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Message 129 of 817 (641966)
11-24-2011 11:37 AM
Reply to: Message 126 by Percy
11-24-2011 6:21 AM


Re: Dennis Ritchie
You may be selling Jobs a bit short. He was the Thomas Edison of our time.

I can buy that analogy, and let's take it one step further. Dennis Ritchie is the Nikolai Tesla of our times (minus the weird stuff). I cannot fault anyone who would value Tesla over Edison.


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Message 235 of 817 (693014)
03-09-2013 3:12 PM
Reply to: Message 230 by Minnemooseus
03-07-2013 10:57 PM


Re: Duane Gish, 92 ... some balance
AIG's brief bio is a bit kinder to Dr. Gish and not overly embellished with things that ought to anger proponents of evolution. I have no doubt that every word of it is true.

http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/bios/d_gish.asp

quote:
Dr. Duane Gish is a man who, in addition to his accomplishments as a speaker and writer, is known by many as the foremost creationist debater in the world today. He has logged literally hundreds of thousands of miles in order to bring the truth of creation to adults and children alike. Dr. Gish's travels have taken him to virtually every state in the continental U.S. and into 25 foreign countries, including the Soviet Union.

....

Dr. Gish is not only a distinguished scientist, but also a gracious Christian gentleman.


Edited by NoNukes, : spell balance correctly


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

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead. William Lloyd Garrison.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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Message 343 of 817 (729618)
06-15-2014 6:22 PM


Rik Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014)

At the time I saw him in 1980 or so, I thought Rik was one of the funniest guys I've ever seen on TV. He and and Ade Edmondson were absolutely brilliant on the 'Young Ones'.

Gone at 56.


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

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


  
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Message 359 of 817 (735451)
08-15-2014 2:08 PM


Lauren Bacall and Arlene Martel
First of all, it just isn't right that the acknowledgement of Ms. Bacall does not include a single picture, so let's fix that.

Passing away in the same week Ms. Arlene Martel, who is probably best known for her portrayal as Mr. Spock's betrothed and as a bad genie on 'I dream of Genie'. Her son said that it was kind weird accompanying mom to fan shows because “guys would have a crush on your mom because she’s a sci-fi babe from the ’60s.”

Rest in Peace gals. The world's just that tiny bit less beautiful without you.


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

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


  
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Message 380 of 817 (745623)
12-25-2014 1:50 AM
Reply to: Message 377 by xongsmith
12-22-2014 1:49 PM


Re: Joe Cocker
Check out Joe Cocker and Leon Russell performing "The Letter" live on Youtube. I also like Joe's cover of "She came in the Bathroom Window"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5rMauzx5f4


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

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglass


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Message 459 of 817 (771498)
10-26-2015 1:34 PM
Reply to: Message 456 by ringo
10-26-2015 12:40 PM


Re: RIp Mareeen OHara
Tame the Duke? I recall Wayne spanking Ms. O'Hara in McLintock. About the only scene I can recall from any of his movies.

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

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? Scott Adams


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Message 467 of 817 (775849)
01-05-2016 6:49 PM
Reply to: Message 465 by xongsmith
01-02-2016 2:02 PM


Re: Natalie Cole, 65
"Inseparable"

My wife had a soloist sing that at our wedding, and she knocked it out of the park. Rest in peace Natalie. We'll never forget you at the NoNukes pad.


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

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? Scott Adams


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Message 477 of 817 (776420)
01-12-2016 11:00 PM
Reply to: Message 473 by Theodoric
01-11-2016 2:36 PM


Re: Jean Genius - Sorrow for a Hero
My new hearing aids are giving me a new appreciation.

If you cannot get to all of those albums in one day, then hearing aid a dose of Station to Station and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust as soon as you can.

NoNukes.


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

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? Scott Adams


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Message 523 of 817 (785619)
06-08-2016 7:52 AM
Reply to: Message 522 by jar
06-04-2016 8:25 AM


Muhammad Ali
quote:
Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right.

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

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? Scott Adams


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Message 546 of 817 (794329)
11-14-2016 4:20 PM


Leon Russell
Why does it seem that great musicians pass away in numbers. It's been another bad year for these folks.

Leon Russell, the longhaired, scratchy-voiced pianist, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who moved from playing countless recording sessions to making hits on his own, died on Sunday in Nashville. He was 74.

Many of his songs became hits for others, among them “Superstar” (written with Bonnie Bramlett) for the Carpenters, “Delta Lady” for Mr. Cocker and “This Masquerade” for George Benson. More than 100 acts have recorded “A Song for You,” which Mr. Russell said he wrote in 10 minutes.


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 548 of 817 (794380)
11-14-2016 7:36 PM
Reply to: Message 544 by xongsmith
11-13-2016 1:29 PM


Re: Leon Russell
Sorry, I missed your post. Leon Russell was more of a behind the scenes guy, but I'll remember him best for his appearance in that Joe Cocker video for "The Letter".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFHA15B8iNI


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 562 of 817 (795661)
12-14-2016 11:22 PM


Alan Thicke
quote:
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 608 of 817 (816641)
08-08-2017 6:45 PM


Glen Campbell
quote:
Glen Campbell, the upbeat guitarist from Delight, Arkansas, whose smooth vocals and down-home manner made him a mainstay of music and television for decades, has died, his family announced on Facebook on Tuesday. He was 81.

His music usually wasn't quite my cup of tea, but I do like this song. Folks from my era have had the curse of having to go through these times twice. Many great musicians passed away when we are young (Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Redding, etc.), and now we get to see many of the rest of them leave here.
Enjoy...


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

I was thinking as long as I have my hands up … they’re not going to shoot me. This is what I’m thinking — they’re not going to shoot me. Wow, was I wrong. -- Charles Kinsey

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

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

I hate you all, you hate me -- Faith


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Message 626 of 817 (821143)
10-03-2017 3:09 AM
Reply to: Message 623 by Capt Stormfield
10-02-2017 4:23 PM


Re: Tom Petty, 66
"Found in his home in cardiac arrest."

Well, it is confirmed that Tom Petty is gone.

There is no way this is fair. 66? Really?

Breakdown... On a day full of death...

So effing unfair...

Edited by NoNukes, : No reason given.


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

I was thinking as long as I have my hands up … they’re not going to shoot me. This is what I’m thinking — they’re not going to shoot me. Wow, was I wrong. -- Charles Kinsey

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 644 of 817 (827030)
01-15-2018 10:39 PM
Reply to: Message 642 by xongsmith
01-15-2018 1:41 PM


Re: Dolores O'Riordan
Hopefully, this is not too over the top, but I feel particularly sad when musicians that I enjoy pass away, particularly when it is so early in life as it is for Dolores.

List of musicians that have passed away so far this year.

http://weheartmusic.typepad.com/...ans-who-died-in-2018.html

Dolores is for me, the most prominent person on this list. I am sure that others will have their own favorites.

Spelling corrected. Thanks Heathen. Hopefully the original message will get corrected too.

Edited by Admin, : Correct spelling in title.

Edited by NoNukes, : No reason given.


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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