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Postby dai bread » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:19 am

Sounds good to me. Then we can get our quota for beef & lamb increased. :wink:
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Postby DavidS » Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:22 am

Shapley wrote:FDA wants restaurants to serve smaller portions.

Does the FDA think people don't know how to order seconds? I was in restaurant the other day and ordered a small drink. I was told that they don't offer a small drink, only medium and large. I asked how they can have a medium if they only have two sizes. The cashier looked dumbfounded and offered no explanation. I asked why they didn't offer a small, and they said no one ever ordered small drinks, only medium and large, so they quit buying that size cup.

Most restaurants offer small portions, but people choose to order the larger offering. In steps the FDA to tell us that we shouldn't be allowed to do that, and that the have to take away our freedom of choice for the good of the nation. I'll say no more, since this isn't the Debate Team section. It's food for thought, though. just don't gorge youself on it, bad for the brain.

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Postby Shapley » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:41 pm

Quod scripsi, scripsi.
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Postby bignaf » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:29 pm

How did this sneak into Musical notes? :D
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Postby Shapley » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:17 am

I thought I'd put this here, since it's music news:

Researchers Find Bach's Oldest Known Manustripts
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Postby navneeth » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:22 am

Shapley wrote:I thought I'd put this here, since it's music news:

Researchers Find Bach's Oldest Known Manustripts

Wow! They better not put that into the fire again.
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Postby Shapley » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:30 am

I'm fascinated that they've apparently had that in the vault for who knows how long, yet nobody seems to have documented it. Same for the Pachelbel pieces.
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Postby navneeth » Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:09 pm

Account of a very remarkable young musician [PDF]

That's the title of an article written by Daines Barrington in 1769 about a little boy, Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, who had visited England a few years before.

And this is just one of the articles from the journals of the Royal Society from the past three centuries that is now available for download from their online archives.
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Postby Shapley » Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:54 am

I figured I'd put this here, since it does deal with music:

Fear of Muslim Anger Halts Opera Production

After its premiere in 2003, the production by Hans Neuenfels drew widespread criticism over a scene in which King Idomeneo presents the severed heads not only of the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon, but also of Mohammed, Jesus and Buddha

Why was there no fear of Christian, Buddhist, or Seafarer anger?

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Postby GreatCarouser » Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:39 pm

And now for something completely different....
[url=http://tinyurl.com/rmbzy]Dog starts car after eating chip
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I wonder if this pooch is related to the one in China that got the driving lesson?
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Postby piqaboo » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:50 pm

Ok, thats weird. I searched "other news" and nothing came up....

Plane crashes into NYC high rise....
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20061011-1223-high-riseplanecrash.html
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Postby Shapley » Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:22 pm

New York Yankees pitcher Corey Lidle is believed to have been at the controls of the plane that crashed. Four Persons reported to have died.
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Postby piqaboo » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:37 pm

This am, the report was 2:
pilot (as stated in Shap's post) and a second person in the plane - thought to be the flight instructor.

Apparently no one was hurt in the building. That's amazing.
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Postby FlyingSorcery » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:33 pm

I was surprised to learn that Lidle went to the same high school as my husband, albeit quite a few years later.
I wonder if authorities will ever learn the cause - I don't think small planes have a "black box", do they?.
Much too scary. I knew there was a reason I hate flying.
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:19 am

The radio news in the car this morning said that a handheld GPS receiver and its memory chip had been recovered from the crash site, and that they had sent them to see if the plane's flight path could be reconstructed.

I don't think light planes are supposed to be flying around tall buildings at all - those buildings do bad things to the wind patterns around them and it's just inherently hazardous to fly there. The flight instructor should've known better.
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