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36 minutes ago, ijuin said:

Well, we are only the third most intelligent species on this planet.

Depends on how you define intelligence now doesn't it.

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Bass guitarist Matthew Seligman, Thomas Dolby's longtime friend and bass player, passed away on Friday April 17th due to complications of COVID-19.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Seligman

His bass lines were the #1 biggest influence on my writing, short of learning basic Bach chorales. I don't know how I'm going to be able to write again without him in mind.

A tribute fund has been started by Thomas Dolby to help out Matthew's partner and two children, who are left in a bad way.  Matthew had no other family. Please contribute if you can:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-seligman-tribute-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-seligman-tribute-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-seligman-tribute-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-seligman-tribute-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-seligman-tribute-fund

I lit a candle last night. At midnight, I blew it out. It was like saying goodbye to someone I'd never met.

 

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1 hour ago, ProfessorTomoe said:

Bass guitarist Matthew Seligman, Thomas Dolby's longtime friend and bass player, passed away on Friday April 17th due to complications of COVID-19.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Seligman

His bass lines were the #1 biggest influence on my writing, short of learning basic Bach chorales. I don't know how I'm going to be able to write again without him in mind.

A tribute fund has been started by Thomas Dolby to help out Matthew's partner and two children, who are left in a bad way.  Matthew had no other family. Please contribute if you can:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-seligman-tribute-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-seligman-tribute-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-seligman-tribute-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-seligman-tribute-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet https://www.gofundme.com/f/matthew-seligman-tribute-fund

I lit a candle last night. At midnight, I blew it out. It was like saying goodbye to someone I'd never met.

 

I dropped a twenty into the till. I hope it helps. I am so sorry.

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2 hours ago, The Old Hack said:

I dropped a twenty into the till. I hope it helps. I am so sorry.

I did so as well.

He was a little younger than I am. One child, Deji, is 18, he should be OK. The other, Lily, is only 6, tough time to loose a dad.

His partner, Mami, was not mentioned in his Wiki article, alluding to problems to come. She only has a temporary work Visa for the UK.

I don't think cohabiting is a moral problem, at least not until you look at the rest, then it might be seen as irresponsible. It has been variously pointed out that it is a means of the church and state (sometimes nearly the same animal) of controlling you. The flip side is, because you have not complied with this registration process, the state will be varying degrees of reluctant to recognize your relationship. Remember, unempathetic bureaucrats are interpreting the rules.

This has manifest as, for instance, a lesbian partner not being allowed into the hospital room of her dying partner 'because she's not family'. So it's allowing avoidable trouble if you can dot the i's and cross the t's, but choose not to.

Mami may well face deportation for this choice, and it is possible that GB may choose to farm Lily out rather than let her accompany her mother. Would a country do such a thing? Heh, you've heard what we in the US have done to the children of illegal immigrants, right? Utterly pointless and inhumane, not to mention an unnecessary expense and concern, but "Hey, I'm a bureaucrat, and that's how I interpret the rules".

The heavy guns come in when inheritance is on the line. At the very least, the burden of proof that she should inherit is on her.

In Dickens's Oliver Twist, Mr. Bumble said, “If the law says that, sir, then the law is an ass.”  Once you allow that as a possibility, it should frame the rest of your actions; donkeys are notoriously stubborn.

Not of that is helpful at this point. I hope things work out for her.

 

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On 4/17/2020 at 9:39 AM, mlooney said:

I would have thought that after years of "don't litter" being drilled into people they would not litter with gloves and masks.

I haven't encountered this particular type of littering, but it doesn't surprise me. Some people apparently refuse to listen to the message not to litter (as evidenced by all the empty bottles, cans, and occasional other trash that get tossed by the side of the road in my area).

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On 19/04/2020 at 2:16 PM, ProfessorTomoe said:

A tribute fund has been started by Thomas Dolby to help out Matthew's partner and two children, who are left in a bad way.

I just received notice that the fund has reached its goal. It took less than 48 hours. I am happy to have been part of it.

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