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  • Guardianship of Elderly Parents; Have you had to do this. Experiences & advise welcome.

    11/12/2014 11:32:47 AM PST · by zlala · 79 replies
    Self | November 12, 2014 | zlala
    Looking for suggestions and/or advice dealing with parents with dementia and making mostly bad decisions.
  • The liberal war on Veterans(elder abuse a weapon of choice)

    11/12/2010 2:16:31 PM PST · by mainestategop · 8 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | 11/11/10 | Mainestategop
    If there is one group of people liberals hate more than conservatives and libertarians, it has to be Veterans. These brave men and women have risked their lives many becoming maimed or injured in the process of protecting our God given freedom and liberty. Is it any wonder that liberals hate them so much? Returning overseas these days veterans wont come back to find grateful godly Americans but instead America hating hippies and socialists who will spit on them and curse them for daring to fight against a nation that murders its own people for the public good and that...
  • How an unwanted guardianship cost a firefighter his freedom and his fortune

    06/28/2008 2:59:57 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies · 56+ views
    free press ^ | march 23 2008 | Bob Fitrakis
    Norman Baker is an American hero who has been detained against his will for more than three years. His "crime": owning too much property. 
 His sentence: a court-appointed guardianship on the brink of costing him everything he spent his life building.
  • Michael Schiavo: 'Distinguished Guardian of the Year'

    08/10/2005 1:56:42 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 26 replies · 811+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 8/10/05 | Jeff Johnson
    The Florida State Guardianship Association has chosen Michael Schiavo as its "Distinguished Guardian of the Year" for 2005, outraging many in the pro-life community. Schiavo is the former husband of Terri Schiavo, the brain-injured Florida woman whose life ended March 31 by court-ordered dehydration at her husband's request. While admitting that Schiavo was a "controversial choice," Michelle Kenney, president-elect of the association told the Associated Press that her group decided to bestow the honor on Schiavo because of his "commitment" to honoring what he claimed was his wife's wish "not to be kept alive artificially." "We see a lot of...
  • State guardians laud Schiavo for fulfilling Terri's wish to die

    08/06/2005 3:44:27 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 134 replies · 11,863+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Aug. 06, 2005 | MAYA BELL
    He's been rebuked by the Vatican, castigated by Congress and slandered on the Internet, but Michael Schiavo was welcomed as a hero Friday by a state organization whose members make end-of-life decisions for people unable to make them for themselves.
  • Think it Couldn't Happen to You or Your Loved One? Think again.

    07/07/2005 3:18:20 PM PDT · by tutstar · 85 replies · 2,816+ views
    Justice For Florida Seniors ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2003 | JANE M. POLLACK
    WRITTEN STATEMENT OF JANE M. POLLACK BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING FEBRUARY 11, 2003 Good morning, Honorable Senators. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before this committee. I come here to testify today, in the midst of many trials and tribulations, with the hope that no other family will have to endure the nightmare that we did on behalf of my elderly aunt, Mollie Orshansky. WHO IS MOLLIE ORSHANSKY? Mollie Orshansky is a national treasure. My Aunt Mollie is renowned in the areas of statistics and economics. She is best known for her genius in...
  • Mother Battles Daughter-In-Law For Son's Guardianship

    06/19/2005 12:52:39 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 51 replies · 1,335+ views
    Mother Battles Daughter-In-Law For Son's Guardianship POSTED: 6:54 pm EDT June 17, 2005 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 34-year-old Jacksonville man is at the center of a legal tug of war between his wife and mother. Scott Thomas suffered severe brain damage in September 2004 and has been in and out of the hospital ever since. For months, there has been a question of who should be in charge of his care. On Friday, that question was partially answered. Scott Thomas Thomas requires a feeding tube to survive and needs constant medical supervision. His mother, Pamela Patton, is her son's legal...
  • Judicial aftershocks from the Schiavo case

    04/03/2005 12:08:01 PM PDT · by tessalu · 64 replies · 2,348+ views
    Christian Science ^ | April 4, 2005 | Warren Ritchey
    Judicial aftershocks from the Schiavo case Perceptions of how the courts handled the case could have ramifications for Bush's judicial nominees. WASHINGTON – In the end, as Terri Schiavo clung to life in her Florida hospice after nearly two weeks without food or water, 12 years of legal battles came down to one final appeal. In a 15-page emergency brief, lawyers asked the US Supreme Court to vindicate Ms. Schiavo's constitutional right to life. The high court's answer came Wednesday around 11 p.m. Application denied. Ten hours later, Schiavo passed away. In the emotional moments after the announcement, pro-life and...
  • A Principled and Fundamental Opposition to the Savage Murder of Terri Schiavo

    03/26/2005 9:37:01 AM PST · by G. Stolyarov II · 19 replies · 1,089+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | March 26, 2005 | G. Stolyarov II
    By the time you read this, chances are that Terri Schiavo will be dead. In a land of plenty, where her parents are more than willing to feed her, where millions of thoughtful and concerned citizens have campaigned for her continued provision of sustenance, she is nonetheless condemned to wither away, literally, by a method that would be considered cruel and unusual punishment when applied to the worst of serial rapist-murderers: starvation. Private money and time has been volunteered to support her; Bob and Mary Schindler, Ms. Schiavo’s parents, have, in a blatant display of statist intrusion, been denied the...
  • Guardianship: A National and Local Disgrace

    03/19/2005 11:19:08 AM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 2 replies · 136+ views
    If the public knew how horrible the abuse of the elderly is, there would be be articles everyday. Since we started this site, we're receiving articles and stories from everywhere. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” “The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference; the opposite of beauty is not ugliness, but indifference; the opposite of learning is not ignorance, but indifference; Hatred cannot be anything but evil. Hatred contaminates me. We cannot give in to hatred; To preserve humanity we must fight...
  • Guardian hasn't forgotten time with Schiavo, and never will

    03/18/2005 10:22:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 134 replies · 3,842+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Fri, Mar. 18, 2005 | CARA BUCKLEY
    TAMPA, Fla. - (KRT) - Two dark scenarios haunt Jay Wolfson even now, a year and a half after his brief appointment to be a neutral arbiter, a guardian, an unbiased observer, the one man asked by the state of Florida to stand in Terri Schiavo's shoes. One is that the severely brain-damaged woman is in a terrible lightless place, aware of nothing but a yawning, endless hopelessness. The other is that even though he never elicited a response from her, despite all the pleading and cajoling he did at her bedside, that he might have missed some subtle, nearly...

    03/12/2005 7:15:09 PM PST · by lux9 · 78 replies · 2,050+ views
    03/12/05 | LUX9
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO JANUARY 2005 Dailies: News Digest, Restating the Obvious & Thank Yous...

    12/29/2004 7:16:22 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 2,218 replies · 21,117+ views
    Free Republic & Various Sources ^ | December 30, 2004 | Floriduh Voter
    The Terri Schindler Schiavo Daily Threads are created month to month as we watch local and national news regarding Terri and her family. Since Terri's supporters are in every time zone, you may see something FIRST. Please share news with us that you don't see here already. Now, why would you want to do that? Terri's Daily Thread for September/October of 2004 was viewed over 15,000 times. Terri's November Daily Thread was viewed over 6,000 times. December's thread is over 3,000 views. More and more good folks are finding out about Terri and that judicial tyranny would take her life,...
  • Terri Schiavo's Family Files Contempt Motion to Obtain Terri's Medical Info

    02/25/2004 3:40:46 PM PST · by phenn · 216 replies · 1,305+ views
    LifeNews Online ^ | 02-25-04 | Steven Ertelt
    Clearwater, FL ( -- The family of Terri Schiavo, on Tuesday, filed a contempt of court motion against Terri's estranged husband Michael. They say he is once again withholding information from them concerning Terri's medical condition, in violation of a 1996 court order. Last week, Terri began vomiting and Terri's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, asked nursing and hospice staff what had caused it and what measures were being taken to treat Terri. Terri is currently living at Park Place Assisted Living Facility in Clearwater, Florida, and staff at the facility told the Schindlers that they were under orders from...
  • Judge Will Not Reappoint Guardian in Terri Schiavo Case

    01/13/2004 9:40:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies · 541+ views ^ | January 13, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    Pinellas Park, FL ( -- A local judge will not reappoint a Stetson University law professor who was previously selected as guardian ad litem for Terri Schiavo. Professor Jay Wolfson was selected for the position after the state legislature passed Terri's Law. Charged with evaluating Terri's condition, Wolfson claimed Terri is in a persistent vegetative state, though numerous doctors and specialists disagree with his conclusion. Wolfson also said that she deserved to be given a swallowing test to see if she can eat and drink on her own before a decision is made to remove her feeding tube another time....
  • Judge Lets Parents Challenge Custody of Terri Schiavo

    11/05/2003 3:32:32 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 231 replies · 801+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | November 5, 2003 | AP
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A state circuit judge Wednesday refused to block an effort by the parents of a brain-damage woman to try to get her husband removed as her legal guardian. Attorneys for Michael Schiavo now have to respond in court to charges in the petition that he withheld proper care and therapy from his wife, Terri Schiavo, and that he has a conflict of interest because he's in a romantic relationship with another woman. Bob and Mary Schindler, parents of Terri Schiavo, asked Circuit Judge George W. Greer to appoint Terri's brother or sister as guardian instead. Schiavo...
  • Terri Schindler Schiavo Guardianship Hearing Wednesday November 5, 2003

    11/04/2003 9:30:54 PM PST · by supercat · 99 replies · 1,147+ views
    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONFile No. 90-2908GD-003  IN Re: THE GUARDIANSHIP OFTHERESA MARIE SCHIAVO, Incapacitated.  ROBERT SCHINDLER, et al.,Petitioners, v. MICHAEL SCHIAVO,Respondent//PETITION TO REMOVE GUARDIANAND TO APPOINT SUCCESSOR GUARDIAN Petitioners, Robert Schindler, Mary Schindler, Robert Schindler, Jr. and Suzanne Schindler Carr, by and through undersigned counsel, pursuant to Fla. Prob. R. 5.660, hereby petition this Court for its Order removing Michael Schiavo ("Schiavo") as Guardian of Theresa Marie Schiavo ("Terri" or "the ward") and appointing one of the ward’s siblings, Robert Schindler, Jr. or Suzanne Schindler Carr, as successor guardian. Any one of the statutory reasons...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO CALLING ALL FREEPERS Pt2 Disabled FL woman given Death Sentence by FL Courts

    09/21/2003 12:13:53 PM PDT · by pc93 · 2,556 replies · 7,000+ views
    09-21-03 | pc93
    Terri's Call to Action Part 1 is over 5000 posts. If you don't want to get caught up to speed at Part 1: Simply visit Terri's official web site at: There are contact numbers at her web site for her core media team, legislators, media and for press updates. See flash movies of Terri interacting with her mother, responding to a physician and see for yourself that she's not in PVS "persistant vegetative state"). In addition to access a text file with a lot of information see: If you want to join Terri's fight, it's important for...
  • IN LOCO PARENTIS: Bureaucratic Burial

    07/17/2002 12:36:30 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 4 replies · 523+ views
    WORLD magazine | June 29, 2002 | Bob Jones
    A triple murder. A suicide. A 2-month old orphan. A mentally ill mother caused the tragedy, but it took a state bureaucracy to turn tragedy into travesty. The case in Connecticut now has implications for every parent: Can you really determine who will rear your children should you die? ---------------------- For Chad and Sara Prigge, the evening of Wednesday, June 9, 1999, started like any other. They tucked their children, 4-year-old Caleb and infant Rachel, into bed. Sara cleaned up from dinner. Chad, the assistant pastor at Truth Baptist Church just outside Hartford, Conn., had some studying to do before...
  • Groups Fight Florida's Ban on Gay Adoption [What's the real story here?]

    03/15/2002 9:03:56 AM PST · by summer · 26 replies · 856+ views
    The NY Times, and AP ^ | March 15, 2002 | Dana Canedy (NYT); Alex Veiga (AP)
    March 15, 2002 Groups Fight Florida's Ban on Gay Adoptions By DANA CANEDY MIAMI, March 14 — As Florida officials seek to remove a 10-year-old boy from the home of the same-sex foster parents who have raised him since infancy, gay and civil rights agencies and children's advocates have organized to challenge a state law prohibiting gays from adopting. The groups are calling on Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida's top children's policy official to support efforts to abolish the ban. "It's time for leadership to end the harm inflicted by this mean-spirited law," Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida,...