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wjmelements
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1/12/2010 12:37:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk...
This is a significant loss to history, but it had to happen sooner or later.

Did anyone have a bet on her in the Dead Pool?
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wjmelements
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1/12/2010 12:39:35 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
In other news...
Jean Biden died as well. http://www.latimes.com...

She came up with Biden's American Creed: "No one is better than you. Everyone is your equal, and everyone is equal to you."
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Xer
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1/12/2010 12:42:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/12/2010 12:37:33 PM, wjmelements wrote:
This is a significant loss to history

I don't see it.

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Anyway, did anyone ever notice the similarities between Anne Frank and Ayn Rand? Whenever I see one of their pictures, they remind me of each other. Well, maybe not every time, but at least frequently or sometimes.

Rand - http://static.open.salon.com...
Frank - http://cts.hss.uts.edu.au...
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1/12/2010 12:49:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/12/2010 12:45:59 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Nags.

I don't see it.

That sure contributed a lot.
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.
Xer
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1/12/2010 12:50:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/12/2010 12:49:47 PM, mongoose wrote:
At 1/12/2010 12:45:59 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Nags.

I don't see it.

That sure contributed a lot.

Indeed. I don't get it.
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1/12/2010 12:54:23 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
English confuses me

Well, I said that I don't see the similarities between Ayn Rand and Anne Frank.
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1/12/2010 12:58:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/12/2010 12:54:23 PM, wjmelements wrote:
English confuses me

Well, I said that I don't see the similarities between Ayn Rand and Anne Frank.

You quoted
Nags
and said "it"
It is odd when one's capacity for compassion is measured not in what he is willing to do by his own time, effort, and property, but what he will force others to do with their own property instead.
Xer
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1/12/2010 12:58:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/12/2010 12:54:23 PM, wjmelements wrote:
English confuses me

Well, I said that I don't see the similarities between Ayn Rand and Anne Frank.

That's not what you said, no matter what English or context you use. I said "I don't see it" to "This is a significant loss to history" so I was assuming you would reply with reasoning or evidence behind this claim. If you were responding to the Rand and Frank comparison, then you should have quoted that passage, not my name.
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1/12/2010 1:20:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/12/2010 12:58:06 PM, Nags wrote:
If you were responding to the Rand and Frank comparison, then you should have quoted that passage, not my name.

Calm down young child. I was kidding around with you. I know you thought I was talking about you. I should have wrote more in the colons. Probably just "Nags wrote" would be been enough.
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1/12/2010 1:21:43 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Back to the topic:
At 1/12/2010 12:42:47 PM, Nags wrote:
At 1/12/2010 12:37:33 PM, wjmelements wrote:
This is a significant loss to history

I don't see it.

She was the last person living to have known Anne Franke.
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Xer
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1/12/2010 1:25:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/12/2010 1:21:43 PM, wjmelements wrote:
She was the last person living to have known Anne Franke.

That's a fact. How is that a significant loss to history? Sure, she was significant in forming history, but did she have anything else to offer to history in the time before she died? No.
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1/12/2010 6:04:07 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/12/2010 1:20:20 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 1/12/2010 12:58:06 PM, Nags wrote:
If you were responding to the Rand and Frank comparison, then you should have quoted that passage, not my name.

Calm down young child. I was kidding around with you. I know you thought I was talking about you. I should have wrote more in the colons. Probably just "Nags wrote" would be been enough.

Lol.
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1/13/2010 12:19:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/12/2010 1:25:48 PM, Nags wrote:
At 1/12/2010 1:21:43 PM, wjmelements wrote:
She was the last person living to have known Anne Franke.

That's a fact. How is that a significant loss to history? Sure, she was significant in forming history, but did she have anything else to offer to history in the time before she died? No.

So? Not everybody can make history by risking their lives by hiding Jews in their attic. Something like that would have taken courage so she should be remembered for that.