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So Mr Spock killed himself. Well, or rather Leonard Nimoy killed himself slowly.

Why you might ask? Well, according to this article stating his wife he died of COPD, like my Dad. That means he was a heavy smoker as there's no other way to develop COPD.

It's drowning you without getting in touch with water, as it clogs up all your fine lung parts so that even though oxygen is going in it never reaches the vital parts of your body and you die a long, painful death.

Hope that his death creates some awareness that smoking does kill you sooner or later, in many cases in a very painful and slow way.

His Wikipedia article confirms COPD as cause of death: Leonard Nimoy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Nimoy

More info about COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disease

Please do share if you want to increase awareness about COPD. Thanks!

#nimoy #spock #startrek #copd #leonardnimoy #rip
Leonard Nimoy, known to generations of Star Trek fans as Mr. Spock, died this morning at his home in Los Angeles, the New York Times reports. He was 83. Susan Bay Nimoy, his wife, said that the cause...
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One discouraging thing is that he said he quit over 30 years ago. So, by far best never to start.
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Interesting research and article. It's the same in Singapore, nearly every Chinese kid is myopic. Who would have thought they don't get enough sunlight to counter it because they need to study too much?

#myopic #china #singapore #australia
More than 80 percent of high school students in Shanghai are myopic. A new study finds a link between higher income and poor eyesight. But the root cause is still hotly debated.
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Amazing story of a man and his dream. Self expressing through creating caves full of art or caves that are art by itself

#senseofpurpose
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awesome..
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Such a piece of art! The Game of Thrones opening, redone in LittleBigPlanet 3, took two weeks of work

#got   #gamesofthrones   #lbp   #littlebigplanet3  
This video was shared with me by the creator, Jamie Colliver who spent two weeks of work with another individual who goes by the tag AAAAALEC. It's a fun video, and is more proof that the...
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I honestly don't know what a Crapberry has to do in it!

#smartphones #2014 #apple #samsung
The year's best phones had something for everyone.
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Why You Fart More on an Airplane (and What You Can Do About It)
Flatulence is common when you're flying. The BBC explains the science of why we fart more on airplanes and offers some tips on reducing this discomfort and avoid being that person passing gas on the plane.
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I'm using the Space theme on my Android phone thanks to #Themer. #HomescreenEnvy http://themerapp.com/themes/share/54dcff170e08061cee3cfb5c
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Quite cool
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To all my friends in Malaysia. Please be aware of this scam when you try to sell on Mudah.my! I've put my Evo X up for sale again and immediately got to SMS asking me to send email in response only!

One is jackmarvin76@gmail.com and the other one is from nursiagm@gmail.com with the standard formulation of "if your vehicle advertised on mudah is still available".

Be aware that they will never want to see the car because "They are Oceanographs and stationed at sea" bla bla but will transfer the asked price WITHOUT ANY NEGO immediately. Can only do PayPal (which is the motherland of Nigeria Scammers) and then will send you more than asked as they include even the shipment cost.

Obviously the shipment cost you have to pay to a company but hey, no problem as you got the full payment plus shipment you think. Yeah, right? Apart from using a non Pay Pal address so they can hack your account you will be smarter not to react to this.

Like I did, found it dubious from the moment I received the SMS, googled it and found this link: http://www.agustusonline.com/2010/11/online-buyers-with-paypal-scam-beware.html

#paypal   #paypalmafia   #Nigeria   #scam  
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A simple act of caring creates a ripple that comes back to you! What a wonderful short story and I wish we all (including myself) would act more on it
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Best quote I read today:

"Don’t be part of the herd.  The only thing sheep see is the south end of the other sheep going north.  If you don’t want to see a bunch of sheep butts, get out in front of the herd."
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That's why I never park my cars at valet service. Two things aren't shared in the world, your wife/gf/partner and your car!

#singapore #ferrari 
General- In camera footage, two men could be heard talking in English about the car. The passenger even bragged about having driven a Lamborghini and an Audi before. -ST and read more at Singapore AsiaOne Transport
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Germany always wins (not only in Football)!

Speaky English


Developing a European Union language!

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi TU understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

Pleas pas et on to za oza pepl.

#fun #europeanunion #germany
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Hi Anton,

what you see on my website is all the information I have. I haven't spefically searched for the Tho Geretz surname. You might want to check out: www.ongen.de where you can lookup the church book entries online for a small fee (I'm not affiliated with that service but a former user).

Good luck!
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