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  1. arghton

    Political Frailty

    Mulayam still critical in ICU, ventilator/life support the sixth day and the treatment isn't working. He was (again) reported "very critical" by some news sites earlier. His death seems inevitable at this point but I wonder how long this phase will continue. They'll do whatever they can to extend his life and tons of people including multiple politicians have already said they can donate a kidney or two to him.
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    Ideas and possibilities for 2023

    From the "Ideas and Possibilities for 2022" thread, Steve Russell, the programmer and designer of the first widely distributed videogame is still alive, now 84 or 85. Here's a picture of him from 2018
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    Where Will The Next School Massacre Be?

    Thai ex-cop attacks daycare, kills 34 people including 23 children aged 2-5, goes home, kills wife,child and shoots himself: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/least-20-people-killed-mass-shooting-thailand-police-2022-10-06/
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    World's Oldest

    Picture from her 113th: In good health for her age, I'd say.
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Hu Qili, ancient Chinese politician and former politburo member, is 93 today A good guy, he had sympathy towards the Tiananmen Square protestors and was purged from his positions due to it.
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    Saddam Hussein

    Comical Ali looked quite good in this picture from July/August: However I'm still not fully convinced this was new, considering he looked horrible seven years ago. So much fake information going around frequently about Saddam-era politicians and his family. I recall Mrs. Anthrax herself has been rumored dead a few times too. And Talfah was rumored dead in 2015.
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    Centenarians Deadpool 2022

    Asta Hasse died earlier this year according to 110club
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    The Death Penalty

    John Henry Ramirez, 6 people 6 months pick last year, finally executed at 38.
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    Wrestlers/actors

    Tried to search facebook. Couldn't really find anything, nothing to confirm he's dead but no images from recent decades. If he's dead, who's the oldest Middle/South American pro wrestler? Here's some possibilities: Elías Revoredo Aguilar (1925) Peruvian. Multiple sources say he died in 2014, but I haven't looked into him much José Luis López (1934) Spanish-born, but wrestled in Argentina. Appeared on lucha libre program Titanes en el ring. Not sure if alive. Tinieblas (1939) Legendary Mexican luchador, definitely still alive and I doubt he'll die anytime soon. Edit: article on facebook from 2016. Or parts of an article.
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    Political Frailty

    There's some kind of extra info on Mulayam's condition going around now. In addition to his chronic diseases he currently suffers from UTI, kidney infection+failure, uncontrollable BP, unstable oxygen levels and a "lung problem". He's critical in ICU, on ventilator and as normal dialysis didn't cause the wanted results earlier he's now undergoing continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) meaning he's also on dialysis 24/7. This was probably decided in that emergency meeting earlier. Should've picked him somewhere.
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    Political Frailty

    They're in the same hospital apparently. Lalu Prasad Yadav is also there (but seemingly only to visit Mulayam's son), as well as the Haryana CM who said that Chautala and Singh Yadav are "both recovering"... Here's the video of LPY arriving:
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    World's Oldest

    The Shanghai Centenarian reports have been released. first of all, Xu Senzhen is dead, died this year at some point age 114 or 115. Not unexpected considering she looked very frail in November 2021. Wu Zhicheng is the oldest woman mentioned, born in 1910. There's one other woman born in 1910 and one born in 1911, the others aren't supercentenarians. From the men: Tao Ruisheng is dead. Also not unexpected considering he was bedbound years ago. Chen Zhongbo, the second-oldest man last year, is also dead, which is slightly suprising as he seemed a bit healthier than the others. As is #4 Shen Guangyuan, Chongming's leading educator. The oldest man now is Yang Lonsheng, who looked like this in 2020: 112 in December. #2 is Shanghai local politician Shi Ping who I have actually mentioned here before. Shi seems to be "permanently" hospitalised and will be 110 next month.
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    Political Frailty

    Checked on some nonagenarian Soviet politicians: Here's Nikolai Ryzhkov, Gorby's Premier who has later sold his soul to Putin, last month, doesn't look bad for 93: I expect Silayev is in bad health as he hasn't made any appearances in years. He'll be 92 this month. Vaino Väljas looks a bit frail in new pictures. (There's one probably from this year on facebook, but it's quite low quality) Vitold Fokin, first Prime Minister of post-independence Ukraine (not 90 yet, but will be this month) lives in Moldova as far as I know. Here's a recent-ish picture, probably around April/May: I wonder if he'll obit when he dies, I expect he would if he dies anytime soon. Kalibek Kamalov, longtime leader of the Karakalpak Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, in May. Doesn't look bad for 96 and apparently he's still quite sharp: He lives in Uzbekistan judging on the flag on the guy next to him. Uzbekistan also has Rafiq Nishonov, a much more powerful old guy who was the leader of the Uzbek SSR before the late Islam Karimov. Nishonov will be 97 in January and as far as I know hasn't been anywhere in over a year. Ancient Tajik SSR leader Nizoramo Zaripova will be 99 next month.
  14. New way to die invented, who'll be the first person to be killed by a machete-wielding houseplant?
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    World War II Veterans

    Vladimir Kuts, possibly the only Soviet citizen to serve in both the Soviet Army and the US Army during WWII, dead according to Wikipedia and TASS.
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