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    Oldest Living State Leaders DP

    Rather than steal anyone else's pick, I'll go for Mustafa ben Halim, now the 13th oldest on the list. Unlucky for some...
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2018

    I'm still expecting Leah Bracknell at least to add to my random points total some time this year. We shall see...
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    30. Dick Van Dyke

    This man could live another decade (and I kind of hope he does). One to drop next year, perhaps?
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2019

    Worth noting that the more famous Chris Cornell of Soundgarden died last year... https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/18/chris-cornell-obituary
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    Katie Hopkins

    Hatie Kopkins is gonna go on hating, whether solvent or insolvent. Maybe she'll find a job stateside to pay the bills... the Trump administration is always hiring, and she'd fit right in.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2019

    Someone seems to have removed all the punctuation keys from your keyboard...
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    The Weather

    The Phillipines were hit primarily in an agricultural area, so only 250k of their population were directly affected. The death toll stands at 49 and climbing so far. Mangkhut luckily didn't directly hit Hong Kong or Macau, although it was still close enough to blow out windows, blow down trees and stop flights; it's now hit the South China coastline a tad further West, and is currently forecast to blow itself out over northern Vietnam and Western China. EDIT: Casualties in China have been very limited, courtesy partly of evacuating 3 million or so people from the typhoon's path.
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    The Weather

    Hardly a no show, just more about flooding than wind damage. Casualty total just 13 deaths so far; obviously going to rise, but not to too crazy a total. However, it may well make the list of top ten most financially damaging hurricanes, although I doubt it will make the top 5 (incidental note: 3 out of the 5 most financially damaging hurricanes happened last year with Harvey, Maria, and Irma). Meanwhile, the one to watch remains Mangkhut. Luckily, Hong Kong seems to have avoided the worst of it.
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    The Weather

    Trump's ego can't handle the truth, and Maria likely did kill that many people, looking at the hospital records and increased deaths, albeit many indirectly. Hurricane Florence, meanwhile, is causing a lot of flooding, with the storm surge plus record rainfall. We'll probably see a lot more such events with climate change warming the oceans. What else did you want us to say?
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    I don't think you could impose any upper age limit fairly. Frailty strikes different people down at different ages. I've had to stop taking my Mum to vote as her Alzheimers progressed beyond any understanding of what's going on. (Incidentally, looking after her has been one of the few things keeping me in this country, after the Brexit vote), and she's not even 80 yet. Other people still have their marbles past the age of 100. The only thing I wanted to be different about the EU ref voting ages was to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote, as they did in the Scottish Indy Ref. It's their future that was being decided, after all.
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    Ruth Davidson has been pretty emphatic that she wants to stay in the Scottish system rather than work in Westminster, however. Given the calibre of colleagues she'd have in the HoC, especially within her own party and their DUP allies, who can blame her?
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    Oldest Living State Leaders DP

    The mighty dangerous Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Mangosteen) is due to arrive in northern Vietnam in 3 days time: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/14/typhoon-mangkhut-brings-blinding-rain-to-northern-philippines Probably not a good time to be old and frail... EDIT: forecasts now show a more northerly course, so this should miss Hanoi.
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if we end up with Jeremy Hunt...
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    The Weather

    So the word is that someone has found an Ark in an old archive which should sort out this hurricane. Made of gold, not seen since ww2, Trump to officially unveil it at the white house. Word is it'll knock your face off! https://goo.gl/images/Tk2z4q
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    None of us were possessed of a crystal ball, and blame-throwing is generally unbelpful. I can't imagine anyone was voting for the specific mess we've landed ourselves into. And I was also disappointed by the debate. Still am, on the whole, meaning no ill of any specific debater. Looking back, though, how did you envision it turning out? What would you have liked to have seen done differently, post-referendum, with the benefit of hindsight?

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