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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:17 pm

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Roy Hunter wrote:
Jo Cox MP. Shot and stabbed at a constituency surgery in Yorkshire by a man who is alleged to have shouted "Britain First!" as he was killing her. She was 41, married with two young children, murdered in the course of her job. There is a problem with politics in this country.


Excellent article, Roy. I had heard the news about Ms. Cox' death earlier in the day. Absolutely tragic. From the little I've read about her she seems to have been an exemplary person in both her public and private life. Many of the points raised in the article are equally applicable on my side of the pond. I'll be passing it along.

I don't expect anyone will listen.


Think this is also worth a listen - LBC presenter James O’Brien gave a monologue on his radio show this morning, perfectly capturing the sentiments of many across the UK. As with Roy's article, many things also applicable the other side of the pond:
http://politicalscrapbook.net/2016/06/james-obriens-rant-on-the-murder-of-jo-cox-perfectly-captures-the-state-of-debate-in-britain-today/

As an example:
Convince me if you can, that political debate in Britain in the last couple of years has NOT created an environment in which we find it easy to believe… or possible to believe, that this sort of violence, that this sort of terrorism, could unfold on our streets.


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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:23 pm

Think it's worth reminding ourselves what Jo Cox said in Parliament last year as MPs debated the Dubs amendment which would see 3,000 child refugees admitted to the UK (despite opposition from the Government).

Jo Cox wrote:"We all know that the vast majority of the terrified, friendless and profoundly vulnerable child refugees scattered across Europe tonight came from Syria.

We also know that as that conflict enters its sixth barbaric year that desperate Syrian families are being forced to make an impossible decision: stay and face starvation, rape, persecution and death or make a perilous journey to find sanctuary elsewhere.

And who can blame desperate parents for wanting to escape the horror that their families are experiencing. The reality in which children are being killed on their way to school, where children as young as seven are being forcibly recruited to the front line and where one in three Syrian children have grown up knowing nothing but fear and war.

These children have been exposed to things no child should ever witness and I know I personally would risk life and limb to get my two precious babies out of that hell-hole"


Given that before she was an MP, Jo Cox worked for Oxfam, perhaps the best way to pay tribute to her is to support Oxfam's current refugee campaign and Stand As One.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:43 pm

Anton Yelchin (aka Star Trek's Anton Checkov), 27, car crash

If 2016 could stop killing off talented people that would be great.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:24 am

(It's Pavel Chekov, Anton has been dead for quite a while.)
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:40 pm

Fair point

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Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:15 pm

I wonder if Walter Koenig will have anything to say about it.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

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Re: Did you hear who died?

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:51 am

And 2016 continues to suck the best people out of the world.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Did you hear who died?

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ChowMein » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:24 pm

Someone just did on The Walking Dead , it was my second pick .

Edit : OH SHOT ! I didn't expect that , now I am depressed again .

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Re: Did you hear who died?

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:58 am

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Cardinal Fang » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:11 pm

Andrew Sachs, comedian, 86

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:30 pm

Greg Lake. :cry:

This cursed year can't end soon enough. :furious:
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
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English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."


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