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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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Best chapter in the book – pt. 2

Atlas Shrugged – Day 091 – pp. 972-981 “You can accept our repentance,” said Lillian in a voice glassy with caution. “I only want you to know that whatever I’ve done, I’ve done it because I loved you.” Hank ain’t listening to that. Mother Rearden is approaching panic mode. “What’s happened to you? What’s changed […]
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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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A tragic, untimely end…

Atlas Shrugged – Day 084 – pp. 902-911 The world, as represented by ole Jimmy Taggart, is rapidly spiraling down into a moral abyss. He’s just hit it with Lillian Rearden. More or less taking advantage of a woman down on her most-undeserved luck to satisfy not a sexual but a power lust. Yeah, he’s […]
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Jim Taggart’s descent to oblivion

Atlas Shrugged – Day 083 – pp. 892-901 Now we shift back in time. (Just an hour or so) Jim Taggart is sitting in his study and sees Cherryl leave the apartment. He slams the door and we get into a little “crazy scene.” (The kind of stuff that wins actors Oscars. — I have […]
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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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Jim Taggart is a piece of shit

Atlas Shrugged – Day 081 – pp. 872-881 OK, for those who came in late. Things are picking up. A little. Hank and Dagny have taken the last steps they can against the looters. Jim and his cohorts are taking over the rest of the world (to loot it.) (By the way, anyone interested in […]
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Jim Taggart’s hollow conquest

Atlas Shrugged – Day 080 – pp. 862-871 “Now tell me,” he asked, “where were you?” Can’t tell you. Don’t know. Couldn’t’ find it if I wanted. “Who is he?” “Who is John Galt?” Ohhhhhhhh!
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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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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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Obeying orders and dodging responsibility

Atlas Shrugged – Day 053 – pp. 589-598 “Split rail,” the conductor answered impassively. “the engines went off the track. . .” Rails were worn. Scheduled to be replaced. Order canceled by Clifton Locey. Might he finally be held responsible? What about the engine?. . .
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Plotting the death of the free world

Atlas Shrugged – Day 055 – pp. 539-548 If I may paraphrase Directive 10-289. . . Point One – you are officially chained to your job — quitting is a criminal offense Point Two – if you own a business, you have to keep it in operation no matter what Point Three – all patents, […]
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The climax of the decline (???)

Atlas Shrugged – Day 054 – pp. 529-538 “You know, of course, I won’t allow this to continue. . . I won’t permit you to have her. Not her. Anyone but her. . . . I won’t permit it! You’ll give it up!. . . You’ll give it up, you’ll leave her, you’ll never see […]
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Secrets revealed

Atlas Shrugged – Day 053 – pp. 519-528 My God! How long have I been gone! Well the move is about done. Pictures to hang and a few more things to organize, but for the most part, I’m all in. I think I set a world record for how much crap one guy can have. […]
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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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The beginning of the end?

Atlas Shrugged – Day 051 – pp. 499-508 All hell has broken loose. The apocalypse is at hand. And the G is still screwing things up.
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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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Of receptions and deceptions…

Atlas Shrugged – Day 040 – pp. 389-398 And on and on he’d ramble. About how good Dagny, his “ruthless, conceited bitch” of a sister and Hank Rearden and all the rest of them are at making money. Why wouldn’t they acknowledge his spiritual superiority. Don’t know Jim.  Maybe if you were living in a […]
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Tracking the motor

Atlas Shrugged – Day 030 – pp. 294-303 Chapter X — Wyatt’s Torch They’re going to find the person who built that motor. Won’t be easy. First they have to find out about the owner of the factory. So they start at the hall of records. . . “Nobody knows who owns that factory now. […]
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