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  1. These are immoral irrationla "rights" which are created by the government to interfere with the free market. The government has no business interfering with the rights of facebook to serve their customer. The best protector of anonymity and privacy is the free market.
  2. Harper says 'Islamicism' biggest threat to Canada In an exclusive interview with CBC News, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the biggest security threat to Canada a decade after 9/11 is Islamic terrorism. In a wide-ranging interview with CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge that will air in its entirety on The National Thursday night, Harper says Canada is safer than it was on Sept. 11, 2001, when al-Qaeda attacked the U.S., but that "the major threat is still Islamicism." Harper cautioned that terrorist threats can "come out of the blue" from a different source, such as the recent
  3. Iranian Pastor Sentenced to Death Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who is facing the death penalty, again refused to convert to Islam to save his life. Nadarkhani was arrested in 2009 for the crime of apostasy because he allegedly abandoned Islam for Christianity. As a pastor, Iranian clerics believe that Nadarkhani was preaching in order to convert Muslims. Before his last hearing Wednesday, Nadarkhani had been given three previous chances to repent, and all three times he has refused. After his final refusal Wednesday, no verdict has been announced, but many expect that he could
  4. I'm not a racist but, to be honest, Karma was invented by a people who were mainly uncivilized mystics.
  5. Miss Rand was not affected much by her experience in Russia. Anyone with the extraordinary amount of brilliance and intelligence like her would have seen the world the way she did. Human beings have this curious thing called free will. One has to use free will and have rational values which have been prevalent exclusively in the west in order to arrive at Miss Band's philosophy.
  6. 9/9/62 - "Foreign Policy Drains U.S. of Main Weapon" article by Miss Rand. Another related article: http://www.noblesoul.com/orc/texts/energy.html
  7. It is this curious little thing called free will.
  8. A jury consisting of so called equal opportunity moochers is no more a guarantee of liberty than a public vote. The jury should be based on property rights. Those who are on the jury must be competent as property holders to know the individual rights as a self evident value based on reason and not a majority imposed mob justice.
  9. Most parasites and moochers consider the producers and achievers of this world to be stubborn bastards. The reason is the mystical worship of force and a lack of self esteem among parasitical second handlers. Just as Roark was seen to be stubborn, most liberals see entrepreneurs and those who advocate freedom in the same way. Miss rand was the first to recognize this singular charactersic of certain individuals which appears as the standard oeuvre of fare in an atmosphere of force worshipping liberalism.
  10. What does this mean for following Miss Rand as an idol?
  11. Locals Protest Mosque That's Actually a Church By Max Fisher | November 16, 2010 12:08pm Some vigilant citizens in Phoenix, Arizona are up in arms over a domed church that they wrongly believe to be a mosque. The large building, still under construction along a busy interstate, is actually a nondenominational church. The backlash has been severe enough that the church's leaders have hung a giant banner over the dome: "IF YOU THINK DIFFERENT YOU ARE WRONG -- WE ARE BUILDING A CHRISTIAN HOUSE OF WORSHIP." The incident suggests tha
  12. Not sure if this is in the correct forum, but today is Bosses day. I think this is one of the few meaningful public holidays in this country when we celebrate the true great minds that run our civilization. More info about Bosses day: Patricia Haroski, a secretary from Deerfield, Illinois, originated National Boss Day in 1958 in honor of her white-collar father, who helped all of his children with good advice throughout their careers. In honor of the elder Haroski's birthday - October 16 - daughte
  13. TBH I think Hollywood has long become a festering den of collectivists and mystics. I would be really really surprised if this movie will accurately represent the message of Miss Rand's work, but I would be glad anyway since moviegoers would be able to hear the names of John Galt and Dagny Taggart
  14. Why do people hate capitalism? Just searching on google images for "capitalism" brought up a horde of images that made me puke due to their irrational and anti-mind nature. Why does this happen? For example: http://www.google.com/images?q=capitalism
  15. To be honest, I have been trying to model my thinking and behavior upon Howard Roark the last few years after I read Miss Rand's magnum opus. However, in the last few weeks, I sometimes secretly think what it would be to be a Ellsworth Toohey just for the fun of it, once in a while. What do you think? Do you think it is wise to step out of character once in a while to become the Tooheys and Mouches of this world?
  16. http://www.righttoworkcommittee.org/pfbannerfax2.aspx?pid=p70&gclid=CJT0vsT5p6MCFQseDQodWSVE6Q
  17. *** Mod's note: Merged with an existing topic. -sN *** What is the Objectivist stance (or that of individual members )on the race-intelligence question?
  18. The Buzz: Candidate for governor angry about misspelled name Gubernatorial candidate Mohammad Arif of the Peace and Freedom Party is hopping mad that his name is misspelled on the state's official voter information guide for the June 8 primary election. "I'm very much upset, because I'm working hard on my election," Arif said Friday. "This is no joke, you know." California's voter guide misspells Arif's first name by one letter – "Mohammed" instead of "Mohammad" – and voters who search the Internet under that name won't be directed to his campaign website, he said.
  19. So sorry I forgot about this topic. I agree that Islam qua Islam is not the problem in the US, per se, but it is the biggest evil after communism out there today. I do think Islam, communism and socialism should be totally eradicated from the world if Americans are to enjoy peace and freedom. Islam also is the biggest threat to our freedom today. As far as Christians are concerned, they're mostly good people, only misguided by mysticism. I'd say many, if not most, Christians in America are firm believers in free market economics, but for the wrong reasons. Still, I firmly believe that Amer
  20. In spite of all the things wrong with the US (mostly caused by socialism and Islam) I want to know the members' opinions on what is still awesome about this great country. For starters, I'd say the fact that people can still make billions and million of $$$ by being honest businessmen .
  21. I just saw this on the recommendation of a friend. It was very distressing for me to see the Christians being persecuted by the extreme right-wing barbarians of El Salvador. Has anyone else seen it and if so, what did you think of it?
  22. Because most universities are run by big-government socialist types of mystical force-worshipping second handers. Its actually a good thing that these socialists are not teaching O'ism. If they were, I'd start to think there was something wrong with us.
  23. New years encourages too much collectivism IMHO. I would support the freedom of people to celebrate it, but would never participate in the so-called "celebrations" myself. It is also associated with a heck of a lot of mysticism in the form of Christmas preceding it. New years is definitely a little evil IMHO.
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