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    The deaD of 2023

    Sandra Day Oconnor (US Supreme Court) dead at 93
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    Political Frailty

    Berkshire Hathaway's board of directors have been dropping dead https://www.wsj.com/business/berkshire-hathaway-board-investors-6b6e44a0?st=x0y6mu4m6anf23x&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
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    Mitch McConnell

    Most of the States in the USA, when a Senator resigns or dies in office, have the replacement named by the Governor. KY changed the rules for their state. The Democratic Governor can not name the replacement; therefore, the replacement (presuming Mitch does not serve out his term) will be Republican. Why does this matter? The party that holds the majority (and the US Senate is without going into the detail re: the independents) are essentially Democratic by one seat. The Majority vs the Minority is a huge deal. HUGE. (corrected my earlier error re: the majority party)
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    Political Frailty

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2023/08/29/steve-scalise-blood-cancer-diagnosed-house-republicans/70707798007/ Steve Scalise: treatable blood cancer
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    The 12th Death of 2023

    Dick van Dyke, one more trip over that sofa and then I'll be it.
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    Yevgeny Prigozhin

    it is possible his name was added to the passenger list to send a message and he could still be living
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    Laszlo Birinyi

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    Political Frailty

    Senators Length of Service 1. ByrdRobert C. Byrd (D‑WV) 51_5_2651 years, 5 months, 26 days 2. InouyeDaniel K. Inouye (D‑HI) 49_11_1549 years, 11 months, 15 days 3. LeahyPatrick J. Leahy (D‑VT) 48.48 years Once you are in and last a while, you gain power and are able to shovel funds to the home state helping you retain your seat.
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    Political Frailty

    If Mitch McConnell survives 2023, he gets my vote for 2024. https://www.npr.org/2023/08/16/1194115265/sen-mitch-mcconnells-health-issues-spotlights-kentuckys-succession-process
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    Buzz Aldrin

    This week he is in a full page ad (anniversary of his moon walk in the Wall Street Journal US) for a wrist watch ... He is doing very well for a newlywed.
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    Kennedy Center Honorees

    I like this idea for a thread. Tony Bennett being one.
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    7. Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett, Crooner Who Bridged Genres and Generations, Dies at 96 https://www.wsj.com/articles/tony-bennett-crooner-who-bridged-genres-and-generations-dies-c532562?st=banat95tz82z4w3&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
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    Septic shock, I was in the hospital for two days last month on the verge of sepsis (caught it before cellulitis advanced). I am still in pain. $28k, glad insurance covered all but a few hundred US$.
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    The deaD of 2023

    William O'Neil https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230529005167/en/William-ONeil-Company-Announces-the-Passing-of-William-J.-ONeil
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    World's Oldest

    Please don't spread untrue stories like that.

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