Andy Stephenson – A Real American Hero

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Andy Stephenson – A Real American Hero

Postby st4 » Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:37 am

A friend from another Message board wrote an article about Andy Stephenson's recent passing. I thought I would share it with you...<br><br>From RobbDogg on the Randi Rhodes' message board:<br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Hey y'all,<br><br>I just finished my latest commentary for Radio News America, and I wanted to share the print and podcast versions with you...<br><br>Andy Stephenson – A Real American Hero<br>Original commentary by Robbie Michaels<br>Radio News America - July 11th, 2005<br><br>When I heard the news Friday afternoon that Andy Stephenson lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, I cried my eyes out. Although I never met him personally, I lost someone I looked up to as a hero. It was painful for me to read about the circumstances of his death because it made me relive my mother’s battle with pancreatic cancer.<br><br>I probably took the news just as hard as his family and friends, because the wounds from this disease cut very deep into your soul. But those wounds are nothing compared to the stories I heard about the circumstances of Andy’s illness, treatment, and resulting death.<br><br>At about the same time I got word of his passing Friday afternoon, I heard whispers of sabotage, deceit, and of unadulterated hatred of this wonderful man. I found this very disturbing, and I needed to know everything that happened to him and why.<br><br>When I sat down Saturday night to begin writing this commentary, my mind was full of questions. Was the medical treatment Andy received adequate? Who delayed his surgery, and why? Who had the callousness to accuse him of faking a life-threatening illness? I had to search for the truth, regardless how much it would hurt to learn those answers.<br><br>So where do we begin our quest? Before we get to that, I feel it’s necessary for all of you to learn a little more about pancreatic cancer. I want you to understand how formidable a foe Andy fought during the past seven months, and you will see why I’m so angry at those wingnuts.<br><br>The full commentary: <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://robbdoggblog.blogspot.com/2005/07/latest-commentary-for-radio-news_11.html">robbdoggblog.blogspot.com...ws_11.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>The podcast: <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://robbdoggblog.blogspot.com/2005/07/latest-podcast-available_11.html">robbdoggblog.blogspot.com...le_11.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.therandirhodesshow.com/messageboards/index.php?showtopic=58162&hl=">www.therandirhodesshow.co...62&hl=</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Andy Stephenson – A Real American Hero

Postby Project Willow » Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:02 pm

A Fight to the End<br>Voting-rights activist Andy Stephenson, 43, dies.<br><br>by George Howland Jr.<br>        <br><br>Voting-rights activist Andy Stephenson was so full of life it seems impossible that he is dead. Surrounded by his life partner, Ted Edmondson, and members of his family, Stephenson passed away on Thursday, July 7, at Seattle's Virginia Mason Medical Center. The Seattle resident was 43.<br><br>(snip) rest of the article:<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.seattleweekly.com/features/0528/050713_news_andy.php">www.seattleweekly.com/fea...s_andy.php</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :( --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":("><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>PW</p><i></i>
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Andy's stalkers

Postby Ferry Fey » Fri Jul 15, 2005 12:46 pm

Here's an article by Elizabeth Ferrari on Andy's stalkers.<br>Very disturbing.<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_elizabet_050714_the_stalking_of_andy.htm">www.opednews.com/articles...f_andy.htm</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Andy's stalkers

Postby Seventhsonjr » Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:39 pm

I read a very interesting quote the other day in the Prophets (Job I think) which essentially said that the Creator takes the righteous early, and leaves the wicked to their evil, sometimes to relieve the righteous of the suffering to come (I am paraphrasing).<br><br>But it had some degree of comfort for me.<br><br>I read the Bible (Torah, Prophets, Apocrypha, Gnostic gospels, Coptic gospels, New Testament, etc) often (along with the Vedanta, Quran, Buddhist teachings, etc) not so much because I am a very strictly "religious " person, but because it gives me some perspective on what many men and women who many people believe speak the gospel truth and are very real prophets, predicted for the future and for the "end times".<br><br>I tend to believe that there is some merit to visions of the future and that some of what is written has real significance.<br><br>This has to do with my perspective of the time-space continuum (that it all exists in the infinite NOW) - ANYWAY: the concept that Andy died so that he would no longer havce to suffer (because he was a righteous man), during the hell to come wrought by his persecutors, gave me some small comfort.<br><br>He died to protect him from more suffering at the hands of the Bushzis.<br><br>But maybe I am just rationalizing.<br><br>I do hope he can work his mojo from the other side of the veil though.<br><br>Hi Andy!<br><br>Help??? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Andy's stalkers

Postby chiggerbit » Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:44 pm

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