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  • Report: Mueller, New York AG to work together on Manafort

    08/31/2017 3:30:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | August 30, 2017 | Sophie Tatum
    Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is teaming up with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, several people familiar with the matter told Politico.  Since the US president is unable to pardon state crimes, the collaboration could also be seen as an effort to pressure Manafort to cooperate in the broader Russia investigation under Mueller, Politico reported.
  • The New Age Of Ayn Rand: How She Won Over Trump And Silicon Valley

    04/11/2017 9:40:15 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-11-2017 | Jonathan Freedland
    Her novel The Fountainhead is one of the few works of fiction that Donald Trump likes and she has long been the darling of the US right. But only now do her devotees hold sway around the world As they plough through their GCSE revision, UK students planning to take politics A-level in the autumn can comfort themselves with this thought: come September, they will be studying one thinker who does not belong in the dusty archives of ancient political theory but is achingly on trend. For the curriculum includes a new addition: the work of Ayn Rand. It is...
  • Trump's Galt-Right Movement

    08/31/2016 4:16:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/30/16 | Peggy Ryan
    It's not wrong to control your own destiny or to give your children a promising future. It's your right as an individual, as a free person, and as an American Ann Rand’s classic novel, Atlas Shrugged, opens with the question “Who is John Galt?” It’s a question often repeated amid an ongoing quest to discover the answer. John Galt is a man who opts out of a failed society, who rejects a nation near collapse, an eroding economy, escalating crime, and an authoritarian government for a better life. Galt then recruits society’s producers, smart, inventive people, the best of the...
  • FReeper Book Club: Atlas Shrugged, Afterword and Suggested Reading

    08/15/2009 7:44:28 AM PDT · by Publius · 94 replies · 2,487+ views
    A Billthedrill Essay | 15 August 2009 | Billthedrill
    Afterword Where does Rand leave us at the conclusion of this monumental work? Atlas has shrugged. The leadership of the revolution has filtered down from its progenitor, John Galt, through his closest circle of friends, through a class of achievers that encompasses the fields of science, engineering, construction, transportation, art and philosophy, to settle at last on the shoulders of the common citizen, who must bear the ultimate responsibility for choosing a life of mind or a life of “fake reality.” That choice is still very much up in the air as the novel ends. The country is in chaos...
  • 'We want food!': Venezuela crisis deepens

    05/18/2016 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.globalpost.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Staff
    It was around noon when a food truck rolled up to a Venezuelan state-subsidized supermarket in the town of Guarenas just east of the capital. But, to the fury of the long line of people waiting out front, the cargo wasn't unloaded. Instead soldiers took it away. "We want food!" the crowd roared in protest, to no avail. Some tried to run after the truck. Under the state of emergency imposed by President Nicolas Maduro, the military, along with government-organized civilian committees, ensures that food packets are delivered door-to-door in order to -- as officials say -- cut out black...
  • Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged - Freeper Book Club

    04/15/2016 4:46:52 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 30 replies
    me | 4/15/2016 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Way back when, the Freeper book club dissected Atlas Shrugged. As time goes on in the election season, I can't help but draw comparisons to her book, and what is happening today. For those who wish to do some reading, I suggest this thread: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2316675/posts Specifically post number two which is a chapter by chapter analysis. Atlas Shrugged turned out to be a playbook for the left.
  • Exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal created [Reardon Metal?]

    12/23/2015 12:40:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 23, 2015 | Provided by: University of California, Los Angeles
    At left, a deformed sample of pure metal; at right, the strong new metal made of magnesium with silicon carbide nanoparticles. Each central micropillar is about 4 micrometers across. Credit: UCLA Scifacturing Laboratory ============================================================================================================= A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal with extremely high specific strength and modulus, or stiffness-to-weight ratio. The new metal is composed of magnesium infused with a dense and even dispersal of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles. It could be used to make lighter airplanes, spacecraft, and cars, helping to...
  • Rand Paul: Federal Government Has Become ‘Enormous Monster with Tentacles into Every Aspect

    02/21/2015 8:07:57 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/21/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    “The thing is is that the media, the liberal media, the people who call us flyover country America, know nothing about us,” Paul said. “They don’t represent us. They don’t have our values. And the thing is is that somehow Washington gets distracted into thinking this is what America is really about. Raise your hand if you’ve spent more than you bring in chronically for the last 10, 20 or 30 years.”
  • Ayn Rand At 110

    02/03/2015 6:02:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | David Boaz
    Interest in the bestselling novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand continues to grow, 33 years after her death and 70 years after she first hit the bestseller lists with The Fountainhead. Rand was born February 2, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the dark year of 1943, in the depths of World War II and the Holocaust, when the United States was allied with one totalitarian power to defeat another, three remarkable women published books that could be said to have given birth to the modern libertarian movement. Rose Wilder Lane, the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who had written Little House on...
  • Ferguson Was the Spark — Eric Garner Is the Fire

    12/06/2014 7:18:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 3, 2014 | Professor John McWhorter, Columbia University.
    Here’s a look at the future, and probably not that far into it. People will learn two things: 1) That an officer was not indicted for murdering Eric Garner—black, 43, and detained simply for selling single cigarettes—despite the fact that the killing was recorded from start to finish for all of America to see. 2) That an officer was not indicted for killing Michael Brown after Brown had stolen from a store, refused the officer’s request to step aside and perhaps tried to grab his gun, with the officer shooting when Brown repeatedly lunged toward him for some reason, with...
  • Ayn Rand Unpublished Novel, 'Ideal,' Due Out in July

    12/04/2014 11:16:04 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The first Ayn Rand novel since the iconic "Atlas Shrugged" was published in 1957 will be released in hardcover and paperback on July 7, the New American Library, which is associated with Penguin Random House, announced Thursday. Rand wrote the book, "Ideal" as a novel at first, but shelved the manuscript when she was not satisfied with it, and later rewrote it as a stage play. The play itself didn’t have its New York premiere until 2010, reports The Wall Street Journal.
  • Mark Cuban Pulls Tweets Straight from Atlas Shrugged ( Net Neutrality )

    11/16/2014 7:59:16 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 14, 2014 | Caroline Lee Smith
    Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban channeled Ayn Rand in a Twitter tirade Thursday. Earlier that day, Cuban had tweeted an article from The Blaze about net neutrality. When his followers dissented, he hit them with some Atlas Shrugged.
  • 5 US Bills Straight Out Of Atlas Shrugged

    10/15/2014 1:46:03 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/15/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, “John Galt is Prometheus who changed his mind. After centuries of being torn by vultures in payment for having brought to men the fire of the gods, he broke his chains—and he withdrew his fire—until the day when men withdraw their vultures.” Sick of the overbearing regulation, taxation, and entitlement mentality in society—in the book Atlas Shrugged, John Galt went to one entrepreneur after another to convince them that they just didn’t need to put up with it anymore. They didn’t need to keep propping up a system that was trying to...
  • 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
  • This Is John Galt?

    09/18/2014 1:00:14 PM PDT · by bkepley · 39 replies
    Intercollegiate Review ^ | September 17, 2014 | Anthony Sacramone
    To say there is a decline in the quality of the screenwriting and production values would be an understatement. I know there was a Kickstarter movement at one point to raise some geetis (and faux outrage, apparently). And the producers have admitted that Parts I and II did not make a profit. But great jumping dust bunnies, this thing makes Plan Nine from Outer Space look like the original specs for the Apollo 11 moon launch.
  • Thank you John Aglialoro.

    09/17/2014 5:56:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    galtsgulchonline.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Scott DeSapio
    On September 6th, 2014, I stood up in front of a packed house in Las Vegas, NV, and stated, “This is not the movie that’s been playing in your head since you closed the back cover. This is however, without question, a celebration of Ayn Rand’s ideas.” That packed house was filled with some of the staunchest Ayn Rand advocates on Earth. It was the “Galt’s Gulch Online Producers Only Premiere” of Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? and it was the first official showing of the film. I then proceeded to introduce the other VIP guests on hand at...
  • Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? {coming soon in theaters Sep 12}

    08/12/2014 7:56:37 AM PDT · by shove_it · 44 replies
    Ayn Rand & 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... (full cast revealed at link plus two teaser vids)
  • Matthews: Tea Party Treats Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' 'Like It's the Little Red Book of Mao'

    07/11/2014 11:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Matthew Balan
    On Friday's Hardball, Chris Matthews and Howard Dean slammed the supposedly "lunatic" Republican Party for opposing President Obama's $3.7 billion request to deal with the ongoing crisis at the U.S-Mexico border. Dean likened the political stalemate over this issue and in general in Washington to McCarthyism in the 1950s: "It reminds me of the 'who lost China' debate...where one side is frothing at the mouth and finding communists under every bed; and the other side – including some reasonable Republicans...actually trying to run the country." Matthews endorsed the former Vermont governor's take, and targeted fiscal conservatives/the Tea Party as somehow...
  • Meet the Villains of Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?

    07/01/2014 1:41:27 PM PDT · by shove_it · 9 replies
    Explore the State Science Institute and get up close and personal with a some of the ASP3 villains in this exclusive behind-the scenes video clip from Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? (click the link for a brief video teaser of ASP3)
  • Bowe Bergdahl Kept a Journal About Being a ‘Lone Wolf’ With a Love of Atlas Shrugged

    06/11/2014 5:57:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/11/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Army sergeant and rescued Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl has been caught up in a web of conspiracy theories and political noise since his handover in Afghanistan early last month, but those who know him are rejecting suggestions that he was a "a calculating deserter." The Washington Post today published excerpts from Bergdahl's journal, which he mailed along with a laptop and his copy of Atlas Shrugged, to his close friend Kim Harrison just before leaving his post and getting captured in the summer of 2009. "Trying to keep my self togeather," he wrote, mixing philosophical musings and misspellings. "I'm so...