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Message 707 of 740 (851057)
04-18-2019 4:48 PM
Reply to: Message 702 by ProtoTypical
04-15-2019 10:55 PM


Re: Notre Dame
They'll build it back, 70 years ago Dresden was almost wiped from the face of the Earth and the Germans built it back. I know that is little consolation to what happened to Notre Dam but at least the complete structure did not collapse and there is something to build.
voici l'esprit indomidable de l'homme

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"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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1.61803
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Message 708 of 740 (851058)
04-18-2019 5:07 PM
Reply to: Message 704 by AZPaul3
04-16-2019 12:31 AM


Re: Notre Dame
Agreed. One can only hope the worker is a gormless imbecile. The thought of being fully cognizant of ones actions of burning down Notre Dam would be unbearable.

"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 709 of 740 (851064)
04-18-2019 8:36 PM


Another theory nobody wants to touch with a hundred foot pole
Hundreds of churches vandalized in Europe recently, two a day in France. Notre Dame has been targeted before.

https://www.google.com/search?q=recent+vandalism+of+churc...

https://www1.cbn.com/...ted-in-ongoing-attacks-across-europe

https://amgreatness.com/...efecated-on-and-torched-every-day

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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Message 710 of 740 (851080)
04-19-2019 1:32 AM
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04-18-2019 8:36 PM


Re: Another theory nobody wants to touch with a hundred foot pole
It’s the same with mosques - https://edition.cnn.com/...ues-targeted-2017-trnd/index.html - there are a lot of nasty people out there.

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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Message 711 of 740 (851094)
04-19-2019 10:36 AM
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04-18-2019 8:36 PM


Re: Another theory nobody wants to touch with a hundred foot pole
I suppose it could have been deliberate. God knows that there are plenty of reasons to be disgruntled with the Catholics but Notre Dame is not one of them. If it was deliberate we can be sure that a religious zealot was involved.
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Message 712 of 740 (851095)
04-19-2019 10:52 AM
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04-18-2019 4:48 PM


Re: Notre Dame
They'll build it back,

I had the same thought and it is not a total loss but tragic nonetheless. Kind of like that Greek dudes ship with the repaired planks and nothing is really what it was yesterday anyway except maybe things like an indomitable spirit.


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Message 713 of 740 (851100)
04-19-2019 1:24 PM
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04-19-2019 1:32 AM


Re: Another theory nobody wants to touch with a hundred foot pole
Interesting the mosques are in the US, but not Europe?
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Message 714 of 740 (851101)
04-19-2019 1:27 PM
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04-19-2019 1:24 PM


Re: Another theory nobody wants to touch with a hundred foot pole
That was the first info I googled - there’s lots of additional info. We get churches, mosques, temples, all sorts attacked and vandalised by morons in this country too.

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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Message 715 of 740 (851516)
04-25-2019 10:43 PM


John Havlicek, 79
One of my all-time favourite basketball players for the Celtics!

A hero for me many times.


- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 716 of 740 (851519)
04-26-2019 8:19 AM
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04-25-2019 10:43 PM


Re: John Havlicek, 79
Johnny Most does the call:

--Percy


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Message 717 of 740 (851520)
04-26-2019 9:25 AM
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04-25-2019 10:43 PM


Re: John Havlicek, 79
As a kid born just north of Boston in 1962, John Havlicek was the personification of basketball.
Bill Russell had moved on by about the time I became aware of professional sports.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 718 of 740 (852103)
05-07-2019 10:45 AM


Jean Vanier
Born as a child of privilege and lived a life to serve poeple with mental disabilities around the world. He was a true hero.
https://globalnews.ca/news/5248477/jean-vanier-death/

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


    
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Message 719 of 740 (852108)
05-07-2019 11:22 AM


RIP Chewy
Peter Mayhew, known for playing Chewbacca in Star Wars, dies at 74

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 720 of 740 (852198)
05-08-2019 11:34 AM
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05-07-2019 11:22 AM


Re: RIP Chewy

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Message 721 of 740 (852535)
05-13-2019 9:41 AM


Doris Day dead at age 97
https://www.nbcnews.com/...y-signer-actress-dies-97-n1004866
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