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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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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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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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Romantic revelations (and more rough sex)

Atlas Shrugged – Day 058 – pp. 639-648 The romantic moment of truth has finally arrived! Hank demands to know what Francisco’s doing there. Francisco’s seen the key in Hank’s hand. He knows what he’s doing there.
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Almost to heaven and back to earth

Atlas Shrugged – Day 057 – pp. 629-638 She’s kicking ass and taking names. They’re going to start traffic back and do whatever they have to to get the new lines built. Get men from wherever. Pay ’em double. Pay ’em triple. If any of those UB bitches get in your face, give the locals […]
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The more you give – the more you get

Atlas Shrugged – Day 056 – pp. 619-628 Dagny’s in awe. And in horror. Horrified awe? Awesome horror? In any case, I don’t think she still fully gets it. The part about “inaction” actually being action (in this instance.) She sees things as they are because they (her, Francisco, Hank et al) didn’t work hard […]
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Purposeful Inaction: When doing right seems so wrong

Atlas Shrugged – Day 055 – pp. 609-618 Chapter VIII – By Our Love… A rather sappy title for Rand, no? We’ve shifted scenes to Dagny’s cabin in the woods. It’s May 28. Let’s see.  If she left on the day the directive was implemented – May 1 – she’s been there about a month. […]
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The death of John Galt

Atlas Shrugged – Day 052 – pp. 509-518 High drama. In the movies I think there’s a name for this. Of course I don’t know what it is.  The board wants Dagny to recommend dismantling the only profitable line in the Taggart Trans system. The line she built…
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Sex and the city (Ayn Rand style)

Atlas Shrugged – Day 050 – pp. 489-498 Just as an aside, I happened across an article in an open tab I was reading about the death of Tony Curtis. A beautiful man if there ever was one.  It read: “As a performer, Mr. Curtis drew on his startlingly good looks. With his dark, curly […]
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The “non-defense” defense

Getting a little behind on my posts.  Maybe blogging a 1200 page book, moving and starting business in the same month isn’t such a good idea.  (Glad Hank Rearden wasn’t around to hear that.)  Back to business… Atlas Shrugged – Day 049 – pp. 479-488 Hank has just double dog dared the court to take […]
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Settin’ things aright. . .

Atlas Shrugged – Day 047 – pp. 459-468 Hank and Francisco finish sealing the breach in the furnace. They said nothing to each other when they walked together through the darkness, on their way back to the office. Kind of like that awkward silence after . . .never mind. . .
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The morality of serving an evil god

Atlas Shrugged – Day 046 – pp. 449-458 We cut back to Hank’s office. It’s late. He got Ken Danagger’s message from Dagny when she told him the story. He’s bummed and thinking. . .
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A glimmer of hope

Atlas Shrugged – Day 043 – pp. 419-428 He explains briefly to Hank “Do you know where all those fair share vultures have invested their profits from Rearden Metal?” “No but — ” “In d’Anconia Copper stock. Safely out of the way and out of the country. And then Francisco suddenly gets confused about the […]
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The root of all good…

Atlas Shrugged – Day 042 – pp. 409-418 And he walks away and leaves her hanging. What a master of suspense. But there is someone else watching him as he goes.
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The wedding crasher

Atlas Shrugged – Day 041 – pp. 399-408 No it’s not a cuisinart. It’s her husband at the reception. In the presence of so many of whom it will impress. “Your guests are quite impressed. I can practically hear them thinking all over the room. Most of them are thinking: ‘If he has to seek […]
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Three strikes for Dagny

Atlas Shrugged – Day 016 – pp. 154-163 Dagny questions the story… Can’t imagine why.   However Francisco walks up and says he believes the story.  The storyteller walks away in a huff — Nobody likes Francisco anymore… He chuckled at her bursque departure. Dagny asked coldly, “What’s the joke?”
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Hank, Ragnar and John…

Atlas Shrugged – Day 015 – pp. 144-153 Of course all that is lost on Jim who is a capitalist when it suits him and a “progressive” the rest. Now Rand shifts gears once again to Dagny who is in some bit of awe of Henry Rearden. Perhaps since the d’Anconia thing didn’t work out… […]
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