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Bless Me Now With Your Fierce Tears X

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Glenl
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Special gifts often come with special challenges. Ms Houston had extraordinary gifts.

Freedom 55
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Ripple
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Shirley Schmid, a pioneer in the cooperative housing movement.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=shirley-sc...


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Caissa
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Davy Jones, a member of 1960s pop sensations the Monkees, has died at age 66 after suffering a heart attack.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/02/29/davy-jones.html

josh
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Really sorry to hear that.  Makes me feel a lot older.  Enjoyed his songs (Daydream Believer, A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You) and the TV show as a kid.

OTOH:

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/01/andrew-breitbart-well-known-conserv...


Ken Burch
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self-delete.  Somebody beat me to the news.


Ken Burch
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I don't often use the phrase "Rot in hell, scumbag", but with Breitbart...it's still an understatement.


Unionist
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Is it too soon to add Binyamin Netanyahu and Stephen Harperyahu to this thread? Just askin'.

 


Ken Burch
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It is if they're still breathing...you have any inside information on that?


Unionist
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Hope springs eternal.

 


laine lowe
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Is Ariel Sharon still in a coma?


josh
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An obituary for Breitbart: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/andrew-breitbart-dea... And Breitbart's final notable public appearance. Three weeks ago: Beitbart v. OWS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4od4QQVK1o&feature=player_embedded

Ken Burch
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Laurent Desjardins, the francophone Manitoba Liberal MLA whose post-1969 provincial election decision to leave his "free enterprise" party and sit as a "Liberal-Democrat", providing parliamentary support to Ed Schreyer in a minority situation, gave Manitoba its first NDP government:

http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-188195/name-Laurent_Desjardins/office-id-26/order-publish_date|DESC,last_name|ASC,first_name|ASC/

 

 


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Lanier Phillips 

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Lanier Phillips, a black U.S. serviceman who has credited his 1942 rescue off Newfoundland as transforming his life and igniting a passion for civil rights, died Monday. He was 88.

"Because of that tragedy, I joined up with Dr. [Martin Luther] King. I just had to join up with Dr. King and that's because of the change they did for me in St. Lawrence."

History should be ever so grateful that he didn't wash up in New Glasgow.


Fidel
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Jack Tramiel, Founder of Commodore International and Holocaust survivor. 


Caissa
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A Nova Scotia man with a history of mental illness and violent attacks is due in court today in the beating death of Raymond Taavel, a gay rights activist in Halifax.

Taavel died early Tuesday outside Menz Bar, a popular gay club on Gottingen Street.

Police said it appears the 49-year-old tried to break up a fight between two men after leaving the bar.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/04/18/ns-denny-taav...


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Caissa
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Ken Burch
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Most likely caused by a combination of post-retirement depression and the cumulative effects of all the concussions he suffered as a player.  The "Play with pain" culture of the NFL claims another victim(does this happen with CFL players?)

How horrible for his children.


bekayne
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Ken Burch wrote:

The "Play with pain" culture of the NFL claims another victim(does this happen with CFL players?)

http://corbettid.blogspot.ca/2008/11/then-all-those-bright-hopes-turned-grey.html

Bill Stevenson, David Boone, York Hentschel and Dan Kepley were four “stars” from the Edmonton Eskimos’ dynasty of the late 1970s and early ‘80s.
Three of them – happy-go-lucky Stevenson, pleasant and mannerly Boone and non-talkative and introspective Hentschel – died tragic deaths while extremely aggressive Kepley barely survived alcohol and pain killers and jailed twice for impaired driving.


Ken Burch
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The San Diego cops have now said that Seau died of a gunshot would to the chest, most likely self-inflicted.

(my own theory is that it was a chest shot, rather than a head shot, because Seau hoped that they'd do a postmortem study of the injuries his football career inflicted on his brain.  I hope his family sues the hell out of the Chargers and the league if it turns out he reported concussion symptoms but was ordered to play through them.)

Here's more on the overall NFL brain damage and suicide phenomenon:

www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-junior-seau-suicide-concussio...


bekayne
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Seau's the 8th member of the 1994 San Diego Super Bowl team to have died, all before the age of 45:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2138703/The-curse-Chargers-8-players-San-Diegos-1994-Super-Bowl-team-died-age-45.html


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6079_Smith_W
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The penny. 

Just heard a report that Jim Flaherty is at a ceremony to see the very last one minted in about 10 minutes from now.

 


Ripple
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Randy Kapashesit, Chief of MoCreebec, who recently passed away in Moose Factory. 

 


Unionist
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6079_Smith_W wrote:

The penny. 

Just heard a report that Jim Flaherty is at a ceremony to see the very last one minted in about 10 minutes from now.

 

Apparently he's going to toast its passing with a 1600 cent glass of O.J. before being whisked back to his fishing lodge by an "R"CAF aircraft.

It would be a darn shame if he lost his footing and fell into the stamping machine.

Mind you, that would make for an interesting entry in this thread.

 


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