View Poll Results: Is Arafat Dead?

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  • He's a goddamn zombie!

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  1. #1
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    Is Yassar Arafat dead yet?

    You must choose.

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    My dog did not bite your dog, your dog bit first, and I don't have a dog.

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    Hopefully.

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    Last edited by teledave; 11-09-2004 at 08:34 AM.
    I should probably change my username to IReallyDon'tTeleMuchAnymoreDave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teledave
    Wrong Movie. That scene is the "but I'm still using it" bit. From "...Holy Grail:"
    The Dead Collector : Bring out yer dead.
    [a man puts a body on the cart]
    Large Man with Dead Body : Here's one.
    The Dead Collector : That'll be ninepence.
    The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't : I'm not dead.
    The Dead Collector : What?
    Large Man with Dead Body : Nothing. There's your ninepence.
    The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't : I'm not dead.
    The Dead Collector : 'Ere, he says he's not dead.
    Large Man with Dead Body : Yes he is.
    The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't : I'm not.
    The Dead Collector : He isn't.
    Large Man with Dead Body : Well, he will be soon, he's very ill.
    The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't : I'm getting better.
    Large Man with Dead Body : No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment.
    The Dead Collector : Well, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations.
    The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't : I don't want to go on the cart.
    Large Man with Dead Body : Oh, don't be such a baby.
    The Dead Collector : I can't take him.
    The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't : I feel fine.
    Large Man with Dead Body : Oh, do me a favor.
    The Dead Collector : I can't.
    Large Man with Dead Body : Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
    The Dead Collector : I promised I'd be at the Robinsons'. They've lost nine today.
    Large Man with Dead Body : Well, when's your next round?
    The Dead Collector : Thursday.
    The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't : I think I'll go for a walk.
    Large Man with Dead Body : You're not fooling anyone, you know. Isn't there anything you could do?
    The Dead Body That Claims It Isn't : I feel happy. I feel happy.
    [the Dead Collector glances up and down the street furtively, then silences the Body with his a whack of his club]
    Large Man with Dead Body : Ah, thank you very much.
    The Dead Collector : Not at all. See you on Thursday.
    Large Man with Dead Body : Right.
    Goddamn it's slow at work today. Must... stop... posting...
    Last edited by Tippster; 11-09-2004 at 08:35 AM.

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    I love the french. "President Yassir Arafat", heh.

    A palestian just told the AP he only has hours left to live.

    A pretty anti-climactic way to go. I thought he'd last much longer than this.
    "The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" --Margaret Thatcher

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    Like him or not he's the duly elected president of Palestine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_gyptian
    A pretty anti-climactic way to go.
    I dunno about you, but I'm real concerned someone more militant than Arafat is waiting to take the reins.
    Balls Deep in the 'Ho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippster
    Like him or not he's the duly elected president of Palestine.
    Refresh me, is Palestine a nation state?


    13, I'm sure the Palestinians are banking on that. 25 years of self-genocide must be working out better than it looks from the outside.

    I know this is conjecture right now, but can it really be true that Arafat's estate(can you call it that) is estimated at 1 billion dollars?
    "The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" --Margaret Thatcher

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    interesting poll.
    The story is really franco-like. Hope the end will be a palestinian (how d'you say it?) state as happy and prosper as Spain has been after the caudillo...

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    You'll know when he's dead- a lot of shit will start blowing up.
    "There is a hell of a huge difference between skiing as a sport- or even as a lifestyle- and skiing as an industry"
    Hunter S. Thompson, 1970 (RIP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippster
    Like him or not he's the duly elected president of Palestine.
    From what I know there's some question about that--more like the once duly elected president, and current despot.
    I like the claims that he's just 'sleeping' and not in a coma. When he actually dies, maybe he'll be 'resting', and when they bury him he'll be taking a nap.
    The two likely successors are more moderate and willing to make concessions, but they may not have enough popular support to get anything done. I don't think Arafat's Hamas and Hizbollah allies (not to mention Islamic Jihad) will make life easy for the next president.
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    latest news is that he will be pulled from life support in a few hours.

    today is some sort of holliday there where the dead are pulled into heaven. he won't be buried in jerusalem.

    edit: now they say they won't pull the plug. he doesn't have much time anyway.
    Last edited by AltaPowderDaze; 11-09-2004 at 10:16 AM.

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    They should shoot him in a wheelchair and push him off a boat.
    Or skip the shooting part, who cares?
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    Getting into heaven on a technicality, gotta love that!

    Think I'll watch Dogma tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Rutecki
    I like the claims that he's just 'sleeping' and not in a coma. When he actually dies, maybe he'll be 'resting', and when they bury him he'll be taking a nap.
    And before we know it, Chevy Chase will be back on SNL.
    Balls Deep in the 'Ho

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    I heard he's living in Argentina just down the street from the Shah of Iran.
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_gyptian
    I know this is conjecture right now, but can it really be true that Arafat's estate(can you call it that) is estimated at 1 billion dollars?
    Where do you think all the untold millions of international relief and reconstruction money for Palestine has gone? Arafat could give a shit about the fate of Palestine. The fucker was more interested in growing his swiss bank accounts.
    HI THERE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim
    Where do you think all the untold millions of international relief and reconstruction money for Palestine has gone? Arafat could give a shit about the fate of Palestine. The fucker was more interested in growing his swiss bank accounts.
    I am aware of this. I think it was fortune that had him at 300mm. One Billion is a whole different league. He's worth that much and his supposed people live in a second rate shanty town.

    If bombs go off, they better be in celebration of his death.
    "The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" --Margaret Thatcher

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    Mr. G - yep, he won an election that WE pushed for in 1996 as part of the Two-state solution. Remember how sure we (the US) were that a moderate like Nabil Sha'ath would win, not that swarthy little freak with the quivering lip? Palestine is an internationally recognized state, just without clearly defined borders, currently roughly the territory of Gaza and the West Bank, with it's recognized Capital in Ramallah, not in Jerusalem like the Palestinians would like... We'll never see that mess cleaned up, I think.

    Dex is right, though, it seems he has since thrown out any attempt at writing a constitution and his "re-election" was shady as hell.

    Do not get me wrong. I refuse to be an apologist for Arafat. I think that fucker almost single-handedly has kept the peace process from progressing. I was in Camp David covering the peace talks in 2000 when he walked away from literally EVERYTHING the Palestinians had initially asked for. I also lived in Munich in '72. 'Nuff said. Fuck him straight to hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim
    Where do you think all the untold millions of international relief and reconstruction money for Palestine has gone? Arafat could give a shit about the fate of Palestine. The fucker was more interested in growing his swiss bank accounts.
    Considering the fact that he's not a true Palestinian, that wouldn't be too much of a stretch.

    What's amazing to me is that he's dead or dying of natural causes, instead of an assassination. Unless Mossad somehow poisoned him.
    Last edited by 13; 11-09-2004 at 11:14 AM.
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    I suspect like Marie Tringtignant (French actress) he was DOA in France - they just wanted to get his body out of Gaza so they could arrange the sucession

    http://mapage.noos.fr/kimble/raffeur...nother-day.jpg

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    SP's work name=Jeff Swanner??
    The Punani mystique deepens.
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