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How do you define when someone is legally dead? Some people apparently really do think Jews control the media. And which congressman just became a pinup boy? All that and more in today's Roundup.

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    • Not so the skimpy outfits, Mr. McGrath. With the exception of Mr. January, all of the photos depicted in a post about the calendar show men who are modestly and tastefully dressed. Or, in the case of a football star, in working uniform. Since Islam requires both women and men to dress modestly, a calendar of beautiful Muslim females would also show them appropriately dress, with emphasis on their character and accomplishments. Beauty comes from within.

  1. Mr. McGrath is right you know. Equality and all. As far as the sin question, both mistakes and sins, mistakes because they were stupid enough to think they would not get caught and sins, and I’ll quote Jesus on this, “You have heard it said an eye for an eye but I tell you that if you are hstruck on one cheek then turn the other one also”. A loose translation to be sure but you get the idea. Oh, there’s also Do not bear false witness against your brother which was the intent of the lane closures, Do not kill-one woman diied as a result of the backup. Finally, aren’t there times where a sin can be a mistake ?

  2. OK, both these brain-dead women are dead. And just looking at their cases individually it’s clear, to me at least, that they should be unplugged.

    But the real issue is not one of individual cases like this. It’s one of whether we should worry more about being stuck on life-support when we don’t want it or getting zapped when we’re prefer to survive. Personally, I am much, much, more more worried about the latter. After all, it is in the interests of relative, and the states, to unplug people–and to promote euthanasia. Let’s get real: if people have an excuse to zap people who are expensive and unpleasant, they will do it.

    And construing this as a religious issue is just misleading. I want to survive as long as possible. This is a purely selfish preference. I couldn’t give a damn about religion. I care about ME and I will not be nice and acquiesce to letting my relatives pull the plug on me for their convenience. I come first–I don’t care how inconvenient or expensive I am to other people: ME FIRST.

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