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klondike

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People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« on: Nov 12, 2020, 09:58:14 AM »
Or apparently so says Biden's new coronavirus adviser Dr Ezekiel J. Emanuel

https://bit.ly/35onxDW

Six years ago, a distinguished American oncologist published an essay in The Atlantic. In ‘Why I Hope to Die at 75’ Dr Ezekiel J. Emanuel argued that for most people “creativity, originality and productivity are pretty much gone” by 75.

Accordingly, society as a whole would be improved if nature took “its course swiftly and promptly”. Medicine has extended life spans, but it has done little to make life worth living in old age, Emanuel argued at the time:



Diasi

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #1 on: Nov 12, 2020, 10:00:29 AM »
I bet his supporters didn't see that one coming.
Make every day count, each day is precious.

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Michael Rolls

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #2 on: Nov 12, 2020, 10:00:47 AM »
Well, to be perfectly honest, without Veronica life isn't much cop, but I don't intend to do anything about it - but on the other hand, I was 80 when she died and up to that point life was very much worth living
Mike
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Jacqueline

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #3 on: Nov 12, 2020, 10:06:04 AM »
My life is worth living, you can go terminate yourself at 75 if you like Dr Emanual I still have four years to go and I hope more besides.


So why would this doctor advise a President of 77? hypocritical or what?
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Diasi

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #4 on: Nov 12, 2020, 10:19:28 AM »
Well, to be perfectly honest, without Veronica life isn't much cop, but I don't intend to do anything about it - but on the other hand, I was 80 when she died and up to that point life was very much worth living
Mike

I can certainly understand how you feel.
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crabbyob

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #5 on: Nov 12, 2020, 11:08:56 AM »
i knew plenty 'old guys' who were forty years 'old'
every hill has a down side, even Benny Hill

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #6 on: Nov 12, 2020, 11:11:01 AM »
i knew plenty 'old guys' who were forty years 'old'
Yes, I’ve come across some like that over the years
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Michael Rolls

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #7 on: Nov 12, 2020, 11:11:35 AM »
I can certainly understand how you feel.
Thanks, Phil
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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #8 on: Nov 12, 2020, 11:45:42 AM »
Blooming cheek of the man.

Michael Rolls

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #9 on: Nov 12, 2020, 12:05:32 PM »
How old is he?
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sparky

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #10 on: Nov 12, 2020, 12:28:37 PM »
Gawd, Well in that case at 90 I'm well past my sell by date. ;D ;D ;D

Michael Rolls

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #11 on: Nov 12, 2020, 12:29:35 PM »
Does that make you minus fifteen?
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 12, 2020, 01:05:23 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #13 on: Nov 12, 2020, 03:01:34 PM »
I will be 75 in 2 years from February and I have my 2 daughters, 4 granddaughters and the other grandparents to live for.
I also have Andy and Peter.

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Re: People Should Die “Swiftly and Promptly” After 75
« Reply #14 on: Nov 12, 2020, 05:55:35 PM »
I will be 75 in 2 years from February and I have my 2 daughters, 4 granddaughters and the other grandparents to live for.
I also have Andy and Peter.

So in simple terms you're 72.
Make every day count, each day is precious.

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