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    Thread: Dr. Donald Berwick: Hippocratic or Hypocritical?
Post: Dr. Donald Berwick: Hippocratic or Hypocritical?

I'm coming to this discussion a bit late... I don't think you can really know anything about Dr. Berwick from this article, which was written by Betsy McCaughey. She's the one who spread the alarm a...
gilthoniel General Discussions 9 1,513 August 11th, 2010, 12:02 AM
    Thread: Attack on Obama riles Beck's advertisers
Post: Attack on Obama riles Beck's advertisers

Threatening boycotts when displeased by program content is a favorite tactic of groups such as Focus on the Family and other religious organizations. Apparently this group (colorofchange?) comes from...
gilthoniel General Discussions 14 1,460 September 1st, 2009, 07:46 PM
    Thread: Police find burgers sprinkled with pot
Post: Police find burgers sprinkled with pot

I don't see how they could have eaten enough to get high and didn't notice until later. Personally I find that pot ruins the taste of a good brownie. Wouldn't it change the taste of a burger? After...
gilthoniel General Discussions 24 2,043 April 2nd, 2008, 03:21 PM
    Thread: Military's porn ban questioned
Post: Military's porn ban questioned

OK, let me try again. The military has a lot of control over what its recruits do, including not allowing them to say whether or not they are gay. The ban is against the selling of "sexually explici...
gilthoniel General Discussions 16 903 November 15th, 2007, 07:20 PM
    Thread: Vermont tops rankings of healthy states
Post: Vermont tops rankings of healthy states

WOOOOOHOOOOO! We beat Mississippi!:party:
gilthoniel General Discussions 2 709 November 11th, 2007, 05:59 PM
    Thread: Military's porn ban questioned
Post: Military's porn ban questioned

One thing you guys might remember is that we have women in the armed forces serving along with the men, and while I suspect most of them would not say so (gotta be tough after all) they may not care t...
gilthoniel General Discussions 16 903 November 11th, 2007, 05:55 PM
    Thread: "Golden Compass" pulls punch out of Pullman's attack on church
Post: "Golden Compass" pulls punch out of Pullman's atta...

I think the profound anti-religion bent of the trilogy is not as obvious in the first book, although it's been awhile since I read it. By the third book he is whacking you over the head with it, and ...
gilthoniel General Movies 4 1,006 November 4th, 2007, 01:10 AM
    Thread: J.K. Rowling to read for New Orleans Public Schools in October, 2007
Post: J.K. Rowling to read for New Orleans Public School...

My daughter, alas, goes to private school. I read the article to her when it came out in our paper last week. The accusation in those eyes!
gilthoniel Harry Potter 1 1,756 September 19th, 2007, 05:34 PM
    Thread: Survey: Roald Dahl books more popular than Potter
Post: Survey: Roald Dahl books more popular than Potter

Perhaps I didn't read it carefully enough, but it didn't say who conducted the survey or who specifically they surveyed. "Young adults"? I suspect if they conduct the same survey years from now the ...
gilthoniel Harry Potter 2 1,574 September 19th, 2007, 05:32 PM
    Thread: I'm trying to picture...(contains spoilers)
Post: I'm trying to picture...(contains spoilers)

Thanks, AJ786. Darq Ali, I did not say Harry did not do all right in school or that he did not care how he did in school. But you raise an interesting point. Does the national health care system ...
gilthoniel Harry Potter 11 959 August 3rd, 2007, 06:23 PM
    Thread: Anyone noticed all the Crazy Book seven Spoilers?
Post: Anyone noticed all the Crazy Book seven Spoilers?

Well, I read the book and then tried to find the most famous spoiler, the one where the guy said he was posting it on the web because Harry Potter is satanic and he wanted to ruin it for everybody. ...
gilthoniel Harry Potter 14 1,438 August 3rd, 2007, 05:42 PM
    Thread: I'm trying to picture...(contains spoilers)
Post: I'm trying to picture...(contains spoilers)

...Aunt Petunia taking Harry to the eye doctor for glasses. Most of us end up getting them when we can't see the board in school, but it's hard for me to imagine Harry's relatives caring whether he d...
gilthoniel Harry Potter 11 959 August 3rd, 2007, 05:33 PM
    Thread: Order of the Phoenix *SPOILERS!*
Post: Order of the Phoenix *SPOILERS!*

Very interesting posts and opinions. GamgeeFest - you think Grawp looks like Sam Gamgee? I thought he looked more like Shrek. I loved the movie. And Harry was made unpleasant enough without making...
gilthoniel Harry Potter 33 2,510 July 25th, 2007, 07:32 PM
    Thread: Promiscuous Boy: Harry Potter takes it all off
Post: Promiscuous Boy: Harry Potter takes it all off

I saw "Equus" when I was a college undergraduate in the early '80's (and I was in Shaffer's "Black Comedy," but that's another story). I think the theater department thought it was being particularly...
gilthoniel Harry Potter 63 5,148 July 25th, 2007, 04:02 PM
    Thread: Question concerning movie 4
Post: Question concerning movie 4

RobRoy Wrote:Sure, Dumbledore could easily be using some precognition that lets him know what to do post-tragedy. That doesn't change the the fact that in Buckbeak died on the initial go-round. :bg: ...
gilthoniel Harry Potter 64 2,945 July 11th, 2007, 09:02 PM
    Thread: Mistakes or just weird
Post: Mistakes or just weird

I have tried to read through this entire thing, but we're now on page 16 and I need to go to bed. How come elves can apparate inside Hogwarts?
gilthoniel Harry Potter 355 18,470 July 5th, 2007, 01:53 AM
    Thread: Sauron, Warrior Maia
Post: Sauron, Warrior Maia

Hi GamgeeFest! I've been reading this for awhile and am most engrossed. It's amazing that you put so much energy into something that can never be published, but I for one am having a great time read...
gilthoniel Fan Fiction and Poems 37 9,817 June 26th, 2007, 07:27 PM
    Thread: Sauron, Warrior Maia
Post: Sauron, Warrior Maia

Oi. Veh. Didn't see that coming!
gilthoniel Fan Fiction and Poems 37 9,817 June 17th, 2007, 01:58 AM
    Thread: Beware of soft drinks
Post: Beware of soft drinks

Caffeine is not only found in Excedrin, but in many of the older migraine drugs such as Fiorinal (a combination of caffeine, aspirin and butalbital, which is a barbiturate). Rather than promoting blo...
gilthoniel General Discussions 5 573 May 30th, 2007, 07:08 PM
    Thread: WIndows Vista
Post: WIndows Vista

My computer died a painful death this week. I had to buy a new notebook - yes, from a bigbox store. They all had Vista preloaded onto them and I had no choice. Even the salesperson said I should wa...
gilthoniel General Discussions 8 979 May 3rd, 2007, 12:04 PM
    Thread: Are Bratz Dolls Too Sexy?
Post: Are Bratz Dolls Too Sexy?

I too have a six-year-old daughter. My problem with the dolls (I have not read the article yet) is not the way they are dressed. It's their horrible eye makeup. They are called "Bratz" because they...
gilthoniel General Discussions 7 892 May 3rd, 2007, 11:39 AM
    Thread: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Post: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Luna should be in the D.A. picture. None of the girls pictured looks at all like I imagine her. Normally I don't find that a problem (neither actor playing Sirius and Lupin looks like my personal im...
gilthoniel Harry Potter 20 1,614 February 9th, 2007, 06:40 PM
    Thread: Cell Phones & User Etiquette, Safety
Post: Cell Phones & User Etiquette, Safety

This is a tough issue for me. I used to live very close to the hospital where I worked, and could never understand people who talked on the phone in the car. If I got beeped outside of work I wait...
gilthoniel General Discussions 9 597 November 24th, 2006, 12:18 PM
    Thread: Are you addicted to the Internet ?
Post: Are you addicted to the Internet ?

I wasn't going to say anything until I read Lioriodendron's response. So, what do you do, just tip your head back all the time? Because I can't figure out how to handle it, I usually just don't wear...
gilthoniel General Discussions 17 1,010 October 25th, 2006, 12:32 AM
    Thread: Child Sponsorships
Post: Child Sponsorships

Stripe, I sponsored a child through Childreach for fifteen years. I chose this organization partly because it didn't have any religious affiliation. The US branch is called Plan USA. It used to hav...
gilthoniel General Discussions 2 405 October 18th, 2006, 01:48 PM
    Thread: Maggot Juice is Good for you
Post: Maggot Juice is Good for you

Does this mean leeches have become passe?
gilthoniel General Discussions 3 700 October 18th, 2006, 01:28 PM
    Thread: Sauron, Warrior Maia
Post: Sauron, Warrior Maia

Hi Gamgeefest! I'm so glad you're posting a new story (new to me anyway, I just now discovered it was here). It's a great premise. While I have always felt the three books were complete, I like the...
gilthoniel Fan Fiction and Poems 37 9,817 October 16th, 2006, 04:37 PM
    Thread: The Oldies
Post: The Oldies

I think we don't really notice the "look" when we're in the middle of it. If you have asked me in the '80's how fashion had changed since the '70's (my high school years) I would have said there was ...
gilthoniel General Discussions 32 1,955 August 12th, 2006, 03:43 PM
    Thread: The Zidane mystery: What set him off?
Post: The Zidane mystery: What set him off?

Boomstick Wrote:Well, it's right there to see. Zidane was a key part of the French team. Going down to ten men is an obvious disadvantage. Losing your captain, and arguably the heart of this run for...
gilthoniel General Discussions 28 1,280 July 22nd, 2006, 02:18 AM
    Thread: The Zidane mystery: What set him off?
Post: The Zidane mystery: What set him off?

Oh, come on you guys! That the Italian guy could actually get one of the greatest soccer players ever to lose the World Cup for France by insulting his mother is among the more ridiculous things I've...
gilthoniel General Discussions 28 1,280 July 17th, 2006, 12:02 AM