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  • Do not eat your veggies — if they are grown in your front yard, Miami Shores says

    12/12/2017 1:45:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | 12/12/2017 | By LINDA ROBERTSON
    Hermine Ricketts and her husband Tom Carroll may grow fruit trees and flowers in the front yard of their Miami Shores house. They may park a boat or jet ski in their driveway. They may place statues, fountains, gnomes, pink flamingoes or Santa in a Speedo on their property. Vegetables, however, are not allowed. Ricketts and Carroll thought they were gardeners when they grew tomatoes, beets, scallions, spinach, kale and multiple varieties of Asian cabbage. But according to a village ordinance that restricts edible plants to backyards only, they were actually criminals. They didnÂ’t think they were engaged in a...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Going Galt: More Americans Vote with their Feet against Obama (Beware of exit taxes, though!)

    05/11/2013 10:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Townhall Finance ^ | May 12, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve written many times about how investors, entrepreneurs, small business owners and other successful people migrate from high-tax states to low-tax states. Well, the same thing happens internationally, as France’s greedy politicians are now learning. It’s a lot harder for Americans to escape our tax system, though, in part because of reprehensible exit taxes that are disturbingly reminiscent of some of the awful policies of past totalitarian regimes. But it still happens, and that’s a very damning indictment of Obamanomics and a worrying referendum on the future of the United States. Here are some blurbs from a recent Fortune article....
  • John Galt Calling: Had Enough?

    11/10/2012 7:19:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Nov 8, 2012 | Doug Patton
    Barack Obama has already done great damage to this country. He will do much more damage over the next four years John Galt Calling: Had Enough? By Doug Patton Thursday, November 8, 2012 “They believe in free stuff. We believe in free people.” - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, 2012 vice presidential nominee When I heard Congressman Ryan utter those words during his speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa last summer, I thought they would define the 2012 race for the White House. No statement so clearly describes the deep division between the earners and the takers in...
  • Is Atlas shuddering or starting to shrug right now?

    11/09/2012 4:18:49 PM PST · by GraceG · 52 replies
    Unless you are a dead democrat voter stuck in a graveyard, you will notice an awful LOT of businesses are laying people off right for the last three days. It finally hit me, is Atlas starting to shrug or is it merely shuddering only to fall asleep again? Is this a sign of shrugging or is it a sign of the dragon shuddering only to roll over and fall back asleep again?
  • Should successful people in Illinois "go Galt"?

    11/08/2012 7:44:17 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    Awaken America ^ | Nov 7, 2012 | Bruce Donnelly
    Should successful people in Illinois "go Galt"? Posted by Bruce Donnelly on November 7, 2012 at 11:30pm View Blog Successful people in Illinois lost the election yesterday. The future looks pretty bleak, not just because several good Republican candidates lost their races, but because virtually unchecked Democratic power was reinforced in Springfield. A few local wins are small consolation for the continued rise of radical progressives in Washington and Springfield. They now have virtually unchecked power to keep ruining us all economically. The Republican Party in Illinois has failed miserably - again - and it will cost us all dearly....
  • Atlas Shrugged Pt 2 (premieres 10/12)

    10/11/2012 7:53:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | 10/11/12 | Yahoo movies
    The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown. Dagny Taggart... has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis - found abandoned amongst the ruins of a once productive factory, a miraculous motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching. It's a race against the clock to find the inventor...
  • Vanity: Reduce Personal Spending including Christmas items, Until Taxmaggedon is resolved

    10/02/2012 9:44:21 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 28 replies
    vanity | October 2, 2012 | Steelers6
    I believe conservatives should be preparing for what is less than 3 months away. We need to be in the political fight with our resources, not wasting on entertainment, vacations to blue states and cities, consumer goods like IPhone. One, if Obama is reelected do you think any of those things are going to matter. Two, be preparing for the huge tax increase that is coming so why would you want to buying Christmas gifts with credit cards 20% interest rates especially in October. I'm talking about spending on needs not wants, if something breaks and you have to fix...
  • Where is John Galt? Part Two

    08/06/2012 5:39:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | August 6, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Entrepreneurs must take action. Now. And by ‘action,’ I mean protesting the federal government’s unconstitutional taxes and regulations. Or, the guilt is theirs if the economy tanks. Luckily, entrepreneurs have two role models to help them develop action plans: John Galt and Steve Jobs. Last week, I wrote that in order to save our economy and culture we need more entrepreneurs to emulate Ayn Rand’s fictional hero in Atlas Shrugged, John Galt . Certainly, emulating Galt is a challenge as he is a fictional hero who seems larger-than-life. But it is hardly an impossible feat; the late billionaire co-founder of...
  • Robin Hood Activists Look to Make Fairy Tale a Reality

    06/22/2012 12:47:33 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 30 replies
    ABCNews ^ | June 19, 2012 | AMY BINGHAM
    When it comes to tax reform heroes, Warren Buffett, that self-made billionaire who pushes for higher taxes on millionaires, is so yesterday. The new champion of the progressive tax movement is a bit more mythical, a touch less law-abiding and frightfully more fashionable. Robin Hood, the fictional outlaw famous for stealing from the rich to give to the poor, has emerged as the face of a new tax movement, one that calls for a 50 cent sales tax on every $100 traded on Wall Street.
  • SOLYNDRA - For Sale 47488 Kato Rd., Fremont CA (On The Chopping Block)

    SOLYNDRA For Sale Property Size Total building area is approximately 411,618 square feet (excluding mezzanine) o Manufacturing area: 287,448 square feet single story o Office building: 37,210 square feet two-story o Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) area: 86,960 square feet usable o Expandable to 739,232 square feet Building Highlights • Highly visible world class manufacturing facility • Frontage along Interstate 880 and Kato Road • Headquarters style office area constructed to LEED Gold Standards • Construction completed in October of 2010 • The total electrical service: 22 Megawatts • Facility is backed up by 2 diesel generators each with 2...
  • Did Atlas Shrugged inspire Bob Dylan's Maggie's Farm?

    02/22/2012 8:07:14 PM PST · by Tweeker · 10 replies · 1+ views
    I ask this because since I saw the documentary Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged I can't stop envisioning John Galt whistle Maggie's Farm as he leaves the Twentieth Century Motor Company. In the documentary the following passage is read aloud: Dr Ferris to Hank Rearden in Atlas Shrugged Chapter III White Blackmail "The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants...
  • What would you do if Obama is re-elected?

    12/08/2011 6:36:20 PM PST · by grumpygresh · 179 replies
    12/08/11 | Grumpygresh
    What if Obama is re-elected, the nightmare scenario. This is not an idle question. Because we must wake up the disinterested, timid and non-ideological voters and demonstrate to them that there will be dangerous consequences to a second Obama term. For me, as an act of self-preservation, I would clean out my bank and stock accounts. Many others would join me. A united statement by the savers, investors, and producers of the country would show the country that we are going to stand up to tyranny. Sure, we will be demonized, but the truth is that Obama is already demonizing...
  • Who Is John Galt and Why Is He on Lululemon Bags?

    11/21/2011 6:48:13 PM PST · by Daffynition · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | Nov. 18, 2011 | Molly Worthen
    If you’ve ever wandered into a Lululemon store or perused the website of this purveyor of ultra-hip “yoga-inspired” athletic apparel, you may have noticed that the company is not trying to sell merely a pair of buttocks-compressing pants but a worldview. Even in this age of lifestyle peddlers, when Abercrombie & Fitch lures mall rats with visions of Ivy League insouciance and Apple promises to turn even your clueless dad into a tech-savvy aesthete, Lululemon stands out. Why buy a plain old gym bag when for $128 you can have a Destined for Greatness Duffel? If you’re shopping online, the...
  • I am John Galt

    10/31/2011 1:39:52 PM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 10 replies
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  • John Galt's Advice to Obama

    09/09/2011 8:47:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 8, 2011 | J. D. Thorpe
    “Get out of the way.” With this statement, John Galt articulated the simple and necessary policy solution to the disastrous centrally-planned economy in Atlas Shrugged. It’s also sage advice that President Obama should consider before he unveils his latest jobs plan before the Joint Session of Congress tonight. This advice is strikingly prescient as our nation’s economy moves ever-closer to mirroring the calamitous state of affairs that befell society in Rand’s novel. During his two and half years in office, Obama has crushed the labor market with a pro-statist agenda, which includes ObamaCare, the stimulus package, coziness to Big Labor,...
  • John Galt Sign Sighting in New Hampshire - Vanity

    07/25/2011 2:52:47 PM PDT · by Poser · 7 replies
    While riding my motorcycle near Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, New Hampshire the other day, I passed an arcade center named Funspot. It is a very large enclosed building with arcade games, bowling, mini-golf and other games. The electronic sign out front advertised the games, upcoming events, etc. The following message flashed for a brief time: ATLAS HAS SHRUGGED immediately followed by: WHO IS JOHN GALT?? A web search indicated it has been doing that occasionally for quite some time, but it's the first time I've seen it. Note: The link is for the Funspot web page only.
  • ‘I’m just quitting’: A scene right out of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ in Birmingham

    07/25/2011 7:22:50 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 189 replies
    David McElroy ^ | July 20th, 2011 | David McElroy
    If it had been a scene in “Atlas Shrugged,” the guy would have disappeared into the secrecy of Colorado with a shadowy figure who we would later learn to be John Galt. In real life, the story will probably be more complex. But I wonder how long it’s going to be before businesspeople really do start walking away and deciding it’s not worth doing business in America today. Or it it already happening and we just don’t know it? The man you see in the picture at the right is named Ronnie Bryant. He operates coal mines in Alabama. I’d...
  • Who is JANE Galt? [Sarah Palin didn't QUIT, she SHRUGGED!]

    07/12/2011 2:42:14 AM PDT · by RonDog · 45 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | July 4, 2011 | Michael Santos
    Who is Jane Galt? | Tea Party Tribune In Ayn Rand’s famous novel, Atlas Shrugged, the main character, John Galt, faces a fundamentally transformed America. An America that has surrendered to the false promises of Marxism. He decides he will neither be slave nor slave master, and quits his job, disappears, and unplugs himself from the system. He does not end there; he decides to collapse the collectivist system that is dominating America and goes across the country convincing “the men of the mind,” the men that make the world go around, to go on a strike that brings about...