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Message 9 of 1325 (372385)
12-27-2006 1:18 AM


Gerald Ford dead at 93
Gerald Ford, 38th President, Dies at 93 - The New York Times
IMHO, one of the greatest presidents of the 20th century. He led the country through a very difficult time and made some very hard choices that he had to know would likely end his political career. He acted based on what he thought was best for the country and not necessarily best for him. A true statesman.

Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

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Message 34 of 1325 (441294)
12-17-2007 12:02 AM


Dan Fogelberg dead at 56
One of the truly great singer/songwriters from the 70s and 80s.
My wife and I used his song Longer at our wedding.

Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

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Message 37 of 1325 (449510)
01-18-2008 7:41 AM


Bobby Fischer dead at 64
Chess legend Bobby Fischer dies in Iceland | Reuters

Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin
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Message 39 of 1325 (458227)
02-27-2008 7:03 PM


William F. Buckley dead at 82
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The standard bearer for conservatism for more than 20 years, and surely its most intelligent and articulate spokesman.

Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

  
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Message 40 of 1325 (459193)
03-04-2008 3:30 PM


Gary Gygax dead at 69
The co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, which in my humble opinion, is the father of today's mmporg.
Gary Gygax, 'Father of D&D,' Dies at 69 | WIRED

Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

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Message 43 of 1325 (459200)
03-04-2008 4:58 PM
Reply to: Message 41 by cavediver
03-04-2008 3:58 PM


Re: Gary Gygax dead at 69
A couple of different sites that wrote up his death used as an element of the headline that he failed his final saving throw. I didn't know him at all, but he kinda sounds like the kind of guy that would appreciate the humor.
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We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

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Message 55 of 1325 (472650)
06-23-2008 8:46 PM
Reply to: Message 50 by Taz
06-23-2008 2:24 AM


Re: We will miss you, George Carlin!!!
One of the best ever.
One of my favorites of his routines is his comparison of baseball and football. It can be found here.

Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

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Message 61 of 1325 (478005)
08-10-2008 7:57 PM


Soul legend Isaac Hayes dead at 65
If there's a rock and roll heaven, it just got a bit more soulful.
Story here

Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin
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Message 62 of 1325 (484258)
09-27-2008 11:23 AM


Paul Newman dead of cancer at 83.
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Message 82 of 1325 (568739)
07-14-2010 2:42 PM


James P. Hogan, writer, dead at age 69
Author James P. Hogan died suddenly July 12. He was 69.
He was the first science fiction writer that I took an interest in, and his work was brilliant. At his best, his description of how science and scientists work was as good as anyone's, and his ability to blend that into an absorbing novel was truly remarkable.
I shall miss him.
(I am aware that he held some eccentric and wrong headed views personally, but prefer not to dwell on those. Please leave any comment on them for another place. Thank you.)

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus. -- Thomas Jefferson
For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and non-believers. -- Barack Obama
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat
It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

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Message 84 of 1325 (568741)
07-14-2010 2:58 PM
Reply to: Message 83 by Percy
07-14-2010 2:51 PM


Re: James P. Hogan, writer, dead at age 69
Vic Hunt.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus. -- Thomas Jefferson
For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and non-believers. -- Barack Obama
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat
It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

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Message 90 of 1325 (593715)
11-28-2010 9:30 PM


Leslie Neilsen is dead?!?
You can't be serious. Surely!

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat
It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate
...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist

  
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Message 92 of 1325 (593720)
11-28-2010 9:36 PM
Reply to: Message 91 by Coyote
11-28-2010 9:34 PM


Re: Leslie Nielsen
He should have gone to a hospital.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat
It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate
...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist

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Message 94 of 1325 (598433)
12-30-2010 9:12 PM


R.I.P. Kodachrome
Kodak stopped producing the film last year, and now the last place to get it processed has run out of chemicals. Story here.
My only question, does this mean I have to stop masturbating?

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat
It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate
...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist

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Message 98 of 1325 (598454)
12-30-2010 11:22 PM
Reply to: Message 97 by arachnophilia
12-30-2010 11:15 PM


Re: R.I.P. Kodachrome
what would paul simon say?
"And everything looks worse in black and white."

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson
We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat
It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate
...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist

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