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Getting health care healthy

This is offensive. My father was flailing in pain and incoherent the last three weeks of his life, The last thing he asked was why he survived the first of several strokes that took his life. He was terrified and spent much of his time gasping for breath and flailing his arm, the only thing he could move, against the bed rail. I am convinced that once I signed the hospice papers that he knew that we were going to keep his pain under control and that he would soon die in peace. My mother went a year like that. My father took care of her at home the last 11 months of her life. She spoke little, mostly in fear of my father who was taking care of her. She was convinced he was taking poor care of her and that he was not her husband. He fed her, bathed her, took care of her catheter, etc. My father had a month of pain and fear, and once he had his first stroke he would have never been able to live on his own again, a fate he would never have tolerated for even a second. Society had a bill for well north of 100k, yup, seems like the ideal death.  (Aug 5, 2009 | post #50)

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Getting health care healthy

I watched both of my parents die a slow painful death. The hardest thing I ever did was sign hospice papers for my dad. He died the next afternoon, peacefully, and finally not in pain. I would not wish what happened to him the two weeks previous to that on my worst enemy. It would be fair to say that even when we signed the papers, the nursing home was none too happy over it.  (Aug 5, 2009 | post #9)

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Getting health care healthy

Can all you birthers just get a life. Yesterday the Worldnet Daily certificate you all swore was the truth turned out to be a fabrication of an Australian Birth Certificate posted on a family genealogy site. Don't we have more important things to do. The courts throw this out every time it gets there, he was born here, is a citizen and we as a society have important jobs to do. Like it or not he is still the president.  (Aug 5, 2009 | post #3)

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Michael Vick's return

No, Groucho, in Duck Soup you suggested he get ten years in leavenworth or eleven years in Twelveworth. Chico said he would take five and ten in Woolworth.  (Jul 31, 2009 | post #14)

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The secret of Palin's staying power

I consider myself an admirer if attractive women, it is hard to be a man and not be, after all, eons of evolution wired us that way. However that fades instantly when they open their mouth and meaningless stuff comes out. And in Palin's case, I don't even think she is that attractive.  (Jul 9, 2009 | post #20)

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A bare minimum of student privacy

I know what **** is, but am not sure of ftw  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #11)

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A bare minimum of student privacy

Answer: a lot of school administrators and Clarence Thomas  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #9)

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A bare minimum of student privacy

No, Clarence Thomas is the product of affirmative action, an important concept that goes wrong too often. He knows he is incompetent, knows he went through good schools solely because of his race and now feels envy of those who are more competent. He is, in short a spiteful buffoon.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #7)

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A bare minimum of student privacy

It is disturbing, to say the least, that the schools can do as much as they can, that Clarence Thomas can't see why children should not be strip searched says an awful lot about his degree of incompetence. Perhaps every morning we should strip search every school administrator and Justice Thomas on their way in the door.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #2)

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Yemeni airport official: Plane bound for Comoros crashes;...

actually most analysts believe airbus will never sell enough A380's to make a profit and there have been numerous cancellations on these as well. Further, cancellations on the 787 are due to delays in a totally new concept for a plane and Airbus has never taken on a project this radical, Given that I spend about 125,000 or more miles at 37,000 feet annually, i do have to keep up with this stuff. And I have no qualms about getting on planes from either Boeing or Airbus. My only issue is the generally far less experienced pilots flying for regional carriers in the U.S.  (Jun 30, 2009 | post #8)

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'Extraordinarily evil'

I think it was the implication, people refer to Jews as cheap, money grubbing, etc., I do not recall those characteristics being associated with whether a person is left or right handed, That is why it is offensive, So, why don't you shut it. And BTW, I am an agnostic with atheistic leanings.  (Jun 30, 2009 | post #36)

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'Extraordinarily evil'

I am pretty sure that his ears won't be hearing the word please too often, but he might be uttering them, in a plaintive way, to some of his new buds in prison.  (Jun 30, 2009 | post #26)

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'Extraordinarily evil'

This is just as offensive as the other guy's post.  (Jun 30, 2009 | post #19)

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'Extraordinarily evil'

What has that got to do with anything?  (Jun 30, 2009 | post #11)

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