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How To Use BellGab / Re: Account deletion
May 04, 2017, 07:19:32 AM
I didn't expect this post to stimulate so much discussion. I'm glad it did, if course.

When I see something like this, I generally assume that there is some very good reason behind it that I'm not bright enough to see. I just wanted a little help, that's all.
How To Use BellGab / Re: Account deletion
May 03, 2017, 11:39:05 PM
Quote from: 21st Century Man on May 03, 2017, 11:25:35 PM
He posts under this variation of his name.


Oh, I see. I should have figured that out.
How To Use BellGab / Re: Account deletion
May 03, 2017, 11:23:56 PM
Speaking of MV, where is he? I never see his posts  anymore.
How To Use BellGab / Re: Account deletion
May 03, 2017, 11:15:32 PM
As I said, the people who run the forum get to do it as they see fit.
How To Use BellGab / Re: Account deletion
May 03, 2017, 10:46:06 PM
This means if somebody dies, people cleaning up their affairs can't delete the account even with the password. Far be it from me to tell them how to run the forum, but I wonder if this was well thought out.
How To Use BellGab / Account deletion
May 03, 2017, 10:34:15 PM
I noticed that deleting accounts is not possible. A ny special reason for that?
Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
May 03, 2017, 10:00:20 PM
Quote from: Juan on May 03, 2017, 03:35:06 PM
I see that animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is a Le Pen supporter.

Not at all surprised.
Random Topics / Re: Which books kicked your butt?
May 03, 2017, 09:44:03 PM
Just to be clear--I probably would not have made it through Ulysses had it not been assigned for a college course.
Theres  difference between  adopting funny voices to ridicule people and doing it as a phony attempt to appeal to a group, which is what Hillary and Obama were doing. I'm not saying one is any better than the other, just apples and oranges.

Quote from: Zetaspeak on May 03, 2017, 12:26:26 AM
Does anybody know what this guy expertise is in. Not counting the taste of Trumps nuts.

Man this guy not even trying to hide the knee pads.

Twitter bio says investigative reporting, for several networks, and he's already referenced that. So journalism, I guess.
Quote from: GravitySucks on May 03, 2017, 12:17:56 AM
Valerie Jarret living in the White House was strange enough. Now she has moved into his personal residence.

I don't think she is his mistress, but it strikes me as bizarre.

I had heard that Valerie Jarrett moved in with the Obamas. I don't know if Michelle's mother is still living with them too.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on May 03, 2017, 12:03:21 AM
So, there's really no difference between you and today's Democrat then.  :D

Principle over party. Draw your own conclusions.

Trump supporters have an unenviable job this week. They have to defend his ignorance over the Civil War, then his ambiguous remarks about Kim Jong Un and his desire to have Pres. Duterte visit the White House. But these posts belong in the Trump thread, so I won't post any more about it here.
Quote from: zeebo on May 02, 2017, 11:56:19 PM
lol this is hilarious, especially his goofy voices.  It's like hearing an over-caffeinated neighbor scream at msnbc.  I wouldn't be surprised if he gets 'accidentally' bumped.

The goofy voices are pretty much standard in conservative talk radio world. Limbaugh does the lisp, Savage does the bleat, Levin does the pant. Come to think of it, they sound like a bunch of demented high school boys.
I think that business of Obama surveilling the Trump camp  has been proven to be groundless.

He also seems to think that Michael Flynn operated in a vacuum.

As a disclaimer, I will say for those who don't already know--I'm a Never-Trump Republican.
Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Knapp
May 01, 2017, 02:55:36 PM
Quote from: zeebo on May 01, 2017, 03:00:06 AM
Not sure if you're aware but same author wrote Into Thin Air about ill-fated events on Everest, and was quite good.

Yes, Into Thin Air was also good. I want to read Missoula for obvious reasons, too.
With the exception of tomorrow nights first hour, when they're supposed to talk about North Korea, I'm taking a break from Coast to Coast this week. Staying up until 1 or 2 isn't helpful, even when I'm not working. I need to get up somewhat early on Wed. and Thur. anyway.

Glynis McCants is one of my least favorites, so I won't feel deprived.
Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Knapp
May 01, 2017, 02:27:52 AM
Quote from: GravitySucks on May 01, 2017, 02:20:40 AM
That article had it. I think it was like 6 months but he got credit for time served before trial. $1500 restitution, court ordered mental health counseling and 3 years probation. Once the trial was ove I think he only had to serve a week or so.

I'm wondering about the brother who ended up paying for his car.

Chris McCand less, the Into the Wild guy, was mentally ill. I read the book and saw the movie and have also known guys like McCandless. His biggest problem, as I recall, besides starvation, was that he couldn't walk back out because a stream  that was easily cross able when he went in had become a raging river from snowmelt in the meantime.
Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Knapp
May 01, 2017, 02:20:48 AM
Finkel says Knight spent hours casing cabins to steal from, yet moments earlier he said that he stayed in his own dwelling nearly all the time and thats why animals didn't get into his food.

I also wonder if his family reported him missing, or if they  knew where he was.
Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Knapp
April 30, 2017, 11:52:10 PM
Quote from: ShayP on April 30, 2017, 11:45:05 PM
+1  :)

Every time I see the screen name I think of a gift shop we used to frequent by the same name.  ;D  Ahhhhh...memories.
It is from a Jack Lemmon movie--Under the Yum Yum Tree. My profile picture used to be of him, but something happened to it, and I haven't gotten around to replacing it.
Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Knapp
April 30, 2017, 11:42:02 PM
"I never felt like a Taurus. Scorpio fit me perfectly." Alrighty then.
Random Topics / Great shows you've seen
April 30, 2017, 11:23:15 PM
I think this might have been on Free Republic (before Free Republic became so depraved  I wouldn't go on it) but somebody started a thread on the most enjoyable concerts you've ever seen. I've seen everybody from Springsteen and the Rolling Stones to Holly Near and Long John Baldry and find that some of my happiest memories are of great concerts. So let's revive this thread. Also so.e of the .ost interesting game back stories concerning the people you went with, etc. The other night I was thinking about the Bluegrass breakfast festival at the Harry Adams fieldhouse in Missoula in 1975. The headliners were Doug Kershaw, Vassar Clements and some others. Years later I realized that the couple who invited me were probably trying g to discreetly fix me up with another friend they invited. Welk, that didn't take--this guy ignored me, but it was,a great show. It was a nice evening. Jeannie and Roger--you were great friends and I think of you often, wherever you are.
Radio and Podcasts / Re: Dave Schrader
April 30, 2017, 10:59:27 PM
Didn't know about Lindbergh WWII efforts--that's good to know.

The rickets business bothered me too. I think pretty much everybody knows it's a vitamin deficiency. It's unlikely that the child of a comfortable family in the 1930s would have something like that, unless he was deliberately starved or neglected, and there's no reason to think that he was.
Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
April 30, 2017, 05:00:11 PM
Quote from: mikuthing01🇯🇵🗾🗼🎋🌸🐙🐲🐼 on April 30, 2017, 10:36:03 AM



"Blurring the lines of satire and seriousness is our greatest weapon against leftists"

My sides are in orbit I cant wait till they find out the peace symbol is now a transphobic gang sign topkek!

I hate what this country has become.  And words can't describe how I feel about what the Republican party has become. At least, according to the actuarial tables, I'm scheduled to be dead in 19 years. Millenials and whatever the generation that comes after them is called will have to deal with this shit.

Quote from: GravitySucks on April 29, 2017, 01:26:21 PM
I have hated Bruce Dern ever since he killed John Wayne.

According to my go-to old movie guy, it was probably radiation that killed John Wayne.  He said that he, Susan Hayward and some other people, did a movie on location in a place that turned out to be radioactive(I forget the name of it) and they all died of cancer within a few years.  It would be interesting to know if the crew got cancer too.

Well, I guess " a few years" is not correct.  According to imdb, the movie was called The Conquerors and it was made in Utah in 1956.
Quote from: zeebo on April 28, 2017, 04:53:19 PM
This would make a good thread topic actually.  "Remakes you don't hate" lol.  I have one - Totall Recall.  I think it flopped but I thought it was kinda cool.  Some great action sequences and Kate Beckinsale was really good.  Plus it has Jessica Biel, which is always a bonus imho.

Lolita is a remake I don't hate, but it's not a western.  I also liked both the Tyrone Power and Bill Murray versions of "A Razor's Edge" Except in the Bill Murray version, they threw in a whole made-up World War I back story that wasn't in the book, and was even contrary to some stuff in the book(similar to what was done in Godfather III).  I finally concluded that it was to give Brian Doyle Murray, Bill's brother, a job. The Naomi Watts version of The Painted Veil is at least as good as the Garbo version. I love the Painted Veil, anyway. More Maugham.

So this winter, there were lots of movies in the theatres I wanted to see, including the latest Star Wars, but I didn't have time or energy to see all of them.  Now I have time, and I have Regal tickets I got with credit card points, and there's hardly anything I want to see. Summer movies tend to be things that I don't want to see, with some exceptions. I would like to see The Shack, because I like Sam Worthington, the trailer looked good, and I want to see what the Evangelicals have their drawers in a twist about.
Radio and Podcasts / Re: George Knapp
April 30, 2017, 04:32:19 PM
Looks like I'll be staying up late again tonight.  Tonight's show sounds like the kind of thing I like.
Radio and Podcasts / Re: Dave Schrader
April 30, 2017, 04:28:55 PM
This is my favorite type of coast to coast show--true crime and old mysteries. I'm not convinced of Lindbergh's guilt, but this guy has succeeded in making me more seriously consider that Bruno Hauptmann might have been innocent.

The one thing I didn't like was this guest's insistence on minimizing Lindbergh's accomplishments. I know that Lindbergh was a Nazi sympathizer (Pan Am let him go from his spokesperson job because of it) and he had this secret life and family in Germany and all that. But still.  He kept saying "If Lindbergh hadn't made that flight, somebody else would have." Well, probably.  If Neil Armstrong hadn't walked on the moon, somebody like Gus Grissom(had he lived) probably would have soon after. But it was him.  Give the man a little credit. The guest also said some things that I think are flat-out not true.  For example, that kidnapping for ransom was common in this era.  Actually, I don't think it was, and this one of the reasons it was such a sensational crime, and the law was rushed through.

I did read the book alleging that the sister-in-law killed the baby. It was interesting, but I think that this one has more credence. I also remember the old nut on coast to coast who claimed to be the Lindbergh baby. I don't remember what Lindbergh's motive was supposed to be in this case.
Radio and Podcasts / Re: Alex Jones
April 25, 2017, 10:05:28 PM
Quote from: albrecht on February 28, 2017, 10:50:01 PM
As long as it isn't human bones involved what is wrong with that? Most of the best soups involve bones and simmering, even rendering, them down (to a point.) Chicken Soup, Ox-Tail Soup, Ham and Bean Soup, Turkey soup, and many stews etc etc. Many other dishes involve using broth or stock derived from bones (and other parts.) And armies marched on concoctions made from such things. Bouillon cubes, beef stock drinks, meat extract, etc?

What a weird comment or criticism.

Bone meal is a common ingredient in pet food.

If you simmer chicken bones for a long time, they will eventually soften and cook. This happened to me once.
But something even funnier happened to a friend of mine when he was a student at MSU. ( Montana State, not Michigan state) Apparently he was in the habit of deliberately making bone soup. When the folks came down from Great Falls for a visit, they saw what he was cooking and were so appalled they gave them money for groceries.
Thanks for posting on this. I'm very concerned about the NK situation, but not too knowledgable about this stuff.

There's a lot of stuff on the Internet that is wild rumors, of course.
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