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The Expendables: There’s More to Life than Death

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Contributor & author: Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD, (California) board-certified anesthesiologist and Board of Directors member and President-elect of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons  (see bio at bottom of release)

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  • April 16th begins a week of National Healthcare Decisions Day. Hopefully this week will encourage honest discussions not only about a so-called “good death” but the value of an individual’s life.
  • These rationing systems devalue the benefits the disabled, elderly, or others with a lower life expectancy could receive from a given treatment.
  • A nationwide multi-medical center study revealed the inadequacy of written living wills or the generic check-the-box Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Based solely on these documents, physicians reached a consensus (95 percent agreement) on code status and resuscitation decisions in only two out of nine clinical scenarios.
  • And to my fellow physicians: ask yourself what you would recommend to the parents of a 19 month old deaf and blind toddler who needed extensive intensive care. Helen Keller’s parents have the answer.

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Crimes of a Monster: Your Tax Dollars at Work

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By John W. Whitehead

April 16, 2018

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“This is true whether you’re talking about taxpayers being forced to fund high-priced weaponry that will be used against us, endless wars that do little for our safety or our freedoms, or bloated government agencies such as the National Security Agency with its secret budgets, covert agendas and clandestine activities. Rubbing salt in the wound, even monetary awards in lawsuits against government officials who are found guilty of wrongdoing are paid by the taxpayer.”

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“Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?”— James Russell Lowell, 19th century American novelist…..

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TS Radio: Hospice Victims & Survivors with Carly Walden

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Join us Tuesday evening April 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm CST!

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