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'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge
LA Times ^ | 8-19-12

Posted on 08/19/2012 9:45:36 PM PDT by kingattax

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To: MaxMax

Suicide can also be a brave thing to do. Not that I condone it...


101 posted on 08/20/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: Greysard

Jeez...you almost make a case for ‘free’ health care.


102 posted on 08/20/2012 8:00:33 AM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: MomofMarine

I knew quite a few people who were on anti-depressants and killed themselves. Anti-depressants aren’t meant to be given for more than a few months....just to get someone ‘through’ a tragedy. Then GET OFF of them, work though the pain, be strong. Anti-depressants create dependent depressing zombies when on them for more then a few months.


103 posted on 08/20/2012 8:06:28 AM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Your tag line sucks.


104 posted on 08/20/2012 8:14:22 AM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: Fawn

So does Liberal Romney.


105 posted on 08/20/2012 8:24:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri says: Romney never met a homosexual he didn't like.)
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To: MaxMax
Suiside is the cowards way out.

You wouldn't know; you can't even spell it.

106 posted on 08/20/2012 9:34:27 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: All

Apparently he had a brain cancer.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/top-gun-director-tony-scott-inoprable-brain-cancer/story?id=17039434#.UDJkL91lREM


107 posted on 08/20/2012 9:36:42 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: All; DB
Hi wife and kids deserved better.

'Top Gun' director Tony Scott had inoperable brain cancer, ABC News says

108 posted on 08/20/2012 9:43:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: kingattax

I wonder if A&E will push the Scott brothers’ version of Coma. Real sad. They had interesting taste in productions.


109 posted on 08/20/2012 9:43:54 AM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Ann Archy
Jesus would have helped him.....if he would have asked. Very sad.....suicied is so selfish.

ABC says he had inoperable brain cancer.

I'm sure you'd just pray it all away? Gotcha.

110 posted on 08/20/2012 9:54:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: KevinB
A good friend's dad was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. My friend took a leave of absence from his job and moved back home to care for his dad. After about 8 months, his dad died and my friend came back home and told all of us if he is ever diagnosed with ALS, we should expect to hear he committed suicide.

I always pray that I am lucky enough to go quickly and painlessly. I've been effected by suicide in my own family and it's devastating to those left behind. If I can't go quietly, I can go sedated. I just can't go leaving the burden of suicide on my loved ones.

111 posted on 08/20/2012 9:56:55 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: newzjunkey

“Jesus would have helped him.....if he would have asked. Very sad.....suicied is so selfish.
ABC says he had inoperable brain cancer.”

“I’m sure you’d just pray it all away? Gotcha.”

Who’s he seeing now? If he’s going to meet Jesus after he jumps from the bridge, why not talk to him ahead of time?


112 posted on 08/20/2012 9:59:39 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Fawn
I knew quite a few people who were on anti-depressants and killed themselves. Anti-depressants aren’t meant to be given for more than a few months....just to get someone ‘through’ a tragedy. Then GET OFF of them, work though the pain, be strong. Anti-depressants create dependent depressing zombies when on them for more then a few months.

Not all depression is due to a tragic event. I have enough experience with people on anti-depressants to appreciate the "zombie" statement. They may not feel bad but they don't feel good either, at best they find themselves in an emotional straight jacket. Others develop suicidal thoughts even after long term exposure. Only some are situated to work through things, others suffer from permanent organic changes from a brain trauma or stroke.

113 posted on 08/20/2012 10:01:40 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 77 days away.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Could be. Probably is a new record. :) Still learning new phone so that’s probably why... I must have reposted without realizing. Sometimes my typing is faster than my ole brain. :) Well, it’s the first time in my left I ever surpassed a record. :)


114 posted on 08/20/2012 11:03:25 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

There are no genetic predispositions and chemical imbalances come from actions. Ask God to change the desires of your heart.


115 posted on 08/20/2012 11:04:12 AM PDT by donna (Republicans wont change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: Vendome

:) couldn’t tell ya but I’ll take a WILD GUESS... 5 times
maybe??? :)


116 posted on 08/20/2012 11:15:07 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
If I drove a Prius, I would also want to jump off a bridge.

Driving a Prius probably hints at some of his "issues" perhaps but,

Had inoperable brain cancer I see. 68 years old. Plenty of money. Should have enjoyed himself driving a sports car perhaps, and contributed to his family in his time remaining. Seems like a strange thing to do, just up and jump off a bridge but I guess he didn't want to be a burden maybe. Who knows what the cancer was doing to his judgement.

117 posted on 08/20/2012 11:15:51 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: Ann Archy

Anyone know what the reason was for offing himself? I mean the guy had to be loaded being a Hollywood Director and all.


118 posted on 08/20/2012 11:20:48 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: cubreporter

LOL


119 posted on 08/20/2012 11:47:52 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: AmericanSamurai

Just reported that he had inoperable brain cancer. Sad.


120 posted on 08/20/2012 11:48:43 AM PDT by sand88
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To: donna

I will in true Christian charity forgive you for your ignorant and uneducated comment.

Your attitudes add misery to those who are afflicated with a clinical depression and many suffering ones often don’t get help or medications because of erroneous “christian” attitudes such as yours.

Have you tried to tell a diabetic or a person with cardiac disease or a broken leg to “change his desires of the heart”?


121 posted on 08/20/2012 12:00:28 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: newzjunkey

You pray toGod on how to handle the situation......HE ALWAYS answers.


122 posted on 08/20/2012 1:44:11 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

If you are thinking of suicide, don’t do it.

Your loved ones will pay a terrible price for your actions. Their anger at you, their guilt, their self-doubt will a burden to them for the rest of their lives.

Deal with your own problems, don’t put them on your friends and family.


123 posted on 08/20/2012 2:02:01 PM PDT by donna (Republicans wont change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: cubreporter
Could be. Probably is a new record. :)

I do a lot of double posts and some triples.

The system seems to be getting slower. It seems to take about 20-30 seconds to respond lately. Sometimes I go away and come back and click again.

124 posted on 08/20/2012 2:34:54 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Jonty30; newzjunkey

His wife is supposedly saying he did not have brain cancer


125 posted on 08/20/2012 6:25:19 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Perhaps he didn’t tell her. Im Not saying saying she’s wrong, but many men keep their illnesses from their families.

It’ll be interesting when the news comes out.


126 posted on 08/20/2012 6:30:44 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: nuconvert

Perhaps he didn’t tell her. Im Not saying saying she’s wrong, but many men keep their illnesses from their families.

It’ll be interesting when the news comes out.


127 posted on 08/20/2012 6:31:20 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: newzjunkey

Yes.

So?


128 posted on 08/20/2012 7:56:13 PM PDT by DB
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To: Right Wing Assault

Thanks. :)


129 posted on 08/20/2012 7:57:50 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Talisker

He was athletic & described as an “avid rock climber”.


130 posted on 08/21/2012 9:36:19 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: dennisw

Besides ‘Pillars.’ I think I’ve only read 3 other books by Ken Follet.

I liked them all.

Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions, and Night Over Water. I could watch the movie version of Eye of the Needle again.


131 posted on 08/21/2012 8:59:44 PM PDT by Daaave ( "The flesh eating jinn of Komari.")
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To: Daaave

I read some of them. Anyways my local liberry has “The Pillar” DVDs, I reserved them and I’ll be getting them soon.

Thanks!


132 posted on 08/21/2012 9:52:30 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: PhilDragoo

You are so cool! Great movie, and excellent analysis.


133 posted on 08/21/2012 11:23:20 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Daaave
The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
Medieval drama brought to the screen by Ridley and Tony Scott.

Due to your recommendation I got it and finished it. One of the best movies I saw in years. The last 10 minutes really made it. All the characters were well done. The casting was the best. My favorite was Aliena by the luminous Hayley Atwell. I liked hearing all the English accents throughout. The guys who are making "Game of Thrones" stole a bit from Pillars

Thanks Tony Scott for this masterpiece!alt
Hayley Atwell.

My second favorite was Ian McShane as Waleran Bigod the evil manipulative priest. What an actor!

 

134 posted on 08/30/2012 8:50:53 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: dennisw

ping


135 posted on 08/16/2013 1:53:15 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: PhilDragoo

credit for your pre-Snowden post on Utah data center


136 posted on 08/16/2013 1:54:40 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: DB
So?

So, he jumped off the bridge while he still could.

Rather than let the wife and kids watch him wither away.

Probably also bumped up the inheritance (but only marginally, given how much he was probably worth).

137 posted on 08/16/2013 2:16:15 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Talisker
Bull. I say he's in Tahiti, free from his family and financial obligations, sitting on a yacht.

My guess is he was way too rich to bother with silly insurance scams.

138 posted on 08/16/2013 2:21:47 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Not nearly as rich as his brother, my guess only worth 5 mil at most. I give him supreme credit for “Man on Fire” with Denzel, the only black actor who I like and who exudes on screen credibility||||||| Denzel, one Hollywood guy I would like to have a beer with.


139 posted on 08/16/2013 2:30:18 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw
The pieces are in place for a strategic tightening.

Gladio and its strategy of tension are said to have originated in the mind of Allen Dulles.

One who was in town to see Lenin off to Petrograd, who signed off on the shuttling of the doubled Hitler.

Intelligence, surveillance, these are elements of power.

Couple them with the means to orchestrate plausible accidental and natural death

and hot-and-cold running Wag the Dog

On to Syria

Hillary the Hut in '16

The future hasn't been written

only the psyop with which to steal it


140 posted on 08/16/2013 12:48:06 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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