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Richard Roark

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About Richard Roark

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  • Birthday 08/28/1980

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    Pittsburgh PA
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    Writing, Reading, Weight Lifting, Video Games, Movies, Outdoor/Camping Activity, Walking, hiking and adventuring. Also expanding on my education.

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    Pennsylvania
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  1. Richard Roark

    My Poems

    A new Poem and Yes I am still around, just taking a break to sort through matters. The Most Dangerous By Keith Engel © The most dangerous man of all, Is the man with nothing to lose. No lower can he go in his fall. For it is up to him to choose. Which course will he go? Will he curse the cruel twist of fate? And shake a mighty fist at the woe. Just waiting for the gruesome date. And treating life as the real foe. Never finding true and real bliss, In this great grand grotesque Dance, Despising even his lover’s kiss. While leaving it all to chance. Going into a spitting mad rage Banging his fists with chilling screams Like some schizophrenic in a cage. Never willing to do the dreaming! Or will he chose a different path, Just viewing this as another route. Looking at the plan, simple, math. For the stars he can now shoot, He doesn’t curse his existence, Or where the road is leading him. For it is with great persistence That he doesn’t let his light dim. For he will now be daring, Willing to reach out and grab hold. He is never one for the fearing Wanting no part of that particular fold For there is nothing to be earned If there is not the gritty trying. And going on what he has learned, He is not one for the dying. So reaching out with a hand, It is with purpose and love That drives him on this land. And when push comes to shove, He won’t let it slip away. For he will be standing tall, Not fearing the coming of day, For he is the most dangerous man of all!
  2. Richard Roark

    My Poems

    For the time being I will not be putting up anymore poems. I wish to begin writing some more poems, as well as begin work on some other projects. Also, I am thinking about self publishing these and other works. So I better not post all of my works for free viewing.
  3. Richard Roark

    Who do you want (realistically) in 2008 for prez?

    I mean by social issues, even though this should be a none issue, "allowing" stem cell research, research into human cloning, abortion, euthanasia etc. So maybe social issues wasn't the correct term to use in that respect, but maybe more of a promoting of life type candidate.
  4. Richard Roark

    My Poems

    Another Poem The Sleeper This man you well know You walk by him with the flow Jostling in the crowd while on the go And it just goes to show That when standing in the brilliant glow Of a man who is on the threshold One willing to be daring and bold Willing to grab on and take hold Of what it is so simple and clear Never showing any mind numbing fear Or a shiny single wet dewy tear Has it become any clearer? Or is it possible that a look deeper Is needed to see this man cleaner For you have placed him in the grime And it truly is a heinous crime Yet everybody will see in time When the man who is the keeper For he will no longer be a creeper Faltering along the Road of the Weeper For he is The Sleeper Now The Sleeper has awaken Everything is now his for the taken Free, proud and no longer shaken Taken with great joy for what is his Not by the force of the fist Yet by the earning of the keep And from the very high of the deep That warm place down within him The happy light outshines the dim For he is the Sleeper Awaken And the World is his for the taken
  5. Richard Roark

    Howdy All!

    Welcome Tood, I too found out about Objectvism via Goodkind, also as a friendly reminder, remember to captialize Objectivism and Objectivist.
  6. Richard Roark

    A Nations Sense Of Life

    Here is what was said when the design was chosen "Today's announcement is the culmination of some of the many milestones we've achieved working together to rebuild and revitalize Lower Manhattan, and there is still much work to do," Governor Pataki said. "The consensus among all levels of government, the private sector, and the families of the victims, that brought us to this point, is a fitting tribute to the heroes who lost their lives in those evil attacks. The Libeskind plan promises to add an element of modern vision and magnificence to the already striking New York City skyline. These buildings will stand proudly as living reminders of New Yorkers' -- and Americans' -- strength and resilience for decades to come." The squatty looking building's will stand proudly? This is a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives? Do these building remind you of strenght and resilience?
  7. Richard Roark

    A Nations Sense Of Life

    Yup, that is the winning design, apparently. Here is a link to the actual site that you can look at all the designs and the winning one. http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/wt/rd/
  8. Richard Roark

    A Nations Sense Of Life

    If anybody wants to see what a nation's sense of life is in the physical form all one has to do is look at the winning design for the "replacement" of the Twin Towers. http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=199158
  9. Richard Roark

    Half mile Skyscraper

    This also reminds me of these beautiful peices of artwork as well: http://www.cordair.com/Larsen/anewheight.aspx http://www.cordair.com/Larsen/youngbuilder.aspx http://www.cordair.com/Larsen/studyforatc.aspx
  10. Richard Roark

    Who do you want (realistically) in 2008 for prez?

    For all intense purposes I want a candidate who is hard noesed when it comes to self defense and the economy, conservative, and liberal when it comes to the social issues. IF you can name a candidate like that then I will go for that individual.
  11. Richard Roark

    Are you a dogmatist posing as an O'ist?

    This one is very tough not to fall under, at least it was in my case. Since I am a writer and Objectivist, I wanted to write stories that express Objectivism. My problems was that I realized that even though I might have a good idea for the story, the motivation behind these ideas were strictly propaganda. I have since corrected my thinking and have thrown out all ideas with this motivation behind it.
  12. Richard Roark

    Heading Quotes

    I was just about to post the same thing. The quotes are great, but the longer one's do become a destraction.
  13. Richard Roark

    Time For A Laugh

    I found this on a blog and I found it really funny. Medical News another one that has been around, but worthy of posting: In Pharmacology, all drugs have two names - a trade name and a generic name. For example, the trade name Tylenol is acetaminophen. Aleve is naproxen sodium, Amoxil is amoxicillin, and Advil is ibuprophen. The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After consideration by a team of experts, it recently announced it has settled on the generic name of mycoxafloppin. Also considered were mycoxafailin, mydixadrupin, mydixarizin, mydixadud, dixafix, and of course ibepokin. Pfizer Corp. is making an announcement today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. Pepsi's proposed ad campaign claims it will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously, we can no longer call this a soft drink. This additive gives new meaning to the names of Cocktails and Highballs. Pepsi will market the new formula by the name, Mount & Do. The long-term implications of drugs and medical procedures must be fully considered: Over the past five years, Americans have spent more money on breast implants and Viagra than was spent on Alzheimer’s research. It is believed that by the year 2030, there will be a large number of people wandering around with perky breasts and erections who can't remember what to do with them.
  14. Actually I am only twenty four, but as far as Megan's explanation about why older objectivist aren't around here, is one of the reason's you don't see me posting very often on many subjects. I post what is of interest to me and comment on those areas of interest only. I am not here for debate and argumentation purposes.
  15. Could you please put the page number that this quote is found on so I can read the entire passage and get the proper context?
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