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  1. Ideas And Possibilities For 2018

    It has been three-months since Elton John recovered, I would not put him on the 2018 list. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4530926/Elton-John-healthy-deadly-bacterial-infection.html
  2. Dustin Hoffman

    Ratso Rizzo died on a bus in Florida, will Dustin outlive Florida as the oceans rise?
  3. Ginger Baker

    https://www.facebook.com/bewareofmrbaker "God is punishing me for my past wickedness by keeping me alive and in as much pain as He can."
  4. Don King

    That is so shocking my hair is standing on end.
  5. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/maryam-mirzakhani-groundbreaking-mathematician-fields-medal-winner-dies-40/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour
  6. Ideas And Possibilities For 2018

    Pardon me for being relatively new to this forum, so I don't mean the shake things up, but just to make an observation: The official list is limited to only 50. There is a good point to that, in that if the list were composed of hundreds it would loose impact and frankly common interest. But - 50 is a very small number. If the list is composed to have a high hit rate, well ... it could simply be filled with those over 85, maybe 90 years old. That takes a lot of the fun out of it. If the list is composed of only the 'highest qualified' for impact to the world, it will have fewer hits. Thus my proposal to keep people engaged yet not have "the list" become overwhelming: I don't propose a list of categories (e.g. "politicians" "entertainment" "scientist" ... etc) although that could be a possibility, I just feel the segmentation could get overwhelming and thus dilutive. I do propose a series of list segmented by age ranges ("over 100" "90 - 100" "80-90" "under 80"). These lists should be short, but clearly only those of world renoun for whatever category they excelled in life and / or impact. As for attempting to get the odds in favor of a win for the year, there should be some evidence of good potential that the person could expire in the next year. Certainly those on the "over 100" could qualify by age alone, but even those in their 90's should exhibit some evidence of weakness. Anyone under 90 should not be judged by age alone.
  7. Helmut Kohl

    George H.W. Bush is still with us. The Soviet Union ended under his term.
  8. Survivors

    I highly doubt Tony Bennett has a medicine issue ... Michael Jackson's "doctor", while now out of prison, would not likely be used by Tony Bennett. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Murray
  9. Ideas And Possibilities For 2018

    I placed the Helmut Kohl in another area of the forum a few hours earlier, should I have put that in this one?
  10. Survivors

    Tony Bennett is still performing concerts, he should not be on the 2018 list. http://www.wsjplus.com/invites/tony-bennett-hb?mod=djcm_wsjplus_emails
  11. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40307918 Helmut Kohl died
  12. Ideas And Possibilities For 2018

    Gorby was live on TV recently. I see no reason to suspect he is near death. Plenty of others more likely to die in 2018.
  13. Ideas And Possibilities For 2018

    Garbachev is only 86 with no reported health issues. I vote 'no'.
  14. Theresa May

    I wouldn't think so, she has good health care. Wouldn't this progress to loss of limbs well before death? (like years)
  15. Room 101

    and who can blame Adam West with the photo of Julie in this: http://mentalfloss.com/article/30011/holy-info-batman-behind-scenes-facts-about-tvs-batman