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Yes 8 61.54%
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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what are your thoughts?
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I hope I'm at ground zero for any sort of devastation.
I'll be dead and not have to face any aftermath.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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It would only be logical to let those with the least chance of survival die first.
It matters not if that person is an old politician or a young physically disabled patient.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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I see the potential need for this, but wow....it is a grim thing to think about.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: South Central PA
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As much as it sucks to have to think about it, to some degree the continutation of our society is more important than some individuals.

Those who have already helped our society, are physically incapable, or statistically unlikely to live are a waste (strong wording, but blunt) of precious resources.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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My guess is that it will take care of itself.the only guide as to what might happen is disasters like Katrina. The same people thast waited for government to act will probably perish first. Thoise that act on thier own will probably survive.Blunt;but MHO
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I hope I'm at ground zero for any sort of devastation.
I'll be dead and not have to face any aftermath.
that may not happen in something like a flu pandemic or a plague.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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It would only be logical to let those with the least chance of survival die first.
It matters not if that person is an old politician or a young physically disabled patient.
I agree. It is naive to believe that some sort of judgement is not made every day, for example, when a lot of people are brought in from a plane crash, nasty accident, or explosion.

The problem, however, by writing this all down is that it will open up a whole new lucrative business opportunity for trial lawyers.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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The problem, however, by writing this all down is that it will open up a whole new lucrative business opportunity for trial lawyers.
Maybe only in America, where it seems that people sue for a living. In Europe (or at least in the Netherlands) we would not sue people who are trying to do a difficult job under very stressful conditions.
Unless there is proof of obvious grave negligence.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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Originally Posted by UpperPeninsulaRonMaybe only in America, where it seems that people sue for a living. In Europe (or at least in the Netherlands) we would not sue people who are trying to do a difficult job under very stressful conditions.
Unless there is proof of obvious grave negligence.
I agree 100%.
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