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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:00 am

Yeah, so sad he died and all that, but Teddy was in it for himself as much as anyone. The main reason the Cape Wind project is still on the drawing board and not making electricity is because he didn't want to be able to see windmills from his place on Martha's Vineyard. All for the public good, just so long as you can't see it from his place. We have wind towers going up in and around my area like gang busters, with NIMBY people who are not senators just getting bulldozed off to the side, but when Ted and his family and rich pals are the NIMBYs, no dice. :annoyed:
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:17 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Yeah, so sad he died and all that, but Teddy was in it for himself as much as anyone. The main reason the Cape Wind project is still on the drawing board and not making electricity is because he didn't want to be able to see windmills from his place on Martha's Vineyard.


I thought that was more to do with not wanting to piss off voters on Martha's Vineyard?
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:42 am

Those would be Ted's rich friends. Population of Martha's Vineyard = +/- 15,000, maybe 50% voters. Say 75%. that's 11,250 voters. Population of Massachusetts = +/- 6.5 million. Potential beneficiaries of cape wind = A really wicked lot more.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby PKMKII » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:03 am

But aren't there a lot of people from other parts of Massachusetts that have vacation homes, or vacation regularly, in Martha's Vineyard?
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:09 pm

There are lots of people from lots of places, some in Mass, some elsewhere, that have vacation homes there. I'm pretty sure the number is significantly less than 6.5 million. I'd venture to say it's significantly less than 1% of 6.5 million.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:54 am

I must have missed this one being away on holiday.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:34 am

Roy Hunter wrote:I must have missed this one being away on holiday.

John Ryan, creator of cartoon pirate Captain Pugwash.


:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Capellini » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:14 pm

Patrick Swayze and Jim Carroll
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby TwistedSister » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:06 pm

Crap! Patrick Swayze died????
I didn't know that until now.

Damn. I really was hoping he would pull through.
Damn! Damn!! Damn!!!

Life really isn't fair at times. :furious: :furious: :cry: :cry: :cry:

He was one sexy dude.

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Capellini » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:39 pm

Sadly, pancreatic cancer is not the kind of thing one 'pulls through'. The ACS puts 5 year survival at 4%.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:45 am

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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:28 am



You beat me to it...and only last night I was watching Keith Allen's programme about him.

I'm very sad because I don't usually like TV chefs but Floyd was great.

I must tell this story.

Back in the 1990s a group of friends and I went to stay in Tuckenhay Mill in Devon, near Dartmouth. It was winter and on the first evening we set off down a dark lane next to Bow Creek to find somewhere to eat.

After about a quarter of a mile we came upon an old pub next to the river. The pub looked a bit grim with it's sign swinging in the wind, it was called The Maltsters Arms. It didn't look like the sort of place that would do food but we decided to call in for a drink before carrying on down the lane.

We opened the front door and to our utter amazement we were greeted by none other than Keith Floyd...it was HIS pub.

We all sat round a big table in a lovely room with a log fire and were personally served by Floyd himself. He was such a character and by the end of the evening we were so drunk Floyd said "you lot are going to need this' and he gave us a signed copy of his video 'Floyd on Hangovers'!

We went back about a year later and ate at Floyd's pub again but shortly after that the place went bust...I think Keith Floyd's business partner ran off with the proceeds or something.

What a character...he'll be sadly missed.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:52 am

black bart wrote:We went back about a year later and ate at Floyd's pub again but shortly after that the place went bust...I think Keith Floyd's business partner ran off with the proceeds or something.
Auntie wrote:A lack of business acumen plagued Floyd throughout his career, and he went bankrupt in the 1990s reportedly after a £36,000 cheque he had accepted for a drinks bill bounced.
Anything you feel you need to share with us about that, Bart?

black bart wrote:What a character...he'll be sadly missed.
Absolutely. I shall raise a glass and "Have a quick slurp" to him.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby black bart » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:03 am

£36,000!!!!!!

No wonder I had a hang over...luckily I had Floyd's video to help me get over it.
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Re: Did you hear who died?

Postby TwistedSister » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:56 pm

I see no one cares about Patrick. 'cept me and Cap.
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