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by DavidRoss
Fri May 07, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 2603

Re: Anger

David (Ross), I too am amazed at your response. I don't believe it is your political persuasion that offends me so much as your personal vitriol and anger against so many people. You say that you insult no one, you only insult their beliefs and behavior. Is it not possible to see that calling someo...
by DavidRoss
Fri May 07, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 2603

Re: Anger

With the exception of one clearly deranged individual, ALL of the aggressive, insulting, vitriolic posts on this site originate with the same half-dozen or so unrepentant "bigots for the left" who habitually and aggressively go out of their way to insult everyone whose opinions do not fully coincid...
by DavidRoss
Fri May 07, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 2603

Re: Anger

With the exception of one clearly deranged individual, ALL of the aggressive, insulting, vitriolic posts on this site originate with the same half-dozen or so unrepentant "bigots for the left" who habitually and aggressively go out of their way to insult everyone whose opinions do not fully coincid...
by DavidRoss
Fri May 07, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 2603

Re: Anger

With the exception of one clearly deranged individual, ALL of the aggressive, insulting, vitriolic posts on this site originate with the same half-dozen or so unrepentant "bigots for the left" who habitually and aggressively go out of their way to insult everyone whose opinions do not fully coincid...
by DavidRoss
Fri May 07, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Fourteen Percent Conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: The Fourteen Percent Conundrum

IIRC, there are more who think New Mexico is a foreign country.
by DavidRoss
Fri May 07, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Anger
Replies: 64
Views: 2603

Re: Anger

With the exception of one clearly deranged individual, ALL of the aggressive, insulting, vitriolic posts on this site originate with the same half-dozen or so unrepentant "bigots for the left" who habitually and aggressively go out of their way to insult everyone whose opinions do not fully coincide...
by DavidRoss
Fri May 07, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: U.S. "grossly underestimates" environmental cancer risks
Replies: 0
Views: 198

U.S. "grossly underestimates" environmental cancer risks

Yesterday the President's Cancer Panel released it's 2008-2009 report, "Reducing Environmental Cancer: What We Can Do Now." The full report is on line here: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/pcp08-09rpt/PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf Policy recommendations start on page 103, individual recommendatio...
by DavidRoss
Wed May 05, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: BP exempted from environmental impact study before drilling
Replies: 0
Views: 225

BP exempted from environmental impact study before drilling

U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, May 5, 2010 The Interior Department exempted BP's calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to ...
by DavidRoss
Wed May 05, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Black Hopefuls Pick This Year in G.O.P. Races
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Black Hopefuls Pick This Year in G.O.P. Races

Black Hopefuls Pick This Year in G.O.P. Races By JENNIFER STEINHAUER Published: May 4, 2010 Among the many reverberations of President Obama’s election, here is one he probably never anticipated: at least 32 African-Americans are running for Congress this year as Republicans, the biggest surge sinc...
by DavidRoss
Mon May 03, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Lynn Redgrave Dead at Age 67
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Lynn Redgrave Dead at Age 67

Lynn Redgrave has died after a seven-year bout with breast cancer. http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100503/capt.9c6c747d85384cb589362965e76270b1-9c6c747d85384cb589362965e76270b1-0.jpg?x=213&y=307&xc=1&yc=1&wc=284&hc=409&q=85&sig=Y9bZ3xA85MCBpXX2._yl2A-- http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image...
by DavidRoss
Mon May 03, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who Can Mock the Catholic Church?
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Who Can Mock the Catholic Church?

Gosh. I thought this article was a recognition of those who serve at the 'grass roots' level of whatever church or other organization they're part of, be it in Sudan or Appalachia or wherever else there is a need. I see now that it triggered something something else for some readers. Maybe I should...
by DavidRoss
Mon May 03, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Jesus Became Christian by B. Wilson
Replies: 97
Views: 4213

Re: How Jesus Became Christian by B. Wilson

You do not answer or address any of the issues I raise, so I won’t address anything some fundamentalist Jew has to say concerning Christ. You are a liar and an ignorant bigot, and that is all you are. Saul has provided abundant evidence supporting most of your charges, but to say "that is all you a...
by DavidRoss
Mon May 03, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Charter Schools Worse than Ordinary Public Schools?
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Charter Schools Worse than Ordinary Public Schools?

Despite Push, Success at Charter Schools Is Mixed But for all their support and cultural cachet, the majority of the 5,000 or so charter schools nationwide appear to be no better, and in many cases worse, than local public schools when measured by achievement on standardized tests, according to exp...
by DavidRoss
Mon May 03, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Senate Financial Bill Misguided, Some Academics Say
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Senate Financial Bill Misguided, Some Academics Say

From the NY Times Senate Financial Bill Misguided, Some Academics Say As Democrats close in on their goal of overhauling the nation’s financial regulations, several prominent experts say that the legislation does not even address the right problems, leaving the financial system vulnerable to another...
by DavidRoss
Sat May 01, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Stunned China Looks Inward After School Attacks
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Stunned China Looks Inward After School Attacks

Stunned China Looks Inward After School Attacks Reuters http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/05/01/world/01china-cnd-span/01china-cnd-span-articleLarge.jpg A guard at a school’s entrance in Jiangsu Province on Friday, the day a man attacked students in Shandong Province. By MICHAEL WINES Publis...
by DavidRoss
Sat May 01, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What the Spill Means for Offshore Drilling
Replies: 2
Views: 258

What the Spill Means for Offshore Drilling

What the Spill Means for Offshore Drilling By THE EDITORS http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/04/29/opinion/29rfd-image/29rfd-image-custom2-v2.jpg The oil spill moving toward the Mississippi Delta on April 29. Updated, Apr. 30, 3:15 p.m. | Coast Guard officials were investigating reports that ...
by DavidRoss
Sat May 01, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Uncontrolled borders and Washington's lack of self-control
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Uncontrolled borders and Washington's lack of self-control

The Big Alienation Uncontrolled borders and Washington's lack of self-control. By PEGGY NOONAN We are at a remarkable moment. We have an open, 2,000-mile border to our south, and the entity with the power to enforce the law and impose safety and order will not do it. Wall Street collapsed, taking M...
by DavidRoss
Sat May 01, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rate Proposal by WellPoint Is Withdrawn
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Rate Proposal by WellPoint Is Withdrawn

Rate Proposal by WellPoint Is Withdrawn By ANNA WILDE MATHEWS WellPoint Inc. said it would revise its request for steep rate hikes in California's individual market, after a state regulator said it found flaws in the company's application. The proposed premium increases by the company's Anthem Blue...
by DavidRoss
Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Insurance Mandate in Peril
Replies: 0
Views: 207

The Insurance Mandate in Peril

from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704446704575206502199257916.html The Insurance Mandate in Peril First Congress said it was a regulation of commerce. Now it's supposed to be a tax. Neither claim will survive Supreme Court scrutiny. By Randy E. Barnett A"tell" in poker is a subtle b...
by DavidRoss
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why do people use the acute instead of the apostrophe?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Why do people use the acute instead of the apostrophe?

Why do people use the acute instead of the apostrophe? Ie. ´ instead of '? :? If for no other reasons, an acute is slightly harder to type on a keyboard than the plain apostrophe. It's quite a pervasive practice, oddly. Different fonts represent apostrophes in different ways, some vertical ( ' ), s...
by DavidRoss
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wow What A Surprise!
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Wow What A Surprise!

Ah, so the law according to David (Ross) is: we must accept his sources (and him) as "sufficiently responsible to distinguish between fact and judgment" and the rest of us are just "opinionated"? We should all be so blessed. How is it opinionated to "claim" that 34 million Americans will now receiv...
by DavidRoss
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why do people use the acute instead of the apostrophe?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Why do people use the acute instead of the apostrophe?

Since the acute accent isn't on the standard English keyboard, how could you read it any other way? And I'm not trying to pick a fight with you. Read my initial response regarding "whimsy". You could just as easily have been trying to pick a fight with me talking about fonts. Let's just leave it al...
by DavidRoss
Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why do people use the acute instead of the apostrophe?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Why do people use the acute instead of the apostrophe?

The fonts you speak of David (Ross) are on English language based systems, and apostrophes cannot be used as acute accents on these systems. On Spanish or French keyboards, the typist has the choice of using the acute accent or the apostrophe. The answer to Neytiri's question, from an Englsh speake...
by DavidRoss
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wow What A Surprise!
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Wow What A Surprise!

This evaluation is way premature, based on the Dems' hyperbolic sales pitch, and may have no more basis in reality than the tooth fairy. Using your own logic, David, neither do the opinions of any of your sources. On one small thing we all seem to agree: we must wait to determine the overall impact...
by DavidRoss
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why do people use the acute instead of the apostrophe?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Why do people use the acute instead of the apostrophe?

Different fonts represent apostrophes in different ways, some vertical ( ' ), some sloped (´ ), and some curvy ().
by DavidRoss
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wow What A Surprise!
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Wow What A Surprise!

And 34 million Americans can say "thank you" - as will the emergency rooms of most hospitals. One percent seems like a small price to pay when you consider no new taxes were required. Even if we wind up paying more in taxes, it has become necessary to do so in order to reduce the federal deficit, a...
by DavidRoss
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The Blind Side
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

Re: The Blind Side

We finally saw this via DVD rental last night. It delivered as expected, except for the brilliant opening voiceover Corlyss and Colleen mentioned above, which is condensed from the first chapter of the Michael Lewis book, reproduced here: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/BlindSide/excerpt-blind-side-micha...
by DavidRoss
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: If you bought more multiple performances what would they be?
Replies: 52
Views: 1841

Re: If you bought more multiple performances what would they be?

Bach: Mass in b minor I just acquired Minkowski's recording with but 10 singers and the period instrument group Musicians of the Louvre, Grenoble. You might be interested in checking it out. Several complete tracks are available by streaming d-load from Naïve's website, here: http://www.naive.fr/#/...
by DavidRoss
Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Any Jeff Greenfield fans here?
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Any Jeff Greenfield fans here?

Sounds like a "CBS Sunday Morning" sort of piece. Around here, Sunday mornings usually start with coffee, then "Meet the Press" at six, followed by "CBS Sunday Morning," two of the few TV shows we make a point of seeing, so there's a chance we may see it. If so, I'll keep an eye out for the Phillie...
by DavidRoss
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pulitzer Prize
Replies: 19
Views: 762

Re: Pulitzer Prize

Nice little piece about Higdon in yesterdays NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/arts/ ... n.html?hpw
by DavidRoss
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Any Jeff Greenfield fans here?
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Any Jeff Greenfield fans here?

Sounds like a "CBS Sunday Morning" sort of piece. Around here, Sunday mornings usually start with coffee, then "Meet the Press" at six, followed by "CBS Sunday Morning," two of the few TV shows we make a point of seeing, so there's a chance we may see it. If so, I'll keep an eye out for the Phillies...
by DavidRoss
Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Any Jeff Greenfield fans here?
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Any Jeff Greenfield fans here?

Who's he interviewing?
by DavidRoss
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Do I Need to YELL in Order to Get Your Attention?!
Replies: 16
Views: 689

Re: Do I Need to YELL in Order to Get Your Attention?!

A dishwasher at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q has asked me about restaurants where he could apply for work as a server. Today I went to Red Lobster, and I asked the lady at the front desk for an application. She went to summon someone else, and when she returned--smiling that sickly simpering sneer that...
by DavidRoss
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Don't See South Park Pulling Their Jesus Jokes
Replies: 16
Views: 759

Re: I Don't See South Park Pulling Their Jesus Jokes

...is it much better if we allow ourselves to be bullied into censoring ourselves so that we can speak in certain ways about some reigions, but not others? Probably not. I don't know about South Park or its creators, having been appalled by the pre-adolescent crassness (imagining itself to be sophi...
by DavidRoss
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Global corporate elite seeks to destroy democracy
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Global corporate elite seeks to destroy democracy

Last night on PBS News Hour, Jeffrey Brown and Judy Woodruff interviewed Larry Summers (Director of Obama's National Economic Council) and Robert Kelly (CEO of BNY Mellon) about regulatory reform of the finance industry. Both interviews were interesting and informative. Video and transcripts here: B...
by DavidRoss
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Global corporate elite seeks to destroy democracy
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Global corporate elite seeks to destroy democracy

It must be nice to take home millions in bonuses from your bank and Wall Street employers and laugh at the peons asking for credit because you're are afraid of new taxes on your wealth, stimulus dollars you might not have to repay, and a few million people getting health care for the first time wit...
by DavidRoss
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Global corporate elite seeks to destroy democracy
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Global corporate elite seeks to destroy democracy

I'm not unaware of "basic" economics, David. My post was intended as a rather cynical view of that very same economy. In fact, "little guy" investors - like Chalkie - generally lost a shirt or two in the economic downturn (although gold seems to have been safe). "Investors" as defined by Wall Stree...
by DavidRoss
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Global corporate elite seeks to destroy democracy
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Global corporate elite seeks to destroy democracy

The problem with "investors" is they produce nothing but money, which they seem disinclined to loan or share - so much for "trickle down". The banks are raking it in but not giving it out, and there are only so many seats on the stock exchange and I hear they are very expensive. Let's see, if all o...
by DavidRoss
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Have You Ever Changed Your Mind About Certain Recordings?
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Have You Ever Changed Your Mind About Certain Recordings?

Yes. When I first began listening to classical recordings, von Karajan seemed all the rage to this neophyte. I thought him definitive for damn near all orchestral music, especially the core "Germanic" repertoire, and bought more recordings by him than any other conductor. Over the years, however, as...
by DavidRoss
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: For Debussy lovers
Replies: 24
Views: 761

Re: For Debussy lovers

Above all, the piano music. The Images, Preludes, Etudes, Estampes, Pour le piano, Isle Joyeuse, Masques. And En Blanc et Noir. To me, the best works composed for the piano after Beethoven. Agree completely. However, I also admire many of his works for orchestra, for voice, and for chamber group--a...
by DavidRoss
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Jesus Became Christian by B. Wilson
Replies: 97
Views: 4213

Re: How Jesus Became Christian by B. Wilson

"If all Christians acted like Christ, the whole world would be Christian." ~Mahatma Gandhi Interesting that the one of the clearest, most succinct expressions of the call to Christian witness comes from Gandhi! But then again, it turns out to be a tough assignment, and even those of us who try hard...
by DavidRoss
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Explain me something from the style guides…
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: Explain me something from the style guides…

David , as for the 8-1/2, why is the word news next to it? It puzzles me. :wink: "News" is there for the same reason that "liters," "buildings," and "poodles" are there in other examples, simply to provide a context. Given that 8½ x 11 is a standard paper size, I presume that "News" is short for "n...
by DavidRoss
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Explain me something from the style guides…
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: Explain me something from the style guides…

Hi, Neytiri, and welcome to CMG. The Carnegie Mellon style manual suggests using a hyphen to separate the number and a fraction when written together, as in "8-1/2," to minimize confusion in such cases, otherwise the expression "8 1/2 x 11" might be misunderstood to mean "eight one-half inch by elev...
by DavidRoss
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama suggests value-added tax may be an option
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Obama suggests value-added tax may be an option

per the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/21/AR2010042104166.html For days, White House spokesmen have said the president has not proposed and is not considering a VAT. "I think I directly answered this the other day by saying that it wasn't something that...
by DavidRoss
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1234
Views: 231660

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

Cool. In every which way. One of my favorite tracks is Serene
by DavidRoss
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: An Overview Of the Bruckner Symphonies by Daniel Stavisky
Replies: 38
Views: 2182

Re: An Overview Of the Bruckner Symphonies by Daniel Stavisky

The Bruckner symphonies, especially 4-9, are among my favorite works, so I always appreciate it when someone brings up the topic of best recordings of them. I agree that the BPO does a wonderful job in the fourth, but I would go with the Jocum/DG and Karajan/EMI recordings that they made. I prefer ...
by DavidRoss
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Only four chords needed for a pop song
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Only four chords needed for a pop song

Isn't most pop-rock based on I-IV-V three-chord progressions, i.e. A-D-E?
by DavidRoss
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 1982350

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Suites 4, 5, 6. I like it.
by DavidRoss
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brandenburg Concertos on modern instruments.
Replies: 35
Views: 1935

Re: Brandenburg Concertos on modern instruments.

slofstra wrote:Finally, I've never heard anything better than Tafelmusik on period instruments for the Brandenburgs.
Spoken like a true Canadian patriot! :wink:
by DavidRoss
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: On this date, early in the Cold War
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: On this date, early in the Cold War

“impregnated with extreme subjectivism, mysticism and disgusting facetiousness.” Horrors! Especially "disgusting facetiousness." What next? Repulsive whimsy? April 19, 1949 The US House Un-American Activities Committee releases its report on the Waldorf Conference recently held in New York featurin...