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by Teresa B
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bounces Off Me And Sticks on YOU!
Replies: 45
Views: 3799

Re: Bounces Off Me And Sticks on YOU!

It's a shame that not everyone is as pleasant and friendly as we might wish. Hard to hold Bill Maher or even Rush Limbaugh responsible for that. Also, you're jumping to conclusions to generalize about all so-called "gringos" from one person's attitude. It's important to keep in mind that some retort...
by Teresa B
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grand piano as status symbol or glorified statue
Replies: 18
Views: 1922

Re: Grand piano as status symbol or glorified statue

Thanks for all that interesting and enlightening information, Lance. Ditto! I agree, not all Steinways are equal. I picked mine based on my particular preference for a relatively bright tone with a "medium" action. I also loved my 1934 M, which I had had minimally restored (and could have used more...
by Teresa B
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Grand piano as status symbol or glorified statue
Replies: 18
Views: 1922

Re: Grand piano as status symbol or glorified statue

In all fairness, I do have some doctor, lawyer and professional friends who REGULARLY take care of their pianos. Including ME! :) My pride and joy is my Steinway Model B, which I've had for about 15 years now. As far as the question of investment value--When we bought it, we traded in a Model M I h...
by Teresa B
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: abortion First, abortion Last, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: abortion First, abortion Last, ...

... and abortion everything in between=is that what women's rights is all about today? Whatever happened to preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, receiving equal pay for equal work, and especially eliminating the atrocious abuse that women suffer in many countries, such as the despicable c...
by Teresa B
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right wing racism
Replies: 45
Views: 4235

Re: Right wing racism

I hope she does sue him, if only to keep the incident in the public eye longer.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dollar Bet On Super Tuesday
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Dollar Bet On Super Tuesday

jbuck919 wrote:
Proton wrote:
John F wrote:You'll find people who will bet on anything. As for me, I bet on nothing.
Betting on Romney *is* betting on nothing. :mrgreen:
Suggests a good choice for the Republican theme song (think Porgy and Bess).
:lol:
by Teresa B
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: When you have time..
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: When you have time..

I didn't see a Biblical prediction of Darwinian evolution--?
:twisted:
Teresa
by Teresa B
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: abortion First, abortion Last, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: abortion First, abortion Last, ...

... and abortion everything in between=is that what women's rights is all about today? Whatever happened to preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, receiving equal pay for equal work, and especially eliminating the atrocious abuse that women suffer in many countries, such as the despicable c...
by Teresa B
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right wing racism
Replies: 45
Views: 4235

Re: Right wing racism

"Sincerely"? Bull. He's trying to weasel out of it without really taking anything back, saying in effect that he was only joking and that he believes it would have been OK if he had used other words to call Ms. Fluke a slut and a prostitute. Tell me another. He's an experienced professional broadca...
by Teresa B
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: abortion First, abortion Last, ...
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: abortion First, abortion Last, ...

... and abortion everything in between=is that what women's rights is all about today? Whatever happened to preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, receiving equal pay for equal work, and especially eliminating the atrocious abuse that women suffer in many countries, such as the despicable c...
by Teresa B
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: EUTHANASIA.
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: EUTHANASIA.

As much as this Mobile Euthanasia unit seems a humane and reasonable option, it's never as clear cut an issue as we would wish. It looks as though this service in the Netherlands is pointedly focused on ethics and very scrupulous screening as far as whom they will assist to end his/her life. If the ...
by Teresa B
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right wing racism
Replies: 45
Views: 4235

Re: Right wing racism

For whatever it's worth (not much, I'm sure), I've observed a number of otherwise Republican-leaning people on Facebook denounce Limbaugh as an idiot. Goes to show, not every person who is registered Republican is bad! :wink: Truly, any decent human being would think what Limbaugh has done is insan...
by Teresa B
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right wing racism
Replies: 45
Views: 4235

Re: Right wing racism

david johnson wrote:The dem ideas of recent are much more dangerous than Limbaugh's babbling. I don't know anyone who pays attention to him. Get real, friends.
You evidently don't know any right-wing Republicans.
by Teresa B
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Early diagnosis: not such a good idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: Early diagnosis: not such a good idea?

I am not talking about everyone taking a "nasty" set of drugs so that they don't get Alzheimer's, or even everyone who might have a profile (if such were available) showing that they were likely candidates starting any such treatment. I am talking about early true diagnosis. At present, we do not e...
by Teresa B
Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Right wing racism
Replies: 45
Views: 4235

Re: Right wing racism

Good article. I recall that when I called out Tea Party racism (while qualifying it every which way by saying I didn't believe ALL tea baggers were racists), right-wing folks on this board excoriated me for being the prejudiced one, because how dare I call people racists! No, we don't have pols shou...
by Teresa B
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Early diagnosis: not such a good idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 1128

Re: Early diagnosis: not such a good idea?

As someone in the medical field, my perspective is this: Oversimplification is never especially helpful in making arguments for or against particular medical screenings, etc. I personally researched the benefits of widespread skin cancer screening a few years ago, for instance. It seems easy--a visu...
by Teresa B
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Anti-Science Environmental Wackos
Replies: 25
Views: 2391

Re: The Anti-Science Environmental Wackos

Here is the link to Corey Goodman's memo to Salazar (!) about Jarvis on this matter. I invite any of our members, and in particular Cosima, to go through it point by point for a thorough analysis. As for me, I refuse to obsess on the fact that anyone can make a mistake that is close to an articulat...
by Teresa B
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Crawford of CBS Seems To Exonerate Santorum Theology Remark
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: Crawford of CBS Seems To Exonerate Santorum Theology Rem

I am a bit mystified as to how this nut is getting the ratings he is in the polls. He seems to be anti-so-many-people, there's basically nobody left!
:shock:
Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Crawford of CBS Seems To Exonerate Santorum Theology Remark
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: Crawford of CBS Seems To Exonerate Santorum Theology Rem

living_stradivarius wrote:Keep'em coming, Santorum
Yeah!
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by Teresa B
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 4377

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

Keaggy, please apologize to Teresa B. While we are an open forum, name calling is not a part of our culture on these boards. You know I figured a long time ago that abortion would get me in trouble on this forum. The amoral attitude on this forum regarding this issue has always infuriated me. Over ...
by Teresa B
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 4377

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

The left are still staunch defenders of a form of eugenics today. 9 out of 10 babies with Down Syndrome are killed simply because they have Down Syndrome. We are barbarians. Speak for yourself. This comment is despicable. Eugenics doesn't die easy, does it? What apparently doesn't die easily is the...
by Teresa B
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 4377

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

The left are still staunch defenders of a form of eugenics today. 9 out of 10 babies with Down Syndrome are killed simply because they have Down Syndrome. We are barbarians. Speak for yourself. This comment is despicable. Eugenics doesn't die easy, does it? What apparently doesn't die easily is the...
by Teresa B
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 4377

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

keaggy220 wrote:The left are still staunch defenders of a form of eugenics today. 9 out of 10 babies with Down Syndrome are killed simply because they have Down Syndrome. We are barbarians.
Speak for yourself. This comment is despicable.
by Teresa B
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Rick Santorum Quote
Replies: 22
Views: 2695

Re: Rick Santorum Quote

“I’m not about equality of result when it comes to income inequality. There is income inequality in America. There always has been and, hopefully, and I do say that, there always will be.” Well that puts a smile on my face... Finally some straight talk from a conservative. To the extent that the un...
by Teresa B
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 4377

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

Thank you, Teresa. It is dismaying to think that even mandatory sterilization was once considered a respectable opinion held by people we associate with progress. But then, many of these people also took for granted that women's place was in the home and that homosexuality was a serious illness. Al...
by Teresa B
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet
Replies: 38
Views: 4377

Re: Eugenics: the skeleton in the left's closet

It's always good to remember what the misuse/abuse of a scientific theory can wreak--although there is no one, even on the most radical "left", that would condone eugenics today. (In fact my late friend S.J. Gould wrote a book on it, and he was about as left-leaning as anyone, barring communists.) W...
by Teresa B
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy

keaggy220 wrote:I'm sure you wish conservatives would stop defending liberty.
Can't take a hint, can you?
:lol:
Teresa
by Teresa B
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy

Having rules of the game is not "taking away freedoms". Can't you conservatives ever come up with something other than the same old tired cliches?
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Teresa
by Teresa B
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy

I'm not so sure "freedom of speech" as defined by the Founding Fathers meant "whoever has the most money has the most freedom". I surmise they didn't consider the concept of one person/corporation being THE ONE entity who actually is able to get its candidate elected solely due to its overwhelming w...
by Teresa B
Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Why Super PACs Are Good for Democracy

Yeah, right. Tell me another. If you want to make campaigns more fair, limit campaign spending to equal amounts for all candidates, don't hand over politics to those who can spend the most on the candidates who will promote their own selfish interests. Exactly. Even if we know that some fat cat nam...
by Teresa B
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GOPers oppose renewal of Violence Against Women Act
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: GOPers oppose renewal of Violence Against Women Act

Recalcitrant Republicans should be made to explain to voters why they refuse to get behind the federal fight against domestic violence and sexual assaults." Perhaps one of our compassionate conservatives can explain their reasoning behind this continuing negativity on anything and everything. :roll...
by Teresa B
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

keaggy220 wrote:It really doesn't matter to me if it's better for women or not...
Spoken like a true Romney acolyte.

Teresa
by Teresa B
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

Fine. You don't have to give up your liberties to allow women simple insurance coverage to prevent having to bear many more children than they can physically or financially manage. Since 98% of Catholics have admitted to using birth control anyway, it's a false moral stance that must at all costs b...
by Teresa B
Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

Fine. You don't have to give up your liberties to allow women simple insurance coverage to prevent having to bear many more children than they can physically or financially manage. Since 98% of Catholics have admitted to using birth control anyway, it's a false moral stance that must at all costs be...
by Teresa B
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

Rule Shift on Birth Control Is Concession to Obama Allies I had predicted earlier in this thread Obama would probably have to compromise--too bad a candidate like Santorum can score points with this issue--Obama should have trusted his instincts for an initial compromise plan :( "It's not about con...
by Teresa B
Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

lennygoran wrote:
Teresa B wrote:Obama's almost certain victory in the fall.

Teresa
I'm an Obama supporter but why so much confidence here :o --I myself am hopeful but worried. Regards, Len
Hey, I'm counting on the Republican candidates to out-absurd each other til they all self-destruct!
:lol:
Teresa
by Teresa B
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

Rule Shift on Birth Control Is Concession to Obama Allies I had predicted earlier in this thread Obama would probably have to compromise--too bad a candidate like Santorum can score points with this issue--Obama should have trusted his instincts for an initial compromise plan :( "It's not about con...
by Teresa B
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to CMG's elder stateman
Replies: 22
Views: 4200

Re: A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to CMG's elder stateman

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Werner!!!
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Teresa
by Teresa B
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

Oh, I get it. Whatever Christians believe about morality, they would of course believe it's based on divine law. But some churches have altered their interpretations of divine law based on new knowledge and the advancements that have occurred through the millennia. We now believe slavery is morally...
by Teresa B
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

Rob, I think some compromise will be found, which is fine as long as the employees who need birth control are able to get it at the same cost , and thus are not discriminated against as non-Catholics or Catholics who desire birth control (98% of them, apparently). I just find the whole thing repugn...
by Teresa B
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

Rob, I think some compromise will be found, which is fine as long as the employees who need birth control are able to get it at the same cost , and thus are not discriminated against as non-Catholics or Catholics who desire birth control (98% of them, apparently). I just find the whole thing repugna...
by Teresa B
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

But Republicans like Mr. Romney are framing the issue more broadly in an effort to use it during the presidential campaign. Their accusation is that Mr. Obama is waging a war on religious freedoms. They argue that the president’s decision on contraception can be seen as an expansion of efforts to e...
by Teresa B
Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face
Replies: 95
Views: 6155

Re: A Democratic Party Constituency Punched In The Face

This whole issue of the Catholic Church not wanting to allow even its non -Catholic employees to have insurance coverage for birth control pills is just Theater of the Absurd. And with 98% of Catholics apparently being OK with birth control, what possible reason could there be for this stupid, point...
by Teresa B
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Dickens 200th Birthday Quiz...............
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Charles Dickens 200th Birthday Quiz...............

All the songs in the movie "Oliver"!
:mrgreen:
Teresa
by Teresa B
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Should Sugar Be Regulated?
Replies: 49
Views: 3538

Re: Should Sugar Be Regulated?

Hmm, interesting research, Len! I am ensconced in central Florida, probably at the upper edge of--er, slithering range. As for the orange crop, I'm not sure exactly how it's doing this year--the previous year or two had some very cold snaps (below freezing) which can take a toll on the whole crop fo...
by Teresa B
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Should Sugar Be Regulated?
Replies: 49
Views: 3538

Re: Should Sugar Be Regulated?

more cold winters down there in Florida--that could get the job done! Regards, Len :) I'd be OK with that. Wow this surprises me! Regards, Len :shock: Well, when we native Floridians say we want cold winters, I suppose we mean "cold enough to be bad for pythons, warm enough not to kill the orange a...
by Teresa B
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Should Sugar Be Regulated?
Replies: 49
Views: 3538

Re: Should Sugar Be Regulated?

Well, they're trying! These huge things have managed to reduce the mammal population by something like 95% in the Everglades. (As a mammal, I admit I'm glad I don't live there!) Teresa You Floridians need more cold winters down there in Florida--that could get the job done! Regards, Len :) I'd be O...
by Teresa B
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Werner Isler On Youtube
Replies: 11
Views: 1038

Re: Werner Isler On Youtube

Thanks for posting this, Don! I am the proud owner of Werner's CD and one of yours too!

You both sound wonderful. And Werner, as a fellow amateur pianist, I bow to you!

Teresa
by Teresa B
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Should Sugar Be Regulated?
Replies: 49
Views: 3538

Re: Should Sugar Be Regulated?

huge swaths of the Everglades have already been destroyed by the huge sugar industry here. Are they at least getting rid of any of those giant Burmese pythons! Regards, Len :) Well, they're trying! These huge things have managed to reduce the mammal population by something like 95% in the Everglade...
by Teresa B
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Should Sugar Be Regulated?
Replies: 49
Views: 3538

Re: Should Sugar Be Regulated?

There's something wrong here. According to what I'm reading, the U.S. imposed import tariffs on sugar as early as 1816 and import controls in 1934, for the purpose of keeping the price of domestically produced sugar high . Surely we don't want to make sugar even cheaper! http://www.fff.org/freedom/...