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About Dcyphyr_all_things

  • Birthday 05/23/1983

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    I seek the truth in all things and to build a world out of that truth. See, I am never content to stand on the shoulders of giants - lest they have lying down all along. There is a world that can be -beautiful and true- a world only ever dreamed of by most, a world- that they sigh and let pass with every hollow moment of their lives, a world I am not content to merely dream of. There is a world I will make real. I have been told that this world isn't what it used to be - that things fall apart. Well, Entropy isn't what it used to be, either.:) Life is on my side, and I'll take that over time anyday.:)

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    Self-Employed Landscaper and designer

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  1. ..The last page of the book is closed, bruised and bent, like all the pages before - read hard..real hard. The boy reads with a violence. The book hangs limply from his hand, the act of passion finished between his mind and the words. He sits on the couch, its rougher than carpet and seen more dirt, washed so many times its true colors lost. He sits there in defiance of that, of his surroundings. His face whispers innocence, like a young child and angry - like you made him share his toy with a bully. Lyrics stumble through his gorged synapses and trip between his lips, ' i read dead russian authors volumes at a time..'. He laughs without sound and takes off his glasses with his other hand wiping his eyes with his fingers and his fingers (now salty wet) on the faded plaid couch. He thinks, "So some one else knows. This changes everything. To bad she's a russian writer who died the year after you were born." He writes her name- "Ayn Rand". He circles letters, swiches them..writes "And Ryan." "Creepy", he whispers aloud. He puts down the book and stands. He takes the first of many steps..
  2. 1.I think he was a navigator. It's pretty much just typing and really, really knowing what your doing - oh yeah, and never making a mistake. 2. If your purpose is to prevent something immoral from being done to you ( discrimination ) it is. Think - Howard Roark demolishing a building without proper permits, etc. 3. I refer you to #1. But then - that is the vital question. However, since typing is apparently the most physical thing he has to do then it might be of little consequence. 4. Colonization? Mining? Exploration for both? - we do. At the end. 5. Someone else answered this. 6. No, just to the orbiting base where deep space launches take place. Wow, I've always said that to people who tell me something can't be done.
  3. I think the opposite to Objectivism isn't god, it's faith. Rightfully condemning that condemns all gods and religions. Those "benefits" that you speak of are a credit account on reality they cannot repay. They may lead productive lives today - but someday, without foundations for them based on reality they will self-destruct. Someday - YOU will be the "Radical" that they must control. You can show them a better way - but don't ever underestimate the destructive power of faith - whether it is in a goverment system's ability to build a levee or a man's decision to fly a plane into a building it always cost more than it's worth.
  4. As I am in landscaping, I find the name quite beautiful, thank you. Don't dishonor it!
  5. lol, You'd be surprised if you knew what we had.. as a taste check out ..hmm, www.kurzweilai.net. There should be something good there.
  6. You could easily design the chip so that it sences your pulse and nerve impulses and without those - ceases to function. C'mon people - check out www.kurzweilai.net. It's amazing - we have the philosophy this tech needs and they have the tech that would make our lives so much more pleasurable.
  7. I do not care whether taxes are legal. I care that they are immoral. Morality creates law, not the other way around. When morality is taken from the law, moral men become outlaws. It is said that any Moral goverment would be free to take over a goverment that commits atrocities upon it's people. Is THIS a Moral Country? Ayn Rand said that in it's founding principles that America was a moral country. If taxation isn't moral and was a part of the founding principles then how can this be true?
  8. hmm, Ever heard of Paul Wakfer (spelling?). He is really committed to the idea of a proper foundation and has done quite a bit of work - www.morelife.org. Look for the self-sovereign page. It definitely deserves some study in my opinion - read through it.
  9. Her first advice was quite good. It's all a good idea. But the question would remain - Why is it a good idea? The rational mind is the only thing able to overcome emotional fallacies, I have found. (Note, this is a ref to original thread, from which this one was split. - softwareNerd)
  10. In the face of lies, not speaking can be the greatest harm you can do to those seeking truth. I HAVE BEEN in his situation. I would agree with Peikoff's observations. However harsh the truth may be, the effects of denying it are far harsher.
  11. In fact, if anyone here has that searchable database of her work, maybe they could post her character descriptions on this thread and then we could really get to work on our daydreaming.
  12. We really should go thru and read everywhere Rand gives descriptions of her characters. For instance - F.D. has blue eyes. John Galts hair wasn't staight blond either. etc.
  13. Good advice from many there. I've been thru the same scenario (even with religion being a difference between us) and My advice is most of all realize that your life is more important than your lives together! Whatever you do to get thru - this remember : If you don't do anything to get thru the loss, your not worthy of the goal. Anyone not willing to face failure doesn't deserve success. While this may seem to be saying you should do what you can to get her back, that is the opposite of what I mean. The goal is your happiness. -NOT "your happiness together". Many thoughts are filling your mind I'd bet. They did mine. It may help to write all this out for yourself to achieve clarity. Organize your thoughts and then judge your conclusions. You'll probaly continue adding new things for a long time.lol It can help prevent "crowing out" and free your mind from losing focus on You and Your Life!
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