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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 07:43 AM
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Sad News longtime DUers....I was running a search on something,
and I came upon a post by Scottie72

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=user_profiles&u_id=109506

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=105&topic_id=3595188


Anyway, I visited his livejournal to see how he was doing because I hadn't seen him in a couple of months. It appears he passed away on October 1st. My heart hurts so badly for his partner who posted the message. I just wanted to let people know, because that's the thing that worries me most. How many DUers have we had pass through here, make a mark, and then fade away without recognition.

Scottie...you were a gentle, kind, and wonderful DUer and you WILL be missed. :cry:
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 07:47 AM
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1. OMG!
This is terrible news! NO words can express what I feel right now.

Scottie and I got to know one another on another forum, and built up quite a friendship. Unfortunately after that other site (a gay forum) was hacked and the Web master couldn't repair the damage, Scottie and I lost contact.

This truly is a sad day!

Scottie, I know you are reading this from above. Sapph and I love you dearly, and you are gonna be missed.

What a terrible loss to both the DU community, and the queer community!

MrsG, thanks for posting this.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 07:53 AM
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3. I'm so sorry foreigncorrespondent.
:hug: Here is his partner's blog if you want to leave a message.

http://danny73.blogspot.com/

I left one letting him know how much we'll miss him at DU. :(
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 07:57 AM
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5. Thanks, MrsG
Will try and find some words for his parter just as soon as I gather myself.

:hug: for you as well! I Know he was a lounge lizzard here on DU as well.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:06 AM
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8. Thanks so much. I just feel badly that I didn't keep up with his condition
and glad that his passing won't go unnoticed here. He was a really nice guy.
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foreigncorrespondent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:12 AM
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9. I feel bad as well!
I was just thinking about him the other day and made a note to drop him an email this weekend.

I have been getting into digital art again recently. I think I will create something in honor of him to put up on my Web site.

God! I am so shocked. When we last corresponded he was upbeat and said he was feeling good. He had talked about moving to California with his partner and all.

Life really is too short to throw away on meaningless shit. We never know what tomorrow is going to bring.

Sorry, MrsG for rambling. I would normally ramble to Sapph about this kind of stuff, but alas, she is still sleeping.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:13 AM
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10. Ramble away to me...I'll fill in for now.
:hug: You are really terrific fc. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that I appreciate you.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 11:06 AM
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16. This has obviously hit you hard
and I'm sorry for your loss. I read the blog and it is so moving. Life is short and precious.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 07:51 AM
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2. RIP Scottie....
I know what you mean about DUers that pass through, and we "regulars" don't have anyone to let us know if they are sick, or passed on.

Do you remember Playahata1? One of her friends posted that cancer finally got the better of her....I really liked her posts...she was an early favorite of mine. Oddly, a week after we found out, Michael and I ran into one of her colleagues from FL at a truck stop in the midwest--

Very, very odd-but, kind of nice. Gave me a sense of reality for someone I had never met-

I am sorry to hear about Scottie- VA is next to NC, so maybe we will run into one of his friends-

Stephanie
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 07:54 AM
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4. I remember her. And I remember that post. What a nice sense of
closure to run into one of her friends. I left a message on his partner's site letting him know how sorry I was. His last post about the chemo sounded so upbeat. :hug:
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 07:59 AM
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6. Oh no! My thoughts, prayers and condolences to his family, loved ones and
Edited on Tue Nov-08-05 08:00 AM by socialdemocrat1981
his friends. I will keep them in my prayers and thoughts. May he find peace, love and joy in the next world with the Lord

This is such tragic news. I was reading through his journal and it's just such a heartbreaking loss of such a great and wonderful person.

Farewell Scottie72. Thank you for touching the lives so many around the world through your contributions here and on your blog. You will be sadly missed
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:35 AM
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11. I didn't get too far in his journal, it was so sad to read. He really was
as wonderful as he appeared to be here. :(
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 07:59 AM
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7. This is sad news. Rest in Peace Scottie.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:47 AM
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12. Thank you for posting MrsG.
Comforting thoughts sent for his partner.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:56 AM
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13. Anytime you hear the word "anaplastic" in relation to cancer ...
it's bad. I recently had to have half of my thyroid removed and was sweating the diagnosis. It turned out to be benign, thank god.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 09:20 AM
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14. Someone asked about a laser project for their kid and I thought
of him a couple weeks ago. I didn't know he had a live journal or I would have searched it then (but I think we were on defcon4 or something)

RIP, Scotty...I liked those late nights with you in the lounge
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 09:36 AM
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15. There have been several DU'ers
Slip away without much notice. Unless they have someone post afterwards we may never see anymore than a has anyone seen a x thread.

There was a DU'er in New Orleans during Katrina that as far as I know has never checked in and damn my faulty memory I can't remember their alias.

If I don't check in for a couple of weeks, then everyone can assume the worst.

RIP scottie.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:13 PM
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32. Was it Al-CIAda?
I believe he was from New Orleans and never responded.
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:17 PM
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34. Al-CIAda has posted.
He posted in the Louisiana forum and has been spotted in GD. (I *think* he was the last LA DUer on the MIA list from Katrina.)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=155x2738
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:19 PM
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35. Excellent news!
Thanks.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 11:09 AM
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17. damn
thank you, L

RIP, Scottie
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 11:29 AM
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18. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this
RIP, Scottie, taken from this world too soon. :cry:
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 11:48 AM
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19. I am so sorry to hear this.
:cry:

:hug:
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 11:51 AM
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20. Oh, no.
That's sad. Thanks for letting us know. :hug:
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 11:56 AM
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21. Glad you noticed this
There are so many Duers now, seems like almost twice as many as when I signed on.

But each one who visits and leaves his or her mark shouldn't be forgotten and bless you for noting Scotty's passing.

I hate for anyone to disappear without a remembrance
makes me feel awful


RIP Scotty. :patriot:
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 12:27 PM
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22. This is so sad
We've lost some really good people in the past year. :cry:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 12:32 PM
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23. I've said it before and will say it again.
Folks don't realize how their lives can touch others, how their energies can either add to someone's life or steal from it.

The ripple effect is real - so many here have touched my life and I am so very grateful. Thank you MrsGrumpy. :hug:


Rest in peace dear Scott. :hug:


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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 12:46 PM
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24. It seems as though we have had more than our share of saddness
over the past year.

It becomes a bit sadder when I learn of a memeber's passing in this way. Scottie and I had a very brief passing on DU, just one of those things where you notice someone and just figure, this person is OK, might be nice to get to know him.

Alas, the chance will not be there now...:(

While my knowledge of Scottie is cursory, I still feel as if an important part of out community has departed. Each demise diminishes mankind, to paraphrase John Donne; and the earth is now lacking a kind and caring soul.

May Scottie72 Rest in Peace, and may those affected by this loss be consoled by the knowledge that he was a kind and decent individual; a person who will be missed by all who had the the pleasure of coming across him...O8)
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 12:53 PM
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25. That is so sad.
:cry:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 02:12 PM
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26. Sorry. For you all & Scottie's loved ones. Peace!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 02:16 PM
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27. How sad.. I still remember when Olaf, the White disappeared.
He had a brain tumor(if I recall) and was anticipating surgery.. We all hung in there with him trying to bolster his spirits as the day approached, and then....nothing..

We should all have one person who could log into DU in case something ever happens to us..

Usually they dom but I too suspect that some we have "lost", we may never know what happened to them :cry:

Very sad about Scottie:cry:
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Thtwudbeme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 05:06 PM
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30. I was so glad to see you post his name
I still miss him...and wish there had been somebody to post on DU to let us know what happened to him. His articles were the best.

We have lost some good people on DU--Olaf was one of the best, imo.

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wideopen Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 03:57 PM
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28. This is very strange...
I haven't been here for probably 3 months and I finally show up and see this post (I've only been here about 3 min.) Scottie72 was one of the very few people I ever PM'ed. He had the same conditon as my father, and I just got back from taking him to the doctor. I don't know what to think about this kind of shit sometimes, what are the odds? RIP Scottie.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 04:37 PM
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29. Very sad
He will be missed. :-(
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 06:21 PM
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31. Kick for the evening crowd.
:kick:
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:16 PM
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33. Scottie was a sweet person.
RIP.

:-(
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:24 PM
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36. This just sucks.
Sorry, but damn.....
Lots of love to his partner and to those of you who knew him. I never did,but he must have been a good person to be missed by the likes of all of you.
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Lady Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:30 PM
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37. Scottie is gone??
THat is so hard to believe!! I don't know what to say??
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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:41 PM
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38. Thank you for posting this MrsGrumpy..
While I didn't know Scottie72, I did just read his on-line journal. His entries show what a kind and sensitive person he was, and how much he loved Danny and his family. I am so sorry for this loss to our community....
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 08:42 PM
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39. RIP Scottie72
You are missed. Thanks to Ms. Grumpy for finding out and letting us know. :cry:
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-05 09:26 PM
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40. Blessed be Scottie. I did not know him, but I wish him well.......
as he goes forth on his Journey...
O8)

Shine


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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 01:58 AM
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41. Kick for late crowd.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 07:45 AM
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42. One last kick.
:(
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-05 06:00 PM
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43. Sigh--just saw this.
Damn, such bad news. Why do the good people always die and the bad ones... :cry:
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