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by jserraglio
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 32
Views: 3912

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978). One of the truly great American films and still for my money the best ever made about the war with Vietnam.
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are you using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome extensions? Your personal data may be leaking, harvested and sold online.
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Are you using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome extensions? Your personal data may be leaking, harvested and sold onl

I have never added, nor have, any of the plug-ins, extensions mentioned in the article. The security threat, as Fowler states, probably involves many more add-ons and extensions than are mentioned in his report. And neither Mozilla nor Google has a handle on it yet, though Mozilla is trying. Electi...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump plays the race card
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Trump plays the race card

THE NEW YORK TIMES Trump Employs an Old Tactic: Using Race for Gain By Peter Baker, Michael M. Grynbaum, Maggie Haberman, Annie Karni and Russ Buettner For the fourth season of “The Apprentice,” Donald J. Trump searched for a gimmick to bolster ratings. His idea was simple if explosive — pit an all-...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are you using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome extensions? Your personal data may be leaking, harvested and sold online.
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Are you using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome extensions? Your personal data may be leaking, harvested and sold onl

I think you're taking the Post story too much at their word . . . . . . And I think you're taking on faith Mozilla's ability to block leaks of your browsing history and critical personal data via its add-ons and extensions. After re-reading Fowler, I now believe that enabling Firefox's global no-tr...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 32
Views: 3912

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Wes Anderson's second film, Rushmore (1998). Charming and funny.
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are you using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome extensions? Your personal data may be leaking, harvested and sold online.
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Are you using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome extensions? Your personal data may be leaking, harvested and sold onl

These are specialized utilities that not many use; I certainly don't. I found as many as 4 million people have been leaking personal and corporate secrets through Chrome and Firefox . . . . When we told browser makers Google and Mozilla, they shut these leaks immediately — but we probably identifie...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are you using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome extensions? Your personal data may be leaking, harvested and sold online.
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Are you using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome extensions? Your personal data may be leaking, harvested and sold online.

THE WASHINGTON POST I found your data. It's for sale. And it's partly your fault. PERSPECTIVE by Geoffrey Fowler I’ve watched you check in for a flight and seen your doctor refilling a prescription. I’ve peeked inside corporate networks at reports on faulty rockets. If I wanted, I could’ve even ope...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 788
Views: 416895

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 32
Views: 3912

Re: What movies are you watching today?

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). Dated split-screen techniques, but lavishly photographed in and around 1960s Boston.
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 32
Views: 3912

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Richard Linklater's Trilogy: Before Sunrise (1995) Before Sunset (2004) Before Midnight (2013) Nothing much seems to happen to Jesse and Celine over the two decades covered in the films, but a lot happens between them. Each of the screenplays is brilliantly written. Three of my favorite films of all...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White supremacist trope surfaces at NC rally which Trump tries to disavow after instigating it
Replies: 0
Views: 62

White supremacist trope surfaces at NC rally which Trump tries to disavow after instigating it

LA TIMES The morning after chants of "Send her back" rang across one of his campaign rallies, President Trump sought to disavow it, insisting that he "was not happy with it." Trump made no effort to stop the chants during his rally in North Carolina on Wednesday night. Instead, he paused during the...
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Friedman On Trump Getting Reelected
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Friedman On Trump Getting Reelected

lennygoran wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:18 am
. . . a simple message that can connect with enough Democrats — as well as independents, moderate Republicans and suburban women — to win the White House.
Run, Nancy, run.
by jserraglio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White House Counselor Kellyann Conway asks reporter, "What is your ethnicity?"
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: White House Counselor Kellyann Conway asks reporter, "What is your ethnicity?"

barney wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Not sure about that one. A lot of kings have spent a lot of time in the company of courtesans.
Quite so, but back then the custom was to wait 'til the girl had cut her wisdom teeth.
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 788
Views: 416895

Re: What I listened to today

Szell/CO - Schumann Syms 2, 3, 4 live in Severance Hall Cleveland and Symphony Hall Boston 1967-1970.
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The legacy of white supremacy: how some Southerners use legal trickery to kick African-Americans off their land
Replies: 0
Views: 68

The legacy of white supremacy: how some Southerners use legal trickery to kick African-Americans off their land

THE NEW YORKER AMERICAN CHRONICLES JULY 22, 2019 ISSUE KICKED OFF THE LAND By Lizzie Presser This article is a collaboration between The New Yorker and ProPublica . In the spring of 2011, the brothers Melvin Davis and Licurtis Reels were the talk of Carteret County, on the central coast of North Car...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White House Counselor Kellyann Conway asks reporter, "What is your ethnicity?"
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: White House Counselor Kellyann Conway asks reporter, "What is your ethnicity?"

Ancient Igbo proverb: He that sups with courtesans shall not break bread with kings.
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Castrato voice
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Castrato voice

John F wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:20 am
We don't need the Catholic church
You may not need it but there it is, like it or not.

And it's just as entitled to express its view of the matter as you yours. Far from being imposed on anybody, its teaching has been largely honored in the breach for the past 50 years.
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: To win in 2020, Trump will 'marry the Squad' to the Dem candidate
Replies: 0
Views: 79

To win in 2020, Trump will 'marry the Squad' to the Dem candidate

THE NEW YORK TIMES Trump Sets the 2020 Tone: Like 2016, Only This Time ‘the Squad’ Is Here By Jeremy W. Peters, Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman WASHINGTON — With three days of attacks on four liberal, minority freshman congresswomen, President Trump and the Republicans have sent the clearest signal...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pelosi makes her move, slamming Trump's racist tweets on the House floor, then passing what amounts to censure
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Pelosi makes her move, slamming Trump's racist tweets on the House floor, then passing what amounts to censure

Ms. Pelosi clearly intends to clean his white, somewhat musty, demagogic clock for him professionally and pro bono.
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White House Counselor Kellyann Conway asks reporter, "What is your ethnicity?"
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: White House Counselor Kellyann Conway asks reporter, "What is your ethnicity?"

Surely you are not suggesting that the person who once sword danced with Saudi kings is, like the parking-lot madam, "just a boor, an ignoramus, an aberration". That would amount to an act of lèse-majesté.
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Castrato voice
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Castrato voice

The Catholic Church is firmly opposed to birth control, but its view of human sexuality is far more nuanced than you would have it. And in hindsight, in a world turned upside down where old farts now far outnumber toddlers, maybe, and maybe instinctively, the Church has been making an important poin...
by jserraglio
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Castrato voice
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Castrato voice

Protestant churches were against contraception until 1830 , "I suppose because it was sex not for the purpose of procreation." Why else would a religion be against birth control? One can be dead set against contraception yet still maintain that conjugal love serves other purposes besides procreatio...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pelosi makes her move, slamming Trump's racist tweets on the House floor, then passing what amounts to censure
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Pelosi makes her move, slamming Trump's racist tweets on the House floor, then passing what amounts to censure

NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON — The House voted on Tuesday to condemn as racist President Trump’s attacks against four congresswomen of color, but only after the debate over the president’s language devolved into a bitterly partisan brawl that showcased deep rifts over race, ethnicity and political ide...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: White House Counselor Kellyann Conway asks reporter, "What is your ethnicity?"
Replies: 6
Views: 178

White House Counselor Kellyann Conway asks reporter, "What is your ethnicity?"

CNN ANALYSIS & OPINION by Chris Cillizza Kellyanne Conway prides herself on her combativeness with the press. It's a trait that has long endeared her to President Donald Trump and kept her in his ever-shrinking inner circle of advisers. But on Tuesday afternoon, she went too far -- even for her. Wit...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pelosi makes her move, slamming Trump's racist tweets on the House floor, then passing what amounts to censure
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Pelosi makes her move, slamming Trump's racist tweets on the House floor, then passing what amounts to censure

FOX NEWS Escalating tensions on Capitol Hill erupted into a floor fight in the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke in favor of a proposed resolution condemning "racist" comments by President Trump -- and Pelosi's words were eventually ruled out of order by H...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 788
Views: 416895

Re: What I listened to today

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by jserraglio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Castrato voice
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Castrato voice

John F wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:48 am
none are household names
So what's in a name? Schutz and Telemann, to name just two in the Protestant tradition, are both wonderful composers, jejune comparisons to Papa Johann notwithstanding.
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Castrato voice
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Castrato voice

On the other hand, we have the Catholic Church to thank for some of the greatest religious music ever composed Not to mention monophonic plainchant and the glorious polyphony that paved the way for Mozart, Haydn and the rest of the usual suspects. Protestant church music? Schutz, Telemann, Sweelinc...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Castrato voice
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Castrato voice

Well . . . restrictive to be sure, not entirely. cf the Abbess Hildegard of Bingen (12th century) who wrote liturgival songs and anthems for her choir of nuns in her two abbeys to sing during Mass. No Masses per se for women's voices though. Afaik. that was not permitted. And of course, in mixed-sex...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 788
Views: 416895

Re: What I listened to today

Mozart 9 & 11 [Hans Henkemans, pn.] 1966 Artone LP, cond. by André Rieu Sr./Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe3UZqmZEBg

by jserraglio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Castrato voice
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Castrato voice

https://secularhumanism.org/2015/07/cont-theology-of-the-odd-body-the-castrati-the-church-and-the-transgender-m/ By the time of the French Revolution, castrati were considered a symbol of ancien regime excess and degeneracy that had no place in a modern republic based on reason and secular values. ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1320
Views: 484357

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Mathida the Musical, live in the theater and the OBCR on Amazon Music, with my impossibly cute grandkids.
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Public libraries: more than just books
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Re: Public libraries: more than just books

Libraries rock and so do librarians. Where would I have been at age 8 without the kind librarians at Upson Elementary School Library, Euclid Ohio?

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by jserraglio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Castrato voice
Replies: 28
Views: 470

Re: Castrato voice

I always found this practice barbaric and paradoxical: the Catholic church wanting sex used for procreation then turning a blind eye to the castration of fertile males for music performance. The practice started in Catholic Italy. O che sciagura d'essere senza coglioni! --spoken over Abigail's body...
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 788
Views: 416895

Re: What I listened to today

Britten Cello Symphony Rostropovich-Rozhdestvensky-LSO 1967 Live
by jserraglio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Power Restored to Manhattan’s West Side After Major Blackout
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Power Restored to Manhattan’s West Side After Major Blackout

Rach3 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:32 am
jserraglio wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:05 pm
And Mayor de Blasio was in Iowa
Where he did not shed much light on why he's running.
Enough already of presidents from the Big Apple!
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Power Restored to Manhattan’s West Side After Major Blackout
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Power Restored to Manhattan’s West Side After Major Blackout

New York Scenes from the blackout A blackout hit Manhattan on Saturday night, leaving large swaths of the city in darkness. The power outage struck at 6:47 p.m., affecting most of Manhattan’s west side from 32nd Street all the way to 72nd Street. About 73,000 Con Edison customers lost power in all a...
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 32
Views: 3912

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Toy Story 1 with 2 of my grandkids, followed by Toy Story 3.
by jserraglio
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Penelope Fitzgerald, master storyteller
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Penelope Fitzgerald, master storyteller

Finished The Bookshop, a novella, yesterday. Began The Blue Flower. Her narrative voice and perspective is to die for.
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Assembling a 'facebook' is taking on new meaning, thanks to our faces
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Assembling a 'facebook' is taking on new meaning, thanks to our faces

THE NEW YORK TIMES Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face By Cade Metz SAN FRANCISCO — Dozens of databases of people’s faces are being compiled without their knowledge by companies and researchers, with many of the images then being shared around the world, in what has beco...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ‘Couldn’t get HIM out of Congress fast enough (oops, I meant the WH)!’
Replies: 0
Views: 79

‘Couldn’t get HIM out of Congress fast enough (oops, I meant the WH)!’

THE WASHINGTON POST Trump tweets out at Paul Ryan When House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) announced that he wouldn’t seek reelection in April 2018, President Trump was effusive, calling him a “truly good man” with a “legacy of achievement that nobody can question.” But that was before Ryan blasted ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Under the knife: Exposing America's youth basketball crisis
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Under the knife: Exposing America's youth basketball crisis

ESPN Under the knife: Exposing America's youth basketball crisis A 3-YEAR-OLD BALL of energy named Noah bounds around a former live music venue one block from the beach in Santa Barbara. He's surrounded by about a dozen top prep prospects from around the U.S., all here at P3 Applied Sports Science,...
by jserraglio
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 788
Views: 416895

Re: What I listened to today

RVW 'Sea Symphony' Bryden Thomson/LSO Chandos

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by jserraglio
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Prosecutors—Epstein paid $350k hush money to co-conspirators after the Miami Herald exposed FLA sweetheart deal
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Prosecutors—Epstein paid $350k hush money to co-conspirators after the Miami Herald exposed FLA sweetheart deal

THE WASHINGTON POST Soon after The Miami Herald began reporting on his favorable treatment by law enforcement in an early 2000s sex crimes investigation, jet-setting financier Jeffrey Epstein paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to people investigators had identified as possible co-conspirators — p...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers
Replies: 43
Views: 4654

Re: Demonizing 'whiteness' and the inherent dangers

https://lincolnmullen.com/projects/spatial-workshop/img/spread-slavery.png WASHINGTON POST White supremacy and the first US census https://images-theconversation-com.cdn.ampproject.org/i/s/images.theconversation.com/files/62238/original/y6br69t3-1413802703.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=30&auto=format&w=320&...
by jserraglio
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Many NBA rookies are physically broken down by the time they enter the league
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Many NBA rookies are physically broken down by the time they enter the league

ESPN STAPLES CENTER FALLS graveyard silent and still, a sellout crowd staring at the rookie beneath the basket, surrounded by medical personnel. His eyes are wet with tears. His head coach tells him to stay strong. It's Oct. 28, 2014, the Lakers' regular-season opener and the NBA debut for Julius R...