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  1. paddyfool

    Deathlist correctlist 2019

    You've got a fair chance of winning as long as the total deaths add up to 10 or fewer. Any higher, though, and your chances of being in the top spot are basically negligible.
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    How many hits this year?

    FixedBusiness' short reign is over, as he is ousted by a coup and quickly executed after a show trial for alleged dodgy dealings. Long live Queen MirandaGurl!
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    Deathlist correctlist 2019

    And on the 6th death, ay sabenya, Johnny is scatterlinged to the wind, as was widely predicted by the punters. YoungWillz takes the lead, msc hits the joker, but Drol sees the highest rise in his score as he gets within 5 of being correct on the total number of deaths and hits the third hit bonus. En Passant remains the player with the most hits, and John Key's time at the top seems to be over and done. Player Score Hits Change in score YoungWillz 0 4 2 drol -2 3 5 John Key -2 1 -2 Grim Up North -4 3 3 The Quim Reaper -4 4 2 gcreptile -5 4 2 Torva Messor -5 4 2 Banana -6 4 2 Phantom of the Midway -6 3 3 alt obits guy -7 3 3 BlackLivio -7 3 3 Book -7 4 2 Master Tech -7 3 3 Sean -7 3 3 En Passant -8 5 2 Joey Russ -8 3 3 Sir Creep -8 3 0 Zefph -8 3 0 Great Uncle Bulgaria -9 4 2 SuperSowder -9 3 3 Bibliogryphon -10 2 0 Dr_T -10 3 3 msc -10 4 4 nantonian2013 -10 3 3 Squonk -10 3 3 ebless -11 4 2 The Cosgroves -12 2 2 The Old Crem -12 4 2 theoldlady -15 0 0 Gooseberry Crumble -18 2 0
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    The 7th Death of 2019

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    Deathlist correctlist 2019

    I don't think I can run an update until tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure that YoungWillz should now be in the lead. Are there any stats that people would particularly like with the next update? I was going to add a "points change" column, as in "points by which each player's score has changed this round".
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    Class of 1924

    Jimmy Carter for me.
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    Death Links

    Scotland's drug overdose deaths are at a new high https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48938509. At 218 deaths per million people, the death rate there is now as bad as in the USA.
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    The Ebola Threat

    Incidentally, with regards to my first paragraph, it's worth noting that generally most people are much less rational than you might expect: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds
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    3. Olivia De Havilland

    Given the average life expectancy at 100 is 1 year, for an expected age at death of 101, I wouldn't bet on it. But I wouldn't rule it out either.
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    3. Olivia De Havilland

    I for one have never heard any of them mentioned outside this forum.
  11. Given that 54% of Tory party members polled think that Donald Trump would make a good UK prime minister, I think that BoJo may have this in the bag https://www.businessinsider.com/poll-donald-trump-would-make-good-british-prime-minister-tories-2019-7
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    How many hits this year?

    King Perfect Passing dies peacefully in his sleep, after a truly amazing day of royal hedonistic debauchery. Long live King FixedBusiness!
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    Deathlist correctlist 2019

    And with the death of McCririck, John Key becomes our first player out of the negatives. Unless he makes a hit with the next death, however, he won't be staying there; and overall it's a fair bet that YoungWillz may well catch up with just one more death. Torva Messor is the only player to get a joker bonus. Lucky him, he's also one of the 11 or so punters who got their bonus for 3 hits with this one, meaning that that gets doubled as well, and he joins the front of the Peloton And just so you can all keep track of your hits, I've added a column to the results table: EDIT: and a column for the number of deaths predicted, because why not? Looking at this, it's worth noting that Drol is due a 2 point bonus if and when the total gets to 6, and this may be enough to get him into the top 3, depending on who the next death is. Player Score Hits Deaths predicted John Key 0 1 5 YoungWillz -2 3 9 The Quim Reaper -6 3 13 gcreptile -7 3 14 Grim Up North -7 2 12 drol -7 2 11 Torva Messor -7 3 15 Zefph -8 3 13 Sir Creep -8 3 13 Banana -8 3 14 Book -9 3 16 Phantom of the Midway -9 2 12 Sean -10 2 12 En Passant -10 4 17 alt obits guy -10 2 12 Bibliogryphon -10 2 13 Master Tech -10 2 12 BlackLivio -10 2 13 Joey Russ -11 2 15 Great Uncle Bulgaria -11 3 18 SuperSowder -12 2 14 nantonian2013 -13 2 15 Squonk -13 2 16 ebless -13 3 18 Dr_T -13 2 15 msc -14 3 19 The Cosgroves -14 1 13 The Old Crem -14 3 19 theoldlady -15 0 12 Gooseberry Crumble -18 2 20
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    The 6th Death of 2019

    Switching to Johnny Clegg. It's winter in South Africa, and the current antipodean flu season looks like a doozie.
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    The Ebola Threat

    Everyone likes to think that those who think as they do are the more rational, and that those who disagree are more emotional and irrational. But there are wise people, fools and madmen on both sides of most mainstream political divides. Ebola, after the deeply unpleasant experience of bleeding internally and from every orifice while also having high fevers, vomiting, diarrhoea, joint pains etc, kills about half of those it infects, and usually leaves survivors in one or more of the positions of being bereaved, traumatised, stigmatised, or disabled. This is only the second large outbreak we've seen; the first wreaked havoc on the three countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, particularly devastated their health systems, since healthcare workers were dying by catching the virus off their patients; and it took the US, British, and French militaries working in concert plus the invention of a vaccine to stop it. No such western military intervention is taking place in the eastern part of the DRC as of yet. This outbreak has yet to truly go international; Ugandan containment efforts have so far been up to the task of stopping spread across their border, and it seems yet to have reached the other borders of the DRC. It may yet be stopped or burn out without such intervention, but only time will tell. Incidentally: "Europeans went through a few diseases and eventually they developed an immune system and resistance to a few diseases.That will never happen with constant intervention and help for the Africans."... The whole world's population has been through quite a few diseases and developed resistance. But I don't think that the European population has any advantage to the African population in this way, nor that they are any more evolved overall. Differently adapted to different environments, with different points on the sunburn:vitamin D deficiency axis, or on the haemoglobinopathy: malaria susceptibility axis, certainly. But not better or worse overall.

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