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Old 2020-11-15, 19:50   #1541
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UK's 'Yorkshire Ripper' serial killer Peter Sutcliffe dies Another in the "And why not sooner?" category.

I hadn't realized how badly the police bungled the investigation.
This is quite a good docu-drama of his offences and eventual capture:

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Old 2020-11-21, 21:33   #1542
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Discussion of the demise and decommissioning of Arecibo has been moved here:
https://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=26214
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Old 2020-11-24, 03:13   #1543
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I think that Ken Jennings will be the first to host.
Give that man a cheroot!

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host
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NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday.

Producers announced Monday that Jennings, who won 74 games in a row and claimed the show's "Greatest of All Time" title in a competition last year, will host episodes that air in January.

A long-term host to replace Trebek, who died of cancer on Nov. 8, will be named later.

"By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers," the show's executive producer, Mike Richards, said.
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Old 2020-11-25, 17:02   #1544
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Diego Maradona, aged 60 (former Argentine professional footballer, football manager and world champion of 1986).

He shot "The Goal of the Century".

For the Americans: s/football/soccer/g.

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Old 2020-11-25, 18:10   #1545
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Diego Maradona, aged 60 (former Argentine professional footballer, football manager and world champion of 1986).

He shot "The Goal of the Century".

For the Americans: s/football/soccer/g.
He of the hand of God.
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Old 2020-11-25, 18:43   #1546
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He of the hand of God.

oh yeah the controversy...*chuckle*
I do not like football/soccer but even I know of this.
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Old 2020-11-27, 14:12   #1547
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Bruce Boynton
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SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark "Freedom Rides" of 1961, died Monday. He was 83.

Former Alabama state Sen. Hank Sanders, a friend of Boynton's, on Tuesday confirmed his passing.

Boynton was arrested 60 years ago for entering the white part of a racially segregated bus station in Virginia and launching a chain reaction that ultimately helped to bring about the abolition of Jim Crow laws in the South. Boynton contested his conviction, and his appeal resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court decision that prohibited bus station segregation and helped inspire the "Freedom Rides."
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Old 2020-11-27, 17:38   #1548
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/middleeast/iran-top-nuclear-scientist-killed-intl/index.html, Iran nuclear scientist. This smells of something that the Trump administration would carry out. There is no proof of it, but there have been rumblings that Trump wants to start a war with Iran before he leaves office.
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Old 2020-11-27, 17:59   #1549
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/middleeast/iran-top-nuclear-scientist-killed-intl/index.html, Iran nuclear scientist. This smells of something that the Trump administration would carry out. There is no proof of it, but there have been rumblings that Trump wants to start a war with Iran before he leaves office.
Yes, of course, but this is usually done by the 'specialists' from the israeli secret service.

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Old 2020-11-27, 22:04   #1550
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/middleeast/iran-top-nuclear-scientist-killed-intl/index.html, Iran nuclear scientist. This smells of something that the Trump administration would carry out. There is no proof of it, but there have been rumblings that Trump wants to start a war with Iran before he leaves office.
Mossad.

If the US tried this, they would screw it up.
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Old 2020-11-28, 08:21   #1551
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He of the hand of God.
Similar British humour we use to say in the north of Portugal: “he went on his turn/time” when someone passes away.
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