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xongsmith
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Message 1082 of 1092 (896103)
07-31-2022 3:26 PM


William Felton Russell, 88
Bill Russell - Wikipedia
William Felton Russell (February 12, 1934 – July 31, 2022)
sad news...the greatest team player ever.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 1083 of 1092 (896107)
07-31-2022 3:43 PM
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Re: William Felton Russell, 88
Russell was one of the biggest monster men I have ever seen in my life. Like Shaq and Ed "Too Tall" Jones. He was a giant of a man. And he played his game to perfection for decades. What a life.

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Message 1084 of 1092 (896115)
07-31-2022 4:27 PM


Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols, December 28, 1932 – July 30, 2022

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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

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Message 1085 of 1092 (896118)
07-31-2022 5:34 PM
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07-31-2022 4:27 PM


Re: Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek
thanks Tanypteryx. i was cloning the wiki entry and got here to see you beat me to it. thank you.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 1086 of 1092 (896119)
07-31-2022 5:59 PM
Reply to: Message 1081 by xongsmith
07-29-2022 3:33 PM


Re: Tony Dow, 77
As soon as you said Wally Cleaver his image popped into my mind. It's funny to me how many actors (many of whom I liked watching) that I only know by the names of their characters. And there are only a few rock bands that I know all the member's names. I'm good with insect scientific names, but have to look up the English names for all but common and local species.
Thanks for posting all these. It's nice to mark the passing of people who touched our culture, especially through art and science.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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 1087 of 1092 (896217)
08-03-2022 10:15 AM


The voice of the Dodgers
He was the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years.
Vin Scully, legendary Dodgers broadcaster, dies at age 94

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

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 1088 of 1092 (896425)
08-08-2022 3:55 PM


Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John - Magic
God what a crush I had on this women.

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Message 1089 of 1092 (896427)
08-08-2022 4:42 PM
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08-08-2022 3:55 PM


Re: Olivia Newton-John
This one hurts. Way too soon. From Olivia Newton-John - Wikipedia:
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In May 2017, it was announced that Newton-John's breast cancer had returned and metastasized to her lower back. Her back pains had initially been misdiagnosed as sciatica.
Newton-John subsequently revealed this was actually her third bout with breast cancer, as she had privately battled a recurrence of the disease in 2013 in addition to her initial 1992 fight.[141] With the 2017 recurrence the cancer had spread to her bones and progressed to stage IV.
Newton-John experienced a great deal of pain from the metastatic bone lesions and had openly spoken of using cannabis oil to ease her pain. She was an advocate for the use of medical cannabis. Her daughter Chloe owns a cannabis farm in Oregon.
On 8 August 2022, Newton-John died at her home in California, aged 73.
--Percy

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Message 1090 of 1092 (896431)
08-09-2022 8:07 AM
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08-08-2022 3:55 PM


Re: Olivia Newton-John
She was an amazing woman - fought long and hard and survived cancer into her 70s - hats off to her.
(I was more of a Mary Stuart Masterson fan from her Some Kind of Wonderful days, but I was very much into Olivia too).

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 1091 of 1092 (896441)
08-09-2022 5:03 PM
Reply to: Message 1090 by vimesey
08-09-2022 8:07 AM


Re: Olivia Newton-John
OMG She died? She seemed eternally young. I remember her in that tight black suit in Grease. Man, I'm getting old!

Edited by Phat, : added video clip


"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

“A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.”
H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America

“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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Message 1092 of 1092 (896474)
08-10-2022 12:30 PM
Reply to: Message 1091 by Phat
08-09-2022 5:03 PM


Re: Olivia Newton-John
Phat writes:
Man, I'm getting old!
That's what I was thinking. I had forgotten that she was older than me.

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
-- motto of the Special Olympians

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