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by maestrob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 261
Views: 15115

Re: TrumpReich in action

The beat goes on.

Never forget who these guys are. :twisted:

It would not be in our national interest to do so.
by maestrob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hong Kong Cracks Down on a Pro-Democracy Newspaper
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Hong Kong Cracks Down on a Pro-Democracy Newspaper

Police arrested the top editors of Apple Daily, froze its assets and raided its newsroom, in a sharp escalation of the government’s campaign against dissent. By Austin Ramzy and Tiffany May Published June 16, 2021 Updated June 17, 2021, 8:57 a.m. ET HONG KONG — When the Hong Kong police last year a...
by maestrob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Go Jeff Sites Go
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Go Jeff Sites Go

hear hear. Jordan strikes me as the worst sort of politician. No convictions (yet!), no spine. Yes. He's typical, unfortunately. Death threats have a way of intimidating anyone who might speak out. For the sake of democracy in our country, let's hope that Merrick Garland can follow through with his...
by maestrob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Tigray
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Tigray

There is much evil in the world, and there are too many now who say "Why me?" when they are asked to do something about it.

God help them.
by maestrob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Manchin presents his wish list for a voting rights and ethics bill.
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Manchin presents his wish list for a voting rights and ethics bill.

By Jonathan Weisman June 16, 2021 Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, showing some flexibility on major voting rights legislation, indicated on Wednesday that he opposed the blanket prohibition on all voter identification laws in the Senate Democrats’ current version and would not support publ...
by maestrob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss

Thanks Brian. That was so scandalous - and then Obama started appointing these Wall Street failures to lucrative government posts. So they in fact got rewarded. So I noticed, along with the many other plutocrats who are profiting mightily from the $150 billion that our Fed is creating every month t...
by maestrob
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kamala Harris is Waiting for Godot!!
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Kamala Harris is Waiting for Godot!!

I just ordered a pint of those very same cherries from Amazon Fresh.

Maybe there's hope for that orchard after all these years? :roll:
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Race inside the SBC
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Race inside the SBC

Southern Baptists Narrowly Head Off Ultraconservative Takeover Ed Litton, a moderate pastor from Alabama, won a high-stakes presidential election with the potential to reshape the future of the country’s largest Protestant denomination. https://static01.nyt.com/images/2021/06/15/multimedia/15baptis...
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Kubelik Mercury and Decca Recordings
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: The Kubelik Mercury and Decca Recordings

Wow!

Many thanks, Barney, for such complete and in-depth information. I'm heading to the website right now!
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Army now acknowledges the brother of Michael Flynn was a part of Army response to Capitol riot
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Army now acknowledges the brother of Michael Flynn was a part of Army response to Capitol riot

lennygoran wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:04 am
Army now acknowledges the brother of Michael Flynn was a part of Army response to Capitol riot

Seems a lot of lying is going on. Lock them up! Regards, Len

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/21/politics ... index.html
Damn right!
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Jordan Peterson in long-form interview with Bari Weiss

Typical of the right - you'll gobble up the profits and expect someone else to carry your losses. Inside every far-right capitalist lurks a socialist when it comes to paying for themselves. A regular trend of the rich plutocrats through the 21st century - not surprising to see you leap on the bandw...
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Early reports from the Summit
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Early reports from the Summit

:roll: :wink:
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kamala Harris is Waiting for Godot!!
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Kamala Harris is Waiting for Godot!!

Always glad you're having a good time while the world burns.

Any vague resemblance to Nero's fiddling must be purely coincidental. :mrgreen:
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: TrumpReich in action
Replies: 261
Views: 15115

Re: TrumpReich in action

OMG! :shock: The poison has really infiltrated the ranks, hasn't it? Those marshals that took the three witnesses out of the courtroom, and the one who refused to state her vaccine status, should all be terminated immediately, with prejudice. They have no business ever being in a courtroom again. Ev...
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: YouTube sends Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) to Covid timeout over hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: YouTube sends Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) to Covid timeout over hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin

He should be expelled from the Senate, and possible criminal charges investigated ? Is spreading false claims about a National pandemic virus treason/sedition ? An intentional malevolent action ? If not, what would be ? But then, maybe he could mount some sort of mental defense. Really?? You have t...
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg is on track to be indicted this summer
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg is on track to be indicted this summer

jserraglio wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:09 pm
NEW YORK TIMES Trump Executive Could Face Charges as Soon as This Summer https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/15/nyre ... ation.html

The pressure campaign continues.

This is how they got another gangster, Al Capone, right? :wink:
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 1444
Views: 981688

Re: What I listened to today

Albert Roussel’s very attractive 16-minute Piano Concerto, Op.36 ( 1927 ), written just 10 years before this death,Alain Raes, pianist, with Orchestre de Douai-Region Hauts -de-France under Jean-Jacques Kantorow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utr6VL-kRcY I have a Brilliant Classics 2-cd set of hi...
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Kubelik Mercury and Decca Recordings
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: The Kubelik Mercury and Decca Recordings

That's truly a magnificent addition to the catalogue. Many thanks, Charmnewton, for the alert! 😉

Mind posting a source for this? Can't seem to find it here on Amazon or Presto.
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dennis Brain 11-CD "complete" issue on Warner
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Dennis Brain 11-CD "complete" issue on Warner

I think I will have to invest in this, Lance. Thanks for the heads-up. Ditto. In fact, I think all I have on my shelves is the Mozart Concerti, so it's definitely time for this new box. Thanks Lance. You always keep us well-informed. For our readers, here are the contents: https://images-na.ssl-ima...
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Sergei Lyapunov's Transcendental Etudes
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Sergei Lyapunov's Transcendental Etudes

It is always interesting to hear recordings of the same repertoire by the same artist recorded years a part. I've done this with Kenter's recordings, the 1949 EMI recordings which now appear on Appian [5620], also same on Pearl [0154], and his last traversal on Vox, which came out on CD on Carlton ...
by maestrob
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Amazon Makes HD Listening Free for All
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Amazon Makes HD Listening Free for All

As of this morning, Amazon is making its HD streaming service free for all Prime members as a perk, while offering more than 7 million songs in what it's calling Ultra HD, or better than CD sound. Those who already subscribe will no longer be charged extra. Good hunting! Just in case you haven't see...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Emails show how DOJ rebuffed Trump’s Chief of Staff’s efforts to overturn the election, labeling them ‘pure insanity’
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Emails show how DOJ rebuffed Trump’s Chief of Staff’s efforts to overturn the election, labeling them ‘pure insanity

Rach3 wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:01 pm
Recalls Hitler’s efforts to be installed as Chancellor , then President as well.


I wonder where the former guy got all his ideas from? A certain book that he kept by his bedside, maybe? :evil:
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My New CD Ripping Software
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: My New CD Ripping Software

Thanks for your observations, Holden!

It may interest you to know that dbPowerAmp now accesses five data sources rather than just three. Haven't yet found a single disc out of 50 from the 1980's & '90's that it couldn't find tags for. A few had no picture of the cover, but that's no big deal for me.
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Safe Reopening of Blue Vaccinated America
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: The Safe Reopening of Blue Vaccinated America

‘A Momentous Day’: New York Lifts Most Virus Restrictions Officials made the move after more than 70 percent of adults in the state had received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. By Luis Ferré-Sadurní June 15, 2021 Updated 2:10 p.m. ET Restaurants will no longer be forced to space tables six...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pianist Denis Kozhukhin's Brahms
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin's Brahms

Pianist Denis Kozhukin is an artist totally new to me. As I listen to his 2017 Brahms CD on Spotify, which includes the Ballades and fantasies, I'm really taken with his sense of flow, dynamics and many colors. Is anyone else here following him? Here's his latest Weber CD, now accessible on Amazon; ...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My New CD Ripping Software
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: My New CD Ripping Software

Thanks, Mike! :D Your suggestions are really helpful. One thing, though. I'm using .wav files because I listen to many CDs, like opera, or Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony, Stravinsky's Firebird etc. that have continuous music, and having a gap inserted during a track change drives me nuts. It's ju...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Health Benefits of Coffee
Replies: 0
Views: 43

The Health Benefits of Coffee

Drinking coffee has been linked to a reduced risk of all kinds of ailments, including Parkinson’s disease, melanoma, prostate cancer, even suicide. By Jane E. Brody June 14, 2021 Americans sure love their coffee. Even last spring when the pandemic shut down New York, nearly every neighborhood shop ...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Bye-bye, Bibi. Netanyahu may be unceremoniously ousted as opponents agree to new coalition
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Bye-bye, Bibi. Netanyahu may be unceremoniously ousted as opponents agree to new coalition

Israel’s Coalition of Patriotic Traitors June 14, 2021 By Bret Stephens Opinion Columnist Israel’s new government must be a puzzle for anyone who thinks of the Jewish state as a racist, fascistic, apartheid enterprise. Issawi Frej is Arab and Muslim and used to work for the Peace Now movement. Now ...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Amazon Nobody Sees
Replies: 0
Views: 25

The Amazon Nobody Sees

This in-depth article about Amazon's only warehouse in New York City (too long to post here), located on Staten Island, is a must-read for those interested in how our economy had to transform itself during the pandemic, and how much that cost our service workers. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Customer Fatally Shoots Cashier in Argument Over Mask at Georgia Supermarket
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Customer Fatally Shoots Cashier in Argument Over Mask at Georgia Supermarket

Trump and Carlson should be named as accomplices in such crimes ? And many more that have led to the 600,000 deaths from the virus, not to mention the many thousands whose lives have suffered from the lack of medical care due to hospital closures in red states and those who will be made homeless af...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: My New CD Ripping Software
Replies: 4
Views: 57

My New CD Ripping Software

Just yesterday I resolved to begin the gargantuan task of ripping my CD collection to, not only my cloud account, but to a set of solid-state external hard drives as well. After doing much research, I found on Amazon many such compact drives that hold 2 terabytes of data for about $200 each, some gu...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What pieces bring you to tears?
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: What pieces bring you to tears?

While we're discussing Aaron Copland, included in the Copland Celebration series released by Sony is, interestingly enough, not Copland's recording of A Lincoln Portrait, but the one with Andre Kostelanetz conducting the New York Philharmonic, its first appearance on record. This was among the first...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Safe Reopening of Blue Vaccinated America
Replies: 1
Views: 36

The Safe Reopening of Blue Vaccinated America

California reopened its economy on Tuesday with a mix of joy, worry and anger. California lifted most of its Covid-19 restrictions and officially reopened on Tuesday, marking the moment with state-subsidized vacation giveaways and $15 million in vaccine lottery prizes as it emerged from the pandemi...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Customer Fatally Shoots Cashier in Argument Over Mask at Georgia Supermarket
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Customer Fatally Shoots Cashier in Argument Over Mask at Georgia Supermarket

Iowa Man Is Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison After Mask Fight A 42-year-old Des Moines man was convicted of assault over a fight with a man who confronted him over the way he was wearing a mask. By Isabella Grullón Paz June 14, 2021 An Iowa man convicted of assaulting and spitting on another man in ...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Customer Fatally Shoots Cashier in Argument Over Mask at Georgia Supermarket
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Customer Fatally Shoots Cashier in Argument Over Mask at Georgia Supermarket

A suspect and a deputy sheriff working off duty were wounded as they exchanged gunfire in a suburb of Atlanta, the authorities said. By Azi Paybarah June 14, 2021 A customer who argued about wearing a face mask at a Georgia supermarket shot and killed a cashier on Monday and wounded a deputy sherif...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Race inside the SBC
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Race inside the SBC

I found this fascinating and illuminating. So did I, Barney, thank-you! "Just as a dog returns to its vomit..." How appropriate. No wonder church attendance in America is dropping precipitously. We are now down to less than 50%. We used to be unified around going to church on Sundays. For example, ...
by maestrob
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Perils of Politicizing Science
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: The Perils of Politicizing Science

Well, well. :mrgreen:
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress
Replies: 11
Views: 112

Re: Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Focused on Democrats in Congress

Justice Dept. Official to Step Down Amid Uproar Over Leaks Inquiry John Demers, a Trump appointee who remained in the department, would typically have been briefed on investigations like those involving the secret collection of journalists’ phone records. By Katie Benner June 14, 2021 Updated 2:52 ...
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: McConnell suggests he would block a Biden nominee for the Supreme Court in 2024.
Replies: 1
Views: 34

McConnell suggests he would block a Biden nominee for the Supreme Court in 2024.

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and minority leader, threatened on Monday to block any Supreme Court nominee put forward by President Biden in 2024 if Republicans regain control of the Senate next year. “I think in the middle of a presidential election, if you have a Senate of the o...
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4362
Views: 1601618

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/61BLxrB-o4L._AC_UY327_FMwebp_QL65_.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71i22u79bmL._SX425_.jpg This extraordinary CD of mostly twentieth century songs by Black composers by baritone Will Liverman has to be heard. Liverman's wonderfully expressive...
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Today's Le carnaval de Venise André Campra.
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Today's Le carnaval de Venise André Campra.

This looks interesting, Len, thanks. I'll find the time to see it soon. My opera day is Tuesdays, so let's see.
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump agrees to dog-sit for Biden during the G-7 if only he could stay over in the White House
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Trump agrees to dog-sit for Biden during the G-7 if only he could stay over in the White House

Hunger far attention can cause odd reactions to the reality of a situation indeed.

My cat has better manners! :roll:
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Perils of Politicizing Science
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: The Perils of Politicizing Science

jserraglio wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:12 am
maestrob wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:12 am
So far, as usual, no answer.
One must make allowances, finding and transcribing only the Right talking points is not for the faint of heart.
Or, for that matter, for anyone WITH a heart. :wink:
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor
Replies: 0
Views: 33

What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor

June 13, 2021 By Ezra Klein Opinion Columnist I’m not going to pretend that I know how to interpret the jobs and inflation data of the past few months. My view is that this is still an economy warped by the pandemic, and that the dynamics are so strange and so unstable that it will be some time befo...
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4362
Views: 1601618

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71CfhHFc3AL._AC_UY327_FMwebp_QL65_.jpg This delightful 2020 CD features a collection of early 19th century rarely-recorded virtuoso sonatas composed within a few years of each other by Clementi, Dussek, Hummel and Wolfl, played to exquisite perfection by Jean-Eff...
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The Perils of Politicizing Science
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: The Perils of Politicizing Science

So far, as usual, no answer.
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Demonizing Critical Race Theory
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Demonizing Critical Race Theory

Mark, thanks for posting Charles Blow's column here. My internet went down before I could do so yesterday.

Very glad you're here in the Pub.
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Meager Rewards for Workers, Exceptionally Rich Pay for C.E.O.s
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Meager Rewards for Workers, Exceptionally Rich Pay for C.E.O.s

Brian, you are usually more optimistic than I am, and we need optimists. I read a large amount about China, from as many angles as I can, including left-wing supporters of China in Australia who often seem more motivated by hate of the US. In Xi's early years, the signs looked good, but now the CCP...
by maestrob
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Navigating the Culture Wars: Douglas Murray, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Navigating the Culture Wars: Douglas Murray, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The oxygen level remains rather low up there.

Could that lead to philosophical and other counter-factual mental confusions and misunderstandings? :wink: