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David Cameron's local Tory chairman found dead in Glastonbury toilet
The Telegraph ^ | June 26, 2011

Posted on 06/26/2011 2:58:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

David Cameron said he was "devastated" to hear of the death of Christopher Shale, his constituency chairman, who was found dead in a portable toilet at Glastonbury Festival.

In a statement, the Prime Minister said Mr Shale was a "close and valued friend" and a "big rock" in his life.

Mr Shale, 56, who was the party chairman in Mr Cameron’s Witney constituency, was found dead in a toilet in the site’s VIP area at 9am.

He was featured in an article in today's Mail on Sunday which published a memo written by Mr Shale saying there was little reason to join the Conservative party.

The festival organiser Michael Eavis spoke of his sadness over the death during a press conference later.

The 75-year-old farmer was told it was suicide - but police said it was still too early to say, while friends of Mr Shale insisted he had had a heart attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 06/26/2011 2:58:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

An EMT told me that many elderly are found dead in bathrooms. That the body slackens before death and many head for the toilet only to die there.


2 posted on 06/26/2011 3:00:23 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A portable toilet? I prefer my father’s manner of passing. He fell asleep on his own couch and never woke up.


3 posted on 06/26/2011 3:00:44 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Clara Lou

Like my Grandpa, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming like the passengers on his bus.


4 posted on 06/26/2011 3:02:18 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SatinDoll

Didn’t Elvis die on a toilet too?


5 posted on 06/26/2011 3:03:39 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: SatinDoll
An EMT told me that many elderly are found dead in bathrooms.

This guy was only 56. 56 is elderly?

6 posted on 06/26/2011 3:05:35 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

Yes.


7 posted on 06/26/2011 3:13:21 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

understandable at Glastonbury, being around that many hippies is enough to make anyone kill themselves


8 posted on 06/26/2011 3:20:21 PM PDT by Jeff Vader (Palin 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP.


9 posted on 06/26/2011 3:23:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A politician and an Elvis Impersonator.
10 posted on 06/26/2011 3:26:38 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SatinDoll

True. A la Elvis ... One feels sick and want to relieve ...


11 posted on 06/26/2011 3:34:11 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We’ve all had poops we thought could lead to a heart attack


12 posted on 06/26/2011 3:34:59 PM PDT by montag813
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To: library user

I don’t believe 56 is elderly, no.

But there are all kinds of reasons people die. I knew of someone who passed away at age 48, shocking everyone as he hadn’t been ill. It turned out he had an undiagnosed case of colon cancer.


13 posted on 06/26/2011 3:40:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When straining on the toilet you tend to hold your breathe, hence many heart attacks occur that way. If you've noticed, in hospital bathrooms they have a an emergency pull rope because many MI’s occur in bathrooms... it's not a great way to go.
14 posted on 06/26/2011 4:00:17 PM PDT by jpf (phillies)
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To: Jeff Vader

My eldest son and his fiance are at Glastonbury at the moment - hope they don’t come home with fleas.

Mel


15 posted on 06/26/2011 4:15:12 PM PDT by melsec
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To: SatinDoll

“An EMT told me that many elderly are found dead in bathrooms.”

Elderly? He was 56.
I believe a more common reason for people to die on the toilet, is due straining.


16 posted on 06/26/2011 4:44:15 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A sacrifice to the old gods.


17 posted on 06/26/2011 5:09:43 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Because Cameron is a politician, this has a “don’t get caught with a dead girl or live boy in your bed” feeling about it. Yechh...


18 posted on 06/26/2011 5:25:51 PM PDT by twister881
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To: nuconvert

Well that’s an ending where one’s life ain’t worth a sheeet.


19 posted on 06/26/2011 5:34:50 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What exactly is a “Constituency Chairman?”


20 posted on 06/26/2011 7:38:26 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: SatinDoll

He was 56, hardly elderly. Also, this was a public toilet. I can’t imagine him doing that...it would be believable if it was at home. I think it was a hit.


21 posted on 06/26/2011 7:58:47 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Who does Number Two work for?”


22 posted on 06/26/2011 8:01:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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‘That’ being suicide as was mentioned in the article.


23 posted on 06/26/2011 8:01:46 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: montag813
We’ve all had poops we thought could lead to a heart attack

Yep, hard as a golf ball, and twice the size. The splash actually got water on the floor.

24 posted on 06/26/2011 8:04:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: HollyB

I would imagine that they’ll do an autopsy. The findings should be coming out in the next two weeks sometime.

I used the example of an EMT commenting about the large number of dead people they kept finding in bathrooms. You don’t have to be elderly to die.


25 posted on 06/26/2011 8:08:42 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

*snort*


26 posted on 06/26/2011 8:20:43 PM PDT by SuziQ
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