Death with Dignity.


Married for a year, Brittany Maynard, 29, found she had aggressive brain cancer
She had six months to live, and she didn’t want her family to watch her dying in pain
Maynard and her family moved to Oregon to take advantage of the Death with Dignity law
She says nobody has the right to take away the option from someone who is terminally ill
Editor’s note: Brittany Maynard is a volunteer advocate for the nation’s leading end-of-life choice organization, Compassion and Choices. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Dan Diaz, and mother, Debbie Ziegler. Watch Brittany and her family tell her story at The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN) — On New Year’s Day, after months of suffering from debilitating headaches, I learned that I had brain cancer.
I was 29 years old. I’d been married for just over a year. My husband and I were trying for a family.

Brittany Maynard and Dan Diaz on their wedding day. She had been married a little more than a year when she was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Brittany Maynard shares a moment with her bridesmaids.
Our lives devolved into hospital stays, doctor consultations and medical research. Nine days after my initial diagnoses, I had a partial craniotomy and a partial resection of my temporal lobe. Both surgeries were an effort to stop the growth of my tumor.
In April, I learned that not only had my tumor come back, but it was more aggressive. Doctors gave me a prognosis of six months to live.
Because my tumor is so large, doctors prescribed full brain radiation. I read about the side effects: The hair on my scalp would have been singed off. My scalp would be left covered with first-degree burns. My quality of life, as I knew it, would be gone.
After months of research, my family and I reached a heartbreaking conclusion: There is no treatment that would save my life, and the recommended treatments would have destroyed the time I had left.
I considered passing away in hospice care at my San Francisco Bay-area home. But even with palliative medication, I could develop potentially morphine-resistant pain and suffer personality changes and verbal, cognitive and motor loss of virtually any kind.

Brittany Maynard and Dan Diaz
Because the rest of my body is young and healthy, I am likely to physically hang on for a long time even though cancer is eating my mind. I probably would have suffered in hospice care for weeks or even months. And my family would have had to watch that.
I did not want this nightmare scenario for my family, so I started researching death with dignity. It is an end-of-life option for mentally competent, terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six months or less to live. It would enable me to use the medical practice of aid in dying: I could request and receive a prescription from a physician for medication that I could self-ingest to end my dying process if it becomes unbearable.
I quickly decided that death with dignity was the best option for me and my family.
We had to uproot from California to Oregon, because Oregon is one of only five states where death with dignity is authorized.
I met the criteria for death with dignity in Oregon, but establishing residency in the state to make use of the law required a monumental number of changes. I had to find new physicians, establish residency in Portland, search for a new home, obtain a new driver’s license, change my voter registration and enlist people to take care of our animals, and my husband, Dan, had to take a leave of absence from his job. The vast majority of families do not have the flexibility, resources and time to make all these changes.
I’ve had the medication for weeks. I am not suicidal. If I were, I would have consumed that medication long ago. I do not want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms.
I would not tell anyone else that he or she should choose death with dignity. My question is: Who has the right to tell me that I don’t deserve this choice? That I deserve to suffer for weeks or months in tremendous amounts of physical and emotional pain? Why should anyone have the right to make that choice for me?

Now that I’ve had the prescription filled and it’s in my possession, I have experienced a tremendous sense of relief. And if I decide to change my mind about taking the medication, I will not take it.
Having this choice at the end of my life has become incredibly important. It has given me a sense of peace during a tumultuous time that otherwise would be dominated by fear, uncertainty and pain.
Now, I’m able to move forward in my remaining days or weeks I have on this beautiful Earth, to seek joy and love and to spend time traveling to outdoor wonders of nature with those I love. And I know that I have a safety net.
I hope for the sake of my fellow American citizens that I’ll never meet that this option is available to you. If you ever find yourself walking a mile in my shoes, I hope that you would at least be given the same choice and that no one tries to take it from you.
When my suffering becomes too great, I can say to all those I love, “I love you; come be by my side, and come say goodbye as I pass into whatever’s next.” I will die upstairs in my bedroom with my husband, mother, stepfather and best friend by my side and pass peacefully. I can’t imagine trying to rob anyone else of that choice.

-I read these stories, as always, with compassion towards the people involved. I see Assisted Suicide, or Death with Dignity as a human right and oppose any religious meddling by the myth believers that would force their sick, twisted beliefs upon these people who are just trying to die with dignity instead of suffering. The scourge of the bible needs to be forever removed from the scientific practice of medicine and sensibility and logic need to always be in place. If the god of the bible were actually all powerful, I believe that he would do something about much of the suffering of the world, instead I believe IT to be an impotent myth that needs to be swept into the dust bin of history.  90% of people are followers and less than 10% are forward thinkers. The 90% drag down the forward thinkers with ridiculous bullshit such as religion, fads and the inability to come together on important matters such as the threat of Global Warming, something that the idiot bible beaters seem to always refute because the don’t believe in science. 

Social Responsibility!


Nutella Switches to 100% Segregated Certified Sustainable Palm Oil in France

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Posted on 18 April 2013 | 1 Comment
The food group Ferrero has announced that its flagship product Nutella is now using 100% segregated palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in the French market. This decision affects its production units in France, but also one in Italy and another in Germany, supplying other European markets. Ferrero also confirmed that it will source exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil globally starting from 2014, bringing its initial target forward by one year.

-As we know, it is our responsibility to hold the food makers accountable for the ingredients that they place in our foods. Due to social pressure, Nutella will be using palm oil that DOESN’T contribute to deforestation in their product! 

LOST-not just a series on an island!


Billboard Promoting Atheism Vandalized in California

Published February 18, 2010

Maybe God did it?

No one yet has claimed responsibility for the defacement of a billboard in Sacramento promoting atheism, but needless to say, the sponsors of the billboard aren’t happy.

The billboard originally read, “Are you without God? Millions are,” but someone used spray paint to add “also lost?” to the end of the message, reported.

Rachel Harrington of the Sacramento Area Coalition of Reason, which sponsored the billboard, said the ads aim to show it’s socially acceptable to be an atheist or an agnostic.

The vandalism “shows loud and clear just how necessary our message is, because prejudice against people who don’t believe in a god remains very real in America,” she told

Clear Channel, which leases the billboard space, has offered to replace the sign free of charge.

From the desk of The Imperious Bleeder– Millions lost for not buying into a ridiculous myth? Yes folks, Chrazy Christians chonverts are everywhere! They are even spraying grafitti on signs! Kudos to Clear Channel for doing the right thing! Just call them Mythbusters!! 

Reason for the season! YAY REASON!!


New Jersey Billboard Promotes Atheism by Asking Motorists to ‘Celebrate Reason’

Published November 28, 2010
  • Athiest Billboard in New Jersey

    The billboard, near the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen, N.J., depicts a silhouette of the Three Wise Men approaching a manger alongside the words: “You KNOW it’s a Myth. This Season, Celebrate REASON!” (

A billboard in New Jersey is promoting atheism by asking motorists to question certain holiday traditions and to “celebrate reason,” reports.

The billboard, near the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen, N.J., depicts a silhouette of the Three Wise Men approaching a manger alongside the words: “You KNOW it’s a Myth. This Season, Celebrate REASON!”

An organization called the American Atheists paid $20,000 for the billboard, which is not designed to convert Christians to atheism.  Dave Silverman, a spokesman for the group, said it’s rather designed to encourage existing atheists who are going through the motions of celebrating Christmas to stop, reports.

The billboard is also meant to “attack the myth that Christianity owns the solstice season” and to “raise the awareness of the organization and the movement,” according to a statement on the group’s website.

The billboard will reportedly remain on Route 495 for the remainder of the holiday season.

From the ME desk!    Reason is the reason for the season! It’s too bad that believers can’t seem to do the research that it takes to see the obvious rip-offs in christian holidays.

Monuments to Political correctness!

  • Temple to Atheism’ proposal splits non-believers
Published January 27, 2012

A proposal to build a 151-foot tower to celebrate “new atheism” in London has pitted some of Britain’s most recognized non-believers against each other, The Guardian reports. 

Alain de Botton, a philosopher and writer wants the tower built as an antidote to what he describes as the “aggressive,” and “destructive” approach to atheism of Richard Dawkins. 

“Normally a temple is to Jesus, Mary or Buddha, but you can build a temple to anything that’s positive and good,” he told The Guardian. “That could mean a temple to love, friendship, calm or perspective.”

Dawkins criticized Botton’s proposal, saying it’s a waste of money and a contradiction. 

“Atheists don’t need temples,” Dawkins told the Guardian. “If you are going to spend money on atheism you could improve secular education and build non-religious schools which teach rational, skeptical critical thinking.” 

De Botton’s plans for the tower would include each centimeter of the tower’s interior to represent a million years, with a narrow band of gold to illustrate the amount of time humans have been on earth, The Guardian reveals. The exterior reportedly would be inscribed with a binary code representing the human genome sequence.

Some suggest it’s not so strange to link something typically associated with religion to beliefs outside of religion.

“The things religious people get from religion — awe, wonder, meaning and perspective — non-religious people get from other places like art, nature, human relationships and the narratives we give our lives in other ways,” Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Society, told The Guardian. 

From the desk of Me, myself and I- I agree with and respect Prof. Dawkins immensly and think that these new assholes who are not willing to break a few eggs for their beliefs should shut their mouths if bashing the trailblazers of 21st Century atheism. True atheists don’t need ‘churches’ or monuments and couldn’t give a fuck LESS about what feel-good shitheels think about healing any rift or sore spot caused by telling the truth! To fucking HELL with political correctness and all of the pussies who practice it and they can keep their milquetoast bullshit to themselves! Yeah Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris and Dennett, they speak for me every day! This de Botton jackass can stick his monument up his goddamned shitter!

Click here to read more from The Guardian. 


Gay Marriage and God!


Ah, for the simpler times when we just burned those that we didn’t understand! Now we have groups of people coming out of the woodwork demanding rights from the Holy Fucking Church that don’t quite jibe with the norm of the conservative facist supposed majority. Well blessed be! Whatever is a Klansman supposed to do? Bow to the will of a perverted class of people who are hurting no one and loving each other, or burn them at the stake and keep mankind in the stone age? I say fuck them smart phones and new-fangled computers and burn those Jesus-hating heathens!! I,for one,am sick and tired of people expecting this country to move into the modern age.

Ta Hell with them Homersekshuls and their assfukin politics! Marriage is between one man and one woman and his or her affairs of choice as well as the 50% divorce rate in the ‘Sanctified’ community! No Homersekshul ever fought for this country…..OK thats beside the point. No Homersekshul ever sacrificed anything for….Oh bullshit, alright ya got me! But no homasekshul was at the creation of this country and…Goddammit! Will ya shut up? That duzzent mean a thing!

Seems that sexuality has no bearing in any of the fairy tale followers arguements at all! Funny! I also havn’t personally spoken to ANY atheist anti-homosexual people! This makes me wonder why I never speak to believers!  Please remember that GAWD doesn’t exist and that everyone deserves rights. I don;t understand some of them myself but that doesn’t give me a right to judge them or hate them. Remember, hate is for Republicans! I am not affiliated with a party, but I am certainly not a member of the ‘Grand Ol Shitty Party.’