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The Lonely Rationalist

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  1. Never mind the naysayers, that architecture looks incredible.
  2. My god, this little fiasco is just hilarious. I've never even seen an episode of the show, but I'd be tempted to vote for Bristol just to see the full-on meltdown that the media and the left is going to have if she wins.
  3. Bad news for you, then- she said she'll never run again: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20021921-503544.html But I agree with the Chris Christie thing, definitely.
  4. I think what Ryan is trying to say is "Rand used a different definition for a word than a dictionary uses, so everything she ever said is wrong."
  5. Thing is, Ron Paul doesn't have a chance in hell of getting the nomination, much less winning the election.
  6. I voted straight Republican, with the exception of 2 local offices (the Republican candidates are so bad that I refuse to support them). I guess it's because I'm really hoping the Tea Party's influence will shine through and get the GOP to repeal Obamacare and oppose him. I'm probably being way too optimistic, but that's the only way I could bring myself to vote.
  7. I find it odd that no one has mentioned Tim Pawlenty yet- the fact that he isn't opting to run again for governor of Minnesota this year and his constant media appearances in which he really is setting himself up as the anti-Obamacare candidate hints at him running in 2012. The Cato institute just rated all American governors for their fiscal polices here: http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/html/PA668/PA668index.html Pawlenty was one of the four governors to get an A, and they say that he has vetoed many tax increases, has lowered the amount that state spending increases each year, and is a supporter of amendments to stop bloated budgets (Page 21). Also, for anyone interested in Mitch Daniels (who many think will run in 2012), he scored a B due to his commitment to decreasing spending (at the expense of increasing the state bureaucracy) (page 18).
  8. How can you say that? Don't you know that her books are preachy, her characters are Nietzschean supermen, and she wrote just to express her pseudo-philosophy? All the experts know that!
  9. I understand why it is immoral to illegally download music, movies, and the like. But is it immoral to download something that you could never otherwise see, such as a television show from another country that's years old and is incredibly unlikely to ever be released in the U.S.?
  10. A very good point. My own life is my standard of morality. I admit I didn't fully think that part of the issue out. It doesn't upset me greatly- I've recently fully admitted my desire to myself after denying it for a long period of time. I just had a few residual concerns about it. I am of average weight.
  11. For my entire life, I've been attracted primarily to overweight and obese girls. I normally prefer women who weight around 230 lbs, though I have been attracted to girls who weigh much more than that. My problem here is whether my desire is immoral. Since it is unhealthy for a woman to be obese, am I actively encouraging them to have a lower quality of life by having such a desire?
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