Brant Gaede

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  1. Free will is freedom to think and act or not on rational conclusions. That is where determinism stops and active, productive humanity begins. --Brant
  2. I forgot about her. --Brant in every way
  3. That's Ross Lavatter with two T's. He pleaded guilty in 2010 to securities fraud and something to do with a prostitution ring and got 3 years. He probably pleaded to avoid a multiplicity of charges at trial. He is a retired radiologist. No one can afford justice in a federal court. The risk is way too high. (This has nothing to do with whether he was a bad guy.) --Brant
  4. Metaphysics is reality and epistemology is thinking about it. Put both in the brain and turn on the blender. Therein they are one and the same. They are only separate with abstraction. --Brant
  5. Your ignorance is showing. --Brant you can live without a spleen
  6. Tip of the iceberg times an unknown number thx to technology and communications media. --Brant
  7. With just skipping through this old thread I'd like to point out that Danny abandoned Hank to a month of flying around Colorado looking for her with hardly a second thought knowing what he was doing. NB declaimed against this saying they (the strikers) could have called him off. I don't think it reflects badly on AR, however. AS was a gigantic plot driven painting by the numbers work of art. There was so much to do making it. Hank, the abandoned, starving baby. --Brant
  8. Polls are fake news. The irony is they help the targeted fakees for the bad guys believe the shit the other bad guys write. --Brant
  9. Einstein explains X. Not Y. Someone who can explain Y will not refute him just add on. --Brant
  10. My understanding is Newton was not disproved only some 19th C followers who modified Newton. --Brant Einstein had no objection to Newton's work
  11. Gravity may not even exist, only the observable effects of something else. --Brant
  12. Gravity is not observable. So far --Brant
  13. What we know about free will depends on the definition as it's not an observable thing. So what is the definition that encompasses the ignorance? --Brant
  14. US Marshals operate with the permission of the local sheriff. Not that permission would be denied. Same, same for the FBI and DEA. --Brant
  15. This country is in a state of fulmination. --Brant I expect to see beautiful things before I die--the secondary death of the now zombie left that left is intellectually and morally dead RIGHT NOW Ayn Rand didn't know half of what she was up against, but she still had the left by the balls
  16. The three cops were charged with various murder counts. The main cop was charged with a third degree felony murder/manslaughter but it will be upgraded. --Brant Innocent until . . .
  17. Well, what is that cop's present status? I'll try to find time later for your question . --Brant
  18. He has the power to federalized all or any state national guard. --Brant
  19. Hi. No philosophy brokers reality. If you let it you are the brokered. Thus Objectivism the philosophy of Ayn Rand is not Objectivism objectively speaking. Rand/Peikoff would disagree with this. The four basic principles of Objectivism are linked together by the autonomous critically thinking mind and are centered on ethics/morality. Reality reason, self interest, individual rights/capitalism. From these four you have detailing but this last is not dogma nor Objectivism per se. That's my take. --Brant
  20. Neither induction nor deduction is a logical fallacy. Nor any variable ratio between them. You can't get to a fallacy from there. In the 1930s tourists lost on a rural road in Georgia came upon a farmer standing next to his mailbox. "Can you tell us how to get to Chicago?" The farmer looked them up and down and took the straw out of his mouth. "You can't get there from here," he drawled. --Brant
  21. We don't know you. And what are you about respecting Objectivism? And this twofer posting doesn't work. --Brant
  22. Any Rand? I thought her name was Ayn Brant! That's why I took up Objectivism --Nutz Brant