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by Ralph
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court robes
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: Supreme Court robes

I haven't seen it, but I looked up the synopsis and have put it on my Netflix queue. Looking forward to watching it. It looks very promising based on the cast and storyline. What is your review? After additional thought, I guess the hankies are better than pink robes. ***** There aren't many flicks...
by Ralph
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Terrifying New Social-Networking Phenomenom
Replies: 19
Views: 1735

Re: Terrifying New Social-Networking Phenomenom

Hey, how about a CMG flash mob for a Philharmonic Parks concert with instructions that the attendees must sit quietly on the lawn and listen to the program.
by Ralph
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Where do I apply for Central Park (Liberty National will do)
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Where do I apply for Central Park (Liberty National will do)

I'll use my influence to see you get to work in the zoo which after years on CMG would be the appropriate placement.
by Ralph
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Supreme Court robes
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: Supreme Court robes

It's just a style which a justice may or not not accept.

Have you seen "First Monday in October," the comedy that came out before Justice O'Connor's appointment?
by Ralph
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: This Craziness of Schools Using Cops for Everything!
Replies: 7
Views: 881

This Craziness of Schools Using Cops for Everything!

Girl's arrest for doodling raises concerns about zero tolerance By Stephanie Chen, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS (CNN) -- There was no profanity, no hate. Just the words, "I love my friends Abby and Faith. Lex was here 2/1/10 :)" scrawled on the classroom desk with a green marker. Alexa Gonzalez, an outgoing...
by Ralph
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New "best NY pizza" according to Times
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: New "best NY pizza" according to Times

MarkC wrote:Best in Westchester: Sal's on Mamaroneck Ave.
(famously so -- and it deserves the reputation)

Best "ever" (in a narrow personal sense): A now-defunct place called Giunta on Main Street in Flushing (Queens).
*****

I rememebr Giunta well. I lived on Main Street at Maple Avenue.
by Ralph
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Alright, politiheads: when did you first get into politics?
Replies: 12
Views: 1101

Re: Alright, politiheads: when did you first get into politics?

I am more interested in Government than in Politics but, of course, the link is osmotic. I can remember Truman's upset victory in 1948 and a couple of years later I handed out leaflets for Eisenhower for President on a street corner in the virtually all Democratic neighborhood where I lived. I learn...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Way Forward with the International Criminal Court
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: A Way Forward with the International Criminal Court

My law school has a major association with the ICC and we provide students for externships both at The Hague and in Africa as well as post-graduation one-year clerkships. Those who participate come back with amazing stories. The ICC is a complex subject but the prosecution of war criminals and archi...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mothers In Combat Boots
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Mothers In Combat Boots

Insofar as the issue the author raises deserves public discussion, I certainly agree with her. As for her underlying concern and theory, I don't. Hardship policies can and should be fine tuned and that includes dealing with male fathers who lack adequate childcare because they have no spouse or comp...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: True or False: you can *make* love happen
Replies: 29
Views: 2619

Re: True or False: you can *make* love happen

Of course it all depends on what kind of love one seeks to create. I can get instant love by walking into a classroom and announcing that I'm canceling an assignment. I'm instantly basked in adoration. :D For the more serious one on one kind of love, no I can't make that happen and believe me I have...
by Ralph
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic Rejection - what to do with all the scanners?
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

Re: Islamic Rejection - what to do with all the scanners?

Orthodox rabbis have also come out against the scanners although not with the clerical authority of a fatwa. Maybe these scanners can't be used and will soon be available on Woot.com or a similar site and I can get one for my office!!!!! I don't know if they did, but it makes sense. Even El Al said...
by Ralph
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Islamic Rejection - what to do with all the scanners?
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

Re: Islamic Rejection - what to do with all the scanners?

Orthodox rabbis have also come out against the scanners although not with the clerical authority of a fatwa. Maybe these scanners can't be used and will soon be available on Woot.com or a similar site and I can get one for my office!!!!!
by Ralph
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A pox upon...
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: A pox upon...

And the most virulent pox to does who claim to be "on message."
by Ralph
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Am Very Sad
Replies: 28
Views: 3156

Re: I Am Very Sad

Thanks much for the kind comments. After I spoke with my friend's wife the first thing I did was post here. I think that says a lot about what this board and its members mean to me. When I spoke to her again after midnight today she asked me "What are we going to do without him?" That simple questio...
by Ralph
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clinton Impeachment
Replies: 32
Views: 1463

Re: Clinton Impeachment

The Nixon imbroglio and almost certain impeachment, conviction and removal did impact politically because it brought a new focus on the Presidency and the abuse of power. Nixon's criminality destabilized to a certain extent the government and created serious issues abroad. Clinton's impeachment was ...
by Ralph
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What Do You Have Planned for Valentine's Day?
Replies: 21
Views: 1749

Re: What Do You Have Planned for Valentine's Day?

The most romantic Valentine's Day date anyone could ever want-dim sum in Chinatown.
by Ralph
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Clinton Impeachment
Replies: 32
Views: 1463

Re: Clinton Impeachment

I can't agree that the impeachment caused any fundamental change. I can remember the nasty confirmation battles for Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. Tempers were pretty high for those as well. The path for ugly partisanship had already been plowed by the time of impeachment. Also in my view, by the...
by Ralph
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: I Am Very Sad
Replies: 28
Views: 3156

I Am Very Sad

Just feel like sharing this. I always get a phone call between 6 and 7AM from my oldest friend (since 7th grade). The phone rang as usual this morning but it was his wife to tell me he had suddenly died of an apparent coronary a few hours earlier. David was, to be sure, quite overweight, but otherwi...
by Ralph
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Boeing 747-8 Freighter
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Boeing 747-8 Freighter

The 747 is the official aircraft of CMG.
by Ralph
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Zap that fat: Can lasers make you slimmer in minutes?
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Zap that fat: Can lasers make you slimmer in minutes?

A friend gave me a laser pointer for Christmas. While I am not overweight I wouldn't mind losing a few pounds. I aimed it at my stomach for periods of five minutes over five days. There was no weight loss. :?
by Ralph
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Essay Published in The Guardian
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: My Essay Published in The Guardian

Congratulations!
by Ralph
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Important Right to Speech Issues - courts conflict
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Important Right to Speech Issues - courts conflict

Ralph, I hope, will kindly correct me if I have something incorrect. There is a choice whether to attend a private school or not. Public schools on the other hand are mandatory (home schooling not withstanding) and accept public money and are subject to regulation which private schools are not. The...
by Ralph
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Important Right to Speech Issues - courts conflict
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Important Right to Speech Issues - courts conflict

I'm curious about the authority of schools' claims to control offsite behavior, esp. where they expel for off-site behavior. There are already parentis in loco; the schools exceed their authority when they attempt to stand in the place of parents discipline issues. Just for everybody's information,...
by Ralph
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Important Right to Speech Issues - courts conflict
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Important Right to Speech Issues - courts conflict

I'm curious about the authority of schools' claims to control offsite behavior, esp. where they expel for off-site behavior. There are already parentis in loco; the schools exceed their authority when they attempt to stand in the place of parents discipline issues. ***** The claim depends on what t...
by Ralph
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 24" of snow so far and still coming hard
Replies: 67
Views: 3998

Re: 24" of snow so far and still coming hard

SaulChanukah wrote:How can anyone hate snow?
*****

Saul,

When you have to drive and the roads are slick, it's an ordeal. Sure, it's fun to ramble through Central Park in a snowstorm but not when you have to get to work and there are crashes everywhere.
by Ralph
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Important Right to Speech Issues - courts conflict
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: Important Right to Speech Issues - courts conflict

I'm involved in several similar instances, none of which have gone to court yet. This is a hot subject that will probably reach the Supreme Court.
by Ralph
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Retribution! Goldman's CEO Gets Stiffed Big Time!
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Retribution! Goldman's CEO Gets Stiffed Big Time!

From The New York Times: February 6, 2010 Goldman Chief Gets Bonus of Only $9 Million in Record Year By GRAHAM BOWLEY and ERIC DASH Once again, a bonus at Goldman Sachs has all of Wall Street talking — only this time, over how small it is. After weeks of intense speculation, Goldman Sachs disclosed ...
by Ralph
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Who owns the rock?
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Who owns the rock?

It's not a difficult legal question. Any object appearing on one's land not the property of another becomes the property of the landowner. So if my dog strays onto Blackacre, I am still the owner. But if a wild animal settles and is domesticated by the landowner, it is his/hers. Because this propert...
by Ralph
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Native Born Americans Deported to China
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Native Born Americans Deported to China

U.S. zoos sending pandas to China (CNN) -- Two beloved giant pandas are leaving the United States for China on Thursday. Three-year-old Mei Lan will depart Zoo Atlanta in Georgia, officials said. Her 4-year-old male cousin, Tai Shan, will leave Washington's National Zoo. http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/...
by Ralph
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Teaching works
Replies: 36
Views: 1908

Re: Teaching works

And other studies show that such programs marginally delay initiation of sexual relations. The essential problem with abstinence programs is that they are founded on a religious/moral model that is not reflected by a general consensus and, of course, clashes with hormones. Even among young Catholics...
by Ralph
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The KSM Debacle
Replies: 12
Views: 842

Re: The KSM Debacle

The mayor of Newburgh is actively seeking holding the trial in his city and there is some vocal community support as well as opposition.
by Ralph
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: My Next Vacation!
Replies: 4
Views: 600

My Next Vacation!

by Ralph
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dilemma: A Kindle Experiment Stopped
Replies: 10
Views: 1121

Re: Dilemma: A Kindle Experiment Stopped

Instead of dumping the idea why not finance or encourge text-to-speech software for the device? I'm sure Amazon would be amenable to increased use of their device. Why are regular books (not vision-impaired-friendly old books with ink and paper) not also banned using this logic? ***** All textbooks...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why can high school coaches be such jackasses?
Replies: 9
Views: 1023

Re: Why can high school coaches be such jackasses?

What kind of person do you think they get for that kind of job (including "teaching" P.E.?).
by Ralph
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dilemma: A Kindle Experiment Stopped
Replies: 10
Views: 1121

Re: Dilemma: A Kindle Experiment Stopped

Instead of dumping the idea why not finance or encourge text-to-speech software for the device? I'm sure Amazon would be amenable to increased use of their device. Why are regular books (not vision-impaired-friendly old books with ink and paper) not also banned using this logic? ***** All textbooks...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dilemma: A Kindle Experiment Stopped
Replies: 10
Views: 1121

Re: Dilemma: A Kindle Experiment Stopped

^^^ Totally consistent with other decisions out of NY. Remember the comfort stations for tourists that were contemplated 20 years ago? Never happened because the ADA people claimed they were not accessible to the disabled. So millions of tourists have to find some place else to relieve themselves b...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tour of Israel to Higlight Its Diversity
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Tour of Israel to Higlight Its Diversity

Tablet Magazine is a project of Nextbook Inc. A New Kind of Israel Tour Gay porn star’s itinerary is inspired by his films By Marc Tracy | 3:00 PM Feb 1, 2010 Michael Lucas, Israel’s biggest gay porn star, is now offering group tours of his country tailored to the locations and, er, themes of his fi...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: America Still Leads in Robot Technology
Replies: 0
Views: 345

America Still Leads in Robot Technology

Inventor unveils $7,000 talking sex robot By Brandon Griggs, CNN Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) -- To some men, she might seem like the perfect woman: She's a willowy 5 feet 7 and 120 pounds. She'll chat with you endlessly about your interests. And she'll have sex whenever you please -- as long as her batt...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lance
Replies: 20
Views: 1886

Re: Lance

I wish we had a moderator named Trebuchet.
by Ralph
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dilemma: A Kindle Experiment Stopped
Replies: 10
Views: 1121

Dilemma: A Kindle Experiment Stopped

A few months ago my law librarian mentioned that an experimental program with the Kindle DX model (the large one) would test bringing casebooks to law students in this format. Casebooks are very big and heavy and an e-book version, with some bells and whistles, seemed like an interesting idea. I did...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Okay, now I think he has a problem...
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Okay, now I think he has a problem...

She had just said to him, "Check out the rock on my finger."
by Ralph
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Happy 109th to America's Last WWI Vet!!
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Happy 109th to America's Last WWI Vet!!

Last U.S. veteran of World War I turns 109 From Paul Courson, CNN Washington (CNN) -- The last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, former Cpl. Frank Buckles, turns 109 on Monday and is still hoping for a national memorial in Washington for his comrades. Buckles is expected to deliver remarks duri...
by Ralph
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Not Gallipoli: Australia's Losses in the Great War
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Not Gallipoli: Australia's Losses in the Great War

Unknown WWI soldier buried as mass graves give up secrets By Richard Allen Greene, CNN FROMELLES, France (CNN) -- An unknown World War I soldier was buried in Fromelles, France, on Saturday, the first of some 250 bodies recovered from a string of mass graves dating back to a bloody -- and largely po...
by Ralph
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Wichita jury convicts Scott Roeder of Dr. Tiller murder
Replies: 24
Views: 2717

Re: Wichita jury convicts Scott Roeder of Dr. Tiller murder

This murderer is perfectly sane as defined by both law and medicine. He sees himself as a modern day John Brown, also a coldblooded killer whose life some revisionist historians are trying to present as worthy. Abortion is a deeply divisive subject and for many the termination of a fetus is murder. ...
by Ralph
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mental Health Coverage
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Mental Health Coverage

:( I thought by the thread title that the board admin was offering members a new and much needed benefit.
by Ralph
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Are Presidents Constitutionally Exempt From Tax Increases?
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Are Presidents Constitutionally Exempt From Tax Increases?

I just sent the question to my two Tax Law colleagues.

The availability of tax returns to snoopers scares me. What if somebody who doesn't like me sees Tassel and Kimmy listed as dependents? :cry:
by Ralph
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Target Misses the Target-Sells Globe Without Israel On It
Replies: 10
Views: 843

Re: Target Misses the Target-Sells Globe Without Israel On It

My newest novel: "It was a dark and stormy night. Saul Chanukah, fresh from the marathon Dittersdorf Festival at Lincoln Center, shook the rain off him after entering the huge new Manhattan Target superstore. "Excuse me," he asked a passing worker, "where is the tefillin department?" "Da wat?" asked...
by Ralph
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: If you could instantly become an expert in one area...
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: If you could instantly become an expert in one area...

Never forget Harry Truman's definition of an expert: "A man who doesn't want to learn anything new." :D
by Ralph
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Another Israeli Military Technology Breakthrough
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Another Israeli Military Technology Breakthrough

SaulChanukah wrote:This Socks... :wink:
*****

Very good Saul!! :D