1. NicoleDeLint

    NicoleDeLint Porn Star

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    Here is the actual breakdown of government spending based on income tax

    And again this is a world away from what Ayn Rand had in mind.

    Notice what is first on the list .

    It's hardly bare minimum funding .

    The average household paid $13,000 in income taxes to Uncle Sam for 2016. Of that, the federal government spent:



    • $3,728.92 (or 28.7%) on health programs
    • $3,299.13 (or 25.4%) on the Pentagon and the military
    • $1,776.06 (or 13.7%) on interest on the debt
    • $1,040.93 (or 8%) on unemployment and labor programs
    • $771.26 (or 5%) on veterans benefits
    • $598.74 (or 4.6%) on food and agriculture programs
    • $461.59 (or 3.6%) on education programs
    • $377.50 (or 2.9%) on government expenses
    • $250.03 (or 1.9%) on housing and community programs
    • $207.68 (or 1.6%) on energy and environmental programs
    • $194.29 (or 1.5%) on international affairs programs
    • $150.68 (or 1.2%) on transportation funding
    • $143.20 (or 1.1%) on science funding
     
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  2. NicoleDeLint

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    It is certainly clear on my phone and I have provided more information on my next post
     
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  3. AyaLaRoux

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    It's just one giant quote box.
     
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    You sound very confused. Is it safe for you to be on here?
     
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  5. NicoleDeLint

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    Sometimes I learn lessons too late and one thing that's for sure is that you're never going to change your mind no matter what information comes your way so I'm going to take shooters advice and walk away. wish you the best . I have a life to live and I hope that you do too.
     
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  6. AyaLaRoux

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    Okay, well, it was your topic, so if you don't want to discuss it, don't. Proves my point.
     
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  7. Distant Lover

    Distant Lover Master of Facts

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    NicoleDeLint starts controversial threads but she puts anyone who would dispute her opinions on ignore. She does not want to engage in a reasoned debate, because she fears she would lose.
     
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  8. NicoleDeLint

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    I have not lost an argument yet but I can't spend hours and hours a day arguing with people who are never going to change their mind.

    I have a real life to live . To me the site is a distraction and yes a bit of a guilty pleasure .

    This is a forum devoted to pornography . It's not a Washington think tank and it will never produce peer reviewed journals.

    It is essentially irrelevant.

    So many members on here seem invest so much time trying to convince themselves otherwise .

    In fact it's kind of a sad place for anyone who spends more than a tiny part of their day here .
     
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  9. BigSuzyB

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    It's time for morning coffee and a look at the funny pages. Nicole you've spent more time on the pages than any other member in the last four months.
     
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  10. Distant Lover

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    She expects us to pay attention to what she has to say, while she puts many of us on ignore. She misinterprets disagreement with her posts with condemnation of her.
     
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  11. NicoleDeLint

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    It's important to keep in mind that distant lover and stumbler are the same person .

    In spite of the fact that this is an anonymous site, distant lover likes to use stumbler as his evil alter ego rather than his tedious regular ego .

    Perhaps he is afraid that he will be found out which is another really really strange behavioral characteristic.

    It would be extremely interesting if it were not for the fact that it is not at all interesting .

    But there's no reason to respond to both because either one will get the message to distant lover or stumbler .
     
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      Delusional.
       
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  12. AyaLaRoux

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  13. osakisbl

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    I liked "Anthem" when I read it as a young teen.
     
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  14. NicoleDeLint

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    I always thought that We The Living was her best work.
     
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  15. Distant Lover

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    Don't let stumbler see you make an assertion like that. He will unleash a blast of obscene invective your way. :eek:

    I am by nature calm and well mannered. :cool:

    My parents raised me that way, but I think it is largely genetic. :angelic:

    The right wing bully boys of XNXX sometimes mistake my courtliness for cowardliness, or at least passive aggression. I like to have civil debates over controversial topics. They lack the intelligence and erudition for that. They like flame wars instead. I am not good at insults. In a flame war with several of that trash I feel like a trained boxer fighting several experienced street fighters. Boxers are not taught to defend against kicks, kidney punches, rabbit punches, biting, and eye gouging.

    Naturally I am at a disadvantage. :(

    stumbler lacks my inhibitions. It is fun to watch him get down and dirty with the dirty fighters. :D

    Every now and then however, he turns his malice on me. :arghh:
     
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  16. Distant Lover

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    I have been told that Atlas Shrugged is longer as the Iliad and the Odyssey combined. During the time I might have wasted reading that poorly written propaganda I read the Iliad and the Odyssey in several English translations.

    For the sake of the right wing posters here I feel the need to point out that Western literature begins with the Iliad and the Odyssey. They were written about 760–710 BC by Homer. He used oral traditions of a war with Troy that happened around 1260–1180 BC.

    (It is tiresome to try to instruct the right wing bully boys of XNXX. They have short retention spans.)

    Therefore I rely on the judgment of others. Gore Vidal said that the book was "almost perfect in its immorality."

    William Buckley said, "there is no goodness here."

    In a famous essay that appeared in National Review in 1957 Whittaker Chambers wrote:

    "Somebody has called [Atlas Shrugged]: “Excruciatingly awful.” I find it a remarkably silly book. It is certainly a bumptious one. Its story is preposterous...

    "[Ayn Rand heroes] are largely operatic caricatures. Insofar as any of them suggests anything known to the business community, they resemble the occasional curmudgeon millionaire, tales about whose outrageously crude and shrewd eccentricities sometimes provide the lighter moments in boardrooms.

    [Sounds like Trump, doesn't it?]

    "You may fool some adults; you can’t fool little boys and girls with such stuff–not for long...

    "Miss Rand acknowledges a grudging debt to one, and only one, earlier philosopher: Aristotle. I submit that she is indebted, and much more heavily, to Nietzsche...

    "Out of a lifetime of reading, I can recall no other book in which a tone of overriding arrogance was so implacably sustained. Its shrillness is without reprieve. Its dogmatism is without appeal.
     
    1. shootersa
      See, what did I tell you?
      You triggered Distant Lover.
      Now he's off on a rant, attacking the entire conservative population, President Trump, and Ayn Rand.
      It's going to take hours to settle him back down, and he'll be crabby at dinner no matter what.
      Dammit Nicole!
       
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      Laughing out loud.

      One of my favorite political philosophers is Edmund Burke. Because the right wing bully boys have never heard of him, I need to point out that he is the progenitor (they will need to look up that word) of Anglo - American conservatism. Modern conservatism begins with his Reflections on the Revolution in France, written when he was one of the first English men to criticize the Revolution.

      His valuable insight is that there is often wisdom in tradition, and that before overturning a tradition we should understand why it evolved in the first place.
       
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  17. Distant Lover

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    The appeal of Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand's other writings is that they invite credulous high school school students to imagine that by adopting Ayn Rand's philosophy they somehow acquire the characteristics of Ayn Rand heroes.

    I knew several Ayn Rand cultists in college. They were unimpressive. Several of them carried a dog eared copy of Atlas Shrugged with them every day as though it was a talisman.
     
    1. shootersa
      Distant, now come on, this isn't worth it.
      Come lay down, you look so tired.
      Just lay down for 5 minutes and if you aren't sleepy I'll let you watch Song of the South
       
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      Snide remarks like that seem to be all shootersa is capable of. :)
       
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  18. ace's n 8's

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    Says the dumb fuck that makes numerous irrelevant threads ''DAILY'', while also representing a similar weakness of intelect while placing those that disagree with said dumbfuck...on ignore.
     
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      Ok I apologize for saying this earlier in the week." I thought a couple of libertarians like you two would have been hooking up by now. Have you ever had you bum tongue fucked? if not I hear he is the go to guy. Try showing him your tits".
       
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      I'm not a libertarian..Nikki is a mouthy little bitch.
       
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    3. BigSuzyB
      Really? I'll make a note to myself to find you a new pigeon hole. Constitutionalist? mmm.
       
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    4. ace's n 8's
      Not libertarian.
       
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  19. AyaLaRoux

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    *intellect*
     
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  20. ace's n 8's

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    ....bravo...
     
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