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1 hour ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Theres one picture and it's available here.

Could be him. Hard to tell though.

Looks like Cummings to me.:D

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7 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Iraqi Vice President (1979-2003) Izzat al Douri died at 78 years:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/saddam-hussein-s-aide-izzat-al-douri-dies-in-iraq/2019160

Guardian QO.

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On 18/10/2020 at 15:31, arghton said:

https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11600817

Marjatta Väänänen, a politician in Finland during dictator/president Kekkonen's presidency (served as minister of culture and minister of education in the 70s/80s) has died from a long term illness. A name probably everyone finn over the age of 50 recognizes. She was 97.

One of the last members of the 70s-80s centrist group "Black dozen" in the parliament that opposed changes to Finland's foreign policy and were on "Kekkonen's side" who, however, already had advanced alzheimer's disease back then.

 

 

This means there are only two members of the Black dozen (Musta tusina) alive,

 

Taisto Tähkämaa (b. 1924, former defence minister and minister of agriculture and forestry)

Heimo Linna (b. 1925, another former minister of agriculture and forestry)

 

 

The liberal K-line has more living members:

 

Seppo Sarlund (b. 1942, lobbyist)

Paavo Väyrynen (b. 1946, perennial candidate for president and veteran politician)

Mauri Pekkarinen (b. 1947, has held multiple positions in governments during the 2000s, now a MEP)

Seppo Kääriäinen (b. 1948, former defence minister)

Matti Vanhanen (b. 1955, current minister of finance. Has had some heart problems.)

 

 

edit: Got them wrong, the K-line was on Kekkonen's side and the Black dozen opposed Kekkonen. Decaying brain

 

Most of these are still pretty active.

Here's an article about Linna from near today, month,  but it's behind a paywall. Has a picture of him you can see without paying, he's looking good for someone turning 95 in a month

https://www.perhonjokilaakso.fi/uutinen/602091

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DL might have picked the wrong Algerian president, as Abdelmadjid Tebboune is transferred to Germany, presumably for COVID treatment.

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Twitter reporting the death of Margaret Birch (wiki) aged 99. 

First female cabinet minister within the provincial government of Ontario.
 


 

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On 21/09/2020 at 18:50, drol said:

Three-time Turkey PM Mesut Yilmaz is in critical condition after brain cancer surgery. Apparently he has also suffered from lung cancer in the past.

Mesut Yilmaz dead.

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10 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Twitter reporting the death of Margaret Birch (wiki) aged 99. 

First female cabinet minister within the provincial government of Ontario.
 


 

Scarborough Health Network issues a statement acknowledging the passing of Margaret Birch:

 

https://www.shn.ca/news/statement-on-the-passing-of-margaret-birch/

 

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On 24/02/2020 at 07:08, adrian0719 said:

 

Mahatir has submitted his resignation to the King per the newswires.

 

Now Mahatir Mohamad (95 years) glorifies the killing of million french people:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/twitter-deletes-mahathir-mohamad-s-tweet-for-glorifying-violence-in-france-120103000047_1.html

Maybe one for next years DL...

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43 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

 

Now Mahatir Mohamad (95 years) glorifies the killing of million french people:

https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/twitter-deletes-mahathir-mohamad-s-tweet-for-glorifying-violence-in-france-120103000047_1.html

Maybe one for next years DL...

Look into his thread.

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An open, and now Shutt case.

 

 

I'll get my coat, I was just leaving anyway.

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Political tip anyone?

 

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi on life support for pneumonia. He has been in ICU for months due to COVID, but was recently discharged.

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21 minutes ago, RoverAndOut said:

 

Only 38. Forever famous for this car crash with Paxo (background info then interview from 6:22 in):

 

 

"The camera men are laughing"

 

This is nothing compared to some of the ones this year from Tory MP`s.

 

Hope she recovers  fully and soon.38 with two small children.

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6 minutes ago, Sean said:

"The camera men are laughing"

This is nothing compared to some of the ones this year from Tory MP`s.

Hope she recovers  fully and soon.38 with two small children.

 

Osborne got some grief for sending a junior minister to the interview (she was the Baby of the House when she was elected a few years earlier). At least in Michael Howard's day, the Secretary of State had the balls to go on those shows personally and front up.

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On 02/11/2020 at 15:15, drol said:

Political tip anyone?

 

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi on life support for pneumonia. He has been in ICU for months due to COVID, but was recently discharged.

Tarun Gogoi taken off life support and out of danger.

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1 hour ago, gcreptile said:

Former Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Jim "Gentleman Jim" Marurai dead at 73:

https://www.cookislandsnews.com/internal/national/politics/former-pm-jim-marurai-passes-away-at-age-73/

That's two former Cook Islands Prime Ministers to die in just over three months. Considering there have only ever been 10 PMs in its 55-year history, I'd say that's somewhat unusual. 

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Lord Kilcloony has been called out for racist tweets again.This time about Kamala Harris.Turns 83 next month and doesn't exactly look the picture of health.

 

 

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