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Roosterton
Eternal Frontier
Posted - 2011.08.22 15:18:00 - [1]
 

Jack Layton, Canada's official opposition leader, died of cancer this morning at 61.

This makes me sad, as he was an educated and decent guy regardless of his political views. Sad

Magnus Orin
Minmatar
Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.08.22 16:23:00 - [2]
 

As a member of the Federal NDP, this news shocked and saddened me this morning.

RIP Jack. I'll have to grow a trustache in your honour.

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.22 16:34:00 - [3]
 

He was one of those rare politicians who still managed to be a truly nice and genuine guy, and wasn't just acting the part. He will be missed.

Be careful how we discuss politics, though. It's ok until you say something the current mod disagrees with. I notice most lean to the right, so we must tread carefully here.

Roosterton
Eternal Frontier
Posted - 2011.08.22 16:36:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Roosterton on 22/08/2011 16:37:03
Originally by: Bane Necran
He was one of those rare politicians who still managed to be a truly nice and genuine guy, and wasn't just acting the part. He will be missed.

Be careful how we discuss politics, though. It's ok until you say something the current mod disagrees with. I notice most lean to the right, so we must tread carefully here.


I sway ever so gently to the right, too. (in Canadian and not American terms) Razz

Honestly, I really hope that this thread doesn't derail into a political debate. Keep it civil and honorable, everyone.

Herr Wilkus
Posted - 2011.08.22 18:28:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Bane Necran
He was one of those rare politicians who still managed to be a truly nice and genuine guy, and wasn't just acting the part. He will be missed.



Yeah, thats what I miss most about GW Bush. Just an all around classy guy, not petty. People who met him couldn't help but to like him. Didn't spend his time pointing fingers or laying blame. Seems like we get a steady diet of that from the top, these days.

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.22 18:43:00 - [6]
 

There's a letter going around which is supposedly something he wrote on his deathbed, but i can't find anything to confirm it's authentic yet, so i'll hold off on posting it.

Riedle
Minmatar
Paradox Collective
Posted - 2011.08.22 19:07:00 - [7]
 

Never agreed with one of his policy proposals, not even close but I always liked Jack.
RIP

Also, the letter is legit.

Magnus Orin
Minmatar
Wildly Inappropriate
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.08.22 19:27:00 - [8]
 

Here is a .pdf of the letter, which is legit, for those who are interested.

As sappy as it sounds, I literally cried when I heard the news this morning.

One of the greatest Canadians of our time.


 

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