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    Donald J Trump

    Yes, Trump Org's CFO Allan Weisselberg has agreed to a plea deal. He has to testify now later in the year which probably puts him on a hit list.
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    Death By Numbers 2022

    Hello Everyone, here we are again. Time for a new round, are you up for it? Do you think we can ever surpass the original score record of 1838 by DevonDeathTrip in the first Death By Numbers of 2016? (The one of 2015 was a little different) Well, I guess it's time you try! The general rules: Send me 50 main team names by pm or just post them in this thread, if you want, from now on until Dec 31st 2021, 23:59 GMT. You can choose one joker who gives you double points - and you can also submit up to five substitutes in case one of your 50 names dies before the end of the submission window. You may also choose new subs before the game starts if they die. Submission form: Just give them in the normal "First name", "Last name" format Please don't number them, don't give any added data, like birthdays. And only note their claim to fame if there might be confusion, for example: Frank Williams (racing team owner) Frank Williams (UK actor) The scoring is [year of birth] - 1900 = score. So someone born in 2001 will get 101 points in case of death You may submit the following people: living, not expecting or knowing their precise date of death (by execution, dignitas, or whatever), at least 18 years old on the beginning of January 1st, 2021, and being somewhat notable. "Somewhat notable" means: they should at least be notable for something else aside from being terminally ill. "Something else" being something that has an effect on society. Terminally ill activists are okay if they've done at least something generally beneficial, a campaign, a book, or a winning court case. If they're only in the news because of their tragedy or because they need our sympathy I will not accept them. So no "cancer mums with cancer kids", no "terminally ill fans", no "ordinary person in a coma because of a car crash". This also counts for brothers/sisters/children of notable people - unless they are so notable that every relative is also notable by default, like the House of Windsor, or maybe the Bush family. Unfortunately, it is me who will decide if the person is famous enough. Previous BBC coverage will usually convince me. Clarrification: Anybody that gets rejected in the DDP would also be rejected here! However: "Oldest Person of XYZ" will always be allowed - even a completely irrelevant person (in the grand scheme of things) will be accepted if they are the oldest person of their country, or last survivor of World War II, Korean War, etc... Usually those people do not give many points, but maybe 5 pts is better than zero? And they are of a certain "historic relevance", you know President Tyler's grandson, and such. Anyway, I will allow them. Substitution phase: On the 1st of July 2022 GMT you may switch 5 old people still alive for 5 new ones for whom all the above rules also apply. When is a hit a hit: If the person permanently dies in 2022 (GMT!) and their death gets noticed in written form by qualifying media outlets within 2022 or the first seven days of 2023. The QO rules are: Everything accepted by the Derby Dead Pool 2022 plus The New York Times. Your host: I will also submit a team and will do so two posts below around December 15th and hide the names with "XXXXX XXXXX" and reveal them on January 1st. Main reason for not already submitting right now is that I want to avoid the situation of 2019, when I ran out of subs and then filled the gaps with "new" names, especially Edmund Capon, who revealed his illness mid-December. So I hope I will not run out of subs if I submit a little later. As in last year, I will also make use of the substitution window, but only use 2 names. After all, there's always a pretty broad consensus of a couple of names (example 2019: Ivan Milat, Michael Sleggs, Tom Long), so I wouldn't steal anyone's names by picking those who are universally known anyway. Also, I will substitute on the 30th of June, so you can see my two names. I will not read your submission emails until January 1st (I think you can check that) to prevent the impression that I might take a name from your posts for other deadpools. This also means that I might discuss borderline acceptable picks with you on January 1st or 2nd. We will have to talk then. If you're unavailable, I will replace a disqualified name with one of your substitutions. Remember, the disqualification in some cases might come only after the DDP committee has decided, so maybe not before the 2nd week of January. If you post your team right in this thread, you save me some work but also give away names. If you pm me, please make sure that I know what the mail is about in the header "Death By Numbers", "Team submission" or something like that. If you have other questions, you can also ask in this thread!
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    The record is around 7-8 Lotl-ers. I think Shameless was pretty high up in the list, but got tied or overtaken a few years later.
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    The Fifteen Minutes Club

    Sacheen Littlefeather receives a public apology from the Academy and will be a guest of honor at the event; https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/sacheen-littlefeather-oscars-apology-1235198863/ No real health news. Her husband died of cancer last year, just one of many people close to her who recently died.
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    Hollywood Possibilities

    Yeah, I was a little confused about the whole timeline. Yesterday, Wikipedia still had her declared dead a couple of days ago. "They" have changed it to yesterday since then.
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    Gina Lollobrigida

    Gina Lollobrigida, the fierce Italian actress, with a diverse range of additional interests, turns 90 today: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gina-lollobrigida-90th-birthday-reignites-feud-sophia-loren-1018579 Future Deathlist entry?
  7. There's no recent death or news item to create this thread, but there are a couple of really old, really rich people worth watching: Warren Buffett, 83, 4th richest person alive, has been in the news for choosing his successor at Berkshire Hathaway. Charles and David Koch, 78 and 74, 6th richest people alive, CEOs of Koch Industries, have massively funded conservative politicians in favor of fossil fuels. Bernie Ecclestone, 83, under corruption charges and threatened as boss of Formula 1 racing. George Soros, 83, 26th richest person alive, massive supporter of The Democratic Party, doesn't look too healthy but there are no bad news so far. Ingvar Kamprad, 88, Founder of IKEA, very secretive. DEAD Sheldon Adelson, 80, Las Vegas casino magnate, another guy who spends millions of dollars on politicians to ensure that society will go on in a way he thinks is best even after his death Karl Albrecht, 94, 23rd richest person alive, Germany's richest guy and co-founder of ALDI, his brother died last year. When will it be his turn? DEAD Liliane Bettencourt, 91, 11th richest person alive and richest french person, owner of L'Oreal, was involved in a corruption scandal and legal trouble with her daughter. DEAD Also worth watching: The Walton Family, owners of Wal-Mart and maybe even Bill Gates who is still only 58, but looks much older, in my opinion.
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Before he was the CEO, he headed the investment banking branch. He bears a lot of responsibility for the billions of dollars in damages that Deutsche Bank had to pay since the financial crisis.
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    Richard Hammond

    James May suffers a car crash with at least one broken rib: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11107103/Grand-Tour-star-James-rushed-hospital-crashing-wall-75mph.html
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    Political Frailty

    Kay Ivey hasn't been seen in a week, there are rumours of deteriorating health: https://politicalwire.com/2022/08/12/alabama-governor-hasnt-been-seen-in-a-week/#disqus_thread
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    The D-A-CH-DeathList 2022 (page 7)

    Looks good suddenly... ahead of the DeathList. Maybe it got too hot for our seniors. By the way, I see the headlines "Last german playboy"...did we ever have any others?
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Yes, I also always planned to do this "one day". In the end, the time to do that never came (it's one of the things I hope to be able to do next year instead of playing the Cup). I kind of hoped to get COVID and be mildly incapacitated for two weeks to do that, but then I was actually lying down for a week and couldn't do much. It's something I kind of don't want to use my holidays for. That said, I will be mostly away from home during the next two weeks, not completely as I return home for a day between two trips. But updates will be spotty.
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    Donald J Trump

    The theory on the internet is that he sold some nuclear knowledge to Saudi Arabia - which might explain the 2 billiion dollars Jared Kushner once received from them.
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    Businesspeople, Investors, CEO's

    Ralph Halpern, founder of UK fashion chain Topshop has died at 83: https://www.ft.com/content/4f4d0330-e85c-438a-aa0f-1542dfd08ae2
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    Donald J Trump

    He's sooo close to the death penalty.
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    Olivia Newton-John

    Her breast cancer has returned and it has spread: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/olivia-newton-john-breast-cancer-10530974 (Yes, getting there before Gooseberry Crumble does it.)
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    Wendy Williams

    Uhh... wow
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    John Abdo, fitness coach, nutritional "expert" and frequent guest on TV for all things motivational/fitness/lifestyle, dies at 66: https://thecapitalsportsreport.com/2022/08/10/olympic-athlete-strength-conditioning-coach-john-abdo-has-passed-away/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Abdo He looked pretty fit for his age. Reason of death is cancer, according to facebook.
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    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    Okay, when I watch it, there's always a black screen at the beginning, saying "Netflix original show" or something like that.
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    I got tired of always thinking about where to put the activists, so here's a thread for them: First entry: Feminist Sheila Michaels, who spread the title "Ms." dead at 78 from leukemia: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/09/sheila-michaels-feminist-helped-change-the-world-with-ms-title-for-women http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40528950 I guess you can also put your anti-rape campaigners, black lives matter-folks, and Ralph Nader in here. Edit: Link fixed
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    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    Carol Burnett can now be watched in the final episodes of Netflix series Better Call Saul. Looks okay, I thought, good for a couple of years at least. But the black/white camera and make up might hide her real look.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Oh, don't make it a task for yourself. I try to do the updates in bunches in the afternoon. And either Wikipedia will tell me something or it won't.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Yeah, thats always a compromise, and at least the date seems to be settled now. Lets see... I wont wait too long.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    Updated - without Dozier, because I am waiting on the place of death. But Lamont Dozier would be hit no. 181. That means we need 98 more hits in roughly 142 days to break the record. It's actually looking somewhat possible. Considering we had a very deathless springtime, it's sort of impressive.
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    Death By Numbers 2022

    I checked. They are in. You will receive ONJ points though, with the next update.

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