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    People Who Are Dead According To Wikipedia...

    https://catholicfreepress.org/news/bishop-emeritus-daniel-patrick-reilly-96-fourth-bishop-of-worcester Diocesan newspaper in Worcester has it.
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    Political Frailty

    The question is can he outlive them all? Blumenthal is 98, Marshall almost 96, and Califano is 93. It would be absolutely astounding if he managed it, but it’s within the realm of possibility.
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    Shelley Duvall

    Or perhaps Olive Oyl running out?
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    ALS/MND/other degenerative diseases

    I wonder if that’s what did him in?
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    The Death Penalty

    The benefit of executing a Bundy (of which there is very little) is far outweighed by the danger of the state murdering innocent people under the guise of justice. No standard is high enough to avoid these judicial miscarriages. The danger is simply too great.
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    The Death Penalty

    You are profoundly ignorant. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1973 the U.S. has executed roughly 200 innocent people. About 4% of people executed are later found to have not committed the crime of which they were convicted. https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.1306417111 As to your request for a narrative explanation: someone (usually a young, poor, poorly educated, Black male) is arrested for committing murder. They’re probably not a saint but they didn’t kill this person. Cops arrest them, knock them around and/or coerce a confession out of them before they call the PDs office. They finally get a PD in there and he’s overworked and exhausted and has no resources so he isn’t able to get whatever judge to throw out the confession. So the jury hears it and convicts. Let’s say all of this happens in Texas where they fast track executions, so, despite having grounds for an appeal and a retrial, he’s executed before somewhere like the Innocence Project is able to take up his case. Later on, someone else gets picked up for something else and in the process of an investigation it turns out they did the first murder the other guy died for. Whoops. 200 times in 50 years.
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    Donald J Trump

    Don’t reply to him. Seriously, you’ll regret it.
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    Donald J Trump

    The president can’t pardon state crimes.
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    General Non School Massacre Thread

    Weddings can be very stressful.
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    Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Hurricanes, Mudslides

    I rather think inserting an unnecessary comma is as dumb as running two words together.
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    No, but often lines up with bipolar disorder, which he definitely has.
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    Michael Richards

    He was only 60. Calm yourself.
  13. The only thing keeping me vaguely hopeful is that it’s a leap year, which have been fruitful in the past.
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    1. Jimmy Carter

    I suppose there really is no accounting for taste.
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    The President's Men

    Seems reasonable to re-post this. In the interim Knap and Ellsberg have died. I also found obit info for Scharer. The mystery four are still mysterious. @Ulitzer95 @arghton @tracy A little help? As I forgot to ask for it last time.

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