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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby Lefty » 02 Nov 2014, 22:10

Forgot to add that he made 17 years, which is fairly impressive for a dog.
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 02 Nov 2014, 22:27

Yeah, we were talking about his medical issues in July.

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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby Lefty » 02 Nov 2014, 22:28

Poor old bugger. At least he's out of pain now.
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 02 Nov 2014, 22:31

Yeah, just like Tiffany. Wed she was Ok, drank, Fri she had lost a Kilo to dehydration, Sat she made the one way trip to the vet.

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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby Lefty » 02 Nov 2014, 22:35

A kilo! That's a helluva lot for a small dog!
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 02 Nov 2014, 22:43

Yeah, vet weighed her—1.6Kg, yet Wed she was her normal size and weight.

Poor thing. Anyway, I could take the pain away and that was good, tho I cried like a baby once outside the animal hospital.
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Re: RIP Wayne Goss

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Nov 2014, 13:32

Died today aged 63.

His election ended more than 30 years of corrupt Country Party rule in Qld. Remember the “Goss Gloss?”

Aged 40, it was found he had a brain tumor and he left politics, taking up directorships and consultancies.

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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby Lefty » 13 Nov 2014, 22:19

Ah yes, how could anyone forget that? I was only a teenager I think when the festeringly corrupt QLD nationals were finally shown the door and the state was finally allowed to begin rising from the mire. Vale Wayne Goss.
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Dec 2014, 13:15

Very sad news –
Stella Young, writer, comedian and disability activist, dies

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-08/stella-young–dies-writer-comedian-and-disability-activist/5950640


Stella had that disease where bones break incredibly easily and the body hardly grows at all. Despite that she was a comedian, campaigner for those suffering diasbilities and editor ofRamp up! Didn’t sit at home feeling sorry for herself. The ABC showed part of a QandA episode where Stella was one of the panelists.

Died Saturday night, unexpectedly but without pain.

Nice tribute from the Hoopla:
http://thehoopla.com.au/stella-young-casts/

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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 27 Jan 2015, 12:58

Vale Tom Uren!

Tom Uren, an icon of the Australian left and a former deputy leader of the Labor party, has died aged 93.

A committed environmentalist, Mr Uren established the Australian Heritage Commission, a government body that managed natural and cultural assets.

He was also a minister under Labor leaders Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke.

As a PoW during World War Two, Mr Uren witnessed the bombing of Nagasaki - an experience that would shape his anti-militarist views.

He was born in Sydney to a working-class family, and left school at 13. A gifted sportsman, he excelled at boxing and once fought for the Australian heavyweight title.

Mr Uren established the Australian Heritage Commission and created several national parks while serving as minister for urban and regional development in the government of Gough Whitlam in the 1970s.

He grew isolated as the Hawke administration - in which he served as territories and local government minister - adopted market-friendly policies.

Bill Shorten, the leader of the Labor opposition, said Mr Uren had "helped build a better country".

"I think he will be most remembered as a protector of the working class, as a champion of equality."


I heard about Uren’s death on ABC yesterday, the above is from the BBC website.
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 29 Jan 2015, 19:19

RIP Colleen McCullough. Former neurophysician turned successful novelist.
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby Lefty » 29 Jan 2015, 21:16

HBS Guy wrote:RIP Colleen McCullough. Former neurophysician turned successful novelist.


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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 29 Jan 2015, 21:34

Colleen McCullough: Internationally acclaimed Australian author dies aged 77
Updated 29 minutes agoThu 29 Jan 2015, 9:00pm


Internationally acclaimed Australian author Colleen McCullough has died in hospital on Norfolk Island, aged 77.

McCullough was born in Wellington, New South Wales and spent most of her childhood in Sydney.

Her mother Laurie was a New Zealander of Maori ancestry and her father Jim was an Irish immigrant who worked as a cane cutter and spent long periods away from the family.

McCullough studied at Holy Cross College Woollahra, excelling in science and the humanities, and studied medicine for a time at the University of Sydney.

She worked as a neuroscientist at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, before taking on a researcher role at Yale Medical School where she worked for 10 years.

It was in the US where McCullough wrote her first novel Tim, published in 1974.


Then came the Thorn Birds, an international bestseller – a sweeping family drama set on a sheep station in the Australian outback.

The paperback rights for The Thorn Birds sold for a then record $1.9 million and was made into one of the most watched miniseries of all time, starring Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward.

The book sold 30 million copies worldwide


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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 01 Jun 2015, 19:29

Comrade Liv ‏@mmechomski 26s27 seconds ago
Sorry to hear of death of Joan Kirner at 76.

A fabulous feisty woman who deserved so much more than Australian politics allowed her.

RIP


Ellen Sandell ‏@ellensandell 7m7 minutes ago
Vale Joan Kirner. A remarkable woman. Thank you for your dedication to Landcare, abortion law reform, social justice and women in leadership


The Times Times ‏@Timesolizer 56m56 minutes ago
#JoanKirner dies after battle with #cancer http://thetimestimes.trendolizer.com/20 ... cer-1.html

http://t.co/kQNTkirUhK

Shaun Carney:
http://t.co/69jZ6uMeVc

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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby Aussie » 01 Jun 2015, 21:44

76? What got her?
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 01 Jun 2015, 22:28

Cancer.
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby Aussie » 01 Jun 2015, 23:15

HBS Guy wrote:Cancer.


Yeas....just heard that detail on the ABC.
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 01 Jun 2015, 23:27

Ha, remember seeing this on, hmmm Late show or something? Always had some non–professional performer singing a song while the credits rolled:



Lost the election to Kennet, who won’t be remembered except maybe his work with Beyond Blue.

Wow, learning more and more about Joan:
Joan Kirner founded Emily’s List in Australia. And we remember one successful progressive female politician who was supported by Emily’s List. FPM Julia Gillard.
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby Lefty » 02 Jun 2015, 06:04

Vale.
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 26 Jun 2015, 05:05

Patrick Macnee who played Mr Steed in the original Avengers (incl with Honor Blackman) died overnight.

Loved the show, with Macneed the elegant, urbane essentially British spy.
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Aug 2015, 23:31

Arthur Cole just died, age 90.

Those old enough to remember it will remember Arfur as the lovable rogue in Minder—a comedy only the English could dream up.

Vale George Cole

George Cole, Arthur Daley in Minder, dies at 90
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebri ... at-90.html

George Cole, actor – obituary
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... tuary.html



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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby Lefty » 07 Aug 2015, 13:07

That was a great show that one! I think Terry used to quit as Arthur's minder every other episode due to the fact that Arthur was, well....a scumbag, basically :bgrin Absolutely everything he sold was tainted in some way. "I got my eye on you Daley!" Inspector Chisolm would say to him again and again - but could never quite catch him out :bgrin
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Aug 2015, 14:10

ahahahaha he was a sly one!

“Sawdust in the gear box? Oh my my” said Arfur who put the sawdust there.

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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby Lefty » 21 Aug 2015, 14:21

Now I'm gonna have to download the series :jump
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Re: RIP Neil Armstrong

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Aug 2015, 17:28

Worth it!
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