ!!)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ER...

Newly updated, The One Tenor is a labor of love for life-long Mario Lanza devotee, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster Lindsay Perigo. It's the bringing together of his best Lanza-related essays, critiques and interviews over the years, with significant new material exclusive to this book, including Perigo's take on the theory that Mario Lanza suffered from Bipolar Disorder.

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Thank you — by Tore on Tue, 2015-07-14 14:51
Print — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-07-09 12:46
You're welcome Linz. Looking — by Sam Pierson on Thu, 2015-07-09 10:18

Music of the Gods: "The most famous tenor ever, bar none, and, together with Enrico Caruso, the most influential"

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-06 23:37

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Edifying Unintended Consequences of KASS Singing — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-08-17 07:04
Not just The Three Tenors — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-08-13 06:35
Fabulous. I've long enjoyed — by PhilipD on Thu, 2015-07-09 01:40

Music of the Gods—Sepia Records Does It Again: Two More Outstanding Mario Lanza CDs

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Mon, 2015-07-06 06:15

I'm delighted to announce that, hot on the heels of its magnificent Mario Lanza: Greatest Operatic Recordings, Sepia Records has released two more outstanding Lanza CD compilations: Greatest Operatic Recordings, Volume Two and My Italian Soul, a collection of Neapolitan and Italian songs.

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Fabulous review! — by Derek McGovern on Sun, 2015-07-12 14:57
McSepian — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-07-12 01:26
Can't wait! — by Tore on Mon, 2015-07-06 14:11

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The Ascent of Man

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-07-04 13:24

People who wonder whether or not humankind is truly currently ascending philosophically, culturally, and morally are invited to read The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,

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Classic — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2015-07-22 21:26
The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-07-21 13:38

What America Will We Give to the Future?

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-07-01 03:41

What America Will We Give to the Future?
By Edward Hudgins

June 30, 2015 -- Will future generations look back on our current July 4th festivities and lament that we didn’t grasp that the republic was gone?

Or will they celebrate that we were energized to restore the republic?

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The Davy Crockett "Republic" speech from "The Alamo" movie — by Ed Hudgins on Sat, 2015-07-04 14:10
Great insights, all of you — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-07-02 18:15
“Mankind will never destroy itself…” — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-07-02 17:21

World's Worst Mass-Murderer

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-06-28 07:49

The ideology of socialism can warp your mind. It makes you capable of virtually any atrocity. And, to a large extent, so too the worldwide and universal ideology of welfare statism. Here are some quotes from socialist Mao Tse-tung, who killed about 60 million:

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Peas in a Pod — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-30 03:12
Thanks — by Brant Gaede on Mon, 2015-06-29 20:34
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-06-28 22:05

Beware the Rainbow Inquisition!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2015-06-28 05:49

Beware the Rainbow Inquisition!


"Ordinarily, as one of billions of gay people who were once, ipso facto, criminals I would rejoice to see the White House swathed in the colours of the rainbow; instead, I shudder to realise those colours would now be more appropriate on a swastika."

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Vicious fascist lesbians — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-07-06 08:21
Good points, Kyrel — by mvardoulis on Thu, 2015-07-02 16:46
Alternate Characterization — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-30 18:19

People

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-23 09:19

People are good. At least in general and for the most part. People are socially virtuous. Given a chance, most people most times won't beat or rob you, nor lie to or betray you.

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Three to Nine — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-06-26 01:20
Linz — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2015-06-25 00:14
Haven't and Won't Examine the Evidence? — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-23 15:29

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Capitalist Planning and Socialist Chaos

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Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2015-06-21 22:45

This essay, “Capitalist Planning and Socialist Chaos,” shows that capitalism has all-pervasive but unrecognized economic planning. The separate, individual plans of all of its hundreds of millions, indeed, billions of individual participants, are harmonized, coordinated, and integrated by the price system and profit motive. Socialism, in contrast, is a chaotic “anarchy of production,” made that way by the stupendously ignorant and arrogant attempt to monopolize economic planning by a handful of government officials who prohibit economic planning by everyone else.


Simon Soars

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-06-16 01:45
Simon Soars

Simon Soars

"Tenor is not a voice; it is a disease!" harrumphs a woman who just happens to be a soprano, in the 1951 Hollywood bio-pic The Great Caruso. The movie featured one spectacular carrier of the "disease" playing another, and spawned veritable epidemics of it, most notably in the forms of Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras. And it didn't stop there:


Hilary Hahn & Sibelius Violin Concerto

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2015-06-13 08:50

I've looked for this clip via YT and was delighted to find it because it shows something unusual.


From Defeat to Disintegration: Reflections on 1967 and afterwards by Hisham Melhem

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2015-06-09 07:14

This is a great piece of journalistic reflection on the Arab world in the 21st Century.


Je Suis un Islamophobe ... Proudly!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-06-09 03:34

Here are the latest doings of the savage superstitionists who rule Saudi Arabia. It is this variant of Islamofilth that we are allied with against another called ISIS. The hell with all of them. Leave them to behead, stone, incinerate or otherwise slaughter each other, as they are so ferally intent on doing. No human should be required to lay down his life for sub-humans.

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Fucking muslim maggots — by gregster on Fri, 2015-06-19 16:42
Je suis aussi... — by Olivia on Tue, 2015-06-09 06:24

A Trial, but a whimper.

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Submitted by Shane Pleasance on Fri, 2015-05-29 22:59

http://www.wired.com/2015/05/s...

He should have done this:
https://youtu.be/KR3MgIPxb38

Clearly, he had nothing left to lose but to Shrug.

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Grotesque Injustice — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2015-05-30 14:00

Production Versus Consumption

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Submitted by George Reisman on Wed, 2015-05-20 07:41

“Production Versus Consumption” shows why the production of wealth, not the artificial creation of the need and desire to consume, is the fundamental problem of economic life.


Reading Rand

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2015-05-17 21:25

On May 12, 2015, at Georgetown University (Washington, DC), at an intellectual symposium on eradicating poverty, President Barack Obama spoke of: "...cold-hearted, free market, uh, capitalist-types who, uh, you know, are reading Ayn Rand...[slow derisive laughter from crowd]...and, uh, you know, think everybody's moochers [sic]..."

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A Bit Of My Background — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2015-06-15 14:06

Radical Environmentalists Own Their Real Motivation

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Submitted by Brant Gaede on Sat, 2015-05-16 19:21

I don't agree with everything in this "To The Point News" free article, but most strikes home.

http://www.tothepointnews.com/...


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Bravo Bosch!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-05-05 10:32

Bosch Fawstin, who graced the pages of SOLO during the embryonic stages of his campaign against Islamotrash, was the winner of the Draw Mohammed Competition in Garland, Texas, organised by the beyond-courageous Pamela Geller, where ISIS scum tried to shoot attendees but got themselves shot instead. A most edifying outcome. Pamela and Bosch are now the object of death threats from the scum.

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Incompetent Slimeball — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-05-28 16:55
Schwartz — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2015-05-16 17:49
Agreed — by Tore on Sat, 2015-05-16 12:04

Black Trash Trashes Baltimore; White Trash Makes Excuses

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-01 07:01

Black Trash Trashes Baltimore; White Trash Makes Excuses

For using this title, I shall of course be accused of being a racist—by racists.

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Yes, less crime but... — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-05-06 02:30
Ed — by gregster on Tue, 2015-05-05 10:48
Drug war is a problem but... — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2015-05-05 06:25

Baltimore Riots as Criminal Culture Writ Large

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-04-30 22:00

Baltimore Riots as Criminal Culture Writ Large
By Edward Hudgins

April 30, 2015 -- The rioting in Baltimore represents criminal culture writ large. It is what happens every day on a smaller scale in poor minority communities: theft, vandalism, and violence.

The flames in Baltimore hideously illuminate the fact that the culture of the welfare state creates the criminals and rioters that plague this city in my native state.

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Baltimore war zone — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2015-06-03 04:39
Black Culture — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2015-05-28 17:10
No rioting, no looting! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2015-05-19 07:15

How Anti-Individualist Fallacies Prevent Us from Curing Death

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2015-04-23 04:51

How Anti-Individualist Fallacies Prevent Us from Curing Death
By Edward Hudgins

April 22, 2015 – Excited about Silicon Valley entrepreneurs investing billions of dollars to extend life and even “cure” death? It's amazing that such technologically challenging goals have gone from sci-fi fantasies to fantastic possibilities. But the biggest obstacles to life extension could be cultural: the anti-individualist fallacies arrayed against this goal.

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Brother Ed! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-01 06:33
Hey Linz, wanna die?! — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2015-05-01 03:25
Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2015-04-30 08:29

Campbell Live and the Culture of Cretinism

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2015-04-13 04:53

Campbell Live and the Culture of Cretinism

The rumoured looming demise of Campbell Live has triggered an avalanche of obituaries for "true current affairs," of which John Campbell, his fans claim, is the last embodiment standing.

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Shameless self-plug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-22 06:27
And so ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2015-05-22 01:21
The BBC — by Tore on Mon, 2015-04-13 11:48

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