The Heathen Hub

A community where people can talk about atheism, religion, science, humanism, evolution, politics, Creationism, literature, reason, rational enquiry, logic, cooking, reading, travel and life.

Spacer
To select different styles:

Spacer Go Back   The Heathen Hub   >  General   >  Philosophy, logic and mathematics
Reload this Page For Gurdur and Unbeliever.
Spacer

Spacer   Spacer

Reply

For Gurdur and Unbeliever.

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-Feb-2010, 02:37 AM (02:37)     1        36409
Makbawehuh
Doctor Ragnarok
 
Makbawehuh's Avatar
 
member


Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The darkest corners of your imagination. Or maybe right next to you. I'm not telling!
Posts: 4,015
Blog Entries: 170
Default For Gurdur and Unbeliever.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8490062.stm

Quote:
Sir Terry Pratchett has said he's ready to be a test case for assisted suicide "tribunals" which could give people legal permission to end their lives.
__________________
"Time once again for an important GNR public service announcement! Don't feed the yao guai. That is all." ~Three Dog

"Remember kids, a smart man knows when it's time to run like a little bitch!" ~Kanta, Desert Punk
Makbawehuh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-Feb-2010, 02:53 AM (02:53)     2        36413
Gurdur
Very professional penguin
 
Gurdur's Avatar
 
administrator


Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,332
Blog Entries: 1022
Default

erk. errrrkkk.

Many thanks for this. The report is not clear; whether Terry Pratchett wants to be a test case, or to sit on a tribunal deciding cases. I guess we will find out Monday evening from the interview.
Gurdur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-Feb-2010, 12:11 AM (00:11)     3        36481
Gurdur
Very professional penguin
 
Gurdur's Avatar
 
administrator


Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,332
Blog Entries: 1022
Default

Here's another later news report.
Gurdur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-Feb-2010, 04:18 PM (16:18)     4        36529
Gurdur
Very professional penguin
 
Gurdur's Avatar
 
administrator


Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,332
Blog Entries: 1022
Default

And now Terry Pratchett speaks about it in his own words.
Gurdur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-Feb-2010, 04:28 PM (16:28)     5        36531
Makbawehuh
Doctor Ragnarok
 
Makbawehuh's Avatar
 
member


Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The darkest corners of your imagination. Or maybe right next to you. I'm not telling!
Posts: 4,015
Blog Entries: 170
Default

A good speech. I teared up.
Makbawehuh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-Feb-2010, 12:29 AM (00:29)     6        36597
Gurdur
Very professional penguin
 
Gurdur's Avatar
 
administrator


Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,332
Blog Entries: 1022
Default

If you live in the UK (I don't), you can watch the speech by Terry Pratchett on BBC TV on their site here.
Gurdur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-Feb-2010, 12:38 AM (00:38)     7        36598
Fizzle
Senior Member
 
member


Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: R'lyeh
Posts: 1,328
Blog Entries: 23
Default

Dammit, that's what's so irritating about the BBC. They don't even ship to Puerto Rico, for fuck's sake.
Fizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-Feb-2010, 12:41 AM (00:41)     8        36599
Gurdur
Very professional penguin
 
Gurdur's Avatar
 
administrator


Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,332
Blog Entries: 1022
Default

Bastards.
Gurdur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-Feb-2010, 12:55 AM (00:55)     9        36600
Fizzle
Senior Member
 
member


Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: R'lyeh
Posts: 1,328
Blog Entries: 23
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gurdur View Post
Bastards.


No Attenborough or Pratchett? To the flames!
Fizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-Feb-2010, 11:44 PM (23:44)     10        36771
lifelinking
Moderator
 
lifelinking's Avatar
 
moderator

Yeti Sports 1- Long Shot Version Champion! Scrabble Blast Champion!
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Scotland
Posts: 268
Blog Entries: 126
Default

youtube

a friend to those in the backwoods...

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...chett+dimbleby
lifelinking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-Feb-2010, 03:38 AM (03:38)     11        36778
Fizzle
Senior Member
 
member


Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: R'lyeh
Posts: 1,328
Blog Entries: 23
Default

Three cheers for the Scots!
Fizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-Feb-2010, 05:44 AM (05:44)     12        36780
Gurdur
Very professional penguin
 
Gurdur's Avatar
 
administrator


Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,332
Blog Entries: 1022
Default

Many thanks, Lifelinking!
Gurdur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-Feb-2010, 02:29 AM (02:29)     13        37001
Never
Admin
 
Never's Avatar
 
administrator


Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 726
Blog Entries: 10
Default

I just got to listen to the it. Thanks lifelinking!
Never is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-Feb-2010, 12:57 AM (00:57)     14        37029
Seeker630
Senior Member
 
Seeker630's Avatar
 
member


Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Way Down Yonder in the Paw Paw Patch
Posts: 330
Default

This brings back memories of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, not to mention the entire Terry Schaivo debacle. Damn what stupidity, and religious arrogance.
Seeker630 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:51 PM (19:51).

       

Credits and thanks:
Basic Style design: Design By: Miner Skinz.com
(much altered by Gurdur)

For smilies:

Koloboks, including Aiwan, ViShenk, Just Cuz, Laie, Connie, snoozer, Viannen,
and especially Mother Goose too.
KitKatty. and PederDingo, and phantompanther.

For help, coding, and/or modifications:

Different people at vBulletin.com, and a whole lot of people -- too many to be individually named, sorry -- at vBulletin.org

For artwork, avatars, backgrounds and so on:

KitKatty, and verte, and britpoplass


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright is asserted for the Heathen Hub itself and for its owner by its owner, from 2008 onwards. Copyright of individual posts remains the property of the original poster, however by posting on the Hub the poster grants the Hub the rights to host and present the posted messages for perpetuity. The Hub is in no way responsible for opinions or messages posted in any way on the Hub by its members. Please also see this here. Copyright of individual icons and other graphics, as for individual vBulletin styles, remains the property of the original owner/creator. Copyright for the vBulletin software itself, and the vBulletin Blogs software, remains with Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd, as in the copyright notice above.
Welcome to a place to talk about atheism, religion, science, humanism, evolution, politics, Creationism, literature, reason, rational inquiry, logic, cooking, reading, and travel - the Hub: a community for everyone.