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marksierra
Discussion: Bring Out Your Dead! The celebrity death thread....

Ipanema Girl, Astrud Gilberto, has died at the age of 83.

She became an overnight superstar in 1964, after singing 'The Girl from Ipanema'.

The song won a Grammy in 1965 for Record of the Year, with Gilberto receiving nominations for the Best New Artist.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-65818566

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mrincredible
Discussion: Bring Out Your Dead! The celebrity death thread....

Formerlyjerseyjack said:

Pat Robertson.  

Thank you, Jesus.

It is almost impossible for me to gin up any kind of Christian compassion relative to this passing. This is a man who saw the Bible as a cudgel and inflicted horrible harm on people, purportedly in the name of Jesus.

I sometimes ponder an afterlife, in which one’s eyes and heart are opened to the meaning of true compassion, love and acceptance of all fellow humans. And where the full effect  of all of one’s sins are revealed to that person, all of the emotional and physical pain that others may have endured as a result of your deeds and words. 

The thought of some thing like that, waiting for me beyond this life makes me squirm. I’m not sure I want to be faced with all of my failings, and be given a true insight into how those failings affected other people. But it is a thought which gives me a sense of justice, that maybe someone like Pat Robertson shows up at the pearly gates, expecting to be escorted inside to a giant palace. But instead before he can do so, is required to review his life and understand the hurt he inflicted.

I’m not claiming to understand what awaits all of us once we depart this mortal realm. It’s just something I think about.

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GoSlugs
Discussion: Smoke Gets In Your Eye

Jaytee said:

I don’t think climate change is something new for the planet. Everything on this planet has changed for millions of years, evolution is a fact, climate change is a fact. We’ve been lucky a big enough meteorite hasn’t hit us in centuries. Wildfire is a part of the evolution, cows burping is a part of the process, dinosaurs farted also, methane is a natural occurrence on this here planet. Things burn, things rise up from the oceans, things erode back into the ocean. It’s us who refuse to accept that the planet wasn’t created specifically for us to live in without the inconvenience of the evolutionary process. 

A rock will erode naturally when exposed to water.  If a person comes along and aims a high pressure hose at that rock, it will erode faster. If the foundation of your house rests on that particular rock, you may be in trouble.

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jimmurphy
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: What does 2024 portend?

dave said:

PB2 stopped posting when he took a senior banking position in London and moved there.  Met him twice in Hong Kong when he was here on business just after he stopped posting.  He's a traditional conservative Catholic who would likely join Opus Dei if he hasn't already.  Enjoyed meeting him even though we see the world differently. And he spends time in Vietnam, where his wife is from, so we share an Asia connection. 

Did you address each other with your "Christian names?"

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jimmurphy
Discussion: The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

Just got it!

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ridski
Discussion: Twitter is a Private Company

Smedley said:

Fine. Nothing like pinning an "unsupported conclusion" on me and then providing zero support for your own pretty strident and specific charge. As they say, every accusation is a confession. 

The "unsupported conclusion" was that someone who "cheered Twitter's decline" would also "welcome a Tesla decline."

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marksierra
Discussion: Inconsequential Chat

This makes perfect, and mathematical, sense.

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drummerboy
Discussion: Twitter is a Private Company

Paul owes us an apology

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PVW
Discussion: Twitter is a Private Company

nohero said:

paulsurovell said:

(b) We have a Musk hater on the thread who has wished ill upon Tesla (despite his laughable denial) / image 1

A post from me is in "image 1". I should feel honored that something I wrote has been misrepresented by Paul the same evening he doubled down on misrepresenting something Nicholas Kristof wrote.

Between that and the Onion article, I think Paul simply doesn't recognize jokes.

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marksierra
Discussion: Inconsequential Chat

Saw a chameleon today. 
I'm assuming it wasn't a very good one.

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