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How Terrible Does Turkey Have to Get?

Gatestone Institute - Mon, 2019-10-14 11:00
So where is this "economic devastation" against Turkey? Or does that make two promises that the U.S. has not kept? Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been threatening to flood Europe with more refugees. "We will open the gates and send 3.6
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Climate's "Extinction Rebellion" and the Child Stalking Horse

Gatestone Institute - Mon, 2019-10-14 10:00
Their "cause", right or wrong, seems to be what matters. Even as they are cheered along by doting parents, political agitators and junk science, the sad fact remains that solar flares -- apparently the leading cause of climate change -- do not award
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Physically healthy 23-year-old Belgian woman is seeking euthanasia.

Alex Schadenberg - Mon, 2019-10-14 05:34
Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Kelly is physically healthyJust as you thought you heard it all, Kelly, a 23-year-old physically healthy woman who lives in Leuven Belgium, has asked to die by euthanasia (lethal injection) for psychiatric reasons.

In an interview with Ian Birrell, for the Daily Mail, Kelly speaks about seeking euthanasia for psychological pain, even though experts agree that young people will often get better with treatment. Birrell reports:
Many psychiatrists and most Belgians oppose extension of euthanasia to mental health cases. Some experts argue diagnosis is subjective, unlike severe physical illness, and insist the lives of distressed younger patients can improve with time, therapy and medication. Yet Kelly, whose birthday is this week, plans to die as soon as legally possible so has no time for such arguments. 'It feels like discrimination,' she said. 'It makes me angry. It's just not fair. They don't understand the pain. 'People look at me and see someone so young but I feel bad inside all the time. It is not the age that is important but the suffering of the person.'Kelly has an identical twin sister who will suffer greatly if Kelly dies by euthanasia. Birrell explains that Kelly had not yet told her family her plan to die by euthanasia. 
Kelly lives with her family near Leuven – yet incredibly had not told her parents,