Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes V (Do Not Post Current Politics Here)

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  1. True Grit Trumpster Fire

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    Looks like it’s from this great old series by @Plumber
     
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    John Kramer
    was an American civil engineer, philanthropist, and serial killer who murdered at least 30 in the infamous Jigsaw Killings in the early-to-mid 2000s.

    Kramer began his career by joining prominent Chicago lawyer (and future Jigsaw victim) Art Blank in founding the Urban Renewal Group, a real estate company with the goal of property development for the needy. Kramer, along with his spouse Jill Tuck, founded the Homeward Bound clinic, a recovery clinic for drug addicts.

    Kramer was diagnosed with cancer in early 2002, and attempted suicide in January of 2003. His unsuccessful suicide attempt is what is believed to be Kramer's motivation to begin the Jigsaw murders. The murders were infamous in that the victims, in most cases, were given opportunity to escape through means such as self-mutilation, emotional manipulation, and other methods of self harm, with the idea that if the victim is unable to escape, then they did not have a sufficient will to live. This philosophy, known in the modern day as Jigsawism or Kramerism, has lead to multiple copycat killings across the globe.

    Kramer was killed on August 5, 2006, with his throat slit. It is believed that one of the victims of the Gideon Trap, either accomplice Amanda Young, Lynn Denlon, or Jeff Denlon murdered him. As all were deceased, there is debate on whether he was killed maliciously, in self-defense, or if the death was carried out at his own request.

    (This was my attempt at making a wikibox and summary of infamous SAW villian John Kramer. If there are any errors in the writing, please let me know, so that I may fix them. Some of the information listed, such as the location of Kramer's birth and death, are not canon, but were simply guesses.)
     
  4. The British Empire Well-Known Member

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    Hey! That was my idea! :p

    In all seriousness, can I one on Hoffman?
     
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  6. Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968 RIP Japhy

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    A follow up to this post.
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    This was not the first time Gordon Brown's premiership had faced whispers of a coup. He had before been faced with this threat, back in 2009 after Labour's disastrous showing in both that year's local and EU elections. In fact, Brown himself feared his premiership was about to come to a pre-mature end when James Purnell resigned as Work and Pensions Secretary. All that needed for this fear to come to pass was for Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Health Secretary Alan Johnson to resign. Luckily for Brown, neither of these resignations came to be, and after Brown secured a 4th consecutive majority for Labour in 2010, his leadership was safe. Or at least it was.

    By the time of Late Spring-Summer of 2013, Brown's leadership was again under question. His party, which had already trailed consistently in the opinion polls since Late 2011 to the Osbourne-led Tories, was now trailing by even more with the election of Theresa May, who proved to be more popular with the public, and with Brown never a charmer, it was difficult to see how he could turn these numbers around. It didn't help that many Blairites in the party were still not over Blair's forced resignation that paved the way for Brown's entry into Number 10, and would prefer Foreign Secretary and "heir to Blair" David Miliband as Prime Minister. Miliband held loyal to Brown during his 2009 leadership woes, and again pledged loyalty to Brown anytime anyone asked about his leadership, but speculation was nevertheless rampant that Brown would be ousted in favour of Miliband before the next election. After all, the Conservatives had prevented almost certain defeat in 1992 by replacing their unpopular Prime Minister with a senior cabinet member, why shouldn't Labour do the same?

    Eventually, Brown decided enough was enough, and that facing questions over his leadership was the best way to ensure a defeat in 2015. Therefore, on July 21, 2013, Brown announced he would resign as Labour Leader for the sole purpose of triggering a leadership race in which he would run for re-election. Immediately, press speculation turned to Miliband as a potential challenger, and just as quickly Miliband ruled himself out of contention. In his place as Brown's challenger came Charles Clarke, MP for Norwich South since 1997, former Home Secretary, and perhaps the staunchest critic of Gordon Brown within the Labour caucus. As it would turn out, Clarke's coalition was an interesting mix of Blairites and those who believed Gordon Brown was not socialist enough and decided a protest vote for his opponent was the best way to express this.

    With his toughest and best challenger having ruled himself out, Brown's re-election as leader was almost a certainty. Clarke just didn't have the support to topple Brown, and this would ultimately lead to Brown easily winning the race with a 2/3rds majority, but the fact that over a quarter of Labour MPs and MEPs supported the removal of a sitting Prime Minister did not bide well for said Prime Minister's future.

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    Also, we're collaborating on one for Hoffman, so stay tuned.
     
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    POD: The Chiracs move to Maine in 1932, their son is born a few months later an American citizen. I picked Maine because it has the highest percentage of French-Americans of any state.

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  11. Zyxoriv A Political Nerd

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    Now, make him President.
     
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  13. Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968 RIP Japhy

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    A follow up to this post. Also, apologies in advance if the write up is a bit lacking, I kinda rushed it.
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    After much buildup, Labour's Götterdämmerung was imminent. The party had been trailing in the opinion polls for nearly 4 years, and the Tory leads only increased with election of Theresa May as leader. It was difficult to see how Labour could pull out a 2010-style reversal, seeing as how the main factor in Labour's turnaround that year (the harsh austerity promised by Cameron and Osbourne) was no longer present. The fact that Labour had racked up 5 more years in office, only adding to the "time for change" feeling that had by know swept up most of the electorate certainly didn't help.

    This was the background as the United Kingdom went to the polls on the 7th of May, 2015. Everyone and their grandma knew the Tories were going to win, and going to win big. The only question was, "how big?". As it would turn out, the answer was "very, very big".

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    The new Tory Majority of 172 was the second largest in the post-war era, behind only Labour's 179 majority after 1997. It seemed almost no Labour MP was safe, and the party was reduced to only 151 seats, the worst performance for the party since the war and their worst result since the National Government landslide of 1931.

    The Conservative gains in Wales and Scotland were particularly notable. In Scotland, the party went from 1 MP to 9 MPs, and in Wales, the Tories actually became the largest party for the first time since the 1850s, winning 19 seats to Labour's 14.

    Despite the shock of Tories winning Wales, the most shocking individual result was not actually in Wales. Indeed it was on the other side of the country in South Shields, where Foreign Secretary and Labour Leadership favourite David Miliband was ousted on a swing of nearly 20 points.​
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  14. CommanderVonBruning In command of the torpedo gunboat 'Blitz'

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    OK, this is epic
     
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  16. Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968 RIP Japhy

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    Don't worry, that was the last post.
     
  17. Screwhorn77 has decayed into mold and wild honey

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    You know how a while back some users would make their personal beliefs and stances into wikiboxes for ideologies?
    I've made one of these.

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    (There was a thread dedicated to these, but I'm not sure if it's active anymore.)
     
  18. Zyxoriv A Political Nerd

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    This one?
     
  19. Screwhorn77 has decayed into mold and wild honey

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    Exactly. Thanks a lot, posted it there as well.
     
  20. Zyxoriv A Political Nerd

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    Meh, looks like it was closed shortly after you posted it there, let's make a new thread for it.
     
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