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  1. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes! You're the best!
  2. Wishing my dude the happiest birthday ever! Happy birthday, Mike, and many happy returns.
  3. Today we saw the latest Atlas Shrugged movie, Who is John Galt. One thumb up and one thumb sideways. It was good entertainment and not bad for a low budget film trilogy that went through hell to get made. This third installment was kinda a chick flicky love story. John Galt was super hot and had great hair. Dagny, the lead character, was miscast once again, and the makeup and wardrobe for her were horrible. A well tailored suit, new purse and some eyeliner would have helped a lot, and she simply wasn't tough enough to be believable as Dagny. I guess I'm still a bit disappointed that Angelina backed out. She would have nailed that scene with the idiot guard. The actor who played Francisco was way too old and they should have brought Beckel back as Ellis Wyatt, too, James and Floyd Ferris were very well cast. I would have loved to to have John Stossel rather than Sean Hannity in the commentary part, too. Changing casts and directors with each installment really kinda bugged me. I could not have imagined them doing to Harry Potter or Luke Skywalker what they did to Dagny. Although the movie was a decent introduction to Rand's philosophy, it barely skimmed the surface, and like the other two movies, could easily been a half hour longer, and made a lot more sense. At least the movie showed that Objectivists are really nice people... which we are.
  4. I do not believe that vaccines are safe for everyone and had I known what I know now 20 years ago, I don't think I would have vaccinated my son as I did. The government keeps pouring on more and more vaccine mandates and the autism rates keep rising. You can find "scientific" studies on both sides of the vaccine debate just as you can with global warming. Follow the money and don't forget that drug companies are usually in bed with government. I used to think the anti-vaxers were nuts, but I have since changed my mind. I've heard too much firsthand from parents in the autism community. I do not know for certain what caused my son's autism as there were also other immune, environmental, and genetic issues in play, but I do strongly suspect vaccination may have been a contributing factor.
  5. OK, so the suicide bomber of Objectivism is finally blowing himself up. Kinda cool, actually.
  6. Oh Dear. I hope my teddy never has to go through that!
  7. So sad. I will always remember Barbara fondly. She was a very sweet lady and always called me "Kat Dear." I remember back when Mike and I were first becoming an item online, I told Barbara we were getting engaged and her response was "Don't you think you should meet him first?" Barbara has always been a great inspiration and Objectivist Living was the place online where she was always welcomed and respected. It has been awhile since we last met up with Barbara. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos from our trip to Hollywood when we last visited with her at her home and went out to Hamburger Hamlet, but here are a few pics from the TAS conference where we spent a lot of time with Barbara. I remember the long talks in the hotel room and taking her around during the conference. We love you Barbara and miss you dearly. You have touched our lives and we are forever changed for the better. Rest in peace my friend. at the reception Barbara speaking at the summer seminar Barbara, Kat and Michael Roger Bissell with Barbara
  8. Baal, you are joking, right? I don't think giving away books is altruistic at all. You are sharing your philosophy and that is a value. With this service the books are going to eager young people pledging to read them. Over the years I given away many Ayn Rand books to people on my own. I occasionally pick up books used or cheap and give them away or loan them out. I gave several to an OL member about a month ago. This program just expands my reach. You can buy books from amazon or other online store and have them shipped directly to the student with this service. I have no problem with charity or giving as long is it is in alignment with my values. Giving feels good and helps a worthy cause. Getting Objectivism out there to eager young minds is a great thing IMHO. Kat
  9. While at OCON the other day I saw a talk by a programmer named Jason Crawford and he spoke a bit about spreading Objectivism. He has a cool little site that matches students who want to read Ayn Rand's works to people who have been touched by the philosophy and want to donate books to these students. If you have extra books around you want to share or would like to buy books for these students pledging to read them, check out the site at http://freeobjectivistbooks.org/
  10. There will be a screening of the movie Love Letters at OCON tonight, Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 7:45 pm. OCON is taking place this year at the Westin Michigan Ave in Chicago. It is across the street from the John Hancock Center. http://objectivistco...013/events.html Love Letters: Screening and Talk Tuesday, July 9 • 7:45–10:45 PM This event includes a screening of Love Letters, a 1945 film based on a novel by Christopher Massie and adapted by Ayn Rand. Following the 101-minute-long film, directed by William Dieterle and starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten, Michael Paxton discusses the movie’s history and gives a brief analysis of its adaptation for the screen. The audiovisual components (e.g., directing, production design, art directing and music) are discussed in the context of how the filmmakers successfully used these elements to serve the story’s theme and how Ayn Rand’s sense of life imbued the project. The discussion includes examples of how the film could possibly be improved and remade to be a more dynamic work of art. The evening includes a display of movie memorabilia from the film and Mr. Paxton’s personal collection (stills, ads, press book, 78 and LP recordings, and posters). Q&A follows the presentation. Ticket pricing for the event is on the pricing page. ($10)
  11. There will be a screening of the movie Love Letters at OCON Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 7:45 pm. OCON is taking place this year at the Westin Michigan Ave in Chicago. http://objectivistconferences.com/ocon2013/events.html Love Letters: Screening and Talk Tuesday, July 9 • 7:45–10:45 PM This event includes a screening of Love Letters, a 1945 film based on a novel by Christopher Massie and adapted by Ayn Rand. Following the 101-minute-long film, directed by William Dieterle and starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten, Michael Paxton discusses the movie’s history and gives a brief analysis of its adaptation for the screen. The audiovisual components (e.g., directing, production design, art directing and music) are discussed in the context of how the filmmakers successfully used these elements to serve the story’s theme and how Ayn Rand’s sense of life imbued the project. The discussion includes examples of how the film could possibly be improved and remade to be a more dynamic work of art. The evening includes a display of movie memorabilia from the film and Mr. Paxton’s personal collection (stills, ads, press book, 78 and LP recordings, and posters). Q&A follows the presentation. Ticket pricing for the event is on the pricing page. ($10)
  12. Thank you for making OL awesome!

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  14. Mr. Pot of Adventure has never taken the test. Mrs. Pot of Adventure has, both online and professionally, and the result was INTP. We are a rare but fabulous personality type!
  15. We are participating in Walk Now for Autism Speaks to help find the missing pieces of autism. Autism is the second most common developmental disorder in the United States affecting at least one in every 88 children born today. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined. My son is affected by autism and we need your support. Research is critical and so is the information and support given to families by organizations such as Autism Speaks. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is our chance to make a difference in the fight against autism by raising money for autism research and heightening public awareness. Please join me in my fight as I raise money to help fund essential research. You can donate to Walk Now for Autism Speaks and/or join my team online using the link at the bottom of this post. Donations can also be mailed to Autism Speaks using the donation form located on my fundraising page. Thank you for taking an important step in the fight against autism. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Autism Speaks 501 ©(3) Tax Id #: 20-2329938 Matching gift program: Many companies provide their employees with matching gifts. Please consult your employer on its matching gift guidelines and attach matching gift forms accordingly.