Up Talk!

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Mon, 2018-05-14 21:23
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Fry -quacking and the Hijra — by gregster on Thu, 2018-05-17 11:07
Tarlov's speech... — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-05-17 06:13
Intelligence — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2018-05-16 23:00

Burnished Bernstein and Cosmic Cacophony

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-05-14 03:37

New Zealand's premier Big Band were in outrageously good form in Wellington on Friday and Saturday nights. The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's hallmark precision and passion, their flagrant virtuosity and sinful zest, were on such shameless display that one feared the arrival of some branch of the Fun Police.


Passive, scared people refusing to act waste the time and money of their betters

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Sun, 2018-05-13 20:35

I was reading this discussion of mathematician and hedge fund manager Edward Thorp's book _A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market_

http://curi.us/2107-i-liked-ed...

And one part quoted from the book particularly stood out:


True Bigotry

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-05-09 23:23

If you criticize a single black, Hispanic, woman, gay, or Muslim today, in the post-1960s era, this is automatically considered an attack upon all of them.


NZ Racism & Unearned Guilt

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2018-05-09 04:35

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

I’ve lived in this country for 40-odd years, mostly in areas that would be called white middle-class suburbs. I went to a very middle-class girls’ high school and have held down jobs in a wide variety of fields of employment. I have a circle of friends from many different backgrounds, but never once have I met someone who could truly be called a flat-out racist, i.e, someone who really hates people of a different ethnicity.

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White Cowardice and Submission — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-05-19 02:07
Philadelphia: "White Knights", Nay, "Black Panthers, YAY — by Jmaurone on Wed, 2018-05-16 04:58
The Usual Phony Racism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-05-12 16:06

Hideous Hillary in New Zealistan: the Huddle of the Harridans

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-05-07 10:45

That thing came to New Zealistan yesterday, apparently, hard on the heels of Obama bin Laden. Evidently, Comrade Clinton forgot to apply her usual barrow-loads of make-up.

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And the job of the press is — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2018-05-12 09:28
The Thing ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-09 05:45
Godzilla Strikes! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-05-09 05:40

The Filth Go After Kenneth Clark and Civilisation

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Sat, 2018-05-05 00:57

Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) was an eminent, British art historian and museum curator. His most well-known work is the landmark documentary series Civilisation that was aired on the BBC in 1969. He sub-titled the documentary - and the companion book that followed - as "A Personal View." His concentration is on the visual arts that was his forte. He also emphasizes the deep connection between art and religion during most the time-frame covered in the book and documentary.

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Pt 4 — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-16 07:34
Pt 3 — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-05-08 08:50
My name is "Danger" — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-05-08 06:27

Social Justice Psycho-Epistemology on Display

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Submitted by Bruno on Fri, 2018-05-04 23:10

An exquisite compilation of clips from Tucker Carlson's show, with special guest a rather exemplar Social Justice Warrior.

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Whenever I see that thing .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-05-04 23:14

Jordan Peterson's Meaning of Life

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Fri, 2018-05-04 22:44

3 quotes by Jordan Peterson on the meaning of life:

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Nausea vs. Cancer — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2018-05-26 15:16
Semi-Decent — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-05-26 13:53
Bernie Schiff and "The Church of Peterson" (um...literally?) — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2018-05-25 23:39

Jordan Peterson on Freedom of Speech

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Submitted by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2018-05-04 09:28

Via Vlad Tepes Blog.

https://vladtepesblog.com/2018...


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How To Escape The Democrat Plantation

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Submitted by gregster on Thu, 2018-05-03 11:37

This admirable woman Candace Owens has made it into the spotlight. I don't know anything else she has done, other than her describing her growth from ignorant leftist to somewhat enlightened adult.


The Lost Generation (born 1883 - 1900)

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2018-05-01 23:12

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

Looking back from an epoch that is sure to be noted in history as an unprecedented time of luxurious peace and prosperity, it is difficult to imagine what it must have been like for a generation which entered its adulthood during the era of WWI.


The Latest From Yaron And Amy: Launch A Nuclear Attack On Iran

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2018-04-28 23:26

Yep. at 1:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

But note earlier in the broadcast they oppose"ideological screening" of immigrants.

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Contradictory — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-04-30 01:24

The Latest From The ARI: At This Rate She'll Be Tatood All Over By Time She Finishes Galt's Speech

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2018-04-28 13:32
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Seems a bit mean-spirited, — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2018-05-04 09:34

The Latest From Yaron: Scientology is "cool", Italy is heading toward Fascism, and England Should Rejoin the European Union

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2018-04-28 01:49
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Biased and partial — by Bruno on Sat, 2018-04-28 14:02
Fairness — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2018-04-28 12:24
Compare ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-04-28 10:08

Submission to Tax Working Group

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-26 07:14

From: Lindsay Perigo
Date: 26 April 2018 at 18:35
Subject: Submission to Tax Working Group
To: submissions@taxworkinggroup.govt.nz

Dear Sir Michael and members of the Tax Working Group,

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Good on you, Linz. — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2018-05-02 09:01
Republished ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-02 06:34
Yep — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2018-04-27 10:52

“To Venus and Mars” mentioned twice!

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Submitted by yonderwings on Wed, 2018-04-25 17:26

I've attached a scan of the FOUNTAIN HILLS TIMES announcement of the performance of my song "To Venus and Mars" by mezzo-soprano Sandra Flores-Strand on April 13, 2018.

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"To Venus and Mars" rehearsal audio for Arizona concert — by yonderwings on Thu, 2018-06-14 22:21
I will soon be posting a — by yonderwings on Thu, 2018-06-14 22:19
.. — by yonderwings on Mon, 2018-04-30 01:18

NZSO—Sex Cymbals!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-04-23 07:24

Berlioz, Debussy and Ravel
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edo de Waart, with Sasha Cooke (mezzo)
Michael Fowler Centre, April 21

Things got underway in a rather puzzling fashion on Saturday night at the Fowler. With the obligatory preliminaries over—switch off cell-phones, join the players in the bar for drinks after the show, etc.—the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra appeared to spend the next eight minutes repeating its tune-up routine and not quite succeeding at it.


Tal Tsfany, Sophie Anwar and The Ayn Rand Institute's Continuing Deconstruction of the USA

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Sat, 2018-04-21 02:19

The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) recently announced that Tal Tsfany will be replacing Jim Brown as CEO on June 29, 2018. Apparently, Brown was just an "interim" CEO, although that was news to everyone.

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So true — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-04-29 09:54
Honestly! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-04-29 09:00
Joe — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-04-29 06:28

The Atavistic Impulse to tear down History

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2018-04-17 02:01

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

The quest to remove American monuments and memorials is a curious assault on America’s dramatic history.

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Kyrel — by gregster on Tue, 2018-04-24 10:32
Orwell's World in Real Life — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-04-22 19:43
Our Antifa World — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-04-22 19:32

Molyneux & Rand, childhood experience of insecure man on steroids VS John Galt the ideal man

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Submitted by Bruno on Mon, 2018-04-16 10:02

A man uses anabolic steroids to get women's attention, but Stefan Molyneux gets much deeper into the root causes of this behavior.

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Wet nurse — by Bruno on Fri, 2018-04-27 19:16
> The problem with your — by Alan Forrester on Tue, 2018-04-24 17:33
JustinCEO — by gregster on Tue, 2018-04-24 10:54

Integrating Purposeful Activity Into Your Everyday Life

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Sun, 2018-04-15 16:23

Rand says:


World Conquerers

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-14 19:22

The inferiority-complex Russians and Chinese. The virtually infinitely wounded dignity and honor of the Russians and Chinese. The burning-with-embarrassment-and-shame Russians and Chinese.


It's Official: New Zealand's Prime Minister Declares Her Country a Shithole!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-12 08:08

It's Official: New Zealand's Prime Minister Declares Her Country a Shithole

In more enlightened times, within the living memory of many of us, Reaganomics, Thatchernomics and Rogernomics went some way to restoring the characteristics of First World status to the United States, Britain and New Zealand respectively.

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on a related horsey note — by J Cuttance on Fri, 2018-04-13 07:56

"Government by Intimidation", or, Free Speech on the Brink

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2018-04-10 04:04

"No, the government would not establish any censorship; it would not need to." Ayn Rand, "Govenment by Intimidation"

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Unserious — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-05-09 23:43
Ugly Wimmin Strike Again — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-09 05:56
Pomos and Progs — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-28 15:59

Ayn Rand-"Government by Intimidation"- Selected quotes

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Tue, 2018-04-10 02:33

"No, the government would not establish any censorship; it would not need to." Ayn Rand, "Govenment by Intimidation"


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What Government Does

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-04-09 03:37

Ayn Rand says: "The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence." (Galt's Speech, Atlas Shrugged, 1957)

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Pondering... — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-04-10 23:39

Momentous Mahler

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-04-09 03:14

It is said of Gustav Mahler that as a conductor he was a despot and a perfectionist. "To him there was no such thing as a minor detail," Harold C. Schonberg writes. "... Mahler would not tolerate inattentive or careless playing. Never in his life did he encounter an orchestra that satisfied him in his search for perfection." After conducting the premiere of his 5th Symphony in 1904, Mahler himself said, "Nobody understood it. I wish I could conduct the first performance fifty years after my death."


Varieties of Objectivism

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-07 19:47

The best Objectivists are the passionately rational and rationally passionate ones. Or at least the philosophical and energetic ones who are also wise and lively.


Yaron Brook Denies Potential Genocide - Virtue Signals

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Tue, 2018-04-03 21:47

Yaron Brook is the Ayn Rand Institute's chairman of the board. Although no longer ARI's CEO, he is still very much its public face. He seems to be putting most of his effort into his "radio" show.

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The Intellectual and Moral Failure of A.R.I. — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-04-08 17:15
Hope for...what? — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2018-04-08 16:08
That sums it up perfectly — by Jmaurone on Sun, 2018-04-08 15:22

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