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  1. With the metaphysical threats of China, the wuflu attack on western civilization, the rise of a brazen global oligarchy, and totalitarian ideas like the Great Reset, and the recent elections and kangaroo impeachments... I’m starting to feel like Ayn Rand’s overwhelming focus on altruism was slightly misguided, in the sense that it is not the evil (out there) as such, it is a misdirection and a weapon used by the naked will to power and domination by the tyrannically inclined, targeting our weaknesses to obtain obedience. But that will to power the tyrannical powers of the psyche seem now
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  2. Brant, That's the choice I'm making. People who tell you to take their vaccine, then inject into patients something that is not a vaccine are lying by default. I don't trust them. (And, for a disagreement that may surprise some people, that extends to President Trump. He's the guy who did warp speed. I admire his commitment to great achievements brought in early and under budget, but I don't ever want to take medical advice of that magnitude from him. I don't trust his knowledge in that field.) Also, I don't believe the severity of this disease warrants a vaccine, much less a perman
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  4. I didn't know much about Bernstein apart from a few articles, nor his affiliations, but it looks like he has distinctly broken ranks with the Orthodoxy. He wrote a very good essay arguing why collectivism is the greater evil, and sure enough Binswanger entered in a debate to (not effectively) counter that. Seriously? It is controversial for O'ists to support individualism (by the dreaded religious conservatives) over collectivism (by the Left)?
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  5. It's instructive to revisit The Fountainhead and see how Elsworth Toohey takes over The Banner only to have Gail Wynand pull the plug or remove the sanction. Today the Tooheys have taken over the country, but it's up to Americans to remove the sanction. Rand hung her whole philosophy on the impotence of evil and the sanction of the victim. Fundamentally she got it right, but no one that's not you is going to save your ass. --Brant we all sanction somethings we shouldn't and pay a price in potency
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  6. SL, I wouldn't take it that far. Besides, there is a rule of thumb I believe is always good to follow, especially with philosophy. When a person habitually says one thing and it conflicts with what a person habitually does, what the person does is the better indication of what the person truly believes and will do in the future. A good example with Rand is that she constantly said evil was impotent. Yet in most of her fiction, one of the main conflicts is between a virtuous individual and an evil state. And the evil state was always there. It was not impotent, but
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  7. If one is going to stage a coup like a stolen election or military takeover, one needs a strong man or woman to lead the aftermath to consolidate power. The Biden impostors did stage a coup and pulled it off, but Biden is not a strong man and his gang live in a bubble. They constantly show they are scared to death. The following article at Gateway Pundit shows what this looks like and why the impostors are terrified. It’s Clear – Since the 2020 Election – Joe Biden and His Gang Are Scared to Death of Facing the American People The article didn't mention it, but a month afte
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  8. TG, I love how you are tying the meaning of Christian stories to what is unfolding before our eyes. (I have to say something, though. This is not an implied criticism of Peter. He is on his own journey and staying true to what he sees, even though it is different than what I do. What value would his acquiescence have--for him, for me, for you, or for anyone--if he bore false witness to his own eyes just to go along with others? I admire Peter. Now, if I could only convince him to look at reality using air molecules and photons only without the filter of an electronic screen... )
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  9. And fuck the CCP and everyone that voluntarily deals with and abets
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  10. P You say you know the Proud Boys are violence incarnate, how do you know that ? What I know of the Proud Boys is that the group started as a drinking club centered on free speech protection and Western Chauvinism. Gavin McInnes a comedian and co founder of Vice Media started it in response to the leftist-fascistic infiltration of popular culture signaled by the rise in antifa and similar groups' activities. Their 'violent' reputation was gained after some supporters were assaulted leaving an event and their reactions were caught on video. McInnes rented the Republican Club in N
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  11. I suspect everything that comes from CNN, and have avoided them like the plague, but sometimes they and the WaPo have to get some thing right. I've not seen this item get ANY exposure. Back in January, it is generally known to you guys, right? "Were not incited" - "part of a preplanned conspiracy". https://capitalismmagazine.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6daac5bbabca715ce33f553e&id=f55b06a9b9&e=1ce5f80967
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  12. "How DJT Lost the White House" by Patrick Byrne (At this point I’ve read chapters 3 and 4 – fascinating, and more to come.) Ch. 1: All the President’s Teams (Nov. 3 – Dec. 17) 27 January 2021 Ch. 2: Was There Foreign Interference in this Election? 31 January 2021 Ch. 3: Crashing the White House (Dec. 18 – Dec. 22) 1 February 2021 Ch. 4: The Christmas Doldrums (Dec. 23 – noon Jan. 6) 4 February 2021
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  13. Here is the first interview with General Mike Flynn in a while. It was conducted yesterday (Feb. 5, 2021) by Doug Billings for a show called The Right Side. The sound from Gen Flynn is not great at times (it sounds like sporadic tinny VOIP degradation), but it is so good to hear from him, it's worth putting up with. DOUG BILLINGS / GENERAL MICHAEL FLYNN INTERVIEW Here's an article on Centipede Nation. It used a YouTube video, which I preferred not to embed. But the comments are the things I was going to mention. I believe the timings will line up with the BitChute versio
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  14. That troubles me too, because these are real folks, with real kids,who want to drink real milk and eat real food. Communists dont think about the people, but my beautiful and glorious President, President Trump, only thinks about The People.
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  15. The idiot host didn't know he was on full display naked. Banned in Boston is now banned in the United States but it still doesn't work. --Brant oh, the powers that be would have chopped their heads off; it's all about power
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  16. Yesterday - February 2 - was Ayn Rand's birthday. Ellen
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  17. I do believe there is in all likelyhood a novel corona virus infection running through the human population. I also tend to believe it is the result of gain of function studies and that it leaked , intentionally or not, from the research facility in Wuhan. Given my personal factors I don't consider the risk of harm to myself or my family to be great enough to believe the full extent of the mitigation actions of the state to be fully warranted . Beyond health and safety warnings and advisories the governments of the world have overreached in their reactions. One of the reactions is the mas
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  18. 6 takeaways from Joe Biden's CNN town hall President Joe Biden took part in his first town hall since entering the White House last month, answering questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper (and audience members) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1. A hard deadline on vaccinations: Less than five minutes into the town hall, Biden made a promise that will be the big news not just tomorrow but for months to come: He said that "by the end of July, we'll have over 600 million doses, enough to vaccinate every single American." . . . . 2. Clearing up the school reopening question: Biden's p
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  19. William, I've noticed that you like to dig and understand from a scientific perspective. Your question would probably not be necessary if scientists were not banned from speaking on the communication channels you use. It's a shame you have such repugnance for channels that feature people who disagree with the ruling class establishment. There are lots of scientists you miss out on. I suggest you interact with a few rather than dismiss those the establishment dismisses and censors. That might open your curiosity... I saw an interesting comment the other day. It was in t
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  20. I have trust in the VA. I know there are "stories" that depict the VA as less than . . . whatever word you can think of . . . but I don't think of that word when visualizing the VA. What great people. Brant? Trust in them. Peter
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  21. So much for speaking truth to power. CAFs' firm was crushed by the very people she'd worked for in government and the court system after getting on the wrong side of the bid riggers and insiders trading after saving taxpayers $2.2 B, circa '97. She underestimated the infernal mechanisms she counted on for justice. However dubious, I like a come from behind story, though at 70 she appears unlikely to live to see it through to fruition. https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0202/S00013/enemy-of-the-state-the-catherine-fitts-story-1.htm
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  22. I got my first Phiser shot at the VA today. As usual, the VA's system was well done and limited people coming in contact with each other. It took about 30 minutes counting the 15 minutes after the shot waiting if you will have a reaction. I didn't but I do have a bit of Minor sore arm syndrome and for a brief time, minor, minor chills. Just get the damn shot.
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  23. Ellen, I received an email about a lady named Catherine Austin Fitts. She voted for Trump and she was the Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Housing under George Bush the senior. She's huge into banking and is a major thorn in the side of the Deep State. The following video of hers from a December 20 interview last year received 2.7 million views before YouTube banned it. The link goes to her site, where there are two copies at different video sites. The copy below the link is at Brighteon, a third video site. Planet Lockdown Interview Catherine
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  24. On the SCOTUS bullshit: “Irrefutable Proof Is Coming Soon – We Are NOT Done” – Sidney Powell Responds to Supreme Court Decision to Ignore Election Fraud People like Sidney and Lin do not give up. And, as Sidney has said, do not mistake her silence for inaction. Then she made a pitch for her Superpac to keep funding the fight. If Sidney needs money, she needs better marketing. For instance, she screwed up on the domain name and the link goes to an offer to buy the name. On Telegram, she said to check back tomorrow. No matter. Her history speaks for itself. Sidney P
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  25. Bitcoin dropped a bit. That would have nothing to do with the following, would it? Yellen sounds warning about ‘extremely inefficient’ bitcoin Nah... There is no connection at all, right? Not even this part from the article: These control freaks never stop. There is only one way for Bitcoin to drop like it did. Some people with a lot of money in Bitcoin sold. That's it. There is no other way. Yellen and the government know (and maybe are) people with large amounts of Bitcoin. They would never want to manipulate the price, right? Yeah, r
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  26. All Polls are Wrong.....? "Republicans by double-digit margins said they are willing to ditch their party to follow former President Donald Trump if he breaks out on his own, according to a new poll released Sunday. Members of the GOP by 46 percent to 27 percent said they would put the Republican Party in the rear-view mirror if Trump creates his own, a USA Today/Suffolk University poll found." Source: https://nypost.com/2021/02/21/republicans-willing-to-break-from-party-to-follow-trump-poll/
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  27. It seems like Trump lost control of his staff and the staff went their own way as his powers as President evaporated. Douglas MacArthur never had such a problem as he was always on top of things and knew more than they did. Trump sounds lazy. --Brant
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  28. That makes me very happy. But the VP slot is up in the air. He could stick with Pence or pick someone who might garner more voters and be a fine orator, without the religious baggage. Some voted for Trump because Pence sanctified / cemented the ticket in a Christian way.
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  29. The early recipients of the vaccine will be our "outside the lab trial."
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  30. Way too little way too late. But it's a start. Michael
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  31. With the passing of Rush Limbaugh, President Trump did some media rounds today (Sean Hannity, Newsmax, etc.). It was great to hear him again. He mostly talked about Rush and his legacy, but in his interview with Greg Kelly, he openly said (I paraphrase) the election of Biden was a disgrace of corruption and dishonesty. And he intends to see it righted. He also mocked Biden, who recently said there was no coronavirus vaccine before he took office. President Trump said that was funny since Biden got a shot before the inauguration. I have a feeling he is now going to co
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  32. Simply from the news however it could have Fox or the other three major networds.
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  33. Peter, Now I really don't understand. Michael
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  34. Michael, I understand all that, and could let slide the overriding pessimism of his posts, if it weren't for his own constant swipes at the rest of us about all this when we're trying to work out what we are seeing with our eyes, his persistence in straw-man arguments, and his air of superiority over us "fools" and our so-called "conspiracy theories." So it goes both ways. I'll leave it at that, I've said my peace about it. But yes, I'd rather him not bear "false witness", as you say, to his own eyes.
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  35. "None so blind..." You're waiting for criminals to provide you with incontrovertible proof. And you're missing the forest for the trees, Peter. This has been a long time coming. If you can't see it, that's your blindness. And I'm not just talking about what the MSM is currently hiding from us, and what the state is lying to us about. I'm talking the "long march through the institutions", the stuff that Ayn Rand and others have been WARNING US ABOUT FOR DECADES. It's Here. And this has NOTHING to do with "conspiracy theory"; whatever the Q business may or may not be, that's just one facet of
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  36. How sweet it is. Pelosi Lashes Out at McConnell, GOP After She Becomes First House Speaker to Bring Two Failed Impeachments (VIDEO) Once it dawns on Pelosi's backers that she is an incompetent enemy of Trump, it is going to get a lot worse for her. And I am going to enjoy ever minute of watching her sanctimonious cheating-ass face fall in despair and hopelessness as her credibility goes straight into the toilet. I want to see her in jail. Michael
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  37. EXACTLY. Maybe we should take him to Pontius Pilate? After all, we may not have any laws that allow us crucify a man, but Rome does...I mean, flogging him is just not enough! Remember Caeser! You have a duty! To keep the peace, so CRUCIFY HIM! ("We have no king but Caeser!")
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  38. Now President Trump will become an even worse nightmare to the swamp. BREAKING: Trump Releases Statement Following Impeachment Acquittal Michael
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  39. Looks like the Trump team killed it today. They exposed the doctored parts of the evidence the Dems presented. That doesn't mean much to totally corrupt people, like the majority of the Senate, but there are enough honest folks around that this should take care of any potential last-minute scam getting taken seriously by the Senators who will vote to acquit. And don't forget, their number is enough to acquit. I would provide links and so on, but, really, this is not worth talking about. Unless a Dem member of Congress, or an anti-Trump Republican, goes to jail for falsifying evi
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  40. Quick Super Bowl LV thought Sunday, Kat told me it was the Super Bowl and I could not have been less interested. Ever since they started kneeling during the National Anthem and making leftwing propaganda out of the games, I didn't care about American football anymore. Also, the day before, I had reseen the movie, Point Break, with Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. I had seen it once years ago and I liked it back then. This time around I knew why. The main characters were motivated by philosophy leading to states of adrenaline-laced transcendence rather than normal motivations or, wors
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  41. I resent the racists of every ilk who have nothing better to say than to harp on the merits and demerits of what they call systematic racism, an anti-concept that has no meaning. What should be the focus of attention when discussing liberty, individual rights, and liberty is the defunding of government-owned and/or operated education institutions. America needs to get rid of the Kantian-based philosophy that underlies Progressive education, the application of systematic Pragmatism that is the most evil philosophy and that is the basis of Progressive Education, Socialism, and Communism. What is
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  42. As to Jeff Riggenbach, he has a corner here on OL. He and I interacted for a while, then tangled, then interacted some more, then tangled, and so on. At one point we stopped for what reason I don't recall. I liked him, although I felt he was too bitter at times. I sometimes sign a post "Helpfully," and I got that off him. It's beautiful sarcasm. I don't know what this discussion is doing in a thread devoted to Congressional Republicans being harlots, trollops and whores, but somehow I think Jeff would approve. Except he might think we were being too hard on harlots, trollops and whor
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  43. TG, Cool. That's Torba himself who wrote that. For the reader, Torba is the dude behind Gab. Here's the image Torba uses for his header on Gab. That pretty much hits some of the oligarchy's most painful buttons, doesn't it? Michael
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  44. It’s a good work around Bill. Still sucks that it is like this though.
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  45. Oh, man. You know how to hurt a guy. I'll just have to keep trying. Michael
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  46. I made another meme... Michael
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  47. That's rich since that is all you offer. Oh. By the way. Ruth Bader Ginsberg is still alive and kicking. But man did you pick fights because people would not take you on faith on your claim that she was dead. I'm sick of this shit. OL is a forum for discussion, not for bullying people because you get a bug up your ass about people not believing you on faith. Michael
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  48. Was five years sentencing enough for that time he entered a woman's home and held a gun to her baby while his cohorts robbed her? Why exactly should anyone mourn the earth being cleansed of him? Police brutality bad, but they are saluting his casket. How long do you really think the world will tolerateyour satanic and masonic bullshit and evil?
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