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  1. Michael, thanks for your thoughts about Ted. I thought of him as a professor and have emailed lots of questions to him for many years and he was very good at replying. I've been saddened by his death for awhile and wondering what I will do.
  2. Sorting out my old books, including Paul Lepanto's "Return to Reason". Unable to find him but found this: https://reason.com/people/paul-lepanto/all.xml There is a Paul Lepanto in San Diego, wonder if that's him? I liked him.
  3. I like Lou Dobbs: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5581390588001/?#sp=show-clips
  4. " This speech will go down in history as one of the greatest a US President has ever made to the UN. " I agree with you Michael. I hope Donald Trump survives...
  5. I found the quote I read which prompted me to place the interview here (added the quote in the first entry).
  6. http://www.hoover.org/research/carly-fiorina-future-united-states " Carly Fiorina: Well, it was a whole process of living life and going to work. So, the reason I mentioned I started as a secretary, when I landed at AT&T, which by the way, my very first job after I got my MBA was here in Washington DC, at AT&T. It's where I met my husband, who's here tonight, 36 years ago. I didn't have any plan to be a CEO. I was just grateful to have a job, and hoping that I didn't blow that job. But, everywhere I went, I found problems that had been left unresolved, and everywhere I went,
  7. This reads almost like the definition of moral relativism.
  8. 100% of US Warming is Due to NOAA Data Tampering
  9. Kluss, Ayn Rand wrote many non fiction books about Objectivism. Tibor Machan was a fan of Ayn Rand, lectured and wrote many books and articles about liberty and free societies. He died this year in March, He was one of the founders of the Reason Foundation. Hedonism, the pursuit of pleasure, is not the same as egoism and individualism.
  10. Really enjoyed this: Scott Adams - Steven Molyneux Merry Christmas!
  11. A synopsis of JMK: https://www.maynardkeynes.org/ The bugaboo is his economics: "... when national economies suffer a downturn, governments should borrow and spend money to boost economic activity. Part of the proceeds of the resulting economic growth should then be used to repay the debt. " But I understand from my past readings of Austrian economists who actually corresponded with Keynes that he had misgivings or didn't stand by this characterization of his ideas later in his life. But of course, to the left, he became the bible in reference to government interference in the econ
  12. "You didn't build that" ... to the carpenter who didn't invent the hammer... RIP Dr. Heimlich.
  13. Greg is completely consistent in describing what he thinks are the narratives that drive peoples perspectives and opinions and why he chooses a different point of view. His perspective is different but consistent and interesting for that reason. William's attempt to characterize Greg as "bigot" is laughable as is William's "I call out what I consider his gross cognitive errors and ugly statements." regarding Bob "not demeaning", I presume because they are personal slurs therefore politically correct? So, it's okay to show contempt for others as long as it's personal? If so, I think Greg
  14. Scott Adams: The Time That Reality Forked Right in Front of You Unfortunately the cognitive dissonant democrats have a lot of power and are planning to shove a huge amount of dissonance down the throats of anyone who doesn't agree with their view of reality. Sorry to be a fear monger but I really don't like what's going on.
  15. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-10/senate-quietly-passes-countering-disinformation-and-propaganda-act Why does this scare the crap out of me? A corrupt government regulating "truth"? What could go wrong? About all of the mocking the left for "doubling down" after losing the election, they were way overconfident but with good reason. They plan to remedy their mistake, don't underestimate their ability to deal a knockout blow on the Trump administration, I.E. Block all of his appointments, block his executive privilege, block his reversal of Obama's legacy, and even impeach h
  16. Why do they call it brain "washed" when it means your brain is filled with shit?
  17. http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-2016-donald-trump-choice/ [Thank you Matt Drudge]
  18. You lack imagination. Years ago I remodeled my house. I pulled a permit as an "owner-builder" which was my right. In turns out the city building permit manager was not comfortable with "owner-builders" and I got hit with a number of nonsense rulings by his inspectors. Evidently my city extorts contractors fees as well as permit fees (the builders have to pay the city a percentage of what they charge their customers). I went down and talked to him and negotiated a compromise on several items and eventually got my projects signed off at additional expense. Am I a crony capitalist for tryi
  19. Merlin, Let me get this straight. You're being mugged in a alley and the mugger says "Give me your money", if you say "No" you're a moral and honest man. (Especially if you later support the mugger for mayor.) If you willingly hand over your wallet and say "this is all I got" but don't mention the cash you have in your money belt you are a liar and a collaborator and no better than the crook? And if you come back later with the cops to clean up the alley you're a hypocrite?
  20. Years ago I researched a number of sources like this one: http://rocketscientistsjournal.com/ I like Alex Epstein http://industrialprogress.com/about/ I believe the danger of ending human progress by establishing centralized government control over every human action and destroying the market system is infinitely more likely and harmful to human thriving than a degree or two of warming. I think it is unlikely the earth will warm faster than human ingenuity is capable of compensating for it as long as people are free to innovate and have the power sources and technology to work with
  21. Bob, I agree. Global warming is real. So is Global cooling. You can measure it, you can't predict it with any accuracy and CO2 is not the major player, the Sun is. There are unknown variables and unknown feedback mechanisms. I also think you'd have to model dozens of interacting systems moving and changing constantly in unpredictable ways, truely chaotic. What is predictable is the effect on human progress and thriving a completely command driven world wide socialist political system would produce. A ten thousand year dark ages. Imagine a world president Clinton or Bush number 250. Or
  22. "I don't know if you watched/listened to it."- Of course I watched it. "I don't know your views on the interview." - I agree completely with the premise: ***GLOBAL WARMING DEBUNKED*** Of course, I've thought it was bunk for many years. I think somewhere around 27 minutes they talk about the belief in global warming being "tribal", I agree. Practically anyone I've had a conversation with about it talks about other peoples views..."999 million scientists can't be wrong"...etc, no personal thought or even reasoned speculation about any of the so called theories and "models" the