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Allysa
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0 posted 11-16-2000 08:27 AM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

Okay, here it goes. I was just wondering if anyone would like to answer a few questions from me. You don't have to if you don't want to, it's completely up to you all!

1. Why do you cry?

2. Are you for or against abortion? Why or why not?

3. Are you for or against the death penalty? Why or why not?

4. Are you for or against assisted suicide? Why or why not?

Anyways, I just wanted to see people's views on this. And please, no critisizing other people's beliefs because they don't match your own.  

Anyways, my answers (If anybody cares) :

1. I cry because I miss my friend Jesica, my ex-boyfriend Justin, and because I am not perfect enough for my mother.

2. I am against abortion. B/c that's killing a little innocent baby.

3. I am for the death penalty. B/c this guy killed my friend Jesica, and I don't think he deserves to live.

4. I am against assisted suicide b/c I think it's wrong.

well, c-ya all around. Love yas!
Allysa  


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1 posted 11-16-2000 12:17 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Allysa - I have a feeling you're not going to get many bites on this one...   But in the name of starting trouble, being the PRM (Passions' Resident Miscreant) that I am - I'll take a pot-shot at this...

quote:
1. Why do you cry?


Welllllll... I have to admit that this one is the hardest one out of the bunch as far as I'm concerned. A few reasons I might cry: Hear a song that reminds me of something I've lost; When VERY depressed; Losing someone important... I'm sure there's more...but I'll leave that...

quote:
2. Are you for or against abortion? Why or why not?


This is a question, in my mind, with multiple sides. I believe there are times when abortion is the best option. Some people aren't in situations where having a baby would be good for anyone involved - including the child. Certainly for medical conditions, when the mother's life is in danger, or as the result of a violent crime. On the flip side, I don't believe it should be used as a post-facto method of birth-control.

quote:
3. Are you for or against the death penalty? Why or why not?


Another barbed question. On the one hand, I am wholly for the death penalty. If there is a defined consequence, we could eliminate a good portion of the crime facing us... as long as that penalty was definitive and acted upon - and  don't mean after twenty years of deliberation. True, an innocent person might suffer here and there, but I think as a whole it would be a better thing. Again though, on the flip side - Statistics show that violent crimes rise by a large amount following the death penalty being enacted. There seems to be some connection with a state killing someone and the attitude of the people in that area. So far, there's been nothing conclusive drawn from this as I know, but the numbers don't lie. Still, I'm in favor of it.

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4. Are you for or against assisted suicide? Why or why not?


Absoutely for it. It is our life - we choose how to live it, I think we should be able to choose how to end it. I abhor the thought of lying in a coma and being a burden on my family, or being paralyzed and unable to fend for myself at all. Like the abortion, I don't think it is something that should be carelessly employed, but I do think that it has much value in many situations.

Thanks for asking these Allysa.

Chris


[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 11-16-2000).]
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2 posted 11-16-2000 03:10 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Ok.....allysa, you're not asking huge question, but many. I think it's just too much for me to handle in one little post.
I'd probably faint after all the typing.



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3 posted 11-16-2000 06:09 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Moved from the Alley.

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[This message has been edited by Alicat (edited 11-16-2000).]
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4 posted 11-17-2000 03:21 PM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

Chris, thanks for replying to my questions, I appreciate it.

Dopey, it's no big deal.

Alicat, whatever. It's okay with me.

I can't see at all. Even if I could it would all be gray, put your picture on my wall, it reminds me that it's not so bad, it's not so bad.
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5 posted 11-17-2000 04:04 PM       View Profile for Jannel   Email Jannel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jannel

I cry when I feel imcomplete or helpless.

I believe that early pregnancy abortion is okay, although not something i would do, and not something i think should be used as a method of birth control. However, we have too many children that we can't feed as it is. And I would rather see a young girl who hs made a mistake have an abortion eventually have a family when she is ready and able, than for her to ruin her life, and the life of her child.  I would also rather see a young girl in trouble have an abortion than to stick her baby in a garbage can.

i think that in the case of premeditated murder, the death penalty is suitable. i provides an incentive not to kill, and prevents overcrowding of our correctional facilities or escape.

euthanasia is a choice i hope i never have to deal with. i believe that a person should not be forced to rely on machines to keep them alive if they do not want this.  i am not sure about the taking of your life if you are mentally coherent, though. something seems wrong, but i can't pinpoint what.

there you go... hope it helps what you were looking for.

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6 posted 11-17-2000 05:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

Alright, I'm gonna try this...

  
quote:
1. Why do you cry?


Sheesh, are we talking medical reasons or emotional? Is this a personal question or a rhetorical?
Some of mine: my eyes are EXTREMELY sensitive to onions, so whenever I'm cooking Italian.
For hopelessness, for frustration, for grief, for lack, for beauty, for euphoria, in empathy.

  
quote:
2. Are you for or against abortion? Why or why not?


Not as a matter of birth control, and under very select conditions.
I have to realize, after reviewing my life, that I could have been one of those conditions. Maybe it would have enriched my parents' lives; I can't say.

What if Mother Teresa was an abortion?
What if Hitler was an abortion?

I believe that many times, this choice is abused. And I hate.
But, yes, the option is necessary, and I have seen the times when it is. So, definitely.

quote:
3. Are you for or against the death penalty? Why or why not?


A person I know (through an organization), began writing an inmate on death row. The factors regarding this man: He had fatality shot an officer during a robbery. The man was on cocaine, and was mentally perverted due to his time and conditions in combat. An act had been passed for persons in his situation that would take into account the recent agent of mental deterioration due to war. He missed being liable for this exemption by thirty days.

After five years of writing, visits, and watching the inmate come through rehabilitation and psychiatric help, my acquaintance watched this man die. I know that he lost a very dear friend.

I believe that close contact with any human being -- any startling sense of humanity in them -- puts their life into perspective for the impacted party. Can I say that the death penalty should be allowed for crimes of absolute cruelty and savagery? Yes. Can I also say that spending years in direct communication with the person would still allow me to make the same choice of life or death? I don't know. It could depend on the person, which scares me.
It is not the death penalty that alarms me, nor the pending circumstances that will make the decision of life or death. Instead, I wonder, looking out over the mess people make of their own lives, countries, and world, why are we making LIFE an issue of bargain? It doesn't seem our right, no do so many things that I take for granted. I can't stand some of the people I work with, so what makes me an unbiased arbitrator in a persons death? I don't feel anyone is QUALIFIED to make that determination, and yet, this is a punishment for people who are taking the same judgment into action. If there is a chance of rehabilitation, then I would say take it. Yet, in the situation where convalescence is impossible, if the person was not put to death, the entire point of their existence would be a discipline directed towards misery. In this case, why not just kill them instead of trusting torture to remedy?
  Hmm. I suppose that I am for it, simply because of the few governing factors that would make me say "YES" in answer to the question, "Should this person die?"
But I would welcome another feasible, adequate alternative.


quote:
4. Are you for or against assisted suicide? Why or why not?


... my words already expressed:

quote:
Absolutely for it. It is our life - we choose how to live it, I think we should be able to choose how to end it. I abhor the thought of lying
                         in a coma and being a burden on my family, or being paralyzed and unable to fend for myself at all. Like the abortion, I don't think it
                         is something that should be carelessly employed, but I do think that it has much value in many situations.


Yep.

Excellent questions, Allysa!

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7 posted 11-17-2000 06:50 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

1. yes, to make myself feel better.

2. yes, coz its murder.

3. against, coz its murder.

4. yes, coz if someone wants to commit sucide they shouldn't bring anyone else down with them. And besides its murder

Life has got to chnage,
Nothing stays the same,
Soon it will be time,
For me to move on.

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8 posted 11-20-2000 08:33 AM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

thanks ya all for replying to my questions!

I can't see at all. Even if I could it would all be gray, put your picture on my wall, it reminds me that it's not so bad, it's not so bad.
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9 posted 11-21-2000 02:16 AM       View Profile for Ethan Halo   Email Ethan Halo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ethan Halo's Home Page   View IP for Ethan Halo

1) i don't cry anymore because i refuse to let anyone get to me and control me in such a negative way anymore. also:
no regrets.

2)i'm not "for abortion", but i am pro-choice. if a woman chooses to end the life of her unborn child, then that is something she will live with, a demon she will face everyday in the mirror. if she runs from it, then that "free choice" will haunt her forever.

3) i believe that eye for an eye will make the world go blind, but it is a crime that it costs from $30,000 to $50,000 a year to keep one inmate in prison. that is BS. it is an issue that i have issues with. for now, go death penalty.

4)i think assissted suicide is a nice label for murder, but i think it is good. if I was ever hooked on life support and doomed to be a vegetable the rest of my life, i would want my plug pulled. after all, "the unexamined life is not worth living". and as with all of the above topics, i think there should be a choice involved and not a law the says it is one way or the other.

Everyone's got their demons.
We all got somethin' to atone for.


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10 posted 11-21-2000 08:33 AM       View Profile for Allysa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allysa

About assisted suicide, I don't think it's right when someone else gives someone drugs or injections so that person can die because they don't want to live, but when someone is on life support, well, I had a friend who's step father murdered her mother and other step father, and hurt her and they had to put her on life support and induce a coma, and after the tests came back she didn't have any brain waves, so they pulled the plug. But this also applies to the death pentalty and I think the guy who murdered her and her mother and her mother's boyfriend, well, I think he should die, but even if he doesn't, he'll rot in hell.

Allysa

I can't see at all. Even if I could it would all be gray, put your picture on my wall, it reminds me that it's not so bad, it's not so bad.
 
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