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#21 Octopus of Odstock

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:58 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Oct 14 2006, 10:34 AM, said:

Bartholomew Ulufa'alu is going on my DDP next year. Anyone with a name as fantastic as that is deserving of more widespread recognition.

I suggest you think again.
Ulufa'alu has made a full recovery from his emergency stay in hospital and resigned his post as finance minister on Monday over the Solomon Isle's links with Australia.

You can add him on for the name, but don't expect him to die.

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:21 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Oct 18 2006, 06:58 PM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Oct 14 2006, 10:34 AM, said:

Bartholomew Ulufa'alu is going on my DDP next year. Anyone with a name as fantastic as that is deserving of more widespread recognition.

I suggest you think again.
Ulufa'alu has made a full recovery from his emergency stay in hospital and resigned his post as finance minister on Monday over the Solomon Isle's links with Australia.

You can add him on for the name, but don't expect him to die.

That is a shame. Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah it is then.
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 09:26 PM

Ian Paisly has been moving about a bit too much for an 80 year old recently, he's giving an interview every news programme that'll have him. Seems fairly healthy at the minute but is supposed to be just getting over a long unspecified illness, prehaps next year-dying just before he becomes first minister.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 09:09 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Oct 18 2006, 06:58 PM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Oct 14 2006, 10:34 AM, said:

Bartholomew Ulufa'alu is going on my DDP next year. Anyone with a name as fantastic as that is deserving of more widespread recognition.

I suggest you think again.
Ulufa'alu has made a full recovery from his emergency stay in hospital and resigned his post as finance minister on Monday over the Solomon Isle's links with Australia.

You can add him on for the name, but don't expect him to die.

this article (so hot off the press it is has tomorrow's date) is still referring to Ulufa'alu as gravely ill.
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 09:09 AM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on Oct 18 2006, 06:58 PM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Oct 14 2006, 10:34 AM, said:

Bartholomew Ulufa'alu is going on my DDP next year. Anyone with a name as fantastic as that is deserving of more widespread recognition.

I suggest you think again.
Ulufa'alu has made a full recovery from his emergency stay in hospital and resigned his post as finance minister on Monday over the Solomon Isle's links with Australia.

You can add him on for the name, but don't expect him to die.

Terrible call OoO, hang your head in shame.
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:23 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on May 25 2007, 10:09 AM, said:

Terrible call OoO, hang your head in shame.

Ah well, sh*t happens. :lol:

I also thought Lord Renton would easily reach his century. Probably explains why I'm only mid-table in the DDP :lol:

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:27 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on May 25 2007, 08:23 PM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on May 25 2007, 10:09 AM, said:

Terrible call OoO, hang your head in shame.

Ah well, sh*t happens. :lol:

I also thought Lord Renton would easily reach his century. Probably explains why I'm only mid-table in the DDP :lol:

Well, it looks like no one did put the Bartholomew Ulufa'alu into their DDP after all! What a miss and a half?
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 03:47 PM

Zeljko Sturanovic - Former Prime Minister of Montegreno - Has lung cancer (Recently resigned)
Girija Prasad Koirala - Prime Minister of Nepal (In failing health)
Wojciech Jaruzelski - Former president of Poland - Recently (hospitalized) and in failing health
Ratu Iloilo - President of Fiji - My impression is his good health is no doubt overly exaggerated.
King Sihanouk - Former King of Cambodia - 2009's Suharto?

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 04:10 PM

View PostBanshees Scream, on Mar 22 2008, 03:47 PM, said:

Zeljko Sturanovic - Former Prime Minister of Montegreno - Has lung cancer (Recently resigned)
Girija Prasad Koirala - Prime Minister of Nepal (In failing health)
Wojciech Jaruzelski - Former president of Poland - Recently (hospitalized) and in failing health
Ratu Iloilo - President of Fiji - My impression is his good health is no doubt overly exaggerated.
King Sihanouk - Former King of Cambodia - 2009's Suharto?

Since when have Nepal, Fiji and Cambodia been in Europe?
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 04:25 PM

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Since when have Nepal, Fiji and Cambodia been in Europe?

Well, wouldn't you agree that expanding the discussion to Former European Presidents And Prime Minister's would make the thread more informative and interesting? I really think so. It would give readers more options to post about and besides, it's better to have a thread which covers 'a whole category' then a thread which would only cover 1\3 of the category. This way, it's basically limiting a subject to one thread instead of four threads. You know what I mean?

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 04:49 PM

I've changed the name of this thread omitting the word 'European'
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 05:25 PM

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

View PostVaagheid, on Mar 22 2008, 05:25 PM, said:

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Since when have Nepal, Fiji and Cambodia been in Europe?

Well, wouldn't you agree that expanding the discussion to Former European Presidents And Prime Minister's would make the thread more informative and interesting? I really think so. It would give readers more options to post about and besides, it's better to have a thread which covers 'a whole category' then a thread which would only cover 1\3 of the category. This way, it's basically limiting a subject to one thread instead of four threads. You know what I mean?

Okey, but before I started the post I went online too check out all the chosen leaders of Europe who are 90+.
If someone else has 90+ suggestions outside Europe please place them here.

Maybe we should merge the thread with the Political Fraility thread, which serves much the same purpose.

Threads merged - LG

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 11:45 PM

View PostHandrejka, on Mar 22 2008, 04:10 PM, said:

View PostBanshees Scream, on Mar 22 2008, 03:47 PM, said:

Zeljko Sturanovic - Former Prime Minister of Montegreno - Has lung cancer (Recently resigned)
Girija Prasad Koirala - Prime Minister of Nepal (In failing health)
Wojciech Jaruzelski - Former president of Poland - Recently (hospitalized) and in failing health
Ratu Iloilo - President of Fiji - My impression is his good health is no doubt overly exaggerated.
King Sihanouk - Former King of Cambodia - 2009's Suharto?

Since when have Nepal, Fiji and Cambodia been in Europe?
Someone should really start a separate thread for monarchs/politicians of Nepal, Cambodia and Fiji and, of course, the other countries in their region.
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:05 AM

View PostVaagheid, on Mar 22 2008, 11:12 PM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on Mar 22 2008, 06:57 PM, said:

View PostVaagheid, on Mar 22 2008, 05:25 PM, said:

View PostBanshees Scream, on Mar 22 2008, 05:25 PM, said:

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Since when have Nepal, Fiji and Cambodia been in Europe?

Well, wouldn't you agree that expanding the discussion to Former European Presidents And Prime Minister's would make the thread more informative and interesting? I really think so. It would give readers more options to post about and besides, it's better to have a thread which covers 'a whole category' then a thread which would only cover 1\3 of the category. This way, it's basically limiting a subject to one thread instead of four threads. You know what I mean?

Okey, but before I started the post I went online too check out all the chosen leaders of Europe who are 90+.
If someone else has 90+ suggestions outside Europe please place them here.

Maybe we should merge the thread with the Political Fraility thread, which serves much the same purpose.

Threads merged - LG

I am not agreeing with this merge.
I started this post because the politics on this site are always very UK/USA oriented.
When there is a lot of attention to somewhat lesser important English or American politicians, a lot of important chosen leaders of other contry's are forgotten.
Take Francis Pym for instance he was very important for the UK, but when I saw on this site he was dead I started looking on all the European stations that I can get on my television and only the BBC had news about him and/or his dead.
That's why I think the site should only be foccused on Monarchs, Presidents and Prime Ministers and it should forget (unless they have a great reason) all the ministers, senators or other politicians under them.

These are just my thoughts.
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You're a topic-whoring young twat.

Your grasp of English is abysmal, even for a Dutchie (cf the great Magere Hein).

Please calm down and respect the forum - this topic was merged for a good reason.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:36 AM

Why can't we leave Vaagy's thread as he wants it? He sounds like a reasonable poster and I think his English is just fine.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:46 AM

View Postdeadsox, on Mar 23 2008, 12:36 AM, said:

Why can't we leave Vaagy's thread as he wants it? He sounds like a reasonable poster and I think his English is just fine.
I agree with deadsox.

TAFKAG, you seem always ready to call other people bad names. Maybe when you have some respect yourself in this forum, then you can start being abusing (if approbriate, not like this time) other people? Maybe new members should be a bit more carfeul as we all know that arguing on internet is stupid and a waste of time.

I think there are already so many threads, one more (for Vaagheid's odiginal purpose) is not too much. So far, every single of his posts are on-topic (I think).
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:13 AM

Easy folks. We've also got famous Belgians. How European is that? Plenty scope for your Euro-politicos here. Good list Vaagheid by the way. We all gotta merge sometime.

What about that guy who used to say "Nil points!" on Jeux Sans Frontieres? Was it Guido Pancaldi? He was pretty important, must be getting on a bit. Should he be on the list?

I welcome this debate. It's about time this site began to take The European Commission a bit more seriously.
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