Michael Stuart Kelly

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    Initial Understanding of Islam on Fundamental Intellectual Issues Thoughts on the 12 Steps and Self-Forgiveness Why the Tolerance and Support? Atlantis in the Wilderness A Hunting Story Moral Perfection Like a Lamb to the Slaughter Letter to Madalena ... An Homage to the Value of Valuing Going Home... A Few Thoughts on Family Values Where Principles and Rights Break Down The Stigma of Addiction Book Review on an Addiction Fraud - A Million Little Pieces Charmed on a Raw Night The Nature of Private Written Correspondence – The Sciabarra Smear Online Objectivist Mediocrity The Ayn Rand Love/Hate Myth The Ayn Rand Love/Hate Myth - Part 2 - Moral Ambivalence The Ayn Rand Love/Hate Myth - Part 3 - Brotherhood of Hate The Ayn Rand Love/Hate Myth - Part 4 - Rand's True Value The Virtue of Silliness (w/Kat)
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  1. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Prison Reform, Finally

    Dennis, That is my point. Except in Obama's case, the deal was for him to commute one while turning a blind eye when his elitist insiders incarcerated another 1,000 to make up for it. And don't forget the gravy--let them take the stuff of the newly incarcerated through civil forfeiture while they were at it. It's a good job if you can get it and become an insider... God, I don't know how these people sleep at night. These insiders are the modern version of slave-holders from centuries past. Same mentality and soul. Michael
  2. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Credit Where Due

    Carol, It's when you care about the death of murderers/torturers and blank out their innocent victims--all in the service of a political agenda. I don't think you give two craps about the women, gays, etc., who are oppressed by Islamic states. You might give lip-service when called on it, but on your own, all those folks are a non-issue. My suggestion, if you want to get President Trump so badly, is to try to use an issue that does not make your own indifference to torture and murder so clear. Michael
  3. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Prison Reform, Finally

    Dennis, That made it worse. Political contributions, "tough on crime candidates" etc., have nothing to do with my point. The entire private prison system is an elitist scam irrespective of anything, including elections. That's my point. With a corollary that this elitist scam has decimated and made inner city black communities more vulnerable and more excessively violent than they already were, all at the same time. The elitist scam treats blacks like livestock. The elitist scam has managed to exist irrespective of who got elected. They sold it as capitalism and free market. so, to that extent, they needed free market people in power at the time. Tough on crime had nothing to do with it. But since then the politicians have not mattered for the scam to continue. The profits don't go to elect politicians. They ultimately go into the pockets of the elitist insiders after laundering. That's what the scam exists for (like all scams ). There's another point I did not cover, but I believe. Punishment and rehabilitation are not either-or. You can--and should--have both. But that's a different issue for another time--except for one aspect. Making them either-or and getting people riled up and polarized over this false assumption provides an excellent smokescreen to perpetuate the elitist scam. You're very intelligent and didn't get this from my words, so I must have been horrible at written expression in this post. I'll try to get better. Michael
  4. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Credit Where Due

    Carol, Using this logic, you apparently approve of state-approved torture and murder of women, gays, political enemies, people of the wrong religion, etc. That's what your man Khashoggi worked to implement in the world. Others who work to implement the same results--ones he use to work for--killed him. They killed him before he killed them. That's the long and short of it. And you want everyone to care. I don't. It's a Saudi issue, not a USA issue. And you apparently don't give a damn about the truly innocent female, gay, religious, etc. victims the Saudis (including with the participation of Khashoggi) wasted. Out of sight, out of mind, huh? From this angle, the bad guy's the victim. The innocent victims for real are merely stats and gossip, huh? Especially when the all consuming hatred issue is: Michael
  5. Michael Stuart Kelly

    The Story Wars of Hot Political Issues

    "Yeahbut. My editor insists on..." not giving a fuck about the reader and this being an education thread on how story relates to propaganda as a technique. I want to try to score political points to show how Orange Man Bad. Waaaah... With "my editor," all roads on all issues lead to Orange Man Bad... How's my impersonation through your real subtext? Michael
  6. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Aristotle's wheel paradox

    Tony, You know I love you. But I just can't make any sense of this. And I have no idea where you think Darrell inverted identity... It's all good, though... Michael
  7. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Aristotle's wheel paradox

    Tony, No you don't. Michael
  8. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Trump humor

    Jonathan, I would have used other words, but you saved me the effort. I was going to comment on that sentence. It's evident that Carol knows nothing about this case and nothing about President Trump's attitudes and actions relative to this case. Her comments here are a very good case study of how core story (ideology) works to induce people to replace fact with an opposite opinion and believe they are stating fact, i.e., to let their brains run on autopilot while feeding it through osmosis. Wait until she learns what NPC stands for... Michael
  9. Michael Stuart Kelly

    The Story Wars of Hot Political Issues

    William, In terms of keeping this on topic with the thread, prosecutorial abuse can be a component of the story wars. The abuse tries to beef up the credibility of the propagandists. I have a feeling this crop prosecutorial abusers will not work out according to the normal plot-line, though. I predict a plot twist near the end. Michael
  10. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Prison Reform, Finally

    Dennis, Did you read what I wrote? I can't grok your question as having any connection with anything I wrote. btw - Just for the record, I've never posted on Objectivism Online. I have talked to their administration offline (right here on OL's private messages, for that matter), but I've never posted over there. They're mostly good kids, though. I like them. Also, for the record, you are not a poo-poo head. You just proved it. You posted. I released the "agree with me" standard, which was nothing more than a mini publicity stunt, anyway. Michael
  11. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Aristotle's wheel paradox

    Tony, Is that really fair to what Darrell has presented? Not implying it is for others, but Darrell has been extremely clear about the math and measurements without inverting any identity hierarchies at all. Michael
  12. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Aristotle's wheel paradox

    Tony, You left out math and measurement. Michael
  13. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Prison Reform, Finally

    Dayaamm! After all that, not even a grunt yet? But a wheel paradox from Aristotle gets thousands of replies? Hmmmm... This topic obviously is not high on the list of interests. Let me try a different approach. Whoever does not agree with me is a poo-poo head! So there! Michael
  14. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Trump humor

    Carol, That's a hell of a way to insinuate what President Trump did. I ain't buying it. All I see from that kind of message is this: Michael
  15. Michael Stuart Kelly

    Trump humor

    Oh. I'm trying to figure out what kind of value this presents to the reader... There's no argument. There's not even a fight that can entertain the reader. It's like an animal dropping on the other side of the street... Michael