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by Cosima___J
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Good Thing On Kim Davis Case
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Good Thing On Kim Davis Case

Oh Len, those are gorgeous. You and Sue must have green thumbs. And speaking of green, I'm green with envy.

My apologies for high jacking this thread. This is my first day back after a long absence and already I'm misbehaving. :(
by Cosima___J
Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Good Thing On Kim Davis Case
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Good Thing On Kim Davis Case

It's been awhile hasn't it? No, I have no thoughts whatsoever about moving to NYC. Oh horrors! By now Len, I'd have thought that you'd come to your senses and come down here to the sunny South. Can you grow hibiscus up there? I've got a beauty with huge red blooms. I just ordered some of these: http...
by Cosima___J
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Good Thing On Kim Davis Case
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Good Thing On Kim Davis Case

Just who does this Kim Davis woman think she is that she can defy the Supreme Court? Why can't people just "live and let live"? Why does she think she has the right to force her religious beliefs on fellow human beings?
by Cosima___J
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Ice Storm To End All Ice Storms!
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: The Ice Storm To End All Ice Storms!

Ha! Good one Len!!!! You just gave me a taste of my own medicine. :oops:
by Cosima___J
Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Ice Storm To End All Ice Storms!
Replies: 8
Views: 443

The Ice Storm To End All Ice Storms!

We've made it through the worst ice storm I can ever remember (and I used to live in Illinois) ! There are tree limbs that snapped off ice-laden trees everywhere. Lots of traffic lights out, but people were very orderly in taking turns crossing the intersections. But the worst part was that we were ...
by Cosima___J
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

Re: The Weather

Len, you have my sympathies. We're in for another night of freezing rain, according to the Weather Chanel online. This is just about more than this Georgia girl can take! I need to be outside --- preferably in the sun. Scarcely a car has driven down our street. The mailman hasn't come. Everything ha...
by Cosima___J
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

Re: The Weather

The local weatherman has predicted 1 to 1.25 inches accumulation of ice here!!!!!!
by Cosima___J
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Income Inequality
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Income Inequality

John, I agree with you completely. That's why I started the post noting that facts can be manipulated and massaged to support any kind of argument.
by Cosima___J
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Income Inequality
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Income Inequality

Facts are interesting things. They can be manipulated and massaged to prove just about anything you want to prove. Take Income Inequality. I've read so many articles about how that inequality has been increasing. But here's an article that presents the subject in a new light: Debunking the top three...
by Cosima___J
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

Re: The Weather

A little off-topic, but I noticed that Len's location is listed as New York City. Len, I thought you lived in New Jersey?????
by Cosima___J
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

Re: The Weather

We got SNOW overnight. And not just a dusting of the white stuff. Some real snow. Since we here in the south don't know how to deal with that, there are lots of school closings and cancellations of meetings etc. You northern types would probably laugh.
by Cosima___J
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ten years on CMG
Replies: 16
Views: 637

Re: Ten years on CMG

John, you're a valuable contributor to our little band of Pubsters.

Hope we'll all be here for another 10 years. :D
by Cosima___J
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Can Justice Be Obtained in Syria?
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Can Justice Be Obtained in Syria?

Can Assad really be brought to justice? And what would actually constitute justice for the horrific tortures and murders of so many Syrians? What should be a realistic goal for the U.S. concerning Syria? And how do we achieve that goal? See article below for update on Syria: Syrian genocide needs ju...
by Cosima___J
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sochi
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Sochi

by Cosima___J
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sochi
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Sochi

Instead of focusing on the athletes who have devoted so much of their lives to perfecting their sport, we are mostly concerned about whether the games will be held without a terrorist incident. Doesn't it seem like Sochi was a poor choice for the Winter Olympics? Too close to Chechnya and other hots...
by Cosima___J
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

Re: The Weather

Even here in Georgia, the temperatures have been dipping down into the teens overnight. Brrrrrr! To this Georgia Girl, that feels like the North Pole (even though I'm an Illinois transplant).

Go Away Polar Vortex !!!
by Cosima___J
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Want you to know of my mother's passing
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: Want you to know of my mother's passing

John, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is terribly hard to lose a mother, especially one that you have been so close to. You have been a good son and I'm sure she must have appreciated it very much. My thoughts are with you. BTW, I think it is quite appropriate on this forum to share some of t...
by Cosima___J
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Would You Want To Be.........
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Would You Want To Be.........

....kept alive IN A COMA FOR EIGHT YEARS? I just read that Ariel Sharon has died after being in a coma for eight years. This is a travesty in my opinion. Would Sharon have wanted that to happen? Who did this to him? If you don't have a written document stating that you don't want this to happen to y...
by Cosima___J
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

Re: The Weather

Like I keep saying, ya'll need to move to the South! :) I'm feeling really sorry for the folks in this Blizzard:

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01 ... storm?lite

Hope everyone is safe and warm.
by Cosima___J
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Banning words
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: Banning words

Did Mylie Cyrus take a selfie while twerking?
by Cosima___J
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Golden Globe Nominations
Replies: 1
Views: 1745

Golden Globe Nominations

http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/golden-globe-awards-2014-nominations-full-list/ 2013 has not been a banner year for going to the movies, as far as I'm concerned. We did see American Hustle and thoroughly enjoyed it. Christian Bale, who was unrecognizable in this film, did a terrific job! Any thought...
by Cosima___J
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 3 year old Adonis Ortiz survives first 5 organ transplant
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: 3 year old Adonis Ortiz survives first 5 organ transplan

I love that story. Thanks for posting it.

And the little guy's first name fits ---- he is quite the handsome young man!
by Cosima___J
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"

I just read in the Key Reporter that Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher won the Phi Beta Kappa "Ralph Waldo Emerson" award. Here's the quote that accompanied the announcement of the award: "In Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher , Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famou...
by Cosima___J
Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

Re: The Weather

Here are some fascinating weather-related photos from the past year.

http://www.weather.com/news/science/wea ... 3-20131216

Sorry about the annoying adds.
by Cosima___J
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

Re: The Weather

Oh what a bunch of pansies! Heat builds character. :lol:

And Len the Gardener, I guess up there in that northern air, you have shorter growing seasons.
by Cosima___J
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

Re: The Weather

Yes, even you jbuck can come. :)
by Cosima___J
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

Re: The Weather

Well Len, my Yankee friend, (from a former Yankee), all you need to do is hire a moving van and move down here to the sunny South. You would love it! I do. I've never given one thought to moving back to Illinois. Come on down.

Cosi
by Cosima___J
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 91
Views: 3305

The Weather

I feel really sorry for all those people who have been hit by ice storms. We have a relative that lives in Plano (suburb of Dallas). She reports that several of her tree limbs are so coated with ice that they have partially broken off. Guess she'll have to get somebody to saw them down. The upside i...
by Cosima___J
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fifty years after the assassination...
Replies: 16
Views: 1038

Re: Fifty years after the assassination...

John (jbuck), I think it will be a long, long time before this nation stops remembering John F. Kennedy's assassination. As to Lincoln's assassination, there was no Zapruder film and countless photos of the event. This sad event in Dallas was immediately brought into every living room --- the handso...
by Cosima___J
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"

John, I think you will really enjoy the book! Curtis particularly detested Christian missionaries. These "good souls" were constantly trying to put an end to the "pagan" and "barbaric" rituals that native Americans had practiced for centuries. For instance, the Hopi Snake Dance (the one that Curtis ...
by Cosima___J
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"

I will post more from this terrific book if I think there might be even one person interested in hearing more.
by Cosima___J
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

"Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher"

A great biography of Edward S Curtis, who devoted a lifetime to photographing the American Indians, written by Timothy Egan. The story is both inspiring and yet touched with a melancholy sense of loss. Inspiring is the story of how the son of a dirt poor preacher and veteran of the Civil War became ...
by Cosima___J
Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lest We Forget
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Lest We Forget

In all the uproar caused by Edward Snowden's activities and by the eavesdropping on Angela Merkel's cell phone, we in America and western Europe can be grateful that we don't live under these conditions: China to stamp out Dalai Lama's 'propaganda' in Tibet By Ben Blanchard, Reuters BEIJING -- China...
by Cosima___J
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Look Who Came To Breakfast
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Look Who Came To Breakfast

Yuck! That IS a lousy breakfast!

What's for dinner??? Two oyster crackers and half an apple?

No wonder you enjoy eating out.
by Cosima___J
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "America's Ugliest Campuses"
Replies: 8
Views: 909

"America's Ugliest Campuses"

Whoever came up with this list must need glasses. I find some of the buildings pictured to be rather attractive. John (jbuck), there's one you might care to comment about.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/article ... e-campuses
by Cosima___J
Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Is Your Cholesterol Too Low?
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Is Your Cholesterol Too Low?

This ought to help:

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/philly- ... d=20718440

This looks and sounds nauseating. If I'm going to forget about cholesterol worries, I at least want to enjoy the food I'm eating! Statin drugs can only do so much.
by Cosima___J
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When A Crisis Arises, Call A Woman To Handle It
Replies: 3
Views: 304

When A Crisis Arises, Call A Woman To Handle It

Yep, we women seem to be uniquely qualified to handle the tough cases. I believe that more frequently than ever before, women will take control ---- and the world will be a better place for it! http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/11/opinion/rosin-women-in-charge/index.html?hpt=hp_t4 Read it and weep you guys!
by Cosima___J
Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: When A Crisis Arises, Call A Woman
Replies: 2
Views: 292

When A Crisis Arises, Call A Woman

Yep, we women seem to be uniquely qualified to handle the tough cases. I believe that more frequently than ever before, women will take control ---- and the world will be a better place for it! http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/11/opinion/rosin-women-in-charge/index.html?hpt=hp_t4 Read it and weep you guys!
by Cosima___J
Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Topic Other Than Politics
Replies: 6
Views: 720

A Topic Other Than Politics

What would be your top five destinations that are especially exotic/interesting. Looking for something other than the usual spots like Paris, London etc. Here's a starter list that I ran across: http://www.lululemon.com/community/blog/5-trips-were-into-this-year/?CID=outbrain_lifestyle_5ttripsthisye...
by Cosima___J
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obamacare
Replies: 44
Views: 1047

Re: Obamacare

:lol:
by Cosima___J
Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obamacare
Replies: 44
Views: 1047

Re: Obamacare

OK my liberal friends, can we all agree on these two points????? 1) NOBODY REALLY KNOWS HOW OBAMACARE WILL PLAY OUT. It's a situation of "having to pass the bill so we'll know what's in it", so to speak. (With thanks to Nancy Pelosi) 2) THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH. Either federal taxes (wh...
by Cosima___J
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obamacare
Replies: 44
Views: 1047

Re: Obamacare

I fully agree with you that some Republicans are behaving badly! The extreme partisanship is getting nauseating. Ted Cruz is just horrid! If more Republicans were like McCain the situation in Washington would be a lot better. It is also necessary that Democrats meet their opposite number half way. A...
by Cosima___J
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obamacare
Replies: 44
Views: 1047

Re: Obamacare

Why are you afraid to look at the problems mentioned in the article? They are real and they are already happening. I have already admitted up front that some people will benefit from the new health care law. Can you not see that, as with most things in life, there will be both an upside and a downsi...
by Cosima___J
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obamacare
Replies: 44
Views: 1047

Re: Obamacare

Well Chalkperson, did you actually read the article or did you just decide that it wasn't worth your time because it had the word "lied" in it? Yes, the article contains merely anecdotal accounts from various individuals, but I find these stories worrisome. In the coming months and years, we'll get ...
by Cosima___J
Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obamacare
Replies: 44
Views: 1047

Obamacare

I guess it depends on your situation as to whether you will be helped or hurt by Obamacare. Certainly people with pre-existing conditions will be helped. People younger than 26 year of age will be helped in that they can stay on their parents medical insurance. But I've been reading a lot of article...
by Cosima___J
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What's With Pope Francis?
Replies: 13
Views: 605

What's With Pope Francis?

One minute he's sounding like big changes are coming in terms of Catholic beliefs. Then he throws cold water on that idea. He wants to welcome Catholics back into the fold who believe in abortions, gay rights etc. But then he states that Catholic doctrine hasn't changed. Are priests going to continu...
by Cosima___J
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anybody Need A True Story That.....
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Anybody Need A True Story That.....

.... will make you feel uplifted? It might also make you realize that your problems might not be all that bad. I'm posting this because the article is about a fellow Georgia Girl and I'm so very proud of her: http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/09/18/aimee-copeland-flesh-eating-bacteria-survivor-bioni...
by Cosima___J
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Honey it's for you: It's the Pope.
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Honey it's for you: It's the Pope.

The Pope is quite a guy! Although I'm not Catholic, I'm beginning to have more and more respect for him. Now if he would just approve birth control, he'd be accomplishing a great deal.
by Cosima___J
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Attack on Syria within days...
Replies: 228
Views: 8868

Re: Attack on Syria within days...

Who thinks we will get all (or most of) Assad's chemical weapons?

Will some of the team that will be going to Syria to accomplish this end up getting killed by one side or the other in the civil war? Apparently neither side is exactly overjoyed with the deal made by the U.S. and Russia.