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mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
Hello, Friends!

I like to read some article, story, blogs, Newsmagazine and stuff like that. I wanted to share few of them so that everyone can also read it. It could be a great way of information sharing. You can share any article but before that, you may put some description of that article. What do you like about the article? What are the points you think is important according to your's perspective in that article? You can simply share it too but its better if you give some description.

Happy reading!

I am sharing a Story that I read in a site of the organisation who supports euthanasia. what do you think about this? Should people allow getting assisted killing?

https://www.dignityindying.org.uk/story/bob-cole/

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  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 3,730 ✭✭✭✭
    @mohit_singh

    Decide about our own lives I find quite bizarre. When this question comes to yourself then there must be something very wrong, but who dares say that he can determine this?
  • peaceculture2peaceculture2 Posts: 1,311 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mohit_singh
    Thank you so much, for the wonderful idea about sharing articles and other interesting stories.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,244 mod
    I agree with @Zom. There may be situations where it might be much better for everyone @Paulette, not to have to prolong living a miserable life. Certainly if I were in some sort of permanent coma and oblivious to the outside world, I'm not sure if I see the purpose of keeping body alive if the mind is dead. The resources being used to keep me alive would be far better utilised elsewhere.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 3,730 ✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge

    I am certainly agree with this view @mheredge. One day my husband and I made this decision for one of our children, and believe me this choice continues into our lives, though we know that our child had no chance to survive. We had to decide to shut down the breathing machine
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,955 mod
    To be able to die with dignity, that's surely the right of every individual.
    It will be difficult if we have to take this decision for somebody else, though.
    For example if I'm in a coma and my children have to decide whether the doctors should continue the treatment or not? Is it the right time? Is there another possibility of recovering even if it is only a remote chance?

    I do talk about it with my children. I told them that I don't want my life to be unnecessarily prolonged.
    I hope they don't have to be in this position, but I'm sure they will take the right decision when the time has come.
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 3,730 ✭✭✭✭
    @april

    Indeed it is a good thing if yourself capture this decision, but how does it feel when you must decide for a toddler?
    It is very hard!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,955 mod
    That's what I said, @Paulette .
    Especially if it's about our own family, we will keep grasping at a straw.
    I'm sorry to hear about your story, @Paulette .
    I hope you could find solace in the idea that your child didn't suffer anymore and in the nice memory that you still have. <3
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 3,730 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 10
    Thank for the comforting words @april. I know that my child would have no life here on earth and I believe that my daughter is watching us, her parents and siblings.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,955 mod
    You make me cry, @Paulette .
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 3,730 ✭✭✭✭
    @april

    You should not cry because I'm happy and our daughter lives on in our hearts. I already have grandchildren now. I wish you good luck for a bright future because I think you're a lot younger.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,955 mod
    I haven't got any grandchildren until now, @Paulette , but it doesn't mean that I'm still young.
    I'm the oldest here in the forum, I think. :D
    Already retired for a couple of years, so ...
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 3,730 ✭✭✭✭
    @april you're a nice teacher on the forum. I am retired too and I am my English knowledge to freshen it up.
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
    april wrote: »
    You make me cry, @Paulette .

    I can't see you crying @april
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 720 ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for starting a new conversatio @mohit_singh
    Suffering can be end by going through it escaping from it is not a solution.
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
    This young writer is giving me a great Inspiration.
    ‘I think in words, not images’: http://www.thehindu.com/books/books-authors/‘I-think-in-words-not-images’/article17201544.ece
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,244 mod
    @Paulette you are a very courageous person. Not everyone could make a decision like this. It's easy to say 'I would do...@ but the reality is another thing.

    My mother had to take my beloved Siamese cat to the vet and have her put down while I was away on holiday. I am very grateful she did this as I would have found it so, so hard, even though I know it was definitely the right thing. (The cate was old and her internal organs were failing).
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
    I have downloaded La La Land and I got this news from BAFTAs( British Academy for film and television awards).

    ‘La La Land’ dominates BAFTAs, Dev Patel wins for ‘Lion’: http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/‘La-La-Land’-dominates-BAFTAs-Dev-Patel-wins-for-‘Lion’/article17295451.ece
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 15
    This is a very frightening article that I founded after reading the story from @Janjard . It's about mokomokoi . Have you heard about this? If not then it's worth reading this article.

    Moko is the design of tattoo that people of New Zealand used to make on thier faces back in 18th century. The art of moko, the people who created and incised the designs, as well as the moko themselves, were surrounded by strict tapu and protocol.

    When someone with moko died, often the head would be preserved. The brain and eyes were removed, with all orifices sealed with flax fibre and gum. The head was then boiled or steamed in an oven before being smoked over an open fire and dried in the sun for several days. It was then treated with shark oil. Such preserved heads, mokomokai, would be kept by their families in ornately-carved boxes and brought out only for sacred ceremonies.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-24939696
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,244 mod
    @mohit_singh have you seen the tattoos that the Nagas from Nagaland tattoo on their faces? I was meeting all these gentle and mild mannered old grandfathers there when I visited a couple of years ago, but their tattoos signified they had killed someone.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2638214/Last-headhunters-Amazing-images-document-tattoo-adorned-faces-historic-warriors-fierce-cultural-existence-soon-disappear-forever.html
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  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
    I thought that there would be few interviews answered from koyak people in that link you shared @mheredge .

    I know that there are few tribes in India who also have tattoos on thier faces. But I am not sure about that the head of such tattoo faced people would be preserved like mokomokoi.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,244 mod
    Well the tradition of tattooing their faces had to end @mohit_singh, as killing their neighbours couldn't continue. I think they stopped fighting eachother during the 1960s when the Church came and taught them 'make peace, not war' or something like that.
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 16
    @mheredge
    Yes, It should end but I am not sure that people will miss such tribe as they are becoming extinct like dinasaur and hedgehog.
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 22
    @mheredge @takafromtokyo @kindgnice @Paulette @Yellowtail

    I was doing some research about explosive and arsenals. It's just because of curiosity. But I come to know a few things about NPT (Non-proliferation Treaty), NATO, and the list of countries who are not bounded with any such treaty but have a good amount of nuclear warhead. Even such treaties do not mean anything if it is only for the subordinate country and not for the world leaders. Because few super power countries are good in breaking their own rule.But they are free to amend rule and treaty on others.

    have a look at this article. Don't panic because I am with you guys. I will take care of everything! I will not allow anyone to detonate any such weapon. :D ;) :D

    https://fas.org/issues/nuclear-weapons/status-world-nuclear-forces/

    https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclearweaponswhohaswhat
  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 3,730 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 22
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭
    Life outside of our solar system could be found in the near future. The researchers believe the discovery of life on other planets has now become a matter of time. The countdown has begun!!

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/22/world/new-exoplanets-discovery-nasa/index.html
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,545 mod

    @mheredge @takafromtokyo @kindgnice @Paulette @Yellowtail

    I was doing some research about explosive and arsenals. It's just because of curiosity. But I come to know a few things about NPT (Non-proliferation Treaty), NATO, and the list of countries who are not bounded with any such treaty but have a good amount of nuclear warhead. Even such treaties do not mean anything if it is only for the subordinate country and not for the world leaders. Because few super power countries are good in breaking their own rule.But they are free to amend rule and treaty on others.

    have a look at this article. Don't panic because I am with you guys. I will take care of everything! I will not allow anyone to detonate any such weapon. :D ;) :D

    https://fas.org/issues/nuclear-weapons/status-world-nuclear-forces/

    https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclearweaponswhohaswhat

    Are you planning to create your own bomb formula? LOL @mohit_singh
    Are you planning to bomb a place? If yes, can you share it to us? :smiley:
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
    kindgnice wrote: »
    @mheredge @takafromtokyo @kindgnice @Paulette @Yellowtail

    I was doing some research about explosive and arsenals. It's just because of curiosity. But I come to know a few things about NPT (Non-proliferation Treaty), NATO, and the list of countries who are not bounded with any such treaty but have a good amount of nuclear warhead. Even such treaties do not mean anything if it is only for the subordinate country and not for the world leaders. Because few super power countries are good in breaking their own rule.But they are free to amend rule and treaty on others.

    have a look at this article. Don't panic because I am with you guys. I will take care of everything! I will not allow anyone to detonate any such weapon. :D ;) :D

    https://fas.org/issues/nuclear-weapons/status-world-nuclear-forces/

    https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclearweaponswhohaswhat

    Are you planning to create your own bomb formula? LOL @mohit_singh
    Are you planning to bomb a place? If yes, can you share it to us? :smiley:

    No,no! You misunderstood me.I am learning how to diffuse bomb.and if I am saying bomb means nuclear bomb only. :D :D
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25

    Life outside of our solar system could be found in the near future. The researchers believe the discovery of life on other planets has now become a matter of time. The countdown has begun!!



    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/22/world/new-exoplanets-discovery-nasa/index.html

    This is a big news of the day! I can see the Google doodle as well. All seven earth-like exoplanets are 40 light years far from us.

    let us calculate 40 light years! One light year is the distance covered by light with the speed 3*10^8 MPS. So, eventually, It would be (3*10^8)*12*365*24*60*60. It would be 6 million million miles.

    so 40 light years would be 240 million million miles.So, It would take us millions of year to reach those star. we could only send a tweet and that would also take years to reach.

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    A bonus correction:-

    This is the big news of the day! I have seen the Google Doodle as well. All seven earth-like exoplanets are 40 light years far from us.

    Let us calculate 40 light years! One light year is the distance covered by light with the speed 3*10^8 MPS. So, eventually, It would be (3*10^8)*12*365*24*60*60. That makes it 6 million million miles. So, as 40 light years is 240 million million miles, it means it would take us millions of year to reach those stars. Even if we only send a tweet, that would also take years to reach these planets.

    Post edited by Lynne on
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,167 ✭✭✭✭
    The consortium of UK's Institutions is reluctant to accept the bait given by the France of providing EU funds. The university like Oxford and other does want to invest a huge amount in the limbo of uncertainty.

    here is the article from the Nature.com http://www.nature.com/news/why-british-universities-are-unlikely-to-accept-invitation-to-set-up-campuses-in-france-1.21519
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