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  1. Non-spoiler post -- Just go see it!
  2. http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/media/wall-street-apocalypse-finances-doom-and-gloom-crowd/19506748/ And apparently a book too. I haven't read the book so I don't know what all it says about her. But I find it odd that the author of the article assumes their are tons of Objectivists on Wall Street. I work in the finance industry and can tell you that's not the case.
  3. Can you sum your paper's point up in one or two sentences?
  4. They could need genes, or just feel like destroying us before we become a threat to them or they could just be insane. You never know what you're getting with a n unimaginable group of beings with the capabilities of traveling faster than the speed of light.
  5. Well Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia still conquered and killed with advanced technologies (for their time) that they came up with themselves, stole from other nations or forced someone else into making.
  6. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/scie...icle7107207.ece Hawking does have a point. Intelligent life could be very hostile and advanced enough to wipe us out before we knew what hit us. On the other hand, they could be reasonable and want to trade and learn from us. However, it's an interesting thought to think about. Until we are capable of defending ourselves from such a threat, hiding in our little corner of the universe might be the best thing to do. Thoughts?
  7. Could it be possible that all these "Tea Party" movements and the hodge-podge of "small government" advocates springing up lately aren't actually effective in anyway without a deeper philosophical and psychological base for their loud proclamation of their semi-baked beliefs? I'm beginning to think so. I think that this "movement" will loose steam quickly without any solid principles to base it off of, something conservatives have no ability to do. It's just my thoughts. What does this board think? Is the "Tea Party" movement shallow?
  8. 'Tis why I avoid chat rooms. Discussions always grate down into unnecessary drama.
  9. Sabre

    Poetry

    I know of a lot of poets and poetry, however I want some recommendations as I'd like to just pick stuff up and start reading it. What is everyones favorite poets and poems? I have poems I like and love, but this thread isn't talking about what I already like, just to see what this community likes and too find novel poems to explore.
  10. How long have you been reading Rand? How long ago was it when you decided you were going to be a student of Objectivism?
  11. Because it cuts deep. Some people don't know how to deal with that. You don't wake up one day, stare at the ceiling and become a calm & impartial man. Emotions have a tendency to influence you. Especially when someone or something insults you deeply. Any "Objectivist" takes Objectivism very seriously, down to the fiber of their being. Insulting that rattles those fibers. Which turns to anger. Which needs an outlet. Which means you take your anger and spill it out amongst people who would also feel that anger. Which, hopefully, alleviates one of the anger. Not everyone can say "I don't think of you." It takes time.
  12. Well, my point exactly. I thought we've gotten over a lot of this stuff. It looks like we are slipping back into. If only slightly. It's not a good thing and frankly I'm frustrated by the way the loudest people are carrying themselves. Frustrated enough in the instances above -- which you know are only the tip of the iceberg -- to rouse me from my impartiality to the entire debacle. (The rest of that iceberg being all of the noise generated since Barack Obama was nominated). But I guess I'll just go back to being impartial because if as you say, this is the norm, then I don't want that much to do with this norm. Who does? If we all sat on our hands and let the worst lead us... well I'm sure we'll be fine. I'm sure one day they will stop screaming like children and realize the errors of the their ways while simultaneously embracing a more gentlemen-like approach to disagreements and conflict. It's going to happen. Any day now.
  13. When did it get so bad that people can't even agree on disagreeing with each other. The only thing anyone seems capable of in the mainstream of politics is wishing harm on the other side. I wonder if our culture is devolving into barbarism. Below are two links from both sides, that's my evidence. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard...eck-and-oreilly http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2...for_obama_.html
  14. Say what you will, but that skit about feminism was brilliant.
  15. I imagine an Atlas Shrugged movie having the same effect as walking around with pictures and quotes from Ayn Rand at Tea Party protests. Which is go give idiots excuses to take it everything out of context and use it for self-righteous self-aggrandizement.
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