All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Government Healthcare Run Amok

One of the scariest features of Robin Cooke medical dramas is that they are so plausible given the right circumstances and technology. When Coma was first written years ago some of the technology already existed but computers had not progressed to the point where they could literally keep what amounted to living cadavers alive in order to harvest healthy organs. If we have not yet reached that point yet, at least to the point demonstrated in the recent movie remake, we are a great deal closer than we were in 1977 when the original novel was published.

But even scarier to me is that the shock and revulsion we felt when we reached that point in the book or the original movie when we finally out the reason for all those unexplained comas in what seemed like perfectly healthy people during relatively minor procedures. Oh we have not yet reached the point where such a practice would be acceptable I fear that our sensibilities as a society have devolved to the point where it might be considered plausible at some point in the future.

The reason I bring this up is because of this story I came upon in the Mail Online website.  It describes what amounts to no less than mass euthanasia being administered by bureaucratic decree without consultation with either the patients or their families. See what we have to look forward to?

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