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Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by BudW, Feb 11, 2012.
News from The Associated Press
Drugs my guess
Paparazzi says "hotel in Beverly Hills" and "police crime lab truck" on the scene... soooo....you might be right!
My wife just told me.
And I said the same thing, probably drug related.
May she RIP, with out the torment of drugs or Bobby Brown.
I was just reading about that. Certainly a terrible waste of youth and talent. May she RIP, and bless all of those who will mourn her passing/
Such a waste of wonderful talent. May she rest in peace.
Nothing of value was lost. To me anyway. I didn't care for her elevator/waiting room music. I had to sit and spend hours in stores listening to her on the muzak at work. The current generation of "singers" listed as being inspired by her are nothing to be proud of. It's a parade of failure.
Well you'll be hearing a lot more of her now.
you have every right to your taste in music, but something of value was lost -- a human life.
With so many billions on the planet now...life is cheap.
I'm not gonna waste time on druggies and libtards and scumbags...
I'll save my care for Members of G&G & other good people...the rest can take a flying leap
In walmrt just yesterday the tabloids had her picture and said she was worse than anyone had guessed. Well I guess the tabloids were right this time.
She use to have a beautiful voice though. RIP
I respect your right to have that view. I believe some life deserves to be mourned far more than others. Between Ms. Houston, and Michael Jackson there have been literally hundreds of hours of airtime devoted to their memories. A chronic drug addict, and a paedophile.
Our soldiers getting killed may get 30 seconds of their names on a green screen on fox, cnn, on the local rag news. How much coverage is given to the old man in the neighbourhood who gets run down sweeping the gutters?
This "entertainer" is celebrated for overdosing after years speeding down that path in a Diesel Crew Cab. This is mild compared to the Amy Winehouse crap, but it's the precursor to Snookie dying and having her millions of orange skinned fans weep for weeks. It's nice to say everyone is equal, and worth as much as anyone else. In some respects, that is spot on accurate. I don't get to cut ahead of you in line. Why? Because we are equal in that regard by the rules, and custom of society. No matter what your station. Nobody is supposed to have their religious rights trump rule of law. Everyone gets a right to a fair trial. That's equality. Are some worth more than others in terms of contribution to their community, and society at large? You bet your sweet shebs they are.
Whitney Houston emerges from a nightclub looking worse for wear | Mail Online
Kinda as a follow up comment to Kad Skirata,
Which is more tragic?
A drug overdose victim who grew up in a poor neighborhood with little opportunity or resources, with poor education opportunities, and who had little encouragement from parents who didn't give a crap and probably themselves introduced the deceased to drugs at an early age because the parents were drug addicts too.
A drug overdose victim who had a great education, came from a respectable family, had every opportunity and privilege, had more money and access to luxuries then they knew what to do with, and had millions of adoring fans and high level connected friends and family dishing out or willing to dish out unlimited amounts of love and support?
Despite all of those differences they both end up dead in a bathroom.
But yet who is going to have more tears shed for them in the end?
I think I will go with the former.
God, I'm glad I'm not rich.
well, we're getting into philosophy here. While not putting values on this life against any other, I had a problem with "Nothing of value was lost".
I wasn't a fan of hers...except for this:
Whitney Houston performed the greatest national anthem in sports history (video) | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
When I heard she was dead, this is the first thing I thought of. She did it the right way without all the embelishments.
A life was lost. May she rest in peace. I mourn not for her loss of life but her loss of life by the path she chose. Many have lost their lives on that same path. Many have been on that path and opted for a alternate route. I wish others would try the alternate route and stick to it.