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Re: Euthanasia scene in "Million Dollar Baby"
Old 08-10-2005, 11:11 AM   #61
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Re: Euthanasia scene in "Million Dollar Baby"

Originally Posted by MRGALT2U
As valuable as my brain is* , I would want out.* I've been here 60
years and had a lot of fun and adventures.* Way too active to sit and
pontificate and I wouldn't want to be dependent.* Nope, the
Hemingway exit has great appeal under certain conditions.

I'm with you on this point, John. *I do not fear death. *It's simply the end processin life and my life has been very good. *But I do fear pain and suffering . . . even boredom. *And not just my own but *my family's. *Rather than be a brain in an inanimate vessel, please let me die. *

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Re: Euthanasia scene in "Million Dollar Baby"
Old 08-10-2005, 01:24 PM   #62
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Re: Euthanasia scene in "Million Dollar Baby"

Originally Posted by windsurf
Re the Cinderella Man tip, Netflix says it doesn't release on dvd until Dec.* I thought Million Dollar Baby was a pretty good flick; especially liked Morgan Freeman decking the gym bully.* I thought the white trash depiction was a little cliched but nevertheless spot-on.* Despite the dysfunctionality of her family, the young lady had an idealized hope that she could work some magic and make her family nicer.* Just set her up for the rending reality check.* As to euthanaia, I don't think a cultural concensus will happen.* The polarization is permanent* and political meddling* too thick.* At one end of the spectrum is someone like Christopher Reeve.* Should he have the right to refuse treatment (did he)* I think so.* Another vector is the Schiavo fiasco.* No surprise that the autopsy showed that her brain tissue had shrunk to the point where her brain ventricles (the space) were gigantic.* Suspicions re her husbands intentions aside,* I thought it was sickening that the politicians were jumping all over this while we slide further into the Middle East mire and ....all the rest that deserves the attention of our "leaders."*
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