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vimesey
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Message 752 of 882 (858856)
07-24-2019 3:01 PM


Rutger Hauer
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49098435

Like tears...in the rain.


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 753 of 882 (858908)
07-25-2019 9:12 AM
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Re: Rutger Hauer
Interesting coincidence.

Blade Runner was set in 2019. Rutger Hauer's character, Roy Batty, dies in the film. So both character and actor passed away in 2019. Truly is tears in the rain.


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Message 754 of 882 (858914)
07-25-2019 12:09 PM
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Re: Rutger Hauer

Rest in Peace you magnificent bastard.


"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 755 of 882 (859926)
08-04-2019 4:13 PM


D.A.Pennebaker, 94
Was hoping someone else would mention him. Guess not, so I will.

Probably the most influential film for me was Dont Look Back, a "documentary" of sorts that was both groundbreaking and revealing. He made the young Bob such a hero for my life.

- nate


"I'd rather be an American than a Trump Supporter."

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Message 756 of 882 (860289)
08-06-2019 3:59 PM


Toni Morrison,88
Toni Morrison, Nobel laureate who transfigured American literature, dies at 88.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/...91-6a96e67d9cce_story.html


"I'd rather be an American than a Trump Supporter."

- xongsmith, 5.7d


  
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Message 757 of 882 (860727)
08-10-2019 9:12 PM


RIP to the greatest lyricist since Dylan, David Berman, of Silver Jews


  
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Message 758 of 882 (861085)
08-16-2019 8:47 PM


Peter Fonda, Dead at 79

  
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Message 759 of 882 (861609)
08-23-2019 3:41 PM


David Koch
https://www.cbsnews.com/...anthropist-dead-age-79-2019-08-23

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Billionaire conservative icon David Koch has died at age 79, his older brother Charles Koch said in a statement Friday. The New York resident was suffering from deteriorating health as of late, according to a letter Charles Koch sent last summer to officials with their company, Koch Industries.

In his statement, Charles Koch said his brother was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer more than two decades ago. ...


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Message 760 of 882 (861625)
08-23-2019 11:48 PM
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08-23-2019 3:41 PM


Re: David Koch
I hope his death was painful. Fuck him.

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 761 of 882 (861631)
08-24-2019 11:20 AM
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08-23-2019 11:48 PM


Re: David Koch
As one comment I read put it, it almost makes you wish there were a hell, doesn't it?

It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didn't know what he was talking about. -- Paul Krugman

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Message 762 of 882 (861639)
08-24-2019 3:12 PM
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Re: David Koch
Oh all right, I have to ask: why do you all hate them so much? I've heard of them, that they are rich supporters of conservative causes, but I've also heard from conservatives that they don't like their politics. In any case I really don't know anything about them except those comments. So why do you hate them so much? Is it something like how my side hates Soros?

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Message 763 of 882 (861646)
08-24-2019 4:48 PM
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Re: David Koch
I don't think anyone should be denigrated in this thread. David Koch was a strong supporter of libertarian and conservative causes and a generous philanthropist.

--Percy


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Message 764 of 882 (861650)
08-24-2019 8:52 PM
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08-24-2019 4:48 PM


Re: David Koch
Evil should always be called out for the evil it is. But your house, your rules.

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 765 of 882 (861655)
08-24-2019 10:19 PM
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Re: David Koch
Evil should always be called out for the evil it is.

I certainly agree with you about the character of Koch. He used his wealth and power to hasten the destruction of our planet's life support sytems. And he also used that power to influence our legislatures and Congress to stack the deck in his favor to avoid fair taxes and environmental protection regulations. He was truly an ugly American.

And surprisingly, he also was a major contributor to public broadcasting and supported a number of programs that I enjoy watching and support myself.

I find myself really, really puzzled why he engaged in a pattern of behavior that clearly is leading to accelerating degradation of the life support system and life on Earth. It is baffling to me that a powerful individual would have such disdain for the future of humanity and all life.

Of course, he's gone, so he will not have to face the consequences of his lifelong behavior. The real villains rarely do.


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 766 of 882 (861656)
08-24-2019 11:12 PM
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08-24-2019 10:19 PM


Re: David Koch
Of course, he's gone, so he will not have to face the consequences of his lifelong behavior. The real villains rarely do.

I think that's his final "out".

He's not going to have to face the consequences of his actions. "Screw the future; I got mine!"


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