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  1. Time will tell. My question may have been better phrased as, in what way could it be viewed as Ayn Rand having paid tribute to Charles Murray.
  2. This poem, presumably written in 1896 and published in Hamewith (1900), was a tribute to Robert Burn (1759-1796) by Charles Murray. In what way might Charles Murray have been a tribute by Ayn Rand? I would caution that correlation, in this sense, is not necessarily causation.
  3. Took the opportunity to review both the commentary and the movie this evening. Both of you expressed the aspect of determinism. The movie is portrayed as a somewhat past tense narrative. Yet, it was the recollection of a future event that provided the general's private phone number and words that would change his mind. She chose to make the call to avert the events unfolding before her. The phone number and the words to say were provided 'before their occurrence'. Determinism implies it could not have happened otherwise. Unlike a dice roll in a Jumanji movie where the pla
  4. This edited passage from The Roots of War comes to mind: "So long as . . . some men have the right to rule others by force, and that some (any) alleged “good” can justify it—there can be no peace within a nation . . ." When government officials sanction (by not stepping up to the plate) what groups like Antifa and BLM orchestrated, it is not much of a stretch to suggest a proxy extension that some (Antifa and BLM) have the right to use force in order to convey their pseudo freedom of speech.
  5. I selected a Bushnell 18-1561 as a gift option for 10 years of service. Shortly after receiving it, Jupiter and Saturn were available for viewing prior to midnight's. After considerable effort, the telescope was aligned to take in my first personal sight of 4 of the moons of Jupiter. My disappointment came shortly thereafter with the need to re-align the instrument every 2 minutes to maintain an active view. Not long thereafter, Saturn was available for viewing. The "smudge" I was rewarded with came with the realization that to pursue the activity in any meaningful way would require a bet
  6. BURNS' CENTENARY, by Charles Murray(1864-1941) "I'll be more respected a hundred years after I am dead than I am at present."—R. B., 1796. "My fame is sure; when I am dead A century," the Poet said, "They'll heap the honours on my head They grudge me noo"; To-day the hundred years hae sped That prove it true. Whiles as the feathered ages flee, Time sets the sand-glass on his knee,
  7. In Atlas Shrugged Miss Rand penned, "You would not be able to desire . . . the money that had not been devised, as exchange for goods that did not exist. . ." The silver: gold ratio has fluctuated in terms of fiat dollars over a range of 15:1 to over 100:1. Extrapolate your 50 coins to 50,000 silver coins versus 1,000 gold coins. Would it be easier to transport 70 pounds of metal, 1.5 tonnes, or have a writ of deposit you could redeem at another participating repository? Does investing in gold or silver provide the potential return on investment of the untried, i.e., the new? I
  8. Yamasee War The tribes joined together to fight a common oppressor. To suggest that 10,000 years created a dominant trait of indomitable volition brings to mind an inverse of the use of breeding to domesticate livestock. European tribalism and north American tribalism developed different moralities, stemming from different driving mythologies, or "primitive philosophies". The Yamasee War is not something I recall from school. It popped up in a search for slave trade, native american, to flesh out a better understanding of your propositions.
  9. In this case, the republican 'parent' and democrat 'parent' are being manipulated by the 'kids' and have yet to grasp they're being played. Yes, Nannyism is bad in this context, and the implication you read from my post is another area I can seek to improve my communication skill.
  10. Biden Nannyism, good. Trump Nannyism, bad. A variation on "If you don't like dad's answer, ask for mom's answer instead."
  11. There's a disconnect here. The man who advocates rising back up when knocked down should not be one that views his life as a failure. ... just sayin'.
  12. The court's struck down the entity that is currently sitting in the office of the honorable of the governor of the state of Michigan's executive order akin to being able to make law ex-nilo. Now it has been delegated to the Michigan Department of Health to enforce the regulations (that they create ex-nilo.) The Nanny state requires willing charges to submit to having a nanny. The department of de-education has been cultivating that soil since implementing compulsory education. The operation of moral law does not require anyone's belief. And by extension: nature, to be commanded, must be o
  13. . . . and then the Copyright Police showed up, and found nothing original to draw charges up on . . . (pardon the pun.)
  14. Was she there when the gun first appeared, or was he targeted on the missing pane of glass as the most vulnerable zone to penetration, and she was the first to attempt to enter via that avenue?
  15. So there is no glass pane in the opening Ashli Babbitt chose to climb thru, I think I can concur with that. 1:54-1:55, the window in that door appears to be flapping in a different rhythm to the beat of the frame. Was it the pistol that appeared from the left hand side of the frame that fired the shot? Given the video's focus, the officer would have had to cross the foyer/hallway to get to the opening Ashli was climbing though. Between my martial arts training and ccw training and trying to envision myself on the other side of that entrance - too much information too fast, I'm still
  16. Video shows fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol This clip has pausing and rectangular highlighting of identifications as considered relevant by the 'editor'. The declaration from within the audience, several of which were beating their way though the doors, "He's got a gun" was repeated, as the sounds of the beating on the doors continued. The shot is fired and the beating of the doors also comes to a cessation. 1:35 the officers in front of the door begin their exit, the windows already cracked behind them. 1:40 several begin repeated striking the doors, the w
  17. Riots break out over the country, zones were even created in some parts to accommodate rioters while apologists tried to veil it as free-speech and dismiss the looting as not directly injurious to the life of the looted. A riot breaks out in Washington DC and it is escalated to an insurrection.
  18. @Easy Truth In light of the complaints observed on Facebook and a few other platforms, more emotional capital is being spent whining about how private concerns (like Facebook, Google and others that choose to erect artificial intellectual fences) conduct their affairs than discovering and touting business concerns that would satiate customers that pursue them with service fit rational beings.
  19. From one of the linked articles: A spokesperson for Google confirmed in a statement to Fox News that its "longstanding policies" require that apps with user-generated content have measures in place to remove certain obscene content – including posts that incite violence. Developers agree to those terms... Ignorance regarding the onus of responsibility for actions alluded to earlier is not common-sense knowledge. <edit> It is the proliferation of the mindset that communication incites violence, that can lead to greater violence, left unchecked.</edit>
  20. The Platinum Rule of Leadership The page, attributed to Sam Davidson, is dated April 12, 2013, yet has acquired no comments. From Gold to Platinum: A Better Rule to Manage By A salesman, to be effective, needs to know his product well enough to address the concerns of a potential customer, or not raise a concern that cannot be addressed. Leadership or management is not sales in this respect. Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. People's nature, corporately or culturally (politically), to be led or managed, must be understood to comply with. The trader principle se
  21. The Ghost and the Darkness (2016) Based on the book: The Man-Eaters of Tsavo by Lieutenant Colonel John Henry Patterson I was looking for a movie that explored why animals that kill people are searched for and destroyed, and this delivered. Two exchanges that stood out: "You build bridges, John. You have to go where the rivers are." — Helena Patterson "Have you ever failed?", asked Colonel Patterson. "Only at life.", answered Remington
  22. @RationalEgoist Accepting that police operate as a judicial and executive system for the government of a city, town, or district; for the preservation of rights, orderliness, etc.; which laws and under which court system is said rogue police department going to deliver their charges to, and examine their egresses under? Private security options do exist under the current civil framework. Avenues of arbitration do as well (i.e.; privatized 'courts'.) What are you elucidating that hasn't likely been parsed out elsewhere on this forum?
  23. "I think I'm discovering a new continent, Gwen," he answered cheerfully. "A continent that should have been discovered along with America, but wasn't." Elsewhere, presumably, being outside the geographical domain of an existing government's geographical coverage?
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