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by barney
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: Australia abandons the goal of vaccinating all its people this year.

We are going to take advice from the USA about Covid-19!!? Absolutely risible.:lol: In the first place we don't have a national epidemic of obesity which has seriously compromised the health of the population and, in the second place, see the first place!! Actually we do. Where on earth do you get ...
by barney
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).

I do enjoy the rather limited Soler I know already. I've got about 20 works, I think.
by barney
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cliburn programs for pianophiles
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Cliburn programs for pianophiles

I have not heard any of these yet , but may .You can sign up for their newsletter. https://tinyurl.com/k5ymjd59 Biweekly on Sundays—2:00 p.m. CT Cliburn Masterpiece is a series that examines the who, what, when, where, and how of the greatest piano works. Cliburn laureates and other esteemed specia...
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: TucKKKer Carlson has become the face of right-wing Whitelash

Does the Murdoch family also support the Liberal Party in Australia and the Tories inUK ? Other governments ? They certainly do. In a huge shock Murdoch's Australian papers supported Labor's Kevin Rudd in 2007, but Murdoch must have seen a big economic advantage to himself. It's wonderful how his e...
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wax replica of Trump pulled after Texas museum visitors wouldn’t stop punching him in the face
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Wax replica of Trump pulled after Texas museum visitors wouldn’t stop punching him in the face

Of course officially I could never approve of vandalism ... but ... I did enjoy this article.
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 18
Views: 194

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:46 am
The thing is, How many WV Manchin place names will it take to secure that vote?
Heck, he can have the name of my street in Melbourne, if it secures his vote.
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Antonio Soler outstanding disc (on pianos).

My order has gone in to Presto, and I trust it will soon be winging its way across the globe.
Thanks Lance.
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 372

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

John: Thanks for the tip, but I called my bank several days ago and they assured me that the trouble was not with them, as they have approved all transactions without a problem. I know that this is true because each transaction amount was shown quite clearly in the pending column on my online state...
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Horszowski's 1940 Vatican Radio recordings

Thanks for these, Steve. I hope to listen to them today.
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Army officer doubles down on rogue cops in Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Army officer doubles down on rogue cops in Virginia

Good luck to the army officer. Police like that should be off the force.
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Will Biden ‘Pack’ the Supreme Court?

Just do it. Four more judges!
There's a couple of slogans we can run with! :D
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why fear a society that is tearing itself apart?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Why fear a society that is tearing itself apart?

I very much hope you are right. There's a lefty website I go on where they are China apologists and propagandists to a man, not so much because they love China but because they loathe the US. they never acknowledge that it was US hegemony from 1945 that helped allow China to flourish. They gloat abo...
by barney
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 372

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Do ImportCDs have a feedback section where you can record your dissatisfaction? I imagine that people so incompetent take care not to have one.
by barney
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why fear a society that is tearing itself apart?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Why fear a society that is tearing itself apart?

Marvellous article from Lionel Shriver in the Spectator. Really colourful and entertaining writing. In my teens, rubbishing the implacable edifice of the United States felt like kicking a tank in trainers. Richard Nixon’s ‘silent majority’ was patriotic. Railing about my country’s disgraceful histor...
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88

What a character, Len. Thanks for posting.

As for go Yankees go, yes go, go, go, all the way to the Venezuelan league!
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 372

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

No, just checked and now Amazon Australia has it. Didn't when I searched a week ago. $236 Australian with free postage (that's $180 US). The 162 Euros I spent is $250. Not so thrilled now. :? Against that, at least I know it is definitely coming. I rang the shop in Brussels and they had Grumiaux box...
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 372

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Amazon US won't post to Australia, and Amazon Australia, of course, doesn't have it. Very annoying.
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 372

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Success, via the Belgian music store La Boite a Musique
132 euros plus 30 euros shipping. Very happy indeed with that price.
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.

Well, we don't seem to be going so well so far. Lucky we are an island and can keep out all those pesky people who want to come and bring Covid with them.
by barney
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The little-known Senate rule that could change everything
Replies: 1
Views: 50

The little-known Senate rule that could change everything

The Little-Known Senate Rule That Could Change Everything William Rivers Pitt, Truthout PUBLISHED April 7, 2021 Wide-Ranging Support for Infrastructure Plan Suggests Biden Could Go Bigger If the reports hold true and the rug doesn’t get jerked out from under us, it appears Chuck Schumer and his slim...
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.

...and possibly looking to the future...... https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/university-of-queensland-covid19-vaccine-australias-secret-weapon-against-coronavirus/news-story/3fe8643c14738704ec2eb1bc24cfe4fa Let's hope that work and human trials occur once again. I like the idea of havi...
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz is well and truly furgled
Replies: 53
Views: 894

Re: Gaetz took Bahama trip with female escorts, all paid for by a weed tycoon & donor; Gaetz Fla. crony likely to cop a

Love the Gail Collins piece, Brian. Wow - you've had some real characters in politics over theyears.
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 372

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

Nope. Amazon US doesn't list it at all, Amazon UK says it has two for sale at 210 pounds, which is about $A400 and beyond what I can justify.
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?
Replies: 27
Views: 372

Re: Is Import CDs on the up-and-up?

So here's an update for today. I just checked on the importcds website and discovered that they no longer carry the Grumiaux box. The item is simply no longer listed. I also found out that amazon is now offering the same item for more than $50 less, shipped from England for $160 with international ...
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster
Replies: 18
Views: 194

Re: Joe Manchin says there is ‘no circumstance’ in which he would back weakening the filibuster

This guy is a cretin. How often were the Republicans reasonable and prepared to negotiate during the Obama years? Is he incapable of learning? Manchin could be single-handedly responsible for the failure of Biden's agenda, especially HR1.
by barney
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?

That's not the secret to a happy marriage, Len. You admit fault immediately, whether right or wrong! :lol: If I practised that more my wife might be happier. Barney so you're not practicing what you preach then! I have a secret weapon-I'm the cook in the house and sue hates to cook! Regards, Len :l...
by barney
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?

I just found the article by Googling the topic. It's a bit long, but worth the read. Brian there isn't a day that goes by when I don't use google-I've taken to bringing it to the dinner table to point out how wrong Sue can be! Regards, Len[fleeing] :lol: :lol: :lol: That's not the secret to a happy...
by barney
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: John Boehner's book
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: John Boehner's book

A slim majority would like to see him as the party’s nominee again if he runs in 2024, something he has told advisers he’s serious about considering.
That might be the case in April 2021. But it's hard to run from inside jail, and that's where he will be when the campaigning gather paces in 2023.
by barney
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bumbling Boris
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Re: Bumbling Boris

Where did you find that cartoon, Joseph? It nearly made me laugh out loud, it is so accurate. Morrison seldom answers tough questions. He is the master deflector - "oh that's just part of the Canberra bubble, I'm not going to talk about that". Re open rebellion on Government failures on the vaccines...
by barney
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 171
Views: 7898

Re: TrumpReich in action

Thatfund-raising is unbelievable. It's clearly fraud. Are there going to be repercussions, or will Trump just ride it out like everything else, backed by his cult fantasists?
by barney
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘The Most Unsafe Workplace’? Parliament, Australian Women Say
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: ‘The Most Unsafe Workplace’? Parliament, Australian Women Say

Australia is now increasingly following the USA (we have bathrooms instead of toilets and routes that rhyme with spouts)... Well, I still say goto dah toilet and Route ( Root ) 66 , jist lyke my Down-Under cussin’ cuzes. Well, as we say in Oz in approbation, " 'kin oath, mate". The abbreviation on ...
by barney
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Capitol police have the best case against Trump for the insurrection
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Capitol police have the best case against Trump for the insurrection

Yes. Annoying that the mills of justice grind so slowly, because we need some verdicts to give us closure.
by barney
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: The U.K. reports more blood-clotting cases in people who received the AstraZeneca shot.

But surely the part you bolded WAS responsible journalism, saying exactly what you think should be said?
by barney
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Billy Evans, the officer who died in the Capitol attack, was an 18-year veteran of the force.
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Billy Evans, the officer who died in the Capitol attack, was an 18-year veteran of the force.

Interesting that no one (that I hve seen) is speculating on the motives of the killer - ie, is he a MAGA cultist? And I strongly approve of that reticence.
by barney
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Iestyn Davies takes a stroll through Handel’s London
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Iestyn Davies takes a stroll through Handel’s London

Yes, thanks Len, really interesting. I think 18th century London would have been hideous unless you had pots of money. Mind you, the same is true of many or most big cities today. I'd much rather live on 5th Avenue than the poorer parts of Harlem. And be able to afford to go to the Met every other n...
by barney
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Holidays to our CMGers
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Happy Holidays to our CMGers

Thank you Lance. And best wishes from me too.
by barney
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: John Boehner settles old scores with Fox News
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: John Boehner settles old scores with Fox News

Right on, Brian. But a few of the chickens are now coming home to roost.
by barney
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Oh,Canada ??!!
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Oh,Canada ??!!

Link doesn't work, Steve. Can you try again?
thanks
by barney
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers
Replies: 33
Views: 1005

Re: Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers

Well, Belle, you have been defending Trump cultists all through his regime. I suspect you may not particularly like them, as you say; you just hate the Left a whole lot more. But it's a bit late to discover that Trump is not a conservative, something I have been saying to you for at least two years.
by barney
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Terrifying Disease Stalks Seaside Australia: Flesh-Eating Ulcers
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: A Terrifying Disease Stalks Seaside Australia: Flesh-Eating Ulcers

The link with possums is very worrying. My property is union hq for possums, who devour nearly everything in the garden - they don't like rocket much. The younger dog does her best, but I can't leave her out overnight because her barking would disturb the neighbours. We're not short of mosquitos eit...
by barney
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz is well and truly furgled
Replies: 53
Views: 894

Re: Trump ally Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) Is Said to Face Justice Dept. Inquiry Over Sex With an Underage Girl

One of the weirdest interviews he ever conducted? Gaetz is somewhat exposed when even Tucker falls away. Of course being exposed is something Republicans rather like - just ask Giuliani.
by barney
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Miss April Fools Day Spoof Reviews!
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: I Miss April Fools Day Spoof Reviews!

Lance G. Hill of Classical Music Guide to perform an all-Alkan piano recital at Carnegie Hall Charles Valentin Alkan, 1813-1855 As requested by many people around the world, Alkan specialist, Lance G. Hill owner/editor of the Internet's beloved Classical Music Guide website, will perform an all-Alk...
by barney
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Republicans Have an Ambitious Agenda for the Supreme Court
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Republicans Have an Ambitious Agenda for the Supreme Court

Solution simple: expand the Supreme Court by four new judges. Then it will 7-6.
by barney
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers
Replies: 33
Views: 1005

Re: Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers

Thanks for your full reply, Belle. I'm afraid I haven't time to take it up now, but I will respond later.
by barney
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers
Replies: 33
Views: 1005

Re: Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers

And there are plenty of female 'staffers' in that mix, for your inconvenient information. Good to know Liberal women staffers are as disgusting as the Liberal male staffers. My husband's best friend has a sister-in-law who was in our Senate, circa 25 years ago. She was something of a high profile a...
by barney
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers
Replies: 33
Views: 1005

Re: Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers

I'm sad to say that this kind of attitude among some American voters might well have contributed to Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016. It certainly didn't help. Neither did the "Hillary is evil" meme promulgated by the bizarre conspiracy machine on the Right that I heard from several friends. Your poi...
by barney
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers
Replies: 33
Views: 1005

Re: Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny, Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers

And there are plenty of female 'staffers' in that mix, for your inconvenient information. Good to know Liberal women staffers are as disgusting as the Liberal male staffers. My husband's best friend has a sister-in-law who was in our Senate, circa 25 years ago. She was something of a high profile a...
by barney
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 171
Views: 7898

Re: TrumpReich in action

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:06 pm
Rach3 wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:42 pm
No better than China, Russia, North Korea, Myanmar, Syria ?
What a crock !
A bit of cockney & bull, to be sure; but worse than Australia? Oh, don’t mention that dreadful vulgar place. —Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
That was in the 19th century. We're much worse now! :lol: