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“BTW, my chief complaints about Rand, here and elsewhere, were his unacquaintance with the facts (not one but two titles of the 1964 CRA prohibited private discrimination, and only four prohibited government discrimination), and his unwillingness to take a stand and say that his philosophy requires that personal discrimination be allowed.”
“BTW, my chief complaints about Rand, here and elsewhere, were his unacquaintance with the facts not one but two titles of the 1964 CRA prohibited private discrimination, and only four prohibited government discrimination, and his unwillingness to take a stand and say that his philosophy requires that personal discrimination be allowed.”
“They nodded to each other by way of breaking the ice of unacquaintance, and the first stranger handed his neighbour the family mug — a huge vessel of brown ware, having its upper edge worn away like a threshold by the rub of whole generations of thirsty lips that had gone the way of all flesh, and bearing the following inscription burnt upon its rotund side in yellow letters there is no fun”
“Mac – Ivor of Glennaquoich — ranks high in the latter class, as, from your apparent ingenuousness, youth, and unacquaintance with the manners of the Highlands, I should be disposed to place you among the former.”
“Add to this, that his long absence from the great world, and total unacquaintance with the common dangers of life, made him form of them an idea far more dismal than the reality.”
“He left the manuscript, however, in the hands of the family, possibly deeming, from their incuriosity, their apparent indifference to their relative, or their obvious unacquaintance with reading of any kind, manuscript or books, his deposit would be safe.”
“The child believes that even lifeless things are disposed to yield to it; perhaps because it feels itself one with nature, or, from mere unacquaintance with the world, believes that nature is disposed to be friendly.”
“I assured him to the contrary, and conjured him to narrate to me the facts, an unacquaintance with which was sufficient it appeared to stamp me as an ignoramus of the first magnitude.”
“It savours of some unacquaintance with the promises of God and the duty of prayer, to imagine that the matter of them, so as to suit the various conditions of believers, can be pent up in any one form of man's devising.”
“Even if the ministry had the desire to do us justice, their unacquaintance with our wants would prevent their inclinations from being of any service to us; though I am not disposed to think, from our past experience, that any”
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