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    The end of Camelot

    Ted Kennedy, the last surviving brother of America's leading political dynasty, has died of a brain tumour at the age of 77.

    Edward Kennedy was the senior US senator from Massachusetts and a liberal stalwart of the Democratic party. At the time of his death he was the third longest serving senator of all time.

    "Edward M Kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply, died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port (Massachusetts)," the Kennedy family said in a statement.

    "We've lost the irreplaceable centre of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever."

    The US president, Barack Obama, called Kennedy "the greatest United States senator of our time", praising his work on civil rights, health and improving the economic wellbeing of all Americans.

    He thanked Kennedy for "his wise counsel in the senate" and his support in last year's presidential race.

    Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2008.

    Like his two assassinated brothers – President John Kennedy and the presidential candidate Robert Kennedy – he had been expected to scale great political heights.

    But his career was significantly blighted by the Chappaquiddick incident of 1969 in which the car he was driving ran off a bridge and plunged into the water, killing Mary Jo Kopechne.

    Senator Ted Kennedy dies aged 77 | World news | guardian.co.uk

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    The Mighty Lion is gone. RIP.
    " ... It's not as though he proved anything, he only refuted my evidence. ..." Archangel 04.01.09

    "Obama is not a brown-skinned anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare. You're thinking of Jesus."

    “Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    The Mighty Lion is gone. RIP.
    You knew he was mighty, so thats why you feared him and know say some inane thing like rest in peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Ted Kennedy, the last surviving brother of America's leading political dynasty, has died of a brain tumour at the age of 77.

    Edward Kennedy was the senior US senator from Massachusetts and a liberal stalwart of the Democratic party. At the time of his death he was the third longest serving senator of all time.

    "Edward M Kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply, died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port (Massachusetts)," the Kennedy family said in a statement.

    "We've lost the irreplaceable centre of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever."

    The US president, Barack Obama, called Kennedy "the greatest United States senator of our time", praising his work on civil rights, health and improving the economic wellbeing of all Americans.

    He thanked Kennedy for "his wise counsel in the senate" and his support in last year's presidential race.

    Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2008.

    Like his two assassinated brothers – President John Kennedy and the presidential candidate Robert Kennedy – he had been expected to scale great political heights.

    But his career was significantly blighted by the Chappaquiddick incident of 1969 in which the car he was driving ran off a bridge and plunged into the water, killing Mary Jo Kopechne.

    Senator Ted Kennedy dies aged 77 | World news | guardian.co.uk
    Yeah, like nobody knew this till you posted this cut & paste.
    Sorry, old news. Must be the time difference down under...always behind

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    Quote Originally Posted by zsu2357 View Post
    You knew he was mighty, so thats why you feared him and know say some inane thing like rest in peace.
    Is this the usual troll, or would you like to speak ill of the dead?
    " ... It's not as though he proved anything, he only refuted my evidence. ..." Archangel 04.01.09

    "Obama is not a brown-skinned anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare. You're thinking of Jesus."

    “Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Yeah, like nobody knew this till you posted this cut & paste.
    Sorry, old news. Must be the time difference down under...always behind
    Actually, the sun rises in the east, and the international date line is in the Pacific, so that any given day starts in Australia, with Alaska bringing up the rear at days end.
    " ... It's not as though he proved anything, he only refuted my evidence. ..." Archangel 04.01.09

    "Obama is not a brown-skinned anti-war socialist who gives away free healthcare. You're thinking of Jesus."

    “Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Yeah, like nobody knew this till you posted this cut & paste.
    Sorry, old news. Must be the time difference down under...always behind
    I being polite, waited for some American to pay tribute to senator Kennedy. But nobody mentioned his passing, so I thought it would be nice to say something about him and since The Guardian reporter said it so well, I copied and acknowledged the source.

    The date-line as Penfold runs close to New Zealand which is only a few hours away from the most beautiful country in the world Australia and the most beautiful city in Australia and therefore the world, Sydney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    Actually, the sun rises in the east, and the international date line is in the Pacific, so that any given day starts in Australia, with Alaska bringing up the rear at days end.
    you are right, we may be geographically the 'behind' of the world, but behind the times we ain't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    The Mighty Lion is gone...
    He was the Lion, the American people were the prey.
    “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” - Robert Jastrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easyrider View Post
    He was the Lion, the American people were the prey.
    Thank God for "term limits" !!
    To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
    Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    The Mighty Lion is gone. RIP.
    Yes RIP. He survived a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    The Mighty Lion is gone. RIP.
    Pity he wasnt a mighty sealion, he might have saved Mary Jo then.
    Last edited by gansao; 05-30-2011 at 02:31 PM.

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    I thought you meant the show camelot. It's really good on HBO or SHo i think, check it out!

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