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  1. Kooky Korky

    What would you do if faced with this ethical dilemma?

    Insulin is sold OTC, no Rx needed. No stealing necessary.
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    ethical issue

    Is it wrong to consider the family's suffering? I guess so. I guess we really are there to nurse just the patient. There is no easy answer to this, no answer that is right for every patient and every situation. And the answer that is right today could be wrong for the same patient tonight. I think we have to just act with the patient foremost in mind.
  3. Maya Angelou says that a partial quotation from Dr. King makes him sound arrogant. Some people don't like that a black artist wasn't commissioned to make the statue. Ms. Angelou was on the committee to select the quotation to be on the statue, yet did not attend any of the meetings. Presumably, she did not give input via phone, fax, or other means either. You just can't please everyone. I think it's fabulous that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been memorialized at all. What do you guys think?
  4. Money is fungible. You can write anything on a ledger sheet.
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    Glen Campbell- talks about Alzheimers

    A shame. Alas, such is life.
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    Female air passenger gropes TSA agent

    Gee, Les, not too long ago, you were all pro the TSA and being felt up, even more or less not minding a vaginal probe if it came to that. In general, I understand they're just doing their job. I do have a problem with them not changing gloves after every single time they go inside someone's pants and touch someone's herpes lesions and GC drip, etc. Why isn't the Public Health Service all over that? Yes, there are way too many people who don't get x rayed or groped. Pilots and other airline/airport employees, Senators, Congressmen, Rudy Guliani and other "celebrities", etc. If these people had to endure it, believe me, it would stop. To those who say, "I don't fly much", what are you saying? Here's how I feel about this remark. :mad: :jester: LIke, it's ok for your fellow Americans to endure but you don't fly, so the heck with it.
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    Warrren Buffett: The Rich Need to Pay More Taxes

    I know this is an old thread but Mr. Buffet just repeated this same viewpoint - that the wealthy need to pay higher taxes so we wretched refuse of these teeming shores can breathe freer and stop yearning to do so. I couldn't agree more. HM2VikingRN, the US isn't supposed to be a meritocracy or democracy/socialist country. We are supposed to be a federal republic. Buffet, Gates, other billionaires could help pay way down the cost of the national debt. What's scary is that, even taking every cent they've got, they couldn't pay the whole amount. What would work is this - Congress should resume its authority to not borrow worthless paper (called Federal Reserve Notes) from the private corporation known as the Federal Reserve, should start minting US notes. Pay the Fed off with these. Of course, Kennedy was assassinated for having such thoughts... Bankers like to be paid via THEIR method of choice, not by their debtors' method of choice. And if we simply default on our debt to them? What are they going to do? They already own us and the land and the means of production, etc. Default on our obligations (bonds) to China and other countries? Let them come take their ownings away. Sorry to sound upset but I am upset at the enormity of the problem and I don't like being a little worm, about to be crushed by whatever whims these powerful giants (bankers) have.
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    When is the ideal time to have children?

    OP, you're male, right? What does your "better half" think? Or even if you're not male, what does he/she think? I think it's different for men than women with regard to the actual pregnancy and bearing of a child - easier when younger, healthier when younger. Men seem to want to be financially stable before becoming a father - not that women don't think about this, too. Whenever your offspring arrive, you will likely rise to the occasion, be totally proud, be totally thrilled yet scared yet willing to die for those little ones. Of course, it's good and necessary to live for them, too. I wish you well when/if.
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    What are you doing right now?

    "wasting" time instead of being productive ah, what the hey, we have to play sometimes
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    First word that comes to mind.....

    Hanes (From Madrid to Montreal, remember that underneath it all, gentlemen prefer Hanes)
  11. Kooky Korky

    When is the ideal time to have children?

    OP, were you inclined to wait until you're older before you read our answers?
  12. I see. I think, though, that law schools are not the only ones doing this - not that that excuses it, it just means that schools can't be trusted to be truthful about these things. They're in business to make money and do so by selling education. Somehow, I don't see lawyers who work as lawyers doing any differently. No guarantee of quality or success when you hire a lawyer and they often make things worse. I've read where clients have lost their opportunity to sue or even to go free because of their lawyers' errors!
  13. Those who believe the law schools are intentionally deceiving people - how do you know? Where are you getting your insider information, your proof? How do you know they're working at Starbuck's, for God's sake?
  14. The Prez must be very strong and have very broad shoulders. Surely Mr. Obama knew what he was getting into before accepting the nomination for President. Before he agrees to run again, he needs to examine what this will mean for himself and his family. And I'm sure he has been doing that and will continue to do it until he must finally decide. If all it takes to wear down a President is to have the other Party give your own Party a hard time, well, maybe that Pres should call it quits after 1 term. That's called just politics as usual. And for the record, I am tired of hearing how he inherited a mess of an economy. Every Pres inherits from his predecessor. He inherits wars, domestic problems, world problems, and so on. Why is it any different for Mr. Obama? He's a very likeable, most personable young man and has done his best, I'm sure, given the cards he was dealt, given what his handlers had planned for him and what they have told him to do all along. Yes, he has grayed considerably. Haven't we all? I wish him and his family all the best. Financially, they've certainly got no worries and there will be no doors closed to them for the rest of their lives, I expect.
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    Homosexuals and Organ Donation

    I guess I have to wonder why you chose conservative Christians/rightists in the foregoing post as the group to whom to attribute the attitude you have trouble with. I mean, why not some other religions? Also, I am concerned with where people will spend eternity once they leave this earth. Christians (fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, such as Baptists, Presbyterians, other mainstream denominations) believe that there is a Heaven to get to and a Hell to avoid, and that Jesus is the only way to achieve the one and avoid the other. It's the old narrow way. I didn't know you had a dislike for those who believe that. Certainly you are free to like or not like, agree with or not share the same views, as you see fit. I don't question your right. I just was kind of shocked that you singled out the group you singled out and I wish we were all concerned about where we will go when we pass on. For Tweety - I'm sorry that certain people have hurt you. Truly, I wish I could erase that hurt. People being rude or thoughtless or intentionally cruel doesn't change what I believe and I don't think it changed what you believe, although I don't know for sure. I also have been the recipient of, shall we say, less than lovingkindness from other born again believers in Jesus. It was definitely a shock the first few times I realized that someone can be a Christian and still be an alcoholic or thief or have other problems and mal-behaviors on their record. It didn't make the Bible untrue, though, it just meant that the people were fallible and hadn't yet arrived at a state of perfection, just as I had not and have not. And I have sometimes been less than loving, not able to fully forgive, a poor example of Christian maturity and love here on this planet. I know it's hard to believe. :devil: Not. I just hope that people who have received "the left foot of get out of our church" don't hold it against God Himself. I hope they realize that they are dealing with fallible, imperfect people who might very well be Christians but are in process, as we all are. I hope those who have been hurt can accept the hurt as part of living in a still fallen world and can forgive and turn the other cheek - while protecting themselves from further hurt. I have "disfellowshipped" myself a few times from people who are hurtful to me, so I get why you might have done this, too. What has been really painful has been to see at least 5 different ministers of the Gospel fall into sexual sin and misuse of ministry monies. (Jimmy Swaggart, the Bakers, my own personal pastor and another local pastor). Talk about disappointment and disillusionment. Still, none of this changes the message or what I believe to be the truth of the Bible. These folks are all just people in various stages of Christian maturity. My job is to pray for them and not look to them to be without shortcomings and not trust anyone more than good sense would dictate. And for those who have been burned, that good sense dictates a certain distance, a wait and see attitude with regard to all people, IMHO. Peace to all. I'm glad we can calmly discuss these things and get to know each other better.
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