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Old 09-15-2016, 10:17 AM   #59235
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Can ya believe it... Grace won it.
How does a 12 year old do Las Vegas. Personally I think others on there were better than she is. Voters were age sympathizers. IMHO

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Old 09-15-2016, 11:19 AM   #59236
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How does a 12 year old do Las Vegas. Personally I think others on there were better than she is. Voters were age sympathizers. IMHO



Dang Tim, I didn't know you weight that much. Should give up my title?
She'll only do a 10 week show, not a lifetime like Wayne Newton.

So yes, there was plenty of great talent there but I can't name anyone I liked better. She was my pick from day one. So who do you think was better?

Comedian Mime Tape Face
Magician Jon Dorenbos
Juggler Viktor Kee
Opera Singer Laura Bretan
Singer Grace Vanderwaal
Crooner Sal Valentinetti
Contorionist Sofie Dossi
Singer Brian Justin Crum
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Mentalists The Clairvoyants

I voted for Grace. Annie wasn't as enamored as I. She felt 12 years old was too young for Vegas. But when you think about it - it's really just an Americans Got Talent extension and an opportunity for fans to actually see the winner live.

To me, Tape Face, Jon D., Victor K., Sal V., and the Clairvoyants are sort Vegas Acts to begin with and will likely find work coming their way. They are all great at what they do.

Laura Bretan is probably the best opera voice to come along in a good long time. But expecting America to vote Opera as the winner seemed a stretch to me. But, she put a light on opera that many Americans would otherwise not see or hear. Her future is assured. Getting to the finals was huge for her and opera.

But I think Grace really has something special. I wish her well.
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Old 09-15-2016, 11:57 AM   #59237
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Can ya believe it... Grace won it.
How does a 12 year old do Las Vegas. Personally I think others on there were better than she is. Voters were age sympathizers. IMHO

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She'll only do a 10 week show, not a lifetime like Wayne Newton.

So yes, there was plenty of great talent there but I can't name anyone I liked better. She was my pick from day one. So who do you think was better?

Comedian Mime Tape Face
Magician Jon Dorenbos
Juggler Viktor Kee
Opera Singer Laura Bretan
Singer Grace Vanderwaal
Crooner Sal Valentinetti
Contorionist Sofie Dossi
Singer Brian Justin Crum
Vocal Group Linkiní Bridge
Mentalists The Clairvoyants

I voted for Grace. Annie wasn't as enamored as I. She felt 12 years old was too young for Vegas. But when you think about it - it's really just an Americans Got Talent extension and an opportunity for fans to actually see the winner live.

To me, Tape Face, Jon D., Victor K., Sal V., and the Clairvoyants are sort Vegas Acts to begin with and will likely find work coming their way. They are all great at what they do.

Laura Bretan is probably the best opera voice to come along in a good long time. But expecting America to vote Opera as the winner seemed a stretch to me. But, she put a light on opera that many Americans would otherwise not see or hear. Her future is assured. Getting to the finals was huge for her and opera.

But I think Grace really has something special. I wish her well.
10 weeks? I think it's only 3 days and she's been performing in front of audiences in the NY/Peekskill area. Being 12 has nothing to do with her talent since she's written and performed all the songs that allowed her to win. In fact one song she wrote between shows and still killed it.

Here's my take on all the acts:

Comedian Mime Tape Face - real original comedy, doesn't matter if you like it or not, but his act was his.

Magician Jon Dorenbos - seriously? Those tricks all looked purchased.

Juggler Viktor Kee - another original act, if only he didn't drop his balls.

Opera Singer Laura Bretan - opera is a niche, very hard to get the votes. Also, she won the "Romanian" version of AGT so to win here in America, well, I'll leave the politics out...

Singer Grace Vanderwaal - #1

Crooner Sal Valentinetti - My mom liked him and I liked him in the sense that he brings back that style of music which was good.

Contorionist Sofie Dossi - Amazing act but I guess not popular enough.

Singer Brian Justin Crum - Another great singer but his originality was taking others songs and changing them up. If he wrote some of that music it would have been another story I bet.

Vocal Group Linkiní Bridge - Great vocal group, just couldn't muster the following.

Mentalists The Clairvoyants - true Vegas act and perhaps they'll be able to book one now being in 2nd place. Personally I think it's hard to win with a magic act, but they almost proved that wrong.
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Maybe my fellow mutants can help me sort out my feelings concerning the decision my sister (2 years older than me) has decided is best for her.

Sandy has decided to refuse treatment and nourishment during her current stay in the hospital. Hospice seems to be on the horizon.

For at least the last 10 years, Sandy has 1) a major stroke that left the left side of her body useless, 2) a major heart attack, 3) a couple of "mini" strokes, 4) homebound or a patient in rehab facilities and more recently bedridden in nursing homes, 5) a couple of bouts with pneumonia per year (probably caused by asperating liquids into her lungs, 6) etc., etc.

I don't want her to die but life has offered little enjoyment for the last several years. Her only living son has immense health issues also and he has been the most dedicated caregiver known to man. He is exhausted, scared, and angry at the prospect of losing his mom.

I told her son, Ron, that it is best to support the decision made by his mother and to know that she is ready to give up the battle. That everyone has the right to determine their own destiny. He agreed with that a little bit. I think.

Pray for peace during this time of tormenting circumstances. Thanx in advance for your prayers, kind thoughts, and ohms from a fellow mutant.
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10 weeks? I think it's only 3 days and she's been performing in front of audiences in the NY/Peekskill area. Being 12 has nothing to do with her talent since she's written and performed all the songs that allowed her to win. In fact one song she wrote between shows and still killed it.

Here's my take on all the acts:

Comedian Mime Tape Face - real original comedy, doesn't matter if you like it or not, but his act was his.

Magician Jon Dorenbos - seriously? Those tricks all looked purchased.

Juggler Viktor Kee - another original act, if only he didn't drop his balls.

Opera Singer Laura Bretan - opera is a niche, very hard to get the votes. Also, she won the "Romanian" version of AGT so to win here in America, well, I'll leave the politics out...

Singer Grace Vanderwaal - #1

Crooner Sal Valentinetti - My mom liked him and I liked him in the sense that he brings back that style of music which was good.

Contorionist Sofie Dossi - Amazing act but I guess not popular enough.

Singer Brian Justin Crum - Another great singer but his originality was taking others songs and changing them up. If he wrote some of that music it would have been another story I bet.

Vocal Group Linkiní Bridge - Great vocal group, just couldn't muster the following.

Mentalists The Clairvoyants - true Vegas act and perhaps they'll be able to book one now being in 2nd place. Personally I think it's hard to win with a magic act, but they almost proved that wrong.
Last night I read 10 weeks. There is now a 3 nights on the books at Planet Hollywood with the Clairvoyants. Not sure of that's all or not. A little disappointed to read it's a 40 year annuity with a cash option like a lotto ticket.
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Maybe my fellow mutants can help me sort out my feelings concerning the decision my sister (2 years older than me) has decided is best for her.

Sandy has decided to refuse treatment and nourishment during her current stay in the hospital. Hospice seems to be on the horizon.

For at least the last 10 years, Sandy has 1) a major stroke that left the left side of her body useless, 2) a major heart attack, 3) a couple of "mini" strokes, 4) homebound or a patient in rehab facilities and more recently bedridden in nursing homes, 5) a couple of bouts with pneumonia per year (probably caused by asperating liquids into her lungs, 6) etc., etc.

I don't want her to die but life has offered little enjoyment for the last several years. Her only living son has immense health issues also and he has been the most dedicated caregiver known to man. He is exhausted, scared, and angry at the prospect of losing his mom.

I told her son, Ron, that it is best to support the decision made by his mother and to know that she is ready to give up the battle. That everyone has the right to determine their own destiny. He agreed with that a little bit. I think.

Pray for peace during this time of tormenting circumstances. Thanx in advance for your prayers, kind thoughts, and ohms from a fellow mutant.
Steve, our hearts go out to you and to Ron. Kate and I both worked in hospice and understand how immeasurably difficult those decisions can be. We must all face them one day.

But allowing your sister/Ron's mom, to determine her path is the most loving gift you can give her, as you already understand. I don't know how many families I talked with who wanted their loved one's life prolonged, no matter what that meant in terms of mental, emotional and physical pain for the patient. It should be about the patient, not about us. I have seen far to many people hang on and suffer untold agony, just because their loved ones could not let them go. It's heart breaking.

Your wisdom, faith and love are serving you and your family well now, in a terribly difficult time. Shalom. May your heart be comforted by all the love pouring out to you right now.
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Reconnoiter is the act of connoiting again; repeating the connoit....as it were.

Same applies with reconnaissance. Connaissance happens first.

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Pray for peace during this time of tormenting circumstances. Thanx in advance for your prayers, kind thoughts, and ohms from a fellow mutant.

I can only voice my last wishes & instructions to my family... Keep me out of pain & let me go without heroic recovery attempts...

I dont know of anything I can say to make it easier for you.

Many Ohhmmmsss for your entire family during this difficult time...
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Maybe my fellow mutants can help me sort out my feelings concerning the decision my sister (2 years older than me) has decided is best for her.

Sandy has decided to refuse treatment and nourishment during her current stay in the hospital. Hospice seems to be on the horizon.

For at least the last 10 years, Sandy has 1) a major stroke that left the left side of her body useless, 2) a major heart attack, 3) a couple of "mini" strokes, 4) homebound or a patient in rehab facilities and more recently bedridden in nursing homes, 5) a couple of bouts with pneumonia per year (probably caused by asperating liquids into her lungs, 6) etc., etc.

I don't want her to die but life has offered little enjoyment for the last several years. Her only living son has immense health issues also and he has been the most dedicated caregiver known to man. He is exhausted, scared, and angry at the prospect of losing his mom.

I told her son, Ron, that it is best to support the decision made by his mother and to know that she is ready to give up the battle. That everyone has the right to determine their own destiny. He agreed with that a little bit. I think.

Pray for peace during this time of tormenting circumstances. Thanx in advance for your prayers, kind thoughts, and ohms from a fellow mutant.
Steve... sorry to hear this as losing loved ones is so hard. It does seem to me that you have it as well sorted as it can be. When my aunt Bonita decided not to go through another round of Chemo, it was her contentment and assurance that it was the right thing for her that made me comfortable. Over the years with remissions, she had fought and won again and again. Only she knows what that fight was really like and what it took to go on, and she knew it wasn't in her to do it again. I suspect Sandy knows too.

What you asked for, prayers, kind thoughts and Omms - you, sis, and entire family have them many times over.
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The ommmmmssss generator is at high speed for you Steve and Mary Ann, I know it won't be easy, but your sister knows what she has to endure. I and Marcia are sending you support and prayers that Sandy and Ron and all the rest of you can find peace at this time. Life is a journey ... and very seldom easy.
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Maybe my fellow mutants can help me sort out my feelings concerning the decision my sister (2 years older than me) has decided is best for her.



Sandy has decided to refuse treatment and nourishment during her current stay in the hospital. Hospice seems to be on the horizon.



For at least the last 10 years, Sandy has 1) a major stroke that left the left side of her body useless, 2) a major heart attack, 3) a couple of "mini" strokes, 4) homebound or a patient in rehab facilities and more recently bedridden in nursing homes, 5) a couple of bouts with pneumonia per year (probably caused by asperating liquids into her lungs, 6) etc., etc.



I don't want her to die but life has offered little enjoyment for the last several years. Her only living son has immense health issues also and he has been the most dedicated caregiver known to man. He is exhausted, scared, and angry at the prospect of losing his mom.



I told her son, Ron, that it is best to support the decision made by his mother and to know that she is ready to give up the battle. That everyone has the right to determine their own destiny. He agreed with that a little bit. I think.



Pray for peace during this time of tormenting circumstances. Thanx in advance for your prayers, kind thoughts, and ohms from a fellow mutant.

Many many ohms to all of you... Larry and I have discussed this at great length and with our doctor.... this is a hard decision to accept, and I so agree with all Mel said... you are such a kind man....

my wish would be that all of our time and energy left in this life be peaceful....



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Our prayers go out to you and your family during these difficult times.

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Maybe my fellow mutants can help me sort out my feelings concerning the decision my sister (2 years older than me) has decided is best for her.

Sandy has decided to refuse treatment and nourishment during her current stay in the hospital. Hospice seems to be on the horizon.

For at least the last 10 years, Sandy has 1) a major stroke that left the left side of her body useless, 2) a major heart attack, 3) a couple of "mini" strokes, 4) homebound or a patient in rehab facilities and more recently bedridden in nursing homes, 5) a couple of bouts with pneumonia per year (probably caused by asperating liquids into her lungs, 6) etc., etc.

I don't want her to die but life has offered little enjoyment for the last several years. Her only living son has immense health issues also and he has been the most dedicated caregiver known to man. He is exhausted, scared, and angry at the prospect of losing his mom.

I told her son, Ron, that it is best to support the decision made by his mother and to know that she is ready to give up the battle. That everyone has the right to determine their own destiny. He agreed with that a little bit. I think.

Pray for peace during this time of tormenting circumstances. Thanx in advance for your prayers, kind thoughts, and ohms from a fellow mutant.
My heart goes out to you all. My experience with hospice has been wonderful, for first my mom and currently my dad. They will be a great help for Ron. Currently, a nurse comes twice a wk, a bath aid 2x wk, a social worker and a paster also come and talk to my dad. The social worker is tape recording my dad's stories growing up to give to the family. There are other services they provide so don't be afraid to ask. Lots of prayers.
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