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[*] Post 507486 posted on 3-5-2017 at 22:46 Reply With Quote
Possibly the oldest man in modern times dies



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He claimed to have been born in December, 1870, but there were no official records. (It's not as if there are surviving childhood friends to back up his story, either.:P

I wonder--was he still alert and well-functioning to the end of his life?

What do you think of such a long life?
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[*] Post 507489 posted on 3-5-2017 at 22:55 Reply With Quote


I would not want to outlive my family and friends. It would be interesting to live through so much history however and see the changes which had happened.
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[*] Post 507490 posted on 3-5-2017 at 23:01 Reply With Quote


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Originally posted by scholar
I wonder--was he still alert and well-functioning to the end of his life?


Yes that is to some, but not all, the ultimate question.

If he wasn't, all the many, many questions around assisted suicide still remain largely unresolved with legislation on the matter only in place in a relatively small number of nations.

The many cracks/failings in the criminal justice system reflect what ordinary people fear would also happen with assisted suicide if the courts/panels/whatever were created to deal with individual requests for "permission".
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