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10 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

That is just so ridiculous.  Every fact has to start as "original research".  When does it become acceptable?  After it's been repeated multiple times with multiple opportunities for errors or garbling?

It has to be in  a source Wiki editors consider credible. A writer pal had some basic biography errors in their page for years thanks to Sun journalism errors and wasnt allowed to correct them himself as it constituted "original research".

 

They also deleted an entire section that was used by people in the actual business to note stats as "Wikipedia should not be here just to help the public".

 

Urgh.

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Well, that's the last time I send them a couple of quid when they hold out the begging bowl. 

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For the very obscure series....

 

First Libyan sports minister Ahmed al-Sowaidq dead at 101. He was also Minister of Economy.

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On 20/10/2020 at 20:18, drol said:

Update on Song Ping: in perfect health, able to walk unaided and spends most time reading in his courtyard. Groannn.....

Latest photo:

宋平“露面”

 

He is a lot fatter than usual and couln't walk much. Also his intervention was very short and limited to "it's fine" or few other platitudes. Next year or 2022 will see a big wipeout of that political class, probably giving even more power to Xi JInping.

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Quite the fascinating name plucked from Wikipedia, Slovenian inventor Peter Florjancic, dead at 101:

https://english.sta.si/2831685/legendary-slovenian-inventor-dies

 

Yes, he was an inventor, but also a participant for Yugoslavia at the 1936 Olympics (!). During the Second World War he also faked his death.

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4 minutes ago, arghton said:

Lots of news about him this year. He came out as gay in a television reportage in January.

Oldest person in come out...

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Today, American painter Wayne Thiebaud celebrates his 100th birthday. :birthday:

 

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/wayne-thiebaud-at-100-1920403

 

What advice do you have for people who’d like a long and happy life? 

I would just tell them to stay healthy, have a nice life, read poetry, listen to good music, and get exercise—which I’m going to do as we speak. I’m heading to the tennis court at the moment.

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Psychologist Lawrence LeShan dead at 100. Yet another 1920 born with no staying power.

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46 minutes ago, Lafaucheuse said:

https://lms.ecoledulouvre.fr/mod/bigbluebuttonbn/view.php?id=17842 

Daniel Cordier, Art collectionner and French resistant who was Jean Moulin's secretary in WWII dead at 100. 

He was on my French list for next year btw. 

Making 100-year-old Hubert Germain the last living "Compagnon de la Libération", the order of the french soldiers who fought to free France from the German administration.

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Teddy Dixon, who helped liberate the Dachau concentration camp in 1945, has died. He was 100. Dixon was considered a war hero in Belfast, where he lived most of his life. He also helped recover stolen art. Similar acts were the inspiration for the George Clooney film Monuments Men, the premiere of which he attended in Belfast.

 

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/people/dachau-liberator-teddy-dixon-has-died-aged-100-belfast-3043537


 

 

 

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New centenarian:

Hong Kong industrial tycoon and founder Chao Kuang Piu got to 100 three days ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chao_Kuang_Piu

Founded Dragonair, airline that ceased operations last month after 35 years. Father of Macau politician Susana Chou (b. 1941), Ronald KY Chou (b. 1939) and fashion billionaire Silas Chou (b. 1946)

 

High-ranking soviet politician Yegor Ligachyov joining the 100 club tomorrow.

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Despite many deaths, the number of living centenarians has increased this year. Some of the latest additions may have good staying power too. Chao is one of them, being mentally sharp as a razor at his age and looking about ten years younger.

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