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by Moderator
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227099

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Yes. I hate spellcheck.

"Rid"
by Moderator
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be...excellent...to each other.
Replies: 146
Views: 24542

Re: Be...excellent...to each other.

Doug, that was pitch-perfect and should serve us all as a guideline.

A very happy chill went down my spine when I saw that you'd posted, and even more now.

Have you ever considered writing for a living? 8)

Glad to have you back. And even moreso I am able to call you Friend.
by Moderator
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227099

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

We helped create these monsters through our actions in Iraq and our lack of action in Syria. We have the power to intervene. This gives us the responsibility to intervene. To sit back and let these barbarians destroy Iraq would be an act of cowardice and shame. We broke it. We own it. I know the Am...
by Moderator
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227099

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

I know what genocide is. A prominent Christian leader of the Chaldean community unveiled the “systematic beheading of children” and other horrendous crimes committed by ISIS. He said that the Sunni extremists are committing genocide against Christians in Iraq and with the aim to instill the Sharia L...
by Moderator
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227099

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Frank, that worries me. What's your definition of genocide? "IS considers non-Muslims and adherents to Shia Islam as apostates, and in many towns it has captured it has made a stark offer: Convert, flee, or die. Tens of thousands of members of Iraq's minority Yazidi sect have been driven from t...
by Moderator
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be...excellent...to each other.
Replies: 146
Views: 24542

Re: Be...excellent...to each other.

Rick -

Perhaps people ought to email you names. Posting the name of people who have left the forums publicly might not be all that helpful in coaxing them back.
by Moderator
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be...excellent...to each other.
Replies: 146
Views: 24542

Re: Be...excellent...to each other.

Sorry guys.

I my comment above was poorly written. I was confirming Lori's comment not criticizing it.

She was withholding the bashing and I am in agreement that this thread needs to be constructive.
by Moderator
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be...excellent...to each other.
Replies: 146
Views: 24542

Re: Be...excellent...to each other.

Lori Koonce wrote:You didn't do anything. Mark and I are just commenting on how we deal with the stuff you say that upsets us.

FWIW, I just noticed that this thread is a bit heavy on the Frank bashing, and was doing my best not to add to it.


Thank you, Lori. The intent is to be constructively critical.
by Moderator
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453948

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Lori, diane

HE WHO GREW UP READING SHERLOCK HOLMES

http://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/summer_2014/he_who_grew_up_reading_sherlock_holmes_by_harlan_ellison

And thank you, diane -- your thoughts are greatly appreciated.
by Moderator
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453948

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

FrankChurch wrote:I loved it but can anybody explain that story to me? lol. Really brilliant, though. Pure Harlan fire.


There are a lot of references to popular culture over the years. The last paragraph is a huge clue. So is the title.

I love that the story is a kind of puzzle.
by Moderator
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227099

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

If I beat up a seven year old boy bloody, am I in the wrong? If said kid has been repeatedly kicking you, breaking the skin and escalating even after you've shoved him away a few times, you're wrong but it's an understandable reaction. The aggressive seven year old boy is the one who has major beha...
by Moderator
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227099

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

What I find fascinating is that the West Nank, which is de facto Occupied, is much more peaceful and safe for Palestinians than is the "independent" Gaza. I'm not saying it's good or even acceptable for Israel to occupy the Palestinian lands, but when they do it appears to be a much less i...
by Moderator
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 55377

Re: Whatcha reading?

Took advantage of a very long flight and got through a couple hundred pages of Jules Verne's AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY.

The particular translation is sloppy, but still a compelling story.
by Moderator
Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453948

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Thank you, Doug. That means a lot.

And done and done with the deletion.
by Moderator
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 453948

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

I forgot to mention Cris Barber's chemo. I just wanted to express the wish that she kick cancer's ass, hard. Chuck Thank you sir. Life is kicking our asses here lately. I agree with the sentiment that we should all be a relief around here, not cause for more grief. Very sorry to hear of your grandm...

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