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Radicals for Happiness

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Fri, 2008-10-24 22:41

Radicals for Happiness is my blog, devoted

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Yes, thanks again, Leonid. — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2009-12-23 21:42
Zahava Ben-Inta Omri-life performance — by 0 on Wed, 2009-12-23 21:27
Thanks Leonid — by Ted Keer on Tue, 2009-12-22 02:16

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G K Chesterton

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Sun, 2007-01-21 04:02

"Chesterton carried a small loaded revolver which he purchased before his wedding to protect his bride. The only use he found for it was to offer to those who complained life was meaningless. He found no takers. He carried a dagger, which he admired because like logic, it cut both ways, and like a good argument, it came to a point." - Dale Ahlquist, from memory.

Recent Comments:
Grow Up Marcus — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2007-01-25 04:06
The Wikipedia entry starts... — by Marcus on Tue, 2007-01-23 17:16
Don't Judge an Author by his Detractors — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2007-01-21 18:37

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Muqtada Al-Sadr Captured?

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Sat, 2007-01-20 00:07

I have been sick in bed all day, but awoke to see on ABC News that Muqtada Al-Sadr, several high-ranking members of his militia, and several other bad guys not necessarily related to the Al Mahdi Army have been captured - or "arrested" if you look on a leftist slanting website.

Recent Comments:
Phil — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2007-01-21 01:42
Please don't post things — by PhilipC on Sat, 2007-01-20 20:56
On the other hand — by Robert on Sat, 2007-01-20 19:34

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Found, an Image of Saddam, Dead, Hanged and Dangling...

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Mon, 2007-01-08 00:45

On Sunday the 14th I found two small jpg's by searching google images with the terms "saddam hanging."

Recent Comments:
Saddam's Cat — by Fred Weiss on Thu, 2007-01-25 18:44
Chris — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2007-01-25 04:08
Found, an image of Saddamn's — by Chris Cathcart on Wed, 2007-01-24 19:01

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Robert Heinlein, Dean of Sci-Fi, Citizen of the Galaxy

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-12-13 01:07

Robert Anselm Heinlein, 1907-1988, is consistently voted one of the most popular writers of the last century. In my list he ranks third as a popular novelist, just below Rand and Tolkien and just above Robert Graves, George Orwell (best as an essayist), and Frank Herbert from whom he differs greatly in style.

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Heilein against theocraty — by 0 on Wed, 2008-01-16 19:55
Claudia, — by Melissa Lepley on Sun, 2007-02-18 20:36
Thanks Melissa — by Olivia on Sun, 2007-02-18 19:54

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Will the Real Mister Scherk....

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-12-11 22:25

It's finally me you see as my Avatar as of this post. The picture is unfairly flattering, being actually 15 years, two major surgeries, a few fistfights, 40 pounds of stress, and a few lost or grey hairs too old. (It's by far the best ever taken of me.) But its not William Scherk, or Fred Weiss for that matter! I'll probably eventually go back to my uncle or the Twin Towers, as those have more meaning for me. I may post a new one with my nephew if I can get one.

Recent Comments:
Phil — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-12-13 03:25
How anyone could consider — by PhilipC on Wed, 2006-12-13 03:09
Whoops! — by Prima Donna on Wed, 2006-12-13 01:05

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The Question of British Will in the Fight Against Global Terrorism

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-12-07 07:20

In the first ever open act of nuclear terrorism, with the Russian embassy to the UK and several British Airways flights now known to be contaminated with radioactive Polonium, one British citizen dead by KGB methods on British soil, and many others either targeted or unintended casualties, Scotland Yard has declared this open act of war, this open violation of British sovereignty by the Kremiln, to be a ... "murder case." In other investigations, World War Two is officially being re-investigated as a hate crime, and World War One is to be reclassified as a pub brawl.

Recent Comments:
"He Won't Escape Trotsky's Ice-Pick" — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-12-11 08:03
In an interesting — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-12-08 14:52
Not the Threat itself, But that we Ignore it Scares me — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-12-08 00:48

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Atlas Shrugged Casting Call

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-11-24 20:36

I've begun this thread for people to post their suggestions for casting the movie version of Atlas Shrugged. People, including me, have also been submitting such suggestions under Lindsay's Russell Crowe thread. I have started this one simply to make the title match the posts.

Recent Comments:
And also try — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-11-27 00:16
Glossy — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-11-27 00:15
Where does one get a glossy? — by Mario on Sat, 2006-11-25 20:01

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To SFC Cheryl Dupris 82nd Airborne, and her Comrades in Arms, my Thanks

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-23 05:56


May God & she forgive me for the lateness of this post, but I would like to thank SFC Cheryl Dupris, proud American Sioux Indian and Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, and all her comrades in arms, and all our allies who are fighting and risking everything for us now in Afghanistan and in Iraq and around the world. I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Dupris who has voluntarily served tours of duty in Afghanistan, Iraq, in the Federal clean-up effort after Hurricane Katrina, and again in Afghanistan all while my acquaintance.

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Seconded - thank you Ms. — by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2006-11-24 09:19
From http://www.82airborne-assoc.com/ — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-23 06:23

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Life is your Mission, Kori: Search and Enjoy

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-11-21 03:35

Kori,

God, I do detest KoRn. But does, or even should that, make you like them any less?

Life is your mission, Kori, search and enjoy.

Recent Comments:
How could I have forgotten Camille Paglia? — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-29 04:19
Commager & the movies — by 0 on Thu, 2006-11-23 06:20

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Ralph Peters: Spare the killers & you deprive the populace of their human rights.

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-15 22:42

Ralph Peters in today's 15 November NY Post:

Recent Comments:
Watch out for chisel-carrying nose-crackers! — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-16 07:33
Ted — by Bill Visconti on Thu, 2006-11-16 02:02
Well, in no way mistake me — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-16 01:29

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Kaiju Alert! Kaiju Alert! BANDUWITSUKANSUMA is on the Loose!

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-11-11 05:07


Our heroes at Science Patrol Tokyo have notified mainland North America to be on the lookout for the raging Banduwitsukansuma monster, which translates roughly in English as "person who writes overly long and informative posts while sometimes using images pirated from other pirates to illustrate his points." The Banduwitsukansuma, pictured above, not only has a habit of conducting discussions on aesthetics, it also tends to complain vigorously when it is accused of "not only illegal but also immoral" on its own personal threads.

Recent Comments:
My Apologies — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-11-11 20:57
Deletion — by Prima Donna on Sat, 2006-11-11 15:24
Eh Hem, the Banduwitsukansuma is me, not Jen. — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-11-11 07:11

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FOX NEWS has declared Rick Santorum has lost his campaign for re-election

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-08 01:39

It's a shame we won't get a chance to see him removed from office by some sex scandal instead...

Recent Comments:
The Space afforded by a wonderjock — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-11-11 04:17
"Mexicans rarely explode" — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-11-10 09:15
Mexicans rarely explode — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-09 01:14

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Newberry's VENUS, a Work in Progress

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-11-06 08:12

I had the pleasure of visiting Michael Newberry in his studio recently. I have been working on a write-up of my visit, but find I am being extra careful in my writing. So, rather than delay sharing this image of his most recent work in progress, I will simply post it without comment. Those who are not familiar with his work can view much, much more at www.michaelnewberry.com.

Recent Comments:
Beautiful, Michael. — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2009-05-23 06:42
Thought it would be good to — by Newberry on Mon, 2009-05-18 21:34
Master Fundamentals: Apply Your Sense of Life — by Marnee on Sat, 2006-11-11 06:58

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The Sin against Objectivism

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-10-31 02:52

"He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men." Matthew 12:30-31

Recent Comments:
As I work for one of the largest — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-11-10 23:22
Ted ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-11-10 23:19
On Gays & 9/11 — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-11-10 23:08

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BOAZ & SULLIVAN on CSPAN2 as I post

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-10-29 03:32

Apparently DailyKos is arguing that Libertarians should vote Democratic this coming election in the US. Andrew Sullivan is speaking on his new The Conservative Soul on Book TV at 1130PM EDT.

Recent Comments:
Always my privilege — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-10-29 05:50
But thanks for trying Ted. — by Marnee on Sun, 2006-10-29 05:11
But as a practical matter... — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-10-29 04:17

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Participating in the Eternal

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-10-15 06:43

On another string I was questioned as to what I meant by my use of the concepts of the eternal and the divine. I'll answer the easy one first.

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They Didn't Rise up for the Barbie-Doll of Democracy — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-11-18 04:56
Casimir Pulaski at Czestechowa — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-08 00:22
Claudia, — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-08 00:06

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North Korea: Living in a Fantasy World

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-10-13 04:04

Both South Korea and Japan have been able to indulge in their pacifist fantasies for so long because of America's willingness to shoulder almost the entire burden of protecting them militarily.

Recent Comments:
Where did I say to Blockade China? — by Robert on Sat, 2006-10-14 19:32
A link from John Gagnon on Rumsfeld — by Ted Keer on Sat, 2006-10-14 18:55
The Present Situation is Reality — by Craig Ceely on Sat, 2006-10-14 03:52

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Works of JOY: ULTRAMAN (Update, Vol. II Release)

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-10-04 01:41


ULTRAMAN Region 1 DVD Release Ultraman: Series One, Vol. 1 (2004)
Available at Amazon Under $30.00

This is the official DVD release of the first 20 of 39 episodes. Color, 450 Minutes, English dubbed and Japanese language originals, English Subtitles, Special Features. Tsurubaya Productions (c) 1966

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Vol. II, Even Better! — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2007-01-17 04:21
Johnny Sokko — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-10-04 15:28
Memories — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2006-10-04 12:25

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Works of JOY: Rita Hayworth in GILDA 1946

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-10-01 17:09


GILDA 1946 Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth
Showing on TCM 8PM EDT Oct 28

A romantic Drama in the best sense of the word, this film forever secured for Rita Hayworth the title of "sex goddess," a title which, in real life, she found a tragic personal frustration.

Directed by Charles Vidor, Gilda stars Glenn Ford, (recently deceased,) as Johnny Farrell, a handsome, streetwise adventurer and romantic lead who "makes his own luck."


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Works of JOY: Barbara Stanwyck

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-09-27 03:35

Barbara Stanwyck 1907-1990 the "Ball of Fire"

Barbara Stanwyck, for a period during the 1940’s the highest paid actress in Hollywood, (and woman in the U.S.,) was a self-made woman, if ever there was one. Queen of the film noir, Stanwyck was known for playing tough broads, often the girlfriend of a mobster - Night Nurse, Ball of Fire - or a killer herself - Double Indemnity. Having lost her family at a young age, Stanwyck, born Ruby Stevens, grew up in Brooklyn and got her start on stage at age 13. Often described as ashamed of her lack of education, Stanwyck wasn’t all that ignorant. It was she who fought to have Jack Warner produce The Fountainhead, only to lose the part to Patricia Neal at director King Vidor's insistance.


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Works of JOY: Time Bandits - 1981 Terry Gilliam

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-09-26 05:29

Terry Gilliam’s live action fantasy, Time Bandits, is currently playing on Showtime and is widely available for rent and sale. This wonderful romp tells the story of Kevin, a young English boy whose parents don’t believe where that noise in his bedroom at night is coming from. Kidnapped by a band of renegade dwarves with a map of time and space, Kevin and his abductors visit Napoleonic Europe, Robin Hood’s merry old England, Agammemnon’s Mycenae and the sinking Titanic, as well as the Time of Legend and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness, where Evil himself resides.

Recent Comments:
Heresy Exposed! — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-09-28 03:55
"One mistake a lot of — by JoeM on Wed, 2006-09-27 23:49
Taste and movies... — by Casey on Wed, 2006-09-27 20:56

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Works of JOY: Novak in PICNIC on TCM Sep 27 11:30PM EST

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Submitted by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-09-24 07:07

If Objectivism is a philosophy for living life on earth, then it should have little time for quibbles, and much for joy. In that spirit, I have decided to post regularly on those things, art works, news items, and simple observations that have brought Joy to my life, in the hope to share that same Joy with others who seek it.

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Kim Novak in PICNIC (on TCM Weds 27th 11:30PM EST) — by Ted Keer on Mon, 2006-09-25 02:00
Novak Luminous — by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2006-09-24 15:27

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