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  • Three Reforms to Bring Down Michigan Health Care Costs

    05/24/2016 9:44:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — The federal government’s involvement in health care policy has grown dramatically over recent decades. But when it comes to how and where health care services are delivered, and who may or may not provide care, state governments still play a major role — one Michigan is performing badly. That's the message from a panel of experts from Michigan and elsewhere recently assembled in Lansing, who offered some specific reforms that would make care more accessible and affordable in this state. The panel of four experts assembled for a Mackinac Center event called “Free Market Solutions to Problems in...
  • Maybe now, nation can discuss reasonableness of assisted suicide (Barf alert)

    06/19/2011 2:21:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies
    Kentucky.com ^ | 6/19/11 | John M. Shotwell
    When Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a leading proponent of right-to-die legislation, died June 3, he may have achieved something he was unable to accomplish in his last years: perhaps return the issue of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) to a serious level of legitimate public discourse. Public opinion polls conducted during the middle of the last decade by CBS/New York Times and the Pew Research Foundation show that Americans are pretty much split down the middle on whether PAS should be an option for dying patients and their families. Yet in more recent years, the debate, while unsettled, seems to have subsided even...
  • ‘Dr. Death’ Kevorkian passes at 83

    06/04/2011 3:43:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 3, 2011 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    DETROIT, Michigan, June 3, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Jack Kevorkian, known by many as “Dr. Death” for his role in helping over 100 people commit suicide, died early Friday morning in Detroit. Kevorkian’s lawyer, Mayer Morganroth, told the Detroit Free Press that the infamous euthanasiast appears to have suffered a pulmonary thrombosis after a blood clot in his leg broke free and became lodged in his heart. He had been hospitalized at Detroit’s Beaumont Hospital about two weeks ago with kidney and heart problems. Kevorkian, who killed or assisted in the death of about 130 people, was released in...
  • Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network Comments on the Death of Jack Kevorkian

    06/04/2011 2:05:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies
    Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network ^ | 6/3/11 | The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network
    ST. PETERSBURG, June 3 / -- Today marks the end of Jack Kevorkian’s reign of terror over vulnerable and needy patients. For decades Jack Kevorkian spent his life advocating for assisted suicide, helping dozens of mostly non-terminal persons kill themselves. “It was clear that this man had a dysfunctional obsession and infatuation with death and that his true involvement in these deaths was never properly reported,” stated Terri Schiavo’s Life and Hope Network’s Executive Director, Bobby Schindler. In an October 2010 MSNBC interview with Jack Kevorkian, he was asked to weigh in on Terri Schiavo’s two-week court ordered dehydration death....
  • Dr. Death Jack Kevorkian Can’t Scare The Terminally Ill Again

    06/03/2011 1:24:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/3/11 | Gerard Nadal, Ph.D.
    Today, at age 83, Dr. Jack Kevorkian slipped into eternity and left in his wake a trail of civilizational wreckage from which we may never recover. With his Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) movement, he was one of the Twentieth Century’s architects of the Culture of Death; the Margaret Sanger of the opposite end of the life spectrum. As Msgr. William Smith taught so very well:1. All social engineering is preceded by verbal engineering.2. All evil begins with a lie. Identify the lie, and we succeed in unmasking the evil.Kevorkian began his evil with a lie by omission. He frightened terminally...
  • Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian Dies in Hospital

    06/03/2011 8:28:26 AM PDT · by julieee · 14 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 3, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian Dies in Hospital Detroit, MI -- Jack Kevorkian, the infamous assisted suicide advocate who served years in prison for killing a disabled man on national television, died in a hospital today after being admitted for kidney problems and pneumonia. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/06/03/assisted-suicide-crusader-jack-kevorkian-dies-in-hospital/
  • Al Pacino Wins Emmy Award for Movie on Euthanasia Advocate Jack Kevorkian

    08/30/2010 9:42:22 AM PDT · by julieee · 18 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 30, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Al Pacino Wins Emmy Award for Movie on Euthanasia Advocate Jack Kevorkian Hollywood, CA -- In another example of the Hollywood elite glorifying those actors and films that promote anti-life values, Al Pacino won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Jack Kevorkian in the HBO film, "You Don't Know Jack." Pacino portrayed the assisted suicide crusader who was eventually jailed for killing a disabled man in a televised euthanasia. http://LifeNews.com/bio3154.html
  • 'Dr. Death' Admits on CNN - Thomas Youk His Second, Not First Murder

    06/22/2010 4:01:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/22/10 | Peter J. Smith
    NEW YORK, June 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the infamous advocate of assisted suicide known as “Dr. Death” who helped kill 133 people, admitted to CNN television host Larry King that he murdered another woman before he killed Thomas Youk. It was the latter killing that landed Kevorkian in prison for eight years.Kevorkian told Larry King on CNN’s Larry King Live on Friday that he directly killed Janet Adkins in June 1990, contradicting his previous story that she performed her own “mercy killing” using his lethal injection machine. Although Kevorkian was charged with murder in the death of Janet...
  • Kevorkian: “The Single Worst Moment of my Life … Was the Moment I Was Born”

    06/15/2010 3:50:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 833+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/15/10 | James Tillman and John Jalsevac
    June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- "The single worst moment of my life  . . . was the moment I was born." So says Dr. Jack Kevorkian in a recent interview with CNN. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the journalist conducting the interview, confessed that the remark left him speechless – especially since Kevorkian offered the strange and macabre confession without any provocation or lead-up question. Gutpa writes that, “Throughout the two-and-a-half hour interview, [Kevorkian] fluctuated wildly between being downright combative and hostile to being sweet and fatherly.” The journalist also mentioned Kevorkian’s “crazed rants,” “often about the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution,...
  • HBO Movie on Assisted Suicide Advocate Jack Kevorkian Premiers Saturday

    04/20/2010 10:23:38 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies · 341+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 20, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    HBO Movie on Assisted Suicide Advocate Jack Kevorkian Premiers Saturday Washington, DC -- The new HBO movie glorifying the life of assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian starring Al Pacino premiers on Saturday. You Don't Know Jack, the biopic on the man who was eventually imprisoned for killing a disabled patient on national television, is already drawing criticism. http://LifeNews.com/bio3085.html
  • Neil Cavuto Interviews "Dr. Death" Jack Kevorkian - Video 9/2/09

    09/02/2009 3:46:51 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 193+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Neil Cavuto in an extensive interview today with "Dr. Death," Jack Kevorkian. Kevorkian spent eight years in prison for helping people commit suicide. He said he has no regrets for what he did. Kevorkian said it never bothered him to be called "Dr. Death," that in fact his friends called him that. Kevorkian said religious people's minds are "in straight-jackets." He is absolutely antagonistic toward God and things of faith. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Jack Kevorkian Promotes Euthanasia Again, Al Pacino HBO Movie Out Next Year

    09/02/2009 3:45:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 545+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/2/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Detroit, MI (LifeNews.com) -- In one of his first lengthy interviews following eight years in prison for murdering a disabled patient on national television, Jack Kevorkian is at it again promoting euthanasia. Meanwhile, the movie that will glorify his life and his killing of dozens and dozens of people will debut next year. The retired pathologist became the scourge of the nation when he embarked on a campaign claiming to kill more than 125 people in assisted suicides. Kevorkian took advantage of the state of Michigan not having a direct assisted suicide ban and never served a day in jail...
  • Meet the New Czars

    08/02/2009 5:10:39 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 4 replies · 595+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 8/2/2009 | Dr. Dave
    A collage depicting some of the new czars, such as Al Franken, Minister of Voter Creationism; William Ayers, Minister of Presidential Autobiographies; and Jack Kevorkian, Minister of Senior Health Counseling.
  • Wesley J. Smith Kevorkian Speech Shows US Flag with Swastika

    02/06/2009 12:24:01 PM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 517+ views
    Secondhand Smoke ^ | 2/6/09 | Wesley J. Smith
    This says a lot that is wrong at our universities--where social outlaws are celebrated and given huge speaking fees--and with the murderer Jack Kevorkian. At his recent speech at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, he had an American flag behind him with the Swastika in the field of stars. From the story: On Thursday night, Jack Kevorkian pulled another stunt in front of an audience of thousands at Nova Southeastern University: "Let's all say the Pledge of Allegiance," he said, then flipped a U.S. flag to reveal a replica on the other side with a swastika where the blue...
  • Kevorkian campaigns on 'freedom' platform

    08/03/2008 10:38:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 86+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | 8/2/08 | Shaun Byron
    BIRMINGHAM -- Freedom. That's the main thrust of the campaign Jack Kevorkian says he is pushing in his bid to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Hills. Kevorkian held a community roundtable Friday night at the Birmingham Community House on Bates Street. Kevorkian, who is running as an independent, faces Knollenberg and Democrat Gary Peters in the November election. Famous for his legal battles involving assisted suicide, Kevorkian spoke to a small group of people, quoting Thomas Jefferson, Bernard Shaw and Benjamin Franklin. "I'm not doing this for personal gain, I'm here to educate and inform the public," he...
  • Assisted Suicide Crusader Jack Kevorkian's Congressional Bid Certified

    07/07/2008 4:27:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 66+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/7/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Royal Oak, MI (LifeNews.com) -- Elections officials in Oakland County have certified that assisted suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian has submitted enough signatures on petitions to qualify for the November ballot as an independent candidate. The certification comes on the heels of a victim's son confronting him.Joe Rozell, the elections director in Oakland County, said on Monday that her office verified 3,200 signatures on petitions requesting his candidacy to appear on the November ballot.Kevorkian needed at least 3,000 to qualify to take on pro-life Rep. Joe Knollenberg and his main opponent, former Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters, a Democrat.All three are seeking...
  • "The View" Hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar Defend Jack Kevorkian's Murder, Suicides

    03/26/2008 5:09:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 106 replies · 1,239+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/26/08 | Steven Ertelt
    New York, NY (LifeNews.com) -- Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, longtime hosts of the chatty television program "The View," praised Jack Kevorkian in a recent episode. Following news that Kevorkian has planned a Congressional bid, they praised him for killing more than 130 people in assisted suicides and murdering a disabled patient.Kevorkian, a convicted murderer and assisted suicide crusader, made his candidacy for a Detroit-area Congressional seat official on Monday.Justin McCarthy, a news analyst at Media Research Center, noted the comments from "The View" hosts in a recent post on MRC's blog Newsbusters.Goldberg said she’s a "big fan" of...
  • Jack Kevorkian Speech Still Set for Tuesday Night at University of Florida

    01/15/2008 4:07:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 68+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/15/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Gainesville, FL(LifeNews.com) -- Jack Kevorkian is still set to speak tonight at the University of Florida and his speech -- which the university will pay him $50,000 to give -- has drawn considerable controversy. Despite objections from thousands of people and expected protests at the event, local officials say they think it will be safe. Lt. Stacy Ettel, a UF Police officer responsible for security at the event, attended Kevorkian's first post-prison speech at Wayne State University in Michigan on prison reform. "We just wanted to see what kind of reaction he got, and what kind of protest he got,"...
  • Kevorkian helps bring HBO movie to life

    10/27/2007 4:53:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 84+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/26/07 | Kimberly Nordyke
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jack Kevorkian, the advocate of doctor-assisted suicide who spent eight years in prison for second-degree murder, is cooperating with HBO Films for a movie about his controversial practices. Kevorkian, now 79, assisted in at least 130 suicides and beat the state court system in Michigan numerous times, but he was convicted in 1999 after he willingly sent a videotape of himself euthanizing a terminally ill man to CBS' "60 Minutes." He received a 10- to 25-year sentence for second-degree murder -- serving his sentence in a maximum-security prison in Michigan -- but was paroled in...
  • Terri Schiavo's Family Continues Effort to Block Jack Kevorkian UF Speech

    09/03/2007 12:31:29 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 804 replies · 5,399+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/3/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Gainesville, FL (LifeNews.com) -- The family of Terri Schiavo is continuing its efforts to block a speech by Jack Kevorkian scheduled for the middle of next month. The speech would be the first for the former assisted suicide crusader following his release from prison for killing a disabled man and showing the death on national television.Kevorkian would speak to students at the University of Florida on October 11 and receive $50,000 for the talk, as long as his parole officers approve the trip.The family of Terri Schiavo has been leading an effort to stop the speech by gathering petitions...