Thursday, June 25, 2015

I demo most days at 669 Howe Street. The Residence at Hotel Georgia share the same front door as the College of Physicians andt Surgeons of British Columbia.

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Bruce Langereis, Vancouver Developer, Seeks Local Buyer For $18-Million Penthouse

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If you live at 667 Howe St. in downtown Vancouver, you can’t avoid Bruce Langereis. It’s not only because he’s the developer of the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia; he’s also your most enthusiastic neighbour.

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The show living room in the 48th-floor penthouse.

Fresh from a trip to Singapore, the president of Delta Land Group apologizes for being jet-lagged, then proceeds to energetically list off features about the 48-storey tower.
Residents can access any of the amenities from the adjoining five-star Hotel Georgia, including catering from Hawksworth restaurant, spa services, maid and room service, valet parking, and use of the saltwater lap pool. Langereis and his company restored the 88-year-old heritage property, which is managed by Rosewood Hotels.
bruce langereisThe Private Residences tower, which connects to the hotel on the fourth floor, began pre-sales in 2007 and now has six units remaining on the market.
But they’re no ordinary suites: five sub-penthouses that take up half a floor each, ranging from $7.7 million to $8.1 million — and a true penthouse that covers the entire top floor.
The 6,832 sq.-ft. home offers a glorious 360-degree view from several balconies. One corner of the penthouse is set up as a sumptuous dining/living room for now. The rest is an empty concrete shell, since someone who can afford the $18-million price tag will presumably want to custom-design pretty much everything.
"Selfishly, I’d like to see someone who’s really going to enjoy this and appreciate it and embrace what we’re offering,” said Langereis, stopping short of saying he would veto a potential buyer.
"I could never not do that but I’d be a lot tougher to negotiate with," he offered.
"Let me put it this way, if it’s someone’s who’s going to invite me back for a social up here, I’d probably do a better deal than someone who’s going to buy it and never invite me or invite anybody from the building. Or never be part of the hotel or part of the chemistry of the city."

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The front entrance of the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia share the same front door.

Langereis has a "good for them" attitude.
"Bravo, you’re selling it," he said. "But think about that, if you bought there to live there, how are you going to feel if it’s so transient (when people flip their condo).
"It’s not our style. It’s not the way we do things."
Langereis, who flies his own helicopter to go solo camping at remote sites, is willing to be patient.
Private Residences At Hotel Georgia

Looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows toward St. Paul’s Hospital where he was born, Langereis reflects on coming from a "poor family from Europe that immigrated here" and growing up in East Vancouver.
"I don’t want to just follow and do what’s easy, I want to do what’s right," he said.
"This building will be here long after I’m gone. And I don’t want anyone to point at the building with embarrassment.... I’d like them to say, ‘Oh my dad, or I know Bruce, and that’s a great building!’ That’s what I want."
Right now, Langereis wants a local buyer for that $18-million penthouse. And he's got a final pitch.
“One of the advantages to buying here is you get me as a neighbour.”

Was Brittany Maynard coerced into suicide....

Psychologist Questions if Brittany Maynard’s Family Pressured Her to Commit Suicide

National   Steven Ertelt   Jun 18, 2015   |   6:43PM    Washington, DC

When Brittany Maynard killed herself last year in an assisted suicide in Oregon, she has been discussing making such a decision for months leading up to her eventual suicide. But the day before she killed herself with the lethal cocktail, Maynard said it wasn’t the right time to end her life.
The fact that she ultimately took her own life the next day, just 24 hours after saying she wasn’t really ready, is still one of the most perplexing twists in the saga surrounding her life and death.
Now, a psychologist who is affiliated with a group working to stop a bill in the legislature in California, Maynard’s home state, from legalizing assisted suicide, is asking some serious question about whether Maynard may have been pressured by her family to commit suicide before she was truly prepared to do so
Psychologist Dr. Mark Hoffman, PhD is affiliated with a California-based group of vulnerable seniors who, he says, are demanding to know what really happened with Brittany Maynard.
“In the most public suicide of modern history, a mysterious event took place which was never explained nor investigated. The current laws in Oregon do not allow for such investigations,” he explained.

Hoffman, of California Seniors Against Suicide, points out that, after months of media manipulation and promises of a November 1 suicide date, Brittany Maynard  stunned the world when she proclaimed on Oct. 31 that she would not kill herself on Nov 1. She had rethought the circumstances, saying “I’ve decided it’s just not the right time.”

“Nevertheless, the next day the family simply announced that she was dead. The schedule was simply followed,” he says. “But what happened? Who was counseling her? How did that counseling go? What pressures did she feel to get back on schedule? She changed her mind and decided to live, but something or someone intervened in that new commitment.”

“As seniors we are well aware that family members and many others with a ‘vested interest’ can give the wrong emotional advice, often even subconsciously manipulating a dependent patient,” Hoffman said. “Those others may not be financial heirs – though very often they are – just the relief of having the ‘burdens of the patient’ off of their hands can be VERY compelling for some third parties. Elder abuse and subtle patient coercion are not uncommon even under current law, and the laws are there specifically to guard against manipulated decisions.”

“At the very least,’ said Hoffman, “The facts clearly tell us that Brittany’s decision was NOT firm. She was clearly emotionally torn and uncertain, and she proclaimed that to the world.”


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Demo # 3 and # 4 at GPC

On June 6 2015 and June 20 2015 I attended at George Pearson Centre with my sign TELL CAROL ANNE I MISS HER.  Both days had excellent weather.  I used to read a lot when I was young (like sixty years ago).  I used to read one book a day and I am getting close to that again.  There is so much to read.  It is like rediscovering another world.  A world which you can go in and out without much disruption.


Sunday, June 21, 2015


Finally, after being subject to the tyranny of the health authority since 2010, I am finally getting back my sense of humour. If you see humour in the way you are being treated, then nothing can dis alarm you.

I do not think this is going to work as the object of what happened was Randy and how he was treated.  The health authority did not have Randy's best interests in mind as if they did they would never have banned me from seeing Randy or rationed his treatment.  Why is it that bus drivers are subject to psychological testing but health professionals aren't. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Canada is a forgeign country....

Carol was celebrating her 70th birthday and her family was giving her a trip to Alaska.  She said she was lucky to have her passport on her when she went through customs at YVR because she did not know that Canada was a foreign country.  She was from Texas.

From my demo spot I motioned for a cab for her.  She thanked me and she said she would be in touch as when she was younger she was an activist.

She was a world traveller and she could speak French. She approved of my demo signs.

She was funny.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Killing Patients Who Have Not Asked to Die (Sounds like the Nazi Doctors are still here) See the book: the Nazi Doctors by Lifton (This reinforces the statement BC lawyer Bridge told me at the Bentley court case that DNRs are put on patients without their consent and it is common knowledge within the medical community).

Belgian GPs 'killing patients who have not asked to die': Report says thousands have been killed despite not asking their doctor

By Steve Doughty, Social Affairs Correspondent for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:49 EST, 11 June 2015 | Updated: 19:00 EST, 11 June 2015

Thousands of elderly people have been killed by their own GPs without ever asking to die under Belgium’s euthanasia laws, an academic report said yesterday.
It said that around one in every 60 deaths of a patient under GP care involves someone who has not requested euthanasia.

Half of the patients killed without giving their consent were over the age of 80, the study found, and two thirds of them were in hospital and were not suffering from a terminal disease such as cancer.

In about four out of five of the cases, the death was not discussed with patients subjected to ‘involuntary euthanasia’ because they were either in a coma, they were diagnosed with dementia, or because doctors decided it would not be in their best interests to discuss the matter with them.

Very often doctors would not inform the families of plans to lethally inject a relation because they considered it a medical decision to be made by themselves alone, the report published by the Journal of Medical Ethics said.

The report raised new questions over Belgium’s increasingly controversial 13-year-old euthanasia law, which has won wide acceptance from the medical establishment, and which now allows even children to be killed by doctors.

Report author Professor Raphael Cohen-Almagor of Hull University said: ‘The decision as to which life is no longer worth living is not in the hands of the patient but in the hands of the doctor.’

‘It is worrying that some physicians take upon themselves the responsibility to deliberately shorten patients’ lives without a clear indication from the patients that this is what they would want.

The Israeli-born politics and philosophy professor added: ‘The Belgian population should be aware of the present situation and know that if their lives may come to the point where physicians think they are not worth living, in the absence of specific living wills advising physicians what to do then, they might be put to death.’

Belgium’s Euthanasia Act restricts the practice of mercy killing to adults and ‘emancipated children’ who are suffering unbearably and who are able to consent. It remains officially illegal for doctors to kill patients who have not given their consent to death.

The study found, however, that many GPs are killing their patients without consent and that lack of consent may be more common than officially-approved deaths.

Given that ending patients’ lives without request is more common than euthanasia, it is suggested to urge the Belgian medical profession to put this issue high on its agenda,’ Professor Cohen-Almagor said.

The study was published after Rob Marris, Labour MP for Wolverhampton South West, announced that in September he will introduce a Private Member’s Bill into the House of Commons to legalise assisted suicide.

There have been a series of attempts in the courts and in Parliament to overthrow the assisted suicide laws which in Britain mean anyone who helps someone else to die faces a maximum 14 years in jail.

Former Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer, now a Labour MP, brought in prosecutions rules which mean no-one is likely to be charged with assisting a suicide unless they acted out of greed or malice, and Tony Blair’s former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer introduced an assisted suicide bill into the Lords. This would have allowed two doctors to kill a terminally ill patient who asked to die.

Supreme Court judges have held back from legalising assisted suicide but their rulings have piled pressure on Parliament to consider a new law.

Opponents of assisted suicide said that the Belgian use of euthanasia showed that an assisted suicide law would be a slippery slope towards medical killing.

Lord Carlile of Berriew, the Liberal Democrat peer who sat on the parliamentary committee that advised against the legalisation of euthanasia in the UK a decade ago, said: ‘I am horrified by it.

‘What it demonstrates, if the facts underlying it are correct, is that in Belgium, and elsewhere, so-called euthanasia is being carried out without controls and it underlines why I am opposed to the Bill which Rob Marris is going to put to the House of Commons,’ he said.

‘The safeguards which are being provided under his Bill are completely inadequate.’ Fiona Bruce, Tory MP for Congleton and the chairman of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Group, said: ‘The situation in Belgium is a stark warning that in this country we should not go down the road of legalising assisted suicide.  . . .

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Friday, June 5, 2015

College of Physicians and Surgeons Vancouver BC 5 June 2015

A nice gesture was made by someone from the Four Seasons Hotel, a guest, who gave me two bottles of iced cold water to aid in my demo as it was hot in front of the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons. A little kindness like this makes my demo well worth it. Others agree with me.

For those new to my blog, I am demonstrating against the BCCPS as I opposed its decision when Dr. James Vincent Dunne put a DNR on my husband without Randy's clear consent and Dr. Dunne refused to take it off. Randy developed an infection and he would have died as staff at GPC would not do anything except close the curtain.  I started to bag him and call 911. I told them that Randy had changed his mind. Randy changing his mind wasn't good enough. When the ambulance arrived, they were angry because they should not have been called as Randy had a DNR and a Do Not Transfer to VGH. Randy would have died because of these Orders.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Edmund Burke

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing,” Edmund Burke. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Demo # 2 at GPC

I attended at GPC i.e. the public sidewalk with the sign TELL CAROLANNE THAT I MISS HERE  outside of GPC May 30 2015 at 11:15 am.  I was quite comfortable sitting on the grass with Owen and reading. No one bothered me but a few pedestrians did read the sign.

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