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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:53 PM
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DUer Khephra
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:53 PM
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1. Today's the 8th nt
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:54 PM
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2. I know.
I imagine it's an honest mistake. No one ever tried a prank like this before.
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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:55 PM
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3. And I imagine someone in distress could easily get the date wrong.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:59 PM
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5. But doesn't it seem odd that
his mother posts a vague notice of his death within hours of it?

Sure, I'll feel bad if it's true, but something just doesn't seem right.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:00 PM
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6. There is a link to her prior, more detailed post at the bottom...
...of the thread posted above. (if that's confusing, sorry.)
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:03 PM
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10. Got it.
Thanks. Damn, that sucks.

I wish she wouldn't post her cell number, though. God only knows what some sicko freeper would do.
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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:56 PM
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33. Wow, that's so true
Just thinking about it makes me :scared:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:02 PM
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7. How old was he?
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:10 PM
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12. 35
n/t


:hippie:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:12 PM
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13. I knew he was younger than me
How sad. I know he struggled so.
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cookies7 Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:19 PM
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18. Ok for us new DUers
Who is Kephra? And what about the date?
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:22 PM
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21. Khephra has been posting here for years and Jan. 10 didn't happen yet.
His mother accidentally typed the wrong date, that's the only significance about that.

Khephra has been posting at DU ever since before I got here (which was 2002). He was great at research and a very friendly, great person.
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cookies7 Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:24 PM
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23. Thank you
I'm very sorry to hear that. Does anyone know his age? It sounds like he had many friends here and that's great.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:37 PM
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27. Yup--I believe everyone's saying he was 35?
I'm pretty sure his picture is in the gallery.

It's a horrible shock, to be sure.
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cookies7 Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:41 PM
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28. What do you mean
his picture is in the gallery? There are many things I don't understand here yet. I'm still learning. In fact my posts are so low that I can't do a search or get mail!
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:45 PM
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30. DU has a photo gallery of members...
It's in Demopedia--I was going to give you the gallery link, but it's been removed for now, I think they're making changes and all that good stuff.
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cookies7 Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:49 PM
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31. Once again. Thank you for helping out a new person. n/t
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:55 PM
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4. One of Khephra's last posts.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:02 PM
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8. ANd look at that post #. It's #43.
Maybe * had something to do with it?

There were 2 posts in GD, two minutes apart.

I don't see why somebody would be playing a vile prank (unless Kephra's DU password/account got hacked? Especially if he used ID.)

If he is dead, like I said in the first message, my deepest condolances do go out to his family.

Maybe it's a prank. Maybe it's an account hijack. Maybe it's real.

Please mods, take a look into things before silly rumors start to fly.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:08 PM
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11. I hope it's just a sick prank
Maybe his account got hacked? This is terrible news if it's true. :cry:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:13 PM
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14. It's not a prank.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:17 PM
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16. Was Kephra's telephone number unlisted? Did somebody phish his password?
:shrug:

I think it is true, but a few DU'ers who pointed out the date being 2 days too soon kinda opened up a can of worms.

If somebody nixed his password, they might indeed pull a stunt like this.

Either way, it's a grizzly situation. I'd NEVER expect Kephra to willfully do a stunt death post, and I'm not going to now. Either somebody nicked his password, or it was his mum bearing truly awful news. :cry:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:20 PM
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19. It's true. His mother was called and it's true
A mod called his mother. It's true.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:02 PM
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9. Oh no.
This is shocking news.

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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:15 PM
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15. Rasputin1952 talked to Khephra's Mom on the phone...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:18 PM
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17. OMG! I am doubly sad now. THANK YOU, by the way, for posting your
update on this.

:grouphug:
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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:22 PM
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20. I was kind of freaked there for a second.
Now I'm just sad. I didn't know khephra, but I've been reading his posts forever it seems.

:cry:
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:25 PM
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24. I feel so sad now - he was only 35 - a real nice guy :-(
to you Khephra

:toast:

peace be with you and all those that knew you.

I'm too old to cry - so I'll log off now.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:36 PM
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26. So terribly sad
he was much too young. :cry:
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:23 PM
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22. Whoa. Is this for real?
If so, that's crazy. I'm going to miss his LBN threads! :cry:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:44 PM
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29. He was a tremendous resource.
He will be missed.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:51 PM
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32. I will miss his music threads.
we had similar "off" music tastes. I downloaded an older Pixie cd last night mainly because HE said it was his favorite. There will be a HUGE hole here with his absence. He is part of what made this board so enjoyable. I just can't imagine this place without him. this is just horrible. :(
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:31 PM
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25. Oh, man. I just can't believe it!
He was one of the best folks we ever had!

:cry:

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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:56 PM
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34. I am so stunned
Words just aren't adequate, but my heart is heavy tonight...
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:58 PM
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35. Isn't that the truth
remember our chats back when DU was just a year or so old...or less?

Stephanie
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:08 PM
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36. Less than a year, my friend
Saying "DU just isn't the same" isn't a mere clich anymore. Khephra was part of the DNA of this place.

We shall keep his memory alive. I hope he is at peace.
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:56 PM
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37. I joined at the beginning of 2002, Khephra was an institution
along with you, ZombyWoof. DU has gone through sooo many changes since then. I hate to think what this change will do to us. I could always count on finding informative and insightful posts from Kheph each time I logged on. He was one of the most respected members here. Even when he disagreed with someone it was done in a classy way. I remember the tumultous times of the Dean campaign. Kheph was a great spokesman for our cause.

I am just so saddened by this news.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:59 PM
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38. My breath is out of me
Nothing here nopthing to say.

I.....I wow

Empty
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Valerie5555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:06 PM
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39. OMG, I thought the guy was fighting in Bush's or *'s cursed war on Iraq
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:07 PM by Valerie5555
and had gotten killed or something :(
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