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  1. From Great American Daily: . . . In an interview with Sean Hannity, Senator Cruz explained the media seized on his trip because activists in the press suffered from “Trump withdrawal.” “I think the media is suffering from Trump withdrawal where they’ve attacked Trump every day for four years,” Cruz declared. “They don’t know what to do. So they obsess over my taking my girls to the beach. I’ve got to tell you, today, I asked Merrick Garland if he would open an investigation into Andrew Cuomo’s shameful policies. A senior Cuomo aide admitted they lied. They covered up the policies that sent COV
  2. I think there is a difference, but I just can't name it. Resistance is futile. Human, you will open up a can of Alpo.
  3. Or it means the vaccinated mingle a lot more with other humans, and/or the vaccine really didn't work well with them. I got the Pfizer double dose but I am still hesitant to go shopping or dining.
  4. Is there a subtle difference in the following instance? You can “train” an animal, but in the same sense, can a human “train” another human?
  5. That thar, Jewish fella named Irving Berlin, he just had to make fun of us mountain and southern folk who are the salt of the earth. And who do he get to sing it? Dinah Shore, and she was born Fannye Rose Shore to Russian Jewish, immigrant shopkeepers. Now get this Hillbilly, from Wikipedia. Shore was married to actor George Montgomery from 1943 to 1962. She gave birth to daughter Melissa Ann "Missy" Montgomery, in January 1948. Later the couple adopted a son, John David "Jody" Montgomery. Missy Montgomery also became an actress. George Jacobs, in his memoir Mr. S about Frank Sinatra, fo
  6. I found an old letter of mine from Atlantis where I wrote this nearly 20 years ago. To what degree do we start causality rolling? Peter My quote: Animal behaviorists continue to find a few more examples of thinking that exemplifies conceptual thought in the higher “conscious animal beings.” But I caution, do not confuse brief moments of supposed conceptual thought in “conscious animal beings” or any minimalist passing down of culture, as significant. As far as the animals go, that is all there is. They are only, to a degree, random in their actions. Does the fact that "conscious anim
  7. A couple of interesting thoughts. Peter From: "George H. Smith" To: "*Atlantis" Subject: ATL: Re: The facts of reality Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 11:38:21 -0500. Ellen Moore wrote: "I am aware of the passages you quote. But I do not understand them to say that you think they mean. Somewhere in the seminars, Rand said, "'fact' is an epistemological tool." Your quotes reinforce that meaning, i.e., when we say that something is a "fact", we are saying that our epistemological statement corresponds to the concretes in existence." It has long been my understanding that Ayn Rand regarded "f
  8. Toddlers seem to have some compulsion to put things in their mouths.
  9. Nationalgeographicum? Now this is no joke. What capital’s main street is “Last Chance Gulch”? 6 letters. Answer: Helena, Montana And anudder one? Clue. What is a mid-Atlantic state? Answer: Nausea or Nassau Clue. It doesn't mean fish of the day. 9 letters. Answer: Carpe diem
  10. Not I but the book may be worth the effort. Welcome John V. Peter notes. Question: Well then, Dr. Branden, how would you answer the argument of these anarchists that, since government necessarily entails a monopoly on the use of force, such a monopoly can be maintained only by force and, hence, government always involves some violation of individual rights? Branden: This, of course, is their favorite argument and their stock argument. In briefest essentials, I would answer as follows. Let's imagine, to make it very simple, that we--this group in this room tonight-- form a societ
  11. "It ain't over 'til it's over." Yogi Berra. From The New York Times: Michigan’s Virus Cases Are Out of Control, Putting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a Bind. Nowhere in America is the coronavirus pandemic more out of control than in Michigan. Outbreaks are ripping through workplaces, restaurants, churches and family weddings. Hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. Officials are reporting more than 7,000 new infections each day, a sevenfold increase from late February. And Michigan is home to nine of the 10 metro areas with the country’s highest recent case rates. Notes from Yogi. "
  12. Mark, here’s an interesting one from Ghs that has nothing to do with the discussion. Enjoy! From: "George H. Smith" To: "*Atlantis" Subject: ATL: A change of pace -- Jefferson on conscience Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 11:35:23 -0500. While reading once again the letters of Thomas Jefferson -- always a delightful pastime -- I encountered this famous passage, which I thought might provoke some discussion among those Atlanteans who have grown weary of the abortion debate. But first a little background: Jefferson subscribed to a "moral sense" theory, which had numerous defenders among luminaries o
  13. Some background on Richard Lawrence? Peter From: "Richard Lawrence" To: atlantis Subject: Re: ATL: Emerson: "A foolish consistency... Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 17:10:15 -0700. Roger Bissell wrote: Like Ellen S., Ellen M., and others, I seriously doubt that Rand dismissed R.W. Emerson on the basis of his "foolish consistency" statement alone. I have this vague recollection that she ~did~ discuss it somewhere in print, but my memory is not adequate to recalling where, and I don't (yet) have the Ayn Rand searchable >CD-ROM. The original quote from Rand is as follows: 'You might claim
  14. This thread is the best place to go for a pick me up. Take a stroll through its songs. Here’s a fine suggestion. “Feeling Good.” I like Nina Simone’s original version but I like Michael Buble’s version even better. It reminds me of some of Frank Sinatra’s musical accompaniments. Love that brass!
  15. Rand Paul wrote: . . . . And the newest power grab comes in the form of so-called "Vaccine Passports". These would determine your social standing and dictate how you can engage in your everyday life. Want to go to the store? Show your vaccine card. Want to go to a restaurant or concert? Did you tell the government what vaccines you've had? Want to travel? PAPERS PLEASE. We can't let government tyrants and media fear mongers push us into accepting this terrible idea that we need their permission to go back to our lives. This is why I've been working around the clock to engage more Americans to