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Dead Thread 2017
 
# 1 : Sunday 1-1-2017 @ 15:56
 
 
The 2017 edition.

No one is dead yet.......
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# 2 : Sunday 1-1-2017 @ 16:25
 
 
2016 Dead thread, died at 12:00:01 this morning.
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# 3 : Sunday 1-1-2017 @ 16:48
 
 
William Christopher probably best know for playing Fr.Mulcahy in MASH.
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# 4 : Sunday 1-1-2017 @ 16:51
 
 
Bambi artist Tyrus Wong.
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# 5 : Sunday 1-1-2017 @ 18:04
 
 
Economist, Sir Anthony Atkinson - one of the world's leading experts on economic inequality.
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# 6 : Sunday 1-1-2017 @ 20:04
 
 
The first 2017 road death - Shane MacGowan's mother.

This could go on for ages.....
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# 7 : Tuesday 3-1-2017 @ 03:18
 
 
The worlds most influential art critic and booker prize winner John Berger has died age 90. The man was a genius.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38492516
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# 8 : Saturday 7-1-2017 @ 16:11
 
 
Mário Soares, former Portuguese President died today at 92.




More than just being a President, he was active in the resistance against the former fascist government, spent years in exile and when he came back helped shape the new democracy as well as helping prevent a communist coup that could have turned Portugal into the only western European communist state.


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# 9 : Saturday 7-1-2017 @ 23:00
 
 
Someone said :
Mário Soares, former Portuguese President died today at 92.




More than just being a President, he was active in the resistance against the former fascist government, spent years in exile and when he came back helped shape the new democracy as well as helping prevent a communist coup that could have turned Portugal into the only western European communist state.

A decade ago, I did a masters in equality studies at UCD. Our first class was a seminar, but as it was the first class, we had not got readings he week before to have read in advance for the seminar. Instead, the professor used the session to get us to introduce ourselves to each other: not just our name, but what kind of academic background we had, what our engagement with equality and social justice was. And so it went around the room: one woman worked in the Combat Poverty Agency, another in the Free Legal Aid Centre. One man worked in the National Office for Equity of Access to Higher Education. It got to be a bit of a very inegalitarian 'bidding war', with one man explaining how his equality background was not in high-falutin policy but at the coal face as an adult literacy tutor.

The last woman in the ring was older than the rest of us. When it came to her, it turned out she spoke with a foreign accent. She worked in art history (for an auction house if my memory is correct). But her equality and social justice background ended the unofficial competition in the best way possible: "I participated in the 25th April revolution that ended the dictatorship in my home country". (As they say in darts, "winner alright".)
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# 10 : Sunday 8-1-2017 @ 10:02
 
 


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# 11 : Sunday 8-1-2017 @ 11:34
 
 
Om Puri died, he was surprisingly young at 66. He was very good in East is East, one of my favourite films.
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# 12 : Sunday 8-1-2017 @ 19:32
 
 
1st musical death this year. Peter Sarstedt.

Video Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8XQZYIiNgo
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# 13 : Monday 9-1-2017 @ 23:24
 
 
T K Whitaker, civil servant, aged 100.
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# 14 : Monday 9-1-2017 @ 23:56
 
 
Someone said :
T K Whitaker, civil servant, aged 100.

He probably had more of an influence on the lives of Irish people and the country than anyone else in these threads.
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# 15 : Tuesday 10-1-2017 @ 05:43
 
 
Someone said :

He probably had more of an influence on the lives of Irish people and the country than anyone else in these threads.

Correct, masssive influence on governments for decades in economic policy and also in keeping the northern troubles from developing into an all island conflict.
A remarkable man.
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