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2013-11-05 11:13:59 AM
Isn't that the idea?
 
2013-11-05 11:36:46 AM
I strongly encourage every ayn randian fanatic to go galt and drop out of this evil society as fast as they can. Flee to the hills! You'll be safe in your bunkers and caves, I promise.
 
2013-11-05 11:37:02 AM
In before Bob.
 
2013-11-05 11:51:41 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: In before Bob.


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I have no idea what you're talking about, so I'm just going to assume you mean Bob Dobbs.

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Or Bob Wiley?

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Cheddar Bob?

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Bob Barker says, "Spay and Neuter your pets."

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Or maybe you're feeling One Love, like Bob Marley.

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And let's not forget Bob Goldthwait, responsible for "The 'Citizen Kane' of alcoholic clown movies."

Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.
 
2013-11-05 11:58:16 AM
The fact that this pseudo-religious cult dogma has lasted for so long is a testament to why every single major religion derided selfishness and pride.  Whether you believe in a God or Gods, it is pretty clear that societies across the planet had to put constraints own our douchebag natures under the penalty of smiting.

"Who is John Galt" is the perfect epitaph for the boomer generation.  Having been given everything, they proceeded to live a hedonist lifestyle that would have made Nero blush.  Now when the chickens are coming home to roost -- they are blaming the weak and the helpless and the voiceless.  The day I started to take my faith seriously, I started leaving the GOP.  They are literally the opposite of everything they proclaim.  F'em... I am going to stay with and work with the poor, because frankly they are better company.

Go Galt.. humph... why not go Dracula... both are equally as real.  Only Dracula is way cooler.
 
2013-11-05 12:06:34 PM
I think "Going Galt" is perfect advice for rich sociopaths, well not good advice so much as it is everything they want to hear.
 
2013-11-05 12:09:29 PM
I find ayn rand republicans to be a fascinating contradiction. Especially when they claim to be good Christians at the same time. It's like meeting a gay Jewish black man who wants to join the KKK. you just don't know how to to break it too them that they're seriously misinformed about their position in life.
 
2013-11-05 12:10:29 PM
Just throwing this out there, but if society's ever on the brink of collapse because the billionaire CEO of MegaPharmaPetroCorp decided to quit his job and go live on a yacht in international waters, I'll be more than happy to save the economy and step into the position myself.  Admittedly I don't have much experience in raping the economy, government, and environment of an entire country to satisfy my own personal narcissism and lust for wealth, but I'm a fast learner.
 
2013-11-05 12:12:47 PM

GreenAdder: Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.


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2013-11-05 12:14:45 PM
The idea that the gold standard is more stable or objective is wrong.

Lols
 
2013-11-05 12:49:31 PM
Article list me when it dissed the gold standard and praised Ben Bernake.

Inflation is around the corner folks.
 
2013-11-05 12:50:26 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: GreenAdder: Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.

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That was my question when I read Atlas Shrugged... which of these guys is going to take out the trash?
 
2013-11-05 12:56:39 PM

mcreadyblue: Inflation is around the corner folks.


Definatly a possibility, but not here yet.  With fiat currencies, there are things you can do to hedge or create inflation.  With a hard currency, your options are limited.
 
2013-11-05 12:58:54 PM

mcreadyblue: and praised Ben Bernake


Also, choosing Bennie's point about warning about the dangers of a gold-backed currency is not necessarily praise.  There are many other links that could have been chosen here.
 
2013-11-05 01:00:16 PM
There are two novels that can transform a bookish 14-year-kld's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish daydream that can lead to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood in which large chunks of the day are spent inventing ways to make real life more like a fantasy novel. The other is a book about orcs.

/oblig
 
2013-11-05 01:02:11 PM

mcreadyblue: Inflation is around the corner folks.


Since roughly November 2008
 
2013-11-05 01:06:49 PM
"Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced."

It's amazing that people believe this shiat.
 
2013-11-05 01:11:07 PM

Target Builder: It's amazing that people believe this shiat.


It is an objective value as it is a commodity.  What that value is equivalent to is where it really gets messy.
 
2013-11-05 01:18:43 PM

gunslinger_RG: Go Galt.. humph... why not go Dracula... both are equally as real. Only Dracula is way cooler.


At least Dracula doesn't lie about his motives.

//Or maybe he does.
 
2013-11-05 01:21:02 PM
You parasites will be sorry when me and the other Randian Superheroes finally decide to GO GALT!  How will you get by without updates to my Patriot Blog?  Who will put RON PAUL stickers all over the public infrastructure in your neighborhood?

Sorry, but we'll all be at Galt's Gulch zooming around on trains and bedding all of the attractive and sexy ladies that are really into Ayn Rand.  The kind of ladies that are turned on by a real Randian Superhero.  I'm finally gonna score.  Checkmate, libs.
 
2013-11-05 01:21:20 PM
When the time to go galt arrives, I will have my money invested in what's most important: toilet paper.
 
2013-11-05 01:27:33 PM

Target Builder: "Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced."

It's amazing that people believe this shiat.


Well, I *will* say it's objectively useful in nanotech and nanoscale research. Fantastic plasmon resonance (though not as strong as silver or platinum), fairly easy to make a variety of shapes out of it (Rods and spheres *especially* are pretty easy), and, unlike silver, it doesn't farking oxidize the second you make it.
 
2013-11-05 01:27:50 PM

Rapmaster2000: attractive and sexy ladies


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2013-11-05 01:27:52 PM

timujin: PC LOAD LETTER: GreenAdder: Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.

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That was my question when I read Atlas Shrugged... which of these guys is going to take out the trash?


Well, it is clear that Bob the angry Flower didn't actually finish the book.  This was addressed at the end.  They each grew their own crops, and traded with each other for each other's services.  They helped each other out.  when somebody needed a service, they would get help from the expert in that area. And If you were the expert in an area, you helped the people that needed it.  So if you had ability, you provided to those in need. I guess you could develop a motto about this using the themes of from those with ability to others with need, but I'm not much of a wordsmith.
 
2013-11-05 01:29:57 PM

Felgraf: Target Builder: "Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced."

It's amazing that people believe this shiat.

Well, I *will* say it's objectively useful in nanotech and nanoscale research. Fantastic plasmon resonance (though not as strong as silver or platinum), fairly easy to make a variety of shapes out of it (Rods and spheres *especially* are pretty easy), and, unlike silver, it doesn't farking oxidize the second you make it.


Clippers are objectively useful for cutting my toenails.
 
2013-11-05 01:33:47 PM

jaytkay: Felgraf: Target Builder: "Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced."

It's amazing that people believe this shiat.

Well, I *will* say it's objectively useful in nanotech and nanoscale research. Fantastic plasmon resonance (though not as strong as silver or platinum), fairly easy to make a variety of shapes out of it (Rods and spheres *especially* are pretty easy), and, unlike silver, it doesn't farking oxidize the second you make it.

Clippers are objectively useful for cutting my toenails.


Yep! I should note that I wasn't suggesting that's why gold should be used as a currency or a thing to peg the dollar to. I'm actually really happy that the price of gold is dropping like a stone, it makes buying gold pellets for the evaporator (We've got a really clever method for making gold nanotriangles on a flat substrate) a lot cheaper, and with the sequester farking up grants for my advisor, every little bit helps.
 
2013-11-05 01:34:31 PM
The Hunt brothers laugh and laugh and laugh...
 
2013-11-05 01:39:58 PM

Tricky Chicken: timujin: PC LOAD LETTER: GreenAdder: Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.

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That was my question when I read Atlas Shrugged... which of these guys is going to take out the trash?

Well, it is clear that Bob the angry Flower didn't actually finish the book.  This was addressed at the end.  They each grew their own crops, and traded with each other for each other's services.  They helped each other out.  when somebody needed a service, they would get help from the expert in that area. And If you were the expert in an area, you helped the people that needed it.  So if you had ability, you provided to those in need. I guess you could develop a motto about this using the themes of from those with ability to others with need, but I'm not much of a wordsmith.


You are close but just a little off the marx.
 
2013-11-05 01:49:44 PM

H31N0US: Tricky Chicken: timujin: PC LOAD LETTER: GreenAdder: Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.

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That was my question when I read Atlas Shrugged... which of these guys is going to take out the trash?

Well, it is clear that Bob the angry Flower didn't actually finish the book.  This was addressed at the end.  They each grew their own crops, and traded with each other for each other's services.  They helped each other out.  when somebody needed a service, they would get help from the expert in that area. And If you were the expert in an area, you helped the people that needed it.  So if you had ability, you provided to those in need. I guess you could develop a motto about this using the themes of from those with ability to others with need, but I'm not much of a wordsmith.

You are close but just a little off the marx.


Try it again in Englesh..
 
2013-11-05 01:51:39 PM

dookdookdook: Just throwing this out there, but if society's ever on the brink of collapse because the billionaire CEO of MegaPharmaPetroCorp decided to quit his job and go live on a yacht in international waters, I'll be more than happy to save the economy and step into the position myself.  Admittedly I don't have much experience in raping the economy, government, and environment of an entire country to satisfy my own personal narcissism and lust for wealth, but I'm a fast learner.


If you can be the CEO of anything bigger than a hot dog stand, WTF are you doing on here commenting snarking it up?  People with the skill sets to even manage more than teenagers mowing grass tend to be busier than you seem to be.    Someday maybe I'll have the skills you have and can run my very own whatever you founded.

/my day off just got a 3:30 mandatory meeting thrown into it, partially thanks to ACA. Going Galt sounds better and better.
 
2013-11-05 01:56:29 PM

ricbach229: dookdookdook: Just throwing this out there, but if society's ever on the brink of collapse because the billionaire CEO of MegaPharmaPetroCorp decided to quit his job and go live on a yacht in international waters, I'll be more than happy to save the economy and step into the position myself.  Admittedly I don't have much experience in raping the economy, government, and environment of an entire country to satisfy my own personal narcissism and lust for wealth, but I'm a fast learner.

If you can be the CEO of anything bigger than a hot dog stand, WTF are you doing on here commenting snarking it up?  People with the skill sets to even manage more than teenagers mowing grass tend to be busier than you seem to be.    Someday maybe I'll have the skills you have and can run my very own whatever you founded.

/my day off just got a 3:30 mandatory meeting thrown into it, partially thanks to ACA. Going Galt sounds better and better.


This!  Who will attend meetings without Randian Superheroes?  The skills needed to be a middle manager cannot be replaced so easily.

What will you parasites do without us to give you power point presentations?  How will you survive without the meeting minutes?  Who will purchase motivational posters for the break room?

Think about that.
 
2013-11-05 02:00:27 PM

mcreadyblue: Article list me when it dissed the gold standard and praised Ben Bernake.

Inflation is around the corner folks.


Good. That would have a better impact on our debt than any GOP austerity program.
 
2013-11-05 02:01:41 PM

SomeoneDumb: mcreadyblue: Article list me when it dissed the gold standard and praised Ben Bernake.

Inflation is around the corner folks.

Good. That would have a better impact on our debt than any GOP austerity program.


But what about Savers like me who hold all of their assets in cash?   Why should I be punished for saving!?
 
2013-11-05 02:02:23 PM

GoodyearPimp: H31N0US: Tricky Chicken: timujin: PC LOAD LETTER: GreenAdder: Nah, but seriously. I don't frequent the Politics tab, so I don't know what Bob you mean.

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That was my question when I read Atlas Shrugged... which of these guys is going to take out the trash?

Well, it is clear that Bob the angry Flower didn't actually finish the book.  This was addressed at the end.  They each grew their own crops, and traded with each other for each other's services.  They helped each other out.  when somebody needed a service, they would get help from the expert in that area. And If you were the expert in an area, you helped the people that needed it.  So if you had ability, you provided to those in need. I guess you could develop a motto about this using the themes of from those with ability to others with need, but I'm not much of a wordsmith.

You are close but just a little off the marx.

Try it again in Englesh..


Quit stalin and tell me the answer!
 
2013-11-05 02:09:29 PM

SomeoneDumb: mcreadyblue: Article list me when it dissed the gold standard and praised Ben Bernake.

Inflation is around the corner folks.

Good. That would have a better impact on our debt than any GOP austerity program.


You must have nothing in the bank and thus nothing to lose.
 
2013-11-05 02:11:08 PM

Tricky Chicken: Well, it is clear that Bob the angry Flower didn't actually finish the book. This was addressed at the end. They each grew their own crops, and traded with each other for each other's services. They helped each other out for money. when somebody needed a service, they would get help from the expert in that area in exchange for money. And If you were the expert in an area, you helped the people that needed it in exchange for money. So if you had ability, you provided to those in need in exchange for money.


FTFY.
 
2013-11-05 02:11:41 PM

Rapmaster2000: SomeoneDumb: mcreadyblue: Article list me when it dissed the gold standard and praised Ben Bernake.

Inflation is around the corner folks.

Good. That would have a better impact on our debt than any GOP austerity program.

But what about Savers like me who hold all of their assets in cash?   Why should I be punished for saving!?


for every winner there's a loser
 
2013-11-05 02:12:58 PM

Smeggy Smurf: SomeoneDumb: mcreadyblue: Article list me when it dissed the gold standard and praised Ben Bernake.

Inflation is around the corner folks.

Good. That would have a better impact on our debt than any GOP austerity program.

You must have nothing in the bank and thus nothing to lose.


Exactly!  He probably has his money in something stupid like stocks, commodities, or real estate.  Why should people who keep their money in a savings account be punished?

Did you know that every year a dollar is worth less and less while a dram of gold can still buy the same monocle in 2013 that it did in 1913?  This is why we need to go back to the gold standard, so my keen investment intellect is no longer punished by the hand of government.
 
2013-11-05 02:16:51 PM
Go Galt assholes. You need us more than we need you.
 
2013-11-05 02:20:41 PM
Is the author of the article stupid or a troll?

There may be some good points in there, bit the misrepresentations of Atlas Shrugged are so egregious I couldn't tell.
 
2013-11-05 02:21:54 PM

Weaver95: I strongly encourage every ayn randian fanatic to go galt and drop out of this evil society as fast as they can. Flee to the hills! You'll be safe in your bunkers and caves, I promise.


Thanbk you. I am off to a secret canyon in Colorado where I will live on a self-sustaining ranch and barter goods and services with other high-minder makers.

You know, I just don't get it. I actually read Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead in their entirety back in college. I actually enjoyed them both. I like a long novel and I found them ripping good sci-fi lite yarns. But it was well over twenty years ago and they didn't seem such political touchstones at the time. It never occurred to me for a second that the ideas in those books made a goddam bit of sense as some kind of political system that someone should actually try. Simplistic horseshiat for dime-store intellectuals.
 
2013-11-05 02:22:18 PM
If you take your investment (hell, life) advice from a meth addict with no education in the field, who died penniless and on government assistance, then you deserve what you get.
 
2013-11-05 02:35:57 PM

sabreWulf07: Tricky Chicken: Well, it is clear that Bob the angry Flower didn't actually finish the book. This was addressed at the end. They each grew their own crops, and traded with each other for each other's services. They helped each other out for money. when somebody needed a service, they would get help from the expert in that area in exchange for money. And If you were the expert in an area, you helped the people that needed it in exchange for money. So if you had ability, you provided to those in need in exchange for money.

FTFY.


Actually, it was pure gold and not money. I was being snarky and silly.  Mostly I wanted to point out that she ended the book by addressing exactly what Bob the Angry Flower was going off about. Of course everything worked perfectly in her utopian epilogue.  However, by the time anybody ever got to that part of the book, they were hardly in any condition to retain anything they were reading.  The book was so long and desperately in need of an editor, that people nearing the end were about as delirious as a marathon runner nearing the finish line.  You didn't care about what you were reading anymore, it was just a personal challenge to finish.
 
2013-11-05 02:38:32 PM

ricbach229: Going Galt sounds better and better.


You should definitely do that. Let us know how it works out for you. Pics would be good too. :)
 
2013-11-05 02:40:17 PM

JohnBigBootay: It never occurred to me for a second that the ideas in those books made a goddam bit of sense as some kind of political system that someone should actually try.


So... it never occurred to you while reading Galt's 41+ page radio address monologue that you might be reading some sort of political manifesto masquerading as a novel?
 
2013-11-05 02:42:38 PM

ricbach229: dookdookdook: Just throwing this out there, but if society's ever on the brink of collapse because the billionaire CEO of MegaPharmaPetroCorp decided to quit his job and go live on a yacht in international waters, I'll be more than happy to save the economy and step into the position myself.  Admittedly I don't have much experience in raping the economy, government, and environment of an entire country to satisfy my own personal narcissism and lust for wealth, but I'm a fast learner.

If you can be the CEO of anything bigger than a hot dog stand, WTF are you doing on here commenting snarking it up?  People with the skill sets to even manage more than teenagers mowing grass tend to be busier than you seem to be.    Someday maybe I'll have the skills you have and can run my very own whatever you founded.

/my day off just got a 3:30 mandatory meeting thrown into it, partially thanks to ACA. Going Galt sounds better and better.


Libertarianism: when a bunch of Western-born, raised and educated folk read the rants of a Communist defector, compare their first world problems to it, and make a philosophy out of it.
 
2013-11-05 03:09:17 PM

The Gentleman Caller: When the time to go galt arrives, I will have my money invested in what's most important: toilet paper.


Are you reading 'The Last Policeman' series?  Guy tries to solve crimes during the chaos of what may, in fact, be the end of days.

One involves a man who basically stole an Office Depot.  Toilet paper, soap, modified staple guns to use as weapons, and giant plastic containers of cheese puffs and Twizzlers as far as the eye can see.
 
2013-11-05 03:20:33 PM
It's always amused me that the people who are so big on Atlas Shrugged are exactly the people that would be left out of the Utopia.  Also Dagny was a hoooooooo.
 
2013-11-05 03:30:16 PM

Tricky Chicken: sabreWulf07: Tricky Chicken: Well, it is clear that Bob the angry Flower didn't actually finish the book. This was addressed at the end. They each grew their own crops, and traded with each other for each other's services. They helped each other out for money. when somebody needed a service, they would get help from the expert in that area in exchange for money. And If you were the expert in an area, you helped the people that needed it in exchange for money. So if you had ability, you provided to those in need in exchange for money.

FTFY.

Actually, it was pure gold and not money. I was being snarky and silly.  Mostly I wanted to point out that she ended the book by addressing exactly what Bob the Angry Flower was going off about. Of course everything worked perfectly in her utopian epilogue.  However, by the time anybody ever got to that part of the book, they were hardly in any condition to retain anything they were reading.  The book was so long and desperately in need of an editor, that people nearing the end were about as delirious as a marathon runner nearing the finish line.  You didn't care about what you were reading anymore, it was just a personal challenge to finish.


Holy shiat, that's a perfect synopsis of how I felt getting to the end of The Fountainhead.

I don't know why but I started trying to read Atlas Shrugged too... only to realize I was reading the same book with BONUS FILLER.

I was a dumb teen, at least I grew out of it.

/Being a teen, that is
//Randianism is stupid as all hell
 
2013-11-05 03:35:34 PM

ricbach229: Going Galt sounds better and better.


Going full on French Revolution sounds better and better.  Can't wait to hold your head up to the crowd.
 
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