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  1. arghton

    Deadpool Detective Work

    Thought this might interest someone. Tell me if I'm wrong about some of the names: Earliest person born on each decade since 1910 to rule a country: 1910s: Monarch: 1915, Mwambutsa IV of Burundi (1912-1977) Non-royal: 1940, Khertek Achimaa-Toka (1912-2008) 1920s: Monarch: 1927, Michael I of Romania (1921-2017) King of Romania 1927-1930 and 1940-1947. Non-royal: Unknown, possibly: 1954, Mustafa Ben Halim (b. 1921) Prime Minister of Libya 1954-1957. 1930s: Monarch: 1943, Simeon II (b. 1937) Tsar of Bulgaria 1943-1946, Prime Minister 2001-2005 Non-royal: 1964, Lhendup Dorji (1935-2007) Acting Prime Minister of Bhutan 1964 1940s: Monarch: 1950, Gyanendra (b. 1947) King of Nepal 1950-1951 and 2001-2008 Non-royal: 1966, Michel Mocombero (1940-1983) President of Burundi 1966-1976 1950s: Monarch: 1952, Fuad II (b. 1952) King of Egypt and Sudan 1952-1953 Non-royal: 1971, Jean-Claude Duvalier (1951-2014) President of Haiti 1971-1986 1960s: Monarch: 1986, Mswati III (b. 1968) King of Eswatini since 1986. Non-royal: 1991, Milo Đukanović (b. 1962) Four-time Prime Minister and two-time (and current) President of Montenegro. 1970s: Monarch: 2001, Dipendra (1971-2001), king of Nepal for 4 days in 2001 before Non-royal: 2001, Joseph Kabila (b. 1971), President of DR Congo 2001-2019. 1980s: Monarch: 2006, Jigme Wangchuck (b. 1980) king of Bhutan. Non-royal: 2010, Andrea Zafferani (b. 1983) came to power in San Marino as Cpt. Regent before North Korea's Kim Jong-un became the leader of North Korea in 2011. 1990s: Monarch: None yet. Non-royal: 2018, Matteo Ciacci, San Marino Cpt. Regent (b. 1990). San Marino is currently the only country to have had (there are none currently) a leader born in the 1990s. 2000s: None yet.
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    Noam Chomsky

    Doesn't look great (however he can still walk, talk well and hasn't lost his marbles) in this interview but this whole video is weird. First of all he walks into the interview and tells that he has to cancel/reschedule it because he "doesn't have time". Chomsky later mentions that the interviewer missed the time the interview was supposed to start... The interviewer guy seems very disrespective and urges Chomsky to answer his questions. And what really annoys me is that he stops the call when Chomsky is saying "Thank you, glad to be-" I wonder if the boy even knows who he is interviewing.
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    Kim Jong-Un

    Fingers crossed he'll go soon. Probably won't as these shitbags seem to be eternal.
  4. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/27/sport/tour-de-france-crash-investigation-intl/index.html Tour de France spectator causes massive crash trying to show a cardboard message that apparently read "Come on granddad-granny" when a cyclist rode into the sign, causing a massive crash where a lot of participants were injured. Grandparents must be very proud of her.
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    I was reading an article about her today, she had quite an interesting life. She smoked like a chimney until she was 83, drank a lot and caused gaffes by having lots of sexual relationships with men and women, including two other artists and a parliament member. Drew caricatures of Hitler and Stalin before and during WWII, however some of the Stalin ones were censored during the war. She attended the Independence Day Reception of 1992 with her partner Tuulikki Pietilä: Smoking and drinking had an effect on her health as she had both lung cancer and breast cancer in the 1990s, suffering an intracranial hemorrhage in 2000 and dying a year later. Her brother, Per Olov Jansson (1920-2019) lived to 98.
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    Nazi of SS

    So how many are there left? (out of the ones that have attracted some media attention, "notable" ones and the somewhat high-ranking ones) Estonian mathematician and academic Ülo Lepik who has a (estonian) wikipedia page, 100 next month, is probably the last SS veteran notable from other reasons than war crimes. Gerhard Sommer is the last notable SS veteran to have an English wikipedia page. However these ones who were in news once or twice for being accused of war crimes might very well die off radar. Even Sommer could've already have died, as he's had Alzheimer's for a very long time now. However I'm sure that if Lepik dies, Estonian news will mention it. I wouldn't expect him to die very soon though, as he's still working, uses the internet, has an email adress and looks pretty great for someone near 100. Picture from 2020:
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    Jamaican Jamming

    Peps Persson, Swedish reggae and blues musician has died aged 74: https://www.svt.se/kultur/musikern-peps-persson-ar-dod Reworked music by Muddy Waters (1913-1983), Elmore James (1918-1963) and Bob Marley (1945-1981) into Swedish. Earliest famous Swedish reggae musician, later worked with Timbuktu (b. 1975) another one of the six Swedish reggae musicians famous enough to have a wiki page. I'm not suprised, he seems to be smoking in atleast half of the pictures taken of him
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    Mike Gravel

    Death cause was myeloma.
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    The 100 Club

    Only Aiyappan Pillai (b. 1914), Man Kaur (b. 1916), Shyam Saran Negi (b. 1917), S. K. Paramasivan (b. 1919), V. M. M. Nair (b. 1919) and Yadlapati Venkatatao (b. 1919) left of India's 1910s famous people according to the "list of living centenarians". 1920 has Thanga Darlong, C.R. Rao, Raghunath Chandorkar and 1921 this far has only P. K. Warrier. 10 centenarians. Out of other top10 largest countries by population (other than the US), China has 7, the oldest being Ma Shitu and Song Ping. Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh have none. Brazil has agronomist Fernando Cardoso (b. 1914), primatologist Milton Thiago de Mello (b. 1916), professor Cleonice Berardinelli (b. 1916), athlete Frederico Fischer (b. 1917), actor, voice actor and hospice care survivor Orlando Drummond (b. 1919), businessman Alberto Dualib (b. 1919) and bishop Antonio Afonso de Miranda (b. 1920), but no new ones from during the last year. Nigeria has the country's first chartered accountant Akintola Williams (b. 1919) Russia has animator Leonid Shvartsman (b. 1920) and Mexico has bishop Francisco Raúl Villalobos Padilla (b. 1921)
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Any news on Kat "dying of stage four liver failure" Bjelland? If she doesn't die she will take the "six people six months" pool for a third round. Everything I could find is some reddit user saying that she has "beaten" it:
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    World War II Veterans

    https://ria.ru/20200509/1571144175.html Article about her from May 2020. She's in a wheelchair in most new photos, but can still stand. April 2021: The veterans in the picture are, from left to right: Yevgeny Kuropatkov (b. 1923?), Battle of Stalingrad veteran Roger Dore (b. ca. 1922) French WWII veteran Nikolai Kulpv (b. 1922/1923) Normandie-Niemen Fighter Regiment veteran Charles Norman Shay (b. 1924) Native American veteran, in a wheelchair in the picture but attended D-Day celebration this June as the only veteran to attend, so he's still in a quite good shape. Brock-Beletsova next to Shay. Man on the right wasn't mentioned in the caption.
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    Political Frailty

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/José_Paulo_Bisol Jose Paulo Bisol, Brazilian politician and Lula's running mate in the 1989 elections is dead. Lula and Bisol lost to Fernando Collor (b. 1949) and Itamar Franco (1930-2011)
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    Former First Ladies

    I just found out that she's still alive a few days ago. Wouldn't have thought she would be, as Sadat was assasinated in 1981 and was already in his 60s back then. There are a ton of other widows of former African leaders, too... Mobutu Sese Seko's widow Bobi Ladawa (b. 1945), Mohamed Boudiaf's widow Fatiha Boudiaf (b. 1944), Thomas Sankara's widow Mariam Sankara (b. 1953), Ahmed Sekou Toure's widow Andree Toure (b. 1934), Hilla Limann's widow Fulera Limann (b. 1945), Canaan Banana's widow Janet Banana (b. 1938)...the list goes on and on. Ones that fascinate me the most however are Farimang Mamadi Singateh's (1912-1977, last Governor-General of Gambia) widow Fanta Singateh (b. 1929), Jomo Kenyatta's (1897?-1978, first President of Kenya) widow Ngina Kenyatta (b. 1933) and Ivory Coast's first President Félix Houphouët-Boigny's (1905-1993) widow Marie-Thérèse Houphouët-Boigny (b. 1930).
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    Political Frailty

    He won't look as shiny as in that wikipedia picture in the future. Unless of course they mummify him or something else.
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    Terrorists & Topical Terrorist Targets

    Al-Qaeda attacks of 1998-2002, responsibility and attackers: Leader of Al-Qaeda: 1988-2011: Osama Bin Laden (1957-2011) 2011- Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951-), formerly Osama's second hand man 1998 United States Embassy Bombings: Perpetrators: Suicide bombers Participants in planning the bombing: Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan (1960/1969-2009), Mohamed Rashed Daouf al-Owhali (1977-), Khalfan Khamis Mohammed (1974-), Mohammed Odeh (1965-) and Osama's secretary Wadih el-Hage (1960-), all the alive ones serving life with parole in the US. "Masterminds": Fazul Abdullah Mohammed (1972/1974-2011) and Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah (1963-2020) 2000 USS Cole bombing: Accomplices: Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi (died 2002), Jamal Ahmad Mohammad Al Badawi (1960/1963-2019), Fahd al-Quso (1974-2012), Walid bin Attash (1978-) and Khalid al-Mindhar (9/11 attacker, about him later). bin Attash is held at Guantamo Bay. "Mastermind": Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri (1965-), held at Guantamo Bay. 9/11: Hijackers: All dead. Key figures: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (1965/1964-) Named the "principal architect" of the attacks. Arrested in 2003, a trial will probably be held soon in the 2020s where it is expected that he will get a death penalty. Mohammed Atef (1944-2001) Financer and Osama's deputy, killed in an US airstrike later the same year. Ramzi bin al-Shibn (1972-) Named the "key facilitator" of the attacks, speculated to have wanted to be a hijacker. At Guantamo Bay. Mustafa al-Hawsawi (1968-) At Guantamo Bay, no trial yet. Reported to have been sexually abused by captors. Ammar al-Baluchi (1977-) Another facilitator. Guantamo Bay. Others: Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (1965-) Spokesman who released a statement on the attacks in October 2001. Serving life in prison. Mohammed al-Qahtani (1979-) Speculated to have wanted to be an attacker. Tortured by exposure to cold by the US and now held in Guantamo. Abdelghani Mzoudi (1972-) and Mounir el-Motassadeq (1974-) Possibly assisted hijackers. Ziyad Kheel (Dead) "Procurement agent" for Bin Laden Saddam Hussein (1937-2006) Suspected of being involved. 2002 Ghriba synagogue bombing Attacker: Niser bin Muhammad Nasr Nawar (1978-2002) Other: Christian Ganczarski (1966-) Possibly a top al-Qaeda leader, connected to the bombing. 2002 Faylaka Island attack Perpetrators are dead. Adel al Zamel: Involved in the attack, in jail in Kuwait 2002 Bali Bombings: Attackers: Two suicide bombers. Key figures: Imam Samudra (1970-2008) Amrozi (1962-2008) Huda bin Abdul Haq (1960-2008) All three executed. Dulmatin (1970-2010) Named the mastermind of the attack, killed in 2010. Abu Bakar Ba'asyir (1938-) Leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, the group that did the attacks.
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    Six people, six months

    We're approaching our fourth month of the second round and with Jyrki Kasvi (or Bob Dole, Jack Arends) and Kat Bjelland not dying, it's becoming a bit more likely we'll have a third round (If nobody gets all six before 1.9 and for some people who submitted theirs later, 2.9/3.9/5.9/15.9/28.9) Anyways, here's currently how many points everyone has: 6 points: - 5 points: - 4 points: HDS with Jim Crockett Jr, Peter Lorimer, Luis Palau and Prince Philip, the living: Kat Bjelland and Bob Dole. Annami with Peter Lorimer, Nabindra Raj Joshi, Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk and Jim Crockett Jr, the living: Kat Bjelland and Jyrki Kasvi. Joey Russ with Jim Crockett Jr, Peter Lorimer, Luis Palau and Prince Philip, the living: Kat Bjelland and Jyrki Kasvi 3 points: drol with Peter Lorimer, Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk and Nabindra Raj Joshi, the living: Bob Dole, Yu Miu-lin and Emmanuel Milingo. Book with Litsa Menounos, Nabindra Raj Joshi and Peter Lorimer, the living: Bob Dole, John "Zip" Connolly and Kat Bjelland. msc with Peter Lorimer, Luis Palau and Jim Crockett Jr, the living: Bob Dole, Princess Mikasa and Kat Bjelland. Death Impends with Peter Lorimer, Prince Philip and Luis Palau, the living: Bob Dole, Kat Bjelland and Nehemiah Persoff. gcreptile with Peter Lorimer, Luis Palau and Jim Crockett Jr, the living: Albert Raboteau, Kat Bjelland and Yu Miu-lin. CalebH with Gloria Henry, Peter Lorimer and Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk, the living: Ion Iliescu, Marga Minco and Henry Kissinger. WEP with Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk, Peter Lorimer and Luis Palau, the living: Anton Geisler, Paul "Hammy" Halmshaw and Jyrki Kasvi. 2 points: The Quim Reaper with Prince Philip and Peter Lorimer, the living: James Whale, Bob Dole, Kat Bjelland and Mustafa Ben Halim. CaptainChorizo with Jim Crockett Jr and Peter Lorimer, the living: Kat Bjelland, Bob Dole, Yu Miu-lin and Jeanette Lee. Grim Up North with Peter Lorimer and Luis Palau, the living: Bob Dole, Jyrki Kasvi, Kat Bjelland and Jack Arends. Dying Probably with Prince Philip and Beverly Cleary, the living: 6ix9ine, Bob Dole, Chuck Schumer and Hamako Mori. Charlotte's Controller with Prince Philip and Murray Walker, the living: Bob Dole, Harvey Weinstein, Tony Bennett and Jimmy Carter. 1 point: Redrumours with Prince Philip, the living: Eileen Derbyshire, Bob Dole, Jimmy Carter, Douglas Hurd and Jimmy Greaves. En Passant with Peter Lorimer, the living: James Whale, Bob Dole, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mustafa Ben Halim and Kane Tanaka. Me (arghton) with Peter Lorimer, the living: Kane Tanaka, Fauja Singh, Bob Dole, Queen Sirikit, Peter Lorimer and Steve Gleason. theoldlady with Prince Philip, the living: Jimmy Carter, Bob Dole, James Whale, Abdelaziz Bouteflika and David Gulpilil. Perhaps with Lee Noble, the living: Kat Bjelland, Jimmy Carter, Jeanette Lee, Steve Gleason and Leslie Phillips. ThereWillBeDeaths7 with Peter Lorimer, the living: Bob Dole, David Gulpilil, Jimmy Carter, James Buckley and James Whale. YorkshireBanker with Prince Philip, the living: (actor) Frank Williams, Mary Ward, John Smith Baron Kirkhill, Pamela Sharples Baroness Sharples and Margaret Stuart Barry. DeathClock with Prince Philip, the living: Sidney Poitier, Jimmy Carter, Bob Dole, Jim Brown and John Madden. LadySeed with Anne Buydens, the living: Yuriko (dancer), Henry Danton, Guido Gorgatti, Rihanna and Justin Bieber. GuyFromFuture with Nikki Grahame, the living: Sarah Harding, Kat Bjelland, Jean-Louis Trintignant, James Caan and Guy Lafleur. Nul points: BabyBlue, the living: Kat Bjelland, Emilio Fede, Bob Dole, Leslie Phillips, Giorgio Napolitano and Rae Allen. Chilean way, the living: Lucile Randon, Ruthie Thompson, Renee Simonot, Bob Dole, Bob Barker and Henry Kissinger. Bibliogryphon, the living: Bob Dole, Leslie Phillips, Boris Pahor, Bob Parker (or Barker?), Gudrun Ure and Cleo Laine. Toast, the living: Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Greaves, Gerd Muller, Mary Quant, Dennis Skinner and Ted Turner. DeathByArsenic, the living: Bernadette Chirac, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jeanette Lee, Kat Bjelland, Julia Reichert and Shannon Doherty. The most game-affecting deaths would be Kat Bjelland, Jyrki Kasvi, Bob Dole and Yu Miu-lin. Some not-yet picked recommendations for participants when the next round starts: Imelda Marcos (b. 1929) Wheelchair-bound deathlistee. Guy Scott (b. 1944) Frail Zambian former acting President. Mildred Kornman (b. 1925) Silent film child actress, apparently in failing health and doesn't remember being an actress. Hudson Austin (b. 1938) Grenadian former Head of Government and military strongman, had to be dragged out of his house during a house fire last year and reported to be suffering from many health issues. Thich Nhat Hanh (b. 1926) Activist and buddhist monk, suffered a massive stroke a few years ago. George "Johnny" Johnston (b. 1921) Last Dambuster. Frederik Willem de Klerk (b. 1936) Former President of South Africa, suffers from mesothelioma. Akebono Taro (b. 1969) Former Sumo Yokozuna, unable to walk and suffers/suffered from acute heart failure. Has been in coma twice during the last five years and suffers from partial memory loss. James Michael Tyler (b. 1962) Gunther from Friends, fighting cancer that has spread into his spine. Jim Ward (b. 1959) Voice actor in a lot of shows and radio personality. Suffering from Alzheimer's and has had been near death multiple times due to covid.
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    Oldest Living State Leaders DP

    Third time's the charm, Molester-Protector Angelo Sodano
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    Who are the immortals?

    https://vietbao.com/a308560/cuu-dai-tuong-tran-thien-khiem-qua-doi-tai-california-huong-tho-95-tuoi It was finally his Thiem to go. Kissinger is now the last notable commander on South Vietnam's and USA's side in the Vietnam War.
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    From Cleric To Relic

    http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bmeak.html Paul Mea, the Bishop of Tarawa and Nauru for over 40 years from 1978 to 2020 has died aged 81. The Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru is mainly formed of Kiribati and Nauru.
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    Joseph Estrada

    Looks great in this photograph that I think is from this June. https://mb.com.ph/2021/06/22/gift-for-former-president-joseph-estrada/ Younger Filipino politicians however seem to be mortal. Who's next: Gloria Arroyo, Duterte or Bongbong Marcos?
  21. Kenneth Kaunda, Milkha Singh, Enrique Bolanos, Lucinda Riley, de Bono, Douglas Cramer, Benigno Aquino III, McAfee and some more quite famous people have died this month. Much more happening than in May.
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    Political Frailty

    Would've thought he'd be the last of this group to die (he's on the right):
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    Scientists, Inventors And Techno Wizards

    With a quick search, seems like he wasn't really talked about here but he was a fucking mess (in many ways) got into some kind of trouble every year and the only things I'm suprised about was that it was so sudden and that it was a suicide. He used drugs, had problems with the police, took a ton of risks and probably had a lot of enemies.
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    World War II Veterans

    Maybe, unless they've forgot to include some. Youngest name on the list seems to be Eberhard Eimler (b. 30th of November 1930) a German Air Force general. Oldest is Lawrence Brooks (b. 1909) known for longevity. Oldest known for other reasons than longevity is Boris Pahor.
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    Ideas and possibilities 2022

    Igor Kirillov, USSR Central Television news anchor who read the death announcements of Soviet leaders Brezhnev, Andropov and Chernenko is still alive and will be 89 later this year. This was the one for Chernenko.

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