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      Major Update to OL (please click to open)   02/09/2016

      Sorry for the inconvenience, but we had to update OL and there have been some serious changes made by IPB. The real bad news is that they had to merge User Names and Display Names. This meant that I had to choose between bad and bad. I opted to keep the log-on information the same, so you can get on OL like you always did, but now your User Name is displayed. If your User Name and Display Name were the same, you will not feel the change. If they were different, you are probably irritated right now. I will figure out how you can change this so you can revert to the Display Name you used before if you like, however this may entail a change in how you log-on. The good news is that OL is now searchable from the very beginning. This means all the old posts from the A-Team in Objectivism (and everybody else) will finally show up when you search for something. I will keep changing this announcement as we adapt to these new changes. It's a pain, I know, but after looking around the backend for a bit, I believe the benefits will far, far outweigh the current irritation. They changed things in a hamhanded way and I don't like that, but I can't do anything about it. Benefit-wise, they actually did a good job, so please bear with us. In addition to this change, many good things are coming over time. You are the reason OL exists and I am sorry you have to go through this. Think of it like birth pangs... (All right, all right, that's forcing it.  ) Michael


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  1. Donald Trump

    Donald Trump and Paris Hilton share an occupation: publicity whore. Paris Hilton is better at it. This is my last post to OL. I cannot respect anyone who takes Trump seriously.
  2. Happy Birthday, Robert Campbell

    If this was a drinking song they must have been very good musicians in the eighteenth century. The guys in the video are working hard at it, and they seem to be sober.
  3. And did you know that The Objectivist liked Drury? BB reviewed Preserve and Protect and Erika Holzer Capable of Honor, both favorably. They ran an interview with him in 1970. Then EH hated Throne of Saturn and they never mentioned him again. The recent Dennis Hastert revelations were like one of Drury's subplots.
  4. Carly Fiorina

    I like the figure she cuts, even when she's wrong. Watch how she deals with Tapper in the clip just past the midpoint: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421537/pro-life-republicans-planned-parenthood. They say she's really running for VP or a cabinet job, maybe Secretary of Defense. I'd welcome here there.
  5. History's Best Conquerors

    No. They initiated coercion. Next question.
  6. Donald Trump

    No need to. Look up trump eminent domain atlantic city in Bing or Google.
  7. Donald Trump

    Interesting story. Communist China, at least some of the time, understands property rights better than Trump does.
  8. Just curious: who is her executor?
  9. The lectures as taped couldn't have been before 1960, as both the full course and the single lecture in the NBI basic series allude to the Quemoy-Matsu debate in the 1960 election.
  10. John McCain's Service Record...

    The link is to a crackpot site. I can't take it seriously, and, if you do, I can't take you seriously.
  11. Philosophy Breakfast

    Actually Breakfast at Tiffany's was a book before it was a movie. If the movie weren't so entertaining on its own you'd call it a trashing of the book. It depends on what the numismatist does with the coins.
  12. Donald Trump

    More on immigration and crime I found the article through this one, which is itself an interesting read full of links worth following.
  13. Donald Trump

    More for the Trump fans to deny and well-poison: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mythical-connection-between-immigrants-and-crime-1436916798 To follow up, try https://www.google.com/search?q=The+Mythical+Connection+Between+Immigrants+and+Crime&oq=The+Mythical+Connection+Between+Immigrants+and+Crime&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.94j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8
  14. Donald Trump

    The hits keep coming. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/419853/witless-ape-rides-escalator-kevin-d-williamson?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JVL+07_15_15 http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421236/donald-trump-university-scam-candidate-2016 Leftist bias, I know - who more so than National Review? - but still interesting reads.
  15. Donald Trump

    I haven't been following the current thread, but if it's about Trump (weirder things have happened) here's a story that will be of interest: http://www.nationalreview.com/node/265171/print