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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Well, be that as it may, anti-seizure meds tend to have rather extreme side effects in many cases, and I suppose it is the right of a parent (and the right of a 16-year-old boy, provided he is of sound mind) to decide whether or not to take such meds or forego them.

    Of course, if the Travoltas were poor, CPS would no doubt be sniffing around.
    But they're wealthy, they can afford to take legal recourse if unfairly persecuted, and Child Protective Services tends to steer clear of people like that.
    It is not, in fact, a crime not to force anti-seizure meds upon a 16-year-old who is refusing them.
    Whether it's a crime to withhold anti-seizure meds from a mentally disabled teenager who suffers from a seizure disorder is another matter, but 1. we have no proof the Travoltas did this, and 2. we don't even know for sure that Jett was mentally or psychologicaly disabled; all of Hollywood claims he was, including John Travolta's brother, who made a documentary about autism... but the Travoltas themselves claim their son suffered from no illness except Kawasaki Disease, a rare malady (occurs in 19 out of every 100000 kids) that he contracted as a baby.

    Perhaps they're right.
    Or perhaps they were within their rights to withhold anti-seizure meds from Jett, even if he was autistic or otherwise ill. Perhaps they felt the seizures were more managable than the side effects of the meds.
    The thing is, we really don't know all the details, and neither does Hollywood.
    It would behoove us all to wait for more information before jumping to conclusions.
    I kind of hate to say it(because of your differing opinion on so many other issues),but I DO agree with you. WE don`t know everything at this point and should just chill.

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Travolta's teen son dead.
    Don't care. Thousands of people die everyday. Get over it.

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Don't care. Thousands of people die everyday. Get over it.
    Thousands of 16-year-old Americans do not die every day, and when they do, it is noteworthy.

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Thousands of 16-year-old Americans do not die every day
    You're right, only about 125 people between the ages of 1-24 die every day in America, according to the statistics compiled by the CDC in 2005 [1]. But my compassion is not confined by national boundaries, as I'm sure neither is yours...

    According to the International Journal for Equity in Health, there are approximately 56.5 million deaths per year [2], which translates into approximately 154,794 deaths per day. I think it's safe to assume that at least a thousand of those daily deaths are teenagers.

    [1] - http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr56/nvsr56_10.pdf

    [2] - International Journal for Equity in Health | Full text | The burden of non communicable diseases in developing countries

    and when they do, it is noteworthy.
    Only if their dad is a movie star, but if he's just an autoworker from Detroit then nobody really gives a sh*t, do they? John Travolta doesn't need America's help to grieve for his son. I'm sure he can manage that on his own. These media circuses are a pathetic spectacle and a sad commentary on American culture. Save your crocodile tears for the Palestinians.

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Only if their dad is a movie star, but if he's just an autoworker from Detroit then nobody really gives a sh*t, do they?
    I do.
    And I've posted more than one thread about dead teenagers whose parents are nobody in particular.
    Most recently, the Florida teen who committed suicide on webcam.

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    I do.
    And I've posted more than one thread about dead teenagers whose parents are nobody in particular.
    Most recently, the Florida teen who committed suicide on webcam.
    Oh, right, it's the person you're concerned about, not the bizarre circumstances surrounding their deaths or the sensationalized media coverage...no that couldn't be it. I'll remember that the next time someone posts a story about a twelve-year-old that accidentally shot himself in the head with a submachine gun or a story about a newborn baby being flushed down the toilet by her teen mother.

    The day people start posting news stories about the death of some normal kid who killed himself drunk driving and that didn't have a banana sticking out of his ass when they found his body is the day I'll believe people genuinely care about this kind of stuff. I wonder if John Travolta just keeps his TV set turned off nowadays so he doesn't have to worry about seeing his dead son's face plastered up behind some newscaster’s comb over.

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Oh, right, it's the person you're concerned about, not the bizarre circumstances surrounding their deaths or the sensationalized media coverage...no that couldn't be it. I'll remember that the next time someone posts a story about a twelve-year-old that accidentally shot himself in the head with a submachine gun or a story about a newborn baby being flushed down the toilet by her teen mother.

    The day people start posting news stories about the death of some normal kid who killed himself drunk driving and that didn't have a banana sticking out of his ass when they found his body is the day I'll believe people genuinely care about this kind of stuff. I wonder if John Travolta just keeps his TV set turned off nowadays so he doesn't have to worry about seeing his dead son's face plastered up behind some newscaster’s comb over.
    When an American teenager dies, the circumstances are nearly always questionable and extraordinary.
    It is an extraordinary occurrence.

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    When an American teenager dies, the circumstances are nearly always questionable and extraordinary.
    It is an extraordinary occurrence.
    Zounds! You have bested me...like a dragon slain by the knight my body lies smitten upon the ground. May we all come together and offer libations for the Travolta family in this their time of need. Repeat after me...

    "Oh, blessed progeny of the Hollywood sire, we grieve for thee. You impacted our lives so greatly and intimately that your absence pains me to no end. Farewell! sweet prince! You were not long on this Earth."

    So, us having grieved properly and sincerely for the Travolta family I'm confident we can all put this tragedy behind us and look forward to a better future.

    *sniffle*

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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Scientology has courses/training to help with Social skills. Autism youngsters can benefit from social skill training.

    Siezures are difficult to predict. There are meds to lessen the tendency to have siezures, but many of the helpful drugs are muscle relaxers, which are highly addictive.


    Seizure Medications

    Many people ignore the side effects of medications. Most parents never check the PDR when giving their children a perscription. How many perscriptions given out by busy physicians actaully cause harm?

    People who are reluctant to give medications to their children, may be just as caring, by refusing drugs that have known side effects. Also many drugs have been put on the market, and later found to have side effects.

    There are no posts here with a guaranteed effective medication for siezures, with no side effects.


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    Re: Travolta's teen son dead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Zounds! You have bested me...like a dragon slain by the knight my body lies smitten upon the ground. May we all come together and offer libations for the Travolta family in this their time of need. Repeat after me...

    "Oh, blessed progeny of the Hollywood sire, we grieve for thee. You impacted our lives so greatly and intimately that your absence pains me to no end. Farewell! sweet prince! You were not long on this Earth."

    So, us having grieved properly and sincerely for the Travolta family I'm confident we can all put this tragedy behind us and look forward to a better future.

    *sniffle*
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