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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
Rich Engle

Documentary: "William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1466072/

You can see this on Netflix, for sure. An excellent documentary about William S. Burroughs, one of the core members of the Beat writers. Very good.

rde

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Didn't he shoot his wife in the head a la William Tell--killing her?

Take his drugs and shove it.

--Brant

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That's pretty shallow, Brant, I dare say. But yes, he did do that. He killed her. But that doesn't really take away from his writing, does it?

rde

Just completed the D.A.R.E. program ("Drugs Are Really Excellent")

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That's pretty shallow, Brant, I dare say. But yes, he did do that. He killed her. But that doesn't really take away from his writing, does it?

rde

Just completed the D.A.R.E. program ("Drugs Are Really Excellent")

I'm pretty broad minded but he has nothing to do with anything that can be considered part of an Objectivist culture.

--Brant

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That's pretty shallow, Brant, I dare say. But yes, he did do that. He killed her. But that doesn't really take away from his writing, does it?

rde

Just completed the D.A.R.E. program ("Drugs Are Really Excellent")

I'm pretty broad minded but he has nothing to do with anything that can be considered part of an Objectivist culture.

--Brant

I don't mean to be overly contentious (or maybe I do), but what is "an Objectivist culture"?

Ghs

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That's pretty shallow, Brant, I dare say. But yes, he did do that. He killed her. But that doesn't really take away from his writing, does it?

rde

Just completed the D.A.R.E. program ("Drugs Are Really Excellent")

I'm pretty broad minded but he has nothing to do with anything that can be considered part of an Objectivist culture.

--Brant

I don't mean to be overly contentious (or maybe I do), but what is "an Objectivist culture"?

Ghs

Constructive, not destructive. Creation, not negation. The celebration of human ability and individualism. Freedom and the striving for happiness.

--Brant

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I guess I don't wanna be in that club, then. Yeah, Ghs, it seems like a contradiction in terms, no? I'm going to attribute this to Brant, who I trust, and him having a slip over the slippery-duper slope of what we dare to call reason, or, at the least, not being insane.

Meanwhile, Behold My Great Art<tm>. I'm on travel, and got bored, so what I did was take a thing from The Church of the SubGenius and run some nice prints on photo paper. It's got the eye, the pyramid, and everthing! I'll put one up, hold on, meanwhile you guys should suit up for a Brazilian Strap Match.

I think Brant will have an edge on you, George--but it is hard to tell, once you enter the wrestling arena, no??

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903895904576542942027859286.html

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