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Kelly Bennett

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  1. I know the quote is out of context, BUT it really doesn't matter if he was referring to the roads or the business. The meaning is very clear in the context of the speech. More importantly, out of context or not, the phrase does represent the context of his speech more than any other line. It captures his whole philosophy w.r.t independence. The fact that people see this statement as justified by the rest of the speech is, in my opinion, an absolutely perfect example of what is wrong with the world today. Obama is not arguing for the obvious proposition that people receive help from others
  2. Excellent find! Please excuse my ignorance, but what is Objectivism CD?
  3. (Uhhg... ) It just means my (goddamned) servers are down (again).. I'll try and fix it now.
  4. "Zero/Death Worship" is a concept that intrigued me when I first started learning about objectivism, but it took me a very long time to understand exactly what Rand ment and I still haven't been able to think of a good way to articulate the concept to other people without coming across as a nut. I'm looking for some good introduction videos or audio clips (or articles) that explain the concept. Any help would be appreciated!
  5. haha, nice! By the way, is your name a Dr.Who reference? -oh nevermind, I just saw your icon haha
  6. Why not.... YOU are evidence! We are on a planet in space. There is nothing mystical about Earth. I agree that we don't have enough evidence to know for sure, but it is not arbitrary to hypothosise that there is another ball out there among the zillions similar ours.
  7. Oh man, I've had my eye out for the Carson interviews for a while. Never been able to find them
  8. I agree that this would be a rational reason not to have casual sex, but in my experience the two are not correlated. In fact, if they are, the correlation might be in the other direction.
  9. It is not just about the act of penetration - that is simply one part of it. The whole experience is pleasurable, from the first kiss up to and including the part where you cuddle and sleep. It's supposed to be multiplayer - by that I mean, fun for both players. Otherwise it's more like an attack on them that they happen to need the money enough to endure, and that does not sound fun for either party. That's an interesting point. I'll have to think about it for a while before I can respond to it.
  10. Well, thats very strange that I got different results o_º That link does seem a heck of a lot more relevant than anything that come up when I searched. I'll check it out, thanks! One possible difference is that the act wouldn't be fun anymore if you couldn't be sure the other person was having fun. It would be like paying someone to hang out with you - it would be super awkward and unsatisfying if you knew they didn't actually want to share your company. As far as the morality of it… Not sure… I'm tempted to say it would be moral, but a bad sign psychologically. And a very bad sign
  11. Thanks for the link. While the discussion is related, I don't think it's the same as what I'm brining up here. Also, given the possibility that someone in the future might be interested in the same issues, I don't think it's a good idea to bury this topic by sidelining an old thread with my non-entierly-consistant topic. On your response to my 3rd point: Thanks for the reply! I'm of course using the word 'art' here loosely. I don't mean that you are actually creating art, but that you are performing an act that has many of the same benefits as art and could be used to achieve some of the sa
  12. I did that thank you. Casual sex returns exactly 9 hits - None of which are my questions. Did you even read my post? If you think my question has already been asked please tell me which of the 9 topics I should read: I fantasize about other women <-- how to find just one woman attractive, is it possible? is it just the wrong girl etc… Does how your partner views [sic] sex affect your view of… <-- person asserting that sex has 'inherent value' and upset that his GF doesn't think so Youth and Sex <-- See title People who are sexually promiscuous make me mad <-- mad that pe
  13. What is the argument against casual sex? I have the following basic problems with the objectivist view (as I understand it): 1.I am in total agreement that meaningful sex with someone you love and / or admire is incomparably better than sex with someone you barely know, but that doesn't mean that the latter isn't enjoyable at all. If you're not having sex as some misguided attempt to make yourself feel more valuable or as some substitute for self-esteem, then what is the problem? Assuming you don't make it a main focus of your life, but perhaps an occasional 'treat', isn't this somethi
  14. Why invite a guest on if your just going to talk over every.single.one of his answers? :dough: But Yaron did a great job despite being constantly interrupted.
  15. I think he was trying to say " I love you, now lets not fight. " hahaha, great video
  16. I think John Galt says it best: " If you worked as a blacksmith in the mystics’ Middle Ages, the whole of your earning capacity would consist of an iron bar produced by your hands in days and days of effort. How many tons of rail do you produce per day if you work for Hank Rearden? Would you dare to claim that the size of your pay cheek was created solely by your physical labor and that those rails were the product of your muscles? The standard of living of that blacksmith is all that your muscles are worth; the rest is a gift from Hank Rearden."
  17. They show parts of that video in this video which was on TV with Peter Schiff:
  18. Ron Paul has many many things right. He's far from perfect, but if everyone in congress was at least as good as him America wouldn't be in anywhere near as much trouble. End TSA! he also started the Audit the Fed bill didn't he? I wonder how that's going
  19. Totally! He is ultra fast for a heavyweight. His knockout punch vs. Bret Rogers was like a lightning bolt, and virtually no telegraphing either. it's really a shame that he is almost unknown in America. I guess in Russia he is a superstar, Putin even attends his fights and he carried the torch for Russia during the Olympics.
  20. haha, pro-individual and anti-individual Thanks for the tip, I'll give'm a listen
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