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by piston
Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Continuing my stories of Trump's failures in this "Let's Make America Great Again" thread. Thus far we've seen that Trump was sued by the DoJ for failure to disclose some business information and he had to pay the government. We've also seen that he was sued by a labor activist for the employment, a...
by piston
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

You are either naive or highly legalistic. What he did in 2011, in the O'Reilly interview, is voice the opinion that he had greater doubts than before about Obama's American citizenship, that a newspaper announcement of his birth in Honolulu was problematic in itself, coming from his hippie mother (...
by piston
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Good analysis of the "Obama is Muslim" phenomenon in The Washington Post, with Trump being at the root of that problem: Where and when did Trump ever say he thought Obama was a closet Muslim? I've not heard that before. Oh, come on! Watch the video or read the text! You'll see a clip of McCain acti...
by piston
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

That's interesting. I do trust Rasmussen to be objective. The question is where will the support go as candidates drop out? In particular, Carson supporters if or when he drops out? Right now he's getting a lot of the support base. Will it mostly go to Trump or someone else? We don't know. My predi...
by piston
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Good analysis of the "Obama is Muslim" phenomenon in The Washington Post, with Trump being at the root of that problem: We live in the kind of truly interesting times that are the stuff of a purported Chinese curse. This is an era in which conspiracy theories can thrive with ease, thanks to the Inte...
by piston
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

the Rasmussen national telephone survey of one thousand Americans, of "likely Republican voters," place Carson slightly ahead of Trump, with Fiorina running strong in third place. Their poll questions distinguish between "likely to win" and "very likely to win." Trump only leads in that last categor...
by piston
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

The WBUR poll you are referring to, which is much advertised with graph and all, is based on 400 "likely primary voters." The Voter Gravity poll, conducted the day after the debate, is based on 2,839 NH primary voters, seven times as many: http://votergravity.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Fiorina-N...
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Why is this showing up this year, in Maine, Ontario and elsewhere? I don't recall any news about that in recent years:
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by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

What can I say? It pays to listen to well-informed media such as NPR. You learn stuff!
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Inaccurate! You do know something. You know that all major health organizations, national and international, have said so. If you don't take any position on the issue, it's because you're being suspicious of expert scientists, once more and for the XXXX time you have posted here.
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

The NH people who were polled, via cell phones, are all primary voters. There's your link, from The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/254230-poll-fiorina-takes-lead-in-new-hampshire-post-debate Poor Carson was in a real bind in that debate. If he had come out strongly against Trump's r...
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Northern Lights are here, tonight
Replies: 0
Views: 1344

Northern Lights are here, tonight

I'll take a walk, about 10 pm, to find a dark spot:
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by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

I'm sure you can find that link; it's all over the news. Simply google Fiorina, instead of Trump!!!
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: even christie gets it
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: even christie gets it

you are actually evading the obvious scientific consensus on climate change where you keep arguing and arguing without any more scientific foundations than individuals who are not recognized by that vast scientific community as credible scholars. There's nothing I can do about that except to call yo...
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: even christie gets it
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: even christie gets it

And I am fascinated with the way you conveniently disregard all kind of evidence right in your face, a theme first encountered with climate change, to the point of desperation, and now with Donald Trump. This story is about one of his followers, proudly displaying Trump's name on his T-shirt, engagi...
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: even christie gets it
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: even christie gets it

If he's a leader, then he should lead people to be accurate and truthful, no? Again, McCain was responsible; Trump showed no such inclination in that clip.
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: even christie gets it
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: even christie gets it

McCain: "No, Ma'am, no ma'am. He's a decent, family man, American. I just have disagreements with him." That's a responsible American politician who is not engaging in political correctness; he's stating the truth. Trump's way, on the other hand, encourages a backlash against all Muslims, and Latino...
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: even christie gets it
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: even christie gets it

No! The accurate thing to do, not the politically correct one. The reason why "Trump can do no wrong" is because people such as yourself will justify, and have already justified, anything he says and does. You're one of them.

Really, you are blinded by your crusade against p.c.
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Actually, he can do wrong. Fiorina is in the lead in the New Hampshire post-debate poll by four points over Trump. When dealing with such small numbers as 500 people, one needs to be cautious with one's conclusions.

The NH poll surveyed 2,839 people in NH.
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

It's interesting to read old news, from the 1990s, about Trump's legal troubles resulting from the employment of 200 illegal Polish immigrants, hired to do very dirty demolition work in 1980. The law suit, initiated in 1983, dragged on for fifteen years as "The Donald" used every means at his dispos...
by piston
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Carnegie Hall's chairman is leaving
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Carnegie Hall's chairman is leaving

More information about the sources of this conflict, from The Wall Street Journal. Apparently, the executive committee reinstated Gillinson the day after he was suspended: My concerns initially arose because of an inability to obtain a full picture of Carnegie Hall’s financial operations, especially...
by piston
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

And I don't think that Trump is the first Republican character to represent this new anti-intellectual, anti-scientific, anti-media trend among American reactionaries. This woman, if I recall, was doing precursor work in the same direction not too long ago: http://dailycurrant.com/wp-content/uploads...
by piston
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Anti-intellectual; Anti-scientific; Anti-media. If that is the electoral reaction to the world we currently live in and which explains Trump's appeal to all those who have adopted such reactionary views, then we are really heading for anarchy and a very brutal new regime. A regime that doesn't liste...
by piston
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Well, right now, all the media are talking about Fiorina, not about Trump. Of course, you don't listen to the media and that's probably true of a good portion of Trump's supporters too, which implies that they didn't tune in to the CNN debate because they're anti-media... Trump's damage about vaccin...
by piston
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Politics isn't about fun and entertainment. It's about the future of the nation and what we, the voters, choose to make of it. Trump has no vision of America's future, and most of the other Republicans do have visions which to me look disastrous. There's nothing to laugh about. I think it takes Rep...
by piston
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

The CNN debate tonight (if you know how to listen to knowledge, intelligence, and substance): --Rubio, for his knowledge of foreign affairs and very articulate views in general; --Fiorina, for her intelligence and very assertive, yet, most civil behavior; --Carson, for his reassuring, even-handed, p...
by piston
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Not the least of which from those very Latinos you call "greasers": "George Bush in 2004 wins 39, 40 percent of the Latino vote" after supporting comprehensive immigration reform, said Damore. But just eight years later, "Mitt Romney's in the low 20s," after saying that people who come to the U.S. i...
by piston
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Oh, believe me, he's going to have plenty of opposition for his b.s.:
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by piston
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

A feminist response to Trump's views on Megyn Kelly and Carly Fiorina (and to all supporters of Trump): https://fbcdn-creative-a.akamaihd.net/hads-ak-xtp1/v/t43.1792-4/12007730_1205825082764353_1667217098_n.mp4?oh=aaabeeb23ec5a71562bda04a722a1c2f&oe=55F8C86E&__gda__=1442366598_8fb6a60ea1ba428311fc04...
by piston
Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

The picture is of a candidate who repeats and repeats the same thing: "they are all stupid; I'm a great deal maker," whatever the political topic. This simplistic populist appeal is understandably scary to the GOP because it's working, even though there's no substantive message at all. The Donald ca...
by piston
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 4th Year of Earth’s Hurricane Drought
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: 4th Year of Earth’s Hurricane Drought

What don't I know? Are you sure you really want to go there? :lol: :lol: :lol: All in California --the state governor, local officials, fire fighters, residents-- refer to the environmental conditions they are now faced with as "the new normal," referring, among other things, to a forest fire "seas...
by piston
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: August: globally hottest month on record
Replies: 10
Views: 907

August: globally hottest month on record

The red line is the long-term upward trend in global temperatures. The black line is the short-term one. This last month of August is way up there:
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by piston
Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music, live: attention span
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Classical music, live: attention span

I completely disagree with his last paragraph, if not with the overall premise of this piece. Attention span has always been and remains a function of one's interest. Find ways to generate interest, as a speaker, discussant, or performer, and you'll gain greater attention from the audience. By the s...
by piston
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 4th Year of Earth’s Hurricane Drought
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: 4th Year of Earth’s Hurricane Drought

You haven't read anything about desertification?! Darn, time for you to consult scientific works, I mean the real ones:
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by piston
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 4th Year of Earth’s Hurricane Drought
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: 4th Year of Earth’s Hurricane Drought

Do like this and many other scientists in California, rwetmore. Keep an eye on those very unusual things that are happening, such as forty sequoia trees, some of them three-thousand years old, showing drought-related signs of stress for the first time in the Park's history. This was reported on the ...
by piston
Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 4th Year of Earth’s Hurricane Drought
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: 4th Year of Earth’s Hurricane Drought

The main point is that it's not the main environmental story of the year or of recent years. Extreme droughts are. But you won't see rwetmore post any information about that, such as 2000-year old sequoias, the age of Jesus, being seriously threatened by powerful fires once more this year. We heard ...
by piston
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

I am just a poor boy
Though my story’s seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest
Paul Simon
by piston
Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Potentially good piece on "Fresh Air," in fifteen minutes, connecting Trump's popular (in some parts) "Mexican" deportation idea to what happened to U.S. Latinos during the Great Depression.
by piston
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Trump on Carly Fiorina: "Look at that face!" he cries. "Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!" The laughter grows halting and faint behind him. "I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?" Roll...
by piston
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

If you missed it last night, you've got to watch it tonight. The theme is ... Oreo cookies:
by piston
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bursts of "most users on line"
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Bursts of "most users on line"

Nah! It really comes in short bursts of less than one hour and has nothing to do with anyone's expertise here.
by piston
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bursts of "most users on line"
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Bursts of "most users on line"

The old record of "most users on line" was broken four days ago. Fifty-seven users on line as I post this message. We don't see any sign of that in terms of posters. What are these bursts of users, anyway?
by piston
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bamberg Philharmonic
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Bamberg Philharmonic

The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra has an interesting history. Actually, I've heard two stories. The first one is that they were originally the Prague Radio Orchestra, but it wasn't clear why the whole orchestra would have been expelled from Czechoslovakia right after the War. Wikipedia says they were ...
by piston
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Hal Thompson's Shoal Creek, which hosted the PGA championship on two occasions, including in 1990, was still an all-White membership club that year, when Thompson fueled controversy about Black members: His work through Thompson Realty Co. led to the development of one of the region's great golf cou...
by piston
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

Well, let's start at the beginning of the Trump discrimination story, well before he entered the political arena with his own b.s., such as "I love Mexicans," I get along perfectly well with African Americans, etc. In 1973, early in Trump's real estate "career," the Department of Justice took him to...
by piston
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A walk in the woods: trouble for sacred mountain?
Replies: 1
Views: 375

A walk in the woods: trouble for sacred mountain?

It's awesome to listen to a Larry King interview with Robert Redford (I swear he will die looking young) and Nick Nolte. That movie has been on Redford's agenda for the last ten years. I have not seen it but is there any doubt that this great actor, with his open political views, including his envir...
by piston
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

And if Tom Brady decides to become good buddy with Trump, I swear that I give up professional football.
by piston
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Revealing Trump interview...
Replies: 454
Views: 35454

Re: Revealing Trump interview...

A good piece, IMHO. Demographers have said it time and again (and I have repeated here): the Republican Party will not survive, as a competitive and relevant party, if it alienates the fastest growing electoral cohorts in the US population. The most recent poll reveals that fifteen percent of Blacks...
by piston
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Abner Dorsey - information, please
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Abner Dorsey - information, please

Thomas Andrew Dorsey is the only notable and eldest child (born in 1899) of Thomas Madison Dorsey and Etta Plant Spencer. Some obituaries, including the NYT's, don't even identify his parents, let alone his siblings. They had a rough time when he was a child. His father couldn't support his family w...
by piston
Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2195436

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

14/21/28 December 1922: Abel Gance's mammoth silent movie, La Roue (The Wheel), consisting of 32 reels, i.e., about 8 hours in length, is projected in three parts, on three consecutive Thursdays. For that occasion, "the Cinépupitre was introduced into France, a device for synchronisation of music an...