I left a thorn under your bed — I’m never gone




Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen Cabuli (IPA: [ˈtɑrjɑ…ˈturunen]) (born August 17, 1977, Finland) is a full lyric soprano and songwriter, best known as co-founder and the former female vocalist of Finnish heavy metal quintet Nightwish.

She was dismissed from the band on October 22, 2005 after nine years. Turunen is now devoting her time to her solo career under the stage name of Tarja.

She is married to Argentine businessman Marcelo Cabuli. Tarja has also appeared in various Finnish television programs, and was a guest judge on “Idols” on March 27, 2007.

She is seen as one of Finland’s biggest singers, having been called “the voice of Finland” by Tarja Halonen, the Finnish president.






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May 02, 2009

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28 Responses to “I left a thorn under your bed — I’m never gone”

  1. Tenacity Says:


  2. goferit Says:

    Wow, 1st!!!

    Reply to Rose from end of last thread…

    Rose, My nephew is a student at Stanford. He is an intelligent thoughtful human being. Interested in international finance.

    I am hopeful that the left coast does not embed itself onto him. His primary and secondary education was private, so he is a free thinker, unencumbered by the ‘training’ of the public school system in my state.

    Stanford is an awesome opportunity for any student. I look at him and can see a great future for OUR country.

  3. goferit Says:

    Not 1st, drat.

    Although proud to be second under you Ten!!

  4. Tenacity Says:

    Kreep Case, Soetoro, Occidental College:

    I have seen this AP release quoted on several (4 or 5) sites.
    Here’s one:
    and here:

    It was reported that the original AP story was posted for a short time on April 1st and taken down. Some Obots have speculated that it was an April fools joke. If the story was accurate, you would think Kreep would have been shouting from the rafters, but his investigation is still ongoing. The MSM have totally squelched the story. I have not seen any reputable refutation.

    Just prior to this reported AP release, this was posted at FR:
    http: // www . freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2215062/posts

    Here is a related article that I believe was posted here before.
    Posted in January by Lisa O RE: Biography Soetoro @ Occidental

  5. Tenacity Says:

    BTW: I saw nothing informative at Kreep’s site usjf.net about the Occidental subpoena.

    Hi Goferit!

  6. ddlew Says:

    Perella Weinberg Partners, Lauria said, “was directly threatened by the White House and in essence compelled to withdraw its opposition to the deal under the threat that the full force of the White House press corps would destroy its reputation if it continued to fight. That’s how hard it is to stand on this side of the fence.”


  7. Tenacity Says:

    Burton is a programmed goon. I’ve never seen or heard anyone that made me feel more militant. The guy is robotic in his responses. It’s like he doesn’t even hear the question being asked except to deny it. He is the most insensitive piece of grizzle I may have ever seen. I would bet that there is a legion of demons in that sack of dry bones.

  8. sliderblaze Says:

    whats new peeps

  9. rosettasister Says:

    Good morning, slider!

    I can see you were here many hours ago, just wanted to say hi!

    How’s your family, your little one?

    Any work out there for you?


  10. rosettasister Says:

  11. budgy Says:

    Morning Rose! Hope all is well on your end. Have you been to Hillbuzz yet today? They have posted a 50yr old cartoon that is about government taking away the people’s freedom. Wow, it is so appropriate for the problems today.


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  13. rosettasister Says:

    Morning to you, too, budgy.

    All is well, thank you.

    Yes, I had seen that cartoon.

    We just have to keep plugging away. This is not a done deal yet.

    Enough Americans have to wake up to what’s going on.

    Obama and the Dems know they have to push this through quickly or not at all.

    I still believe some center-left and center-right Senators have a few tricks left up their sleeve.

    We do have to do something to make sure that all Americans are not devastated by catastrophic health care expenses.

    But there must be a way to do that with a public — private partnership.

    I mean a real partnership which won’t eventuate a single — payer system.

    Again, I do remember McCain’s plan getting high marks. And Romney has a lot of experience in this area.

    Obama mockingly said he’s prepared to have an “intelligent discussion” on reining in health care costs.

    We’ll see about that!

  14. rosettasister Says:

    Flu pandemic today, health care rationing tomorrow

    By: Hugh Hewit

    Examiner Columnist | 5/4/09 5:10 AM



    If Obama/Pelosi/Reid “health care” reform blasts through Congress on jam-down minimum majorities and with a huge delegation of subsequent rule-writing authority built in, the holder will be the federal government.

    Most amazing about this debate is that thus far there hasn’t been any. Republicans in Congress have been off-balance on the issue from the summer of 2008. Their confusion has spread to obviously interested parties like the AMA and the insurance industry.

    The AARP seems not to even understand that most of its membership will be shocked at the prospect of rationing and unsatisfied with explanations that the D.C. staff didn’t see it coming.

    This is a way of saying that there is as of yet no organized resistance. That may change, but the hypnotic effect of the new president seems to have worked most completely on the many interested parties who ought to be organizing now to stop or at least slow to a 10K pace the sprint underway to radically rewrite the rules of American healthcare.

  15. budgy Says:

    I didn’t think that Arlen Specter could surprise me anymore but this is over the top. He thinks Jack Kemp would be alive today if…..


  16. budgy Says:

    Looks like he thinks that Bush had a good idea afterall–

    “Many had hoped that US President Barack Obama would undo all the damage done by his predecessor. Now, it looks like he might continue the Bush-era practice of trying terror suspects in military tribunals. German commentators are disappointed.”

    full story at link–

  17. rosettasister Says:

    A Pakistani View – Paranoia rules the day in Pakistan

    U.S. Coup Plans In Pakistan

    Written by http://www.daily.pk

    Sunday, 03 May 2009 21:38


    Nawaz Sharif first shunned and now courted by the administration, would probably like to be president. But how does the U.S. expect to put him in charge? Zardari won elections just a few month ago – with help from Washington. He is unlikely to step down and even then there would be no guarantee that Sharif would be elected. His party does not have a majority and with judge Iftikhar Chaudry reinstalled at the supreme court, there will be a watchful eye over any sleazy procedure.

    Of course if some Taliban would somehow kill Zardari …

    Then those plans could succeed. But still, anyone taking over from him is unlikely to do what Washington wants. Why is the adminsitration incapable to see that?

    The Pakistani elite as well as the people do see India (and the U.S.) as their big potential enemy, not some tribal mullahs in their backwoods. They fought three wars against India and they see no sign that the danger from there has receded. The Pakistani army can not just leave the eastern border and fight for U.S. interests against its own people along the Durand line. It depends on public opinion just as any politician.

    If Washington wants Pakistan to pull back its silent support from the Neo-Taliban in Afghanistan, it will have to solve the India problem. A good first step would be a serious downgrade of India’s presence in Afghanistan: no more consulates, no Indian roadbuilding and no Indian paramilitary police on Afghan ground. Then the problems in Kashmir will have to be solved. That may take a while but a Pakistan that will not have to fear a dual front war is much more likely to deliver support for the U.S. in Afghanistan.

    A coup will not achieve that.

  18. rosettasister Says:

    Worldview: Without a clear plan, Pakistan could wither


    By Trudy Rubin

    “There should be a strategy to manage the fallout of the military operation, and we don’t see one,” said Ahsan Iqbal, a close political associate of opposition leader Nawaz Sharif. (Sharif, who has been sympathetic to Islamists in the past, finally spoke out against the militants in an interview with foreign media, but he hasn’t been as clear with his own public.)

    As Pakistanis fretted over the violence, President Asif Ali Zardari flew off for 10 days of private visits to Dubai and London and a trip to Libya, before arriving in Washington to talk with President Obama about fighting terrorism. Not much of a sense of urgency there.

    So Pakistanis are left uncertain about what the government is really up to. In Peshawar, I met lawyers from Swat fleeing for their lives from militants who call secular law “un-Islamic.” I met journalists who have received death threats. Everyone asked the same question: If the army really wants to curb the militants, why hasn’t it killed or captured any top Taliban leaders?

    I spoke with Swatis who wanted to resist, but felt they had no support from the government or army. “There is no guidance for the people at all,” one educated exile from Swat complained.

    No federal government minister has gone to the troubled areas to stand with embattled residents. Local officials are in hiding. “Right now, the entire political leadership is bunkered down,” said Masood Khattak, a former senior intelligence official. “So how can the people believe they will be supported? The absence of governance everywhere makes way for the Taliban.”

    Indeed, government behavior is contradictory. The militant cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz was released from prison two weeks ago; during Friday prayers at the notorious Red Mosque, he announced he would tour the country calling for Taliban-style Islamic law. Meantime, unregulated, radical religious schools produce Taliban recruits in the cities.

    Unless political leaders make clear their plan to end the Taliban threat, the public can’t rally behind them. Nor can the military win a counterinsurgency without public backing. Suspicious of the army and politicians, hapless civilians will call for peace at any price. That is how the Taliban took over in Afghanistan.

    Without strong government leadership, the Taliban can withdraw and then advance again, until it dominates roads, threatens ports and dams, and, possibly, penetrates the army. If Obama conveys anything to Zardari during their summit next week, it should be that the time for hesitation is past.

  19. rosettasister Says:

    Obama may seek unified strategy against militants


    President Barack Obama will seek a unified strategy to subdue Islamist militants in the tribal regions straddling Pakistan and Afghanistan when he meets with the Presidents of the two nations in Washington on Wednesday.

    The meetings with Presidents Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan come as the Obama administration grapples with how closely to embrace two, who are key allies but flawed leaders.

    Many US officials question Mr. Zardari’s grip on power and whether his government is willing and able to fight Taliban militants who have gained control of more Pakistani territory in recent months.

    Some in Washington say opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, a former prime minister, would make a better partner, despite concerns about his Islamist alliances, Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

    The heads of the three countries’ militaries, intelligence services and foreign ministries are slated to attend the meetings in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday, officials involved in the summit said.

    Mr. Obama is scheduled to hold bilateral and trilateral meetings with Karzai and Zardari on Wednesday.

  20. rosettasister Says:

    Two competing theories in Pakistan (I remain convinced that these people don’t know their own mind. Maybe we don’t either.)

    US stuck in quagmire remains fixated on dictating terms to Pakistan


    The government remains in a state of denial


    One feature of this government is that it remains in a state of denial.

    Action on critical matters is generally delayed until it is too late.

    Look at how Asif Ali Zardari dealt with the lawyers’ movement.

    Look at how the situation in Swat was criminally neglected for months and months.

    Look at how the Balochistan crisis was left unattended.

    There are other examples of how the government lost its writ in large areas and didn’t know what to do about it.

    No wonder Nawaz Sharif, who is himself a part of the ruling coterie, said this week that the prevailing circumstances were more perilous than they were in 1971.

    But for our rulers, it seems business as usual.

  21. rosettasister Says:

    This is good news!

    Specter against key part of health care reform plan


    Former Republican (and now Democratic) Senator Arlen Specter’s interview on Meet the Press.

    In the interview, Specter came out clearly and unambiguously against a key part of President Obama’s health care reform plan, the establishment of an optional public health plan. (Democratic Senator Ben Nelson also doesn’t support the president’s plan.)

    In another interesting comment, Specter affirmed his opposition to using reconciliation to pass health care reform, putting the possibility of a filibuster on the table.

    Via CQ:

    Sen. Ben Nelson said Thursday that he will oppose the creation of a government-run health insurance plan as part of a health care overhaul, contrary to the position held by many of his fellow Democrats.
    Nelson, D-Neb., said he may try to assemble a coalition of like-minded centrists opposed to the creation of a public plan, as a counterweight to Democrats pushing for it. He said he does not believe a majority of the Senate supports the idea.

    But Nelson sides with opponents, who say a government-run plan would undermine the nation’s existing system of employer-sponsored health insurance.

    Republicans, insurers and business groups say private insurers could not compete with a government-run plan, which presumably wouldn’t have to spend money on activities such as marketing or developing networks of participating physicians and hospitals. Eventually, opponents say, most consumers would join the public plan, either because its prices are lower or because their employers stop offering insurance.

    “At the end of the day, the public plan wins the game,” Nelson said. He called the inclusion of a public plan in legislation a “deal-breaker” for him.

    (Without Ben Nelson and Arlen Specter, it seems virtually impossible to get to 60 votes. So in order for the Obama/Reid/Pelosi health care trainwreck to get out of the station they would have to resort to the dreaded “nuclear” option.

    I seriously doubt, or at least hope, that would NOT be the case.

    Which means opposing parties would have to negotiate in good faith.

    Of course, I’d feel even better if all Republican senators would similarly go on record.

    And if more centrist Dems publicly held positions similar to those of Specter and Nelson, like they did with cap-and-trade.

    I hope this isn’t just wishful thinking on my part.)

  22. rosettasister Says:

    Can this be for real?!

    Chinese ordered to smoke more to boost economy

    Local government officials in China have been ordered to smoke nearly a quarter of a million packs of cigarettes in a move to boost the local economy during the global financial crisis.


  23. rosettasister Says:

    I’d forgotten about this forum.

    Might be worth a look.


  24. sliderblaze Says:

    hey rose, the little one is good, get big and plump. he’s rolling over and laughing out loud, smiling all the time, he’s a really happy baby.

    Spector, i cant wait to vote this clown out of office, i’m counting down the days.

    Work has been ok, bidding on a lot of jobs but i read on foxnews that construction has reached depression era unemployment levels nearing 21% and thats not counting the contractors and subcontractors with some say its more like 35%….sucks ass.

    however, i was working on a clients deck last week in Philly, i was nice to hear the neighbors bashing Obama on what he’s doing, and they voted for them.

  25. rosettasister Says:

    sliderblaze Says:
    May 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    however, i was working on a clients deck last week in Philly, i was nice to hear the neighbors bashing Obama on what he’s doing, and they voted for them.


    that is good news!

    hang in there, slider!

  26. rosettasister Says:

    Kreep is being eerily quiet on this. Why?

    From WND:

    Apr 15, 2009‎

    “Kreep noted his organization’s efforts to obtain copies of Obama’s Occidental College records from the 1980s, which reportedly could reveal whether Obama was attending as a foreign student, an effort that resulted in a threat from Obama’s attorneys to seek financial sanctions against the plaintiff’s lawyers.”

    Does he fear these “financial sanctions?”


    (05.01.09) [HOAX until proven otherwise] Documents Found-SMOKING GUN FINALLY FOUND? PROOF – Obama’s ineligibility to be The President of USA!!!


  27. rosettasister Says:

    ‘Profound Mistake’ — Amb. John Bolton concerned Attorney General Holder may help Spanish judge prosecute Bush administration officials


  28. rosettasister Says:

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