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  1. I originally visited this podiatrist because I was a serious amateur runner suffering from chronic shin splints. He prescribed a set of custom-molded orthotics, which is a common recommendation for podiatrists to make. The problem was that the particualr orthotics he prescribed were drastically excessive and overbuit, the equivalent of huge, thick glasses for an only slightly nearsighted patient. They were the kind of orthotics that would normally be prescribed to an elderly person with real mobility problems, not an athletic young male suffering from a minor running injury. Wearing them was l
  2. I know that this podiatrist's advice caused my injuries because I lived through the events in question and experienced first-hand the direct cause-effect relationship between my acting on his advice and the onset of my problems. I can explain the mechanism because I've done the research on my own, but most medical personnel haven't because the issue lies outside the scope of their normal practice.
  3. I don't want to explain that because the answer involves theoretical details that you don't likely have the background to understand. Just suppose for the sake of the question that everything I said is true.
  4. Years ago I got mixed up with a quack podiatrist who gave me evil medical advice that resulted in permanent damage to my feet and ankles, and subsequently, long-term disability, suffering and dramatic loss of quality of life. Although I am certain of his role in harming me, I cannot prove the injuries in court, so he keeps merrily quacking away on patients and enjoying the money I paid him to help me. Although I try not to think about him, my thoughts often return to what he did to me, and I am overcome with anger. Although I am not aroused by violence and don't intend to act on them, I have h
  5. Are they related or the same thing? What's the difference?
  6. Title is self-explanatory. How should you reply to questions of your well-being when things are bad?
  7. What would have happened if they had not suceeded at raising the debt limit? And how much worse are the long-term consequences going to be because they did do so? How many more times can they raise it before the people lending us this money tell us to go F ourselves?
  8. For example, Josh Fox, the creator of the film "Gasland." By propogating lies about fracking in his films, he is building up social pressure to pass legislation that poses a threat to our lives. Isn't it moral to kill him?
  9. The reason I don't want to send my real resume is that I'm afriad they'll be biased against a non-local candidate. Why call me back when they can get someone who doesn't have to relocate?
  10. I'm interested in moving to another city, but in weighting the pro's and con's, I would like to get a better idea of what my job prospects would be when I get there. Would it be immoral to craft a dummy resume with similar credentials to mine and submit it to online job postings as a way to survey my prospects? I would have no intention of taking a job right now if someone were to respond. My logic says that yes, this is immoral since it would essentially amount to lying and therefore wasting the recipients' time.
  11. Thank you for the advice. Instead of wanting specific instructions, what I really mean is that I want to know what principle I should go by.
  12. I have a misdemeanor criminal conviction from five years ago. Due to the state government's sloppy record keeping, it apparently does not show up on a state background check (the record can apparently be found in the municipal court in which the conviction occurred). Therefore it is highly likely that I could get away with lying about it when applying for employment. It is a conviction for something that should not be against the law, but it could be prohibitive when applying for a certain type of job. How should I proceed?
  13. Ok let me explain why I asked this question. I lied to an employer about my age before he hired me. I told him that I am four years younger than I really am and that I recently finished college in order to conceal the length of time that I had been unemployed. I did this out of desperation when I was very much near the end of my rope (and about to put one around my neck). How immoral am I, and what should I do now? Do I have to tell him?
  14. In general, my impression of the field of mental health is negative. What do you think of it? Has anyone ever found counseling helpful?
  15. Suppose that one was in a situation where his survival depended on obtaining a value that he could only obtain by lying. I'm not talking about lying to avoid the initiation of physical force against oneself, but specifically to obtain a value from someone else who might not give it to you otherwise.
  16. Thanks guys. I was already 99% sure the answer was no, but I wanted to make absolutely sure.
  17. At the rate those Muslims are going, pretty soon there won't be any virgins left in Heaven either :0
  18. Yes but didn't complete it. I haven't been totally inactive, I just haven't known what to do.
  19. I have been unemployed for four years as a result of a combination of abnormal circumstance (a health problem in conjunction with the depressed economy). As the length of time that I've been unemployed increases, my odds of finding a job seem to decrease, trapping me in a death spiral of chronic unemployment. A relative who is small business owner has offered to compose a fake resume and a provide a fake reference stating that I've been working for her during all the years that I've been unemployed. As a student of Objectivism, I do not believe that I can accept this offer since I would by lyi
  20. I bought some fractional gold eagles and 1 oz. silver bars from APMEX. Silver seems a pretty good deal at $31/oz so I might put in for a few more...
  21. Great post. I just placed my first order for precious metals a few days ago. I'd like to get into the business as a broker, buyer or customer service agent.
  22. Is there anywhere on earth that you can go and be untouched by liberals? Where you can just live and be happy without having to see/hear their crap all the time? Now that Obama's economic policies have failed in miserable fashion, I can see the liberals in the USA mobilizing into class warfare mode, and I fear that they will soon be in the street with their torches and pitchforks. It scares me to think about what they are going to do to what's left of American industry and I just want them to go away and die. What did I do to deserve to live in a country with people like that? Are libe
  23. I have a pretty serious problem with computer rage. In the last two years, I've destroyed two laptops and a monitor. What always happens is, the computer malfunctions somehow, and suddenly this deamon in me comes out and I physically attack the computer in a fit of rage. After the last time, when I kicked the LCD monitor off the desk, I swore up and down that I would never do anything like that again. Then, this morning, in my single worst episode yet, I grabbed my laptop by the screen and slammed it against the desk repeatedly because a webpage failed to load. There was nothing wrong with the
  24. Prisons should be like work camps where inmates do factory work for subsistence wages. Attack someone with a tool, get shot in the head on the spot.
  25. chronic indecision: A constantly reocurring or persistent inability to make up one's mind; perpetual doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action. ______ I am in big trouble. For the last year I have suffered from a progressively worsening state of chronic indecision which last left me psychologically paralyzed and unable to act. The major reasons for this are uncertainty about the future and the fact that, among all my options, I don't see any that are very good (the situation seems quite bleak no matter what what I do). It's not that the situation is necessaril
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