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Tom Hall

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  1. It works for me without any non-standard compatibility settings (I upgraded from 8 to 10) , but I have to re-enter the registration key nearly every time I use it.
  2. I'm down in Colorado Springs.
  3. Let's assume we have a shutdown. How can we take advantage of it ? Can we make it permanent ??
  4. So the Republican-run House sent a funding bill to the Democrat-run Senate that omits support for Obamacare, and the Senate sent it back without any other proposals than adding back in funding for Obamacare, threatening a government shut-down if a funding bill isn't passed. How exactly does this make the Republicans "anarcho-capitalists", "extremists", "arsonists", or "terrorists" ? Sounds like the other way around to me.
  5. Well, after hearing "the rest of the story", I'm sadly disappointed. It sounded like a great idea, but ended up just being a lot of adolescent romance :-(
  6. I haven't seen the movie yet but I'm listening to the audio book and so far I'm really enjoying this novel. The "souls" remind me somewhat of the "Goa'uld" of Stargate, but instead of being megalomaniacs, they're "altruists" of the modern-liberal types, taking blatantly immoral actions in the name of "the greater good". There's a bunch of "green" propaganda, but I guess that's to be expected these days.
  7. I've also been looking for this kind of information. James Valliant's The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics has some new insights taken from Rand's as-yet unpublished journals. There's not a lot, but there are a few. I would also recommend Harry Binswanger's course on Psycho-Epistemology. His Emotions course is probably good, too, but I haven't heard it yet.
  8. There have been more showings added at atlasshruggeddocumentary.com It's playing in Austin TX next week, 1/28/2012. I'm kind of surprised to see ARI say "Less a conventional work of fiction than a philosophical manifesto in the form of a romantic novel"; which seems to downplay it's excellence as a novel.
  9. I would recommend John Lewis' Early Greek Lawgivers I would also appreciate it if someone would objectively review "The Enterprise of Law" by Bruce Benson. This isn't a "good" book - it's an unknown book (to me at least). I've heard that it's about anarcho-capitalism and since I'm kind of short on reading time these days, I don't want to squander it on something silly. But I have also heard that it has some good historical information about an effective form of government ("tens, hundreds, thousands") that has existed in history but isn't well documented elsewhere.
  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5AKsXVmS3E Here were Monckton’s closing remarks, as dictated from my audio recording: At [the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in] Copenhagen, this December, weeks away, a treaty will be signed. Your president will sign it. Most of the third world countries will sign it, because they think they’re going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regime from the European Union will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won’t sign it. I read that treaty. And what it says is this, that a world government is going to be created. The word
  11. In Ayn Rand Answers, page 55, Rand talks about whether it would be appropriate today for producers to "shrug" as in the novel. She says and goes on to give some good advice about how one needs to reject today's dominant philosophy. I wonder if we could expand this topic beyond economic sanction, and think of ways to avoid more subtle and common forms of it ?
  12. I haven't read the book so I don't know. The post about the book describes some benefits people claim to gain from nudity which was kind of the original question. I came across the study while looking for the first one, and Maximus said the first one sounded like "hooey", so I thought I'd post a link to the study to show that there's some evidence for the claims. I haven't read the study carefully, but it seems to study how people feel about their bodies and attitudes that pertain more to men than women, older to younger, etc. It has several conclusions, but the one I quoted was the relevan
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