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ramoss
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Message 556 of 591 (794811)
11-26-2016 4:27 PM
Reply to: Message 555 by xongsmith
11-26-2016 12:44 PM


Re: Fidel Castro
My father was a civilian computer programmer working at a military base in the communication room (for encrypted messages) when the bay of pigs happened. He was in the room on duty when the message about it came in, and he to 1) stay on base like the entire base was and 2) had to keep his mouth shut when there was the invariable speculation in the cafeteria.
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Message 557 of 591 (794816)
11-27-2016 3:12 PM


Ron Glass
He's found Serenity.

Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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Phat
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Message 558 of 591 (794837)
11-29-2016 7:08 AM
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11-27-2016 3:12 PM


Re: Ron Glass
I had to look up Ron Glass. I figured if he was important enough for you to mention he was important enough for me to learn about.

How 'Firefly' Star Ron Glass Quietly Helped Hundreds of Kids Reach College

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Ron Glass leaves behind a lot more than a body of work that earned him an Emmy nomination (Barney Miller) and sci-fi acclaim (Firefly).

The actor, who died Saturday at 71 of respiratory failure after facing health issues for several years, devoted much of his personal time to The Wooten Center, a Los Angeles nonprofit that provides mentoring and college preparation to students in grades 3-12.


vimesey writes:

He's found Serenity.

He deserves it.


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.~Proverbs 28:26

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Message 559 of 591 (795203)
12-08-2016 3:43 PM


John Glenn
Aviator, engineer, astronaut, senator, American Hero.

http://www.cnbc.com/...cording-to-ohio-state-university.html


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Message 560 of 591 (795204)
12-08-2016 4:07 PM
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12-08-2016 3:43 PM


Re: John Glenn
They say he was the last true American hero.

The average person [was] better educated ... back years ago than most people in the world. And then we put more into basic research and learned the new things first," he said. "That little combination is just as true today. If we lose that edge in research and education, we won't be a leading nation in the world. It's that simple.~~John Glenn


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.~Proverbs 28:26

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Message 561 of 591 (795221)
12-08-2016 9:19 PM


Greg Lake of Emersion Lake and Palmer
http://www.rollingstone.com/...co-founder-dead-at-69-w454546
  
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Message 562 of 591 (795661)
12-14-2016 11:22 PM


Alan Thicke
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On December 13, 2016, Thicke collapsed while playing hockey with his son Carter at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank, California. The manager of the rink said he was talking and even joked to his son to take a photo as he was being wheeled out on a stretcher.[51] Thicke subsequently died of a heart attack at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, at the age of 69.

I did not realize this before today, but Alan Thicke was a successful songwriter primarily in the TV industry. But that's what I read on wikipedia.

2016 like many recent years has been the year of the demise of many performers and song writers only a fraction of whom have been mentioned on these pages. According to this site http://weheartmusic.typepad.com/...ans-who-died-in-2016.html we have lost 474 musicians so far.

Unfortunately stats like that will mean we can expect to lose a few more music heroes, with at least one more notable heavyweight in the short amount of time that 2016 has left. The last few weeks have included some heavy weights including Greg Lake, Lenny Cohen, and Leon Russell (no disrespect into to anyone I did not mention specifically).

I really hope a future David Bowie or Maurice White was born somewhere on this planet this year, because otherwise the universe is completely unfair.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. Thomas Jefferson

Seems to me if its clear that certain things that require ancient dates couldn't possibly be true, we are on our way to throwing out all those ancient dates on the basis of the actual evidence. -- Faith


    
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Message 563 of 591 (796235)
12-26-2016 10:17 AM


George Michael
George Michael He always had a great voice...and he was only 53!
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His manager told the Hollywood Reporter that he died of heart failure.

Edited by Phat, : No reason given.


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.~Proverbs 28:26

  
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Message 564 of 591 (796251)
12-26-2016 8:54 PM


Vera Rubin, the woman who confirmed the existence of Dark Matter, passed away at age 88

http://www.npr.org/...ed-existence-of-dark-matter-dies-at-88


  
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Message 565 of 591 (796266)
12-27-2016 1:22 PM


RIP Carrie Fisher
https://www.yahoo.com/...-wars-actress-carrie-174459671.html
  
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Message 567 of 591 (796268)
12-27-2016 1:24 PM


Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher

Best known for Princess Leia in Star Wars.... Man! Mortality never seemed so real!

So many notable people near my age are dying!


Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.~Proverbs 28:26

  
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Message 568 of 591 (796274)
12-27-2016 3:44 PM


Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96
The book, which critics have credited with redefining anthropomorphic fiction with its naturalistic depiction of the rabbits trials and adventures, won Adams both the Carnegie medal and the Guardian childrens prize.


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Message 569 of 591 (796275)
12-27-2016 3:59 PM
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12-27-2016 3:44 PM


Re: Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96
My favorite book at 12. so sad.
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Message 570 of 591 (796347)
12-28-2016 10:48 PM


What? now Debbie Reynolds
So soon after her daughter!

- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 571 of 591 (796353)
12-29-2016 12:24 AM
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12-28-2016 10:48 PM


SRe: What? now Debbie Reynolds
Sad, a stroke, no doubt from the shock of losing Carrie.
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