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Posted on 07/01/2007 3:27:40 AM PDT by 8mmMauserEdited on 07/02/2007 4:50:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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That is what a Norwegian Parrot would say, no laugh...
We had a whole flock of those things fly away during the bug zapper thread. What a racket they made! Judging from the noises they made, I think they all must have been owned by depraved pirates and hippies and streetwalkers.
Psst. Nobody misses them!
Oh. You have... a Norwegian blue parrot? Does it... talk?
Jim Botts was in his late 40s, his St. Petersburg hair salon was thriving, and there were clients and inventory and a thousand other details to worry about. The question of who would take over his business if he couldn't was in the back seat.
And then he got sick.
"Can it become ugly and drawn out?" asked Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge George Greer, who specializes in probate cases. "If it's a dysfunctional family, yes.
"But if you get a good lawyer beforehand who knows what he or she is doing, that person can lead you through this."
Greer, who presided over the Terri Schiavo case, said many probate cases involving succession come about not because the owner was ill and later died, but because of a sudden death, such as a auto accident or plane crash. Or the owner develops a disease like Alzheimer's that renders him or her incapable of decision-making."
So what do we have here? Gratuitous George W. Bush looking like an idiot (that's hard), personal leg surgery, an Oregon land fill, a family argument, a guy going to Iraq for plumbing work, cardboard bale making, a garbage compactor, gratuitous 25,000+ e-mails, gratutitous "Michael Moore" threat, a "Star Wars" crawl with music of "pre-existing" conditions that will deny people health care, a woman who died from a brain tumor her insurnace company said she didn't have, a yeast infection, an insurance "hitman," potential racism, testimony before Congress, grautitous Richard Nixon, a warning to Hillary Clinton, gratuitous right wing Republican scumbags Bob Dole, Dick Armey, Phil Gramm, Pat Buchannon, gratuitous Ronald Reagan, marshmallow peep appreciation, buying US Congress, gratuitous "mother love," gratutitous big, fat Denny Hastert, grautitous "I've Got a Golden Ticket!," gratuitous Canadians, a Canadian NASCAR fan, lying to the border patrol, gratuitous Bill O'Reilly, Michael Moore driving a golf cart, an American pulling his shoulder out in Britain, gratuitous British doctor, Kaiser Permanente "bashing," gratuitous Great Britain, gratuitous France, doctor house calls, an ass injection, Fench child day care, a sand collection, doing laundry, dropping off an old woman in the middle of Los Angeles because she couldn't pay to stay at the hospital anymore, George Pataki looking like an asshole (which is one of the best bits in the movie), Don Rumsfeld, gratuitous Bill Frist (who should lose his medical license for diagnosing Terry Schiavo via videotape), gratuitous Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, gratutitous Cuba, a Homeland Security warning, new teeth, new inhalers, and the guy that runs an anti-Michael Moore website getting help from Michael Moore.
Thank for the ping, Coleus.
Should laws against assisted suicide be rescinded as "paternalistic?" Should assisted suicide be transformed from what is now a crime (in most places) into a sacred "right to die"? Should assisted suicide be redefined from a form of homicide into a legitimate "medical treatment" readily available to all persistently suffering people, including to the mentally ill? According to Brown University professor Jacob M. Appel, the answer to all three of these questions is an unequivocal yes. Writing in the May-June 2007 Hastings Center Report ("A Suicide Right for the Mentally Ill?"), Appel argues in that assisted suicide should not only be available to the terminally ill, but also to people with "purely psychological disease" such as victims "of repeated bouts of severe depression," if the suicidal person "rationally might prefer dignified death over future suffering."
Ping to above in case you have not yet seen it.
In 2002, the Australian free-lance historian and journalist, Keith Windschuttle, published a book that created a controversy that has still not died down. Entitled The Fabrication of Aboriginal History, it sets out to destroy the idea that there had been a genocide of Tasmanian aborigines carried out by the early European settlers of the island.
For about the previous quarter century, it was more or less an historical orthodoxy that there had been such a genocide. Robert Hughes accepted the idea in his best-selling history of early Australia, The Fatal Shore. I accepted it myself, because when I first visited Australia in 1982 I read several books on the subject by professors of history at reputable universities, and rather naively supposed that their work must have been founded on painstaking and honest research, and that they had not misrepresented their original sources.
Windschuttle argued in his book that they had fabricated much of their evidence, and that, contrary to what they claimed, there had been no deliberate policy on the part of the colonial authorities or the local population either to extirpate or kill very large numbers of aborigines. He showed that the historians reading of the obscure source materials was either misleading or mendacious.
After the book was published, there were furious challenges to Windschuttle. Slurs were cast upon him: he was, for example, the Australian equivalent of the holocaust deniers. A book of essays in refutation of his point of view was published; a refutation of the refutation was also published. He appeared all round the country in debates with some of his detractors. As far as I understand it, the massed ranks of the professional historians were unable seriously to dent his argument. A few small errors (which he acknowledged) were found in his book, but not such as to undermine his thesis; in any case, they were very minor by comparison with the wholesale errors of his opponents. He had been much more scrupulous than they.
What struck me at the time about the controversy was the evident fact that a large and influential part of the Australian academy and intelligentsia actually wanted there to have been a genocide. They reacted to Windschuttles book like a child who has had a toy snatched from its hand by its elder sibling. You would have thought that a man who discovered that his country had not been founded, as had previously been thought and taught, on genocide would be treated as a national hero. On the contrary, he was held up to execration.
This is the link with the story,
And here is the series of links:
We won't miss them.
And I thought Sicko was an autobiography.
As Orwell, Chesterton and others have observed, intellectuals, as a class, will believe anything. They are so lopsidedly "mental," they live in a dream world unchecked by heart, soul, body, higher values, family, or normal relationships with others. This mentality, in turn, makes them think themselves god-like (a liberal habit), which turns them blind, stupid, evil and corrupt.
If you want someone who knows what makes the world go 'round, talk to a farmer.
Just the first volume. Forthcoming are 2) "Slob," 3) "Depraved," 4) "Lefto" and the final chapter, posthumously, "Morbid Obesity, Type Two Diabetes, Emphysema, Dialysis, Persistent Vegetative State and Removal of PEG Tube."
Scary that someone as crazy and/or corrupt as Judge Greer is still on the bench.
BTW, I appreciate the pings. I have been away off and on and get so many for some really odd topics, that it is easy to overlook them.
(Not to be confused with catsup...we had plenty of that aboard the train...LOL)
That topic is "Living Wills". Ironically, the weakness of "living wills" is illustrated by what happened to Terri. As hubby may have said, "We don't need no steenkin living wills."
A different approach may be to review what the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation put out on their website, "Will To Live"
Here is the story published today in the Olympian...
The Terri Schiavo case two years ago crystalized for many the need to leave clear directions in case of severe illness, says Wynne Whitman, a tax trust and estate lawyer in Morristown, N.J. As the country was riveted by the disagreement between Schiavo's parents and husband over whether her feeding tube should be removed, queries about setting up living wills poured into Whitman's office. Whitman and Louisville, Ky.-based oncologist Shawn Glisson have co-written "Wants, Wishes, and Wills," a new book that combines legal and medical advice for protecting yourself and your family - in sickness and in health. In short, they outline four musts: - a will, to divide up your assets after you die. - a "living will" that outlines how much health care you'd want if you can no longer make that decision. - a health care proxy that appoints someone to make medical decisions for you, again if you're unable. - and power of attorney that designates someone to make financial decisions for you, such as paying taxes or selling property, if you can't. Dying has become more complicated, Whitman argues, citing treatment for diseases such as Alzheimer's. "Our population is aging," she says. "We see a lot more cognitive defects. We also see the ability for people to live much longer with what traditionally may have been diseases that were really death sentences."
The Terri Schiavo case two years ago crystalized for many the need to leave clear directions in case of severe illness, says Wynne Whitman, a tax trust and estate lawyer in Morristown, N.J.
As the country was riveted by the disagreement between Schiavo's parents and husband over whether her feeding tube should be removed, queries about setting up living wills poured into Whitman's office.
Whitman and Louisville, Ky.-based oncologist Shawn Glisson have co-written "Wants, Wishes, and Wills," a new book that combines legal and medical advice for protecting yourself and your family - in sickness and in health.
In short, they outline four musts:
- a will, to divide up your assets after you die.
- a "living will" that outlines how much health care you'd want if you can no longer make that decision.
- a health care proxy that appoints someone to make medical decisions for you, again if you're unable.
- and power of attorney that designates someone to make financial decisions for you, such as paying taxes or selling property, if you can't.
Dying has become more complicated, Whitman argues, citing treatment for diseases such as Alzheimer's. "Our population is aging," she says. "We see a lot more cognitive defects. We also see the ability for people to live much longer with what traditionally may have been diseases that were really death sentences."
New visitors can be better informed checking out the abundance of information in their website.
For the past two years, the family of Hillsboro software engineer Wendy Melcher has believed that Melcher died from cancer.
What they didnt know, until last week, was that four days before Melcher died in August 2005 two Portland-area nurses gave her massive amounts of drugs intended to cause her death. The drugs were administered in what the nurses would later call an assisted-suicide plan directed by Melcher.
The nurses have admitted to the Oregon State Board of Nursing that they administered doses of morphine and phenobarbital without informing Melchers physician. Oregons Death With Dignity Act the only such law in the nation allows assisted suicide but only with the assistance of a physician.
The nurses now are under investigation for possible criminal wrongdoing by state police and the Oregon attorney general after a former employee of the Oregon State Board of Nursing two weeks ago provided Gov. Ted Kulongoski information about the case.
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BTW in the video she wears an oxygen assist tube. From what I know of those devices and their use, I am sure she could have removed it for the video but kept it on to enhance her victim status. IMHO.
Marcelle Jones has thought a lot about how her life might end. She has been treated for a serious medical problem for several years, and while it has not gotten worse, eventually "it's going to get me," said Jones, 82.
Long before she moved to Lakeland in 1990, Jones had joined the Hemlock Society - now known as Compassion and Choices - an organization that provides information about how terminally ill people can end their lives, either through passive means or, if they choose, by suicide.
JEFFERSON CITY, July 9, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The state of Missouri has voted to improve oversight of abortion facilities and ban abortionists or people associated with abortion clinics from teaching in schools and providing school materials. The new law reclassifies abortion mills as "ambulatory surgical centers," which places them under stricter regulations and puts them under the scrutiny of state officials.
Governor Blunt said at the signing ceremony that the new law is "one of the strongest pieces of pro-life legislation in Missouri history".
This is from LifeSiteNews...
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 9, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Two Portland-area nurses have admitted to the Oregon State Board of Nursing that they administered massive doses of morphine and Phenobarbital to a woman dying of cancer with the intention of causing her death. The Portland Tribune reports that the state Board of Nursing was alerted to the nurses' action, but took more than a year investigating and did not report the incident to police.
In fitting irony, PP calls it "Nobody's Fool." Typical of PP to twist words this way as they make fools out of their followers...
This is the 18th year of the Planned Parenthood "Nobody's Fool" conference, which the group promotes as "comprehensive sex education." But John Pisciotta of Pro-Life Waco has another name for it -- he calls it a "promiscuity promotion conference."
Pisciotta says Planned Parenthood has one objective: to teach children about sex so that they will have sex and, when they are panicked into thinking they must end the child's life for their convenience, come to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. "It's a marketing ploy to try to get the youngsters to kind of link two concepts -- sex and Planned Parenthood," says the pro-life leader.
Here is where Sun posts it: Post # 1,366
And here is the site containing all the links...
> Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman who was killed in 2005 after a decades-long court battle.
Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman who was tortured to death in 2005 after a decades-long court battle.
>> Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman who was killed in 2005 after a decades-long court battle.
>Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman who was tortured to death in 2005 after a decades-long court battle.
Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman who was tortured to death and brutally murdered in 2005 after a decades-long court battle.
Ping to a thread by beaversmom on the topic I posted on #110, and on sleaze James.
This is from the Boston Globe.
James was arraigned yesterday on charges of child assault and mayhem, while Silveira was arraigned on charges of permitting and covering up the abuse. The couple, who were arrested on Wednesday, pleaded not guilty and were held without bail.
>>> Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman who was killed in 2005 after a decades-long court battle.
>> Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman who was tortured to death in 2005 after a decades-long court battle.
> Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman who was tortured to death and brutally murdered in 2005 after a decades-long court battle.
Schindler is the brother of Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman who was tortured to death and brutally murdered ex officio in 2005 by the direct, illegal, unconstitutional and prejudiced order of circuit judge George Greer, acting ultra vires, after a decades-long court battle.
I see no hope here, ever.
And the law enforcement crowd are scratching their heads, wondering whether the nurses did anything wrong.
That's the thing about liberal law-bending. They write a murder license into the law, call it "merciful," and the next thing you know, it's an extermination factory that would make the SS einsatzgruppen proud.
It's a start, anyway. Next they should ban sex ed classes and escort the Planned Parent people out of town on a rail wearing tar, feathers and pink condoms.
Didn’t Clinton hail from a little town in Arkansas by that name? Little Hope.
Ahh, Massatwoschits. I seem to remember at the Lexington and Concord reenactments, the actors had to have trigger locks on their muskets. I could be wrong...
Yet, I am there a lot, so can ratify so much as true.
Glad I could help, and it’s going to be tough for the antiTerribots to spin with so many people who have nothing to gain except to get at the truth.
When you say "antiTerribots", do you mean people who are against "Terribots"? So then who are the "Terribots"? And what puts a person into each group? Sorry to ask so many questions, but I want to be sure I understand! Thanks!
BTW, I have come across a few stories where doctors have given up hope and yet the patient recovers. We should always err in favor of life.
Glad you asked, kozokey...
As Sun isn’t here at the moment, perhaps I can help.
Those of us who fought for Terri’s life and thought it was wrong to kill her were derisively slurred as “bots” by supporters of the killing team. If you are familiar with the technical terms and also the root which could infer mindless functionary as in roBOT or maybe an imitation human, you will see the meaning. They, who define themselves as our opposites, applied this moniker liberally to any who sympathized with Terri’s plight.
Hence, we who are true conservatives following the lead of the founder of FreeRepublic, and believing in the sanctity of life, are targets for those slurs and are “Terribots” by their logic. Continuing simple logic, an antiTerribot is one of “them’, a troll or similar ilk, or one who is on the side of the killing team.
Posters on this forum are either for or against or are learning the truth, and in doing so are becoming “Terribots.” We have found it rare indeed that one visits a topic such as this on a frequent basis is truly neutral. Although you have been a member here a short time, unless here under a different name before, you have contributed mostly to Terri-related topics, we presume, to educate yourself. Well, you are in luck as recently we have posted tons of links to sites sure to enlighten.
So we may have (in trolltalk) “Terribots” here, or antiTerribots or some who are just Terri-fied. Personally, I find it offensive to be called a bot regardless.
We are just chock full of help and info right here as close as your keyboard.
Hope it helps. Just keep asking questions and we are sure to enlighten.
There are only three groups in this struggle:
- The Satanic culture of death who embraces death in all circumstances.
- Those of us who are pro-life and oppose the Satanic culture of death in all of its manifestations.
- And those who do not have all of the information and cannot or will not decide.
And we are in an epic struggle for the souls of this third group. And while there is death in me, I will continue to speak the truth and I don't give a damn what the death culters call me.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you. You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt lose its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by men. You are the light of the world. A city seated on a mountain cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.
-- Matthew 5:
Correction, that was Matthew 5:6-15
Once upon a time, long ago, a Washington TIMES columnist held a little private contest to pick a title for Slick Willie's future autobiography. My contribution was Beyond Hope. It was a winner :-)
Congrats! There is still hope for us.
Although "compassionate conservative" George W. Bush presides over an economy that boasts a lower unemployment rate than that of his predecessor, who was a self-described "progressive," progressives argue that their philosophy has been proven to be sound.
Conservatism has failed, Americans seek new direction, Progressives must step up, was the resounding call to arms at the Take Back America conference last week. Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for Americas Future, enlightened and stirred the Opening Plenary attendees with an outline of conservative failures, beginning with a spread of Republican leader portraits, methodically Xed out with red graphics.
The right got it wrong, in Katrina, in Iraq, with Terri Schiavo, and the assault on social security. The host communicated the problem of public disapproval of the current state and direction that the country is headed on issues of national importance:
Thanks to TheSpottedOwl.
PROVO - The beating death of 20-month-old Jordan Putnam included "severe physical abuse indicative of physical torture," prosecutors said Monday as part of their request to keep the toddler's father in jail without bail.
Prosecutors also argued that a no-bail hold on Jason Mike Putnam would ensure the safety of the defendant, who has attempted suicide in the past.
Thread by wagglebee.
ABERDEEN, Scotland, July 10, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The National Health Service Grampian (NHSG) is investigating a consultant neonatologist at NHSG's Aberdeen Maternity Hospital for hastening the death of two terminally ill babies by overdosing them with a muscle relaxant drug, the Scotsman reports.
In 2005 Dr. Michael Munro injected the dying babies with a huge dose of Pancuronium, a drug that is used in the lethal injection of US death row prisoners, although it is also a general medical anesthetic. While Munro has admitted to performing the deed, he denies that his actions were "inappropriate" or "below the standard."
Thread from wagglebee.
DETROIT, July 10, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) once again rejected a pro-life resolution that would attempt to address the pressing issues of abortion and infant mortality in the American African community.
This July approximately 8,000 NAACP members met in Detroit for the organization's annual convention. While Saturday's major theme was improving access to heath care, NAACP authorities rejected the pro-life resolution of the Macon, Georgia, chapter for the second time since 2004.
Thread by wagglebee.
The recent terror attacks on the U.K. presented the world with a cruel irony. Amongst those suspected of masterminding the series of attacks, that, had they been successful, could have killed hundreds of civilians and injured hundreds more, were up to seven respected members of the medical community--physicians, or physicians in training, including a specialist in neurology.
The irony of the situation was brought home most chillingly in a cryptic threat received some months ago by an Anglican cleric who was doing ministry in Iraq: "The people who cure you will kill you." At the time the cleric ignored the message as just another amongst the countless idle threats from Muslim extremists that he received on a daily basis, unaware of just how literal the words were, how real the threat was.
It has been a hundred years since progressives believed in progress. They turned reactionary and anti-development long ago, yet still style themselves “progressive” — possibly because the term is less besmirched than communist, socialist, maoist, leninist, marxist, liberal, animal right activists, greens, or any other term meaning collectivist and anti-American.
We have 'way too much of that going on here, in a subtler form of terrorism called "right to die."
When you accept socialism, you accept that life is meaningless and that you have to grab for anything you can while you're here. You accept abortion and euthanasia. You accept the murder of the weak and the helpless and the ill. These are cost-cutting measures that socialists imagine will add a few pennies to their paychecks.
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