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I was a medic for 6 years in the Army Reserve and while I have NO IDEA what I would have actually have done in that situation, I'd like to believe that what I would have done is exactly what a medic would have been trained to do.
 

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I was a medic for 6 years in the Army Reserve and while I have NO IDEA what I would have actually have done in that situation, I'd like to believe that what I would have done is exactly what a medic would have been trained to do.
Yeah, that was something, he just knew what to do, it was miraculous that he was there, maybe on another team it would not have happened. Here was the other guy this happened to. Zednik actually fell on a skate.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ295luzhtQ
 

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Going to be really strange with post.

Which mind influences evil more, one with conservative tendencies or one with liberal tendencies?

I still think if everyone just looked up and inward we would be in a better situation than we find ourselves in.
For my part, I will try to do better..
 
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Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes!

Rock climbing in Hobart, Australia.

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Try doing this on ice in the dark of winter...and a few of my schoolmates could explain. One of them ended up working for Northface with the popular climber. The other three or four...they died doing this.
 
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The world just lost a wonderful mind, a superlative lecturer whom I've known well over the years, and just a good man and my mentor.

Rest In Peace Dr. Ridpath, you certainly lived an impactful life. The world needs more men like you.

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"The Ayn Rand Institute mourns the loss of Dr. John B. Ridpath, intellectual historian and longtime member of the Institute’s board of directors, who died on March 23.

Dedicated to the advancement of Ayn Rand’s ideas, Dr. Ridpath was a member of ARI’s board from 1989 to 2011. He was a staunch supporter of the Institute’s mission and contributed to the work of the Ayn Rand Archives by providing historically important items. In the 1997 Academy Award-nominated documentary Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, Dr. Ridpath was interviewed about his acquaintance with Rand. Her ideas fundamentally influenced his life and career.

Dr. Ridpath was an emeritus associate professor of economics and intellectual history at York University in Toronto, Canada, and featured Rand’s ideas in his courses at the university. During his long career, he received numerous teaching awards and was much sought after throughout Europe and North America as an engaging and charismatic public speaker.

Dr. Ridpath was outspoken in defense of reason, individualism and capitalism. His writing appeared in, among others, The Objectivist Forum, The Intellectual Activist and The American Journal of Economics and Sociology; he also contributed chapters to Essays on Ayn Rand’s “We the Living” and Why Businessmen Need Philosophy.

In a powerful 1984 debate, “Capitalism vs. Socialism: Which Is the Moral System?,” Dr. Ridpath joined Dr. Leonard Peikoff to present the moral case for capitalism against two democratic socialists, Gerald Caplan and Jill Vickers. With the permission of the copyright holder, ARI will soon publish the video of that enlightening must-watch debate.

A topic of special interest to Dr. Ridpath was the impact of philosophic ideas on Western history, particularly America’s Founding era. His course on the philosophic origins of Marxism is available on the Ayn Rand University mobile app and on the ARI Campus website. Additional talks by Dr. Ridpath can be found here.

The Institute plans to discuss in more depth the contributions Dr. Ridpath has made to the advancement of Ayn Rand’s ideas and the Objectivist movement. "
 
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The world just lost a wonderful mind, a superlative lecturer whom I've known well over the years, and just a good man and my mentor.

Rest In Peace Dr. Ridpath, you certainly lived an impactful life. The world needs more men like you.

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"The Ayn Rand Institute mourns the loss of Dr. John B. Ridpath, intellectual historian and longtime member of the Institute’s board of directors, who died on March 23.

Dedicated to the advancement of Ayn Rand’s ideas, Dr. Ridpath was a member of ARI’s board from 1989 to 2011. He was a staunch supporter of the Institute’s mission and contributed to the work of the Ayn Rand Archives by providing historically important items. In the 1997 Academy Award-nominated documentary Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, Dr. Ridpath was interviewed about his acquaintance with Rand. Her ideas fundamentally influenced his life and career.

Dr. Ridpath was an emeritus associate professor of economics and intellectual history at York University in Toronto, Canada, and featured Rand’s ideas in his courses at the university. During his long career, he received numerous teaching awards and was much sought after throughout Europe and North America as an engaging and charismatic public speaker.

Dr. Ridpath was outspoken in defense of reason, individualism and capitalism. His writing appeared in, among others, The Objectivist Forum, The Intellectual Activist and The American Journal of Economics and Sociology; he also contributed chapters to Essays on Ayn Rand’s “We the Living” and Why Businessmen Need Philosophy.

In a powerful 1984 debate, “Capitalism vs. Socialism: Which Is the Moral System?,” Dr. Ridpath joined Dr. Leonard Peikoff to present the moral case for capitalism against two democratic socialists, Gerald Caplan and Jill Vickers. With the permission of the copyright holder, ARI will soon publish the video of that enlightening must-watch debate.

A topic of special interest to Dr. Ridpath was the impact of philosophic ideas on Western history, particularly America’s Founding era. His course on the philosophic origins of Marxism is available on the Ayn Rand University mobile app and on the ARI Campus website. Additional talks by Dr. Ridpath can be found here.

The Institute plans to discuss in more depth the contributions Dr. Ridpath has made to the advancement of Ayn Rand’s ideas and the Objectivist movement. "

Interesting, the "coincidence". Last night I watched a documentary on the making and impact of Rush's seminal album 2112. There were interviews with the band members about the influence Ayn Rand had on their music especially this album as it was her novella, Anthem that inspired the concept much to the dismay on the left and on the right.

Then who appears to explain Rand's worldview, her philosophy, Dr. Ridpath. Wow, I had chills.

Excellent documentary. It's on Prime Video and worth every minute.
 
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Well, I know we have a bunch of these powerful and majestic raptors where I live here in NH. See them all the time when we are on the river. ♥️

 

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Know how I know I'm getting older, today at work I couldn't tell a clear difference between a small print 6 or 5. I thought it was a six and was pretty sure but had to use my phone to see what it was. What didn't help was the next number was a six also. It was a six
 
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Why not? Gwyneth Paltrow has a candle that smells like her privates and a fake log company makes one that smells like KFC when burned. LOL.

 
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