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Message 647 of 681 (828060)
02-08-2018 10:33 PM


John Barlow, .. Grateful dead member
Greatful dead songwriter, John Barlow, passes away

https://www.nbcnews.com/...ateful-dead-lyricist-dies-n845781


  
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Message 648 of 681 (828061)
02-09-2018 12:38 AM


Dennis Edwards passed away on February 1, 2018
While I was checking for information on John Barlow, I noticed that Dennis Edwards, lead singer for the Temptations had passed away last week. Edwards replace David Ruffin as the lead singer in 1968 when Ruffin became unpredictable and started missing gigs. After his firing, Ruffin would occasionally show up and try to crash the stage during Temptations concerts.

Edwards was battling meningitis at the time of his death and died in a Chicago hospital 2 days before his 75th birthday.


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

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

We got a thousand points of light for the homeless man. We've got a kinder, gentler, machine gun hand. Neil Young, Rockin' in the Free World.

Worrying about the "browning of America" is not racism. -- Faith

I hate you all, you hate me -- Faith


  
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Message 649 of 681 (828603)
02-21-2018 2:52 PM


Billy Graham
One of the few American Evangelists with integrity who avoided scandel and arguably influenced the largest global audience of them all has passed peacefully at age 99.
America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

quote:
...His wife thought he was too loud and too theatrical, but in midcentury America it was a style that worked. As a handsome, blue-eyed young preacher, he projected wholesomeness and charisma. He could command the stage, and his delivery proved perfect for radio and television.(...)Whereas many previous evangelists had embraced a fiery fundamentalism, Graham was more inclusive. In an unusual twist for a Southern Baptist evangelical preacher, Graham coordinated his Madison Square Garden rally with some big New York churches.

"His determination to cooperate with mainline Protestants and with Roman Catholics alienated his fundamentalist friends,"


My Aunt used to adore him. She was a staunch Southern Baptist who was one of the most honest people I ever knew.


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
Paul was probably SO soaked in prayer nobody else has ever equaled him.~Faith :)

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Message 650 of 681 (828623)
02-21-2018 4:55 PM
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02-21-2018 2:52 PM


Re: Billy Graham
Ironically, it was Billy Graham who over half a century ago changed my life for the best.

As a child, I attended our neighbors' Protestant church. One Sunday, a group from church took me to a Billy Graham revival. That motivated me to be baptized, and then to get serious and learn just exactly what I was supposed to believe. So I started reading the Bible, through which I discovered that I just could not possibly believe that stuff. Since I couldn't believe what I was supposed to, I left. Even though I was still a bit below the traditional age of confirmation, I present myself as a "confirmed atheist."

Everything I've encountered since then has confirmed my decision: learning the history of Christianity, learning fundamentalist theology as a fellow traveler of the Jesus Freak Movement, studying "creation science", decades of repeated encounters with creationists and with "true Christians."

If not for Billy Graham, I would very likely have not found my path.


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Message 651 of 681 (829153)
03-03-2018 10:50 PM


David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden Stiers

RIP Major Winchester


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 652 of 681 (829181)
03-04-2018 7:09 AM
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03-03-2018 10:50 PM


Re: David Ogden Stiers
RIP Mr. Piccolo.

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Message 653 of 681 (829215)
03-04-2018 1:31 PM
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03-03-2018 10:50 PM


Re: David Ogden Stiers
Tanypteryx writes:

David Ogden Stiers
RIP Major Winchester


He did an admirable job stepping in as the villain without being a clone or a caricature.

An honest discussion is more of a peer review than a pep rally. My toughest critics here are the people who agree with me. -- ringo

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Message 654 of 681 (829782)
03-14-2018 12:25 AM


Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking

I guess I thought he would live forever......


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 655 of 681 (829805)
03-14-2018 2:37 PM
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03-14-2018 12:25 AM


Re: Stephen Hawking

A great mind who made great contributions to our world.


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Message 656 of 681 (830320)
03-26-2018 10:00 PM
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03-14-2018 12:25 AM


Stephen Hawking - the Evolution Fairytales connection
Was doing one of my occasional checkings of what's happening at "Evolution Fairytales" and I also decided to look at the somewhat affiliated "Real Science Radio". There I found:

Recall Bob Enyart Interviews Stephen Hawking from 20 Years Ago?

Which has available 43:20 of audio.

At the previous link they include:

RSR: Stephen Hawking is a Lunatic

Which has available 27:46 of audio.

I haven't at all listened to any of this. But it must be good, coming from such "monuments of journalism".

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 657 of 681 (830329)
03-27-2018 7:50 AM


Linda Brown
Linda Brown, the child in question in Brown vs Board of Education died. She was only 76.

The most significant thing I remember about the facts surrounding the case was the utter disconnect between reality and the "School Board". At that time the norm in much of the US, both North and South was separate but equal. The reality was Separate but Unequal. Yet in Linda's life it was even worse. She lived and grew up in a mixed race neighborhood where the kids she played with daily, her friends that came for sleep overs and for pajama parties and dinner and birthdays were both white and black. Yet every morning she could not walk to the neighborhood school with her white friends, eat lunch with them, play with them during recess. Instead she had to line up with the other black faces and get on a bus that took her to a different school, away from all her friends.

At the time Linda would have been in the third or fourth grade and hated the fact that she could not go to school with her friends.

That is the reality of segregation at the time. It involved people, people trying to do normal people things; go to school with your friends and neighbors, have paved streets and city water and sewer, sit anywhere there was an empty seat on the bus, sit at the lunch counter and eat, drink from the fountain when thirsty, get a haircut, go in the front door.

Little things but oh so big.


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Message 658 of 681 (831312)
04-15-2018 12:11 AM


Arthur William Bell III (June 17, 1945 April 13, 2018)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell

Found out via PZ Myers:

A double-wide in Pahrump, Nevada is haunted now

PZ says "He was last centurys less mean-spirited Alex Jones. Now dead."

I read somewhere that Art holds (or at least held) the record for the longest continuous on-air stretch, something over 100 hours.

Moose

ABE - Hillary killed him.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : ABE.


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


    
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Message 659 of 681 (831411)
04-16-2018 8:46 PM
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03-14-2018 2:37 PM


Harry Anderson

Best known as Judge Harry T. Stone from Night Court.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/...rt-actor-was-65-1103243


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Message 660 of 681 (831441)
04-17-2018 7:20 PM


Carl Kasell - April 2, 1934 April 17, 2018)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Kasell:

quote:
Carl Kasell was an American radio personality, best known as a newscaster for National Public Radio and later as the official judge and scorekeeper of the weekly news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! until his retirement in 2014.

https://www.npr.org/people/2100708/carl-kasell
https://www.npr.org/programs/waitwait/features/messages.html

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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04-20-2018 2:26 AM
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Re: Carl Kasell - April 2, 1934 April 17, 2018)

Source

Moose


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