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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #285 on: October 19, 2021, 10:43:51 AM »

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The ones who don't commit or cover up war crimes so they can enrich themselves.

Give a specific example.

You know that the implication, here, is that there are no such people?

I'm happy to concede that there are. I'm sure there must be. There are a lot of military officials in the world, and I don't keep close tabs on their careers. At a pass, how about Roméo Dallaire?

Roméo Dallaire suffered a serious mental breakdown from having been prevented from intervening during a genocide. It sounds to me like isolationism is the only acceptable option for you.

...no? I just don't accept war crimes, coups, and other needless interventions. Anybody who commits war crimes is a bad person in my book, even if they fed stray dogs and gave to charities.

War crimes are very  very bad. And most military personnel manage not to commit them.
I know it's a genus.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #286 on: October 21, 2021, 05:28:02 PM »
The confirmation of the death of Gabby Petito is due after the forensic autopsy tomorrow, but the announcement to the family has been made and investigations have apparently moved towards a likely criminal charge of her fiance, who is himself missing, shortly.

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogTMRKTsyxQ

Both families are dealing with difficult issues; peace to them all.

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The FBI has identified remains found in the woods of an environmental reserve near the Laundrie family home in Orth Port, FL, which until recently had been flooded, as those of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's fiance. He was a person of interest in her murder, and a suspect fugitive in the theft of her credit cards after the confirmed date of her death.

Whatever has happened, both families need peace now.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #287 on: October 22, 2021, 01:52:54 PM »
My uncle just passed away. He was in his 80s and was diagnosed with lymphoma a few years ago. Despite being vaccinated and being diligent about mask-wearing, he still got COVID-19. His weakened immune system (between the cancer and the chemo) just couldn't handle it.

Fortunately, he had enough time--several days--that his kids could (almost) all come home to be with him. He was a great man, a kind man. He was lucky, in all the best ways. He made his own luck through a combination of hard work and truly, deeply caring about other people. He is one of the reasons I am so accepting of people different from me. Despite being an upper-middle-class white man, he always emphasized how important it is to see the world through the other person's eyes.

You know, even when it's expected, and even after a long, full life, the end is always too soon. His death will leave a huge hole in the family and his community.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #288 on: October 22, 2021, 02:14:03 PM »
My uncle just passed away. He was in his 80s and was diagnosed with lymphoma a few years ago. Despite being vaccinated and being diligent about mask-wearing, he still got COVID-19. His weakened immune system (between the cancer and the chemo) just couldn't handle it.

Fortunately, he had enough time--several days--that his kids could (almost) all come home to be with him. He was a great man, a kind man. He was lucky, in all the best ways. He made his own luck through a combination of hard work and truly, deeply caring about other people. He is one of the reasons I am so accepting of people different from me. Despite being an upper-middle-class white man, he always emphasized how important it is to see the world through the other person's eyes.

You know, even when it's expected, and even after a long, full life, the end is always too soon. His death will leave a huge hole in the family and his community.

I am very sorry for your loss. 

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #289 on: October 22, 2021, 02:58:44 PM »
+1

It sounds like you were all so fortunate to have known him.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #290 on: October 22, 2021, 03:51:33 PM »
Sorry for your loss, pgher. He sounds like he was a wonderful person.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #291 on: October 22, 2021, 07:33:03 PM »
Thanks all. I hadn't seen him in a few years, but then was able to visit him in August. That was a blessing.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #292 on: October 24, 2021, 03:19:49 PM »
Peter Scolari at 66. Plenty of television shows, and I saw him on Broadway in Lucky Guy.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #293 on: November 03, 2021, 05:11:09 PM »
SO lost his estranged brother to an OD. Been interesting over here.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #294 on: November 03, 2021, 05:41:40 PM »
SO lost his estranged brother to an OD. Been interesting over here.

Please extend my consolation to your SO and his family, and to you both for absorbing the complications and sense of loss.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #295 on: November 03, 2021, 07:16:22 PM »
SO lost his estranged brother to an OD. Been interesting over here.

Please extend my consolation to your SO and his family, and to you both for absorbing the complications and sense of loss.

M.

Thanks.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #296 on: November 04, 2021, 05:45:56 PM »
From fifty years ago today:

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PXORQE5-CY

JFK, RIP.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #297 on: November 06, 2021, 11:51:36 AM »
(I think your dates are off a bit, Mamselle.  It was November 22, 1963.)

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #298 on: November 06, 2021, 02:46:12 PM »
(I think your dates are off a bit, Mamselle.  It was November 22, 1963.)

Right. I saw a retrospective and started looking up other things; one of them had that title and I was confused.

Apologies.

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Re: RIP: To remember those lost to us, whether close or at large
« Reply #299 on: November 22, 2021, 05:31:54 PM »
So, to recall the correct date, as noted above...


....and sadly, the 5 individuals, part of a downtown holiday parade, who were killed by an out-of-control driver fleeing charges for domestic violence in Waukesha, WI yesterday evening.

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