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Article in today's Newark (NJ) Star ledger. Two yahoo town councils in a conservative county,

voted to declare their towns, sanctuary towns for guns. This is in response to the governor signing legislation to allow judges to order the removal of guns from dangerous individuals.

My letter to the editor in response, quoted the great 20th century statesman, orator and philosopher, Joe the Plumber.

"Your dead kids don't trump my Constitutional right to have guns."

Followed by my asking how the parents in those communities feel about their councils' actions.

Yeah, I got a slightly bad heart. Not serious. It can be fixed. I am 77.

--- and I am figuring, there are about five circumstances under which I will be carried out, feet first: Cancer, stroke, general all American Alzheimers, car accident or heart attack.

Of the five, the last two seem to offer the easiest death. That leads me to question, should I bother with corrective measures to prevent a heart attack?

Hallmark - better idea

In addition to not watching their channel, don't buy their cards or wrapping paper.

Da fukkin mid-west gets legal marij.

N.J. can't get its shit together after two years.

However, we do get Schiano for a coupl'a $m.

Was I too harsh? & Cal. law ??

Relative lives in Ca. She is nearly broke and it would not surprise me to find her homeless in a couple of years. Her mother is in the dementia unit of an assisted living facility -- on Calcare (medicaid, for the rest of us). When a resident dies, the body must be removed within four hours. I guess it is a state health regulation.

Mom, does not have long to live and daughter went to social worker to learn about making plans for the future funeral. S.W. advised her to go to a funeral home and set up an account -- maybe $50 or so a week to pay for the funeral.

I told her to go back to the social worker with three sentences ---
"My mother is destitute.
I am destitute.
What happens to my mother's body when there is no money to pay for a funeral and her body is not claimed?"

First question: Does anyone on D.U. know what happens to unclaimed bodies? What does the state of California provide?

Second question: Was i too harsh - cold to her? I felt a need to be direct with her. She relies on me for advice and listens to 80% of what I tell her to do. But she is also, not assertive. I have to present an idea two or three times before she follows up on it. There is kind of a time emergency for her to act. Not imminent, but certainly not too long into future.

I live on the east coast so I am not able to sit with her over a cup of coffee and give her a long dissertation. As far as I know, I may be her only support.
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