Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 10.15.15

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 10.15.15

"The basic premise of the Founding Fathers was man's right to his own life, to his own liberty, to the pursuit of his own happiness - which means: man's right to exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself...." - Ayn Rand
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The First 2015 Democrat Debate: Ignorance Wins

The Atlas Society's Dr. Edward Hudgins opines on the first Democratic debate:
"The audience for the first Democratic presidential primary debate was not just the party faithful. It was the low-information voters. And ignorance won, not Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders."

Read Dr. Hudgins' assessment of the first Democrat debate now.

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"Enjoy Capitalism"

"The moral justification of capitalism lies in the fact that it is the only system consonant with man’s rational nature, that it protects man’s survival qua man, and that its ruling principle is: justice." - Ayn Rand
It's time for you, the silent majority, to stand up and start a conversation.

Get your "Enjoy Capitalism" t-shirt now, wear it proudly, and say "NO" to Socialism.


NEW: Official Atlas Shrugged Trilogy Prop Auctions on eBay

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7 new props from the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy are now on eBay.
This week’s featured item is:
Framed Nat Taggart Stock Certificate signed by Producers Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro
Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Atlas Shrugged history.

Check out all 7 official Atlas Shrugged movie props and start bidding now.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 08.06.15

Atlas Shrugged Newsletter: 08.06.15

"The greatest losses of our freedom has come not from someone attacking us, but from the government ignoring the Constitution and the majority letting them get away with it." - Judge Andrew Napolitano
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Gulch Live: 2016 Presidential Debates

Join Atlas Shrugged Producer Harmon Kaslow and Associate Producer Scott DeSapio for a live comment streaming event in the Gulch during the 1st GOP Primary debates tonight. Get your popcorn and settle in. This is gonna be good.

Read more about Gulch Live and join the discussion tonight.

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Rand Paul is Headed for the Gulch!

Don't forget to mark your calendars. Presidential candidate Rand Paul is coming to the Gulch in just a few short weeks! Get your questions ready.

Read more about Rand Paul's upcoming Gulch visit.

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Save 40% on theNow, Non-FictionT-shirt

The presidential candidates are lined up and ready for battle. They can't all be Mr. Thompson, can they?
We'll see tonight as they jockey for position and show us whether or not Atlas Shrugged is really now, non-fiction.

Get your Now, Non-Fiction t-shirt now.

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NEW: Atlas Shrugged eBay Auctions

15 new props from the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy are now on eBay. This week’s items include:
▪ Dagny Taggart's Jacket
▪ James Taggart's Outstanding Service Award
▪ SSI Project F Leather Binder

Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Atlas Shrugged history.

Check out all 15 props and start bidding now.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Atlas Shrugged Movie Newsletter: 01.22.15

Atlas Shrugged Movie Newsletter: 01.22.15

”If a businessman makes a mistake, he suffers the consequences. If a bureaucrat makes a mistake, you suffer the consequences.” - Ayn Rand

Galt’s Gulch State of the Union Roundup

If you missed the State of the Union Address Tuesday night, the Gulch had some pretty interesting, and at times hilarious, coverage. Gulch members are pretty passionate about their politics... to say the least.

Come check out some of the the best... and worst... Gulch SOTU posts now.

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PRODUCERS ONLY: BETA Test the New Galt's Gulch Member Directory

Find Gulch members near you, start private group discussions, or schedule times to get together and hang out locally. The Galt's Gulch Member Directory is here and Gulch Producers get the first look.

Become a Gulch Producer and come test drive the new Gulch Member Directory.

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LIMITED TIME: 50% off the Official "I am John Galt." T-Shirt

"Who is John Galt? This is John Galt speaking. I am the man who loves his life. I am the man who does not sacrifice his love or his values." "...if you wish to know why you are perishing—you who dread knowledge—I am the man who will now tell you." - John Galt
Who is John Galt? You. Youare John Galt.

Get your Official "I am John Galt." T-Shirt now.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Atlas Shrugged Movie Newsletter: 11.14.2013

Atlas Shrugged Movie Newsletter: 11.14.2013

"What is the basic, the essential, the crucial principle that differentiates freedom from slavery? It is the principle of voluntary action versus physical coercion or compulsion." - Ayn Rand

Hot in the Gulch

A photo that says it all

Gulch Producer Non_mooching_artist stirred the pot pretty hard this week resulting in 200+ comments. WARNING: Explicit Language. Check it out...
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Death of a Libertarian

Gulch Producer Maphesdus has a big issue with Ayn Rand's philosophy. Not surprisingly, more than a few Gulch Producers disagree. Jump into the debate....
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Is Libertarianism Compatible With Religion?

Gulch Producer minniepuck spawned some great back and forth with a not too uncommon question. Read more.

NEW! Author Signed Books Now Available

Inspired and influenced by Ayn Rand, we are very proud to now offer signed editions of works by authors Donald Luskin (I am John Galt), Mark Henderson (The Soul of Atlas), and David Kelley (Unrugged Indivisualism).

Get your signed copy of these great books now.


Like the New Atlas Shrugged Merchandise Facebook Page and Get a 15% Off Coupon Now

The new Atlas Shrugged Merchandise Facebook page is completely devoted to introducing new products and offering regular discounts and coupons.

Like the new Facebook page and get your 15% Off Coupon now.


Extra! Extra! (Producers Only)

ASP3 is coming and the New John Galt Interested Cards are HERE!

Gulch Producer LetsShrug just had some new beautiful leave-behind cards made. Get in on the action.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NEWSLETTER 10.23.2012: Atlas Shrugged Part II Behind the Scenes; Hot in the Gulch

"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." - Ayn Rand

Go Behind the Scenes of Atlas Shrugged Part II

Follow Director John Putch, actors Esai Morales (Frisco) and Jason Beghe (Hank), and the rest of the Atlas Shrugged Part II cast and crew, as we go behind the scenes at Rearden Steel.

Hot in the Gulch

Every week we'll be pointing out some of the hottest conversations happening in The Gulch. If you haven't visited in a while, it's definitely that time.
The Debate Continues (posted by user XenokRoy)
Gulch residents began a discussion a few days ago about what to expect from the 3rd Presidential Debate. The Debate didn't end on the stage.
The Gulch Community Discusses Part II (posted by LetsShrug)
A Gulch member posts a review after seeing Part 2 and the discussion explodes.
Find theaters and showtimes now
Atlas Shrugged Part II is still in theaters. Find tickets and showtimes now.

There's Still Time to Be Part of Atlas Shrugged History

There's still time but you're going to have move quickly. The Atlas Shrugged theatrical run will be over soon!
Get to the theater this week, find the Atlas Shrugged Part II movie poster, say "I am John Galt!", and you might just find yourself on the Atlas Shrugged Part 2 DVD & Blu-ray.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Honored with Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Award

Movie's message of individual responsibility speaks clearly to Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

Culver City, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2011 - The Ronald Reagan Foundation awarded “Atlas Shrugged Part 1” with its inaugural Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Award. Atlas Shrugged Producer Harmon Kaslow accepted the award from Stewart McLaurin, Executive Director of the foundation’s Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, at the opening night gala of the 2011 Santa Catalina Film Festival on Catalina Island, Calif., May 6.

“I’m very grateful to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Santa Catalina Film Festival for honoring our film with this award,” producer John Aglialoro said. “It reinforces my commitment to getting the story and message of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ to the big screen.”

“The film adaptation of the novel ‘Atlas Shrugged’ highlights the principles of individual responsibility, optimism, and freedom that shaped Ronald Reagan’s personal, professional and political life,” McLaurin said. “I can think of no current film more deserving of the inaugural award as we mark the 100th anniversary of President Reagan’s birth and reflect on the ideals that not only influenced Ronald Reagan but an entire generation.”

The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Award was created as part of the celebrations of what would have been Reagan’s 100th birthday in 2011. This year’s award marks the 75th anniversary of the start of Reagan’s film and television career, which began on Catalina Island in 1936, when Reagan did a screen test for Warner Brothers while in Southern California to cover Chicago Cubs spring training.

On April 15, 2011, Atlas Shrugged Part 1 was released by Atlas Productions, LLC in the USA and continues to play in more than 200 theaters nationwide.

About Atlas Productions, LLC.
Atlas Productions, LLC. is a motion picture studio founded by John Aglialoro for the purpose of financing and distributing a trilogy of films based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, "Atlas Shrugged." For more information, visit

About The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation created the award to celebrate the Reagan Centennial and recognize a film that gives voice to a philosophy of individual opportunity, optimism, and pride which President Reagan embraced. For more information, visit

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Takes it to Capitol Hill

Members of Congress gather in Sam Rayburn Building for Private Screening

Culver City, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011 - Today on Capitol Hill, at 9:00 am (EST) sharp, “The Strike” Productions’ Harmon Kaslow hosted a private screening of the upcoming political drama ATLAS SHRUGGED PART I open exclusively to members of Congress and their staff.

“Even though Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is more than 50 years old, the film is hauntingly relevant to what’s happening today.” says producer Harmon Kaslow.

“I can’t think of a more perfect venue than the Rayburn Building where its main entrance is guarded by two ten foot marble statutes symbolizing Spirit of Justice and Majesty of Law.” Continued Kaslow, “Given the current political climate, screening the movie right in the middle of where the U.S. House of Representatives operates brings the movie directly to the audience that needs to see it most - the U.S. Congress.”

The Strike is hosting a number of invitation only screenings of Atlas Shrugged prior to its theatrical release on April 15, 2011 in eleven US cities including a screening in D.C. later today and New York City on March 3, 2011.

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART I, a movie adapted from Part I of Ayn Rand’s epic novel "Atlas Shrugged", is scheduled to open in limited release in the USA on April 15, 2011. For more information, visit

About “The Strike” Productions:
“The Strike” Productions, Inc. was created by producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow as a new production company for the sole purpose of producing a trilogy of films based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, "Atlas Shrugged." For more information, visit

Monday, February 28, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Movie Train Barrels into Washington D.C.

Atlas heads to the Hill amidst Wisconsin Teachers Union controversy and Libya’s internal meltdown.

Culver City, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 28, 2011 - “The Strike” Productions and The Atlas Society announced today they will be taking the ATLAS SHRUGGED film to the East Coast for two pre-release screenings - the first to be held in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, followed up by a Thursday showing in New York City.

“The Nation’s Capitol is where this film should be seen,” remarks film producer Harmon Kaslow. “There’s never been a more relevant time for the movie’s release. From Wisconsin’s teacher’s Union woes to Libya’s dictator’s demise, it’s as if current events were ripped right from the pages of the book.”

Kaslow adds, “We unveiled the trailer in DC two and half weeks ago and it received more than 750,000 views on YouTube. The interest in the film has been tremendous.”
“It’s been a fifty-three year journey to bring Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged to the silver screen,” remarks The Atlas Society founder David Kelley. “I saw the completed film in Los Angeles and found it to be true to the spirit and message of Rand’s novel as well as uncannily timely.”

The exclusive events will be held at:

Landmark E Street Theater
555 11th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20004
WHEN: 2 pm on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street
New York City, NY 10013
WHEN: 6 pm on Thursday, March 3rd.

Fans of the book are encouraged to show up at both events as a limited number of seats will be reserved for “fans only.”

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART I, a movie based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel "Atlas Shrugged", is scheduled to open in limited release on April 15, 2011. For more information, visit

About “The Strike” Productions:
“The Strike” Productions, Inc. was created by producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow as a new production company for the sole purpose of producing a trilogy of films based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, "Atlas Shrugged."

About The Atlas Society:
Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism was set forth in her epic novels Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, and in her brilliant non-fiction essays. The Atlas Society promotes its core values: reason, achievement, individualism and freedom. For more information, visit:

Friday, February 18, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Producer responds to Online Debate

Scene pulled directly from film to be released on Presidents Day

Culver City, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 18, 2011 - Today, “The Strike” Productions, Inc. announced the release of an unseen clip from the upcoming Atlas Shrugged movie. The full scene, pulled directly from the film, is to be available on the movie’s YouTube channel at 9 am EST on Presidents Day, Monday February 21, 2011.

“We’re sure our fans will appreciate our response to the vigorous online debate over the film,” said Kaslow in reference to the large number of comments resulting from the +650,000 views of the YouTube hosted trailer.

Kaslow continued, “We want the fans of the book to know we appreciate their passion and excitement about the movie.”

The released scene shows steel maven, Henry Rearden (Grant Bowler), giving his wife Lillian (Rebecca Wisocky) a gift made from his controversial new metal.

“Audiences will find that the direction, writing, performance, and production design embody an accurate and contemporary depiction of Ayn Rand’s original scene from the novel. Ayn's courageous dialog finally shines bright on the silver screen.” according to Kaslow.

The clip is to be released on the film’s official YouTube channel, as well as the movie’s official site:

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART I, a movie based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel "Atlas Shrugged", is scheduled to open in limited release on April 15, 2011. For more information, visit

About “The Strike” Productions:
“The Strike” Productions, Inc. was created by producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow as a new production company for the sole purpose of producing a trilogy of films based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, "Atlas Shrugged."

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

“ATLAS SHRUGGED” Movie Trailer World Premiering at CPAC, Feb. 11th

Freedomworks and "Atlas Shrugged" team up at CPAC to premiere Movie trailer.

Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 01, 2011 - The Strike Productions, and Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks, announced the premiere of the “ATLAS SHRUGGED” movie trailer at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) in Washington D.C. on Thursday, February 11th, 2011.

“We’re thrilled to be working with FreedomWorks to launch our World Premiere of the Atlas Shrugged movie trailer. FreedomWorks is an incredible partner and CPAC an incredible event. Everyone has worked extremely hard, and we are very excited for the world to finally see it,” said Harmon Kaslow, producer of the film.

Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks, stated, “In early December, I saw a small part of the Atlas Shrugged movie and was quite excited about how Kaslow and John Aglialoro handled the material.”

Kibbe continued, “'ATLAS SHRUGGED' illustrates a world in which the burden of government over society’s industrialists grew too great. Finally, everyone will get to see what would happen if the producers vanish.”

Kaslow confirmed that the Atlas Shrugged Movie opens in limited USA theaters on Friday, April 15th, 2011. For more information, visit the official Atlas Shrugged Movie web site at:

About The Strike Productions:
“The Strike” Productions is a new production company established for the sole purpose of producing Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. More info:

About FreedomWorks:
FreedomWorks recruits, educates, trains and mobilizes hundreds of thousands of volunteer activists to fight for less government, lower taxes, and more freedom. Founded in 1984, FreedomWorks is headquartered in Washington, D.C. More info:

About CPAC:
CPAC – The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is the nation’s largest gathering of conservatives. It is a project of ACUF. More info: