Herb Sewell

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  1. Herb, Nah. I'll keep it nasty for now. I don't like you. Michael May I inquire as to why? You seem awfully quick to judge, not a very attractive character trait. Your name is a lie. Off that foundation nothing else is going to work. It's one thing to make up a screen name like Doggie or Tenth Doctor or Lover, it's quite another to put up a name that seems to be a real name but it isn't yours. You also write like a troll might write, but I can't tell if you are one or it's just that distortion of that lie you came here with and stuck right into our faces. --Brant The name "Herb Sewell" is a reference to a Phil Hendrie character, If i had used "Herbie" or "Sewell" the reference would have been lost. What opinions of mine do you take issue with?
  2. Is the illiteracy part of your act as "Herb Sewell"? Of do you actually not know how to spell "there"? Just curious. JR Wouldn't this be a usage and not a spelling error? Their isn't any their their. Their! --Brant actually THEIR is
  3. Mrs. Ayn Rand always advocated being as autonomous as possible, which is why she supported capitalism. But,If you delve deeper, you will soon realize it is impossible to be COMPLETELY autonomous in a capitalistic society. People rely on each other to make and produce goods and in turn enter into a social agreement. The only way to rely fully on yourself is to retreat into the wilderness and make a livelihood their on your own. I am a little concerned since this thought counteracts my objectivist beliefs. I would appreciate civil responses.
  4. Herb, Nah. I'll keep it nasty for now. I don't like you. Michael May I inquire as to why? You seem awfully quick to judge, not a very attractive character trait.
  5. Herb (or whatever), And you are really sounding like the kind of snarky person I detest, as in my first impression. This is a forum of ideas and, so far, I haven't seen you contribute any. Michael Let us not be so nasty shall we? Please point out which parts of my posts you find objectionable as opposed to engaging in ad hominem Thanks again
  6. Do not presume anything that is not logically necessitated. If the act of dawning one's real name is not stipulated in the rules of this forum, it would be foolish to assume as a default that every person's who user name in its appearance may be a real name is the real name of the person who is posting. The reference to the Phil Hendrie character would have been lost, so no, it would have not been better. Cool story, bro.
  7. The threat of theocracy IS now. Just look around you, in Texas they are already teaching revisionist history to our children. Religious extremism is everywhere and it is a threat to our freedom. The liberty to make your own choices is the most base of them all,with out that we are nothing. If anything is leading us towards fascism its the republican party and their attempts to destroy choice
  8. Robert Campbell is my real name. "Herb Sewell" is not yours. In the end, the naming issue is of little importance, as your purported arguments are inane and repetitive. Robert Campbell How are we so sure your actual name is indeed Robert? may I see your birth certificate? Thats beside the point, you have offered nothing to the argument, all you have done is put of pointless rhetorical questions with no basis in reality
  9. "Robert" Well, there are other civil rights issues I care about with a passion,would he leave those alone too? that's doubtful. IF and only IF he is lax on social issues would I consider voting republican, but sadly that's almost never the case. I care more about letting people make their own choices then some poor people getting money from the government. Herb
  10. Yes,as much as I hate obamacare, I hate the idea of teaching kids creationist theories in school and dictating what goes in a womans womb toa greater degree.
  11. haters gonna hate

  12. It? What? Who? Who's naive, about what are they naive, and who's a troll? This is baiting, and thus, trolling. I reference your responses and others to adduce the fact that you and said others have been trolled.
  13. I don't get it, what's the meaning of the name? If it's a reference to the Phil Hendrie character, that sure bodes ill. Especially if you're posting in character, you'll be banned in no time. I suppose it's too late to switch to Jeff Dowder, Bobbie Dooley, or Margaret Gray. I'm the Doctor, by the way. it is a reference to a Phil Hendrie character! good call. why does this bode ill? is your literal name "the ninth doctor"? a screen name is an alias
  14. Herb, I have greeted you in another thread. How come you list your name as Bill Turner on your profile? Anyway, this it the Objectivist Living forum, not "objectivism online." Michael We seem to have gotten off on the wrong foot sir. My name in actuality is Bill Turner,Herb Sewell is a screen name. I meant no disrespect by my previous postings and I offer you my apologies if I have in any way offended you.
  15. Herb, He basically said that if you have guns on board a ship, you can shoot pirates when they attack you. If you don't have guns on board, you can't shoot pirates when they attack you. Michael Why not pay security guards and stimulate the economy?
  16. I dont really understand what Mr.Paul is saying
  17. I have been voting consistently Democrat for many years now. It is not so much that I admire the democrat part as I despise the republican party. If the republicans had their way we would be reduced to a pathetic theocracy. They stand for politicizing religion(particularly evangelicalism) which will ultimately destroy our country. As much as I despise the Democrat's fiscal policies I despise the Republican's social ones even more. It would be immoral to allow an even bigger threat like the republican party to come to power, this is why I don't abstain from voting. In a choice between one evil and another,even greater evil, it is always better to go with the lesser.
  18. Hello, objectivism online. My name is Herb Sewell, I am an electrical engineer who currently resides in Oakland, California. I have a wife a 3 kids ( and expecting 4). I am (usually) a mild mannered fellow, known for his level head but can turn in a flash. My political and philosophical history has been bumpy at best, I was a socialist all throughout my teen years, I was under the spell of egalitarianism for those troubled times. For the duration of my twenties I shifted a bit farther right but not much and was practically a democrat shill. That was, until I discovered Rand. Now I had read Rand during high school for my English class, but it had never struck me or made any sort of impact,possibly because I was forced to read it. But during my late twenties I picked up a the fountain head at a second hand store and perused it for a short period if time, as I read the book began to speak to me more and more and in a short period of time I fell into a fervor. I couldn't get enough of Rand, I read at a pace never before seen. I completely changed my life style and become a happier person. But I felt disconnected from the objectivist community and felt I needed to form some sort of bond so I decided to come here to you today. I hope to find that here amongst lie minded people, thank you and I look forward to getting to know each of you.