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  1. '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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. "[Seen on] both sides of the aisle" (Ben Bayer at 27m) Hmm. Here's where I find ARI people not trustworthy lately. For four years I've seen they have touted arguments for moral equivalence on both sides, the conservatives and leftists. And here with Bayer's "religious tribal mentality" as though C-C was upheld and enforced by both. They and Brook have kept up this party line even until today when the evidence is overwhelming. If they can't see that the anti-reason, power lust, immoral scale is heavily weighted to the Left, by now... I was wondering how Yaron was going to save intellectual
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  5. 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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  6. Carl Barney, formerly of ARI, is against the wall. The latest on ARI Watch: The End of Barney’s Second Career?
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  7. Thanks. I just read it. I like it so far. I'll reserve further comment until I have had time to read the other links Michael provided. I appreciate it. I'll be able to devote substantial time to this next week. My next few days are booked. Briefly, regarding this from your RoR article: This reminds me of how my quote memes trigger Objectivists on Facebook. That one got me called several names recently, and I was accused of taking her words out of context.
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  8. 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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  9. MisterSwig, Unfortunately, I have yet to make a thread that gathers together the comments (or the meanings of those comments) over the years and puts forth a full exposition of the cognitive/normative thing. However, I just looked around and I can point you to some excellent summaries and prompts. 1. To start with, go to the OL search function (somewhere at the top) and type in normative That will bring up a ton of posts where I, and others, discussed this. You can sort the results by relevance (the default) or by date. You can do this with cognitive, too, and var
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  10. 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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  11. Rosalynn reminds me of Zelda from Pet Sematary.
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  12. Here is something very interesting regarding Bill Gates' landholdings: Bill Gates’ divorce could end secret life as biggest US farmland owner From the article: The article includes a map of Gates' landholdings. It also includes the text of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Statement on Creation of Nonprofit. Agricultural Research Institute (dated January 21, 2020) A footer line at the bottom of the statement says: "Gates Ag One aims to provide smallholder farmers in developing countries with access to the affordable tools
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Now, now, Michael, aren't you ashamed of yourself? ("BOOOO!!!!")
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  17. Another press release today. Text: During the booing, Romney asked the audience, "Aren't you ashamed" I didn't hear anyone say they were. Michael
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  18. Have you been defamed? (135) Project Veritas - OLIGARCHY (Official Video) - YouTube
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  22. Here is an example of the kind of story you need to be wary of if you are worried about the Arizona election audit getting rigged. HUGE: Arizona GOP Leader Kelli Ward Sounds the Alarm – Dem Secretary of State Hobbs Is Sneaking Dem Operatives from Biased Org’s into Maricopa County Audit I don't want to downplay the reality of what Kelli Ward is sounding the alarm on, but I do want to put it in context and lower the hysteria level a bit. The reality of this audit will not change if you look at it in context: 1. The Dems will do everything they can and use all the dirty tricks
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  23. 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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  24. William, Newsmax did that. They probably did not want to go bankrupt with legal fees (like American Thinker caved to avoid that). Other places and people did not disavow their claims about Dominion. With Newsmax, this is not justice. This is bullying by legal fees. It kind of falls in the same category as getting a confession through torture. Michael
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  25. For context, here is a post from a different thread. I love it when elitists (including Bill Maher) sense they are losing control of the commoners. Michael
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  26. To me, this is proof positive that the authoritarians are afraid of Bitcoin. Maher is claiming that the mining of Bitcoin will cause manmade climate change, it will raise the globe's temperature 2 degrees Celsius. He sounds libertarian in some of his argument, but look in between the lines and you will see "elitist control" all over them. Bitcoin is not confiscatable. That makes collecting taxes a bitch. Michael
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  27. "C'mon, it was just a traffic jam and some broken windows...now, do you care to explain the Jan 6 massacre which left a trail of chaos and destruction across a traumatized nation? I'll wait..."
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  28. I made one change backstage. I had put Merlin in a group called "Restricted." Each group has a gazillion settings and one of those might have interfered with his ability to post. So I put him back in "Members" (but still under the need for approval of posts before they are published). Hopefully that fixes the not-able-to-post-at-all problem. 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
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  31. In this case, I think it's obvious where she got the "observation": by taking the opposite of a statement of which she approved. The proclaiming of opposites is a technique I've noticed in a number of her essays. Ellen Ellen, This is an interesting problem I, too, have observed in Rand--and in other authors. Here are a few conclusions I have come to over time. 1. In copywriting, they actually teach you to write this phrase "most people." It's an imprecise number that gives you the aura of expert. (btw - I try to avoid it.) Rand learned a lot about writing in Hollywood, the home of hype. This m
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  32. I am preparing a "Think And Grow Rich" project on a separate blog to kick off my Internet marketing stuff. Don't worry--that is another target audience altogether and making money is part of the focus of that project. So I have no intention of mixing OL with it. But sometimes there are some intellectual crossovers and I will comment on them as I go along. They serve as good food for thought. For example, the following. Part of my approach in the project is to point out Napoleon Hill's excessive use of unnamed authorities and participants when he does use them (as part of examining the soundnes
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