R.I.P. THREAD

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#2401  Postby Macdoc » Aug 17, 2019 1:49 am


Actor Peter Fonda, who starred in Easy Rider, dead at 79

Son of a Hollywood legend earned Oscar nomination for 1969 counter-culture film

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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2402  Postby Macdoc » Aug 18, 2019 11:39 pm

Who Framed Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dead at 86

Canadian-born Oscar winner helped revitalize Disney's animation department in the 1980s

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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2403  Postby DougC » Sep 08, 2019 9:49 pm

Robert Gabriel Mugabe
(21 February1924 – 6 September 2019)
Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017. He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) group from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), from 1980 to 2017. Ideologically an African nationalist, during the 1970s and 1980s he identified as a Marxist–Leninist, and as a socialist after the 1990s. His policies have been described as Mugabeism.

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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2404  Postby Macdoc » Sep 09, 2019 2:31 am

Doesn't belong here. :nono:
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2405  Postby Fallible » Sep 09, 2019 6:45 am

‘A thread to mark the passing of some notable folk.’
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#2406  Postby Hermit » Sep 09, 2019 7:41 am

Fallible wrote:‘A thread to mark the passing of some notable folk.’

Yes, I read the "R.I.P" as a metonym for "someone has died". People who object to the inclusion of Mugabe are the type of people who have complained about the presence of Adolf Hitler (1938), Joseph Stalin (1939 & 1942) and Ayatullah Khomeini (1979) among the list of Time Magazine's Man of the Year series.
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2407  Postby Macdoc » Sep 09, 2019 8:48 am

Can't help your newspeak delusions ..Rest In Peace ...
I doubt many would wish that for Mugabe and it does a disservice to be included with the generally decent humans whose passing is a loss to humanity and observed here..

And Good Fucking Riddance

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/post2 ... l#p2712633
the thread is there for a reason - don't despoil this one for the sake of being argumentative assholes. :roll:
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2408  Postby Hermit » Sep 09, 2019 9:52 am

Macdoc wrote:Can't help your newspeak delusions ..Rest In Peace ...

You're a bit slower in the comprehension department than I thought. Look up the meaning of metonym, then read my post again.
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2409  Postby Fallible » Sep 09, 2019 2:29 pm

Macdoc wrote:Can't help your newspeak delusions ..Rest In Peace ...
I doubt many would wish that for Mugabe and it does a disservice to be included with the generally decent humans whose passing is a loss to humanity and observed here..


Who cares what many would wish? Frankly who cares what your personal judgement of a loss to humanity is? The OP mentions nothing but “notable”. If you’re not sure what that means, there are dictionaries.

And Good Fucking Riddance

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/post2 ... l#p2712633
the thread is there for a reason


And that reason is to give people a place to say how glad they are that someone has died, because the world is better off that way. That doesn’t preclude someone else posting here, as a simple posting of a notable person who died.

- don't despoil this one for the sake of being argumentative assholes. :roll:


Try and disagree with someone without becoming instantly and needlessly hostile. Thank you.

Now as far as I’m aware, there is no need to send submissions for this thread to you first for approval. The person who posted Robert Mugabe here did nothing that would qualify him for the sobriquet of “argumentative arsehole”. That would be you, when you decided to share the moral judgement you made on behalf of the forum, kind soul that you are, and in such a calm and polite fashion. People who have opinions to share about their pleasure at someone’s demise can post in the other thread if they wish. If someone else wants to put their name here, they can. Kindly keep your moralising to yourself. Either that, or become more accustomed to being mildly challenged. Either is fine with me.
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2410  Postby Fallible » Sep 09, 2019 3:43 pm

Oh...and just a side note, but DougC, who added Mugabe here, also created the thread and no doubt knew what he wanted it to be, so I guess it’s fine here. :roll:
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2411  Postby Alan B » Sep 14, 2019 5:00 pm

R.I.P. (in this case) = Raped in Purgatory
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#2412  Postby felltoearth » Sep 16, 2019 1:21 am

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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2413  Postby DougC » Sep 16, 2019 3:18 am

Fallible wrote:Oh...and just a side note, but DougC, who added Mugabe here, also created the thread and no doubt knew what he wanted it to be, so I guess it’s fine here. :roll:


I intended this thread to do just what it says on the tin.
All human life [sic] is here. Notable and honorable as well as the shitbags our species can throw up.
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#2414  Postby aban57 » Sep 26, 2019 10:33 am

Jacques Chirac, former French president.
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2415  Postby Bubalus » Oct 06, 2019 10:47 am

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” -Stephen Hawking‏
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2416  Postby Cito di Pense » Oct 06, 2019 12:47 pm




"... Pressed Rat and Warthog closed down their shop..."
Хлопнут без некролога. -- Серге́й Па́влович Королёв

Translation by Elbert Hubbard: Do not take life too seriously. You're not going to get out of it alive.
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2417  Postby SpeedOfSound » Oct 22, 2019 10:57 pm

Bill Ludlow passed away on Sunday. He was an educator a paleontologist, and w a wonderful warrior in the fight against creationism.
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A brilliant gentle man who invested all of his last moments volunteering at museums and in the field to introduce children to the evolution of man. He made his last video just three weeks before losing the battle to the cancer he knew he had but told none of us about. He was out in the fields hunting fossils with a bunch of kids just a month ago.

Give him a nod and check out his videos.
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Re: R.I.P. THREAD

#2418  Postby Animavore » Nov 06, 2019 10:13 am

Gay Byrne. Legendary Irish TV presenter.

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#2419  Postby Calilasseia » Nov 08, 2019 9:14 am

Animavore wrote:Gay Byrne. Legendary Irish TV presenter.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-5 ... 0-hWt6fVlI


Oh shit. He managed to become pretty well known even here in the UK. Always struck me as being an old school professional of the sort we're increasingly missing ...
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#2420  Postby Briton » Nov 08, 2019 10:53 am

Calilasseia wrote:
Animavore wrote:Gay Byrne. Legendary Irish TV presenter.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-5 ... 0-hWt6fVlI


Oh shit. He managed to become pretty well known even here in the UK. Always struck me as being an old school professional of the sort we're increasingly missing ...


Only really knew him from that interview with Stephen Fry. I was not impressed.
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