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Mike Mulligan

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I am a transparency freak, that is why I actually sign on with my real name. Why in my repertoire would I ever think of burning books.

I's rather burn a few of you who mis-interpret her works for your own sins and interest...
Francisco dAnconia

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Mar 11, 2013
 
Mike Mulligan wrote:
I am a transparency freak, that is why I actually sign on with my real name. Why in my repertoire would I ever think of burning books.
I's rather burn a few of you who mis-interpret her works for your own sins and interest...
nah, I knew book burning was to controversial..
How about "use it to straighten out warped wood in the garage..."

I can see you view the novel as a battle between the have's and the have not's..which to a degree is true, but its more than that...I am merely asking if you can get past that part and address the ideals of the novel as they apply to the balance of public good and economic feasibility?

if not, its weighs a lot, so that will make the book useful in some other more pragmatic way...
Mike Mulligan

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You mean political feasibility?

It was only a few years ago where it was economically unfeasible to have a computer in the home. Science and inventions do that you know.

It was politically unfeasible to create an Eisenhower national highway system until his administration ginned up the excuse that we have to have a way to abandon our cities if the Russians nuked us. It was one of the great economic extender we ever had.
Francisco dAnconia

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Mar 11, 2013
 
Mike Mulligan wrote:
You mean political feasibility?
It was only a few years ago where it was economically unfeasible to have a computer in the home. Science and inventions do that you know.
It was politically unfeasible to create an Eisenhower national highway system until his administration ginned up the excuse that we have to have a way to abandon our cities if the Russians nuked us. It was one of the great economic extender we ever had.
true, but what is the cost of maintenance doing to us now?

so do we prioritize our mending the highways based on commercial shipping routes and national defense needs or based on public equality of access...

put another way, do we as society absorb the 80% increase in costs to provide medical insurance to the last 20%?

this can be addressed in pure humanitarian ways. If we provide insurance for that 20% we will have to provide less care for the 80%.

are you seeing what I am asking being addressed in the book?
Mike Mulligan

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All budgets and priorities are immoral.
Yea, it was in egotistic Ayn Rand herself, a sense of hate and selfishness of all others based on no overseeing grand principle and on mostly the weak and the bottom half. This is what sustained trauma causes in a abused childhood.
It seems she was beating the little girl Ayn Rand...identifying with the abuser.
I think she was fantasizing if she and her parents were megalomania industrialist zillionaires she wouldn't have had such a painful childhood.
Who knows the societal leaches...she might have been talking in code about Russian. She abandoned her family and might be protecting them. It takes a cold hearted spirit to do that.
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If you read (and actually make an effort to understand) Atlas Shruggged you will learn the difference betweeen altruism and "value for value." You will also learn that all religions, Christianity included, are forms of collectivism (morality of altruism) which is the opposite of individualism (morality of individual rights). In a compromise between the two, freedom always loses.
Mike Mulligan

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So you should have the freedom to yell fire in a movie theater or shoot little children at will in a school.

You cubies are too black and white...
Mike Mulligan

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She does have a point...
Spring is coming

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Mar 12, 2013
 
Francisco dAnconia wrote:
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I bet you can get more BTU's out of the book than ideas in that case...
I suspect the same is true of your favorite book!
Francisco dAnconia

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Mar 12, 2013
 
Spring is coming wrote:
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I suspect the same is true of your favorite book!
I think you thought I was ripping on the book rather than on MM's true desire to learn from it...
Lois Lamplighter

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I have resumed my reading of ATLAS SHRUGGED. Who would have known that there was a super-rich man in it whose name was Michael (Midas) Mulligan? Is our friend on Topix holding a little secret?
Mike Mulligan

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My real name!
Penny

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Mike Mulligan wrote:
My real name!
So Michael, did you give all those millions to the poor?
supply side jesus

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Mola Rand, High Priest Of Galt: The “Takers” Must Be Purged!
http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2013/03/...
March 12, 2013

"I know I’ve said this over http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2011/01/... and over http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2011/01/... and over http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2011/04/... and over http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2012/03/... and over again…... http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2012/08/...

Paul Ryan is an Ayn Rand Cult Leader and a g0ddamned fraud.

His “new” budget proposal http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/03/12/1... is yet another retread of the same worn out radials he’s merrily rolled around on since he halfheartedly swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. The fact that anyone in D.C. gives this buffoon the time of day, let alone a place in the fiscal debate is one of the most damning indictments of the Village press.

This gibbering fool spent his entire 2012 Vice-Presidential campaign accusing the President of gutting Medicare, and now puts out a budget that maintains those very cuts while doing away with every benefit the law provided in order to pay for tax cuts for billionaires. Yet he will still be invited to the Sunday talkies to play the “Serious Person” making “Hard Choices”.

It’s a fu#*ing scam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch... #!

Just like last time, and the time before

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Once again he’s peddling Ayn Rand Cultist,“Makers vs. Takers” class warfare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Let’s hope that just a few more journalists, outside of MSNBC, will realize they’re being played. Again.

I’m not gonna hold my breath.
Atlas Farted

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supply side jesus wrote:
Mola Rand, High Priest Of Galt: The “Takers” Must Be Purged!
http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2013/03/...
March 12, 2013
"I know I’ve said this over http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2011/01/... and over http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2011/01/... and over http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2011/04/... and over http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2012/03/... and over again…... http://barkersandrubes.wordpress.com/2012/08/...
Paul Ryan is an Ayn Rand Cult Leader and a g0ddamned fraud.
His “new” budget proposal http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/03/12/1... is yet another retread of the same worn out radials he’s merrily rolled around on since he halfheartedly swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. The fact that anyone in D.C. gives this buffoon the time of day, let alone a place in the fiscal debate is one of the most damning indictments of the Village press.
This gibbering fool spent his entire 2012 Vice-Presidential campaign accusing the President of gutting Medicare, and now puts out a budget that maintains those very cuts while doing away with every benefit the law provided in order to pay for tax cuts for billionaires. Yet he will still be invited to the Sunday talkies to play the “Serious Person” making “Hard Choices”.
It’s a fu#*ing scam.
http://www.youtube.com/watch... #!
Just like last time, and the time before
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Once again he’s peddling Ayn Rand Cultist,“Makers vs. Takers” class warfare.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Let’s hope that just a few more journalists, outside of MSNBC, will realize they’re being played. Again.
I’m not gonna hold my breath.
yeah we know ewe hate government and all religions except ewe'rs.
Pay ewe'r taxes so the IRS can keep targeting those ewe hate the most.
Until Rand becomes prez, then ewe'll be kvetching more than ever

Liberals Defend Obama For Spying On Media
http://www.infowars.com/liberals-defend-obama...

NWO -loving CFR Member Angelina Jolie inspires women to maim themselves by celebrating perverted double mastectomies
http://www.infowars.com/angelina-jolie-inspir...
Mike Mulligan

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Penny wrote:
<quoted text>So Michael, did you give all those millions to the poor?
"Millions"...that is barely out of piddlesome background noise of the middle class.

We need to be talking in my language of billions and trillions before I would even discuss to a ant like you.

I contol whole industies, economic sectors and nations now you pipsqeak!

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