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Old 2022-03-03, 18:25   #1871
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Causing death is never a good solution, even if it is done by ' the will of the people'.
France do not have death penality since 1981.
Google for Portugal death penalty and you will see how proud I am besides the good food too, good weather, good people, good red wine, good bread. Just regret not having nuclear weapons so I will stay here in the UK.

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Old 2022-03-04, 19:16   #1872
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Causing death is not a good thing in general but there definitely are specific exceptions. Regardless of whoever/whatever a person is, there is always something "productive" that can be fashioned from lost causes. Think about the colonization of Australia, penal colonies such as French Guyana, chain gangs in the USA south..etc... Just keep in mind that there are some fates worse than death. For any of you who have eyeballed them I'm sure you can appreciate that; For those of you who haven't, you can hug the adage of "ignorance is bliss."
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Old 2022-03-04, 19:30   #1873
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Causing death is not a good thing in general but there definitely are specific exceptions.
Agree. I have caused many a good friend to "pass" in a painless fashion when it was time. Just to be clear, these friends were cats.

If I may please try to lighten the mood a little bit... Death is inevitable...
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Old 2022-03-04, 19:40   #1874
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I have caused many a good friend to "pass" in a painless fashion when it was time.
There are also humans that choose this way to end it all. Some people here in Germany travel to Switzerland to get assistance in ending their lives when they choose to (with some restrictions).

This is of course something a pet cannot do, so its owner has to decide what's best. Avoiding suffering is a noble intention.
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Old 2022-03-04, 20:04   #1875
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My wife and I have always had our pets within our arms as they were killed. They knew it, we knew it, the pets we had with us knew it but we all accepted it as the right thing to do ( this is what separates a good vet from a great one..understanding/empathy and doing what's right). We also had a relative in Canada who had assisted suicide..dignity..etc.. who dealt with her circumstances with humour and understanding..we acquiesced and raised a glass..as per her request at the appointed time. This was right. Western culture is different regarding acceptance of one's eventual demise, and not in a good way, relative to other cultures. There is always emotional scar tissue but there is always growth..provided you can appreciate,encompass and evolve.
I don't know if the word "humanely" can be associated because the cruelest things that I've witnessed or learned of were done by humans. Animals could never stoop so low..and this observation is global. There are wonderful people "Dog Tails", Bob Barker's mission..and many others which I'm sure you would know of the "unsung" names. Anyways, it's a shame it's so hard for people in general and globally to do the right thing. This is the point of education and understanding.
Appreciate and savour that word "heinous" because those of us that don't will, at some point involuntarily. I'm alluding to what's presently in the public eye..so 'nuff said.

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"What a dreadful day for cricket. Rod Marsh, a great man, who recalled Derek Randall in the Centenary Test at the MCG and was horrified by Trevor Chappell's underarm ball. And then Shane Warne, the greatest bowler ever who taught me to drink Jaegar Bombs! RIP Rod & Shane." Former commentator Henry Blofeld on Twitter.
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The The Centre for Computing History page about Mary Blood (Mary Coombs) has a short summary of her career. The page was yet to be updated at the time of this posting.
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