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    Notable Victims of the Russo-Ukrainian war

    Aleksandr Kalnitsky, ataman (leader) of the Novopokrovsky District Cossack Society has died from shrapnel wounds https://selgazeta.ru/lenta-novostey/obschestvo/17-maya-pri-ispolnenii-sluzhebnogo-dolga-v-hode-voennoy-spetsoperatsii-na-ukraine-pogib-ot-oskolochnyih-raneniy-ataman-novopokrovskogo-rayonnogo-kazachego-obschestva-kalnitskiy-aleksandr-ivanovich.html Age not known but as someone said he spent atleast five years in the Soviet army in the 1970s judging on the ribbons. Kadyrovites/Cadaverites are apparently falling like flies in the battles, one reason for it being how they shout the Takbir before shooting... There were an estimated 5000 of them before the war, I wonder how many there are now. The Tushayev guy who commands them (mentioned here a few times) is apparently still alive despite having been rumored dead a few times and is in Luhansk. And apparently the commander of Kadyrov's so-called "tiktok battalion" (Idrisov) has been killed:
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Basdeo Panday, Trinidadian politician, lawyer, trade unionist, actor, civil servant and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago 1995-2001 is 89 today. Nicknamed "The Silver Fox" he's still quite active in the politics of the country.
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    MMMDP 2022

    MMMDP Form Guide #15 O Kuk-ryol Covid (or "fever", as they call it there for some reason) is spreading like wildfire in North Korea with reportedly around 200,000 cases a day, picking the very frail 92-year-old General, advisor to multiple Kims and former "second most powerful man in the country" could be a good decision.
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    Political Frailty

    ttps://www.memoryandconscience.eu/2022/02/02/german-investigation-into-former-communist-czechoslovak-officials-continues/ New reports on Lubomir Strougal's and Vratislav Vajnar's conditions ordered to be completed by the end of March. https://ct24.ceskatelevize.cz/domaci/3492628-policie-stiha-komunistickeho-exministra-kincla-kvuli-strelbe-pohranicniku Latest on this: The report is made by the Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital, which was due to be submitted by March. "Expert opinions have not yet been prepared. The deadline for the end of the investigation has been postponed to June 5, 2022, "said Aleš Cimbala, a spokesman for the council, two weeks ago. Along with 97-year-old former Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia Lubomir Strougal and 91-year-old former Interior Minister Vratislav Vajnar also Jan Fojtík, 94-year-old former parliament member and "leading party ideologist" will be examined. I guess it'll be postponed again a few times until Strougal dies.
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    Military commanders

    Tahar Zbiri was visited by Algeria's Mujahideen minister earlier this month, apparently now completely bedbound:
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    Notable Victims of the Russo-Ukrainian war

    Retired Russian Air Force Major General Kanamat Botashev reportedly shot down: Retired in 2013 after a 32-year career, he was apparently working for/with Wagner Group. He was 62 or 63.
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    Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

    Recent picture, three days ago:
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    Ice Hockey Players

    Appeared without a mask watching the Finland-Sweden game, now has covid: https://www.iltalehti.fi/jaakiekon-mm-2022/a/4c1cfe82-e765-4379-9b6b-8c4327561982 "Very ill" but says that nothing can stop him from going to Stockholm to watch Elitloppet 27-29 May
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    Indian Tamil filmmaker T. Rajendar hospitalised. https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/tamil/actor-filmmaker-t-rajendar-hospitalised-7932502/ Lots of different information on this around, some articles say that he had a cardiac arrest, possibly will have a heart surgery later after he's flown to the US or Singapore. What is known is that he's been in hospital for a few days (four?) now.
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    Pope Benedict XVI

    Reading birthday greetings, picture apparently taken around a week or two ago (https://www.benedictusxvi.com/congratulations)
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    The 100 Club

    Chile Chamber of Deputies member 1961-1973 Duberildo Jaque dead at 101: https://sabes.cl/2022/05/22/fallece-a-los-101-anos-duberildo-jaque-ex-diputado-y-docente-de-concepcion/
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    Non-British Royals

    A bit suprised honestly. He'd met with Canada's ambssador to Cameroon a few weeks ago and looked okay. Abudu could be the next one to go, she seems to have been quite frail for years and is now 96. However I am not completely sure if her or Oneyma's deaths would be reported atleast by any English sources. There isn't so much about them on the web. The remaining ones born in 1925 seem to be doing well.
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    20/20 + 2

    1922: Ravipudi Venkatadri / Gaositwe Chiepe 1923: Ezekiel Kuti / Qian Zhengying 1924: Khamtai Siphandone* / Grace Onyango 1925: Ronnie de Mel/ Letitia Obeng 1926: Yoshimi Osawa / Irene Camber 1927: Ahmad Jannati / Aira Samulin 1928: Paul Dooley / Nguyễn Thị Bình 1929: James Hong / Violeta Chamorro 1930: Emmanuel Milingo / Faith Ringgold 1931: Michael Hardie Boys / Iride Semprini
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    20/20 + 2

    Fon Angwafo III of Mankon has died https://www.stopblablacam.com/societe/2305-8811-necrologie-deces-de-fon-san-angwafo-iii-apres-63-ans-de-regne-sur-le-trone-de-mankon-region-du-nord-ouest
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    Political Frailty

    https://news-eleven.com/article/231130 U Zaw Htay, Myanmar/Burma President's Office Spokesman 2011-2016 and Director General of the State Counsellor's (Aung San Suu Kyi) Office 2016-2021 dead at 48 from "a heart attack". Controversial guy who originally worked for Prime Minister Soe Win (1947-2007) and held a lot of power during the ten years before the coup last year.
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    Notable Victims of the Russo-Ukrainian war

    Andrei Shevchik, Russian-appointed mayor of Enerhodar in intensive care after getting wounded in an explosion: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-backed-mayor-ukraine-nuclear-plant-town-wounded-by-explosion-reports-2022-05-22/
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    Putin vs Xi

    Voted for Jinping because I still don't completely believe the stuff on Putin's health. Even if he goes on tv and announces he has cancer, I'll believe it only when I see him dead...but I hope it'll happen very soon. The Chinese old guard hasn't started dropping yet but I agree there will be a lot of funerals there soon. Lots of centenarians and nonagenarians and Jintao's generation isn't that young anymore either. I find it interesting how Chinese doctors manage to somehow fix them or keep them alive no matter how dying they seem to be. Like Hu Qili who was according to RFI critical and dying in 2018. Zhu Rongji pictured in 2020
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    Xi Jinping

    Chinese wikipedia page says 1926.
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    The 100 Club

    Epaminondas Stassinopoulos dead at 101.
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    Giorgio Napolitano

    Napolitano is in ICU after "delicate surgery" as mentioned in Political Frailty
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    Vladimir Putin

    Former MI6 officer Christopher Steele claims Putin is "seriously ill and under 24/7 care" https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/putin-surrounded-doctors-illness-kremlin-chaos/
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    Athlete Juha Väätäinen, 80, hospitalised after suffering a stroke. Previous health problems include skin cancer, serious fall (2014) and a near-fatal car crash (2017) https://www.is.fi/yleisurheilu/art-2000008832656.html
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    Political Frailty

    Muthaffar al-Nawab, Iraqi dissident politician and poet dead at 88 in the UAE.
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    29. Jerry Lee Lewis

    https://www.facebook.com/JerryLeeLewis/videos/793289238300736 Watched the whole thing posted on JLL's facebook. After Kix Brooks' long speech, Ronnie Dunn who looks like he's in great pain says "thekilla", a chair is brought onto the stage and Lewis appears, assisted by a walking frame and three people he walks a few metres and sits on that chair. He gets a standing ovation, and had his speech: Thank you, thank you very much. I'd like to say it's a great honor, a great pleasure to be here in the country music hall of fame and um, my name is Jerry Lee Lewis, and I love everybody and I thinksomeofthebodieswinthemyubrbe and I'm just overwhelmed that that they they ask me to be here today to onomysefytothe countrymusic hall of fame. And it's great always great to be recognized and good forth the effort the showyousemthp and the rhn right way and be a good person and treat your people right, treat your fans right and I've been so since great (some completely inaudible mumbling here) it's great of me to (more inaudible mumbling) but I'm here, I love you, I-I couldn't've done it without you, and I, I'm just looking forward to to the fausoveyoumyoum get down to the binnash. Okay? https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/the-devil-and-jerry-lee-lewis-79638/ Here's an article for those who are interested on his life, 1979 “I’d be out on the road with the band,” he remembered one night in Los Angeles, “and we’d take Biphetamine and be wa-a-ay up. Then we’d decide we’d try Placidyls and go wa-a-ay down.” Whitten laughed. “First time they got busted,” he said, “it was in some motel in Texas. The cops claimed they found 700 pills. Two hundred of ’em were for the boys, the rest were Jerry’s.
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Terrible news. A few months ago I got recommended on youtube a video of him participating in an one-hour podcast/interview (September 2021) talked about his roles on tv, in films and especially his role as Dr. Arne Magnusson in video game Half-Life 2: Episode Two (2007) he was sharp, didn't sound weak and could still read his lines from that game , still working and I can't say he looked great but I would've said he probably won't go during the next five years.

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