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  1. Yeah right now we only have Dudley do nothing. Actually nothing would be good, we have Dudley do retarded shit now
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  2. Get a person angry or drunk and you will see their true colours
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  3. Peter, I do not disagree with this. I can't think of anyone who does. So nobody I know of is going to defend that. Now onto another issue. Have you seen what has been going on in Congress? Not just the House Kangaroo Kommittee on 1/6. Look what Ted Cruz did recently in the Senate to the FBI about 1/6. It was ugly--ugly for the FBI. Ted Cruz asked point blank to the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI, Jill Sanborn, if any federal agents committed a violent crime on 1/6 and she said she couldn't say. He asked that over and over in different ways and she said she didn't know or couldn't say over and over. Take a look at this very short video and tell me this FBI lady was interested in protecting people (other than out-of-line feds and her own ass). TED CRUZ EXPOSES ROGUE FBI INVOLVEMENT AT WASHINGTON CAPITOL ON JANUARY 6 2021 WWW.BITCHUTE.COM 1. https://www.bitchute.com/video/JlsR1Rdlk2MP/ 2. https://newtube.app/user/RenaudBe/CqcBVSI 3. https://ugetube.com/watch/I3oOTkXaPnkTpsr With Ted Cruz... Watch it and see if you think this is the way the FBI is supposed to act. The truth is, that's not good for an agency sworn to protect people. Also, you have mentioned the Capitol Police several times. Are you aware that President Trump requested them for the rally and they were not deployed? Word is Pelosi issued a demand to not deploy them and the Capitol Police command complied with her demand. Also, only a few Capitol Police were there at the Capitol during the breach, not the full force. (There is a source for this I believe you will find OK later in this post.) So how are police supposed to protect anyone if their command refuses to allow them to be present? All of this, and a ton load more, is on record and available to the public. But you have to look at it to see it. CNN will not show it to you. So maybe you could try official records if you don't like the idea of alt media. But these are facts--and there are a whole lot of them. They will not go away with media spin. I know you and another are conflicting over this stuff and it has turned into something that is not discussion. I'm not part of that. All I'm asking for you to do is look at official stuff that cannot be spun. One can imagine and spin why the Assistant Director of the FBI claimed she didn't know what she obviously did (like information on the FBI's own most wanted list), or claimed that she could not provide information that was public knowledge and obviously not classified, but one cannot spin the fact that she said she didn't know and couldn't say when it came right out of her mouth in Congress and it's on video for the whole world to see. One cannot spin the fact that the Capitol Police, except for a few, were not protecting the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Speaking of the Capitol Police, just to give you a taste of what is out there, here is a news article from last January from NBC, which you seem to trust. The spin in the article can make one dizzy, but further down in the article, in the CYA part, it says the following without qualifications (direct quote--there is some spin which I did not quote, but there are no qualifications): Ashli was the only fatality due to violence that day. There were some other deaths due to non-event causes, but only one murder. I don't want to be combative, but you claimed something that is not true: I realize this is an insinuation, but nobody killed any lawmen or bodyguards. Nor did they even try. You should revisit where you got that information and check it against more credible sources (like official records). Hell, even the mainstream fake news press, even though it is all over the place, often sets this stuff straight. Such killing and attempted murder simply never happened. Zero. You don't even have to go far to check. Try the Wikipedia article on the event (see here). I don't like Wikipedia anymore, but I doubt this particular information is false. It's hard as hell to falsify coroner reports for a famous event. 5 people died at the event. Ashli Elizabeth Babbitt was the only homicide. She was shot dead by Capitol Police Lt. Michael Leroy Byrd. And the other 4? Brian Sicknick, died from a stroke. Rosanne Boyland, 34, died of an amphetamine overdose (she was not trampled as given by the fake news media). Kevin Greeson and Benjamin Philips both died from heart attacks. These are all according to coroner reports. Also, later, there were 4 law enforcement suicides attributed as fallout to the event: Capitol Police Officer Howard Charles Liebengood, (three days after the event), D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Jeffrey Smith (January 15), Metropolitan Police Officer Kyle Hendrik DeFreytag (July 10), and Metropolitan Police Officer Gunther Paul Hashida (July 29). That's it. Four normal deaths, four law enforcement suicides, and one homicide. And who committed the murder, prey tell? A Capitol Police cop. To repeat, the only one killed, the only homicide, was an innocent unarmed Trump supporter who was trying to get the false flag goons to stop destroying the windows and doors of the Capitol in order to breach the building, but then felt she herself was in danger from them, the goons, not from the police. In fact, Ashli did not run from the police. She ran toward them for protection and one of them shot her dead. We can have different opinions and all is fair. But we cannot have different facts. A is A. A fact is what it is. It cannot be what it is and something else at the same time. Michael
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  4. btw - This thing about determinism--both for and against--is another example of the error of reifying the part and calling it the whole. Many parts of human beings come as "the given" (already determined) and other parts are chosen by us. All throughout, there is one area that impacts both and it is generally ignored in O-Land: growth. It is a habit in O-Land to attribute growth to learning from experience, but it isn't the same. One does not learn eyesight from experience the same way as one learns to ride a bike from experience. One grows into eyesight and one cannot not grow into eyesight, however, one can refuse to learn to ride a bike. Learning how to see is instinctual. Learning how to ride a bike is not. Michael
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  5. From Wikipedia. The Canadian Shield (French: Bouclier canadien [buklje kanadjɛ̃]), also called the Laurentian Plateau, is a large area of exposed Precambrian igneous and high-grade metamorphic rocks (geologic shield) that forms the ancient geologic core of the North American continent (the North American Craton or Laurentia). Glaciation has left the area with only a thin layer of soil, through which the composition of igneous rock resulting from long volcanic history is frequently visible. end quote When the next glaciation occurs, Canadians are very welcome here, though it may be more likely a climatic heat event will occur first, so the U.S. may need to buy some grain from Canada. Deal?
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  6. More Deep-State pedo-revelations; this time, from Wisconsin, involving both a member of the VA and a judge... Curtis Schmitt: Tony Evers’ Appointee in Jail on Child Porn Accusation Curtis Schmitt, a Tony Evers’ appointee, is in the Milwaukee County Jail, records show, and a source tells Wisconsin Right Now he was arrested on an accusation of possessing child pornography. Curtis Schmitt was appointed by Evers to the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs in May 2019, according to his LinkedIn page, which says he’s the chairman. It’s the second time in recent years that a Milwaukee-area Democrat-affiliated official has been accused of child porn allegations. Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Brett Blomme received nine years in prison for distributing child pornography. In 2020, he shared a graphic on Facebook that reads, “Veterans and Military Families for Biden.” (read more here): Curtis Schmitt: Tony Evers' Appointee In Jail On Child Porn Accusation WWW.WISCONSINRIGHTNOW.COM A source tells Wisconsin Right Now that Curtis Schmitt mentioned his affiliation with Evers to authorities after being arrested.
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  7. Never even heard of that place! I live in a small town named Toronto, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs who have not won since 1967!
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  8. "A Tale of Two Cities" Claim: No, Trump did not order 10,000 troops to secure the Capitol on Jan. 6 - The Washington Post WWW.WASHINGTONPOST.COM Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Fox personalities keep falsely saying that Trump requested 10,000 troops to protect the... Counter-claim: Bombshell Report Reveals Pelosi Denied Trump’s Request For 10,000 National Guard Troops For Jan. 6 Rally "Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller told a House of Representatives panel that he spoke with Trump on Jan. 3, three days before the now-former president’s fiery speech that preceded the violence and led to his second impeachment. "According to Miller’s testimony, Trump asked during that meeting whether the District of Columbia’s mayor had requested National Guard troops for Jan. 6, the day Congress was to ratify Joe Biden’s presidential election victory. Trump told Miller to 'fill' the request, the former defense secretary testified. Miller said Trump told him: 'Do whatever is necessary to protect demonstrators that were executing their constitutionally protected rights.'" Bombshell Report Reveals Pelosi Denied Trump’s Request For 10,000 National Guard Troops For Jan. 6 Rally REPUBLICANWIRE.ORG President Donald Trump wanted National Guard troops in Washington to protect his supporters at a Jan. 6 rally that ended with them attacking...
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  9. Biden, one year in office, is discussed on the Deep State news network that helped put him in office. Man, what a fall from grace... And, of course, I love it. Michael
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  10. Mod Squad! Love it ! I went to bed on Nov 3 , Trump had the victory all wrapped up with insurmountable leads in states that he had not already won. States like Florida, Ohio , and others which in effect meant that he had won because when you win a certain basket of States, you always win. Lo and behold, that night water pipes broke, and certan States stopped counting and etc etc etc and then Biden made the most incredible comeback in the history of voting in any country ever. It was like a football team was up 77-0 with 4 minutes left in the 4th. It would be impossible to score 11 touchdowns, and hit 11 onside kicks to win the game. Thats what happened, and it happened with a man who was getting six people athis rallies against the sitting President who had 50k at his rallies. Impossible my friend. Impossible. For you, I charge nothing.
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  11. There's a whole lot more to that story. Wife Stands Off With Hospital to Keep Her Husband Alive, and Wins Wife Stands Off With Hospital to Keep Her Husband Alive, and Wins WWW.THEEPOCHTIMES.COM A hospital said it would take Anne's husband's ventilator off so she seeks a temporary restraining order and has him transferred. As stated in the previous post, she obviously prevailed and saved his life from an evil hospital system. I once heard that doctors swore an oath, the Hippocratic Oath. I guess that ethic is no longer fashionable, at least in Minnesota. With hospitals like that one, who needs morgues? Michael
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  12. Wow. A member of the Psychic Hotline Mod Squad. How else could you know these things? What’s your BS number (I’ll bet it’s a ten!) and charge per minute?
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  13. Biden himself is sending indirect messages that 2020 was rigged. And he openly said 2022 might be rigged (if his side loses, of course ). Trump: Biden Admitted 2020 Election May Have Been Fraud Trump: Biden Admitted 2020 Election May Have Been Fraud THEPALMIERIREPORT.COM Trump: Biden Admitted 2020 Election May Have Been Fraud Text: Michael
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  14. Salty Droid says he got COVID. And he said how he has been curing it. Although it's humorous, he's serious on both accounts. He actually did get COVID (I've seen some videos where he showed signs of being sick). And he actually has been curing it--according to what he has said several times--with orange juice, beer, water, coffee, and some extra sleep. And he still makes videos. The more recent ones are showing him a lot better. Go figure. Michael
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  15. Things get way easier to grasp when one realizes that Nov 3 was the insurrection and Jan 6 was the Coup D'etat. At least in banana republics thwy have the confidence to do the coup in the daytime, not at 3 am.
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  16. It's the saltine crackers you put in the chicken noodle soup that's choking our population.
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  17. Chicken soup ?! Fluids?! Not without a faucified double random blinded clinical study ! Trying to kill people or what !! Follow THE fuckin science dude!
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  18. well.. their non-temperant colors anyway, animal instincts shine thru the moonshine lol
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  19. Imagine the party to which nobody came. That is how all the scares, 'measures' and policies should have been dealt with from Day One. Do nothing (or close to). Don't arrive at 'their' party. It is not calculable how much better off humanity would have been now.
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  20. Funny how Trump spoke with tremendous certainty, Starbucks reversed course, UK did too, and now WHO among others. Turn off the lights, the party is over. Biden spoke too, but I have no comment as I did not watch it as i had to watch some paint dry but pretty sure its not a coincidence
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  21. WHO panel comes out against requiring vaccination proof for travel THEHILL.COM A World Health Organization (WHO) panel last week came out against any requirements that travelers show proof of their COVID-19... Lift international travel bans; proof of vaccination not needed: WHO | NewsBytes WWW.NEWSBYTESAPP.COM The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday recommended lifting or relaxation of international travel bans, citing their...
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  22. The Berlin wall is coming down.
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  23. Academia is thoroughly infiltrated by leftists , the Progressives of the early 20th set the stage for the large push in late 60's , the "counter Revolution" moved in and became the 'establishment' , the indoctrination into leftist ideology became the new norm for at least two generations of the ;'new adults ' in the room. "Trust no one over 30 !" crowd are now the octogenarians , their ire and retributionary juices were collected and stoked and pointed back at the preceding generation(s) and their works heralded as restorative against past crimes. What will the current 'coming up' generations think restorative justice will look like against the perpetrators of the wrongs done to them by us. This cultural rot wins both times, it produced those willing to go along lockdowns et al , which in turn has produced the very fertile ground for a whole other round of restorative justice, and quite possibly righteously so ( sow) , if this young lady's situation doesn't break your heart , you haven't been paying attention
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  24. The Dems are trying to rig the midterm elections starting at the federal level. But they had a horrible night for that goal. Dem Voting Bill Blocked In Senate Dem Voting Bill Blocked In Senate NOAHREPORT.COM Democrats could not get their election bill passed through the Senate. The Senate voted 49-51 to block the bill — ... And... BREAKING: Democrats’ Attempt to Nuke the Filibuster FAILS — Senators Manchin and Sinema Join Republicans in 52-48 Vote BREAKING: Democrats' Attempt to Nuke the Filibuster FAILS -- Senators Manchin and Sinema Join Republicans in 52-48 Vote WWW.THEGATEWAYPUNDIT.COM The Democrats attempt to nuke the filibuster has FAILED in a huge blow to Biden and his authoritarian agenda Final vote: 52-48. Senators Manchin and Sinema joined all Republican senators in voting to keep... The Dems can't win unless they cheat. And now they can't cheat in the forms given in these two failed bills. Which means they have to run fair elections for the midterms at least as concerns federal legislative intervention into the electoral processes. And that means the Dems will lose for the most part. This is what winning looks like. Michael
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  25. Is The Federalist considered alt media ? They’ ll probably use these little videos of the one corrupt board of elections in one county and try and spin it into some thing to gin up some base some where. After all , these guys and gals are basically heroes , one election one time to save democracy, .. Video Shows PA Official Admitting Election Laws Were Broken In 2020 THEFEDERALIST.COM This video provides yet another example of the widespread violations of election law during the last presidential election.
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  26. I should be the poster boy for Jexit, Ive been a Conservative since Fisher Price
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  27. The CCP isn’t going to keep shared secrets , secrets?! But that has the potential to disrupt domestic politics in the US , pretty sure they’re be honorable on that call , cmon man. Besides Joe’s brother has a full proof plan , plausible deniability, cmon man
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  28. Aside from natural causes , no one besides Ashli Babbit and possibly one other woman were killed at the Capitol and in Ashli's case we can watch her being killed by an officer of the law. And who by the way, said in a television interview that he could not see 'her hands' meaning he could not have ascertained if she posed a threat to himself or anyone, so an unlawful killing on video and yet no cities have burned. The claims of fraud were for all intends and purposes left un-investigated, courts claimed that examination of the ballots and counting processes were outside of a strict legal recourse and appeals to those claims were shunted politically. From 'official' reports over a million citizens gathered to air their grievances , around 800 people entered the Capitol and some among them did so in a riotous fashion, but there was No unjustified murdering of selected lawmen or bodyguards. But I fear your wish will be granted , if a million citizens gather in DC to air their grievances against the current regime they will be suppressed with 'whatever it takes' from a federal response, and you will cheer because you are on the 'right side of history/democracy' , cuz that's the narrative you believe. Good news , you can change your mind.
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  29. No sooner had I written this, then the following happened: Jexit Created After Democrat Party Abandoned Jews Jexit Created After Democrat Party Abandoned Jews RUMBLE.COM Jexit Created After Democrat Party Abandoned Jews Jexit is a movement for Jews to leave the Democratic Party. And it's growing. In the video, they also talked about the obfuscation of preaching against Israel and saying this has nothing to do with Jew hatred. For those who think this is conflating libertarianism-like sentiments with bigotry, notice how often those who preach this exact frame end up denying the Holocaust. And who on earth after that disaster and the devastation it wrought would deny the Holocaust except a Jew hater? The Jexit people talked about a Florida school principle who was openly a Holocaust denier. This is already ugly. Leave this alone and it will grow into something horrific. Michael
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  30. Ain't this a bitch? The one person, Ashli Babbitt, shot dead in cold blood by a cop on January 6, 2021, was actually trying to stop the violent damage to the building. "Stop! No! Don't!": Babbitt Tried to Stop Attack on Capitol Speaker’s Lobby, Video Analysis Suggests "Stop! No! Don't!": Babbitt Tried to Stop Attack on Capitol Speaker’s Lobby, Video Analysis Suggests WWW.ZEROHEDGE.COM Video shows female Trump supporter's desperate pleas to prevent rioters from breaking windows... Ashli was set up, pure and simple. And the cop who shot her was a coward with a gun. President Trump, in his rally over the weekend, said he will get to the bottom of it. And he mentioned Ashli by name. Michael
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  31. Yawn. It’s getting late, but here is one more old letter and then I will stop. I went looking for something else from Dennis May but instead I found something I wrote referencing him. And Brant Gaede! Dennis worked for ConAgra Corporation. We corresponded periodically even after Atlantis went down. I think he enjoyed my dumb parody 21 years ago. I think the Monica I referenced was Monica Lewinski. Peter From: "Peter Taylor" To: atlantis Subject: Re: ATL: Determinists do it Better Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 02:24:22 GMT. Brant wrote, thinking I meant him and taking exception to me calling some list-writers, hate-filled monsters: "This is a generalized, collectivistic slander. I reject it completely. --Brant Gaede" Following is an anything-goes homage to a brilliant man, Dennis May. It may be inappropriate for younger children. Enjoy it, you Running Dog Capitalist Lackey. Just try and reject this, Brant! Headline from DC's premier newspaper, The Washington Times: Fay of the Triffods? Today, the Mega Corporation, ProAgra Incorporated, announced a new line of corn seed guaranteed to thrive, no matter what a farmer's insect problems may be. When a mere three inches tall, the genetically engineered corn plants develop a "beak" that quickly hardens into a horny, polysaccharide "chitinous" material. Renowned scientist, and former crooner on the old Jack Benny Program, Dennis (The Menace) Day said, "I developed this wonderful new plant using Deterministic Epistemology. Don't ask me to explain that, because it is just too complicated. What I have done is to develop a plant that not only, does not need insecticides, it would not grow as quickly if insects were not available for the plant to catch and eat." “Mr. Day demonstrated the corn plant's abilities, and gave us a running commentary as we filmed," said the lovely correspondent, Monica Submissive. Voices transcribed from the film: "Remember what you promised me, Babe?" "Sure, Dennis. You know I want you. Ssshh! The tape is rolling." "OK," said Dennis pointing to the cameraman, "Keep it focused on the beak." A butterfly hovered near the corn silk, partially hiding the beak. Suddenly with a snap, the butterfly is bitten and swallowed. "Did you get that," said a gleeful Mr. May, "Stockholm, here I come!" "You want it now," said Monica? "No, you idiot!" snapped Dennis. He turns to the camera. "This new variety of corn will eat any insects that come near it. I can see that there may be some confusion among the world's scientists that since I support determinism and a neural network theory of knowledge that the neural network of my corn model fails, if determinism fails at some level. Crap! That is not the case at all. The neural network consists of very large elements (cells) which can be seen with the aided eye and studied individually in the lab, in theoretical models, and duplicated in function with computers, large pots of water, and microwave ovens. It is best if eaten with salt and butter. My corn is designed to be able to defend itself one day after sprouting. Of course, as the plant grows you will need to keep household pets out of the corn fields. When it is one foot high, it should be able to deter any wild animals such as raccoons, and at six feet high, even deer are fair game. And the corn is delicious as food for humans or livestock," said Mr. Day. "Harvesting can be accomplished with an International Harvester tractor and a high caliber rifle." Mr. Day is reported to be on the short list of Nobel Prize candidates. Peter Taylor
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  32. UK plans to scrap all COVID-19 laws and moves to accept the virus like the flu: Report "British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to do away with all COVID-19 laws in the United Kingdom as case numbers drop and the country learns to treat the virus like a seasonal flu. "The government is considering ending all legally enforced policies in England and is instead moving to a guidance-based system, a source told the Daily Mail. Laws that have existed since the beginning of the pandemic, including enforced self-isolation after an infection, could come to a halt, the source said." read more here UK plans to scrap all COVID-19 laws and moves to accept the virus like the flu: Report WWW.WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to do away with all COVID-19 laws in the United Kingdom as case numbers drop...
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  33. "Man's life". A huge no-no. You will be corrected.
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  34. We interviewed Jason Hill about cancel culture and people attacking him over his views on Israel and "trans" issues. We get into his new book which deals with the history of slavery and calls for reparations. We discussed his history in the Objectivist movement, as well as his current views on Democrats vs Republicans. Check it out!
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  35. TG, It was probably my memory. No biggie. This is what happens when one posts without checking. btw - Memory is a fascinating topic. Rand wrote very little about memory. I think the reality of it would have appalled her until she got used to it if she had learned the reality of it when she was alive. The way most people think about memory, at least long term memory, is that mental events and abstractions reside in your brain somewhere and you simply retrieve them as you need them. However, the way memory really works is more like the cloud in computing. Bits of the memory of, say, an event reside all over the friggin' place in your brain and a lot of them are redundant. When you want to recall something, your brain literally reconstructs the mental event from the bits and pieces that are all over the place. More often than not, bits and pieces from other events, from movies, from stories, from childhood traumas, and on and on get in and become part of your certainty of that event. That is, until you check. What's worse, that little sucker in your left brain Michael Gazzaniga calls "the interpreter" will simply make shit up if a bit or piece is missing from everywhere in your brain. That sucker exists to make sense of things even when they don't make sense. And since it has a lot to do, it will make up shit for the parts that don't fit at all so it can move on to other stuff. If you don't have good self-esteem and understand this, it can wreak havoc on your soul when you are wildly off. That doesn't give you an excuse to softly murmur the name of one lover in the ear of another while making love , but this stuff exists in all of us. Your memory is mostly correct except when it isn't. The best way with memory is the Reagan adage, trust but verify. I'll correct my other post so William Perry is no longer the source of the prosecutor's brief description of PARC. That was fun, but now that I know it's inaccurate, ah hell... I am sure he will understand, though. He himself is a prosecutor. Ask any prosecutor on earth about the reliability of eye-witness accounts of a crime... Michael
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  36. But did she Epstein herself? "Inquiring minds want to know..."
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  37. I was buying some bagels last Sunday ( insert Jewish jokes here if you must ) an an old lady around 70 called me a f*****g a*****e because my mask was not on correctly. Wasnt that passive lollllllllll
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  38. Is this the article you're looking for? A Prosecutor's View of PARC Submitted by William E. Perry on Fri, 2006-04-21 18:49 I’ve heard a funny criticism of James Valliant’s The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics. That is that he is arguing like a prosecutor. That is funny when it is addressed to me because I was a prosecutor for 21 years. It is also funny when addressed to Valliant because he IS a prosecutor. That has made me think about the validity of the way prosecutors argue in general, and its application to PARC. This is not intended as a review, but merely as a comment about one aspect of the book. Various critics have referred to PARC as an “indictment” or a “brief.” It is neither. An indictment is a formal charging document. A brief is an appellate argument. PARC is neither of these in either the literal, or the metaphorical sense. The book is a closing argument on behalf of Ayn Rand against the charges made against her by Barbara and Nathaniel Branden. http://www.solopassion.com/node/871
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  39. This is where I have ALWAYS been. Why Trump’s Pivot Away From Pushing the Jabs Is a Bigger Deal Than Most Realize Why Trump’s Pivot Away From Pushing the Jabs Is a Bigger Deal Than Most Realize NOQREPORT.COM I generally do not watch Trump rallies. I don’t need to be convinced to vote for him should he decide to run in 2024 and unlike the current occupant of the White House, President Donald Trump can go without... From the article: I think this is how the vast majority of his critical supporters feel about the vax issue. They know he corrects his errors--and changes his people--as he gains more information. Michael
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  40. TG, I did not get my idea from Chris, and to my shame, I have not yet read his book. I only skimmed it. And I have both editions. But from your sporadic references to it, you are encouraging me to read it as it should be read. Michael
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  41. Yes, I was struggling to put a name on the fallacy a day ago, touching on ARI's perceptions of the Conservatives and a fringe element that's taken by some to indicate all or most of them. It's hellish frustrating when one knows that is not in the slightest, indicative of the great majority. How does one invalidate such a fallacy and perception? Other than tediously relating one's own far more extensive observations? No go. Heard the same thing many a time, with media bias: e.g. police brutality, Jan 6, and many more, from the Woke left mostly. The part is representative of the whole. The one incident or experience tells you everything you need to know of someone and something. You know, "I met a Scot who was tight with a buck - so - all Scotsmen are cheap". The closest I have come up with is the fallacy of hasty generalization. Certainly it involves limited and lazy use of induction. The fallacy of reification, okay.
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  42. The problem wasn't in discussing this dude. The problem was the preaching approach and flying it under a headline that stated agreeing with evolution was stupid. Oh, wait! I actually said that in the thread way back when. For the record, if it had been Kant or even Peikoff, it would have been thrown into the Garbage Pike if that had been the approach. But just for fun, I tried to watch the video of the dude in this thread. I could only get through a couple of minutes. He sounded an awful lot like an auctioneer at a cattle show. Michael
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  43. What a nonsense. According to these criteria astronomy wouldn't be an objective science either. The same can be said of the stars, astronomers can only observe some photons arriving on earth. We can’t directly observe the evolution of a star, so the theories about such stellar evolution aren’t objective science either?
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  44. This session of ARS was truly fine. Our secretary Greg Salmeiri announced, for any who had not received the message, that James Lennox has been elected to be co-secretary with Greg. This was our first session since Allan’s death, the first without his presence or remote communication. The ARS had been one of his labors of love, I would say, and I miss him there and always, as one of our strong scholars. Our presenter Lester Hunt has been working on a book, for Blackwell, on Robert Nozick’s Anarchy State and Utopia. Our other presenter Onkar Ghate also displayed thorough familiarity with ASU, especially in the Part of our focus, Part I, which concerns Nozick’s derivation of the state from prestate society by an invisible hand-process of hypothetically voluntary and moral steps. The argument shows that the state per se is not necessarily a rights-violating institution, even if every actual state is. I read this book when it came out in 1974. A friend of mine in Chicago had taken a seminar from Nozick at Harvard, and we had many fine discussions of Nozick’s ideas as his various books appeared during his life. I read the early papers on ASU that appeared in The Journal of Libertarian Studies, to which I was a charter subscriber, and I read George Smith’s later paper too, which is titled “Justice Entrepreneurship.” I also read the books of Murray Rothbard and David Friedman on market anarchism, and years later Jan Narveson’s book from the same wing. At the present meeting of APA, I attended an Author-Meets-Critic session for a new book from the individualist anarchist wing of libertarianism authored by Michael Huemer titled The Problem of Political Authority. In 1976 I was a delegate to the Libertarian Party National Convention in New York. One morning there was a brunch in which the issue of market anarchism was briefly discussed by David Friedman, then by Robert Nozick. What a personality after my own heart was Nozick. The mind I had found on his pages matched the soul of the man in life. The papers of Hunt and Ghate were fresh perspectives on ASU. Lester’s title is “Rand and Nozick on Individual Rights.” He delves deeply into Nozick’s conception of side-constraints versus goals and to its points of entry into Nozick’s hypothetical course to the just state. He spots a weak stretch of argument in Nozick that he thinks is better handled by Rand. Onkar’s paper is titled “Rand and Nozick on State of Nature and the Principle of Individual Rights.” He shows that on state-of-nature elements in their political philosophies, Rand’s is closer to Locke’s set of elements than Nozick’s is close to Locke’s set of elements. The elements missing from Nozick’s picture are serious ones in the Objectivist political philosophy. Onkar argued also that Rand should decline so much invisible-hand character concerning state formation, rather, look more to actual histories of their founding, which are deliberate and for specific reasons, and look to actual history of how people have gotten the idea of individual rights, so far as they have, and have deliberately instituted protection of individual rights under law. The ensuing discussion was great and was especially enriched by questions Lester raised concerning Rand’s views. There was an economist present, and his was a needed input. David Kelley and I participated in the discussion. David had to leave early for a reception honoring the fourth and expanded edition, just issued, of The Art of Reasoning at the Norton booth at the book mart. As usual I bought about a dozen books at the mart. If they would stop writing such good books, I might save myself, but I’m doomed. Anyway, we talked on and on at the session, and we were surprised to learn our three hours had passed. These two papers will wind their way into a volume on Rand’s political philosophy in the series Ayn Rand Society Philosophical Studies.
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  45. I thought that this was a site where those of us who admire the works of Ayn Rand could discuss ideas. "A dog, a wolf, a coyote, and a banana." Which ones had a common ancestor? Yes, I know that at the genetic level, fungus and humans share 90% or more of DNA., I get that. It does not explain "evolution" (so called). I also know that it is a common high school experiment in genetics to extract the DNA of strawberries. Easy peasy from the Left Coast see here or from the Heartland of America here. But while we have a double helix, strawberries have a quadruple helix! Also, MSK, as you greatly admire powerful men who command audiences, I would have thought that you would see the efficacy of his delivery, granted that he had a pre-selected (self-selected) array of listeners to laugh on cue. Myself, on the problem of evolution, I must insist that the gaps in the fossil record are evidence that beings "greater" than us (however defined) intervened or interfered in our planet to bring the world to its state today. Moreover... it is possible (ala X-Files) that this continues and that ultimately, Earth's humans will be subjugated to serve human-alien hybrids who will be allowed to join the galactic empire or whatever the heck it is out there. (Just sayin' ... there are more things in heaven and Earth than are known in your philosophy, Horatio.) I say, give the chimp a banana. Nice work.
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