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Old 17 May 2016, 14:09
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Wow. What a profound loss.
I’ve been reading Andy’s posts for a number of years. He’s a man who earned respect by his quality and the clarity of his thinking.
It’s a big loss for our world.

RIP Andy, you will be missed.
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Old 17 May 2016, 15:24
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I've been reading SOCNET since 2008 or so, and SOTB's posts were one of the major reasons I kept coming back. It feels surreal that he's gone. A huge loss to everyone who knew him.

From everything he and others have said, he lived his life to the fullest. That's more than most others can say.
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Old 17 May 2016, 15:40
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Originally Posted by billdawg24 View Post
Damn dust in here right now.
Shocked and saddened.
Just read all the previous posts celebrating his life and am now sitting in my office with tears streaming down my face. Some may find that strange to shed tears for a man I have never met in person, and simply knew on an internet site. But, I always felt he was a good man. Sometimes we agreed sometimes we disagreed, but through it all, he was professional and a class act. The world and this site are a bleaker place today.

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Old 17 May 2016, 15:45
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Originally Posted by Fubar View Post
Bill - you were not crying alone. Yeah, that might make us a little lame, but IDGAF.
I was headed home Sunday morning at 11:00 am when I read SB's post, and I can admit I cried. For his daughter as well as the thought that he was gone. Never PM'd him, never had one bit of contact with SOTB. I guess that is the effect SOTB had on many people here. 13 years of reading this guy had a lasting effect on me.
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Old 17 May 2016, 15:52
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Old 17 May 2016, 16:07
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I cried a few hours after reading the news yesterday absolutely.

Never met him in person, only talked to him electronically via PM's and posts... but after a little over a decade of reading, learning and even if I didn't agree with some opinions on a near daily basis...he did a damn good job writing out his thoughts, facts and opinions.

A wise and admirable man for sure who lived life on his terms and helped, taught and motivated so many. How can you not feel at least some sadness for someone like him leaving this world?

IDGAF - agreed. So I cried.

... I also ran a little faster and further for my run today. Thought he'd be amused up there in the cosmos or wherever he has begun in earnest with setting himself up as The Deity of his own religion.

He'd probably think it was GAY and I was slow, but it's okay. It was a fun run as usual. And I know I run like a retarded and awkward giraffe when fatigue sets in. Hope he was amused by seeing such an oddity flopping about on the paths and sidewalk.

Farewell Andy, I hope wherever you find yourself it's full of HOT lesbo and/or bi fit non-blonde chicks with three ribs showing. Plenty of peanut butter, and Halo CE - Reach with all the maps that you have other warriors and men and women of your calibre to play alongside with.
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Old 17 May 2016, 16:18
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I'm saddened to hear of the loss of SOTB, Andy.

My condolences go out to his family and friends, especially those on this board who knew him the best. While I didn't always agree with his views, I appreciated him for telling it like it is, to include pointing out any flaws in the logic of an argument. And I always looked forward to what he had to say next.

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Old 17 May 2016, 16:30
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RIP Andy. Wish we would of met.

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Old 17 May 2016, 16:35
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RIP Andy.

Andy helped me get someone out of a tricky situation south of the border and his experience and counsel was invaluable. His humor and wit will be missed.
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Old 17 May 2016, 17:16
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Wow. I've lurked SOCNET since '07. Always looked forward to reading SOTB's posts. Hilarious, full of wisdom & came across as one hell of a solid dude. I'll raise a glass to you SOTB, R.I.P.
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Old 17 May 2016, 17:33
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RIP Brother...
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Old 17 May 2016, 18:26
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Semper Fi and RIP, Brother.
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Old 17 May 2016, 18:39
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This quote kicked in my allergies...

That quote right there is fuck cancer in top form!!! And SOTB was always in that form.


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Old 17 May 2016, 19:17
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Well Fuck! RIP Brother. You were one of a kind
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Old 17 May 2016, 20:28
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The stories in this thread are a wonderful tribute to him and the effect he had on the lives of people, most of whom he never met in person.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. May he rest in blessed peace.
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Old 17 May 2016, 20:48
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Old 17 May 2016, 21:03
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I always looked forward to his posts, no matter the subject.

RIP, Marine.
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Old 17 May 2016, 21:16
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Looking back through some old threads. Andy watched the movie "Odd Thomas" based on my recommendation that it was good. 8654Marine agreed, but SOTB did not....hence, "I submit that the two other posters in this thread have had their accounts stolen or hacked by chicks. We should seriously consider an immediate ban of these two, for their own protection...."

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Old 17 May 2016, 21:41
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There could be a whole thread called "funny/clever shit SOTB said"
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Old 17 May 2016, 22:15
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