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by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Provocative article -- the deadly power of words
Replies: 12
Views: 7217

It's very difficult to respond to so long an article which deserves attention. More deserving of attention is both Stone's comprehensive study together with Chief Justice Rehnquist's shorter but very to the point work. One of the endemic problems on any board open to all is the presentation of leng...
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Provocative article -- the deadly power of words
Replies: 12
Views: 7217

But suppose Rahman or some other big-shot cleric says: "Moving right along from the As to the Bs, first seek out and kill everyone named Baylis -- pass it on." Would you still feel the same? Specific threats to individuals or the nation at large should be handled on a case by base basis ”The needs ...
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Dies Too Young
Replies: 10
Views: 9468

Of course he was a racist. He promoted and advanced the cause of racism with his antics at the OJ trial/circus. He was in a big way responsible for the blacks cheering when OJ got away with murder. He split the color line down the middle and used racism to get around the facts and tobefog the minds...
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Provocative article -- the deadly power of words
Replies: 12
Views: 7217

Thus, speaking in Brooklyn, New York, on January 16, 1993, the fiery Islamic cleric Omar Abdel Rahman—the “blind sheik,” as he was known—urged his foot soldiers never to fear being labeled terrorists: Ya know what they say about 20/20 hindsight. Given all Stone’s examples and taking into considerat...
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Provocative article -- the deadly power of words
Replies: 12
Views: 7217

Provocative article -- the deadly power of words

Free Speech for Terrorists? Andrew C. McCarthy The nexus in militant Islam between advocacy and actual savagery is no longer contestable. It has been the subject of too much informed analysis and, more importantly, is an empirically demonstrated fact. Thus, speaking in Brooklyn, New York, on January...
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Levine and Wuorinen Not Gruntled With Music Critics
Replies: 34
Views: 17983

Boston may not be the best place to assess audience reaction to modern music. It's still a fairly conservative musical venue and hasn't changed in that respect very much over the years. I've attended sell-out SRO houses in Chicago back in the '60s for Varese and other modernists and the disgruntled ...
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Cheer up, Mark. I'm back!
Replies: 21
Views: 11202

Mark B Anstendig wrote:But I WILL reply, because he didn't call you an anti-semite.

Mark
I just reviewed the record Mark and neither he nor Donald called you one either. You're flat-out wrong.
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Cheer up, Mark. I'm back!
Replies: 21
Views: 11202

There ain't no higher level. You may be the senior Semite here but I'm the senior judicial officer. :P
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 20629

Just underscores the fact that both hard core Darwinists and Biblical Literalists are not only both close minded and way behind the times but haven't a clue as to what's happening in their respective philosophical fields. Serious studies in the areas of philosophy of science and philosophy of relig...
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Cheer up, Mark. I'm back!
Replies: 21
Views: 11202

Mark B Anstendig wrote:But I WILL reply, because he didn't call you an anti-semite.

Mark
If I ask him to call me one and he complies, will that do it? :wink:
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Listened to Horenstein's Mahler 3rd again.
Replies: 38
Views: 22489

That Mahler Symphony is owned by Barbirolli, as far as I am concerned. It is also extremely well recorded, and the US pressing, which is on four sides, with each movement on a whole side except the last, which is spread out over 1 1/2 sides, is marvelously pressed, with a huge dynamic range. Better...
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 20629

Kevin:

You can't talk marketplace philosophy to the liberal left. If the market is left to itself, it's bound to require intervention -- and guess by whom!!!
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Cheer up, Mark. I'm back!
Replies: 21
Views: 11202

This has to be something out of a bad dream. Both you guys still have plenty of growing up to do, even at your ages. Don't bother with a reply. I'm impartial, I've heard the case, and my ruling is final!
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Listened to Horenstein's Mahler 3rd again.
Replies: 38
Views: 22489

It is unquestionably the finest Mahler 3 ever recorded and perhaps ever performed as well. The man had an almost mystical connection to Mahler's universe and there is hardly an instance of any Mahler performance by him that didn't captivate the listener in some way or another. Even his Mahler 6, rep...
by pizza
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 20629

Just underscores the fact that both hard core Darwinists and Biblical Literalists are not only both close minded and way behind the times but haven't a clue as to what's happening in their respective philosophical fields. Serious studies in the areas of philosophy of science and philosophy of relig...
by pizza
Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 20629

Just underscores the fact that both hard core Darwinists and Biblical Literalists are not only both close minded and way behind the times but haven't a clue as to what's happening in their respective philosophical fields. Serious studies in the areas of philosophy of science and philosophy of religi...
by pizza
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: An Activist Court
Replies: 19
Views: 16889

Interesting, Pizza, that you put the responsibility for averting pregnancy on the woman. Certainly you follow a long history of blaming the woman while the guy walks away, usually scot (and cost) free. There's no analogy between shoplifting and the consequences of sex including pregnancy. The situa...
by pizza
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Is Michael Jackson Toast?
Replies: 16
Views: 7066

Since I see no medical or other professional malpractice issue here and haven't tried a criminal jury case since the time of the Miranda court, I won't comment.
by pizza
Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: An Activist Court
Replies: 19
Views: 16889

And I have always viewed Roe as fundamentally flawed in its adoption of a medical model and misplaced categorization as a "Privacy" right. I agree with Rehnquist's dissent in Roe that privacy was not a relevant factor. The right should have been firmly grounded on autonomy, the right of a woman to ...
by pizza
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: An Activist Court
Replies: 19
Views: 16889

And I have always viewed Roe as fundamentally flawed in its adoption of a medical model and misplaced categorization as a "Privacy" right. I agree with Rehnquist's dissent in Roe that privacy was not a relevant factor. The right should have been firmly grounded on autonomy, the right of a woman to ...
by pizza
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: CU Kicks the Can Down the Road
Replies: 10
Views: 10637

The marketplace, unfortunately, has caused myriad universities and colleges to downplay academic instruction of a traditional and broad caliber to accommodate largely vocational interests. Pizza, if you saw the marketing today that emerges from Ivy League and state colleges alike, you'd be more ups...
by pizza
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Free on-line music
Replies: 13
Views: 8663

They accepted each new format because that was the choice that was given them. That's why CDs were accepted. There was no other choice if the listener wanted to keep abreast of current recording developments. Those who didn't buy CDs for the most part simply missed out on an entire generation of new...
by pizza
Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Free on-line music
Replies: 13
Views: 8663

Of course higher sampling rates make a difference. That's not the question. The question is whether the present advantage of higher sampling rates is sufficient reason in and of itself to disregard the past 23 years of artistic enterprise and all it entails simply because it doesn't meet the new sta...
by pizza
Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: An Activist Court
Replies: 19
Views: 16889

So what makes you think Brown v. Board of Education is forever carved in concrete? Do you believe that society is so constituted that every case representing social advancement will forever be viewed as such and that the Supreme Court will forever resist attempts to reverse them? You've just demonst...
by pizza
Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: CU Kicks the Can Down the Road
Replies: 10
Views: 10637

Much of it is dictated by accreditation agencies who would not accept any watering down of the procedures. You keep talking like this written in stone by God and can't be changed by mere mortals. Forget it. I ain't buyin' it. ***** You don't have to buy anything. One great thing about this board is...
by pizza
Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recent Purchases
Replies: 22
Views: 15654

Rakhlin's Gliere 3 is by far the most dramatic and beautifully recorded version ever issued. It's a pity Stokowski's Houston SO recording was so truncated -- it would have provided serious competition to Rakhlin if it was complete or near complete. Rakhlin was one of the unsung heroes of Soviet cond...
by pizza
Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Disgusting
Replies: 62
Views: 29091

If Hermie spent a quarter of his time posting on music rather than on what he views as the personal quirks of posters, he might have something worthwhile to contribute. There had never been a SOLE non-Dutch chief conductor of the Concertgebouw until Chailly. It may not have been a Dutch law that pre...
by pizza
Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ives piano sonata 1
Replies: 6
Views: 7647

I read in an article by David Schiff that the First Pieno Sonata is really more the work of editors than of Ives himself. The article is from a 1997 issue of the Atlantic and can only be accessed by subscribers, but here is the relevant passage: "I was jolted when Jan Swafford told me that he did n...
by pizza
Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The "Feel-good Fuehrer"
Replies: 7
Views: 9910

The "Feel-good Fuehrer"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 22, 2005, 03:46 PM URL: http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,347726,00.html New Holocaust Book, New Theory How Germans Fell for the 'Feel-Good' Fuehrer By Jody K. Biehl in Berlin Hitler not only fattened his adoring "Volk" with jobs and low taxes, he also fed his war mac...
by pizza
Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Disgusting
Replies: 62
Views: 29091

Musn't forget Christian Gottlob Neefe and Christian Jost!
by pizza
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ives piano sonata 1
Replies: 6
Views: 7647

Bill Masselos gave the Ives First Sonata it’s world premiere on February 17, 1949!!! He was also the first to record the work (RCA LSC-2941) and that recording while not to the best of my knowledge available on CD is still right up there. Cello Masselos actually recorded it first for Columbia Recor...
by pizza
Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ives piano sonata 1
Replies: 6
Views: 7647

Ives piano sonata 1

Just heard a spectacular recording of the Ives 1st Piano Sonata played by Peter Lawson, not exactly a household name in pianists. He's elevated it almost to the level of the 2nd (Concord) which is by far the better known of the two. The recording also has fine performances of Griffes' Piano Sonata a...
by pizza
Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Backup system
Replies: 14
Views: 14059

Just imagine -- for about an hour we've all had more posts than Ralph!!!!!
by pizza
Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Backup system
Replies: 14
Views: 14059

That's a problem. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians!
by pizza
Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What happened?
Replies: 14
Views: 15780

Corlyss_D wrote:Do you guys who show Site Administrator have also show delete, edit and ip buttons on posts not yours?
No, but when I click "profile" I get the registration site.
by pizza
Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Backup system
Replies: 14
Views: 14059

Backup system

Is a backup system practical considering what happened?

BTW, thanks for the promotion but no thanks!