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Hi all,

Just to let you now that tonight's hosted chat will be at 7pm EST in our chat room. The main topic is going to be that of assisted suicide and just in case some of you aren't familiar with the machinations of assisted suicide at the bottom you'll find links to three videos shot at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland. The first two don't actually show the final moments of the patient but the last does so please be aware of what you are watching.

Naturally people can get a bit heated about topics such as these particularly when they cross religious or moral codes so I ask everyone try to keep a cool head where possible. The rules for the hosted chat are very simple.

1) When you enter chat please do NOT simply jump on your mic.

2) If you want to get on mic and make a point / ask a question then send a private message either to the host (me) or one of the mods in the room and you will be called to the mic when it is your turn.

Simple! I look forward to seeing you guys there and hearing your opinions on this and any other topic that might crop up.

Cheers

Hayden

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d91_1229079591

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=748_1349359143

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=23c_1308260561





Added: Nov-11-2012 Occurred On: Nov-11-2012
By: LL_Hayden
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  • So LL will be administering assisted suicides tonight?

    Well count me in and count me out!
    I'm going to the big Electron in sky!

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  • I recall as a young boy my father would constantly beg me to get the gun and shoot him. I was only 6 the first time I heard him begging us to take him into the woods and kill him. He was in a great deal of pain and deeply depressed. None of us were able to grant him his wish, though we hated having him suffer day after day. I loved him very much, but when he died, people at the funeral who were unaware of the situation asked my who I was not crying. I told them because he is no longer suffering. More..

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    • @Steve15425 - Wow Steve, what a hard thing to go through especially at 6 years old. On that note, I witnessed my mother slit both wrist at a young age. She survived, but it has never been talked about after all these years. I guess I'll never know why, as she is very, very sick and I don't expect her to be here long, and I just don't think it's the time to bring it up or maybe I just really don't need/want to know.

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    • @Zipper10

      I think you should ask her before it's too late. I lost my dad to cancer earlier this year, and there are so many things I wanted to say to him but couldn't.

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    • @The_evil_one - Sorry about your dad. I just really don't see the point now. Somethings I guess are just best left alone and I have a feeling that this is one of them. Thanks :)

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  • That was fun. About fifty people were there. At least half a dozen folks actively debated on mic. There were lots of typed comments from other people and Hayden occasionally presented their thoughts verbally. Only one person behaved in a disruptive manner and he was quickly kicked out of the room. There was some good Q&A afterwards with Hayden about Liveleak itself.

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  • Polish wood chipper?

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  • Won't be able to make it, but for the record, I am all for assisted suicide or euthanasia. If the situation warrants such drastic action, and providing there is some sort of certification method that validates the painful or terminal condition of the patient, then why not let them go with some dignity and peace of mind. If it is going to happen, it has to be controlled by the medical fraternity, and done humanely.

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  • much better assisted than that people ressort to jumping in front of trains, srt self on fire etc...its a bloody mess for everybody around if it succeeds and the saddest place you can be if you survive as a quadriplegic.

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  • 死を選べるのは、人間だけだ。ーーi

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    • @youmuin01 我同意

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  • If I lived in a state that would allow it, I probably would already be dead. I'm almost 40 and I got hurt at the age of 17 in the US Army. I'm a 100% service connected disabled Veteran. I broke my back in 11 places, have 10 ruptured disks, 8 bulging disks, arthritis throughout the spine, spinal canal stenosis, all disks have severe degenerative disk disease, I have partial paralysis in both hands and both legs, and those aren't the worst of it. There have been times (where I hurt so bad for mont More..

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    • @bigEcod God bless you sir

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    • @bigEcod Is as much as I completely agree with the idea of "assisted suicide", I REFUSE to call it that except where others might not understand. Like everything in life, death is also personal. ONLY YOU can decide when you're at your limit, when you've had more than your share or when you just cannot go on. We are allowed any and all choices in life, but are denied the right to choose our own end. Life IS special, and it IS a gift, but it's one gift that doesn't have to be taken. I'm More..

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  • I seen a video of a guy from US who went to Switzerland and drank some white liquid and died within a few minutes , he fell asleep and died peacefully with his favorite song in the background, and his wife by his side. If you have some horrible disease and your slowly dieing anyways, i dont see how people can have a problem with it.

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  • do pro life get involved in this

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  • i seen the last video, truly sad, but if a man does not want to live the rest of his life in pain then who has the right to stop the man from ending his pain.

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    • @kanns01 It's just that we're so fucked up with laws, rights and bureaucratic BS. When we were a lot simpler, you'd just walk to the valley of death, dig a hole, get in it and wait until dead.

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  • Cool! I will try to make it. I didn't know these chats existed.

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  • I'd be more than happy to assist a few members here commit suicide.

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    • @lethe what about yourself starting first?

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    • @Shazbot80 Yes you're making a lot of sense. I'll assist myself? But now I'll add you to the list. Thanks for playing!

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    • @lethe I bet it's people who don't have the same opinion as you. Free speech! But only if you agree with me...

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    • @lethe Im sure you can handle your lowlife by yourself! :D

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    • @Daveypoo Not quite. I'm not that dumb, as opposed to many here. Not only can I accept people have different opinions, but I prefer that. It makes for interesting conversations.

      I would definitely assist the trolls that have nothing better to do than being here though, and lose every trolling argument they make... like Walmartyr for instance.

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  • In the states that it's legal in, NOWHERE is it called "assisted suicide" the statutes regulating Death With Dignity, specifically prohibit the term of "suicide" being used on any forms, death certificates or life insurance policies.
    It's legal in my state of Washington and Oregon. I am highly familiar with the laws regarding the use of DEATH WITH DIGNITY.
    It should never be referred to as "Assisted Suicide"
    The Washington State RCW regulating Death with Dignity is More..

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    • @Jersey I can understand the need for the terminology to be different from a legal perspective but it's still assisted suicide to all intents and purposes, yes? I hope you pop in chat, it'd be interesting to hear your perspective on it especially if you are au fait with the laws where you are.

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    • @LL_Hayden I'll try to pop in and chat. It was interesting watching the laws come into effect, just as the legalization of Marijuana did. When the Death With Dignity act came around, opponents in both Oregon and then Washington were virtually crying that the sky was falling. They were saying how Washington and Oregon were going to be suicide states with people coming from all over to kill themselves, people will be killing themselves for minor ailments, relatives will be pressuring loved ones More..

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    • @BeansAndOnions I'm speaking of Washington State and the law as it pertains to here, where I am a resident of, and Oregon, where it's legal. I care less what anyone else calls it. They can call it a "forced act of god" as far as I care.

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  • Wish i had seen this earlier. Would have loved to have popped in to hear the debate.
    Will keep my eyes open in the future.

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  • can we just join the room and listen ? And where is the link ? I'm sorry but this is the first time I'm attending a "hosted chat" so..

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    • @OgrlsH
      I just looked in the Yoursay and apparently you go to the chat room
      We missed it
      Maybe if they posted a few days out more people could join in

      Its still on
      Go to the Hosted chat room in chat

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  • Maybe I am being too hard on some of the people here who don't know how to find the corresponding time for the country they live in. For me, this is Indonesia.

    I know that 7pm EST is +5GMT. What is GMT? Glad you asked. That stands for Greenwich Mean Time. Where is Greenwich? London! If there is anyone in Europe who doesn't know what time it is in London, I can't help you.

    p.s. Not all of Europe coordinates with CET (Central European Time).

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  • It was cool & the after show was a friggin' blast.
    Hahahaha.

    Good times !

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  • I can do it without assistance

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  • This topic shouldn't be debatable. If somebody wants help to die they should have that option. The religious nutjobs are the reason why we don't have any options when we die. Well, them and insurance companies I'm sure.

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  • Its "humane"to put a sick or dieing animal down but we have to suffer to our last breath...ironic

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