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StingArmy
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Since: 3.5.03
From: Georgia bred, you can tell by my Hawk jersey

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Take a wide view of the United States in Google Earth. Thanks to one man it now it says: 'Read Ayn Rand'

In short, man takes about a month to scrawl a huge message across the face of the United States. He used a GPS logger to log the path of his car, turning it off in between letters. He then uploaded the info from the logger to Google Earth, which I believe is the only way to read his message (you know, assuming you bother to load his data into your copy of Google Earth).

I don't have an opinion one way or the other about Ayn Rand, but this seems kinda cool. I don't think I'd ever spend that much time or money to give ANY author that kind of love, but apparently some people would.

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I like the comment from the one guy who wants to write "Don't" across Canada.
Big G
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Since: 21.8.03
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Is there some sort of Ayn Rand renaissance in effect?

This was retweeted into my twitter feed a couple of days ago

RT @havocp

your son just hasn't read Atlas Shrugged http://bit.ly/​cWxKg5

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2010/8/12hague.html

EDIT: No 140 char limit here so can use the full link URL and not scare people.

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It's called "Tea Party insanity". Or "the mainstream media has no balls to call morons out on their own bullshit." Or maybe a new outlook on amphetamine-addicted, alienating narcissists. But that's another thread.





You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"It will beat Sheamus crotch by a mile." (JST)

MoeGates
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For every College Kid who discovers Noam Chomsky and thinks s/he has found THE TRUTH there's another who finds Ayn Rand. Most grow out of it. Unfortunately those who don't generally become the kind of people who do stuff like this.



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I'm still waiting for what happens when the Tea Party realizes Ayn Rand was a very vocal atheist.
TheOldMan
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You mean the people that hate federal interference with local government, whose leaders are all interfering in a local community center project?

The people who think that budget deficits are the greatest threat to the republic in an economic downturn, believe $30 billion for unemployment benefits doesn't even deserve a vote because the money would be added to the deficit, but also believe that adding the cost of $678 billion in tax cuts for the wealthy to the deficit is just fine?

The people who will not allow you to infringe one iota on their 2nd Amendment rights, but want to repeal the 14th, 16th and 17th Amendments? (Haven't heard any of them call for the outright repeal of the 1st.. yet.)

I'm guessing whoever spoon-feeds information to these people aren't going to bring Ayn Rand's lack-of-faith to their attention any time soon.



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Sing this special song. It's just for you.
    Originally posted by MoeGates
    For every College Kid who discovers Noam Chomsky and thinks s/he has found THE TRUTH there's another who finds Ayn Rand. Most grow out of it. Unfortunately those who don't generally become the kind of people who do stuff like this.
But some of them help create Spider-Man so she can't be all bad right?


P.S. If you watch "The Secret Life of Sachiko Hanai" you will do naught but smile every time you hear Chomsky's name.



Click to see it fullsize! Thanks Jen!
Reverend J Shaft
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Oops, my bad. This is a right-wing-bashing thread. I thought it was something else from the title and location.
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It looks like the guy had to do a LOT of driving through Montana and the Dakotas. Yikes.
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    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    Oops, my bad. This is a right-wing-bashing thread. I thought it was something else from the title and location.


Nah, just a Randroid-bashing thread. Right-wingers that don't suckle from her poisoned teat have nothing to fear.





You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"It will beat Sheamus crotch by a mile." (JST)

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great stuff. kinda reminds me of the Klinko game on the Price is Right.
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