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    Quote Originally Posted by Rome 2.0 View Post
    Actually, she is, but you're not going to be able to see it because you're blinded by how personal the matter is to you. The fact of the matter is that your father-in-law's oldest sister is irrelevant to the Mother Theresa discussion.

    Refusing to provide anesthetics during surgeries and medical procedures is morally and ethically corrupt. If not for her blistering faith she would actually have done so having understood how vital pain management is when healing others experiencing it.

    I'm not even going to get into the financial question marks that surround her "charities" where millions of dollars never seemed to make it to any of these proposed areas of struggle and yet went completely unaccounted for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rome 2.0 View Post
    For any of his readers who haven't yet, here's the last piece Chris wrote before passing:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/20...itchens-201201
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    Hitch Remembered ... Post on Vanity Fair evening



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    Hitch remembered with wit
    Last Updated: 7:57 AM, April 21, 2012
    Posted: 12:15 AM, April 21, 2012

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    Christopher Hitchens was remembered as much for his “monumental legacy” as his ability to “hold up under the most liquid of late-night libations” at Vanity Fair’s memorial for him.

    Movie stars, poets, playwrights, physicists and family members gathered at Cooper Union yesterday to remember the contrarian who was once “lashed . . . across the buttocks with a rolled-up parliamentary order paper” by Margaret Thatcher during a political argument.

    The 2 1/2 -hour ceremony was rife with readings of author, journalist and provocateur Hitchens’ wisdom on topics from eating dog in North Korea (“in a Pyongyang restaurant never order a doggie bag”), to getting in shape (“walking is overrated”), drinking (“cheap booze is a false economy”) and cigarettes (“smoking is a vice, I will admit, but one has to have a hobby”).



    Speakers included Graydon Carter, Tom Stoppard, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, Christopher Buckley, Sean Penn and Olivia Wilde.

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    Martin Amis said Hitchens, who died at age 62 in December, often referred to himself in the third person as “The Hitch,” with sayings such as, “Wherever there’s injustice . . . the pen of The Hitch will flash from the scabbard.” Amis added that the two literary lions’ “idea of happiness was to take a bottle of whiskey into [a violent movie] like ‘Sexy Beast’ or ‘Scum.’ ”

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    Bagpipers played outside as the speakers later headed to the Waverly Inn for a fitting, liquidenhanced continuation of the tributes.
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    Read This last night. Its awesome to see that he's being appreciated on some level after his passing.
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    I really miss Hitch. I hate looking at my book shelf and seeing all his books and realizing there won't be any more.
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    "Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus, and the feeling that whatever
    you think you'e bound to be okay, because you're in the safely moral majority."

    - Christopher Hitchens

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    Merry Hitchmas, everyone.

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    "Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus, and the feeling that whatever
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    - Christopher Hitchens

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    He was so funny and loved his edgy style. I remember reading God Is Not Great on a flight and you wouldn't believe the number of comments I received about the book. Of course, not good.
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    It's funny. I read that mostly on the subway during my commute, and I actually had only positive things said and asked of it. Same with The God Delusion.
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    - Christopher Hitchens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    It's funny. I read that mostly on the subway during my commute, and I actually had only positive things said and asked of it. Same with The God Delusion.
    I loved when he wrote in Vanity Fair his articles were great. He also had a great voice
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    Christopher Hitchens Passes Away at Age 62

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    One of his very best speeches, ever.
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    "Everyone says you should be a good loser. If you’re a good loser, you’re a loser."
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    "I've always said, I'd rather tame a tiger than paint stripes on a kitty cat."
    - Dean Lombardi


    "Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus, and the feeling that whatever
    you think you'e bound to be okay, because you're in the safely moral majority."

    - Christopher Hitchens

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