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ayn rand Sense of Life ObjectivistsTM is an organization dedicated to the philosophy of Objectivism, a philosophy devoted to living on earth. The philosophy was developed by Ayn Rand, a novelist-philosopher in the 20th century.

SOLO was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. You can find more information about SOLO by going here. You should also check out the Credo to get a better understanding of what we're all about.
Lady Liberty SOLO is a diverse community of individualists from around the world. Call us what you will - ethical egoists - rational romantics - we're Sense of Life ObjectivistsTM. We subscribe to the philosophy of Ayn Rand - author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged - a philosophy for living on earth. And we've created a forum for open discussion replete with wit and wisdom, a place to meet like-minded men and women, a place to find friendship and perhaps romance - a fellowship of freedom. SOLO completely reinvents the culture of Objectivism making it an irresistible blend of reason and passion united by a commitment to living life to the fullest.

Start Your SOLO Experience You may create a free account by clicking here. An account lets you post on the forums, contribute content of your own, vote in polls (and see the results), read some special topic forums, and many other features available only to members. In addition, logging in allows you to customize your SoloHQ experience.

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SoloHQ Stats:

SoloHQ has 1593 articles archived by 176 different authors.
The SoloHQ Forum has 76,851 posts.
There are 2136 members on SoloHQ.
There are 35 Local clubs and Interest groups.

Get a feel for the spirit of SOLO:

Of Fundamentals and Fidelity by Lindsay Perigo
Reason and Passion by Joseph Rowlands
Making Life Extraordinary by Ashley Frazier
In Praise of Aristocratic Attributes by Larry Sechrest
The Pope, Objectivism, and The Best Within by Lindsay Perigo
La Boheme by James Kilbourne
Supersex Me! by David Bertelsen
Romance & Rationalism by Lindsay Perigo
Cheese to go with that Whine? by Elizabeth Kanabe
Responsibility without Authority: An "Incredible" Injustice by JJ Tuan
The Pitfall of Passivism by Lindsay Perigo
Contentment: The Enemy by Joseph Rowlands
Stylized Life by Glenn Lamont
Forty-Two Will Do by Anton Kelly
The Ghost of Thomas Jefferson by Ross Elliot
Rediscovering Leonardo by Marcus Bachler
When Men Become Nem by Lindsay Perigo
Liking People by Joseph Rowlands
Capitalism Soaring Into the Heavens by Jeff Landauer

In-depth articles:

Why SOLO? by Lindsay Perigo
The Meaning of Life by Joseph Rowlands
The Elixir of Youth by Lindsay Perigo
What is Architecture? by Peter Cresswell
Pandora's Box: 1, 2, and 3 by Michael Newberry

You can also view the article archive by ranking of popularity. Go here.

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The End of SoloHQ
Posted by Joseph Rowlands on 11/27, 4:08pm

We have a very important announcement to make.  On December 1, 2005, SoloHQ.com will close down.  In addition, I am resigning as the Executive Director. ... (Read more...)
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Wednesday
November 30, 2005
Poetry
Dreams
by Marty Lewinter
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Fuel for the undaunted. (Read more...)
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Diana Hsieh comments on the demise of SOLOHQ
Posted by Andre Zantonavitch on 11/30, 8:20pm
As of tomorrow, SoloHQ will cease to exist. (Based upon the announcement, Executive Director Joe Rowlands was pretty unhappy with the state of the site.) All in all, SOLO's demise is welcome news....I'm glad that it's closing its doors. I do worry that whatever rises from its ashes may be far worse -- although that's s...(Read more...)
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The Fred Hembeck Show: Episode 38
Posted by Bob Palin on 11/30, 4:37pm
Fred Hembeck writes an in-depth review of Amazing Spider-man #25. ...(Read more...)
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Tolerance or Death!
Posted by Andrew Bissell on 11/30, 3:12pm
European culture leaders should smack down fanatical Islamists. Instead, they're bending over for them. (Read more...)
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The Soviet Union suddenly collapsed in 1989, when owing to the inability of communism to create wealth, the state went bankrupt, was unable to maintain its army and hold its empire together. In France, the same thing might be happening.
Paul Belien
"France's Toll of Destruction, Brussels Journal, November 18, 2005

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Conservative Intellectual Confusion
Posted by Bob Palin on 11/29, 4:13pm
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A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story   'Twas the night before Christmas--Old Santa was pissed. He cussed out the elves and threw down his list. Miserable little brats, ungrateful little jerks.  I have a good mind to scrap the whole works! I've busted my ass for damn near a year,  Instead of "Thanks Santa"--what do I hear? The ... (Read More)

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Tuesday
November 29, 2005
War for Men's Minds
Persuasion II
by Ciro D'Agostino
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The persuasion of others is used sometimes to achieve self-assurance. (Read more...)
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Tuesday
November 29, 2005
Commentary
Machan's Musings - Back to More Business Bashing
by Tibor R. Machan
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When so many influential people still believe that business ethics is an oxymoron, it's no wonder that journalists and even those in the business community begin to let the notion go unchallenged. (Read more...)
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Monday
November 28, 2005
Arts
Musical Innovation: Devotion or Deviance?
by Joseph C. Maurone
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Without falling into the post-modern trap of relativism and denying that some composers are better than others, innovation requires deviation and diversity. The rules, once known, are begging to be broken. If one wants to see innovation in music, one needs to engage in the dialectic of devotion and deviation. (Read more...)
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Monday
November 28, 2005
Commentary
Machan's Musings - Europe Clings to Its Old Ways
by Tibor R. Machan
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I do not wear a sign around my neck saying “I am a champion of human liberty.” Yet I often run into other frequent travelers on the road who share my concerns about the lack of appreciation for freedom around the globe. As I have traveled on the trains in many European countries, I have found myself in conversation with fellow train riders who, in time, would lament, just as I do, the inadequate support so many throughout Europe, even among the newly liberated folks, lend to the ideal of a truly free society. (Read more...)
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You know your church is a Redneck church if...
You know your church is a Redneck church if...

>>You Know Your Church Is A Redneck Church if...   the finance committee >>refuses to provide funds for the purchase of a chandelier because none of >>the members knows how to play one. >> >>You Know Your Church Is A Redneck Church if... >>people ask, when they learn that Jesus fed the 5000, whether the two fish >>were bass or ... (Read More)

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Sunday
November 27, 2005
Commentary
On the Origins of the Taking Syndrome
by A. Robert Malcom
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The psychology of the two kinds of worldview, the trading and the taking, were and are quite different from each other. The taking syndrome was tribalistic; its members were raised to consider themselves as parts of groups, a valued quality when it comes to matters of organized theft. (Read more...)
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Sunday
November 27, 2005
Commentary
Machan's Musings - Freedom vs. Freedom
by Tibor R. Machan
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As I was driven to my hotel upon my arrival here in Santiago, I couldn’t miss all the promotional posters and billboards typical of election seasons in most Western democracies. I asked what, if any, issues are being debated in the current election here that suggest some care about liberty? The answer was that there is indeed a debate about the very nature of freedom. (Read more...)
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Land of the Free (Lunch)
Land of the Free (Lunch)

A Somali arrives in Minneapolis as a new immigrant to the United States. He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, "Thank you, Mr. American, for letting me in this country, and giving me housing, food stamps, free medical care and free education!" But the passer-by says "You are mistaken. I am Mexican". The man goes ... (Read More)

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Saturday
November 26, 2005
Objectivism
Vegetative Robots and Value
by Stephen Boydstun
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Thought experiments are notorious for pre-packing the point to be demonstrated into the setup to be contemplated. In an essay in The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand (1984), Charles King raised just that sort of objection to Rand’s robot gedanken: "if the robot neither knows nor cares [what happens to things around it], the example seems uninteresting." I do not agree that the robot gedanken is without interest if the robot is devoid of thought and feeling. I will here extend Rand’s gedanken in such a way that it can inform the concept of purely vegetative value. (Read more...)
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Saturday
November 26, 2005
Commentary
Academia is so Open-Minded, Its Brains Fell Out!
by Marty Lewinter
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My college is planning a year-long theme that has to do with Muslim culture. A professor (whom I call YYYY) posted an opinion implying that the problem (ignorance) lies with us. I responded. Another professor (XXXX) attacked me. Finally, I responded. It's a jungle out there! (Read more...)
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Pilgrims Succeed By Rejecting Socialism
Posted by Jeff Perren on 11/25, 7:23am
In a Thanksgiving piece, Michael Franc of the Heritage Foundation argues that the pilgrims of Plymouth colony recovered from near starvation by rejecting primitive communism and adopting a free market. (Read more...)
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Friday
November 25, 2005
Commentary
Valliant Versus the Brandens
by Fred Seddon
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Let me begin with a “thank you” to Linz for recommending (highly) James S. Valliant’s book “The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics,” (PARC). And while I agree with most of what our fearless leader had to say (I liked the book so much I’ve ordered a copy as a Christmas present for a friend), I do have a few thoughts I want to state for the record. (Read more...)
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Friday
November 25, 2005
Poetry
Depth Perception
by John Paul Sherman
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If life seemed a pebble in an unknown palm ... (Read more...)
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Thursday
November 25, 2004
Sense of Life
A Thanksgiving For The Best Of All Mankind
by Lindsay Perigo
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It's fitting on such an occasion to extend a broader salute to the best of humanity across the globe who epitomise the explosive flowering of reason and freedom nurtured by that magnificent document, The Declaration of Independence. For me personally this means a hymn of unstinting praise to the following, among others: (Read more...)
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Black Market for Junk Food
Posted by Bob Palin on 11/24, 9:21am
"Corporate sponsorships have brought soda and fast food into a lot of schools over the years, but that trend is changing fast as many school districts start banning junk food. In California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger just signed a bill to get rid of soda machines and improve cafeteria options on all school campuse...(Read more...)
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Seasonal Smells of Success
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 11/24, 7:55am
Here's my Thanksgiving Day op-ed from the Washington Times. Enjoy and have a great holiday season! -- Ed Hudgins ...(Read more...)
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Thank You, Ayn Rand
Posted by Bob Palin on 11/24, 7:48am
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Jihad vs. the 21st Century
Jihad vs. the 21st Century

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Thursday
November 24, 2005
Commentary
The Corruption of Measurement
by Merlin Jetton
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Measurement is a hallmark of science, reason and objectivity. It should be defended. It is too important to allow it to be corrupted by subjectivism. (Read more...)
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Thursday
November 24, 2005
Humor
Quod fuerim sin pummarolam?
by Ciro D'Agostino
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Almost 3000 years ago, Basil and Tomato (lovers of different flavors) decided to meet in Naples, Italy, where they would have consumed a night of passion. (Read more...)
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General Forum
Crime and Punishment
(83) William Dwyer - 11/30, 6:20pm - I asked, "Given that condition, of the punishments that you ...
(84) Michael Moeller - 11/30, 7:34pm - Bill, once again (and again and again and again), you mainta...
WHERE IS SARAH HOUSE?
(73) Dean Michael Gores - 11/30, 6:50pm - Replace references to "Titan" with "Erik Christian Christens...
(74) Sarah House - 11/30, 6:59pm - I know this forum doesn't have long to live, but I've got a ...
(75) Michael Stuart Kelly - 11/30, 7:13pm - Sarah, You are beautiful. Michael
(76) Titan - 11/30, 7:27pm - NOT COOL, Dean.
(77) Teresa Summerlee Isanhart - 11/30, 7:34pm - Atta girl! 
(78) Philip Coates - 11/30, 8:18pm - > this forum is populated by some of the smartest damn peopl...
(79) robert malcom - 11/30, 8:21pm - Good for you. Sarah... the thing is, Ayn never intended a mo...
(80) Ciro D&#39Agostino - 11/30, 8:26pm - I did, Robert!
(81) Titan - 11/30, 8:33pm - I was hoping that confidentiality was respected here...I wil...
SoloHQ Postmortem - Things to Appreciate
(18) Lindsay Perigo - 11/30, 7:15pm - Jody: Linz- Oh Captain, my captain! (Is quoting...
(19) John Dailey - 11/30, 7:35pm - Phil:      You said everything I tried to say on the ...
Drive Across Country - Next Year
(16) Ciro D&#39Agostino - 11/30, 6:00pm - Phil, you will find all the information here:cirosnypizza.ho...
(17) Ashley Frazier - 11/30, 6:03pm - Scott DeSalvo: Phil Coates just typed "Dude". Hell t...
(18) Philip Coates - 11/30, 6:53pm - > Phil Coates just typed "Dude". Hey, Dudette, I left...
Comparison to a Highly Influential Website
(0) Philip Coates - 11/30, 6:28pm - "I begin with the observation that Ramesh misstates my posit...
Objectivism Q&A;
Ayn Rand Biography Recommendations
(21) Brant Gaede - 11/30, 4:48pm - Defending Ayn Rand is NOT idolatry, but WHO WAS AYN RAND? We...
(22) Brant Gaede - 11/30, 4:56pm - William, Barbara Branden got the story from the doctor. And ...
(23) William A. Nevin III - 11/30, 7:07pm - Brant, Okay, so you trust Barbara Branden's word that...
(24) Michael Stuart Kelly - 11/30, 7:07pm - The doctor's name was Dworestsky and I have been informed th...
(25) Roger Bissell - 11/30, 7:54pm - Brant Gaede wrote about Ayn Rand: It isn't just her ideas...
(26) Brant Gaede - 11/30, 7:54pm - Well, William, my sturdy ego means I don't have to have the ...
Article Discussions
Aristotle & Ayn Rand - Crying on the Shoulders of Giants
(8) Michael E. Marotta - 11/30, 8:18pm - T. David Hudson suggested: If he'd really meant "epiphany" w...
The Pitfall Of Passivism
(10) Andrew Bates - 11/30, 6:17pm - A timely article to have brought back to the top of the arti...
Ayn Rand? Jealous?
(251) James Heaps-Nelson - 11/30, 6:41pm - Five hours to go. Quick everybody get their licks in :-). ...
(252) The Magenta Hornet - 11/30, 6:16pm - Maybe if those like Andre could show some actual evidence of...
Academia is so Open-Minded, Its Brains Fell Out!
(42) Andrew Bates - 11/30, 8:10pm - Marty, I love sticking it to Lefty academics. I used ...
Musical Innovation: Devotion or Deviance?
(32) Joe Maurone - 11/30, 6:35pm - Jeff, you wrote about your musical experience: "In eac...
(33) robert malcom - 11/30, 6:38pm - Question raised - why is new music any different from old mu...
(34) Jeff Perren - 11/30, 8:17pm - Joe, I'm not sure. I'll have to think about it. One d...
News Discussions
Tolerance or Death!
(1) Philip Coates - 11/30, 7:04pm - Ed, I just saw your piece in the Washington Times. G...
(2) Ed Hudgins - 11/30, 7:15pm - Thanks Phil! That's just the audience I was aiming at and tr...
(3) Philip Coates - 11/30, 7:18pm - Sounds great!!! I sent in a couple proposals for the summer...
The Fred Hembeck Show: Episode 38
(0) Joe Maurone - 11/30, 6:26pm - LOL! Bob, I love Fred Hembeck, only he could destroy the Ma...
Diana Hsieh comments on the demise of SOLOHQ
(0) Lindsay Perigo - 11/30, 8:34pm - Rumours of SOLO's demise are greatly exaggerated. Diana can'...
Dissent
Objectivist Forums
(17) Joshua Zader - 11/30, 7:05pm - A few quick notes for those who've been inquiring about the ...
(18) Lindsay Perigo - 11/30, 7:11pm - Phil - I see such a time, & the time is now. Please wait til...
(19) Philip Coates - 11/30, 8:21pm - >Hell, look at what I put up with from you!! Well, th...
(20) Michael E. Marotta - 11/30, 8:27pm - Joshua Zader wrote: "Since the Atlasphere is explicitly a co...
SOLO Announcements
The End of SoloHQ
(68) Bob Palin - 11/30, 6:02pm - The clock is ticking. :-)
(69) John Dailey - 11/30, 6:44pm -      *I* (along with all the rest of those whom I accept as ...
(70) Jeff Perren - 11/30, 7:10pm - Am I the only one who feels like it's nearing midnight on Ch...
(71) Andrew Bates - 11/30, 7:15pm - It's been four hours Phil. You said "IN THE NEXT HOUR" not "...
(72) Mike Erickson - 11/30, 7:22pm - Jeff, Almost seems like a wake to me. Maybe it was L...
(73) Ross Elliot - 11/30, 8:01pm - Mike, don't worry about those Atlas points. I understand tha...
(74) Philip Coates - 11/30, 8:31pm - > You said "IN THE NEXT HOUR" it's been up there, Imp...
(75) Philip Coates - 11/30, 8:34pm - > don't worry about those Atlas points. I understand that we...


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Sense of Life
The Virtue of Silliness
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Objectivist fairy tales do come true. A love story.

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