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November 29th, 2017, 7:16 pm #261

Damon wrote:
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Karly wrote: So I wonder...does something inherent in the personality or character of the type of person that harasses others propel them to success?  Or does the success/stardom change the person to become a harasser?  I can't imagine something changing a person's basic character so I think some of it is there early on before success.  
I think is starts with brain chemistry that effects libido.  More powerful people need to moderate their libido - it probably helps with anyone who has a libido problem to know what’s going on inside them and to avoid any form of harrassment or abuse.
Are you saying that if you are not a predator you are a nobody?

I suppose that is the case among orcas.
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November 29th, 2017, 7:27 pm #262

“Married orcas” probably communicate their libido better than some couples.

Garrison Keillor just got let go from PBS.

When studying Cognitive Psychology the 3 Kennedy brothers were classical examples of bad abusive orcas.
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November 30th, 2017, 12:09 pm #263

And the awful human parade reaches Gloucester in the form of playwright Israel Horovitz...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/thea ... nduct.html
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November 30th, 2017, 1:00 pm #264

Holy cow! 
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November 30th, 2017, 2:43 pm #265

Not a surprise, he's a pompous jackass. His own son knows the deal.

"Oh btw girls I'm fucking you for your own good". Israel "Arthur" Horowitz
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December 1st, 2017, 3:15 pm #266

What's infuriating is that this is rather old news and wasn't attended to then.
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December 1st, 2017, 3:21 pm #267

Bill Marx has republished his investigative articles about Horovitz that were originally published in The Boston Phoenix in 1993.  Interestingly, he republished them about four weeks ago in light of the recent charges of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry - before the current Horovitz story broke.

http://artsfuse.org/165002/by-request-o ... e-company/

I was very casually acquainted with Horovitz's first wife back in the 70s.  The sister of my then best friend married the brother of Horovitz's first wife.  They were married for a brief time 1959-1960, had a daughter and the marriage was annulled.  I don't remember any specifics, just that there were no kind words spoken about him.
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December 1st, 2017, 3:25 pm #268

Island Annie wrote: What's infuriating is that this is rather old news and wasn't attended to then.
The Cape Ann/North Shore chapter of the National Organization for Women wrote an LTE at the time that was right on point.

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December 1st, 2017, 9:37 pm #269

AsaaaAAaaooioOOOooooOOOH!

That explains the West End Theatre a tad bit.

He should have changed in 1984. I know him a little like some out here do ... but I got to meet former wife Gillian after the Magnolia Road Race one year. What a wonderful, kind, genuine person! She even listened to not one BUT two of my own road race stories.

BTW she won Magnolia in Master Senior but also she beat EVERYONE male/female across age groups. She’s world class fast.

It’s sad about our playwright.
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December 2nd, 2017, 1:54 pm #270

Speaking of harassment, earlier on this thread I drifted to my trip across country on Amtrak - four days and three nights. During that time, there was a guy, about my age, seated nearby who always struck up a conversation with any female passenger that would listen - it seemed he was hitting on women despite being slovenly dressed. The two women in the seats across and in the next row endured him standing in the aisle talking/hitting on them.

Our conductor made his presence made (at times a female conductor) so I think the women felt safe (each pair of seats has a call button) - sometimes amused - sometimes annoyed and blatenly ignored him. One of the women had two well behaved kids who sat next them and directly in front of them.

He was annoying to me because I felt obligated to keep track of the guy’s behavior... OTOH the women seemed to be street smart. The M/F conductors make it safe. But here’s a scene where the guy went over the edge -

[The guy is standing up and the women (gal - 20 y.o.) is seated.]

Guy: “just because your father’s a retired cop doesn’t mean I can’t touch you”

Girl: “Don’t touch me”

[Guy pokes her arm with his finger]

Girl: “You just touched me - don’t touch me”

[Guy repeats poking]

Girl: “You touched me again. I told you not to touch me. I mean it don’t touch me”

Several passengers turn heads. He retreated back to his seat. I was hoping he’d get thrown off the train. Our top speed was a whooping 91 MPH but for most of AZ a veeeeery slooooow 40.
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December 3rd, 2017, 5:26 am #271

DM3194 wrote: OMG, not Matt too!

What the hell was oing on at Channel 7?
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/column ... um_of_ch_7
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December 4th, 2017, 7:30 pm #272

Remember the Wall of Sound? 

How about a Wall of Printers?

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December 4th, 2017, 11:24 pm #273

Thanks FC I wasn’t familiar with OKGO.

I enjoyed one other video by OKGO shot in weighlessness. Pretty cool. “Upside down Inside Out” shot on the Russian version of the original American weightless trainer C-130 and later KC-135.

Here’s a link to the making of ”Upside down inside out” and has a lot of their videos including this one. Talk about planning! American group - almost entirely Russian crew. Very inspiring. Background here:

http://okgo.net/2016/02/11/upside-down-inside-out-faq/
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December 5th, 2017, 12:32 am #274

Here's the video that show how they made it:

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December 5th, 2017, 12:38 am #275

Upside Down Inside Out is awesome! Thanks, Leland 
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December 25th, 2017, 4:39 pm #276

The float for SailGHS was covered with gulls at sunset Christmas-day. There was also a long line of gulls waiting to get on the float. Perhaps to use the float’s lavoratory.
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December 25th, 2017, 6:03 pm #277

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December 26th, 2017, 5:07 am #278

You have to admit all these sexual harassment accusations is getting out of hand. There's no defense for true harassment but it seems the slightest wrong word, look or gesture might be taken the wrong way as it's going. We might end up a society dressed in everyday medieval armour!
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December 26th, 2017, 11:07 am #279

The boats on the Sail GHS float were kindly covered with
shrink wrap this year for the first time so hopefully we will not
have quite the seagull mass to clean up in the spring. The gulls
are indeed waiting to use the facilities.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
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December 27th, 2017, 2:53 am #280

Damon wrote: The boats on the Sail GHS float were kindly covered with
shrink wrap this year for the first time so hopefully we will not
have quite the seagull mass to clean up in the spring. The gulls
are indeed waiting to use the facilities.
I shrunk wrapped my boat once and it was the worst choice I made! Mold all along the rub rail that was a pain to clean. After that it was a cheap tarp and never mold again. 
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