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 Post subject: Person of the year 2018
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:34 am 
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I wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year.Its the time of the year for goodwill to all "men" so lets not get political and or animus.

The FT have named George Soros as their person of the year and I can from the article understand what has led them to this conclusion (despite his well funded support against Brexit and appreciating who is ultimately paying those flag bearers outside Parliament).

https://www.ft.com/content/2bd12012-01e ... 4d49afbbe3.

I was able to read the article without a subscription hence the link.If the link brings up a pay wall you might want do it independently.

Who is your person of the year and more importantly your reasons as to why ?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:58 am 
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I wonder if the mods can post this in everything else which is where I thought I had posted.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:27 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:01 pm 
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My person of the year is Sir David Attenborough for using his fame & popularity to finally get people (at least in the UK) to take a bit of interest in the plastic problem. OK, I know that the Blue Planet episode went out at the end of 2017, but the effects have been this year. Maybe I live in a slight bubble but I am seeing people use far fewer plastic bottles, plastic straws are starting to disappear and places are using disposable wooden spoons instead of plastic. There is a long way to go, but every little helps.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:09 pm 
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I really admired - and admire - Cameron Kasky. He is a mere 18 years old but, as a survivor of the Florida High School massacre (yeah, which one was that? ....there are so many in the US) he is taking on the NRA and really becoming a strong voice. Check out the way he challenged Marco Rubio about accepting donations from the NRA. The world needs people like him. Power to the people and power to the Youth.

Good thread btw :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:30 pm 
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Arnaud Beltrame

The French Police Officer who died after swapping places with a hostage during a terror attack


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:39 pm 
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Honestly? I know I am supposed to say someone worthy and world changing but mine is my dad. My mum died horribly last year, very young, and despite being incredibly lonely and devastated, he has got through the year and survived. Nothing world changing and as impressive as all the people mentioned above but the bravest person I know.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:07 pm 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
... mine is my dad.
It doesn't take a hero to be person of the year. My thoughts are with you KCG.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Great thread. Lots of heros but this
BucksBornNBred wrote:
kenyancowgirl wrote:
... mine is my dad.
It doesn't take a hero to be person of the year. My thoughts are with you KCG.

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