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by Sapphire
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The last polls
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: The last polls

I watched the whole election count in the UK on BBC TV. Like most other people, my guess based on the last set of polls was that Clinton would win. But as it unfolded with Trump winning Ohio, then Florida the writing was clearly on the wall. At that stage I had a strong sense of déjà vu with regard ...
by Sapphire
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.K. to leave the European Union
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: U.K. to leave the European Union

why should the world be shocked? Most of the world probably knows very little about the European Union, and I certainly knew nothing of what you're saying - put it down to American insularity and chauvinism. And since the opinion polls right up to the vote had the UK staying in, and even Nigel Farr...
by Sapphire
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane

I'm not reading Sapphire's posts on this topic any longer, it's a waste of time, but I've copied this here from another thread: etc Oh dear, I appear to have disturbed your, dare I say, rose-tinted view of things. In reply to your various points above, you certainly seem to be very highly selective...
by Sapphire
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane

With sincere apologies for my error, I mis-posted the following in the wrong thread earlier today. I am posting it again here, trusting that it doesn't case too much confusion: I did not intend to return to this discussion but I feel compelled to reply to the suggestion above that the USA alliance, ...
by Sapphire
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More Despicable Trump Behavior
Replies: 66
Views: 3041

Re: More Despicable Trump Behavior

I did not intend to return to this discussion but I feel compelled to reply to the suggestion above that the USA alliance, in its bombing raids over Syria, has been more of a serious threat to ISIL than the Russians appear to pose. I was not simply counting the number of bombs dropped, or the number...
by Sapphire
Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane

What a lovely world we live in thanks largely to USA meddling in other countries' affairs. All or most of your military efforts in the Middle East (with UK assistance) have wreaked nothing but mayhem all over the place. Nothing seems to have worked with a satisfactory conclusion, either because it w...
by Sapphire
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane

When President Obama imposed sanctions against Assad's Syria in 2011, he announced that the purpose was to pressure it "to end its use of violence against its people and begin transitioning to a democratic system that protects the rights of the Syrian people." Assad would long since have been force...
by Sapphire
Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Turkey shoots down Russian warplane

There are at present irreconcilable different objectives as between the Russian and the West (mainly the USA/UK/France) in resolving the situation in Syria. The "West" wants to see the end of the Assad regime and all the militant factions it deems "extreme" that are opposed to Assad, including espec...
by Sapphire
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Renewing the French-American Alliance
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Look how most unhelpful the French were in the run up to Iraq All right, but considering what a fiasco Iraq is, this reflects rather well on the French, I should think. To be able to fault the French for this, Iraq would have had to be at the least a substantial success. Agreed up to a point, but I...
by Sapphire
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Renewing the French-American Alliance
Replies: 6
Views: 723

I've never read such two-faced rubbish. The whole history of France-USA relations, at least since the end of WWII, has been one in which the French have been very critical towards the USA. This should be downright obvious, even to any casual observer. I have personally seen a generally negative atti...
by Sapphire
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Britain’s Anti-Semitic Turn
Replies: 36
Views: 2789

... There are as many anti-this-or-that movements in the UK as there are people. But the Jews in Britain are, at the moment, under no more threat than people with red hair or with pigeon toes or who play the piano. So, why not direct your efforts to where it really is becoming a problem. Have a loo...
by Sapphire
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: UK Universities Rise Up The World Rankings
Replies: 16
Views: 1347

... However, at least among American universities, the "more legitimate ranking" you cite makes much more sense than the BBC's. The BBC itself did not carry out this research. It is merely reporting on the latest research carried out annually by the Times Higher Education Supplement , which started...
by Sapphire
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

Oh, and I just thought I should mention that everybody here just let what I pointed out about the Dutch bishops just wash off their backs, like water off ducks. I guess nobody wants to deal with it, which is always a sign of intellectual dishonesty. I saw it. To me it just proves yet again that, wi...
by Sapphire
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recorded v. live music chestnut
Replies: 38
Views: 2783

. There are times when a live performance, in spite of everything, is a complete offput - when a soloist is incompetent for example. I can cope with local county or even town orchestras because I attend their concerts with expectations of their limitations - though the director of at least one know...
by Sapphire
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: UK Universities Rise Up The World Rankings
Replies: 16
Views: 1347

UK Universities Rise Up The World Rankings

And the nicest by far, at least scenically, is the University of Cambridge, UK. ........... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7083292.stm?lsm "UK universities rise up rankings Oxford moves up to joint second Britain's performance in a league table of the world's top universities has improved, but the US st...
by Sapphire
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Some interesting drawings of composers
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Some interesting drawings of composers

An interesting collection of drawings of various composers. I particularly like the second one of Beethoven, which I think is actually a drawing of his death mask. http://homepage1.nifty.com/shojikimura/Composers.html Click on the thumbnails (which are details) for the full pictures. That's not Bee...
by Sapphire
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recorded v. live music chestnut
Replies: 38
Views: 2783

As the author of the thread anticipaped, this certainly is one of the biggest chestnuts on music boards. My take is that a recording and a live concert are not subsitutes, so it's a sterile discussion at the end of the day. If one feels like listening to, say, a piece of Mozart one doesn't contempla...
by Sapphire
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

I can think of no other Forum in which there is anything like the amount of Management intervention as here. Not to discuss other fora, but obviously you've never been to the MozartForum. I used to post there occasionally until they nearly banned me once for using smilies. :D Teresa I should watch ...
by Sapphire
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

Are you sure you don't need new specs? Only I wonder. No, I am not sure I don't need new specs. My computer specs are 3 years old. I am diabetic and supposed to get an eye exam every year, but I tend to delay it because my vision plan allows a pair of new glasses every 2 years. I find bifocals anno...
by Sapphire
Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Britain’s Anti-Semitic Turn
Replies: 36
Views: 2789

I assure you that the majority of British people are not antisemitic. I certainly hope so anyway. Don't you think this statement has been before on various threads on this Board? I've said it several times, but all that happens is that you get sneered and laughed at. It cuts no ice at all with vari...
by Sapphire
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Britain’s Anti-Semitic Turn
Replies: 36
Views: 2789

I assure you that the majority of British people are not antisemitic. I certainly hope so anyway. Don't you think this statement has been before on various threads on this Board? I've said it several times, but all that happens is that you get sneered and laughed at. It cuts no ice at all with vari...
by Sapphire
Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

He’s been banned from more Forums than some of the old trouts on here have probably had face lifts. You have such a kind way with words... :wink: Oh boy, did I say that? Are you sure? Oh dear. That surely spells curtains now that I've possibly made enemies with all the old trouts on here. It doesn'...
by Sapphire
Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

Maybe you and Homo hubris need to follow Rod Corkin's and Robert Newman's lead. I heard of Rod Corkin here. Not Robert Newman. Unless it bores you to tell the story again, I'd be interested. Not heard of Robert Newman? Where’ve you been, my life? He’s the Cooler King of Classical Music Forums. He’s...
by Sapphire
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

Elise, I note you like to use the word "toady" to describe people. Not a very complimentary one, is it? And just what is a toady? And who are you judge who is or is not a toady? I object to your evident anti-Amreican tilt just as much as I object to the Europe-bashing notions of some here. I guess ...
by Sapphire
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

REBLEM I'm still awaiting your apology for the huge cock-up you have made in accusing me of slandering the RC Church by saying that one its services includes a prayer for the conversion of Jews. By posting the actual prayer straight out of my Missal, I have given cast iron proof of what I said, tha...
by Sapphire
Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

The basic political stance of the Corner Pub is determined by the Management. It's as simple as that. I'm surprised that the original poster needed to ask this question. The answer is so obvious. Sapphire Don't confuse the War with the Warriors, Corlyss posts a lot and is entitled to her viewpoint,...
by Sapphire
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

I think it should be pointed out that Corlyss agreed to take on the responsibility of this board after a series of other boards that we posted on shut down. A bunch of us wanted a place to post on both music and politics, and she and Lance were good enough to provide it. I have to say I think it's ...
by Sapphire
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

... So let me tell you something I don't like. I don't like people slandering the Catholic Church by quoting a prayer for the conversion of Jews that is taken from the Anglican/Episcopalian Book of Common Prayer and falsely attributing it to the Catholic Church, as you did on p 12 of the "Ann Coult...
by Sapphire
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

The basic political stance of the Corner Pub is determined by the Management. It's as simple as that. I'm surprised that the original poster needed to ask this question. The answer is so obvious. Sapphire That is a stupid statement. No it isn't. The Management here doesn't like lefties or Europeans...
by Sapphire
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn and Mozart
Replies: 25
Views: 4540

I rather dismissed Papa Haydn first time around (ie first 10 years of serious interest in classical music), much preferring Mozart, whose works I thought generally a lot richer and more sophisticated. But on a later assessment I've come to value Haydn more highly, although still not as high as Mozar...
by Sapphire
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Politics and the forum
Replies: 100
Views: 6635

The basic political stance of the Corner Pub is determined by the Management. It's as simple as that. I'm surprised that the original poster needed to ask this question. The answer is so obvious.


Sapphire
by Sapphire
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Guy Fawkes Day!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

The Edenbridge Bonfire Society (a small town in Kent some 25 miles from London) has a celebrity "Guy" each year. http://www.edenbridgetown.com/bonfire_night/bonfire_society/celebrity_guys.shtml As may be seen, in previous years they've had the likes of Saddam and Tony Blair. This year's celebrity wa...
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Woman - Ann Coulter
Replies: 285
Views: 13337

SaulChanukah wrote: Here are some examples of the benefits America enjoys from the close relationship it has with its great Ally , Israel:
Saul, thank you for the information. I am glad to see you are still talking to me. I will read it carefully and think about it.


Sapphire
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Woman - Ann Coulter
Replies: 285
Views: 13337

The minute anti-Semites appear ... Of course, that's understoond and not disputed. I assume the same consideration applies in the event that anti-Christians appear, and that it would not be acceptable to call a Christian a "Nazi scum" merely for extolling the virtues of converting to Christianity, ...
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Woman - Ann Coulter
Replies: 285
Views: 13337

Perhaps Sapphire also thinks Lend-Lease was a bad idea. Or that Britain won the war all by itself. No, Donald, I don't. What gave you that idea? However, perhaps you could tell us more about the terms on which it was made available, and Bitain's progress in repaying it. I understand that it makes i...
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Woman - Ann Coulter
Replies: 285
Views: 13337

Brendan wrote:Sorry for the double-post.
And, Brendan, what conclusions or interpretations do you draw from the data you kindly supplied in relation to the questions I posed?


Sapphire
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Woman - Ann Coulter
Replies: 285
Views: 13337

I'm not sure about the exact amounts but they would seem to be quite staggering. I can tell you don't know what you are talking about. The entire US foreign aid budget comes to less than 1% of GDP. Tht's interesting. I am ready to be informed further by you. If you know the absolute amount of the a...
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Woman - Ann Coulter
Replies: 285
Views: 13337

SaulChanukah wrote:

We have just one request from all of you:

Let us be... Let us Be!
I presume you would wish to exclude from this request the massive aid donated each year by the USA to Israel, or cut that out too maybe? I'm not sure about the exact amounts but they would seem to be quite staggering.


Sapphire
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rabbi's response to Ann's "Perfected" comment
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

In reverse order, the problem is that nobody you could or did mention discredited Marc Weiner or Larry Solomon, two well known scholars other than yourself and your vile, disgusting pal, with the usual empty and personal attacks. The only one discredited was you. I pointed out the lack of contradic...
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rabbi's response to Ann's "Perfected" comment
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

I'll be happy to speak at the CMG idiots convention. You'll be the only member of the audience. You've been stalking Saul and taking cheap shots at him since he came on this board. Your reason is obvious. He's Jewish and he's outspoken -- a combination you can't abide. You just tried to have him "g...
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Woman - Ann Coulter
Replies: 285
Views: 13337

Ann Coulter didn't quote standard Christian doctrine; nothing in standard Christian doctrine suggests that America would be better off if American Jews converted to Christianity. An America without Jews and Judaism would be a gross and vile distortion of Christian doctrine and at odds with the basi...
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rabbi's response to Ann's "Perfected" comment
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

Now, Saul, we all know you're thick as a brick (and apparently you're not alone), What? My hint was too broad for you? Okay. I'll get specific: knock off the personal attacks on Saul. I wasn't aware of having made personal attacks on anyone, least of all Saul, though I've certainly been direct and ...
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Woman - Ann Coulter
Replies: 285
Views: 13337

I’m still waiting for someone to provide an answer to the question I asked much earlier: what is the essential difference between the standard prayer at Eastertime in RC Churches that Jewish people grow in faithfulness to God’s covenant so that they may arrive at the fullness of redemption, and wha...
by Sapphire
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rabbi's response to Ann's "Perfected" comment
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

Pizza: A masterly summary of the sins of the "Jewish Lobby." The names of those "dimwits" Sapphire refers to is a list of honor, in which I'm applying for membership. Werner: I always assumed you were a member of the "lobby" and I was certain you were a sinner when you so cavalierly discarded Podho...
by Sapphire
Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rabbi's response to Ann's "Perfected" comment
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

Donald, didn't you realize that you are in need of help, poor fellow? Can't you realize that your attack on poor Sapphire was a "Jewish inspired attack" and she will not forget the names of the dimwits, yours and mine included, whose "crap" subjects she deigns to tolerate and into which she never f...
by Sapphire
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Woman - Ann Coulter
Replies: 285
Views: 13337

I’m still waiting for someone to provide an answer to the question I asked much earlier: what is the essential difference between the standard prayer at Eastertime in RC Churches that Jewish people grow in faithfulness to God’s covenant so that they may arrive at the fullness of redemption, and what...
by Sapphire
Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rabbi's response to Ann's "Perfected" comment
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

That's just more nonsense, Sapphire. This is not a religious forum, and you are pushing a religious agenda every bit as much as Saul has been accused of doing. I know more about Christianity than you're aware of, and none of the Christians I know, many of them church-goers, including one good frien...
by Sapphire
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rabbi's response to Ann's "Perfected" comment
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

I want to be on record as being as offended by Sapphire's proseletyzing as others are at Saul's. What is proselytizing about my post? You and several others here are clearly ignorant about Christianity, so I am putting you straight on a few simple facts, in the hope you might see where people like ...
by Sapphire
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Rabbi's response to Ann's "Perfected" comment
Replies: 67
Views: 4083

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Ann Coulter's stomach-turning comments about how Jews "needed to be perfected" by becoming Christian demonstrates not only her own bigotry but her abysmal ignorance of the teachings of Jesus. ...Perhaps Coulter could follow these beautiful teachings of the Torah and Jesus a...
by Sapphire
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evil Woman - Ann Coulter
Replies: 285
Views: 13337

. I think I explained several times what's offensive about her statement. She said that Jews should become Christians. That's offensive. She said it more than once, so it wasn't just a slip of the tongue. It was she who introduced the issue of Christianity. Deutsch didn't prompt her into saying it....