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#24451 Mar 24, 2013
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
a trust fund can not be garnished... why because a trust fund is handled by a third party..
for instance your ss retirement can only be garnished by the fed/state taxes..[child support is collected by the state tax division] a loophole...
OJ's pension can not be garnished
if I don't pay my taxes, my wages can be garnished, even if it will put me in a state of poverty.

Yet someone like OJ can put millions out of reach when he has been found guilty of a crime. Yet if 50% of his money was garnished he would still be richer than most people.

Dosn't seem right.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#24452 Mar 24, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>DO you think someone who is not as rich as OJ would be able to get away with those same loopholes?
Not a chance. I think the racial tensions in the US and the high celebrity sports figure played a huge part in his acquittal.

I think think the parties involved were average people the defendant would have been convicted. Similar cases with less notoriety have gapped here in the Midwest.

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Bath, UK

#24453 Mar 25, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Breaking away from politics for a change..
I went to see 'LES MIS' the movie, last night
A good movie, too long [in my opinion]
tedious here and there..
The classic song 'BRING HIM HOME'
from the movie, beautiful song..
was well performed in the movie..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ikpw6c2-Ti8XX
but in my opinion,
our own Colm Wilkinson, a Dubliner..
has made the song his own from early on
and no one does it justice... quite like he does
[IMO]
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Have seen "The Glums" (as the critics chistened it over here when it first came out on stage) three times. It is an incredible show on stage, very moving. However, it requires singers who can act, not actors whose singing qualities are dubious! What I've seen of the trailers of Russell Crowe, he simply cannot produce the soaring notes that the role of Javert requires. Even Jackman struggles at times. Ann Hathaway can cut it - but do I want to lessen my enjoyment by watching inadequate vocals in a musical? Think not. Obviously, just my opinion. Here's an amusement for you - filmed in London:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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#24454 Mar 25, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Breaking away from politics for a change..
I went to see 'LES MIS' the movie, last night
A good movie, too long [in my opinion]
tedious here and there..
The classic song 'BRING HIM HOME'
from the movie, beautiful song..
was well performed in the movie..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ikpw6c2-Ti8XX
but in my opinion,
our own Colm Wilkinson, a Dubliner..
has made the song his own from early on
and no one does it justice... quite like he does
[IMO]
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
You deserve a medal Grace, for sitting through that movie,
I couldn't have done so had they paid me, lol, from what I
have seen of the trailers. Each to their own of course.
Not my kind of music I'm afraid, but no doubt that Colm Wilkinson
does a fine job.

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#24455 Mar 25, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Have seen "The Glums" (as the critics chistened it over here when it first came out on stage) three times. It is an incredible show on stage, very moving. However, it requires singers who can act, not actors whose singing qualities are dubious! What I've seen of the trailers of Russell Crowe, he simply cannot produce the soaring notes that the role of Javert requires. Even Jackman struggles at times. Ann Hathaway can cut it - but do I want to lessen my enjoyment by watching inadequate vocals in a musical? Think not. Obviously, just my opinion. Here's an amusement for you - filmed in London:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =KXg_acrbf20XX
Now that is brilliant, I'm glad I stuck with it, and the scenery
is wonderful btw.
Myself, I listened to Russell Crowe singing, and quite frankly, I didn't think he was so bad, his acting compensates for any lack of
high notes.

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#24456 Mar 25, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
It was my understanding most of the Oscar nominees for best picture were quite long: Les Mis, Lincoln, the Hobbit (was that nominated ?)
Lengthy I can take...but it is when the true facts are
distorted in the name of entertainment, I object to.
ARGO springs to mind. THE ENIGMA FILES another.

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#24457 Mar 25, 2013
tallyho wrote:
good night all where is the cat???
Good Morning...on my knee last time I looked, lol

Had a lazy Sunday yesterday and watched How Green Is My Valley
which I had recorded. If you like a weepy, you will enjoy it.
Am looking out for the Quiet Man...read the book, never have
seen the movie.

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#24458 Mar 25, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>if I don't pay my taxes, my wages can be garnished, even if it will put me in a state of poverty.
Yet someone like OJ can put millions out of reach when he has been found guilty of a crime. Yet if 50% of his money was garnished he would still be richer than most people.
Dosn't seem right.
It isn't right, but it isn't an isolated case Franko.
Money and status talk.

“ain't she sweet?”

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#24459 Mar 25, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>Lengthy I can take...but it is when the true facts are
distorted in the name of entertainment, I object to.
ARGO springs to mind. THE ENIGMA FILES another.
No argument here. I did not see Argo or the others and it seemed pretty historically accurate. I understand Daniel Day did a lot of research and immersed himself in Lincoln.

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#24460 Mar 25, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
No argument here. I did not see Argo or the others and it seemed pretty historically accurate. I understand Daniel Day did a lot of research and immersed himself in Lincoln.
I haven't seen Argo myself, just going by the critiques...
but they played down the British role in the rescue, to the
point of exclusion I believe. Not nice!
The Enigma Files was a bit one-sided to put it nicely.
'Morning Quincy. Beautiful here, the sun is shining, melting the
snow...:) Being a bit of an optimist I have put a line full of towels on the washing line and the cats are playing on the patio.

“Towards Spring”

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#24461 Mar 25, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
It was my understanding most of the Oscar nominees for best picture were quite long: Les Mis, Lincoln, the Hobbit (was that nominated ?)
The point I was making
was 'this particular movie' was
long-drawn-out and tedious at times..

MY FAULT RM, not yours..
as I expressed it badly.

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#24462 Mar 25, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
You deserve a medal Grace, for sitting through that movie,
I couldn't have done so had they paid me, lol, from what I
have seen of the trailers. Each to their own of course.
Not my kind of music I'm afraid, but no doubt that Colm Wilkinson
does a fine job.
LOL El.

I silently gave 'myse;f' that medal!

but,
I was treated to the movie by a friend!

so went along,
ah! indeed, not to be mean...it certainly had good things
in it..
but the whole theme was so negative,
and the music left a lot to be desired..

but then,
all experiences in life are beneficial..
in strange ways.

I believe ARGO is great.

I still think 'dJANGO UNCHAINED'
is one of the very best movies I've seen
in quite a while [IMO]

Thank you El,
for info re THE VOICE.

I'm still disappointed in ours [the Irish version]

nothing spectacular about it.. to date.

Must go now & help my youngest son

celebrate his birthday today, 25/ March!

Appreciate still 'being here'
to share with the dear man(:

“Denny Crain”

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#24463 Mar 25, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
No argument here. I did not see Argo or the others and it seemed pretty historically accurate. I understand Daniel Day did a lot of research and immersed himself in Lincoln.
Zero Dark Thirty was much better but because it showed the results from water boarding it wasn't politically correct :)Macain said torture does work even though he broke under it.

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#24464 Mar 25, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
It isn't right, but it isn't an isolated case Franko.
Money and status talk.
Good morning El. What is good in the kitchen this morning ?

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#24465 Mar 25, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>The point I was making
was 'this particular movie' was
long-drawn-out and tedious at times..

MY FAULT RM, not yours..
as I expressed it badly.
I think the "long and drawn out" is why we only went to see Lincoln. My sister saw all of them!!!!!

My hindquarters would have long fallen asleep!:-)

“....VETS”

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WELCOME HOME

#24466 Mar 25, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL El.
I silently gave 'myse;f' that medal!
but,
I was treated to the movie by a friend!
so went along,
ah! indeed, not to be mean...it certainly had good things
in it..
but the whole theme was so negative,
and the music left a lot to be desired..
but then,
all experiences in life are beneficial..
in strange ways.
I believe ARGO is great.
I still think 'dJANGO UNCHAINED'
is one of the very best movies I've seen
in quite a while [IMO]
Thank you El,
for info re THE VOICE.
I'm still disappointed in ours [the Irish version]
nothing spectacular about it.. to date.
Must go now & help my youngest son
celebrate his birthday today, 25/ March!
Appreciate still 'being here'
to share with the dear man(:
Madame .... you have to keep me updated on this ..

The Irish town of Kilgarvan passed a law this winter that allows members of its community to drink and drive.

Proposed by local pub owner and politician Danny Healy-Rae, the motion allows people who live in country areas to have a few beers before they drive home. Healy-Rae told The New York Times he thinks the measure will help preserve pub culture, lower the risk of suicide and attack isolation in the small town.

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#24467 Mar 25, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
It isn't right, but it isn't an isolated case Franko.
Money and status talk.
I would say 90% of the folk I talk to are in agreement .. there are a few who seem to think everyone, regardless of status, gets the same treatment ...

“guess who Lois?”

Level 7

Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#24468 Mar 25, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
The point I was making
was 'this particular movie' was
long-drawn-out and tedious at times..
MY FAULT RM, not yours..
as I expressed it badly.
I don't mind a movie being a bit longer (up to 3 hours maximum) if it is good .. I had hoped Lincoln was longer actualy ...

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Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#24469 Mar 25, 2013
Movies, a fine subject.
I like action films for the most part and really don't mind the historicals. I can't watch anything from the first Gulf War as an active participant...just me. No interest in Django Unchained! Seen enough of those films...
42, a movie about Jackie Robinson is due out. Probably won't see that either. Now, if in fact William "Dummy" Hoy was a film, I am so there!!! That name is for ALL the baseball lovers IF they know who he was.

Lady El, I have been coaching BrightEyes on translations for UK English. There are times she wants to post and she reads it to me and I let her know that you can't say that because it would not be received properly. She giggles.

Good to see all is well.
Peace.

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#24470 Mar 25, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't seen Argo myself, just going by the critiques...
but they played down the British role in the rescue, to the
point of exclusion I believe. Not nice!
The Enigma Files was a bit one-sided to put it nicely.
'Morning Quincy. Beautiful here, the sun is shining, melting the
snow...:) Being a bit of an optimist I have put a line full of towels on the washing line and the cats are playing on the patio.
Hi there El! You have to be sawing logs by now surrounded by curled up kittens unless they are nocturnal. The dogs have gotten accustomed to our schedule in that Daisy sleeps in the bed and won't get out til we do; Mickey she wakes up at 4am to go out otherwise they are with us all night.

My laundry would have been freeze dried ..... or frozen stiff!! Snow accumulated on the grass & car last night though melted as the day went on. Down state go the worst of it.

The problem with Hollywood versus documentaries is Hollywood takes a lot of creative license for dramatic affect whereas documentaries generally tell the story without embellishment for the sake of drama.

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