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by Jean
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fido’s No Doctor. Neither Is Whiskers
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Fido’s No Doctor. Neither Is Whiskers

Really. Sometimes I think researchers miss the obvious. Lots of people own pets. Each has a different reason for owning a pet. Not all owners develop close emotional attchments to them. The same way that different people prefer or gravitate toward different kinds of pets. (Personally I am a fish and...
by Jean
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kathryn's lucky star!
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: Kathryn's lucky star!

Bravo!
This reminds me of two things.
Never underestimate kids.
A new set of eyes is always of value.
by Jean
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2011.
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: 2011.

New Year's Resolutions for the Dog: 1. Have a torrid one-night stand with a street mutt. 2. Try to understand that the cat is from Venus and I am from Mars. 3. I will no longer be beholden to the sound of the can opener. 4. Circulate petition that Leg Humping be a juried competition in major dog sho...
by Jean
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2011.
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: 2011.

Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy,
Happy New Year, everybody.
-Phyllis Mcginley

My very best wishes to you all for the new year. May it bring you happiness, good health, and prosperity.

Audrey
by Jean
Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Blizzard of 2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1279

Re: The Blizzard of 2010

We got 2 feet of snow. Although the winds were so strong there are huge drifts and some nearly bare spots.
An unknown good samartitan seems to have dug my car out for me! I am very very grateful to whomever it is that gave me such a gift!
by Jean
Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Advertising!!
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Advertising!!

I was browsing around on the web and two ads came up on the same page. Not unusual, and I ordinarily ignore them. This time though, I decided to take a look. The first ad was "5 foods that while healthy increase belly fat". Number one was soybeans. The second ad was for "10 surprising foods that red...
by Jean
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: You could not make this up if you tried...
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: You could not make this up if you tried...

Chalkperson wrote:WTF for short... :lol:
Priceless! :lol:
by Jean
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Christmas Olive Branch
Replies: 32
Views: 4307

Re: A Christmas Olive Branch

I really don't feel qualified to give an opinion here because I still think of myself as very new. Things are a lot more civil since Saul no longer posts. On the other, it's a little less lively as well. In general, I wish we would all share more than we do on topics other than politics and climate ...
by Jean
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama has scored again
Replies: 19
Views: 2660

Re: Obama has scored again

Genuine progress within the political system takes time. I think he's doing very well.
Compared to the Bush Sr & Jr which had a combined 16 years and only succeeded (imo) in making a colossal mess of things.
by Jean
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Traffic law irony
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Traffic law irony

living_stradivarius wrote:"I don't think it ever got close," said chief of staff Peter Tsiolis. "If you are anticipating $1.5 million and get $250,000, yes, there is disappointment."
I thought the point of these things was to get people to obey the traffic laws :roll:
by Jean
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hallmark next on Facebook's hit list
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Hallmark next on Facebook's hit list

Facebook and other ecard companies are, imo the effect, not the cause of the decline of the traditional Christmas card. I think what killed the Christmas card is the postage. It used to be inexpensive to reach out and send cards to everyone. At $0.44 each plus the cost of cards (which are now pretty...
by Jean
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Disgraceful
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Disgraceful

Not quite the same. As a CNN show host he's doing a job. He isn't being paid to talk about his philandering. However, it is sad that he got the job because the station perceived (correctly probably) that people just want to gawk at him. Additionally, he was not charged with any criminality. He simpl...
by Jean
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 6 to 8 RINOs by my count!
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: 6 to 8 RINOs by my count!

Last month the US Supreme Court pretty much washed its hands of the matter when it declined to intervene when plaintiffs petitioned the court following a federal appeals court in California granting a temporary stay reversing a worldwide injunction against enforcement of the US military’s "don’t ask...
by Jean
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 6 to 8 RINOs by my count!
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: 6 to 8 RINOs by my count!

Finally. The inevitable happened. However, my concern now (and always has been) is how long this will take to be accepted in the ranks. It is my sincere hope that cases of discriminatory abuse (at all levels) will be swiftly and positively dealt with, and not swept under the rug. Eventually that wil...
by Jean
Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Disgraceful
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Disgraceful

You're right. I'm not buying their nuts anymore!! :D
by Jean
Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Disgraceful
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Disgraceful

Rod Blagojevich, the former governor of IL who was removed from office and covicted of corruption, is being featured in a commercial. mYbe you have seen it. It's the company that sells pistachio nuts. They make commercials featuring a celebrity or character opening a nut in a way that is unique to w...
by Jean
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Christmas Jokes
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Christmas Jokes

Q: Why is Christmas just like a day at the office ? A: You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit. .................................................................................................... My friend, Rick, is a paramedic here in Miami. A few years ago he answere...
by Jean
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: French increasingly prefer civil union over marriage
Replies: 13
Views: 1399

Re: French increasingly prefer civil union over marriage

Offered in the hope that the passage in large print will provide you with the same laugh of the day as it did me. In the United States, the current [marriage] rate is 6.8 per 1,000 residents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Having been infected twice, I now consider mys...
by Jean
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Window-opening cat saves house
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Window-opening cat saves house

There is no doubt in my mind that cats are extremely intelligent. My guy has displayed some remarkable behavior and most certainly lots of personality.
I've never been a dog person. Don't understand why everyone isn't a cat lover.
by Jean
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The holidays are here!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: The holidays are here!!

Anyone else have special traditions? I am home away from home but we had our 2nd annual office xmas party on Friday. Huge showing. I was Santa for 1/2 the time and sang Beatles songs on Rock Band for an hour. A couple of friends didn't get the directions right so I went to fetch'em and the beard do...
by Jean
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The holidays are here!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: The holidays are here!!

living_stradivarius wrote:
Jean wrote:Then I serve a brunch of fresh fruit, brioche, croissants, weiswurst (German veal sausage) and bratwurst, cranberry nut bread, stolen, and fresh squeezed OJ.
:D :?:

Surely not by the Grinch
Bah humbug :evil: Of course. I only serve stolen stollen!
by Jean
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The holidays are here!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: The holidays are here!!

jbuck919 wrote:I don't do much more than exchange "Merry Christmas." However, I "gift" my church, which pays me by the Sunday, with gratis organ playing at Christmas and other occasions. It's my very small way of thanking them for waiting for me for two years while I was too sick to play.
How wonderful!
by Jean
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What happens when your drug dealer goes straight?
Replies: 6
Views: 797

Re: What happens when your drug dealer goes straight?

Yes. Some papers reported that teh female relative was his daughter, others that it was a just a relative. All seemed to agree that the three year afair started when the woman involved was over the age of 18. Is this yucky? yes, for sure. I'm not sure why it should be illegal though (of course it is...
by Jean
Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: File this under absurd
Replies: 1
Views: 362

File this under absurd

Pregnant moms and cellphones: A surprising new 'risk' A new study finds a link between expectant moms who regularly use cellphones and children who misbehave, but is it just a coincidence? posted on December 8, 2010, at 4:11 PM An unsubstantiated new study may raise concerns for pregnant women with ...
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jokes So Awful They Could Provoke You To Murder
Replies: 163
Views: 34139

Re: Jokes So Awful They Could Provoke You To Murder

(My apologies to all you fellas, but I do enjoy the occassional sexist joke :D ) A man asked his wife what she'd like for her birthday. "I'd love to be six again," she replied. On the morning of her birthday, he got her up brightand early and off they went to a local theme park. What a day! He put h...
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The holidays are here!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

The holidays are here!!

I’ve given far more thought and time to Sarah Palin and Wikileaks than they are worth, so I decided to share some holiday cheer. This will be long and just sharing personal stuff, so feel free to skip if you are so inclined. It makes me happy just to My holiday of choice is Christmas. I just love it...
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wesley Snipes is going to jail
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Wesley Snipes is going to jail

I agree with you completely, except that incarceration just doesn't make sense to me. The purpose of prison is to punish, to rehabilitate, and to serve as a deterrant to others. I'm not sure that it serves any of those purposes in the case of some white collar crimes. I wouldn't suggest replacing it...
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wesley Snipes is going to jail
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Wesley Snipes is going to jail

I simply don't think he sat around wondering where his returns were. Tax evasion is not the same as fraud or larceny and it would seem to me that more appropriate penalties could be found.
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What happens when your drug dealer goes straight?
Replies: 6
Views: 797

Re: What happens when your drug dealer goes straight?

Yes. The flamethrowers and bottle throwers are exactly the people you want going to university and running the country afterward.
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A break-away new WikiLeaks
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: A break-away new WikiLeaks

So, with his book, the leaker is leaking. How poetic.
As for the new company... shielding itself as a carrier rather than a publisher. Kind of like fencing stolen goods.
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why WikiLeaks Is Good for America
Replies: 18
Views: 1152

Re: Why WikiLeaks Is Good for America

The massive attacks on on sites that ave refused to provide services to Wikileaks is outrageous. Fisrt, it's illegal. Second, by claiming "freedom of speech" (clearly without understanding what that means) and take actions that attempt to deny those same services to millions of other people is gross...
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wesley Snipes is going to jail
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Wesley Snipes is going to jail

No excuses because he has a duty to know, but I doubt he was aware of the fact that he was digging himself into a world of trouble. He relied on others to take care of his financial affairs, and I have no doubt that he merely thought (if he thought about it at all when he signed his returns) that he...
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clinton vs Palin
Replies: 30
Views: 1484

Re: Clinton vs Palin

living_stradivarius wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:Could this actually happen in 2012, maybe I should say, this could actually happen in 2012...a Catfight for the Presidency... :mrgreen:
If it does I expect more boobs to emerge during midterms as well
:lol: you are very very bad
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clinton vs Palin
Replies: 30
Views: 1484

Re: Clinton vs Palin

Chalkperson wrote:Could this actually happen in 2012, maybe I should say, this could actually happen in 2012...a Catfight for the Presidency... :mrgreen:
I bet you secretly hang out in those unsavory establishments that have mud pits :shock:
by Jean
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Conservative Case for Wikileaks
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: The Conservative Case for Wikileaks

I essentially agree with the simplist line of thinking by the author. However there must be a certain amount of confidentiality guaranteed between negotiating parties, including diplomatic counter-parts. Otherwise they simply cannot perform their functions. Leaking communications out of context can ...
by Jean
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WilkiLeaks off line in USA and Europe.
Replies: 30
Views: 1968

Re: WilkiLeaks off line in USA and Europe.

EC2 is an insignificant side line established to make pennies (rather than nothing), in the grand scheme of things, from bandwidth and equipment/space that would be sitting otherwise unutilized. Every business with a major data center offers hand-off hosting. I'm not the least bit surprised that the...
by Jean
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WilkiLeaks off line in USA and Europe.
Replies: 30
Views: 1968

Re: WilkiLeaks off line in USA and Europe.

Amazon sucks. What a tool. Net neutrality my a** Awww come on. Amazon is big business. They lobby heavily in Washington and have greater concerns relative to their revenue (ex: sales tax on internet sales, data security and privacy, etc) than making an issue out of hosting this kind of non-revenue ...
by Jean
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SLAC discovers life form that lives on arsenic
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: SLAC discovers life form that lives on arsenic

I found this very interesting. I've often thought it was very nearsighted to think that all life must be composed of the same elements that our life forms are composed of. How typically human for us to think that we are at the center of or model for everything. I have to say that one of the things I...
by Jean
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: my chuckle for the day
Replies: 6
Views: 848

my chuckle for the day

My mother has one of those life saving tools designed to cut through her seatbelt if she gets trapped.
She keeps it in the trunk.
by Jean
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing
Replies: 28
Views: 2422

Re: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing

I prefer moderated boards to those with no moderation. I've mentioned the RMCR board on here before. It used to be fantastic, with a huge number of people who were a fountain of knowledge on classical recordings. But they are a moderator-free board and eventually, a few trolls basically ruined it f...
by Jean
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing
Replies: 28
Views: 2422

Re: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing

Jean, you may have just become our new Ralph who seems to have abandoned us for - guess where - Facebook!! Well, I think it's time for full disclosure. You know I recently graduated from law school. I went to Pace Law, and Ralph was my (by far) favorite professor. He was however, by no means the ea...
by Jean
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing
Replies: 28
Views: 2422

Re: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing

Would they be exposed to legal issues by demanding that posters give the website their name and email--iow giving up their anonymity. Do the managers of forums face any legal ramifications for locking out forum members? Regards, Len To the best of my knowledge, no one has ever challenged this. Most...
by Jean
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing
Replies: 28
Views: 2422

Re: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing

[quote="John F]The purpose of anonymity is to evade responsibility for what one says and does, and for the known consequences. There are times and places and online forums where this may be needed for legitimate and necessary discourse, such as during the post-election uprising in Iran when people r...
by Jean
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing
Replies: 28
Views: 2422

Re: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing

Privately owned websites can legally moderate as they see fit. Whether they should or not, and under what circumstances, is more a policy decision driven by the market (in the case of big sites such as facebook or myspace.)

The important issue is that it cannot be illegal to publish anonymously.
by Jean
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing
Replies: 28
Views: 2422

Re: Online Incivility and Worse - What Needs Doing

I completely disagree. Eliminating the ability to speak anonymously because one doesn't like what it being said is unconstitutional. Anonymous communications have an important place in our political and social discourse. The Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that the right to anonymous free speech ...
by Jean
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Coffee-Mate's new flavours!
Replies: 21
Views: 1884

Re: Coffee-Mate's new flavours!

I really dislike coffee. I am so curious as to how anyone develops a taste for it. Did you like it the first time you tasted it?
by Jean
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Now the Diplomatic Secrets Come Out
Replies: 21
Views: 1775

Re: Now the Diplomatic Secrets Come Out

I'm sure this guy fancies himself as some sort of whistle blower on big government. There certainly is a place for that (Watergate....). However, his indiscriminate release of anything he gets his hands on is irresposible and self-aggrandizing. The problem is who gets to make the decision if somethi...
by Jean
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 12710

Re: Sarah Palin

I can safely say I have never watched DTWS, but my understanding from the many ladies in my building who DO watch it, is that daughter Bristol Palin has had the lowest scores from the judges two or even three times running, but a certain block of viewers have voted for her overwhelmingly, giving he...
by Jean
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 12710

Re: Sarah Palin

If she weren't a politician's daughter, she would never have been on the show. Tea party groups were openly and actively campaigning for her. Is this odd? Very. Is it political? Without a doubt. If O'bama's daughters were tapped as contestant and then any poltical group campaigned for her to receive...
by Jean
Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sarah Palin
Replies: 98
Views: 12710

Re: Sarah Palin

I love watching ballroom dancing, and Dancing With the Stars is one a a few shows that I watch (and have for all 8 seasons). The controversy regarding Bristol palin is not surprising. First, her only claim to being a celebrity is that she is a unmarried teenage mother, of a highly visible and contro...