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  1. YoungWillz

    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2019

    Former Governor of Louisiana Kathleen Blanco is swept over the levee when the levee was dry. As for them good old boys... No less than 19 teams out of 24 picked her for their team. Unfortunately, two teams are STILL washing their hands in the lavatory sinks! Otherwise, because of the sheer weight, there's little movement in the standings. However, several teams are teetering on the verge of the chunkier bonuses. Bonuses as follows: Great Uncle Bulgaria hits a second ace out of two hits. 5 Points for the A hit, 10 Points for the Pair of As - Total: 15 Additional Points. gcreptile hits a Pair of Jacks. 10 Points for the Pair. A further 15 Points for his two pair of Js and 7s. A further 15 Points for his two pair of Js and 9s. Total: 40 Additional Points. Death Impends hits a Pair of 7s. 10 Points for the Pair. A further 15 Points for his two pair of 7s and 5s. Total: 25 Additional Points. Sir Creep hits a Pair of 8s. Total: 10 Additional Points. Captain Chorizo hits a Pair of 4s. Total: 10 Additional Points. Leaderboard updated.
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2019

    The Deathlist Cup is overrunning and punters are still round the bookies looking up at the screens to see which team will win. So while everyone is distracted and not paying attention, I'm throwing open the doors of the Deathlist Casino for the Third Annual Poker Tournament! Will Joey Russ attain greatness, or will most of his hits come from his subs bench - again? Who can stop Death Impends making it a total hat trick and take the title for the third year in a row? Just pick 25 names (and a maximum of 5 subs) who will cash in their chips on or before December 31st. There is a new rule to add to the fun! Yes...fun.....!!! The tables are being brushed down, the croupiers are back (on the minimum wage, obviously), the chips are pristine and the packs will be broken open come July 1st. So get your thinking caps on and join the gamblers at the table!
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    The Deathlist Poker Tournament 2019

    As it may take some time to configure, I'm on the K Blanco update...news at 11....
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    Political Frailty

    My first DDP hit across three teams since...March! Lawdy, it's been a long year...
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    The Joker's Dead Pool 2019

    Kathleen Blanco for me and several others I'd imagine.
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    Death By Numbers 2019

    Kathleen Blanco my..I'm going to say 5th?...hit here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-7369689/Kathleen-Blanco-Louisiana-governor-Katrina-dies.html
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2019

    Well, of course I was never picking Kathleen Blanco here. Wonder how many did?
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    Political Frailty

    Kathleen Blanco dead: https://eu.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2019/08/18/kathleen-blanco-dies-former-louisiana-governor-cancer/1260178001/
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    The 2019 Deathlist Cup

    Late to the party, it appears that sometime pick George Guidotti has died post competition: https://xsrock.com/george-guidotti-bass-player-for-heavens-edge-announces-that-he-has-stage-4-lung-cancer-2/
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    Farmer Tony Martin

    Noticed there was some discussion of this rural vigilante in the crooner thread of the same name. So I thought, seeing as he is back in the news, I'd thread him. Nice picture of him in his "paratrooper" beret in this article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-49355814 In a country of law and order, blasting kids to death with a shotgun still has no place in our society. Discuss.
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    Farmer Tony Martin

    There's a reason for the law the way it is, I'd say. Most intruders flee when confronted. Look, if intruders think they are going to be confronted with an armed person, they are going to come armed. Huge business in illegal firearms for crims who wouldn't normally carry them. Then what? If householders think intruders are going to come armed, they'll arm themselves. And the circle continues until we become USA. Really? I'd have had no problem if there was a sign up saying trespassers may be shot. (Whether that's entirely legal is another matter! And again it might encourage the bad guys to come armed!) If you are going on to a farm, more than likely a farmer may have a licenced firearm for foxes, etc. Martin took no steps in that regard. Turns out he was a racist coward with mental problems and an illegally held weapon who shot teenagers in the back as they ran away from him. You can't generalise and say in every circumstance the death of anyone is justified. Every circumstance is different. And in this case....well...I'll refer you again to the OP. He's wearing his beret like some kind of war veteran. And I'll say again, Martin is a total hypocrite - he wants laws that suit him and as it turns out the laws he advocates would have had him swinging from a rope before his appeal came through. But hey, it's divisive, I understand.
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    Farmer Tony Martin

    I hear you and I hear your reasoned argument. However, on one point I am sure. Those lovely law abiding citizens who defend their lives are safe. Martin was already a criminal by having an unlawfully held weapon in his hands. If he was mentally unfit, that's all the worse, not the better. Nobody was threatening his life, and the realms of speculation about they might have done this or that is irrelevant. In this case, the answer to bad guys without a gun was a bad guy (albeit with diminished responsibility) with a gun. No place here, no place at all. In my opinion of course.
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    Death In The Family

    Sorry for your loss drol, take care and thoughts are with you and yours.
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    Farmer Tony Martin

    Quite clearly he advocated for a party who would have introduced the death penalty....for people just like...Tony Martin!
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    Farmer Tony Martin

    He failed to take reasonable steps to secure his property. He failed to get the authorities involved. The gun was illegally held. Shot them as they were running away, when he was in no danger of physical harm. And didn't shoot to injure, he intended to take them out. The man was quite clearly not within his rights in a decent society. And still sees himself as a hero to every Englishman who defends his castle. And it's that attitude that gives licence to murder. I'd have him still locked up.
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    Academy Award Winners

    Three time Oscar winner, Canadian born animator Richard Williams, has died: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/aug/17/richard-williams-acclaimed-animator-who-created-roger-rabbit-dies-aged-86 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and the Pink Panther movies among his work. IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0931530/
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    Boxing Clever?

    Jose Napoles dead at 79: https://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/27402641/welterweight-legend-napoles-dies-age-79
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    I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Radio 4

    The Times has picked up on this: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/im-sorry-i-havent-a-clue-stalwarts-barry-cryer-and-graeme-garden-take-a-breather-gzchj75rf
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    Nicholas Parsons

    Took a trip through Nicholas' IMDB, just to see whether I could narrow down a cinema release film where he was the last survivor. Thanks to the longevity of folk like Gudrun Ure, Leslie Phillips, Bernard Cribbins, Michael Craig and others, and also the seemingly endless screed of untraceable minor role actors who stopped acting years ago or only appeared in one film...I could not find one. I mean even Frazer Hines played an urchin in one!
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    Checkmate

    Shelby Lyman, syndicated chess columnist and the guy who presented coverage of the Fischer-Spassky match in the early 1970s, dead at 82: https://new.uschess.org/news/shelby-lyman-dies-age-82/
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    Jo Swinson is possibly the worst MP in Scotland...after Alastair Carmichael. A Margaret Thatcher/Theresa May admirer who collaborated with the Cameron Government in inflicting pain on the poorest in society and deservedly lost her seat. She's Ruth Davidson in LibDem clothing. I'm surprised anyone can hear any of her speeches except dogs, she's that high pitched. And there's no guarantee she'll hold her seat in a General Election...which is why she's not calling for one. Awful.
  22. With campaigns for both sides having started up, thought I'd open a thread for discussion of the UK's upcoming referendum to remain or leave the European Union. In the words of The Buzzcocks Clash, should we stay or should we go? Are you in a quandary to vote in favour of staying, even if that means siding with Tony Blair and David Cameron? Will Caroline Lucas' decision to vote for staying hurt any re-election chances she may have even if she is on the winning side? (See Labour in Scotland). Would we be better off leaving? What happens if the constituent parts of the UK vote differently? What interventions can we expect from the international community? So many questions distilled down to "Leave" or "Remain". Bound to be quite a few personalities involved and no doubt some social media abuse hurled about - like the Isle of Man flag, this thread has legs. Let's fire the starting pistol.
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    WTF is happening in London?

    Stabbity stab stab stab...stab stab stab stab. This time it's outside the Home Office. Is Patel on holiday? Are we Priti vacant?
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    Opera

    Spooner is about 9 minutes in:
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    Opera

    Death Notice for Sir James Spooner, former Deputy then acting Chair of the Royal Opera House Board: http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/235336/spooner Memorably called Trevor Nunn and his ilk "bastards" during the fly on the wall documentary The House. Later the ROH was in serious financial trouble as this article explains: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/36949.stm and the entire Board had to resign given the damning report on how it was losing money.
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