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  1. You can't let these at war with us folks off the hook with libertarian property rights theory because we are on a de facto war footing. We Are At War. --Brant
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  2. Michael, everyone, Notice, too, the Pence-Ryan email exchange linked to from the letter: https://files.constantcontact.com/899f3f04701/106dc3d3-c645-4215-bdd3-addad65bade2.pdf Ellen
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  3. ThatGuy, Since World War II the U.S. has been in a new phase of degradation to which Rand was pretty much oblivious. Socialism vs. Capitalism, Left vs. Right, Liberal vs. Conservative is now just entertainment, like television wrestling, hiding venal, thieving, murdering Mafia-like corruption. It makes “taxing the rich” or “robbing Peter to pay Paul” look good. I wrote “pretty much” because once in a while Rand would acknowledge that something more sinister than differences in political philosophy was going on. The only example I can think of at the moment is when, in an essay, s
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  4. Maybe Trump will pardon Assange on Christmas Day. Ellen
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  5. I have literally no idea what the letter who shall not be named is/was/could be/have been, but the spark I refuse to let die is the recognition that so much in the world right now is 'just not right' and that sparks draws up some anger when I feel as if no one else can see It or fails to call it out. That was always the thing that initially drew me to nameless letter the allegory of righteousness , bold righteousness in the face of all this shit.
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  6. This kind of stuff keeps popping up more and more. Not necessarily pictures like in this case, but open links between US politicians (and other notable people) and the CCP. Michael
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  7. "BLM Activist Arrested For Siege on U.S. Capitol" WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Utah man was charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. John Earle Sullivan, a Black Lives Matter Activist and anti-Trumper, was charged by complaint with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and one count of interfering with law enforcement engaged in the lawful performance of their o
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  8. TG, The following article at CNN shows it is accurate, but slanted. Investigators pursuing signs US Capitol riot was planned Since this is a CNN article, I had to hold my nose and try not to vomit to read it just to see if Carmine Sabia's claim was accurate. It is. However, one part is fact with a thing left out, and the other part is a logical inference. CNN has become so epistemologically corrupted amidst its constant tangle of lies, I bet no one there even thought about this. First the fact. The article actually is all about the attack being planned. And the article is p
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  9. Ellen, That could only happen after he leaves office. I doubt the Senate under McConnell will even schedule a trial. And the Senate can't convict President Trump if he is not in office. The purpose of the trial is to decide if he should stay in office or to remove him. According to Dershowitz, there is no such thing as an impeachment trial solely to strip a former president of his political rights. There is a problem with the impeachment, though. Once again, according to Dershowitz, President Trump's speech that the Dems are trying to hold up as a smoking gun is protected by the Cons
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  10. Reports of Covid vaccine data leaks...
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  11. Things are looking bleak. Based on this tweet and some other indications, rather than focus on keeping Trump in, we should start focusing on destroying the impostors. And breaking up big tech. There are certain indications that this is doable and the pushback will be massive (it's already starting), so I will keep contributing about this on this very thread until the Deep State unravels--or better, gets unraveled. I want to keep hope alive for OL readers to stay inspired that President Trump will be sworn in next week, but reality is what it is, not what I want it to be.
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  12. TG, apt observation about mainstream Objectivist intellectuals. I.e. It is "science", right? It's big business - right? Praising them and the people as inherently admirable, irrespective of the morality of some scientists and big businessmen, their purpose, methods and their aims. Nor their involvement with Big Government? Wealth is good - therefore he who has amassed the most (e.g. Bill Gates) must be better than good. And so on, especially with Big Tech. As if on a quest - of which I'm certain - to find O'ist real life heroes (and there DO exist those, not always in obvious places, ofte
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  13. Here's someone who disagrees with that theory...I can't say it's "solid information"; and I doubt anyone but those deepest involved know that for sure, but we work with what we have. Make of this what you will... A LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN of the NYE County Republican Central Committee of Nevada: "I say all this as only two examples out of many that at no point has our president been in a fight of desperation. " "I have been approached by many saying, 'It’s over…' and “Trump conceded the election…”. Nothing of the sort has taken place. Go back and listen to the videos all the way thr
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  14. Naturalborncitizen.wordpress com/2021 It's your job to add the prefix to make the link work. --Brant
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  15. Quo warranto is possible. --Brant Trump doesn't need to be inaugurated Jan. 20 if Biden is held never to have legally held office as the election is held to have never taken place
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  16. Imagine if the mass arrests scenario is true. Twitter just made it easy for a really pissed off half of the country (probably more) to accept these arrests and cheer. Michael
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  17. Trump is not giving up. New administration is his new administration, without Pence et al. He has not come all this way in 6 years to give up here.
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  18. Ellen, I don't think that. I was just mentioning the roots of Prather's perspective. In other words, there are two perspectives I discussed. To imagine that he would propose to steal freedom, thus hold that that freedom is property that can be stolen or something like that, or is unaware that he is proposing that, is a misidentification. (I use the "identify correctly to evaluate correctly process for things like this.) When one looks at what he said from his perspective, from the way he thinks, what he is saying becomes clear. I resonate with his message, too. I
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  19. I am a fan of Ann Coulter as a warrior, but I have discerned a difference between her and me ever since she started going off on President Trump. I think she would be perfectly happy if Trump cheated to win. I would not be happy. In fact, I would stop supporting President Trump in a heartbeat if that happened. As I exist with this moral sentiment and conscience, I am 100% certain millions and millions of people who support President Trump exist, also. Now for a catty dig. Ann would probably do better to not date Bill Maher (or other hardcore liberals) anymore, or at le
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  20. They are celebrating their efforts since March ,the devastation they have wrought on the biggest symbol of capitalism in the world . They orchestrated the destruction and revel in the idea it will last. They are even sticking their thumbs in the eyes of the prolls they rule , a lintelless column is basically a plinth without a statue , the statues replicated are the remnants of fallen cultures shown in their ruination and not in the original splendor. Nero dancing a jig. Fuck that guy.
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  21. If I don't get back on OL today (which is doubtful ), let me cover this. Happy New Year to all OL Members and Readers Lots of people are saying 2020 was a horrible year. If it set up the downfall of the Deep State and globalism (including China), then it was one of the best in human history. The only one better will be 2021. It will be an honor and a pleasure to share it with you. Michael
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  22. TG, Well, he does have an account. and Could he be tweeting, instead of sending thunderbolts, from the starry sky above to the moral law within? Michael
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  23. Glad to see someone calling attention to the slave labor which supports the China deals. Ellen
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  24. People are already freaking out, saying POTUS gave up, thinking it's only the $600, etc, without actually having read the statement. It's sad to see people CREATING reasons to give up before even looking at the actual statement. Here's the actual statement:
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  25. My opinion of Sarah Palin just increased by, to use a physics term, several orders of magnitude.
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  26. I am going to set up an election fraud section here on OL. I want an archive of the crime that will not be taken down by big tech. I may add a list of President Trump's achievements. At least this will be a good place for those who want to write about this or research it for whatever they are building. I'm working on getting the material to link to posted to places that will stay up. Michael
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  27. Thanks for wading through the swamp to find the lilly pad, MSK. I was looking on the surface level, and did see the obvious part about the planning, didn't go deep enough into the muck to look for subtext, but it was late, too. I saw the surface level attempts to blame the planning on Proud Boys, etc, (as opposed to say, BLM/ANTIFA), and stopped there,
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  28. I still use Facebook despite all the crap they did against President Trump. I don't know for how long, though. I might keep the account open due to Internet Marketing groups I belong to that came with IM products I bought. I'll see. But when I scroll to see if anything catches my eye, there is only one thing I stop to look at with regularity. It's a guilty pleasure. I love watching videos of animals being rescued. I've seen a kangaroo, a sea gull, an elk, a wildcat, and so on being cut loose from entanglement in wire (usually from a fence), a bucket sawed off the head of a bear
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  29. TG, This is just the start of what a Biden administration is going to look like. They are going to clip his wings even more than the Jackson people did to John Quincey Adams and his ruling class crap. Michael
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  30. That's pretty much it. Any further comment from me would be pointless.
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  31. And here is a ray of sunshine about something that has needed doing for a long time. I don't know the details or verification, but there it is. I have seen others mention this, but no time to stop and read. So take this as me posting it as probably true. Michael
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  32. Ellen, we got you and bestof luck for your eye!!!!!!!!! Trump has this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  33. Who believes the people saying these things , believe the things they are saying ? Does anyone expect these same people would call for the same remedies against the fictitious VP for inciting rioting ? Have they mentioned given Kamala’s public statements about ‘the movement’ that she would be unfit to hold federal office , a vague mention , a small rebuke ?
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  34. Power first, the money follows, and guess what follows both ...? ha.
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  35. TG, Don't forget, according George Gilder in Life After Google, the Google business model is Marxist with a small twist. They start by giving you everything for free (rather than after the revolution), then take everything of value from you that they wish (starting with your data). Brook is thankful for the Marxist service he uses because it's free. Heh... I doubt Ayn Rand was thankful for the schooling and stuff she got when the communists took over in Russia because it was free. With that one comment, Brook showed he never truly understood what Ayn Rand was abo
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  36. I know Yaron Brook's opinion carries no weight around here already, but if one needed any more to be disgusted with by him, this would be the nail in the coffin. I just want this on record, for future generations: "While far from perfect, I'm still thankful to Twitter, Facebook, Youtube for providing me with a platform to express my ideas and for helping me monetize...And all this, for free. And this lickspittle from Don Watkins: "gratitude"? Should Ayn Rand have shown "Gratitude" towards Pravda? "THIS. I'm all for criticizing social media companies for their legitimate flaws
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  37. It also is unlikely that the whole "Orange Man Is Literally Hitler!!!1!" thing is 100% theater. The whole leftist worldview is a land of schizophrenic make-believe. To some non-trivial extent, they undoubtedly feel that destroying Trump—socially, psychologically, or physically—is the right and moral thing to do.
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  38. More generally, Ayn Rand often wrote about those who hate the good for being the good. I refer to this as misocalosism (Greek: miso- disdain, hate; calos the good, the beautiful). A subset of misocalosists are cacophiliacs, who revel in filth and the ugly. In "The Age of Envy" (Return of the Primitive; formerly The New Left), she identified the hate of the good for being the good as the root cause of envy, which one must distinguish from jealousy. Jealousy is wanting what someone else has, or protecting what is yours. Envy is begrudging someone of what he has. Jealousy might lead one to s
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  39. Mark Dice put up the screenshots of President Trump's instantly deleted tweets. I'm not embedding this tweet by Mark Dice since the images go to shit OL when Twitter deletes a post. Michael
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  40. Here's something I especially like which was quoted in the article: Nicholas J. Fuentes @NickJFuentes - 21:01 UTC · Jan 7, 2021The US Capitol is hardly a “sacred temple of democracy,” it’s the sleaziest brothel in the world, totally bought and controlled by powerful interest groups and foreign governments. Who are they kidding? Ellen
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  41. Very respectfully Peter, if you believe that President Trump came this far to laydown right now, you have not been paying attention.
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  42. I'll tell you something. Watching this shit go down, and watching the Congress cave in fear, I have an inkling of what Ayn Rand felt when the Communists took over Russia right in front of her. The mob trying to take over everything while people who know better cower in fear is a Drooling Beast. Rand knew what helplessness feels like from observing the Communist revolution take everything from her and her family and not being able to do anything about it. That's how she nailed the Drooling Beast metaphor so well. From The Fountainhead (Steven Mallory speaking to Howard Roark):
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  43. A few months ago, I thought this was supposed to be "muh Russians..." Trump Admin Declassifies Intelligence that Indicates China Offered to Pay Non-State Actors in Afghanistan to Attack US Soldiers It is so good to see sanity about the CCP for a change. The world was being fattened up like a turkey on a farm. To the turkey, a farm is an awesome place to live. Food. Shelter. Treatment when sick or injured. Lots of mating. What's not to like? But then comes Thanksgiving... We were the turkey for the longest time. Michael
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  44. RE pattern This morning op-ed in NY Post pushed everywhere, stories about caving in to stimulus bill and this evening all a buzz with Gohmert suit, somebody may be onto to sumptin
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  45. TG, Pay attention right now and use your own eyes (like you are doing). Soon you will understand (if you don't already) why some men and women become great and why others are churn and will never rise from the swirling. There is nothing wrong with falling into mob psychology. It happens to all of us. (Welcome to the human race.) But the great ones catch themselves and snap out of it. The churn lives where the mob lives. I don't have a bigger meaning for this other than it exists. I have some speculations. Nothing firm yet. But I do know I am not fit to live where the churn
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  46. I cannot agree with you more about all of President Trumps enemies, including the fifth column. Just President Trump is so incredible and such an unbelievable military strategist, the world has never, ever, seen anything like this. It gives me unwavering confidence seeing how he continues to make moves, daily, hourly, and those are just the moves that we see, that part is like an iceberg. As Unites States goes, so goes the world, and that is why I refer to him as My President. It's the elite vs We The People. Trump has so many paths to victory, that the o
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  47. Here is some, very odd news--great news from what I have seen so far. I haven't listened to the video below yet except pieces, so I will hold off commenting. But I will include an excerpt that was extracted on BitChute: NEWS - SIDNEY POWELL APPOINTED SPECIAL COUNSEL & DEEP STATE PANICS According to Patrick Byrne, who is apparently now a Trump insider, he says he was in the room at the meeting where President Trump discussed appointing Sydney Powel as Special Counsel to investigate election fraud. He said President Trump not only discussed it, he ac
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  48. And, of course, there's this. A stimulus bill means to some people denying President Trump one of his executive powers--invoking the Insurrection Act. People have been saying that the idea of using military force is silly. It's taking the eye off the ball. That President Trump isn't even thinking about it. He said so in a tweet. So what the hell is this provision doing in a stimulus bill? The people who put it there certainly are thinking about it. To me, that's proof of intent. It's even worse. If they get Biden in, invoking the Insurrection Act is exactly w
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  49. I think you have something important there TG. To play a little DA, too, in the broad abstraction what Rand said still holds true: "... by intellectual default..." I think this remains fundamental. BUT- PLUS, additionally, there has been a "diabolical conspiracy" even she couldn't have guessed at and foreseen, perhaps naively, back then. (But then the whole media/social media has come under leftist control, and the existence of the latter especially she could not have anticipated). The original New Left has been left behind by concerted, colluding efforts of the New, New Left, a
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  50. Can someone perform their VP duties from prison?
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