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Bibliogryphon

Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:04 PM

 

 

The MP for Bristol West, Thangam Debonnaire has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

http://www.bristolpo...tail/story.html

 

She's expected to make a full recovery, but I still bet many By-Election Bingo players will regret sending their teams in so early.

 

Does that mean you are contemplating a late entry?

 

No, I sent you my team 3 weeks ago. I do wish that I had waited a bit longer though.

 

 

So you did but it doesn't hurt to remind everyone else out there.

 

You confused me by changing your avatar.


The Dead Cow

Posted 30 June 2015 - 11:56 AM

 

The MP for Bristol West, Thangam Debonnaire has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

http://www.bristolpo...tail/story.html

 

She's expected to make a full recovery, but I still bet many By-Election Bingo players will regret sending their teams in so early.

 

Does that mean you are contemplating a late entry?

 

No, I sent you my team 3 weeks ago. I do wish that I had waited a bit longer though.


Bibliogryphon

Posted 30 June 2015 - 11:26 AM

The MP for Bristol West, Thangam Debonnaire has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

http://www.bristolpo...tail/story.html

 

She's expected to make a full recovery, but I still bet many By-Election Bingo players will regret sending their teams in so early.

 

Does that mean you are contemplating a late entry?


Sir Creep

Posted 30 June 2015 - 02:41 AM

Former acting President of Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Emmanuel Carter, died on Wednesday in Miami, at the age of 85.
SChttp://pridenews.ca/...president-dies/

This article is from January 28, 2015 by the way

Fine by me, no one mentioned him.
SC

guylevesque

Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:59 PM

Former acting President of Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Emmanuel Carter, died on Wednesday in Miami, at the age of 85.
SC
http://pridenews.ca/...president-dies/

This article is from January 28, 2015 by the way


guylevesque

Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:53 PM

Former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua dead at 88


Sir Creep

Posted 28 June 2015 - 05:25 AM

Former acting President of Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Emmanuel Carter, died on Wednesday in Miami, at the age of 85.
SC
http://pridenews.ca/...president-dies/

gcreptile

Posted 27 June 2015 - 04:45 PM

According to Twitter, Alexis Tsipras said that, whatever happens, the Greeks will still have oxygen next week, so they'll survive:

 

https://twitter.com/...833661444259840

 

I wonder if someone thinks that this should not be true for Tsipras anymore...


gcreptile

Posted 27 June 2015 - 09:34 AM

 

what do you guys think the odds of Yanis Varoufakis and Alexis Tsipras being killed ? Either in terrible plane crash or by 'far right terrorists :rolleyes: ' wink wink . We saw how the EU used the Far right to overthrow an anti EU democratically elected Ukrainian Leader , now  that they aren't playing ball with the EU and want to leave the euro will we something similar or worse?

 

 

Well, I have Tsipras in my team as a possible unique hit, for exactly that reason. Either someone from the outside might do "an Allende" or maybe an angry Greek does it. I successfully guessed that Syriza would win the elections so the first step has already been made. But I'm a little annoyed that Varoufakis has drawn a lot of the attention away from Tsipras onto himself. Now that Syriza is more than a one-man show, you cannot collapse the movement by simply killing one of them. 

Edit: I should add that I wouldn't pick him again. When I picked him, I was a victim of the "plausability fallacy", i.e. I thought it was more likely to happen than it actually is, simply because I could make up a fitting story. (I have this theory from Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking, Fast and Slow".) But actually, political assassinations are very, very unlikely.

 

Edit: Looks like step two is happening right now, the Grexit.


the_engineer

Posted 26 June 2015 - 11:14 PM

what do you guys think the odds of Yanis Varoufakis and Alexis Tsipras being killed ? Either in terrible plane crash or by 'far right terrorists :rolleyes: ' wink wink . We saw how the EU used the Far right to overthrow an anti EU democratically elected Ukrainian Leader , now  that they aren't playing ball with the EU and want to leave the euro will we something similar or worse?

 

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