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Post by kate520 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:46 am

I’m sorry, JohnThomas. I can see you cared for him a great deal.

Holding you in my thoughts. 💕


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Post by Foggy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:01 am

Oh, man. Horrible news. Hang in there, John.


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Post by Patagoniagirl » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:35 am

So sorry JT. I should have some words of comfort but I can't find them. Just so sorry. I do miss you here.

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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:06 am

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Post by RVInit » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:09 am

John, :bighug: I am so sorry for your loss. Your brother in law sounds like he was a very special and caring person. I wish I had some words to comfort you, I'm certain we are all holding you gently in our thoughts.


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Post by Volkonski » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:13 am

:(
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Post by Lani » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:37 pm

Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, the humble and gracious statesman who served in Washington with aloha for more than three and a half decades, died early this morning at the age of 93. He had been hospitalized for months and died at The Villas, a St. Francis care facility.

Akaka’s death was confirmed by his former spokesman Jesse Broder Van Dyke. Services are pending.

Akaka, the first native Hawaiian to serve in the Senate, was a strong advocate for native Hawaiians and veterans during a political career that started in the House of Representatives in 1976 and ended in the U.S. Senate in 2013.

Known for a modest political style and described as the embodiment of the aloha spirit, Akaka was widely respected in the islands and in Washington. But he rarely sought the national spotlight and instead worked largely under the radar, focusing on issues important to Hawaii.
http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/04/0 ... at-age-93/




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Daniel K. Akaka was beloved by everyone in Hawaii, and his colleagues of both parties in Washington DC. A pure heart, a determined warrior for native Hawaiians, and a true public servant. We will miss you, Senator Akaka. Aloha.

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“Above all else, he was a man that personified the Aloha Spirit in every action he took
and every word that he spoke. He was an inspiration to so many of us, and he has left behind a
legacy that will continue to inspire the next generation of leaders. Our hearts and prayers are
with Aunty Millie and the entire Akaka ‘Ohana. A hui hou to our beloved Uncle Danny!”


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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:44 pm

RIP. He was a well-respected and effective senator.



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Post by Lani » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:50 pm

RVInit wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:09 am
John, :bighug: I am so sorry for your loss. Your brother in law sounds like he was a very special and caring person. I wish I had some words to comfort you, I'm certain we are all holding you gently in our thoughts.
Yes we are. :bighug:


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:05 am

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/m ... smsnnews11
Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning Director of 'Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Amadeus,' Dies at 86

Milos Forman, the anti-authoritarian director who left his native Czechoslovakia for creative freedom in the U.S. and captured Oscars for the masterpieces One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has died. He was 86.

Forman, also known for two biopics about controversial Americans — The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and Man on the Moon (1999) — died Friday in the U.S. after a short illness, according to his wife, Martina, who broke the news to the Czech news agency CTK.


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Post by Mikedunford » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:23 pm

Art Bell, of Coast-to-Coast conspiracy radio fame.

http://news3lv.com/news/local/radio-hos ... hrump-home

I've got mixed feelings about him. He was a total nut. But his show was entertaining enough that it kept me going through some long late-night drives and work shifts.


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Post by Dolly » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:05 pm

Top LGBT rights lawyer sets himself on fire at Brooklyn park in protest suicide

A prominent LGBTQ rights lawyer died after setting himself on fire in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on Saturday.

David Buckel, 60, killed himself after sending messages to multiple news outlets including The New York Times claiming his intentions to set himself on fire to protest the world's usage of fossil fuels at the expense of the environment.

“Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather,” Buckel wrote the Times in an email. “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result — my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.” <SNIP more of his statement>

Buckel was the lead attorney in Brandon v. County of Richardson arguing on behalf of Brandon Teena, a murdered transgender man whom Buckel argued successfully that a country sheriff failed to protect.

The case was made famous in the 1999 movie "Boys Don't Cry," for which Hillary Swank won an Oscar for portraying Teena.

Buckel went on from that case to work for Lambda Legal, a national LGBT rights organization that mourned his death Saturday in a statement on its website. < SNIP>
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Post by WriteItDown » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:47 pm

Holy cow what a horrible way to die. I certainly can understand his angst and had every right to kill himself, :( but he could have done so much more alive. Very sad.


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Post by Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:11 pm



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Post by Mikedunford » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:42 pm

Harry Anderson, of Night Court fame.


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Post by gupwalla » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:01 pm

Mikedunford wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Harry Anderson, of Night Court fame.
No! Too young, only 65.

Night Court is part of my cheesy, cheery childhood. Life was so good then. The worst of society was just a subway flasher who got off with time served and a $25 fine amidst collegial jokes from the career legal pros at CCP2.

He was also a magician (on the show and in real life) and I have a dorky passion for stage magic.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:03 pm

Mikedunford wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Harry Anderson, of Night Court fame.
Oh no!



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Post by NotaPerson » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:16 pm

gupwalla wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Mikedunford wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Harry Anderson, of Night Court fame.
No! Too young, only 65.

Night Court is part of my cheesy, cheery childhood. Life was so good then. The worst of society was just a subway flasher who got off with time served and a $25 fine amidst collegial jokes from the career legal pros at CCP2.

He was also a magician (on the show and in real life) and I have a dorky passion for stage magic.
I was in my teens when Night Court was on. Loved that show. I also remember some of Harry's comedy/magic stand-up stuff from the first season or two of SNL. Great stuff.

RIP Harry.


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Post by Northland10 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:18 pm

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:03 pm
Mikedunford wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Harry Anderson, of Night Court fame.
Oh no!
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Post by sad-cafe » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:08 pm

http://breaking-cnn.com/former-first-la ... h-dies-92/

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

seems to be premature or possible hoax

sorry



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Post by MN-Skeptic » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 pm

The link gives me an error. I can't find confirmation anywhere else. I did see earlier that someone had released an obituary prematurely. Is this the case?


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Post by sad-cafe » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:26 pm

I don't know

I posted within a minute after reading it?



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Post by Jez » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:33 pm

I can't find mention of Mrs. Bush anywhere else.


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Post by June bug » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:38 pm

Lani wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:50 pm
RVInit wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:09 am
John, :bighug: I am so sorry for your loss. Your brother in law sounds like he was a very special and caring person. I wish I had some words to comfort you, I'm certain we are all holding you gently in our thoughts.
Yes we are. :bighug:
Indeed. Take care, JTB. :bighug:



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Post by SLQ » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:58 pm

Jez wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:33 pm
I can't find mention of Mrs. Bush anywhere else..
That link is **NOT** CNN. It's a fake news cite. All of CNN's urls start with www.cnn.com.



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