Recent news story: what is your personal view on the twins in Belgium seeking assisted suicide?
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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:02:21 AM

when I hear folks loudly griping about those who 'suck on the Government' for disability etc (my kids don't, but many disabled people do rely on SSDI)


I have been known to gripe about people being on disability who could work in some capacity if they tried, but the one thing I have NEVER griped about in my life is helping out those who are truly unable to make a living for themselves.

My cousin suffered a massive stroke when she was my age, 42. She literally can do nothing. She communicates by shining a light strapped to her forehead on alphabet letters and is a quadriplegic. She has been that way for 18 or 19 years. She has the best attitude of anyone I know, and is SO sweet.

Despite ALL of that, she loves life, and she has joy and laughter. I am GLAD for the government to be able to help her. It's my friend who I know can work but chooses to not to that chaps my hide.

I can totally understand where you're coming from though. I don't want that door opened either.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:23:53 AM

I have been known to gripe about people being on disability who could work in some capacity if they tried, but the one thing I have NEVER griped about in my life is helping out those who are truly unable to make a living for themselves.


That's good to know But I was actually thinking about some my friends on FB, rather than folks here at the Pod. Y'know the ones...those who are convinced that everyone who receives assistance is faking it.

My kids actually work, albeit in a sheltered workshop, but they earn money, and spend it just like the rest of us.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:45:58 AM

They committed suicide (self inflected death). It was NOT euthanasia.


Seriously?? Then why are we having this discussion? And why did they go to Belgium? And why did it make the news, no other suicide does, unless the person is a celebrity.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:51:01 AM

They committed suicide (self inflected death). It was NOT euthanasia.

Actually, no. Their doctor euthanized them after they requested it.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:54:09 AM
And if I recall, they were citizens of Belgium.


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