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Emotion and Deception

“You see when emotions are involved tendency is – facts and information can be distorted to appeal to such emotions.”

The jihadist war that we hear in news stories from the safe distances of our houses to the ground zero continues to ravage up to this day. 542 more words

OPAR 1.1: Rand's Three Axioms

I thought that this first post was going to be simple and straightforward. Axioms, after all, are supposed to be the self-evident starting points for all knowledge, the most primary and provable facts in the universe upon which all philosophy rests. 2,845 more words

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How Government Welfare Programs Are Immoral and Hurt Everyone, Including the Poor

A very common view today is that the government needs to provide welfare programs for the poor. This is the view that “redistribution of wealth to the needy” is a noble project, and such “government assistance” is necessary to keep people from starving in the streets. 2,938 more words

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The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast: On an Ayn Rand Interview

In episode 36 of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast, Steven (The Objectivist) and Jack (The Vegan) react to Jack’s first initiation to Ayn Rand “in the flesh,” after Steven nudged him watch… 76 more words


About the Lovers of the Unknown

The waters draw us together, like in our beginning, so the end takes us there again,

I have many stories to tell you now when we return to the Nordic shores for our goodbyes, 442 more words

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Review | Anthem by Ayn Rand

Anthem by Ayn Rand is a novella-length dystopian that imagines a future society where collectivism has won out over individualism. Rand, who escaped Soviet Russia in the 1920’s, was a vocal critic of the Soviet Union. 232 more words

Adam Brody & Leighton Meester Joke About Having ‘Seth & Blair Day’ Once a Year

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Be still, our beating teenage hearts.

Ultra-private couple Leighton Meester and Adam Brody don’t open up about their personal lives often, but when they do, it’s every bit as adorable as you might imagine. 328 more words