Well the 80/20 rule still applies to alcohol consumption. More than one study has come up with the fact that 80% of alcohol is consumed by 20% of consumers. So that may have something to do with our collective hangovers. Maybe one, two or four less drinks per session might help. But that is pretty hard to manage when drinking, and drinking more is so heavily promoted as socially acceptable.
The Nelson friends of Goshen New Hampshire talk from practical knowledge; they did work towards a town, and these people engaged with prolific labors seeing that writers as well as artists. The Nelson loved ones lived in the small outlying community, where the three older boys—Walter, Arthur, as well as Elmer—helped with haying as well as sugaring, grew vegetables, as well as loved to hunt. The family unit subscribed to the popular teen periodical The Youths’ Associate and held “lyceums” in your own home.
Bill is right about the success of Esperanto the international language. The World Esperanto Association now enjoys consultative relations with the United Nations.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7vD9kChBA&feature=related
During a short period of 124 years Esperanto is now in the top 100 languages, out of 6,800 worldwide. It is the 22nd most used language in Wikipedia, ahead of Danish and Arabic. It is a language choice of Firefox, Ubuntu and Facebook. Google translate has also the language due to popular demand.
Esperanto is a living language - see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsb4Jf8f4BI
It's really good to see that Duolingo have added Esperanto. For those who don't know, Esperanto is a planned language which belongs to no one country or group of states. I would like to see it more widely used.
"... a synthesis of John Locke and Cliven Bundy, but with fewer scruples" is, perhaps, the best summary of Ayn Rand that I have ever come across. Bravo!
Rand is the patron saint of the ‘Me, My, Mine’ obsessed, which includes those that have barely crawled above the level of the great apes that came before homo-sapiens.
This low level of awareness functions relatively well in an economic and social system that is based on ‘survival of the fittest’, which in the AR cult means ‘survival of the most adept parasite’.
Her concept of ‘ethical egoism’ is obviously an oxymoron and along with ‘enlightened self-interest’, and ‘trickle down’ horsesh*t, only serves to identify the users as the self-centered simians that they are.
Just because a sizable cult has formed around Rand’s simplistic philosophy doesn’t mean that it has any more legitimacy than any of the other absurd cults that have been concocted over the millennia.
Just like the unsubstantiated beliefs adhered to by countless numbers of religious cult subscribers, the beliefs held by Rand cult members will blind them to the expansion of their awareness, since continuing to believe those beliefs allows them to continue their selfish, egoistic approach toward others.
Their circular logic allows them to see their parasitic behavior as a win/win situation since, after all, everyone is acting selfishly.
It’s Just Survival of the Hyper-Egoist.
Ha Ha. You can lie about Ayn Rand and misrepresent her ideas all you want, but you can’t ignore the fact that her books are selling over half a million copies per year 30 years after her death. People who have read and understand her new philosophy are not fooled.
One sign of this article's intellectual dishonesty: The absence of any quotations from Ayn Rand. Rather, the author just parrots what some other Ayn Rand haters say. They try to scare off potential readers of Ayn Rand because they fear anyone discovering that what she has to say about them is true. But Ayn Rand is not just about criticizing what needs to be criticized. Rather she offers a full-function philosophy for living a happy life in a free society. As the previous commenters have recommended, read her yourself; then you can decide on your own what articles like this say about Ayn Rand's opponents.
Your first sentence displays your intellectual capacity in a nut shell and you know what they say about things that can be described in a nut shell? They probably belong there
This is one malicious screed of misinformation that references another. Those who practice this sort of ad hominem attack against Ayn Rand say nothing accurate about her philosophy yet reveal much about their own character. I second Zach Kauble's recommendation to read Ayn Rand's works yourself and reach your own conclusion. You should also search online for "The Ayn Rand Lexicon" for more information.
This is a shameful, sad, little hit piece...nothing more.
To learn about Ayn Rand's ideas, read her own words...start w/ Anthem and work your way up to Atlas Shrugged. Google "Ayn Rand Lexicon" to see what she actually said concerning issues of our time.
Damn it, yet again all the cool stuff is made for a man.
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In response to an above comment. The competence in wheel building issue:
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