Tweet Many years ago, when Holland first enacted its euthanasia law, NPR ran an interview with a Dutchman who explained why euthanasia was a good idea in Holland, while it would be a terrible idea in America. The secret to Holland’s euthanasia, he said, was socialized medicine. The man explained that, in America, where medical [...]
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Tweet I think most of us found extremely disturbing the story out of Belgium telling about twin brothers in their 40s who were born deaf and were starting to go blind, and who found a doctor willing to legally euthanize them. They weren’t sick and they weren’t suffering physically. They just feared a future that [...]
Tweet First, a joke, one I’ve told before: In long ago Japan or China (or amongst the Eskimos, or something else), a young boy came across his father carry a large basket on his back. In the basket was the boy’s grandfather. He asked, “Father, where are you taking grandfather?” “Shh,” said the father. “Grandfather [...]
Tweet My Dad always said that, when his time came, he’d just lie down and die. He was fatalistic and, after WWII and the Israeli War of Independence, not afraid of death. It all sounded very reasonable. But reason and experience aren’t the same. When my Dad was diagnosed with cancer, he didn’t just lie [...]
Tweet Don Parker nails both the costs and hypocrisy behind the mandate in the new health care bill that seniors be gently steered towards a cheap death. UPDATE: Thanks to Old Flyer for reminding me of this, which fits in so perfectly with the new plan: UPDATE II: A story from my dad’s old joke [...]
Tweet In the wake of Sarah Palin’s appearance on the national political scene, some Obama supporters made some pretty deranged statements about the Palin family decision to go ahead with a pregnancy when they knew that the baby would have Down Syndrome. There was a lot of eugenics-type talk about the social utility of handicapped [...]