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Coragyps
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Message 917 of 961 (882911)
10-24-2020 7:39 PM
Reply to: Message 916 by xongsmith
10-24-2020 7:30 PM


Re: Jerry Jeff Walker, 78
And the less-played “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother.”
Good stuff.

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Message 918 of 961 (882959)
10-29-2020 12:06 AM


Billy Joe Shaver, 81
Not very familiar with him, but checking his songs written & covered by country giants, plus remembering that he was name-checked in a recent Dylan song, made me put his name in.

Not the best way to get to 100 posts in this thread, but...


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

- xongsmith, 5.7d


  
Tangle
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Message 919 of 961 (883014)
10-31-2020 8:49 AM


James Bond is Dead.
The Spectre finally got him.

Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

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"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


  
xongsmith
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Message 920 of 961 (883155)
11-08-2020 6:24 PM


Alex Trebek, 80
just heard.
apparently not having TV seals me off of these kind of news items.

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

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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Message 921 of 961 (883156)
11-08-2020 6:37 PM
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11-08-2020 6:24 PM


Re: Alex Trebek, 80
Xongsmith writes:

just heard.
apparently not having TV seals me off of these kind of news items.

Trump is in for another 4 years. Best not check in again 'til January 2025.

Edited by Tangle, : Oops!


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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AZPaul3
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Message 922 of 961 (883157)
11-08-2020 7:06 PM
Reply to: Message 920 by xongsmith
11-08-2020 6:24 PM


Re: Alex Trebek, 80
Xongsmith writes:
just heard.
apparently not having TV seals me off of these kind of news items.
Tangle writes:
Trump is in for another 4 years. Best not check in again 'til January 2015.

And if you manage to do that I would like to talk to you about your time machine. Do you realize the opportunities? The women, xongsmith. Think of the women.


Factio Republicana delenda est.
I am antifa.

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jar
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Message 923 of 961 (883158)
11-08-2020 7:42 PM


Re: Alex Trebek, 80
I hadn't seen Mr. Trebek in probably 30 years and so when I saw the news tonight I would have never even recognized him. It's always sad when nice folk die though and so I can only pray for his family.

Edited by Admin, : Add title


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xongsmith
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Message 924 of 961 (883173)
11-10-2020 10:44 PM


Tom Heinsohn, 86
no. 15 in the rafters of the Boston Celtics.

I knew him as the coach when they won in 74 and 76.
his TV career was a fun ride. "Who gets the Tommy Point tonight?"

perhaps only a borderline great.


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

- xongsmith, 5.7d


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AZPaul3
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Message 925 of 961 (883178)
11-11-2020 5:29 PM
Reply to: Message 924 by xongsmith
11-10-2020 10:44 PM


Re: Tom Heinsohn, 86
perhaps only a borderline great.

Hey, if you enjoyed him that much then no borderline to it.


Factio Republicana delenda est.
I am antifa.

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AZPaul3
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Message 926 of 961 (883359)
12-01-2020 12:41 PM


Arecibo.
Most would have heard by now that two cables holding the central receiver platform above the 300+ meter diameter dish of the telescope failed and each cable fell into the dish causing extensive damage.

There has been much discussion about repair or just let the poor thing expire.

Last Monday, yesterday, the cable support system failed in total and the entire 900 ton receiver assembly fell 150+ meters into the already damaged dish below.

The Arecibo Radio Observatory has finally passed on and is no more.

Huge Arecibo Observatory Radio Telescope In Puerto Rico Collapses


Factio Republicana delenda est.
I am antifa.

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Message 927 of 961 (883363)
12-01-2020 3:33 PM


Ben Bova, 88
Scientist, 6-time Hugo Award winner...

of Covid-19 complications and a stroke.

Editor of Analog magazine and Omni.
Ben Bova - Wikipedia


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

- xongsmith, 5.7d


  
jar
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Message 928 of 961 (883364)
12-01-2020 3:53 PM
Reply to: Message 926 by AZPaul3
12-01-2020 12:41 PM


Re: Arecibo.
ET did it. Now he won't get anymore robo calls.

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

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Message 929 of 961 (883372)
12-02-2020 11:28 AM
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12-01-2020 12:41 PM


Re: Arecibo.
AZPaul3 writes:

The Arecibo Radio Observatory has finally passed on and is no more.


James Bond was screwing around up there. I knew no good would come of it.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 930 of 961 (883440)
12-08-2020 11:51 AM


Rip Chuch Yeager
The guy with the Right Stuff passes at age 97

Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97


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Phat
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Message 931 of 961 (883442)
12-08-2020 11:56 AM
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12-08-2020 11:51 AM


Re: Rip Chuck Yeager
I liked that guy! Death is always an eventual reality. Yesterday I found out that my 97 year old Mom tested positive for COVID19. I cried and am crying, so bare with me if I seem like a bit of an asshole today. I'm mad! SO far she only has a mild fever, though. Our loved ones and the wider society of notoriety are all that we have.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
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“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
- Criss Jami, Killo

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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