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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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Howdy, Julian. :D You have a themed high-school? How does that work? Is it private?

Hi Kori,

Haha, I never thought of it that way. It's public, but I had to test to get in. It's pretty cool. Every year we do different dissections. We watch live surgeries via distance learning. Last year we did hospital rotations and next year we get to intern in a medical profession of our choice. Our curriculum is also more science-oriented, although we get the regular humanities classes.

This is not an endorsement of public schools though. :angel: It's definitely an improvement (I don't think I could have survived at a regular high school), but it is still frustrating at times.

That's so cool! I want to be a medical illustrator, and I'm waiting [im]patiently to learn all the proper anatomical stuff in college.

Anyway, welcome to anyone who's joined up since I was here last, enjoy your stay =)

I'll try showing up a wee bit more often. Oh, and I'm rereading Atlas Shrugged, for the record.

Sayonara!

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Kori; Who is Steven Wright. His quotes are cool. Chris

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Dunno why you're asking Kori, dear, since I'm the one with the quotes. :P Anyway, he's a stand up comedian, not as famous as he used to be. His brand of humor was...strange. He would deliver his jokes with minimal expression and just run straight through his ludicrous lines without pausing for laughter or anything. Quite something. ;)

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Sorry Inky about the mix-up. On Steve Wright I don't think I ever saw him. Don't forget the old quote "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."

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I really wish I had discovered Objectivism when I was a teenager. It would have saved me a shit ton of trouble...

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Chris and his teenage home boy group:

Here's some recent Steve Wright - I have always found his dry insanity hilarious:

http://www.stevenwright.com/clips/index.html

:rofl:

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http://www.weather.net/zarg/ZarPages/stevenWright.html

Here are a plethora of his one lined insanity.

Some of his one liners you will be thinking about for days, like: "I was born by Caesarian section...but not so you'd notice. It's just that when

I leave a house, I go out through the window." -- Steven Wright

Which reminds me of the test tube baby who had a womb with a view.

Adam

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Hello, I'm seventeen.

More importantly, is everyone alive in this neck-of-the-woods?

Inky grew up. The teenagers on OL usually leave when they leave for college, which is totally understandable.

--Brant

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Makes sense, the reason I'm here is because I have a urge to express and read more than my school provides. A true college cannot possibly be so inadequate.

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G'day. The name's Alexander. 17, Gilbert, Arizona. Became an Objectivist about half a year ago from a combination of The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, online lectures, The Virtue of Selfishness, a friend of mine, and a few economic sites and articles.

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Welcome Alex:

Great place to ask questions and make statements.

Adam

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I'm 14 (one of the youngest people here!). I'm not really an Objectivist, but I'm interested in it.

Jackie:

Have you read any of Ayn's books?

Adam

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Hey just joined OL. Names Jacob. Im 17. I live in South Africa. Iv never actually met another objectivist so i thought joining a forum was the next best thing.

"Converting" people to Objectivism is proving second too impossible here :-(

I feel bad for asking (because i dont want to sound like an born again evangelist :-P) : but how does one go about opening other people up to objectivist ideas?

When I speak about my views in class i get rolling of the eyes and general bad looks from my peers (especially in the history class)

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