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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
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Posted - 05/19/2005 :  18:58:46  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message


Wednsday afternoon a friend of mine was killed in a motorcycle accident. A long truck made a left turn without noticing the bike, my friend was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
He was a cool guy, a member of my biker-gang.

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2005 :  19:06:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
I'm terribly sorry for your loss, Mab. It's never easy to lose a friend, so I'll save the consoling platitudes.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
Edited by - H. Humbert on 05/19/2005 19:07:31
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the_ignored
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2558 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2005 :  19:07:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send the_ignored a Private Message
Shit. I'm sorry to hear that.

How are his friends, you and his family holding up?

If there's anything we can do to help, let us know.


>From: enuffenuff@fastmail.fm
(excerpt follows):
> I'm looking to teach these two bastards a lesson they'll never forget.
> Personal visit by mates of mine. No violence, just a wee little chat.
>
> **** has also committed more crimes than you can count with his
> incitement of hatred against a religion. That law came in about 2007
> much to ****'s ignorance. That is fact and his writing will become well
> know as well as him becoming a publicly known icon of hatred.
>
> Good luck with that fuckwit. And Reynold, fucking run, and don't stop.
> Disappear would be best as it was you who dared to attack me on my
> illness knowing nothing of the cause. You disgust me and you are top of
> the list boy. Again, no violence. Just regular reminders of who's there
> and visits to see you are behaving. Nothing scary in reality. But I'd
> still disappear if I was you.

What brought that on? this. Original posting here.

Another example of this guy's lunacy here.
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Dave W.
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USA
26015 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2005 :  19:18:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Crap, Mab, I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
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Why not question something for a change?
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9680 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2005 :  19:39:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
We're coping... Just have to.

Suddenly I feel like getting a new battery to my bike is not that important. He was a really likable guy, got along with everyone, and never backed off from defending friends if they got into trouble. I worked with him a few years, and when he got sacked he started working security. He had a sense of integrity, and could be relied upon to do "what was right".

Just your shared sympathy is enough.

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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 05/19/2005 :  21:46:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message
Sorry to hear it Mab.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

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The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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filthy
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USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2005 :  00:55:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Saddened to hear it, Doc. Life is short at best and It sounds like he lived his to the fullest.

"Ride hard, die free."


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and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 05/20/2005 00:56:05
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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2005 :  01:43:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
I am so sorry. Those bikes are just invisible to other drivers sometimes. What a sad thing. My heart goes out to all his loved ones and friends.
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Chippewa
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USA
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Posted - 05/20/2005 :  03:46:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
Really sorry to hear that. No man is an island...
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tomk80
SFN Regular

Netherlands
1278 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2005 :  04:28:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit tomk80's Homepage Send tomk80 a Private Message
My condolances. It is at times like this that words fall short.

Tom

`Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, `if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.'
-Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll-
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Wendy
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USA
614 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2005 :  07:47:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Wendy a Yahoo! Message Send Wendy a Private Message
I am so sorry for your loss, Dr. Mabuse.

I used to ride with my brother, and I loved the freedom of it. He sold his motorcycle years ago after what he referred to as the "hundredth pants-shitting close call". People don't look for a bike.

My husband was hit by a car while bicycling. He was pulling his two small children behind the bike in one of those trailers made for that purpose. Thankfully, though the children were badly frightened, they were not injured. He suffered a broken elbow, several broken ribs, and lots of cuts from hitting and breaking the windshield. It could have been so much worse.

I haven't ridden my own bicycle for a couple of months. I've been telling myself it isn't because of a scare I had, but your thread has made me realize it probably was. In honor of your friend, I'm going to get my bike out of the garage this weekend and take her for a long spin.

I don't know if it's a consolation to you that he died doing something he enjoyed, but I hope that it is.

Please be careful out there.


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz
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Valiant Dancer
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USA
4826 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2005 :  09:06:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
Sorry to hear of your freind's passing. My heart goes out to you and yours as well as his family.

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Plyss
Skeptic Friend

Netherlands
231 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2005 :  13:23:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Plyss a Private Message
I'm sorry to hear that. My condolences.
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R.Wreck
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USA
1191 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2005 :  14:44:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
My condolences Doc. You can never have enough friends and losing one sucks.

The foundation of morality is to . . . give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence, and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibliities of knowledge.
T. H. Huxley

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13470 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2005 :  16:42:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
Oh geez Mab. Sorry to hear about your friend...

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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furshur
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USA
1536 Posts

Posted - 05/20/2005 :  18:32:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send furshur a Private Message
I too am sorry for your loss.

If I knew then what I know now then I would know more now than I know.
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