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Yesterday was a mega shit day. My Grandpa (mamasuper's father) has finally passed away after being bedridden for 3 days, he had cancer and recently discovered shingles on his back. He didn't go down without a fight (he's always been a fighter, especially in service during the Korean War) but sadly after a 3 year battle, he couldn't no more.
The last time I talked to him was over the phone the night before, he couldn't even speak but all I got was an enthusiastic "Hmmm-mmmm" when he heard me and my sister over the phone. I wanted to come to support him but my mom insisted I stayed behind. He's with grandma now, and hopefully finally at peace.
God speed, grandpa! I miss you.
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sorry Conn6or, never easy to lose a loved one. I hope you and your Mom can find solace that he won't suffer anymore.


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Oh Connor, I am so sorry to hear that. My deepest condolences. A little surprising, though, that your Mom didn't let you go see him.
May he be at peace and in beautiful place.
Let your heart see the colors all around you
And the darkness that you fear will disappear


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Oh Connor, I am so sorry to hear that. My deepest condolences. A little surprising, though, that your Mom didn't let you go see him.
May he be at peace and in beautiful place.

Mom told me he was in extremely poor shape since the last time we saw him 4 weeks ago (he lost much more weight and his nostrils were starting to tear so he was wearing a bandaid when we saw him). She didn't want us to be heartbroken at the sight of him, and to remember him the way he looked when we last saw him.
I still wanted to go though to support him.
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My condolences to you and your family Connor. :(


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How to go about talking about the BLM response to the Jussie Smollett trial.

https://blacklivesmatter.com/statement-regarding-the-ongoing-trial-of-jussie-smollett/

For those not in the loop, Jussie Smollett (was) a fairly well-known actor, who for whatever reason decided to fraudulently create a hate crime where he was the victim.

In doing so, he insulted, disrespected and disregarded every victim of a hate crime. He was going to point the finger at whatever innocent bystander happened to be rounded up by police should the investigation have gone the way he wanted.

After the facts came out and it was clear that he had faked a hate crime, he was charged numerous times with a few crimes related to the act, including filing a false police report, and felony disorderly conduct.

And somehow, the spokespeople behind the BLM movement call him "a Black man who has been courageously present, visible, and vocal in the struggle for Black freedom."

This was a cowardly, heinous, malicious act. This was not courageous at all. I cannot support this, and I fear that the conversation about race relations in the United States has just taken a very unfortunate turn.


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This article covers timeline of this whole sorry mess pretty well

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47317701

What one can say with certainty is he did nobody, not black community or gay people, any favours.

Btw, I've never heard or seen that guy until he started popping up on news sites year ago.
It's my understanding he's some sort of actor and singer?
Oh yeah, and pretty narcissistic, it seems. 
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