Bless Me Now With Your Fierce Tears V

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kingblake

I haven't been able to find a great memorial, but since the actual thread about the [url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/13/three-aid-workers-killed_n_1186... workers recently killed in Afghanistan by Taliban fighters[/url] was derailed by folks wanking, I thought I'd post this here.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Great idea, kingblake! Let's use this thread to memorialize all the civilians killed in the War on Afghanistan. Starting with these:

March 14, 2006: Soldiers opened fire on a motorized rickshaw, killing the driver. They said he drove through a checkpoint to within a metre of a Canadian vehicle.

August, 2006: Soldiers shot and killed an Afghan police officer, saying his unmarked truck sped toward a checkpoint.

Aug. 22, 2006: A 10-year-old boy riding as a passenger on a motorcycle was shot and killed after the motorcycle is said to have sped through an Afghan checkpoint and toward a Canadian cordon around a previous blast.

Dec. 12, 2006: A soldier shot and killed a motorcyclist, saying he'd failed to stop when ordered to do so as he approached a security cordon around the building where a meeting between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Canadian ambassador was under way.

Feb. 17, 2007: Soldiers say they gave verbal and hand signs for a man to stop, and fired two warning shots before shooting a third time and killing him when he continued toward them. An assortment of wires were found around his waist, but not a bomb.

Feb. 27, 2007: Soldiers fired at a car that failed to stop at a security cordon around a broken Canadian vehicle. The driver was killed, and the passenger wounded.

Oct. 2, 2007: A motorcyclist was killed and his 12-year-old brother injured when soldiers opened fire as they passed a Canadian convoy. The incident remains under investigation.

November, 2007: An Afghan civilian was killed and a second seriously injured in Kandahar when Canadian troops fired on a taxi that ignored visual warning signs to stop, military officials said Friday.

July 25, 2008: British troops opened fire on a vehicle north of Sangin town centre in Helmand Province, after it failed to stop at a "checkpoint". Four civilians were killed and three others injured.

July 27, 2008: Two children, aged 2 and 4, died after Canadian troops opened fire on a car after the driver ignored signals to keep a "safe" distance.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Great idea, kingblake! Let's use this thread to memorialize all the civilians killed in the War on Afghanistan. Starting with these:

March 14, 2006: Soldiers opened fire on a motorized rickshaw, killing the driver. They said he drove through a checkpoint to within a metre of a Canadian vehicle.

August, 2006: Soldiers shot and killed an Afghan police officer, saying his unmarked truck sped toward a checkpoint.

Aug. 22, 2006: A 10-year-old boy riding as a passenger on a motorcycle was shot and killed after the motorcycle is said to have sped through an Afghan checkpoint and toward a Canadian cordon around a previous blast.

Dec. 12, 2006: A soldier shot and killed a motorcyclist, saying he'd failed to stop when ordered to do so as he approached a security cordon around the building where a meeting between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Canadian ambassador was under way.

Feb. 17, 2007: Soldiers say they gave verbal and hand signs for a man to stop, and fired two warning shots before shooting a third time and killing him when he continued toward them. An assortment of wires were found around his waist, but not a bomb.

Feb. 27, 2007: Soldiers fired at a car that failed to stop at a security cordon around a broken Canadian vehicle. The driver was killed, and the passenger wounded.

Oct. 2, 2007: A motorcyclist was killed and his 12-year-old brother injured when soldiers opened fire as they passed a Canadian convoy. The incident remains under investigation.

November, 2007: An Afghan civilian was killed and a second seriously injured in Kandahar when Canadian troops fired on a taxi that ignored visual warning signs to stop, military officials said Friday.

July 25, 2008: British troops opened fire on a vehicle north of Sangin town centre in Helmand Province, after it failed to stop at a "checkpoint". Four civilians were killed and three others injured.

July 27, 2008: Two children, aged 2 and 4, died after Canadian troops opened fire on a car after the driver ignored signals to keep a "safe" distance.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

Great idea, kingblake! Let's use this thread to memorialize all the civilians killed in the War on Afghanistan. Starting with these:

March 14, 2006: Soldiers opened fire on a motorized rickshaw, killing the driver. They said he drove through a checkpoint to within a metre of a Canadian vehicle.

August, 2006: Soldiers shot and killed an Afghan police officer, saying his unmarked truck sped toward a checkpoint.

Aug. 22, 2006: A 10-year-old boy riding as a passenger on a motorcycle was shot and killed after the motorcycle is said to have sped through an Afghan checkpoint and toward a Canadian cordon around a previous blast.

Dec. 12, 2006: A soldier shot and killed a motorcyclist, saying he'd failed to stop when ordered to do so as he approached a security cordon around the building where a meeting between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Canadian ambassador was under way.

Feb. 17, 2007: Soldiers say they gave verbal and hand signs for a man to stop, and fired two warning shots before shooting a third time and killing him when he continued toward them. An assortment of wires were found around his waist, but not a bomb.

Feb. 27, 2007: Soldiers fired at a car that failed to stop at a security cordon around a broken Canadian vehicle. The driver was killed, and the passenger wounded.

Oct. 2, 2007: A motorcyclist was killed and his 12-year-old brother injured when soldiers opened fire as they passed a Canadian convoy. The incident remains under investigation.

November, 2007: An Afghan civilian was killed and a second seriously injured in Kandahar when Canadian troops fired on a taxi that ignored visual warning signs to stop, military officials said Friday.

July 25, 2008: British troops opened fire on a vehicle north of Sangin town centre in Helmand Province, after it failed to stop at a "checkpoint". Four civilians were killed and three others injured.

July 27, 2008: Two children, aged 2 and 4, died after Canadian troops opened fire on a car after the driver ignored signals to keep a "safe" distance.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners:
[url=http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0816/drewr.html]http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/...

Here he is singing "Nora"

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HADrur85Eg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Somewhere, Ronnie and Luke Kelly are singing now.

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Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners:
[url=http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0816/drewr.html]http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/...

Here he is singing "Nora"

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HADrur85Eg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Somewhere, Ronnie and Luke Kelly are singing now.

[ 16 August 2008: Message edited by: Ken Burch ]

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners:
[url=http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0816/drewr.html]http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/...

Here he is singing "Nora"

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HADrur85Eg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Somewhere, Ronnie and Luke Kelly are singing now.

[ 16 August 2008: Message edited by: Ken Burch ]

ghoris

[url=http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/08/19/leroi-moore.html]LeRoi Moore,[/url] sax player for the Dave Matthews Band.

I'm sure everyone who was in university at a certain point in time (ie the 90s) fondly remembers DMB, one of the few major bands of recent memory that has issued as many live albums as studio albums.

ghoris

[url=http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/08/19/leroi-moore.html]LeRoi Moore,[/url] sax player for the Dave Matthews Band.

I'm sure everyone who was in university at a certain point in time (ie the 90s) fondly remembers DMB, one of the few major bands of recent memory that has issued as many live albums as studio albums.

ghoris

[url=http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/08/19/leroi-moore.html]LeRoi Moore,[/url] sax player for the Dave Matthews Band.

I'm sure everyone who was in university at a certain point in time (ie the 90s) fondly remembers DMB, one of the few major bands of recent memory that has issued as many live albums as studio albums.

martin dufresne

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Let's use this thread to memorialize all the civilians killed in the War on Afghanistan

Since we are supposed to be in Afghanistan's camp, couldn't the actual names of these victims be provided?

martin dufresne

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Let's use this thread to memorialize all the civilians killed in the War on Afghanistan

Since we are supposed to be in Afghanistan's camp, couldn't the actual names of these victims be provided?

martin dufresne

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Let's use this thread to memorialize all the civilians killed in the War on Afghanistan

Since we are supposed to be in Afghanistan's camp, couldn't the actual names of these victims be provided?

N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

Chinghiz Aitmatov (1928-2008), the best known and greatest Kirghiz writer to ever live, died last June. He was 79. (How did I miss this? arggh.)

Aitmatov bridged the generations who wrote in Kirghiz and those who did not have their own written language, other than Arabic or Russian, to write in. He was a virtual founder of Kirghiz literature and could remember those who took the first steps in their own written language.

Aitmatov made use of folklore and "synthesize[d] oral tales in the context of contemporary life". He made use of our "little brothers" or animals in his many stories, such as in his masterwork, [i]Farewell, Gulsary![/i], to great effect, and he also championed strong and independent women as heroes of his stories. These strong and independent women mirrored the women in his own life, like his mother and grandmother, who raised him after his father disappeared in a Stalinist purge.

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Aitmatov corner: Chingiz Aitmatov's paternal grandmother was his closest friend as well. To teach him about Kyrgyz culture, she took the boy to traditional jailus (field festivities), weddings, and funeral repasts (osh).3 Aitmatov also accompanied her to meetings with storytellers, bards, and akin singers. Today, he draws regularly on those rare experiences as his writing weaves a masterful tapestry of Kyrgyz traditions and legends embellished by new Soviet colors.

His novella, [i]Jamila[/i], was described by French writer Louis Aragon as the most beautiful love story in the world.

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SovLit.com: A major theme in Aitmatov's work is the inequality among men and women in traditional central Asian society. He also criticizes bias, the mullahs, lack of access to education for women, treatment of women as commodities, and polygamy. A good example of this is the tale Jamila (1958). The title character, a married village woman, falls in love with another man while her husband (who treats her more as an object of ownership than an object of love) is off at the front. In the end, the lovers run off together, abandoning their village and the traditional conventions. (See also Jaidar in Farewell, Gyulsary!, and Altynai, in Duishen - N.Beltov.)

"Aitmatov has received numerous foreign awards, including the Gold Olive Branch of the Mediterranean Culture Research Center (1988), the Academy Award of the Japanese Institute of Oriental Philosophy (1988) and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (1994)."

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Reuters: The Ataturk Culture, Language and History High Agency of Turkey set up a special committee earlier this year [b]to nominate Aitmatov, of Turkic descent, for the Nobel prize in literature.[/b]

His native Kyrgyzstan had declared 2008 "The Year of Aitmatov."


[url=http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/Aitmatov/Jamila.html]Aitmatov corner - Iraj Bashiri[/url]

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N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

Chinghiz Aitmatov (1928-2008), the best known and greatest Kirghiz writer to ever live, died last June. He was 79. (How did I miss this? arggh.)

Aitmatov bridged the generations who wrote in Kirghiz and those who did not have their own written language, other than Arabic or Russian, to write in. He was a virtual founder of Kirghiz literature and could remember those who took the first steps in their own written language.

Aitmatov made use of folklore and "synthesize[d] oral tales in the context of contemporary life". He made use of our "little brothers" or animals in his many stories, such as in his masterwork, [i]Farewell, Gulsary![/i], to great effect, and he also championed strong and independent women as heroes of his stories. These strong and independent women mirrored the women in his own life, like his mother and grandmother, who raised him after his father disappeared in a Stalinist purge.

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Aitmatov corner: Chingiz Aitmatov's paternal grandmother was his closest friend as well. To teach him about Kyrgyz culture, she took the boy to traditional jailus (field festivities), weddings, and funeral repasts (osh).3 Aitmatov also accompanied her to meetings with storytellers, bards, and akin singers. Today, he draws regularly on those rare experiences as his writing weaves a masterful tapestry of Kyrgyz traditions and legends embellished by new Soviet colors.

His novella, [i]Jamila[/i], was described by French writer Louis Aragon as the most beautiful love story in the world.

quote:

SovLit.com: A major theme in Aitmatov's work is the inequality among men and women in traditional central Asian society. He also criticizes bias, the mullahs, lack of access to education for women, treatment of women as commodities, and polygamy. A good example of this is the tale Jamila (1958). The title character, a married village woman, falls in love with another man while her husband (who treats her more as an object of ownership than an object of love) is off at the front. In the end, the lovers run off together, abandoning their village and the traditional conventions. (See also Jaidar in Farewell, Gyulsary!, and Altynai, in Duishen - N.Beltov.)

"Aitmatov has received numerous foreign awards, including the Gold Olive Branch of the Mediterranean Culture Research Center (1988), the Academy Award of the Japanese Institute of Oriental Philosophy (1988) and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (1994)."

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Reuters: The Ataturk Culture, Language and History High Agency of Turkey set up a special committee earlier this year [b]to nominate Aitmatov, of Turkic descent, for the Nobel prize in literature.[/b]

His native Kyrgyzstan had declared 2008 "The Year of Aitmatov."


[url=http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/Aitmatov/Jamila.html]Aitmatov corner - Iraj Bashiri[/url]

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N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

Chinghiz Aitmatov (1928-2008), the best known and greatest Kirghiz writer to ever live, died last June. He was 79. (How did I miss this? arggh.)

Aitmatov bridged the generations who wrote in Kirghiz and those who did not have their own written language, other than Arabic or Russian, to write in. He was a virtual founder of Kirghiz literature and could remember those who took the first steps in their own written language.

Aitmatov made use of folklore and "synthesize[d] oral tales in the context of contemporary life". He made use of our "little brothers" or animals in his many stories, such as in his masterwork, [i]Farewell, Gulsary![/i], to great effect, and he also championed strong and independent women as heroes of his stories. These strong and independent women mirrored the women in his own life, like his mother and grandmother, who raised him after his father disappeared in a Stalinist purge.

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Aitmatov corner: Chingiz Aitmatov's paternal grandmother was his closest friend as well. To teach him about Kyrgyz culture, she took the boy to traditional jailus (field festivities), weddings, and funeral repasts (osh).3 Aitmatov also accompanied her to meetings with storytellers, bards, and akin singers. Today, he draws regularly on those rare experiences as his writing weaves a masterful tapestry of Kyrgyz traditions and legends embellished by new Soviet colors.

His novella, [i]Jamila[/i], was described by French writer Louis Aragon as the most beautiful love story in the world.

quote:

SovLit.com: A major theme in Aitmatov's work is the inequality among men and women in traditional central Asian society. He also criticizes bias, the mullahs, lack of access to education for women, treatment of women as commodities, and polygamy. A good example of this is the tale Jamila (1958). The title character, a married village woman, falls in love with another man while her husband (who treats her more as an object of ownership than an object of love) is off at the front. In the end, the lovers run off together, abandoning their village and the traditional conventions. (See also Jaidar in Farewell, Gyulsary!, and Altynai, in Duishen - N.Beltov.)

"Aitmatov has received numerous foreign awards, including the Gold Olive Branch of the Mediterranean Culture Research Center (1988), the Academy Award of the Japanese Institute of Oriental Philosophy (1988) and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (1994)."

quote:

Reuters: The Ataturk Culture, Language and History High Agency of Turkey set up a special committee earlier this year [b]to nominate Aitmatov, of Turkic descent, for the Nobel prize in literature.[/b]

His native Kyrgyzstan had declared 2008 "The Year of Aitmatov."


[url=http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/Aitmatov/Jamila.html]Aitmatov corner - Iraj Bashiri[/url]

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al-Qa'bong

[url=http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-stafford18-200... had perfect pitch.[/url]

Or so I was told ten years ago, after playing [i]Tim-Tayshun[/i] by "Cinderella C. Stump" on my radio show and asking if anyone could identify the singer.

After I played a Jo Stafford record on the show tonight, a listener called in to tell me that she died a few weeks ago. I hadn't heard the news.

While I was putting the record in the CD player I was thinking how Miss Stafford is one of the last big band singers still alive.

Doris Day and Patty Andrews are left...I think.

[ 24 August 2008: Message edited by: al-Qa'bong ]

al-Qa'bong

[url=http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-stafford18-200... had perfect pitch.[/url]

Or so I was told ten years ago, after playing [i]Tim-Tayshun[/i] by "Cinderella C. Stump" on my radio show and asking if anyone could identify the singer.

After I played a Jo Stafford record on the show tonight, a listener called in to tell me that she died a few weeks ago. I hadn't heard the news.

While I was putting the record in the CD player I was thinking how Miss Stafford is one of the last big band singers still alive.

Doris Day and Patty Andrews are left...I think.

[ 24 August 2008: Message edited by: al-Qa'bong ]

al-Qa'bong

[url=http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-stafford18-200... had perfect pitch.[/url]

Or so I was told ten years ago, after playing [i]Tim-Tayshun[/i] by "Cinderella C. Stump" on my radio show and asking if anyone could identify the singer.

After I played a Jo Stafford record on the show tonight, a listener called in to tell me that she died a few weeks ago. I hadn't heard the news.

While I was putting the record in the CD player I was thinking how Miss Stafford is one of the last big band singers still alive.

Doris Day and Patty Andrews are left...I think.

[ 24 August 2008: Message edited by: al-Qa'bong ]

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

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Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:
[b]Doris Day and Patty Andrews are left...I think.[/b]

They are. And so are Lena Horne, Kitty Kallen, and Kay Starr.

Jo Stafford was truly one of the greats. I especially loved her work as "Darlene Edwards". I'll never be able to listen to "I Love Paris" again without thinking fondly of her.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

quote:


Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:
[b]Doris Day and Patty Andrews are left...I think.[/b]

They are. And so are Lena Horne, Kitty Kallen, and Kay Starr.

Jo Stafford was truly one of the greats. I especially loved her work as "Darlene Edwards". I'll never be able to listen to "I Love Paris" again without thinking fondly of her.

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

quote:


Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:
[b]Doris Day and Patty Andrews are left...I think.[/b]

They are. And so are Lena Horne, Kitty Kallen, and Kay Starr.

Jo Stafford was truly one of the greats. I especially loved her work as "Darlene Edwards". I'll never be able to listen to "I Love Paris" again without thinking fondly of her.

Bookish Agrarian

Del Martin, who after a life time of activism was able to celebrate a love of over 50 years.

[url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/08/27/lesbian.activist.dies/index.html]Lesbian activist who fought for marriage rights dies[/url]

(I know it is CNN, but I noticed it as I was watching some live Dem Convention coverage.)

A friend of mine moved to San Franscico and wrote me about meeting this amazing woman almost 2 decades ago. What she and her partner Phylis Lyon did was beyond courageous at a time when the things they fought for could have had severe personal consequences for them.

Bookish Agrarian

Del Martin, who after a life time of activism was able to celebrate a love of over 50 years.

[url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/08/27/lesbian.activist.dies/index.html]Lesbian activist who fought for marriage rights dies[/url]

(I know it is CNN, but I noticed it as I was watching some live Dem Convention coverage.)

A friend of mine moved to San Franscico and wrote me about meeting this amazing woman almost 2 decades ago. What she and her partner Phylis Lyon did was beyond courageous at a time when the things they fought for could have had severe personal consequences for them.

Bookish Agrarian

Del Martin, who after a life time of activism was able to celebrate a love of over 50 years.

[url=http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/08/27/lesbian.activist.dies/index.html]Lesbian activist who fought for marriage rights dies[/url]

(I know it is CNN, but I noticed it as I was watching some live Dem Convention coverage.)

A friend of mine moved to San Franscico and wrote me about meeting this amazing woman almost 2 decades ago. What she and her partner Phylis Lyon did was beyond courageous at a time when the things they fought for could have had severe personal consequences for them.

Unionist

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7585601.stm]Abie Nathan[/url], Israeli activist, aged 81.

quote:

He volunteered as a pilot in Israel's war of independence in 1948; but he became disillusioned with the Israeli government.

In 1966 he flew his private plane to Egypt, in a push for peace.

He also founded the Voice of Peace radio station, which mixed pop songs and peace messages, and became popular with young people.

He served two prison sentences, the most recent in 1989 when he was gaoled for 122 days for meeting Yasser Arafat, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

In 1996, he met Mahmoud Zahhar of the Hamas Islamist movement.


Unionist

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7585601.stm]Abie Nathan[/url], Israeli activist, aged 81.

quote:

He volunteered as a pilot in Israel's war of independence in 1948; but he became disillusioned with the Israeli government.

In 1966 he flew his private plane to Egypt, in a push for peace.

He also founded the Voice of Peace radio station, which mixed pop songs and peace messages, and became popular with young people.

He served two prison sentences, the most recent in 1989 when he was gaoled for 122 days for meeting Yasser Arafat, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

In 1996, he met Mahmoud Zahhar of the Hamas Islamist movement.


Unionist

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7585601.stm]Abie Nathan[/url], Israeli activist, aged 81.

quote:

He volunteered as a pilot in Israel's war of independence in 1948; but he became disillusioned with the Israeli government.

In 1966 he flew his private plane to Egypt, in a push for peace.

He also founded the Voice of Peace radio station, which mixed pop songs and peace messages, and became popular with young people.

He served two prison sentences, the most recent in 1989 when he was gaoled for 122 days for meeting Yasser Arafat, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

In 1996, he met Mahmoud Zahhar of the Hamas Islamist movement.


N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

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Phil Hill, who has died aged 81, became the first American racing driver to win the Formula One World Championship, with Ferrari in 1961.

[url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2646749/Phil-Hill.html]Phil Hill (1927-2008) [/url]

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Phillip Toll Hill Jr was born into a middle-class family in Miami, Florida, on April 20 1927, one of three children. His first sentence was "Gran'ma's car in garage".

How appropriate.

N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

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Phil Hill, who has died aged 81, became the first American racing driver to win the Formula One World Championship, with Ferrari in 1961.

[url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2646749/Phil-Hill.html]Phil Hill (1927-2008) [/url]

quote:

Phillip Toll Hill Jr was born into a middle-class family in Miami, Florida, on April 20 1927, one of three children. His first sentence was "Gran'ma's car in garage".

How appropriate.

N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

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Phil Hill, who has died aged 81, became the first American racing driver to win the Formula One World Championship, with Ferrari in 1961.

[url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2646749/Phil-Hill.html]Phil Hill (1927-2008) [/url]

quote:

Phillip Toll Hill Jr was born into a middle-class family in Miami, Florida, on April 20 1927, one of three children. His first sentence was "Gran'ma's car in garage".

How appropriate.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I met Stirling Moss and Phil Hill, and I had their autographs (I gave the books they signed to my brother, who raced motorcycles and rallied a Mini Cooper; I rallied a Mini Cooper as well). Oh, and I raced my 1970 Mini Cooper at Mosport against film director David Cronenberg in the VARAC (Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada) races in the 1980s. I came last in a field of 30. Cronenberg had a superfast 1962 Ferrari 250GT.

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Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I met Stirling Moss and Phil Hill, and I had their autographs (I gave the books they signed to my brother, who raced motorcycles and rallied a Mini Cooper; I rallied a Mini Cooper as well). Oh, and I raced my 1970 Mini Cooper at Mosport against film director David Cronenberg in the VARAC (Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada) races in the 1980s. I came last in a field of 30. Cronenberg had a superfast 1962 Ferrari 250GT.

[ 29 August 2008: Message edited by: Boom Boom ]

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I met Stirling Moss and Phil Hill, and I had their autographs (I gave the books they signed to my brother, who raced motorcycles and rallied a Mini Cooper; I rallied a Mini Cooper as well). Oh, and I raced my 1970 Mini Cooper at Mosport against film director David Cronenberg in the VARAC (Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada) races in the 1980s. I came last in a field of 30. Cronenberg had a superfast 1962 Ferrari 250GT.

[ 29 August 2008: Message edited by: Boom Boom ]

N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

"Oh yea?"(uncovers a nasty scar and then thinks better of it)

Well the guy who taught me to drive raced against Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme in Can-Am racing in his younger days. And now I don't even own a car.

N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

"Oh yea?"(uncovers a nasty scar and then thinks better of it)

Well the guy who taught me to drive raced against Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme in Can-Am racing in his younger days. And now I don't even own a car.

N.Beltov N.Beltov's picture

"Oh yea?"(uncovers a nasty scar and then thinks better of it)

Well the guy who taught me to drive raced against Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme in Can-Am racing in his younger days. And now I don't even own a car.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I liked Bruce McLaren, he was a great guy. I saw him in Can-Am races in different places, as well as Trans-Am before that. He drove a Camaro IIRC. Oh, and film director Atom Egoyan was at Trinity the same time as I. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I liked Bruce McLaren, he was a great guy. I saw him in Can-Am races in different places, as well as Trans-Am before that. He drove a Camaro IIRC. Oh, and film director Atom Egoyan was at Trinity the same time as I. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I liked Bruce McLaren, he was a great guy. I saw him in Can-Am races in different places, as well as Trans-Am before that. He drove a Camaro IIRC. Oh, and film director Atom Egoyan was at Trinity the same time as I. [img]smile.gif" border="0[/img]

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

[url=http://www.walterlippmann.com/celiahart.html]Celia Hart Santamaria[/url]

quote:

Two children of two of Cuba's most famous revolutionaries have died in a Havana traffic accident.

The Communist Party daily Granma reports that Celia and Abel Hart Santamaria were in a car that hit a tree in the Miramar neighborhood on Sunday. Celia Hart was 45 and Abel 48.

They were the offspring of Armando Hart and Haydйe Santamaria, who were key figures in the revolution led by Fidel Castro.

Hart is a former student leader who went on to head Cuba's ministries of education and culture. Santamaria accompanied Castro in his 1953 assault on the Moncada military barracks in Santiago. That nearly suicidal attack paved the way for the revolution that triumphed six years later. She died in 1980. - [url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h9wWrRV4PSnJAfu7l-g3TlKPS9kgD932L9700...


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Haydйe Santamaria, Celia Hart, and Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra mountains during the revolution. Haydйe was the mother of Celia and Abel, who died on Sunday.

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[url=http://www.walterlippmann.com/celiahart.html]Celia Hart Santamaria[/url]

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Two children of two of Cuba's most famous revolutionaries have died in a Havana traffic accident.

The Communist Party daily Granma reports that Celia and Abel Hart Santamaria were in a car that hit a tree in the Miramar neighborhood on Sunday. Celia Hart was 45 and Abel 48.

They were the offspring of Armando Hart and Haydйe Santamaria, who were key figures in the revolution led by Fidel Castro.

Hart is a former student leader who went on to head Cuba's ministries of education and culture. Santamaria accompanied Castro in his 1953 assault on the Moncada military barracks in Santiago. That nearly suicidal attack paved the way for the revolution that triumphed six years later. She died in 1980. - [url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h9wWrRV4PSnJAfu7l-g3TlKPS9kgD932L9700...


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Haydйe Santamaria, Celia Hart, and Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra mountains during the revolution. Haydйe was the mother of Celia and Abel, who died on Sunday.

[ 08 September 2008: Message edited by: M. Spector ]

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[url=http://www.walterlippmann.com/celiahart.html]Celia Hart Santamaria[/url]

quote:

Two children of two of Cuba's most famous revolutionaries have died in a Havana traffic accident.

The Communist Party daily Granma reports that Celia and Abel Hart Santamaria were in a car that hit a tree in the Miramar neighborhood on Sunday. Celia Hart was 45 and Abel 48.

They were the offspring of Armando Hart and Haydйe Santamaria, who were key figures in the revolution led by Fidel Castro.

Hart is a former student leader who went on to head Cuba's ministries of education and culture. Santamaria accompanied Castro in his 1953 assault on the Moncada military barracks in Santiago. That nearly suicidal attack paved the way for the revolution that triumphed six years later. She died in 1980. - [url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h9wWrRV4PSnJAfu7l-g3TlKPS9kgD932L9700...


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Haydйe Santamaria, Celia Hart, and Fidel Castro in the Sierra Maestra mountains during the revolution. Haydйe was the mother of Celia and Abel, who died on Sunday.

[ 08 September 2008: Message edited by: M. Spector ]

lagatta

That is terribly sad - Celia and her brother, Abel. I wonder if the hurricanes (wind and rain) had anything to do with the accident?

Fuck, I hate cars.

lagatta

That is terribly sad - Celia and her brother, Abel. I wonder if the hurricanes (wind and rain) had anything to do with the accident?

Fuck, I hate cars.

lagatta

That is terribly sad - Celia and her brother, Abel. I wonder if the hurricanes (wind and rain) had anything to do with the accident?

Fuck, I hate cars.

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For all those who are drawn to the mourn of the pipes riding above the early morning mist on the lake...

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Founding director of College of Piping, Scott MacAulay, dies at 51

[url=http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=170189&sc=98]Scott MacAulay[/url] was quite a lad.

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