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#38400 - 01/24/16 08:07 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Grelber’s post (previously at this location) about the flame icon associated with this thread was moved to ‘FineTuned Mac Feedback’ as a new thread, and renamed What's with the little flame icon?
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#38412 - 01/25/16 08:18 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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That is impressive, but don't forget it could be the same 12 people go back repeatedly! grin
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#38429 - 01/26/16 03:48 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Another of the great character actors, Abe Vigoda.
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#38853 - 02/13/16 04:01 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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Justice Antonin Scalia. Politics will be getting even more interesting...
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#38902 - 02/15/16 12:35 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
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Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Justice Antonin Scalia. Politics will be getting even more interesting...

Word has it that the republicans on the hill are swearing on their mothers' graves that they won't confirm anyone that Obama sends them. Can't get more partisan than that...

Of course the irony is that they were lambasting the Dems a decade ago for "obstructing the democratic process" to them when the shoe was on the other foot.
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#38908 - 02/15/16 02:10 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Virtual1]
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Originally Posted By: Virtual1
Originally Posted By: jchuzi
Justice Antonin Scalia. Politics will be getting even more interesting...

Word has it that the republicans on the hill are swearing on their mothers' graves that they won't confirm anyone that Obama sends them. Can't get more partisan than that...

Or more in contempt of the Constitution, not that that hasn't been their attitude for a while.

This would be in a bright spotlight, though, and the potential effect on the election of the open politicization of the Supreme Court is even more frightening than the thought of its being in limbo for more, possibly way more, than a year.

But on the other hand, it would put them at risk of Hillary's winning and possibly carrying the Senate along with her, particularly with the possibility of Trump going indy and splitting their vote not out of the question. Wouldn't that be a kick in the head, not to mention the grand-daddy of all failed gambles?

But if that's truly where they stand, I'll pay for Clarence Thomas's seat next to Scalia on Charon's ferry.
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#38918 - 02/16/16 05:03 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: artie505
But on the other hand, it would put them at risk of Hillary's winning and possibly carrying the Senate along with her, particularly with the possibility of Trump going indy and splitting their vote not out of the question. Wouldn't that be a kick in the head, not to mention the grand-daddy of all failed gambles?

I think Trump splitting the vote is a given. As much as they currently despise Trump, the only real chance they have is if he wins the nom, because otherwise he's got no problem with splitting the reps, which will almost certainly cost them the election. I think at this point his "nuclear" threat is simply "either nominate me, or I guarantee the dems will win the election, regardless of who you nominate."

This puts them in the unpalatable situation of needing to support someone they don't like, to have a chance at stopping someone they like even LESS.

Honestly I don't think Trump cares if he loses. He's a bit of a diva, he loves the spotlight and he's getting all the airtime he could ever want. It's possible his NOT getting the nom may end up providing even more attention than if he got it. He simply has nothing to lose, he's in a win, win, WIN situation. (really, we're the only ones that might lose!)


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#38919 - 02/16/16 05:14 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Virtual1]
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Yup!

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Honestly I don't think Trump cares if he loses.

Wouldn't even surprise me if he's in it to lose; he has, after all, latched on to the same lucky charm that McCain did. tongue
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#38936 - 02/17/16 12:50 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: artie505]
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Loc: North of 49th ||
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former UN Secretary-General, Dies at 93

While it is underplayed in the obit, Boutros-Ghali was more than just saddened by the failure of the UN to act properly in the Rwandan genocide.

The real villain in that tragedy was Kofi Annan, Boutros-Ghali's successor as Secretary-General, then head of UN peacekeeping. One might add that the Clinton administration was complicit, if not active, in the resulting inaction.

If one takes the time to go through the myriad cables sent between Major General Roméo Dallaire, UN force commander in Rwanda, and the security council via the office of Kofi Annan, the picture painted is obscene.

According to exegetical notes to the cables at the time (January 11, 1994):
"Dallaire urgently requested protection for an informant who outlined to him Hutu plans being made to exterminate Tutsis, to provoke and kill Belgian troops so as to guarantee Belgium's withdraw from Rwanda, and the location of Interhamwe arms caches. Everything Dallaire's informant told him came true 3 months later."
"Dallaire was told the UN didn't agree with his plan to raid the arm caches and furthermore, he must inform the president of Rwanda what he had learned from the informant, even though it was the president's own inner circle that was planning the slaughter of Tutsis."

A very readable exposé is Roméo Dallaire's Shake hands with the devil : the failure of humanity in Rwanda (Toronto: Random House Canada, 2003).

One of my favorite quotes of all time (and perhaps words to live by) is Boutros-Ghali's comment in 1993:
"The only way to deal with bureaucrats is with stealth and sudden violence."

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#38962 - 02/19/16 07:25 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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#39199 - 03/01/16 01:28 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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Let's just park it in the usual place so no one misses it ...

Originally Posted By: honestone
An excellent actor has passed away:

RIP: George Kennedy

I always enjoyed seeing George Kennedy in the numerous roles that he played. It would be difficult to say which was his best role.
Going to miss him.

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#39211 - 03/02/16 04:51 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: grelber]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: grelber
Let's just park it in the usual place so no one misses it ...

Originally Posted By: honestone
An excellent actor has passed away:

RIP: George Kennedy

I always enjoyed seeing George Kennedy in the numerous roles that he played. It would be difficult to say which was his best role.
Going to miss him.

Good lord, that man got around!
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001421/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
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#39311 - 03/06/16 02:52 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Virtual1]
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#39328 - 03/07/16 05:54 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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The inventor of email, Ray Tomlinson.
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#39329 - 03/07/16 06:34 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Here's a photo of Ray Tomlinson's workstation:

http://openmap.bbn.com/~tomlinso/ray/ka10.html

Edit: I just noticed something, ryck. Your dog and my parrot seem to have the same 'expression.'


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#39343 - 03/08/16 09:18 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: slolerner]
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Loc: Iowa
one of those tall cabinets was probably where the 64kb (core ram) was stored.
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#39346 - 03/08/16 09:45 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Virtual1]
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Loc: New York State
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#39364 - 03/09/16 06:11 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Loc: Okanagan Valley
Likely the most successful music producer ever, and the man who earned the name, the Fifth Beatle, George Martin.


Edited by ryck (03/09/16 05:02 PM)
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#39409 - 03/12/16 06:51 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Loc: Okanagan Valley
Keyboardist with Emerson, Lake and Palmer... Keith Emerson.

And here, playing with another late, great.


Edited by ryck (03/12/16 06:55 AM)
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#39647 - 03/25/16 12:56 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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Loc: London, UK
It's not funny... Garry Shandling. 66.
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#39753 - 03/30/16 07:56 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: freelance]
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Loc: New York City
Patty Duke, Actress and Mental Health Pioneer.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/...0329-story.html

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#39772 - 03/31/16 04:58 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: slolerner]
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Ronnie Corbett, best known for The Two Ronnies, dies aged 85

Shorter half of British TV's The Two Ronnies (with Ronnie Barker) whose standard sign-off — singularly apropos here — was ...
Ronnie C: It's good night from me.
Ronnie B: And it's good night from him.

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#39814 - 04/06/16 01:14 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Loc: Okanagan Valley
Country music legend, Merle Haggard.
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#39882 - 04/11/16 02:12 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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Loc: New York City
Charles Hirch, NYC Chief Medical Officer on 9/11

http://nytimes.com/2016/04/11/nyregion/c...dies-at-79.html

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#40014 - 04/21/16 09:37 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Prince died today, apparently of the flu? Considering all his unreleased recordings he'd amassed, I'd imagine we'll continue to get new works from him for some time to come.

http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/21/prince-dead-at-57/
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