Deaths in 2024

Started by Lord Kermit of Birkenhead, 01 January 2024, 12:26:35 PM

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Peterem

Stan Bowles was unique. Described in the paper today as "Messi with a fag in his left hand, a lager top in the other and a racing paper in his back pocket", he once collected a winning bet in his full QPR kit before a match and put his record-breakingly abysmal performance in "Superstars" down to a bad hangover from drinking with James Hunt the night before. They really don't make them like that any more.

John Cook

Quote from: Leon on 25 February 2024, 11:15:18 PMOnly surprise there was that he didn't manage to stab himself in the back and then commit 'suicide' from an 8th floor window... I'd say that the world will be a better place once Putin has gone but these days you don't know what kind of worse loons are waiting in the wings to take over.

You've got that right.  With a loony in the Kremlin and the prospect of another one in the White House, we have nothing to worry about do we.  Never a fan of the idea of a European army, I'm not so sure now.

Roy

QuoteNever a fan of the idea of a European army, I'm not so sure now.

Have to say that researching for my Imagi-Nations wargaming project I stumbled upon the Defence forces of the European Union wikipage & found it quite interesting.

Obviously, I'm not going to go into real-world geopolitics nor possible logistical or lingual problems, but, yeah, the idea of a United European Army is quite an interesting idea.
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Quote from: Roy on 28 February 2024, 07:14:21 PMHave to say that researching for my Imagi-Nations wargaming project I stumbled upon the Defence forces of the European Union wikipage & found it quite interesting.

Obviously, I'm not going to go into real-world geopolitics nor possible logistical or lingual problems, but, yeah, the idea of a United European Army is quite an interesting idea.

The argument against an EU army was twofold, first by those for whom the EU was an anathema and nothing else mattered, and second by those who argued that NATO already fulfilled the role.  As for real-world issue, they are hard to ignore I think.  With the distinct possibility of a Trump presidency and the US becoming an even more unreliable ally than it is already, an alternative alliance seems essential.  With most, if not all, European countries already in NATO, linguistic and logisitc issues would not seem that great.  Sooner or later, unless something happens to change attitudes in Moscow, I fear that a war with Russia is a distinct possibility. 

T13A

Hairy Biker - Dave Myers, only 66.  :(  :o

Paul
T13A Out!

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Quote from: T13A on 29 February 2024, 11:46:09 AMHairy Biker - Dave Myers, only 66.  :(  :o

Paul

Very sad.  Just been following their latest series on TV. 

sunjester

Quote from: T13A on 29 February 2024, 11:46:09 AMHairy Biker - Dave Myers, only 66.  :(  :o

Paul
A great shame, a genuinely nice bloke.

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That's a great shame.😞
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Quote from: FierceKitty on 18 March 2024, 02:38:05 AMAdministrators - I read this thread eagerly with every new post, hoping to see the names of the Orange Duck and Vlad the Bad. Nothing yet. Please do something about this situation.

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