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    Fiction authors: Umberto Eco, P.G. Wodehouse, Thomas Pynchon, Douglas Adams, Robert Heinlein

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  1. He was Devil's Advocate (pro-bono) when she was beatified. News Flash: he's dead now. This, perhaps, interfered with his further involvement in her case.
  2. Why go to a philosophy site if you're seeking a fertility expert?
  3. Don't get too excited: http://www.richmond.com/opinion/our-opinion/article_b79cc2b6-8ed5-532c-92eb-4a37e779c433.html#.V8uLKX5oKYM https://reason.com/blog/2016/09/05/cornell-college-republicans-decertified
  4. His middle name is Hamilton. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._Smith Thought you'd retired from the site. You weren't missed.
  5. I agree. Osama Bin Laden was way past the cutoff point. Dylann Roof was beaten up in jail recently, and if it had been fatal, I'd rank him highly (or is it lowly?) enough. John Geoghan died that way, and even though he didn't kill anyone I'd put him on the bad list. Looking for a borderline case? Can't think of a good one off-hand. Probably belongs in a new thread, if anyone wants to come up with criteria and debate it.
  6. You think he might be talking about some other people who recently died, a year apart, and who "hurt" Ayn Rand?
  7. You haven't seen Altered States? With its John Corigliano score? And it's all about drugs? Man, you think you know a guy...
  8. Hope it's not in bad taste to share this here: http://www.peikoff.com/2016/08/29/episode-415/ Go to 15:15. He shares his immediate reaction to learning of the deaths of the Brandens. Class act, eh? At least he waited a while.
  9. It called to mind the opening of this lecture: "Esthetics Si, politics, No"
  10. I see that the book is out. And I see a reference or two to an epilogue. Did you get to do one? With the blessings (we hope) of the Goddess Pecunia? The "look inside" feature on Amazon goes to the old version, so I can't check. https://www.amazon.com/Atheism-Case-Against-Skeptics-Bookshelf/dp/1633881970/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
  11. I knew who it was. I was just now logging in to say hey, that's Dixy Lee Ray, right Bill? Guess she was your neighbor to the south back in the day, eh?
  12. You were doing so well until here, where you start repeating the vile lies of Henry VII. Learn the true story: What do you mean, they had no TV?
  13. This is a well done ad: Did the word Libertarian appear? If so I missed it.
  14. Still doesn’t pass the smell test. If his income is such that he can’t qualify to get another apartment, how was he paying his rent before? Being over 65 he’s getting social security, something (probably) in excess of $1.3K/month. No veteran’s pension on top of that? No royalties at all from his books? And does he live alone? Not willing/able to share costs with a roommate? And what’s he talking about doing anyway? He’s going to become a hobo? He says no lawyer will take his case. Even for a fee. Is that because he has no case? If it were an eviction he could file a reply, cheaply, but if it’s not an eviction, simply a matter of his lease being up and his landlord chose not to renew, that’s another matter altogether.