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The Great Escape

Atlas Shrugged – Day 103 – pp. 1150-1159 Now we get a little hokey. Francisco grills the subdued guards. How many guards are there? Where? What are these rooms? It’s military precision. (You wonder, when you’re an expert at one thing, it would seem, in Rand’s universe, you’re an expert at everything.
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The “Passion” of John Galt (or the end of Jim Taggart)

Atlas Shrugged – Day 102 – pp. 1140-1149 No it ain’t. “Long coils of wire, like the twisted arms of an octopus, stretched forward across the stone floor, from the machine to a leather mattress spread under a cone of violent light. John Galt lay strapped to the mattress, He as naked; the small metal […]
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Project X and Project F

Atlas Shrugged – Day 101… – pp. 1130-1139 Rushing to the end…. What did Dr S see???
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The beginning of the end?

Atlas Shrugged – Day 99 – pp. 1110-1119 What does John Galt want?
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Captured!

Atlas Shrugged – Day 097 – pp. 1080-1089 + pp. 1090-1099 Guess what? It’s two-fer Thursday. The story between 1080 and 1089 was pretty stock stuff. If it was a movie, it’d be some kind of juxtaposition of scenes with a bit of dramatic background music. Witness…
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Broadcast interruptus

The news reports that reported Hank’s disappearance told everything but the story. They said things like it was “social treason to ascribe too much importance to Hank Rearden’s disappearance.” Some denied his disappearance entirely. Others reported his untimely demise. “It was strange she thought, to obtain news by means of nothing but denials…” But the […]
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The tunnel affair

Atlas Shrugged – Day 089 – pp. 952-961 They’re going to the main signal tower. She consults with the tower director. He starts making calculations. How are they going to move the train?
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The looters next plans

Atlas Shrugged – Day 088 – pp. 942-951 …And without the necessary transportation in MN, the shit starts flying. “…farmers who had waited in the streets of Lakewood for six days with no place to store their wheat . . . had demolished the local courthouse. . . While the flour mills and grain markets […]
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Francisco’s farewell… and trouble for Hank?

Atlas Shrugged – Day 086 – pp. 922-931 Hank’s feeling a little melancholy about it all. Like he betrayed Francisco, who was sacrificing for him. Dagny tells him Francisco did it for them. For them all. (So what the hell are you two doing???) What is it with these two? What is the drive not […]
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A September 2 surprise!

Atlas Shrugged – Day 085 – pp. 909-921 Somehow destroying a company like d’Anconia Copper or Rearden Steel is one thing. But destroying an innocent like Cherryl sinks the whole bunch to a new level of moral depravity.  (Not that I’m sentimental, but that bit pissed me off.) That said, the drama is starting to […]
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The light goes on for Cherryl

Atlas Shrugged – Day 082 – pp. 882-891 Yeah, Jim keeps heading on down the path with Cherryl. “What path is that?” you say.
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Revelations all ’round

Atlas Shrugged – Day 079 – pp. 852-861 You know, I’m thinking. Wasn’t Hank Rearden’s motive one of self-interest too? I mean he made a choice. And he chose what he wanted to do. He knows he can re-build Rearden Metal. Maybe he was protecting a higher ideal too — Dagny. She’s the last remnant […]
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Saving the country’s morale

Atlas Shrugged – Day 078 – pp. 842-851 “How many trains have been discontinued in the country in the past three weeks?” “It has eliminated thirty per cent of the trains run in the country,” said Eddie. “The only competition left is in the applications to the Board for permission to cancel trains. The railroad […]
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Dagny’s return from paradise

Atlas Shrugged – Day 077 – pp. 832-841 “The buildings seemed worn by weeks of summer heat, but the people seemed worm by centuries of anguish.” Dagny’s back in the Big Apple. Apparently things have gone down hill in just the last month. These ten pages are more or less catch up so I’m just […]
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Project X

Atlas Shrugged – Day 075 – pp. 812-821 But then again, maybe I judge too harshly. Self-interest is the thing that Rand is all about, and Galt is looking out for his interests. OK, maybe he’s not such a liar… Maybe. Anyway, as they’re saying goodnight, Dagny bursts into a stream of Galt-worship that come […]
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Decision Day!

Atlas Shrugged – Day 074 – pp. 802-811 I can’t wait!! “Yes or no, Miss Taggart?” She’s at a meeting with the “heads” of state — Mulligan, Galt, Francisco and Hugh Akston. Now I think we all know what her answer will be. The only question is whether she goes back to save the railroad […]
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Romantic Objectivism … Bullshit

Atlas Shrugged – Day 073 – pp. 792-801 Galt, Francisco and Dagny walk out to see d’Anconia Copper mine #1. Francisco and Galt chat but Dagny is watching Francisco. She notices the “quality of his glance whenever it rested on Galt.” Francisco obviously looks up to Galt. He’s the alpha dog in this pound. And […]
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“Dagny in Love” and other romantic twists

Atlas Shrugged – Day 071 – pp. 772-781 Francisco says: This country was the only country in history born, not of chance and blind tribal warfare, but as a rational product of man’s mind. this country was build on the supremacy of reason — and , for on magnificent century it redeemed the world. Indeed. […]
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St. Paul, Capitalism and Ayn Rand (a few extra thoughts…)

Atlas Shrugged – Day 070 – pp. 762-771 Cut to scene, Dagny’s at the airfield in Galt’s Gulch (that’s what they’re calling it.) Who gets off the plane but Owen Kellogg. He brings back a bit of reality. It’s been three days since she’s been missing and the outside world thinks she’s dead. Harsh reality. […]
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A guest for breakfast

Atlas Shrugged – Day 069 – pp. 752-761 (One extra page at the end of the last chapter.) Chapter 2 – Utopia of Greed! (Don’t know but it sounds good.) So it’s morning and Dagny wakes up to see John Galt who’s already working at his desk. She broke something on the “ray screen” of […]
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