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  1. Problem solved...I'll use the Safari browser...that works.
  2. Hello Michael When attempting to open the link I get a "Firefox can't open this file" message. I'm using MacIntosh Catalina. Any suggestions? _Joe
  3. "Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. In spite of its religious form (giving thanks to God for a good harvest), its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. Abundance is (or was and ought to be) America’s pride—just as it is the pride of American parents that their children need never know starvation" --Ayn Rand
  4. Pence seemed obsessed with his religion and his unyielding financial support for the Ukraine. I happy to see him fade into unimportance.
  5. I also support Mark on many of his takes. It's his religious beliefs that I don't agree with. AR was right when she said conservatives don't know how to promote capitalism...that it needs to be advocated on moral grounds. Sure it's the most prosperous system & it's argued in that vein, but it is the only system (laissez-faire capitalism) that recognizes and supports individual/ property rights. What we have now, of course, is a mixture of freedoms and controls. A couple of years ago I was listening to his radio program and a listener called in to ask him why he doesn't bring up Ayn Rand. His reply was he does on occasion and said when she's right she's right on. He didn't get specific. I've never seen any of AR's quotes in any of the books he's written that I've looked at.
  6. Michael, I'm not Byrne and never heard of him before. He did write the other 2 articles. I suspect he may know Yarron Brook, since he quotes him quite a bit. I'm surprised Fox, who are leaning left day by day, permits favorable articles on AR. What's your take on it? --Joe P.S, you probably don't remember but I'm the one who initially suggested you have a "Horror File" section a bunch of yrs ago.
  7. Five ways Ayn Rand can save America: Empowered individuals, not government, are the key to national salvation WWW.FOXNEWS.COM The United States is mired in a political divide so deep it poses an existential threat to the nation, many believe. Ayn Rand said America can be saved by...
  8. Five ways Ayn Rand predicted America's political crises, from parents spurned to the rise of cancel culture WWW.FOXNEWS.COM Author, philosopher and libertarian thinker Ayn Rand, writing mostly in post-war America, predicted with remarkable accuracy many of the social crises...
  9. Hello Michael, Perhaps unknown to many is that AR had a sense of humor. As I posted here a long time ago I was in attendance for a speech (The Anti-Industrial Revolution)she gave at the Ford Hall Forum during the early '70s. During the question & answer period someone in the audience asked her to elaborate on a passage from Atlas Shrugged. He said he didn't quite understand it. AR replied " if you don't understand my writing you certainly won't understand my speaking" (she was obviously referring to her heavy Russian accent) The audience broke out in laughter.
  10. Five reasons Ayn Rand loved the United States of America: 'The right to live by one's own judgment' WWW.FOXNEWS.COM Ayn Rand advocated individual rights and limited government; born in totalitarian Russia she loved the United States and believed in American...
  11. Look of Sergio Mendes is my favorite version.
  12. Take a break with Ladyva. Damm, she's good.