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    I'll write this later.
  1. Because, long-term, I have to feed my soldiers.
  2. This is perhaps the most true thing I've ever seen:
  3. North Korea Launches a Missile (Sorry I got it from Yahoo!, but it was the first place I saw it.) All the tension we and apparently South Korea, Japan, and, surprisingly, China have with North Korea reminds me of pre-World War One Europe, especialy the Balkan region. I could be off, though. Either way, this piece of news is scary. But don't worry, guys, the UN is on its way to stop the bad guys! I'm certain they'll figure out how to fix this mess, just like they always do! Hey--here's an idea for them: make South Korea, Japan, and China give all of their missiles to North Korea. Th
  4. The problem is a regular Ship of Theseus--at what point are we giving in to evil, rather than just bearing a large burden? It's tough to use fictional characters here, because they are acting in the context of how life ought to be, rather than how it is. Were we to act similarly to Galt, Roark, and Ragnar, we'd fail and suffer heavy penalties In response to the question "do our principles end where a gun begins" I'd have to say, "Everything you do beyond the point where a weapon is introduced is in self-defense." You just have to remember one thing: it's you versus the White House. If I
  5. Robot Scientist Making Discoveries If it isn't thinking, what IS it doing?
  6. The quote from Rand that applies perfectly here has already been used, so I'll try a different argument: Would you rather go to jail than pay taxes? Or rather, would you rather sacrifice ALL of your freedoms just because one (oops, did I say "one"?) of them has been taken from you? Nobody wants to pay taxes. At least, I should think nobody does. But we all do, because we'd rather give up some money than spend years in a dank cell somewhere, being especially careful not to drop the soap. People came in with guns and said, "Some of all of the money you make is going to Hobo Ted." You had l
  7. It's times like these I wish all computers were equipped with the irony mark. Me? On a gov'ment list? I'm that much of a threat? Amusing. More than likely someone didn't get what I was saying, said, "Whatever, crazy," and hit the delete button. As long as somebody read it. Now, what to say about environmentalism...? Haha.
  8. Dear Mr. President, I have been following the course the government has been taking in the last few years and have compared that with what you have said that you will do in the next few years with the greatest of interest. Through all of the doubletalk I have noticed a relatively common pattern and I have, in my readings from various cultures, found a solution that I think might solve the country’s- no, the entire world’s- problems: similar to A Modest Proposal, I suggest that we eat the elderly (rather than children). Most of the elderly are on welfare, slowly sapping the money of the t
  9. I'd join. Sounds fun. I'd love to work with people who write similarly to me AND with people who work opposite. All the more fun- plus, you learn more that way. I WOULD create the mailing list myself if I had the time, but unfortunately I don't. Plus, I'd need a little more to go on. Like, what do you mean by "activism"? How does that apply to fiction? I'm not sire I follow. My writing is more of an implicit than explicit philosophy. Good for activism? No. Good for reading? Yes. Well, I'm interested. I'd like to discuss it a little more beforehand, but it sounds like fun so far.
  10. (Don't know if this is in the right place, but....) Link: PETA wants to rename fish "sea kittens" Oddly, I think I'd find fish more appetizing if they WERE renamed. It's just too bad I can't stand the taste of sea kittens. That cute little picture on the article I linked to looks pretty appetizing, though....
  11. My school actually played his speech while I was in lunch. His oppressive voice boomed down from a spot I couldn't pinpoint in the ceiling. I couldn't hear it, but I didn't have to. Yesterday was sickening. All I heard of the speech was the part where he blamed greed for the ills of the economy. That pretty much said it all.
  12. Over the past few years, I've made fun of the man America put in the White House two (though I say four) times, insulting his low intelligence. I must admit, I am the owner of two magnets, one of which depicts Bush at the Pope's funeral and thinking "What happened to Santa?" But recently I realized that George W. Bush is a political GENIUS. He is an evil mastermind. In order to "protect the free market", he passed laws that made sure that the market was anything but free. Systematically, he destroyed economic freedoms. Control after control was passed. But, according to the president- we
  13. It's one thing to say something, then act completely opposite of it. For example: George W. Bush- WHAT HE SAID: "I will protect the free market." WHAT HE DID: Destroyed the free market. Employers hire employees based on character, as that's really all they have to go by. However, employers don't have that leeway. If they go into business, they have to make sure they can handle it, or because of them, the entire project will fail. The President is more of an employer than employee. Sure, he "gets" a job, but really, he's the boss. What I gathered from the topic was that it was ju
  14. I suppose you're right. I think I looked at it out of context and said, "Hey wait, didn't Theodore Roosevelt use this to springboard his own warmongering campaigns?" And he did- see The Roosevelt Corollary. So I struck it against Monroe. Obviously, I am horribly incorrect. I'll fix it- thanks for pointing that out! But as for Monroe, do you think the Missouri Compromise would be a negative? My source doesn't really have much else for me to go on.
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