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by pizza
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pollard the Traitor
Replies: 60
Views: 4947

Re: Pollard the Traitor

I have never faulted Israel for seeking defense data from the U.S. or anywhere else. They do nothing different than we do. The sole relevant issue is the act of an American citizen, the Zionist Pollard, in committing a major felony in order to aid the country to which he gave his allegiance. Does a...
by pizza
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pollard the Traitor
Replies: 60
Views: 4947

Re: Pollard the Traitor

Ask the Czechs, Poles and Lithuanians what they think about "betrayal of trust" after Obama caved in to Russian demands that the U.S. remove its missile shield from Eastern Europe. Another lame dodge. Are you really so utterly childish that you cannot admit a wrong however strong the evidence, but ...
by pizza
Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pollard the Traitor
Replies: 60
Views: 4947

Re: Pollard the Traitor

Brendan wrote: Israel has a track record of betrayal of trust now that others do not.
Ask the Czechs, Poles and Lithuanians what they think about "betrayal of trust" after Obama caved in to Russian demands that the U.S. remove its missile shield from Eastern Europe.
by pizza
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pollard the Traitor
Replies: 60
Views: 4947

Re: Pollard the Traitor

I don't know what all the fuss is about. Almost every country, the U.S. included, has spies in almost every other country, friend as well as foe. It's a fact of modern political life.
by pizza
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Erich Leinsdorf: Has he gotten a bum rap?
Replies: 34
Views: 5395

Re: Erich Leinsdorf: Has he gotten a bum rap?

Leinsdorf's gorgeous recording of Korngold's opera Die Tote Stadt is not to be missed.
by pizza
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The finest performance you have personally attended.
Replies: 33
Views: 9337

Re: The finest performance you have personally attended.

Martinon/CSO, Mahler 10 in 1966; Reiner/CSO, Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, 1956, (substituted at the last minute in place of Shostakovich 7 when Budapest was suddenly occupied by Soviet tanks); and a spectacular performance of Tchaikovsky 5 by Koussevitzky/BSO in 1949.
by pizza
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: American-born pianists
Replies: 30
Views: 3289

Re: American-born pianists

And, because Puerto Rico was a territory of the US when he was born there, I would include Jesus Maria Sanroma as well.
by pizza
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: American-born pianists
Replies: 30
Views: 3289

Re: American-born pianists

And I'll add Ursula Oppens for good measure! :wink:
by pizza
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: American-born pianists
Replies: 30
Views: 3289

Re: American-born pianists

I'd include Frederic Rzewski, Jeffrey Siegel and Donald Berman.
by pizza
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conductors of American Orchestras
Replies: 23
Views: 3651

Re: Conductors of American Orchestras

David Alan Miller, who conducts the Albany Symphony Orchestra has made some wonderful recordings over the past few years for Albany/Troy Records, concentrating on American composers. James Sinclair is also a fine conductor of American music, and although his official title is director of Orchestra N...
by pizza
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

Personal opinions on PTSD aside, in reality, opening this door to PTSD would inevitably open the door to tons of costly frivolous lawsuits. It would be unmanageable (especially if some wisecracks start claiming that lawsuits themselves cause mental injury). I'd rather go with thick skin. If you rea...
by pizza
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

Personal opinions on PTSD aside, in reality, opening this door to PTSD would inevitably open the door to tons of costly frivolous lawsuits. It would be unmanageable (especially if some wisecracks start claiming that lawsuits themselves cause mental injury). I'd rather go with thick skin. If you rea...
by pizza
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

And I will say again that there is not a single Supreme Court case that even reflects sympathy for Pizza's theory much less endorsing it in any circumstance. Right, but time and time again we have seen the unprecedented become mainstream. Who would have thought the Supremes would go missing in the ...
by pizza
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

Of course all issues of LAW as opposed to FACT are subject to de novo review. There is no deference to the trial court. That has nothing to do with the fact that there is no support whatsoever for Pizza's bizarre proposition that any psychological ailment that can result from an act of expressive c...
by pizza
Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

Of course all issues of LAW as opposed to FACT are subject to de novo review. There is no deference to the trial court. That has nothing to do with the fact that there is no support whatsoever for Pizza's bizarre proposition that any psychological ailment that can result from an act of expressive c...
by pizza
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

What happened to the strict scrutiny vs. de novo debate? Or did pizza win? :lol: ***** I didn't know there was a debate. Apparently it is you who have forgotten the standard of review in constitutional cases; in determining whether a district court has properly interpreted the law, the standard of ...
by pizza
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

I don't doubt for a moment that marches can trigger PTSD. Never said it couldn't, Think of the marches against integration. Can the First Amendment support pro-integration marches but not anti-segregation ones? And what about the genuine pain of white Southerners confronted with integration? If PTS...
by pizza
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

1) The result of such a claim would depend on whether the burden of proof is met by competent supporting medical testimony, not by the bare text contained in DSM-IV. 2) The 1 st Amendment doesn't permit one to cause, or to aggravate an existing disease. As for second-hand smoke, I don't see how pub...
by pizza
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

Your selective choice of which diseases are permitted to be spread and which are not reveals the core of your liberal approach to this issue, namely, that principles which you prefer to protect at any cost are more important than the welfare of the very people whom they were designed to serve. As f...
by pizza
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

Causing PTSD under the guise of exercising a 1st Amendment right remains violence, nonetheless. 1) Does any kind of speech proximately cause/aggravate PTSD? Don't think DSM IV would support such a proximate link. 2) Does PTSD fall under the "clear and present danger" exception? If so, then second-h...
by pizza
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

1) The result of such a claim would depend on whether the burden of proof is met by competent supporting medical testimony, not by the bare text contained in DSM-IV. 2) The 1 st Amendment doesn't permit one to cause, or to aggravate an existing disease. As for second-hand smoke, I don't see how pub...
by pizza
Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

1) The result of such a claim would depend on whether the burden of proof is met by competent supporting medical testimony, not by the bare text contained in DSM-IV. 2) The 1 st Amendment doesn't permit one to cause, or to aggravate an existing disease. As for second-hand smoke, I don't see how pub...
by pizza
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

Causing PTSD under the guise of exercising a 1st Amendment right remains violence, nonetheless. 1) Does any kind of speech proximately cause/aggravate PTSD? Don't think DSM IV would support such a proximate link. 2) Does PTSD fall under the "clear and present danger" exception? If so, then second-h...
by pizza
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

Was PTSD already recognized in 1978? From Wikipedia: Terminology The term post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD was coined in the mid 1970s.[84] Early in 1978, the term was used in a working group finding presented to the Committee of Reactive Disorders.[88] The term was formally recognized in 198...
by pizza
Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

What's most interesting about this thread is that those who cried bitter tears over Abu Graeb and Gitmo have little problem with those who were tortured beyond description 65 or so years ago, and still bear the scars and open wounds, being tortured again so that the same kind of depraved thugs who t...
by pizza
Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

I never heard of a PTSD exception to the 1st Amendment. Neither have I. Folks want to draw a direct line between words and violence, but often the words is just words and there is no threat of violence. When violence starts, its a whole nother matter. Causing PTSD under the guise of exercising a 1s...
by pizza
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today
Replies: 145
Views: 14675

Re: Neo Nazis planned to march in Brooklyn today

Regardless of his political affiliation, the First Amendment doesn't give one the right to cause or aggravate an existing injury or disease. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disease, and is presented as such by the US Disease Control Center in Atlanta. If Holocaust survivors living in the propose...
by pizza
Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wilma Cozart Fine: 1927 - 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2141

Re: Wilma Cozart Fine: 1927 - 2009

More about Wilma Cozart Fine and Mercury

http://www.soundfountain.com/amb/mercury.html
by pizza
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Composers who wrote/write their own texts
Replies: 11
Views: 5938

Re: Composers who wrote/write their own texts

Ives wrote the texts to about 40 of his songs.
by pizza
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Valery Gergiev: The Greatest Living Conductor?
Replies: 47
Views: 4050

Re: Valery Gergiev: The Greatest Living Conductor?

I'd put him behind Skrowaczewski, Zinman and the Sanderlings as well.
by pizza
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Samson Francois
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Samson Francois

The other day I happened upon the 10 CD EMI/France Chopin set and expect it to be quite an interesting adventure into off-the-beaten-path Chopin playing based upon the four Ballades I've heard so far. I'm familiar with Francois' playing from an all Debussy two CD set, and an EMI/France two CD Rariss...
by pizza
Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Roy Harris Symphony No. 3
Replies: 22
Views: 7334

Re: Roy Harris Symphony No. 3

The Second Symphony (1934), however, "was a failure." The composer himself felt that: ...it had only one good movement, the second, and the orchestral parts, unlike the immaculate first symphony, had over 1,300 mistakes. It taught him a hard lesson. I don't know if there exists any recording of thi...
by pizza
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Roy Harris Symphony No. 3
Replies: 22
Views: 7334

Re: Roy Harris Symphony No.3

Bernstein/NYPO I from '61 takes the prize for me. his later recording [DG] is good too, but the eariler one is better. I would find it difficult to describe either recording as "better" than the other. The earlier one (1961) is a gripping studio performance (17'09"), fairly typical of Bernstein's e...
by pizza
Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Darius Milhaud a has been?
Replies: 21
Views: 3182

Re: Darius Milhaud a has been?

I met him in '52 when I was stationed at Gov't Island in the Bay Area, having been introduced to him by a gal I was dating at the time; she was one of his students at Mills College in Oakland. He was a very pleasant, unassuming man and made one feel at ease in his company. I enjoy La Creation du Mon...
by pizza
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The infamous McDonald's coffee spill case revisited
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: The infamous McDonald's coffee spill case revisited

I've been doing medical/legal work for over 50 years, both as a defense lawyer and as a plaintiff's lawyer. As a professional, it's impossible to glean anything of real value from a media account. Settlement range, verdict range, how to negotiate with a particular adversary, development and presenta...
by pizza
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT: Going after the CIA
Replies: 17
Views: 2173

Re: NYT: Going after the CIA

Toward the end of WW2 when American troops entered some of the camps and saw what the SS had done, they shot and killed many of them even after they had surrendered. The war was still in progress, and although killing POWs is a war crime, Gen. Patton never allowed the press to discover it, and his ...
by pizza
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: NYT: Going after the CIA
Replies: 17
Views: 2173

Re: NYT: Going after the CIA

Toward the end of WW2 when American troops entered some of the camps and saw what the SS had done, they shot and killed many of them even after they had surrendered. The war was still in progress, and although killing POWs is a war crime, Gen. Patton never allowed the press to discover it, and his s...
by pizza
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sweden attacks Israeli Soldiers
Replies: 19
Views: 3750

Re: Sweden attacks Israeli Soldiers

When blood libel becomes part of 'Kultur' Aug. 24, 2009 Petra Marquardt-Bigman , THE JERUSALEM POST Few readers of the Israeli or Jewish media will have missed the reports about a recent article in a Swedish tabloid that accused Israel of abducting and killing Palestinian civilians to harvest their ...
by pizza
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: No New World Symphony without Anna Dvorak!
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Re: No New World Symphony without Anna Dvorak!

A scholarly, well-researched book on Dvorak's American experience is New Worlds of Dvorak: Searching in America for the Composer's Inner Life by Michael B. Beckerman. Rather than strictly biographical, it's basically a study of the cultural and social forces that shaped Dvorak's work and attitudes, ...
by pizza
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Marc-André Hamelin Playing Charles Trenet's En Avril a Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

Re: Marc-André Hamelin Playing Charles Trenet's En Avril a Paris

Thank you! Luckily I have it [Hyperion 67656], but didn't list the title of the Weissenberg transcription. I must play it now ... at 1:30 in the morning! Perhaps I'll awaken the neighbors! I wonder if Hamelin will commit that to CD unless he already has. He has indeed recorded this! It is on his al...
by pizza
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sweden attacks Israeli Soldiers
Replies: 19
Views: 3750

Re: Sweden attacks Israeli Soldiers

Abusing freedom of speech Aug. 23, 2009 Michelle Mazel , THE JERUSALEM POST Having lived through a revolution in Rumania and following five years in Egypt, I rejoiced when my husband Zvi was named ambassador to Sweden. Indeed, I looked forward to what was to be our last posting in a friendly Western...
by pizza
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Did Strep Throat Kill Mozart?
Replies: 17
Views: 2770

Re: Did Strep Throat Kill Mozart?

Thanks, guys. I've been immersed in some time-consuming projects these past few months and I haven't had much time to socialize, or even to listen to as much music as I normally do, for that matter. But I come up for air whenever I can! :wink:
by pizza
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Did Strep Throat Kill Mozart?
Replies: 17
Views: 2770

Re: Did Strep Throat Kill Mozart?

Sudden kidney failure as a result of infection by some strains of streptococcus is not that uncommon even today. It's an infection that can affect the entire body, and can cause streptoccal toxic shock syndrome. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment with antibiotics is usually the key to a succes...
by pizza
Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Chicago broadcasting luminary Norman Pellegrini dies
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Re: Chicago broadcasting luminary Norman Pellegrini dies

Very sad news indeed. He put classical music broadcasting on a level that's never been equalled. And who can ever forget those wonderful Saturday night 3 hours of fun-filled mad-cap Midnight Specials with Norm and his sidekick Ray Nordstrand?!

The end of an era, I suppose. :(
by pizza
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler's 4th--the Rodney Dangerfield of his ouvre?
Replies: 18
Views: 3059

Re: Mahler's 4th--the Rodney Dangerfield of his ouvre?

Two fine recordings are Horenstein/London PO on Classics for Pleasure which was rescued from obscurity by a well-deserved first class remastering; and Abravanel/Utah on Vanguard has perhaps the finest 4th movement of all, with Netania Davrath's near-perfect singing.
by pizza
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Israel's settlements--a matter of (misplaced?) principle
Replies: 24
Views: 2386

Re: Israel's settlements--a matter of (misplaced?) principle

living_stradivarius wrote:God-given? More like UK-given :roll:
From the UK perspective, is there a difference? :lol:
by pizza
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Franz Schubert, by Antonín Dvořák
Replies: 8
Views: 2713

Re: Franz Schubert, by Antonín Dvořák

An excellent article. Considering his love of Schubert's lieder, it isn't surprising that Dvorak wrote songs of depth and beauty that deserve to be heard more often.
by pizza
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: David Zinman & Tonhalle: Beethoven Overtures
Replies: 35
Views: 4523

Re: David Zinman & Tonhalle: Beethoven Overtures

Zinman is a fine musician and conductor. He raised the stature of the Baltimore SO to its present high level of professionalism, and has pretty much done the same with the Zürich Tonhalle. He has a wide range of repertoire, from the 19th Century classics to 20th Century modern works. I'm particular...
by pizza
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: David Zinman & Tonhalle: Beethoven Overtures
Replies: 35
Views: 4523

Re: David Zinman & Tonhalle: Beethoven Overtures

Zinman is a fine musician and conductor. He raised the stature of the Baltimore SO to its present high level of professionalism, and has pretty much done the same with the Zürich Tonhalle. He has a wide range of repertoire, from the 19th Century classics to 20th Century modern works. I'm particularl...
by pizza
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why does Liszt generally get a bum rap?
Replies: 69
Views: 5617

Re: Why does Liszt generally get a bum rap?

If he had written nothing but Années de pèlerinage he would still be considered a master composer. It may be the greatest romantic cycle of the 19th Century composed for piano. Only a superb musician and craftsman could have conceived of such a magnificent work.