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by Teresa B
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Recordings of fortepiano music on original instruments
Replies: 42
Views: 6597

Re: Recordings of fortepiano music on original instruments

I always find this argument of period pianos vs modern pianos to be insoluble, and I would take the Buddhist "middle ground" here and say we are dealing with an issue that has no one-or-the-other answer. personally I don't like the sound of fortepiano. Last summer at the music workshop I attended, t...
by Teresa B
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why do the Weasels, Stoats, Mustelids and Ferrets ...
Replies: 30
Views: 3350

Re: Why do the Weasels, Stoats, Mustelids and Ferrets ...

THEHORN wrote:Ferrets are the cutest little critters ! They're now very popular as pets .
You know, I was just thinking that...and what is so bad about stoats, mustelids and weasels? They're just little mammals out there to make an honest living, and if they like Faure, so be it.
:wink:
Teresa
by Teresa B
Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why do the Weasels, Stoats, Mustelids and Ferrets ...
Replies: 30
Views: 3350

Re: Why do the Weasels, Stoats, Mustelids and Ferrets ...

The Piano Quintets are beautiful.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SERIOUS EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: SERIOUS EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE

Whenever a conservative talks about Obama, it just amazes me how little it relates to anything in the real world. Yeah, and in this case, I worry that dulcinea is projecting her own insecurity about emotional disturbance onto the President. I have been emotionally disturbed since my early teens, so...
by Teresa B
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Evidence Record Warm March was Not from Global Warming
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: New Evidence Record Warm March was Not from Global Warmi

New Evidence Our Record Warm March was Not from Global Warming
OK, so what?
by Teresa B
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Creationism in schools...
Replies: 23
Views: 1791

Re: Creationism in schools...

Your friends and family, and you, are free to believe whatever you like, however untrue it may be. No problem with that. The problem arises when children are taught religious doctrine in state-supported schools under the pretext that it is science. In the U.K., where the Church of England is establ...
by Teresa B
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A New Classical Music Limerick I've Come Up With
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: A New Classical Music Limerick I've Come Up With

:lol: Great limerick! I love them, and I venture my own doggerel here:

We've all heard some Cage in our lives,
and marveled his music survives.
Tho it may sound quite funny,
I'll bet you good money
that Cage is STILL better than Ives!

:mrgreen:
Teresa
by Teresa B
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: SERIOUS EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: SERIOUS EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE

diegobueno wrote:Whenever a conservative talks about Obama, it just amazes me how little it relates to anything in the real world.
Yeah, and in this case, I worry that dulcinea is projecting her own insecurity about emotional disturbance onto the President.
by Teresa B
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Creationism in schools...
Replies: 23
Views: 1791

Re: Creationism in schools...

Thanks for posting, Agnes. (Sigh) Here we go again in Tennessee. I guess Scopes didn't get through to the proponents of this idiocy. The following is an excerpt, and pretty much says it all. Bo Watson, a Republican senator who sponsored the bill, said: ''The idea behind this bill is that students sh...
by Teresa B
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The timing of the health care law
Replies: 74
Views: 6753

Re: The timing of the health care law

nut-job wrote:Pretty depressing article. It seems we have a government where neither party can put the interests of the country ahead of their grasp on power, ideology, or the special-interest groups that bankroll them.
Unfortunately it kinda rings true.
by Teresa B
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The timing of the health care law
Replies: 74
Views: 6753

Re: The timing of the health care law

Here's an interesting article that is critical of both sides and supports a single payer system: America's Superficial Health Care Debate Silences Single-Payer Supporters Monday, 09 April 2012 10:06 By Chris Hedges, Truthdig | News Analysis The debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordab...
by Teresa B
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The timing of the health care law
Replies: 74
Views: 6753

Re: The timing of the health care law

Sorry, but Medicaid will only pay pennies on the dollar. Then no health care system would solve the problem for everyone who "needs" $500k worth of hospital care. We would even exceed our currently exorbitant military budget if we did attempt to provide the latest and greatest in care and technolog...
by Teresa B
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The timing of the health care law
Replies: 74
Views: 6753

Re: The timing of the health care law

If you buy a policy that is cheap because it will cover only things like sore throats, what do you do if you get seriously ill or suffer an accident that results in your needing the expensive technologies? I mean, maybe you wouldn't use the ER for your throat then, but if you have a life-threatenin...
by Teresa B
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Scott Walker signs a series of "War on Women" bills
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Scott Walker signs a series of "War on Women" bills

WHEN are they gonna get this guy recalled????
by Teresa B
Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The timing of the health care law
Replies: 74
Views: 6753

Re: The timing of the health care law

There are no better "medical advancements" in the ER to evaluate and treat somebody's sore throat or bladder infection. These things would be ever so much more logically treated in a non-emergency facility at way less cost. Which is why I mentioned that we need to create a secondary and cheap insur...
by Teresa B
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The timing of the health care law
Replies: 74
Views: 6753

Re: The timing of the health care law

Use of the ER for reasons other than emergencies is a huge part of our health care problem, both in terms of effective health care delivery and expense. This whole "expense" problem you're citing is an illusion. The care being provided by ERs is a product of modern medical advancement and is theref...
by Teresa B
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Where is our friend Chalkie?
Replies: 20
Views: 1207

Re: Where is our friend Chalkie?

Just saw this--please add my Get Well Fast wishes, Chalkie! And if you're in Florida, stop by Tampa and say hello!

Teresa
by Teresa B
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The timing of the health care law
Replies: 74
Views: 6753

Re: The timing of the health care law

If we take it out of our defense budget, I won't mind.[/quote In fact, this is largely what nationalizing health care is about. To bring down the US as military super power and weaken its ability to defend itself and wage war (if necessary). This is a perfect example of something the unwashed masse...
by Teresa B
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: REPUBLICATION OF MY BOOK.
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: REPUBLICATION OF MY BOOK.

Dear Agnes,

This is so wonderful, and certainly well-deserved!!!

:D :D :D CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :D :D :D

Love,
Teresa
by Teresa B
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Maybe Blacks Should Give the Trayvon Martin Story....
Replies: 76
Views: 10758

Re: Maybe Blacks Should Give the Trayvon Martin Story....

I really like the magazine called "The Week" because they give all sides of various debates going on in our country. In other words, they are not biased for or against any particular political party or viewpoint. Here are a few excerpts from the April 6th issue: We don't know yet why Zimmerman pull...
by Teresa B
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The timing of the health care law
Replies: 74
Views: 6753

Re: The timing of the health care law

living_stradivarius wrote:Pay for this so-called insurance through general tax revenue, not through a mandate.
Ah, the single-payer plan! I'm with you, I'm with you.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Maybe Blacks Should Give the Trayvon Martin Story....
Replies: 76
Views: 10758

Re: Maybe Blacks Should Give the Trayvon Martin Story....

I think it's interesting that it's quite predictable as to which white Americans (liberals) will be on the side of defending Trayvon Martin and which ones (conservatives) are criticizing the African Americans who are protesting the situation, while bringing up Zimmerman's possible defenses. (I am NO...
by Teresa B
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGNES!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1326

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGNES!!!

Dear Agnes, Because it's already April 4 in Oz, I am gratified to be the one to start this thread to wish my favorite Australian family member a very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/party/party0049.gif http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/party/party0011.gif http://www.pla...
by Teresa B
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pew Quiz on Religion
Replies: 26
Views: 1338

Re: Pew Quiz on Religion

Withdrawn, in part. I still feel it's not a good comparison as The Origin of the Species has little to no significance for active scientists seeing as it's been supplanted by over 150 years of research. It is primarily read for historical value. It would have been more impressive (READ: embarrassin...
by Teresa B
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: That police videotape
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: That police videotape

Interesting stuff. The plot thickens. Just one point though. This part is wrong: Jean and Rick Petersen were fixated on the position of Zimmerman’s head. “Not only are there no bandages on his supposedly bloodied or broken nose, but he is repeatedly seen with his head lowered,” they wrote with bold...
by Teresa B
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pew Quiz on Religion
Replies: 26
Views: 1338

Re: Pew Quiz on Religion

Withdrawn, in part. I still feel it's not a good comparison as The Origin of the Species has little to no significance for active scientists seeing as it's been supplanted by over 150 years of research. It is primarily read for historical value. It would have been more impressive (READ: embarrassin...
by Teresa B
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Pew Quiz on Religion
Replies: 26
Views: 1338

Re: Pew Quiz on Religion

The bell curve of responses to the quiz suggests that you may be overestimating American knowledge of religion and the Bible, hard as that may be to believe. Sad to say...Just out of curiosity, I wonder if anyone has done a comparison of religiosity (excepting the actual clergy) and scores on this ...
by Teresa B
Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 47 of 53 major cancer science discoveries unreliable
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: 47 of 53 major cancer science discoveries unreliable

Unfortunately it probably is quite plausible. And yes, we can only hope that this apparent trend in basic science might be handled with its complexities in mind, rather than as some sort of anti-science backlash. If, for example, a lack of adequate funding is contributing to the lack of reliability ...
by Teresa B
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power
Replies: 30
Views: 2847

Re: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power

In other words what I'm saying is with different happenstance, I myself could easily be one of the dupes or one of the unwashed. Fair enough. I would even venture to say that every one of us is flat-out unaware of something that would change our opinion of something . To address your point about ha...
by Teresa B
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power
Replies: 30
Views: 2847

Re: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power

Recently rwetmore declared, with no irony, that he considers himself more capable of making scientific judgements than the members of the National Academy of Sciences. Since he considers himself to be on a plane above Nobel Prize winning scientists, and whatnot, it is quite unreasonable for him to ...
by Teresa B
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Joyless And Depressing Musical Downers That You Like
Replies: 51
Views: 5292

Re: Joyless And Depressing Musical Downers That You Like

Brahms Piano Quartet Op 60--I'm currently working on it--WOW, what a fabulous downer!!
:cry: Image :cry:
Teresa
by Teresa B
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power
Replies: 30
Views: 2847

Re: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power

A "genuine personal view" which is essentially contempt for people who think otherwise than you, is in no way redeemed just by virtue of being "genuine." No contempt at all. Surely you have the wit to perceive that. I have the wit to see that some probably don't like the idea of being thought of as...
by Teresa B
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power
Replies: 30
Views: 2847

Re: Obama Assumes Dictatorial Power

Try "most people." As determined as you are in your views, I don't know of anything in your postings that indicates that you are out to insult the rest of us. No, not deliberately - but I do believe most people, especially liberals, are unwashed and really easily taken advantage of. That's just my ...
by Teresa B
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jokes So Awful They Could Provoke You To Murder
Replies: 163
Views: 31499

Re: Jokes So Awful They Could Provoke You To Murder

A piece of rope walks into a bar. The bartender asks him: "Are you a piece of rope?" Rope: "Yeah". Bartender: "We don't serve pieces of rope here." The piece of rope goes into another bar. Bartender: "Are you a piece of rope?" Rope (reluctantly): "Yeah." Bartender: "Get outta here, we don't serve pi...
by Teresa B
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The killing of a boy!
Replies: 46
Views: 2667

Re: The killing of a boy!

This is a horrible incident, and we have a ridiculous "stand your ground" gun law here in Florida that is claimed to be the basis for the lack of arrest of this perpetrator. Apparently before this law was passed under Gov. Jeb Bush, we were supposed to try to avoid a confrontation before shooting. N...
by Teresa B
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act
Replies: 76
Views: 3065

Re: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act

...this only begs the question of what constitutes the sound mind... Well, yes. If for instance a completely raving schizophrenic mother has the compulsion to abort her healthy fetus the week before her due date, it's reasonable for this to be refused. And of course there are other scenarios that c...
by Teresa B
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charlotte & Werner Isler: Celebrating 65 years on March 23rd
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Charlotte & Werner Isler: Celebrating 65 years on March

Have a VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Charlotte and Werner!!!
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Teresa
by Teresa B
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday, Lenny!
Replies: 21
Views: 843

Re: Happy Birthday, Lenny!

Happy Birthday, Lenny!

Teresa
by Teresa B
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act
Replies: 76
Views: 3065

Re: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act

My very personal view is that the decision to abort must be the mother's, if she is of sound mind. Even if some women may use abortion for "convenience", is making all abortion illegal the way to stop that? The very nature of this problem precludes an absolute solution. Teresa I liked everything yo...
by Teresa B
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act
Replies: 76
Views: 3065

Re: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act

The problem you guys are having is that you are trying to find some kind of answer to a question that cannot be answered: What is the dividing line between non-person status and person-hood status when it comes to a developing fetus? There is no answer, because it's a continuum--something everyone s...
by Teresa B
Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act
Replies: 76
Views: 3065

Re: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act

"The law should say that abortion is a matter between a woman and her physician period, and we should entrust to that situation any late-termination scenarios without fretting that amoral doctors and selfish women are going around killing babies." Should we really? Why? It would be comfortable not ...
by Teresa B
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act
Replies: 76
Views: 3065

Re: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act

By way of further light relief, here are some good ol' American chuckleheads with their views. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/womens-reproductive-rights_b_1345214.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009 Excellent article by Soraya Chemaly. I think her comment here is telling: I gestate humans,...
by Teresa B
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act
Replies: 76
Views: 3065

Re: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act

Thanks, jbuck. Perhaps one revulsion trumps another. It may be that I lack insight into the thinking of a woman who will put hard circumstances before the new life. Until I understand that, I have only questions to offer, from a point of view which places a responsibility to the new life above the ...
by Teresa B
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act
Replies: 76
Views: 3065

Re: Rand Paul proposes federal "Life at Conception" Act

The right of a woman not to be pregnant seems to be an absolute to liberals, and I don't know why. Let's assume you are a guy who has, say 4 kids, and you seek a vasectomy. Your urologist, a woman, says "No, because you have no right not to produce more children". Maybe you have a medical issue tha...
by Teresa B
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gender gap
Replies: 15
Views: 1120

Re: Gender gap

I am in no position to make decisions in this matter, John. However, I am amazed by the patience of US citizens who put up with a vicious electioneering process for a year prior to the elections. It generates a lot of discord and hatred and it must be very difficult to swallow. I'm ready to move to...
by Teresa B
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gender gap
Replies: 15
Views: 1120

Re: Gender gap

Well, let us see--the Republicans have managed to blow off women, gays, union members (in both the private and public sectors), secular-minded voters, Hispanics, other immigrant groups, college-educated voters, and much of the scientific community, all in about five months. That is quite a haul--if...
by Teresa B
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Gender gap
Replies: 15
Views: 1120

Re: Gender gap

My own guess (not supported by any actual polling evidence at this point) is that this has cost Romney (assuming that he is actually the nominee), about 4-5% of the women's vote (and probably some men who actually have a sense of decency). Just considering the loss of women's votes, this is equival...
by Teresa B
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right wing racism
Replies: 45
Views: 4376

Re: Right wing racism

Look here. Nothing has been said by the President or anyone in the administration that even approaches the appalling filth that Rush Limbaugh has gratuitously thrown at Sandra Fluke, day after day. Meanwhile, almost no one on the right has had the decency, and the moral courage, to condemn what Lim...
by Teresa B
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bounces Off Me And Sticks on YOU!
Replies: 45
Views: 3894

Re: Bounces Off Me And Sticks on YOU!

Mark Harwood wrote:When I pass through Tampa, I'll try to be extra-nice, just in case.
Well, don't take dulcinea's rather paranoid fixations to be reality! We in Tampa are quite a nice bunch, with rare exceptions. For example, I almost never carry my scalpel outside the office.
:mrgreen:
Teresa