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(Daily Mail)   British hospitals prepare to euthanize 60,000 old people. Minister calls this "fantastic step forward"   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Royal College of Physicians  
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2012-12-31 12:21:18 AM  
6 votes:
2012-12-30 09:43:05 PM  
5 votes:
2012-12-31 12:46:09 AM  
3 votes:
Sorry but when your Health Secretary looks like this:">

You are going to have problems, probably zombies too.
2012-12-31 05:21:11 PM  
2 votes:
Here we go again, the "preachy right" against late late late late late term abortions.
2012-12-30 08:41:48 PM  
2 votes:
He does look like a self satisfied git though,doesn't he?
2012-12-30 08:31:03 PM  
2 votes:

PacManDreaming: Why does the UK want to be like Texas?

So nobody messes with them?
2012-12-31 04:06:46 PM  
1 vote:

Bit'O'Gristle: Why not? Doctors do it all the time in the usa. Patient not responding..lingering in pain, no hope, they give too much meds, or withhold them, knowing that the patient will die. It's merciful. They just dont TALK about it openly.

This is a load of horse-puckey and you should be ashamed of yourself for spreading this kind of crap.
2012-12-31 12:19:04 PM  
1 vote:
Man, the UK beat the US to the death panels on this one.

To be fair, the US had no plans to ever institute death panels, so now the Republitards have someone to biatch about across the pond.
2012-12-31 09:09:12 AM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: This is the Daily Fail.  At least one key piece of information is missing here, assuming this wasn't totally distorted.

It always saddens me when people seriously debate something from a rag that wishes it were as respectable as the National Enquirer.
2012-12-31 07:41:01 AM  
1 vote:

Alonjar: Hate to break it to you, but this is how it works everywhere, including the US. When my grandmother got really old and stopped working right, they told us that while it was certainly possible to use machines to extend her life if we wanted to waste a hundred thousand dollars, they were just going to give her morphine and that we should let her pig out on ice cream so she would slip into a diabetic coma and die.

Literally told us to kill her.... but I mean... you have to go, and some ways are better than others.

So, what flavor did you get?
2012-12-31 02:33:08 AM  
1 vote:
2012-12-31 02:02:49 AM  
1 vote:
We still seem to be a bit light on Futurama references.

/"You are now dead, please take your receipt."
//Not helpful.
2012-12-31 01:51:26 AM  
1 vote:
2012-12-31 01:37:46 AM  
1 vote:
Bob was your uncle.
2012-12-31 01:12:46 AM  
1 vote:
One should never let morality get in the way of common sense.
2012-12-31 01:06:58 AM  
1 vote:
2012-12-31 12:53:49 AM  
1 vote:

Pribar: Sorry but when your Health Secretary looks like this:

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You are going to have problems, probably zombies too.

He looks like a Doctor Who villain.
2012-12-31 12:42:38 AM  
1 vote:
FTA: "Up to 60,000 patients die on the Liverpool Care Pathway each year without giving their consent, shocking figures revealed yesterday."

Well, I don't consent to death. Take that.

Come on, she's gonna be just fine. Whattaya mean she wasn't consulted about her care despite being clearly "conscious." Keep spending a shiatload on palliative care and life support just to keep her organs fuctioning for as long as possible. Life is sacred!
2012-12-31 12:41:11 AM  
1 vote:
"Good news Mr. Johnson! You will be out of here in a couple of days."
2012-12-31 12:38:45 AM  
1 vote:
So when's the queen scheduled to die? She has to be one of the oldest bastards on that island.
2012-12-31 12:36:30 AM  
1 vote:

duffblue: Now if we could only get the Baby Boomers to off themselves we'd be in business.

No such luck. They are determined to burn it all down before they finally check out.
2012-12-31 12:36:14 AM  
1 vote:
Life has a 100% fatality rate.

Well, unless you're a jellyfish.
2012-12-31 12:34:23 AM  
1 vote:

ModernLuddite: 100% of people die without giving consent.

Zombie Jack disagrees

I don't have a problem with terminal patients or older people whose quality of life is increasingly worse, who give their permission, being allowed to end their lives on their own terms... but not getting consent? That's a dick move any way you cut it, and it is a huge ethical problem.

I doubt the Queen or any member of the royal family would ever be considered for this... and they certainly are on the public dole.
2012-12-31 12:29:39 AM  
1 vote:
Care Pathways shower facility:

Here, next of kin, these are your beloved relative's ashes, or at least some of it probably is, it costs less if we simply pile all the bodies into the incinerator at once and shovel this stuff out afterwards.
2012-12-31 12:27:23 AM  
1 vote:
Pass the soylent green please !
2012-12-30 10:32:50 PM  
1 vote:
2012-12-30 10:18:59 PM  
1 vote:

beautifulbob: I've already talked to both of my parents (early 60's) and neither want to be hooked up to machines extending their "life".  But it is their call if they can still speak, and my call if they are unconscious.  It is not the place of a doctor to make the decision to actively end the life of a person with out legal consent.

If only death were that clean.  You can live for years on with no cognitive function and no assistance from machinery. See my post just up there ^^^^.  Well, I hope there was no cognitive function, because otherwise she was stuck in the worst of prisons for 2 years.

That sh*t-show was a result of no doctor having the authority to tell my father that there was no reasonable hope of meaningful recovery.  It was simpler for them to just hand this breathing cadaver over to a nursing home, which was more than happy to park her in a room and shove some Ensure in a stomach tube a couple times a day and give my Dad "updates" on her "progress".

We all like to think we've cleaned up all the loose ends, and that our loved ones will make the right decisions.  But sometimes, a person who sees this professionally dozens of times a month should have an authoritative voice.
2012-12-30 09:20:40 PM  
1 vote:

tenpoundsofcheese: You don't understand 0bamacare.

You have a tenuous grasp on the English language.
2012-12-30 09:12:51 PM  
1 vote:
Greenlighting daily fail articles still a major step backwards.
2012-12-30 09:11:19 PM  
1 vote:
Now if we could only get the Baby Boomers to off themselves we'd be in business.
2012-12-30 09:09:21 PM  
1 vote:
Better than them being gun deaths.
2012-12-30 08:27:40 PM  
1 vote:
2012-12-30 08:07:53 PM  
1 vote:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Jesus Fark.  I'm all for the idea of not prolonging death when folks are suffering - but this... this is absolutely sinister.

it's not sinister, it's just cost effective. has capitalism taught you people nothing?
2012-12-30 08:07:39 PM  
1 vote:

This is gonna be good. Off to make popcorn.
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