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xongsmith
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Message 692 of 761 (848450)
02-05-2019 4:10 PM


Izzy Young, 90
A great figure during the early 60's and beyond.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izzy_Young


- xongsmith, 5.7d

    
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Message 693 of 761 (848710)
02-14-2019 11:33 AM


Lyndon LaRouche
Conspiracy Theorist And Frequent Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dies At 96

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 694 of 761 (848719)
02-14-2019 12:02 PM
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02-14-2019 11:33 AM


Re: Lyndon LaRouche
A classic American POS.

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 695 of 761 (848723)
02-14-2019 12:29 PM
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02-14-2019 12:02 PM


Re: Lyndon LaRouche
A classic American POS.

Yep, that's for sure.

I remember, maybe back in the '80s, when he would do these long (30-60 minute) rants that ran on late night TV. Entertaining.

Looking at things in 2019, LaRouche can't hold a candle to Trump as far as being completely nuts. Trump being president is as anomalous as LaRouche becoming president. We're in an alternate universe.


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 696 of 761 (848731)
02-14-2019 1:31 PM


Opportunity
Mars Exploration Rover - B, also known as "Opportunity" - June 10, 2018

Fifteen years into a 90-day mission.

Edited by AZPaul3, : title


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

  
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Message 697 of 761 (848945)
02-18-2019 11:59 PM


Ken Nordine (April 13, 1920 – February 16, 2019)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Nordine

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Ken Nordine (April 13, 1920 – February 16, 2019) was an American voice-over and recording artist, best known for his series of word jazz albums. His deep, resonant voice has also been featured in many commercial advertisements and movie trailers. One critic wrote that "you may not know Ken Nordine by name or face, but you'll almost certainly recognize his voice.

There is a hoard of video available via http://www.wordjazz.com/

Moose


    
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Message 698 of 761 (849232)
02-28-2019 4:07 PM


Andre' Previn, 89
From Tim Page, via Facebook:

André Previn, a musical polymath who began composing for Hollywood at 16, won a quartet of Oscars and had additional careers as a jazz piano phenomenon and major symphonic conductor — all while forging a public identity as a jet-setter who counted actress Mia Farrow among his five wives — died Feb. 28 at 89.

Mr. Previn was considered something of a playboy as he leaped with swaggering allure between Hollywood and the directorship of some of the world’s leading orchestras, often using his celebrity and skillfulness as a raconteur to bring wider attention to classical music.

He won 11 Grammy awards over half a century — for his film music, for the records he made with jazz ensembles and orchestras he led and, in 2010, for lifetime achievement.

“The most impressive aspect of Previn’s career was the ease with which he moved through the full spectrum of American music — whether jazz or classical, movie soundtracks or TV scores, Hollywood or Broadway, overtly commercial gigs or artistically refined projects,” music historian Ted Gioia said in an interview.


- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 699 of 761 (849236)
03-01-2019 2:46 AM
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02-28-2019 4:07 PM


Re: Andre' Previn, 89
On one level, it's a shame that my enduring memory of him will be his marvelously self-deprecating and impressively comedic performance on the Morecombe and Wise show, over here in the 70s. His life and achievements are obviously much wider and deeper than that. But there is something wonderful about a prominent person who can take the mick out of themselves in the name of making us laugh.

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 700 of 761 (849241)
03-01-2019 3:33 PM
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02-28-2019 4:07 PM


Re: Andre' Previn, 89
Somewhen around 2013 he participated in a prank with a long-standing German program (kind of akin to "Candid Camera"), "Verstehen Sie Spaß?"(Do You Understand Funny?) -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzjL-txuGcw .. Verzeihung, aber alles auf Deutsch.

He came on a standard show for a standard interview, but when he opened his violin case, it was not there. The entire scene devolved into "Wo ist meine Geige?"(where is my (extremely expensive) violin?). At one point, they even bring in a security man still wrapped up in duct tape. He had been hit on the head, but André still wanted to know, "But where is my violin?"("Aber wo ist meine Geige?"). Finally, a violin case arrives, but the "extremely expansive violin" is utterly destroyed. But the show's host recognizes the agent delivering the violin case as being from the "Verstehen Sie Spaß?" show and the entire deception falls apart at that point.


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Message 701 of 761 (849716)
03-18-2019 10:49 PM


Dick Dale (May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Dale

King of the surf guitar - everyone else came in a distant second.

I would think, one of the giants of guitar history.

Moose


    
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Message 702 of 761 (850877)
04-15-2019 10:55 PM


Notre Dame

A profound loss.

Edited by ProtoTypical, : No reason given.


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Message 703 of 761 (850878)
04-15-2019 11:18 PM
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04-15-2019 10:55 PM


Re: Notre Dame
History, art and architecture.

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 704 of 761 (850880)
04-16-2019 12:31 AM
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04-15-2019 10:55 PM


Re: Notre Dame
To have survived 850 years of ancient workmen with flaming torches only to succumb to modern workmen with electric lights. Talk about your big-time screw-ups. The smarter and stronger we get the dumber and more dangerous we seem to become. I think the general contractor should get his ass out of France and hide somewhere in Tibet for the next few decades.

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 705 of 761 (850884)
04-16-2019 9:03 AM
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04-16-2019 12:31 AM


Re: Notre Dame
I used to work near Notre Dame, and it is such a shame that so much of it has been lost. It's an amazing site, with such a powerful history and depth of meaning for the French people.

I do find something striking though - maybe disturbing. I understand and fully share the view that our history and culture is incredibly important and never to be ignored. Notre Dame is a particularly powerful example of that. But in the space of 24 hours, hundreds of millions of Euros have been pledged to restore the building, with more monies pouring in by the minute. This for the restoration of a building which is at the heart of the Catholic Church, one of the wealthiest institutions in the world; at the heart of the French nation, which isn't exactly on the bread line; and probably in respect of damage caused by a contractor who will surely be insured. Why is this level of generosity lacking when it comes to feeding the poor; helping the ill and disabled; responding to global disasters ?

I live in hope that any funds raised, and which aren't needed (eg due to insurance being available), will be used to address more urgent humanitarian needs. That would seem more reflective of the message which Notre Dame supports.


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 706 of 761 (850885)
04-16-2019 10:17 AM
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04-15-2019 10:55 PM


Re: Notre Dame
Wow!

One comment:

A House (or Cathedral) is just a physical structure. A Home is composed of living humans with Creative Spirit.~Thugpreacha

Edited by Phat, : added thugzie quote


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

You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

Subjectivism may very well undermine Christianity.
In the same way that "allowing people to choose what they want to be when they grow up" undermines communism.
~Stile


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