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Dj and music producer Avicii dead.

Dj and music producer Avicii dead.
Dj and music producer Avicii dead.

28 years old... Tragic

Not announced/released yet, but by looking at his past (it has been said before), he was a heavy drinker and he had a lot of health problems, due to which he officially stopped performing live shows in 2016. He's even had his appendix and gallbladder removed.

Not a definite answer, but thought i'd give you some background.

What was the cause of death?

«He said, "One day you'll leave this world behind So live a life you will remember."»

Surely wise words, of someone who lived his life to the fullest. RIP

Russian Ruble plunges for 2nd day following US sanctions

Russian Ruble plunges for 2nd day following US sanctions

Don't worry, we haven't forgotten. Going to prison for laundering his master's money will be a good reminder for all of us.

But guys don't forget that Russia has Trump as a puppet. #Sarcasm.

Tax cuts on empty homes costing cash-strapped councils millions - The owners of nearly 100,000 empty or second homes in England are paying reduced or no council tax on their properties despite the cash crisis facing local authorities, it has emerged.

Tax cuts on empty homes costing cash-strapped councils millions - The owners of nearly 100,000 em...

The issue has caused controversy in areas with a high number of second homes. Plans for a big rise in council tax on second homes in the Yorkshire Dales were narrowly defeated last month. Opponents of the proposal described it as “social engineering”.

Why do you keep reelecting assholes?

Because they'd rather everyone suffer than admit their political team is wrong about anything.

You could have a vote for giving every citizen a thousand dollars absolutely free and people would still vote based on their party affiliation.

When citizens are faced will a lower income, we cut expenses.

When governments are faced with a lower income, they raise taxes.

Its your fault, everyone.

Why do you keep reelecting assholes?

Serious question.

Leaders of the European Union (EU) on Thursday sided with the British government in saying that Russia was likely behind the nerve attack that left a former Russian spy and his daughter hospitalized.

Leaders of the European Union (EU) on Thursday sided with the British government in saying that Russia was likely behind the nerve attack that left a former Russian spy and his daughter hospitalized.
Leaders of the European Union (EU) on Thursday sided with the British government in saying that R...

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Leaders of the European Union on Thursday sided with the British government in saying that Russia was likely behind the nerve attack that left a former Russian spy and his daughter hospitalized.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, tweeted Thursday that it was "Highly likely" that Russia's government was behind the attack, which used a Soviet-era nerve agent, adding that there was no other "Plausible" explanation.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Wednesday that the Trump administration wasn't interested in Moscow's explanation for the attack, as it is clear Russia was behind the incident that has shaken British politics and further soured relations between Russia and the West.

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And in other news, they aren't going to do shit about it.

They need to, but they won't.

Business as usual.

Did I beat the Russians here?

?

It's great that we get to hear EU leadership's opinion on the matter but I'm still not seeing any evidence.

Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

Stephen Hawking has died aged 76
Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

He's destined to go down as a cultural icon of science. He was practically a living metaphor, the ultimate example of brains over brawn and mind over body. He embodied the sort of poetic dualism humans love, and as such he will be remembered for a very long time.

His name will live on alongside some of the greatest minds in modern history, like Democritus, Newton & Einstein etc he moved us forward just that little bit. We're just a little less blind & a little less ignorant each time one of these exceptional individuals come along.

"One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away." - Stephen Hawking

Rest in peace! Thank you for your life.

They gave you 2 years in 1963 Professor. God may not play dice with the universe, but you beat the odds anyway.

Stephen Hawking: modern cosmology's brightest star dies aged 76

Stephen Hawking: modern cosmology's brightest star dies aged 76

Bloody good effort to make it to 76 with that illness.

Thank you for all your contributions to our world, Stephen.

Rest in peace, mate.

Humanity has lost one if its greatest minds

There isn't a doubt in my mind that he'll join the ranks of Einstein, Salk, and Curie

2nd oldest ALS survivor, outlived expectancy by 50 years

rip

He'll always be alive in that time traveler party

Russian spy: Deadline for Moscow over spy poison attack

Russian spy: Deadline for Moscow over spy poison attack
Russian spy: Deadline for Moscow over spy poison attack

Did anyone see where the US president condemned the Russians? Neither did I.

It would be a bold move. "We can get anyone, anywhere at anytime. We did it once before and we have done it again and there is nothing you can do about it."

Sends a powerful message. It's almost so unbelievable and brash since the last time it's seems almost hard to believe they did it again.

State Department did, though: https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2018/03/279201.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq4j1LtCdww

Official response from Putin -

Trumps campaign co-chair gets 20 years for sexual abuse and trafficking kids

Trumps campaign co-chair gets 20 years for sexual abuse and trafficking kids
Trumps campaign co-chair gets 20 years for sexual abuse and trafficking kids

Nolan, 71, a former judge, used drugs and threats of arrest to force women and girls under the age of 18 into sex acts.

Trump: "Yes but there are 2 sides to the story" when supporting his ex-male staff who beat up their ex-wifes/partners.

Trump is a fucking disgrace.

Trafficking kids? Only 20 years? If ever there was a time for capital punishment...

Elgible for parole in four years. Disgusting

So what happened to the 100 years he faced for the 28 counts? Did his sentencing shrink from 100 years to 20?

Russian plane missing after Moscow take off

Russian plane missing after Moscow take off
Russian plane missing after Moscow take off

I was watching my BBC news feed and it basically went from "Plane missing" to "plane has crashed, there are no expected survivors" in a few seconds (on my feed anyway).

Crazy. RIP.

It crashed, 71 onboard and apparantely no chance of survivors.

CNN article

Flight confirmed as crashed by BBC now.

Updated twitter thread by FlightRadar24: https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/962666019977297920

Flight tracker: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/6w703

Also:

https://twitter.com/AirportWebcams/status/962663921487409153

First commercial crash in over a year, yeah?

Update for those new here. **seems that some people in the comments below are connecting this comment to president trump and also making jokes. Please stop. Any mass death tragedy is something to treat with a bit of sincerity and solemnity. I would have voted bernie sanders.

My comment was more in reference to the timing since the last fatal commercial jet aircraft accident and reflects personal thoughts regarding system fragility. Air travel is one of those rare industries where over time there is progressive improvements in safety. ***

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