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by jserraglio
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Prince Phillip's Funeral
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: Prince Phillip's Funeral

I second the emotion. Enjoyable. Write it.
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jordan Peterson in conversation with Bishop Robert Barron
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Jordan Peterson in conversation with Bishop Robert Barron

. . . of interest to those who are engaged by the intellectual, moral and philosophical precepts that broadly inform religious belief and the bible narratives. The intellectual heft behind theology is formidable . . . https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51128047385_97dbb9c10f_o.jpg ”Excellency, you...
by jserraglio
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former Aussie Liberal Party PM Malcolm Turnbull skewers Rupert Murdoch & Fox News for creating a ‘market for crazy’
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Former Aussie Liberal Party PM Malcolm Turnbull skewers Rupert Murdoch & Fox News for creating a ‘market for crazy’

Where we live, in regional Australia, the people are pragmatic and authentic. ’Epic hypocrisy’ is no more. Without relinquishing hypocrisy for an interminable Aussie minute, its epic flavour has gone flatly pastoral. Malcolm Turnbull has scapegoated ... Murdoch for his own political failures ... He...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Irrational Covid Fears
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Irrational Covid Fears

I am at high risk, my immune system pretty much shot. Yet I feel safe at my school due to the rational precautions it has taken. I am also among the group who have fear of Covid despite having received the vaccine. I have been fully protected by the Moderna vaccine since early March but have not dro...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Irrational Covid Fears
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Irrational Covid Fears

Fearing Covid is not irrational. I fear it mightily yet try to behave rationally. There’s quite a distance between the one extreme of locking yourself away and the opposite irrational course of not taking this virus seriously, thereby putting yourself and others at risk. I’ve continued to teach scho...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Prince Phillip's Funeral
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: Prince Phillip's Funeral

WSJ 4/19/21

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by jserraglio
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1350
Views: 948536

Re: What I listened to today

Beethoven in Beijing Great Performanes Season 48 Episode 16 | 1h 23m 37s Experience the international impact of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic 1973 trip to China, offering a story of cultural reversals and a glimpse into the worldwide future of classical music. https://www.pbs.org/video/beet...
by jserraglio
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.

Canada pooh-poohed the threat, not bothering to produce their own vaccine though they were more than capable of doing so, only to find themselves scrambling right now to assemble a vaccine supply to combat three dangerous infection surges. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51122760659_0d5695850c_...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Former Aussie Liberal Party PM Malcolm Turnbull skewers Rupert Murdoch & Fox News for creating a ‘market for crazy’
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Former Aussie Liberal Party PM Malcolm Turnbull skewers Rupert Murdoch & Fox News for creating a ‘market for crazy’

No wonder the Donald hung up on him in 2017. Turnbull is far too articulate for a cretin like Trump to bulldoze. The big question, though, is why the Liberals traded in the silk purse of Malcolm Turnbull for the sow’s ear of Scott Morrison. What were they thinking? CNN BUSINESS Former Australian pr...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "I must be cruel only to be kind"; failed border policies
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: "I must be cruel only to be kind"; failed border policies

WAPO April 16, 2021 EXCERPT https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51123775084_eb0428ea6d_o.jpg . . . how is it that in a country more generous to new arrivals than any other, immigration policy is the source of so much rancor and ill will? The short answer is that the issue has been exploited in ways...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "I must be cruel only to be kind"; failed border policies
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: "I must be cruel only to be kind"; failed border policies

Australia, a vast country that contains only about 3/5 of the population of the state of California, can hardly hold itself up as a model of immigration management. Admittedly, however, Australia does rival the U.S. in the incidence of virulent bigotry, sporting a long, shameful history of racism. 2...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "I must be cruel only to be kind"; failed border policies
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: "I must be cruel only to be kind"; failed border policies

Belle, what you don't know is that we easily absorbed 1,000,000 (yes that 1 million) immigrants each year LEGALLY before Trump and his grossly mis-managed pandemic forced us to cut back. These were family members and highly-skilled people requested by corporations who needed them to work at jobs th...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nut-Right America First Caucus platform aims to protect our ‘Anglo-Saxon political traditions’
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Nut-Right America First Caucus platform aims to protect our ‘Anglo-Saxon political traditions’

Henceforth, all Maganderthals shall quaff mead. PUNCHBOWL NEWS America First Caucus platform https://punchbowl.news/wp-content/uploads/America-First-Caucus-Policy-Platform-FINAL-2.pdf MILWAUKEE INDEPENDENT A “WHITE AMERICA” FIRST CAUCUS: WHEN THE PARTY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN BECOMES THE PARTY OF JEFFER...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.

our low death rate/severe infection rate is an indication that Covid is not a threat for the vast majority of the population. That’s what they thought in Canada, pooh-poohing the threat, not bothering to produce their own vaccine though they were more than capable of doing so, only to find themselv...
by jserraglio
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.

The research I've done suggests that the vaccines could minimise any infection to the point where you wouldn't feel ill at all so it's more than a palliative. In many cases Covid just won't get a chance to take hold but this won't apply to everyone. It's the same for the flu jab where there is alwa...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: "I must be cruel only to be kind"; failed border policies
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: "I must be cruel only to be kind"; failed border policies

If Australia is any guide . . . In Australia’s prescription for reforming America’s immigration policy, we see acted out the cautionary tale of the fragile little teapot on the kitchen stove admonishing the heavy Dutch oven to keep its color WHITE. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51121435157_c2...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Booster shots and re-vaccinations could be needed. Drug companies are planning for it.

The simple fact of the matter is that none of the current vaccines will prevent you from getting Covid19. Instead, what they are designed to do is to significantly minimise the effects of coronavirus if and when you do get it. No vaccine is 100% effective? That’s like pointing out that a pitcher wh...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Least Vaccinated U.S. Counties Have Something in Common: Trump Voters
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Least Vaccinated U.S. Counties Have Something in Common: Trump Voters

maestrob wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:42 am
Choosing not to take the vaccine will, obviously, increase the number of deaths from Covid in that population, which could also be considered a form of suicide...
Suicide by gop.
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Least Vaccinated U.S. Counties Have Something in Common: Trump Voters
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Least Vaccinated U.S. Counties Have Something in Common: Trump Voters

Mr. Cracknell let out a long breath. “Most of my patients supported Trump,” he said. “I love them to death.” It’s a topsy-turvy Maganderthal thing. We already knew The Deplorables were not quick, but now they aim to join the dead. Giving them their due — to cut off your face to spite your schnoz is...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Perth’s popular switchback road may reopen after ‘hooning’ forced a car ban
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Perth’s popular switchback road may reopen after ‘hooning’ forced a car ban

. . . on a thread about car hoons. Bet you they are not lefty luvvies. Belle only has one topic. Oh, Belle, honestly! :roll: It's called "projection," dear heart! The shopworn Rightist cycle of hatred — reject, deflect, project. She figures maybe Yanks wouldn’t know what hoons are, so why not paint...
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A Battle of Boos and Cheers at the Symphony
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: A Battle of Boos and Cheers at the Symphony

Sometime around the turn of the century, i attended a performance of Naive and Sentimental Music, John Adams conducting the Clevelanders. Adams was greeted by a chorus of boos at the end.
by jserraglio
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This boy, who nearly drowned getting to the US, now has a new life in Florida.
Replies: 1
Views: 49

This boy, who nearly drowned getting to the US, now has a new life in Florida.

USA TODAY Becoming American: This unaccompanied minor nearly drowned coming to the US. Now he has a new life in Florida. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/04/16/unaccompanied-minors-foster-care-immigration-florida/7186651002/ https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51120783086_97c989e7...
by jserraglio
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Perth’s popular switchback road may reopen after ‘hooning’ forced a car ban
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Perth’s popular switchback road may reopen after ‘hooning’ forced a car ban

Belle wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:27 pm
The sneering, increasingly rebarbative middle class of "The Guardian" (just to name one example) . . .
You provide yet another example of what passes for rational thought on the fringe-right. Ranting at the Guardian or Aussie ABC News being far less strenuous than addressing a real issue.
by jserraglio
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1350
Views: 948536

Re: What I listened to today

Schubert Club presents, a Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Sanborn International Artist Series virtual concert featuring: Beatrice Rana, piano Ludovica Rana, cello PROGRAM: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Fantasy in G minor Clara Schumann: Songs (TBD) Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 2 in D major, Opus 58 Robert Schu...
by jserraglio
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Disturbing allegations of sexual harassment in Antarctica leveled at noted scientist
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Disturbing allegations of sexual harassment in Antarctica leveled at noted scientist

SCIENCE Disturbing allegations of sexual harassment in Antarctica leveled at noted scientist https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/disturbing-allegations-sexual-harassment-antarctica-leveled-noted-scientist Postscript: Mr. Marchand was fired in 2019 by Boston University. https://www.sciencemag.or...
by jserraglio
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: It's More Than Racism: Isabel Wilkerson Explains America's 'Caste' System
Replies: 0
Views: 55

It's More Than Racism: Isabel Wilkerson Explains America's 'Caste' System

Isabel Wilkerson, author of the compelling nonfiction narrative of the American Great Migration, The Warmth of Other Suns , is interviewed by NPR’s Terry Gross. NPR It's More Than Racism: Isabel Wilkerson Explains America's 'Caste' System https://www.npr.org/2020/08/04/898574852/its-more-than-racism...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Torres-Strait islanders haul Australia before the UN Human Rights Committee.
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Torres-Strait islanders haul Australia before the UN Human Rights Committee.

THE INDEPENDENT Climate crisis: Australian islanders say homes being ‘eaten away’ by rising sea levels https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-c ... 31873.html
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (2010) by Isabel Wilkerson
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Re: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (2010) by Isabel Wilkerson

Finally finished it. This is a superbly written piece of nonfiction narrative. My wife tells me Wilkerson has a new book out, Caste. Gotta read it.
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Australian ABC hints that Aussies have a much less developed understanding of racism than do Americans
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Australian ABC hints that Aussies have a much less developed understanding of racism than do Americans

maestrob wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:50 pm
Thanks for keeping us informed.
No problem. I am partial to left-wing news sources—the kind we have been warned off of, like callow schoolboys in need of adult supervision.
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right-wing extremism has a long history in Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Right-wing extremism has a long history in Australia

Holden Fourth wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:11 am
Just be aware that The Conversation is a left wing publication.
Of course it is left-wing. It speaks the truth about Australia that some Australians don’t wanna hear. So too does Wikipedia, still another left-wing rag. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far-right ... _Australia
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right-wing extremism has a long history in Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Right-wing extremism has a long history in Australia

Evil ideas never seem to go away entirely, do they? Not in Australia, it appears. Isn’t it interesting that a certain Aussie ‘CMGer’ censoriously lectures and stentoriously hectors us Americans about the motes in America’s eyes while considering not the beam in her country’s own? Thou hypocrite, fi...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right-wing extremism has a long history in Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Right-wing extremism has a long history in Australia

THE CONVERSATION Right-wing extremism has a long history in Australia https://theconversation.com/right-wing-extremism-has-a-long-history-in-australia-113842 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51116884442_b36c8a994f_o.jpg Protesters assembled at a Reclaim Australia rally in Sydney in 2017. Austral...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins

WIKIPEDIA Australian Extremist Groups https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far-right_terrorism_in_Australia Historical Australian Nationalist Movement Not to be confused with Australian Nationalist Party. The Australian Nationalist Movement (ANM), later reborn as the Australian Nationalist Worker's Union ...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins

Rational thought got left behind long ago. Memes are taking the alt-right’s message of hate mainstream https://theconversation.com/memes-are-taking-the-alt-rights-message-of-hate-mainstream-108196 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51116812557_920e6a07ed_o.jpg Memes obtained from /pol/, The_Donald...
by jserraglio
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazon’s coercive business practices come under fire
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Amazon’s coercive business practices come under fire

WSJ fair-use, excerpts only, paywall, but you are permitted to listen to the full news story at: https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-str ... 1618410439

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by jserraglio
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Matt Gaetz promotes a new G.O.P. Contract with America: sex, drugs and wild parties
Replies: 57
Views: 1114

Matt Gaetz promotes a new G.O.P. Contract with America: sex, drugs and wild parties

BUSINESS INSIDER Rep. Matt Gaetz attended drug-fueled parties where attendees sometimes had sex and money changed hands, report says https://www.businessinsider.com/gaetz-attended-parties-drugs-sex-sometimes-paid-women-report-2021-4 CNN Women detail drug use, sex and payments after late-night parti...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins

people . . . recognize hatred when they see it. And it's all on the side of the Left these days. Printed below you will find what is, in my view, a hate-filled, bigoted, right-wing cartoon that appeared recently in a mainstream daily in your country which, like mine, has had a long and shameful his...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins

The New Daily is not one of Australia’s mainstream media outlets and its content is highly politicised. Take its content with the proverbial grain of salt! You, like Belle , employ the tactic of impugning my source instead of directly addressing the issue. Whatever you may think of the New Daily , ...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Aussie ultra-right peddlers of hate ape their American cousins

THE NEW DAILY ‘Peddlers of hate’: Australia’s growing legion of far-right extremists hail US Capitol invaders https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/nationa ... australia/
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Military coddles their far-right white extremists
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Military coddles their far-right white extremists

I watched that Frontline docu last nite. Compelling. It' a docco, Joe. Haven't you learned proper Strine (Australian)? There's a wonderful little book, Let's Talk Strine, which educates you into the vernacular. Eg, Emma Chisett is what people in Sydney say when they are asking "how much is it?" It ...
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. Military coddles their far-right white extremists
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Military coddles their far-right white extremists

I watched that Frontline docu last nite. Compelling.
by jserraglio
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right-wing Aussie PM Morrison’s approval ratings head down under over vaccination and treatment of women
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Right-wing Aussie PM Morrison’s approval ratings head down under over vaccination and treatment of women

THE GUARDIAN Scott Morrison’s approval at lowest level in a year and approval of Coalition management of pandemic down eight points in a month https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... l-suggests