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  1. The January 6 incursion into the Capitol building wasn’t "an act of insurrection," and I wouldn’t even call the actions of the infiltrators who did such damage as was done a "riot." Planned theatrics. The incursion was: 1. a trap for the genuine Trump supporters who entered the building with the permission of the guards; 2. a ploy to derail consideration of objections to electoral slates; 3. a set-up for Pelosi to bring impeachment charges against Trump. Ellen
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  2. Karen er... Carol, What do you think about the manly man and socialist good-old-boy with his CNN badge of distinction who wants to get into his date's panties so much, he brags to her about how CNN is running a phony propaganda campaign to take out Gaetz? Is your idea of the opposite of Matt Gaetz--specifically an amoral fratboy type with dead, mean eyes and the glee in getting noticed, no matter for what., in other words, an entitled idiot, and not too bright a one at that--our formidable CNN dork who tried to brag his way into the sack with his project Veritas date about what
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  3. 'Struth! Do you have a thread or two on this process? A good treatment can be found here: Understanding Is and Ought - A Personal View by Michael Stuart Kelly If you get around to having guests, Michael would be a good choice ...
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  4. Has anyone here read NB's novel Layers? It was published in July 2020. I had heard he had written and completed at least one novel and that it had been submitted to publishers about 15 years ago. But for some reason, it was never published. I bought the Kindle version of Layers a couple of months ago and am in the middle of reading it for the second time. I didn't know it had been published until I did a search on Nathaniel Branden books on Amazon. The book has not been mentioned on any of NB's Facebook pages. It's not even listed in the store on nathanielbranden.com I really like the bo
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  5. Trump runs for congress and wins. Trump runs and wins speaker of the house and wins. Trump impeaches Biden. Speaker of the house becomes president in 2022. Trump runs for president again in 2024. 6 more yrs as president. everyone in o land rejoices, Jules is a goddamn genius.
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  6. Biden as President is an existential threat to personal liberty as is evidenced by examining his executive orders and other official pronouncements. Biden as a person is not much of threat , other than to himself and his family and co-scammers/skinflints and his apparent confidence that his personal corruption will not be allowed to be judged by law, he seems blind to the notion a bus may have his name on it and someday his protectors will throw him under it. ( pretty much a description of most of the career politicians who make it to DC, imho, I didn't choose to be a cynic, they made m
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  7. Notice that advances in mobile technology have allowed more people in more places to have more access to watch the Oscars live as the years progress. Yet as the years progress, the audience goes down. This, to me, looks like, as the years progress, more and more people can't stand Hollywood. The new slang term for pampered Hollywood stars doing bait and switch with their audiences and calling for social justice instead of entertaining them is "woketard." See this article, for instance: Nolte: Woketard Oscar Ratings Plummet 58%, First Time Below 10 Million Viewers
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  8. The lizard people aren't doing a very good job. --Brant
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  9. A couple adds to Michael's post: Rand called Nathaniel her "intellectual heir" in the "About the Author" postscript to Atlas Shrugged: Leonard Peikoff wouldn’t have been Rand's sole legal heir if Allan Blumenthal hadn’t split with Rand. Rand left her estate jointly to Peikoff and Blumenthal after her break with the Brandens. Then she changed her will after Blumenthal's dissociating with her. (The date Barbara gives in The Passion of Ayn Rand for Allan and Joan Blumenthal's ending their relationship with Rand is off by a year, possibly a typo. The year was 1977, not 1978.)
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  10. In the '80s, probably earlier and possibly still today, there was the idea of reptile people as a part of New Age lore. I knew some women who claimed to have had sex (in a kind of visionary space) with reptile creatures. —- Regarding Kamala Harris, I've called her a Snake person. Not meant literally. Characterologically. Ellen
    2 points
  11. The NYT does a story on the reliability of Snopes, asks them if they are reliable they say "yep". Snopes checks the facts on their reliability and sure enough there is a story in NYT that backs them up
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  12. I just thought of something, don't tell anyone, but if you needed or wanted to pay someone off for political favors and you were friendly with people in the publishing industry you could have them signed for a book deal and wash the grift in an advance.
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  13. TG, I was not making a rebuke. I want that to be clear since facial expressions, body language, etc., are not part of the normal message. We only have written words and, at times, images and videos. I want to elaborate on a few points since my purpose is to establish bridges of communication. 1. I start from the position that most people are good and want to be good, to do good. I think if they can see a problem without pegging it to a strongly slanted/bigoted core story, they will opt for the most reasonable conclusion and that will tend to be good. So when I try to conv
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  14. I read through about a dozen of so of the tweets that come up on the search. I think that most of them are bots. Maxine Waters looks better wearing a mask. Ellen
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  15. I wouldn’t worry , Fauci will fix it . Just get that damned shot . The question would be if you need a future blood transfusion, do you need to stipulate the amount of the donor’s Asia ness?
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  16. Peter quotes Rand Paul three posts above: I'd like to emphasize this sentence: "We can't let government tyrants and media fear mongers push us into accepting this terrible idea that we need their permission to go back to our lives." Ellen
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  17. The following article hit ZeroHedge. Although not that many in O-Land see the Rand-Bitcoin connection, more and more people outside are seeing it. Never mind The Great Reset. Here comes The Great Reject. The Jackpot Chronicles Scenario #4: Atlas Shrugged by Mark E. Jeftovic Here are some quotes, but the entire article is well worth reading. btw - TL,DR means Too Long, Didn't Read. To this author, Bitcoin is like Galt's Gulch for people with money who want to keep it and still shrug. Love it... Michael
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  18. MAGA-Trump Movement 2021 And Beyond Magic happened in Tulsa a few days ago. Here is the accompanying article. Amazing update from the Health and Freedom event at Tulsa: Videos, updates, interviews and more I believe this event is a tipping point event and I will link to the videos of the speeches below when they become available. Also, lots of new internet platforms are being built. This event highlighted several of them. As Mike Adams said, people were not wearing masks at the event. That's a symbol of resistance against tyranny and I want to celebrate i
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  19. One inference from all this is that, for years, ARI has been in large part funded by the government sanctioned student loan scam. Objectivism in action, I tell ya'... Changing the world, goosed up student loan by student loan... Laissez-faire capitalism with the government as partner... To quote George Carlin, "It's a big club and you ain't in it." But the world can be yours if you know your pull... Rand would be so proud... Michael
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  20. William, I already included that link in my last post above. Besides, it's not addressed to Tony. The one I remember was specifically addressed to Tony. (And, of course, I am presuming my memory is working correctly, which I believe it is since your "like" was recent as was my curiosity in looking. ) Thanks for the effort. Michael
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  21. William, I just reread that. Man, that really was the beginning of my cognitive before normative idea... (I have my own post in reply to MisterSwig's request halfway done at this moment.) Thank you for reminding me of that article. This was waaaaaay back in the beginning when I first started posting in O-Land (not too long after I came back to the USA from living in Brazil). Here's a fun fact. The original title was "Understanding Is and Ought - An Objectivist View." Lindsay Perigo, in his immense pseudo-wisdom and sanctimony, told me if I did not take the word Objectivist out,
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  22. After a few days of fear and outrage over minor incidents, here is an interview with AZ Audit Director Ken Bennett, who says things are going just fine with the audit. AZ Audit Director: Shady Democrat Operative Ryan Macias Misrepresented Himself as Media to Get on Audit Floor – GOT CAUGHT! (VIDEO) Like I said, the bad guys took too long to get moving on this particular audit project and they did not take the Arizona Senate seriously. Now it is too late for them to do anything but feeble Hail Mary passes. The video of the interview: Arizona Audit Dir. says Top Democrat O
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  23. Now for the comment I wanted to say. It's all over the news that the Facebook Oversight Board will announce if Trump is allowed back on Facebook, as if that's a big deal. It ain't. And to prove it ain't, Trump released his pronouncement that the 2020 election will by hereinafter called THE BIG LIE. He was removed from Facebook for saying things like that and this is a manner for him to show he's not the one who will change. So it doesn't matter what the Facebook Oversight Board decides. Either way is fine. In both cases: Fuck Facebook. It's big right now, but it's not relev
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  24. Notice the article which comes below the one you linked to: Translate: Lots of humans will become superfluous in the technocrats' utopia. Ellen
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  25. TG, Excellent. Imagine what the Biden junta's foreign policy discussions with world leaders is like right now. I'm going to paste the image and text of President Trump's press release in the MAGA thread. Just think of it. THE BIG LIE. Talk about a linguistic kill shot. This one is right up there with Low Energy Jeb, Crooked Hillary, Pocahontas, and so on. Michael
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  26. President Trump Releases EXPLOSIVE Message: “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, From this day forth, Known as THE BIG LIE!” https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/president-trump-releases-explosive-message-fraudulent-presidential-election-2020-will-day-forth-known-big-lie/
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  28. Here's a Deep State smokescreen being blown all over the place by the winds from the MAGA people. Mitt Romney booed at raucous Utah GOP convention as speakers attack the Biden agenda It was long and loud. That crowd will not be letting Republican elitists like Romney get by with platitudes and backstage manipulations without exposing everything they can uncover and throwing the bums out. That video is a particularly satisfying part of what the Deep State Unraveling looks like. Michael
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  29. Re the Cyber Ninjas document substance-wise, imagine that (said sarcastically). Cyber Ninjas wants to prevent chaos during the audit and imagined that groups like Antifa would want to cause chaos. I wonder where they got that idea, huh? Like nonstop riots over months, maybe? It's stupid to even have to point out that rioters like to riot, especially to promote their agenda. So they will probably riot when they get a high-visibility opportunity like an important event against their agenda. And it's stupid to have to point out that a carnival provides great cover for bad
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  30. William, Later I'll sniff around once again in the back office and see if there is something off. If not, I'll make a ticket. Michael
    1 point
  31. This sounds about right. It's not about Rudy per se. It's about controlling the narrative. Misdirection. Michael
    1 point
  32. What about Reagan? His Alzheimer's didn't ruin the country,and when Biden,'s diagnosis by rightwing consensus is confirmed by actual doctors, not much will change then.. Just as politics rolled on whenWilson was clinically dead, and his wife ran the country. Rather efficiently actually.
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  33. I almost hate to do this , because I don't want to dilute the acronym sphere, but we are finally getting the chance to at least look at the bino s
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  34. Mister Swig, Rand never named Peikoff her intellectual heir. Peikoff named Peikoff her intellectual heir. This issue has been debated to death in O-Land because Peikoff did that. Just because someone is a legal heir, that does not make them an intellectual heir. To go by analogy, is Vivian Kubrick, the daughter of Stanley Kubrick and (I assume) his legal heir, and who also champions her father's work, also his intellectual heir? The head of Kubrickism? I can't think of anyone who would say that even though she is a fine documentary filmmaker and an accomplished composer. (She's
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  35. A quote from the Hope not Hate piece you linked to: "...full of this desired adrenaline." Sounds like the biochemistry and physiology have gotten mushed up in these tales. Pineal gland? Adrenal gland? Adrenaline itself? Adrenochrome? Ellen
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  36. It's going down. Maricopa County, Arizona, Hand Count Ballot Audit Begins Friday – Tabulation Machines Arrived Today, Ballots Tomorrow, Livestream Security Activated Don't forget, this isn't one of those fraudulent recounts to game perception. This is a real audit. And people can watch it happen in real time. EDIT: There's this, too. Arizona Senate’s Audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 Election Results is Ready to Go – WATCH LIVE from Your iPhone or Home Computer Michael
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  37. I thought the same. And then a transformation occurred. He "DID" things. He achieved. He became the best President ever. He is a Randian Hero.
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  38. Exciting new contest (disclaimer) Some conditions apply.. Any mentions of a Secret Plan are entirely in your own mind as such an entity does not exist and never did, and nobody in Canada ever even heard of it. The Conservative party in Canada,familiarly the Tories,are traditionally the Blues, while the Grits are the reds, I know not why except that the slogan Better Red than Dead always made sense to me. Our Conservative Party were known as the Progressive Conservatives until seventeen years ago, when they decided that enough progress had been made already and it was time for i
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  39. The actual death data for this virus is corrupted by the CDC compilation on its way to be an historical "fact." --Brant
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  40. sigh... Another person swimming in certainties who refuses to look at facts when presented with them... Carol, figure out your goddam computer. It's only everybody else on the planet who manages to get it right re tweets. Michael
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  41. Carol, James O'Keefe is the founder and director of Project Veritas, which does undercover journalism and has busted many an oligarchical career, mostly on the left. He is also litigious as are his targets. He has yet to lose a lawsuit. He has a wall of shame where people who have appeared in his videos (and the companies behind them) have been forced by the courts to issue public retractions of statements they have published about him. It's a big wall. In fact, it's a huge wall and it's full. James just busted the CNN dude bragging about the CNN policy of doing propag
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  42. Meanwhile, back at the ranch. What a mess. Michael
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  43. Coved won't survive sunlight. Outdoor eateries! Sorry, its sooo depressing that some are maintaining this attitude. "Vaccinated", masked and still....
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  44. My wife went through a phase, when she was about 23-24 during which she had an intense and visceral urge to have a baby... was drawn almost with a kind of yearning.. to every baby she saw... we finally had a baby close to 10 years later. Those could have been voluntary chosen rational urges... or she may have temporarily and involuntarily transformed into an animal of sorts... like a Weremother or something.
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  45. This has turned into a new form of philosophical argument: argumentum ad nationalgeographicum. Michael
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  46. William, And imagine if that someone had the entire human race to test that strong claim on. That situation does not happen all the time. In fact, this is the first time I am aware of it ever happening in human history. "Oops" at that level is not good. Most people get that, but I'm saying it in case it isn't clear. Michael
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  47. Forbidden Planet --Brant
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  48. I stopped at 31 seconds with the jar of dirt analogy
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  49. Just to be clear, the theme of this thread is the tribal mindset, not Perigo's health. Part of the tribal mindset is to divide humanity up into two camps. There are some variations, but they always fall into the big divide of Us against Them. When "Us" is down, this usually takes the form of the oppressed and the oppressors, with Them being the evil oppressors. When "Us" is up, it takes the form of vile scapegoating of the other side. There is no room for the true independent individual. When I read Perigo's notice, the first thing that jumped out at me--right from the headline--was the tribal
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  50. Michael, I'm only going to reply on a few factual points in your psychological profile of me. To begin with, five years ago I'd decided not to continue posting in discussion fora. That was before all the PARC stuff hit the fan. I resisted for some time saying anything about that, but then broke down and started posting about it on the SOLOHQ list. When you set up this list, I was reluctant to join it, but then did -- and have very much lived to think that I made a mistake in doing so. My health problems are debilitating and getting worse. Brant is correct that I can't predict from day to d
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