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Rotten Ali

Posted 25 March 2015 - 08:06 PM

Also among the dead of the Germanwings crash in the alps, two Iranian journalists:
 
http://www.theguardi...t-4u-9525-crash
 
Could have been four if there hadn't been some late-minute changes. They came back from covering el clásico, the football match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

I saw some guy waving an Iranian flag in the Barca match crowd, maybe it were them...

gcreptile

Posted 25 March 2015 - 06:16 PM

Also among the dead of the Germanwings crash in the alps, two Iranian journalists:

 

http://www.theguardi...t-4u-9525-crash

 

Could have been four if there hadn't been some late-minute changes. They came back from covering el clásico, the football match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.


YoungWillz

Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:40 AM

Joseph "Jay" Pulitzer IV, great grandson of the original, reported dead. http://www.stltoday....0e272591e3.html


time

Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:46 PM

Dennis Barker, who penned Shaw Taylor's Guardian obituary, died but a couple of weeks ago, age 85.

 

He wrote many obits for the Guardian during a lengthy career, most recently, Lance Percival. 


BuriedInCarolina

Posted 10 March 2015 - 05:20 PM

"Claude Sitton, a son of the South whose unwavering coverage of the civil rights movement for The New York Times through most of that era’s tumultuous years was hailed as a benchmark of 20th-century journalism, died on Tuesday in Atlanta. He was 89."

 

Won a Pulitzer Prize as a columnist for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.

 

http://www.nytimes.c...dies-at-89.html?


gcreptile

Posted 07 March 2015 - 12:17 PM

UK showbiz journalist Amy Watts dies from cancer, aged 37:

 

http://www.mancheste...y-watts-8785839

 

A charity campaign to pay for a specialist, promoted by people like Simon Cowell and Kylie Minogue, contributed to her profile (Couldn't these celebrities pay that doctor out of their pockets?).


Magere Hein

Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:49 PM

And yet people continue to worship this deity when even if he/she did exist, it's evidence of what a bastard he/she truly is and it's only fear that keeps them going.


I'd fear that evil god if I'd believe in it.
 

The dad of one of my daughter's friends has been going to church all his life, "works" at the local church - not sure exactly what he does, and gets struck down by some crippling disease in his mid-30s that he now uses a zimmer frame and sometimes a wheelchair to get around. I don't think I've seen him wearing some sort of t-shirt with a bible verse on it. But depsite all that, he believes that "God" is testing his faith.


Ah yes, the Job syndrome. Stupid, but mostly harmless.

Phantom

Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:22 PM

 

 

 

(...)
Some people on twitter however think that the cancer is "karma" for his coverage of the Scottish independence vote:
http://www.telegraph...s-revealed.html

And some people thought that Hurricane Katrina was "divine retribution" for the mortal sins of the residents of New Orleans. ;)

 

Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames believed that the flooding in the UK last year was "God's" punishment for allowing same-sex marriage.

 


A few decades ago parts of the Dutch Bible Belt were hit by a polio epidemic, the result of religiously inspired reluctance against inocculation. Some creepy vicar blamed sin rather than stupidity. I couldn't care much if it were the believers themselves who were struck, but unfortunately it were their children who suffered.

 

And yet people continue to worship this deity when even if he/she did exist, it's evidence of what a bastard he/she truly is and it's only fear that keeps them going.
The dad of one of my daughter's friends has been going to church all his life, "works" at the local church - not sure exactly what he does, and gets struck down by some crippling disease in his mid-30s that he now uses a zimmer frame and sometimes a wheelchair to get around. I don't think I've seen him wearing some sort of t-shirt with a bible verse on it. But depsite all that, he believes that "God" is testing his faith.


Magere Hein

Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:11 PM

(...)
Some people on twitter however think that the cancer is "karma" for his coverage of the Scottish independence vote:
http://www.telegraph...s-revealed.html

And some people thought that Hurricane Katrina was "divine retribution" for the mortal sins of the residents of New Orleans. ;)

Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames believed that the flooding in the UK last year was "God's" punishment for allowing same-sex marriage.


A few decades ago parts of the Dutch Bible Belt were hit by a polio epidemic, the result of religiously inspired reluctance against inocculation. Some creepy vicar blamed sin rather than stupidity. I couldn't care much if it were the believers themselves who were struck, but unfortunately it were their children who suffered.

Phantom

Posted 02 March 2015 - 06:28 PM

 

(...)
Some people on twitter however think that the cancer is "karma" for his coverage of the Scottish independence vote:
http://www.telegraph...s-revealed.html

And some people thought that Hurricane Katrina was "divine retribution" for the mortal sins of the residents of New Orleans. ;)

 

Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames believed that the flooding in the UK last year was "God's" punishment for allowing same-sex marriage.


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