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    Aerospace and Astronomy

    You forgot the 'don't bloody look directly at it you numpties' warning.
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    A Joke

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    Ironic Deaths

    A government funded initiative that would inevitably end up on this thread sooner or later.
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    He's converted me from a radical atheist humanist in 7 minutes there. What a guy, I'm moving just to vote for him.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2020

    Good point, I looked since you mentioned it. Don't know any of those progs (don't watch much tv, well not the broadcast stuff). Surprisingly zero appearances as a latterday Worzel Gummidge yet one as a bodyguard. A bodyguard? Emmy time for the makeup department then.
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    Rugby World Cup 2019 prediction thread.

    Ouch. This is the point where I am glad I'm not an egg-chase fan. Commiserations to those who are...QR and others (not the Scots presumably, be celebrating there) GZ to pedro. TYVM for work to PB.
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    Suicidal Celebs

    If it were Carlisle's form, Fort William would be a ghost town surely? Base jumpers like to do structures that haven't been done before, they count the objects, so easier in Manchester might not be what's required especially if those have already been ticked off, also night is often used to evade security more easily. It does seem unlikely that it'd be attempted minus a shirt though, and was only wild speculation on my part in view of there being no sensible reason to be up there other than the fast way down for one reason or another. Perhaps he had an extinction rebellion flag stuffed down his trousers...
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    Suicidal Celebs

    This. The only other conceivable theory I could come up with was a base jump gone wrong, but there's no mention of tangled parachutes or owt, so seems a long shot, say 300ft.
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Given the fact that you appear to be posting each track as you listen to it the last thing you need is more alcohol.
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    Fort William Football Club

    To be fair, this was fantasyland not so long ago.
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    A Joke

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    Rugby World Cup 2019 prediction thread.

    Ok, enough with the brinkmanship. NZ by 14
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    General Non School Massacre Thread

    There is simply not enough information publicly available to draw any firm conclusion yet. We have no idea if the driver is simply a pawn sent to collect a can from point A: and deliver it to point B: or if he was more involved that that. If it is true that the tractor was driven all the way from Ireland via Holyhead with zero cargo to move a can a few miles in Essex that's certainly bloody suspicious because it's hardly economically sensible. I'd be asking some questions if I were the driver. On the flip side, you do what you're told if you're at the bottom of any chain really. Also just because the trailer had a refrigeration unit on it, doesn't mean it was switched on. In fact some trailers where the unit packs up are simply used for non-refrigerated goods if it's not viable to fix it. Why when you have a lot of money invested in its human contents, would you turn it on? Don't get it. He'll be answering some questions in the time honoured fashion, scared of multiple murder charges and probably even more scared of whoever sent him in the first place. Not enough information yet IMO.
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2019

    Fail! On the basis of your take one for the team inverse inverse, yet understandable because most of the inverse non-inverse picked her so you shouldn't have and didn't. (nobody gets an explanation of all the double negatives in this, can't follow it myself). Yes, but relatively lowly on your list, most had her higher, (I climbed similarly due to her being 20th on my list)
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    28. Prunella Scales

    She's not fussy though, Warren Clarke was there as Andy Dalziel whilst looking like a particularly portly version of the proverbial bulldog chewing a wasp. Couldn't even put it down to his in character charm either really, unless extremely blunt is your thing. His epitaph was of course up in 2014.
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    The English Language

    Americans have the winningest version of English. Even my keyboard is looking at me quizzically now....
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    Rugby World Cup 2019 prediction thread.

    England by 20 New Zealand by 35 Wales by 20 South Africa by 20
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    The 12th death of 2019

    Your new avatar possibly gives your sub-title a subtly different meaning...
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    Life In Prison

    Naturally I'm as aware as anyone else who reads the news that an inmate labelled as a 'nonce' is at risk of this sort of reprisal and the more abhorrent their crimes presumably the more at risk. The part I was curious about was the specific labelling of Full Sutton as a 'death sentence' compared to Wakefield, which I was unaware had the label 'Monster Mansion' (or a reputation leading to such an appellation). Clearly since Hatch and Huckle are now dead and Huntley could have been, the level of segregation in these non-specialised prisons (ie. a wing) is insufficient to ensure their safety. Something similar happened to Peter Sutcliffe on more than one occasion and his crimes were not against children. It's not my place to suggest that all nonces (for want of a better catch all phrase) should be located in the same prison, but it does seem obvious as Going Underground alludes that locating them all in one place would lead to less such attacks. I just searched for Ian Watkins as the other obvious example and it appears he is indeed at Wakefield. I'm not mourning the losses either, what they did is despicable and I struggle to even contemplate the mindset intellectually never mind the almost physical revulsion I feel emotionally, but the question was not about what I think or feel about it, rather how our prison allocation system appears to be almost condoning vigilante justice in such cases, however of course that's a statement made without knowing all the circumstances. Oh, and don't be a nonce with an H surname....
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    Life In Prison

    Curious now. Why is this so? I mean I know there are different categories and so on, but why is Full Sutton inherently more 'dangerous' than say Wakefield?
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