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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 2nd, 2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By AR
I guess all sorts of permutations are possible,...

I guess all sorts of permutations are possible, perk-wise, on these special cruises. And I should also say that I realize that on the various lines there is a lot of hair-splitting between top tier,...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 2nd, 2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By AR
Well, of course, Paul. That's what a bloody perk...

Well, of course, Paul. That's what a bloody perk IS, and it's the very foundation on which frequent sailor programs are built (just like frequent flyer programs). It's an unapologetic way to give...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers July 2nd, 2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By AR
Special Cruises for Top-Tier Passengers

I just got another e-mail touting a special cruise for Diamond members of a certain line's frequent sailor club. I won't mention the line because they all seem to do this. It's a "special" cruise...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers June 12th, 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By AR
Quite simple: the number pad matches the number...

Quite simple: the number pad matches the number pad on adding machines, pocket calculators and every other device ever built that was designed to input math. You're much more likely to input...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 30th, 2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 898
Posted By AR
I'm chiefly amused by the fact that the time gap...

I'm chiefly amused by the fact that the time gap between posts 18 and 19 in this string is 11 years.

FWIW, we probably spend about 60-70% of our time together.
Forum: Open Debate April 28th, 2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By AR
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t...

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10253970_10203764200893578_8125043874831761472_n.jpgWhich reminds me, this is my favorite graphic from the pre-Show reel at the TransLux. Other...
Forum: Open Debate April 28th, 2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By AR
Which is one reason I won't be moving to Georgia....

Which is one reason I won't be moving to Georgia.

It's funny you should mention this Venice, because I was having a conversation with Terry today about intentionally not returning to certain...
Forum: Open Debate April 28th, 2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By AR
Haven't got the stomach for it myself. Anyway,...

Haven't got the stomach for it myself. Anyway, tonight we're running "12 Years a Slave" in the TransLux, finally catching up on some of the flicks we've missed. Ironic, ain't it? We tend to watch in...
Forum: Open Debate April 28th, 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By AR
High Plains Moochers

I have been tempted to write something about the infamous Mr. Bundy, the former right-wing hero, now pariah.

But I don't have to. Paul Krugman did an exemplary job in this morning's New York...
Forum: Open Debate April 28th, 2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By AR
Or perhaps, "were."

Or perhaps, "were."
Forum: Open Debate April 25th, 2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By AR
And just a footnote to Venice's excellent and...

And just a footnote to Venice's excellent and completely accurate post:

Not everyone should go to college, and not everyone does. This doesn't mean that there shouldn't be post-high school...
Forum: Open Debate April 24th, 2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By AR
1) Why is the fact that he changed his name...

1) Why is the fact that he changed his name relevant to this conversation? Just curious.

2) If he'd been poor he'd probably either have gone to war or to Canada.

3) There is no dishonor in...
Forum: Open Debate April 24th, 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By AR
Unions for College Sports?

Northwestern University football players will vote tomorrow on whether they should unionize. But according to press reports, the results are subject to all sorts of reviews and appeals, so there will...
Forum: Open Debate April 23rd, 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By AR
Why is it that after the rubber-stamp history of...

Why is it that after the rubber-stamp history of certain courts lately (see: eavesdropping), I take little comfort in knowing that a court has to approve drone attacks on Americans? You don't believe...
Forum: Open Debate April 22nd, 2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By AR
History tells us that Ike was a big champion of...

History tells us that Ike was a big champion of adding "under God" to the Pledge. The backdrop was that we were in the middle of the Red Scare, blacklisting was common, and to be a true American...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 22nd, 2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By AR
Glad to hear everything went well. Hang in there.

Glad to hear everything went well. Hang in there.
Forum: Open Debate April 19th, 2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By AR
Of course that's what it means. For a long time...

Of course that's what it means. For a long time now, the best and the brightest have surveyed the political scene, analyzed what's going on, and headed for the hills. Actually, it's not rigor they...
Forum: Open Debate April 19th, 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By AR
You must remember this, A kiss is still a kiss,...

You must remember this,
A kiss is still a kiss,
A lie is still a lie,
The fundamental things apply
Except among political hypocrites who get re-elected no matter what they do!
Forum: Open Debate April 18th, 2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By AR
Any form of communication, from cave drawings to...

Any form of communication, from cave drawings to Twitter, takes two to tango. . .an adept sender of the communication, and people who are prepared and willing to receive it.

I could be wrong about...
Forum: Open Debate April 18th, 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By AR
What the hell's the difference? Corporate America...

What the hell's the difference? Corporate America in the form of gun manufacturers and dealers funds the NRA, which in turn funds the Congressmen. It's just one more jump on the same checkerboard,...
Forum: Open Debate April 17th, 2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By AR
Guns for Votes

I'm glad that Michael Bloomberg is mounting a $15 million campaign for sensible gun laws. We give regularly to the Brady Campaign, but we certainly can't compete with Mr. Bloomberg's deep pockets.
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Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers April 16th, 2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By AR
Three and a half years ago I was approached to...

Three and a half years ago I was approached to "do" a website for our Sherlock Holmes group. I'd written a bunch for the web in the past, I'm quite competent at photoshop and image manipulation, but...
Forum: Open Debate April 16th, 2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By AR
What an interesting false choice. Let the record...

What an interesting false choice. Let the record show that we haven't "thrown American troops into Syria."
Forum: Open Debate April 15th, 2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By AR
Frazier Glenn Miller

As most everybody knows by now, a well-known white supremacist named Frazier Glenn Miller the other day shot to death three people he apparently thought were Jews, but who in fact were Christians.
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Forum: Open Debate April 15th, 2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By AR
I sure do agree with that in principle, but I...

I sure do agree with that in principle, but I fear that while no one would have an excuse not to vote, a huge swath of Americans still wouldn't do it. It's sort of like how much we remember...
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