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  2. There's a little news on this front. Dominion Whistleblower Mellissa Carone Announces Run For MI State Rep…Will Focus On Election Integrity Feisty and pissed. Those are great qualities for the office she is running for under the values she holds. I bet she gets there, too. I will be applauding her all the way. Michael
  3. Some might call this juxtaposition. Some might see cause and effect. You decide. That's obviously humor, but it is true that the exaggeration is is based in reality. Now for pure reality. From Forbes: Dr. Anthony Fauci: The Highest Paid Employee In The Entire U.S. Federal Government Or, as DiscloseTV broke it down (see here This doesn't even touch Fauci's partial ownerships in diverse vaccines (including at least one for COVID-19 from what I read a while back) and other health-related things the government buys. Not to mention the AIDS stuff from a while b
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  5. That's an interesting contrast between Q and Rand. Attacks on Objectivism have so often not addressed the ideas as such but instead gone after Rand the person. Q doesn’t provide any "person" to be attacked. I don’t remember if I've noticed before that the character’s first name is "John." Ellen
  6. It's by Roger: 1. the style of argument; 2. (and immediately identifying) the (over)use of ~~s for emphasis. Roger was the only one among the prominent contributors who used ~~s. The rest of us used **s or _ _s. Toward the end you start repeating the quote. Ellen
  7. For those who want to take "Q" or anonymous internet sources as "gospel", good luck. There will always be such people, even in Objectivist circles. That's its own issue. But it's not the Q issue. Actually, for those with a critical mind, it's in Q's defense that it IS anonymous, so it forces people to not look at the messenger, but the message. It doesn't matter who it is, as much as what it's saying. And that works better to disseminate ideas to be anonymous, because then there's no one person to be deified. (Look at the problems associated with Objectivism because of the personality of Ay
  8. I personally never said to take Q as gospel (and I've never asked anyone to take my presentations as such, either, so we don't even need to go there) and neither did Q (unless you count "Trust the Plan", but that still doesn't mean take it as gospel, or else it would have urged people to do their own research* ), which instead told people to research these bigger things themselves. (And again, I did say I take issue with anons who are bold enough to make predictions in the name of Q, who, AGAIN, was warned about that, as well.) (* I understand the concern, if only because the same accusatio
  9. I was once again thinking about accepting an internet source or even someone you trust like ThatGuy here on Objectivist Living (that is not a textbook or a trusted news source) as infallible or as a method of validating your own thoughts . . . and then arguing a point as if Q or anyone else is the Gospel. I am not looking for ANY arguments but take a look at the following from Atlantis. I did not properly credit the following correctly in my archives, but it is either Roger Bissell or George H. Smith who wrote back in this back in 2001 and it is informative thinking. Peter . . . . I rea
  10. Have you read her notes in THE JOURNALS OF AYN RAND for her research into the Manhattan Project for her proposed film project TOP SECRET? If she were alive today, I'd bet her perception of Q would be heavily influenced by that, as she was very aware of the coded military communications surrounding that. I may need to dig that out and reread, now. She even interviewed Oppenheimer for it, along with generals and assorted others. And her testimony on HUAC, and her article "To All Innocent Fifth Columnists" indicates that she knew that the communists were "infiltrating from within", so I think sh
  11. Hard to say because of the cryptic, coded nature of most of it, and the complicating matter of "military disinformation." For example of coded language, people thought "11.3" was referring to a date as a marker, and were thinking about the election. Now, it seems that was referring to the DoD military manual. As for disinformation, some things were put out knowing that their were leaks in Trump's cabinet, etc, so some things were purportedly said to see how they would act and to flush them out. (Then there's that pesky exhortation to "trust the plan." Knowing a little bit about military hi
  12. I was thinking about Q or other internet sources being the basis for anyone’s reasoning, sense of rightness, or emotions. I can't see Ayn Rand quoting Q though she might read him/her/it for ideas. I previously wrote after reading a book about Objectivism: Think about the essentials for conscious beings like ourselves. Food and shelter are primaries, as is a *happy* social existence, but we must rely on *stored information* to improve our stocks of food, shelter, and government. After personal needs are fulfilled and after freedom is secured homo sapiens needs to keep acquiring knowledge.
  13. Well said. Have you ever noticed something Q said that turned out not to be true?
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  15. I don't know about all this chatter of possible military intervention. It strikes me as whistling by the graveyard. However, this election was a coup through massive fraud. Democracy? Sic transit gloria mundi! --Brant
  16. Biden's pyrrhic victories fading, fading...fading...
  17. Actually, I do like it. I find the analysis reassuring in regard to cool heads at work judging timing. I think that a military move too soon could precipitate outright civil war, which would likely be an even worse situation than whatever damage the Impostor's Regime produces. Ellen
  18. The military needs us Finally, I see something concrete people can do to remove the impostor and restore correct election procedures and shake off the threat of a socialist/communist takeover to boot. The latest Situation Update video by Mike Adams lays it out. Granted, this particular video is more on the surface than deep and it is a bit choppy, but this one--I believe--is about as real as I know without seeing it with my own eyes. I think it's one of Mike's best videos big-picture-wise. And it convinces me Mike's military contacts are the real deal and high up. Situation Upda
  19. Interesting...DOD announces Gen. Michael Flynn’s brother Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn to lead U.S. Army Pacific : Immediate Release General Officer Assignments Jan. 25, 2021 The Chief of Staff of the Army announces the following general officer assignments: Lt. Gen. (Promotable) Charles A. Flynn, deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C., to commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2482280/general-officer-assignments/
  20. Today Rudy Giuliani issued the following statement: “Dominion’s defamation lawsuit for $1.3B will allow me to investigate their history, finances, and practices fully and completely. The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart. It is another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech, as well as the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously. As such, we will investigate a countersuit against them for violating these Constitutional rights.”
  21. Getting back on track: Sometimes something funny is so true, the sorry reality cuts into the humor. The cow warning about the meat packer is just like people warning about the dangers of election fraud. Michael
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  23. "Onward, Christian soldiers,...." Lin Wood on 1/24/21 - link: In a series of subsequent posts - starting here - Lin talks about his plan in November 2019 to semi-retire and how that changed. Earlier on the thread, Lin excerpts - here - from a Catholic writer named Garret M. Ziegler. I’ve just started looking at Ziegler's Telegram account. He's college age, energetic and eloquent. One of the Objectivism-connected people with whom Larry and I are still in contact has said multiple times over the course of the last eight or so years, "It’s g
  24. Yes, it would be awful, if that happened. But this is essentially a strawman argument. It wasn't "Q" who urged people to come to the Capitol, though (and Q has never called for violence from the people); that was Trump himself, who also did not urge violence at the Capitol, despite unsourced claims to the contrary. (His words and tweets clearly state the opposite.) The evidence indicates that the people who caused the trouble were Antifa in "MAGA drag" to stage a false flag. (You know, Antifa, the actual "posse" that's been engaged in wrongful lynchings...)
  25. Here are a few letters where Robert Campbell is mentioned or that were written by him. He is very interesting when talking about academia. Peter From: Ram Tobolski To: OWL Subject: OWL: Can rationality be formalized? Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2002 00:04:29 +0200. As a response to Robert Campbell's interesting post (10/4) on John Pollock and the philosophy of AI: Can rationality be "formalized"? Can it turn out to be no more (and no less) than performing deductions from axioms, within a formal logic theory? I may have something to contribute here, since I've recently written a paper that is
  26. That guy wrote about Q: Should arbitrary assertions all be handled as Peikoff prescribes? Peikoff can’t make up his own mind how they should be handled. Is no one obliged to respond to an arbitrary assertion, or is everyone obliged not to? end quote And Ellen responded, “Besides which, it’s interesting.” end quote Perhaps my point is that it is interesting simply because some of Q’s utterances may be true but some are not, and it is too easy to read and become involved with their line of thought and be duped. I think it would be awful to become part of a “posse,” and lynch the wron
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