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  1. Ah..if only Denver wasn't too far from where I am..I might go.
  2. Yes, that's a very good thing. The Civilization games are incredible.
  3. Part 2. Ellsworth M. Toohey. Chapter 2. She read it and smiled. She thought, if they knew...those people..that old life and that awed reverence before her person...I've been raped...I've been raped by some red-headed hoodlum...I, Dominique Francon...Through the firece sense of humiliation, the words gave her the same kind of pleasure she had felt in his arms. There, that's the exact quote from my version of the book, where she thinks to herself, "I have been raped." In response to Inspector. This comes soon after Roark gets the letter from Enright asking him to build the house.
  4. No I didn't ask. I work at a fast food place, so I didn't really have the time to get into a much longer talk with him.
  5. A couple days ago, where I work, a guy came in and used a credit card as payment. When I looked at the receipt, his name was John Galt. I couldn't help but laugh and ask him if he's ever read anything by Ayn Rand. He said that yes, he had, and that he is now his own idol. Haha. I thought it was interesting.
  6. Yes, I've had this game for a long time now. And it's been one of my favorite strategy games ever since. However, I haven't played it since I discovered Objectivism now that I think of it. I think the Morganites would now be my favorite, before discovering Objectivism I was always playing as the Spartans. It's a great game.
  7. It might be because soon after, she thought to herself, "I have been raped." Allthough, she wasn't thinking of it in a bad context.
  8. ramKatori, yes, I've told her how I feel. We had a long discussion on it not that long ago. Stephen, I'm not attaching any stigma to a therapist. If I am, I don't realize it. I know that discussing it with a therapist could make things go by faster, and based off of that I will have to think of whether or not it would be best for me right now. Thank you all for your help in this matter. I appreciate it.
  9. No, it's really only with her. Other people, when I make them mad, I really don't care. It's only with her. I hate it when I get like that, and so does she, with extremely good reason. We've talked about it, and the only very plausible idea I can come up with currently is that it's something left over from past relationships (many of which were incredibly bad). Most of the people I've dated before her, I don't speak to anymore, because we ended up despising each other. I know that my current relationship isn't heading in that direction at all, it's an extremely good one. However, the fear I experience of making her more mad might be something left over from my past relationships ending in hatred. I think it's possible I'm afraid of her hating me. Thank you for your comment Stephen, however, I do not think I am need of a therapist honestly. But your comment is definitely appreciated.
  10. Hi, I've noticed that I seem to get overly emotional whenever my girlfriend gets mad at me. I honestly become hysterical, and will pretty much do anything to change the fact that she's angry. I literally seem to lose control of myself, my rational mind, and lose it. I'm thinking that it could be that I haven't completely intregrated Objectivism into my life. When she becomes angry, it weakens me really. I honestly do feel like I'm completely terrified of making her even more mad. I went from a drastic change in life, from self-loathing, to attempting to become an Objectivist. It's been a radical change, and I think the becoming hysterical may be something left over. Do any of you have any ideas or something as to why this might be? Thank you.
  11. Another movie I just saw that I really liked, Pleasantville.
  12. I'm thinking it's both. Especially considering that Half Life 2 is an amazing game.
  13. Sorry for the double post, but I had to add Man on Fire to my list.
  14. 1. The Matrix Trilogy (Yes, yes, I'm aware of the flaws, but I still love them) 2. Star Wars movies 3. Ghost in the Shell 4. Memento 5. Contact 6. 12 Monkeys 7. Outbreak 8. The Count of Monte Cristo 9. Spy Game 10. Se7en 11. Vanilla Sky 12. Magnolia Hmm, that's all I can think of off the top of my head without going through my movies.
  15. I play online every now and then, but since I can't get DSL in my bedroom, I have to move my XBox upstairs and my TV since my other TV doesn't have AVI jacks. My tag is Cogitatio if you ever happen to see me on. I'm not on that often though, since it's such a hassle for me to get on right now.
  16. I didn't think it was necessary to start a whole new thread for this, but along the lines of, "Things that make me smile" something small, but nice, happened today. I work at a fast food restaurant, and this woman came through the drive-through this morning. I noticed a book in her passenger seat at one point, and it was, "The Virtue of Selfishness." It was nice seeing a random person have that book with them, and I told her, "That's a very good book." To which she replied, smiling, "I'm glad you think so." Now I'm not completely postitive whether that was a sarcastic comment or not, hehe. Like I said, small thing, but nice to see.
  17. I tip quite a bit actually. For bad service, I usually leave a small tip obviously. But for good or exceptional service..I leave a rather high amount. For one waitress I left her $60 extra. She was pretty good. My usual amount though is close to $20. I never usually get bad waiters/waitresses, so it's not often that I feel as if I'm overdoing it.
  18. Intresca


    Well, so much for the burden of proof. I asked him a bunch of questions today and most of his answers were, "I'm not sure." I ended up just telling him that if he can't prove himself right, his argument doesn't mean much. Thanks for the links Jerry and Godless, I appreciate them.
  19. Intresca


    Hi, A co-worker and I recently got into a discussion on the manufacturing of hemp as a replacement for wood and most building materials. I don't share his view simply because of my lack of knowledge about the subject, so I can't reject or accept his idea. All I could ask him to do was explain his viewpoint at the time. He (Ben), claimed that hemp could be a better replacement for wood based on these ideas: -Cheaper to produce -Stronger fiber than wood? -Uses less ground space and nutrients than trees -Better insulation than wood? He also said that hemp would be a better fuel than our current products because: -Could be easily produced domestically without having to involve foreign trade -Cleaner burning than oil -More ethanol than oil -Could be manufactured and sold cheaper than oil I've been looking everywhere on the internet for information on the subject, but I can't find anything useful. Or maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places. Anyone here know anything on the topic that they're willing to share, or maybe give me some links? Thanks.
  20. I don't know if this is going to be entirely important or relevant to anyone here, but I really think I need some advice. My girlfriend and I are having problems with communication, mainly keeping a consistent, active, conversation. And keeping those conversations active is very important, since it's a long distance relationship. Talking is nearly our only way of being with each other, since we're almost two-thousand miles apart. And taking trips to see each other isn't much of an option to us because of financial issues. It's as if our conversations are slowly fading into practically nothing but routine questions. I would give a more detailed explanation of what's going on, but that would require way too many examples, and too much time. I'm posting this problem here because of the Objectivist view on communication, and how important it is. If anyone has been in a similar situation, or has some advice to offer me, please do so. I'd appreciate more than you'd think. And I apologize if this topic is not appropriate for this board, which is why I put in it in the Misc. section. Thank you.
  21. Okay, that's what I was thinking. But the part about "considering the views of your allies" confused me a little because of the self-interest factor in unilateralism (which now of course makes sense to me). Thanks.
  22. Just a question, I'm having a problem finding anything on it. But does anyone know Ayn Rand's opinion on unilateralism?
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