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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:33 PM
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I'm devoutly Pedestrian. Ask me anything.
Adjective: Lacking inspiration or excitement; dull.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:36 PM
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1. Oh no, another 'look at me' thread.
;)
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:50 PM
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3. it's not that I don't suffer,
it's that I know the unimportance of suffering, I know that pain is to be fought and thrown aside, not to be accepted as part of one's soul and as a permanent scar across one's view of existence.

Sincerely,
John Galt
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:36 PM
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2. Where were you August 14, 2006 at 8:49 pm?
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 03:53 PM
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4. You, who claim that you long to rise
above the crude concerns of the body, above the drudgery of serving mere physical needs -- who is enslaved by physical needs: the Hindu who labors from sunrise to sunset at the shafts of a handplow for a bowl of rice, or the American who is driving a tractor? Who is the conqueror of physical reality: the man who sleeps on a bed of nails or the man who sleeps on an inner-spring mattress?Which is the monument to the triumph of the human spirit over matter: the germ-eaten hovels on the shorelines of the Ganges or the Atlantic skyline of New York?

Sincerely,
John Galt
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:18 PM
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5. So.... You walk a lot?
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:42 PM
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6. Let the caveman who does not choose to accept the axiom of identity,
try to present his theory without using the concept of identity or any concept derived from it -- let the anthropoid who does not choose to accept the existence of nouns, try to devise a language without nouns, adjectives, or verbs -- let the witch doctor who does not choose to accept the validity of sensory perception, try to prove it without using the data he obtained by sensory perception -- let the head-hunter who does not choose to accept the validity of logic, try to prove it without logic -- let the pygmy who proclaims that a skyscraper needs no foundation after it reaches its fiftieth story, yank the base from under his building, not yours -- let the cannibal who snarls that the freedom of man's mind was needed to create an industrial civilization, but is not needed to maintain it, be given an arrowhead and a bearskin, not a university chair of economics.

Sincerely,
John Galt

Here is an excerpt from my new novel:

PS "May the fleas of a thousand camels soar into the night, casting shadows only upon Ramepithicus, the fossil hominid, where platitudinus pedantics gather mightily to intellectualize with their rapturous descriptions of nought, arising out of their subtle dormant imaginations, signifying so little, and meaning nothing to anyone that is not enraptured by the pouring forth of bovine excrement onto pages and pages of monotonous drivel, whilst the glorious captains of plutarchy vent their golden streams upon the backs of the unwashed, cleansing them with excess of gentryhood as they search for torches and pitchforks, and the guillotines that enslaved them when they so liberally took the heads of so many their exceptionalist entitled betters."

Sincerely, Ayn Rand
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:25 PM
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8. I've found that New Balance makes some primo walking shoes for a reasonable price.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:03 AM
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9. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate
is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all.

Sincerely,
John Galt
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:31 PM
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20. In the 19th century, pedestrians were people famous for walking long distances.
I think that's the origin of the second definition, namely, dull.
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PuffedMica Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:43 PM
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7. Sandals or shoes?
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:07 AM
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10. I swear -- by my life and my love for it
-- that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

Sincerely,
John Galt

PS-Get the Hell out of my way!
John Galt
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:59 AM
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11. Your devotion will not save your sole nt
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:04 AM
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12. Maybe, maybe not.
I've heard that it helps people from all walks of life, though.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:18 PM
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14. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate
is an upright posture, an intransigent mind, and a step that travels unlimited roads.

Sincerely,
John Galt
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:54 AM
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13. Do you worship at the blinking idols on street corners?
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:33 PM
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16. You who've lost the concept of a right,
you who swing in impotent evasiveness between the claim that rights are a gift of God, a supernatural gift to be taken on faith, or the claim that rights are a gift of society, to be broken at its arbitrary whim -- the source of man's rights is not divine law or congressional law, but the law of identity. A is A -- and Man is Man. Rights are conditions of existence required by man's nature for his proper survival.If man is to live on earth, it is right for him to use his mind, it is right to act on his own free judgment, it is right to work for his values and to keep the product of his work. If life on earth is his purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being: nature forbids him the irrational. Any group, any gang, any nation that attempts to negate man's rights, is wrong, which means: is evil, which means: is anti-life.

Sincerely,
John Galt

PS: The short interpretation: I can steal your land and everything you own, torture you and then cannibalize you; these are my individual values and I assert them as my individual rights. I worship only at the altar of merciless laissez-faire capitalism; the blinking lights are but a symbol of my control over you do-gooders.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:04 PM
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19. Damnit!
Who told you I was a do-gooder?!! I thought our anonymity in these forums was a divine law!
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:28 PM
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22. The purpose of man's life
The purpose of man's life is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question.

Sincerely,
John Galt
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:19 PM
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15. So "pedestrian" doesn't mean you don't have a car?
:shrug:
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:37 PM
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17. One is that a man doesn't want people
to know he's rich. Another is that he doesn't want them to learn how he got that way.

Sincerely
John Gault

pedestrian/pəˈdestrēən/

Adjective: Lacking inspiration or excitement; dull.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:29 PM
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18. Do you cross your "Z"s in the middle?
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:17 PM
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21. The only real moral crime that one man can commit
against another is the attempt to create, by his words or actions, an impression of the contradictory, the impossible, the irrational, and thus shake the concept of rationality in his victim.

Sincerely
John Galt
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