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  • Death of the Hospice Chaplain Profession?

    02/25/2016 2:12:09 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Offbeat Comnpassion ^ | February 24, 2016 | Karen Bookman Kaplan
    Off the record, a colleague of mine with decades of hospice experience predicted to me that the government would eventually get rid of the requirement that hospices hire chaplains. This particularly caught me off guard because I had just procured such a position with Center for Hope Hospice in Elizabeth, NJ. He elaborated that "the government wants to save money. They say America is becoming more secularized anyway, and so chaplains aren't needed all that much." Not that my shiny new job offer was about to vanish and "go gentle into that good night," but I was nettled by the...
  • Greece votes No: The European Union is dying before our eyes

    Despite the scaremongering and bullying from those in Brussels, we are waking today with Greece having delivered a resounding No. That comes despite EU bosses saying that it would mean a Greek exit from the Euro, not to mention the heavy economic pressure placed on the Greek people to go along with the wishes of Brussels. It is a crushing defeat for those Eurocrats who believe that you can simply bulldoze public opinion. Chief bully-boy Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, and other supposed leaders of the European Union did their best to terrify the Greek people into submitting...
  • What It's Like to Die, According to an ICU Nurse

    05/25/2015 9:30:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 25, 2015
    Palliative and intensive care units at hospitals have a close relationship with death, giving rise to many experiences that defy any rational explanation. Patients who foresee the exact time when they will die; others who seem to decide for themselves the day and the hour, moving their death forward or delaying it; family members' prophetic dreams or presentiments on the part of third parties who, without even knowing that someone has been brought to the hospital or has suffered an accident, are certain that he has died. Only healthcare professionals who work closely with terminally ill patients know first-hand the...
  • You are Going to Die – An After Ash Wednesday Reflection

    02/19/2015 7:07:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-18-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    You are Going to Die – An After Ash Wednesday Reflection By: Msgr. Charles PopeAt Ash Wednesday Masses we heard the ancient acclamation, as ashes are imposed, Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.The  beginning of the Lenten season puts before us an urgent plea that we should be sober and watchful of our soul and its condition, for the form of this world is passing away (1 Cor 7:31).Simply put, we are going to die and we need to be made ready to meet our God. Recall some of the urgency present in the...
  • Time-Lapse Shows Hillary Clinton Aging

    03/20/2015 3:05:36 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 150310 | DeNationalTV
    Mesmerizing time lapse shows Hillary Clinton aging from teenager to 67.
  • Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging

    03/18/2015 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 118 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome years ago, the Church gave wider permission for cremation and also lifted traditional restrictions on having cremated remains present in the church for funeral Masses. All of this is pastorally understandable. Very few if any people these days choose cremation for the reasons it had traditionally been forbidden, namely as a denial of the resurrection of the body. Generally the reasons chosen are economic, due to the increasingly high cost of traditional burial and the difficulty, especially in urban areas, of finding room for large cemeteries. The basic norms from the church...
  • Dying Man Reunited with Beloved Dog Makes Complete Turnaround

    10/19/2014 1:30:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Jerry A. Kane
    Tail-wagging love really does conquer all: James Wathen, a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky, had stopped eating and had become weak and frail. His condition kept deteriorating, and he was barely able to talk. Wathen managed to whisper to a nurse his wish to see his dog, Bubba, just one more time. The 73-year-old hadn’t seen his one-eyed Chihuahua with no bottom teeth since he arrived by ambulance at the Whitley County hospital six weeks earlier. “One of our social workers realized it was mourning the loss of the dog that was making our patient even...
  • Giraffe licks dying zoo worker

    03/23/2014 8:26:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/23/14 | Associated Press
    556 0 Netherlands Dying Wish Giraffe This photo released Saturday March 22, 2014 by Stichting Ambulance Wens or Ambulance Wish Foundation shows a giraffe at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam giving a lick to terminally ill Mario Eijs on Wednesday March 19, 2014 . The Stichting Ambulancewens "Ambulance Wish Foundation" offers transport for terminally ill patients who cannot walk to help fulfill a last wish, in Eijs' case to be taken to the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam where he worked doing odd jobs for 25 years. Eijs, who has a mental handicap, is dying of a brain tumor and has difficulty...
  • #SaveJosh: Virginia boy's family pleads for drug to save his life

    03/10/2014 9:57:43 PM PDT · by GailA · 67 replies
    Fox Memphis ^ | 3/9/14 | Ch, 13
    imee Hardy says her son is in agony. He has battled cancer on and off, and now he's in jeopardy again due to complications from a bone marrow transplant. Doctors believe Brincidofovir could save his life, but the maker of the drug won't provide it. Chimerix is the company that makes Brincidofovir. They're facing a major ethical dilemma because they say there are hundreds if not thousands of people who need it, but if they give it to patients like Josh, it will slow down their efforts to make it widely available. They hope that will happen in 2016 if...
  • On the “Beauty” of Dying

    10/16/2012 3:40:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | October 15, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Gospel from this past Sunday the Lord spoke of us giving away all we had to come and follow him. TO many that sort of talk seems crazy and we wonder how we can ever do it. But in fact we WILL all do it, as we finally die to this world and have our only treasure in Heaven.As a priest it has been my privilege to accompany many on their final journey as they prepare for death. Some have gone quickly, others have lingered for years in nursing homes. From a pure worldly perspective, death seems little...
  • “….and Death is Gain” – A Meditation on the Christian View of Death [Catholic Caucus]

    11/03/2010 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of ^ | November 2, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    “….and Death is Gain” – A Meditation on the Christian View of DeathBy: Msgr. Charles Pope In the month of November we remember the souls of the faithful departed and our obligation to pray for them . November and into the early part of Advent is also a part of the Church Calendar when we begin to ponder the last things: death, judgment, heaven and hell. In the Northern hemisphere the days grow shorter and in regions further north, the once green trees and fields shed their lively green, and after the brief golden gown of autumn, a kind...
  • Five down and a lot more to go

    12/05/2013 7:21:33 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 21 replies
    News | 5 December 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Recently, Kim Jong Il, Yasser Arafat, Mohamar Khadafi, Hugo Chavez, and now Nelson have died. What did these men have in common? They were all evil almost all of them were viewed positively by the Democrat Party. This seems to indicate that the Democrat party also advocates the type of rule they imposed on their nations. If this is the case, then most certainly, five down and a lot more to go...
  • 'Dying' Russia Is On Pace To Record Natural Population Growth in 2013

    11/06/2013 5:47:34 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 5, 2013 | Mark Adomanis
    Rosstat recently released their latest batch of demographic statistics. Nothing particularly bizarre or unexpected happened, but the data show that births have held steady at their 2012 level while deaths have modestly decreased. This means that, if the trends from the January-September period are maintained for the entirety of 2013, Russia will record natural population growth of roughly 13,000, its first natural population growth since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now in one sense natural growth of 13,000 out of a total population of 143,000,000 sounds puny and unimpressive. However, as I never tire of reminding people, it wasn’t...
  • EMT who ignored dying pregnant woman while on coffee break cleared of official misconduct

    06/25/2013 6:47:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 25, 2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    <p>The Brooklyn EMT who callously refused to help a dying pregnant woman because she was on her coffee break saw her official misconduct charge dropped today after EMS chief Abdo Nahmod — who initially supported the case against her — flip-flopped, leaving frustrated Brooklyn prosecutors no choice but to dismiss the case.</p>
  • Why the United States is a Dying Country (Rush Limbaugh is now a pessimist. Here's why he's right)

    04/10/2013 6:52:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 140 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/10/2013 | Steve McCann
    Recently Rush Limbaugh opined that the United States is a dying country. For many years that reality has been painfully obvious to those of us who immigrated to the United States having experienced first-hand the suffering inherent in the near total destruction of a nation which inevitably occurs as the end-product of immorality, despotism and radical ideology. This nation is repeating the disastrous evolutionary process that has plagued so many failed nations throughout mankind's history. This process begins with a society willing to reject the fundamental concept that is necessary for any nation to thrive and prosper: respect for the...
  • Limbaugh: "We Are Living In A Dying Country"

    04/05/2013 5:18:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/5/13 | DailyRushbo
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  • Please pray for Joe

    11/24/2012 10:00:25 AM PST · by ex-snook · 69 replies
    self | 11/24/12 | self
    Please pray for my friend Joe. He has institutionalized unable to feed himself with Parkinson's disease. Joe was once a football player from the coal region of Pennsylvania. He was a HS football coach, neighbor and friend. My daughter was the baby sitter to his special child. His wife taught my children. A few months ago at Church, he poked me in the back. I turned around, Joe remembered me but did not know me. He was being guided by his wife and was failing rapidly from this terrible disease.
  • Please pray for Sarah. She is in grave condition.

    11/19/2012 10:00:16 PM PST · by floralamiss · 237 replies
    November 19, 2012 | floralamiss
    I have just received this sad communication from my sister-in-law about her sister, Sarah, who is suffering from breast cancer. She had been admitted to an acute care center in El Paso where she was to continue radiation and chemo, but has been returned to the hospital. (More in comments section.)
  • The Dream Is Dying

    07/22/2012 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Dysart · 65 replies
    AT ^ | 7-21-12 | Kenneth L Hanson
    BREAK Tell a story? Well, there are a lot of us these days who have stories to tell. And far from reflecting unity, purpose, and optimism, these are testimonials to another sad reality: the "American dream" -- at least under the Obama administration -- is dying. My story is not that special, though it is unique in some ways. My wife is a medical doctor from the former Soviet Union -- as smart as she is beautiful. A surgeon by training (holding a Ph.D. in medicine on top of her M.D.), not only is she extremely capable as a hands-on...
  • Elderly dying due to 'despicable age discrimination in NHS'

    03/25/2012 8:15:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/25/12 | Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
    Thousands of elderly people are dying unnecessarily early because ‘despicable’ age discrimination in the NHS is denying them treatment for cancer, a charity has warned. A lack of treatment or insufficient treatment is contributing to 14,000 deaths a year in people over the age of 75, Macmillan Cancer Support has found, in what it called an ‘unacceptable act of discrimination’. Deaths from cancer are reducing in most age groups but at a slower rate in those aged 74 to 84 and are increasing in people aged 85 and over, the report said. The report, The Age Old Excuse: the under...
  • The Silver Star Families of America Expands Program to Distribute Blankets to Hospice Veterans

    03/04/2012 9:17:12 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 1 replies
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    I post this on FR for two reasons. One is that the Silver Star Families of America was practically born on FR. Two is if any Freeper has someone who is passing and is a veteran to please let us know. God bless
  • Documents show Bernanke thought economy could pull off 'soft landing' from falling home prices

    01/13/2012 12:43:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 7 replies ^ | 1/13/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Ben Bernanke presided over his first meeting as Federal Reserve chairman in March 2006 believing the nation's economy could pull off a "soft landing" from falling home prices. Three months later, Bernanke had begun to grasp that he and others had underestimated the risk housing posed to the economy. Newly released transcripts of Fed meetings during Bernanke's first year as chairman show that, among Fed officials, he often expressed the most concern about housing. But no official, according to the transcripts, recognized the extent of the damage a housing bubble would cause. A year later, the housing market's...
  • Yes, you finally have to pay to access the wonders of JSOnline

    01/04/2012 3:03:09 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    AV Club ^ | 1-3-12 | Matt Wild
    The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel? Yes, Milwaukee’s scrappy newspaper of record is taking a cue from the big boys and entering the seedy world of paid online subscriptions. Beginning tomorrow, JSOnline readers looking to enjoy the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning material (and/or the latest musin’-and-thinkin’ column from Jim Stingl) will have to shell out some cash for the privilege. Non-subscribers will be able to view only 20 articles a month, after which they’ll be publicly scolded for contributing to the downfall of print media and for keeping food off of Eugene Kane’s table. In a...
  • My Dad Has Graduated from this life about 22:00 Mountain Time. All: THX TONS 4 Prayers

    12/07/2011 4:39:55 PM PST · by Quix · 604 replies
    Step-Sister's phone call | 7 Dec 2011 | Quix
    My Blood Dad is dying in great pain. He has broken his hip the 3rd time. His vitals are too poor to operate. They don't even know if they can move him at all due to the great pain. He has reportedly made his peace with God and forgiven everyone. Please pray that he graduates from this life as painlessly and quickly as The Lord would wish for him. Sigh. BIG SIGH. This is mother's birthday and the day her father died. Sigh. I know some prayer threads are in this forum. If this is not fitting, please move it...
  • Median home prices fall for 3Q in most US cities (Prices drop in 75% of cities)

    11/10/2011 9:45:32 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/8/0211 | Derek Kravitz
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Home prices dropped in nearly three quarters of U.S. cities over the summer, dragged down by a decline in buyer interest and a high number of foreclosures. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that the median price for previously occupied homes fell in the July-September quarter in 111 out of 150 metropolitan areas tracked by the group. Prices are compared with the same quarter from the previous year. Fourteen cities had double-digit declines.
  • More McMansion Subsidies (A backdoor effort to keep Fannie and Freddie in business)

    11/02/2011 10:57:39 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 2, 2011 | Wall Street Journal
    Winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was never going to be easy, given the mortgage giants' market dominance and the housing lobby of Realtors, home builders, banks and others arrayed against reform. But if even a Republican House of Representatives can't take a baby step toward a private market after some $142 billion in taxpayers losses, who will? It's a question that House Speaker John Boehner might consider as he reads a letter that Florida Republican Bill Posey and New York Democrat Gary Ackerman are circulating to fellow Members for signatures. The letter supports an amendment to an appropriations...
  • Good Grief: A Meditation of How Grief can be a Gift in Strange Package

    09/16/2011 8:11:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Sept. 16, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Good Grief: A Meditation of How Grief can be a Gift in Strange PackageBy: Msgr. Charles Pope As a priest I walk with a lot of people in their grief. It’s a regular part of priesthood. I remember back in 2007 how tough it was for me: The Deacon of my parish, Nerus, like a father to me, died after a long battle with cancer. His final words to me were, “I’m not so good right now, but I’ll be better soon.” My administrative and pastoral assistant, Catherine, like a mother to me, developed a rapid form of Alzheimer’s...
  • Terrorist, Dying America is a Tremendous Opportunity For U.S. Revolution: Bernardine Dohrn (video)

    Terrorist, Dying America is a Tremendous Opportunity For U.S. Revolution: College Professor & Obama Radical Buddy Bernardine Dohrn Explains the Anti U.S. Thinking of The Left With Smiling Glee
  • Elderly patients dying of thirst: Doctorsforced to prescribe drinkingwater to keep the old

    05/25/2011 9:44:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/11 | Sophie Borland
    Doctors are prescribing drinking water for neglected elderly patients to stop them dying of thirst in hospital. The measure – to remind nurses of the most basic necessity – is revealed in a damning report on pensioner care in NHS wards. Some trusts are neglecting the elderly on such a fundamental level their wards could face closure orders. The snapshot study, triggered by a Mail campaign, found staff routinely ignored patients’ calls for help and forgot to check that they had had enough to eat and drink.
  • Hitchens' address to American Atheists (self eulogy)

    04/23/2011 4:34:15 AM PDT · by Salman · 31 replies
    Pharyngula ^ | April 22, 2011 | Christopher Hitchens
    Dear fellow-unbelievers, Nothing would have kept me from joining you except the loss of my voice (at least my speaking voice) which in turn is due to a long argument I am currently having with the specter of death. Nobody ever wins this argument, though there are some solid points to be made while the discussion goes on. I have found, as the enemy becomes more familiar, that all the special pleading for salvation, redemption and supernatural deliverance appears even more hollow and artificial to me than it did before. I hope to help defend and pass on the lessons...
  • Elderly 'Teabaggers' Not Dying 'Fast Enough' Laments Libtalker Mike Papantonio

    02/23/2011 7:31:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 2/23/11 | Jack Coleman
    Looks like yet another left-winger missed the meme on the New Civility. Attorney and "Ring of Fire" radio show co-host Mike Papantonio, guest-hosting on Ed Schultz's radio program yesterday, revealed two things -- he hates old people and wants tea party retirees to hurry up and die. Don't take my word for it, listen to Papantonio's remarks after a caller said he saw "one of these baggers" push a woman during dueling protests over the weekend in Madison, Wisc. (audio here)- CALLER: And he pushed the woman and, you know, I don't know what caused that or whatever but, two...
  • Woman bilked friends in cancer scam, prosecutors say

    01/13/2011 7:35:36 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 12, 2011 | Nick Madigan
    A 41-year-old Pikesville woman was ordered Wednesday to stand trial March 10 on charges that she obtained $10,000 from Mike Flynn, the former Ravens player, by fraudulently claiming that she was dying of cancer. It is the second such case to be tried in Baltimore County in a year. Lisa Hoppenstein Cohen, a mother of two and the wife of a chiropractor, told friends and acquaintances — including Flynn and his wife, Mary — that she had terminal cancer and needed money to pay for medical treatment, according to prosecutors. People who gave her money recalled her claiming that one...
  • Apology for Taunting Dying Little Girl

    10/08/2010 6:13:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    My Fox Detroit ^ | 10/8/2010 | My Fox Detroit
    Scott Petkov says he's sorry. "We apologize for our actions and stupidity. It was an ignorant thing that we did and it was basically in retaliation about things that were said about my house and my wife."
  • Soon To Be Gone - Written by MD who treats old veterans

    09/13/2010 8:27:23 AM PDT · by bareford101 · 6 replies
    Hope To Healing ^ | anytime | CPT. Stephen R. Ellison, M.D.
    I am a doctor specializing in the Emergency Departments of the only two military Level One-Trauma Centers, both in San Antonio, TX and they care for civilian Emergencies as well as military personnel. San Antonio has the largest military retiree population in the world living here. (snip)
  • CNN is dying by not differientating

    08/17/2010 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/17/10 | Richard A.Viguerie
    CNN is hemorrhaging viewers. One article I read said that CNN’s policy of playing it right down the middle is not working. What a hoot! Only a liberal would think CNN plays it down the middle. If CNN really played it down the middle, they would probably have a huge audience. CNN is violating the four basic rules of marketing: Position, Differentiate, USP (Unique Selling Point), and Brand. I won’t bore you with a detailed marketing analysis of how CNN has violated all four.
  • Pelosi pulled strings to let dying Dallas lawyer Baron try experimental cancer drug

    08/15/2010 9:54:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    dallas news ^ | 8/15/10 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    WASHINGTON – Dallas' top Democratic donors will cut big checks to share dinner later this month with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Most will be motivated by a desire to protect the party's congressional majority. Lisa Blue will have an extra reason: to say thanks for Pelosi's efforts when her husband, Fred Baron, was dying of bone marrow cancer. His only option was an experimental drug whose manufacturer refused to give permission to use it for Baron's condition. "He was a big fan of hers, and now I am as well," Blue said. Baron, the "King of Toxic Torts," built a...
  • Dying Lockerbie bomber 'could survive for 10 years or more'

    07/04/2010 10:46:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 7/4/10 | Alastair Jamieson
    The Lockerbie bomber could survive for 10 years or longer, according to a cancer specialist who last year said he would be dead within three months of his release. Professor Karol Sikora, who assessed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi for the Libyan authorities almost a year ago, told The Sunday Times it was "embarrassing" the bomber had outlived his three-month prognosis. Megrahi, 58, is the only person convicted of the 1988 bombing of a US Pan Am jumbo jet over Lockerbie, which left 270 dead. The Scottish government provoked outrage from the United States when it released him from prison in...
  • The Winter Olympics: A Dying Proposition? (Why Demographic trends portend a dire future)

    03/07/2010 1:59:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies · 347+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/2010 | Joseph Finlay
    The current 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada presents a confluence of sport, civilization, and pageantry -- all of which, upon reflection, are uniquely Western. With the notable exceptions of a few winter sports-loving Asian nations like Japan, South Korea, and China -- nations that have to varying degrees opened to Western technology -- the Winter Olympics have historically been a showcase for the northern nations of Europe, North America, and the former Soviet Union. Whereas the Summer Olympics dwarfs the sister Winter games in terms of worldwide participation and popular interest, the Winter Olympics features sports that necessitate freezing-temperature...
  • Another loss in priest shortage: Anointing sick

    01/27/2010 1:36:58 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 684+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2010 | Mary Foster
    NEW ORLEANS -- It was John B. Baus's 82nd birthday. When he was getting ready to go out with his wife, he had a heart attack and ended up on his way to the emergency room instead. Doctors there worked to stabilize him and performed surgery to implant a pace maker. Mary Adele Baus, his wife, went home after the surgery, assured that her husband was resting comfortably. Instead, at 3 a.m. doctors were working frantically with oxygen and electric paddles to keep Baus alive. In the midst of the effort Baus asked for a Roman Catholic priest, fearing death...
  • Chart of the Day: The End of Newspapers

    12/31/2009 8:54:22 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 2 replies · 355+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | December 31, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    The number of people employed in the industry is now about the same as it was in the mid-1950's. And this is good. Talent and resources should go where they are used most efficiently. Obviously all printed news will soon be online. Those who have talent will move into those areas (lots of us are already here) and will be able to make a living doing it. The greenies will celebrate all the trees that will be spared. And while nobody cheers the fact that people are losing their jobs, we should take comfort that the free market is alive...
  • (Audio) Share this powerful funeral sermon with your parish priest

    12/15/2009 8:05:11 AM PST · by Patrick Madrid · 10 replies · 608+ views
    Patrick Madrid ^ | 12-14-09 | Patrick Madrid
    "Because too many people are not [ready to meet God]. They're just goofing off, laughing their way through life, like everything's a big joke. They don't pray, they don't trust God, they're not in Church on Sunday, they're in serious mortal sin, and they think they're going to be ready to meet God, and it does not work that way." . . .
  • A Mission To Save Real Jewish Delis, A Dying Breed

    10/15/2009 9:40:55 AM PDT · by BGHater · 28 replies · 1,536+ views
    NPR ^ | 14 Oct 2009 | Greg Miller
    The other day, deep in Rego Park, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, Stanley Moscowitz and Walter Israel sat down at a Formica table for lunch at Ben's Best Kosher Deli on Queens Boulevard. Moscowitz, who's 53 and grew up in nearby Forest Hills, ordered first: matzo ball, tip of the tongue, roast beef, rye, Russian, onions and Dr. Brown's diet cherry drink. Israel ordered pastrami on rye bread. His son Jason ordered pastrami on white. In his defense, Jason did not ask for mayonnaise, but the combination of pastrami and white bread enjoys a certain...
  • Wall Street Pursues Profit in Bundles of Life Insurance (Death Bonds: Reaping Millions from dying)

    10/12/2009 7:11:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 1,049+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/2009 | Jenny Anderson
    After the mortgage business imploded last year, Wall Street investment banks began searching for another big idea to make money. They think they may have found one. The bankers plan to buy “life settlements,” life insurance policies that ill and elderly people sell for cash — $400,000 for a $1 million policy, say, depending on the life expectancy of the insured person. Then they plan to “securitize” these policies, in Wall Street jargon, by packaging hundreds or thousands together into bonds. They will then resell those bonds to investors, like big pension funds, who will receive the payouts when people...
  • Bioethics — Tough questions for us all to consider

    09/30/2009 11:22:59 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 1 replies · 632+ views
    Meadville Tribune ^ | October 01, 2009 12:05 am | James F. Drane
    After World War II, the U.S. government invested an enormous amount of money in medicine; medical research, medical procedures and medical technologies. This investment made contemporary scientific medicine into American medicine, characterized by a continuing flow of new treatment possibilities. These advances raised all kinds of ethical questions. Some were personal and individual, others were social and political. Both type questions are addressed by a new academic discipline called bioethics. The first attempt to develop a scientific medicine took place in Greece in the 5th century B.C. It was called Hippocratic medicine. Closely linked with this first scientific medicine was...
  • Cheaper drugs for dying patients as health costs rise- DYING cancer patients ...

    09/25/2009 5:55:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 196+ views ^ | 9/25/09 | Renee Viellaris
    Health Minister Nicola Roxon wants debate about the moral challenge as the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee plans trials to determine when costly drugs become ineffective and should no longer be dispensed.

    07/29/2009 12:27:42 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 11 replies · 1,175+ views
    Anon ^ | 7-29-2009 | Anon
    This just in from an old friend who is a retired high ranking military officer who took HIS oath more seriously than the clowns in Washington and is as angry as most of the rest of us at the travesty unfolding before us. I've cleaned out the email addys and names to prevent ACORN from picketing or firebombing their homes. ******** Monday morning , I heard that our Rep. John Lewis (an unchallenged Civil Rights "icon" who, due to gerrymandering was given the N Atlanta, Fulton County and Sandy Springs district once represented by Dr. Tom Price) had called a...
  • Hey Seniors! Just Die Already!

    07/26/2009 5:29:45 PM PDT · by pharmamom · 54 replies · 354+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | July 26, 2009 | Queen1
    Ezekiel Emmanuel, Rahm’s health-wonk brother, wants the nation’s seniors to just get on with it. Death, that is. Believing that older Americans have already had their fair share of time, he suggests that they be denied health care resources—out of a concern for justice, apparently. This, from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, sums it up: 'In a January article published in the British medical journal Lancet, Emanuel and his co-authors advocate a health rationing policy that discriminates against older people. They wrote, “Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination … Treating 65-year-olds differently because of...
  • Are You Willing to Die for Obama's Healthcare Plan?"

    07/21/2009 6:42:11 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 66 replies · 1,374+ views
    YOu TUBE - ^ | July 21 2009 | Dr. John David Manning
    Dr. John David Manning says it as plainly as it can be said.
  • Pixar grants girl's dying wish to see 'Up'

    06/19/2009 9:04:08 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 9 replies · 1,157+ views
    OC Register ^ | June 18, 2009 | ANNIE BURRIS
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old with a rare form of cancer, was staying alive for one thing – a movie. From the minute Colby saw the previews to the Disney-Pixar movie Up, she was desperate to see it. Colby had been diagnosed with vascular cancer about three years ago, said her mother, Lisa Curtin, and at the beginning of this month it became apparent that she would die soon and was too ill to be moved to a theater to see the film. After a family friend made frantic calls to Pixar to help grant Colby her dying...
  • Pixar grants girl's dying wish to see 'Up'

    06/19/2009 8:57:07 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 49 replies · 1,625+ views
    OC Register ^ | June 18, 2009 | ANNIE BURRIS
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old with a rare form of cancer, was staying alive for one thing – a movie. From the minute Colby saw the previews to the Disney-Pixar movie Up, she was desperate to see it. Colby had been diagnosed with vascular cancer about three years ago, said her mother, Lisa Curtin, and at the beginning of this month it became apparent that she would die soon and was too ill to be moved to a theater to see the film. After a family friend made frantic calls to Pixar to help grant Colby her dying...