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Deaf Twin Brothers Chose Death Over Going Blind

Hits: 8136 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: Kain1
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robthelurker
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2240 Posts
Friday, January 18, 2013 7:52:44 PM
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Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3888 Posts
Thursday, January 17, 2013 12:01:31 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.

incubus_inc
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 960 Posts
Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:36:59 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...

ScottO198
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 83 Posts
Thursday, January 17, 2013 3:36:18 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.

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1315 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:26:09 PM
I think a persons life is their own to end. Why should anyone else be able to dictate who wants to kill themselves?

s1cKs0uL
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 394 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:27:25 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.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5665 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:25:23 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.....

Palfas
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 410 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:52:21 AM
Video title should be deaf brothers choose death over living as a sack of potatoes

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5121 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:36:17 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...

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10874 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:56:16 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
Bolle54
caught you good and fine dude, dont worry about the spelling mate

misfit77
Male, 30-39, Western US
 89 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:53:50 AM
I created an account so that I could say:
This guy is a Phil Defranco wannabe.

Reignblazer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2194 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:54:39 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..

CBFLATLINE
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 149 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 11:34:22 PM
Wow,

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.

Fudo
Male, 18-29, Asia
 7 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:53:31 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.

kcpd2050
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 333 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:53:28 PM
I want Grumpy Cat's opinion on this.

bolle54
Male, 18-29, Europe
 68 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:35:50 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

coreythestar
Female, 30-39, Canada
 8 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:51:34 PM
It's not up to anyone to decide how someone else can or can't die.

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4800 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 7:44:11 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.

mykunter
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2264 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:42:16 PM
15 seconds... Joe is annoying, did not watch.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17034 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5:13:29 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.

kingdomCome
Male, 18-29, Europe
 336 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5:06:07 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 euthanasia...ie legalising the actions of the doctor performing the process, which is only legal in very few countries, unfortunately.

SPrinkZ
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2253 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:45:36 PM
Crakrjak:

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.

SCfan
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 1906 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:26:07 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:01:59 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.

CoyoteKing
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 3:55:33 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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