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|Aug-15-12|| ||rannewman: Jim, I don't think it's very fair of you to keep arguing with him, when by now most users can't read his responses :O|
|Aug-15-12|| ||drik: <Jim Bartle: Once again, your highly vulgar insult of drik was deleted, and I've asked the administrators to delete it from the Wesley So page now as well, via the chessgames support forum.>|
Jim I'm grateful for your intervention, as I'm sure it was intended in the right spirit. However, posts like that demonstrate the posters true nature ... & are worth keeping because they are a greater embarrassment to the poster, than they are to me!
|Aug-15-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Good point, ran, I was coming to the same conclusion. My hope is that all of it gets deleted from this page. |
And I agree, let's drop the big one, there'll be no one left to blame us.
|Aug-15-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Klaatu, "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft":
|Aug-15-12|| ||HeMateMe: In the late 70s, it was rumoured that Klaatu was actually a secret Beatles reunion band:|
|Aug-15-12|| ||Shams: <Wayne>,<HMM> Thanks it's been ~20 years since I've heard that song. I read the book it was based on as a kid. Dad worked for this group, and had the bookcase to prove it: http://www.mufon.com/|
|Aug-16-12|| ||Shams: Slate is featuring an informative series on prog-rock. Check the embedded sidebar near the top of the article for further entries. |
<But if ever a form of popular music dropped dead suddenly, it was prog. Progressive rock essentially disappeared, and has remained in obscurity for 35 years, ridiculed by rock snobs, ignored by fans, its most famous artists—Yes, King Crimson, ELP, Jethro Tull—catchphrases for pretentious excess. >
|Aug-16-12|| ||SatelliteDan: Anyone here a ICC member?|
|Aug-16-12|| ||HeMateMe: Olympic trampoline performance:
This isn't your back yard Brady Bunch trampoline, no siree.
|Aug-16-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: You're welcome, Shams.|
|Aug-16-12|| ||harrylime: <Jim Bartle> I know plenty cafe chat has gone on into the cafe night since you post regarding 'God Save the Queen' lol |
But I feel i must comment..
As an anthem it's a total dirge.
England's anthem should be ,amongst others, 'Land of Hope and Glory'..
Scotland and Wales also have 'cool' anthems.
'God Save the Queen' is unlistenable to my ears, and I'm as English and patriotic as you can get!
Yeah bang on re the Olympic marathon too.. Why did'nt they finish it in the stadium?
|Aug-16-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Well, it's a matter of taste concerning the anthems. I like the fact that everyone sings.|
I assume that in the US the same melody is "My Country 'Tis of Thee," and all schoolchildren learn it when they're young.
|Aug-16-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Tom Waits, "Please Call Me, Baby":
|Aug-16-12|| ||diceman: <HeMateMe: Olympic trampoline performance:>|
I hear she has a part in BIG 2 with Tom Hanks?
|Aug-16-12|| ||harrylime: <Jim>
Most folk I know think GSTQ is a dirge.
But it was GB and there is no other 'anthem' really ...
|Aug-16-12|| ||cormier: <The UN has issued a damning 102-page report saying that Syrian government forces and Shabiha fighters have carried out numerous war crimes in the country including murder, torture and the massacre of 100 civilians, almost half of them children, near the town of Houla in May.
<The UN's independent international commission of inquiry said the violations were the result of "state policy". It claimed president Bashar al-Assad's "security forces and government" at the highest levels were involved in "gross violation of international human rights".|
<The violations included "unlawful killing, indiscriminate attacks against civilian populations and acts of sexual violence," it said. The report painted a bleak picture of events on the ground in Syria, noting the situation inside the country has "deteriorated significantly" since February.>
<The commission, led by investigator Paulo Pinheiro, also reported that Syria's rebels were guilty of violations including murder, torture and extra-judicial killings. But it said abuses by anti-government groups were not "of the same gravity, frequency and scale" as those committed by Syrian regime forces and allied Shabiha militia.>>>
|Aug-16-12|| ||rannewman: A question: what right does the commission have to judge the action of the rebels? I am not trying to say that they are incorrect, it's just that I am not sure the UN can make any move against it so the criticsm looks out of place.
As far as I understand, while the UN have the power to act against the syrian govermant (sooner the better), shouldn't any unlawful actions of citizens within the country, be the responsbilty of the govermant?|
|Aug-16-12|| ||HeMateMe: After the holocaust of WWII, the larger powers started to take on the responsibility of stopping an oppressor from murdering the peoples within their control.|
The UN stepped in to stop Slobodon Milosevic from killing even more people, in balkans fighting.
This was done in Libya, because Khadaffi had already demonstrated that he is a militant fool, and he was slaughtering people demonstrating for a change.
The Assad family has long run Syria, with a harsh hand. And, they have been warmongers in the middle east. If the Assad government starts to send tanks to crush dissenters in Syria, then this is another instance where responsible parties say "enough is enough".
|Aug-16-12|| ||harrylime: All Saints 'Black Coffee' (Lyrics)
|Aug-16-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Sting, "Englishman In New York":
|Aug-16-12|| ||Xeroxx: A serious man- http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...|
|Aug-16-12|| ||harrylime: Start me up ' Dartford Quintet'
|Aug-16-12|| ||harrylime: 'Steve McQueen' Eytan Mirsky
|Aug-16-12|| ||drik: <HeMateMe: After the holocaust of WWII, the larger powers started to take on the responsibility of stopping an oppressor from murdering the peoples within their control.
The UN stepped in to stop Slobodon Milosevic from killing even more people, in balkans fighting.>|
EVEN more ...? After tens of thousands massacred? With that example we'll be waiting for years before they intervene in Syria.
They proved so useful in Srebenica - disarming the local population & then standing by whilst the Serbs raped & massacred them.
Do you remember Rwanda? Hundreds of thousands massacred by machete & Belgian officials still refusing to use the word GENOCIDE - because it might force their hand. Let's face it - to them it is only a genocide if the 'right people' are killed. Blacks, Bosnians or Arabs do not seem to qualify.
|Aug-16-12|| ||Wayne Proudlove: Big Black, "Kerosene":
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