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On 2014-02-03 17:15, S2000magician wrote:
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On 2014-02-03 16:13, silvercup wrote:
Curios, does mourning make all the difference?

No.

But a lot more than sarcasm does.


Not being sarcastic. You might bone up on your ability to determine what I'm thinking.
On second thought give it up.
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I think, as I smoke my cigar and gamble away the family fortune, we are not simply born for ourselves but born for others also, our friends, our family and so on. So it seems to me no one should harm themselves. He was fine actor, they can't take away from him, as they say. May he rest in peace.
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Curios, does mourning make all the difference?


to whom and for what?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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"Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" in this movie Hoffman plays a heroin addict.
Kinda ironic, watch it and see.
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He was great in that. He could do villain and he could do sap and make you believe it.

And who can forget his turn as obsequiousness in The Big Lebowski
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Does anyone remember him in Boggie Nights. I think that was the first I remember seeing him.
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I agree with you Vlad that, indeed, he's the one who stuck the needle in his arm. And, yes, his death isn't as tragic as the thousands of children who die in hospitals every year. The sympathy and mourning come from the masses being able to relate to him. They have seen him for the past 20 years, watched his roles, and invariably connected with one or more of those roles. So his passing makes it "feel" a bit more personal.....if that makes any sense.
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I too agree with Vlad.


You would think a smart man would know better.
Just goes to show how controlling a drug habit can be.

Yes, wasted talent really is a sad thing.


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You see successful people, you think they are happy... Smile
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Curios, does mourning make all the difference?


to whom and for what?

The whom is both the dying children and the person mourning.
I'm trying to find out for what. I see no for what.
That's why I asked does mourning make all the difference thinking I would get an answer but the answer was no, it does not, in one man's opinion.
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I just mourn for all I feel I want to mourn for...

It takes nothing away from me really.
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When we mourn the loss of an artist we are not mourning only the loss of one life but also that we have all lost the possibility of seeing more great art created by that person. There's no shame in this.


Well put.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Thank you.
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I'm not special, but I possess the ability to mourn the loss of one of my favorite actors with compassion left over for little cancer babies, and even small reserve chambered to be bummed out about starving children in third world countries.
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Maybe if we did not have a "WAR" on drugs Mr. Seymour and other's like him would still be alive today. Too many are fearful of arrest if they try to seek help with illegal drug use. Take away the "War" and maybe more people will seek help and get off the dangerous drugs that are ruining their lives.

Decriminalize ALL drugs AND control the drugs by getting them off the street and into the pharmacy so at least those who choose to use drugs, will at least get pure and measured doses of their drug. The drugs on the street have no quality control, there lies the crust of the problem.
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So you are claiming a well regulated drug addict is going to increase their life span? Seriously that is what I got from what you wrote and am trying to see if that is the claim or not.
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You are correct Danny. Although, I would not use the term "Well Regulated" drug addict. Let's treat this like a medical problem, not as a criminal activity.

Let the junkie go to a doctor to get their prescriptions of clean drugs and needles, along with treatment if that is what they want. Same as medical marijuana. In the meantime, use the money saved on catching and incarcerating the user, on catching and incarcerating the black market dealers and manufacturers.

Many users overdose due to lack of purity laws with black market product. Decriminalization would do a lot to end many overdoses.

War has not worked. Let's see what a little kindness can do.
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Have you ever worked with the drug addicted on any level personally?
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Somehow, I don't think PSH was afraid of the legal consequences of rehab.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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Well decriminalization of crime would cut the crime rate.

Let card sharps get aces on prescription.
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