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  • Atlas Crumbles Under Weight of Italian Banks

    05/07/2016 12:17:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 05 May 2016 | Mike “Mish” Shedlock
    On April 12, in one of the easiest financial predictions in history, I challenged the notion that a €5 billion slush fund dubbed “Atlas” could possibly prop up €360 Billion of non-performing loans in Italian banks. Less than a month later, “Atlas” is already a notable failure. I seek no credit for my call, and none is due. Failure was a certainty from the start. Instead, I question the sanity of anyone who thought such a preposterous scheme could work in the first place. Please consider Atlas Strains to Hold up the Sky Over Italy’s Banking Sector. “A government-orchestrated, privately...
  • Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket set to launch GPS satellite today (8:36am PDT/11:36am EDT)

    07/15/2015 8:19:14 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 16 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 15JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    The countdown is beginning for today’s launch of the Atlas 5 rocket to haul the Air Force’s GPS 2F-10 navigation satellite into orbit. Clocks are picking up the seven-hour sequence of work that will prepare the booster, payload and ground systems for blastoff at 11:36 a.m. EDT (1536 GMT). The launch team will begin powering up the rocket to commence standard pre-flight tests. Over the subsequent few hours, final preps for the Centaur's liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen systems will be performed, along with a test of the rocket's guidance system and the first stage propulsion and hydraulic preps, internal...
  • Leading Publishing House Wipes Israel Off Its Map

    12/31/2014 7:16:21 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 12/31/2014 | Ari Yashar
    One of the world's largest publishing houses is distributing school Atlases in Middle Eastern countries which totally erase any reference to the State of Israel, it has been revealed. HarperCollins' subsidiary Collins Bartholomew, which specializes in maps, are selling "Collins Middle East Atlases" to English-speaking schools in the Gulf states which depict Jordan and Syria extending all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Israel is omitted from HarperCollins atlas because including country would be 'unacceptable' ..

    12/31/2014 9:28:38 AM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12/31/2014 | JENNY STANTON
    Publishing giant HarperCollins has been criticised for omitting Israel from an atlas. The country is not labelled on the map - bought by English-speaking schools in the majority-Muslim Gulf, while Gaza and Jordan are clearly marked. Collins Bartholomew, the subsidiary of HarperCollins, told The Tablet that including Israel would have been 'unacceptable' to their customers in the Gulf and the amendment incorporated 'local preferences'
  • Atlas Shrugged part 3 in Theaters (find one near you)

    09/21/2014 8:57:42 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 25 replies
    atlas shrugged movie ^ | 9/21/2014 | freeAtlanta
    Atlas Shrugged - the movieFind Theater near you
  • Mars atmospheric research mission set for launch [1328 ET]

    11/18/2013 10:10:53 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 28 replies
    Spaceflightnow ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Spaceflightnow
    An Atlas 5 rocket is geared up to launch Monday with NASA's first mission dedicated to studying the Martian atmosphere, aiming to solve the puzzle of how Mars dried up and lost its life-supporting atmosphere eons ago. Liftoff of the MAVEN spacecraft from Cape Canaveral is set for 1:28 p.m. EST (1828 GMT), kicking off a 10-month cruise to the red planet.
  • Your best "Atlas Shrugged" quote?

    10/23/2013 7:57:59 PM PDT · by Kolath · 23 replies
    Kolath | 10/23/13 | Kolath
    What is your favorite "Atlas Shrugged" quote? Mine: "Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice - there is no other - and your time is running out."
  • Winter Storm Atlas Forecast: Snow to Impact MT, ID, CO, WY, SD, Western NE

    10/02/2013 1:16:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | Oct 2, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT
    The calendar may have just turned to October; however, Winter Storm Atlas is poised to bring heavy snow to the northern Rockies, some snow even at lower elevations, and perhaps the season’s first snow to parts of the Northern Plains. … (T)he heaviest snow accumulations from Winter Storm Atlas are expected to be over the highest elevations of southern Montana, Wyoming and far northern Colorado. More than a foot of total snow is likely over the Tetons, Bighorns and Beartooth Ranges of Wyoming and far southwest Montana, as well as the Black Hills of South Dakota and mountains of far...
  • Vanity: Senator Cruz, "Buy Atlas Shrugged" (reads excerpts).

    09/25/2013 5:14:07 PM PDT · by Kolath · 14 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 09-24-2013 | Ted Cruz
    Senator Ted Cruz reads excerpts from Atlas Shrugged. After this, I wanted to lite a cigarette.
  • Atlas 5/GPS 2F-4 LAUNCH at 2:38PM PDT/5:38 EDT (2138 GMT)

    05/15/2013 2:21:17 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 10 replies
    None | 15MAY2013 | Jack Hydrazine
    Rocket: Atlas 5 Variant: AV-401 Payload: GPS 2F-4 Date: May 15, 2013 Window: 2:38 - 2:56 pm/5:38 - 5:56 p.m. EDT (2138-2156 GMT) Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral, Florida Can be viewed here: http://www.spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av039/status.html and here: http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/pages/Webcast.shtml
  • Redbox has Atlas Shrugged II coming Tuesday 19th!

    03/09/2013 11:21:51 AM PST · by Casie · 27 replies
    The Rebox website says Atlas Shrugged II will be available for rent Tuesday, the 19th! I've already seen it, but I may watch it again. I don't know if I can wait until 2014 to know how it all ends. I think I'm going to have to buy the book. Abridged or Un-abridged? :p
  • Atlas Exclusive: Robert Spencer: Countering Muslim Disinformation

    02/23/2013 10:46:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 19, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic supremacist hate groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), no one would have any problem with Islam if it weren’t for bigoted non-Muslims who irresponsibly “link Islam to terrorism” – and this link, they claim, gives rise to acts of violence against Muslims. Hamas-linked CAIR and its allied groups have for years now been pumping out disinformation designed to “clear up misconceptions” about Islam and set the record straight. On its website Hamas-linked CAIR says that it was established in order to “promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America,” and declares...
  • Atlas 5/TDRS-K Launch TODAY 8:48PM EST (5:48

    01/30/2013 6:47:02 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | 30JAN2013 | Unknown
    Rocket: Atlas 5 Variant: AV-401 Payload: TDRS K Date: Jan. 30, 2013 Window: 8:48-9:28 p.m. EST/5:48-6:28 p.m. PST (0148-0328 GMT) Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral, Florida Feed: NASA Television On the pad! Completing the first third-of-a-mile on the trek to orbit, the Atlas 5 rocket has arrived at the Complex 41 pad for Wednesday evening's ascent to deploy a NASA communications spacecraft. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite K (TDRS K) is bound for geosynchronous orbit to replenish the existing space network to transmit information between low-Earth-orbit craft and mission controllers. Users depending on the system include the space station, Hubble...
  • Vanity: I have a Photoshop request

    11/16/2012 4:01:37 PM PST · by Kolath · 10 replies
    Kolath | 11/16/2012 | Kolath
    Hey Photoshop fans, I have a request from my mom who doesn't know a thing about computers. Looking for a picture of Atlas Shrugged holding not a globe but an Obama "O" logo.
  • Producer promises ‘much richer production’ for ‘Atlas Shrugged: Part II’

    10/12/2012 7:49:48 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 10-12-2012 | Robby Soave
    Can the economy endure unending government regulation? Why have all the entrepreneurs and visionaries disappeared? Who is John Galt? These are just a few of the familiar questions that fans of free market philosopher Ayn Rand will encounter in the second movie based on her famous novel, “Atlas Shrugged,” in theaters Oct. 12. “Atlas Shrugged: Part II” picks up right where the story left off at the end of the first movie, which was released in 2011 to mixed reviews. The biggest change is immediately apparent: Part II uses an entirely different cast that includes several surprise cameos. (A certain...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Nauset Light Star Trails

    10/10/2012 6:01:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | October 10, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In myth, Atlas holds up the heavens, but in this scene they seem to pivot around a lighthouse beacon. Photographed with a camera fixed to a tripod, the well-planned 30 minute exposure records star trails in the northern sky, reflecting the daily rotation of planet Earth. Hidden behind the top of the prominent Nauset Lighthouse on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, the North Celestial Pole is at the center of all the star trail arcs. Making a complete circle, 360 degrees, in 24 hours, the star trail arcs cover 15 degrees each hour or 7.5 degrees in thirty minutes. Foreground...
  • Ayn Rand & The Prophecy Of Atlas Shrugged (select theaters Jan 17th)

    01/12/2012 4:31:17 PM PST · by ak267 · 18 replies
    Marcus Theaters ^ | 1-12-2012 | Chris Mortensen
    Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America. Set in what Novelist and philosopher Rand called 'the day after tomorrow,' Atlas depicts an America in crisis, brought to her knees by a corrupt establishment of government regulators and businessmen with political pull. Despite critical scorn and continued derision from intellectuals on all sides of the ideological spectrum Atlas has remained a popular favorite and today sells more copies than it ever did....
  • LIVE: Atlas V ready to launch NASA’s MSL Rover to Mars

    11/26/2011 4:51:04 AM PST · by shove_it · 44 replies
    NASA ^ | 26 Nov 2011 | William Graham
    NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory will begin its mission to the Red Planet Saturday, with a launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Liftoff from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is scheduled to occur during a one-hour and 43 minute window opening at 15:02 UTC (10:02 local time). [...]
  • US Army Bases In Europe Ban Atlas Without Explanation

    11/15/2011 4:21:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/15/11 | Pamela Geller
    The US Army aids and abets the Islamic war on free speech and bans Atlas without explanation. Meanwhile I am sure that real hate sites, like that of Hamas-linked CAIR, are easily accessible. An Atlas reader sent me these two emails: Just FYI... I work for the US Government and noticed that your web site http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/ has been blocked. Not CNN, FOX, or any other site, just yours. I checked with our FireWall team and they said a Tasker was put out to block it. I find this interesting considering we are getting closer to elections and your site, the...
  • Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice (global warming OOPS!)

    "Recent satellite images of Greenland make it clear that there are in fact still numerous glaciers and permanent ice cover where the new Times Atlas shows ice-free conditions and the emergence of new lands," they say in a letter that has been sent to the Times. "We do not know why this error has occurred, but it is regrettable that the claimed drastic reduction in the extent of ice in Greenland has created headline news around the world. "There is to our knowledge no support for this claim in the published scientific literature."
  • Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice

    09/19/2011 6:28:21 AM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | Sep 19, 2011 | Richard Black
    Leading UK polar scientists say the Times Atlas of the World was wrong to assert that it has had to re-draw its map of Greenland due to climate change. Publicity for the latest edition of the atlas, launched last week, said warming had turned 15% of Greenland's former ice-covered land "green and ice-free". But scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute say the figures are wrong; the ice has not shrunk so much. The Atlas costs £150 ($237) and claims to be the world's "most authoritative". The 13th edition of the "comprehensive" version of the atlas included a number of...
  • New Atlas Makes It Official: Greenland is a Different Color Now, Thanks to Warming

    09/16/2011 1:44:44 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 57 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | 9/16/2011 | Veronique Greenwood
    Greenland glaciers have had a hard time of it lately, what with all the warming and disintegrating, and in their latest edition, the folks at the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World have decided to illustrate the island’s new look: as you can see above, lots and lots less white. The warming has even created a new island off the east coast: look closely just under the “Gr” in “Greenland Sea,” and you can see the words “Uunartoq Qeqertoq (Warming I.)”
  • Breivik defends Pam "Atlas Shrugs" Geller in Manifesto

    07/24/2011 9:34:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Patriotboy ^ | 7/24/11 | Gen. JC Christian, Patriot
    Jesusopatriot crusader Anders Breivik (aka Andrew Berwick) comes to the defense of Our Lady of the All Caps Screech, Pam Geller and friends in his Manifesto (p. 625): I have watched, for the better part of a year, a number of decent human beings including, but not limited to, Pamela Geller, Paul Belien, Diana West, the Baron and Dymphna from the Gates of Vienna blog and many others, being at the receiving end of a vicious smear campaign from Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs which is unlike anything I have seen in my life.
  • Corrupt Obamacare Waiver Process Is Like a Scene from Atlas Shrugged

    06/13/2011 3:33:49 PM PDT · by radioone · 23 replies
    Big Government ^ | 6-13-11 | Dan Mitchell
    In a column about the revolving door between big government and the lobbying world, here’s what the irreplaceable Tim Carney wrote about the waiver process for folks trying to escape the burden of government-run healthcare. Congress imposes mandates on other entities, but gives bureaucrats the power to waive those mandates. To get such a waiver, you hire the people who used to administer or who helped craft the policies. So who’s the net winner? The politicians and bureaucrats who craft policies and wield power, because this combination of massive government power and wide bureaucratic discretion creates huge demand for revolving-door...
  • Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business

    06/12/2011 11:34:19 AM PDT · by thesearethetimes... · 51 replies
    Vimeo.com ^ | 6/12/11 | Burzynski
    This is a link to a free viewing of a very interesting documentary about a doctor in Texas who seems to have discovered an amazingly effective tool to fight cancer. I am in the middle of watching it, but just watched an undeniable Atlas Shrugged moment that moved me to post it here.... It will only be free to view until midnight tonight. Thought provoking stuff here, and I will be interested to hear what ya'll think.
  • Jerry’s Ink: Della Femina Restaurant Is Sold

    05/01/2011 8:35:48 PM PDT · by Baynative · 8 replies
    Long Island Press.com ^ | 4/20/11 | Jerry Della Femina
    In the beginning it was a dream. I would own a restaurant in East Hampton. It would be a warm, beautiful place with great food and wonderful service. advertisement It would become one of the most popular restaurants in the Hamptons. It would be a place my entire family— my kids, their spouses, my grandkids and our friends—would enjoy scrumptious feasts where we would all sit and just revel in our love for good food and each other. Like I said, it was a dream. But then, it happened. In 1993 I was part of a group that bought a...
  • Atlas Makers Defend Their Political Promotion Plans

    04/21/2011 5:42:34 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Reason ^ | 4/20/11 | Brian Doherty
    The Hollywood Reporter notes surprising-to-the-industry success for the launch of Atlas Shrugged Part One: "Shocking," one executive said about the healthy business the low-budget film has been doing considering its "awful" marketing plan
  • Dagny Taggart Confronts the Union (video clip)

    03/31/2011 8:50:15 AM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 47 replies
    AtlasShruggedPart1 ^ | Mar 31, 2011 | AtlasShruggedPart1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8MVFoiw-dw&feature=feedu Fantastic video clip of Dagny telling off a union boss
  • Atlas Shrugged - Scene just released!!!!

    02/21/2011 1:45:18 PM PST · by MarkL · 71 replies
    http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/ ^ | 2/21/2011 | www.atlasshruggedpart1.com
    Just found this on the web! It was just released. It's the scene where Henry comes home and presents Lillian with the gift of the bracelet. And his brother demands money, but doesn't want Henry as the donor. Very cool scene. Mark
  • Atlas Shrugged Part 1 - Trailer

    02/11/2011 3:00:47 PM PST · by Bush_Democrat · 294 replies
    The trailer for Atlas Shrugged Part 1 has finally been released!
  • A FOCAL Mission into the Oort Cloud

    11/15/2010 1:22:29 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 11/15/10 | Paul Gilster
    A FOCAL Mission into the Oort Cloud by Paul Gilster on November 15, 2010 After all this time, IÂ’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea of massive objects in space as lenses, their distortion of spacetime offering the ability to see distant objects at huge magnification. On Friday we saw how the lensing effect caused by galactic clusters can be used to study dark energy. And consider the early results from the Herschel-ATLAS project, conducted by ESAÂ’s Herschel Space Observatory. Herschel is scanning large areas of the sky in far-infrared and sub-millimeter light. Many of its...
  • VOTE

    11/02/2010 7:26:06 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2 Nov 2010 | Pam Geller
    I can say—not as a patriotic bromide, but with full knowledge of the necessary metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, political and esthetic roots—that the United States of America is the greatest, the noblest and, in its original founding principles, the only moral country in the history of the world. Ayn Rand, Philosophy: Who Needs It America’s founding ideal was the principle of individual rights. Nothing more—and nothing less. The rest—everything that America achieved, everything she became, everything “noble and just,” and heroic, and great, and unprecedented in human history—was the logical consequence of fidelity to that one principle. The first consequence was...
  • Socialism and Dictatorship in America

    06/22/2010 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Boucheau · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1958 | TV Interview
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHrTsMLh1sw
  • ATLAS (Shrugs) EXCLUSIVE: Trevor Kelway on the EDL Website Shutdown

    05/18/2010 5:25:53 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies · 344+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 17 May 2010 | Pam Geller
    In what can only be described as a milestone in the breakdown of Western values and principles, the website of the EDL (English Defense League) was shut down, removed from the web. This is, essentially, self-enforcement of sharia (Islamic) law. Slander in Islam does not mean what it means in the West. Slander in Islam is anything that a Muslim decides is an "insult" to Islam. And they are relentless and violent in their imposition of this seventh century tenet of Islam. This violation of free speech is an outrage. In a rational world, it would propel free men to...
  • Pressure is on holdout Sen. Collins

    04/16/2010 8:24:31 AM PDT · by Monitor · 19 replies · 632+ views
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/10 | Alexander Bolton
    The fate of a Senate bill that would revamp the nation’s financial regulatory system could hinge on a Republican centrist from Maine. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) may end up being the deciding vote next week on a Democratic Wall Street reform plan touted by the White House. While Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) attracted the spotlight during the healthcare reform debate, Collins is the one being wooed by Republicans and Democrats on financial regulatory reform. A GOP aide said Collins is the only Republican senator who has not signed a letter promising to filibuster a motion to proceed to the bill...
  • The Shrugging Out Podcast - Episode #9 is out!

    04/12/2010 9:27:19 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 8 replies · 263+ views
    The Shrugging Out Podcast ^ | 4/15/10 | Pete Ferron
    This is a new and excellent podcast. Pete Ferron's new podcast -- The Shrugging Out Podcast -- is building momentum and listeners as people are learning about Pete's engaging style and the informative substance of each 30-40 minute presentation.
  • The "Shrugging Out" Podcast, Ep. #7 (A great conservative podcast)

    04/07/2010 8:22:04 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 7 replies · 312+ views
    New and excellent podcast. Where "Atlas Shrugged" meets modern Survivalism: How to achieve practical independence from the "Dependency Culture" in America while protecting your family and helping the people you care about.
  • The "Shrugging Out" Podcast (A great conservative podcast)

    03/31/2010 8:57:52 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 13 replies · 417+ views
    The "Shrugging Out" Podcast ^ | 3-31-10 | Pete Ferron
    New and excellent podcast. Where "Atlas Shrugged" meets modern Survivalism. Theme: How to achieve practical independence from the "Dependency Culture" in America while protecting your family and helping the people you care about.
  • John Stossel on Fox Business: Atlas Shrugged 1/7/10

    01/07/2010 5:53:55 PM PST · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 30 replies · 1,570+ views
    youtube.com ^ | 1/07/10 | 668
    Stossel's discussion of Atlas Shrugged, on Fox Business 1/07/10
  • Are You Shrugging?

    11/09/2009 1:56:12 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 114 replies · 2,582+ views
    11.09.09 | chickensoup
    So, are you doing anything different economically? Are you cutting back? Will Christmas and Thanksgiving be any different? Are you spending, saving, paying down?
  • Big Sister is Watching You (Whittaker Chamber's critique of Ayn Rand...)

    09/21/2009 9:24:56 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 69 replies · 1,846+ views
    National Review ^ | Dec. 28, 1957 | Whittaker Chambers
    Several years ago, Miss Ayn Rand wrote The Fountainhead. Despite a generally poor press, it is said to have sold some four hundred thousand copies. Thus, it became a wonder of the book trade of a kind that publishers dream about after taxes. So Atlas Shrugged had a first printing of one hundred thousand copies. It appears to be slowly climbing the best-seller lists. The news about this book seems to me to be that any ordinarily sensible head could not possibly take it seriously, and that, apparently, a good many do. Somebody has called it: "Excruciatingly awful." I find...
  • Atlas 5 rocket launches secret satellite

    09/13/2009 11:04:16 AM PDT · by BGHater · 21 replies · 1,362+ views
    AP ^ | 09 Sep 2009 | AP
    Few details available about military mission ... except that it succeeded An Atlas 5 rocket has lifted off from Florida carrying a highly classified military satellite. The rocket launched into a nearly cloudless sky at 5:35 p.m. ET Tuesday. United Launch Alliance, a joint venture involving Lockheed Martin and Boeing, handled the launch. Eric Brian, a spokesman for the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, declined to say which branch of the military will command the satellite in orbit. Brian said the rocket carried a $500 million payload. The satellite was made by Lockheed Martin. United Launch Alliance...
  • Voting with Their Feet (2000000 Americans Leave America)

    08/18/2009 6:04:33 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 86 replies · 4,604+ views
    National review ^ | 08/06/2009 | Mark Steyn
    If that's correct, I can't think events in 2009 will do anything to diminish the flow. What I wonder is: Where did those 2 million go? Britons, Canadians, Europeans, etc, who seek "greener pastures" generally wind up in the U.S. For most of us immigrants, this is the last stop on the tour: There's nowhere else to go. So where on the planet do a couple of million Americans go to find somewhere "greener"?
  • On Rereading "Atlas Shrugged"

    07/04/2009 10:32:05 AM PDT · by GoodDay · 142 replies · 3,343+ views
    1957 | Ayn Rand
    Despite a number of differences I have with Ayn Rand on issues of religion and philosophy, her 1957 magnum opus, "Atlas Shrugged," definitely steered me away from the leftist upbringing I had, and introduced me to the world of conservative ideas and authors: Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, Milton Friedman, Isabel Paterson, and many others. Universally panned by literary critics of the day, "Atlas" was, nevertheless, a bestseller in 1957, and continued to sell about 100,000 copies a year for 51 consecutive years. 52 years later -- just after the inauguration of zerobama -- "Atlas" has apparently tripled its sales...
  • Live Thread - Atlas V/Centaur Launch of Moon Probes

    06/18/2009 2:30:26 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 576+ views
    NASA ^ | 6/18/2009 | n/a
    NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite are ready for launch aboard an Atlas V rocket from at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today. The spacecraft are scheduled to lift off together with three attempts possible at 5:12 p.m., 5:22 p.m. and 5:32 p.m. EDT. If launch slips to Friday, June 19, the launch opportunities would be 6:41 p.m., 6:51 p.m. and 7:01 p.m.
  • When will Atlas shrug?

    03/15/2009 7:12:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 115 replies · 6,212+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 03/15/2009 | John Andrews
    What is the breaking point? Where will the resistance form? Heavy questions, but unavoidable in the current political climate. The productive members of society can only be pushed so far, some say. What they envision is not defiance of law or a reversal of the election. It is people's growing disengagement from a new economic order that punishes effort and rewards envy — the creepy future that Bill Ritter and Barack Obama intend for us. Columnist Michelle Malkin calls that withdrawal "going Galt." Malkin was the first speaker last weekend when several hundred Coloradans gathered for a free-market leadership conference...
  • Barack James Buchanan: Could Obama ...re-create economic conditions that led to Southern secession?

    03/10/2009 12:48:31 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 56 replies · 1,676+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 3/10/09 | Bill Levinson
    Could Obama's carbon emission policies re-create the economic conditions that led to Southern secession?Who Pays for Cap and Trade? (Wall Street Journal, 3/9/09, A18) describes how Barack Obama's proposed carbon taxes and cap-and-trade mandates will affect different regions of the United States. The table shows per capita carbon emissions in tons. Highest are Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska, West Virginia, Montana, Louisiana, Indiana, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Iowa. All are either Red States or conservative Blue States. Lowest are NJ, FL, WA, OR, MA, CT, VT, CA, NY, and RI. All except Florida are reliable Blue States with high populations of latte-sipping...
  • The Time for Taxpayer Wrath Has Come (VANITY)

    02/10/2009 1:32:14 PM PST · by Windcatcher · 13 replies · 606+ views
    February 10, 2009 | Windcatcher
    The airwaves and the Internet wires have been burning with all manner of rhetoric over the past three months, but perhaps the three that most bear retaining in the minds of Americans is: Elections have consequences. Usually elections revolve around familiar "wedge" issues, abortion, gay marriage, gun rights, and taxes, but this time part of the electorate has raised the ante. This time, they have made a statement on what form they would wish for society as a whole. The fundamental form of society is important. A society can allow people to live without fear, to achieve their full potential,...
  • Geithner Tells CNBC: "We Need to Be Exceptionally Careful That We Protect Taxpayers." (LOL Alert)

    02/10/2009 9:20:54 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies · 1,376+ views
    CNBC ^ | 2/10/2009 | CNBC
    Treasury Secretary Geithner Tells CNBC: "We Need to Be Exceptionally Careful That We Protect Taxpayers." Banner only
  • New atlas comes to the Great Land of the Tattooed (Cities renamed for etymological origins)

    12/07/2008 12:24:08 AM PST · by Stoat · 60 replies · 6,194+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) / Various ^ | December 4, 2008 | Oliver Smith
    A fascinating new atlas, featuring cities that are renamed to reflect their etymological origins, is now on sale. Etymologists and wordsmiths will take particular interest in a new set of maps going on sale in time for Christmas. The traditional names for the world's cities, countries, rivers and mountains have been altered on an atlas to reflect their origins and literal meaning. Chicago, for example, is renamed Stink Onion and Cameroon is called the Land of Shrimps. The logic behind each place name is explained on the back of the maps. Cameroon comes from the Portuguese word camaroes, meaning...