Chris Grieb

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    I am a older person who is young in heart and spirit. I have been involved with Objectism and Ayn Rand since the middle 60ths. Birthday July 28, 1943 Now deceased and sorely missed.
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    Singer Barbara Cook, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Movies Casablanca,
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    History of Objectivism, American & World history, movies

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  1. I think she enjoyed some of the trappings of money. Mink coats and Godiva chocolates come to mind. Your comment about projection is spot on.
  2. Allow me to join the celebration. Happy Birthday Barbara!
  3. Why would he do that? He'd have to write a bigger check to the US Postal Service and one to Ayn Rand who did own half the publication. The figures sound right to me. Rand left an estate of slightly over half a million dollars. Without the ARL it would have been much smaller. That'd be like 1.5 million today. --Brant Your comment about having to write larger checks did not occur at the time. Ayn Rand's estate size suggests that Barbara's point about her not getting very good investment advice is true. She may also not had a very tax attorney after Atlas.
  4. The Supreme Court has a way of making conservatives into liberals and vice versa. As I see it, justices come to the court with expectations born of ideology and the reality of new challenges forces them to apply those standards. In so doing, they discover new truths. The John Birch Society tried to make much of Earl Warren's tenure as governor of California. I think that neither Warren nor the Court nor the JBS had any idea of how the future was about to immediately unfold. For me, perhaps the greatest jurist was not Oliver Wendell Holmes or John Marshall or Roger Taney. It was John Marshall Harlan, the Great Dissenter. You never know where that person will come from. "... With the Whig Party's dissolution in the early 1850s, he shifted his affiliation to the Know-Nothings ... Harlan campaigned for Democrat George McClellan in the 1864 presidential election and ... Though considered for a number of positions in the new administration, most notably for Attorney General, initially the only job Harlan was offered was as a member of a commission sent to Louisiana to resolved disputed statewide elections there. Justice David Davis, however, had resigned from the Supreme Court in January 1877 after being selected as a United States Senator by the Illinois General Assembly. Seeking a replacement, Hayes settled on Harlan... " ( I'm not going hold my breath on Kagan changing. Harlan was a very great Justice but Marshall was much more important. I think the adroitness Marshall displayed in Marbury v. Madison is brilliant.
  5. "Can't" would have been my guess. I'm sure hardships were endured throughout history with other four-letter words....haha! ~ Shane "Can't" is an acceptable pronunciation in English, though I more often hear "Kant" pronounced to rhyme with "want." The latter is how the KP narrator pronounced it. I'm not sure what would be acceptable to a native speaker of German. Another awkward moment in KP history occurred during the recording of my script on Machiavelli's The Prince. I quoted a passage by Machiavelli -- solemnly dramatized by an actor in an Italian accent -- that attacked a certain policy as futile by comparing it to sticking one's finger in the hole of a dike. It took a while to get things back on track after that passage was read. Ghs The dike wasn't Elena Kagan?
  6. I met Karl when we took Basic Principles of Objectivism in Washington DC in 1966. He was a cool person in the best sense of the term. He marched to his own drummer.
  7. Brant; I remember hearing from a tape by Kaye Nolte Smith that Leonard Peikoff got into trouble because he said something like did Ayn Rand think she could get away with a big raise in the price for the ARI from the Objectivist. I know that in my circle many of the poorer Objectivists had to stop taking the ARI. There were reports on circulation of the Objectivist published. The first was published in the Nov. '66 Objectivist and reported a circulation of 21,056. The next one published in Nov. '67 reported a circulation of 17,469. The next one was published in the July '68 reported a circulation of 18,296. Another one was published in December '69 and showed a circulation of 16,169. The next one was December '70 and the circulation was 16,195. The Objectivist ceased publication before the next report was required. It is interesting that the Objectivist reached a high in '66 which it never reached again. ARI types all claimed that Branden was cooking the books for the first high figure.
  8. I have said this a couple of times on OL. Is there any evidence that Obama's mother was ever in Kenya? Obama's birth was announced in the Hawaiian newspapers when it occurred. Just a suggestion to who ever needs it. GET A LIFE!
  9. Thanks for the tip.
  10. I think I received two census forums and a post card reminded me to fill it out and send it back. There continue to be ads on buses here in DC.
  11. And you should not be. War is an emergency and in an emergency the first things to ditch are compassion, mercy and morality. What is left is victory or defeat. In the pursuit of victory, any means not fatal to our side are fair means. There is really only One Law of War ---- Win it. And god damn the collateral damages. Ba'al Chatzaf I hate to tell everyone but I think Ayn Rand would agree with Ba'al.
  12. I had a crush on Lena Horn, when I was much younger. R.I.P. She was a good singer and a good actress. The late Lenny Bruce had a comedy schtick. He asserted there is no such thing as anti-black prejudice. He asked the men in his audience who they would rather sleep with; Kate Smith who was (very) white or Lena Horne who was black. A pause. Then Lenny would say: See, I told you so. There is no such thing as racial prejudice. Ba'al Chatzaf Ba'al; Great post! Thanks!
  13. JeanBean, LOL... You remind me of me... (Nowadays I go ahead and return them...) Michael Jean; You really should return them. One of the things I have done recently is reduce the amount of books I have from the library but I have more peace of mind.
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    Lena Horn

    She died yesterday. She was a beautiful woman and a great singer. Before she appeared in movies most of the black women looked like Hattie McDaniel. Many of her songs in the 40ths MGM musicals were not shown in the South so she was unable to be an actress with lines. Jim Crow cost America in many ways.