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  1. Thread: Billy Graham

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    I have to admit that I thought he was already...

    I have to admit that I thought he was already gone.
    My mother loved Billy Graham - I still remember his revivals playing on the TV when I was a kid.

    RIP.
  2. Thread: Mark Salling

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    Welcome to the forum, black. Indirectly, he was...

    Welcome to the forum, black.
    Indirectly, he was responsible for them.
    Producing them - liking them - same sickness; different manifestations, IMO.
    I think he found the appropriate cure.
  3. I hope he recovers and gets the proper help....

    I hope he recovers and gets the proper help.
    What the heck are "distractionary devices"?
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    No doubt. I've tried to imagine how crazy people...

    No doubt.
    I've tried to imagine how crazy people must think - I guess those of us who are reasonably sane (or so we seem) just can't do it.
    It must be like trying to imagine how a dog feels or how...
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    Good question. I didn't know about the...

    Good question.
    I didn't know about the commonality of the psychiatric medications until I read your post and did a little searching. One article pointed out that these sorts of events were pretty...
  6. Thread: Ikea founder, 91

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    :D Meanwhile, in West Virginia; a mechanical...

    :D
    Meanwhile, in West Virginia; a mechanical engineer is going nuts trying to figure out how his coffee table appears to be perfectly assembled, yet there is an L-shaped bracket left over.
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    The mugshot for some reason reminds me of...

    The mugshot for some reason reminds me of Schlitzie; I'm not sure why.
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    I anticipated a more well-reasoned response from...

    I anticipated a more well-reasoned response from you.

    It's not "whataboutism" or false equivalency unless the overarching concern is less about preventing senseless, needless deaths and more about...
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    That's completely possible. Just IMO - if...

    That's completely possible.
    Just IMO - if someone decides they're going to commit a crime - whether it's a bank robbery or a mass shooting or a home invasion - they'll gather whatever tools they...
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    I guess I would describe plinking as "informal...

    I guess I would describe plinking as "informal target shooting".
    Typically, you're in an area that's safe for shooting and you may put up paper targets, you may shoot at a can somebody left on the...
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    Yeah, well; that headline could apply to any...

    Yeah, well; that headline could apply to any number of us; on a good day.

    I had to resort to finding a few online, I don't have any recent, local examples:

    "Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash,...
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    I don't think it's a false equivalency. If the...

    I don't think it's a false equivalency.
    If the concern is safety and preserving and protecting life, then cars should be part of the discussion too; considering the thousands who die on the roads...
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    Different people would use them for different...

    Different people would use them for different things ranging from target shooting to just shooting - "plinking"; it's called.

    First though, an AR-15 is simply a semi-automatic rifle, just like any...
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    That's probably as it should be. The AR-15 is...

    That's probably as it should be.

    The AR-15 is not a "military" weapon - it's the civilian version of a military weapon.
    If people want to sell their weapons back to the government - fine. If they...
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    What? Didn't you just say that Americans were...

    What?
    Didn't you just say that Americans were clueless?
    Murder is illegal - the lawless still do it; the law abiding don't.
    Making the gun illegal will only keep the law abiding from owning it;...
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    We jumped right over the peripheral matters and...

    We jumped right over the peripheral matters and made murder illegal.
    It works too - law abiding citizens just don't commit murders any more.
  17. Thread: Bill Paxton, 61

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    We all die someday from something. I can...

    We all die someday from something.
    I can understand grief and disbelief and wanting to "blame" or hold someone responsible - but unless there is some evidence of neglect or malpractice, they might...
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    Or a book on writing and grammar. Obviously,...

    Or a book on writing and grammar.
    Obviously, nobody involved had one handy.

    No Ria, the 8 page essay is the punishment for the football players just for having a little harmless fun involving...
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    Best. Sketch. Ever.

    Police in Lancaster, PA aren't just good at what they do; they're lucky too.
    I mean, what are the odds that a crime will be witnessed by someone with the considerable artistic abilities of a...
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    Amen. I'm a closet Nazi too - I've read Rise and...

    Amen.
    I'm a closet Nazi too - I've read Rise and Fall of The Third Reich and Adolph Hitler, among other books about the era, the man, and his followers.

    That makes me almost as fanatical as some...
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    Yeah - we've got a lot to be proud of right now....

    Yeah - we've got a lot to be proud of right now.
    But we've got our plates all full of pride right at the moment; got to set some priorities.

    Why would anyone anywhere applaud anything this guy...
  22. Thread: Natalie Wood

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    That Walken really gets around. I bet he did the...

    That Walken really gets around.
    I bet he did the Captain too.
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    Nah - I think that was Jerry Stiller.

    Nah - I think that was Jerry Stiller.
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    RIP - good actor. While watching the show once...

    RIP - good actor.
    While watching the show once back in the mid 90's a friend mentioned that he was a lot younger than I thought - only in his 50's back then.
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    Eventually, you could arrange to spend far longer...

    Eventually, you could arrange to spend far longer there.

    Welcome back!
    When I saw your name I thought we had a new member, then I saw your join date and realized that you are an "original".

    I...
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    Jim, this is not the place to propose edits for...

    Jim, this is not the place to propose edits for the main site. The "new site" mentioned above is this forum's new version.
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    I'm reading now that the killer was in the States...

    I'm reading now that the killer was in the States illegally and had been deported twice over the last few years.
    Damned shame - he shouldn't have even been here to kill those two guys.
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    Damn. First, the biggest inaugural crowd in...

    Damn.

    First, the biggest inaugural crowd in the history of the planet - damn the lies and liars who lie about it.
    Now, the biggest SOTU viewership in the history of SOTU's and television - damn...
  29. Damned shame. A self driving car might have...

    Damned shame.

    A self driving car might have zeroed in on something softer to collide with.
    A compact car with an older, softer driver and passengers maybe.

    Yeah - that is massive damage -...
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    Cops with a legal warrant - you might as well...

    Cops with a legal warrant - you might as well invite them in for coffee and a look around. They're coming in as soon as they like anyway; and they have the right and the authority to do so. Rightly...
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    That is pretty impressive for this guy. If he...

    That is pretty impressive for this guy.

    If he hadn't been coached on reading it he would have said something like,

    "Americans are dreamers too. They're Americans. They like to dream. Americans...
  32. Thread: Mark Salling

    by JimC
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    Appropriate behavior under the circumstances I'd...

    Appropriate behavior under the circumstances I'd say.
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    I'd say that he has indeed already arrived in...

    I'd say that he has indeed already arrived in another form.
    It's rather like charcoal.
  34. I'm a bit old, pal. I loved Beetle Bailey, Lil'...

    I'm a bit old, pal.
    I loved Beetle Bailey, Lil' Abner and Dick Tracy back in the day.

    RIP, Mort.
    Thanks for Miss Buxley!
  35. Godfather? I find that surprising, but which...

    Godfather?
    I find that surprising, but which one?

    Al or Tipper?
  36. Thread: Jimi Hendrix

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    Close but not quite. McCartney did it. Y'all...

    Close but not quite.
    McCartney did it.

    Y'all probably knew that Hendrix actually opened a few shows for The Monkees.
    Voodoo Child and Hey Joe were just natural lead-ins for Daydream Believer...
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    That's a great obit! Seems like he and everybody...

    That's a great obit!
    Seems like he and everybody else kept their sense of humor concerning the unavoidable.
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    I hope it wasn't you.; that would suck....

    I hope it wasn't you.; that would suck.
    Especially still being down there after all these years.
    If it was you and you got out; somebody needs to update the song.

    As a kid?
    I'll have to think...
  39. I'm feeling some real sadness over this the last...

    I'm feeling some real sadness over this the last couple of days.
    It's odd because I wasn't a big fan - I just liked the music a bit.
    I've been listening to some of her stuff and watching some vids...
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    \ Thanks - I'll check that. It's not...

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    Thanks - I'll check that.
    It's not happening with IE - go figure.

    I'm logged in, visit a thread OK, try to post and it tells me I'm not logged in.
    I'm logged in reading a post, switch to...
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    I'm thinking it might be something that Cindy...

    I'm thinking it might be something that Cindy did.
    It was working fine until she got that new ISP and desk and what not.

    So here's the retarded sounding part:

    Try IE.

    I know, that's just...
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    Just in time. Somebody had to... ...

    Just in time.

    Somebody had to...

    http://www.findadeathforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=54645&stc=1
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    I hope you're just drinking a bit. Drugs are...

    I hope you're just drinking a bit.
    Drugs are fucking dangerous.

    http://www.findadeathforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=54644&stc=1
    ...
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    I've seen that before too. Seems like I switched...

    I've seen that before too.
    Seems like I switched to "advanced" and it went away.

    Lemme try:

    http://www.findadeathforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=54641&stc=1

    That wasn't it.
    What I...
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    So - Stormy Daniels says that Trump is scared to...

    So - Stormy Daniels says that Trump is scared to death of sharks.

    I can understand that.
    It appears though that he is absolutely fearless in the face of enormous breasts.
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    There's thousands of them - on pretty much any...

    There's thousands of them - on pretty much any topic you can imagine, as I'm sure you are noticing.
  47. This would seem to rule out my "tragic accident"...

    This would seem to rule out my "tragic accident" theory.
    Some of those details make me wonder how it was ever considered murder\suicide.
    I wonder what the motive could be?
  48. Sad indeed. I liked the music.

    Sad indeed.
    I liked the music.
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    Yep, welcome; and have fun. Certainly looks like...

    Yep, welcome; and have fun.
    Certainly looks like you're making up for lost time!

    On the one hand I wish that FAD could be updated pretty much daily, on the other hand I'm glad it's not as I would...
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    Yep good stuff. While the forum was down I got...

    Yep good stuff.
    While the forum was down I got sucked back into - or jumped with both feet back into - reading the write ups on FAD.
    I've read every word before more than once but it's been a...
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