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Friday
July 25, 2014
Commentary
Taking Charity
by Joseph Rowlands
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I once wrote about how certain situations can punish the just and benefit the unjust. One scenario I described was when someone offers upfront to pay for your lunch. An unjust person would delight in taking advantage of the situation and ordering more expensive food or more of it. They would be willing to be wasteful. ... (Read more...)
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General Forum
Calculator Stories from the Gulch Online
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (5) Jules Troy - 7/17, 9:45pm - I have a slide rule calculator for calculating exposure time...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (6) Merlin Jetton - 7/18, 4:53am - For work years ago I had a Hewlett-Packard 12C. I was a litt...
(7) Michael E. Marotta - 7/18, 9:20am - At the UPS Store, I noticed a circular slide rule for printi...
An Open Letter to the Catholic Church
(4) Jules Troy - 7/18, 10:42pm - "I'm just teasin ya, there is no god!! "Haha Fred that one a...
Racial Profiling
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (0) William Dwyer - 7/19, 11:53am - I was watching the Dr. Phil show yesterday, in which he was ...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (1) Steve Wolfer - 7/19, 2:07pm - Is it really true that racism against blacks exists among 80...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (2) Teresa Summerlee Isanhart - 7/20, 5:26pm - "And what are we to make of the poll showing widespread raci...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (3) Steve Wolfer - 7/20, 6:38pm - Why social scientists choose to only focus on color is a mys...
Article Discussions
Can Industry Block Regulation?
(1) Steve Wolfer - 7/21, 1:38pm - This is an old thread, but it caught my eye.  I really liked...
The Puzzle Of The Fourth
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (2) Steve Wolfer - 7/22, 4:03pm - Loved your point about "inalienable rights"... First of all,...
(3) Jules Troy - 7/22, 10:58pm - If our government can be considered a "parent" as a metaphor...
The Passion of Barbara Branden
(249) Michael E. Marotta - 7/27, 9:14am - This important personal statement came up as an archive arti...
Occam's Razor
(4) Fred Bartlett - 7/17, 7:25am - "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it te...
(5) Vera S. Doerr - 7/17, 8:48am - the cross in PI is just as illusionary as the probability of...
(6) Michael E. Marotta - 7/17, 9:41am - Perhaps a contrary to Occam's Razor is the challenge that "E...
(7) Fred Bartlett - 7/17, 11:33am - Michael: Collosus: The Forbin Project I so remember that mov...
(8) Fred Bartlett - 7/17, 11:44am - "What Did Dorothy Learn?"  No one seems to know. Yes, that l...
An Analysis of Egoism and Altruism
(0) Michael E. Marotta - 7/18, 9:09am - Thanks, Merlin. As always you offer interesting insights and...
(1) Merlin Jetton - 7/18, 9:37am - Thanks, MEM. By "most modern philosophers" I meant professio...
(2) Steve Wolfer - 7/18, 12:24pm - Excellent article, Merlin! Most of the confusion arises from...
(3) Merlin Jetton - 7/19, 6:16am - Thanks, Steve. There is a kind of fallacy to pointing at X a...
(4) Steve Wolfer - 7/19, 1:00pm - Merlin,I used "practical" in the essay once, and in retrospe...
(5) Merlin Jetton - 7/20, 7:06am - Steve,I appreciate your spending the time reflecting on my a...
(6) Steve Wolfer - 7/20, 10:19am - Judging Human Action We can only make judgments based upon w...
(7) Merlin Jetton - 7/20, 3:20pm - Merlin, I suspect that part of the communications gap we are...
(8) Steve Wolfer - 7/20, 6:21pm - Merlin, I agree that two exclusive circles are inadequate fo...
(9) Merlin Jetton - 7/21, 6:24am - Steve, I will try again, which might be my last try. Suppose...
(10) Steve Wolfer - 7/21, 9:59am - Merlin,Suppose instead the parent put 20% of the miles on th...
(11) Merlin Jetton - 7/22, 4:35am - Steve, that was my last try. I'm tired of your stonewalling....
(12) Merlin Jetton - 7/22, 9:22am - Moments ago I was reading The Problem of "Selfishness" in th...
(13) Steve Wolfer - 7/22, 11:48am - Merlin, I'm sorry you feel as you do about my responses in t...
(14) Jules Troy - 7/22, 11:15pm - When I used to fight in full contact martial arts bouts I he...
(15) Merlin Jetton - 7/24, 6:42am - First, I give a hat tip to Michael Marotta for mentioning th...
(16) Merlin Jetton - 7/26, 5:22am - I was reading a book that quotes from Nietzsche's Twilight o...
(17) Steve Wolfer - 7/26, 8:04am - Rand saw self-interest as a logical consequence of human nat...
(18) Merlin Jetton - 7/28, 10:53am - Ayn Rand wrote that a man should live for his own sake, neit...
(19) Steve Wolfer - 7/28, 12:00pm - Merlin, I guess we aren't done with this issue yet.Doing som...
(20) Merlin Jetton - 7/29, 3:43am - You have italicized "Doing" and "living" to contrast them.  ...
(21) Steve Wolfer - 7/29, 10:16am - Merlin writes:I turn Steve's style of "thinking" on him: He ...
Taking Charity
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (0) Steve Wolfer - 7/25, 9:28am - An act of charity can also be viewed as yet another voluntar...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (1) Vera S. Doerr - 7/26, 2:29am - My issue with charity is slightly different: Joe and Steve f...
(2) Fred Bartlett - 7/26, 5:24am - I'd embrace a world filled with dishonest charity far easier...
(3) Fred Bartlett - 7/26, 5:35am - Charity with strings attached, when the strings are broken, ...
News Discussions
How Minimum Wage Laws Increase Poverty
(5) Jules Troy - 7/19, 12:19am - MW is an economic killer, it when raised can and DOES cause ...
(6) Peter Reidy - 7/19, 7:40am - But on the other hand
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (7) William Dwyer - 7/19, 6:25pm - Regarding the link that Peter posted, see the follow essay b...
The First Moon Landing 45 Years On
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (0) Teresa Summerlee Isanhart - 7/18, 4:43pm - This was a lovely article.  I watched the first landing sitt...
3 Sanctions3 Sanctions3 Sanctions (1) Michael E. Marotta - 7/18, 6:32pm - I watched the landing with a forgotten girl on the couch.  L...
Books
The Grand Unified Theory of Classical Quantum Mechanics
(15) Luke Setzer - 7/28, 4:23pm - This third-party validator of the theory at the 1 hour 5 min...
The Constitution of Government in Galt's Gulch
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (10) Jules Troy - 7/22, 11:20pm - I would like to replace the phrase "Who is John Galt" with "...


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Friday
February 3, 2006
Praxes
Drama Queen versus Ice Queen
by Luke Setzer
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I contend that passion can exist across a wide spectrum of "emotional temperatures."   My contention respects the context of an individual's unique character and situation to dictate what temperature proves "just right" to cause flourishing for that person.  To illustrate this principle, I introduce two polarized archetypes of passion: the Drama Queen and the Ice Queen. (Read more...)
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