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    Zsa Zsa Gabor

    The man's practically at death's door to start with. If two chancers left him alive what kind of "thugs" are they? I was half expecting the intruders to be deathlisters after a potential first hit. An interesting thought: if Gabor outlives Anhalt for some reason, who becomes her caregiver?
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    Name On A Coke Bottle

    Share a coke with Adolf...again http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/05/coca-cola-makeithappy-gakwer-mein-coke-hitler?CMP=fb_gu
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    Robert Mugabe

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    Sam Simon

    I reckon he'll linger for some time yet - April 19th
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    The 1st Death Of 2015

    Billy Graham to meet his maker, it's as hot as hell in Melbourne right now
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    Clash Of Helmuts - Which Will Die First?

    I've gone for the Kohl over the Schmidt
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    Derby Dead Pool 2015

    My 2015 list
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    Derby Dead Pool 2015

    cool, cool.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2015

    Sent in my team yesterday, just wondering if a confirmation email will be sent or something?
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    Which 2014 Dl Candidate Would You Like To Meet?

    OH that's a tough one...for me it would be either Castro or the Duke of Edinburgh, simply because I think they are the most interesting. If I met Steven Hawking I don't think I'd understand anything he'd say. The one I'd least like to meet is Graham as I believe he to be the most boring. Brady, the most evil, would be another I could not meet.
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    World's Oldest

    I can't wait until we start discussing the intricacies of those still alive from the Edwardian age,
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    The 10th Death Of 2014

    Sam Simon...again. Also any thoughts on another end of year rush of hits for the month of December?
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    Gough Whitlam

    Maybe, through years of quiet contemplation, they realise what they've done.
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    Gough Whitlam

    I want one of those t-shirts for the next DL-Con! Someone was just asking about them on one of the newsites. Apparently you can still buy them from the Whitlam Institute! http://whitlam.force.com/shoppingCart
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    The 9th Death Of 2014

    Sam Simon, probably the sickest at the moment.
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    Vladimir Putin

    Well, on the face of it, yes, this is what he's complaining about, though even this article states that "oth the Federal Government and the Opposition have been highly critical of Russia's response to the MH17 plane crash, as well as its behaviour towards Ukraine". But the surprising amount of agressivity and tactlessness in his comments might -at least partly- stem from the frustration they feel since Russia could come up with effective countermeasures against the so called "Euromaidan revolution", which was little more than a Western-backed coup against the Russian-friendly but democratically elected and legitimate government of Ukraine. The fact that the govt. wanted to side with the Russians instead of the NATO/EU hardly justified Western intervention against them, at least you wouldn't find anything supporing that in the UN charter. Consider for a moment, what would have happened if a similar coup d'├ętat had taken place in a francophone African country instead of Ukraine? The answer is pretty straightforward: As we have seen in several such countries in the past (Gabon, Mali, CAR - actually read the whole list: http://globalvoiceso...ions-in-africa/ ), French troops would appear in a few months to restore order and protect their country's interest. No one is ever protesting. But what happens if Russia intervenes in a similar situation in a Russophone country with which they shared a long common history and had close economic ties? Horror of horrors! What even the Australian PM admits in this interview: (1) Russia was involved only indirectly (if it was even involved); and (2) the plane was shot down by mistake. What they didn't admit but should also be considered: (3) the plane was shot down over a war zone where both sides had a vital interest to try to prevent the other side from getting aerial support. And whenever there is a war or a major civil war (like in Ukraine), accidental civilian deaths are usually unavoidable. We could see that in the Yugoslav Wars where the USAF accidentally bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, in Gaza in 2014 where the IDF killed more civilians than combatants (even according to their own accounts) etc. Of course, the Australian government has the right to find out what happened to their citizens and who was responsible but I don't see how acting extra-tough and rude would help their cause. It's Tony Abbot we're talking about here. I can tell you now, as an Australian, there isn't really any love lost between Australia and Russia; not really matey in the first place and I remember we were shocked just as much as the rest of the world was when reports came through of the human rights abuses levelled against some demographics of the population there. Putin is attending the G20 summit in Brisbane later on in the year and Abbot, being Abbot, will not simply be seen to roll-over in Putin's presence on his home turf. Additionally, I do not accept your premise of "other countries do this as well." What goes on in deepest darkest Africa is quite unlike what goes on Europe's doorstep. the French might balls it up in their former colonies from time to time, but this is arguably the most unstable place in the world. Simply pointing to the actions of group A to placate the actions of group B doesn't wash in my opinion. Also your point about accidental civilian deaths being usually unavoidable in civil war contexts troubles me somewhat. I firmly believe in this instance that is was purely avoidable, I suspect it was some trigger-happy yahoo pointing his missile at a flying object in order to prove how much a hero he actually is. I don't see how targeting a plane load of innocent non-combatants could would help their cause.
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    Name On A Coke Bottle

    I probably wouldn't drink this...
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    Scottish Independence

    Well, what does everyone reckon? I presume the Scots on the forum are out having fun times, hence why it seems quiet at the moment. I reckon a 54% - 46% split for No.
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    Scottish Independence

    Willie weighs in on the debate.
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    Who Will Be The 8th Hit Of 2014?

    Billy Graham.
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    Ian Paisley

    I wonder if he ever said something to the effect of "I'd sooner die than see the union collapse" or "over my dead body"
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    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/08/ayatollah-prostate-surgery/15269187/ In for prostate surgery, wouldn't want to be the doctor on that one.
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    Scottish Independence

    I have some Maltesers, if you want to trade for some popcorn... This reminds me more of the feeling you get when a favourite comedy duo are about to break up.
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    Ideas And Possibilities For 2015

    Must be nice for some of Guardian's most loyal and regular commenters to sort of "move up the page" and get featured in an article for once. I just like the last profile pic, I reckon she'll get nicked pretty quickly with all those distinguishing features on display there.

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