My angel 18 monthes…

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My angel 18 monthes…
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Image by WiLPrZ

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Streak – Responsive WordPress Theme – Tablet 2

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Streak – Responsive WordPress Theme – Tablet 2
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Streak is a Responsive WordPress Theme, best suited for Magazines, News, Blog and Portfolio websites.

You can check out those theme at the live preview.

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Credits:
Photo created with PlaceIt by Breezi

Smashed Guitars
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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Hard Rock Cafe Darling Harbour Media And Celebs Event; Sydney, Australia by Eva Rinaldi

The world famous Hard Rock Cafe has returned to ‘Sin City’ Sydney with a vengeance, based on tonight’s launch event at the brand new Darling Harbour venue.

Hard Rock put on quite a show and rolled out the celebrities and live music including: Hamish Dodds, Matt Sorum, Dave Rich, DJ Lethal, Stan Walker, Angry Anderson, L Huntly, Sarah McLoed, Hamish Rosser, Altiyan Childs, Kris Peterson and Stim McLean. Most of them had turns smashing guitars, which is a trademark of opening new Hard Rock Cafes.

We all know that the cost of living and setting up a business in Sydney is considerable, but Hard Rock is certain their latest Australian venture will be a smashing (as in guitar) success. Sydney is one of the busiest markets anywhere globally for the Hard Rock Cafe, says the global chief of the music-themed burgers and ribs franchise.

Hamish Dodds, prez and chief exec of Hard Rock International, advised staffing costs down under in Australia make Hard Rock’s Sydney operations expensive compared with other global locations, and they are comparing to its other 172 venues which include cafes, hotels and even land based casinos. Yes, casinos, but Australia’s The Star and Crown Casino need not worry, as they have no plans for gaming in Australia – at least not any they are talking about.

Hard Rock International is owned by the well known and respected Seminole American Indian tribe, which purchased the global Hard Rock brand in 2007 after successfully running two Hard Rock hotel and casino operations in Florida in the U.S.

"For us this is an English-speaking country and people understand the history of rock," Mr Dodds said in Sydney on Tuesday ahead of the grand opening of the 500-seat venue in the Darling Harbour entertainment hotbed.

"Part of the downside of this market is it’s a mature economy – staffing costs in this market are very different to what we would experience in India.

"I would say the price mark-up here is about 50 per cent higher than the US – this is probably one of the most expensive markets we have in our portfolio."

Mr Dodds advised the Sydney Hard Rock Cafe was priced at a similar level to comparable restaurants in the area and he expected business to be brisk, averaging between 300 to 700 main meals a day.

Sydney would be among the top ten performers in the global network, he said, and among the top five of franchised outlets.

Tonight signified a return to Sydney for the Hard Rock franchise, which closed its previous venue in East Sydney in 2007.

Mr Dodds said Hard Rock had returned to Sydney with a revised and smarter strategy.

He said the former business was in a great location for the 1980s when the brand was fresh and people would go to the Hard Rock Cafe.

"Copycats harmed Hard Rock’s own business and the market changed to the point where we found ourselves in a B minus location and to a degree we lost a bit of relevance", Mr Dodds said.

The firm bought back its Sydney franchise in 2007 and has been revived by director and franchise holder Lennie Huntly, former GM of the Sydney business during the 90s.

Mr Huntly, who also holds the franchise for the Hard Rock Cafe in Surfers Paradise, said he had been thinking about re-opening a Sydney Hard Rock Cafe since the last one closed.

The waterfront location and views over Darling Harbour are a huge plus and soon a live music stage and 600-person music area will be rocking and rolling.

"We are focused on not only being about lunch and dinner," he said.

Mr Huntly also has the rights to open venues in Melbourne, Cairns and Perth. Melbourne’s former venue closed in 2007, but that doesn’t mean it will return with a hit.

Well done to the good folks at Hard Rock Cafe and we look forward to meeting up with the great guys and girls there again soon. Rock on.

Websites

Hard Rock Cafe International
www.hardrock.com

Darling Harbour official website
www.darlingharbour.com

Guns and Roses
www.gunsnroses.com

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Media Man News
www.mediamannews.com

Music News Australia
www.musicnewsaustralia.com

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The Green Sieve

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The Green Sieve
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Image by kern.justin
thegoldensieve.com

Gilded in the oak savanna.

In the leaning hills, where the summer sun turns the grassland to tinder, the savanna is a wind chime, rustling a harmonious lullaby like a new deck of cards in nimble fingers. Grasshoppers and mayflies and the chaff of newly dried seed catch in the sun. A dry, hot blizzard in an amber streetlamp.

The Arastradero Open Space Preserve is home to rattlesnakes, coyotes, and mountain lions and innumerable flavors of insects and birds, yet it is the trees that bring me here time and again. Before the axe and the wheel came to this land, enormous oak savannas like this one stretched across the midwest, the southwest and here along the west coast.

But the axe and the wheel did come and the savannas left. I like to think of the craggy and twisted forms that remain as wounded but unbent descendants of the stalwart soldiers who resisted the blade and the advance of civilization to hold the dusty California soil to the ground and to provide shade for the coyotes and mountain lions and rattlesnakes that weave through the tall grass of the American Veldt. As these sentinels slowly march from mother to child up and down the wind-tousled steppe, we flit about the outskirts of this preserve as insects, building and gnawing and living and dying. I hope that’s all we’ll ever do.

I came to the Arastradero preserve to connect with a particularly beautiful oak I’d passed (and photographed) on hikes before. I found her on the hillside as ever, arms outstretched, singing in the late evening breeze, fluttering fingers of bright green.

As I stood for a while here on the hillside, gilded in the afternoon, alone with my thoughts but for the oak and the whisper of the breeze and the hum-drum clicks and tweets of grassland animals, I thought, “I’ve been away too long,” and was reminded of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, and I’ve been thinking about it since.

I came back to the preserve to reconnect with a spot where I’d taken an old photo. Only now do I realize that same photograph was made nearly a year ago to the date. Oliver (who now runs and speaks and laughs) was with us then, asleep as an absolutely tiny three-month-old infant.

The change over the last year in Oliver provided, for me, a stark contrast with the constancy of the natural world, of these stalwart trees. How little they’ve changed. How little indeed will they change over the next century. Long may they roam on these hills and long may they feed my heart.
————
In the leaning hills.

I’ve cared a great deal about taking photographs for a long time. When people ask me how long I’ve been “into” photography, I often don’t have an answer. I can vividly remember becoming interested in my father’s camera when I was a kid. No idea how old.

In point of fact, my mother was cleaning house recently and asked that I sort through some old papers of mine. Tucked in a bunch of junk were loads of old prints made with a Vivitar point and shoot given me by my parents sometime while I was in fifth grade. The landscape/candid ideas are all there, but the execution was a long way from developed (and often still is)!

I found a renewed passion for image making when I was in college and then again in graduate school, although if truth be told, it’s been relatively steady for most of my life and those moments of renewed energy are likely just an interpretation of mine in hindsight.

I often return to the question of “Why?” Why should photography feel a bit like breathing and why should I derive so much satisfaction from it? I have loads of standard answers that you see on photoblogs and photo news sites ad naseum, revolving around physical/emotional enjoyment and the risk/reward of creativity and sharing, but these are pretty unsatisfactory.

I’ll tell you that the social networking and community aspects of photography are not what drives me to carry a camera to beautiful places. Neither is building a portfolio of images what puts my feet out the door. Although I run this blog and make every effort to post frequently, I often find myself going to great lengths to make images I find interesting and then leaving them on the hard disk at home for months or years at a time.

This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy every part of the process, from shooting to publishing; it’s just that, if those weren’t a feature of the photography/photoblog world, I would still shoot.

There is something about images and cameras that has always spoken to me, something in the process of making an extraordinary image that drives me across states and out of bed at strange hours. Images lie at the boundary between real and surreal, between ordinary and fantastic. They can tell the truth, they can lie, but good ones never let you know which. I find it thrilling to compare the different truths of the reality and the image made after. I like to imagine for a moment that the world is as strange as photographs make it seem, then I realize it’s far stranger.

I photograph because that’s who I am, it’s an authentic expression of myself. I mean authentic in the existential sense—that I am doing what comes naturally and being true to who I am. Sometimes explanations and reasons are trite and you just have to accept that you are what you are. Simply put, photography is.

Of course, existentialism takes for granted that, to the mind, the material world presents itself as incongruous and absurd. And maybe that’s what I find so damned rewarding about photography; the world is messy and strange and absurd, but there is a great harmony and undeniable humanity in standing amongst the nodding, tawny, and wind-threshed grain, catching on a wafer of silicon a few trillion photons that have spent eons bouncing around the interior of our sun, all the while inundated with the smells of flowering plants and buzzing insects, luring one another to sex and death in the burning heart of the afternoon, in the leaning hills.

Airmen learn how to react to Nuclear, Biological or Chemical
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Image by U.S. Army Korea (Historical Image Archive)
Produced by AFN Korea – "The Frontline Network"
afnkorea.net/

American Forces Network Korea broadcasts news, information and entertainment on radio and television to more than 60,000 Department of Defense servicemembers, civilians and their families serving in the Republic of Korea.

AFN Korea is a multiservice organization made up of Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Department of the Army and Korean civilian employees. The network is organized with its headquarters in Seoul and five broadcast detachments throughout the South Korean peninsula.

To learn more about living and serving in Korea with the US Army, visit: imcom.korea.army.mil

Join a social network with the US Military in Korea at www.myspace.com/imcomkorea

The Morning Calm Weekly command information newspaper is available online at imcom.korea.army.mil

11pm NBC News LIVE
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NBC News doing some special cover about the "Green Day" to save energy.
Notice the building illuminated as green to celebrate about the "Green Day."

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Nice Casablanca photos

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Sunset over Casablanca
casablanca
Image by ksikappa
The Sun is setting down over the Medina of the city of Casablanca in Morocco. Towering over the cityscape is the minaret of Mosque Hassan II, the world highest minaret.

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The Mosque at High Tide, Casablanca.
casablanca
Image by Geraint Rowland Photography
Casablanca, Morocco North Africa.

www.facebook.com/geraintrowlandphotography

and if Twitter is your thing:

twitter.com/grrphotography

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the quiet path

A few nice maroc images I found:

the quiet path
maroc
Image by mhobl
on explore

Au soir tombant
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Image by llyglad

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Top Ten Activities For Rhodes Holidays 2027

One of the top Rhodes holidays ideas during your Rhodes holidays are to take pleasures of the following activities on the Greek Island of Rhodes:

1. Pictorial Charm

Tourists coming from around the world to Rhodes Island love to enjoy photogenic charm of the region. Amazing Landscape, Greenery, forests and trees are the major attractions on offer. You will really enjoy natural beauty of this unique region of Greece. Therefore, it is more than fun to take pleasures of the natural beauty during your Rhodes holidays.

2. Medieval Sites
It is the 2nd most attractive activity on Island Rhodes to visit medieval sites during vacations in 2010. The historical sites of Rhodes will let you back into the prehistoric times, where you can explore ancient wonders. These sites are worth seeing for art and history lovers during next Rhodes holidays.

3. Rhodes Accommodations
The other fascinating activity is to hire one of the many top Rhodes accommodations close to the beautiful sites. For the convenience of its tourists, Rhodes has established a range of luxurious and appealing hotels where you can stay as well as avail delicious cuisines during Rhodes holidays 2010.

4. Sight Seeing
Sight seeing is one of the most charming activities on Rhodes Island. Tourists from around the world see many of the eye catching sites in the region both renovated and with natural beauty. Most of the tourists from around the globe come to Rhodes with an intention to visit these breathtaking sites.

5. Wind Surfing
The continuous breeze of the island makes its weather ideal for wind surfing. Winder surfers can now avail this activity in most parts of the Island to make best Rhodes holidays. It will be a fascinating activity to take all its pleasures.

6. Water Sports
Waters Sports is another top activity being offered by many of the beaches in Rhodes. This activity can be availed by anyone. During this activity, you can take pleasures of the layers of the sea water while watching aquatic life inside. It is hence a full of life activity that will make your vacations perfect.

7. Monasteries
Another top activity for 2010 is to visit top monasteries of the region. These monasteries of the medieval times are the symbol of history. Visiting these places will give you an idea about the real Greek culture.

8. Beaches
Rhodes Island is known for its sunny beaches so another offer in this regard is to visit different beaches of Rhodes. There are natural as well as developed beaches where you can enjoy sun bathing, water sports, beach activities and a lot more. Rhodes world famous beaches will influence your memories to prompt you visit them again.

9. Victuals
If you love eating then this is the right place for you. You can visit the taverns beside beaches, hotels and restaurants where you can enjoy eating Greek and international cuisines.

10. Relaxation
Rhodes Island is good enough for the ones who seek peace during their stay in Rhodes, because it provides tourists with many tranquil resorts. You can even relax near the beach and various other peaceful resorts on the island.

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Kendra Wilkinson

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Kendra Wilkinson
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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Playboy Business: Kendra Wilkinson Reality In Sydney at Ivy

She’s known for a few things, mainly Playboy, The Playboy Mansion, and all that, but now she’s got a Reality TV show, and us Australians are going to find out all about it.

The 26-year-old model – actor – entrepreneur has been spotted sight seeing in Sydney, while getting ready to promote her self titled reality TV show, Kendra.

The blonde media heat seeker, always very well-known for being one of Hugh Hefner’s lucky three girlfriends had a whale of a time enjoying a boat cruise around Sydney Harbour with her mum, while taking photos. Yes, her photo was also taken.

Kendra arrived in Down Under on 13th October and snatched quite a few cheers and wolf whistle’s from the Sydney Airport staff. The walk past is understood to have lifted the striking workers spirits. Naughty, naughty.

The glamour model did tonight (or at least the first part of it) at the exclusive Sydney night spot, The Ivy.

Like many a celeb, she’s quite the fan of Twitter, yesterday tweeting: ‘Wow I’m having the best time in Sydney!! Australia is amazing! Can’t wait to show you guys my pics from my trip!’

Kendra’s reality TV show focuses mainly on her life after leaving the famous Playboy Mansion and getting engaged to then Philadelphia Eagles receiver, Hank Baskett. Kendra is understood to enjoy ball sports.

The star’s virgin appearance on TV was via the TV series ‘The Girls Next Door’, which followed the lives of Playboy Hefner’s, then-girlfriends: Kendra, Holly Madison, and Bridget Marquardt.

Before you could say Playboy Bunny, Kendra moved out of the Playboy Mansion in 2009 after meeting future husband Hank, and began filming her Kendra.

American audiences were into the show and Kendra is praying that Australian audiences will feel the same way too. Well, they are bound to feel something, so hopefully its good.

The former Dancing With The Stars contestant married Hank in June 2009, and their boy Hank IV was born in December of that year. In case you were wondering, the star’s family have not joined her on her latest press trip.

Kendra looked to be enjoying herself at The Ivy tonight, and it sure looks like she’s into the Australian mantra of "Work hard, play harder."

The looker has told Australian press: "The mansion will always be a part of my life and I’m very appreciative of that. Especially Hef. He is like family. So when the time comes I will open up to my son about my days there and the stuff I went through," she said.

"I knew what I wanted. It was always to have a family".

"No one really expected that of me. I went away that no one thought I would go. Everyone thought I was the crazy party girl but I did what everyone thought I wouldn’t do and made a huge turn-around in my life. I always wanted to be a mother and a wife.

"I lived at the mansion from the age of 18 to 21 and once I had that experience and that whole party thing out of my system I was really ready to settle down."

Australian news hounds are expected to continue to track her every movement, and Kendra plays along in the game, making sure everyone knows about her new upcoming Reality TV show.

Kendra: 9.30pm from October 18, only on E!

Websites

The Ivy
www.merivale.com/#/ivy/ivyroom

Foxtel: E!
www.foxtel.com.au/whats-on/channels/e!/default.htm

Splash News
www.splashnews.com

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Church of Euthanasia. About Death and Dying. About suicide, assisted suicide and methods of it. Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia in Switzerland for foreigners. Dignitas. Lifecircle. Peaceful Pill (Nembutal). About Life and Death. About Values and Dignity.
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Image by Artist of doing nothing.
Also about executions.

The fresh one:

gu.com/p/3mvf7

25 June 2014 Last updated at 00:29 GMT

Right-to-die: For and against assisted suicide

By Kathleen Hawkins
BBC News

m.bbc.com/news/blogs-ouch-27922966

About Death and Dying:
www.flickr.com/photos/miran/7587565430/in/photostream/#

About suicide, assisted suicide and methods of it:

www.peacefulpillhandbook.com/
lostallhope.com/links
www.suicide.com/index2.html

Single Shot: Making the Euthanasia Peaceful Pill (Nembutal)
Dignitas – la mort sur ordonnance (death on prescription) (2010). Documentary.

Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia in Switzerland for foreigners:

Dignitas – dignitas.ch
Lifecircle – lifecircle.ch

Suicide Forest in Japan

The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of 50 to 100 deaths a year. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently.

If you are thinking and exploring about DEATH you’ll fancy some in deep philosophical stuff: I would recommend Prof. Shelly Kagan’s lectures:


Death
by Yale University
by Professor Shelly Kagan

[His lectures are very interesting, all of them, because of originality with a pinch of weirdness in featuring them. Take video version, audio is excellent for the walking or peripatetic meditative listening.]

Course Description

There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact? This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mortality. The possibility that death may not actually be the end is considered. Are we, in some sense, immortal? Would immortality be desirable? Also a clearer notion of what it is to die is examined. What does it mean to say that a person has died? What kind of fact is that? And, finally, different attitudes to death are evaluated. Is death an evil? How? Why? Is suicide morally permissible? Is it rational? How should the knowledge that I am going to die affect the way I live my life?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkYQL0jgLEk

From the Yale University download this excellent iTunes U course

itunes.apple.com/si/course/death/id495056431

And very interesting stuff from BBC HORIZON, a must watch documentary:

How to Kill a Human Being (Documentary) /*About execution etc …*/

youtu.be/Aj8Lj2CXu9k

How Much Is Your Dead Body Worth? (Documentary)

youtu.be/U4KR5bi028A



Why not some short digression about homicide:

NUTRICIDE: THE KILLING CAMPS OF CODEX ALIMENTARIUS

… despite its claims to be scientific and benign, Codex is a death machine coming out of a long tradition which justifies the death of those of us who are “Useless Eaters”, a term popularized in Germany by Professors Karl Binding and Alfred Hotch in their 1920 essay, “Permission for the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Life”. In this widely read – and debated – essay, the academics argued that the right to be alive was earned, not conferred, and that killing people with disabilities, or others whom they
determined were unworthy to live, was justified. The right to live was earned, they argued, by being a useful economic contributor to society. Absent that ability, one becomes a “useless eater” who, because they are not needed, may be disposed of. Included in the class of “useless eaters” under the Nazis were the disabled and the mentally ill, the vagrant and the unemployable. This world view, in which …

www.healthfreedomusa.org/docs/nutricide.pdf
search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&p=nutricide
www.conspirazzi.com/category/cults/scientology/

For Slovenians only:

www.rtvslo.si/slovenija/samomor-in-slovenci-ostajamo-v-vr…

… izvle?ek …

Slovenci verjamemo, da smo samomorilski narod, bi lahko sklenili po ugotovitvah statistik, strokovnjakov in številnih zapisih uporabnikov spleta. Lani si je življenje v Sloveniji vzelo 448 ljudi.

V svetovnem merilu vsako leto zaradi samomora umre milijon ljudi, kar pomeni, da vsakih 40 sekund na tak na?in umre en ?lovek. Slovenija, ki se po štetju svetovnih statistik po številu samomorov žal ves ?as uvrš?a v vrhove lestvic, je po podatkih Eurostata za leto 2008 ‘napredovala’ = ‘|nazadovala|’ na ?etrto mesto za Litvo, Latvijo in Madžarsko. Lani ( = 2011) si je življenje vzelo 448 ljudi, kar po izra?unih Statisti?nega urada Republike Slovenije pomeni vsakih 20 ur en ?lovek.

Dejavniki, ki pogojujejo razmišljanje o samomoru, so zelo razli?ni in imajo lahko korenine tako v okoliš?inah najzgodnejšega razvoja posameznika kot v trenutni situaciji, je za MMC pojasnila psihologinja in predsednica Slovenskega združenja za prepre?evanje samomora Anka Zavašnik.



Some stuff from my 20 years old archive (in that time www was only an idea, that was the time of telnet, ftp, gopher …)

www.churchofeuthanasia.org/

Newsgroups: talk.euthanasia,talk.answers,news.answers
Path: senator-bedfellow.mit.edu!bloom-beacon.mit.edu!panix!netaxs.com!news2.cais.net!news.cais.net!news1.erols.com!imci5!pull-feed.internetmci.com!news.internetMCI.com!newsfeed.internetmci.com!
howland.reston.ans.net!ix.netcom.com!netcom.com!coe
From: coe@netcom.com (CoE)
Subject: [talk.euthanasia] Church of Euthanasia FAQ
Message-ID:
Followup-To: talk.euthanasia
Summary: This posting answers questions often asked about the Church of Euthanasia, founder of
the talk.euthanasia newsgroup.
Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest)
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 00:55:04 GMT
Approved: news-answers-request@MIT.EDU
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Sender: coe@netcom7.netcom.com
Xref:
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talk.euthanasia:2943 talk.answers:1319 news.answers:67558

Archive-name: religions/c-o-euthanasia
Posting-Frequency: quarterly
Last-modified: 1996/03/20
Version: 1.0
URL: www.paranoia.com/coe/coefaq.html
Greetings, and welcome to the Church of Euthanasia’s FAQ (Frequently
Asked Questions) as of March 20, 1996. This document is constantly
evolving. If you have a question that is not answered here, please
send it to coe@netcom.com.

1. What is the Church of Euthanasia?
2. Where can I find the Church on-line?
a. world-wide web site and mirror
b. ftp and gopher archives
c. e-mail archive
d. SNUFFIT-L mailing list
e. talk.euthanasia
3. Where do I get those nifty stickers, buttons, t-shirts, etc.?
4. How do I become a member?
5. Do I have to kill myself?
6. I’ve already procreated. Can I still join?
7. How can I help?
8. What’s the best way for me to kill myself?
9. Why haven’t you killed yourself yet?
10. How many members are there?
11. Can I distribute or reprint articles from the Church archives?
12. Where can I get EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION?

1. What is the Church of Euthanasia?

The Church of Euthanasia is a non-profit educational foundation devoted
to restoring balance between Humans and the remaining species on Earth.
We believe this can only be accomplished by a massive *voluntary*
population reduction, which will require a leap in Human consciousness
to a new *species awareness*.

The Human population is increasing by one million every four days. This
is a net increase of 95 million per year, the current population of
Mexico. Even major wars or epidemics hardly dent this rate of growth,
and modern wars also have tremendous environmental consequences. It is
for these practical reasons, as well as moral ones, that we support only
*voluntary* forms of population reduction.

The Church has only one commandment, and it is "Thou Shalt Not
Procreate." In addition, we have four "pillars" or principles, which are
Suicide, Abortion, Cannibalism and Sodomy.

Note that cannibalism is only required for those who insist on eating
flesh, and is strictly limited to consumption of the *already dead*.
Also note that sodomy is defined as any sexual act not intended for
procreation: fellatio, cunnilingus, and anal sex are all forms of sodomy
and are still illegal in many states.

2. Where can I find the Church on-line?

a. world-wide web site and mirror

The web site contains everything the Church has ever released, including
all issues of Snuff It (complete with color photos and graphics), the
complete e-sermons, a resources page with links to Church-approved
sites, and an on-line catalog with an order form. This is the best way
to experience the Church on-line, particularly if your browser supports
graphics. The primary web site is www.paranoia.com/coe/. The
site is also "mirrored" on a considerably faster machine at
www.envirolink.org/orgs/coe/ .

b. ftp and gopher archives

If you don’t have access to the web, or if you want plain text rather than HTML,
try the University of Michigan’s ETEXT archive:

ftp: ftp.etext.org /pub/Zines/Snuffit
gopher: gopher.etext.org Zines/Snuffit

c. e-mail archive

If you’re e-mail only, don’t despair: our e-mail archive doesn’t have
everything, but there’s enough to keep you busy for a long time. To
obtain a list of what’s available, send an e-mail (the subject does not
matter) to coe-request@paranoia.com containing ONLY the line:

index

You’ll receive a listing of the available files, in alphabetical order.
Many systems limit the size of e-mails, and for this reason, the larger
files (e.g. Snuff It) are broken up into sections of around 30k each.
To request one or more of the files, send an e-mail (again, the subject
doesn’t matter) to the same address (coe-request@paranoia.com),
containing a "get" command for each file you want. For example, to
request both parts of Snuff It #1:

get snuffit1a
get snuffit1b

NOTE that the file names are CASE-SENSITIVE (welcome to Unix). Paranoia
is a relatively small system, and downtime is not unheard of, so don’t
expect your file(s) to arrive immediately, but if it’s been longer than
24 hours, something’s probably wrong. Try again, and if it still
doesn’t work, e-mail us at coe@netcom.com.

d. SNUFFIT-L mailing list

SNUFFIT-L is a low-volume (one e-mail per week, on average), *moderated*
mailing list. It is primarily used to disseminate Snuff It (surprise),
important Church news, occasional e-sermons, and other texts as they
become available. To join the list, send an e-mail (the subject doesn’t
matter) to listserv@netcom.com (*NOTE* the different address) containing
ONLY the line:

subscribe snuffit-l

e. talk.euthanasia

Somewhere along the way, a Church newsgroup was proposed, and in the
process of trying to agree on a name, we discovered that the word
"euthanasia" didn’t appear in the UseNet hierarchy at all! A grassroots
campaign followed, and the talk.euthanasia newsgroup was added to the
"big seven" hierarchy in March ’95, thanks to the Church’s persistent
efforts. Unfortunately the group attracts Humanists like flies on crap,
so the conversation tends to be dull to say the least. We occasionally
try to liven things up a bit by posting sermons or articles from Snuff
It. Feel free to lurk there, annoy the Humanists, and flame the idiots
who post pro-life messages. The charter is as follows:

GOOD DEATH is the real meaning of the Greek word "euthanasia," and in
ancient Greece the Hippocratic oath bound all doctors to provide good
death, as much as good life. The talk.euthanasia newsgroup will be open
to discussion of all aspects of euthanasia, including but not limited to
the history, ethics, legality, and practice of suicide and assisted
suicide, in cases of terminal illness and otherwise, as well as the
wider social implications of voluntary and involuntary euthanasia.
Discussion of suicide as a form of mental illness, including suicide
prevention, will be directed elsewhere.

3. Where can I get those nifty stickers, buttons, t-shirts, etc.?

The world-wide web site includes an on-line catalog with an order form.
This is especially useful if you live outside of the United States, as
it will calculate the postage for you. If you don’t have access to the
web, try sending an e-mail to coe-request@paranoia.com containing ONLY
the line:

get catalog

Unfortunately the coe-request version of the catalog is text-only. This
can be awkward for ordering t-shirts, posters, and so forth. You might
prefer to send a SASE to the Church for our 4-page printed catalog,
which includes pictures of everything, or better yet, send for Snuff
It #3 (32 pages), which includes the catalog. Send securely wrapped
cash, money orders, or checks to:

The Church of Euthanasia
P.O.Box 261
Somerville, MA 02143
USA

4. How do I become a member?

If you choose to not procreate, you’re a member already, but why not
make it official? Membership includes a life-time subscription to the
printed version of Snuff It, a 28-page e-sermon booklet, and a lovely
embossed certificate suitable for framing, all for only .

Bear in mind that we take our one commandment *very* seriously.
Membership implies a lifetime vow to not procreate. Procreation is
guaranteed excommunication. There are *no* exceptions; abortion will
be required, period. Of course, such difficulties can be avoided by
faithful adherence to the fourth pillar (sodomy).

5. Do I have to kill myself?

Of course you don’t have to kill yourself! If you really want to,
though, wait until *after* you’ve joined the Church. That way, you
automatically become a saint, without any additional paperwork. Don’t
forget to leave a note thanking and/or blaming the Church, and feel free
to will us your estate, if you have one.

6. I’ve already procreated. Can I still join?

Absolutely! So long as you don’t have any *more*. We have a number of
members with children, and we even have a member whose son joined too.
What’s done is done. What matters is your commitment *now*.

7. How can I help?

The most important way you can help is by not procreating. If you feel
comfortable taking the lifetime vow, then you should consider officially
joining the Church. It would also very helpful if you could manage to
abstain from eating flesh.

If you like to write and have some "fire in the belly," we can always
use guest sermons, articles, and letters to the editor. We prefer
submissions by e-mail or diskette (Word Perfect 5.1 or DOS text format)
so we don’t have to scan or type it in again. If you send a diskette,
you might want to include hard copy also just in case we can’t read it.

We also desperately need money. Propaganda campaigns are expensive!
The Church is exempt from federal income tax under 501(a) and 501(c)(3),
EIN 04-324-9910. Donations are tax-deductible.

Finally, you can help by spreading the word. Talk to people.
Proselytize shamelessly. Ask us for flyers, or even better, make your
own, and distribute them. Write a letter to the editor of your local
paper. Get on the radio or TV. Be a nuisance. Cause trouble. Piss
people off, especially your breeding friends. Carpe diem.

8. What’s the best way for me to kill myself?

This is a hard question, and at least partially beyond the scope of this
FAQ. There is no "best" way, only the way that suits *your* needs best.
For a complete list of all known methods with incisive commentary on
their effectiveness, try the infamous alt.suicide.holiday "methods"
file, available from the "On-line Resources" page of our web site, or
from www.xanthia.com/ash/.
The book "Final Exit," by Hemlock Society founder Derek Humphry (dhumphry@efn.org),
is also very helpful.

We recommend taking an overdose of sleeping pills and fastening a large
plastic trash bag over your head. That way even if the dose isn’t
enough to kill you, or makes you throw up (a common problem), you still
die of asphyxiation. This is by the way the official "Hemlock Society
approved" method, and has proved to be very effective and painless. Use
a rubber band to fasten the bag around your head. It’s best to hold the
bag open while you’re falling asleep, so you can still breathe and don’t
panic. After you fall asleep, your grip loosens, the elastic tightens,
and presto: you stop breathing. The only hard part is getting the pills
(some folks just use the bag, but this is hard-core).

If you can’t get sleeping pills, you could also try connecting a tube to
the exhaust pipe of a car. Run the tube into the car by rolling down
one window a bit, and be sure to use tape (duct tape would be good) to
seal the space around the tube so there’s no leakage. Start up the
motor, turn on the radio, and sit back. This one is completely
painless, and you will not wake up unless 1. you run out of gas (fill
it up first) or 2. someone discovers you (the most common reason why
this method doesn’t work). It’s best to drive somewhere far away from
people, which, needless to say, is getting harder and harder to do.

9. Why haven’t you killed yourself yet?

I just might. Believe me, I think about it every day. But maybe, just
maybe, if enough people listen to what we’re saying and stop procreating
and consuming so much, we might be able to reduce the population and
build a more compassionate, sustainable future. Then maybe I won’t
*need* to kill myself. That hope is the only thing that keeps me alive;
if it ever dies, I’ll die with it, and you can have front row seats. The
real question is how much of your *self* you are willing to sacrifice for
the well-being of the remaining species on Earth, as well as future
generations of Humans.

10. How many members are there?

The Church currently has hundreds of card-carrying members who’ve
taken the vow, plus clergy, directors, and over a thousand "e-members"
on the SNUFFIT-L mailing list. We have members as far away as Italy
and Latvia, though the majority are in the USA.

11. Can I distribute or reprint articles from the Church archives?

Everything we have on the net is yours to use, subject to two
conditions: we request that you include the author’s name if specified,
along with the Church’s e-mail, world-wide web, and postal addresses,
and if you’re *reprinting* rather than quoting or excerpting for use in
your own work, we request that you use the material in its entirety.

12. Where can I get EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION?

The Office of Population Research at Princeton University maintains
an emergency contraception web site and toll-free number. Both allow
you to get information on the "morning after" pill and other forms
of emergency contraception, and then find the clinics, hospitals or
doctors nearest you that will prescribe them. Call 1-800-584-9911 or
access opr.princeton.edu/ec/ec.html right away. *Don’t* "wait and see what happens."
You only have 72 hours!

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