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Posts posted by 3minutes2midnight

  1. Sure why not get a list of 50 centenarians then. Sort of takes a bit of the sport out of it, doesn't it. I think it should be limited to 2 centenarians and have at least 4 under 50

  2. To end accusations of cherry-picking the overly-elderly, may I propose Deathlist consider giving proper actuarial consideration to the 2006 list. I simple formula averaging out women on the deathlist to 78 and men to 75 (These figures may need checking, but the 2005 British insurance actuarial tables can provide the latest average expected life span)

    Deathlist will have a slight statistical advantage, as the average age on the current dealthlist will be greater than the average life-expectancy when the candidates were born.

  3. Lee Bum Suk was formerly South Korean foreign minister. Your Thia friend seems to have appropriated a Korean name. Death is a contraction of the more common De'Ath surname in sourthern Belgium. There was indeed a Doctor De'Ath practising in Adelaide, South Australia, some years ago.

  4. Unregistered, the catholic church has always been about change. Thoughtful and sometimes excrutiatingly slow, it has addressed many challenges over the centuries. The reformation wasn't just for protestants. What about the Council of Trent? Vatican I and II? That is how it has stayed in ``business''. Don't you remember latin masses? One word: Aggiornamento.

  5. As a catholic, I pray the good Lord takes this man quickly, and that He annoints a successor able to carry on what PJP did well (reproachment with the Eastern Church, etc) and reject where he erred (married priests, disease control (condoms), sex education, women in clergy) I fear that won't happen, and a schism awaits, with the front half of the church thowing incense burners at the happy-clappies in the cheap seats. Could be fun to watch.

  6. It seems to me that with the 2005 list trailing so badly, it might be a good idea to contact some of the nominees, sounding them out as to whether they might not want to help themselves along. With a little encouragement, they could become part of a record-breaking year, which, let's face it, is the last great contribution many of them will be able to make.


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