Free Cat Update
It's set.... with tuna.
Here kitty... kitty... kitty....
Half Camaro, half Trans-Am
Yet it does not run
This comment from Speakout at Fox News raises a couple of interesting points.
First.... government intervention. Yeah. It makes me a little bit nervous too. I'd much rather stuff like this get resolved at the state level. But when a case comes along that smells pretty fishy... and it appears that the state judges are too busy smoking crack to think "Hey... someone's gonna die.... maybe we should take another look at that." then I think it's appropriate for the feds to step in and take another look.
For any of you who haven't noticed the fishy smell.... I'd suggest reading this post by Greg at What Attitude Problem. I'd also point you to Abstract Appeal. It has copies of a bunch of the court documents and some fairly unbiased analysis and explanation of the different rulings.
I'm certainly not a legal scholar and maybe it's just the way the laws are in Florida, but some of the rulings by Judge Greer just don't make sense to me. For example... if the issue is about the feeding tube... why would he deny the request to give her food and water by mouth? Some will say "But... she can't swallow." Well maybe... but he also denied the request to have new swallowing tests performed. I don't know... it just smells fishy.
Second.... casual talk. The judge decided that she would not want to live based on some casual comments she made about other people's situations. Her desires were not in writing. She was not in the process of writing a living will. She was not pondering the end of her life. She was making off-the-cuff remarks. In the 2000 court case, three people said she'd want to die... two people said she wouldn't. The judge recognized that the husband's views might be biased so he discounted it. Two to two. The judge believed the two-for-death more than the two-for-life.... so he ruled death.
So it makes me start to think. Have I ever made any off-hand remarks that I might later regret? I watched a movie the other day (Freeze Frame) about a guy who was so paranoid that he was going to be framed for murder that he videotaped himself constantly... just so he'd have an alibi. I'm not advocating recording yourself 24/7 or anything, but it does make sense to think about what you before you say it. I mean... some people have no sense of humor. What if you make a bad joke about death and some idiot doesn't realize it's a joke? That could be one guy saying you want to die.
And what about all the people who said something along the lines of "I'd rather die than have Bush as my president!"? Do we get to round them all up and starve them? I don't think so... but where do we draw the line?
Third.... talk is cheap and people change their mind. In the quote above, Jenny talks about how it was easy to talk about what to do.... but when it came time to sign.... it wasn't so easy. People make rash decisions and then change their minds all the time. That's why we try to stop suicide victims. They get caught up in the moment and try to off themselves. But when stopped, a vast majority do not later go on to kill themselves. It would seem that they change their mind about killing themselves.
I realize that Terri Schiavo is not particularly in a position to change her mind. And even if she did come out and say that she wants to live, I find it highly unlikely that the court would recognize/honor that decision. I think her fate is pretty much set in stone.
One thing to consider, though, as you make out a living will or express your wishes to others.... "Is there a way out?" I mean... what if you say you don't want to receive medical treatment in a certain circumstance.... and then when placed in that circumstance... you change your mind? Will they honor your request at the time or go with what you said at a previous time? I don't know... but it's something to think about.
A Des Moines man's online chat with a video game partner turned into a desperate effort to save her life, authorities said. Jim Caraway, 21, kept a suicidal Florida woman online for 11 hours early Wednesday until rescuers could find her.
Marlene, a Florida woman Caraway first encountered while playing online video games two months ago, informed him that she intended to kill herself."
I didn't know what to do. She kept leaving the conversation and preparing things for when she'd be gone," Caraway said. "She told me she wrote out a will and talked to her ex-husband to make sure he'd take care of her dog."
By noon, he'd figured out the woman's city and ZIP code, then the Internet protocol computer code that led deputies to her home.
The search took four hours. Authorities took the 30-year-old woman, whose last name they would not disclose, into custody at her home in Homosassa Springs, north of Tampa. No one was hurt.
So... if you decide that your life sucks and that you'd rather just kill yourself and be done with it... they won't let you. The authorities will track you down and take you into custody to prevent you from harming yourself.
But... if a judge thinks you might not want to live anymore... he will order you to be starved and the authorities will arrest anyone who tries to bring you a glass of water.
Hmmm... looks like Florida needs to work on their right-to-die policies a bit.
ESTES PARK, Colo. — A town trustee who refused to stand up and recite the Pledge of Allegiance during board meetings was voted out of office.
David Habecker lost the recall election Tuesday by a 3-2 margin, with 903 votes in favor of removing him from office to 605 in favor of keeping him.
Habecker is a 12-year member of the Estes Park governing board. The mountain community, located about 60 miles northwest of Denver, has about 5,500 residents.
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — A fourth-grader who was attending a Massachusetts elementary school as a girl before February vacation has returned to school as a boy.
The parents of the 9-year-old child said the youngster was born with the body of a girl, but the brain of a boy.
They have asked that he be referred to and treated as a boy by teachers and other students, and school officials are accommodating the request. The parents have even changed the child's name.
The child's mother told The Eagle-Tribune that the family made the decision after consulting with medical professionals. She said the child is still biologically a girl.
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