Declining Motes

News You Wanted To Know: A South Carolina woman recently offered her advice on living a long life: “Have a beer.”Mildred Bowers, 103 of Mount Pleasant, SC, celebrated the big occasion a little early at a local restaurant last Friday, where friends ordered her a pint of her favorite beverage. Known as ‘Millie’ to her friends and family, the centenarian wasn’t shy about her secret to longevity.”Have a beer,” she said in an interview.

Kenya asks the World Bank for a 740 million dollar loan amid growing Chinese debts. Now, who do we know from Kenya? And what makes anyone think if they can’t pay their Chinese debt, they will pay the World Bank?

Guy rushes stage where Kamala Harris is speaking. He gains the stage, grabs her microphone, takes it away from her and starts delivering his own lecture. This is a huge security failure. If any team I was on lead or was just part on, had this level of failure, the only word used would be unemployed. Forever. You only loose 1 client. To me this would be a “loss”. Recent podcast from “” was “How To Be Your Own Bodyguard”. Worth the listen.

Recently had the fun of re-watching the thrid remake of “Stagecoach”. The first movie starred John Wayne, Ward Bond, and was black and white. The second had Alex Cord, Bing Crosby, and Ann Margret. I watched the re-make with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Wylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, June Carter Cash, and David Allan Coe. A good fun time guaranteed.

This Bothers me, A LOT:

A depressed seventeen year old Netherlands girl was legally euthanized last Sunday with the help of an end of life clinic.The girl, Noa Pothoven, had battled with depression after being molested as a young child.The day before the Dutch teenager from Arnhem was euthanized she posted to Instagram saying that she “is still breathing, but no longer alive.”

“I get straight to the point: within a maximum of 10 days I will die. After years of fighting and fighting it is finished. I have now stopped eating and drinking for a while, and after many conversations and reviews it has been decided that I will be released because my suffering is unbearable. It’s finished. I have not really been alive for so long, I survive, and not even that,” Pothoven wrote.

Prior to her death, Pothoven had authored a memoir titled Winning or Learning, in which she discussed battling anorexia, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder over the rape and molestation she endured as a child.

In the Netherlands, children as young as twelve can opt for euthanasia if a doctor determines that their pain is “unbearable.”

This really bothers me. Who decides their pain is at the unbearable level? Aren’t teenagers given to make everything unbearable? What is the medical definition of unbearable? How soon do we go from “allowing” euthanasia to “Well the child was retarded anyway”? Didn’t some Germans decide to do that a while back? Something is wrong here. Very wrong.


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