Brant Gaede

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    Brant Gaede
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    Born in 1944 in Tucson, AZ. SF Aidman Vietnam combat veteran. Autodidact. Can drive the big rig. Hike and fly. Weep and write. Shoot and scoot.
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    Rand novels, The David, Shane, The Ox-Bow Incident, Forbidden Planet, Things to Come, The Wild Bunch, Oliver, Star Wars, Charade, North by Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo, Red River, Empire of the Sun, etc. Music: only the good stuff--e.g., Lynyrd Skynyrd "Simple Man"
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  1. "Consistent application of principles" is 1) reductionism to find them then 2) constructionism to apply them. But "principles" is a plural and principles can collide with each other. Enter, rigorous use of critical thinking. Shall we apply morality and blow up the world or is it more moral not to blow up the world and apply the other in safer times? The primary job of an American President is the physical protection of the United States and its citizens. Since Rand wasn't President she was free to get off on the morality, but not to prescribe and apply policy. Kennedy was free in the context of his duties to go to the ballet. Rand stayed clean and Kennedy got dirty. Politics is a very dirty business. Much dirtier today then way back then. --Brant Trump is dirty
  2. Rand believed in using morality as a weapon and Kennedy was trying to deweaponize the situation that threatened general thermonuclear war (GTW). --Brant
  3. Trump as a Nazi? Man, some people don't know shit. --Brant
  4. Science? We don't have no science! We don't have to show you no stinkin' science! --not me
  5. William is a Russian sleigh ride in one person throwing off "data" hoping the scientific wolves stop and eat. --Brant
  6. You seem to be yearning for a world that isn't there and never was there--where what's on the ostensible surface matches what's below. --Brant
  7. the neckbone commonly broken by hanging wasn't the neckbone that was broken indicating he may have been strangled. --Brant
  8. Nice rant, Wolfo, but there is no federal debt. All that "debt" is in spent dollars which are from a sovereign (fiat) currency. If your trillion buck T-bill has matured the US Treasury will give you another--roll it over--or credit your account with a trillion dollars. Just-by-pushing-a-button. Because of inflation you don't preserve wealth in any fiat currency but in assets. --Branto
  9. Any "scientific consensus" is bogus, politicalized science. Its first cousin is "climate change." A family of lying liars. --Brant the real message is "Shut up, fool!"
  10. This thread is the first I had ever even heard of CC. I don't do TV any more. --Brant
  11. Interesting. I think the notion of equality before God led to moral equality within society led to legal equality led to individualism. More or less. --Brant
  12. We're at war with CNN and other such media and the guy got in a good shot. Why are we at war with them? They're at war with us, and have been for decades. It's the good guys starting to shoot back. --Brant N0 MERCY!!!!