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Message 827 of 878 (871055)
01-27-2020 3:54 PM
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01-27-2020 11:09 AM


Re: Kobe Bryant
Hitler's dog liked him.

I didn't even know he knew Kobe. Dog gets around.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 828 of 878 (871579)
02-05-2020 8:06 PM


Kirk Douglas

Veteran actor of many movies, passed away today at the age of 103.


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Message 829 of 878 (871586)
02-06-2020 12:55 AM
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02-05-2020 8:06 PM


Re: Kirk Douglas
We are all Spartacus!


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

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Message 830 of 878 (871750)
02-11-2020 9:21 AM


Joseph Shabalala, Founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Joseph Shabalala has died.
Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, dies aged 78
As we have connections to South Africa we have developed an affinity to the music of the townships. We were able to see him and his group perform while were in SA.
He and his group Ladysmith Black Mombazo first came to prominence in the USA through Paul Simon's Graceland album.

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 831 of 878 (872278)
02-24-2020 10:22 AM


Katherine Johnson has died
Katherine Johnson has died.
A person that fully deserved and earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom
quote:
When asked to name her greatest contribution to space exploration, Katherine Johnson talks about the calculations that helped synch Project Apollo’s Lunar Lander with the moon-orbiting Command and Service Module. She also worked on the Space Shuttle and the Earth Resources Satellite, and authored or coauthored 26 research reports. She retired in 1986, after thirty-three years at Langley. “I loved going to work every single day,” she says. In 2015, at age 97, Katherine Johnson added another extraordinary achievement to her long list: President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.

Katherine Johnson Biography

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 832 of 878 (872285)
02-24-2020 11:17 AM
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02-24-2020 10:22 AM


Re: Katherine Johnson has died
I just finished reading a book about Apollo 8, the first trip around the moon. What an amazing accomplishment, thanks largely to the "hidden figures" like Katherine Johnson.

"I'm Fallen and I can't get up!"

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Message 833 of 878 (872287)
02-24-2020 1:30 PM
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02-24-2020 10:22 AM


Re: Katherine Johnson has died
I've got the movie "Hidden Figures" on my Amazon video page. Very inspiring story. Nice she lived so long.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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Message 834 of 878 (872641)
03-01-2020 10:55 AM


Freeman Dyson: 15 December 1923 – 28 February 2020

World renowned physicist and mathematician. Posited the concepts of Dyson Spheres, Dyson Swarms and the idea of massive mega structures used by technically advanced civilizations.


  
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Message 835 of 878 (872915)
03-06-2020 4:15 PM


McCoy Tyner, 81
Hard to believe...

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

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Message 836 of 878 (873047)
03-09-2020 10:07 AM


Max Von Sydow, 90
the knight in The Seventh Seal. numerous other movies.

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

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Message 837 of 878 (873049)
03-09-2020 10:23 AM
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03-09-2020 10:07 AM


Re: Max Von Sydow, 90
Great actor.

He brought gravitas, somehow combined with fun to whatever role he played. Hence he could raise something like Escape to Victory to something a lot more than it would otherwise have been, and still make something like The Seventh Seal the amazing piece of work it is.

A genius with very little pretension. Rest in peace.


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 838 of 878 (873074)
03-09-2020 12:00 PM
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03-09-2020 10:23 AM


Re: Max Von Sydow, 90
He brought gravitas, somehow combined with fun to whatever role he played.

King Osric in Conan the Barbarian: "The LIONS ate him."

"I'm Fallen and I can't get up!"

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Message 839 of 878 (873079)
03-09-2020 2:35 PM
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03-09-2020 12:00 PM


Re: Max Von Sydow, 90
I haven't seen that film for ages. The script writers didn't do Robert Howard's character justice I have to say. But I'll dig it out again, to honour Max :-)

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 840 of 878 (873086)
03-09-2020 3:59 PM


Rosie
Rosalind Walters died.

My Sister's Website: Rose Hill Studios     My Website: My Website

  
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Message 841 of 878 (873900)
03-21-2020 4:57 AM


Kenny Rogers Dies At 81
NPR writes:

Country music icon Kenny Rogers, whose hits included "Lucille," "Lady" and "The Gambler," died late Friday at his home in Sandy Springs, Ga., his family said in a statement. He was 81.

The Houston-born country star had 20 No.-1 hits and three Grammys and performed for some 60 years before retiring from touring in 2017 at age 79, according to the Associated Press.

Rogers didn't write most of his hits and often said he didn't consider himself much of a songwriter. But he told NPR in 2012 that he had a knack for picking songs that could draw in the listener.

I always liked him.


“The only way I know to drive out evil from the country is by the constructive method of filling it with good.”Calvin Coolidge
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“As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.”-RC Sproul, Essential Truths of the Christian Faith

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