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  1. This really has no significance, I'm just curious and words get me hot. What are some your favorite words to say, based on the way they sound and the way they feel rolling off the tongue? One of mine is litany. It's very melodic and easy. Tinkling is another, though I'm not sure why. But my all-time favorite word to say and hear: cusp. The combination of sounds is almost too much for such a short word, but it still sounds amazing. Anyone else? Or am I the only weird person who thinks about these things?
  2. Woops, my bad! And I agree, it wasn't just because Ayn Rand said so. But a lot of people, even with the mentioned context, still say otherwise. So I was giving them the benefit of the doubt, arguing that even if the context was dropped it would still be the same way. And I will stop hijacking this thread now.
  3. ENOUGH of this already! Roark did not rape Dominique. Do you want to know why Roark did not rape Dominique? Because Ayn Rand said so. Ayn Rand created these characters in a fictionalized universe in a novel. She is their God, metaphorically speaking. She created them. She knows everything these charcters think, feel, desire, etc. Even if she did not make it clear to you or anyone else. These are characters, they are not real people, they don't think, feel, or desire anything Ayn Rand does not want them to. The same applies to all characters in all fiction, any piece ever created. I
  4. I'm curious. To what do you object in the previous answers?
  5. Objectivism does not denounce instant gratification, in an of itself. It denounces the pursuit of instant gratification without any thought to what the consequences may be. Otherwise known as Hedonism, I believe. iTunes is a particularly good example. Yes, you can buy an entire album, at home, in less than thirty minutes instead of driving to the store. But, are there any negative consequences of this action? Is this going to hinder your life in any way? Hopefully, you've thought about this before you downloaded the album, and not only that, but came to the conclusion that it wasn't harmfu
  6. Finally. Thank you. I couldn't have said it better myself.
  7. While I check my e-mail everyday, I don't think he's ever checked his. This is one of the reasons I like using Facebook. I have several forms of communication (e-mail, instant message, status update) available to me in one location. I can switch from to the other with ease. And the whole messaging set up makes it faster and easier to reply than standard e-mail. Eiuol, I don't remember if you said you'd used it or not, but even if you have you might try creating an account just as a test. See if you like the convenience of it, or if the whole thing still bothers you. I'd alslo like to not
  8. The key factor here is how you would use it. The way other people use it should really be of no singificance to you. You suppose you could use it for lengthier dicussions? Then do so. I do. A very good friend of mine joined the Marines a few months ago, and we have not stopped having lengthy discussions, mostly about philosophy and politics, through personal messaging on Facebook. In fact, it's our main form of communication with each other. And yes, we use proper puncuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar, as we have since we were in grade school. My experiences with it have shown
  9. I'm just going to comment on the ones I agree with, completely or partially. "I am a woman, and that no doubt means a lot of things. It means I'm similar to all other women in many respects and probably different in many, but most important, it means I am not a man. I don't think like a man, feel like a man, or, in many respects, act like a man." I would like this quote more if it weren't for the last sentence. Being of a certain gender does not mean someone will act, think, or feel a certain way. "We know we can win the boy-girl game only when you win too. Nothing could be dumber t
  10. I'm moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico next week to attend UNM and was wondering if there were any Objectivists in the area. It's pretty lonely out here in Western Oklahoma. I've never met another person who considers themselves an Objectivist, or who has even read any Ayn Rand (except maybe the lady at the little bookstore a few towns over who seemed really pleased when I bought The Fountainhead, and reminded me about the essay contest). So. Any Ayn Rand fans out here?
  11. No, I don't know Brian0918 at all. And my arguement is basically the same as bluecherry's. This, as well as what bluecherry bolded in their previous post, made me believe you were talking about the posts in this thread, and Brian's was the only one I saw that could possibly deserve that response.
  12. What makes you think I have no right to judge them? I have a right to judge anyone I choose in any way I choose. Now, whether that judgement is accurate or not is a different story. I can only assume this is referring to Brian0918's post. If it's not, then just ignore this. However, if this is the post you're referring to, I'd like to point out that he never said the rights of the parents to have children should be taken away. He expressed his belief that they wouldn't make very good parents, based on the fact that they are putting the decision of whether or not to have their baby up f
  13. I've been struggling with this type of thing virtually all of my life, at least when it comes to my peers. In college, it's just gotten worse. However, I came across this quote in a silly article I read about a week ago. This has really helped me to stay focused on me and the things that I have yet to do and accomplish. This is my world, they just happen to be here. And if you want a laugh, here's a link to the article. The quote carries an entirely different meaning for the author, and I thought it was comical. http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/blogs/smitten/2010/11/7-guys-
  14. And, with the restrictions you advocate, what happens if they do deny emplyment to someone based on race or sex? They either go to jail, or must comply with the restrictions and hire someone they do not wish to hire. Like is proposed in the statement below. Both of which involve force.
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