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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:18 PM
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In Memory of Khephra: A Gift for Americans United
http://www.au.org/site/PageServer

Kheph was one of the first DUers I met way back in those dark days after 9-11. He made me feel welcome here, and I know he did the same for you.

There was one issue, above all others, in which I considered him a kindred spirit. The separation of church and state. In Bush's 'America', this is one issue with deep and far-reaching implications for our liberties. Kheph knew it, I knew it, and you do too.

For a while, it drove us to post - always good-naturedly, as was Kheph's way - competing threads in LBN. Often, mine were locked as dupes, for how could one truly compete with this passionate man when it came to uncovering and dissecting whatever breaches of liberty we suffered in One Nation Under Ashcroft?

In memory of his passionate devotion to the cause, I dedicate my donation to Americans United in memory of Scott Lowery.

I will add, Scott had many passions - and no doubt many causes he felt passionately about which would deserve equal consideration. I just picked the one with which we had shared the most common bond. By all means, pick your own, and dedicate it to the Most Gentle of DUers.

ZW
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:19 PM
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1. Excellent Idea, Zomby
O8)


:hippie:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:20 PM
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2. Great idea n/t
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:22 PM
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3. I really feel the need to do something
thank you
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:24 PM
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4. wonderful idea
and :hi: LTNS

how you been?
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antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:25 PM
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5. Great idea, Zombywoof. What will LBN be without Khephra?
I don't remember ever discussing anything with him one-on-one, but he was probably the most important presence on the Latest Breaking News forum. Even now, the majority of threads in there were posted by him. Judging from that and the testaments of those, like you and Will Pitt, who knew him personally, Khephra was incredibly devoted to our cause. It's been said hundreds of times today, but I'll say it again: Khephra will be sorely missed.

All of DU cries today. :cry:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:29 PM
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6. Here is AU's donation link. I,too am contributing in memory of Scott
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:51 AM
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13. Done. Thanks Bluebear and ZombyWoof
:-(
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:52 PM
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7. Yes... very appropriate.
RIP, my dear Khephra/Scott.

You will be deeply missed.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:08 PM
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8. Nice idea Zomby
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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:31 PM
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9. I'm in
:thumbsup:

-chef-
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:59 PM
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10. Zomby
leave it to you to think of this wonderful idea! I will join you. Thanks, this makes me feel just a little bit better tonight.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:59 AM
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11. Oh Zomby...I can't believe it.....
Keph...gone like that....


I am in shock....as we all are.....Keph was such a big part of DU...he will be so missed...I remember back in the very first days...Keph always had these fantastic posts....and they just continued.....amazing....sigh......

great idea...in memory of Keph.....

:hug:
DMom
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Thtwudbeme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:05 AM
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12. Sunday morning kick
This is a great idea
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Sticky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:48 PM
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14. I've been putting money aside to renew my star
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 01:02 PM by Sticky
but this is a much better use of my dollars.

Thanks for the link and suggestion.

Kheph, thanks for always keeping us posted.

You were (-and are-) such a sweet, sweet O8)
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:52 PM
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15. Good idea
He was a good guy to work with in LBN.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:00 PM
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16. Yes. kef wanted to expose the rampant fraud of the GOP Christians and
became a great student of that issue.

He understoof the manipulations of RevMoon on the religious right and their so-called leaders who are delivering their followers to Moon and to Bush.

He wanted to collect articles that exposed the lies and the true agenda of these frauds with a "truthout" type system aimed at informing the public on a regular basis.

I hope someone with clout finally realizes that kef's idea was a good one, and we should not fear taking on the right whenever they are lying and especially when they are hiding behind RELIGION to promote their fascist, ONE WORLD ORDER agenda.
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American Tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:39 PM
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17. I still can't understand how it happened.
How does a relatively young man just slump over and pass away at his desk like that? What could have happened to him?
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 02:31 PM
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18. thanks ZW, this is a great idea
:grouphug:

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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 04:47 PM
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19. I donated, your choice was perfect.
Thanks.

Long live Khephra.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:00 PM
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20. take another
little piece of my heart


Good bye dear Kef
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:02 PM
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21. Hey sweetie!
I was thinking about you today! Hopeing you would drop by, because I knew you loved Keph so much. :hug:
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 06:37 AM
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26. Hi Jitterbug
It is a rough time for us all. It is Good to see though, regardless of the circumstances. I do not see you as often as I'd like. I hope you are well, dear Lady. We're here if you should need us. :hug: Cheryl
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:34 PM
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22. Good idea.
Done.

:hug:
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 07:38 PM
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23. I just joined their local chapter.
Thanks, Zomby. What a good friend you are. :hug:
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 05:26 AM
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24. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
What a wonderful observation. Yes, he seemed to be able to pick out the most relevant of topics, but if you feel that this was his passion, then that's good enough for me. And it's an issue close to my own heart and, I'm sure, especially after having to deal with Bush*co, important to many DUers. Thanks so much, ZombyWoof! :-)
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 06:34 AM
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25. excellent idea, ZW
In Kef's name it shall be done :cry:
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 07:30 AM
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27. I approached one of the mods and asked
what we could do here on the DU to help him or his mom, at the least send her flowers and some cash to help, they said they'd pass it along to the admins and so I've been waiting to see what might pop up -- I thought about setting up a Paypal donation site for his family but didn't want to overstep any bounds here - don't know what to do in a situation like this.

He was such an important part of this community that I felt he deserved something from the DU --

Tho I agree with the sentiments here, I wonder how his mother is doing, I know that funerals can get pretty expensive and most people can use some help in that area.

Thanks for doing THIS at least.

He does deserve the best, as he was one of the very best in our group.

I'll miss his posts and mind terribly, but his spirit is living on.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 08:46 AM
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28. See Skinner's thread in the Lounge
He has instructions on how you can use a DU donation to aid a favorite charity of Keph's, or send flowers to his mother.

Any gesture is appreciated, to be sure.
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Jeff in Cincinnati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 10:27 AM
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29. Thanks
Edited on Mon Jan-10-05 10:28 AM by Jeff in Cincinnati
Scott and I were co-moderators on one of the Boards a few years back. It was my first time, and he was very generous with his time and advice. Of course, he was so diligent in policing the board for Freepers that I hardly ever got to nuke anybody!

RIP Kephra. You never knew how many lives you touched. Until now.

Donations to AU are a great idea. It's the least I could do.
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