Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Oregon Oddities and West Virginia Worry: This Mortal Coil

Dr. Peter Goodwin, Father of OR Suicide Law, Takes Own Life
from oregonlive.com: Peter Goodwin, the first doctor in Oregon to campaign publicly for the terminally ill to obtain medical help in ending their lives, died Sunday shortly after exercising the right he fought to secure. He was 83. Goodwin's four adult children and their spouses surrounded him in his Terwilliger Plaza apartment when he took a planned overdose of a prescribed drug Sunday.

Related Oregon Oddities:
Insufferable Portland?*

Insufferable Portland?Updates on 'Insufferable Portland'*
Original 'Insufferable Portland' Piece from Weekly Standard*
More than 800,000 Oregonians received food stamp benefits in January*
Oregon employers slash 6,400 jobs in February; unemployment rate holds at 8.8 percent*
Fired Oregon School Boards Association executive director had charged questionable expenses*
Northwest Training and Testing EIS/OEIS:
Navy invites public comment on its offshore testing and training proposals*
Men identified, search suspended for missing Oregon boaters*
Man's body recovered from Willamette River in North Portland*
West Coast governments agree on plan to deal with debris from Japanese tsunami*
The First Four Minutes:
A Timeline of Portland's Upcoming Cataclysmic Quake
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Robert J. Caldwell, editorial page editor of The Oregonian, dies*
Oregon paper publishes embarrassing correction after editor found dead in sex act*

Federal Prisoners in WV Test MP3 Player Program
from wtrf.com: Hundreds of female inmates at a federal prison in West Virginia are testing a program to bring the quality of entertainment behind bars into the 21st century. More than 400 inmates have spent about $70 apiece to buy MP3 players from the commissary in the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson. U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Traci Billingsley says the program is essentially a technology update because inmates have been able to buy radios for decades. If it works in West Virginia, it will be rolled out to other federal facilities in late spring or early summer. Billingsley says keeping inmates occupied helps promote safety, particularly in overcrowded prisons where stress, conflict and the risk of violence is high.

Related WV Worry:
West Virginia Passes Texting Ban*

W.Va. unemployment climbs to 8.2 percent*
Eight Years After Abu Ghraib, Lynndie England's Not Doing So Well*
Flashback: Bayer plant still home to MIC stockpile / MIC killed thousands in Bhopal*

1 comment:

Dave said...

Regarding Dr. Peter Goodwin and legal suicide, I personally can see the side of the argument against it having studied the ongoing eugenics and depopulation agenda pursued by the "elites" however there are instances when one cannot see any reason to continue their suffering. Having recently lost my father-in-law to Alzheimer's and watching his gradual decline to the point of not being able to even swallow properly, one really wonders what the point is in prolonging his suffering. It's very easy for someone like Alex Jones (who has made it very clear that he is so much better than someone who would end their own life - give me a break) to sit on their high horse and judge someone that would even consider suicide as a viable alternative to suffering out the last few months of their life but when faced with real pain, real misery, real suffering, by you or a loved one, it makes a lot more sense. Why persecute the family or a physician for taking a sensible approach to the end of life?

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