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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:14 PM
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Coming next from the Right: the VA's Death Book
here's what they'll be trying to scare people about:

http://www.rihlp.org/pubs/Your_life_your_choices.pdf
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:16 PM
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1. Be more specific. Show us the part about the VA.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:26 PM
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3. It's what came up when I googled "Your Life, Your Choices"
The Fox people have the same link. I came to the story via Huffington Post

According to this tale, America's veterans are being steered into ending their lives via a "death book" distributed by the government.

It all started with Jim Towey, the former president of the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives under George W. Bush, who penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal describing how the Department of Veterans Affairs was using an end-of-life planning document that was aimed at steering veterans toward choosing death.
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In addition, Towey seems to have his own axe to grind. He has repeatedly tried to get the government to spend millions to purchase his "Five Wishes" book, which is published by Aging With Dignity, a non-profit group he founded, to distribute to veterans across the country, according to sources within the VA. Towey used his influence with the White House to get a meeting with VA officials, including then-Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson. At one meeting, Towey was informed that the VA could not act on such an unsolicited proposal without violating federal procurement regulations, according to VA sources.




(shocked, socked I am by that last paragraph!)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/22/how-conservati...
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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 12:19 PM
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2. Does anyone else ever notice that the person who is dying
in these scenarios are always in a "coma" (basically completely out of it?). I should be so lucky. The truth is many of us will be conscious and in terrible pain waiting to die slowly.

If we had any BALLS at all we would realize that it is inhumane and disgusting to allow people to suffer this! Convicted criminals who kill people in horrible ways and animals get kinder deaths.

Ok, I've said my piece.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:02 PM
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4. Wallace is a liar, it is in the document. He said it wasn't there.
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