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by Ralph
Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Activist Massachusetts By-Passes the Electoral College
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Activist Massachusetts By-Passes the Electoral College

It's an interesting idea. The requirement for the Electoral College is in the Constitution but the allocation of votes is based on state law. Since the electors can vote for someone who did not get a majority of popular votes in the states it would appear that the doctrine of One Person One Vote (Ba...
by Ralph
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Two back teeth out July 15th ...
Replies: 29
Views: 1141

Re: Two back teeth out today ...

Been there. You have my sympathy. Feel better fast!
by Ralph
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Ralph!
Replies: 18
Views: 853

Re: Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Thank you very much. I don't have much time to post these days but I miss you guys.
by Ralph
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG meet-up in countdown phase
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: CMG meet-up in countdown phase

It was a great evening!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Ralph
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy Birthday BARRY!
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Happy Birthday BARRY!

A tardy but very sincere Happy Birthday!!!!
by Ralph
Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

Oh and I'm reading the latest issue of National Geographic rght now.

And every issue of JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine is delivered to my office.
by Ralph
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

and there are more but I have a class to go teach. :) Well at least we've seen the kind of elevated topic that will entice you back to post again. :) I've dropped all my subscriptions except Architectural Digest, which, the way things are going, may not be long for this world. ***** I just don't ha...
by Ralph
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tiger and Elin are divorcing
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Tiger and Elin are divorcing

I am truly shocked. I thought they were so happy together.
by Ralph
Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re: What Magazines Do You Subscribe To ?

A lot. Putting aside professional journals: Time Scientific American Gramophone BBC Music Magazine Mind Knowledge Foreign Affairs At least 6 or 8 Civil War and military history magazines Wired Shutterbug Popular Science Popular Photography American Anthropohagist Archeology Atlantic Monthly New York...
by Ralph
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Opinions on Stieg Larsson's three novels?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Opinions on Stieg Larsson's three novels?

Yeah, read them!!!!!!! You won't put them down.
by Ralph
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Among E-Readers, Competition Heats Up
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Among E-Readers, Competition Heats Up

It's ONE way to read. This week I've already read four real books, two novels and two history and I'm also reading two books on my Kindle. The ease of using the Kindle, I carry it everywhere, adds to my reading time. For example, holding a book while driving is awkward but I can read the Kindle by h...
by Ralph
Sat May 29, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I have become a gun owner
Replies: 77
Views: 7760

Re: I have become a gun owner

This was my first gun when I moved to a house. I am having trouble buying ammo and would appreciate any tips.

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by Ralph
Tue May 25, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Reality About Our Service Academies?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

The Reality About Our Service Academies?

From The New York Times: May 20, 2010 The Academies’ March Toward Mediocrity By BRUCE FLEMING Annapolis, Md. THE idea of a football star receiving lenient treatment after testing positive for drug use would raise no eyebrows at most colleges. But the United States Naval Academy “holds itself to a hi...
by Ralph
Mon May 24, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Top Two Cadets-West Point, Class of 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Top Two Cadets-West Point, Class of 2010

CNN Alexandra Rosenberg and Elizabeth Betterbed For the first time, two women graduated with the two top highest honors in West Point's 208-year history. According to the U.S. Army, 2nd Lt. Alexandra Rosenberg of New York earned the highest cumulative academic quality point average and was named the...
by Ralph
Mon May 24, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: CMG NYC meet-up change of plans
Replies: 40
Views: 1376

Re: CMG New York meet-up: Time to choose the menu

I prefer the $66 menu but will be happy with both. I expect that Larry Rinkel will attend also.

I miss posting on this board but life has become extremely busy professionally and I have little free time. Looking forward to 10 July.
by Ralph
Sun May 23, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: Is Stem Cell Research Ethical?

MarkC wrote:IMO it's unethical not to do stem cell research.
*****

Amen!
by Ralph
Sun May 23, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fergie caught in tabloid sting
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Fergie caught in tabloid sting

Oh for the days of King Harry!!!! :(
by Ralph
Wed May 12, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gray whale off Israel : ‘most amazing sighting in history'
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Gray whale off Israel : ‘most amazing sighting in history'

SaulChanukah wrote:
Ralph wrote:It's all part of Evolution, Saul.
One day, Ralph, you will have antennas coming out of your head :wink:
*****

Oh that happened a few years ago.

Just saw a report from the Israel Navy that their sonar techs are picking up distress calls from the whale's belly. Some guy named Jonah wants out.
by Ralph
Wed May 12, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Founding fathers roll over in their graves
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Founding fathers roll over in their graves

certainly the founding fathers of the CSA thought it a grievous error that God had not been written into the US Constitution We, the people of the Confederate States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a permanent federal government, establish justice, in...
by Ralph
Wed May 12, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gray whale off Israel : ‘most amazing sighting in history'
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Gray whale off Israel : ‘most amazing sighting in history'

It's all part of Evolution, Saul.
by Ralph
Tue May 11, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama to Host Jewish American Heritage Bash
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Obama to Host Jewish American Heritage Bash

Washington - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will hold what the White House says will be its first reception in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month. The May 27 event will celebrate the depth of Jewish American heritage and the range of contributions Jews have made to ...
by Ralph
Mon May 10, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama to Host Jewish American Heritage Bash
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Obama to Host Jewish American Heritage Bash

Washington - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will hold what the White House says will be its first reception in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month. The May 27 event will celebrate the depth of Jewish American heritage and the range of contributions Jews have made to ...
by Ralph
Mon May 10, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama to Host Jewish American Heritage Bash
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Obama to Host Jewish American Heritage Bash

Washington - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will hold what the White House says will be its first reception in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month. The May 27 event will celebrate the depth of Jewish American heritage and the range of contributions Jews have made to A...
by Ralph
Mon May 10, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lena Horne, R.I.P.
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Lena Horne, R.I.P.

What a great lady. Think of the career she deserved and was denied because of viral racism. :(
by Ralph
Mon May 10, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kagan
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Kagan

Washington - President Obama to Name Jewish Woman Elena Kagan to U.S. Supreme Court Published on: May 9th, 2010 at 10:28 PM News Source: VIN News/ NBC News Washington - President Barack Obama will nominate U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court...
by Ralph
Mon May 10, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kagan
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Kagan

The important thing about Kagan, from my point of view, is that she's an oboist. There simply cannot be too many oboists in the greater DC area to suit me. But for a humorous take on the unique qualifications of an oboist for a position as supreme court justice, see this article from the LA Times. ...
by Ralph
Sun May 09, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kagan
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Kagan

It's from a Jewish news service. It was the first bulletin I got. The Times and other media have posted the same report now.
by Ralph
Sun May 09, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kagan
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Kagan

Washington - President Obama to Name Jewish Woman Elena Kagan to U.S. Supreme Court Published on: May 9th, 2010 at 10:28 PM News Source: VIN News/ NBC News Washington - President Barack Obama will nominate U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court,...
by Ralph
Sun May 09, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Neanderthal in All of Us
Replies: 28
Views: 1489

Re: The Neanderthal in All of Us

I'm listening to Dittersdorf now, Saul, and I'm eating a second banana. So drawn to that fruit!
by Ralph
Sat May 08, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Neanderthal in All of Us
Replies: 28
Views: 1489

Re: The Neanderthal in All of Us

http://bp0.blogger.com/_Q_4mbCuV7QE/RoaTs0UFXUI/AAAAAAAAAzc/VnmmYDlpVz0/s400/clever-monkeys.jpg Welcome to Monkeys Against Evolution, the web’s number one site by creationist monkeys. It’s been more than a hundred years since Mr. Darwin put forth his Sapienist nonsense in the form of his so called ...
by Ralph
Fri May 07, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Neanderthal in All of Us
Replies: 28
Views: 1489

Re: The Neanderthal in All of Us

What I wonder is how that would have gone on. I mean really "how." :) Was it mostly "consensual"? Or did the Neanderthals rape the whomevers? (They call it "humans.") Or did the whomevers rape the Neanderthals? Were there attitudes in the different groups about each other? Like, did many of the who...
by Ralph
Fri May 07, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Neanderthal in All of Us
Replies: 28
Views: 1489

Re: The Neanderthal in All of Us

NancyElla wrote:Who will play the shy Neanderthal maiden? Who will play the dashing human lad? Who will be the angry parents -- two Neanderthal, two human? What possibilities!
*****

Obviously Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and they will show how Neanderthals discovered Scientology.
by Ralph
Fri May 07, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Neanderthal in All of Us
Replies: 28
Views: 1489

Re: The Neanderthal in All of Us

What I wonder is how that would have gone on. I mean really "how." :) Was it mostly "consensual"? Or did the Neanderthals rape the whomevers? (They call it "humans.") Or did the whomevers rape the Neanderthals? Were there attitudes in the different groups about each other? Like, did many of the who...
by Ralph
Fri May 07, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Neanderthal in All of Us
Replies: 28
Views: 1489

The Neanderthal in All of Us

From The New York Times: May 6, 2010 Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans By NICHOLAS WADE Neanderthals mated with some modern humans after all and left their imprint in the human genome, a team of biologists has reported in the first detailed analysis of the Neanderthal genetic sequence. The bi...
by Ralph
Thu May 06, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Whats a nice Jewish girl like me doing in a place like this?
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Whats a nice Jewish girl like me doing in a place like this?

Propose Saul!!!!!! This is your soul mate!!!! Some wet towels will suit you well, Ralph. ***** I don't know if others here notice it but in the last year, Saul, your grasp and usage of idiomatic and vernacular English has clearly advanced. I wonder if CMG has subtly aided this welcome development.
by Ralph
Thu May 06, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hunter meets prehistoric being!
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Hunter meets prehistoric being!

Turtle Soup 1 Snapping Turtle Any old soup recipe will work for (snapping) turtle soup. The main problem with turtle soup is cleaning the turtle. You have to be certain that every last speck of fat is removed from the meat before cooking. This is not too difficult because the fat is between the skin...
by Ralph
Thu May 06, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: What is Love?

Now I know Saul how you feel about me and I am deeply touched.
by Ralph
Tue May 04, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Whats a nice Jewish girl like me doing in a place like this?
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Whats a nice Jewish girl like me doing in a place like this?

Propose Saul!!!!!! This is your soul mate!!!!
by Ralph
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Saul, the Messiah has returned to your people!
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Saul, the Messiah has returned to your people!

Pittsburgh, PA - Car Driven By 'Messiah' Hits Shul; Police Say Man Spoke About Bin Laden Published on: April 29th, 2010 at 08:41 AM News Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh, PA - The afternoon service at Poale Zedeck Orthodox synagogue on Tuesday had drawn to a close, and some of the congreg...
by Ralph
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Saul, the Messiah has returned to your people!
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Saul, the Messiah has returned to your people!

Pittsburgh, PA - Car Driven By 'Messiah' Hits Shul; Police Say Man Spoke About Bin Laden Published on: April 29th, 2010 at 08:41 AM News Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh, PA - The afternoon service at Poale Zedeck Orthodox synagogue on Tuesday had drawn to a close, and some of the congrega...
by Ralph
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How do you prove your soul is American?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: How do you prove your soul is American?

How many great Americans were born abroad of American parents? Did something enter their soul at birth? And what extactly is a "soul?" Is it a religious concept? Or does it relate to understanding soul music and soul food?
by Ralph
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Theoretical legal opinion
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: Theoretical legal opinion

here is a real example, I have an autistic son that is prone to run away. About 4 years ago he bolted from me and ran into a neighbor's house. The neighbors were away and had left the front door unlocked. So did I commit breaking and entering retrieving him? ***** The doctrine of Private Necessity ...
by Ralph
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Stephen Hawking: Don't Talk to Aliens
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Stephen Hawking: Don't Talk to Aliens

I love it when they lump extraterrestrials into one image. They are just as varied, even more so, than we are. I'm not just talking about physical structure (eight arms or five sets of eyes) but their beliefs, dogma, religion, moral values and history. It's a huge universe!!!!!!
by Ralph
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Malcolm X the Scumbag
Replies: 24
Views: 1192

Re: Malcolm X the Scumbag

I feel like even if Saul started a thread denouncing Satan called "Satan the Scumbag" the outcome would be very much the same: jbuck would elaborate on Satan's good points and Ralph would talk about his many pleasant conversations with him. There is no winning for poor Saul, it seems. :P ***** Actu...
by Ralph
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Rabbi's warning to U.S. Christians
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: A Rabbi's warning to U.S. Christians

The appeasement of Hitler at Munich which later made Neville Chamberlain the poster boy of optimistic diplomatic idiocy, is more complex than many realize. The fact is that in 1938 England was not prepared for war either in the military or political sense. Of course a strong show of force might have...
by Ralph
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Malcolm X the Scumbag
Replies: 24
Views: 1192

Re: Malcolm X the Scumbag

I met Malcolm X several times and had good conversations with him. His language was immoderate at times but he also provided real leadership. Our racial history produced extreme responses from a minority of blacks. Much of what Malcolm X urged was valid. He was caricatured by the media and he made ...
by Ralph
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Malcolm X the Scumbag
Replies: 24
Views: 1192

Re: Malcolm X the Scumbag

I met Malcolm X several times and had good conversations with him. His language was immoderate at times but he also provided real leadership. Our racial history produced extreme responses from a minority of blacks. Much of what Malcolm X urged was valid. He was caricatured by the media and he made m...
by Ralph
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Watching my cats enjoying the sun
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Watching my cats enjoying the sun

My two cats are indoors all the time. They're really great and the male cat is the most cuddly, affecting demanding feline I've ever seen. He actually knocks the laptop off my chest when I'm working in bed so he can lie on my chest and put his face against mine. That said, I'm still not a cat person...
by Ralph
Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Porn Leads, Technology Follows
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Porn Leads, Technology Follows

Nothing surprising about that. The porn industry recognizes the demise of DVD products just as it saw videotapes become obsolescent. For all practical purposes, adult porn is virtually fully protected from prosecution these days.
by Ralph
Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Violence from the Right the Fear?
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Is Violence from the Right the Fear?

I haven't heard about any such concern. I have seen instances of the tea baggers preventing speakers who disagreed with them from being able to speak but even that is occasional.