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  • Please Pray for my cousin Susan, her husband Tim and their daughters Lucy and Reyna

    02/28/2015 12:57:56 PM PST · 60 of 152
    Ronaldus Magnus to infool7

    Praying for the repose of Susan, Lucy, and Reyna’s souls as well as for Tim and their family. May they all be reunited someday with God in Heaven forever.

  • Roman Polanski to attend extradition hearing

    02/24/2015 1:04:02 PM PST · 41 of 42
    Ronaldus Magnus to samtheman
    I think we’ve got better things to be spending our prosecutorial dollars on

    So child molestation isn't worth the cost of prosecution to you.

    ...just my opinion, and I don’t care that strongly about this issue,

    It's difficult to imagine any decent human being that doesn't care strongly about punishing child rapists.

    so if someone wants to argue with me, that’s ok, I’m not arguing back... just stating my opinion once and moving on.

    Well done! Your brief and pointless post brilliantly illustrates almost everything wrong about our society. I don't think it would be possible to do a better job in as few of words!

  • James O'Keefe Twitter: We have a new story..fear for my life.

    02/21/2015 11:27:28 AM PST · 55 of 248
    Ronaldus Magnus to Perdogg

    Is there a James O’Keefe ping list here?

  • JRandomFreeper (Johnny) Needs Our Prayers

    02/21/2015 8:56:54 AM PST · 191 of 295
    Ronaldus Magnus to JRandomFreeper

    Very sorry about your situation. I hope that you are getting the best medical care available. Praying for a full and miraculous recovery.

  • NRO: Scott Walker approved Milwaukee resolution demanding comprehensive immigration reform.

    02/16/2015 4:48:42 PM PST · 7 of 44
    Ronaldus Magnus to JSDude1
    This stuff is so pathetic. Although recently I have been critical of Governor Walker in threads on the Wisconsin state board for his agenda at the state level this term, I will say in his defense that illegal immigration hasn’t been as big of an issue here in Wisconsin as it has been elsewhere. We haven’t yet seen the same problems the southern states are experiencing. There are relatively few Hispanic people in general and I don’t believe that I have ever spoken with anyone who wasn’t here legally. As Scott Walker takes to the national stage, I would expect his position on the issue to evolve and become more defined.

    However, the good news in these sad attempts to discredit Scott Walker is how laughably weak these attacks are. Scott Walker is the most fully vetted candidate in recent memory. This is the best his opponents have got because it is all there is.

  • 'It's My Party' Singer-Songwriter Lesley Gore Dies at 68

    02/16/2015 3:41:47 PM PST · 115 of 151
    Ronaldus Magnus to Calvin Locke
    When Limbaugh first played the Klaus Nomi cover, I tried to buy it at the time

    This is one of those rare instances where the original pales in comparison to the cover: Klaus Nomi - You Don't Own Me

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 February 2015

    02/15/2015 11:40:45 AM PST · 139 of 148
    Ronaldus Magnus to mountainfolk
    Judge Moore is very clear in citing law, federal and state.

    I don't know much about Chief Judge Moore, but as I watched the interview I started wishing that he would make a run for higher office. In a time of constant lies and confusion it is almost shocking to see someone making sense. It's almost as if everything I have heard on the news and on these Sunday shows lately has been in some foreign language and all of the sudden Judge Moore comes on speaking in English!

  • Scott Walker Not Done Collecting Skulls for his Throne

    02/12/2015 6:25:15 PM PST · 43 of 43
    Ronaldus Magnus to cotton1706

    It’s a real shame Governor Walker is wussing out on right-to-work legislation. We have the most conservative state legislature in 80 years and he is pressuring them not to pass it so as to not interfere with his presidential campaign.

  • How Russia Plans To Retaliate For The Saudi-Driven Collapse In Oil

    02/11/2015 8:35:44 PM PST · 42 of 50
    Ronaldus Magnus to lbryce

    The two articles (the post here and the previous one it links from last week) provide the best explanation I have read for what is happening right now in Ukraine and the Middle East as well as the crash in oil prices here. It is all about pressuring Russia to abandon Assad so a natural gas pipeline could be built from the Saudi Peninsula across Syria to Europe. The only thing the two consecutive articles below miss is that the Iranian nuclear negotiations are tied into to this to get Iran to also cut off Assad. This could all lead to a permanent ISIS state, a nuclear Iran, a much more capable Chinese military. It is deliberate Obama policy, and none of it is in the best interest of the United States

  • House GOP won't protest looming high court ruling on gay marriage

    02/06/2015 7:53:03 AM PST · 12 of 22
    Ronaldus Magnus to Coronal

    I think we should start a petition that says we will refuse to vote for Republican congressional candidates if John Boehner is still Speaker of the House sometime well before the next election. A good date might be July 1, 2016 so there will be plenty of time decide and we won’t have to trust anyone to do what they promised after the election. This petition should be on paper with an actual signature, not one of these phoney internet spam generators. I would sign it and keep to my word. I am so tired of being more insulted by the Republicans than the Democrats.

  • Did Scott Walker flip-flop on a immigration and a pathway to citizenship?

    02/05/2015 8:54:33 AM PST · 75 of 104
    Ronaldus Magnus to don-o

    Although recently I have been critical of Governor Walker in threads and on the Wisconsin state board for his reluctance to pursue a conservative agenda at the state level this term, I will say in his defense that illegal immigration hasn’t been as big of an issue here in Wisconsin as it has been elsewhere. We haven’t yet seen the same problems the southern states are experiencing. There are even relatively few Hispanic people in general and I don’t believe that I have ever spoken with anyone who wasn’t here legally. As Scott Walker takes to the national stage, I would expect his position on the issue to evolve and become more defined.

  • The Power and Reach of the EIB Network Shines Spotlight on Scott Walker

    01/30/2015 9:30:21 PM PST · 23 of 27
    Ronaldus Magnus to 2ndDivisionVet
    Your Ted Cruz “birtherism” makes you look moronic. His mother is an American, therefore so is he.

    I don't care about his judicially interpreted constitutional eligibility. He was born in Canada and didn't bother to renounce his Canadian citizenship until last year. His loyalties were divided at best. He doesn't deserve to be President of the United States.

  • The Power and Reach of the EIB Network Shines Spotlight on Scott Walker

    01/30/2015 9:29:51 PM PST · 22 of 27
    Ronaldus Magnus to SoConPubbie
    You were blubbering something about Senators don't make good presidential candidates? Man enough to retract that crap?

    Harrison, Kennedy, and Obama are the only senators elected to the presidency of the fifty who have tried. The rest of your list were former senators when they became president. That means that 47 senators have run for president and failed (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/23/AR2008012303783.html).

    If Ted Cruz decides to leave the Senate and get some actual executive experience you may someday be able to add him to your list of presidents who had at one time been senators. Until then his odds of winning are 6%. So no, senators don’t make good presidential candidates. You should take your own advice to “man up” and retract your own flawed argument.

  • The Power and Reach of the EIB Network Shines Spotlight on Scott Walker

    01/29/2015 8:02:19 PM PST · 17 of 27
    Ronaldus Magnus to 2ndDivisionVet
    Isn't Ted Cruz still a "subject of the Queen" with Canadian citizenship? Oh that's right, he supposedly finally got around to renouncing his dual Canadian Citizenship sometime last year. No thanks. Senators don't make good presidential candidates and foreigners don't make good presidents.

    P.S. Calling in that much help on your reply makes you look desperate.

  • The Power and Reach of the EIB Network Shines Spotlight on Scott Walker

    01/29/2015 1:56:51 PM PST · 13 of 27
    Ronaldus Magnus to GeronL
    Ted Cruz is the one

    Absolutely! Ted Cruz will make an excellent Prime Minister of Canada.

  • Firearms enthusiasts crash gun buyback to hunt bargains

    01/24/2015 9:58:02 AM PST · 5 of 12
    Ronaldus Magnus to BenLurkin

    It’s not a “Gun Buyback”. These firearms never belonged to the government and the government can’t buy “back” what it never owned in past. The correct way to name this kind of anti-gun event would be “Gun Buy-up”.

  • Urgent Prayer Request for Spencer having Brain Surgery this morning (Update #94)

    01/20/2015 10:09:42 PM PST · 104 of 120
    Ronaldus Magnus to Cowgirl of Justice
    He just got out of surgery and could talk and wiggle his toes. Almost 8 hrs of surgery. Whew!

    Praise be to God! I will continue to keep Spenser, his brother, and his family in my prayers. Please keep us informed.

  • Vacuum salesman invited to a birthday party for a child with autism moved the room to tears

    01/20/2015 11:19:30 AM PST · 37 of 40
    Ronaldus Magnus to Cowgirl of Justice

    Praying for the child having brain surgery to remove the tumor. Please be sure to post an independent prayer thread so others can too.

  • Prayer request = Mrs Don-o (Update 194, 255, 318, 365, 394, 416, 467, 480, 550)

    01/19/2015 3:17:51 PM PST · 142 of 562
    Ronaldus Magnus to don-o

    Praying hard for her survival and her complete recovery! Please get her the sacrament of the sick as soon as is possible.

  • New Let’s Move Executive Director is a ‘Food Justice’ Activist

    01/09/2015 11:48:37 AM PST · 43 of 46
    Ronaldus Magnus to MeshugeMikey
    Ever since I read Heinleins's Farmer in the Sky in high school, I have kidded whenever I ate a low-protein vegetarian entree that it was a "United Nation's meal". Now I will continue to say this but it will no longer be a joke. With this appointment, this radical, destructive ideology just become mainstream.
  • Doctors decided this baby’s life wasn’t worth saving. Now a Missouri legislator....

    01/08/2015 11:44:32 AM PST · 13 of 20
    Ronaldus Magnus to Morgana

    A doctor’s worth is in their ability to heal, not in the power to decide who should and who should not received treatment. Doctors have neither the right nor the qualification to determine who should live and who should die. The moment they change from being the advocates of life to being the arbitrators of life, they will have lost their value to society. Once this happens they will be discarded and treated like physicians are treated in the rest of the world where healthcare has become a worthless “free” benefit. They will become poorly respected and poorly paid civil servants.

  • "Person of Interest" adds lesbian angle.

    01/07/2015 9:11:52 PM PST · 7 of 24
    Ronaldus Magnus to Dr. Thorne

    I admire your dedication to your principles and I will follow your example.

  • Wisc. Governor Walker Hints He's Running For POTUS

    01/07/2015 6:29:22 PM PST · 82 of 84
    Ronaldus Magnus to Rennes Templar
    Since he won reelection by six points in November, his aides have indicated he wants to continue lowering taxes, push to expand school choice, and replace the federal Common Core education standards.

    That's all light-weight stuff he could have had passed and signed in the last month of the previous session.

    He also will try to have food-stamp and unemployment benefit recipients undergo drug testing, in part so they can show employers they are capable of holding jobs.

    (YAWN) He could probably get half the Democrat legislators to vote for that.

    As of now, he doesn’t plan any new dramatic assaults on the public-employee unions whose power he curbed in 2011 legislation.

    There it is. The most conservative WI legislature in a lifetime and he wants to squander it so that he will have an easier run at the White House. This is nothing more or less than political cowardice.

  • Wisc. Governor Walker Hints He's Running For POTUS

    01/07/2015 11:21:05 AM PST · 39 of 84
    Ronaldus Magnus to Rennes Templar

    Although I have been a Scott Walker supporter for over ten years, I am starting to question whether he is ready to be president. His recent statements undermining our rare Republican super-majorities here in Wisconsin from passing anything conservative is very worrisome. We have everything in place to pass right-to-work, stand-your-ground, meaningful tax cuts, real educational vouchers, and other conservative legislation but Governor Walker is saying that he doesn’t want the controversy. A true ideological conservative would further the conservative agenda whenever possible (”make hay when the sun is shining”) and certainly not make that secondary to his own career ambitions. It is becoming apparent that the credit for much of what was accomplished in his first term may have been due more to a conservative legislature than his leadership. I hope that I am wrong about this, but I am afraid that Governor Scott Walker just isn’t ready for prime-time.

  • Bess Myerson, 90, Dies; Famed for Beauty, Public Service and Scandal

    01/05/2015 10:54:18 AM PST · 15 of 91
    Ronaldus Magnus to Borges
    In 1977, she campaigned for Representative Edward I. Koch in his successful race for mayor, her picture often appearing on his posters. Walking hand in hand with him, she did nothing to dismiss speculation that marriage might be in their future while helping to dispel insinuations that Mr. Koch, a bachelor, was gay.

    Judging from her horrified expression and pursed lips, even the most committed liberal stooge much have their limit!

  • No More Snow Day Fun: More Cities Ban Sledding Over Liability Concerns

    01/04/2015 8:30:31 PM PST · 20 of 72
    Ronaldus Magnus to SamAdams76
    A few years back, I was sued because a kid slipped on ice on the sidewalk in front of my house...I remember breaking my arm when I was 12 by slipping on some ice outside a supermarket. But it never occurred to me (or my parents) to sue the supermarket.

    It may not have been the kid who slipped on the ice or even his parents who chose to sue you. Rather, their health insurance company may have forced them to sue you to recover the medical costs. Had the family refused, the health insurance company may have forced them to pay for the medical costs out of pocket. It is becoming increasingly common for health insurers to lower their costs by suing home owners (thus home owners insurance companies).

  • The Death Of A Nation: Japanese Births Drop To Lowest Ever, Deaths Hit All Time High

    01/03/2015 3:37:10 PM PST · 27 of 31
    Ronaldus Magnus to MCH
    Population growth = economic growth is an eventual failed policy.

    Really? History says the opposite is true. There can be no sustained economic growth without population growth, and population growth in free market democracies during peacetime has always resulted in economic growth in the long-term. There is nothing more valuable than people.

  • Altar Girls, Altar Boys and the Priesthood: Connecting the Dots (Catholic Caucus)

    01/03/2015 8:46:59 AM PST · 18 of 37
    Ronaldus Magnus to Dr. Sivana
    I know a very good priest in Chicago who exercises that right [not to have females serve their Masses]. He was told he would never be pastor.

    So he is being persecuted for the sake of righteousness? What a tremendous blessing, his reward will be great! I will pray for him and for his wicked superiors.

  • Uncle Billy has died (vanity)

    01/01/2015 10:06:04 PM PST · 35 of 47
    Ronaldus Magnus to the OlLine Rebel

    Praying for the repose of your Uncle Billy’s soul and that God bless you, your mother, and your family.

  • Pray for my uncle - fell on Christmas - dire

    12/26/2014 8:35:16 PM PST · 29 of 143
    Ronaldus Magnus to the OlLine Rebel

    Praying for your uncle’s full recovery.

  • OH: Gun Reform Bill goes to Governor Kasich (R)

    12/13/2014 8:27:55 PM PST · 17 of 18
    Ronaldus Magnus to marktwain
    John Kasich is a traitor to our Second Amendment freedoms. He was almost single handedly responsible for the assault weapons ban because of his behind-the-scenes betrayal of his Republican colleges. He also voted for the Brady law.

    The Wikipedia article below explains how the Republicans had successfully blocked the Assault Weapons Ban until Kasich negotiated a sellout with Leon Panetta. I once thought Kasich had presidential potential, but now I know that he is a traitor conservatives.

    Wikipedia on Kasich's Congressional Career

      In 1994, Kasich was one of the Republican leaders to support a last-minute deal with President Bill Clinton to pass the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. After a series of meetings with Clinton's Chief of Staff, Leon Panetta, who was also a long-time friend of Kasich, the assault weapons ban was passed when 42 Republicans crossed party lines and voted with the Democrats to ban assault weapons. Kasich's support of the assault-weapons ban angered the National Rifle Association, which gave Kasich an "F" rating during the 1990s as a result
  • Are Mitch McConnell, John Bohner, and other Prominent RINOs "compromised"? ~ Vanity

    12/10/2014 9:09:51 PM PST · 46 of 56
    Ronaldus Magnus to GraceG

    This has been my theory for several years now. I think that there is an organized effort by the left to corrupt and blackmail conservative office holders. Sadly, I can think of no other plausible explanation for Justice Roberts recent decisions.

  • Here’s Why You Hate Round (Catholic) Churches

    12/07/2014 3:00:44 PM PST · 46 of 55
    Ronaldus Magnus to BlackVeil; BobL
    It is not religious bigotry to dislike a political message, delivered in the inescapable form of a religious homily.

    The issue here was a poster misinterpreting the title of the thread to spout off about how he hates the Catholic Church. Regardless of the pathetic political or social issues he then tried to use to justify his religious hatred, this is definitional bigotry.

  • Here’s Why You Hate Round (Catholic) Churches

    12/07/2014 8:56:53 AM PST · 24 of 55
    Ronaldus Magnus to BobL
    For all I know, you condone their politics.

    I don't hate other Americans or religious organizations for their political views. I certainly would not hate Christian religions. Only bigots like you would do that.

  • Here’s Why You Hate Round (Catholic) Churches

    12/07/2014 7:00:38 AM PST · 16 of 55
    Ronaldus Magnus to BobL
    The reason that I hate them is because they KEEP PUSHING AMNESTY, along with Communism for Central and South America. Other than that, I don’t have much problem.

    This article is about architecture and a distaste for certain circular building configurations. However, bigots always find room for their religious bigotry when they think others might agree with their vitriol. The fact that you would publicly claim to hate a Christian religion for a political reason says a great deal about you. Too bad you posted without reading the article or even carefully reading the title, that will leave a mark!

  • VANITY: Freeper Blackelk is in hospital, kidney failure, in danger of death (Update # 176, 192)

    11/29/2014 8:11:06 PM PST · 88 of 203
    Ronaldus Magnus to Dr. Sivana; BlackElk

    Praying hard for BlackElk and that God grant him a full recovery!

  • Prayer needed for newborn

    11/25/2014 6:59:58 AM PST · 25 of 106
    Ronaldus Magnus to Heart of Georgia
    Praying hard for you new grandson's full recovery.

    P.S. Depending upon your family's religious faith, you may consider suggesting an early baptism. I performed an emergency baptism myself for my newborn son when he had breathing trouble shortly after birth (he is now a happy, healthy 12 year old).

  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 2:05:54 PM PST · 49 of 81
    Ronaldus Magnus to Vermont Lt
    I would be pissed to find out my children decided their precious feelings trumped my direct request.

    You might not be capable of anger at that point. And my condolences about your apparent poor relationship with your children.

    This is about trying to blame someone. It’s not about the donors wishes.

    In this case there was no dispute about the patients wishes between the patient's family and the medical personnel, only the timing and the incentive for overriding the family's wishes about the timing.

    Your delusions about who benefits are so far from reality that it is impossible to argue against you.

    Well that sure is a constructive argument you make there. I can see why you don't have a positive relationship with your children!

    you are free to think any way you want.

    Why thank you very much!

    You are free to be a donor or not.

    Really? I wasn't aware of that.

    You are NOT free to overrule the specific directives of an adult just because you don’t agree. It doesn’t work that way.

    If my family can't override what I said at the DMV after standing in line for 45 minutes based on what I told them since then, I won't be a donor. And you know what, I bet most people who currently are willing to donate won't either.

  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 1:33:09 PM PST · 47 of 81
    Ronaldus Magnus to ziravan
    I agree with this statement, but almost every party here has their hands tied by laws created to prevent abuse.

    Prevent abuse, and like everything else in medicine, to create enormous financial incentives.

    The law requires the hospital to notify the OPO. The law requires the OPO to respect the expressed wishes of the patient over the family.

    If that is the case, you can expect far fewer people to volunteer for organ donation. The families wishes should always be a primary priority. One case like this could easily cause hundreds of people to rescind their organ donation intentions. I would expect several of the people I have already forwarded this article to do so.

    I assure you that both the hospital and the OPO are cringing about this publicity. Neither can legally change their course of action as a result.

    I doubt any of them are cringing at the substance of this case, only that this one was made public. If they truly wanted the families' interests to be better represented, they could work for that. Instead, the transplant "industry" is that main driver for creating these anti-family policies.

    If you Will your possessions to someone, the law is going to protect your right to do so. This is the same concept.

    You can't sell or even will your organs to anyone. They can only be donated, and fewer people will be willing to do so after cases like this one.

    I don’t want someone making donation decisions about me based on how it will affect their publicity. I’m glad the law protects my interests. If you read Bastiat’s, The Law, this is why law should exist: to enforce my interests over others, even if it’s bad PR for others.

    Yes, especially when it enforces medical entities' financial interests over the interests of families!

    The girl had an expressed interest in donating. She was dead.

    Legally dead, but not clinically dead. Or so said the people who benefited financially from her death. The same people who made the determination. If ever there were a life-or-death conflict of interest, this is it.

    Nobody’s opinion or self-interest mattered at that point but hers.

    Certainly not her family's. Like most people, she almost assuredly would have wanted her family making a decision like that instead of people who would profit from her death. Again, you can expect cases like this, and arguments of people like you defending them, to result in fewer people will to donate their organs.

  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 1:15:20 PM PST · 45 of 81
    Ronaldus Magnus to ziravan
    In most states, there are a handful of hospitals that do transplants.

    That may be, but the issue here is the site of the donation, not the implantation.

    Most deaths happen where people are at the time they die.

    I bet they are!

    As a result, most hospitals that take care of a dying patient that wants to donate have very little to do with transplants.

    The transplant is a two step process, and the initial surgery is done at the first hospital.

    Most hospitals lose whatever financial interest they might have in a patient as soon as an OPO takes over.

    Are you saying that the donating hospital isn't paid? Surely you jest.

    The local docs sign off the case. The OPO’s docs take over. A new medical record is created, with a new billing number where the hospital bills the OPO from that moment on.

    Again, they all benefit financially.

    Because the hospitals have to cooperate with the OPOs, those bills normally are severely discounted. The hospital isn’t going to make a profit from that new bill. For most hospitals, the only benefit from complying with donation is that it’s required by law.

    That is preposterous. Nothing that a hospital or doctor does in these cases is without profit. The only party not compensated in this process is the victim's estate.

    If you want to take a cynical approach, the hospital could make far more money by providing phenomenally expensive care to a dead patient on a ventilator, and leaving the OPO out of it. This is precisely why notifying the OPO is required by law. It protects you from being taken advantage of at the time of your death.

    Ha! So the reason reason the organ procurement organization is notified is to protect the victim?! These organizations are overriding victims' families to harvest victims organs for their own financial benefit.

    Your tortured and nonsensical defense of this practice illustrates precisely why fewer people (percentage) are willing to donate their organs and the waiting lists are growing. If you really want to increase donations, you should be arguing against the decision in this case, not their critics.

  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 12:48:26 PM PST · 42 of 81
    Ronaldus Magnus to Oliviaforever
    You cannot be Pro Life if you are unwilling to donate your organs when you are dead.

    That statement is simply wrong on several levels. First, there is great debate over what "dead" really means. Organs aren't generally harvested from people who are clinically dead, only legally "brain dead". These standards for what constitutes brain death are not universal.

    Second, in countries like China legal death sometimes includes capital convictions. I hardly think that China forcibly taking the organs from convicted thieves is pro-life.

    Third, I know many people who actively volunteer for pro-life causes who have legitimate religious opposition to organ donation. They are certainly pro-life despite not being willing their organs.

    Fourth, not all organs that are donated are necessary for life. I hardly think that refusing to donate corneas or facial dermis is a disqualification from being pro-life.

    Finally as this case illustrates, it is becoming increasingly clear that the financial incentives for organ donation under the current legal system might be driving pro-death behavior among many of the participants. Choosing not to participate in this system because of this could be a legitimate pro-life decision.

  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 12:32:36 PM PST · 39 of 81
    Ronaldus Magnus to ziravan
    The hospital doesn’t have a financial incentive for donation.

    So you are saying the hospital gives them away free of charge? According to the doctors I know socially organ donations and transplants are some of the most lucrative business hospitals do.

    They have nothing to do with the decision.

    So now you are saying doctors' decisions are completely above the financial considerations? That is absurd.

    State law requires all hospitals (50 state laws) to report certain criteria to the area’s OPO (organ procurement organization).

    Do these "50 state laws" all define the same criteria for organ donation? I highly doubt it.

    The OPO makes the decision to donate or not after the patients doctors declare them dead.

    And that is where the issue of whether the patient is really dead comes into the discussion. The "organ procurement organization" certainly has an economic incentive to override the family's decision.

    There are triple blind protections here. The OPO is removed from the certification of death. The local doctors and hospitals are removed from the donation decision.

    This separation of responsibility hardly matters if both of these parties benefit from these types of decisions at the exclusion of the family.

    And the receiving docs/patients don’t hear anything about a potential donor until after the decision is made and the organs are matched by the OPO, so a potential receiving doc/patient/hospital cannot influence the outcome because they don’t become part of the process until after the decision is made.

    This is where your argument fails. Pushing organ donation benefits all these parties in general regardless of whether they benefit from a specific case.

    In most cases, organs are flown out of the hospital where the person died to the hospital where the next best match lives, it’s not a one-stop business.

    Again, that is irrelevant to bias I described in my post above. These groups have a economic interest is seeing people get declared legal dead so their organs can be harvested.

    Take this article: if the hospital had kept the dead lady on life support for the next several days, they stood to gain far more financially from several days of extremely high level care than they would by having an OPO come and prematurely end the care they are providing to someone who is dead.

    So now you are saying the patient received better care because the hospital looked forward to a lucrative organ harvest? This argument would only make sense if the hospital didn't stand to benefit finanically from overriding the family's decision.

    Following the patient’s wishes here (instead of the family) likely cost the hospital tens of thousands of dollars in extra care. The hospital, just like the family, has no say in the process.

    The doctors and the hospital share an undeniable financial incentive to profit from the death of organ donors.

    There are safeguards that prevent the conspiracy stories presented on this website. In almost every article negative to donation that is posted here, it’s readily obvious that someone with a bias purposely misrepresents a key fact. Normally, they are grieving and looking to place blame.

    No you are blaming the victims and their families. My point remains the same. If these medical entities who profit from organ donation are going to harvest organs without the permission of families, fewer people will list themselves as organ donors. Nothing you have written here refutes that.

    That’s understandable. It’s not a conspiracy. Donations save lives. That’s the point.

    If that is correct, then you should be arguing on here against hospitals ending care and harvesting organs against the wishes of families. The situation in this article has done immense harm to the cause of organ donation.

  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 10:09:01 AM PST · 11 of 81
    Ronaldus Magnus to Shimmer1

    I don’t want any hospital having a cash incentive toward my early demise. This incident and those like it are making me rethink my organ donor directive. It’s better to be worth more alive than dead.

  • Wisconsin Election Results by County

    11/04/2014 7:24:50 PM PST · 28 of 40
    Ronaldus Magnus to BallparkBoys

    If the delay between our two posts were more than six seconds, I would have to apologize for plagiarism!

  • Wisconsin Election Results by County

    11/04/2014 7:23:44 PM PST · 27 of 40
    Ronaldus Magnus to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    Fox just called it for Walker!!!

  • The Undiscovered Conservative Demographic

    10/25/2014 8:44:35 AM PDT · 72 of 190
    Ronaldus Magnus to Lazamataz

    We will know that Hispanics have become predominantly conservative when the media gives up treating them like a separate race and instead starts lumping them in with “whites”.

  • Pope Francis revealing his take on Synod controversies in his private homilies?

    10/17/2014 6:55:39 PM PDT · 22 of 23
    Ronaldus Magnus to ebb tide
    As I wrote here a year ago, I am beginning to fear that this destructive papacy may be the result of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI retiring prematurely. God may in His divine wisdom be permitting this present scandal of confusion as a warning to future generations that the papacy is a lifetime appointment and that there should only be one Pope at a time. We need to appreciate and uphold our holy leaders like Benedict when we are blessed with them so that they can persevere. Otherwise we will all reap the punishments which our age so richly deserves.

    May God have mercy on us and save us.

  • Pray for 4 lb 2 oz preemie .. unabashed prayer request

    10/12/2014 9:14:49 PM PDT · 93 of 97
    Ronaldus Magnus to knarf

    Praying hard for Bryson. Please keep us informed.

  • Huckabee: "I'll Leave GOP, Become Independent"

    10/10/2014 11:38:50 AM PDT · 55 of 104
    Ronaldus Magnus to Laissez-faire capitalist

    Leaving Gov. Huckabee’s statement aside, I too would stop supporting and voting for Republican candidates if the party were ever to drop its opposition to homosexual marriage or abortion. As a lifelong Republican volunteer, donor, and voter, I firmly believe that it would be better for the country in the long run for a fallen GOP to lose power completely so that it could eventually find its way back to the social principles under which it was founded. If the fiscal and foreign policy wings of the party think they can go it alone without social conservatives, they will soon discover that they were gravely mistaken. I support the entire Republican party platform (and even have helped write a few portions of it), but any party without principles deserves to lose.

  • Terminally ill woman, 29, chooses to die two days after husband’s birthday

    10/07/2014 8:58:23 AM PDT · 81 of 152
    Ronaldus Magnus to Borges

    Both my mother and then later my stepmother died of Glioblastoma Multiforme. This disease takes everything from a person: their health, their looks, their freedom, their memory, and eventually their intellect. Although this condition is terrible, I am very thankful for every moment I had with each of them until the end naturally came. Despite all of the suffering and humiliation that a terminal illness puts everyone involved through, I know that both of them were also thankful for every moment they had too.