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  1. Hi Linda, I was also wondering if the website up to date with all the latest pieces? Also thought I'd let you know, when you click on Michael Wilksinson's name on the website, it takes you to Bryan Larsen's work. Cheers, Grant
  2. Image and Pinnacle absolutely blow me away.
  3. Wow, great article from Glenn Beck: http://us.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/01/beck.future/index.html
  4. Even if a significant number of them hypothetically were/are, it would still be completely irrelevant. I just don't understand the man. He (disgracefully) wears the US flag, but obviously has a severe hatred of the place. Why doesn't he just go somewhere else? Why is he so passionate about destroying the country? His hatred of life is unparelleled.
  5. Ladies and Gents, from the ever-hungry horse's mouth... Michael 'Elsworth Toohey' Moore's bailout plan: http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?id=237
  6. http://us.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/29/miro...lout/index.html Decent article.
  7. http://www.iousathemovie.com/images/iousa-poster-large.jpg Thought I'd post this (recently released) poster up here. I know the US is in some SERIOUS debt at the moment. Are things as bad as this poster makes them out to be?
  8. I dream about New York City a lot.
  9. In a sense, they go hand in hand. If you're not interfering in someone else's life, your sole attention is devoted to your own life. Update: I love his other appearance on Crossfire,
  10. Is that a rhetorical question? If it isn't, then absolutely not. You aren't morally obligated to help each and every injured person you encounter. By that principle, a doctor should not be allowed to turn away patients (customers) and must provide medical care to each and every person. Similar case: man A and man B are in a fight. A is beating B senseless and it may lead to B's eventual death.. Am I obligated to step in to help B? No. If by my judgement, I consider B to be innocent and know that I can help him without really risking my own life, I may step in. But notice that I've exercised judgement according to my own values. If someone else chooses not to step in, you can't send that individual to jail for having values that differ to mine.
  11. Either way I'd go save my $10 million and hope that someone who WASN'T about to lose that kind of money was about to drive by. Or should we assume we're also the only 2 people on earth as well?
  12. The hosts of the show are going to express their beliefs no matter what. Talk show hosts are known to have on a variety of different guests. If they want to have you on to express yours, why wouldn't you? It doesn't mean you have to agree with them or they agree with you, and you most certainly aren't providing them with any unearned credibility. I think whenever Objectivists are given this sort of platform to speak on, they should embrace it with open arms. What is the worst that can happen? A listener will hear one of the ARI representatives speaking, agree with what they're saying, and go take a look at the ARI website.
  13. Thanks guys. I'm looking for the moral perspective, so the Manifesto should do fine But I will look into purchasing Hazlitt down the line. Cheers.
  14. Thanks again athena Beyond the history, does it provide a thorough explanation and moral justification of Capitalism? i.e. Is it an all-in-one 'Capitalism for Dummies' resource and would you give it to someone who knew little about Capitalism and social/political systems in general as an introductory text?
  15. Hey, Has anyone read Dr. Bernstein's book? Is it worth the purchase? A couple reviews on Amazon say it's merely a layman-directed repetition of Ayn's words from Capitalism: An Unknown Ideal? At $40, it's a fairly pricey book, so I want to make sure I'm not buying redundant material. Grant
  16. I was in a very similar boat as you. I was raised in a non-religious Jewish household (although my family follows some of the more popular customs). I went to Jewish schools from kindergarden to high school. Little under a year ago, a friend introduced me to Ayn Rand and insisted I read The Fountainhead. The rest is history. One day I'm a theistic secular Jew, preaching the virtues of religion (although I was personally too lazy to adhere to the rules) with negligable understanding of politics and philosophy. The next day I'm an atheist and a passionate student of Objectivism. I literally pulled a 180ยบ on everything that had been ingrained into me throughout my childhood, and I must say, it's much nicer on this side.
  17. I keep noticing everyone telling you to read her books, and your acknowledgement of the fact that you need to. Stop talking about it, and do it.
  18. He comes across as a selfless hero. A servent of the city. Gotham doesn't need a hero. It needs a 'Dark Knight'. BS in my opinion. "Because sometimes, the truth isn't good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded." - vomitous.
  19. Ok, I saw this movie last night and absolutely loved it. Except for the closing scene. Absolutely terrible speech by Batman. http://youtube.com/watch?v=CTCOj1KUcq8
  20. I got hold of Yaron. According to him, ARI might have a copy, but the rights are held by the show.
  21. Yeh, first person to get hold of this footage earns 5000 brownie points! Go!
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