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Old Feb 25th, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Do Dutch Folk Wear "Do Not Euthanize" Bracelets?

A question for folks traveling in Holland and for Dutch folk - Rick Santorum, leading candidate for the Republican Party nomination for President says 'that Dutch people wear 'Do Not Euthanize' bracelets' - meaning of course that the Dutch are worried that if they get ill and have to be hospitalized they will not then be routinely euthanized as he also charges - saying the Dutch euthanize older folk routinely regardless of condition just to save taxpayer moneys.

Q - Has anyone traveling in Holland or Dutch residents ever seen a "Do Not Euthanize" bracelet.

Q - If you go to Holland will you or should we wear "Do Not Euthanize" bracelets for our protection?

Where can I buy such a bracelet? At Schiphol Airport shops on arrival>

I want to be covered from the get-go.

Dank u very wel!

Tot Ziens!
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Old Feb 25th, 2012, 05:29 AM
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Totally ridiculous; I cannot believe that they have candidates who utter this kind of rubbish. There is absolutely no truth in this.

Makes you wonder how much to believe of anything else this guy says.
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Old Feb 25th, 2012, 05:31 AM
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I'm assuming PQ knows the answer perfectly well, but if anyone wants to know, here's what the Dutch government has to say (it's a PDF file):
http://tinyurl.com/8aawkzw
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Old Feb 25th, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Patrick's link shows what a liar Rick Santorum is and will be to further his and his ilk's religious zealotry and bigotry.
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Old Feb 26th, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Patrick - I am still going to wear a "DO NOT EUTHANIZE" bracelet next trip to Holland - given that I am over 60 years old. thanks for the link.
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Old Feb 27th, 2012, 03:58 AM
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Ridiculous and utterly nonsense.
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Old Feb 27th, 2012, 04:03 AM
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And in Switzerland they have the same badge.

While the French have no word for entrepreneur (I so don't miss Bush Junior).

Still at least he didn't burn someone else's holy book (out of interest how many people do you know who ever burnt any sort of book?)
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Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Never no for sure. Anyway recently distributing to the public. Check this: www.dutchbracelet.com (Mmmh?)
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Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 10:11 AM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...RbSR_blog.html

Dank u very wel Snoeshaan! - Great satire. And the Washington Post article I copied and pasted from that site shows how Rick was simply telling lies with his shocking statistics of how rampant euthanasia is in Holland - even involuntary euthanasia.

thanks for that link!
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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 06:09 AM
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Once again folks anyone traveling to Holland needs - ABSOLUTELY needs a do not euthanize bracelet - your life could depend on it!
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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 06:57 AM
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My husband travels routinely to The Netherlands on business. I'd better warn him....lol.
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Old Mar 13th, 2012, 09:48 PM
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I'm not sure about the bracelets, but an article in the 1999 Journal of Medical Ethics confirmed that involuntary euthanasia happens in the Netherlands.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...00002-0020.pdf
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 04:47 AM
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1999 - it is now 2012 - read the Dutch government guidelines about euthanasia in practice.
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Old Mar 14th, 2012, 06:07 AM
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>>an article in the 1999 Journal of Medical Ethics confirmed that involuntary euthanasia happens in the Netherlands
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British-Dutch essayist and journalist Ian Buruma usually gets up my nose. His views on immigration and multiculturalism are not mine. But he's onto a droll paradox in this article.

He argues that Rick Santorum and the populist propandists of the US right (like their left-wing counterparts) are really the love-children of '90s academic post-modernists, since they subordinate facts to "truthiness" for political ends.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2364593/

‎"The public is increasingly segmented into groups of like-minded people who see their views echoed back to them in blogs, comments and tweets. There’s no need to be exposed to different opinions, which are, in any case, considered to be propaganda."

Bang on and so tragically true of the USA in 2012!
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In Holland it is not necessary, but in Utah I wear a "Do not convert me if found dead" bracelet
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 01:48 AM
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Haha, that's funny basingstoke2!

I thought about requesting info on a bullet-proof vest when coming to the US
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 05:04 AM
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>>>I cannot believe that they have candidates who utter this kind of rubbish
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 05:13 AM
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Some carry a card, so its not a bracelet

"In 1990, the Dutch Patients’ Association, a disability rights organization, developed wallet-size cards which state that if the signer is admitted to a hospital “no treatment be administered with the intention to terminate life.” Many in Holland see the card as a necessity to help prevent involuntary euthanasia being performed on those who do not want their lives ended, especially those whose lives are considered low in quality. (31)"


http://www.patientsrightscouncil.org...nd-background/
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Old Mar 15th, 2012, 05:16 AM
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Whenever I travel in Europe I carry all of my "Do Not..." bracelets. These include "Do Not Feed Me Pate", "Do Not Steal My Bright White Sneakers", "Do Not Give Me Inexpensive Health Care", and of course "Do Not Kill Me Unless I Am Enjoying RyanAir".

Now that I know the real truth thanks to Santorum and his compatriots, I find it appalling at night that the wagons come rattling around European cities with the cart puller yelling "Bring out your dead". And wow, if you sneeze more than twice in a row, BAM, the infamous Dutch Kill Team is right on you.



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