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by pizza
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The final solution?
Replies: 55
Views: 9055

Re: The final solution?

Here's another view from an Israeli for your edification. This is from Shulamit Aloni in Tel Aviv's Yedioth Ahronoth.. " Let's face it. What's driving this war is politics. With elections coming up in February, polls show that Barak has "already gained five Knesset seats" for his Labor Party. Strik...
by pizza
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The final solution?
Replies: 55
Views: 9055

Re: The final solution?

Judaism is only a smokescreen or excuse,at the very forced foundation of the state of Israel, an advanced west paw at the board,never accepted. Here is only the defence of the terror'state of Israel at Gaza,an somokescreen and detonant for an attack to Iran,,, 8) Go back to your Nazi soldiers where...
by pizza
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A great pianist speaks out
Replies: 99
Views: 10333

Re: A great pianist speaks out

Paratroopers Kills Suicide Terrorist Tevet 18, 5769, 14 January 09 12:40 A combatant convicted of being in the uniform of the opposing army is subject to summary execution under international law, but I'd be surprised if Israel has the balls to do it. Too bad. (IsraelNN.com) Paratroopers Wednesday m...
by pizza
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A great pianist speaks out
Replies: 99
Views: 10333

Re: A great pianist speaks out

For Chalkie's enlightenment and of similar international law and proportionality "experts" JPost.com Tuesday Jan 13, 2009 Double Standard Watch: Israel is well within its rights Posted by Alan Dershowitz What if Israel defended its citizens the way the British, the French, the Americans and the Rus...
by pizza
Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The final solution?
Replies: 55
Views: 9055

Re: The final solution?

After reading so many posts on the Gaza story that suggest that Israel has no alternative, the answer must logically be for Israel to destroy every living person in Gaza, which , of course, would eliminate all of the Hamas radicals. The fact that people who have no way of avoiding the inevitable co...
by pizza
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What do you think about André Previn?
Replies: 31
Views: 6422

Re: What do you think about André Previn?

I'll highly recommend his Rach 2nd Symphony on Telarc and Shostakovich 8th Symphony on DG. There's no doubt that he's a great, all-round musician.
by pizza
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The final solution?
Replies: 55
Views: 9055

Re: The final solution?

After reading so many posts on the Gaza story that suggest that Israel has no alternative, the answer must logically be for Israel to destroy every living person in Gaza, which , of course, would eliminate all of the Hamas radicals. The fact that people who have no way of avoiding the inevitable co...
by pizza
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A great pianist speaks out
Replies: 99
Views: 10333

Re: A great pianist speaks out

Jack.. I don't believe for one minute that Kuerti is siding with Hamas on this subject, and I'm certainly not. Don't assume that people like me have picked sides on this kind of issue. My objective is, and always will be, my abhorrence with the slaughtering of innocent people who just happen to be ...
by pizza
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:43 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A great pianist speaks out
Replies: 99
Views: 10333

Re: A great pianist speaks out

Don't assume that people like me have picked sides on this kind of issue. My objective is, and always will be, my abhorrence with the slaughtering of innocent people who just happen to be in the way of bombs and missiles. It really saddens me that a moral stance on this issue is looked upon by folk...
by pizza
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On French cultural collaboration during WW2
Replies: 20
Views: 4688

Re: On French cultural collaboration during WW2

If Topo-the-troll wants to pursue his phony, anti-American, conspiracy-nut crap about his poor Nazi soldiers, he should start his own thread instead of hijacking this one.
by pizza
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vatican's Renato Martino calls Gaza a concentration camp
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Re: Vatican's Renato Martino calls Gaza a concentration camp

If you're aiming to start a personal war on these boards, keep it up.
by pizza
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On French cultural collaboration during WW2
Replies: 20
Views: 4688

Re: On French cultural collaboration during WW2

If Topo-the-troll wants to discuss the fate of his poor Nazi soldiers, let him start his own thread instead of hijacking this one.
by pizza
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A great pianist speaks out
Replies: 99
Views: 10333

Re: A great pianist speaks out

Ralph Peters is right on the mark concerning who is killing civilians in Gaza, why, and who is being fooled by the mainstream media New York Post THE DEMONS OF GAZA By RALPH PETERS January 10, 2009 -- Israel hasn't killed a single civilian in the Gaza Strip. Over a hundred civilians have died, and ...
by pizza
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On French cultural collaboration during WW2
Replies: 20
Views: 4688

Re: On French cultural collaboration during WW2

The destiny of German POWs has nothing to do with this subject and Rense is an America-hating conspiracy-nut.
by pizza
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On French cultural collaboration during WW2
Replies: 20
Views: 4688

Re: On French cultural collaboration during WW2

More crap by Topo from Jeff Rense, and completely off-topic at that.
by pizza
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On French cultural collaboration during WW2
Replies: 20
Views: 4688

Re: On French cultural collaboration during WW2

What is no sense to you makes sense to me. Look at this extraordinarily far-fetched comparison with Poland as an example of what I am suggesting to be a bias. Would it not make more sense to speak of a pervasive state of collaboration with the Austrian elite? What about their national character? An...
by pizza
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On French cultural collaboration during WW2
Replies: 20
Views: 4688

Re: On French cultural collaboration during WW2

There's plenty of "dirt" to go around and it's ethically questionable to project an image of France during the occupation as though only Frenchmen have squeletons in their closets. But French-bashing has long been a favorite sport in America and in the UK, far more so than German-bashing. Perhaps t...
by pizza
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: On French cultural collaboration during WW2
Replies: 20
Views: 4688

On French cultural collaboration during WW2

Collaborative Artists The French cultural establishment's inglorious response to Nazi rule By MARK FALCOFF The Shameful Peace By Frederic Spotts Yale, 283 pages, $35 The history of France under German rule during World War II is a depressing tale of collaboration, corruption and subsequent denial th...
by pizza
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kondrashin
Replies: 59
Views: 5635

Re: Kondrashin

Chalkie, is this the disc that you and Ken are recommending? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mahler-Symphony-Schumann-Oriental-Pictures/dp/B00005Q6QR/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1231634918&sr=8-3 That's what Ken has, Topo and I are recommending this... http://www.russiandvd.com/store/product.asp?sku=353...
by pizza
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The French Left and Radical Islam
Replies: 12
Views: 2028

Re: The French Left and Radical Islam

Spare the Pieties on Gaza Tevet 11, 5769, 07 January 09 11:25 by Jack Engelhard (IsraelNN.com) Frankly, given a choice, I prefer the skinheads and other brutes who express their anti-Semitism openly. In such places, we know the enemy. But please spare me the pieties and the righteous indignation of...
by pizza
Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Greatest Recordings Ever Made According To You......
Replies: 59
Views: 5577

Re: The Greatest Recordings Ever Made According To You......

The word "greatest" has a variety of meanings, depending on context. I'll break with tradition to inject a completely different view of this subject. In my opinion, among the greatest recordings ever made are Howard Hanson's Mercury discography of American music by a wide variety of composers, recor...
by pizza
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kondrashin
Replies: 59
Views: 5635

Re: Kondrashin

ch1525 wrote:What the heck is the correct spelling of his first name?! Kyrill? Kiril? Kirill?!?
Not to worry. Try Кири́лл! :wink:
by pizza
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Vatican's Renato Martino calls Gaza a concentration camp
Replies: 16
Views: 2522

Re: Vatican's Renato Martino calls Gaza a concentration camp

Martino forgot to mention that if Gaza is a concentration camp, Hamas is the SS.
by pizza
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Czech Philharmonic
Replies: 23
Views: 3858

Re: Czech Philharmonic

Here's an interview with Eliahu Inbal, new chief conductor. I have to say that I have made it through a lifetime of listening to Classical Music and the only one of this guy's Recordings that I own is Saint-Sains Symphonies Nos. 1+2... :? and it has never bothered me one iota... :mrgreen: chalkie, ...
by pizza
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Czech Philharmonic
Replies: 23
Views: 3858

Re: Czech Philharmonic

Here's an interview with Eliahu Inbal, new chief conductor. I have to say that I have made it through a lifetime of listening to Classical Music and the only one of this guy's Recordings that I own is Saint-Sains Symphonies Nos. 1+2... :? and it has never bothered me one iota... :mrgreen: chalkie, ...
by pizza
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Déjà Vu
Replies: 25
Views: 2460

Re: Déjà Vu

inflaming the situation by calling people who don't agree with you terrorists who are committing treason is just plain dumb, i'm sorry but it's true... Saul finds himself in interesting company. Apparently not even all Arabs agree with the demonstrations against the IDF Gaza operation. Guess what w...
by pizza
Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Shocking BBC article
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Shocking BBC article

Oh for God's sake, this article is so full of untruths old-hat and misleading stuff I'm surprised you bothered with it. Get a grip, matey! Cost me 5 minutes of music practice time, that did. I'm surprised you have the mendacity to comment after your admission that your sources of information are ex...
by pizza
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Déjà Vu
Replies: 25
Views: 2460

Re: Déjà Vu

How about this one, Chalkie? Think this is a proper way to demonstrate? Do you know the difference between protest and incitement to commit murder? [/i] FOXNews.com Protester Calls for Jews to 'Go Back to the Oven' at Anti-Israel Demonstration Thursday , January 08, 2009 By Joseph Abrams Like many ...
by pizza
Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Public rehearsals
Replies: 6
Views: 1680

Public rehearsals

While looking at some orchestral web sites, I've noticed references to public rehearsals. Since they're listed by date and time, I assume one pays to attend. I've never attended one. If anyone here has ever attended a public rehearsal, how do the conductor and the players normally behave in the pres...
by pizza
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

According to IDF Radio, as reported on a recent broadcast of Radio Kol Chai, רדיו קול חי Hamas has reverted to terrorist tactics against the Palestinian population in order to maximize civilian casualties for horror scenes to be broadcast across the world as pressure on Israel to stop fighting. Pale...
by pizza
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Déjà Vu
Replies: 25
Views: 2460

Déjà Vu

The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition Gaza-linked attacks on Jews sweep Europe Jan. 6, 2009 jonny paul and AP, London , THE JERUSALEM POST Signs are mounting that the conflict in Gaza is starting to spill over into violence in Europe's towns and cities, with assaults against Jews and arson attacks on ...
by pizza
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Shocking BBC article
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Shocking BBC article

The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition Death of innocents Jan. 6, 2009 THE JERUSALEM POST How do Israelis feel when our artillery strikes a UN-run school building, killing dozens of people? The answer is: deeply shaken, profoundly distressed, sorrowful at the catastrophic loss of life. But we do not fe...
by pizza
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

Concerning the attack on the school grounds, the following is a paraphrase of a recent radio broadcast explaining the sequence of events. IDF radio stated that the school grounds were used by terrorists to fire mortar shells at troops. Infantrymen returned mortar shell fire into the school grounds. ...
by pizza
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Czech Philharmonic
Replies: 23
Views: 3858

Czech Philharmonic

The Czech Philharmonic has maintained its status as a world-class orchestra throughout the years. It's also one of the few orchestras that has a distinct and recognizable sound. I've been slowly going through the Neumann/Mahler cycle -- in no particular order -- after not having heard it for quite a...
by pizza
Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why is this not reported by CNN & BBC?
Replies: 10
Views: 2127

Re: Why is this not reported by CNN & BBC?

Killing Their Own By Jacob Laksin FrontPageMagazine.com | 1/6/2009 From reprimands of “disproportionate response” to condemnations of civilian casualties, Israel’s military offensive in Gaza has drawn de rigueur denunciations from the international community. Less noticed is that while Israel has ta...
by pizza
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

So what is the military solution for Israel? These responses certainly are ineffective. Realisticly there is genocide (morally wrong and not politically possible of course, but as evidenced by Syria, Stalin, the Turks, Mongols etc it is a very effective policy) and more plausible perhaps rounding u...
by pizza
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Shocking BBC article
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Shocking BBC article

Oh for God's sake, this article is so full of untruths old-hat and misleading stuff I'm surprised you bothered with it. Get a grip, matey! Cost me 5 minutes of music practice time, that did. I'm surprised you have the mendacity to comment after your admission that your sources of information are ex...
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

Were those who were killed by Brit bombers murdered just as Brits were by Nazi bombers or did circumstances (the fact that Britain needed to do whatever was necessary from preventing Germany from holding onto Europe and moving into Britain) mean that those deaths were justified? I think the answer ...
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

What could be clearer?

And what is your opinion about waging war from private homes, mosques, schools and hospitals? War crime? Or just clever tactics?
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Nikolai Roslavets - I disagree with David Hurwitz...
Replies: 11
Views: 2707

Re: Nikolai Roslavets - I disagree with David Hurwitz...

I certainly enjoyed the Hyperion CD of Roslavets' piano music played by Marc-Andre Hamelin. His amazing pianism carries the pieces. There is also an interesting Naxos CD of his Violin Sonatas Nos. 1, 4 and 6, and 3 Dances.
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Shocking BBC article
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: Shocking BBC article

Clueless in Gaza By David Solway FrontPageMagazine.com | 1/5/2009 The recent outbreak of hostilities between Israel and Hamas should give us an opportunity to reflect, once again, not only on the current belligerents, but on the role of the obligatory third party to the conflict. I refer to the grou...
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

There is more here than meets the eye. Several Palestinian terror groups, including Hamas, are forging conceptual and tactical bonds with al-Qaeda. These criminal organizations are now actively planning for mega-terror operations against Israel. If they cannot be stopped, such attacks would involve...
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

Dr. Louis Rene Beres explains Hamas' barbarism and perfidy: The Jerusalem Post Internet Edition International law is not a suicide pact Jan. 4, 2009 LOUIS RENÉ BERES , THE JERUSALEM POST It is easy to feel sorry for the Palestinians in Gaza. Televised and print images of their apparently unrelieved...
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

Well, it's just a circular discussion now. I dare say the fighters would stop firing the rockets if Israel stopped its provocations. Let's face it, it knows it's provoking Palestinians and will continue to do so. If it was just about rockets there's absolutely nothing to stop Israel responding in k...
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

Yeah....I'm sure scholarly articles are the very essence of solving this conflict. They're the obvious panacaea right now! Ok, let's change genocide to massacre if it would appeal better. I was using the lingo of a newspaper article I read this morning while en route for the office. Defining proble...
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

Yeah....I'm sure scholarly articles are the very essence of solving this conflict. They're the obvious panacaea right now! Ok, let's change genocide to massacre if it would appeal better. I was using the lingo of a newspaper article I read this morning while en route for the office. Defining proble...
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why is this not reported by CNN & BBC?
Replies: 10
Views: 2127

Re: Why is this not reported by CNN & BBC?

Saul, I looked up "Pali Muslim" on Google and on the first page of hits found only this: http://sheikyermami.com/2008/08/29/eu-to-pay-wages-to-pali-terrorists/ I'm not trying to be inflamatory, but what is bread and butter to you is a very specialized interest to most of the world. There's a bit of...
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

Too bad you never bothered to look up the meaning of "genocide". If you had, you would have found that the alleged perpetrator's intent (purpose, goal, aim) is critical. But as you say, you'd rather not be bothered with scholarly research. If genocide is the issue, it's Hamas doing it to its own peo...
by pizza
Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This
Replies: 212
Views: 12693

Re: Gaza: Only One Winner If Israel Carries on Like This

Prof. Alan Dershowitz writes an excellent analysis of the concepts of "proportionality", international law, war crimes, and their application to the present war: JPost.com » BlogCentral » Double Standard Watch Sunday Jan 04, 2009 Double Standard Watch: Israel's actions are lawful and commendable Po...