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  1. I read a great article in the LA Times, and wanted to share. Now, if only Francisco also owned a copper mine . . . Link to the article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-guat...5004,full.story
  2. From what I've heard, one of the Johnny Carson shows is accessible (I believe it's at the Ayn Rand Institute?), but her other appearance is not. She was also on Phil Danahue twice, and there are several older interviews with people I have never heard of (excluding Mike Wallace) that he has. I don't want to pressure him into anything, but I will discuss the topic more next time we talk. I don't think he can actually sell the videos, but making them public would be highly beneficial to anyone interested in Ayn Rand, Objectivism, or just someone who stumbles upon them. Plus, I have a feeling m
  3. Tonight I was lucky enough to be invited to a very small Ayn Rand get together. It was hosted by an old friend of hers, and consisted of a handful of Objectivists from back in her day (Nathaniel Branden was even there). Unbelievably, this guy recorded everything from all her talk show interviews, to old college radio lectures, to even a fashion show the whole group put together back in the 60's (or 50's, can't remember). The highlight of the night for me was to watch Ayn Rand on Johnny Carson. I have seen her Phil Donahue and Mike Wallace interviews in the past, but I enjoyed this one more.
  4. MANtage! George Washington Rap (VERY funny) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-69414486881463942
  5. Terry Goodkind seems to have led many people to Rand's work. Welcome!
  6. Great video Paul! It very clearly explains the problem with Libertarianism.
  7. The black and white poster is my favorite. Maybe it would help if the letters surrounding the picture were a little darker so it stood out more? That's a shame you aren't going to sell them, I would have purchased several immediately!
  8. That's phenomenal! Is there a reason why something similar isn't done for college students? From my experience, many High School students don't put enough thought into the books they read, but college students are usually at a stage in their lives where many of them really start thinking for themselves and absorbing information from books. Funny enough (or sad enough) just last night I received a myspace message from a young High School girl in response to a bulletin I wrote that contained Ayn Rand's name. "have you read anthem by her? its amazingggggg... and the ending was perfect with t
  9. The Evolution of Math in America Teaching Math In 1950 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? Teaching Math In 1960 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit? Teaching Math In 1970 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit? Teaching Math In 1980 A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: U
  10. "I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals Himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God Who concerns Himself with the fate and the doings of mankind." --Albert Einstein "My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." --Albert Einstein "I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If
  11. What do you plan on doing at this study group?
  12. "Trust in the God's, Leonidas" "I'd prefer you trust in your reason"
  13. http://ebaumsworld.com/2006/06/waterfuel.html I'm suprised there isn't more coverage on this technologies progress. Perhaps it's being kept under wraps to not put so many companies out of business?
  14. A news title caught my eye while browsing Yahoo.com. The title: "Atheists in U.S. challenge growing religious influence" Below is the article: Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20070104/ts_csm/catheist The merging of religion and state has been a topic frequently rolling around in my mind lately. The amount of people in America that want it to be a reality frankly scare the crap out of me; no matter how unlikely its possibility. It's nice to be reminded by public news that there are others taking up the same fight as myself.
  15. When I hear or see someone get killed who undoubtedly deserved death, it fills my heart with joy to know there is that much less evil in our world; and it fills my heart with pride to see that there still exists good men to fight against such evil. "Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent" -Terry Goodkind, The Sword of Truth
  16. I live in Los Angeles, but the above picture was taken when I was on a business trip in Austin, Texas. The building in the background is the Frost Bank Tower. Currently the tallest and most beautiful building in Austin.
  17. I just found this picture and wanted to post it because I really like the building in the background
  18. Doing what I love to do (That's a costume, I don't typically wear short shorts in below freezing temperatures ) I don't have many recent pictures of myself on this computer, so I just cropped some group shots I was able to dig up
  19. I think things will become a LOT more clear if we use examples. I'll give an extreme/ exaggerated example. Example: You must kill a certain innocent girl to save everyone elses life on this planet. Let's say that's all there is to that equation, so we don't have to factor in alternative actions, who/what's behind this problem, and so on. There is no alternative action. How does that end not justify the means? Normally killing an innocent girl would be completely evil, but with the given end it seems to completely justify the means. Example: You must murder an innocent girl to
  20. I really don't think Germany will be much of a problem now, but I have definately asked myself that same question and put some thought into it. I have been to Germany a few times, and it is actually one of my favorite countries to visit; I absolutely love being surrounded by the very fascinating culture, history, and it's newer cities that are almost futuristic. While there, I have stayed with families and have had families come visit me here in America. Everyone from Germany that I've talked to about WWII becomes nervous to talk about it or too forceful in how much they dislike Nazis. The
  21. My results: "You are Fransisco d'Anconia. You are good at everything you do, creation and destruction come equally easy to you. You are passionate, good-looking, talented, and frankly rather annoying. No one likes a show off." True. You can't be accurate with only five questions. Oh well, it's still good for a laugh
  22. I came across this survey that you can fill out to find which Ayn Rand hero you are most like. I havn't played with it enough to test its accuracy, but I thought I would just post it for you guys anyway; either way it still seems fun. Make sure to post your results! Copy the following link: http://quizilla.com/users/onionpeel/quizze...%20are%20you%3F
  23. I find myself to be very open about my beliefs. I have talked to many friends, co-workers, family members and random encounters about the subject. I even post bulletins on my Myspace page with quotes from Ayn Rand or writings from myself about Objectivism asking for my many random friends' opinion (I'm guessing everyone knows what Myspace is, being the craze it is now ). I'm not being some weirdo trying to convert every person they see, I wouldn't waste my time, I am just happy to bring it up when a subject I can relate it to is being discussed (which is often). I enjoy doing this because I
  24. I would definately pick Ashley Judd over Angelina Jolie. Jolie tends to bug me when I see her in films or interviews. :-/
  25. World of Warcraft: Korgath server, Alliance, Name is Weißerlöwe
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