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Old May 16th 2019, 1:33 pm
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Bob Hawke. Australia's 23rd Prime Minister. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-...ed-89/11121680 Also known for being a world record holder for the fastest drinking of a yard of ale in 1954.
He did a lot for Australia and Australians, particularly in the areas of the environment, gender inequality, universal superannuation, human rights and universal healthcare.

He wasn't perfect and got up some people's noses, but while he was Prime Minister 'ordinary' Australians had a leader who actually cared about them and fought to improve their lives.

RIP Hawkey, you old bastard
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Old May 17th 2019, 3:10 pm
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Grumpy cat. 7 years old. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48308638
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Old May 17th 2019, 4:34 pm
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Oh B***** !!! First Doris Day & now Grumpy Cat ! Bummer of a week!!!
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Oh B***** !!! First Doris Day & now Grumpy Cat ! Bummer of a week!!!
Nobody mentioned I.M. Pei, which surprised me, high-brow lot that you are.
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Nobody mentioned I.M. Pei, which surprised me, high-brow lot that you are.
... 'cos bein' a serf I couldn't 'fink 'ow to spell his name Guv....
But yes, another loss of a great creative mind.
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Old May 21st 2019, 2:51 am
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Old May 21st 2019, 3:02 am
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Sad, but he lived 43 years long than he had any right to. A truly inspirational man.
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Old May 21st 2019, 5:27 am
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Sad, but he lived 43 years long than he had any right to. A truly inspirational man.
Longer than he had any right to? What??? He survived a horrendous ordeal through medical skill and personal strength, why did he not have the right to do that?

Sad to hear he's gone at only 70.
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Longer than he had any right to? What??? He survived a horrendous ordeal through medical skill and personal strength, why did he not have the right to do that?

Sad to hear he's gone at only 70.
Sorry, bad phrasing. ... Should have said "any right to expect to" .... he was more dead than alive, and there was a good chance he wouldn't survive - he was given the last rites, he was thought to be that close to death. And yes, he pulled through and recovered through medical skill and his own strength and determination.
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Longer than he had any right to? What??? He survived a horrendous ordeal through medical skill and personal strength, why did he not have the right to do that?

Sad to hear he's gone at only 70.
I think the intent is that such a crash will often kill a person. I dont know how Merzario managed to unbuckle the seat harness to get him out of the fire. The damage from the fumes he breathed in for over a minute were assumed to be beyond repair.

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Old May 21st 2019, 9:20 am
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Also to be remembered for his contribution to flight safety, following the Lauda Air crash, and his successful dealings with the recalcitrant Boeing Company, which resulted to modifications to the 767s.
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Old May 21st 2019, 11:00 am
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I think the intent is that such a crash will often kill a person. I dont know how Merzario managed to unbuckle the seat harness to get him out of the fire. The damage from the fumes he breathed in for over a minute were assumed to be beyond repair.

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Those fumes may well have contributed to him having to have a lung transplant last year, and I suspect that rejection may well be involved in his death..
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Also to be remembered for his contribution to flight safety, following the Lauda Air crash, and his successful dealings with the recalcitrant Boeing Company, which resulted to modifications to the 767s.
I remember watching one of the air crash investigation programs a little while back. It was more about how Lauda conducted himself afterwards, and his determination to find out why and prevent it again regardless of if his airline was to blame or not. His ethical standards were exceptional. He was a bloody good race car drive too.
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Judith Kerr aged 95 https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-48381415
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Bill Buckner dies at 69 after battling dementia

Bill Buckner, Red Sox player, 69, after a battle with dementia.
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