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WeDontNeedGod

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  1. Yaron Brook is holding an AMA on Reddit tomorrow at 12pm EST. The thread will be linked here when it is posted:
  2. Hello everyone! I used to participate in this forum quite a while ago: Long enough that many users have probably come and gone. With that in mind I thought I would reintroduce myself before participating again. I am 31, a US Army veteran, and am currently pursuing a degree in finance (1 year till graduation!). I am a huge fan of Ayn Rand and have read all of her books, as well as two of Leonard Peikoffs: The Ominous Parallels and OPAR. I celebrate life, productivity, and achievement on my blog http://templeofthehumanspirit.wordpress.com i look forward to having profitable interactions with you all!
  3. As far as I know, from my experience with OO.net, OL, and SOLOhq, no major (published books, articles, PhD, working for ARI/TAS, etc) Objectivist participates in these online forums. Does anyone have any idea why not? At a glance it seems like any one of them would have an immensely positive effect on the community they choose to be active in, since these forums are populated mostly by students.
  4. I had a customer today who was a retiree for att. I asked him what he did for the company and he told me that his job was to install the illegal wiretaps for the government in witchita, kansas. o_o

  5. Wow, that is amazing!

  6. Happy Mother's Day! Dagny and I love you so much Loretta Black! I don't know what we would do without you!

  7. http://anarchobjectivist.wordpress.com/ "An AnarchObjectivist is one who accepts the basic principles of Ayn Rands philosophy, but rejects her advocacy of minarchism as inconsistent with those basic positions in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics." I haven't seen this particular argument before, so I'd like to see what you have to say about it.
  8. Sometimes when you're really awkward you do awkward things....so, I'm gonna tell you what I've been doing lately!

  9. Now Christians know how we all feel when they make ridiculous end of the world predictions.

  10. In atlas shrugged, some of the heros are presented as scabs to a strike (whose memebers are also presented as heros) which is presented as ultimately the right course of actions. What do you think are the differences between rearden and dagny vs Galt, frisco, and ragnar?
  11. http://anarchobjectivist.wordpress.com New Blog, more posts coming soon!
  12. http://www.reddit.com/r/anarchobjectivism a collection of links regarding Objectivism, anarchism, and free markets.
  13. Your libertarian friend is right.
  14. "and I think we can both agree it's not ok for a woman like that to go a day without a crispy pickle"

  15. " It does mean you can't call Blackwater and have them track down and imprison the guy who stole your car last week." ​Why not? Neither of us are initiating the use of force against anyone else, we are violating no ones rights, so any action the government takes violates the basic principle. "A government holds a monopoly on the legitimate use of force (i.e. the legal use of retaliatory force)." The line I used was a quote from Ayn Rand. "You don't have a right to start a "defense" business which would compete with the government, because you don't have a right to arrest or imprison people." Why not? "We give that authority to the government in order to protect individual rights via an objective rule of law. " I don't consent. I'd prefer to give my business to a private company if that company can provide the service cheaper, faster, or more efficiently. Im not initiating the use of force against anyone so any action the government takes against me violates my rights. If it doesnt take action against me it doesn't have a monopoly.
  16. Thank you for taking the time to reply, 2046. What about this paragraph: "If a government holds a monopoly on the use of force, it initiates the use of force against those whom would seek to start businesses in the arbitration and defense services industries, as well as all those who seek to do business such persons. If a defense service is not allowed to exist or operate, yet has not initiated the use of force against anyone, and only retaliates against those who have initiated the use of force, those individuals rights have been violated."
  17. Converting to Buddhism

  18. "No man——or group or society or government—has the right to assume the role of a criminal and initiate the use of physical compulsion against any man. Men have the right to use physical force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use. The ethical principle involved is simple and clear-cut: it is the difference between murder and self-defense."

  19. Put on dirty pants, find 20$!

  20. Dagny really needs a miniature Italian greyhound!

  21. Should not have eaten that old yogurt

  22. Day one of P90X, I'm exausted!!!

    1. CptnChan

      CptnChan

      Stick with it! Tony is the best!