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  1. Well, I think that you've chosen a worthy body to emulate!
  2. Alright, I have to ask. Are you Vin Diesel or do you just look like him?
  3. Yes, I live in Toronto, and I also go to the U of T Objectivist Club, even though I attend Ryerson University. If you are interested, I know the members very well, or you can feel free to e-mail me for more info!
  4. na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, BATMAN! Well, not exactly objectivist, but a self-made man nonetheless.
  5. Welcome to the forum, fellow Ontarionite! Or is it Ontarionian.... You write with conviction and I look forward to reading your future posts!
  6. Alas, I found nothing. Maybe if you contacted the ARI, they might let you know how to either get into contact with Thomas Bowden or otherwise let you know how you can get your hands on the speech. It was truly a great lecture in my opinion and I have never heard anything like it on the subject. I think Mr. Bowden did excellent research for his piece as he constantly delivers facts; I'd be interested however in knowing his sources, as most writings on the subject are warped.
  7. A couple of months ago, there was an audio on the ARI website entitled Columbus Day Without Guilt, and I believe it was Thomas Bowden, and he clearly explained the Trail of Tears with a refreshing approach. I was going to post the link, but I can't find it anywhere on the site anymore....
  8. Well, what do you know. I was just plotting to touch those novels I've left behind for the past 3 years, plotting how to get back in touch with all the knowledge that's been sitting on my shelves, that I should be re-reading. Thanks for the post, it really made me realize how much work there is yet to be done and gave me inspiration to begin. (Being a fan of Excel, I love the spreadsheet idea...) ThankS!
  9. Weeeellll, i had no idea there was anything else to celebrate on my birthday! Maybe I'll celebrate by watching the movie...
  10. Lord Poppycock I really enjoyed "The Incredible Bread Machine". Thanks for posting it!
  11. Not only is this a ridiculous law, but how does one enforce it? Does it specify how much underwear can be shown? Like maybe 1 inch of underwear above the waistline? It's pretty much whatever an officer deems offensive. To whom?
  12. Sorry, I've been busy. Thank you, Elle, you made me think of the situation from a completetly different angle.
  13. Thank you to those who replied. I am studying fashion design, and therefore, will probably be looking for a position either in retail, or more probably, within a textile manufacturing company, or a smaller apparel designing store. It has always been my opinion that for a position in the fabrication of clothing or textiles, it is far more important to have (I want to say 'concrete skills) skills in production, say, than teamwork skills. Yet, as things go along, more and more teamwork is necessary or enforced. I suppose that my refusal to focus on my teamwork skills was possibly (probably) fueled by my irrational (not always, but often) condemnation of teamwork in the workplace. Or to put it another way, I think that because I don't enjoy working in teams, I have projected this too far. I don't want to overgeneralize, but the rising mandatory teamwork in school really gets to me sometimes. Therefore, I think that I will definitely have to focus more on the individual positions I will be applying to, and decide whether or not teamwork is of importance to that position. Any other advice is also welcomed!
  14. meganfiala


    "No, I'm not saying that. I am saying that abortion is wrong because it takes the life of an innocent human being." Sherlock How can a 'human being' be innocent, if it hasn't the ability to be guilty of something? Only human beings with VOLITION have the ability to make choices and act upon them, and may be characterized as being 'guilty' or 'innocent'. A 'being' that never had the choice is neither.
  15. Hi! I would like to know how other people on this forum deal with my following problem. I was reviewing my resume with a friend, and after looking over it, they immediately told me that I didn't focus enough on my 'teamwork skills', 'customer service skills', and every other skill involving dealing with other individuals. I insisted that these were not 'skills' that I think are necessary to focus on, and that since my resume is a representation of me, I don't think that these skills fit the bill. Not that I cannot deal with other human beings in a working environment, but that I don't like the idea of these skills being focused on, rather than my physical and intellectual skills that would contribute to the position I would be applying for. My friend, who I consider an Objectivist, agreed with me, but said that I must adapt to the changing demands of employers, and to what human resources are looking for in, well, human resources. That left me confused. Do I succomb to what the employers are asking, or do I keep my resume the way I like it, focusing on the skills that I value most in myself. Keeping note of course, that my resume can only be so long, and the need to economize and focus on select things is very important. Am I missing something??? I am stubborn....
  16. ". . . my work, which I've done for a long time, was not pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy, but chiefly from a craving after knowledge, which I notice resides in me more than in most other men. And therewithal, whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof. " Antony van Leeuwenhoek. Letter of June 12, 1716
  17. "I like dry humor (Napoleon Dynamite and Best in the Show come to mind)" BEST IN SHOW was hilarious!!! I forgot about this one!
  18. I saw it recently, Napoleon Dynamite, and I haven't laughed that much in a while. I don't think it's a great story, let alone a great movie, but it was great entertainment.
  19. Well I was just about to agree, but after reading Burgess' post, it really cleared some stuff up on the topic of debating with people. Thanks B.L. I really enjoy reading your posts. Very clear and helpful.
  20. "And (since nobody here can point me out in public!) I love Jewel's first album" I like that album as well! Don't know what happened to her now... her new "image" is far from what it used to be....
  21. Some of my favorites: Jazz- Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker Category of their own- Beastie Boys Classics- Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Doors, Iggy Pop Alternative - Radiohead, And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Beck (old stuff), Blur, Dandy Warhols, Pixies, The Breeders, Smashing Pumpkins (old stuff), Bush, STP, RHCP, Nirvana, The White Stripes, Weezer (old stuff), Frank Black, Matthew Good Band Guilty pleasures - NOFX (old stuff), Chixdiggit, Blink 182 (old stuff), Millencollin, some MXPX, Offspring, Sublime, Unwritten Law Forgot the KinkS!
  22. "Advertising had to create the demand for deodorant until know it is considered a necessity for any civilized American to have it. But not every nation in the world sees deodorant as the necessity American's do." PIEW!!! Anyhow, advertising was simply the means of communicating this great new product to Americans. Last time I checked, word of mouth doesn't work so well if you want people to buy your product across an entire country, especially one as big as the United States of America. In your opinion, what would good advertising consist of? Just the product and it's name? No emotions, no slogans (that would be preasure), no colors (certain colors are connected to certain emotions), no people in the ad to connect to (that would be peer pressure) and so forth. I think advertising, the best advertising, is a way for a firm to say, "Hey! Pay attention! We've got this great product that you've never heard of before and this is what it's all about!"
  23. "The idea that it is possible, much less rational, much less desirable, for man to renounce material goods is absolutely retarded. " I second that. RETARDED.
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