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  • Posted by iam124c 6 years, 11 months ago
    OMG, I tho a MOTG DNU ? IP b. WTH?
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    • Posted by khalling 6 years, 11 months ago
      Iam, what are you saying?
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      • Posted by airfredd22 6 years, 11 months ago
        Re: khalling,
        You raise a good question about iam24c's comment. Kind of reminds me about some of yours. clarification is sorely needed from many of the people that post here.

        Fred Speckmann
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        • Posted by khalling 6 years, 11 months ago
          Someone needs a nap
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          • Posted by airfredd22 6 years, 11 months ago
            Re: khalling,

            "Someone needs a nap."

            If that was directed at me, then once again, clarification is needed. When commenting on someones posting, it would be helpful if reference is made as to whom you're addressing with your comments. These communications are not private where a back and forth is confined to two people and things are clear.

            I often see commentary that seems to be out of sync because there are no references made.

            Fred Speckmann
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            • Posted by khalling 6 years, 11 months ago
              Fred, If the comment is directly under your comment, it is intended for you. Here, we call that a "thread." and you receive an email!
              Think of it like an outline. I. A. 1. a. b. c. The indenting is partially your guide. IF the conversation gets long, that is more difficult. However, my responses fit the format given. If you would like me to always say whom I'm responding to-well, that's not going to happen. I am in waaayyyy too many conversations in this site. But I do understand that sometimes it can be confusing.
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              • Posted by Robbie53024 6 years, 11 months ago
                kh - the problem is that if there have been multiple responses, with responses to them as well, your link may be multiple levels away. I find it confusing as well, but since I spend too much time here, I can pretty much keep track. ;-)
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              • Posted by khalling 6 years, 11 months ago
                Fred, I should add that if you want to receive email notifications on a post that you did not originate, up at the top of comments over to the right is a box you can check to get all comment notifications on a post. On your own posts, that is not needed. BUT this can be really confusing! I'll get email notifications to comments and realize the commenter is not having a discussion with me but another.
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              • Posted by airfredd22 6 years, 11 months ago
                Except that sometimes that "thread" is not continuous so identifying to whom you are directing your insults is helpful. I've noticed that your "conversations tend to lead to what most people would consider silly arguments. My solution is to just ignore your commentary in the future since common courtesy doesn't seem to appeal to you. I'll just get back to my nap. Courtesy is also the reason that I actually identify myself instead of hiding behind an alias, not that you are the only one that does that.

                Fred Speckmann
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                • Posted by Rozar 6 years, 11 months ago
                  Fred

                  Are you using the site through a mobile device? If you are, you should try scrolling to the very bottom and clicking the button that says desktop in the bottom right. It may make tracking the threads easier for you.
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                  • Posted by airfredd22 6 years, 11 months ago
                    Re: Rozar,

                    I can only assume that each phone company has a different way of displaying these pages, I have no such button.

                    I also find that the threads are not always in a chronological order. sometime the top is the oldest and sometimes it's in reverse. I'm forced to look at the time stamp to find the direction the post are going.

                    Fred

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                  • Posted by $ 6 years, 11 months ago
                    Yes, I just looked at the site on my smartphone, there are no threads, comment after comment, sorted by time. Switching to desktop view sorts them by threads. Never noticed the switch to desktop view. Thanks R
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                • Posted by khalling 6 years, 11 months ago
                  Fred, hey! you showed up and attacked me! I gave you a little good, old fashioned ribbing. I have always been respectful to you. You respond to good, old fashioned ribbing with an ad hominem attack. hmm,
                  Fred, I do not hide behind an alias. I am very public on this site. khalling is my username.
                  Kaila
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  • Posted by khalling 6 years, 11 months ago
    ha ha. well this gulcher is currently pissed at John stossel for his position on IP. As well, the ARI has said moot about the movies yet Peikoff has raked in the royalties-while the movies have brought thousands upon thousands to Atlas Shrugged. anyone checked out the book sales since the movies came out?
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    • Posted by airfredd22 6 years, 11 months ago
      Re: khalling,

      Would it be asking too much if you actually wrote a clear and definitive paragraph as opposed to making obscure references to why you're "pissed at John Stossel over his position on IP. What is IP? As to your further statement about "Peikoff" raking in royalties, I'm pretty sure that any royalties go to the Ayn Rand Institute. Furthermore, what is your comment regarding the book sales supposed to mean? do you object to Atlas Shrugged having gained sales because of the movies or what?

      I really thought that your writing ability could be a little clearer in making your point. I'm truly disappointed, not about agreeing or disagreeing with you, but for your bad writing.

      Fred speckmann
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      • Posted by khalling 6 years, 11 months ago
        I aim to please here, fred.
        1. I P stands for intellectual proprty including patents. CBJ directs you to a puff piece by Stossel full of disinformation asserting we are overwhelmed with ideas getting patented that should not be. I have written on this before and called out Stossel among others.
        2. Screen rights to make the movies went to Peikoff personally, as heir to Rand 's estate.

        3. ARI has not made one public statement about the movies, nor do they promote them.
        4. Not one single acknowledgement from the Institute that book sales have increased or traffic to their site etc. Since the release of the movies.
        5. On the other hand, TAS has been highly supportive and collaborative. They promote the films because they know the movies have exposed thousands to Atlas Shrugged and the philosophy of Objectivism.
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        • Posted by airfredd22 6 years, 11 months ago
          Re: khalling,

          I was not aware that Peikoff is the heir to the Rand estate. If that is correct, then I’m not sure what your objection is to any profit he gains through the estate. I have no brief for Peikoff as I have had a disagreement with him some years ago when the institute under his leadership asked for contributions. It seems to me to be at odds with Ayn Rand’s philosophy as stated in Atlas Shrugged, “ I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”

          Fred Speckmann
          commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
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          • Posted by khalling 6 years, 11 months ago
            Fred,
            I have no grief for Peikoff either. My point had to do with this: the movies have brought tens of thousands to Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged. Many of those have explored Objectivism-which they did not know existed, before they saw the movie(s). A kind word or shout out to the movies would have been in rational self interest. Not one public peep.
            Kaila
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            • Posted by airfredd22 6 years, 11 months ago
              Re: khalling,

              I fully agree with your point about Peikoff. Have there been any interviews or other commentary explaining Peikoff's lack of enthusiasm. personally, with the exception of the constant cast changes, I find the movies close to perfection in keeping with ayn rand's concept of the future, now present.

              Fred Speckmann
              commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
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              • Posted by khalling 6 years, 11 months ago
                Fred,
                Affiliation with The Atlas Society may be part of it. Here is an article presenting one side of the deep rift between the two organizations:
                Kaila
                http://www.atlassociety.org/ayn_rand_ins...
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                • Posted by airfredd22 6 years, 11 months ago
                  Re: khalling,

                  The articles were very interesting to read. It’s always good to have your own suspicions validated. My suspicions about Dr. Peikoff are certainly borne out after reading the criticism of Dr. Peikoff by Mr. Mann and Per-Olof Samuelsson.

                  I tend to always be suspicious of anyone who refers to himself as an intellectual. The sheer arrogance that represents seems to always go right over the heads of those very “intellectuals.”

                  Dr. Peikoff’s arrogance in his self-promoted concept of being an intellectual is evidenced by sad display of rudeness in the letters and descriptions of his arguments with accomplished individuals.

                  Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

                  Fred Speckmann
                  commonsenseforamericans@yahoo.com
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