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  • Location St. Louis
  • Interests Programming<br />Graphics Programming<br />Math<br />Physics<br />Objectivism<br />Too many things to list
  1. Eichler Homes

    Betsy, Your home is awesome and the art is inspiring!! I've seen pictures of your home, but that picture with the vaulted ceiling and the art on the wall I love. haha, and I see you have the Bryan Larsen painting with the father and son in front of rocket.
  2. In Memory of Janet Busch - "oldsalt"

    I'm truly saddened by this news. I really loved her postings. She was a genuinely fun person to read and I had hoped she would show up to post again. That's two whole years ago! I have been missing her and now I'll always miss her. Thanks for that letter, Betsy.
  3. Idiotic criminals

    Ray! Well handled! and very funny. Funny how many of the guys "we" elect are more worthy or prison than that petty thief. And I'm serious.
  4. Jefferson was far more secular and in line with natural law. He was a Diest, at most, and was passionate about reason and science. Also, I think John Locke should be given credit for looking to nature to identify rights. The text throughout his "Second Treatise of Civil Government" is full of arguments based on observations of nature. John Locke continually emphasizes that the "law of reason" is important. Jefferson was hugely influenced by Locke. I think Miss Bachmann was emphasizing the god point because she is religious. In this link she is leading a prayer: That's someone who is serious about religion. Also, the Washington Monument was designed in the 1840s, when the founders were no longer around. In that clip she said it was created by the Founders, which doesn't sound right.
  5. I saw her give a talk at a tea party rally on tax day. She was standing near the Washington monument. She was great saying that they will repeal the Obama health care bill, but then at the end of the talk she pointed toward the monument and emphasized religion. Here is the key part of the talk I'm referring to: I've read/heard things from her prior which also made me think this of her, but I don't recall specifics.
  6. But Michelle Bachmann is far too religious! A secular Michelle Bachmann would be what we're looking for.
  7. John Ridpath on "Robin Hood."

    Aha! This is what I thought Robin Hood was about! I'm happy to see that point bolstered by such an esteemed mind as John Ridpath.
  8. Congratulations, Ray! I always love to see someone succeed, especially someone who values Objectivism as I do.
  9. I think everyone should be curious and read widely just to learn what's out there. Explore the world of ideas. Who knows what gems you'll find.
  10. Blue Öyster Cult

    Blue Oyster Cult is a very popular group, so I definitely know about them. In fact, there was a Saturday Night Live skit on the song "Don't Fear the Reaper". Christopher Walken is their manager and wants "more cowbell." A very funny skit.
  11. "No--drop it in the recycle bin!!"

    At my friends company, American Power Conversion, --- where he says the are really big into environmental propaganda -- they have to throw cans in one bin, paper in another, etc. But, the funny thing is as the end of the day the garbage collectors throw it all into the same bin, so it does nothing. Even knowing this, they still must comply.
  12. Poland Decapitated

    We know Putin is capable of such things, so there is good reason to be suspicious.
  13. Elian Gonzales - for those who remember

    The evil of Bill Clinton was clearly on display. These leftists don't care about human beings.
  14. Famous Pikes Peak Short Film

    Hey, I loved that!! What a rag tag collection of vehicles that was. Oh, and excellent video fade out at the end. Very clever.