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by Chalkperson
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2015 by far the hottest year on record
Replies: 28
Views: 7112

Re: 2015 by far the hottest year on record

Satellites: No global warming at all for 18 years 8 months http://www.climatedepot.com/2016/01/12/satellites-no-global-warming-at-all-for-18-years-8-months/ A little late, but this is in par with what I was saying. RSS shows no warming, but why is this being ignored? Because we don't care for Clima...
by Chalkperson
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz
Replies: 74
Views: 19529

Re: Iowa: Clinton, Cruz

This year America has another such opportunity; electing a woman president for the first time will be a historic declaration of our national character. No it won't. Please explain, perhaps in more than three curt words. I'm genuinely interested in what you think it will say about one of the last ba...
by Chalkperson
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Baghdad becomes a Walled City
Replies: 6
Views: 1657

Baghdad becomes a Walled City

I had wanted to title this "Baghdad becomes the new Israel." But, I certainly do not want to offend any readers or lurkers. So I chose the title above. They are going to build a 65 mile walk around Baghdad, for security reasons. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/world/middleeast/iraq-baghdad-to-get-...
by Chalkperson
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall

Trump lost Iowa, time to celebrate. Time for a new Thread Title.
by Chalkperson
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Time for this Thread to top the list, no other reason, just to remind people not to Feed The Troll.
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jaap van Zweden to head NY Phil
Replies: 47
Views: 13287

Re: Jaap van Zweden to head NY Phil

The NY Philharmonic continues its downward slide towards irrelevancy He's not a household word, that's for sure. He does have a promising surname, though. I assume that van Zweden is etymologically identical to von Swieten, Mozart's famous benefactor. I have a bunch of his recordings, he's nothing ...
by Chalkperson
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Jaap van Zweden to head NY Phil
Replies: 47
Views: 13287

Re: Jaap van Zweden to head NY Phil

The NY Philharmonic continues its downward slide towards irrelevancy
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2015 by far the hottest year on record
Replies: 28
Views: 7112

Re: 2015 by far the hottest year on record

I checked UAH, and it has 2015 coming in as the third warmest behind 1998 and 2010. Though he thinks 2016 has a good shot at being the warmest: http://www.drroyspencer.com/2016/01/uah-v6-global-temperature-update-for-dec-2015-0-44-deg-c/ RSS tracks so close to UAH it's probably the same. Now, as fa...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: So much for our mild winter...
Replies: 17
Views: 2640

Re: So much for our mild winter...

A one-day snowfall doesn't make a frigid winter. The New York City forecast for tomorrow and following has all the high temps above freezing in a rising trend to 47° on the last day of January. I call that a mild winter; don't you? Well yeah, but I didn't want any snow, let alone a blizzard. I hear...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Shakespeare formed the English language pretty much.

Glad this Thread has a point of interest, other than ridding us of the Trump Troll.
by Chalkperson
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Time to follow Randall's lead and bump this thread again. A note from far away Australia. I am sorry I ever said I enjoy your electioneering. I am afraid, I no longer do. I am sure many people who once contributed to this board are no longer interested to contribute or even read the comments. Randal...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: france or NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: france or NYC

Both. The painting is a setting in France and the painting is located in NYC. It's so close to our great Manhattan park that you might as well say it's in a park-anyway it sure made me feel like I was in a park-love this panoramic-the setting is French but not the painter! Regards, Len :lol: I'm pr...
by Chalkperson
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach
Replies: 19
Views: 5106

Re: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach

nice unbiased coverage, exactly what i'd expect from our Troll-in-Chief.
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ground zero looks better with each visit
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

Re: ground zero looks better with each visit

You're determined to pick fights these days, Chalkie, aren't you? Take it easy, please. Not allowed to express an opinion anymore am I? It can easily be taken as insensitive by someone who lives at Ground Zero and watched both the buildings fall, and slowly rise again. I think everyone would be hap...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: ground zero looks better with each visit
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

Re: ground zero looks better with each visit

The expression "ground zero" always makes me think of Hiroshima, so your subject header made me wonder if you were suddenly in Japan. (No kidding.) If Osama bin Laden were alive today, I wonder if he would get the irony that in the not-so-long run, the attack resulted in better buildings than were ...
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Randall's suggestion that what is needed is threads about Bernie and Hillary to "balance" his Trumparrhea underscores my point, that he mistakes CMG for a Politics Forum. If that's what he wants, I am sure they are out there to be found on the Internet. The name of this site is The Classical Music ...
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach
Replies: 19
Views: 5106

Re: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach

Obama's action is NOT new law. As this article explains, it's drawing lines more clearly with respect to EXISTING law: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/01/05/is-obamas-executive-action-on-guns-legal-lets-break-it-down/ Nice try, but not really the same thing. No matter how you wa...
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ross Douthat: How Donald Trump Loses
Replies: 8
Views: 2911

Re: Ross Douthat: How Donald Trump Loses

rwetmore wrote:Boy, awfully certain he is. I don't think Douthat understands the foundation behind Trump's support, but we'll have to see what happens.
Is that "don't understand" similar to the "don't understand" you say when Trolling your insane viewpoint on Climate Change.
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ross Douthat: How Donald Trump Loses
Replies: 8
Views: 2911

Re: Ross Douthat: How Donald Trump Loses

Well, and it's a truism which probably does not get repeated much this cycle, since the El Tupé phenomenon is so, well, phenomenal; but the prospective candidate who leads the polls before Iowa does not always go on to become the party nominee. And not a single vote, in any election ever, has been ...
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach
Replies: 19
Views: 5106

Re: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach

Wait, didn't a Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower use an Executive Order to Desegregate Schools? http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/content/desegregation-doc.html That was to enforce existing law or an existing court ruling -- not to make new law. Huge difference. Obama's action is NOT new...
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

karlhenning wrote:“There hasn't been much news about Trump lately, but I'm going to make sure this thread is at the top of the Pub.”

Cheers,
~k.
Yup, so let's bump this one back up.
by Chalkperson
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ross Douthat: How Donald Trump Loses
Replies: 8
Views: 2911

Re: Ross Douthat: How Donald Trump Loses

lennygoran wrote:Sure hope he`s right! Len
So do I, anything to shut up Randall the Troll.
by Chalkperson
Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach
Replies: 19
Views: 5106

Re: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach

Wait, didn't a Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower use an Executive Order to Desegregate Schools?

I guess as he's not a person of color or a Democrat you can use your racist and bigoted viewpoint with pride.

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/ ... n-doc.html
by Chalkperson
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach
Replies: 19
Views: 5106

Re: Obama’s Legacy Will Be Executive Overreach

If a gunman shot up your workplace Randall, and your colleagues or friends were killed, you can simply blame yourself.
by Chalkperson
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Well, as I understand the forum's organization, you've just reported a moderator's post to the moderators, but all right. Cheers, ~k. I realise that which is why I mentioned it to the rest of the forum. I'm going to follow my own protocols by not returning to this thread, even to read it. I also se...
by Chalkperson
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Nobody has anything to say about this Thread? That is an example of 'bumping' a tactic used by Randall Wetmore to get his Thread back up to the top of the list. In my book it is part of his Trolling tactics. By getting his Threads to the top of the list it looks like people are actually interested ...
by Chalkperson
Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Nobody has anything to say about this Thread? That is an example of 'bumping' a tactic used by Randall Wetmore to get his Thread back up to the top of the list. In my book it is part of his Trolling tactics. By getting his Threads to the top of the list it looks like people are actually interested i...
by Chalkperson
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Chalkie, your vendetta against rwetmore amounts to a demand for political censorship. rwetmore is not a troll - that is, one whose clear purpose is to disrupt the forum. I've been online 30 years and know trolls when I see them, and I've seen plenty. His offense is that his strongly held political ...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Then have it. I quit...I have zero interest in helping run a site where one sole right wing nutcase creates an impression that's completely false, fills it with right wing hate filled, bigoted propaganda, and gets to stay. It was me or him, you picked him, as I expected... Love that you feel this i...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Not the point, Randall. You posted highly offensive material. Transgender people must be treated with respect and tolerated. In what way did the author suggest or imply that transgender people shouldn't be treated with respect? Because I don't see that. If you don't see that the article is deeply o...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Frankly, I don't think you have ever gotten over the climate change/cloud feedback thread, and that is what this is about with me. You are free to post anything you want for Hilary or whomever you support. As much as you want. And BTW, just because you are the moderator doesn't mean you have to rea...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Perhaps that might influence Lenny to understand why Randalk is doing wrong against this site,

Trolling is against the rules.
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Look, I saw the passage when I read the article the first time. I thought it was a bit weird actually and didn't know what the author was specifically referring to even. Again, it was not the meat and potatoes of the article, which I only said I *largely* agreed with. I haven't read the article, do...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

It took me a bit of back-reading of threads and posts, but I now see that what brought things to a head, in the immediate sense anyway, was Randall's link to the offensive Townhall article. Its phony association of support of science with denial of transgender dignity and its blatant insult of Cait...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Then it's up to Lance, who is being kept informed by me of the situation. I am sending him the conversation, not attempting to influence him. Something tells me you aren't going to send him your recent posts directed at me in the Trump thread. Why don't you send him those too? I did that last night...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

BTW, I should remind everyone here that they are perfectly free to laugh at me, mock my views, think I'm stupid, dismiss me as a sociopath, etc., etc. Many do just that on a regular basis (often in violation of the rules of use), but do you see me complaining or threating to have them censored or r...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

I generally agree with John F. Let him stay. Members are free to ignore his posts (which is what I do most of the time) or not. Despite my strong disagreement with just about everything he's posted, I don't see that he's "crossed the line" of our rules. Henry I think you've summed up my feelings as...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

The truth finally comes out.... my personal view, I'm allowed one. Yeah, because you're the sole moderator. No one else would be allowed one, and would banned for ever posting such a thing. But whatever. No, I'm not. Lance is the other one, and any decision is made by him. I advise, we do not alway...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

Speaking as a Member of this Forum. I have had enough of Randall's bigoted, hate filled posts, anybody else feel like me.? I'd love him to be out of here, I don't think I can take another year of his posts. Anybody else feel like I do? Let's start 2016 by letting Lance know how we feel. Chalkperson...
by Chalkperson
Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Re: Randall, Thumbs Up, or Thumbs Down, as in Rome

The thread cannot be deleted, not with others commenting. if everyone removes their comments maybe i'll take it down. no john, I agree, we don't normally do this, and your seniority is not by a day, i was here one to two years before you arrived, the crash changed the dates. seniority is not involve...
by Chalkperson
Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall
Replies: 60
Views: 13226

Don't forget we have a Troll. Flease do not feed Randall

Speaking as a Member of this Forum. I have had enough of Randall's bigoted, hate filled posts, anybody else feel like me.? I'd love him to be out of here, I don't think I can take another year of his posts. Anybody else feel like I do? Let's start 2016 by letting Lance know how we feel. Chalkperson,...
by Chalkperson
Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic State - militarily weak?
Replies: 37
Views: 7529

Re: Islamic State - militarily weak?

None of it may get done. We're talking about the Middle East, where nothing is ever finally resolved. All we can do is try to figure out what is in the U.S.'s best interest and support it as far as the situation and American politics allow. Which currently is not very far. We will bomb them back to...
by Chalkperson
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Were British Muslims Trumped?
Replies: 6
Views: 2129

Re: Were British Muslims Trumped?

Disneyland is the way many Brits find out they are banned from visiting America, at Orlando there is a Consulate just for this purpose. Of course a lot of Brits are Muslims, and I'd suggest that those who fear Syrian Terrorists grasp how difficult it actually is to get in here now. Even for a family...
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic State - militarily weak?
Replies: 37
Views: 7529

Re: Islamic State - militarily weak?

> Hardly propaganda as I simply want to protect the culture I grew up in. Your messages got me thinking--I feel like President Obama and many that we never should have gone into Iraq-those WMD's were not a slam dunk. So if Sadam had remained in Iraq I guess things for the US would have turned out a...
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic State - militarily weak?
Replies: 37
Views: 7529

Re: Islamic State - militarily weak?

absinthe, your anti-Muslim propaganda is wrong, and it's potentially dangerous. The current wave of jihadism is a pretty recent development; it's been half a millennium since the Christians vs. Muslims holy wars during the Crusades, in which by the way Christians invaded Muslim lands rather than th...
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic State - militarily weak?
Replies: 37
Views: 7529

Re: Islamic State - militarily weak?

absinthe, your anti-Muslim propaganda is wrong........ When rwetmore started his thread, "Dispelling the ‘Few Extremists’ Myth," I warned him to stop using Classical Music Guide as a platform from which to spread anti-Muslim propaganda, and now I'm warning you. Stop it, or I'll ask Lance to conside...
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic State - militarily weak?
Replies: 37
Views: 7529

Re: Islamic State - militarily weak?

I'm surprised that you don't get it, jbuck919, and your attempt to soften absinthe's hard message is also surprising. If absinthe and rwetmore engaged in the kind of blanket and false condemnation of Judaism and all Jews that they have with Islam and all Muslims, they'd be out of here in a flash, a...
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic State - militarily weak?
Replies: 37
Views: 7529

Re: Islamic State - militarily weak?

absinthe, your anti-Muslim propaganda is wrong........ When rwetmore started his thread, "Dispelling the ‘Few Extremists’ Myth," I warned him to stop using Classical Music Guide as a platform from which to spread anti-Muslim propaganda, and now I'm warning you. Stop it, or I'll ask Lance to conside...
by Chalkperson
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic State - militarily weak?
Replies: 37
Views: 7529

Re: Islamic State - militarily weak?

absinthe, your anti-Muslim propaganda is wrong, and it's potentially dangerous. The current wave of jihadism is a pretty recent development; it's been half a millennium since the Christians vs. Muslims holy wars during the Crusades, in which by the way Christians invaded Muslim lands rather than th...