Mikee

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  1. Michael, "More balls" simply means reckless. I know "no risk, no reward"...but reckless is not necessarily a compliment. It could mean action without thought. [guilty]
  2. http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/06/the-meaning-of-life-how-shall-we-live/ I am verging on certain that this is what we mean, and Jefferson meant, by the "pursuit of happiness." A... Excellent, excellent. Thriving is the term that applies to both eudaimonia and happiness, which Ayn Rand's definition of true nature of Man, Traders!!!, allows to happen. Win, win, love your fellows who's individual nature's allow them to be experts in the making of the things and understanding of things that you cannot grasp but are necessary for your thriving! And vice versa!
  3. Many good points. I have to come back to this. My sense of people is their character is immutable. The question is nature? or nurture? Part of it the culture we absorb in our pre-rational state, part DNA. One thing that makes me optimistic, there is such a thing as an intelligent sociopath. They never break the law though they really don't give a shit about other people. They don't break the law for the same reason large predators don't prey on humans as a general rule. Because they've been taught by evolution that other humans will gang together and hunt them down and kill them. Impr
  4. Okay. Strange. That's the zerohedge website, I go there all the time and have never had a problem. I don't see any weird ads. You must have been redirected. Do you already have a virus?
  5. What are you talking about Peter? Did you post something on the wrong thread again? It's hard to keep up with your haphazard thoughtless mistakes...
  6. Many good points. I have to come back to this. My sense of people is their character is immutable. The question is nature? or nurture? Part of it the culture we absorb in our pre-rational state, part DNA. One thing that makes me optimistic, there is such a thing as an intelligent sociopath. They never break the law though they really don't give a shit about other people. They don't break the law for the same reason large predators don't prey on humans as a general rule. Because they've been taught by evolution that other humans will gang together and hunt them down and kill them. Impr
  7. Greg, 1. You're wrong for not recognizing individual difference. 2. You're wrong for not tolerating individual difference. 3. You're wrong for not accepting individual difference. 4. You're wrong for not celebrating individual difference. An individualist might trace the evolution of their individualism as shown above. You seem to be at step 1. I think if you could get past step 1 you would quickly be at step 3. The important thing about people and their lifestyles and inclinations is: 1. They don't try to kill you. 2. They don't try to take your stuff.
  8. http://www.nysun.com/editorials/trumps-moral-obligation/89289/ "The clerk is arguing right now in federal court that requiring her to issue such licenses under her own name is a religious test that would prevent Apostolic Christians such as herself from ever serving as clerks at Rowan County. She might be right, she might be wrong. But the Left wants that claim dismissed out of hand, without even a full due process in court, and the judge seems to be of a similar mind. Wouldn’t it be nice were at least one candidate to signal that he or she grasps the meaning of this clause to which all office
  9. Tracinski: Did the Real Republican Nominee Just Stand Up?
  10. John Batchelor: Fiorina Rising?
  11. It's always good to be prepared. If not for today, then tomorrow. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin
  12. Why Carly should scare democrats "The GOP might just nominate a passionate, articulate pro-life woman as its standard-bearer in 2016. If that happens, Democrats can say goodbye to their beloved “war on women” rhetoric."
  13. Investment dictionary EPS: " DEFINITION of 'Earnings Per Share - EPS' The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company's profitability. Calculated as: When calculating, it is more accurate to use a weighted average number of shares outstanding over the reporting term, because the number of shares outstanding can change over time. However, data sources sometimes simplify the calculation by using the number of shares outstanding at the end of the period. "
  14. Hilarious! How did I miss this one?
  15. You evade again. I specifically said I wasn't talking about your remarks about Wolf. You are a bore, a habitual liar, and a nasty little man. Why don't you take a poll and count your fans?
  16. In order to offer a defense against being arbitrarily accused of being a "liar," I'd need to hear specific examples that you had on mind in which you believed I was lying. Do you have any, or was "liar" just the first word that popped into your emotion-driven mind when you decide to throw your tantrum about my criticism of "Wolf's" very anti-Objectivist notions of justice? Please cite examples of my alleged lies. That is, if you can control your emotions long enough to do so. J You are such a shameless, practiced liar I begin to wonder if anything about you is real. Are you really a painter?
  17. That's it? Rand is rolling over in her grave with your "defense". Rand would prefer people stood on their own feet with a working brain rather than rote regurgitation of her works. Rand was an individualist, she could have had real discussions with Wolf, she would cut you off at the second sentence out of your mouth. So, you offer no defense of my accusations that you are a self obsessed liar but try to change the subject by an appeal to Rand and your superior 'rationality'. I'm supposed to carefully consider your ramblings when they are interspersed with insults and end with this: "Can
  18. http://whois.domaintools.com/rebirthofreason.com Doesn't appear to be for sale. Can't find anything about why it's down.
  19. It's not about Wolf, it's about Jonathan, you, you, you. And whether or not you are an obsessed madman and a liar. I have my own tentative conclusions about Wolf, I have his book. My issue with you is you have no perceivable purpose but to insult and denigrate someone. You make the same point a million times, plus all the baiting. You do exactly what you accuse someone else of doing. You make physical threats, calling someone out to meet in person for a physical confrontation. You project a tough guy image. You know it's not going to happen, there goes the image, now you look really, r
  20. So you're mission is to protect everyone and set them right. The world according to Jonathan... Sorry, don't need you, go away.No. You're still being highly irrational and making nonsense inferences. Get a grip. Go soak your head, and try to get control of your emotions. Focus on trying to think rationally again. J Hey! Slow down. Remember, more meds...
  21. Wolf said something in a heated moment and backed off. Are you in heat all the time? You know this encounter is never going to take place. What are your particulars that make you so brave? Details: military experience, fighting background, years spent as a bouncer in a biker bar, martial arts degrees, height, weight, age, body composition, strength benchmarks, impress me with your physical prowess. Upgrade this picture:Are you "Wolf's" girlfriend? You're sure acting like it. J Just as I thought. Maybe one of your many, many, female admirers who send you personal messages on OL can chime
  22. So you're mission is to protect everyone and set them right. The world according to Jonathan... Sorry, don't need you, go away.
  23. Sorry if I was misunderstood, but I didn't mean to suggest that I'd be backing off in regard to all of "Wolf's" shenanigans, but only in regard to his pathetic self-aggrandizement of his filmmaking talents. My pity involved my seeing what his career has produced and comparing it to his pissing on much, much better filmmakers. Normally I'd want to have a good laugh at such delusional hubris, but in this case it really is just too pathetic to enjoy any humor in it. Anyway, do you have a crush on "Wolf" or something? Has he conned you into thinking that he's the brilliant philosopher of law that