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  1. I'm in Baton Rouge. We got hit hard, but not that hard. My power was out for about 24 hours. Much of the city is still with out power and trees down across roads etc. It's tough seeing familiar places on national TV underwater like that. Ever since I was a child the adults would always talk about ,"If one ever hits New Orleans directly....", Well it has. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this entire phenomena. An entire city evacuated for crying out loud! Someone mentioned Neal Boortz in a post above. He had just signed by fair tax book in New Orleans last Friday. The last time I got a glimps of the city before the storm.
  2. Just FYI guys! mperkel came on over to www.infidelguy.com forum and started his crap about Objectvist. Here is his pittyfull attempt to paint Objectvist as hypocrites.. http://www.infidelguy.com/ftopic-11832-0.html If you wanna read the last three or four pages and watch his downfall at (not to toot my own horn) my hands it's pretty funny. In a nut shell he was saying that Objectivist are a cult because they do not accept the current definition of selfish. I tried to explain to him that Rand was simply defaulting back to an earlier definition of selfish as she explains in AVoS. But he persisted. Knowing that this guy is an atheist I asked him if he agreed with the current definition of atheist. Which according to webster, in the first definition are the words "archaic" and "wickedness". I asked him if he agreed with that definition and he said no. I said so Objectivism is a cult because they reject the current definition of selfish but atheist according to you get a pass for doing the same thing with the word atheism? He did not answer the question even though I put it in front of him many times. Also, he capitalized the word atheist repeatedly. Too many times for it to be mistaken as a typo. When asked why, he did not answer that either. Also, I asked him what does he do with his extra income that he has left over after he pays for the basic needs of survival. He said that he spends it on entertainment. I called him a greedy bastard. He said that that wasn't greed it was " self interest ". I asked him at what point does self interest stop being self interest and start being greed. He said once he has had his "fair share". And yes I asked him to define fair share and guess what? He refused again to answer the question and he has with drew his contradictory incoherent pityfull self from the thread.
  3. One observation I have made is that Christians never give capitalism the credit for the wealth this nation has. They always credit their magic sky daddy.
  4. In a debate on another forum, someone mentioned that property rights do not exist because if you trace it back, the land was forcefully taken from the native americans. How do you defend against this type of argument? thanks
  5. I was wondering if anyone here could support the Objectivist view of ethics through induction. (this is not a challenge for debate. I realy want to know. thanks) (ie) premise.. premise.. premise.. conclusion..
  6. I was wondering if he was or not because I know he use to hang our with Rand quite often. Also are there any interviews of him where as he speaks about Rand or Objectivism? What are his views on all of it today?
  7. I think you can buy the CD's but it cost more.
  8. I'm tempted to get this and my budget it tight right now. has anyone listened to it? How much if any did it increase your level of understanding Objectivism? Feel free to comment on any of their other courses because I haven't ruled any of them out as of yet. this one looks the best to me though right now. http://www.aynrandbookstore2.com/store/pro...aitem=4&mitem=5
  9. Over on infidelas.org there is a politcial section infested with socialist. So if any of you guys are forum junkies like me, it would be nice if we had a few more Objectivist to bring the offset back towards our side a bit. Here is the current battle. http://www.iidb.org/vbb/showthread.php?s=&...734#post1424734
  10. I have recently come across a claim by a fellow at work that I was unprepared to answer. He said that drug companies intentionally keep life saving medications and cures off of the market in order to sell drugs to treat the symptoms so they can make more of a profit. I asked him if he had any proof of this and he just responded that it was common knowledge or some crap like that. I told him that it sounds a lot like the "we never landed on the moon" conspiracy theory.
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