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Old 10-10-2017, 01:37 PM   #1
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I figured we do enough bickering around specific issues that we might as well start another free-for-all.

I'll kick it off with a non-partisan (I hope!) story of the scariest thing about getting old in states with lots of sunshine...

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...e-their-rights
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I figured we do enough bickering around specific issues that we might as well start another free-for-all.

I'll kick it off with a non-partisan (I hope!) story of the scariest thing about getting old in states with lots of sunshine...

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...e-their-rights
I find this extremely interesting, but I will keep my comment brief.

Any time a person has another person or group of people deciding what's best for them, you're inviting trouble and suffering. Whether it is on a personal level or a society wide level makes no difference, the dynamic is the same...loss of liberty, loss of rights, loss of what separates you as a human from other animals.

All and always "in your best interest", of course.

Now, more specifically, there are no easy answers that I know of for how to deal with the elderly or the mentally disabled that are unable to sustain themselves without help of some degree.

It's never easy, it's never perfect. The best you can hope for is that someone that values the person more than they value the estate is making the decisions.

If you get someone that values the estate or the money more than the person, God help you.
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I find this extremely interesting, but I will keep my comment brief.

Any time a person has another person or group of people deciding what's best for them, you're inviting trouble and suffering. Whether it is on a personal level or a society wide level makes no difference, the air pump dynamic is the same...loss of liberty, loss of rights, loss of what separates you as a human from other animals.

All and always "in your best interest", of course.

Now, more specifically, there are no easy answers that I know of for how to deal with the elderly or the mentally disabled that are unable to sustain themselves without help of some degree.

It's never easy, it's never perfect. The best you can hope for is that someone that values the person more than they value the estate is making the decisions.

If you get someone that values the estate or the money more than the person, God help you.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:56 PM   #4
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Did you read the entire article?

The part I found most depressing is that this isn't just happening to people who can't take care of themselves. And with the help of bogus doctor statements to the contrary.
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Did you read the entire article?

The part I found most depressing is that this isn't just happening to people who can't take care of themselves. And with the help of bogus doctor statements to the contrary.
I skimmed through it, but I am intimately familiar with the problems and abuses of the elderly and disabled.

There are certain things I don't care to know too much about, and they generally revolve around children, the elderly, the disabled, and animals being abused.

General knowledge is fine, but specific stories strike a chord in me that I don't want struck.
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This exact issue was an episode on Boston Legal, Maybe 10 years ago. And it wasn't new then. Its terrible and it's since the dawn of time.

Good find. Used to subscribe to the New Yorker at insane student rates back in the day. Loved talk of the Town and the 'toons.


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Old 10-11-2017, 04:14 PM   #7
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Sort of in a similar vein, but different, here's a story about "modern day slavery"

https://www.revealnews.org/article/t...hicken-plants/
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https://www.revealnews.org/article/t...hicken-plants/
that also was a Boston Legal Episode.
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And since I'm on a spree, I just finished reading this lengthy article about the death penalty in the context of one inmate scheduled to die tomorrow. It's long, but very engaging.

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/...-robert-pruett
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And since I'm on a spree, I just finished reading this lengthy article about the death penalty in the context of one inmate scheduled to die tomorrow. It's long, but very engaging.

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/...-robert-pruett
Capital Punishment is one of those things that I ahve flipped 180 degrees on since being on this board.

I used to be very pro death penalty. Then my libertarian studies began to cause me to question it, but I still supported it if there was conclusive DNA evidence. Still, my skepticism of the general competence and integrity of the state bothered me so I wasn't 100% behind capital punishment.

And finally, my homegirl Annie Dookhan cleared it all up for me. State's Evidence can never be beyond doubt, and therefore capital punishment can never be supported.

Executing a single innocent person makes us all guilty of murder. I see it now.
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Capital Punishment is one of those things that I ahve flipped 180 degrees on since being on this board.

I used to be very pro death penalty. Then my libertarian studies began to cause me to question it, but I still supported it if there was conclusive DNA evidence. Still, my skepticism of the general competence and integrity of the state bothered me so I wasn't 100% behind capital punishment.

And finally, my homegirl Annie Dookhan cleared it all up for me. State's Evidence can never be beyond doubt, and therefore capital punishment can never be supported.

Executing a single innocent person makes us all guilty of murder. I see it now.
Wait, how are we so sure that State's evidence can NEVER be beyond doubt? There must be instances where evidence against perpetrators is irrefutable! These people should be given capital punishment!
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Wait, how are we so sure that State's evidence can NEVER be beyond doubt? There must be instances where evidence against perpetrators is irrefutable! These people should be given capital punishment!
The state has a long history of manufacturing evidence to obtain convictions.

When the state has a history of literally manufacturing fake evidence, how can it be beyond doubt?
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I've always been against the death penalty...no one should take someone's life no matter what crime was committed.....
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And since I'm on a spree, I just finished reading this lengthy article about the death penalty in the context of one inmate scheduled to die tomorrow. It's long, but very engaging.

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/...-robert-pruett
Pruett was executed last night.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-t...-idUSKBN1CH38F
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Interested in what peeple think of this, and very interested in Darth's thoughts...

I'll link the article, but posting just the chart.

Staggering Chart Shows Your Personal Share Of Your State's Underfunded Pension



http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-1...funded-pension
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