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  •  Kidlet went to Chapman. I smiled at the bust (3+ / 0-)
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    of Ayn Rand.

    ...Son, those Elephants always look out for themselves. If you happen to get a crumb or two from their policies, it's a complete coincidence. -Malharden's Dad

    by slowbutsure on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 01:40:58 PM PDT

    •  I was into Ayn Rand for a while, I confess (2+ / 0-)
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      Until I understood the dystopia she proposed.

      Strangely enough, IMO, there are some things we can cooperate with the Ayn Randists; reducing the military/industrial budget, non-intervention, mass surveillance, prison population.  But it may not be possible until Rand Paul gives up.  This idiot's main priority seems to be to "drill baby drill".

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      by Shockwave on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 01:55:41 PM PDT

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      •  embarrassingly... I read a bunch of what... (2+ / 0-)
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        L. Ron Hubbard wrote as a younger man, including Dianetics... still say Battlefield Earth is a good read and a classic. I'm proud of the fact that he and Scientology never really made any impression on me, and there are many better SciFi authors and titles out there. (I also met Gene Roddenberry while he was involved with making the first Star Trek movie! If he had started Trekanetics, I would have been in trouble.)

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        "Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Effort, Concentration, and Wisdom"

        by Dood Abides on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 03:26:20 PM PDT

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        •  I remember Scientology (1+ / 0-)
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          A long time ago when I was a programmer, my boss started converting the other programmers into Scientology.  I had not idea what it was so I read L.Ron Hubbard's Dianetics and was horrified.

          I did my research and I concluded that I had to do something.  So I put a poster of the Blue Oyster Cult (a new rock group in those days) so when they finally came to convert me (I needed the job) I convinced them that I was hopeless because I belonged to a different cult.

          I came across these guys again even recently. They are growing.

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          by Shockwave on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 04:15:38 AM PDT

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          •  They are scary! (0+ / 0-)

            ...Son, those Elephants always look out for themselves. If you happen to get a crumb or two from their policies, it's a complete coincidence. -Malharden's Dad

            by slowbutsure on Tue Apr 08, 2014 at 03:21:36 PM PDT

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