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Would Ayn Rand submit to airport security?
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His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
2010-11-25 21:12:18 UTC
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I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"

Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?

I'm the Wise TibetanMonkey with the old-fashioned rhythm of nature,
which goes at the pace of a bicycle. I don't need to travel that much
either. I like steamships though. "Royal Caribbean" sounds nice.
Calypso playing in the background. I think people in the Caribbean are
really closer to Paradise, in the little islands anyway. They got
bananas, coconuts and possibly a hammock --if they have my wisdom.

Now I want you to answer the question.

NOTE: The "mood" was helped by "Key West" beer and '20-'30's jazz.


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His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
2010-11-26 04:44:53 UTC
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On Nov 25, 11:29 pm, "Randolf Richardson (Lumber Cartel, local 42)"
"His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle"
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
Even private jets have to use the public
air traffic control system and use pilots
licensed by the government, who communicate
with said ATC's via the public airwaves.
I want a flying saucer.
Sorry, they are top secret in the CIA files.
Of course, conservatives traditionally
have no problem with rank hypocrisy........
"Every judicial nominee deserves an up or down vote."
George Bush, 2005 SOTU, just after bypassing the Senate
and installing William Pryor and Charles Pickering to
federal judgeships via the recess appointment system.
He's just telling people what they want to hear.
I can't decipher above message. ;)
His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
2010-11-26 14:57:06 UTC
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I don't fly anymore. I think most "liberals" have similar opinions.
It is a true dilemma. If we relax the security and we have another
terrorist event the country will go insane. If we continue down this
TSA path more and more people will feel violated just give up flying.
When faced with 2 ridiculous choices, opt out of both
What I see here is complete dishonesty and hypocrisy about airport
security checks and the TSA. I didn't hear a peep out of the
rightwingnuts here when Dubya was president. The scanner machines are
courtesy of Dubya's administration, specifically Chertoff and the
Israelis.
But now you wackos think you can blame Obama. If you would sacrifice
the lives of hundreds or even thousands of people just on the off-
chance it will make Obama look back, then you are a terrorist.
I'm with you on this one. But hey, look at the fact that some animals
are better than others...
On Nov 25, 4:17 pm, "His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
TSA cavity searches menstruating womanhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2633181/posts
Did you check the pigs in "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL"?

"TSA: Some gov't officials to skip airport security"
Martin Edwards
2010-11-26 15:08:24 UTC
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On 25/11/2010 21:12, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
Ayn Rand was a prime example of someone who got lucky and attributed it
to her own virtue. Some people just don't get the breaks.
Bolwerk
2010-11-26 16:02:43 UTC
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On 25/11/2010 21:12, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
Ayn Rand was a prime example of someone who got lucky and attributed it
to her own virtue. Some people just don't get the breaks.
Lucky? She knew her audience (sociopaths) and tailored her products for
their consumption.
Martin Edwards
2010-11-27 13:09:42 UTC
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On 25/11/2010 21:12, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
Ayn Rand was a prime example of someone who got lucky and attributed it
to her own virtue. Some people just don't get the breaks.
Lucky? She knew her audience (sociopaths) and tailored her products for
their consumption.
Point.
His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
2010-11-26 17:22:42 UTC
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Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
Ayn Rand was a prime example of someone who got lucky and attributed it
to her own virtue. Some people just don't get the breaks.
So she would probably recommend flying your own private jet. How about
a helicopter to go to work and beat traffic jams?
Martin Edwards
2010-11-27 13:10:41 UTC
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On 26/11/2010 17:22, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits
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Post by Martin Edwards
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
Ayn Rand was a prime example of someone who got lucky and attributed it
to her own virtue. Some people just don't get the breaks.
So she would probably recommend flying your own private jet. How about
a helicopter to go to work and beat traffic jams?
I'd love to, which is rather the point.
His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
2010-11-27 14:30:51 UTC
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On 26/11/2010 17:22, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits
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Post by Martin Edwards
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
Ayn Rand was a prime example of someone who got lucky and attributed it
to her own virtue.  Some people just don't get the breaks.
So she would probably recommend flying your own private jet. How about
a helicopter to go to work and beat traffic jams?
I'd love to, which is rather the point.
If Big Brother wanted to protect Americans, they'd do something about
traffic. Some 40K deaths plus occur on our chaotic roads every year.
But accidents don't make the news like an airplane going down. They
would probably need to regulate the reckless driving of most SUVs as
well as the cell phone. Too bad the powerful people take advantage of
them.
Martin Edwards
2010-11-28 13:10:46 UTC
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On 27/11/2010 14:30, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits
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On 26/11/2010 17:22, His Highness the TibetanMonkey& the Free Spirits
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
Post by Martin Edwards
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
Ayn Rand was a prime example of someone who got lucky and attributed it
to her own virtue. Some people just don't get the breaks.
So she would probably recommend flying your own private jet. How about
a helicopter to go to work and beat traffic jams?
I'd love to, which is rather the point.
If Big Brother wanted to protect Americans, they'd do something about
traffic. Some 40K deaths plus occur on our chaotic roads every year.
But accidents don't make the news like an airplane going down. They
would probably need to regulate the reckless driving of most SUVs as
well as the cell phone. Too bad the powerful people take advantage of
them.
As an outsider I daresay you are right.
His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
2010-11-28 15:15:51 UTC
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On 27/11/2010 14:30, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
On 26/11/2010 17:22, His Highness the TibetanMonkey&  the Free Spirits
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
Post by Martin Edwards
Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
Ayn Rand was a prime example of someone who got lucky and attributed it
to her own virtue.  Some people just don't get the breaks.
So she would probably recommend flying your own private jet. How about
a helicopter to go to work and beat traffic jams?
I'd love to, which is rather the point.
If Big Brother wanted to protect Americans, they'd do something about
traffic. Some 40K deaths plus occur on our chaotic roads every year.
But accidents don't make the news like an airplane going down. They
would probably need to regulate the reckless driving of most SUVs as
well as the cell phone. Too bad the powerful people take advantage of
them.
As an outsider I daresay you are right.
Thanks!

Road safety is not even an issue in America and the vultures advertise
openly in these big billboards: "When you get into an accident call
1-800-444-PAIN," instead of practicing some prevention and common
sense such as, "USE SIGNAL LIGHTS, PASS ON THE LEFT, NO CELL PHONES,
etc."
His Highness the TibetanMonkey, not your average backyard philosopher
2010-11-29 16:55:46 UTC
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On 27/11/2010 14:30, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits
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On 26/11/2010 17:22, His Highness the TibetanMonkey&  the Free Spirits
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Post by Martin Edwards
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I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
Ayn Rand was a prime example of someone who got lucky and attributed it
to her own virtue.  Some people just don't get the breaks.
So she would probably recommend flying your own private jet. How about
a helicopter to go to work and beat traffic jams?
I'd love to, which is rather the point.
If Big Brother wanted to protect Americans, they'd do something about
traffic. Some 40K deaths plus occur on our chaotic roads every year.
But accidents don't make the news like an airplane going down. They
would probably need to regulate the reckless driving of most SUVs as
well as the cell phone. Too bad the powerful people take advantage of
them.
As an outsider I daresay you are right.
Hey, I just "bumped" into this...

(no comment)

'There needs to be a major crackdown on reckless driving, but it'll
never happen. As much as I like some aspects of Miami, one of the main
reasons why we're leaving next year is because this is such a
dangerous place to be a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian. I do not even
want to entertain the notion of having a child here, as I would
constantly worry about the danger factor. Driving anywhere here is a
major stress, dealing with these aggressive, brainless sociopaths who
clearly have no regard for the lives of other human beings. So I look
forward to saying "peace out Miami" and moving to a place where you're
1,000,000 times less likely to be killed or injured by a maniac behind
the wheel.'

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/28/1947735/i-95-crash-closes-northbound-express.html
His Highness the TibetanMonkey, not your average backyard philosopher
2010-11-29 17:03:57 UTC
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I was going to post this comment at the Miami Herald, but it got
complicated. So here it goes...

"It's a jungle out there and traffic enforcement is predatory as well.

The main problem is NOT speed itself, but the absence of LANE
DISCIPLINE, which means the slow stay on the right. It's already been
proven in Germany."
His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits of the Jungle
2010-11-28 00:43:21 UTC
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On Nov 27, 1:22 pm, "Randolf Richardson (Lumber Cartel, local 42)"
On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 06:33:21 -0800, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the
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So she would probably recommend flying your own private jet. How
about a helicopter to go to work and beat traffic jams?
I'd love to, which is rather the point.
If Big Brother wanted to protect Americans, they'd do something about
traffic. Some 40K deaths plus occur on our chaotic roads every year.
But accidents don't make the news like an airplane going down. They
would probably need to regulate the reckless driving of most SUVs as
well as the cell phone. Too bad the powerful people take advantage of
them.
In Canada our government overbuilds the roads so that people who speed
can still be relatively safe, and then there's active enforcement of speed
limits. In fact, during the past few years the laws have been improved to
increase the severity of fines and consequences for dangerous driving, and
also many restrictions have been placed on cellular telephone use that
make it almost as serious as impaired driving -- if you're not using a
hands-free device with your cellular while driving, you are in violation
of Canadian law and the police actually enforce it here.
I hope that the USA, and other countries, will follow our lead.
It has long seemed to me that America has been looking South in order
to feel good compared to the Banana Republics, when it should have
been looking North, particularly when it comes to SAFETY, GATED
COMMUNITIES, AND HEALTHCARE.

Now two questions:

1- Do you have LANE DISCIPLINE in Canada or are SUVs zigzagging all
around you?

2- Do you have Gated Communities in Canada?

3- Do you still have people waiting for Jesus to solve the problems of
the world (optional question)?
Martin Edwards
2013-06-22 06:37:17 UTC
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On 25/11/2010 21:12, His Highness the TibetanMonkey & the Free Spirits
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I guess you have to put in the right perspective such as "Would
Jesus... this or that?"
Rand is the "prophet of individualism," so how would she submit to the
common good? Some talk-show host was claiming yesterday that flying is
a PRIVILEGE, not a right. He makes sense. I guess YOU CAN WORK HARD
ENOUGH AND HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE JET, right?
I'm the Wise TibetanMonkey with the old-fashioned rhythm of nature,
which goes at the pace of a bicycle. I don't need to travel that much
either. I like steamships though. "Royal Caribbean" sounds nice.
Calypso playing in the background. I think people in the Caribbean are
really closer to Paradise, in the little islands anyway. They got
bananas, coconuts and possibly a hammock --if they have my wisdom.
Now I want you to answer the question.
I don't know about that, but she submitted to Medicare and Social
Security in old age. Markets work until they don't.
--
Myth, after all, is what we believe naturally. History is what we must
painfully learn and struggle to remember. -Albert Goldman
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