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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Wed, 2006-04-19 00:42

This is posted in the links section of TOC's website.

SOLOPassion -- The other part of the former SOLOHQ, run by Lindsay Perigo. Not friendly to The Atlas Society/Objectivist Center, but they still link to us.

For a group who has taken the liberal face of Objectivism, is this really appropriate?

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Ironic News comment of the week

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Fri, 2006-01-27 01:57

Today I heard a quote from Condoleeza Rice stating that "[Hamas] cannot have one foot in politics and one in terrorism". I believe it was intended to say that that sort of thing is completely seperate.

I think I laughed for about 20 minutes.

I guess she figures that if you put attention on one set of terrorists, we'll not think about the ones here at home.

Idoni

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Flat fee Mls — by 0 on Wed, 2009-02-04 06:27

Announcement!

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Tue, 2006-01-17 01:40

I've been postponing it for three weeks, but after today, I no longer need to hold my tongue.

I have officially proposed marriage to my girlfriend of almost 1 year today. She had accepted, and after what I see as a long engagement, we will be married.

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Hahah — by Joe Idoni on Sat, 2006-01-21 15:21
Congratulations Joe! Did you — by Tim S on Fri, 2006-01-20 06:57
congrats....... — by Robert Malcom on Wed, 2006-01-18 02:44

Let's fight fire with fire?

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Tue, 2006-01-03 06:33

Some may have read my recent thread entitled AC/DC. I'm sure to at least someone's chagrin, this had nothing to do with the rock band. In fact it had to do with an issue I was grappling with when it came to dealing with the conversion of a friend of mine to the path of rational thought.

In this particular instance I use the word friend as someone I feel a particular sense of benevolence toward. As a person, I know that she has been inundated with the putrid volatesence of altruistic thought, but has had enough experience to know that there is a line between right and wrong. In an effort to expand this to a point where she could understand, I did some preparation.


As if you needed more proof

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Fri, 2005-12-23 12:31

On my way home from work this morning, I heard a news story about a thwarted assassination plot against President Bush. Apparently the Al Qaeda 'Operations Director' was directly linked to the obviously failed attempt.

I just have one thing to say about that: Terrorists are stupid.

I know that they all want to die and have their 40 virgins, but do they not understand the hierarchy in the United States government? If they kill the stupidest president in recollection, they only harm themselves. Do they think that ultra-capitalist Dick Cheney is going to roll over and make oil prices higher for his beloved Halliburton? Yeah, ok. Or maybe they were hoping they'd get old Dick as well. Let's go down the list for the infidel pigs.


New Year's resolution

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Thu, 2005-12-22 17:01

Unlike christmas, kwanzaa, chanukah (sp?), saturnalia, and boxers day, I think the New Year is a holiday to celebrate. It marks the end of a year of joyous conversations, new and old friendships, getting stuff done (hopefully), and the continued expansion of our mind. Yeah, I suppose there's some negative stuff that has happened, but compared with the joy of living and all the good stuff that has happened and will continue to do so, why dwell?

So, in celebration of this annual event, I am going to make a resolution. I know I'm not disciplined enough to tell myself it's for the whole year, so I will see if I can't make it for a month first and then move forward from there.


It can be interesting AND educational at the same time!

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Wed, 2005-12-21 10:56

I'm not a very good writer. Sure I can spell and my grammars pretty good, but my content sucks. Alot of this has to do with me not doing my assignments in school; and when I did do them, they were pen-vomit.

So I've started practicing. Nothing major, just little things here and there, but I realised something today that I probably should have known for a while. I've been taking the wrong approach! I realised that I'm probably not going to come up with any new philosophical break-thru anytime soon, so anything I write will just be reiteration.

On the other hand, if I write things that I know about.... well maybe someone will think about how that applies to their own life.


In Good Company

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Mon, 2005-12-19 20:39

So I watched this movie last night entitled "In Good Company" and honestly I can only remember one portion of it. At the climax of the movie, the father character stood against the CEO known as Teddy K. and gave an empassioned speech regarding the treatment of people as people and not as objects. He continued to comment on 'bottom-line' thinking and how that affects morale.

I have often heard commentary from my own employees, although rarely so passionate. And honestly, I can't say that I disagree. But I suspect that my motivation is slightly different.

In my company, and I suspect many others, I'm often faced with the decision between how to keep people happy and satisfied in their job and my own responsibility to complete projects within the designated budget. I of course work for me, but as a result I produce for the company and that is why they keep me employed.


The social implications of fuzzy-facedness

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Submitted by Joe Idoni on Mon, 2005-12-19 10:03

I'm growing a beard.

The first comment I received about this personal statement was from my girlfriend. It went something like this, "You look great either way, but you look better with it trimmed."

Well I'll be damned. You see, I don't understand where this began, but I'm pretty sure where it will end. This sort of social convention is completely baffling to me. Do people think that my unwillingness to shave makes me a lazy person? Or maybe having my face hidden (naturally, I might add) makes me dishonest?

Well I say screw that. Shaving is a serious pain in the neck. And if anyone can disagree with this, then I invite them to step up. I won't even limit this to men since women have just as much of a difficult time shaving their legs (although they may argue this point).

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Damn apostrophe's — by Joe Idoni on Thu, 2005-12-22 16:41
Priorities — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-22 09:10
Damnit! — by Joe Idoni on Wed, 2005-12-21 10:43

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