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Money for Terri Went to Attorneys, Michael
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/3/27/85512.shtml ^ | March 27, 2005

Posted on 03/27/2005 7:09:17 AM PST by Maria S

According to the Associated Press, Michael Schiavo sued medical professionals who he said failed to recognize symptoms that caused his wife's heart to stop beating, causing her brain damage. As a result, he won a $1.2 million settlement. At the time, Michael sought the funds with the promise to use the money for Terri Schiavo's care and rehabilitation. As part of the settlement, Michael Schiavo received $300,000, the rest being earmarked for Terri's care and rehabilitation. His attorneys say today most of the money designated for Terri is gone, spent on her care and legal bills. One of his lawyers, Deborah Bushnell, told the AP that more than half of the $700,000 designated from the malpractice award for Terri's care has been spent for that purpose, with the rest going toward litigation. But that statement is at odds with records that show that lawyers - not medical care - ate up most of the expenditures and have been paid directly from Terri's Medical Trust fund, with the approval of Judge George Greer: Here’s where most of the money went:

Atty. Gwyneth Stanley - $10,668.05 Atty. Deborah Bushnell - $65,607.00 Atty. Steve Nilson - $7,404.95 Atty. Pacarek - $1,500.00 Atty. Richard Pearse (GAL) - $4,511.95 Atty. George Felos - $397,249.99 Other - 1st Union/South Trust Bank – $55,459.85 Michael Schiavo - $10,929.95 Total: $545,852.34

These funds, the result of a malpractice suit, were meant solely to provide for Terri Schiavo’s care and rehabilitation, not to pay lawyers to help Michael Schiavo kill his wife. Schiavo’s primary attorney, George Felos, a professional advocate of mercy killing, has received upwards of $400,000 dollars since Schiavo hired him. This same attorney, at the expense of Terri’s medical fund, publicly likened Terri to a "houseplant" and has used Terri’s case on national television to promote his newly published book.


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KEYWORDS: deathfetishist; schiavo; terri; terripalooza; terrischiavo
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1 posted on 03/27/2005 7:09:17 AM PST by Maria S
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To: Maria S

Which could be a great basis for a lawsuit by the Schindlers.


2 posted on 03/27/2005 7:12:05 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Maria S

this crowd in Florida is not about assisted suicide, they are proponents of active and court-ordered euthanasia! Lets call it what it is......Schiavo was ORDERED directly, not merely "allowed". see "shall cause"......not "may"......so the legal precedent/case law is set!

"ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that absent a stay from the appellate courts, the guardian, Michael Schiavo, shall cause the removal of nutrition and hydration, from the Ward, THERESA SCHIAVO, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2005."

http://www.libertytothecaptives.net/greer_doublespeak.html


3 posted on 03/27/2005 7:14:41 AM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Maria S
DOCUMENTS TYING MS's LAYWERS TO THE HOSPICE

More info on the tangled web the Florida Judiciary has woven here


 

GREER DONOR

AMOUNT

POSITION

ACTION

Lawyers For
Michael Schiavo

Hamden Baskin III   

Felos & Felos           

Deborah Bushnell    

Gyneth S. Stanley   

Steven Nilsson        

Beth Wilson             

 

$500  & $500
$250
$250
$150 and $250
$250 and $250
$250 and $100

Michael Schiavo’s Lawyer[s]

Greer
denies many or all of Schindler’s in favor of Felos
Greer Allows hearsay as evidence/disallows Schindler’s statements

Felos former chairman of board
of directors of Hospice of Florida Suncoast

 

 

Daniel Grieco                

 

$300

Employer of Michael Schiavo at time of Feb. 25, 1990 then attorneyOf record for Michael up until the malpractice award,
 

Incident when injuries occurred to Terri,Reappeared as attorney for selected pleadings

State/County
Employees/Elected

Frank Nagatani

$50 and $50

 

DCF Attorney

Squashed
testimony for DCF Investigator to appear on behalf of abuse allegations

 

Bernie McCabe

In-Kind

State Attorney

Allowed underling to appear in campaign ad for Greer
Will not call Grand Jury

 

Everett Rice

$500 & In-Kind

Sheriff/State Rep

Didn’t conduct criminal investigation into what really happened to Terri or allegations of abuse after initial incident
Allowed Deputy & use of county property to appear in campaign ad for Greer

 

John Carassas

$100

 

Deputy Attorney General

Florida Deputy Attorney General, involvement with
Rice in Sept. 2003 motion for Greer recusal dueTo improper discussion of case
 

 

James Hellickson        

 

$150 & In Kind

Assistant state attorney in office of Bernie McCabe, Pinellas/Pasco State Attorney


Appeared in Greer Campaign Ad

 

 

Paula Shea

In Kind

Assistant Pinellas Public Defender

Appeared in Greer Campaign Ad 

 

Andrew
Sasso            

 

$100

Officer in Guardianship monitoring program and

Guardian ad litem pool

Was supposed to:
“evaluate information about the well-being and property of all persons adjudicated of having a legal incapacity so that the court can fulfill its legal obligation to protect and preserve the interests of the ward,”
FL COURTS

Misc. People w connections

Richard La Belle           

 

$100

Member of Board of Directors of
Advocacy Center
for Persons with Disabilities

Supposedly ACPD
doing investigation into Schiavo case
 

 

Battaglia, Ross, Disus and Wein     

 

$250

Principal Kelli Crabb is past chairperson of Hospice Foundation of Florida Suncoast and member of Board of directors
 

 

 

Gus Bilirakis       

 

$40 cash

Former Hospice Board member and of American Hellonic Education Progressive Assoc. (AHEPA)
 

Felos past Governor

 

Divito and Higham           

 

$250 and $250

Law firm employed by St. Petersburg/Venice
Dioceses

Terri’s Dioceses

 

 

 

 


More? Click here

scientology_and_terri_schindler_schiavo_death_connection

The Rule of Terri's Case Strikes Again. -2004- Judge Greer's crimes

Law changed by Hospice where Terri is dying

MICHAEL SCHIAVO'S lies and contradictory testimony in easy to read format

4 posted on 03/27/2005 7:16:06 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Maria S

Will Schaivo receive any money from a life insurance policy when Terri dies?


5 posted on 03/27/2005 7:17:08 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: atomicpossum

Michael Schiavo did not want Terri to recover. That is his motive pure and simple. She has to die to carry the secret that the reason she is in the state she is in is due to Michael Schiavo. Not one cent of the malpractice award has been spent on resuscitation.


6 posted on 03/27/2005 7:20:31 AM PST by gesully (gesully)
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To: COUNTrecount
Will Schaivo receive any money from a life insurance policy when Terri dies?
I'd like a factual answer to that question myself-- not hearsay, not opinion-- fact.
8 posted on 03/27/2005 7:22:23 AM PST by Clara Lou (I'm not pro-death, I'm anti-hysteria.)
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To: gesully
VIST TO GREER'S JUDICIAL/NAZI/WORLD

Judgenfuhrer Greer: "We black-robed Mullahs are fully aware that our Fatwahs
ordering death by starvation instead of gas chamber for the handicapped
WAS the penalty used by the Nazis for people trying to escape Auschwitz.
Our actions shows who our hero and gods are.
And for your information, victims of our black-robed Judical Fatwahs actually enjoy it."


9 posted on 03/27/2005 7:22:30 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: atomicpossum

Would they have standing for that?


10 posted on 03/27/2005 7:23:29 AM PST by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: Maria S

Michael probably plans to recoup the money with the book he will write telling about his "heroic" struggle to off his wife.


11 posted on 03/27/2005 7:24:48 AM PST by redheadtoo
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

In a situation like this our Christian prez could seek God's word for prayer, advice, and answers. We have a big problem in this country in that we have judges who neither fear GOD or man.Luke 18:2 I am disappointed big time in our leaders.


12 posted on 03/27/2005 7:27:36 AM PST by praise
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To: Hartranft

It would be interesting to find out what the jury, who awarded the rehab monies, think about the way the money was actually spent.
Seems odd that the media haven't contacted them.


13 posted on 03/27/2005 7:29:47 AM PST by pickyourpoison (" Laus Deo ")
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To: redheadtoo

Is it true that Michael is living high on the hog in a $400,000 house and driving 2 Mercedes while at the same time refusing to replace Terri's broken wheelchair? What is the source or authority for this claim?


14 posted on 03/27/2005 7:31:26 AM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Maria S

I trust there are attorneys on Free Republic that will have an answer.
I pray that some of these attorneys will join together for a legal fight that will win for Terri in death, she surely did not win in this life.
She is in God's hands now.


15 posted on 03/27/2005 7:33:27 AM PST by fabriclady
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To: COUNTrecount; Clara Lou
Will Schaivo receive any money from a life insurance policy when Terri dies?

You'd have to ask his "fiancee" -- an insurance agent (which is surely a coincidence).

16 posted on 03/27/2005 7:37:16 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: WestCoastGal

FYI


17 posted on 03/27/2005 7:41:47 AM PST by ChefKeith (Apply here to be added to the NASCAR Ping List, Daytona is done but we got 33 more races to go...)
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To: redheadtoo

I'm sure he WILL write a book. Let him try.


18 posted on 03/27/2005 7:42:55 AM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: atomicpossum

Florida is a TOILET!


19 posted on 03/27/2005 7:42:55 AM PST by zzen01
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To: atomicpossum

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1371677/posts


20 posted on 03/27/2005 7:44:15 AM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: texasbluebell
Hello Bush brothers...its time to come out and play.

The heck with these guys. We are going to have write to Barbara Bush to see if she can whip some backbone into these cowards.
21 posted on 03/27/2005 7:46:07 AM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: texasbluebell

Michael Schiavo is listed as a Director of the JERGER & CENTONZE INSURNACE AGENCY, INC., Clearwater, FL. Note that "Insurance" is misspelled, possibly purposefully to avoid detection as an insurance company until having cashed in on a fraudulent policy. He may have taken out a large policy on his wife. The owner of the property is Jodi Centonze.

http://www.sunbiz.org/scripts/cordet.exe?a1=DETFIL&n1=P01000004292&n2=NAMFWD&n3=0000&n4=N&r1=&r2=&r3=&r4=JERGERCENTONZE&r5=

http://pao.co.pinellas.fl.us/htbin/cgi-scr3?o=1&a=1&b=1&r=&s=1&u=0&p=29+28+16+61655+000+0390267%2C302337%2C661&name=View


22 posted on 03/27/2005 7:52:32 AM PST by Beach_Babe (A nation that kills its own children has no future.)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
"ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that absent a stay from the appellate courts, the guardian, Michael Schiavo, shall cause the removal of nutrition and hydration, from the Ward, THERESA SCHIAVO, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2005."

That's a pretty far cry from simply disconnecting any artificial forms of life support. It's like saying that you can remove the respirator, but if the patient is still breathing on his own once the respirator is removed, you've got to suffocate him.

23 posted on 03/27/2005 7:53:21 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: atomicpossum

Conversley, Mr. Schivavo can sue them to recoup the money he used for her care. It is like suing an estate and losing. If I were him I would.


24 posted on 03/27/2005 7:53:22 AM PST by Beeline40@aol.com (What is an Esthetician...?)
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To: Maria S
Right on. Add to all of this that the experts have yet to be paid and George Felos and his cronies (Suncoast included) owe US $14.8 millions in Medicare over-payments, under appeal for 9 years - ironic, isn't it?. In other words,if everyone had done their job, Schiavo wouldn't have a pot to ____ in, Suncoast would be out of business, and they would have lost interest in Terri a long time ago.

I wonder if the Swift Boat Vets could have handled this better? Just a thought.
25 posted on 03/27/2005 7:53:48 AM PST by JimmieD
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To: ClaireSolt
MICHAEL SCHIAVO TARGET OF DCF ABUSE ALLEGATION

Florida’s most controversial husband is the target of a state investigation into the alleged abuse of his wife and ward according to a court document unsealed and made public by Sixth Circuit Court Judge George W. Greer. (Read On)

DCF Motion

26 posted on 03/27/2005 7:54:25 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: texasbluebell

Something that needs to be looked at, go to " Justice For Florida Seniors" web site and read article " Hospice Patients Alliance: When the unthinkable Happens. The county of Pinellas has been investigated for guardians, attorney's and judges pooling money in to accounts of unaware patients hiding it from the Gov. and other family members, puting them on medicade and then pulling it out after patient dies. Judg Greer is even mentioned in one article saying they don't need to show these records to investigators, :that is bo ones business.


27 posted on 03/27/2005 7:54:44 AM PST by mammer
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To: Beach_Babe

Yes, also one of his brothers was found to be an owner of some insurance company (perhaps the company that this one was sold to, I'm unclear on that at this point).

There's a lot of suspicion that insurance fraud is going on, not to mention the likelihood of medicare fraud with the hospice, considering the fact that Terri was illegally a resident of a hospice for the dying, for 5 years, when 6 months is supposed to be the limit.

I think the parents' best bet would be to find a competent private investigator, since they have had no relief from any Florida agency.


28 posted on 03/27/2005 7:57:19 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: ARCADIA

Barbara Bush: wish we could have had HER for prez!


29 posted on 03/27/2005 7:58:27 AM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: Beach_Babe

wow, that misspelling is very, VERY curious. Your theory is excellent.


30 posted on 03/27/2005 7:59:20 AM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: Maria S

I'ts simple ,...he sued for the money to keep her alive , before he sued to keep the money and let her die. ,....sound familiar ?


31 posted on 03/27/2005 7:59:50 AM PST by saxxa (FIRE-FIGHTER FOR PRESIDENT BUSH)
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To: JimmieD
The woman has been brain dead for 15 years people, she's not going to get any better. Why do you want to keep her alive? There are fates worse than death. The same people who bitch about activist judges are now bitching that federal judges are practicing restraint and not active in this case. They should only be active when they agree with your morals right? I am really sick of hearing about this but I need to get this off my chest.
32 posted on 03/27/2005 8:00:33 AM PST by libertarianben (Looking for sanity and his hard to find cousin common sense)
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To: libertarianben

sigh. Here we go again.


33 posted on 03/27/2005 8:02:10 AM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: Mr Ramsbotham; Vn_survivor_67-68
Motion to allow natural feeding
(Guardianship case - February 28, 2005)

Greer Denies food and water by mouth
(Guardianship case - March 8, 2005)

ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Respondents' Emergency Expedited Motion for Permission to Provide Theresa Schindler Schiavo with Food and Water by Natural Means is DENIED.

DONE AND ORDERED in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida

So sayeth KING GREER.

34 posted on 03/27/2005 8:02:42 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: mammer

http://www.justiceforfloridaseniors.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=4&Itemid=2

10 Dirty Tricks of Guardians

Pinellas County [Florida] Internal Auditor Robert W. Melton recently lectured at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg on: "Dirty Tricks of Guardianships – The Need for Change."

(more at link)


35 posted on 03/27/2005 8:03:48 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

"ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that absent a stay from the appellate courts, the guardian, Michael Schiavo, shall cause the removal of nutrition and hydration, from the Ward, THERESA SCHIAVO, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2005."

It is court-ordered euthanasia, pure and simple....Schiavo's anxiousness to do it doesn't matter, it is a direct Court ORDER to Schiavo to do it.


This is now case-law.....algore would call it "controlling legal authority".........and just around the corner are citations of this newly established case-law that will bring forth the era of court ordered euthanasia......this is what the game has been about.....a financial solution for SS, Medicare, Medicaid, Govt pensioners, Veterans healthcare costs, and the profitability of private sector health insurers..........


36 posted on 03/27/2005 8:07:11 AM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: libertarianben

Please read the many posts here and sense the outrage at what is happening.


37 posted on 03/27/2005 8:08:38 AM PST by Tax Government (Withhold hydration from the judicial branch of government. Contribute to FR; that may help.)
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To: texasbluebell

The most interesting one:
"6) Maintain guardianship at all costs: Keep family members uninformed; if family members try to become guardian, accuse them of stealing; use the ward's assets for legal fights to retain guardianship."
Is this just in Florida, or is it pertinent to other states, do you know?


38 posted on 03/27/2005 8:10:17 AM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: pickyourpoison

It would be interesting to find out what the jury, who awarded the rehab monies, think about the way the money was actually spent.
Seems odd that the media haven't contacted them.

Me too,


39 posted on 03/27/2005 8:10:32 AM PST by Ga.Lady
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
... and just around the corner are citations of this newly established case-law that will bring forth the era of court ordered euthanasia....

There's absolutely no doubt of that. In fact, I'd be willing to prognosticate that a large percentage of people posting on Free Republic today will die from forced euthanasia.

40 posted on 03/27/2005 8:12:27 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Fudd Fan

I don't know the answer to that.

But I think it would behoove us all to know if the state we want to retire to is involved in this.

Florida isn't called "God's waiting room" for no reason, so it's probably in the front lines for all sorts of insurance fraud, medicare fraud, scams of the elderly, you name it.

Needless to say, Florida is no longer on my list of places to retire to.


41 posted on 03/27/2005 8:15:01 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: libertarianben
The woman has been brain dead for 15 years people

No that is not true. You need to do some serious thinking and research on this issue. This is not just about Terry Schiavo, its about setting a precedent that will kill many thousands including possibly you. Should someone deem your life "not worthy" you can be starved to death, on the skimpiest of pretentions. That is the precedent that this case sets.
42 posted on 03/27/2005 8:16:17 AM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: texasbluebell

Amen. Thanks for the info, too.


43 posted on 03/27/2005 8:17:19 AM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: Maria S

This case stinks more and more each day. This case is built on Michael Schiavo's lie and the money he stole from Terri to pay the lawyers that want to kill Terri.

Greer is as corrupted as they come.


44 posted on 03/27/2005 8:17:33 AM PST by dennisw ("What is Man that thou art mindful of him")
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To: libertarianben

Who said I was on the moral right of anything? I merely made a comment about a couple of deadbeats who can't pay their bills. Do libertarians really object to that?


45 posted on 03/27/2005 8:17:58 AM PST by JimmieD
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To: libertarianben

At this point, it seems hopeless to try to educate people on what brain death is, but I'll try.

Brain dead people do not breathe on their own.

Brain dead people do not vocalize.

That's just for a start.


46 posted on 03/27/2005 8:18:23 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: Fudd Fan

You bet.


47 posted on 03/27/2005 8:18:45 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: libertarianben
The woman has been brain dead for 15 years people, she's not going to get any better.

How long have you been too brain dead to see through Michael Schiavo's lies? This case is built on lies and money stolen to pay for Michael's lawyers.

48 posted on 03/27/2005 8:19:47 AM PST by dennisw ("What is Man that thou art mindful of him")
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To: COUNTrecount

Hard to believe anyone would have written a policy on Terri after she became ill. If they had an old policy they paid in 15 years of premiums. It would have had to have been entered into with premiums fixed for 15 years. Even then it could not have been a huge policy. A young couple with no children has no reason to take out a large life insurance policy.


49 posted on 03/27/2005 8:24:46 AM PST by Honestfreedom
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To: libertarianben
The woman has been brain dead for 15 years people, she's not going to get any better.

What have you done important lately? You are not going to get any better either. We ought to remove you from food and drink.

50 posted on 03/27/2005 8:30:45 AM PST by Raycpa
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