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RIP Memoriam thread?

#541 User is online   Winstonm 

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Posted 2017-October-03, 08:02

View PostPeterAlan, on 2017-October-03, 06:14, said:

Tom Petty.

That news is a heartbreaker.
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Posted 2017-October-03, 09:36

View PostWinstonm, on 2017-October-02, 15:37, said:

Into the Great Wide Open


Curious case, lots of people posting about the death several hours before it happened (2040 Pacific according to his family). A sad loss.
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Posted 2017-October-03, 09:42

I think what you mean to say is he was just getting the encore he deserves, even in his passing.
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Posted 2017-October-03, 10:22

Lot of TP dominating my Spotify this AM.
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Posted 2017-October-03, 10:37

Coincidentally, last night Jimmy Kimmel's band played "Won't Back Down" when they went to commercial after his opening monologue that was a tearful plea for gun control (Kimmel grew up in Vegas). They tape at 4pm, so this was several hours before Petty passed away.

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Posted 2017-October-03, 13:19

View PostCyberyeti, on 2017-October-03, 09:36, said:

Curious case, lots of people posting about the death several hours before it happened (2040 Pacific according to his family). A sad loss.

CBS reported his death prematurely.
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Posted 2017-October-04, 09:06

View PostWinstonm, on 2017-October-03, 13:19, said:

CBS reported his death prematurely.

Ahh, maybe that's how Kimmel heard about it.

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Posted 2017-October-25, 09:06

Fats Domino

Ain't that a shame!



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Posted 2017-October-25, 10:50

Frank Vincent - an american actor: I liked so much his performances in the mobster movies
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Posted 2017-October-25, 10:59

Very sad news indeed for the world of music.



View Postkenberg, on 2017-October-25, 09:06, said:

Fats Domino

Ain't that a shame!



https://www.youtube....h?v=bQQCPrwKzdo

https://www.youtube....t=RDN2hq3DW_Bgk

https://www.youtube....h?v=_8CFeNxLXCo

I was in high school back then and he was one of my favorites. I have not changed my mind.


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Posted 2017-November-07, 16:26

RIP to one of my dogs (twin border terriers) who had to be put down last week a month short of his 14th birthday. I know it's "just a dog" but at the same time it's really not.
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Posted 2017-November-07, 16:33

View Posteagles123, on 2017-November-07, 16:26, said:

RIP to one of my dogs (twin border terriers) who had to be put down last week a month short of his 14th birthday. I know it's "just a dog" but at the same time it's really not.


No, it is clearly not. My total empathy is with you as I dread this time myself with a 13-year-old dachshund.
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Posted 2017-November-07, 16:34

Roy Halladay
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Posted 2017-November-07, 16:35

View Posteagles123, on 2017-November-07, 16:26, said:

RIP to one of my dogs (twin border terriers) who had to be put down last week a month short of his 14th birthday. I know it's "just a dog" but at the same time it's really not.

Completely understand -- more like a member of the family. I had to carry our 12 YO family dog into the vets when I was 16 to be put to sleep. She was just suffering too much. My older brother and I bawled for quite while afterward as we both grew up with her.
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Posted 2017-November-07, 19:48

View Postrmnka447, on 2017-November-07, 16:35, said:

Completely understand -- more like a member of the family. I had to carry our 12 YO family dog into the vets when I was 16 to be put to sleep. She was just suffering too much. My older brother and I bawled for quite while afterward as we both grew up with her.


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Posted 2017-November-16, 14:43

From Uwe Reinhardt, 80, Dies; a Listened-to Voice on Health Care Policy:

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Uwe Reinhardt, an economist whose keen, caustic and unconventional insights cast him as what colleagues called a national conscience in policy debates about health care, died on Monday in Princeton, N.J. He was 80.

...In 2015, the Republic of China awarded Professor Reinhardt its Presidential Prize for having devised Taiwan’s single-payer National Health Insurance program. The system now provides virtually the entire population with common benefits and costs 6.6 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (about one-third the share that the United States spends).

Just last month, he received the 2017 Bipartisan Health Policy Leadership Award from the Alliance for Health Policy, a nonpartisan research and educational group in Washington.

Professor Reinhardt argued that what drove up the singularly high cost of health care in the United States was not the country’s aging population or a surplus of physicians or even Americans’ self-indulgent visits to doctors and hospitals.

“I’m just an immigrant, so maybe I am missing something about the curious American health care system,” he would often say, recalling his childhood in Germany and flight to Canada and apologizing that English was only his second language.

Then he would succinctly answer the cost question by quoting the title of an article he wrote with several colleagues in 2003 for the journal Health Affairs: “It’s the Prices, Stupid.”

What propelled those prices most, he said, was a chaotic market that operates “behind a veil of secrecy.”

That market, he said, is one in which employers “become the sloppiest purchasers of health care anywhere in the world,” as he wrote in the Economix blog in The New York Times in 2013.

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Posted Today, 09:00

Charles Manson is not going to make his next parole hearing, which was scheduled for 10 years from now.

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Posted Today, 09:55

Jana Novotna, at only 49.
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Posted Today, 10:20

 Cyberyeti, on 2017-November-20, 09:55, said:

Jana Novotna, at only 49.

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Posted Today, 18:10

View PostCyberyeti, on 2017-November-20, 09:55, said:

Jana Novotna, at only 49.

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