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  1. 1 hour ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

    Jerry,

    I will have to look. Obviously, the search engines are almost worthless since Gates is a darling to the owners. But stuff is out there. (Search for Robert F. Kennedy and Gates or India and Gates for easy lists if you can find something that makes sense in the search results.)

    But we can start by Gates being a major funder of the WHO. From what I read or heard online somewhere, first place donor to WHO is the US. Second place is Gates. This is out of the whole world.

    I'll see if I can dig up a few credible sources with articles or reports.

    Michael

    This may be a start of the list.

    https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-microsoft.en.html

     


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    Absolutely! There are far too many advantages to list, but I'll try to hit the top ten here.

    Sick of being healthy? Cigarettes will clear that right up for you.

    Sick of looking young & vibrant? Cigarettes will wreck that look as fast as you can say *cough cough hack wheeze*

    Ever get tired of smelling like you've showered recently? Cigarettes may be the answer you've been looking for!

    Do you wish your clothes smelled like you rolled around in an ash tray before you put them on? Just smoke!

    Have you ever looked at someone with chronic lung disease and wished you could be like them? Puff away my friend! You'll find yourself in the hospital in no time!

    Don't you hate it when you're surrounded by your friends & family out on the porch? Just light one up & watch them abandon you like you're a sinking ship! It's great!

    I don't know about you, but I absolutely HATE being able to taste my food. It's disgusting! A pack a day habit will fix all your taste buds so that everything tastes exactly like a bland mush of ash & shame.

    How about those fingernails? Who in their right mind likes them to be clear & healthy looking when they could be yellowed and gross?

    Enjoy your money? Yeah right, who does that?! Spend anywhere from 5 to 10 bucks for a pack of rolled death sticks! 20 to a box!

    You know how much it sucks when you run, and you can breathe easily? Smokes will fix that right up & give you an amazing wracking cough that'll be the envy of all your loved ones!

     

     


  3. 12 hours ago, atlashead said:

    I would, if you give man a full education they act on full virtue.  To learn that the materials they chose could have ~become a particle accelerator instead of a massive battery imo is one of the moralest things one can do.

    I don't know what the Objectivist/correct response to the question in the thread title is but it reminds me of a little story.

    Nana Mouskouri's talent for music was discovered at the age of 7. She took music lessons but at the age of 12 her parents were too poor to be able to afford her music lessons. The music teacher was so impressed by Nana's talent for music that she gave music lessons for free. Later Nana went to singing school for 8 years.

    Nana went all over the world, singing in the language of each country, 15 languages. She set a record for the most music sales, worldwide, for a female singer. Not bad for someone born with a defective vocal cord.

     


  4. I am glad that there are people telling the truth about Islam. Among them are David Wood, Robert Spencer, Anni Cyrus, Nonie Darwish, Brigitte Gabriel, Ali Sina, Craig Winn, Jamie Glazov, and others.

    Islam is not defined by the behavior of Muslims, just as Objectivism is not defined by the behavior of Objectivists. David Wood explains.

     


  5. 21 hours ago, anthony said:

    I.E. A "great mind" (for chess, here) is the precondition and cause of an independent mind? I'd check that. A comparatively quite normal mind, intelligence-wise, also requires absolute independence - and I have known quite brilliant persons who showed little true independence in their action and opinions. So no, the capacity of a mind has no bearing on independence. The key word is "always", not only limited to some narrow pursuit or activity.

    The cause of intellectual independence is volition. The justification may be great mind.

    The next question is can a person of average intelligence justify intellectual independence?  (Never take anything on trust. This move is wrong.)

     


  6. On 12/10/2019 at 2:36 PM, jts said:

    I was looking for an answer to each of my 4 questions. Here they are again.

    Focus on NEVER TAKE ANYTHING ON TRUST. This sounds like Ayn Rand.s virtue of intellectual independence.

    Questions

    1. Did the former world champion give the future world champion good advice?

     2. Would it have been good advice if it had been given to someone other than Kasparov?

    3. Would it have been good advice if it had been about something other than chess?

    4. Is intellectual independence always a virtue?

    The answer to each question probably would be yes or no, usually followed by explanation.

     

    I will answer the first question.

    YES. Kasparov has such a great mind that there is no reason for him to take anything in chess on trust.

     


  7. I was looking for an answer to each of my 4 questions. Here they are again.

    Focus on NEVER TAKE ANYTHING ON TRUST. This sounds like Ayn Rand.s virtue of intellectual independence.

    Questions

    1. Did the former world champion give the future world champion good advice?

     2. Would it have been good advice if it had been given to someone other than Kasparov?

    3. Would it have been good advice if it had been about something other than chess?

    4. Is intellectual independence always a virtue?

    The answer to each question probably would be yes or no, usually followed by explanation.

     


  8. First a quote from Ayn Rand Lexicon on what intellectual independence is.

    Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it—that no substitute can do your thinking, as no pinch-hitter can live your life—that the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another, the acceptance of an authority over your brain, the acceptance of his assertions as facts, his say-so as truth, his edicts as middle-man between your consciousness and your existence.

    Now a story.

    Garry Kasparov was introduced to the game of chess at the age of 6.

    At age 8 he was chess champion of his home town Baku.

    At age 9 a visiting grandmaster said Kasparov was already thinking at the level of a grandmaster.

    At age 10 Kasparov decided to become a professional chess player and became a student in the Botvinnik School of Chess. 

    The Botvinnik School of Chess was run by Mikhail Botvinnik, former world champion.

    Botvinnik said: This boy has talent. I will see to his education personally.

    Botvinnik said: The future of chess is in the hands of this young man.

    10 year old Kasparov had a question for Botvinnik. He showed Botvinnik a chess position and some analysis. Botvinnik said stop, you can calculate fast, i cannot. Botvinnik went thru the analysis more slowly and found a mistake. Botvinnik said, why did you play this move?

    Kasparov said, It's the move everybody plays.

    Botvinnik said, Never take anything on trust. This move is wrong.

    Focus on NEVER TAKE ANYTHING ON TRUST. This sounds like Ayn Rand.s virtue of intellectual independence.

    Questions

    1. Did the former world champion give the future world champion good advice?

     2. Would it have been good advice if it had been given to someone other than Kasparov?

    3. Would it have been god advice if it had been about something other than chess?

    4. Is intellectual independence always a virtue?