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Message 52 of 826 (472540)
06-23-2008 4:05 AM
Reply to: Message 51 by Minnemooseus
06-23-2008 3:33 AM


Re: We will miss you, George Carlin!!!
I always respected him.

Every time somebody dies whom we think is not supposed to die yet, it reminds us of our own mortality.


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Message 74 of 826 (513185)
06-26-2009 1:23 AM
Reply to: Message 72 by Hyroglyphx
06-25-2009 8:00 PM


Re: Michael Jackson is dead
Michael had an intense life. Much of it was disturbing, and I don't think that he ever fully confronted his inner demons, but his genius and musical expression will be remembered and immortalized forever.
asgara writes:

Yeah, its my generation's icons that are starting to go down now.

We all die, my Queen. We can only hope that we get a chance to fulfill our destiny and leave the world a little bit better than it was when we entered it. As I get older, I become more aware of my responsibility to positively impact those whom I come in contact with.

Edited by Phat, : added message to Queen.

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Message 118 of 826 (620647)
06-19-2011 6:20 AM


Clarence Clemons and the Joy of Sax
I never liked the E Street Band as much after the music became popular, but I always respected the saxophonic sound that defined the music.

Springsteen sidekick, sax man Clarence Clemons dies


  
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Message 169 of 826 (657492)
03-28-2012 11:08 PM


Earl Scruggs...Bluegrass Legend Passes
Bluegrass great Earl Scruggs dead at 88
By the CNN Wire Staff

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(CNN) -- Earl Scruggs, who as a child developed the distinctive picking style that forever changed banjo playing, and whose association with Lester Flatt cemented bluegrass music's place in popular culture, died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son Gary Scruggs said. He was 88.

I always liked Earls style. He was head and shoulders above other banjo players, and he always seemed to enjoy playing.


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Message 210 of 826 (669653)
08-01-2012 1:17 AM


Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal, American Author, Playwright, Dies At 86

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Vidal was a learned, but primarily self-educated man. Classrooms bored him. He graduated from the elite Phillips Exeter Academy, but then enlisted in the Army and never went to college. His first book, the war novel Williwaw, was written while he was in the service and published when he was just 20.

I always liked his articles on the economy.


  
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Message 290 of 826 (713888)
12-17-2013 1:23 PM
Reply to: Message 289 by subbie
12-17-2013 12:55 PM


Re: Appropriate for this thread for certain values of "great."
Finally...according to Gods timing!

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Message 386 of 826 (746743)
01-09-2015 1:17 PM


Andre Crouch
Andrea Crouch-Gospel Music Pioneer

Saying, "I don't know," is the same as saying, "Maybe."~ZombieRingo
It's easy to see the speck in somebody else's ideas - unless it's blocked by the beam in your own.~Ringo
If a savage stops believing in his wooden god, it does not mean that there is no God — only that God is not wooden.(Leo Tolstoy)

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Message 450 of 826 (768970)
09-15-2015 11:27 AM
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09-15-2015 8:58 AM


Re: Jumbo
You forgot to mention that Jumbo was so big he actually derailed that train.

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

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Message 482 of 826 (776714)
01-19-2016 12:48 AM


The Eagles Co-Founder Glen Frey
(CNN)Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock band the Eagles, has died at 67, a publicist for the band has confirmed.

"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," reads a post on the band's official website.

I always enjoyed their music.


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

  
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Message 518 of 826 (781757)
04-07-2016 11:46 AM
Reply to: Message 517 by Faith
04-06-2016 6:34 PM


Re: Merle Haggard
I always liked that song Are The Good Times Really Over For Good?|

It speaks to me of the lost America that I grew up idolizing. I realize now that seeing life through rose colored glasses isnt really what Jesus wants for me...but this song captures some of my nostalgia for what I felt I deserved from God.


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

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Message 535 of 826 (792019)
09-30-2016 1:05 PM
Reply to: Message 534 by Diomedes
09-26-2016 10:46 AM


Re: Arnold Palmer
They always called his diehard fans Arnies Army.

now they have a charitable organization! Arnie's Army

Good stories in that link!

To me, Arnie represented the glory days of America...a time now lost.


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 558 of 826 (794837)
11-29-2016 7:08 AM
Reply to: Message 557 by vimesey
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

quote:
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 560 of 826 (795204)
12-08-2016 4:07 PM
Reply to: Message 559 by Asgara
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 563 of 826 (796235)
12-26-2016 10:17 AM


George Michael
George Michael He always had a great voice...and he was only 53!
quote:
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 567 of 826 (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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