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  1. I came across this earlier on another board - I am curious to know what you guys think of it. In it she talks about business owners owing a debt to society based on the public paying for services they require such as roads and education, what is the Objectivist take on that?
  2. As you can tell, most of it was over my head. Just writing what struck me.
  3. Cost for Him: Minimum Cost for Me: Maximum I would live a longer and happier life. Perhaps in the Bahamas.
  4. 1) I always got the vibe that conservative Xian Capitalists dislike welfare not so much because of an attribution error - the poor are lazy - but because it is a secular program that challenges their role as sole provider of social assistance and charity (therefore power). The same reason the "Brotherhood" is hostile to the secular Arab state (among others). 2) This is off topic but I always got the sense the "Left" sees a different 'sin'. Conservatives see the issue as indulgence, Liberals as one of exploitation. The latter I think is more unchristian but by encouraging it they ensure a place for themselves in America - once they get rid of those pesky unions, medicare, social security and the like.
  5. I read somewhere that the founder was on LSD when he had his first vision. Which is perfect. If Acid had a faith, this would be it It is likely just another publicity stunt, a few years ago they claimed to have cloned a human and our fearless mainstream media gobbled the ploy up hook, line, and sinker.
  6. This thread delivered the lulz. Joel (the one with the problem)
  7. Holy shit Volco, you're still alive?
  8. Way ahead of you. Remember Osama's second TV appearance where he said a Democrat victory would be a Sharia victory? Republican sound stage in Texas. And to prove my left wing credentials, I half believe that.
  9. The rest of you have experienced this sort of thing in your lifetimes. The JFK assassination, the shooting of Rabin by a Jewish extremist (etc) but this is the first figure to die in my lifetime who truly made an impact. It is strange that in the past 10 years every international event has revolved around his name in some way yet his death seems meaningless. The Islamic world is still Islamic and the Imperialist world is still Imperialist. Despite all the coverage and spin this is going to get, nothing will change with his death.
  10. Selene, this is why the relative uniformity of opinion in the group surprised me, Pagans I have met tend to have really diverse beliefs.
  11. What you describe has been key in creating the peaceful Canada I live in. The French and English were bitterly, hatefully divided. Had a strong State existed us Anglos would have inflicted an injury worthy of any European ethnic cleansing. This is why we value a federal system that gives the provinces and ethnic groups a great deal of political power. It is the only way we can work together, unfortunately when us Anglos hold the power in Canada we tend to break things. Have you ever been to Canada, is it at all similar to Brazil?
  12. Dear Baal, While I disagree with you I find your post edifying and insightful into the perfectly pure, concise mind of one who values Blood & Honour. I am grateful for the chance to see that the Holocaust is not restricted by any Orthodox interpretation but rather invites a flowering of Jewish thought and can indeed be remembered as a Heroic moment in your adopted Aryan heritage. In Admiration, Joel Mac Donald
  13. Wow. Thank you! That was one heck of an answer. You've given me a lot of sources, a lot of information and a lot to think about. If you look at the topic subtitle you'll see I acknowledge going out of my depth here so it's going to take me a while to really chew through the sources and connect the dots. That said, if you I read you right, and I very well may not be, you're stating a fundamental uncertainty toward the future which I believe is what Rand had to say as well.