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Post by mimi » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:31 pm

Geraldine A. Ferraro, who earned a place in history in 1984 as the first woman to run on a major party national ticket, has died, her family said Saturday. She was 75-years-old.Ferraro, who was born in Newburgh, New York, passed away today at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by her loved ones, a statement from her family read.The cause of death was complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that she had battled for twelve years.[/break1]nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Geraldine-Ferraro-Dead-at-75-118706824.html]http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ge ... 06824.htmlI think that's what my grandmother suffered from.



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Post by realist » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:37 pm

Also at WAPO...Politics News Alert: Political News Alert: Geraldine Ferraro, first woman Vice Presidential candidate, is dead at age 75March 26, 2011 12:12:28 PM----------------------------------------Geraldine Anne Ferraro Zaccaro, 75, passed away Saturday morning at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by her family. The cause of death was complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that she had battled for 12 years, according to a statement from her family. Ms. Ferraro earned a place in history as the first woman and first Italian-American to run on a major party national ticket, serving as Walter Mondale’s Vice Presidential running mate in 1984 on the Democratic Party ticket. For more information, visit PostPolitics.com.


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Post by LM K » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:11 pm

Damn! I really liked Ferraro. She ran in the first election I can remember. I have always been damn proud of her.RIP.



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Post by TexasFilly » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:16 pm

Mrs. Ferraro said some very unkind and impolitic things during the last Presidential election. I would like to attribute that to her illness. My condolences to her family.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:28 pm

Mrs. Ferraro said some very unkind and impolitic things during the last Presidential election. I would like to attribute that to her illness. My condolences to her family.She did what her bosses at Fox News expected of her. And sullied an otherwise remarkable career. May she RIP.



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Post by ducktape » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:34 pm

Joe Bageant, author of Deer Hunting for Jesus, died on March 26 from cancer.


After a vibrant life, Joe Bageant died yesterday following a four-month struggle with cancer. He was 64. Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara, his three children, Timothy, Patrick and Elizabeth, and thousands of friends and admirers. He is also survived by his work and ideas.[/break1]joebageant.com/]http://www.joebageant.com/



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Post by Princess foofypants » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:45 pm

Joe Bageant, author of Deer Hunting for Jesus, died on March 26 from cancer.


After a vibrant life, Joe Bageant died yesterday following a four-month struggle with cancer. He was 64. Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara, his three children, Timothy, Patrick and Elizabeth, and thousands of friends and admirers. He is also survived by his work and ideas.[/break1]joebageant.com/]http://www.joebageant.com/Oh wow. Thats a pity. I was in Lynchburg last month and it reminded me of his book.



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Post by Whatever4 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:54 pm

Joe Bageant, author of Deer Hunting for Jesus, died on March 26 from cancer.


After a vibrant life, Joe Bageant died yesterday following a four-month struggle with cancer. He was 64. Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara, his three children, Timothy, Patrick and Elizabeth, and thousands of friends and admirers. He is also survived by his work and ideas.[/break1]joebageant.com/]http://www.joebageant.com/Oh wow. Thats a pity. I was in Lynchburg last month and it reminded me of his book.So sad, no wonder he couldn't play with us.


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Post by kate520 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:50 pm

Aww, damn. He lived a good life, doing something he loved.


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Post by Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Fri May 20, 2011 2:15 pm

Ohhhhhhh Nooooo!As much as I hate quoting Fox[/break1]foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/05/20/pro-wrestler-randy-macho-man-savage-dies-car-accident-report-says/]http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... port-says/Pro Wrestler Randy 'Macho Man' Savage Dies in Car AccidentPro wrestling superstar Randy "Macho Man" Savage died after having a heart attack while driving his Jeep Wrangler, Fox News confirms.The accident happened in Seminole, Fla.A source tells Fox News that he "suffered a heart attack while driving and hit a tree."Lanny Poffo, Randy's brother, told TMZ the accident happened Friday morning when Savage lost control of his vehicle.Florida Highway Patrol said Savage leapt a concrete median, veered into oncoming traffic and smashed into a tree head on.He died from his injuries at largo Medical Center.



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Post by Highlands » Fri May 20, 2011 5:12 pm

suffered a heart attack while drivingWonder what caused this? Steroids, maybe?


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Post by Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Fri May 20, 2011 5:14 pm

suffered a heart attack while drivingWonder what caused this? Steroids, maybe?Probably. Its not a big secret that they pushed Steroid use in the 80s and early 90s in wrestling. Just take for instance when they found his ex wife dead of an overdose at Lex Luger's house. Luger had Steroids, HGH and a whole host of other drugs.



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Post by Justin » Fri May 20, 2011 5:16 pm

The guy was 58... he couldn't simply have had a heart attack? Family medical history of heart problems? Eaten too many Slim Jims? Point being... steroids aren't necessarily to blame.



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Post by Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Fri May 20, 2011 5:21 pm

The guy was 58... he couldn't simply have had a heart attack? Family medical history of heart problems? Eaten too many Slim Jims? Point being... steroids aren't necessarily to blame.Slim jims is a better answer though.



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Post by Plutodog » Fri May 20, 2011 6:46 pm

Was he a hero or a heel? Will he be raptured or left behind? :-?


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Post by Foggy » Fri May 20, 2011 6:55 pm

I'm gonna merge this with the Rest in Peace thread. Otherwise we'll have a thousand threads for everybody who passes ...


... and how does that make you feel?
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Post by Plutodog » Fri May 20, 2011 7:05 pm

I'm gonna merge this with the Rest in Peace thread. Otherwise we'll have a thousand threads for everybody who passes ...Gonna need a "raptured in glee" thread too, I think. :roll:


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Post by TollandRCR » Fri May 20, 2011 7:54 pm

Most (but perhaps not all) of the people mentioned in this thread and its PJ predecessor were admirable human beings.


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Post by mimi » Tue May 24, 2011 8:31 pm

Intrade Founder John Delaney Dies On Mt. EverestDan Frommer | May 24, 2011, 3:53 PM | 6,781 | comment 35 John Delaney IntradeJohn Delaney, founder and CEO of Intrade, the prediction market, has died while trying to climb Mt. Everest.He was less than 50 meters from the top, according to the Daily Mail.Even sadder: Delaney never got to hear the news that his wife had just given birth to a baby daughter, Hope.It was Delaney's second attempt to climb Everest, according to the Daily Mail. He was 42.remainder:[/break1]businessinsider.com/intrade-founder-john-delaney-dies-on-mt-everest-2011-5]http://www.businessinsider.com/intrade- ... est-2011-5Ever since I listened to "Into Thin Air" during a car trip, I have wondered about people who climb Everest. I just don't understand them.



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Post by milspec » Tue May 24, 2011 8:40 pm

Making the assent is optional, making the descent is mandatory.



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Post by poutine » Tue May 24, 2011 8:52 pm

This thread warrants a mention of the late great Harmon Killebrew, who passed away some days ago. Hall of Fame baseball superstar for the Minnesota Twins, and a humble, quiet, nice guy who didn't like to brawl or brag. One of the really good ones from the good ol' days. He'd lived in Phoenix since 1990. Twins fans were heartbroken when they heard him announce his own expected death a few days earlier, from cancer. By an amazing coincidence, only a day or two after his death, the Minnesota Twins were scheduled to play a rare inter-league series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. I went to game 1, and was touched to be part of the crowd giving a standing ovation to the entire Killebrew family, which was in attendance.



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Post by June bug » Thu May 26, 2011 2:44 pm

Mark Haines of CNBC passed away yesterday. My DH watches CNBC quite a bit and so I've gotten to see a lot of Squawk on the Street, which Mark co-hosted with Erin Burnett till she recently moved to CNN. So many of CNBC's anchors are cheerleaders for the market and the financial industry but I found Mark to be relatively unbiased and impressively skeptical of industry claims. I also found him funny and warm-hearted under a sometimes gruff exterior. I will miss his bluntness, his wit, his grin (and his ties!).



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Post by GreatGrey » Thu May 26, 2011 2:45 pm

Making the assent is optional, making the descent is mandatory.No, actually they just leave ya where ya drop.


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Post by Foggy » Thu May 26, 2011 3:47 pm

OK, I let that one go by once already. Now I'm callin' a http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee23 ... ophone.gif





[tab=30]assent != ascent


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Post by A Legal Lohengrin » Sat May 28, 2011 8:19 pm

Fuck. Gil Scott-Heron died.He was 62.From [/break1]guardian.co.uk/music/2011/may/29/gil-scott-heron-godfather-of-rap]the Grauniad.



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