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Minnemooseus
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Message 1187 of 1298 (908604)
03-16-2023 11:52 PM
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03-16-2023 8:31 PM


Re: David Lindley (March 21, 1944 – March 3, 2023, 78)
OK Dredge - define "Woke".
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Message 1188 of 1298 (908605)
03-16-2023 11:59 PM
Reply to: Message 1182 by Theodoric
03-16-2023 8:57 PM


Re: David Lindley (March 21, 1944 – March 3, 2023, 78)
Check out what the Loony Lefties at Rolling Stone magazine consider to be the top ten Best Songs of All Time. Some of those choices are just absurd. So BLM. So woke. So joke.

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Message 1189 of 1298 (908609)
03-17-2023 8:37 AM
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03-16-2023 11:59 PM


Re: David Lindley (March 21, 1944 – March 3, 2023, 78)
So off topic, irrelevant and offensive. A troll has to troll.

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 1190 of 1298 (908629)
03-17-2023 10:57 PM
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03-16-2023 11:59 PM


Re: David Lindley (March 21, 1944 – March 3, 2023, 78)
Check out what the Loony Lefties at Rolling Stone magazine consider to be the top ten Best Songs of All Time.
I spent quite a bit of time searching there for "the top ten Best Songs of All Time", without finding it. It's probably there somewhere, but I couldn't find it.
That said, the David Lindley subthread must now end, UNLESS it specifically has something to do and only do with David Lindley.
I'd still like to see your definition of "Woke", BUT NOT IN THIS TOPIC.
Official "you've been warned message". Violate at risk of being suspended.
Adminnemooseus

Or something like that©.

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Message 1191 of 1298 (908967)
03-25-2023 1:40 AM


Willis Reed Jr. (June 25, 1942 – March 21, 2023)
Willis Reed Jr. (June 25, 1942 – March 21, 2023) was an American professional basketball player, coach, and general manager. He spent his entire professional playing career (1964–1974) with the New York Knicks. In 1982, Reed was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1996, he was voted one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History". In October 2021, Reed was again honored as one of the league's greatest players of all-time by being named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.
After retiring as a player, Reed served as assistant and head coach with several teams for nearly a decade, then was promoted to general manager and vice president of basketball operations (1989–1996) for the New Jersey Nets. As senior vice president of basketball operations, he helped to lead them to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003.
Willis Reed - Wikipedia
The part a few of us at rec.sport.basketball-pro talked about was the 1970 Championship, when Reed came out of the lockerroom,hobbled by injuries, and defeated the Lakers who had Wilt Chamberlain by then and still had Jerry West.
As wikipedia has it, Reed's most famous performance happened on May 8, 1970, in game seven of the 1970 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers in Madison Square Garden.[12] Due to a severe thigh injury, a torn muscle that had previously kept him out of game six, he was considered unlikely to play in game seven. However Reed surprised the fans by walking onto the court during warmups, prompting widespread applause. Starting the game, he scored the Knicks' first two field goals on his first two shot attempts, his only points of the game. After the game in the winner's locker room, a moved Howard Cosell told Reed on national television, "You exemplify the very best that the human spirit can offer."[

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

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Message 1192 of 1298 (908985)
03-25-2023 2:23 PM
Reply to: Message 1191 by xongsmith
03-25-2023 1:40 AM


Re: Willis Reed Jr. (June 25, 1942 – March 21, 2023)
Just a little personal trivia. He passed away on my father's birth and death day. My father was born on 3/21/1936 and passed away on 3/21/2017.

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 1193 of 1298 (908987)
03-25-2023 5:56 PM


Gordon Earle Moore (January 3, 1929 – March 24, 2023, 94)
Gordon Moore - Wikipedia
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...an American businessman, engineer, and the co-founder and emeritus chairman of Intel Corporation. He proposed Moore's law, the observation that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit (IC) doubles about every two years.
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Message 1194 of 1298 (908988)
03-25-2023 5:58 PM


World’s Oldest Working Drag Queen Dies At Age 92
Just a moment...
quote:
Walter Cole, better known as the iconic drag queen who performed for decades as Darcelle XV and a fearless advocate for Portland’s LGBTQ+ community, has died of natural causes in Portland, Oregon. He was 92.
Moose

  
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Message 1195 of 1298 (908997)
03-26-2023 12:43 AM


Lance Reddick June 7 1962 – March 17 2023

  
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Message 1196 of 1298 (909999)
04-14-2023 1:58 PM


Ben Ferencz, 103
The last of the Nuremberg lawyers who got Nazis convicted for war crimes.
Ben Ferencz - Wikipedia
from wilipedia:
Benjamin Berell Ferencz (March 11, 1920 – April 7, 2023) was an American lawyer.
He was an investigator of Nazi war crimes after World War II and the chief prosecutor for the United States Army
at the Einsatzgruppen trial, one of the 12 Subsequent Nuremberg trials held by US authorities at Nuremberg, Germany.
Later he became an advocate of international rule of law and for the establishment of an International Criminal Court.
From 1985 to 1996, he was an adjunct professor of international law at Pace University.
Maybe Putin sleeps easier now?

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

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


  
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Message 1197 of 1298 (910208)
04-19-2023 10:24 AM


Charles Stanley
Dr. Charles Stanley, a Pastor from Atlanta who encouraged and comforted millions across the globe, died at age 90.
quote:
In 1982, he founded his non-profit evangelical group In Touch Ministries, which is now broadcast in 50 languages on more than 500 radio stations and 300 TV stations.
Dr.Stanley was a man of integrity all of his life.

  
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Message 1198 of 1298 (910413)
04-22-2023 2:09 PM


Barry Humphries, aka Dame Edna Everage, aka Sir Les Patterson.
Incredibly funny guy.
Barry Humphries - Wikipediaame_Edna_(7105779617).jpg
Why can't I post this image with img? It's jpg

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London. Olen Suomi Soy Barcelona. I am Ukraine.

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Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


  
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Message 1199 of 1298 (910420)
04-22-2023 3:34 PM


You're not holding your pinky finger high enough.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

  
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Message 1200 of 1298 (910491)
04-25-2023 12:38 PM


Harry Belafonte. 96
Harry Belafonte - Wikipedia
A truly great one. Everybody has to go sometime, but I was hoping to see him pass 100.

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

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


  
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Message 1201 of 1298 (910590)
04-27-2023 3:54 PM


Not a Tribute
A significant passing from the racial history of the USofA.
Carolyn Bryant
Carolyn Bryant, elusive accuser in the lynching of Emmett Till, dies at 88. The wife of one of Till’s confessed killers, she was a central figure in the 1955 murder that helped spur the civil rights movement.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

  
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