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Obleftivist Yawon Bwook says Donald Twump is "THE villain of our time." Which of the following best accords with your view?
Yes he is
He's not a villain but a hero
Putin might be a bigger villain
The mullahs might be bigger villains
ISIS might be bigger villains
Ugly Wimmin might be bigger villains
Black Lives Matter might be bigger villains
Snowflake moronnials might be bigger villains
College professors might be bigger villains
Fake News outlets might be bigger villains
Pomowankers might be bigger villains
Obleftivists might be bigger villains
None of the above—specify
Total votes: 9
Submitted by Marcus on Fri, 2006-11-10 11:32
This article makes some good points. I too can not stomach all the gloating by the British and European media at the Republicans and Rumsfields fall at the moment. I actually believe, it is not even just the gloating at Republicans or Rumsfield, but a tangible joy at the prospect of anything going badly for Bush. Blahhh!!!
My Life of Crime — by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-11-14 17:32
Agreed. — by Prima Donna on Tue, 2006-11-14 16:59
I detested Giuliani as a bully as mayor — by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-11-14 10:02
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Fri, 2006-11-10 01:21
The Anti-Life Movement
South Dakota voters have rejected the state’s proposed abortion law--a law that would have outlawed abortion in virtually every case. The law’s supporters claim that its rejection is a blow to “the sanctity of human life.” But is it?
Contracts to Full-Term — by Stephen Boydstun on Tue, 2006-11-21 15:18
Stephen — by Olivia on Mon, 2006-11-20 23:27
Viability and Liberty — by Stephen Boydstun on Sun, 2006-11-19 15:09
Submitted by Prima Donna on Thu, 2006-11-09 17:37
I'm finalizing an essay on food and sensuality for an upcoming book, and urgently need some assistance with a Rand reference. I'm looking for it myself right now, but as Atlas is a looooooong book, if anyone here can help me speed up the process I'd really appreciate it. (I need it today.)
Mantra — by Prima Donna on Tue, 2006-11-14 05:07
A tag line for you, Jenn, . . . — by User hidden on Sun, 2006-11-12 17:19
The photos on your website — by User hidden on Sun, 2006-11-12 17:17
Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2006-11-09 14:19
In the last 500 million years, there have been two ice ages at the same time that vastly higher carbon dioxide levels prevailed in the earth's atomosphere—up to 16 times the present level.
"Confusing, perhaps, but — by Orson on Tue, 2006-11-14 09:05
WMD — by Sandi on Mon, 2006-11-13 17:56
They probably lie because.... — by Marcus on Mon, 2006-11-13 17:12
Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2006-11-09 14:13
A non-Objectivist Friend of Mine — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-11-12 23:43
I Agree with Sandi and George — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2006-11-12 13:31
Back to the real issue here — by Sandi on Sun, 2006-11-12 04:21
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Thu, 2006-11-09 09:32
I was talking with a co-worker about this & that, and he told me he'd let me in on a great piece of advice for the perfect union between a man and a woman- "the woman is always right", he said "you accept this, and your marriage will be fine". I have some problems with this mentality- but I'd like to hear everyone else's thoughts on this.
Sounds familiar... — by Summer Serravillo on Thu, 2006-11-09 15:31
As a past guilty party . . . — by User hidden on Thu, 2006-11-09 15:08
Rubbish... — by Summer Serravillo on Thu, 2006-11-09 14:10
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Thu, 2006-11-09 09:26
I woke up this morning( November 8th), and turned on Fox News to hear what Dubya had to say about the Congress "regime change". My dear lord...that was probably the saddest excuse for a speech I've heard since John Kerry accepted his nomination at the DNC in '04.
Submitted by PhilipC on Thu, 2006-11-09 06:07
--Fallout from the Great Election Debate--
."..Certain Objectivists have openly accused Dr. Peikoff of serious moral wrongs...I've also been attacked with increasing ferocity... that's why I've asked Betsy Speicher not to post in these NoodleFood comments any longer. It's her Forum and her husband that has led the charge against Dr. Peikoff and against me." [Diana -- NoodleFood, Recent Comments, Monday, November 6, 2006 at 21:23:07 mst]
The Latin is perfect. — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-11-19 05:44
De Gustibus — by Jeff Perren on Sun, 2006-11-19 04:58
Sometimes, a Disagreement is Just a Disagreement — by Ted Keer on Sun, 2006-11-19 02:34
Submitted by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2006-11-09 05:32
From the 'thin edge of the wedge' column:
The newly elected Democratic Congressman in Minnesota may bear closer scrutiny.
"The first Muslim elected to the United States Congress is a Democrat from Minneapolis with ties to an Islamic group that supports terrorism and a radical cult whose leader says God will destroy the entire white race and establish a paradise nation ruled by blacks.
Ellison — by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2006-11-16 03:30
Ick! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-11-16 03:02
Regarding Keith Ellison — by Daniel Walden on Thu, 2006-11-16 02:12
Submitted by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2006-11-09 03:14
At the risk of sounding collectivist (which is entirely opposite to my nature from the age of 2 or earlier), I have some brief observations about American youth.
[I note up front that I have no studies to quote. The following are just impressions, based on personal experience.]
Internet — by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2006-11-09 04:09
The Internet — by James Heaps-Nelson on Thu, 2006-11-09 04:04
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-11-09 03:01
Islamo-Fascists, eco-fascists, statists of every hue, pomo-nihilists and Hsiekovians are cheering the Democrats' victory in yesterday's mid-term elections. The Dems are promising to push for "changing course" (i.e. capitulating) in the war against Islamo-Fascism and are in a position to engage in such favourite pastimes as raising taxes domestically. I trust the odd people out in the above list, the Hsiekovians, are satisfied.
Ted — by Landon Erp on Thu, 2006-11-23 00:54
Don't Blame et Alia... — by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-11-21 04:44
Get Your Rosary Ready — by Bill Tingley on Tue, 2006-11-21 03:14
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2006-11-09 02:13
Report from the Front: Republican Election Fiasco
by Edward Hudgins
(In my article on "The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party" in the Fall, 2006 issue of The New Individualist I analyzed the likely results of a GOP turning more and more to big government, interventionist policies. In that issue TNI editor Robert Bidinotto's piece on "Back to the Future?" looked at the philosophical degeneration of the Republican Party. The results of the party's direction were seen at the polls in the 2006 elections.)
I wouldn't know, Kenny — by Chris Cathcart on Thu, 2006-11-09 21:00
I cannot agrree Chris — by Kenny on Thu, 2006-11-09 15:47
zzzz — by Chris Cathcart on Thu, 2006-11-09 05:19
Submitted by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-11-09 00:06
You'd really have to wonder at the psychological shortcomings of any man who would buy a pair of these:
The wonderbra (TM) actually exisits — by Sandi on Mon, 2006-11-13 18:02
We're Bigger than Aussies (where it matters) — by Kenny on Mon, 2006-11-13 09:25
That's very true, Kenny. — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-11-10 23:44
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2006-11-08 20:01
The Ayn Rand Institute
What We Owe Our Soldiers
Every Veterans Day we pay tribute to our fellow Americans who have served in the military. With speeches and ceremonies, we recognize their courage and valor. But justice demands that we also recognize that we should have far more living veterans than we do. All too many of our soldiers have died unnecessarily--because they were sent to fight for a purpose other than America's freedom.
"Mark" and "the Tar Baby" — by Fred Weiss on Sat, 2006-11-11 05:20
"Mark," — by Chris Cathcart on Sat, 2006-11-11 05:07
Shame on Shamir — by Fred Weiss on Sat, 2006-11-11 04:55
Submitted by TRowland on Wed, 2006-11-08 17:40
Jeff quotes Thomas Sowell's tag line "better a third-rate firefighter than a first-rate arsonist."
I suppose I'm to take the referent in the little tag line from Sowell's article to be, in the first instance Bush and, in the second, who? Surely not the Democrats, who haven't managed, for all their trying, to destroy America's Sense of Life (forget that the same sense of life elected a third-rate firefighter) or the terrorists, who, according to almost everyone, we could wipe out in very short order if we were fighting a real war.
Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2006-11-08 12:38
Very interesting article from Yahoo about the courageous German businessman starting up an all-smoking airline, Alexander Schoppmann.
Maybe it'll work in Europe.... — by Pete L on Wed, 2006-11-08 23:35
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Wed, 2006-11-08 11:59
Whoever won wouldn't have done so without your vote, so thanks for making a difference.
("I chose the Republicans and got the Democrats. In philosophical terminology, this is called having a choice.")
C'mon, Chris ... — by Robert Nasir on Thu, 2006-11-09 22:34
In Spanish — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-09 07:20
Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2006-11-08 11:28
Interesting article. I didn't know that Jay Leno watched Top Gear or would even write for the Times (of London).
Me Too — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-11-08 22:42
Thanks for that... — by Robert on Wed, 2006-11-08 16:09
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Wed, 2006-11-08 08:21
I'm reading some more coverage online right now- I'll confess; it's on Yahoo News, but the tone is a bit different than usual- and by different, I don't mean it's "positive". I mean that this seems to be a situation of "let's wait and see what happens"- as apparently many of the Democrats elected this year are apparently somewhat more conservative than all the psycho RINOS we've had in there up till now..at least that's what the piece implies.
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Wed, 2006-11-08 07:16
Well, it appears the results are in, and the Democrats wiped the floor with the Republicans in the House, and to make things worse, they're doing a number on them in the Senate as well.
What bothers me is that they did this having absolutely no message- other than more intense statism.
Bloomberg on the subway — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-08 14:47
Bloomberg on the subway — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-08 14:47
Now Is the Time — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-08 14:41
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...
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
Submitted by Jane Dempsey on Tue, 2006-11-07 20:26
Well, I suppose I should begin with a disclaimer. I'm not an objectivist, nor would I desire to become one. I do however, enjoy reading and discussing this philosophy.
Advice — by Mark on Mon, 2006-11-20 06:34
Objectivism and the Five Loves — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2006-11-15 17:22
Hi Jane! — by Adam Buker on Wed, 2006-11-15 09:01
Submitted by Dan Edge on Tue, 2006-11-07 15:30
Great Look — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-11-08 00:11
Cute! — by Prima Donna on Tue, 2006-11-07 20:00
Woohoo! — by Melissa Lepley on Tue, 2006-11-07 16:30
Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Tue, 2006-11-07 04:52
I am a Libertarian because I am capable of running my own life, and think others are too. Libertarianism is the political expression of Mill's statement of harm, in other words that “the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised [over citizens] ... is to prevent harm to others.” and the best way in which to build a society grounded in the philosophy of Objectivism.
Mea culpa - that should have — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-11-30 02:39
ARI and Republicans — by Jeff Perren on Fri, 2006-11-10 00:54
ARI and the Republicans — by Kenny on Thu, 2006-11-09 15:52
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-11-07 03:57
Hudgins to Speak to DC-Area Skeptics Group
[If you're in the Washington, D.C. area on Saturday, November 11, you might be interested in attending this event.]
Objectivism & Skepticism: A Good Match?
Outreach or sanction? — by Kenny on Thu, 2006-11-09 15:44
Good character — by Jeff Perren on Tue, 2006-11-07 23:37
Luke... — by Olivia on Tue, 2006-11-07 22:05
Submitted by Melissa Lepley on Mon, 2006-11-06 20:35
I watched "Thank You For Smoking" Saturday night, and again last night...but I'm still not sure what I think about it.
Thank you all, — by Melissa Lepley on Tue, 2007-11-06 12:51
Melissa, realised you had — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2007-11-06 02:12
I did! — by Prima Donna on Mon, 2007-11-05 23:12
Submitted by Ergo on Mon, 2006-11-06 20:03
Obviously, the US elections tomorrow mean practically nothing to me in any direct sense. Yet, these are my thoughts–and I believe they are rather important given the kinds of misinterpretations of people’s essays/opinions floating around Objectivist discussions.
If you lived in America? — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-08 06:52
Points notwithstanding — by Ergo on Tue, 2006-11-07 05:25
> it is entirely proper to — by PhilipC on Mon, 2006-11-06 22:27
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.
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
Submitted by Ryan Brubaker on Sun, 2006-11-05 21:09
I'm not trying to sway anyone's vote with this post (I will not be voting for either major party on Tuesday). I just thought this series of posts was a perfect display of the Republican/Christian altruist ethics.
Luke: — by Ryan Brubaker on Mon, 2006-11-06 02:36
Frum Claims Reason and Objectivity — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2006-11-05 23:45
Submitted by Stephen Boydstun on Sun, 2006-11-05 15:39
Merlin Jetton is partly to blame for this note. I had been reading his 1995 Objectivity essay “Time, Prescience, and Biology.” In the third section of the essay, Merlin examines Kant’s concept of a priori concepts.
Kant's Plato — by Stephen Boydstun on Mon, 2009-02-09 13:23
Rational Intuition — by Stephen Boydstun on Thu, 2006-11-16 16:41
Stephen, — by seddon on Tue, 2006-11-07 23:50
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