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RIP Sally Ride

POSTED BY: SKYWALKEN
UPDATED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 03:15
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Monday, July 23, 2012 12:58 PM

SKYWALKEN


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Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died on Monday at her home in San Diego. She was 61.

The cause was pancreatic cancer, her company, Sally Ride Science, announced on its Web site.



http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/science/space/sally-ride-trailblazin
g-astronaut-dies-at-61.html?_r=1


My heart goes out to her family and the rest of America. We've lost a great American. Sadly, yet another tragedy in a just a few short days.

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Monday, July 23, 2012 3:00 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


She wasn't that old. :(

I have Kathy Bates on speed dial, mwa ha ha ha (in exaggeratedly evil voice)

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya.

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Monday, July 23, 2012 3:21 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Cancer doesn't really care about age.

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Monday, July 23, 2012 4:21 PM

HERO


She was a big deal. Met her at my school.

H

Hero...must be right on all of this. ALL of the rest of us are wrong. Chrisisall, 2012

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Monday, July 23, 2012 7:37 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Wow.

No one should ever die that young.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:16 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Has anyone noticed how many youngish famous people are dying of pancreatic cancer? Supposedly it's pretty rare. It makes me wonder if the overall incidence has gone up recently, or of this is just a statistical fluke.


SignyM: I swear, if we really knew what was being decided about us in our absence, and how hosed the government is prepared to let us be, we would string them up.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:19 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!






" We're all just folk. " - Mal

" AU, that was great, LOL!! " - Chrisisall

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:50 AM

FREMDFIRMA


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Originally posted by 1kiki:
Has anyone noticed how many youngish famous people are dying of pancreatic cancer? Supposedly it's pretty rare. It makes me wonder if the overall incidence has gone up recently, or of this is just a statistical fluke.


My suspicion is that might have to do with HFCS, via the methodology by which the pancreas works and why/how HFCS can screw that up, side order of mercury contamination - seems almost a recipe for it.

-F

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 5:50 AM

CAVETROLL


It takes a lot of guts to sit on the world's largest conventional bomb, in the most complex vehicle ever assembled, constructed by the lowest bidder and maintained by government workers.

Yeah, that was sarky. It doesn't diminish the admiration I have for her.

Godspeed, Sally Ride.


Kwindbago, hot air and angry electrons

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 6:06 AM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Slate.com has 3 stories about her on their Double X page ( Women's issues), about the fact that she was a lesbian, and left behind a female life partner of 29 years. I hadn't heard any mention of that anywhere else, and it is, of course, of no relevance to her work or achievements, as unimportant as the prejudice against gay and lesbian marriage or lifestyle. Her business, her private life, of no concern to any outsider. I mourn for her loss, and for the sorrow of her partner.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 3:15 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


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Originally posted by NewOldBrownCoat:
Slate.com has 3 stories about her on their Double X page ( Women's issues), about the fact that she was a lesbian, and left behind a female life partner of 29 years. I hadn't heard any mention of that anywhere else, and it is, of course, of no relevance to her work or achievements, as unimportant as the prejudice against gay and lesbian marriage or lifestyle. Her business, her private life, of no concern to any outsider. I mourn for her loss, and for the sorrow of her partner.



The list of 'firsts' in the women dept , as far as astronauts goes, it pretty extensive. I wonder if anyone will claim her as 'first lesbian' in space?




" We're all just folk. " - Mal

" AU, that was great, LOL!! " - Chrisisall

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