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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 Dec '16 23:38
    Liz Smith and Richard Adams.
    Not unexpected at their ages.
    The media seem to be revelling in 2016 the year of celebrity deeaths!
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    And now Carrie Fisher
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    Took a road trip this morning. Lit up sign along the freeway said, "PARK YOUR PHONE, 580 TRAFFIC DEATHS THIS YEAR".

    Twelve hours later on the way back home another sign said, "PARK YOUR PHONE, 581 TRAFFIC DEATHS THIS YEAR".

    Within 12 hours one more person died and I don't know who it was.
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    28 Dec '16 02:04
    Originally posted by josephw
    Took a road trip this morning. Lit up sign along the freeway said, "PARK YOUR PHONE, 580 TRAFFIC DEATHS THIS YEAR".

    Twelve hours later on the way back home another sign said, "PARK YOUR PHONE, 581 TRAFFIC DEATHS THIS YEAR".

    Within 12 hours one more person died and I don't know who it was.
    It wasn't Carrie Fisher.
  5. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    28 Dec '16 02:51
    Originally posted by josephw
    Took a road trip this morning. Lit up sign along the freeway said, "PARK YOUR PHONE, 580 TRAFFIC DEATHS THIS YEAR".

    Twelve hours later on the way back home another sign said, "PARK YOUR PHONE, 581 TRAFFIC DEATHS THIS YEAR".

    Within 12 hours one more person died and I don't know who it was.
    Josephw,

    Hopefully no one you knew!

    -VR
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    28 Dec '16 03:46
    Originally posted by josephw
    Took a road trip this morning. Lit up sign along the freeway said, "PARK YOUR PHONE, 580 TRAFFIC DEATHS THIS YEAR".

    Twelve hours later on the way back home another sign said, "PARK YOUR PHONE, 581 TRAFFIC DEATHS THIS YEAR".

    Within 12 hours one more person died and I don't know who it was.
    About 6,700 people die in the U.S. every day, and somewhere in the region of 100 of them die in accidents on the roads.
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    28 Dec '16 05:13
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Liz Smith and Richard Adams.
    Not unexpected at their ages.
    The media seem to be revelling in 2016 the year of celebrity deeaths!
    Along with about a third of the population of Chicago during Christmas.

    Of course, that never makes the news.
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    28 Dec '16 05:37
    Originally posted by FMF
    ... in the region of 100 of them die in accidents on the roads. (each day)
    A similar amount are shot (either suicide, murder or accident)
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    28 Dec '16 09:58
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Liz Smith and Richard Adams.
    Not unexpected at their ages.
    The media seem to be revelling in 2016 the year of celebrity deeaths!
    Every time I turn the news on I wonder who will be next on the Grim Reaper's hit list? If it's me one of my sisters will announce it here. 😕
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    28 Dec '16 18:11
    Originally posted by whodey
    Along with about a third of the population of Chicago during Christmas.

    Of course, that never makes the news.
    whodey,

    Sometimes it does.

    At least 27 people were shot in Chicago over Christmas weekend as the city's number of homicides spike more than 50 PER CENT from last year
    Seven people were shot dead over Christmas weekend, according to police
    At least 20 more were shot and wounded within 48-hour time period, cops said
    Total number of homicides this year was 745, a more than 50 per cent increase from last year when the number was 476
    Last year's Christmas weekend saw 30 people shot and six of those died


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4065782/At-27-people-shot-48-hours-Chicago-Christmas-weekend.html#ixzz4U9pbcGaS
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    A couple more days to go...
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    29 Dec '16 00:29
    Originally posted by whodey
    Along with about a third of the population of Chicago during Christmas.

    Of course, that never makes the news.
    Well. it isn't "a third of the population of Chicago" and of course it HAS been all over the news. Save your infantile exaggerations and your loony-right wing all-purpose-and-evergreen-but-almost-invariably-untrue "debating point" [i.e. 'the news refuses to cover it'] for the Debate Forum cesspool. 😉
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    29 Dec '16 00:47
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    whodey,

    Sometimes it does.

    At least 27 people were shot in Chicago over Christmas weekend as the city's number of homicides spike more than 50 PER CENT from last year
    Seven people were shot dead over Christmas weekend, according to police
    At least 20 more were shot and wounded within 48-hour time period, cops said
    Total number of homicides thi ...[text shortened]... as-weekend.html#ixzz4U9pbcGaS
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    Nothing to see here, more right wing lies!
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    29 Dec '16 00:47
    Originally posted by FMF
    Well. it isn't "a third of the population of Chicago" and of course it HAS been all over the news. Save your infantile exaggerations and your loony-right wing all-purpose-and-evergreen-but-almost-invariably-untrue "debating point" [i.e. 'the news refuses to cover it'] for the Debate Forum cesspool. 😉
    Chicago had more people shot than in Iraq last year.

    Crazy, huh?
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    29 Dec '16 00:51
    Originally posted by whodey
    Nothing to see here, more right wing lies!
    But no one has claimed there is "nothing to see here" and no one has suggested that what has happened in Chicago is "more right wing lies". You are fabricating stuff, whodey.
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