I'm wondering about the plane crash in China. “This nosedive was simply unprecedented, especially from cruising altitude. We’re talking about the safest phase of the flight.” https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/22/-china-plane-crash-unprecedented-given-good-safety-record-analyst.html

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Let’s call it what it is. Genocide

Those responsible including the shot givers must be charged.

At this point, zero excuse for not knowing, and just doing my job, did not include killing people.

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Plenty from the Non-English press too.

Kristian Tangermann, Mayor of Lilienthal in Germany, died at age 45. He was found at home. The circumstances of his death are still not clear.


The niece of 'Dancing with the Stars" celebrity Oti Mabuse died "surprisingly", age 28.


The saxophonist and band leader Peter Stannecker died. He collapsed during jogging last month with heart problems.


The cause of death for the pop ('Schlager') -musician Oliver Frank (58) is now known. The singer, known for his hit "Italian longing", suffered a heart attack, from which he did not recover.


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Mar 23, 2022·edited Mar 23, 2022

Reading the Norwegian press, lots of people are "found dead" in miscellaneous places. All the newspapers are paywall, but the last week people were reported to be found dead in forests, a field, stairwells, at home, in a canal, "falling off a ski lift" etc...

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Thank you Mark, brings a heavy heart. This is an important series you do. 💜

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It would be more convincing to those with their heads in the sand if a comparison count could made of similar reports over a period of the same length two years ago (and three, four, five, ... years ago—and even one year ago for that matter).

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The scariest thing for me is that for every one of these sudden deaths there probably about five people who are either totally disabled or going to be in serious and intractable pain for the rest of their lives, or both. If it was me, I'd rather "die suddenly".

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Foo Fighters drummer just died unexpectedly with no cause of death.

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I wish there was a pre-Covid “baseline” for the number of sudden death stories, as my friends will just say there are always sudden deaths.

The story about the couple- he died of a heart attack and she has sudden cancer- was especially tragic.

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Yes you are right about her attitude - however my heart breaks for this poor boy. His mother just had to do more research and no one in their right mind would jab a child. But there is a wonderful expression here in Italy (where I have the misfortune to live 😕) translated it goes : The mother of the idiot is always pregnant. Let's hope this little boy gets all the care he is going to need in future.

ps, A big thank you to Mark for this reporting

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