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    SoCal, SoCool. Live Long and Prosper
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    Diving, Hacking, WorldBeat, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Classical

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  1. What is it with you victim blaming/shaming? And deliberate mis-statement of facts? This is the same sh*t you tried to pull in the other column, and we won't stand for it here. You misinterpreted - on purpose - the article referenced in the other post, which shows that she did report it before, that the act of reporting was substantiated, and basically you are acting like a troll. We should stop responding to AtlVcl.
  2. Try J. Michael Fischer in Los Angeles. Though he makes other instruments, every violist I have met raves about his violas. (I keep running into violists, but that's another problem. :-oD ) At Metzler's annual American luthier shoot out, his violas have always done well, and at least twice were the cream of the crop. Also, a good friend of mine plays viola - one of the best in LA - and has owned one of his violas as her main viola for the last 5 years or so. Downside is that his prices are likely to be just a bit above your top range, but perhaps you can find a used one.
  3. I see no ads of any kind here, but I keep getting swans flying under the radar address bar... OK, the swan is actually under the Dealer/Makers button. :-oD I use uBlock origin, and presto! no ads: (don't go to uBlock), instead go here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en
  4. Some Chicago authorities put little stock into certificates from Guadagnini shop. I have been there, and...use caution.
  5. Thanks for sharing; I didn't know that about "porcupine." lulz Is that shot colorized? OTOH, I did have a student who was related to Groucho....
  6. We can start in California. https://sf.eater.com/2019/10/18/20915751/california-roadkill-law-passed-eat-kill-salvage New California Law Lets Drivers Eat Their Own Roadkill “This potentially translates into hundreds of thousands of pounds of healthy meat“
  7. Oooh. Sign me up. One can only imagine the spirits and fermented beverages to be consumed. I bet we could even get a bus - we could call it Further II, or maybe a good violin pun. I will be the Boswell to their Samuel Johnson. Sounds like fun! Fo those who don't understand one of the references, and to keep Jacob happy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_of_Samuel_Johnson retrieved on 27 October 2019. And who can forget the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test? Further was Ken Kesey's bus name.
  8. Not accurate at all. All the TV clips you see have MLB permission, and reporting scores and such does not violate MLB agreement. Further, short clips, used for news purposes comply with existing US law (newsworthy) and this contract law. Rebroadcsting the whole game or significant parts of it without MLB permission violate law and MLB contracts. That boilerplate language is aimed at non-professional use, such as You tube reposting, etc.
  9. You were asked by the moderator to post in English, the forum lnaguage, and that would be useful for those of us who don't speak Spanish. Easier for you to translate than having many readers translate . Yet now you continue to not post in English.
  10. I think that's a guy. I see 88 beat me to the comment.
  11. Good analysis, VdA; even the time periods align - violin construction and label.popularity.
  12. I have called makers before when I see their stuff at auction. To the best of my knowledge, they did not bid on it. If they did, it wasn't much. To a one, they were extremely helpful: telling me, variously: a) it was an early model, my new stuff is much better; b) it's pretty good, sounds like a bargain; c) fantastic deal, I know where it came from, it's a customer of mine who bought something better, or a customer of mine who is retiring, etc.