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by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: If you bought more multiple performances what would they be?
Replies: 52
Views: 5809

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

Prometheus wrote:Ravel and David,
Which David are you speaking of? Felicien?
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: If you bought more multiple performances what would they be?
Replies: 52
Views: 5809

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

In fact, sometimes I don't understand those who collect several copies of the same pieces considering that the differences between some performances are quite minimal (in my own little experience). Well, after a while you get curious about how others perform favored works. And you can't have too mu...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Advice needed on Concertgebouw
Replies: 16
Views: 3316

Re: Advice needed on Concertgebouw

I've had great luck using a consierge - from another hotel no less! My pension didn't have one, so I mosied over to the Four Seasons. The consierge there got me one.
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for the AGW Skeptics to Ponder
Replies: 14
Views: 1909

Re: Something for the AGW Skeptics to Ponder

You know weather isn't climate, Jacques. :D I envy you. We had a freak snow storm blow thru Fri. Our temps are slightly but not terribly below normal here, but on an upward sloping curve. The birds have returned in force. I've got the Lawn Dr. coming with pre-emergent two weeks from now, and hope th...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: An idea for the democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 4147

Re: An idea for the democrats

^^^

Discussion of it likely was only a trial balloon. Public outrage was so great, they decided not to do it.
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The fate of Palestinians
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: The fate of Palestinians

For 5 generations the Palestinians in the refugee camps in Egypt and other locations have been bred for one purpose and only one purpose: to be used as weapons of war against Israel. You're question was probably aimed at Israel, but it's the Arabs who have spent 60 years torturing the Palestinians a...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Report: Saudi Arabia Seeks Strike on Iran
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Report: Saudi Arabia Seeks Strike on Iran

Unfortunately, Saudis don't make the kinds of weapons the Obama administration just interdicted. You can bet that a clause is now being inserted in all Saudi weapons contracts to make sure if they are buying any of the interdicted weapons they don't resell them to Israel.
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Liberals Getting a Taste of How ‘Balance’ Feels
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Liberals Getting a Taste of How ‘Balance’ Feels

I can see where this is coming from. *** if Texas does not act in compliance with the Obama administration's attempt *** it's going to lose its publishing business! (Well, at least, beyond the Republic of Texas). Do you know why Texas has such a position of influence? Do you know that the other inf...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 6815

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

^^^ Probably a false-flag op by SEIU. Better than having their purple-shirted thugs makin' 'em look bad beating up peaceful demonstrators. My, they've been busy then--first Walmart, then the Congress. . . Do you know without looking it up who the most frequent visitor to the WH is? How many visits ...
by Corlyss_D
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 3330

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

To each according to their taste. I will say that the British, Irish and Australian public, generally, seems far more robust and adept at finding the ridiculously funny in a situation than its mainstream US counterpart. The Anglo-Irish sense of humour can be compared to laughter at a funeral. It's ...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Euro in Crisis
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Euro in Crisis

What I really got a kick out of was the fact that when they got in trouble for their dodgy accounting, they fessed up that they had another 100% of their known public debt "off the books!" What'll they think of next and can we do what they do? :D Guy Sorman The Euro in Crisis In Greece and elsewher...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fact Check: Premiums would rise under Obama health plan
Replies: 38
Views: 2759

Re: Fact Check: Premiums would rise under Obama health plan

From WSJ Political Journal. CBO's Highly Precise Nonsense Speaker Nancy Pelosi was all smiles when the new CBO analysis of the health care bill was released this week. She positively glowed as she praised the "precision" of the CBO numbers. No one knows whether the Speaker was being ironic, but even...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 2829

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

What makes you think my assumptions are false ? Don't be so tetchy. You're assuming facts not in evidence. All I said was "there was no point in replying to your post because you don't ever return to engage." There's no position whatever hinted at or alluded to or embedded in my remark. Is this wha...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obamacare may be water to the wicked witch of the west
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Obamacare may be water to the wicked witch of the west

Earthquake in Earthquake Country? Is the rancorous health-care fight turning California red? If so, the most prominent victim of ObamaCare may turn out to be Barbara Boxer. Though the GOP nomination to challenge Ms. Boxer is still up for grabs, a new Field poll shows her essentially beatable by "all...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!
Replies: 52
Views: 6815

Re: Ah, those gentle, Tea Party patriots!

^^^

Probably a false-flag op by SEIU. Better than having their purple-shirted thugs makin' 'em look bad beating up peaceful demonstrators.
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama begins embargo for preventing Israel attacking Iran
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: Obama begins embargo for preventing Israel attacking Iran

^^^

If true, no surprise, really.
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I can't believe it
Replies: 29
Views: 1410

Re: I can't believe it

Another take on the situation . . . What Obama is Actually Trying to Do in Israel By Jeffrey Goldberg There is much speculation that this kerfluffle over 1,600 theoretical apartments on the wrong side of the green line in Jerusalem will lead to a rupture in American-Israeli relations, but analysts ...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 3330

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

I am wondering if people have lost their sense of houmour or is everybody just so sensitive to other people's "feelings" that one dare not do anything at all that may cause offence? I'm interested to know what you think. You broke the code. Behind ever whiney humorless victim is a cadre of lawyers ...
by Corlyss_D
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fact Check: Premiums would rise under Obama health plan
Replies: 38
Views: 2759

Re: Fact Check: Premiums would rise under Obama health plan

^^^ Nice find, Rob. Unfortunately it can't do more than analyze the claims against the CBO scoring. It really ought to mention, rather than merely allude to, the facts that 1) nobody can say even now what's in the bill, and 2) that the CBO is bound to analyze what is given to it without blinking. Ye...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Muslim Activist Installed in Homeland Security
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Muslim Activist Installed in Homeland Security

The pool is now open on how long the new screening measures and no-fly list upgrades will last. Let's pray he isn't given access to intelligence reports. Nawar Shora takes battle for Arab and Muslim rights inside the TSA By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, March 19, 2010; A22 Sin...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 3330

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

I am wondering if people have lost their sense of houmour or is everybody just so sensitive to other people's "feelings" that one dare not do anything at all that may cause offence? I'm interested to know what you think. You broke the code. Behind ever whiney humorless victim is a cadre of lawyers ...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Interruptathon...
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: The Interruptathon...

is there a widespread and under-reported problem related to businesses (and maybe others) discovering that the plan is not free and that a wide-cast net in search of funding has caught a lot of fish? I'm not sure if I get your metaphor about the fish, but the potential problems for businesses gener...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bush remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Bush remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition

In my tireless quest to inject some facts into discussions with such sweeping denunciations as Mod's, here's some levening based on surveys by people who study religion as a social phenomenon for a living:

http://religions.pewforum.org/portraits
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nice Vid of Our Very Own Traveling Minstrel, Merula
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Nice Vid of Our Very Own Traveling Minstrel, Merula

aka Matthew McAllister, on his trip to Passau, with concert footage and master class footage.

by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Heldentenor Foundation To Close
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Heldentenor Foundation To Close

Interesting. I never heard of it. What exactly did they do? Sponsorship?
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Cryptoinstrumentology
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Cryptoinstrumentology

I don't know what David is talking about, but I thought sounded more like it belonged in the music room than the Pub. If he's talking about brake drums, I apologize.
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 3330

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

Truth to tell, when I've been caught at the end of very long "20 or less*" lines in Wal-mart, I've been tempted to shout Immigracion! just to clear out the line. I know it would work, but I don't have the cajones for it. :D *Apparently that refers to the number of items you have, not the number of p...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I can't believe it
Replies: 29
Views: 1410

Re: I can't believe it

Marty Peretz of TNR on the dust up with Israel. Where's Pizza when you really need him? Published on The New Republic (http://www.tnr.com) Housing Bust Why is Obama so upset with Israel? Marty Peretz March 19, 2010 | 12:00 am .You do not need insider information to know that Hillary Clinton threw a...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I don't know what to make of MSM silence on this
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: I don't know what to make of MSM silence on this

Oh, okay. Thanks. The links all looked like blog posts. My mistake. Thanks for the articles. I'll troll back thru them. Well, some of them just on the first page are not about the "acquittal" so to speak but about the dispute and the investigation. What I was looking for some hint of why it suddenly...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 2829

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

Corlyss, do you really mean to say that the world does not have serious environmental problems and that pollution is not dangerous? And do you really think that the world has unlimited recources of food,water, fuel and energy? I hope not. No, I mean "it's pointless to reply to you because you never...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bush remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Bush remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition

Unfortunately, it is a lot more than fringe loonies. It was the platform for the Texas Republican Party (yes, Shrub's home state) that declared that separation of church and state was a myth. In one small west Texas town, according to the Texas Observer , fundamentalists went about pushing high sch...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bush remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Bush remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition

We may be a Christian nation demographically, but, according to the law and the Constitution, we are absolutely not a Christian nation. This is not PC dust--it is the law of the land. No one, including the ACLU or Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, is proposing to restrict the...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I don't know what to make of MSM silence on this
Replies: 4
Views: 665

Re: I don't know what to make of MSM silence on this

What am I supposed to do with this list? If you got an NYT article on the dropping of the witch hunt, put it up.
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bush remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Bush remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition

Nice words, but this is the same Republican Party many of whose members want to declare the United States an officially Christian nation, dump (or at least ignore) the establishment and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment (this from a party who keeps screaming about the Constitution and th...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 2829

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

I'm no expert on this topic,nor am I a climatologist. I'm not certain about global warming. But one thing is certain; the world DOES face serious problems with the environment and the climate, and pollution is most definitely a very serious matter. Global warming scoffers should not get compacent a...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Fact Check: Premiums would rise under Obama health plan
Replies: 38
Views: 2759

Re: Fact Check: Premiums would rise under Obama health plan

your contention is that President Obama's objective is to bankrupt the country; and DavidRoss, you concur? Well, when you put it that way, it sounds silly. I think their objectives are simpler but have the same effect as intending to bankrupt the nation (which, incidently, we already are): 1. To im...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart
Replies: 28
Views: 3330

Re: Inquiry into racist announcement at Glouco Wal-Mart

Twas probably some SEIU thug softening up the co. for the full-bore union assault that's coming from card check.
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Pianists of the Future Web site is up & running!
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Classical Pianists of the Future Web site is up & running!

Dude! You got credit as recording technician and piano tuner! Awesome! Are the performance available on the site? And if not, why not?
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ: Hundreds of thousands of iPads already sold
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: WSJ: Hundreds of thousands of iPads already sold

living_stradivarius wrote:Pre-ordered mine too. Will need it to test my new apps in development ;)
You and Chalkie should collaborate on a joint review that takes both user and app designer into consideration. Whadda ya say?
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WSJ: Hundreds of thousands of iPads already sold
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: WSJ: Hundreds of thousands of iPads already sold

Brendan wrote:Pity there isn't much you can do with it - and the potential options are narrowing. Kindle powers on:
To assume that what is will always be has cost many a fortune. Apple goes from strength to strength. The iPad will be no different.
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Piston's Analysis of the Pub Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: family pictures: don't be shy!

Dear Matt, I have respect for Corlyss because she is true to her convictions. Thanks, Piston. I'll take that at face value. You know I think a lot of you and value your contributions here. If Dennis had said what you said, I wouldn't waste time on such a detailed reply. Why, it almost makes me shee...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Something for AGW believers to ponder
Replies: 45
Views: 2829

Re: Something for AGW believers to ponder

More evidence that the AGW data was cooked. We now know that the 3 alleged independent and corroborating data sets are really just one, the CRU's, which is now conveniently destroyed. We now know that the reputed NASA data set was so bad the managers punted to the CRU data. The raw CRU data was nev...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: AGW/Climategate Reports
Replies: 149
Views: 30146

Re: AGW/Climategate Reports

More evidence that the AGW data was cooked. We now know that the 3 alleged independent and corroborating data sets are really just one, the CRU's, which is now conveniently destroyed. We now know that the reputed NASA data set was so bad the managers punted to the CRU data. The raw CRU data was nev...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I don't know what to make of MSM silence on this
Replies: 4
Views: 665

I don't know what to make of MSM silence on this

The investigation into professional misconduct by the attys who wrote the infamous torture memos created no MSM buzz whatever when it was released. The silence is a great puzzlement to me. Theoretically, there should have been enormous PR value to the civil rights industry and Obama's barking mad b...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Piston's Analysis of the Pub Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Piston's Analysis of the Pub Thread

Piston quickly diverted his own family photos thread into an analayis of the Pub. I like the idea of both topics, but not in the same thread. So, to preserve the integrity of his initial inspiration in hopes that others would post their family snaps there, I split the thread. We can swap photos in t...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Interesting Story
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Interesting Story

A story that I have absolutely no idea why you share that with us ? We're a talkative lot. 8) I hope you aren't thinking about padding around behind Saul criticizing everything he posts about. That won't end well. It has no effect on Saul except to rachet up the hostility and usually ends up frustr...
by Corlyss_D
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Without firing a shot?
Replies: 23
Views: 2119

Re: Without firing a shot?

^^^ She may be a terrible analyst/messenger, but as you say she's occasionally good for a laugh. I think many of the most visible and outspoken of the bomb-thowers want to be stand-up comics like Al Franken was and still is. However, :twisted: she's deadly with citations. I have most of her books an...
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion
Replies: 25
Views: 2613

Re: Census does everything possible to avoid confusion

Jean wrote:When I was about 10 years old I remember a census taker coming to the house and asking me for the info. I think my mom was in the bath or something. Anyway, I was convinced that the fellow was from the CIA for the longest time.
:shock: At 10?
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sandra Bullock gets Goldenman instead of a man
Replies: 35
Views: 2153

Re: Sandra Bullock gets Goldenman instead of a man

It's refreshing to see so much energy expended by so many on a matter they know nothing about. It's so different from our usual discussions! :lol:
by Corlyss_D
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Without firing a shot?
Replies: 23
Views: 2119

Re: Without firing a shot?

There are more cogent thinkers available to read. The philosophers of the conservatism, as it were. Speaking only for myself, I wouldn't give many of the most visible conservatives house room on CMG. Even though I know nobody reads what I put up, I wouldn't insult your collective intelligence with ...