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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:11 PM
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This is Cat, Ranj's partner
I hope that I am not putting this in the wrong place; I'm not active on DU so I don't quite understand how this works.

Ranj Niere, realpolitic/fovea on DU, died on June 21st of a massive heart attack in his sleep.

A memorial will be held at 6pm on Friday July 3rd at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival site. Parking is in the performer's lot. It will be a celebration of Ranj's life, according to his often-expressed wish. If anyone local wants to come and is able to make it, please do--consider it a personal invitation from me, and please come introduce yourself to me.

Dress is casual, and please bring your cameras. In lieu of flowers, we are collecting donations to dedicate a memorial bench to Ranj on his beloved Katy Trail (write to teresa_beers@yahoo.com for details). If you prefer, you may make a donation in his name to the American Heart Association here: http://honor.americanheart.org/site/TR/Events/General?p...

DU gave Ranj a lot of enjoyment (and frustration, and cause to tear his hair and rant to me) over the years, and I am so grateful to all of you for being a part of his life.

If you want to reach me, you can email me at classics.cat@gmail.com.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:13 PM
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1. thanks for the info....sorry for your loss...n/t
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:14 PM
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2. OMG!
I not only knew him here but in RL as well. He came to several of our KC area DU meetups.

This breaks my heart.

Thank you so much for letting us know. He will be greatly missed.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:14 PM
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3. Cat sorry for your loss
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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:15 PM
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4. I'm so sorry for your loss.
:hug:
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:16 PM
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5. Condolances to you.
:hug:
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:17 PM
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6. thank you for posting. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Lancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:17 PM
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7. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting us know.
:hug:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:18 PM
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8. Inadequate, but heartfelt ......
:hug:
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Ocracoker16 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:18 PM
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9. sorry to hear of your loss
Thanks for posting. This is of course a loss for DU as well.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:18 PM
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10. Thank you for letting us know
I'm so sorry. :hug:
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:19 PM
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11. My thoughts and prayers are with you
I don't know you and I didn't know Ranj, but I know how much a part of life DU can be and I know that there are some really incredible people here. Sounds like Ranj was one of them. I can tell you are one of them, too.

:hug:
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:20 PM
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12. I am so sorry for your loss Fovea
:hug:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:20 PM
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13. I'm so sorry. My condolences.
:hug:
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:20 PM
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14. Thank you for letting us know and We're all sorry for your Loss.
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:20 PM
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15. Sorry for your loss, Cat. n/t
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:20 PM
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16. I am so sorry, Cat.
I can't imagine what a horrible shock this must be for you and your family. :hug:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:21 PM
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17. sorry for your loss....we`ll miss him too.........
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:22 PM
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18. So sorry for your loss, Cat. RIP Ranj a/k/a fovea.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:22 PM
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19. I'm so sorry to hear this.
My condolences to you, Cat.

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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:23 PM
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20. Very sorry for your loss Cat.
May you find peace and comfort in knowing that your DU family cares, and will always be here for you. RIP Ranj.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:24 PM
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21. Sad to hear. Peace to you and his family.
.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:24 PM
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22. he will be missed
thank you Cat,

thank you Ranj!!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:24 PM
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23. Oh no. I am very sorry for your loss.
:hug:
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Rebellious Republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:25 PM
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24. RIP
It is always sad to lose a kindred spirit, one of our own from DU. Try not mourn the lose, rather celebrate the memory. I am sure your partner would have wanted it that way.

RR :pals:
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wakemeupwhenitsover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:25 PM
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25. My deepest condolences to you & yours.
:hug:
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:25 PM
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26. Condolences.
:hug:

RIP Ranj.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:26 PM
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27. So sorry for your loss
:(
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:29 PM
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28. My condolences to you and your family, Cat.
Ranj certainly could turn a phrase, I'm sure I'll be quoting him for years to come. "I love my socialist postman" and similar phrases are the kind of left wing populism that will rally a generation of activists, so I'm grateful to have read his postings here.
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Norrin Radd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:29 PM
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29. Condolences to you.
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:32 PM
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30. Oh Cat I'm so sorry!
What a great one we will all miss. Much comfort and prayers to you.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:32 PM
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31. So sorry for your loss
You are in my thoughts.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:35 PM
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32. Sorry to hear this
I am really going to miss him. I'm probably one that caused some hair tearing, he certainly did on this end. Smart fellow and always well informed. My condolences to you and your family.
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:36 PM
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33. Heartfelt condolences...
So very sorry for the loss of your beloved Ranj...



Rest in Peace, Ranj
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:37 PM
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34. So sorry for your loss.
.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:37 PM
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35. Condolences to you and yours.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:38 PM
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36. My condolences, as well.
We hate to lose anyone here at DU, especially by them dying, and especially one who has been around as long and posted as much as Ranj. He will be missed by all of us, I'm sure. RIP Ranj. You deserve it.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:39 PM
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37. I'm very sorry for your loss Cat.
Thank you for taking the time to let us know, we mourn with you.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:42 PM
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38. Deepest sympathy Cat
It's always hard to lose your partner but if I could choose my own death it would be a heart attack in my sleep.
:grouphug:
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DarthDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:43 PM
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39. So Sorry to Hear :(

Cat, all my best. I'm very sorry for your loss and wish you the best. I'm sure the services will be beautiful. Take care.
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:43 PM
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40. I'm so sorry for your loss, Cat.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:44 PM
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41. I'm so very sorry for your loss
:hug: and our loss at DU. Thank you for letting us know. I hope the memories of the good times with Ranj will help ease the sadness of these past few weeks. Take care of yourself.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:47 PM
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42. My deepest sympathy for your loss and ours.
Edited on Wed Jul-01-09 05:48 PM by Cleita
:hug:
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:48 PM
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43. a very eloquent writer:
http://journals.democraticunderground.com/Fovea/92

amazing.

he will be sadly missed. this is definitely the new beginning, for him and for us.

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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:49 PM
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44. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am so sorry for your loss. :(
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:50 PM
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45. My condolences, Cat. RIP Ranj/ fovea.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:53 PM
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46. I'm very sorry to hear this...thanks for letting us know...
Our thoughts are with you.
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:55 PM
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47. I'm so sorry for your loss Cat. RIP Ranj.
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:56 PM
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48. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:56 PM
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49. I'm so sorry. I wish peace and strength for you and yours.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 05:58 PM
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50. I'm so sorry. Condolences and happy memories to you.
Edited on Wed Jul-01-09 05:59 PM by no_hypocrisy
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:00 PM
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51. I am so sorry, Cat
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DKRC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:05 PM
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52. So sorry to hear this.
RIP Ranj.










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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:09 PM
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53. My condolences.
:cry:
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:13 PM
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54. i am so very sorry, cat
my thoughts are with all those who loved him :hug:

rest well, ranj
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:14 PM
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55. ...
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:15 PM
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56. I'm sorry for our loss as well as yours...
My thoughts are with you and all those whose lives he touched...
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:19 PM
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57. My condolences for your loss.
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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:30 PM
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58. I'm so sorry to hear this
My condolences. :(
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:30 PM
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59. I'm sorry for your loss
Edited on Wed Jul-01-09 06:30 PM by NewJeffCT
May Ranj rest in peace. Your family has my deepest sympathy.
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checks-n-balances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:35 PM
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60. So very sorry for your huge loss, Cat
You are always welcome here :grouphug:
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:36 PM
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61. My deepest sympathy. There are no words. nt
Edited on Wed Jul-01-09 06:36 PM by snappyturtle
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:45 PM
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62. Please accept our condolences, Cat.
Ranj will be missed here, but our sadness is nothing compared to your tremendous loss. My deepest sympathy is with you. Peace, sister.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:50 PM
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63. My sympathies Cat
Bless Fovea's memory, and your heart. :hug:
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:50 PM
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64. I am so sorry to hear this.
He was very kind and texted me during the election because I was sitting in Jardines listening to one of my sons play. I was going nuts and he was dear enough to keep me up on the numbers. We "spoke" on DU some but I never had the privilege to meet him. Thank you for letting us know. The world just lost another good guy. Peace to you.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:55 PM
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65. My sincere condolences, Cat. He was a valued member of this virtual (if not virtuous) community.
:hug:
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:59 PM
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66. My deepest condolences on your loss.
:hug:
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 06:59 PM
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67. I am so sorry for your loss.
I am glad he had community here, and he will be missed.

:hug:
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 07:07 PM
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68. Oh dammit
:(

:hug:
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 01:52 AM
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117. He often spoke about you to me,
and how proud he was of your accomplishments, and how pleased he was to know you. I know that that is the case for a lot of the people he knew on DU, but you are one of the ones he told me about by name. If you'd like, if there's something you'd like read at the memorial, I'd be happy to do that. I know it would mean a lot to him.

My email is classics.cat@gmail.com.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 07:10 PM
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69. I'm so sorry
:hug:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 07:10 PM
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70. My sympathies to you, Fovea.
Thanks for letting everyone know.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 07:25 PM
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71. :((((( RIP, and best to all he was close to.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 07:25 PM
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72. My condolences on your loss
And ours here at DU as well.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 07:33 PM
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73. So sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.



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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 07:48 PM
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74. So sorry for your loss. nt
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 07:52 PM
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75. I am so sorry,Cat!

My condolences to you, your families and
friends.

:hug: :grouphug:
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shaniqua6392 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 07:57 PM
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76. Thoughts and prayers for you!
I am so sorry for your loss.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 07:59 PM
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77. I am so sorry to hear this.
My heart goes out to you and all his loved ones. He and his photos will be missed. He was a very talented photographer. I hope his pictures help bring you peace one day. :hug:






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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:04 PM
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78. I hope the Katy Trail extended beyond his wildest dreams...
And he's still on it, and happy hiking it far and wide.

RIP - Ranj


:grouphug:
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:13 PM
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79. Condolences on your loss. K&R n/t
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Stargazer09 Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:15 PM
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80. I'm so sorry for your loss
:hug:
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:25 PM
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81. My sincerest condolences to your, and DU's loss...
:(
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:30 PM
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82. You have my condolences
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:30 PM
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83. Cat I am truely sorry for your loss!!
I hope that we provided him amusement and comradre over the years.

My thoughts are with you!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:30 PM
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84. Oh no! I so sorry!
:cry: :hug:
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:38 PM
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85. My sincere condolences, Cat.
I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:43 PM
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86. This is a very sad loss, you're in my thoughts. nt
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:45 PM
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87. I'm sorry.
:hug:
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 08:50 PM
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88. As someone who knows the pain of a sudden loss of a life-partner
Please accept my sympathies. You will find a lot of supportive people here on DU. There is even a Bereavement Group on DU, which you would be welcome to join if you wished to at some point(here's the link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... )

You must be in enormous pain and shock right now, but know that we're here for you. Take care.
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 09:29 PM
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89. Cat, I am so so very sorry. My father in law rode with Ranj on the Katy Trail once
My father in law is diabetic and ranj was talking with him about blood sugar. I found ranj's photostream on flickr and shared his Katy Trail and other biking photos with my father in law, who greatly enjoyed them.

I am so very sorry for your loss and will make a donation to the trail.
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 09:29 PM
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90. Cat, I am so so very sorry. My father in law rode with Ranj on the Katy Trail once
My father in law is diabetic and ranj was talking with him about blood sugar. I found ranj's photostream on flickr and shared his Katy Trail and other biking photos with my father in law, who greatly enjoyed them.

I am so very sorry for your loss and will make a donation to the trail.
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 09:33 PM
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91. so sorry
Sending you and his loved ones cyber hugs :hug:


He posted these excellent photos only a couple of weeks ago, illustrating a great talent:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 11:53 PM
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111. Wow, those photos are magnificent.
And the post was dated June 10, just a few days before his passing. How sad.

:(
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 09:36 PM
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92. I'm very sorry for your
loss.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 09:37 PM
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93. My condolences
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 09:42 PM
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94. My deepest and sincerest thoughts, prayers, condolences and sympathies
To you and your family :hug: :hug: I'm so, so sorry to hear this. May Ranj rest in peace :hug:

My thoughts and prayers are with your family
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 09:42 PM
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95. I'm so sorry for your loss.
I didn't really know Ranj, but, as the messages from here show, he meant a lot to a lot of people.

:hug:
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Blaze Diem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 10:13 PM
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96. My condolences to you & yours, & to say in respect "DU lost a fine member."
Edited on Wed Jul-01-09 10:21 PM by Blaze Diem
Will be thinking of you & Ranj on July 3, 09.

Ranj's Journal postings speak well of his wisdom.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 10:21 PM
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97. So terrible sorry for your loss
Edited on Wed Jul-01-09 10:21 PM by progressoid
I wish I could be there. :hug:
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 10:23 PM
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98. I always hate it when we loose a fellow DUer. I'm sorry for your loss
and ours. If I lived near KC I'd certainly go to the memorial. As is, I can only give you :hug: and hope that Ranj is resting peacefully now.

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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 10:25 PM
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99. Condolences, Cat
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PJPhreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 10:27 PM
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100. Thank you for letting us know.
Hey Ranj,I'll see ya on the Trail.


Katy Trail at Sunrise.


Burr Oak at sunset,Katy Trail Mo.


Burr Oak Katy Trail Mo.

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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 10:27 PM
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101. Sorry to hear of your loss
As it is a loss to DU as well.
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 10:30 PM
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102. So very sorry to hear this, Cat...
I certainly loved viewing his pictures, though never exchanged words. My heart goes out to you. May you find some comfort.

Please come back if you want... and make this a little bit of your community, too.

MMM :hug:
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 10:46 PM
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103. I'm So Sorry Cat...
:grouphug:
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 10:54 PM
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104. Oh that is so sad
My deepest condolences on your loss. I always enjoyed looking at his beautiful photos. A very talented and heart-filled person. He will be missed.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 11:00 PM
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105.  RIP Ranj . So sorry to hear that.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 11:03 PM
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106. So sorry to hear of your loss.
Thank you for letting us know.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 11:09 PM
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107. ....bye Ranj, you were one of the good guys
Edited on Wed Jul-01-09 11:10 PM by populistdriven
I am so sorry for your loss Cat
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Tindalos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 11:16 PM
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108. I'm sorry
He'll be missed.


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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 11:36 PM
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109. Sorry for your loss.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 11:43 PM
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110. What you've done here is a very loving thing. May you and all who love Ranj find peace.
My deepest condolences.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-01-09 11:59 PM
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112. I'm terribly sorry about your loss.
Thank you for taking the time to inform us of his passing. I can only imagine the pain and emptiness you feel at the moment. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ranj's loved ones.

:hug:
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 12:52 AM
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113. Dear Cat,
my deepest condolences on the loss of your partner, realpolitic/fovea. Please take care. :hug:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 12:53 AM
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114. I'm so sorry for your loss
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 12:58 AM
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115. Oh, that's terrible
Edited on Thu Jul-02-09 12:59 AM by krispos42
:-(

:hug:
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 01:18 AM
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116. I am so very sorry... He will be sorely missed here on DU.
Thank you so much for letting us know. The number of recommendations should tell you something and my deepest sympathy to you. Your post is gracious, kind, and otherwise perfect. Ranj would be very proud... O8)

Rhiannon :hug:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 02:48 AM
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118. So sorry for your loss
:(
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SlowDownFast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 04:13 AM
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119. Deepest sympathies to you.
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pruple Donating Member (159 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 04:15 AM
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120. so sorry for your loss
best wishes to you and yours
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 04:28 AM
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121. this is so sad. take good care, Cat. n/t
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 04:44 AM
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122. Ranj's thoughts on "The Afterlife and the Soul":
from his Jounal;
http://journals.democraticunderground.com/realpolitik/8...

I would have a difficult time believing in the laws of thermodynamics
--their existence in a non-numinous universe.

Matter is neither created or destroyed. Energy is neither created or destroyed.
Quantum Physics demonstrates that information is shared between photons at a spooky distance.
In highly complex software systems, complexity and increasing loss of atomicity sometimes generate unanticipated
results. Object Orientation and scoping reduce this to a great degree, but fortunately for all those who live maintaining code
do not completely eliminate them. In the non platonic world of bump and grind, atomicity is meaningless. You have inhaled the dust of Adolph Hitler
and the victims of Hiroshima. Some of your molecules were created in a supernova.

In such a universe, how *could* the information that comprises a soul completely disappear?
The question always is, will I know myself among the universe?

The answer seems to be that I will know that I am a part of the universe.
And hopefully, I will know the part of the universe I am.
Without that, who'd want to live *forever*?


Your loved ones will know that part of the Universe too. - RIP
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 10:10 AM
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130. That was beautiful and echoes my own beliefs so well
Edited on Thu Jul-02-09 10:10 AM by shadowknows69
Good journey Ranj. My sincere prayers to you Cat.
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 12:32 PM
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134. Thank you for posting this, annabanna....

Hugs of comfort to Ranj's family, and wishes for a graceful, easy passage for Ranj.

:grouphug:

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Jeanette in FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 04:45 AM
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123. My condolences to you and yours
Sad news indeed
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 07:00 AM
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124. So sorry for your loss, condolences
:grouphug: RIP Ranj.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 07:28 AM
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125. I'm so sorry to hear this, Cat.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 07:52 AM
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126. Condolences and comfort to you Cat, may you find comfort to get through your sorrow
And Rest in Peace to Ranj Niere, may he find peace and love in his new place.
:hug:
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 07:55 AM
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127. Please accept my deepest condolences. nt
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sazemisery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 09:00 AM
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128. Condolences to you and Ranj's family. n/t
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 09:00 AM
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129. NO! Oh, this is too sad. I am so sorry. :.(
:cry:
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 10:24 AM
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131. So sorry for your loss....

Tikki
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enviralment Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 10:27 AM
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132. Cat memorial
Sorry to hear about your cat.
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kas125 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 10:36 AM
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133. I'm very sorry for your loss, Cat. Ranj was one of the people
who made this place worthwhile. He'll be missed around here!
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 12:47 PM
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135. Condolences, Cat.
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Piewhacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 01:13 PM
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136. Thank you Cat,
for your courage in posting here with this sad news.
My heartfelt sympathy on your loss and my best wishes
are with you in a difficult time.

I did not know Ranj personally but our DUers are precious,
and we weep to lose a single one, especially one who rants and
tears his hair over the stupidity of the world and humankind.
For that is who we are, and why we are here, and it is important
for it marks the person who truly cares about others.

We are grateful for the mark of caring Ranj left on DU.
Peace to Ranj. Peace to you.

-Piewhacket



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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 02:35 PM
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137. May Ranj Niere rest in peace
I am so sorry for you loss Cat.

:cry: :hug:

Sonia
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BobTheSubgenius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 03:33 PM
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138. I'm very sorry to read the news, but all I can do is offer my sincere condolences, and.
...and to thank you for thinking of *us* at such a time.

If I was in the area, I would definitely accept your invitation, but I'm afraid I'm not even in the same country.

Again, heartfelt condolences on your loss.
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DoBotherMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 03:41 PM
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139. Peace to you both
and lots of love. Dana ; )
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 03:54 PM
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140. Deepest condolences on your terrible loss. We appreciate your letting us know...
... that one of our own has passed on. Please take care of yourself in the days and months to come. :grouphug: And if you want to come back and post some more, welcome in.

Hekate




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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 04:33 PM
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141. Safe Passage, Ranj.
So sorry for your loss.

:hug:
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-02-09 09:28 PM
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142. So very very sorry to hear this.
My condolences to you and his family and friends.

Mz Pip
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