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  1. I'm getting into this group more and more as I hear them.
  2. It's from the Fountainhead. It comes from Ellsworth Toohey's speech to Peter Keating.
  3. For those who need a sigh of relief: DOW UP 567 NASDAQ UP 148 S&P UP 46 Bull market resuming? Stay tuned.
  4. I know the animosity towards Trump runs deep and wide but the market had over a year to purposely drop just to destroy Trump. Why wait so long? This is far fetched to me. What I think is many anti Trumpers are secretly gleeful that this may start a serious downturn and convince voters to turn against him. I'm thinking, of course, this is a correction and that we will see the stock market rally continue. Wait a few months... 27,000 maybe 28,000?
  5. I suppose they will claim that the FBI is the one speaking "truth to power" now because they see Trump as the power and the FBI as the resistance.
  6. Uhh.. I'm confused. His racism/sexism?? Did you read the memo?? Can you quote the part that is racist/sexist?
  7. Correct. I have always assumed that man's attitude is the context and the only context referenced by Rand.
  8. I think the phrase describes man's attitude about the universe, not the universe itself. It goes like this: "I have a benevolent view of the universe. It's a wonderful place and I can prosper in it."
  9. That's faking it. You aren't a pessimist, you just decide not to care about the outcome.
  10. You've provided the process of self improvement. What you have not shown is the benefit of pessimism to that process. I'll ask again. Which type of explanation for failure will stimulate self improvement better? A pessimistic one or an optimistic one?
  11. I think I can do 100 push ups. I try. I only do 15. How should I explain this? What's an optimistic explanation for a failure? What's a pessimistic one? If I want to do 100 push ups eventually, which explanation is more likely to stimulate self improvement?
  12. I'm sure the pleasure police will be knocking at your door. "Sir... back away from that chocolate bar now! You aren't allowed to eat that! It tastes good!"
  13. Freudian slip? She had to have meant to say the rich... raise taxes on the rich dammit!