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Dear Mr. Giles: It’s traceable and it would be a peace of cake to rattle the cages of the various and the most vociferous Facebookers screaming for Jones’ head. Do you mean "a piece of cake?"
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A Bitter After-Taste

Miranda Rose Smith Wrote: Jun 17, 2014 7:17 AM
North Korea and Poland was a product of Communist expansionism and Chicom is what it is. I fully agree. But they were neighbors of Germany or Japan and the defeat of the Nazis and the Japanese militarists did not bring them peace or prosperity.
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A Bitter After-Taste

Miranda Rose Smith Wrote: Jun 17, 2014 4:04 AM
Their neighboring countries have been able to enjoy a peace and security that they had not known for generations. Communist China? North Korea? Poland? You don't mention that Germany and Japan were countries with high literacy rates and a traditional respect for the rule of law.
(you know, kind of the way WE did, here, in 1774?) Don't you mean 1776? The American revolutionaries who threw out the British built the greatest country in the world, a country people are dying to get to. Castro built a country people are dying to get out of.
To add grotesque insult to Alan Gross’ injury, the very people he was attempting to help, “testified” against him in Castro’s kangaroo court almost en masse. You have to be very careful when entering a snake pit like Castro’s Cuba. It wasn't a kangaroo court. I believe that "kangaroo court" should be confined to proceedings that don't pretend to abide by the rule of law, proceedings thrown together by convicts in a prison or soldiers on a battlefield. This was a star chamber proceeding. As for those Jews who testified againt Gross, unless they wanted to get themselves and their families shot, they didn't have much choice.
Chicks don’t want some puss-n-boots who whines about going over molehills in the Garden of Eden. Dear Mr. Giles: Review your fairy tales. Puss-in-Boots didn't whine. He was tough and smart and he clawed his master's, the miller's son's, way to the top for him.
Dear Dr. Fontova: “It is widely supposed that Fidel Castro had several amorous adventures with the North American reporter Barbara Walters who twice visited Cuba to interview him. It is said that she later visited Cuba more discretely for private visits.” A lot of Internet gossip gets around about celbrities. How confirmed is this?
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Kangaroo Courts on Campus?

Miranda Rose Smith Wrote: May 14, 2014 11:40 AM
Dear Dan1313: Did you ever see the Diana Rigg movie IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE? Diana Rigg played a Benedictine nun. The visiting room, in her convent, had a grill to protect the nuns from the visitors.
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A Man of Sterling Character

Miranda Rose Smith Wrote: May 14, 2014 6:13 AM
Not only does Sterling have a wife of 50 years, but earlier this year, she sued his girlfriend, demanding the return of two Bentleys, a Ferrari, a Range Rover and a $1.8 million apartment, claiming it was bought with community property without the wife's consent. BOOK SPOILER!!!! I owe Mary Higgens Clark, of all people, and one or two other suspense novelists or suspense short story writers, an apology. In Let Me Call You Sweetheart, an important plot detail is that a man gave his GIRLFRIEND a very recognizable piece of his WIFE'S jewelry, and when I read the book, I said "No one could be that stupid."
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Kangaroo Courts on Campus?

Miranda Rose Smith Wrote: May 13, 2014 6:30 AM
The whole atmosphere of learning is compromised when male faculty have to protect themselves from accusations by female students. Does anyone know how common probably false accusations of HOMOSEXUAL rape, on campus, are? What about false accusations, of sexual harassment, made against lesbian professors?
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Kangaroo Courts on Campus?

Miranda Rose Smith Wrote: May 13, 2014 5:29 AM
Good point. There were times when no man could give private lessons to a woman without a chaperone present. When Florence Nightingale, as a teenager, wanted lessons in mathematics, her mother insisted that the lessons be chaperoned. To this day, among ultra-religious Jews, it is forbidden for a man to be alone with a woman he is not married to.
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