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Magere Hein

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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    Certainly, AAA batteries, even. Here's an example:
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    Rob Ford

    ETA: If he gets on with it, it'd mean three hits in alphabetical order in my team. He did!
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    Id expect the Dutch to be a tad more on the ball than the Belgians. Its not like you had one of the Paris terrorist ring leaders living openly in a suburb of Amsterdam for months, is it. PS: Having been through Shipol a few times, well, your boys are very visible like our Police at UK Airports. The police was quite visible in Rotterdam's metro this afternoon. They aren't ordinarily. I suppose there's little else they can do: put up a brave face and show some effort, pretty much like AAA shooting at Luftwaffe bombers during the Blitz. They might even hit something. While it looks like the Belgian police fumbled this one, I'm not sure the Dutch police will catch what's pitched at them.
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    MHDP Obits

    This is an experiment. I'll eventually reorganise the lot. I promise I won't start a topic for each MHDP hit.
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    MHDP

    Hang on a sec: at what time did Jorgensen die? He died in Kopenhagen, AIUI, but was is before or after 5:30 am local time?
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    Next stop in Europe: The Hague.
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    MHDP

    The master list isn´t done yet, but it´s time for some sleep. More tomorrow. Daniels has been replaced by subs, as far as named, as were Crowe and Feek, Deathray´s `team` excepted.
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    MHDP

    MHDP Masterlist. (in progress) Teams: 1. The Unknown Man Mikis Theodorakis Mikis Theodorakis Kris Travis Tina Turner Desmond Tutu Atal Bihari Vajpayee Elie Wiesel Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx Joanne Woodward Stevie Wonder Bernie Worrell Herman Wouk Zhou Youguang
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    Ideas And Possibilities For 2017

    Ford's antics before his current difficulties got mentioned on Dutch prime time TV news. That's good enough for me.
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    MHDP

    The competition has started two hours ago. Registration has closed. I'll publish the master list later today.
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    Rag Traders

    Yes, I was surprised to learn that I've been wearing this novelty for 40 years.
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    MHDP

    Check!
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    MHDP

    Check.
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    Rob Ford

    ETA: If he gets on with it, it'd mean three hits in alphabetical order in my team.
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    MHDP

    The competition period of MHDP starts on 20 March 2016 04:30 UTC, that is less than a day and a half from now. Competitors are: Registered by forum: The Unknown Man Deathray’s I can’t believe it’s not The Unknown Man’s team team ImNotHades Registered by PM Bibliogryphon gcreptile JiroemonKimura msc maryportfuncity Youwanticewiththat RoverAndOut Death Impends RadGuy Switch Magere Hein Handrejka Toast Registration is still open. I intend to post a master lists on Sunday afternoon.
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    Interesting Ways To Die...

    Nasty, I imagine. For reasons I can only guess, this incident was reported on Dutch morning TV news. And is now amongst the most popular on the bbc news website for what must be some similarly obscure reason. "Officials from the construction company said the man was not supposed to be above the third floor and had removed his hard hat." The utter fool, no hard hat.... But such nasty things will never happen to you, boys and girls, for you always wear your hard hat when on a building site, particularly above the third floor.
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    Spelling wasn't really fixed until there was near-universal literacy. People wrote things down as they heard them, or how they thought they should be spelt. People still do. Anyway, the Netherlands have had a civil registry since the early 1800s. That effectively froze the spelling of Dutch family names, but not completely. There's a branch of my own family that has a spelling variant introduced by a clerical error at the civil registry. My brother has a first name different from what my parents intended, due to a civil registrar´s bloody-mindedness. Surely you have a equivelant of the deed poll, so he could go by a common name (the one his parents intended) and adopt it officially as a teenager. In the Netherlands it involves some red tape, several EUR 100s in costs and a court order, but yes, it could be set right. In his teens my brother did the reverse and adopted the, shorter, version the registrar chose. My parents, in a break with tradition, decided to give their children a single first name. My brother has a middle name.
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    47. General Pervez Musharraf

    Oh, one of my former picks, finally showing some effort, years after being sacked.
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    Pope Francis

    Forgot that I had something to say about her canonisation: I think it would be wise for the Roman-Catholic church to stick that file in a drawer and sleep on it for a century, but I suppose that'll be difficult to explain after the previous hurry. It's also good to remember that Saints are for internal church use only. I have no obligation to believe anything the church asserts. She won't be the first evil person to be canonised (Charles I, anyone? ) and she won't be the last.
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    Pope Francis

    The Missionary Position is well researched and documents the dark side of Teresa and her supporters in full colour, but it's not a particularly good read. Hitchens' anger shines through and gives the book a rant-like taste. I'm not fond of that, nor of Hitchens' writing,
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    That makes me wonder: would the Greek follow her in the grave soon, should she die first? I suppose she won't, but she might, say, get run over by a bus.
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    Well past best before date, that cake.
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    Interesting Ways To Die...

    Nasty, I imagine. For reasons I can only guess, this incident was reported on Dutch morning TV news.
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    Political Frailty

    Rather a dim bunch, those fellow inmates. Trusting a politician, tsk. tsk.
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    Pope Francis

    *all the leftists who were dumb enough to think Francis would be some kind of liberal even though he's an 80 year old fucking priest start freaking out* I don't know about that. I do know that she was intended to become Saint Witch well before Francis became pope. Normally I'm the one savvy to Catholic machinations but I have to ask what has Theresa done to earn the epithet "Saint Witch"? I know Christopher Hitchens critiqued her heavily but is there anything else? For me she is, and will be forever, the Witch of Calcutta. Extracting large sums of money, quite a bit of it gained through crime, ostentatiously to help dying poor people but rather let them rot and use the money for private expense is such an evil that witch is a relatively mild appellation. It´s a shame there´s no hell, it should be invented for her.
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