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Date: 01/15/13 12:08 PM

37 Responses to Deaf Twin Brothers Chose Death Over Going Blind

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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    Link: Deaf Twin Brothers Chose Death Over Going Blind - So, what do you think, I-A-B? Should this be allowed?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    It`s irrelevant whether or not they should be able to. The government isn`t capable of stopping them if they want to. Therefore, it`s a decision with your doctor and family. It`s the same as abortion. The government isn`t capable of regulating as many things as you guys think.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    Yes, it should be. How would you stop them anyway?
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    dont need no one tell`n me i cant die!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    This was sad and sickening. There was no `terminal` illness or chronic pain involved.

    Next thing, they`ll be suicide booths on street corners.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    January 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    Yes..this should be allowed . What sane person wouldn`t choose death over years and years and years of pain?
    Also...the people that say this should not be allowed should be shot in the eye.
    I can kill yourself in so many ways and every time it`s a tragedy for the family (because if you say you`ll do it they will put you in a "protective" confinement) but if you choose to say good bye and`s illegal. Does that make any sense?
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    The laws on suicide stem for some medievel religious notion that it is a `sin`.

    There are no laws that you can write to keep someone from suicide.

    And there is no written definition that says in order to commit suicide you have to be in chronic physical pain.

    The pain of living half a life can be enough for someone to say enough is enough.

    Go judge yourselves.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7264 posts
    January 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm
    An annoying video, but of course- if a person wishes to die, is mentally rational, able to make decisions then it is their choice. So we either permit it, or they do it anyway.... it is not for me to decide when another person finds life intolerable...
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm
    I agree that this video is annoying, but yes, this should be allowed. Perhaps if the law didn`t allow them go safely, they would have taken measures into their own hands, perhaps hurting someone else, and at the very least may have caused some sort of trauma to those who came upon two guys who committed suicide.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm
    It is their life and if they choose to die that is solely their decision. Having watched my mother suffer for 6 years before finally leaving this world in silence I have to say should be allowed.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm
    @+Crakrjak: really? No pain? Being deaf and blind and knowing it will happen? Granted, it`s not like they are entirely cut off from the outside world, but it`s darn near close to it. That`s enough mental anguish to count as chronic pain imo.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    A fairly cynical view might be that allowing people euthanasia (in valid cases, not all) might prevent suicide attempts that go horribly wrong. (either leaving the persons trying it as a vegetable or limbless, which has happened with people throwing themselves in front of a train and surviving; or taking others with them in their attempt.)
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    nothing wrong with this. you should be able to opt out if you want. if they want to die and have a legal means of doing it then cool. stop them and they will just swallow the business end of a shotgun. people will always find a way if they really want out.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Yes, absolutely, it`s their choice.
    I saw this in the 80s with many friends who had to make this choice. No one knows until they`re in the situation. Legal suicide is far preferable to the lonely prospect of having to sneak off by yourself to OD on pills in some motel room. Not to mention the trauma the unsuspecting maid who finds you suffers.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    January 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    Not really in favor of this but it beats blowing your brains out in the living room of your home so your wife and kids can find you.
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I think there should be suicide booths on the corners. Why not let people who want to die just die? I don`t see the point in keeping people around who don`t wanna be here. If I want to die, then I should die.
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
    338 posts
    January 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    It`s absolutely barbaric to not allow people to end their lives if they wish. If someone is willing to help, let them.
    Suicide is ridiculous to legislate against and not much to do with this, the point in question here is not suicide, it`s legalising the actions of the doctor performing the process, which is only legal in very few countries, unfortunately.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm
    Zieveraar: There are many blind and deaf people in the world that would disagree with you. Stephen Hawking can`t hardly move a muscle and is considered one of the best physicists in the world.

    These twins could`ve adapted to their blindness, there was no reason for them to commit suicide besides depression, which can be treated.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    January 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm
    15 seconds... Joe is annoying, did not watch.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    Suicide is always "allowed" - the only reason suicide is illegal is so that life insurance does not have to pay, since it will not pay if you die in the commission of a criminal act. So, if someone wants to commit suicide, nobody can stop them (other than helping them solve the problems leading to the situation) but their life insurance doesn`t have to pay a cent.
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    coreythestar Female 30-39
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    January 15, 2013 at 8:51 pm
    It`s not up to anyone to decide how someone else can or can`t die.
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    bolle54 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    i am happy i live in belguim, and i have to choise one day its out of the plug for me. i live in a bauteful contry. but i can go whit a pictugher voor friends and famelie tha i am "healty" loking not pooting en droowling my self whit horriabel pain.
    ps sorry for the spelling
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    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    January 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    I want Grumpy Cat`s opinion on this.
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    Fudo Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    It`s their lives, who are you to tell them they have to live it? Why should they be punished for having weak bodies? Sure, there are some people that adjust and get along just fine, but some don`t. Not everyone is the same and I find it repugnant to tell anyone they have to live in agony, be it physical or emotional, if they don`t want to. Your life, your choice.
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    CBFLATLINE Male 40-49
    147 posts
    January 15, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    At one point in my life Helen Keller was a hero, now she was just a suffering, burden.

    One post to FML for most of you would be the death knell.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    January 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm
    Like people have already stated, if they want to end their lives they will, be it legally or illegally. The state might as well not make itself look like an antiquated ass and make the process as painless as it can be.

    Reminds me of a case in France a couple years back. Woman with all kinds of tumors in her face; looked like something out of a horror movie. She wanted to legally end her life but was denied this option by the french government. She went on and publicly stated she will go on to find illegal ways to do it then..
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    misfit77 Male 30-39
    89 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 12:53 am
    I created an account so that I could say:
    This guy is a Phil Defranco wannabe.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13515 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 12:56 am
    If I was in their position deaf and going blind,
    then yeah, I would I think top meself if the powers that be wouldnt do it for me
    If you want to go then it should be allowed.
    Oh and
    caught you good and fine dude, dont worry about the spelling mate
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    January 16, 2013 at 6:36 am
    One post to FML for most of you would be the death knell.
    Funny as that statement may be (and it IS funny,) each person has his own limit.
    What you may brush off as a bad day may mentally plague another person for the rest of his life.

    There was a case recently where it was discovered a guy killed another for revenge over a high school prank 50+ years later.
    From his perspective, a wedgie and jockstrap on the head ruined the rest of his life...
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    Palfas Male 30-39
    411 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 8:52 am
    Video title should be deaf brothers choose death over living as a sack of potatoes
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7264 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 9:25 am
    Crakr- it doesn`t matter whether you think they are either in pain or suffering. My grandmothers idea of a truly memorable night involved three cups of tea and a complicated knitting pattern. Mine involves very loud music... just as I cannot expect my idea of pleasure to coincide with yours we cannot expect one mans idea of intolerable suffering to coincide with ours. For these men the idea of losing two of their senses is enough.....
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    s1cKs0uL Female 18-29
    394 posts
    January 16, 2013 at 9:27 am
    Anyone else find it even a little bit amusing that it`s considered "Humane" to euthanize an animal in unbearable pain, but it`s considered inhumane to do the same thing for a HUMAN?

    That said, it`s their lives. Not mine, not yours. Let them make their choices and live or die with them.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    I think a persons life is their own to end. Why should anyone else be able to dictate who wants to kill themselves?
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    ScottO198 Male 18-29
    83 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 3:36 am
    Why not live deaf and blind for just a little bit? I would test it out before I had myself euthanized. Just remember, there is always plenty of time to kill yourself.
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2013 at 4:36 am
    I think if the Bible ends up being right by some random underdog upset, and they end up burning for an eternity in anguish and pain then they should have toughed it out.

    If the Bible ends up being the best troll of all time... then I think they were still a bit hastey.

    I think with all of the senses you still have left at that point, life is still pretty cool. At least a lot cooler than pre-life or post-life from what I can tell...
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4029 posts
    January 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    I`m all for assisted suicide. I`m sure if it ever became legal in the US it would have some crippling price tag. If you don`t have to suffer anymore, someone will have to.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    January 18, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    check out the hbo tv movie you dont know jack starring al pacino as jack kavorkian. al pacino won the emmy and golden globe for his performance. and while youre at it, check out the hbo tv movie temple grandin starring claire danes as temple grandin. calire danes also won the emmy and golden globe for her performance.

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