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by John Bleau
Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: F*** The Mayans
Replies: 24
Views: 4726

The whole article is a discussion on the population of Amerindians in the Western Hemisphere. For example: by Dobyns's calculation that means between 9.8 million and 12.2 million Indians once inhabited what's now the United States and Canada. For the hemisphere, he estimated a 1492 population of 90 ...
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: F*** The Mayans
Replies: 24
Views: 4726

It's always gratifying to know how we saved these primitives from themselves and rescued their land, too. I disagree with the two million population estimate. The following link provides an interesting discussion on the matter: http://www.usna.edu/Users/history/kolp/HH345/PRE1492.HTM The Australian ...
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: De Lay
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

De Lay

Make that delay... Our boat is on stilts at a marina in northern Lake Champlain while waiting to dry so that we can fix a leak. This will cause a minimum 7-day delay, maybe more, with this record incessant rain we're getting. So, NYC around October 22. Bummer... at least I have my computer cell card...
by John Bleau
Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: About That BIG Avian Flu Threat
Replies: 21
Views: 3515

Corlyss: Avian Flu won't hit. Preparedness will be given credit and the health agencies will bask in the glow, but it won't hit one way or another. If there's one thing that unites Republicans and Democrats, and the one element of truth I glean from Michael Moore, is that you're ruled by fear. I can...
by John Bleau
Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: About That BIG Avian Flu Threat
Replies: 21
Views: 3515

Can we afford to gamble? (Teresa) Either way it's a gamble. It's a gamble between seeing it as a real threat and spending billions and mobilizing huge infrastructures and populations with millions of vaccinations that have, on such a scale, inevitable side effects (and possible civil rights infring...
by John Bleau
Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Re-Creation of 1918-19 Virus Suggests Bigger Bird-Flu Threat
Replies: 21
Views: 4180

I can't give an exact date - there are factors such as remasting the boat and lock schedules that make the arrival time hard to estimate. The best I can say is about mid-October, most likely date being the 16th. As soon as we have a useful estimate, I'll send it out. If I can take in an LCS or a WS ...
by John Bleau
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Re-Creation of 1918-19 Virus Suggests Bigger Bird-Flu Threat
Replies: 21
Views: 4180

Barry: We're going up the Saint Lawrence from Quebec toward Montreal, but turning up the Richelieu river at Sorel (east of Mtl), on up to Lake Champlain, then through the canals to the Hudson, stopping at the 79th st marina for a few days of NYC visits, then around New Joisey to the Delaware and Che...
by John Bleau
Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Re-Creation of 1918-19 Virus Suggests Bigger Bird-Flu Threat
Replies: 21
Views: 4180

Ballooning health care and the parasitic relationship of the drug industry on it is possibly the single biggest threat to the USA today. Consider: health care, constantly growing as a % of the GDP, is now over 14% of the US GDP, and only Switzerland comes close to 10%, with better results. Let's say...
by John Bleau
Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Re-Creation of 1918-19 Virus Suggests Bigger Bird-Flu Threat
Replies: 21
Views: 4180

Absolutely right, Ralph. If they say it often enough, it becomes true.
by John Bleau
Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Quebec says goodbye to a big guest
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

A beautiful post, Dave, merci, and thanks to the others. BTW, Chicago has its charms, too. I was there last year on an unsurpassably beautiful Saturday, and it was very quiet in the city's centre. I once posted an exposé on the difference between Quebec French and France French with regard to their ...
by John Bleau
Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Why am I not surprised?
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Why am I not surprised?

Well, Big Pharma certainly has a great number of not very critical acolytes. In the "The Next Pandemic?" thread ( http://classicalmusicguide.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8125&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 ), we read about how the WHO recommended stockpiling Tamiflu. I titled one post "Give us your ...
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Quebec says goodbye to a big guest
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

I could imagine it happening fifty years ago, but I strongly doubt it happens now. Anyway, your account is the first time I ever heard of it.
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "A History of Violence"
Replies: 13
Views: 2823

I don't think your gub scared them much, either.
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "A History of Violence"
Replies: 13
Views: 2823

Well, you and I aren't much for hiding our identities, but you could review under a pseudonym and not give your email.

Do you remember recommending that I see Les Invasions Barbares? - - - well I got it, but never got to see it. Someone borrowed it and never returned it.
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "A History of Violence"
Replies: 13
Views: 2823

I think they usually open on the same date. The IMDb (btw, even when I was absent from these boards, I had you bookmarked as a reviewer there) has a release dates link in the left margin. This movie came out at the TO Film Festival a couple of weeks before its release in the USA and the rest of Cana...
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Quebec says goodbye to a big guest
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

Woops, thanks. Now there is.

http://www.marine-marchande.com/qm202.htm
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "A History of Violence"
Replies: 13
Views: 2823

I saw it. I liked it.
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Quebec says goodbye to a big guest
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

Quebec says goodbye to a big guest

This photo was taken last year from the promenade at the Château Frontenac, overlooking the Saint Lawrence River. Beyond is the Isle d'Orléans, on the way out to the Atlantic. In the foreground are the very old houses of Place Royale - these are among the oldest (but possibly not the oldest I've see...
by John Bleau
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: "A History of Violence"
Replies: 13
Views: 2823

Ralph, I consider your post to be a spoiler. I suggest you edit it. I saw it tonight with two of my brothers. Good performances and the momentum is mild but sustained throughout, sort of like a perfectly constructed slow movement. I wonder, Ralph, if you noticed the incongrousness (no doubt intentio...
by John Bleau
Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

Ted, I'm aware of developments in AIDS-related media. That article is obviously trying to force-fit the behaviour of HIV to current figures. The current figures contradict (as evidenced by jbuck's refusal of CDC figures) what we have been told about the purported virus, and its behaviour has to be a...
by John Bleau
Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

My answer to BWV was necessarily short and I left some things out. One consideration in exposing myself to HIV positivity, is a legal one. From then on, I would have to advise anyone I would have sexual relations with of my positivity, otherwise I could be liable to charges of criminal endangerment....
by John Bleau
Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

That is a fair question. My answer is no. Let me elaborate. I would not accept a blood transfusion from an HIV+ individual because HIV positivity correlate well with an unclean lifestyle (promiscuity, drug usage, and a number of diseases and syndromes). This is not surprising, since the body generat...
by John Bleau
Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

Ah, poor thing, you've been reduced to babbling. Proponents of the orthodoxy are seriously short on substance. Guess you're not comfortable with stats or orthodox websites. No balls, not even on your own turf. I hope you have tenure. Should you wish to concede that the figures I gave are faithful to...
by John Bleau
Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

You are a lunatic A cogent reply. A man had a flat near a lunatic asylum. He started taking the lugs off his wheel, dropping them on the pavement. A man shouts from a window in the asylum: "put the lugs in the hubcap, that way you won't lose them!" The driver yells back: "aren't you crazy?" The lun...
by John Bleau
Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

Misleading as to what? After all, if I referenced the page, I have nothing to hide about the figures you cite. If under 20,000 people die per year out of 1,000,000, it would take 50 years to run through the million. Yes, I understand that it assumes a steady distribution of deaths over the years, bu...
by John Bleau
Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

I figured you wouldn't go brass tacks. So you think I made up the figures? You're ignorant of the fact that the CDC recently announced that there were an estimated 1.1 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS? You don't believe me that the CDC gives a figure of about 18,000 Americans dead from AIDS? Y...
by John Bleau
Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

You didn't have to go to all this trouble, I give all links and references in my thread on HIV/AIDS. In your latest message, you reveal your ignorance on statistical matters. The rate of death from 'HIV/AIDS' has been under 20,000 per million (about 18,000 in the latest year of reporting) for a good...
by John Bleau
Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

Okey dokey, Steve, that article meets your standards for responsible journalism - can't help you there. As for jbuck, he's in over his head and does well to leave this thread: "Unofficial information which you find reliable that untreated people live an average of 50 years or more?" - this informati...
by John Bleau
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

jbuck: "this misinformation gets communicated directly to our children..." -> this, from one who is steadfast in his ignorance of the issue. What is clear by now is that it is the article itself that misinforms. Feel free to disagree. ______________ At this juncture, there are several yes/no questio...
by John Bleau
Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

Ted, I remember the Magic Johnson announcement, too. I was next to a homosexual who was dying from AZT at the time, and dead a few months later. He was elated that 'AIDS' was finally mainstream. The Yanks have had the most thrilling season, with incompetence mixed in with several winning streaks. Bu...
by John Bleau
Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

Werner, I've been getting most of my material in the latter posts of the HIV/AIDS thread from mainstream orthodox sources, such as the NIH, the CDC, as well as Big Pharma funded websites. You have to either accept this information or conclude that the mainstream orthodox sources are wrong - or point...
by John Bleau
Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

Ted, you'd have to read the thread in which I came back to this board - the one in which I had a discussion with Ralph and Teresa. It will take some time, but it will answer your question. Basically, when I come to a conspiracy theory, I try to connect the dots until it is either refuted or validate...
by John Bleau
Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Criminal Stupidity
Replies: 34
Views: 4883

jrbuck, you didn't even know about HIV/AIDS dissidence until a few days ago, then you hastily clipped some harebrained article from a Yahoo search. So far, you're pontificating from a soapbox of ignorance. Bone up, then judge. Obviously I'm aware of the Christine Maggiore situation. Her daughter had...
by John Bleau
Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Fewer Than Half Think U.S. Will Win In Iraq
Replies: 101
Views: 21517

Well, John, you really must be wired to intel sources. How many Cubans were on the 9/11 planes?
- Corlyss

Brilliant. About as many as there were Iraqis and Afghanis.
by John Bleau
Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: ACLU Challenges Intelligent Design: Court Round I
Replies: 42
Views: 5000

There's no point to this discussion. Ciao.
by John Bleau
Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: ACLU Challenges Intelligent Design: Court Round I
Replies: 42
Views: 5000

Yep, that's intellectually lazy. Read the thread I linked in my first reply to you and get back to me. I simply don't have the time to repeat answers to the same bromides ad nauseam - my argument is carefully laid out in that thread, including the 'threat' of sexual transmission, and what really doe...
by John Bleau
Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: ACLU Challenges Intelligent Design: Court Round I
Replies: 42
Views: 5000

jrbuck, the intellectual inertia that is evident in your reply is the very reason such garbage as the HIV/AIDS dogma takes root and stays there. Do your homework before dismissing matters out of hand.
by John Bleau
Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: ACLU Challenges Intelligent Design: Court Round I
Replies: 42
Views: 5000

Ralph, I apologize for introducing this tangent to your thread. It's remotely pertinent, since evolution is well-established, well-founded and perfectly acceptable to me, while HIV/AIDS is junk posing as science. To attack the latter is perceived to be like attacking the former. jbuck: I refer you t...
by John Bleau
Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Fewer Than Half Think U.S. Will Win In Iraq
Replies: 101
Views: 21517

Actually, American resolve and guts are second to none in this world. Unfortunately, however, it was squandered on painting the US into a corner - when courage is so misused, it breeds mistrust and an unwillingness to be played the fool again. It took decades for the US to get out of its Vietnam dol...
by John Bleau
Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Fewer Than Half Think U.S. Will Win In Iraq
Replies: 101
Views: 21517

I'm curious, Barry, as to why you don't favour increasing soldier's pays rather than drafting them.

Here's an Alex Jones video on 9/11. A tad sensationalistic, but highly informative: http://70.84.33.210/~infomedi/video/pre ... eview2.mov
by John Bleau
Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Fewer Than Half Think U.S. Will Win In Iraq
Replies: 101
Views: 21517

Well Barry, Ralph's second to last post convinces me.

As you know, I have checked out 9/11 conspiracy sites. I don't know what to think, but I suggest you take a look. After all, it's the seed for this whole mess; might as well examine that. I could give you links.
by John Bleau
Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Fewer Than Half Think U.S. Will Win In Iraq
Replies: 101
Views: 21517

Barry, favour a draft for a war that the US started on false premises??? Force some 20-year-old to a war the US had no business starting and that he most likely (based on current polls) doesn't believe in? You better step back and look at how this gibes with your general outlook on matters. It sure ...
by John Bleau
Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Fewer Than Half Think U.S. Will Win In Iraq
Replies: 101
Views: 21517

Barry, the options as I see them are withdraw over time vs quagmire. Iraq has been on the edge of civil war for some time now. That might sway your opinion. BTW, I was addressing your assessment of the original decision to go into Iraq, not whether the US should stay there. I've been reading your po...
by John Bleau
Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: ACLU Challenges Intelligent Design: Court Round I
Replies: 42
Views: 5000

Whenever I hear right-wing friends of mine bitch about the ACLU, this is the kind of initiative that warms me to the ACLU. What are these "alternatives" to evolution, other than creationism? Token myths thrown up so that it could look like evolution is one theory, out of very many, that's taking up ...
by John Bleau
Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Fewer Than Half Think U.S. Will Win In Iraq
Replies: 101
Views: 21517

The gains you cite, Barry, come at a cost. How about for 15-25 billion (pocket change) and a fraction of the deaths, bringing democracy to Cuba instead of going on this peccadilo in Iraq? I mean, as far as bang for the buck is concerned, that would be much better, wouldn't it? Or for removing a tyra...
by John Bleau
Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Almost Believable
Replies: 17
Views: 3838

Vulcanology has always fascinated me, too. In fact, I recently read Nimoy's "I Am Not Spock" ________________ Very occasionally I take chances by playing a joke on the revisor to my translations. I once translated a large type title "Le mariage à l'étranger" with "Marrying a broad." Just today, I pl...
by John Bleau
Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Internet maps reveal Roman villa
Replies: 12
Views: 3355

the house I lived in as a kid. The resolution isn't great Ralphie, the resolution varies. The entire globe is not yet on Google to maximum resolution, which is scaled at bottom left to 200 feet. I doubt they'll seek much greater resolution than that though, since they don't want to be a playground ...
by John Bleau
Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Internet maps reveal Roman villa
Replies: 12
Views: 3355

And of course, keep me advised of your travel plans
I shall