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The Elite Are Attempting To Convince Us That Killing Off The Elderly Is Good For America

Michael Snyder Activist Post What should be done with elderly Americans when they become very seriously ill? Should we try to save their lives or should we just let them die? Unfortunately, there is a growing consensus among the “intellectual … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Asylum

Chris Hedges Truth Dig When civilizations start to die they go insane. Let the ice sheets in the Arctic melt. Let the temperatures rise. Let the air, soil and water be poisoned. Let the forests die. Let the seas be … Continue reading

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Canadian bioethicist asks, why have children?

Michael Cook BioEdge Is it good to have children? Most people would think so, but there is a range of views amongst utilitarian bioethicists. Rebecca Bennett, from the University of Manchester, believes that having children is just another irrational experience … Continue reading

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Human Kindness Genes Withstand Threats and Fear

Maia Szalavitz Time People who are hard-wired to show empathy and kindness do so even in the face of a threatening or untrustworthy world. What makes people behave kindly? Is it the result of having been nurtured in an environment … Continue reading

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Osteo breakthrough hope

Lynda Kinkade Today Tonight Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease, causing enormous suffering to millions, but a breakthrough treatment is giving new hope. Until now, relief for the 1.6 million Australians suffering from the disease has been … Continue reading

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Earthlings (Full Film)

EARTHLINGS is an award-winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research. Considered the most persuasive documentary ever made, EARTHLINGS is nicknamed the Vegan maker for its sensitive footage shot at animal shelters, … Continue reading

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Have a Sinus Infection? Don’t Bother with Antibiotics

Alexandra Sifferlin TIME Sinus infections are drippy and painful — an all-around headache, quite literally. When symptoms arise, patients often rush to the doctor for a prescription, usually an antibiotic, to put an end to the suffering. But it turns … Continue reading

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French presidential candidate backs euthanasia

Source: BioEdge The left-wing candidate in the French presidential election has strongly endorsed the legalisation of euthanasia if he is elected. François Hollande, a Socialist, who will face the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, recently revivedFrance’s simmering  euthanasia debate. “I propose that … Continue reading

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Consequentialism

Source: IEP Consequentialism is the view that morality is all about producing the right kinds of overall consequences. Here the phrase “overall consequences” of an action means everything the action brings about, including the action itself. For example, if you … Continue reading

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